Shurley Method Level 7 Complete Kit

Shurley Method Level 7 Complete Kit

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Item #: 010830
ISBN: 9781585614110
Grades: 7
Note: These materials are to be sold only to customers in a home school environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.

Product Description:

Homeschool Kit contains a teacher's manual, a student text and a CD.
Category Description for Shurley English:

A very unique English program that teaches grammar, language skills and writing using consistent, formulated techniques. If you like oral recitation, you'll love this program! And, at levels 1-8 the program is totally interactive. If you're a little uncertain of your English teaching skills or tend to be disorganized - fear no more. Nothing is left to chance. The teaching is totally scripted and lessons are very systematic. There aren't even any teacher preparation pages. Author Brenda Shurley suggests you stay one lesson ahead of your students and study it thoroughly before presenting. This is a good idea because, occasionally, you will need to plan ahead for materials for some of the activities.

Lessons are grouped 5 per chapter to be taught at the rate of one chapter per week. The course will take about 26 weeks to complete if you hold to this schedule. Lessons vary in length and will take from 20-50 minutes each day. There is some variety in lesson format, but each lesson has one or more of the following components: Jingle Time, Grammar Time, Skill Time, Study Time, Writing Time, Activity/Assignment Time, Practice Time, Vocabulary Time, Test Time, Check Time.

Jingle Time begins many of the lessons and has students recite all of the previously-taught jingles. All of these are printed in the first section of the student workbook for easy reference. In the Teacher's Manual, they appear only as introduced. You are supposed to lead the recitation, so it would be helpful to put a post-it note on these pages (you are not allowed to xerox any part of the student workbook). The Instructional CD contains an audio version of the jingles which you can also use as an accompaniment. The narrator has a very pleasant voice. Some of the jingles are actually sung, but most are recited. Some rhyme and have a definite beat, others are just recitations. Jingles are used to define the various parts of speech. When committed to memory, they will help your student remember each part of speech, how it functions, and how to identify it. The Preposition Jingle has you memorize 49 prepositions (though I must say it's not as catchy as our homeschool version which has 53 prepositions sung to the tune of "Joy to the World").

Grammar Time is spent analyzing sentence construction, identifying each part of speech in the sentence. New parts of speech are introduced and an Oral Question and Answer Flow orally picks apart sentences, identifying each part of speech. All of the script appears in the Teacher's Manual so you can lead the recitation. Sentences are classified as Introductory Sentences (sentences which will be used in the lesson to introduce new parts of speech) or Practice Sentences (which classify sentences using previously-learned parts of speech). These sentences must be written on the board or on notebook paper for your student. Optionally, you may purchase a Practice Booklet which contains them all. Students who have previously used the method can classify these Practice Sentences independently, then check their answers using the Practice CD.

Skill Time teaches a wide assortment of language and word skills like subject-verb agreement, homonyms, personal pronoun-antecedent agreement, regular vs. irregular verbs, similes and metaphors, editing, and so on.

Writing Time is sometimes an assignment to make a journal entry, while in other lessons, it is the entire lesson, teaching students to use specific forms in writing. Some of the writing forms introduced in Level 4, for example, are the three-point paragraph, point of view, time-ordering, persuasive essay, writing with dialogue, narrative writing, and descriptive writing. These are all done by strict formula with models and sometimes templates included.

Activity/Assignment Time gives instruction for an interesting Activity or Assignment that puts some of this learning into practice. It might be a writing assignment, Sentence Hopscotch, planting a Parts of Speech Garden, or a challenge - like going the rest of the day without using a personal pronoun in any of your conversation! In Level 4, students may write poems.

Practice Time refers students to an exercise to complete in the Practice Section of their workbook. Answers are in the Teacher's Manual. Two Vocabulary Times are included per chapter. These introduce four words - two antonyms, two synonyms - for students to define in their Vocabulary notebooks (aided by a dictionary or thesaurus) and use each in a written sentence.

Lesson 4 of almost every chapter has a Study Time, Test Time and Check Time. Students will study all of their vocabulary words in their Vocabulary Notebooks as well as any skills in the Practice Section they need to review. After taking the Chapter Test, you will go over it with them and discuss it (Check Time). Answers are found in the Teacher's Manual.

This program is a very easy English program to teach and will particularly appeal to parents wanting to use a classical approach of instruction. Every step is planned, every lesson scripted, every writing assignment taught and modeled with very specific instruction. There is virtually zero preparation time and all the audio and visual teaching aids are provided. Children will learn parts of speech and many grammar and usage skills thoroughly - largely through oral recitation. They will learn how to use a dictionary and thesaurus and increase their vocabularies. They will continually review and practice material until it is mastered.

Homeschool kits contain a voluminous Teacher's Manual, a student workbook and an Instructional CD. The Student Workbook consists of a Jingle section (with lyrics to all of the Jingles), Reference section (vocabulary words, charts, rules, checklists and any material that would be in a handbook for the course), Practice Section (exercises), and Test Section (Chapter Test forms). You will need one for each student, so they are sold separately, also.

Practice sets contain the Practice Booklet and Practice CDs (Level 8 does not include a Practice Booklet). The Practice CDs contain audio files of the sentences in the Practice booklet. [The Practice Booklet and CD are not necessary in order to complete the course but they do make it easier on the teacher relieving her of daily sentence-writing and allowing the student to work somewhat independently with the CD to classify and then check the sentences. The Practice Booklet can be used without the CD.]

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Category Description for COMPLETE ENGLISH PROGRAMS:

These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.

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Note 1
These materials are to be sold only to customers in a home
Note 2
school environment, not to schools in a classroom setting.
Brenda Shurley
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Shurley Instructional Materials
6.0 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.75" x 2.25"
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Recommended by Classical Conversations E.E.L guide.
Christina S on Dec 16, 2020
My kids have used several English programs, but this has been their favorite. It also seems to be the one they retain the most.
Brandie I on Aug 31, 2020
Recommended by Classical Conversations E.E.L guide.
Christina S on Dec 16, 2020
We would like to strengthen our 7th grade curriculum with this program!!!!
Tara C on Sep 14, 2020
My kids have used several English programs, but this has been their favorite. It also seems to be the one they retain the most.
Brandie I on Aug 31, 2020
To use with Veritas Press live program
Jennifer L on Aug 19, 2020
I used this with my daughter years ago. She still remembers the jingles and is good at grammar. Highly recommend.
Janet B on Aug 5, 2020
Utilized Shurley 1-6 and really liked it.
Kelly H on Aug 27, 2019
have used shurley english 5 & 6 and liked it.
Melodie M on Aug 20, 2019
We were impressed with this program that we started at level 6, and wanted to continue with it. That was great for teaching grammar, types of writing, vocabulary words, journaling, and even things like how to use a library.
Cynthia S on Jul 22, 2019
Recommended by friends
Maureen L on Aug 18, 2018
Needed for for homeschooling, bargain price was a great deal
Jennifer M on Jun 25, 2018
My children have used this curriculum in years past, and it has been the best way for them to learn grammar. This is also the method used in the private high school my oldest attends.
Scarlett M on Nov 2, 2016
Have used the Shurley English Program in the past and found it to be effective and fun with my students.
Barbara S on Oct 18, 2016
Conor S on Aug 18, 2016
Because I have used this program in the past. It is a good program that teaches basic grammar and writing. It is easy to implement. My kids really like to classify sentences.
Heidi C on Jun 22, 2016
I choose it because of the school Freedom home Academy.
Indira G on Feb 23, 2016
We would like to strengthen our 7th grade curriculum with this program!!!!
Tara C on Sep 14, 2020
To use with Veritas Press live program
Jennifer L on Aug 19, 2020
This is the first edition pictured. Are there any differences between the first and second editions or is one edition better than the other? The second edition has the checkered cover in red and white.
mack on Sep 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This is the only edition that we carry and I am unaware of what the differences are between this edition and the later edition.
My daughter is homeschooling for the first time (seventh grade), but she's an accelerated reader and writer. Would she be able to comfortably jump into the Shurley Method?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Start with the 7th grade set, but just FYI, the 6th grade set started at the beginning of parts of speech and moved methodically through a great many of them. There is was no diagramming of sentences, thankfully, but rather putting the part of speech above each word in the work sentences. Definitely buy the separate sentences workbook. It also covered writing different types (expository, persuasive, narrative) of 1, 3, and then 5 paragraph essays. Along with helpful stuff like how to use a library and writing diff. kinds of letters. The 7th grade set covers all of that again, but more quickly, and moves on to more parts of speech and even outlining and writing research papers. We began with 6th grade, but you should have no trouble starting with the 7th grade set!
Are the excerpt images of the book above just from the Teacher's Manual and not the Student Book?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The images are from the Teacher's Manual but the Kit includes both the Teacher's Manual and the Student Book.
Is the cd with the jingles included in level 7?
Deborah on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Per my husband, who handled the English portion of our homeschooling this past school year, YES, it does indeed have a jingles CD.
My husband is learning Greek and has discovered that his lack of English grammar is holding him back. Is it possible to use only Shurley Grammar level 7 in order to learn all of English grammar quickly?
Leann B on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Being a linguist myself, he's correct in his assumption that his lack of knowledge of English grammar is hindering his ability to learn another language. That said, I think level 7 w all the works and notation practicing could help him. Keep in mind though that there is a strong emphasis on punctuation and proper writing etiquette in this level.
Shurley Method English: do you need to order test booklet separate from kit? Also, are the levels grade based?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No separate test book. Levels are grade based but if you had kids in similar grades you could easily combine. 5th and 6th grade were very similar. 7th is harder but has review from previous levels.
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It is very thorough. My son loves the jingles.I feel grammar will be easy for them when they get in High school because of Shurley Method.
March 26, 2016
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