Grade 5/6 Kit Includes:
Well-Ordered Language Level 3
The Well-Ordered Language curriculum presents the study of language in a way that appeals to a child’s inborn curiosity and desire to collect, gather, and order. The curriculum presents grammar in a clear, orderly way, while simultaneously seeking to cultivate a child’s wonder of language by presenting instruction in the context of narrative and language, attractive illustrations, and samples taken from classic children’s literature and poetry.
Students will not merely be able to identify the parts of a sentence, but also will understand how words behave in a sentence. As students see the components of language (the parts of speech) unfold before them throughout the Well-Ordered Language series, they will be able to apply their knowledge, gathering and arranging words to express their thoughts clearly and accurately.
The curriculum is designed for teachers and students to actively engage with each other and with the grammatical concepts in each lesson, using language skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—along with physical movement, songs, and chants. Through Well-Ordered Language’s unique, creative, and orderly method of analyzing the grammatical functions of the parts of speech, students will find the mastery of grammar achievable, meaningful, and delightful. Kit includes: Student Edition, Teacher's Edition, Extra Practice and Assessments (PDF), and Streaming Songs and Chants
Writing & Rhetoric
The Writing & Rhetoric series is a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric, in which our students will serve as apprentices to the great writers and great stories of history.
Writing & Rhetoric Book 5: Refutation & Confirmation A refutation is a short essay that attacks certain parts of a narrative. In this book, students will learn to identify and refute, or criticize, parts of a narrative that are unbelievable, improbable, unclear, or improper. A confirmation is a short essay that defends certain parts of a narrative. When students see parts of a narrative that are believable, probable, clear, or proper, they will confirm them. After learning to identify the parts of a story that can be attacked or defended, students will practice writing refutations or confirmations using sound arguments to explain their opinions.
Be assured that this exercise of refutation and confirmation is not about taking the magic out of stories. On the contrary, it is designed to help students love truly good stories even more because they will think about them more deeply. As students practice refutation and confirmation in this book, they will not only learn to form arguments and express their opinions, but also to find delight in the stories they read.
Writing & Rhetoric Book 6: Commonplace continues the development of the art of persuasive writing and oration. Students will learn to create six-paragraph essays that are arguments against the common vices of people and arguments in favor of common virtues. For example, cowardice and boasting are criticized while courage and humility are commended.
These two books are the fifth and sixth in a series of 12 books that will train students over 6 years, starting in grades 5 or 6 and up. Kit includes: Books 5 & 6 Student Edition, Books 5 & 6 Teacher's Edition, Books 5 & 6 Streaming Audio Files
Latin for Children C
Latin for Children Primer C is the third and final level in the Latin for Children series. Like Primer A and Primer B before it, Latin for Children Primer C is engaging, incremental, and easy to use. Students will learn more than 250 new vocabulary words and study more advanced grammar concepts, including fourth and fifth noun declensions and additional verb tenses, adjectives, and adverbs. Lessons include a plethora of mnemonic aids (songs, chants) that enable students to learn vocabulary and grammar with ease and delight. Exercises, quizzes, a thrilling adventure story, and a useful reference section are also included. The primer provides clear explanations of grammar in every chapter, written at the student’s level, making it a perfect choice for teachers, students, and parents! Kit includes: Primer C, Primer C Answer Key, Primer C streaming Video and Audio, Primer C Activity Book, and Primer C History Reader.