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Review Memoria Press Simply Classical Writing Book One: Step-by-Step Sentences and Simply Classical Writing Book Two: Step-by-Step SentencesWe have been privileged to be able to review a few different selections from Memoria Press. The last few weeks we have been using the Simply Classical Writing Book One: Step-by-Step Sentences (Bible Story Edition) and Simply Classical Writing Book Two: Step-by-Step Sentences (Bible Story Edition) with Teacher Key from Memoria Press and once again I am quite impressed with the materials. My daughter has also enjoyed the books and has learned a lot from them.
Usually we do grammar practice and writing from a few different sources. When I first started using these books I realized we wouldn’t have to do that anymore. This curriculum has all that rolled into one set of books. The practice writing and decoding sentences with each lesson. They also practice grammar skills and creative writing. Reading and Bible are also included in the lesson plan. You will have to get a book to go along with the curriculum. The book they use is A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories. We didn’t have this book and used the Bible to read. We often read from the Bible so my kids are used to the language. Book One starts with the Rules about Sentences. On this page they learn how to form a sentence. Book Two also has this information for them to review. I liked that it included these lessons all in one compact place because we can review them before each lesson. My girl had them memorized by day three and was just about able to recite them. The lessons in book one are a little easy. They have plenty of time to practice copy work and decoding a sentence as well as forming their own. They will also draw a picture for each lesson and write about the image they drew. This is perfect for first and second graders. It’s a great way to practice beginning grammar skills and writing skills. Book two is quite different. They use The Story Bible for this one but once again you can use your own Bible or story book. They have a suggested schedule that includes a one to four days. This book goes further into the rules of grammar and is harder than Book One as it should be. Book two covers nouns, verbs, and many other skills. It flows quite easily as it builds onto each skill. It starts with choosing between a sentence and sentence fragment. Then moves into descriptive words. From there it also covers main ideas and common nouns. It also has present tense and much more. It would be great for second or third graders. My daughter wasn’t fully excited when she saw me pull out a new book. She doesn’t get excited about writing as much as math but she was still open to trying out a new curriculum. Especially since she found out it would cut out a few of her other books. She was surprised that she actually enjoyed her reading, writing, language arts, and Bible all flowing together. One slightly longer lesson that covered everything was preferable to her. She has always enjoyed the way Memoria Press books have been put together and the text they use.
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