First Language Lessons for the Well-trained Mind

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Peace Hill Press, 2002 - Education - 422 pages
Parents can assure their child's success in language arts with this simple-to-use, scripted guide. First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind uses picture study and other classical techniques to develop the child's language study in those first two all-important years of school. Each lesson leads the parent, step-by-step, through the simple oral and written projects that build reading, writing, spelling, storytelling, and comprehension skills. Use this book to supplement school learning, or as the center of a home-school language arts course.
 

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Contents

FIRST GRADE
15
Introducing Nouns
21
The Caterpillar
22
Family Relationships
23
First Names
25
The Rabbit and the Turtle
27
First Names
29
Other Names
30
Noun Review
175
The Goops
177
Action Verbs Capitalizing I
178
Pronouns
180
Introducing State of Being Verbs
182
State of Being Verbs
184
Introducing Linking Verbs
186
Linking Verbs
190

Other Names
31
In the Kitchen
32
Writing the Childs Proper Name
34
Writing First Names
35
The Lion and the Mouse
36
Family Names
38
Middle Names
39
Work
40
Full Names
41
Places
42
Places
43
States
46
Your Address
48
The Little Girl Who Wanted To Be Dirty
49
Things
51
After a Bath
52
Names
54
Names
56
Hearts Are Like Doors
57
Noun Review
58
Introducing Zip Code
59
Common and Proper Nouns
61
Living Things
62
Family and Other Living Things
63
Pet Shop
64
Days of the Week
66
Days of the Week
67
The Hen and the Golden Eggs
69
Identifying Nouns in a Story
71
Days of the Week
72
Addresses Aunts and Uncles
73
Months of the Year
74
Months of the Year
76
Introducing Copywork
77
The Months
78
Ideas
80
Noun Review
81
I Me My Mine
83
You Your Yours
85
He She Him Her It His Hers Its
86
We Us Our Ours
88
They Them Their Theirs
89
The Bundle of Sticks
91
Action Verbs
94
Pronouns Action Verbs
95
Telephone Numbers
97
Nouns Pronouns Action Verbs
98
The Leaf Pile
100
Cumulative Poem Review
102
Dancing
103
Days of the Week Action Verbs
105
Introducing Initials
107
Initials Identifying Pronouns in a Story
109
The Crow and the Pitcher
111
Days and Months
113
Winter
115
Introducing Abbreviations
117
Initials Abbreviations
118
Spring Noun Review
119
Action Verbs
121
Summer
123
Fall
125
Seasons Holidays
127
Capitalization of I
128
Oral Composition
130
The Three Little Kittens
131
Nouns Verbs Pronouns
133
Days of the Week Pronouns
135
Addresses
137
Introducing Titles of Respect
138
Titles of Respect
140
Cumulative Poem Review
141
Mr Nobody
142
Capitalization in Poetry
143
Pronouns
145
Oral Composition
146
Initials and Addresses
147
Capitalization and Punctuation in Poetry
148
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
150
Introducing Writing Dates
152
Dates
154
Seasons
155
Sunflowers
157
Introducing Sentences
158
Statements
160
Commands
161
Questions
163
Exclamations
165
Four Types of Sentences
167
Nouns Sentences Verbs
169
Cumulative Poem Review
170
The Goops
171
SECOND GRADE
173
The Camels Nose
192
Linking Verbs
194
The Year
196
Four Types of Sentences Seasons
198
Commas in Dates and Addresses
200
Commas in a Series
202
Introducing Helping Verbs
204
Noun and Verb Review
208
Capitalization Review
211
Summer Picnic
214
Contractions
217
Contractions Using Not
221
Introducing Dictation
223
Introducing Adjectives
225
Introducing Predicate Adjectives
227
Cumulative Review
229
Helping Verbs
232
The Quarrel
235
Contractions
237
Verb Review
239
Adjectives
241
The Year
242
Introducing Interjections Four Types of Sentences
244
Adjectives Commas in a Series
247
Introducing Conjunctions
249
Interjections Conjunctions
252
Writing a Thankyou Note
255
Addressing an Envelope
257
Introducing Direct Quotations
258
The Little Bird
260
The Little Red Hen
261
Introducing Indirect Quotations
265
Titles of Respect Adjectives Quotation Marks
267
Four Types of Sentences
270
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
274
Cumulative Review
277
Planting Seeds
280
Introducing Adverbs
282
Adverbs
284
Addresses
287
Writing Postcards Nouns Adjectives
289
Dates Months Seasons Days
291
The Four Kinds of Verbs
295
Adverbs Adjectives
299
The Storm
302
Adjectives Adverbs
304
Introducing Articles
306
Capitalization Review
309
Introducing Prepositions
312
Prepositions
315
Bedtime
319
Prepositions
321
Prepositions
324
Articles Commas in a Series Conjunctions Prepositions
329
Prepositions Adverbs
332
Prepositions Verbs
335
Prepositions
338
Prepositions
340
Cumulative Poem Review
343
Writing a Friendly Letter Prepositions
344
Addressing an Envelope
346
Prepositions
348
The Three Bears
352
Introducing Synonyms
356
Introducing Antonyms
359
Playing Together
362
Four Types of Sentences
364
Verbs
366
Adverbs Adjectives
369
Interjections Prepositions
372
Direct and Indirect Quotations
375
Nouns Pronouns
378
Contractions
381
All Things Beautiful
384
Ordering Ideas
385
Forming Paragraphs
386
Copying the Final Work
387
Morning Time
388
Prepositions
390
Synonyms Antonyms
392
Cumulative Review
395
Ordering Ideas
397
Forming Paragraphs
398
Copying the Final Work
399
Cumulative Poem Review
400
Cumulative Review
401
Cumulative Review
402
Cumulative Review
403
The Donkey and the Salt
404
Parts of Speech Hunt
406
Glossary of Terms
409
Index
413
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Jessie Wise, a former teacher, is a home education consultant, speaker, and writer. She has decades of experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, private tutor, and educational consultant, and is the co-author of the best-selling The Well-Trained Mind and the groundbreaking elementary grammar text First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.

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