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The Logic of English-Lessons 5 & 6

Can you all tell I’m loving this program. It takes time to teach because I’m trying to fit almost all of it in which is fine with me. Right now I don’t have a full load of school to teach so it’s perfect timing with using The Logic of English.

One thing that I do like is grammar is added so that’s a bonus. I’m getting in phonics, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. I have been skipping some of the composition but plan to do some tomorrow.

Lesson 5:

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Caleb after he completed lesson 5 of The Logic of English.

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Lesson 5 took about 1hr and 15 minutes. This was a bit different because it was an assessment day.

  • 9:45~Review phonogram and previous spelling rules
  • 9:50~ Section 5.1, I dictated 15 phrases to the children. Once the children were done writing the phrase I’d write it on the board and they would make corrections. I did this with all 15.
  • 10:11~ 5.2, the children read words and phrases
  • 10:15~ completed 5.3. I had the kids read a list of words and mark the ones that they have trouble with. There were 60 words.
  • 10:30~ 5.4 Extra Practice: The children worked on syllables by dividing words. After each word we would discuss the rules and why the ‘a’ said it’s long or short sound.
  • 10:45-10:55~break
  • 10:57~ completed a spelling test and a Phonogram Quiz: 5.6.
  • 11:10-11:30 we played phonogram Blitz. The games would be so easy to skip but I know the boys love this part of the program.

We also completed section 5.5 but I didn’t write it down and am not sure if it was before or after the break. I dictated plural words and they had to write the singular word.

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Brent writing phrased that I’m dictating to him and his brothers. Brent’s work below.
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Ethan’s work. The Logic of English suggested that corrections be made in red.
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Ethan gets very upset when he doesn’t know the correct answer. It’s like walking on egg shells with him. I encourage him and let him know that he’s bound to make mistakes. His brothers at one time memorized the phonograms but he and Lance haven’t so it’s more of a challenge for Ethan and he gets discouraged.
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Brent’s page.
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Caleb and Brent playing Phonogram Blitz. Ethan wasn’t allowed to play because he wouldn’t finish his Phonogram Quiz.
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Lesson 6

New Phonograms: ar, ch, oo
I explained broad sounds and introduced two new spelling rules. Grammar was comma usage in a series (two trucks, five dolls, and three balls).

Look who wanted to join in today!
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He took out is school, paper, folders and made his little desk.
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Eventually we let him join us =)
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Today took almost 2 hours:

  • 9:03-Review previous phonograms and spelling rules. Introduced new ones. Completed 6.1
  • 9:08- 6.2, phonogram dictation
  • 9:15-6.3, practiced reading the vowel sounds: short with a breve, long with a straight line, broad with two dots. It was a little tricky. They all took a turn.
  • 9:20- 6.4, I dictated the vowel sounds and they wrote them.
  • 9:25- 6.5 Discover the Rule. Here they read words (each child read a row) and I asked them what did they notice about the words. What they noticed, letters were doubled (ll, ff, ss). New rule!
  • 9:30- Spelling Test. I dictated a word, they wrote it, I wrote it on the board saying each sound, they made corrections. If the word was a tricky one (with two phonograms that make one sound) I would finger spell it first.
  • 9:45- Grammar time. We reviewed nouns and adjectives we went over which words are nouns and adj. from their spelling list. Completed 6.7 Extra Practice with Plurals.
  • 10:00-10:15- Break time. The kids realized we didn’t take a break after the spelling test.
  • 10:15- Completed sections 6.8-6.10. This is the grammar sections. We practiced marking phrases with parts of speech and using commas in a series of words.
  • 10:20- 6.11 Commas in a series dictation. I dictated phrases that needed commas and they wrote them. We corrected the phrases one at a time together.
  • 10:30- 6.13 Compound Words
  • 10:40- Done!

We skipped 6.12.

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After break Lance came back with an owie. He hit his forehead on a pull-up bar while doing pull-ups.
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He got a small cut but in his eyes his head had split open.
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Tomorrow instead of doing another lesson I’ll have them do some of the composition work that they have not completed yet.

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