I am thinking of beginning LLEC with my 7.5 ds. I am wondering if anyone here has used this book and, if so, how often you schedule the lessons--2x/week? 3x/week? It seems like a wonderful program and I am really excited about the possibility of using it. Thanks. Michelle
Language Lessons for the Elementary Child(7 posts) (4 voices)
It depends on how quickly you want to get through the book. I believe it has 180 lessons so if you want to cover it in a year then you would want to do a lesson a day- that is if you wanted to cover every single lesson. However if you wanted to take longer to cover it or skip some of it, then doing only a few lessons a week would be sufficient.
I began this book with my 7 year old and she loves it. She wants to do it everyday. Since the lessons are short, it doesn't take long at all...sometimes less than 5 minutes...so occassionaly we do 2 lessons per day. Our 10 year old son is in the elementary level Language Lessons book and he also enjoys them...this is the same child who dislikes workbooks and worksheets and would rather do chores all day!! ha ha
I love the relaxed approach of these books.
I need to clarify my previous post....
Are you referring to the LL for the very young or the elementary level? I actually am doing the ones for the very young for the 7 year old. She's going through them rather quickly..she hasn't done the elementary level ones.
I was thinking of starting him with the elemenary level because, when I looked at the samples, that level seemed more appropriate for my son. It's so hard to tell sometimes, though, just by looking at a few sample pages, if the whole book would be on target. He's an excellent reader and speller, and he's been introduced to the basics of Grade 1-2 grammar/language arts, so I'd like to challenge him a little bit more this year (but in a relaxed way). Do you think Volume 3 of the 'Very Young' lessons would be appropriate for him or too easy? Thanks. Michelle
I also love the simple and "short" lesson format. The only thing I don't like is this is my weakest subject, and to be honest I don't always understand what should be or shouldn't be said. Some of the stuff a little answer/or possible options page would be nice to help keep them on the right track.
but overall my boys also hate workbooks but like this one cause it doesn't take but as someone said 5 min. and they are done! Feels good to them.
Volume 3 of the very young lessons contains picture study/narrations (can be oral and written or just oral), copywork, capitalization work, subject/predicate of a sentence, sentence writing, singular and plurals, memory work, nouns, verbs, punctuation marks, creative expression and creative writing. (Volume 2 in this series contains more advanced phonics lessons like the sound "oi" , "oy" makes and "ow", "oa" for the long o sound...beyond the simple consonant sounds...plus picture study/narration, copywork, etc.)
The elementary level book 1 begins with what looks like some review of what is in Volume 3 of the very young and contains picture study/narration, copywork and creative writing and introduces adjectives, adverbs, possessive nouns, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, apostrophe, contractions,initals and abbreviations, pronouns, sentence combining, run on sentences, lyric poetry, alphabetizing.
We have Volumes 2 and 3 of the Very Young and Volume 1 of the Elementary book if you have further specific questions.
Our 7 year old was reading, but still needed some of the advanced phonics, so that's why we started her in V2 of very young.
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