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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. This one teacher book is all you need -no workbook! Students write the copywork on the lined paper they prefer.

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.

NOTE: In Level 1 and Level 2, student responses are primarily oral and require only this one teacher’s book each. Students don’t need any books for Levels 1 or 2; only the teacher needs one. Level 3 and Level 4 do contain student-written-work, and so they require both a teacher book and a student workbook.

First Language Lessons, Level 1 has the same great content as the original edition, along with new picture narration lessons. Lessons follow the same order as the original edition. Originally published along with First Language Lessons Level 2 as a single volume, Level 1 has been redesigned as a simple-to-use one-year program. Because of this, Level 2 does not review the concepts taught in Level 1. Students in 2nd grade who have not completed Level 1 should start here and, in 3rd grade, may move on to Level 3.

Contents

    • Instructions and guidance for you, the teacher.
    • 100 scripted lessons
    • A Glossary of Terms and Definitions
    • 12 Poems
    • Exquisite pencil reproductions of great paintings:
      • “Children Playing on the Beach”
      • “The Family”
      • “Master Bedroom”
      • “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”

 

Available Formats

Choose either: a downloadable PDF or a bound Paperback.

Your purchased, downloadable files are always accessible for re-download, whenever you need them, in your Well-Trained Mind account.

Additional Resources

Are your grammar skills a little rusty? If you didn’t have the benefit of a classical education that included instruction on how to diagram sentences (like the education your children will be getting -those lucky ducks!); don’t fret! Stay a few steps ahead of the kids and be able to answer all their questions by adding The Grammar Guidebook and The Diagramming Dictionary to your library. They’re a great resource for all things grammar and the kids will get use of them in the coming years when they’re trying to write those college essays (Ack! It’s coming sooner than you think)!

For a complete writing program, check out Writing With Ease.

Need Help?

If you are trying to decide between Level 1 and Level 2, you should begin a 1st or 2nd grade student in Level 1.

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

If you have questions about any of our products or need general information, visit our Customer Help Center.

 

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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. This one teacher book is all you need -no workbook! Students write the copywork on the lined paper they prefer.

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.

NOTE: In Level 1 and Level 2, student responses are primarily oral and require only this one teacher’s book each. Students don’t need any books for Levels 1 or 2; only the teacher needs one. Level 3 and Level 4 do contain student-written-work, and so they require both a teacher book and a student workbook.

First Language Lessons, Level 1 has the same great content as the original edition, along with new picture narration lessons. Lessons follow the same order as the original edition. Originally published along with First Language Lessons Level 2 as a single volume, Level 1 has been redesigned as a simple-to-use one-year program. Because of this, Level 2 does not review the concepts taught in Level 1. Students in 2nd grade who have not completed Level 1 should start here and, in 3rd grade, may move on to Level 3.

Contents

    • Instructions and guidance for you, the teacher.
    • 100 scripted lessons
    • A Glossary of Terms and Definitions
    • 12 Poems
    • Exquisite pencil reproductions of great paintings:
      • “Children Playing on the Beach”
      • “The Family”
      • “Master Bedroom”
      • “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”

 

Available Formats

Choose either: a downloadable PDF or a bound Paperback.

Your purchased, downloadable files are always accessible for re-download, whenever you need them, in your Well-Trained Mind account.

Additional Resources

Are your grammar skills a little rusty? If you didn’t have the benefit of a classical education that included instruction on how to diagram sentences (like the education your children will be getting -those lucky ducks!); don’t fret! Stay a few steps ahead of the kids and be able to answer all their questions by adding The Grammar Guidebook and The Diagramming Dictionary to your library. They’re a great resource for all things grammar and the kids will get use of them in the coming years when they’re trying to write those college essays (Ack! It’s coming sooner than you think)!

For a complete writing program, check out Writing With Ease.

Need Help?

If you are trying to decide between Level 1 and Level 2, you should begin a 1st or 2nd grade student in Level 1.

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

If you have questions about any of our products or need general information, visit our Customer Help Center.

 

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  1. 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.

  2. 0 out of 4 people found this helpful

    Question

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

    • 5 out of 5 people found this helpful

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Question

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Question

    I have a child going into 2nd grade would I still start with level 1?

    • Yes, it would be best to start with Level 1.

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  10. Question

    How many lessons would you try to complete each week?

    • One person found this helpful

      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.

  11. Question

    If using First Language Lessons level 3, would I need to add it a formal Language Arts curriculum or is FLL a comprehensive LA & Grammar curric?

    • FLL provides everything you need for Grammar. It doesn’t cover Spelling; for that, we recommend a curriculum called Spelling Workout.

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  12. Question

    How many lessons do you recommend completing a day for a 7 and 8 year old?

    • We don’t recommend more than one lesson a day…we usually suggest trying for 2 or 3 lessons a week.

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  13. Question

    Would it be possible to do this without doing Writing With Ease at the same time? I see that there are some narrations in this book.

    • Absolutely! You can do this program without also doing “Writing With Ease.” They are independent. And yes, this book does provide some narration exercises (though not as many as are in “Writing With Ease.”)

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  14. Question

    Would this curriculum (level 1) be a good choice for an easily distracted, high-IQ, high-functioning autistic 5-year old boy who is beginning to read and can write and spell quite well? The biggest problem is that he’s easily distracted and hard to get back on track when he’s uninterested. He’s very smart, and (when he is able to focus and I can get him to stop drawing obsessively) most academics come very easily to him.

    • It would probably be OK, but even though he’s very smart, 5 is a little younger than we normally recommend for grammar. There is no big reason to start this program before age 6 or 7. A lot of children, especially boys, mature quite a bit in their ability to stay on-task during those couple of years.

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  15. Question

    I would prefer to purchase the PDF version and print at home. Is the PDF version printable? Thank you.

    • Yes, it’s totally printable!

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  16. Question

    How long do each of theses lessons take to complete?

    • Each lesson takes about 25 minutes.

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  17. 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 support@welltrainedmind.com can help you. Thanks!

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