(Ages 10 and up) Creative Language Arts Volume 2 is a continuation of
"Language Arts, Volume 1 --Losing Yourself in Academic Service." This volume is on the same level
of learning. Over 40 new principles are presented in this volume, and the
student continues to use his/her academic skills in service projects.
This workbook is divided into four sections:
- Creative Use of Words
- Principles of Spelling (expanded from Volume 1)
- Parts of Speech and Grammar
- Principles of Punctuation
A "Review to Check Your Knowledge" and answer key is provided at the end of each section.
As in Volume 1, 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.
The first principle in Volume 2 continues parts of speech, stating:
"Words that are separate from a sentence, and which show excitement or
emotion, are called INTERJECTIONS." Then examples of single words are
presented: "No way! Congratulations! Great! Really? Well…." The first
Learning exercise instructs the student to write or tell two appropriate
interjections and draw a cartoon of what is happening. The student then
writes as many appropriate interjections as he/she can think of in 5
minutes. On the second day, for Learning Exercise #2, the student is
asked to look up James, Chapter 3 and summarize their feelings in one or
two paragraphs ("bits in horses mouths" -- self-control in language use).
The student then creates a word search using
appropriate interjections. On day three, the student has the opportunity
to create a new "appropriate interjection" word search for a friend.
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 "Language Arts: Losing Yourself In Academic Service, Volume 2".