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Language Lessons for a Living Education 1

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This fun and engaging level builds on what students have learned in Foundations Phonics. They will continue to learn more about phonetic sounds and strengthen their writing skills while learning basic grammar concepts.

Move beyond simple phonics to a gentle course that introduces important basics in grammar while encouraging creativity. They will make vital connections between the endearing images they see and the words they learn. Students will enjoy reading fun stories and completing activities in this full-color book.

They will begin to learn how to communicate with age-appropriate vocabulary words and very simple sentences build on and reinforce their understanding of the building blocks of grammar, vocabulary development, spelling, and connections that are at the heart of reading comprehension. Independent reading books and learning to master writing letters and small words are core to the course.

Written with a Charlotte Mason influence but designed for modern homeschoolers, students will enjoy poems and picture studies, as well as faith-growing verses to reinforce what they are learning. Activities include the structure of simple poems, Scripture passages, word rhymes, some basic language rules, creating a dictionary, easy narration, and critical thinking.

The course includes a scope and sequence, daily course calendar, assessments that can be used to assign grades, a recommended reading list, handwriting practice, and simple grammar sheets!

A helpful and detailed daily schedule:

  • DAY 1: Focus on a children’s book, poem, picture study, select Bible verses
  • DAY 2 & 3: Phonics reviews, new words, letter combination, writing practice, simple grammar concepts
  • DAY 4: Review grammar concepts, more phonics, fun with simple spelling and words
  • DAY 5: Word lists for creating your own dictionary

Includes a variety of learning activities applied through reading, observation, copywork, picture study, simple grammar, spelling, select poems, and Bible verses.

A selection of additional learning resources in the back of the book, including practice sheets, to help them master basic concepts. Reviews are also incorporated throughout the course to help students understand and apply what they learn.

Required Course Materials: This course has an integrated reading component that uses Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventureand Not Too Small at All. The Door of Salvation is an optional part of the course. All three books are also available from Master Books.


Table of Contents

  • Using This Course
  • Daily Schedule
  • 1. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: sp, tw, wh, mb, ck, ng, nk; Alphabet, Vowels, Phonics Fun!, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 2. Picture Study, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: sh, ch, qu, ph, dd, ff, ll, ss, tt, zz; Alphabet, Short and Long Vowels, Picture Study, Phonics Fun!, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 3. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: th, kn, lf, lk, y; Alphabet, Long and Short Vowels, Picture Study, Phonics Fun!, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 4. Bible Reading, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: ea; Alphabet, Vowel Sounds, Picture Study, Phonics Fun!, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 5. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: gh; Let’s Write, Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 6. Picture Study, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl; Silent-e, Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 7. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, wr; Silent Vowels, Long Vowels, Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 8. Poetry, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: ie; Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns and Verbs, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 9. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: ei; Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns and Verbs, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 10. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: oy; Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 11. Picture Study, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: ou, ow; Rule Breakers, Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 12. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: oo; Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 13. Bible Reading, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: ew; Picture Study, Spelling, Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 14. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: ou; Punctuation, Picture Study, Sentences, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 15. Picture Study, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw; Capitalization, Punctuation, Picture Study, Sentences, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 16. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: al, au, aw, ay, ai, ea, oa, oe, ee; Capitalization, Punctuation, Picture Study, Sentences, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 17. Poetry, Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: str, spr, scr, spl; Capitalization, Punctuation, Picture Study, Sentences, Create Your Own Dictionary!
  • 18. Reading, Sight Words, Phonics: squ, thr, dge, tch; Capitalization, Punctuation, Picture Study, Sentences, Create Your Own Dictionary!
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