Language Lessons for Today from My Father's World combines the Charlotte Mason and classical approach to bring homeschoolers short, easy-to-teach lessons that cover basic language skills such as English, punctuation, composition, oral language skills, letter writing, understanding poetry, and more. Children are encouraged to expand upon the language they already know, with better communication with others, rather than purely academic knowledge, as the ultimate goal. Short, interactive, and parent-led exercises are provided, which include oral compositions, copywork, memorization, picture work, composition assignments, and comprehension exercises. Parents may use as-written or alter to suit children's particular needs and/or learning styles by increasing or decreasing the number of written exercises. A number of fine examples of language and art are provided through works by Lewis Carroll, Isaac Watts, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson, and art by Gustave Dore, Rembrandt, and Jean-Francois Millet, among others.
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