Language Lessons for a Living Education 4

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Overview

For Ages 8-10

Ignite a love for communication with Master Books’ award winning homeschool curriculum: Language Lessons for a Living Education 4! This is a fun, full-color course helping students to progress in their development of language arts skills through picture study, memorization, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, observation, poems, psalms, letters, and practical application through creative writing.

Level 4 is equivalent to a fourth-grade level and moves the student toward mastery of reading and grammar as well as the mechanics of communication and writing. Lessons are scheduled for five days a week and can be accomplished in approximately 20 – 30 minutes

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A Look Inside

Book Trailer

Language Lessons 4: Flip Through

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Language Lessons 4: Overview

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Classroom Aid

Resources

SKU M138-0
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 3.00
Title Language Lessons for a Living Education 4
Series Language Lessons for a Living Education
ISBN 13 9781683441380
Contributors Kristen Pratt
Binding Paperback
Page Count 336
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Master Books’ beautiful language arts curriculum, Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 4, helps fourth grade level students master writing strong and descriptive paragraphs. They will learn story elements, the eight parts of speech, letter writing, and much more!

Complete with fun, full-color worksheets and the continued story of Claire and Micah, Level 4 keeps students engaged and excited to learn more!

Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 4 teaches students to recognize types of verbs and verb agreement, plural pronouns, prefixes, contractions, synonyms, root words and more. Continuing with what the student has learned in Level 3, Book 4 will add to their communication skills. They will review and refine lessons from Level 3 in addition to learning these new skills.

Within the course, students will:

  • Master state of being verbs, action verbs, and possessive nouns
  • Review sentences, singular and plural nouns, adjectives and adverbs
  • Identify abbreviations, proper use of punctuation marks, spelling, root words, compound words, and suffixes
  • Create their own dictionary with words learned through the course
  • Learn to create good paragraphs based on structure and comprehension
  • Develop skills in using the dictionary and a thesaurus for spelling and vocabulary- building
  • Explore the Scripture, parts of letter writing, copywork, and more!

Language Lessons for a Living Education is uniquely effective in teaching communication skills and the Gospel. In Level 4 of this award-winning series, each quarter has five stories, two picture studies (one of which is Bible-based), and two poems (one of which is a Psalm). Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets, students will create their very own dictionary as they move week by week through the material.

A helpful and detailed daily schedule:

  • DAY 1: Focus on a short story, poem, picture study, select Bible verses
  • DAY 2 & 3: Writing topics such as grammar and punctuation
  • DAY 4: Reading from 101 Favorite Stories of the Bible, Scripture copywork and memorization
  • DAY 5: Creating your own dictionary with a focus on spelling and vocabulary

Scope and sequence, a daily course calendar, and additional learning resources including independent reading lists, spelling words, practice sheets and more are included to help your student master basic concepts. Reviews are also incorporated throughout the course to help them understand and apply what they learn.

Required Course Materials: 101 Favorite Stories of the Bible


Table of Contents

  • Using This Course
  • Daily Schedule
  • Lesson 1: Story, Analogy, Nouns, Sentences, Reading, “a” Words
  • Lesson 2: Picture Study, Possessive Nouns, Sentences, Reading, “e” Words
  • Lesson 3: Story, Plural Pronouns, Conjunctions, Interjections, Reading, “i” Words
  • Lesson 4: Poem, Possessive Pronouns, Sentences, Reading, “o” Words
  • Lesson 5: Story, Verbs, Sentences, Quotation Marks, Reading, “u” Words
  • Lesson 6: Picture Study, State of Being Verbs, Helping Verbs, Commas, Reading, “ow” and “aw” Words
  • Lesson 7: Story, State of Being Verbs, Helping Verbs, Titles, Reading, -aught, -ought, and -ound Words
  • Lesson 8: Psalm, State of Being Verbs, Sentences, Writing a Paragraph, Reading, -ar, -or, -er, -ir, -ur Words
  • Lesson 9: Story, 1st Quarter Review, Reading, 1st Quarter Spelling Review
  • Lesson 10: Story, Verb Tense, Dictionary Guide Words, Pronunciation Key, Reading, Compound Words
  • Lesson 11: Picture Study, Verb Phrase, Contractions, Reading, Contractions
  • Lesson 12: Story, Verb Agreement, Abbreviations, Reading, Plural -s, -es; + y, vowel + o, consonant + o, exceptions Words
  • Lesson 13: Poem, Word Usage, Abbreviations, Reading, Plural f to v, y to i Words
  • Lesson 14: Story, Word Usage, Synonyms, Antonyms, Thesaurus, Reading, Irregular Plural Words
  • Lesson 15: Picture Study, Word Usage, Comparison, Reading, Suffixes -er and -est Words
  • Lesson 16: Story, Word Usage, Figures of Speech: Simile, Metaphor, Reading, -er, or, and -ar Words
  • Lesson 17: Psalm, Word Usage, Sentences: Writing a Paragraph, Reading, -el, -al, and -le Words
  • Lesson 18: Story, 2nd Quarter Review, Reading, 2nd Quarter Spelling Review
  • Lesson 19: Story, Adjectives, Prefix, Reading, Prefix non-, over-, mis-, de-, under-, bi-, tri-, quad-, oct-
  • Lesson 20: Picture, Adverbs, Suffix, Reading, Suffix -er, -or, -tion, -al, -ial, -ness, -ment, -en Words
  • Lesson 21: Story, Prepositions, Root Words, Reading, Root Words rupt, terr, geo, photo, tract, meter, metr
  • Lesson 22: Poem, Homonyms, Homophones, Sentences, Reading, Homophones
  • Lesson 23: Story, Homophones, Sentences, Writing a Paragraph, Reading, Homonyms
  • Lesson 24: Picture Study, Homographs, Parts of a Story: Setting, Character, Plot, Conclusion, Reading, Soft and Hard c and g Words
  • Lesson 25: Story, Eight Parts of Speech, Book Report, Reading, -ie and -ei, -oy and -oi Words
  • Lesson 26: Psalm, Eight Parts of Speech, Book Report, Reading, Three-syllable Words
  • Lesson 27: Story, 3rd Quarter Review, Reading, 3rd Quarter Spelling Review
  • Lesson 28: Story, Review: Nouns, Review: Sentences, Reading, ng, nk, nt, pt, sc, sk, st Words
  • Lesson 29: Picture Study, Review: Nouns, Review Sentences, Reading, sh, th, ch, -tch Words
  • Lesson 30: Story, Review: Prepositions, Sentences, Quotation Marks, Reading, spr, shr, str, squ, scr, spl, thr Words
  • Lesson 31: Poem, Review: Prefix, Suffix, Root Words, Titles, Abbreviations, Reading, f, gh, ph Words
  • Lesson 32: Story, Review: Verbs, Review: Similes, Metaphors, Reading, “k” (c, k, ck, qu) Words
  • Lesson 33: Picture Study, Review: Verbs, Review: Titles, Dictionary Guide Words, Thesaurus, Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading, Silent Letter (kn, gn, wr, wh) Words
  • Lesson 34: Story, Review: Adjectives, Adverbs, Review-Parts of a Story, Reading, Double Consonant Words
  • Lesson 35: Psalm, Review: Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Friendly Letter, Envelope, Reading, Ordinal Number Words
  • Lesson 36: Story, 4th Quarter Review, Reading, 4th Quarter Spelling Review
  • Teacher Aids
Cant wait to start in the fall!
Review by Ashley
We are about to finish up level 3 and can’t wait to start level 4! I have already flipped through it and it looks great. As always the lessons aren’t too long and it is a nice step up from level 3 without being intimidating or overwhelming. There’s lots of review of topics covered from level 3 but looks like they are taking it a little deeper this year and doing more of their own creative writing as well. I love that we can still use our 101 favorite stories from the Bible book from level 3. This curriculum is so affordable and has been perfect for my daughter who is a struggling reader and writer!
Love it!
Review by Ellen
I've been using this curriculum for my kids since finding it in second grade. This is my kids' favorite subject, thanks to Master Books! I love it, too because it's easy to follow along so that my kids can almost exclusively do their language arts lessons independently and then just bring it to me to check their work.
Love this series
Review by Heather
We continue to love this language arts series! I used Level 4 with my 4th grade son last year. He has been a struggling reader/speller and this series has been great for him although he does need help with the reading and I often substituted something else for spelling. We discovered that he is likely dyslexic and so have taken a break from Language Lessons this year in order to focus more on helping him with reading in the way he learns best. He is doing great and we are looking forward to continuing with Language Lessons next year while implementing some of the techniques we’ve learned this year. Just an encouragement to others that it is ok to take a break, focus on reinforcement for a while and then come back to it!
This is our 3 year using this RLA curriculum
Review by Elizabeth
I like this workbook for my son. He has ASD, and this is a little more condensed for him. I do wish on certain days for more questions , as some of the day’s assignments seem a tad too short. Over all a quality, faith based curriculum.
Love it but wish I felt more confident in the core learning
Review by Wemi
My son absolutely loves this series. We use it as a supplement because I don't feel confident that it covers all the core basics he needs, perhaps that is the pro and con wrapped up in one. It feels so fun and easy and that leads to me questioning if we are truly getting a solid foundation but I would recommend it to others without a doubt.
Good material.... short lessons
Review by Robin
Short lessons lend themselves to breeze through. It can be argued that there is not enough practice in the curriculum to solidify the information in the student's brain. If parents and teachers understand this, they can take review time very seriously. But if you gloss through the course, without taking the time to digest it, they'll forget 75% of it. You could say this about many curriculum though.
Simple to use curriculum
Review by Ashley
I really like Language Lessons because of how simple it is. It helps to eleminate the struggle with my kid in doing her work since it does not take very long to complete. I do wish they would introduce spelling at the begginning of the week though, and maybe give simple optional spelling activites throughout the week. Although, they do have the optional activities listed in the back- which I do appreciate.
Great Resource
Review by Olurazhidaan
LLLE has been our consistent language learning resource since 2nd grade and has been impactful, easy to use and kept my daughter’s attention. My almost 7.5 year old is using level 4 for this school year, which in my opinion is equivalent to a strong 3rd grade language arts curriculum when used with most of the additional resources in the back of the book. We should be finishing up by the end of April or early May. I hesitate to give it 5 stars since I feel that the text lacks some vigor. Should definitely introduce the spelling words at the beginning of the lessons, not towords the end AND have multiple practice days to put these words to use. We have overcome this problem by introducing them on the first day and creating 2 reusable companion documents, which give her additional opportunities to use these words in a sentence and write/alphabetize them. I also conduct an additional spelling test every 3-4 lessons (chapters) for retention, as well as using the additional resources in the back of the book. That said, overall this curriculum is adaptable, convenient, teacher friendly, has great flow, and is beautifully planned out and written.
Can’t wait!
Review by Stacy
We have loved LL for the last 2 years. Can’t wait to get started on level 4. My kids appreciate the “less is more” approach (not super repetitive, only a couple pages per day). I appreciate the little to no prep…and checking off the boxes of the things we should be learning. Thankful for Masterbooks
Easily adaptable
Review by Elisabeth
This curriculum is so easy to adapt to the child's needs. For example, one of my sons is a good speller, so I skip those pages. My other son is not, and there is extra helps in the back of the book that he can use.
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