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TL: DR – Charlotte Mason Grammar and Composition, Grades 4-6

This is part IX,  the summary of what we’ve covered on Miss Mason’s approach to grammar and composition for grades 4-6, along with some practical tools. -For composition, see these posts; What Not To Do Composition, Form II (grades 4-6) And remember that Miss Mason’s methods are a tapestry, several things woven together, and for the language […]

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Charlotte Mason on Composition and Grammar for 4-6 grades, cont.

 One of the books Miss Mason used with 4-6 graders is How To Tell The Parts of Speech, by E. A. Abbott.  The book is dated enough that it is of limited use for today’s teacher/parent, unless you are confident enough in your knowledge of grammar to make adaptations and corrections as you go.  We […]

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Charlotte Mason’s Approach to Grammar, Grades 4-6

In searching for Miss Mason’s approach to grammar and composition after the for older children, I began by darting all over the place in the six volumes.  Like a hunting hound that has lost the scent, I amassed a good deal of unconnected and loosely connected material, blurred my vision and clouded my thinking and […]

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Charlotte Mason’s ‘Umbrella’ Composition Book

It’s not her book, in the sense that she wrote it, but hers as the one she talks about when explaining how composition should *not* be taught. I mentioned it here. I can’t find the full book online, but I found a MacMillan sample book- a book with samples of pages from various of their […]

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Charlotte Mason: Composition Grades 4-6

In years 4-6 for Composition and grammar, Miss Mason had her students learn the parts of speech, and do some assigned writing. The assignments and topics came from their reading, and were in addition to regular oral or sketched narration of all their readings. The older children (fifth and sixth grade) might be asked to […]

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