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Language of God, Level B

Grammar & Composition

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Grammar & Writing, Grade 3

This worktext teaches grammar and writing composition with an “open-and-go” approach. Includes lessons on letter writing and building better sentences, My Journal Pages with simple writing prompts, and Copywork and Dictation assignments.

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This series is designed to provide a solid introduction to English and grammar skills in the context of our Holy Faith. Entertaining content and original illustrations keep students engaged in each lesson’s variety of activities. All instruction is contained in the student worktext, encouraging independent study.

Level B features:

  • Grammar lessons on topics such as helping verbs, adjectives, nouns, and abbreviations
  • Lessons on writing better sentences
  • Copywork and dictation assignments
  • Regular writing assignments with topic suggestions
  • A removable answer key
  • Lay-flat spiral binding for convenience

Save—Worktext includes dictation, composition, and copywork practice!

Recommended for advanced second-grade or average third-grade use. A daily schedule for this program is available in CHC Lesson Plans for Third Grade.

GRAMMAR
Capitalization
Titles of Respect
Abbreviations
Periods and Telling Sentences
Question Marks and Asking Sentences and Words
Exclaiming and Commanding Sentences
Complete Sentences
Sentence Parts: Subject and Predicate
Singular, Plural, and Irregular Plural Nouns
Possessive Nouns
Singular and Plural Verbs
State of Being Verbs, Past and Present Tense
Irregular Verbs and Helping Verbs
Adjectives that Compare
Pronouns
Rhyming words
Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones

WRITING COMPOSITION
“My Journal Page”: nine assignments distributed throughout the year
Building Better Sentences
Telling Stories: Beginning, Middle, and End
Address Practice and Letter Writing

Product Code: LOGB
Format: Softcover
Binding: Spiral binding
Page Count: 151 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9780982458563
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: A removable answer key is included in the back of the book.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Q: I’ve heard a lot of positive comment about your Language of God grammar program, but wonder if it is enough for grammar and writing?

The Language of God series extends from second through eighth grades. [In first grade, grammar is incorporated into the spelling program.] Language of God’s grammar closely follows the standard sequence of grammar study found in quality language arts books.

Language of God’s writing assignments are based on the reasoning that a true picture of a student’s mastery of writing and grammar skills will less likely be revealed in a story about ‘How I Spent My Summer Vacation’ than in, for example, a letter of thanks written to his parish priest. In preparation for adult life, Language of God users practice their writing and grammar skills in practical ways, including letters to shut-ins or elderly relatives in the early levels, or letters to the editor of Catholic or secular publications or to their congressional representatives. Other writing assignments range from paragraph writing to journaling.

In summary, ‘enough writing’ depends largely on how much writing is assigned by the teacher, who knows her children’s interests best. If too little writing assigned, there is too little writing.

For those who would like extra writing practice in the elementary grades, other CHC writing programs include Writing Workshops.

“Hands down, Language of God is the most wonderful program for Language Arts!”
– Jennifer, IN

Q: Language of God seems like a strange title for an English book. What is this title supposed to mean?

Language is a great gift from God; it can be used to curse or to bless, to hurt or to comfort, to tear down or to build up. This series aims, through gentle, child-friendly, Catholic grammar instruction, to teach children to use this great gift of language to bless and build up, ultimately to witness to the infinite love of God.

Q: I want to purchase your Language of God book, but I see that there are no tests that come with the book. Are there any tests that I can buy that go with the book?

A testing system is built into each level of the Language of God series; however, the test pages are labeled as review or practice pages.

In a public school setting, classroom teachers have difficulty tracking individual, daily progress because of the sheer volume of work produced by 30 students. Testing, therefore, is necessary to shed more light on individual performance.

In a homeschool setting, testing doesn’t generally reveal further information on student progress than the teacher already knows; the teacher is intimately and immediately aware, on a daily basis, of her child’s understanding of the material.

In any case, in the Language of God series these review, or test, pages occur about every 12 to 15 pages, and may be used for review, practice, and testing. Some like to use the pages as practice exercises, but then return to the same pages and use them as tests a week or two later. [If the workbook page has been used, the test may be given orally.]

Photo submitted by Jenna, MN.

My children could not wait to tell me the exciting information they'd learned about a saint through the sentences in Language of God. They really felt like they had read a story, and happened to do some grammar work with it, when they used Language of God.

Photo submitted by Kristi, AZ.

Hands down, Language of God is the most wonderful program for Language Arts. I apologize to my Protestant friends because I can’t recommend a program for them that’s anywhere nearly as good as what I use for my own children.

Photo submitted by Rebecca, VA.

I have used this grammar series for my children exclusively. My oldest is just finishing Level B. I had a friend suggest another program to me last summer, at the notion that this series may not ‘be enough.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. We never touched the other program, and all the same content was covered in both books. Like many of the other subjects offered by CHC, Language of God is gentle yet thorough.

“My son studying outside on a nice Kansas Autumn day.” —Susie, KS

My son is currently using Language of God, Level B. The work to be done is not only concise and well presented, I find that I can easily go back a few pages and orally review the contents in just a minute’s time.

Photo submitted by Sarah, CO.

I am really liking this program—my children are learning but aren’t overwhelmed. Many of my children are from third world countries and have English issues and this program seems to work.

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