Resources for the McGuffey Second Reader
McGuffey's Original Second Reader
Begins with one- and two-syllable words and progresses to more difficult words - covering about third grade through fifth grade reading levels. Contains stories on the Bible, American history, manners, animals, courage, honesty, God, and the love of reading.
242 pages, Hardbound
Available at Mott Media
McGuffey Revised Second and Third Readers: Filled with engaging, heart-warming tales and good morals, this Second Reader picks up where the First left off by utilizing a systematic approach which gradually builds a child's vocabulary and fluency. With each new lesson, reading skills will improve until, by the end, the child will be able to read narratives several pages long. The strength of this Reader is in its sequential gradation of skills. Its beauty is in its timeless stories.
Language Arts Curriculum Packages
The Good & the Beautiful language arts and literature curriculum is a free resource designed for home school families or for parents wanting to supplement their children’s education. The courses foster a true love of learning while teaching strong and advanced academics. The images and artwork, the exercises and assignments, and the literature used are all designed to connect children to the good and the beautiful: family, God, high moral character, wholesome literature, and the wonders and beauty of nature and human life. This one-of-a-kind, multi-denominational curriculum requires no prep time once printed and assembled. Each day, just open the book and follow the instructions, learning and exploring along with your child–there is no need to read ahead or spend hours preparing lessons.
All of the language arts & literature courses cover phonics, reading, spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation, literature, and art. Writing is included for grades 1 and above. Geography is included for grades 2 and above. Having all these subjects combined in a cross-curriculum approach connects learning, adds meaning and depth, shortens school time, and eliminates the need for 6 or 7 different courses.
Free pdf download of the complete curriculum available at: http://www.jennyphillips.com/home-school-curriculum/
The Good & the Beautiful handwriting courses include images, artwork, poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that support kindness, family, learning, imagination, nature, work, faith, and creativity. The courses also help children practice and improve their drawing skills. Each workbook includes one hundred sheets, which is 3-4 sheets per week for a normal school year.
Level 4: For children ready to learn cursive, usually grades 2-3
Level 5: For children with intermediate cursive experience, usually grades 3-5
Level 6: For children with advanced cursive experience, usually grades 4-6
PDF download available for $10.00 per level at: http://www.jennyphillips.com/home-school-curriculum/
Harvey's Elementary Grammar And Composition Written by 19th century educator Thomas W. Harvey is an advanced grammar book. In fact, we have had a number of calls from college English majors who told us that they never learned some of the material contained in Harvey's Grammar! He has designed a thorough language study with composition assignments interspersed throughout. The text begins with words, moves to simple sentences and later to complex sentences, easing the child into grammar along the way. This text also covers the eight parts of speech as well as punctuation, diagramming, proper usage, declension, parsing, and more. If you have used the Mott Series Reading workbooks for grade four, your child will have worked through the Harvey's Grammar once. He will have received an overview of those concepts. He will not have thoroughly explored them. This grammar should be reused for fifth and sixth grades because it is that advanced. It is also designed to require minimal guidance from the teacher/parent.
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Logic of English Essentials
The SCIENCE of Reading and the ART of TeachingThe Logic of English® Essentials curriculum uses proven, research-based methods to teach students ages 7 to adult to read, spell, and write successfully. Easy to use, engaging, and fun, Essentials improves the spelling and reading skills of all learners by providing linguistically accurate phonics instruction, fluency practice, morphology and vocabulary development, grammar, and composition. This is a great choice when teaching multiple children over the age of 7.
Teacher's Manual: $75.00
Student Workbook: $18.00
Additional resources available
Available on the Logic of English website
The Rhythm of Handwriting
A Concise, Easy-to-Teach Approach, Our innovative Rhythm of Handwriting curriculum provides handwriting instruction in manuscript or cursive. Designed to accompany Essentials or serve as a stand-alone writing course, Rhythm of Handwriting uses a multi-sensory approach that helps students develop fluid, natural, legible handwriting. A focus on the kinesthetic movement of each stroke and the use of rhythmic verbal cues that guide students through the formation of each letter make success in writing accessible and enjoyable for all types of learners.
Available for $10.00 on the Logic of English website.
Resources for Parents and Teachers
Uncovering the Logic of English - A Common-Sense Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Literacy
Recommended for teacher and parents to increase their understanding of phonics and spelling rules to enable them to give proper instruction to the children.
Now in its second edition, Denise Eide's multiple-award winning book reveals the phonograms and spelling rules that explain 98% of English words. The rules are explained in an easy-to-read, straightforward manner and illustrated with numerous examples.
Uncovering the Logic of English also explores the roots and repercussions of America’s literacy crisis, discusses leading brain research on reading and what the findings teach us about effective literacy education, and demonstrates the vital need for this knowledge in our homes, classrooms, businesses, and society.
Discover the revolutionary literacy instruction method that Dr. Temple Grandin called “really helpful for teaching reading to children who are mathematical pattern thinkers...”
Available from Logic of English