How to Teach Spelling

Every lesson is to some extent a spelling lesson. A decision must be made as to what words must be taught. The teacher will find material in:The words misspelled by the pupils in: their written work the Spelling book A spelling book should be used with judgment, and it should not take the place of the individual and class lists made from the oral and written vocabulary of the children. It is not necessary that a pupil should know how to spell a word which he may seldom have occasion to use in writ- ing. It is sufficient that he … Continue

Classical Grammar, Lesson 07. Comparison of Adjectives

To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Review past lessons on adjectives. Study the lesson for mastery. Memorize the rules in bold print. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson 53. Adjectives are not declined in the English language. In Latin, we learn that adjectives are declined and vary in forms to show gender, number, case and degree. While this is not true of English adjectives, they do vary their forms to express degree. 54. An adjective undergoes a change of form to express a comparison between different objects. When we compare objects, we either compare one to … Continue

Petty School Reading, Lesson 07. The Consonant L, M

This course provides step-by-step instruction and exercises to lead young children to read rightly, while also preparing them for future studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. Students are expected to learn each lesson and to demonstrate mastery of the skills covered. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Watch the Reading Lesson as many times as the child needs to learn the lesson. Study the lesson, committing each point to memory. When the content of the lesson is mastered, complete the lesson Assessment. Video The following video lesson is intended to allow a young child … Continue

Petty School Reading, Lesson 06. The Consonant H, K

This course provides step-by-step instruction and exercises to lead young children to read rightly, while also preparing them for future studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. Students are expected to learn each lesson and to demonstrate mastery of the skills covered. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Watch the Reading Lesson as many times as the child needs to learn the lesson. Study the lesson, committing each point to memory. When the content of the lesson is mastered, complete the lesson Assessment. Video The following video lesson is intended to allow a young child … Continue

Petty School Reading, Lesson 05. The Consonant F, G

This course provides step-by-step instruction and exercises to lead young children to read rightly, while also preparing them for future studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. Students are expected to learn each lesson and to demonstrate mastery of the skills covered. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Watch the Reading Lesson as many times as the child needs to learn the lesson. Study the lesson, committing each point to memory. When the content of the lesson is mastered, complete the lesson Assessment. Video The following video lesson is intended to allow a young child … Continue

Petty School Reading, Lesson 04. The Consonant C, D

This course provides step-by-step instruction and exercises to lead young children to read rightly, while also preparing them for future studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. Students are expected to learn each lesson and to demonstrate mastery of the skills covered. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Watch the Reading Lesson as many times as the child needs to learn the lesson. Study the lesson, committing each point to memory. When the content of the lesson is mastered, complete the lesson Assessment. Video The following video lesson is intended to allow a young child … Continue

Petty School Reading, Lesson 03. The Consonant B

This course provides step-by-step instruction and exercises to lead young children to read rightly, while also preparing them for future studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. Students are expected to learn each lesson and to demonstrate mastery of the skills covered. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Watch the Reading Lesson as many times as the child needs to learn the lesson. Study the lesson, committing each point to memory. When the content of the lesson is mastered, complete the lesson Assessment. Video The following video lesson is intended to allow a young child … Continue

Petty School Reading, Lesson 02. The Five Latin Vowels

This course provides step-by-step instruction and exercises to lead young children to read rightly, while also preparing them for future studies in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. Students are expected to learn each lesson and to demonstrate mastery of the skills covered. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Watch the Reading Lesson as many times as the child needs to learn the lesson. Study the lesson, committing each point to memory. When the content of the lesson is mastered, complete the lesson Assessment. Video The following video lesson is intended to allow a young child … Continue

Elementary Grammar I. Lesson 48. Interjections

“Hurrah! we have found him.” Is this a sentence? It is a sentence. What is the subject of this sentence? The pronoun “we” is the subject of this sentence. What is the predicate? “Have found” is the predicate of this sentence. What modifies the predicate? The pronoun “him,” an objective element, modifies the predicate. What does the word “hurrah” denote? The word “hurrah” denotes that the speaker or writer is highly pleased. Does the word “hurrah” affirm or deny any thing? It does not: it simply implies a feeling or emotion of pleasure. There are words, also, used to denote … Continue