Language Arts Volume 1 -- Losing Yourself in Academic Service

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(Ages 10 and up) An introductory section for parents is included in
this student manual, which discusses various learning styles.

Ideas are suggested for teaching children who are visual, auditory, tactile
or kinetic, thus improving parent/child communication. Because Language
Arts is the "art of communication," the 40+ principles presented in
this volume center around "learning to serve."

Using the principles as the foundation, the student has 3 Learning Exercises to complete each week:

  •  With Learning Exercise #1 the student practices writing examples of the principle in their Language Arts journal.
  • With Learning Exercise #2, the student finds an example of that principle in the scriptures and writes it in their Language Arts journal.
  • With Learning Exercise #3, the student is given ideas for using that principle in academic service.

EXAMPLE:
The first principle in this volume states: "Words Express Thoughts and
Ideas." Then examples of single words are presented: "love, beauty,
light, good."

The first Learning exercise instructs the student to write or tell what each of these four words means to them. They can
then do a word search game on the following page.

On the second day, for Learning Exercise #2, the student is asked to look up beautiful
words in Proverbs and write 20 words that are meaningful to the student.

On day three, the student has the opportunity to make a
booklet of beautiful words put into wise sayings to give to someone.
The academic service projects will rarely be forgotten by the students.

They will have the opportunity to use their writing skills
for letters to the Editor, to soldiers in the armed services, thank-you
notes to church leaders, creating word games, etc. Service projects can
also be expanded to recording stories for hospitalized children or
articles for older people, thus enhancing reading aloud skills. All
projects should be monitored by parents and teachers for neatness,
correct spelling and punctuation, and clarity of thought.

Correct reading and writing principles will always be remembered by students who use and apply "Creative Language Arts, Volume 1". This workbook is divided into four sections:

  • Creating a Word
  • Creating a Sentence (parts of speech)
  • Creative Spelling
  • Creating a Paragraph

A "Review to Check Your Knowledge" and answer key is provided at the end of each section.