Skill Subject Resources

 

Dictation Suggestions

The Dictation Spelling Book I

The Dictation Spelling Book II

Handwriting Suggestions

The New Handwriting for Teachers -Bridges-Google Books PDF

Getty-Dubay Italics Handwriting Series

Transcription -copywork, copybooks & commonplace books

"A Survey of Charlotte Mason's Transcription" PDF of a blog article

"Commonplace Books" Link to a  blog article

 

Reader Suggestions for Children

Treadwell Readers and Teachers' Guide

Resources for Reading and Phonics

Word Family Booklets

Sam Books  -Beginning Reader Booklets

Articles from Parents' Review on Reading:
 

First Reading Lesson

Another Reading Lesson

An Essay on the Teaching of Reading

First Reading Lessons

Reading and Recitation

First Reading Lessons (V12)

Narration

Narrating is a foundational component of a Charlotte Mason education. It is also one of the more misunderstood components. To fully understand narration as it will be used in this curriculum, it is important to read most of the articles at the blog on this site.

Grammar  Resources

 

Grammarland 

Mary's Grammar

Books by Ruth Heller:

  • Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs

  • Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives

  • Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns

  • Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs

  • Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions

  • A Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns

  • Mine! All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns

  • Fantastic! Wow! And Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions

 

Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss -Companion Guide

Foreign Languages Resources

French

Nallenart

L'Art de Dire: K-3 I have not used this.

L'Art de Lire: 3-8 There are 6 books/levels. We loved this series.

L'Art d'Ecrire: 9+ We are just beginning this book.

Breaking the Barrier 

3 Levels

I adapt and adjust this curriculum. We are currently using the beginner level. 

 

The French Experiment

French children's stories with audio component.

French Fables in Action

A book of French fables used in Form II which can be acted out.

Speaking French

These books are based on Gouin's method of teaching languages. I have not seen or used these books myself yet.

 

A Primary French Course

French  book used in Form II, PNEU programs. 

Un, Deux, Trois: First French Rhymes

A collection of traditional French rhymes through song by Opal Dunn. This would be especially nice in the Foundation level, but is certainly helpful for all elementary-aged children.

Introduction to French Poetry: A Dual-Language Book

A collection of French poems with English translations edited by Stanley Appelbaum -helpful for  upper school students.

Selected Fables: A Dual-Language Book

A collection of  French fables  by Jean de La Fontaine with English translation edited by Stanley Appelbaum -helpful for Lower School A and upper school students.

 

German

The German Experiment

German  children's stories with audio component.

A Primary German Course

German  book used in Form III, PNEU programs. 

Speaking German

These books are based on Gouin's method of teaching languages. I have not seen or used these books myself yet.

Italian

The Italian Experiment

Italian  children's stories with audio component.

 

Spanish

Breaking the Barrier

3 Levels

The Spanish Experiment

Spanish  children's stories with audio component.

Speaking Spanish

These books are based on Gouin's method of teaching languages. I have not seen or used these books myself yet.

 

 

Latin

 

Memoria Press

 

The following resources can all be purchased through Memoria Press -linked above.

 

Latina Christiana I and II: I have used Latina Christiana I and we did not care for it too much.

 

Henle Latin: We used part of the first text. I did like it but the Form series (see below) was designed to redo and expand on it. I do like having the translation work. 

 

Form series: First Form-Fourth Form Latin: My older daughter completed the first book and we have the second book. She liked this series above Henle and Latina Christina.

 

Wheelock's Latin: We have not used this book, nor do I have it. I have heard that it is good text. 

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