First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind

From one of the authors of The Well Trained Mind, comes First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind, a wonderful book for first and second graders. It is a "complete grammar and writing text for those first two all-important years of study."

  • Scripted lessons give the teacher and confidence
  • Original, clear illustrations related the lessons to the student's own world
  • Simple-focused learning goals build a strong foundation for achievement

Mini-Review by Harriet Yoder

This is just what I have been looking for in a grammar/writing book for primary students. With its scripted lessons, gentle approach, and very reasonable cost, First Language Lessons introduces grammar and writing without the tears! My boys have enjoyed the lessons and I have learned some things about teaching grammar as well. This is a definite winner!

My daughter told me I had to tell you about the Companion Audio CD. It's a fun way to reinforce the learning from Levels 1 and 2. Her children liked it.

If you want your student to memorize the poems in the lessons, listening to the cd will help.

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 1 9781933339443
First Language Lessons For the Well Trained Mind, Level 1, 2nd Ed.

By Jessie Wise, Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13:9781933339443

Now in the second edition, First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind, Level 1 was redesigned to make it easier to use. It still uses the classical techniques of memorization, copy work, dictation, and narration to develop a child's language ability. It is a one-year program.

Grade 1, this is a one year program.

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Price $13.49

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Level 2 9781933339450
First Language Lessons For the Well Trained Mind, Level 2

By Jessie Wise, Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13:9781933339450

Now in the second edition, First Language Lessons Level 2 was revised to make it easier to use. It still uses the classical techniques of memorization, copy work, dictation, and narration to develop a child's language ability.

It is a one year program.

Grade 2

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Audio Companion for First Language Lessons Levels 1 and 2
First Language Lessons Audio Companion for Levels 1 and 2

Read by Mark Russo, Music by Mike Smith, Intro by Jessie Wise, Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13: 9781933339498

Our daughter's children already love First Language Lessons, but she says the Audio Companion for Levels 1 and 2 makes the course even better. Her children love listening to it in the car.

It features fun poems, entertaining stories, and memorable rhymes from both levels. There are also original songs for memorizing the parts of speech. Jessie Wise introduces the CD with tips on how to use it.

Audio CD accompanies Levels 1 and 2. It is also compatible with the original edition of the combined book.

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Level 3 Teacher 9781933339078
First Language Lessons For the Well Trained Mind Level 3 Teacher

By Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington, Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13:9781933339078

Level 3 is "a simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching simple." Like the original, it uses the classical techniques of memorization, copy work, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability.

It is designed to follow Levels 1 and 2, but it can be used as a first grammar text for older students. First Language Lessons, Level 3 is designed to be completed in one year.

Suitable for grades 3 or 4.

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Level 3 Workbook 9781933339085
First Language Lessons For the Well Trained Mind Level 3 Workbook

By Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington, Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13:9781933339085

Level 3 Workbook "uses copywork, narration, dictation, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability."

Grades 3 or 4

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Level 4 Teacher By Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington 9781933339344
First Language Lessons For the Well Trained Mind Level 4 Teacher

By Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington, Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13:9781933339344

Level 4 is a "complete grammar and writing text that covers a wide range of topics--including parts of speech, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing, storytelling, and narration."

It is designed to follow Levels 1 to 3, but it can be used as a first grammar text for older students. First Language Lessons, Level 4 is designed to be completed in one year.

Suitable for grades 3-5

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Level 4 Student Workbook By Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington 9781933339337
First Language Lessons For the Well Trained Mind Level 4 Workbook

By Jessie Wise and Sara Buffington, Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN-13:9781933339337

The Level 4 Workbook "uses copy work, narration, dictation, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability."

The Student Workbook provides worksheets for the Level 4 program and saves the teacher preparation time.

Grades 3-5

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