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First Language Lessons Level 4, Instructor Guide

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First Language Lessons Level 4 is a simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching simple–for both parents and teachers. Be sure to add the accompanying Student Workbook to spend more time teaching and less time preparing.

 

Features

First Language Lessons uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child’s language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. The text covers a full range of grammar topics, including parts of speech, punctuation, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing and storytelling. Optional end units provide practice in dictionary use and letter writing.

Scripted exercises provide a flexible framework for each lesson. The innovative question-and-answer format makes grammar concepts perfectly clear.

 

Contents

All the teaching material you need including scripted dialogue and suggested student responses for:

85 Lessons covering Grammar and Composition

10 Lessons on Writing Letters

5 Lessons on Dictionary Skills

Optional follow-up activities for lesson reinforcement

Answers to the student’s exercises in the Student Workbook

 

Available Formats

This Instructor Guide is available as a downloadable PDF or as a bound paperback.

 

Need Help?

Are your grammar skills a little rusty? Maybe you didn’t have the luxury of a classical education that included instruction on how to diagram sentences.

If you want to stay a few steps ahead of the kids, try 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!

 

 

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First Language Lessons Level 4 is a simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching simple–for both parents and teachers. Be sure to add the accompanying Student Workbook to spend more time teaching and less time preparing.

 

Features

First Language Lessons uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child’s language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. The text covers a full range of grammar topics, including parts of speech, punctuation, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing and storytelling. Optional end units provide practice in dictionary use and letter writing.

Scripted exercises provide a flexible framework for each lesson. The innovative question-and-answer format makes grammar concepts perfectly clear.

 

Contents

All the teaching material you need including scripted dialogue and suggested student responses for:

85 Lessons covering Grammar and Composition

10 Lessons on Writing Letters

5 Lessons on Dictionary Skills

Optional follow-up activities for lesson reinforcement

Answers to the student’s exercises in the Student Workbook

 

Available Formats

This Instructor Guide is available as a downloadable PDF or as a bound paperback.

 

Need Help?

Are your grammar skills a little rusty? Maybe you didn’t have the luxury of a classical education that included instruction on how to diagram sentences.

If you want to stay a few steps ahead of the kids, try 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!

 

 

Copyright Information

 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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18 reviews for First Language Lessons Level 4, Instructor Guide

  1. what are typical ages for these language levels? I have children who will be entering 4th and 6th. The levels have no indication at all. it would be helpful to have some guidance. Middle school years are not as defined on the site, or at least I am a bit unclear. I am trying to prepare for next year and decide on the right program. Thank you so much

    • Hi Laura. The 4th grader should start with FLL 4 (the student will use the Student Workbook; you’ll use the Instructor Guide). The 6th grader can start with our middle-grade curriculum, “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind.” You’ll use the Instructor Text for all four years of that middle-grade curriculum, and the student will use a different Workbook (plus Answer Key) for each year of the program. Purple is available now; that’s where the 6th grader should start.

  2. We are about to finish level 4. What would we use for 5th grade?

    • You would use our new middle-grades curriculum, “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind.” Look for the “Intermediate Grammar” category in the sidebar.

  3. If we’ve done very little grammar instruction with my high schoolers, were would you suggest we start?

  4. We have done grammar instruction…FLL level 1 and 2 as well as Shurley English level 1. I started him doing FLL 3, even in fourth grade. Should we stick with level 3 or move to level 4? I don’t want him to miss anything but I also don’t want to stay somewhere that may be too easy for him.

    • Unless he’s struggling with the concepts, it would be fine to go ahead and try Level 4 now.

  5. I have a daughter who is beginning 4th grade. She has not had heavy grammar instruction in school thus far (no FLL at all), and I am wondering if I should start her in Level 3 or Level 4. I appreciate any advice offered!

    • She can start with 4. It would also be fine to start in Level 3, but Level 4 reviews most of the Level 3 concepts while it introduces new material, so she should be OK.

  6. I have a child going into 5th grade. We have not used this curriculum before but I would like to start. What level should we be using? If we start in the later level (for example, level 4) will he still get the foundation he needs?

    • Yes, you can definitely start with level 4! It reviews earlier concepts before introducing new ones.

  7. are there any tests included with the level 4 set?

    • No…this curriculum doesn’t use tests.

  8. If I have a 7th grader and 8th grader, where is a good place to start them at?

    • If they don’t yet have a strong foundation in grammar, we would suggest doing First Language Lessons Level 4 for one year (for both students) and then moving into our next level, “Grammar For the Well-Trained Mind.”

  9. My daughter is 10 and a half years old. She has some basic knowledge of grammar. She reads alot and can write alright as well. I’m considering skipping first language lessons level 3 and just doing 4. Is that advisable or is level 3 necessary? Does level 4 do a good enough job of reviewing concepts in level 3 so that she’d be able to benefit? Definitely alot of the stuff in the beginning of level 3 is something she’s familiar with and we’d go through it very fast. But the later lessons she isn’t familiar with so if those are covered again in level 4 in a sufficient way, that’d be perfect. Please advise me.

    • Yes, for that situation it would be fine to start with Level 4. It reviews previous topics (that were covered in levels 1-3) before introducing new topics.

  10. I have a 5th grader who complete FLL 1 & 2 as a 2nd & 3rd grader, but hasn’t done organized Grammar since. Should I go through FLL 4 with him or go on with Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind?

    • He should go through FLL4 first, before going on to “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind.”

  11. Is it possible to view the table of contents for level 4 please?

    • Yes, if you click on “Read Sample” below the product picture, it will download a PDF sample that includes the entire Table of Contents.

  12. I just started using FFL 4 with my 4th grader a few months ago (we are new to homeschooling). He is only on lesson 18 or so. I’m wondering if I should continue working on level 4 through 5th grade, or stop using it and skip to the new Grammar curriculum? He doesn’t struggle with grammar at all and is doing well with level 4. But I don’t want it to be too easy for him.

    • You should definitely go through all of Level 4 before starting on the “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind” curriculum. It’s important to do them in that order…and there’s no rush for him to start the next level, since he’s only in 4th/5th grade.

  13. I have a daughter entering 5th grade next year who has had no prior grammar training (due to having reading difficulties because of severe Dyslexia). I also have a son entering 6th grade who struggles with grammar. If I start them both in Level 4, will it be too advanced for my 5th grader since she hasn’t had prior grammar training?

    • Level 4 would probably be OK, but take a look at Level 3 also. We have samples at https://welltrainedmind.com/samples-2/ It might be worth it to spend a school-year in Level 3, just to be sure to have a strong foundation.

  14. I used First Language lessons for my older son. Now, several years later, I would like to use it for my younger son. Can I still use the same Instructor Guide with a publication date of 2008 for the student workbook that I will purchase? Thank you.

    • Yes, absolutely!

  15. My daughter is going into 8th grade and is behind in grammar. What level would you suggest? And is the instructor text absolutely necessary for the student to be successful with the workbook or does the workbook give the instructions? The samples don’t seem to show instructions.

    • Your daughter could start at Level 3 or 4. If some of it is review, she can move quickly through the early lessons, especially in level 3. For both of those levels, yes, you will need both the instructor book and the student workbook.

  16. I need help deciding which level to use this year. We have already completed levels 1, 2 & 3 and r on schedule to use level 4 for 4th grade. Looking at level 4, it looks like a lot of review and we have also completed Lev 2, 3 & 4 of Rod & Staff grammar so wondering if FLL lev 4 will b too simple. Began using R & S because r curriculum recommends it but we really like FLL because of the memorization of grammar definitions and list of prepositions etc that seem very worthwhile. So in choosing what we do for 4th grade, should I use FLL Lev 4 even though it might be a lot of review or R & S Lev 5 since we r completed Lev 4 last year? DS has a really strong grammar knowledge at this point and I don’t want to miss anything. Both programs have pluses.

    • We would still suggest using FLL level 4 for fourth grade. Some of it will be review, but it is good to have these skills and concepts be firmly grasped and able to be instantly recalled. Then in Grade 5 your child might be ready to move on to our “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind” curriculum, which is aimed at middle and high schoolers.

  17. I read a comment somewhere that stated FLL4 is not needed if the student did really well in FLL3? Please confirm and/or clarify as I am attempting to clean out and get rid of “extra” stuff we don’t need.

    • You may be thinking of our composition program, Writing With Ease, which works like that. For grammar, we don’t encourage skipping any of these levels.

  18. My third grader is currently working through FLL Level 3 and she’s doing a great job. We want to cut back in some areas to focus her more on science and I wanted to know if, since she’s doing so well with Level 3, we could skip Level 4…Then when she’s ready for fifth or sixth grade we would begin the intermediate level grammar books. We would still spend time reviewing concepts and making sure she doesn’t forget the definitions but we would like to take a break from it.

    • You can definitely take a break…good idea! But when she starts a formal grammar program again in 5th or 6th grade, we really recommend finishing FLL4 before you move on to the “Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind” series. It really helps solidify that foundation before moving on to a program that’s much more rigorous. She won’t be behind, and there’ll be plenty of time to do the GFTWTM series in grades 7-9.

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