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Parts of Speech with Aesop’s Fables and Silliness (4 of 5)

I put this together for my husband, who is teaching a middle school grammar course for a few weeks, and over half his students are not native English speakers. It only includes adjectives, nouns, verbs, and the occasional preposition because those are the parts of speech the class is reviewing.

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Meiklejohn and Morris, Textbooks Mason Used for Grades 7-9

I blogged about CM’s approach to composition and grammar for grades 7-9 previously (scroll for links). There are two textbooks she used for these grades- at least, two that are mentioned in the programmes I found on AmblesideOnline’s website. In this post, I will share more specific details about the use of the two textbooks mentioned […]

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Charlotte Mason Composition Instruction for Grades 7-9

  Yesterday I posted an overview of the types of assignments this age group completed in their grammar and composition studies. Today, we’re going to look more closely at Composition. In volume 1 of Miss Mason’s six volume series, she writes this: “‘Composition’ comes by Nature.––In fact, lessons on ‘composition’ should follow the model of […]

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Charlotte Mason Grammar and Composition, Grades 7-9

  There’s a lot to process (isn’t there always?), but I think the most useful information I gleaned from reading the programmes for this level is this: ‘making progress each term.’ Start where you are, and move forward. Progress may be slow, but what matters is that there is progress, improvement. I looked over the […]

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Charlotte Mason Composition, Form III

This is just an overview of the next step in composition for older students. I’ll be breaking it down further in subsequent posts. Volume 3: “The sort of curriculum I have in view should educate children upon Things and Books. Current thought upon the subject of education by Things is so sound and practical, and so thoroughly carried into effect, […]

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