FOURTH GRADE: Shurley Grammar 4 Homeschool Kit
FOURTH GRADE: Shurley Grammar 4 Homeschool Kit
 
Price: $80.00

Description
 
Wouldn't it be great if students could learn complex grammar and writing skills easily and remember them year after year? Well, they can with Shurley English! This innovative, easy-to follow program successfully teaches students of all learning abilities through lessons that constantly expose them to "see it, hear it, say it, do it" activities. Yes! Shurley English reaches all of the learning styles of students while using repetition, fun, and student-parent interaction to help them learn difficult English skills.

Knowledge of complex grammar and writing skills is not learned over night. It is learned over time from the simplest to the most complex tasks. The process is actually a series of small, incremental, and sequential steps that must be learned precisely and thoroughly during the learning process. The Shurley English program uses a concrete set of questions about each word in a sentence to teach students how all the parts of a sentence fit together. The parent-teacher models each new step by following a scripted lesson from the teacher's manual. Then the student actively participates with the parent-teacher as the steps are practiced. The student is taught how to merge a strong skills foundation with the writing process. Shurley English opens unlimited learning potential for every student.

The most important effect of Shurley English on students may not only be their increased grasp of language, and improved grammar and writing skills, but their heightened self-confidence and self-esteem. Not only do the students gain confidence in English, but they carry this improved attitude into other subject areas as well.

Many homeschool students and educators have already realized the exciting results of using Shurley English! You can too! Join the perceptive group of homeschoolers who have chosen Shurely English to meet the academic needs of their children. Shurley English is truly English Made Easy! You do not need a separate writing program. The writing in Shurley English is very comprehensive. Children are taught how to write paragraphs in the four thematic patterns: expository, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive. Then, they are taught how to expand their paragraphs into essays.

Shurley Grammar Never Teaches Isolated Concepts A concrete set of questions about each word in a sentence is used to teach your child how all the parts of a sentence fit together. Your child always has a clear picture of how to write complete sentences.

Utilizes All Learning Styles Your child is constantly exposed to "see it, hear it, say it, do it" activities that meet the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles.

Uses Parent-Child Interaction Shurley English uses repetition, fun, and parent-child interaction to help your child learn difficult English skills. You model each new step in Shurley English for your child. Then, your child actively participates with you as the steps are practiced.

Uses Repetition to Attain Mastery Shurley English provides enough repetition to master each concept taught. Lessons include daily practice of old skills while new skills are being added.

Provides Tools for Writing Excellence Your child is taught how to merge a strong skill foundation with the writing process. As a result, you can spend less time going over beginning grammar and editing skills and more time introducing and enhancing advanced grammar and writing skills.

Promotes Higher-Order Thinking Skills Your child uses grammar and writing skills automatically with dependable results. This leads to higher-level thinking skills because your child is stimulated to learn and use his/her own thought processes to solve difficult language problems.

Leads to Success and Improved Self-Esteem The most important effect of Shurley English on your child may not be the increased grasp of language and improved grammar and writing skills. Instead, the greatest impact may be your child's heightened self-confidence and self-esteem. Not only does your child gain confidence in English, but he/she carries this improved attitude into other subject areas as well.

Teacher's Manual: The teacher's manual is the heart of the program at every level. Each lesson in the manual begins with a planning box, which contains lesson objectives. Scripted lessons provide you with the exact words for the Question & Answer Flows, questioning strategies, and the teaching techniques that make this program consistent for all grade levels. The script is especially helpful for parents who are new to homeschooling or are new to Shurley English. The Teacher's Manual is set up in chapters. There are five lessons in each chapter, and each chapter can be finished in one week. Each lesson takes approximately twenty to forty-five minutes to complete. Grammar, language skills, and writing are taught in each chapter.

Student Workbook: Levels 1-6 do not use traditional textbooks. Shurley English places special emphasis on parent-child interaction and participation. In Shurley English, the children have workbooks, not textbooks, to practice and test their acquired knowledge and skills. Most student workbooks contain a Jingle Section, a Reference Section, a Practice Section, and a Test Section. The Jingle Section contains all the jingles. The Reference Section includes vocabulary words, guided practices, samples, guidelines, and charts. The Practice Section provides extra practice on the various skills taught before the skills are tested. The Test Section contains the tests for each chapter. Each test is divided into four basic areas: grammar, vocabulary, language skills, and a summary of things learned for the week.

Introductory CD: The introductory CD provides the jingles and the Question & Answer Flows for the Introductory Sentences. It may be used to demonstrate jingles and Question & Answer Flows to children, or it may be used as a resource for the parents.