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First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Lvl 3 Instructo Paperback – Jun 26 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: Peace Hill Press; 1 edition (June 26 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933339071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933339078
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 3 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Sara Buffington has experience as a teacher and children's book editor. Now a freelance writer, Buffington is the co-author of The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and First Language Lessons, Level Three.

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Format: Paperback
I purchased this grammar textbook and the workbook for my seven year old who is just starting grade three work. I have been pretty slack with grammar up until now so I though it might be a bit difficult. Some things that the child should know by now are skimmed over but it doesn't assume that the child knows a lot about grammar. It looks very thorough with sentence diagramming, memorization, and of course the expected grammar rules and definitions. I hate to admit it but I'm learning things as well. One more thing that I absolutely love is the paper, it's so thick, which is so nice for kids to write (and erase) on and the pages are perforated as well.
I hate to gush, but I actually can't think of anything wrong with this book.
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By dtr on Sept. 11 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We did not use the earlier editions of this series but jumped right into this one and loved it. There is a nice variety of activities and plenty of review built into the lessons. No prep work is needed and the lessons are very adaptable, with very thorough explanations of the subjects.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful books Aug. 23 2007
By W. Herman - Published on
Format: Paperback
I used "First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind" for grades 1 and 2 and was thrilled that Jessie Wise came out with a book for grade 3. I wasn't, however, thrilled that I now had to purchase a second "workbook", but I did it anyway and BOY! am I glad I did. This workbook makes grammar a breeze. It is well worth the money. Trying to duplicate everything on paper would be more headache than I am prepared to put up with (I homeschool more than one child and time is treasured). The text itself is very comprehensive and challenging. We are into our second week of school and I am loving this product. I highly recommend.
63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
He's getting it Oct. 8 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We bought this after my first grader's successful results with the first book. It is systematic, comprehensive, and the language is not overly simplified. The author doesn't condescend to my third grader, a voracious reader who recognizes "dumbed down" speech and writing and is turned off by it. New material is presented in a no-nonsense, sequential manner, and as each new part of speech is studied, it is also diagrammed. My analytical son really likes that. The emphasis on dictation and narration was a useful surprise. I didn't realize he had a tough time summarizing until we encountered these lessons. This book both diagnosed and addressed weaknesses I didn't know he had due to his extremely high reading ability. I'm very pleased with this one. Note: I tried to use the teacher edition only, but it was a hassle. I broke down bought the workbook and it made things much easier.
44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Great, but tweek it this way April 26 2012
By momma bear - Published on
Format: Paperback
This program has GREAT RESULTS. Let me tell you one way to tweek it. Make a sprial notebook with page protectors. Write down each rule as you learn it, then go over them all for a second every time before the leasson. This way when the program does review and tells you to say it 3 times, have student say it 3 times, then say it 3 times together you don't have to. It is better to take a teaspoon of something daily than drink a cup every couple of weeks.. ya know? My kids knew everything rock solid this way and did not get bored with the multiple repeating. Great program.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
child-friendly pacing Oct. 17 2007
By Lisa Bossi - Published on
Format: Paperback
Four lessons into this curriculum, I'm very pleased that my reluctant 3rd grade homeschooler seems engaged and willing to move ahead. It feels properly paced for a child and the instructions for both teacher and student are incredibly clear. So far so good!
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Much Respect Excellent Program Aug. 26 2007
By Love To School - Published on
Format: Paperback
I am a homeschooler and have tried several grammar books and programs before purchasing this one because this level did not exist when I originally started searching for a language program for my children I'd previously used level 1 & 2 of this program.

I purchased Easy Grammar Daily Guided Review grade two and the author of that great program said to use it for grammar warmups. The search was on and I discovered that this book exists. Volume 4 is in the stage of being created now.

I give it 5 stars because it is an exceptional language arts program, it teaches the 8 parts of speech, alphabetization up to the third letter in a word, dictionary skills, letter writing and many other important skills. For a comprehensive list and overview see [...]. If you go to [...] they have a 50 page student book and a 89 page instructor's manual so you can try before you buy.

For variety I sometimes use worksheets from softbasics software and find that I will have more than enough materials to last two or more years. When I combine that program with this book I know that I am giving my children a well rounded langauage arts program that I can be proud of for years to come.