Language Lessons for a Living Education 7

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Overview

For Ages 12-13

Ignite a love for communication with Master Books’ award winning homeschool curriculum: Language Lessons for a Living Education. Language Lessons Level 7 is an engaging, full-color course helping students to learn and practice foundational communication skills through essays, summaries, and oral presentations. Successful communication is achieved as students learn new grammar and punctuation rules throughout the writing process. The study of etiquette, verbal and non-verbal communication, and worldview sets this course above the rest.

Level 7 is equivalent to a seventh-grade level and moves the student toward mastery of reading and grammar, as well as the mechanics of communication and writing. Lessons are scheduled for five days a week and can be accomplished in approximately 40 minutes.

SKU M331-5
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.00
Title Language Lessons for a Living Education 7
Series Language Lessons for a Living Education
Volume in Series 7
ISBN 13 9781683443315
Contributors Kristen Pratt, Rachel Smith
Binding Paperback
Page Count 488
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Language Lessons for a Living Education is a top ranked homeschool curriculum series, uniquely effective in teaching communication skills and the Gospel. In Language Lessons Level 7, students will be challenged to grow in areas of communication through sentence writing, paragraph assignments, an essay assignment, etiquette practice, and facial expressions and body language.

Written for 7th grade level students, this language arts curriculum gives an overview of important grammar and punctuation rules. Students interact with those rules by recognizing them in sample sentences and applying them in their own creative writing. Lessons are designed to be personal and to challenge students to think deeply about their communication skills, and encourage them to stretch and grow in how they communicate with God and others.

To ensure your student is ready for Level 7, please refer to our placement guide.

Writing Assignments include the following:

  • a descriptive paragraph
  • a comparison and contrast paragraph
  • an expository paragraph
  • a persuasive paragraph
  • a nonfiction character sketch
  • a fiction character sketch
  • a critical book review
  • an essay

Course Overview

Exercise 1 of each lesson begins with a special feature, vocabulary and spelling words, and Scripture memory.

Exercise 2 is devoted to grammar and punctuation, including application.

Exercise 3 is all about communication. Students develop their skills in the areas of written, verbal and nonverbal, and technological communication.

Exercise 4 is the worldview day. Students will study the structure of the Bible and learn how to summarize what they have read.

Exercise 5 is a review of what students have learned in the lesson. The review may be used as a quiz or test.

Additional Course Materials:

This course follows God’s Story for Exercise 4 of each lesson. Students may use God’s Story and/ or read the referenced passages from their own Bible or Bible Story book. God’s Story is available from MasterBooks.com.

Looking for to this!
Review by Carol
I am so glad that Master Books has this new item. Just in time, for my son.
Excellent
Review by Abbie
I am so glad that this series will soon be complete for all the grades!! One of the things I like most about this series is the ease of use, even with the supplemental reading material. It is set up to be both parent/teacher friendly and kid friendly. I love that the lesson plans are already put in order for an entire school year and are easy to follow. Your grade book is essentially in the front of this book. Another positive for this book (and series in general) is that while children are given worksheets and assignments to complete the series is NOT a worksheet or seatwork heavy series so kids do not feel overwhelmed by the amount of seat work required.
Lessons are easy to understand and follow. I had my high school kids (grades 10, 11) and my grade 7 student look at this book and pull random assignments to complete. All three said they enjoyed the lessons and book and felt that it was easy to follow.
If a child can enjoy the material half the battle of teaching it is won.
Thank you MasterBooks for another great product.
I received a free digital copy of this material in exchange for an honest review of the product.
Loving it
Review by Charmane
My daughter is loving this book. We have been through numerous programs and this is the first I don't have complaints about doing. It is very well laid out and easy to use.
Yay for LLFLE 7
Review by Lacee
Long awaited and much anticipated – it’s finally here! I am so thrilled that Kristen, MB and the team have continued the Language Lessons series! This is a traditional 36 week curriculum, 5 days per week. As with every MB curriculum, there is a daily schedule of exercises, but it’s pretty self-explanatory and predictable once you get going. Your student will start their week with a special feature – rotating between book passages and picture, hymn, scripture and poem studies – which will engage your student as well as spelling and vocabulary words and scripture memory. Day two is devoted to grammar and punctuation, day three is communication, day for is worldview and day five is a review of the week. Each part of the curriculum is designed to take the student deeper into what they have already learned, building on their knowledge, and help them strengthen their faith. At the back of the book, there are bonus activities, templates, study sheets, spelling lists, and more. With LLFLE 7, you can choose to purchase God’s Story for worldview day’s or simply use your preferred Bible with the referenced passages. God’s Story is a gorgeous book and well worth purchasing. The pictures are minimal, the stories from prior volumes non-existent which shows they’ve thought through what would appeal to the targeted age group (cue the mom tears). I think one of my favorite parts is actually the review days. I think it helps bring everything together each week.
Fantastic Language Arts Course
Review by Kathleen C
I am so glad this series of books is being continued. I love the style of these books.
The information at the beginning of the book is excellent. The authors do a fantastic job of showing you exactly what your child is going to be learning through the course and how they will be learning it.
The course is open and go and written to be student-led. This is the age when you want your child to take on more ownership of their schoolwork. This book is very easy for a child this age to understand what is expected of them in each lesson. Everything is included in this one book, no need to buy a separate teacher guide or answer key.
I like the way each lesson follows the same format. Included in this course is the study of quotes, pictures, hymns, art, scripture, and poems.
Your child's faith will grow along with their communication skills through this course. Children will learn the structure of the Bible and how to summarize what they have read. They can use their own Bible or the Companion book God's Story.
I also like the variety of activities used for learning in this course. Some of the activities include word studies, writing vocabulary, and spelling words, sentence labeling, sketching, and optional bonus activities.
This book is a great choice for a middle school student to use as a language arts curriculum.
An all in one Language Arts course
Review by Lynette
I really appreciate that the Language Lessons for a Living Education series has expanded to include Middle school.
We originally did a different Language arts course until LLLE LVL 7 was released. We have the pdf version and it prints off great! My son is enjoying this course so much. The lessons are written to the student and are meant to be done independently. My son is on the spectrum for high functioning autism and has been able to do the lessons independently on his own easily which has boosted his confidence a lot.
This is a complete Language Arts course. There is grammar, spelling, vocabulary study, book (quote) studies, poems, etc. I love that I can get one curriculum that fits all of our needs instead of having a separate book for vocab, spelling and grammar. From a teacher/parent view point LLLE lvl 7 has taken the stress out of teaching my middle schooler knowing he is getting everything he needs. I love the ease of the scope and sequence, how one day/lesson flows into the next. The lessons are not overwhelming and yet still challenging enough that my student does not get bored. A great Language Arts course for any parent/ teacher looking to destress their Language Arts lessons and bring back the joy to homeschooling.
Excellent Language Arts Curriculum!
Review by Crystal
I am so excited that Master Books is rolling out the higher levels of Language Lessons! We have loved the younger levels and have been struggling to find a good fit while we wait for the older grades to come out. My 7th grader loves the look and format of the book. He is especially excited about the variety of exercises and how everything is all in one book.
The authors did a wonderful job of integrating all the important pieces of a language arts program into one very simple, engaging, and approachable curriculum. The format is easy to follow and student led, making it great for those like us who prefer and open and go curriculum. Just like all of MB’s curriculum, the daily schedule helps us all stay on track.
I also appreciate the new additions to this level, including quote and hymn studies (along with picture and scripture study that were in previous levels). The courtesy piece each week is a fantastic addition and creates great conversation opportunities!
I can't say enough good things about this curriculum - we can’t wait to get started!
Getting into Higher Level Thinking!
Review by Lexie
Language Lessons for a Living Education has been a favorite for many families over the last several years. I know, for our family, our sadness was that it stopped at level 6. I was so excited to see they added 7 and 9 to this curriculum. At first glance, LLFLE 7 has notably more writing than previous years, which is very welcomed in our house. I feel like with beginning junior high, this curriculum does a great job at starting that higher level thinking and more in depth answering than was previously expected. Day 1 of each week contains a specific study (hymn, picture, poem, quote, etc.). Day 2 is for grammar and punctuation. Day 3 is about different forms of communication (verbal, nonverbal, technology. Day 4 is the worldview day where your child reads a passage from the Bible and/or from God's Story and answers questions relating to that passage. I really enjoyed these sections a lot. There are studies about translations, book classification within the Bible, and understanding Biblical history (among many others). Day 5 is reserved for review of each week. Spelling and vocabulary are one in the same within this book, so some weeks the lists are shorter than others. Finally, one big plus is that the answers are contained in the back of the book. I love how LLFLE saves our family money by not forcing us to purchase an additional answer key!!!
Masterbooks did it again!
Review by Shannon
LLFALE 7 is just what we needed! I am thrilled this book has finally released! Language 7 is everything you liked about all the younger levels but kicked up a notch for middle school! It includes the well loved special feature days, vocabulary & spelling, reminders for independent reading, grammar, communication and worldview days with the final day being a review of the whole week (I love that this can be used as a quiz/test). There are so many extras in the back of the book, writing templates, spelling lists, book log and grammar study sheets to name a few! My son and I are LOVING this curriculum! It is just what we needed! The perfect balance of structure and fun while still diving into more advanced language concepts and writing! So thankful this is finally out!
Equip Students to Communicate with a Biblical Worldview
Review by JoyfulMommy
We have loved using the Language Lessons series and are so excited that it is being extended through middle and high school levels! The lessons are short but to the point, directed to the student so they can work mainly independently, and designed to not only teach them good language and communication skills, but to also develop their own walk with God and be equipped as a faithful ambassador for Christ through good etiquette, body language, etc. I love this in the introduction: “Communication lessons speak to the mind and heart of the student, challenging them to examine their writing, speech, and countenance in light of God’s Word.” Such a good point that our countenance is also a form of communication! In this spirit, the weekly courtesy emphasis equips students to show genuine love to others in the spirit of 1 Corinthians 13:5, “love… does not act unbecomingly.”

While students will study grammar rules and be coached through various writing styles and assignments, this course goes “heart deep” as it also compels students to evaluate their lives from a Biblical worldview. For example, after analyzing a paragraph about John and Abigail Adams, students are given the following assignment: “If someone were to write a paragraph about you, what would you want them to say? Write a quote to describe yourself.”

Repeated overview of the whole Bible, gaining more depth with each successive volume, is one more feature I appreciate about the Language Lessons series. In level 7, students will work through God’s Story (or read the accounts in their own Bible) and gain practice summarizing and identifying the main message of the Biblical account. I know that while the language and writing skills they learn will equip them to be successful in their communication, an understanding of the Bible will give them a solid foundation to continue to build upon as they grow in their walk with God.

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