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I have set up a 60 page language arts lesson pack for children aged around 6 to 7 or slightly older. It incorporates Arabella Buckley’s Bird’s of the Air as a listening and basic comprehension lesson. Listening is an important skill that children need to learn to be able to learn other things. Charlotte Mason used “living books” such as those written by Buckley to read to children and have them narrate back in their own words. In the lesson pack there is room for doing that but also simple question and answer format for early writing practice.
I’ve included an introduction to Montessori grammar with cut out sentence strips and cut out symbols at the back.
I’ve tested the pack on my youngest and she did well with it. She is very dyslexic so it does seem to suit children who may have
extra challenges in learning. I do have the proper grammar symbols and Heleyna loves using them, but you don’t absolutely need them.
The set only costs $2.75 so it won’t break even the most frugal budget.
It introduces nouns, proper nouns, articles and prepositions – which sounds like a lot for a 6 year old, but the visual and manipulative approach with the symbols seems to work remarkably well.
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I’ve uploaded two new lessons to my shop.
The Freebie is a short lesson for older children on the famous Milgrim Experiment. I think it is less well known these days, but has a lot to teach us about the proper obedience due to authority and when to say “No!”.
Milgrim did his experiment in 1963 in light of the outcome from the post World War II Nuremberg trials, in which Nazi concentration camp soldiers were tried for war crimes. The men nearly all used “We were just following orders” as their defense.
Milgrim gathered a group of students and put them in a situation where they were to believe they were giving an electric shock to an unseen but heard subject in another room. He wanted to see how far the student would go in inflicting shocks to screaming subjects, no matter how apparently painful and dangerous, if someone in authority (in a white coat) told them to. The results were shocking and in some cases enlightening.
Click on the picture to get this freebie. Read first before you decide for your child.
The second lesson pack is a 53 page study of the Acts of the Apostles based on Marigold Hunt’s The First Christians (kindle) or Paperback here. There are questions and mapwork and added pieces of information from history and Biblical study.
There is some picture study from fine art depicting events from the beginning of the Church.
The set costs $3.73 and apart from the good price you’ll save in shipping. So you know you want to buy it. Click on the picture to go to the shop.