English For The Thoughtful Child
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I had a long list of things I wanted to find in a first grammar/composition text. I wanted to apply what Charlotte Mason called narration. I wanted material that would concentrate on the writing process and yet not burden the young child. I wanted a text that would draw the child into writing. I wanted at text that would lay the foundation for good composition skills that would be applied in all learning situations. With seven children to care for (and now there are eleven!), I wanted something simple and fun to work with-both for me and my children. When I found this book, I knew I had found the book I wanted to use. Originally published in 1903, the book uses wonderful pictures to stimulate the child’s imagination and lead him or her to writing (see the front cover of the book for a sample). The grammar that is introduced includes those things necessary to the writing task. There are memorization assignments, oral composition, written composition and practice exercises. I use this book for our second grade English text, but it is also very useful as a first course for older, reluctant writers. No teacher’s edition necessary. Everything you need is in the student text.