-A single family price of $40 is available upon request-
This is the first of a 2 year study to teach Writing Craft and Grammar using the Charlotte Mason approach.
This was created for class use- but works beautifully one on one as well.
This year help your students:
-Understand and memorize the 8 Parts of Speech along with the Being and Helping Verbs.
-Learn to Parse (Like Ms. Mason said!) and Diagram sentences along with why we do it.
-Introduce and use paragraph structure fluently.
-Discover and use the wordsmith’s best friend, the thesaurus.
-Inspire them with the idea of writing with a beautiful hand.
-Unravel Regular and Irregular Verbs, Direct and Indirect Objects and explore Subject Verb Agreement.
-Read examples of great literature and analyze it for effectiveness.
-Learn to describe objects, people and places by honing attention to details.
All via conversations you will be fully equipped to facilitate.
In creating this series I have taught what I *wanted* to teach and what parents were *asking* me to teach! The final product equips our students to be conveyors of ideas beautifully.
Charlotte Mason's philosophy on composition resonated with me as I remembered my childhood boredom at the attempts to "teach" writing. In adulthood I remembered my frustration at trying to "teach" writing to unsuspecting victims! If writing is fundamentally the expression of ideas - then you can't "teach" it. We know that Living books and narration are the foundation. You can't build without them - but what does building on them look like? What is the part the teacher may play? And how does one play it? It's all here.
As far as the grammar aspect goes- Ms. Mason thought that the teaching of formal grammar should be delayed until the brain developed enough to grasp the abstract-ness of the concepts. While there are some things I have found to be beneficial in Form 2 (I have a guide for that!) in my experience Junior High is the prime time to hit grammar hard and lay a firm foundation for its use and solidification in High School.
In putting together this guide I am not claiming to be a master grammarian! But rather attempting to meet a need.
I have met many children (and adults!) who don’t know the basics of grammar. There are many who, though they pass the test - can’t use all of those crazy words and rules functionally! It is for these people that I put this together.
It is possible that this guide might not be for you! If you are looking for a guide that goes into all of the endless details and nuances of English grammar that make some people want to bang their head against a wall- they have been written – by people more qualified than me! But if you are wanting a good solid introduction to grammar linked to the craft of writing. This is it. If you are looking for something that does less talking and more doing- that follows Charlotte Mason’s model for teaching – if you would like to learn alongside your kids (while maintaining the dignity of looking like you know what you’re doing) this guide is for you!
These lesson plans provide:
28 weeks of "open and go" detailed lesson plans.
* 2 lessons per week
* 1 lesson per week is with the teacher facilitating and is 30 minutes.
* 1 lesson per week is independent work or “homework”.
* There are exams each quarter
* This is the first of a 2 year study.
* Year 2 will be available on May 1, 2022
Group Price (More than 1 family- Listed) - $75
Single Family Price - $35 with code (Contact me)
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