First Language Lessons 3 Student
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 3 covers a full range of grammar topics, including parts of speech, punctuation, sentence diagrams, and the prewriting skills of narrating and storytelling.
It requires very little teacher prep; just open the instruction manual (not included), read the script, and follow directions to teach the concepts. The student workbook has appealing fonts and plenty of white space so the individual pages are less intimidating for children. First Language Lessons Level 3’s spiral learning ensures mastery for every child, important for this foundational year of language study.
Authors: Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Binding: Perforated and 3-Hole-Punched
This is not the most exciting grammar curriculum, but it is very straight forward. I know exactly what to do and say each day. Also, I know that my son isn't going to miss anything, since the book is very thorough. I like most of the poems chosen for memorization. If you enjoy a classical approach to learning, this is a good curriculum to use. Sometimes I do wonder if it's necessary to have my 3rd grader diagramming sentences, but overall I've appreciated the outcome that this curriculum helps to produce.
These books build on each other flawlessly. It is also done in a way that if you haven't done the previous books your kid won't be lost. It is set up to have a constant review as well as introducing the new concepts.