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Seamlessly add your Language Lessons for a Living Education or Writing Strands curriculum from Master Books to your homeschool schedule with these lesson plans for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription. Language Lessons for a Living Education provides a Charlotte Mason approach to language arts skills including phonics, grammar, writing, vocabulary, and spelling with short, engaging lessons that incorporate character-building stories, copywork, narration, and hands-on activities. Homeschool favorite, Writing Strands, helps your student build strong writing skills in addition to developing reading and communication skills through the step-by-step instructions in the convenient all-in-one worktext format of the curriculum.

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  • The publisher-recommended course of study
  • 1 school year lesson plan, covering all the assignments for your Language Lessons for a Living Education or Writing Strands curriculum.
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  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Bundle includes all 7 Living Ed. lesson plans!
  • Writing Strands Bundle includes all 6 Writing Strands lesson plans!
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Lesson Plans

Language Lessons for a Living Education Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 1 - 6

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Language Lessons for a Living Education Lesson Plan Bundle includes lesson plans for:

  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 1 (1 semester)
  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 1 (1 year)
  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 2
  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 3
  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 4
  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 5
  • Language Lessons for a Living Education Level 6

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Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 1 (1 semester)  For Grade 1

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The curriculum for this Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 1 (1 semester) lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

442365: Language Lessons for a Living Education 1 SetLanguage Lessons for a Living Education 1 Set
By Kristen Pratt, Ken Ham & Stephanie Townsend / Master Books

Give your students a growing appreciation of communication with this first-grade course that builds on what they learned in Foundations Phonics. They'll cover the basics of reading, write words and then sentences, create their own dictionary, and more. Includes softcover textbook, Not Too Small at All, Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure, and The Door of Salvation.

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Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 1 (1 year)  For Grade 1

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The curriculum for this Language Lesson for Living Education, Level 1 (1 year) lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

442365: Language Lessons for a Living Education 1 SetLanguage Lessons for a Living Education 1 Set
By Kristen Pratt, Ken Ham & Stephanie Townsend / Master Books

Give your students a growing appreciation of communication with this first-grade course that builds on what they learned in Foundations Phonics. They'll cover the basics of reading, write words and then sentences, create their own dictionary, and more. Includes softcover textbook, Not Too Small at All, Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure, and The Door of Salvation.

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Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 2  For Grade 2

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The curriculum for this Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 2 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

44122X: Language Lessons for a Living Education 2

Language Lessons for a Living Education 2
By Kristen Pratt / Master Books

Language Lessons for a Living Education 2 is designed for Grade 2 students and uses a story-based approach to teach language. A story is given, and is followed by narration practice, grammar practice, and copywork practice. Phonics, picture studies, spelling and observation skills are also integrated. Each quarter has five stories, two picture studies (one of which is Bible-based), and two poems (one of which is a Psalm). Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets student will create their very own dictionary as they move week by week through the material. By the end of the course, students should have developed their early reading and narration skills and be able to comfortably write up to three sentences at a time. 476 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched. 2nd Grade.

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Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 3  For Grade 3

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The curriculum for this Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 3 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

441418: Language Lessons for a Living Education 3

Language Lessons for a Living Education 3
By Kristen Pratt / Master Books

Language Lessons for a Living Education 3 is designed for Grade 3 students and uses a story-based approach to teach language. A reading selection is followed by five daily exercises that include a mix of sight-word practice, narration or observation work, spelling practice, reading comprehension practice, grammar practice, reading comprehension practice, and more. Each quarter has five stories, two picture studies (one of which is Bible-based), and two poems (one of which is a Psalm). Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets student will create their very own dictionary as they move week by week through the material. By the end of the course, students should have developed their early reading and narration skills and be able to comfortably write a four to five sentence paragraph. 411 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched. 3rd Grade. Please note that this curriculum requires the book 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible from Master Books, which is not included and is sold-separately.

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Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 4  For Grade 4

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The curriculum for this Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 4 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

441429: Language Lessons for a Living Education 4

Language Lessons for a Living Education 4
By Kristen Pratt / Master Books

Language Lessons for a Living Education 4 is designed for Grade 4 students and uses a story-based approach to teach language. A reading selection is followed by five daily exercises that include a mix of narration, independent reading, grammar, writing, reading comprehension, spelling, and "just4fun" critical thinking exercises. Each quarter features five stories, two picture studies (one of which is Bible-based), and two poems (one of which is a Psalm). Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets student will create their very own dictionary as they move through the material. Students will develop their reading skills and narration skills and by the end of the course should be able to write a four to five-sentence paragraph.

Quarterly reviews are integrated in the course, and can be used as quizzes or tests for assessment. A section of teacher aids at the back of the book includes assessment charts, reading lists, spelling lists, grammar study sheets, lists of books of the Bible, practice pages, and more.

Lessons will take approximately 20-30 minutes per lesson, five days a week. Covers one year of instruction.

480 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched. 4th Grade. Answer key included at the back of the book. Scripture taken from NASB Please note that this curriculum requires the book 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible from Master Books, which is not included and is sold-separately.

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Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 5  For Grade 5

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The curriculum for this Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 5 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

441786: Language Lessons for a Living Education 5

Language Lessons for a Living Education 5
By Kristen Pratt / New Leaf Publishing

Language Lessons for a Living Education 5 is designed for Grade 5 students and uses a story-based approach to teach language. A reading selection is followed by five daily exercises that include a mix of narration, independent reading, grammar, writing, reading comprehension, spelling, and "just4fun" critical thinking exercises. Each quarter features five stories, two picture studies (one of which is Bible-based), and two poems (one of which is a Psalm). Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets student will create their very own dictionary as they move through the material. Students will develop their reading skills and narration skills and by the end of the course should be able to write different types of paragraphs.

Quarterly reviews are integrated in the course, and can be used as quizzes or tests for assessment. A section of teacher aids at the back of the book includes assessment charts, reading lists, spelling lists, grammar/parts of speech/writing study sheets, and more.

Lessons will take approximately 20-30 minutes per lesson, five days a week. Covers one year of instruction.

478 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched. 5th Grade. Answer key included at the back of the book. Scripture taken from NASB.

Please note that this curriculum requires the book 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible, which is not included and is sold-separately.

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Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 6  For Grade 6

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The curriculum for this Language Lessons for a Living Education, Level 6 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

442099: Language Lessons for a Living Education 6

Language Lessons for a Living Education 6
By Kristen Pratt / Master Books

Language Lessons for a Living Education 6 is designed for Grade 6 students and uses a story-based approach to teach language. The first day of the week is a special feature; every other week starts with reading and activities related to the 10 Minute Bible Journey (not-included and sold-separately) with the weeks in between alternating between picture studies and reading poetry or a proverb. A lesson follows giving students a change to apply their creative writing skills. The second and third days of the week cover writing topics such as grammar and punctuation. The fourth day has students completing a different set of activities from The 10 Minute Bible Journey. The fifth day focuses on spelling and vocabulary with a focus on syllables, pronunciation and rules. Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets student will create their very own dictionary as they move through the material.

Quarterly reviews are integrated in the course, and can be used as quizzes or tests for assessment. A section of teacher aids at the back of the book includes assessments, extra practice pages, study sheets, fun games, and more. "Just4Fun" activities provide extra critical thinking and problem-solving practice and are designed to be a fun break from the regular lesson

Lessons are designed to be used over five days a week. Covers one year of instruction.

471 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched. 6th Grade. Answer key included at the back of the book. Scripture taken from NASB.

Please note that this curriculum requires the book The 10 Minute Bible Journey, which is not included and is sold-separately.

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Writing Strands Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 4 - 12

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Writing Strands Lesson Plan Bundle includes lesson plans for:

  • Writing Strands Beginning Level 1
  • Writing Strands Beginning Level 2
  • Writing Strands Intermediate Level 1
  • Writing Strands Intermediate Level 2
  • Writing Strands Advanced Level 1
  • Writing Strands Advanced Level 2

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Writing Strands Beginning 1  For Grades 5 - 8

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The curriculum for this Writing Strands Beginning 1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

440180: Writing Strands Beginning 1

Writing Strands Beginning 1
By Dave Marks / Master Books

Writing Strands: Beginning 1 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 2 from the first edition of this curriculum. It's perfect for students who are at a basic writing level and are able to write simple sentences such as "The dog is big." This comprehensive approach will help students begin to develop a solid foundation in communication as they develop their creative writing skills alongside grammar, sentence construction, logical sequencing, and structure while also developing reading, writing, and speaking skills.

This convenient all-in-one worktext features 180 days of instruction and variety of student activities and exercises. Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent. A weekly lesson schedule is also included.

This comprehensive approach will help students begin to develop a solid foundation in communication as they develop their creative writing skills alongside grammar, sentence construction, logical sequencing, and structure while also developing reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will learn to:

  • Use adjectives to construct sentences
  • Present actions in a logical sequence
  • Write conversations using dialogue structure
  • Describe objects by observing and defining differences
  • Read & Evaluate Literature and more!

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 5-8. Softcover. 229 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

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Writing Strands Beginning 2  For Grades 5 - 8

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The curriculum for this Writing Strands Beginning 2 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

440193: Writing Strands: Beginning 2

Writing Strands: Beginning 2
By Dave Marks / Master Books

Writing Strands: Beginning 2 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 3 from the prior edition of this curriculum. This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent. A weekly lesson schedule is also included.

This comprehensive approach will help students begin to develop a solid foundation in communication as they focus on basic, creative, organizational, and descriptive writing skills. This course alternates a week of writing exercises with a week of reading and discussing books and ideas. Students will learn to:

  • Master using sentences and paragraphs, main and supporting ideas, and point of view, as well as the process of rewriting
  • Apply the skill of planning and writing a short story
  • Organize objects so their placement can be understood
  • Understand that all people do not see the same thing in the same ways
  • Demonstrate the ability to connect a number of complicated sentences to make a story
  • Discovering how to discern settings from a biblical passage
  • Identify cultural aspects of literature, and how this can help in better understanding biblical passages
  • and more!

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 5-8. Softcover. 229 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

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Writing Strands Intermediate 1  For Grades 4 - 9

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The curriculum for this Writing Strands Intermediate 1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

440604: Writing Strands: Intermediate 1

Writing Strands: Intermediate 1
By Dave Marks / New Leaf Publishing

Writing Strands: Intermediate 1 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 4 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's perfect for students who have a basic understanding of how to organize ideas, transition between paragraphs, and use complex sentences.

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent. The Bible is now used as the literature base for teaching how narrative voice can be used to form captivating pieces of literature.

This comprehensive approach will help students explore the art of writing and discover how to structure a story, utilize topic sentences, organize information, craft written descriptions, explore voice and character position, and so much more! Students will:

  • Connect and organize thoughts, ideas, sentences, and paragraphs
  • Summarize a story
  • Explore the narrative voice and the way in which it speaks to the reader
  • Create visual written descriptions
  • Use past tense, present tense, and future tense correctly
  • Recognize character positions and realize how position controls what characters know
  • Expand on their organizational, descriptive, and paragraph-writing skills.

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 4-9, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 5. Softcover. 279 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

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Writing Strands Intermediate 2  For Grades 5 - 9

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The curriculum for this Writing Strands Intermediate 2 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

440612: Writing Strands: Intermediate 2

Writing Strands: Intermediate 2
By Dave Marks / New Leaf Publishing

Writing Strands: Intermediate 2 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 5 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's designed to be used after the student has completed Writing Strands: Intermediate 1, and teaches students how to construct effective paragraphs, write persuasively and explore narrative voice while also developing the student's reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will learn how to read and evaluate literature, practice spelling, analyze worldview, and write a story.

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, a glossary of helpful terms, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent.

This comprehensive approach will help students learn how narrative voice and attitude influence the reader, the elements of an effective written argument, explore character voice and dialogue, and more. Students will:

  • Learn how to write concise, insightful business letters
  • Identify and create narrative voice and attitudes
  • Recognize points of an effective argument
  • Discover how to properly punctuate dialogue
  • Craft character speech patters
  • Organize descriptions
  • Write persuasive arguments
  • and more!

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 5-9, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 6. Softcover. 279 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

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Writing Strands Advanced 1  For Grades 9 - 12

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440628: Writing Strands Advanced 1

Writing Strands Advanced 1
By Dave Marks / New Leaf Publishing

Writing Strands: Advanced 1 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 6 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's designed to be used after the student has completed Writing Strands: Intermediate 2 or for students who are new to Writing Strands and are at least 17 years old.

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent.

This comprehensive resource focuses on advanced skills such as recognizing and using persuasive language, writing reports, and developing character and conflict in creative pieces.

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 9-12, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 9. Softcover. Perforated, three-hole-punched pages. KJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

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Writing Strands Advanced 2  For Grades 9 - 12

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440636: Writing Strands Advanced 2

Writing Strands Advanced 2
By Dave Marks / New Leaf Publishing

Writing Strands: Advanced 2 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 7 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's designed to be used after the student has completed Writing Strands: Advanced 1 or for students who are new to Writing Strands and are at least 17-18 years old (before graduating high school).

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent.

This comprehensive resource focuses on advanced skills such as researching and writing reports, arguing effectively, and developing character and conflict in creative pieces.

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 7-12, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 8. Softcover. Perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: theWriting Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

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