A one-semester course for grades 3 or 4 and up
Children are naturally curious, and will find and collect such things as sticks, rocks, flowers, leaves, and fruit, arranging them, naming them, and making things out of them. They will even gather creatures such as butterflies and bugs with interest and delight.
What if the study of grammar could harness a child’s natural curiosity? What if it could be a source of delight to children? The Well-Ordered Language curriculum presents the study of language in a way that appeals to a child’s inborn curiosity and desire to collect, gather, and order. The curriculum presents grammar in a clear, orderly way, while simultaneously seeking to cultivate a child’s wonder of language by presenting instruction in the context of narrative and language, attractive illustrations, and samples taken from classic children’s literature and poetry.
Students will not merely be able to identify the parts of a sentence, but also will understand how words behave in a sentence. As students see the components of language (the parts of speech) unfold before them throughout the Well-Ordered Language series, they will be able to apply their knowledge, gathering and arranging words to express their thoughts clearly and accurately.
The curriculum is designed for teachers and students to actively engage with each other and with the grammatical concepts in each lesson, using language skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—along with physical movement, songs, and chants. Through Well-Ordered Language’s unique, creative, and orderly method of analyzing the grammatical functions of the parts of speech, students will find the mastery of grammar achievable, meaningful, and delightful.
Note: There will be a total of four levels, each containing a Book A and Book B, Classical Academic Press will be releasing one level (two books) each year.
Well-Ordered Language Level 1A (Student Edition) (WOL 1A) will introduce students to:
- Four kinds of sentences (declarative, interrogatory, imperative, and exclamatory)
- Subject and predicate
- Direct objects
- Subject pronouns
- Helping verbs
For placement recommendations and other questions, please see Classical Academic Press’ FAQ page.
Scope & Sequence (PDF)
Suggested Schedule (PDF)
Homeschooler’s Guide (PDF)
Adapting WOL for Homeschool (blog post)