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Just wanted to throw this out there . . . in Montessori, kids are diagramming sentences with 3D manipulatives as they are learning to read, and they learn the parts of speech through activities and short explanations waaay before independent reading. So for instance, the teacher will define an adverb and then say, "Janey, tip-toe QUIETLY", "Tommy, run across the room QUICKLY" etc. There are some really great M Language presentations (free online MOTEACO and more) dealing with introducing grammar that are definitely worth checking out if you are interested in teaching grammar to a pre-reader or very young child.

I don't think it's necessary to learn grammar very early, but I don't think it hurts either.
That sounds so awesome! I'm off to google too!
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That sounds so awesome! I'm off to google too!
Ok, this didn't quote the original post about using manips for diagramming--oops. I was going to ask is this like using Cuisenaire rods to diagram sentences? I saw a blog about that, but since we are still a ways from that [or at least I am, I didn't pay too much attention.



So I was planning to start FLL after Christmas or so. We've been doing OPGTR, and I gotta be honest, I don't like it. It's so DULL! Thank goo the lessons are so short, or we might BOTH be in tears. I'm thinking of following the sequence, but just teaching the sounds my own way, or just through a quickie lesson before I hand him a phonics practice reader. I haven't actually ordered it yet: Is FLL better?
post #203 of 211
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I didn't like OPGTR. We had a lot of success with Hooked on Phonics (I love the readers) but my favorite is Phonics Pathways - same basic concept as OPGTR, but something about it makes it not dull and dry. (It's not scripted for one.) FLL would work for grammar, but you would still need something for phonics. FLL is kind of dry and is scripted, but it does lay a great foundation. We are taking a bit of a break from FLL and using Growing with Grammar, but I couldn't see having started with GWG without the background from FLL (and ds#1 is still doing FLL 3 on Fridays, and ds#2 will do FLL 2 with dh when I'm on maternity "leave"). I just needed a break from the teacher-intensiveness of it.

I haven't heard of using Cuisenaire rods for diagramming ... I'll have to google that too. Ds#1 is learning traditional diagramming this year; ds#2 will learn next year, but we all do sentence analysis through Michael Clay Thompson Island materials, and it would be cool to introduce a visual/manipulative especially for the more complex sentences.
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I would to see your rotation for US History. I have brainstormed doing this as well, but have yet to figure out exactly "how" to do it.
I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I'll do it, but my plan so far is to divide it up like this:
Year 1: Early America through the end of the War of 1812
Year 2: Westward expansion through 1913
Year 3: World War I through present

I don't know how it will work, though. There is a lot of material to cover! Since SOTW4 covers not only both World Wars but the Civil War as well, I think we'll be ok.

I'll PM you the link to my website and you can see what I have planned for this year. I don't have the other two years' worth planned specifically yet, but as soon as I do I will add them to the website.
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BTW, should we start an October Thread since it's already the 6th?
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Just a funny thought that hit me while reading what you wrote:

My son (will be 6 Oct 22) can not read at all but is quite good at handwriting and has expressed an interest in learning cursive. :

That is what I love about homeschooling. I am not forced to make any of the children fit into any certain mold. :
I think it is nice too. DD has just recently begun to really have the coordination to make handwriting anything but a penance. We've been doing quite a lot of physical activities because of this, and because her posture isn't great, and either that, or just time, seems to be helping out.
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Wait. It's October???
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Wait. It's October???
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Wait. It's October???
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As much as I'm getting ready to not be pregnant anymore, the thought of the December getting here any faster is a little . But, in spirit of keeping with the title of this thread, I'll go ahead and start a belated October thread and link here.
post #210 of 211
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October CM/Classical thread is now up and running. But, we can pretend it's not quite yet October if we want, at least for a little while.
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I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I'll do it, but my plan so far is to divide it up like this:
Year 1: Early America through the end of the War of 1812
Year 2: Westward expansion through 1913
Year 3: World War I through present

I don't know how it will work, though. There is a lot of material to cover! Since SOTW4 covers not only both World Wars but the Civil War as well, I think we'll be ok.

I'll PM you the link to my website and you can see what I have planned for this year. I don't have the other two years' worth planned specifically yet, but as soon as I do I will add them to the website.
Thanks for the link I may start doing this. Thinking.....
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