First Language Lessons Level 2
If your approach to language arts is a blend of classical education with a pinch of Charlotte Mason’s ideas, then you will be quite pleased with First Language Lessons. With two to three short lessons a week, First Language Lessons Level 2 covers a full range of grammar topics, including parts of speech, punctuation, and the prewriting skills of narrating and storytelling.
It requires very little teacher prep; just open the instruction manual, read the script, and follow directions to teach the concepts. There is no student workbook for this level, since plain or lined paper is adequate until diagramming is introduced in Level 3. First Language Lessons Level 2’s spiral learning ensures mastery for every child, important for this foundational year of language study.
From the Publisher:
A complete grammar text for young students, First Language Lessons Level 2 follows Level 1 and uses dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop language ability. This one teacher book is all you need--no workbook! Students write the copywork and dictation on the lined paper they prefer. From nouns and verbs to punctuation and capitalization, these easy-to-use, scripted lessons will give your child a solid foundation in grammar and clear communication.
Author: Jessie Wise
Number of Pages: 242
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Year of Publication: 2010
Made In: USA
Reproducible: Yes, for a single family
We started this in first grade when my son was still 5, he's advanced in reading and I wasn't sure where to start him in language arts. This turned out to be a great fit. It's very easy to use with no prep. The lessons are very short, they usually take us 10 minutes. The method works great and my son is definitely learning the material well. However I will say that I'm considering trying something else next time just to see if I can find something a little more exciting. My son actually seems to really enjoy learning grammar, and he enjoys this book for the most part but sometimes the memorizing gets a little old. But I know it's a great way to learn so I may still just stick with this one.
This builds on the concepts of the first one. If you didn't use the first level don't worry. It is not so complex that your child will be lost. It is set up with reviews and new concepts.
Same with the First Grade one, I just don't enjoy using these books....
It is very repetitive and follows right in line with what we do in Classical Conversations.
This was a little too repetitive for my child, but the exercises were good at getting her to understand the different parts of speech and such. We just worked around the repetitive factor by skipping a few lessons, here and there, if we'd already covered the material.