“I have used a few language arts curriculums over the years and none seem to fit just right BUT Intermediate Language Lessons comes pretty close. It is a simple straightforward curriculum that cuts out the busy work and gets children writing, reading and thinking.” Michelle
Intermediate Language Lessons is a comprehensive language arts program that can teach a variety of English skills. It is suitable to teach in Year 4.
Australian National English Curriculum
Intermediate Language Lessons (Australian Edition) covers the three strands of the Australian National curriculum.
1. Literature (Reading) Lessons
Literature study on poetry and fine prose selections including Australian examples.
In this book you will find poetry, Aesop’s Fables, picture study of Australian and classical artists, letter writing, the writings of Helen Keller, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George MacDonald, Alfred Tennyson, and other outstanding authors.
2. Literacy (Writing) Lessons
Spelling and punctuation is taught in context with usage. Grammar lessons focus on correct forms of speech and words often misused. Essential facts are taught using repetition, usage and the making of rules.
- Composition lessons that are often connected to the previous lessons.
- Reproduction and original work in oral and written narration.
- Letter writing lessons on subjects that appeal to children.
- Lessons on writing outlines and speaking from outlines.
3. Language (Speaking, Listening and Viewing) Lessons
Observation lessons are used as inspiration for talking and writing material.
Picture study and poetry recitation are also used to encourage vocabulary building, thinking and speaking skills.
Features Of Intermediate Language Lessons
Australian Edition – Spelling & Literature Selections
Originally written in 1911, this language arts resource has remained popular because of its holistic literature based lessons. This version has been adapted and updated from the original to include: Australian examples, literature, poetry and picture study.
Built In Teacher’s Guide—No Preparation Required
At the beginning of this ebook we have extended the teacher’s suggestions to give you confidence and make teaching this resource simple. All of the lessons are self explanatory and you can just pick up the book each day and start the lesson.
Only a Notebook is Needed —No Extra Books or Materials to Purchase
You don’t need to buy any other books or read alouds to go with this resource. The relevant passages are all provided within this resource. And your children can write straight in to the book in the spaces provided. Since this resource is an ebook it is reusable within the family.
A Good Charlotte Mason Resource
Emma Serl and Charlotte Mason were contemporaries and their approach to learning language arts was quite similar. Many homeschoolers who follow the Charlotte Mason method use this as their language arts resource. Laura Berquist, author of Design Your Own Classical Curriculum also suggests that this is her preferred English lessons program.
Complete Over One Year
This resource was split into three parts to make it easier to use for each grade/year.
Intermediate Language Lessons Part One covers lessons 1 to 100 and is suitable for Year Four students. However it is a flexible resource that can also be used to teach more than one child at a time. I taught two of my children simultaneously even though they were two years apart. They enjoyed learning together and comparing notes.
Some lessons can be done orally and you can move at a pace that suits your child. Most lessons can be finished in 20 minutes.
Is This Enough Work For My Child?
English lessons for children need to teach a variety of skills. This resource has done the hard work for you and pulled together the essential elements of a good language arts program. It combines spelling, dictation, narrations, composition, picture study, observation, poetry, writing, and grammar into one easy to follow resource.
You will still need to develop your child’s reading skills and read aloud to them. Daily copywork can also be added for extra handwriting practice.
After finishing Intermediate Language Lessons Part One – Year Four you can commence Intermediate Language Lessons Part Two -Year Five.
This language arts resource has proved its worth.
Buy now and start tomorrow.
Suitable to use for Year 4 (Ages 9-10)
177 Pages Downloadable PDF ebook
Mac and Windows Compatible