Topic | ULW table of contents would be helpful

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  • Melissa
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    I appreciate the short, focused grammar lessons combining Using Language Well and Spelling Wisdom. What I find frustrating is trying to locate the page where a new concept is introduced. I regularly have to hunt back through the book to find a succinct definition of a linking verb, contraction, interjection, etc. in order to help my son. I wonder if SCM would consider making a table of contents available as a printable supplement.

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    Sounds like it might be a helpful feature, Melissa. Thanks for the idea.

    Is it mainly the definitions that you need? Give me a little more detail, if you can, about how you would use a supplement like this. That additional information would help me know how to arrange it and what all to include.

    Anybody else in a similar situation, feel free to chime in here with suggestions too. Thanks!

    Regan
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Yes, I know what you mean, Melissa.  Just yesterday we were doing ULW Bool 1 and it asked about the different types of sentences.  My daughter remembered one and then said we hadn’t learned any more than that.  I went to look back at where we had covered the different types of sentences, such as a statement,  command, question or exclamatory sentence and I had to hunt.  It would be so nice to have titles of what is covered along with the lesson numbers in the front of the book.</p>

    Melissa
    Participant

    Thanks, Sonya. Yes, exactly what Regan said. A simple list/table of contents in the beginning of the book indicating which page each new concept is first introduced would save me a lot of time leafing through the book. That way we can find the definition and examples quickly and get back to the lesson at hand.

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    Love the idea! Thanks so much for passing it along and the helpful examples.

    Melissa
    Participant

    You’re welcome! It’s such a nice way to learn to spell—interesting things to read and think about for the kids and the mother. The grammar part takes some attention and thought so being able to navigate the books better will be really helpful. I have also used Kahn Academy for short videos with more examples to help understand concepts that I’ve forgotten.

    Also—I plan to order ULW book 3. My son will so the last book 2 dictation this week. Will book 3 or 4 get into diagramming sentences at some point? Thank you

    Sonya Shafer
    Moderator

    Book 3 covers analyzing sentences, but it uses a simplified marking system rather than diagramming. If you specifically want to teach diagramming, we recommend Analytical Grammar for that.

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