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Holistic literature based English lessons that offer variety and challenge.
Originally written in 1914, this English text has proved its worth.
This resource is still popular amongst homeschoolers today because it has a holistic approach to language arts.
Emma Serl assumed that a child will learn to speak and write correctly, by imitation, if the proper formats were presented to them.
It is suitable to use for grades 4-6.
Modelled on the original version this version also has bonus features including:
• author biographies
• appendix of complete poems
• updating and editing of material no longer relevant
• books divided into grades
• a new layout giving space for your child to write.
Australian material includes:
• Australian poetry
• Australian prose
• Australian picture study
• Australian spellings
• Australian writing assignments.
Occasionally there may be some simple research to do with observation lessons but this is part of the exercise.
Each lesson has simple instructions for the child and parent to follow. At the beginning of the book there are some instructions on how to teach the lessons. For those of you worried about grammar and puctuation can I suggest you purchase The Briefest English Grammar and Punctuation Guide Ever!
Emma Serl uses literature to lay the foundations for most of her lessons. She leads a child to discover for themselves the correct forms and general rules of the English language. Ideas are given before most composition lessons to inspire them.
Her lessons include:
• Literature studies in poetry and prose.
• Spelling and penmanship using frequent copywork and dictation.
• Letter writing on subjects that appeal to child life, and including simple forms of business letters.
• Grammar focusing on correct forms of speech and words often misused.
• Many exercises to increase a child's vocabulary.
• Making outlines, and writing and talking from outlines.
• Composition lessons that are often connected to the previous lessons.
• Reproduction and original work in oral and written narration.
• Observation lessons which furnish material for talking and writing. These lessons aid the pupil in telling readily and accurately what he has seen, but give him self-possession and train him to logical thought.
• Lessons on civic subjects —such as the school, the court, the state, cleanliness of streets, and needed improvements.
• Essential facts are taught using repetition, usage and the making of rules.
Emma Serl's original book was written in three parts. One for each grade. These ebooks have been split up into the grades and thoughtfully redesigned with space for your child to write.
There is no need to rewrite the questions and assignments. It is all done for you.
Just print and bind your ebook and you can use this resource again and again with each child in your family.
Our generous samples give you the first 15 lessons of each book.
Download them for free and see if they will work for you.
Part 1 is one of three created by Living Books Curriculum from Emma Serl's book. This ebook was created to follow Primary Language Lessons. It is designed for a confident 4th grader (Age 9-10).
Part 1 covers Lessons 1-100.
Part 2 is one of three created by Living Books Curriculum from Emma Serl's book. This book is designed for a confident 5th grader (Age 10-11). This book was created to follows Intermediate Language Lessons Part 1.
Part 2, Lessons 101-195
Part 3 is one of three created by Living Books Curriculum from Emma Serl's book.This book is designed for a 6th grader (Age 11-12). This book was created to follows Intermediate Language Lessons Part 2.
Part 3, Lessons 196-301
Homeschooling Downunder and Living Books Curriculum have come together to bring you ebook versions of Intermediate Language Lessons. Printed copies of Intermediate Language Lessons (American Version) are available through Living Books Curriculum.