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Shurley Instructional Material Shurley English Level 4 Kit

Nurture a love of the English language, along with an understanding of how it's correctly used, with Shurley English. Appealing to all styles of learners, students will repeatedly practice old and new skills, developing their mastery of English in reading, writing, and even thinking skills.

This kit is comprised of the student workbook and the teacher's manual. Encouraging student-teacher interaction, the teacher's manual features comprehensive chapters that include everything needed for the lesson, including jingles, exercises, lessons, study notes, tests, checks, writing activities, and more. Lessons are scripted, with directions for students italicized, important concepts and words bolded, and charts included to help teachers and students visualize each idea. Student page numbers are referenced to help both parent and child easily find their respective places. "How to get started" and "jingle guidelines" provide additional hints and information for the teacher. Answers for the student practice and tests (included in the student workbook) are included chronologically. 406 three-hole-punched pages, softcover.

Divided into a jingle section, reference section, practice section, and test section, students will need to flip to the necessary section in order to complete their lesson practice. The jingle section contains the lyrics to all the jingles, while the practice section provides a variety of activities, including matching, editing, multiple-choice, short answer, writing exercises, charts and other forms of written skill practice. Each test in the test section is divided into four areas: grammar, vocabulary, language skills and a weekly summary. Tests involve a variety of questions which should be familiar from the practice section. The reference section contains vocabulary words, an initial set-up plan, general reference notes, samples, and charts. 125 pages, softcover.

An audio CD with the jingles and introductory sentences is also included to help students remember concepts such as parts of speech.

This level 4 kit covers all eight parts of sentence types; parts of speech including indirect objects; quotations; reference skills; usage including pronoun/antecedent agreement; capitalization including outlines; verbs; pronouns; conjunctions; punctuation; letter, expository, persuasive, descriptive, narrative, and creative writing; figures of speech and writing autobiographies.

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Customer Reviews for Shurley English Level 4 Kit
Review 1 for Shurley English Level 4 Kit
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Date:September 10, 2011
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Elmora
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This program made it easy for me to help my 4th grader learn English grammar.
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Review 2 for Shurley English Level 4 Kit
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Very unorganized

Date:October 29, 2010
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teacher4
Age:35-44
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Lots of money for something that hasn't been revised in years. I'm surprised with how much it costs that they haven't updated it to include an effective index for both teacher, and mostly the student edition. Very hard to understand.. :(
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Review 3 for Shurley English Level 4 Kit
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Date:October 28, 2010
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Lynn
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I have a child with learning disabilities. So much repetition put to a jingle really helps. I do wish it came with a student workbook so I didn't have to write everthing out for him.
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Review 4 for Shurley English Level 4 Kit
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Date:July 24, 2010
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Peggy
I am a veteran homeschooler, and I love the Shurley Grammar programs. I tried several different programs and was still looking until I found Shurley two years ago. Now I'll never use anything else. It explains things for me so that I can explain them to my student. Last year my third grader helped her twelfth grade sister with figuring out what job a word had by using the way Shurley teaches them to classify sentences. I only wish I had found Shurley years ago. I am starting my twentieth year of homeschool this year.
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Review 5 for Shurley English Level 4 Kit
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Date:October 7, 2008
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Megan
We're just 3 weeks into this so it will take more time to really evaluate it. It's very systematic, one concept building on another. My children seem to be picking up on things quickly and I think they will ultimately develop a thorough understanding of grammar. It also seems to help them pay attention to details (yippie!). Exclamation, Strong Feeling, Exclamatory sentence. (E) :-) I've used more than one approach to grammar over the years and find that none of them are perfect. I like rigorous grammar instruction, so I think I'll be happy with Shurley Grammar. Suggested Improvements: The Jingles. They are very awkward and not much fun. My children much prefer the grammar jingles we purchased through Sonlight several years ago.
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