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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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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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