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First Language Lessons Level 1

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A complete grammar text for the youngest student, First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 1 uses copywork, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the student’s language ability. 

From nouns and verbs to punctuation and capitalization, these easy-to-use, scripted lessons will give your child a solid foundation in grammar and clear communication.

Level 1 has the same great content as the original edition, along with new picture narration lessons. It has been redesigned for clarity and ease of use. Lessons follow the same order as the original edition. Originally published along with the second level of First Language Lessons as a single volume, Level 1 has been redesigned as a simple-to-use one-year program. 

Do you want a little more information about getting started with our Grammar programs? Check here.

 

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A complete grammar text for the youngest student, First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 1 uses copywork, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the student’s language ability. 

From nouns and verbs to punctuation and capitalization, these easy-to-use, scripted lessons will give your child a solid foundation in grammar and clear communication.

Level 1 has the same great content as the original edition, along with new picture narration lessons. It has been redesigned for clarity and ease of use. Lessons follow the same order as the original edition. Originally published along with the second level of First Language Lessons as a single volume, Level 1 has been redesigned as a simple-to-use one-year program. 

Do you want a little more information about getting started with our Grammar programs? Check here.

 

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Your purchase of this PDF is for your own personal use. You may not copy it either for resale or to give away to others. Making copies, either for resale or to give away, is a violation of United States law. According to the United States Copyright Office, “Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.” For further information, see http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html.

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  1. One person found this helpful

    Question

    Is there an instructor’s guide to go with this level 1 book?

    • One person found this helpful

      No. This book contains everything you need to teach Level 1. It is self-contained.

  2. Question

    I have a five year old step child. Which level is appropriate for her? How many levels are there?

    • There are four levels altogether. We recommend that most students begin in first grade (approximately age 6). They should be comfortable reading sentences without too much help before they begin this program.

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  3. Question

    I am about to start home educating my 6 year old and 8 year old. Should I start them both on level one; or level one for the 6 year old and level two for the 8 year old?

    • Hi! You should start them both on Level 1.

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  4. Question

    Hello, we are homeschooling our 4 sons. I started this program (Level 1) with my 2nd grader who was really struggling a few years ago. He has progressed beautifully! Now that we have found curriculums that are really working for us, I sat down to map out our homeschool plan over Christmas Break. While I was breaking down when to start each of the programs we will use, I noticed a discrepancy. In First Language Lessons Level 1 (page xiv) you say to use this program for First Grade. However, your website lists Level 1 for Kindergarten. Which is correct? Thanks for these wonderful programs. Also, our boys think it’s really cool that you taught at the same place their Gran teaches, William and Mary!

    • Thanks for your kind message! We apologize for any confusion. Some people have used First Language Lessons Level 1 as young as Kindergarten, but most people find that it is better to wait until first grade. The child should be able to read complete sentences comfortably before beginning the program.

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  5. Question

    How many lessons would you try to complete each week?

    • Here’s what the author, Jessie Wise, suggests:
      Plan on doing 2 or 3 lessons per week. Also plan on reviewing previous lessons as necessary, since the child may not remember material covered earlier. Young children forget more between the first-grade and second-grade years than in any other interval. Try to avoid a long break. Do not take three
      months off in the summer before continuing to the next level. Reviewing one lesson per week over the summer will prevent the child’s forgetting the newly learned concepts.

  6. 5 out of 5 Which one do I have?

    I understand originally it was published with both levels together, how do I know which version I currently have? We enjoy the short lessons and the poems chosen are adorable l.

    • If you have a book with a cover photo of a little boy looking at a butterfly in a flower-pot, then you have the original edition with Levels 1 and 2 together.

  7. Question

    Is there a way to see sample pages?

  8. Question

    Is there an assessment to determine which level your child is ready for?

    • One person found this helpful

      Wendy, there isn’t an assessment, but for First Language Lessons, for most students, we recommend starting at the child’s grade level. So a 1st-grader, for instance, could start with level 1, and a 3rd-grader could start with level 3. Concepts from previous years are thoroughly reviewed before moving on to new concepts.
      I hope that’s helpful. If you have a more detailed question, the folks at [email protected] can help you. Thanks!

  9. Question

    My 2nd graders are still in the learning to read stage, and I am just now starting this classical method with them. Should I start with Level 1 or skip it and jump in at Level 2? I also have 4th graders that are not quite working at a 4th grade level. Should I ease in and start at Level 3 or jump in at Level 4? Thank you. 🙂

    • One person found this helpful

      For the 2nd graders, it would be best to start at Level 1. For the 4th graders, they can start at 3 or 4, depending on how much grammar they’ve had before. Start them with 3, and you can always speed up or skip ahead if they have already mastered a given concept.

  10. Question

    We are really enjoying this series and using it along with Writing with Ease. My oldest in currently in Level 3. We will probably use “Sentence Composing” before going on to Writing with Skill, but I assume those focus mostly on composition and not grammar. Do you have suggestions for a grammar program to follow FLL level 4? Thank you.

    • Yes! You should check out our new grammar series “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind.” It is designed to be used by students who have completed First Language Lessons 1-4 or a similar grammar curriculum.

  11. 5 out of 5 Quick, easy, comprehensive

    These lessons are quick and easy but very comprehensive. I feel that this provides the perfect foundation for early writing.

  12. Question

    Is an previous phonogram/reading knowledge necessary for this program?

  13. Question

    The discription says for Kindergarten, is that accurate? Or is level 1 actually Grade 1?

    • It varies with the child…you could begin this program, at a slow/easy pace, as early as kindergarten, but most families begin in first grade.

  14. Question

    Is this a consumable workbook style program or nonconsumable? If nonconsumable are there workbooks I could purchase that go with the program?

    • The first 2 levels don’t require any consumable materials. A lot of the work is done orally, and the rest is done on your own paper. So this textbook can be re-used year after year for multiple students.

  15. Question

    Is there any other book/workbook I need to purchase alongside with this one?

    • No, you don’t need any other book or workbook for Level 1 of the curriculum.

  16. Question

    Is it possible to go thru this grammar program with 2 children together who are 2 years apart? If so, how would you recommend doing that? I have gone thru the program with 2 older children separately, but would like your thoughts on combining children. Thank you!

    • That would depend on the ages or grade-level that the children were. For two young (6-8-year-old) children, we might keep them in the same level (FLL 1, for instance). What ages are you thinking about?

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