A 36-Week Long Schedule for Tracking Down Good Grammar with Scout the Dog
Designed for Students Ready to Learn Basic Parts of Speech and Sentence Mechanics
Target Age Group: Grades 3
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
This Language Arts Guide
The “Tracking Down Good Grammar” guide schedules enough material for a full school year. This program pulls together several great resources. This guide schedules: guided handwriting practice, creative writing, parts of speech worksheets, punctuation, sentence structure and types, spelling activities and practice, vocabulary workbooks, language activities, and language skills. The guide offers an abundance of weekly teaching notes, helps, and instructions on how-to-use the materials in this guide and so on. The answer key for the LA 3 Student Worktext Set is included as part of this guide.
A rollicking-good time will be had with the LA 3 Student Worktext Set, guided by the endearing dog, Scout, whose adventures are sure to have kids learning and laughing. Students start out practicing print handwriting and move along into cursive practice. The script is a traditional cursive script and is included in the LA 3 Student Worktext Set. Creative writing topics coordinate with the topics taken from the student’s themed program for a truly cross-curricular experience. Students continue to improve their reading skills, reading suggested books that range in length from 65 to 250 pages, but which have a consistent reading level achievable for this age. Students are expected to read about a chapter a day.
Introducing Ebook Language Arts!
You’ll love the functionality and flexibility of our ebook language arts programs for grades 3-6. Each program is an ebook collection that includes a guide and most of your language arts resources. These ebook collections are specially formatted to make them easy to view on a tablet or laptop, or print from your home printer and use. The language arts worktexts, for instance, can be printed as worksheets at home or in WP’s booklet format at Staples.
Best of all, your ebook purchase allows you to print as many copies of consumables as you need for your family. Printing consumables can really help you save on most language arts programs, as so many include several consumables.
Another change this year is that we are no longer selling readers as part of our 3rd-6th LA programs. With the advent of personal reading devices, tablets, smartphones, and laptops, more and more of these books are available in a less-expensive ebook format. Reader sets are still scheduled and available as special order items, but we believe this offers flexibility to parents to choose to buy ebooks, or borrow books from a friend or library to reduce their homeschool costs. Instead, we are including eReading Schedules that schedule books and provide discussion questions.
List of the Student Books
- Wordly Wise 3000 – Book 3 Student Book
- Spellwell B, Bb, & Answer Key Student Books
- LA Student Worktext Set
- Independent Student Reader Set*
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide schedules independent reading, but as mentioned above the readers above are not sold as part of the LA 4 “Solving the Mysteries of Grammar” set. This guide schedules multiple independent reading options. Each reader option has a different historical or themed focus, such as: Early and Later American History, World Cultures, World History, and Animals. Each of these Independent Readers Set coordinate with our themed packages. Simply choose the Independent Student Reader Set that your student is most interested or coordinates with your themed study.
Concepts LA 3″ Tracking Down Good Grammar” Covers:
Week 1: Capitalization
Week 2: What is a Sentence?
Week 3: Declarative Sentences & Periods
Week 4: Interrogative Sentences & Question Marks
Week 5: Exclamatory Sentences & Exclamation Points
Week 6: Imperative Sentences & Understood You
Week 7: Writing Letters & Using Commas
Week 8: What is a Noun?
Week 9: Singular & Plural Nouns
Week 10: Abstract & Concrete Nouns
Week 11: Common & Proper Nouns
Week 12: Possessive Nouns
Week 13: What is a Verb?
Week 14: Action Verbs
Week 15: Helping & Linking Verbs
Week 16: Verb Tenses
Week 17: Subjects & Verbs That Agree
Week 18: What is a Pronoun?
Week 19: Singular, Plural, & Possessive Pronouns
Week 20: Interrogative & Demonstrative Pronouns
Week 21: What is an Adjective?
Week 22: More About Adjectives
Week 23: Other Words Work as Adjectives
Week 24: What is an Adverb?
Week 25: What is a Preposition?
Week 26: Prepositional Phrases
Week 27: What is an Article?
Week 28: What is an Interjection?
Week 29: What is a Conjunction?
Week 30: Comparative Adjectives & Adverbs
Week 31: Direct Objects
Week 32: Contractions & Apostrophes
Week 33: Question Marks & Compound Words
Week 34: Synonyms & Antonyms
Week 35: Nouns of Direct Address & Negatives
Week 36: Review & Test