First Language Lessons Curriculum Review

First Language Lessons is a scripted grammar and composition program for grades 1 through 4 developed by Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well-Trained Mind.

Levels 1 and 2 cover 1st and 2nd grades, and consist of short, 5-15 minute memorization, grammar, copywork and narration exercises. Much of the work in this level of the program is completed orally.

Level 3 covers grades 2 through 4, and requires both the instructor's manual and a student workbook. It builds on the grammar concepts taught in previous levels, and also teaches dictation, sentence diagramming, and dictionary skills. Composition is also introduced at this level.

Lessons in all three levels are scripted, making instruction easy for parents.

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I used First Language Lessons with both of my kids (2004-6, 2008-10). The easy layout of the daily lessons and their instructions made this both fun and …

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We used First Language Lessons for 1st-2nd grade from 2007-2009. Likes: I liked the brevity of the lessons. They are the perfect length for the attention …

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I started home-schooling my 1st grader and 3rd grader this year. Both of my children are using First Language Lessons. My 1st grader started with Lesson …

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