I was wondering if anyone could let me know what might be the difference between Intermediate language lessons by Emma Serl and The Language Lessons series by Sandi Queen. I'm looking for a CM gentle approach to language arts.
Thanks a bunch
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We started with the Serl books--definitely better than anything we've used! But my dds were getting a bit bogged down. I decided to try the Queen's Language Lessons, and my dds love them! The art prints are colorful, the lessons are broken down into about 170-180 lessons, making it easier for a "school-year" (although depending on the child, we have taken longer on some of the lessons). It's also nice that it's a self-contained workbook, meaning they don't have to write it out on paper and keep track of it. Like I said, my girls love it. It's gentle and easy to do.
I haven't completely compared the Serl with the Queen's, but I've been happy with what the Queen's covers.
I'm sure you'll get some more input!
I've compared all the "Language lessons" products available and our pick is HillsideEducation.com Lingua Mater's Primary Language Lessons, updated and edited from Emma Serl. It is full color, non-consumable and free of errors as I have seen.
I also have Language Lessons for the Very Young by Sandi Queen and I cannot say I'm 100% pleased. The text is too large, the examples used for punctuation exercises are about pizza and modern-day things, and poem titles are underlined. We will use it for first grade with my editing and I will use it as a non-consumable product.
I only have PLL which contains 2 quotes from saints which are motivational and one poem about Immaculate Mary which can easily be skipped, that's it out of 165 lessons. I don't have Intermediate Language Lessons from Hillside yet to comment on that one. The ones at Hillside Education have been revised and updated, I haven't run into any material that seems too out-dated. It is wholesome though.
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