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Language Smarts™ Level B

Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Punctuation for Grade 1

Grade: 1

Language Arts

Grade: 1

Language Arts

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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Description & Features

This fun, colorful 352-page book can be used as a textbook or a comprehensive workbook with your textbook to teach reading, writing, grammar, and punctuation skills and concepts that students are expected to know in first grade.  They also develop critical thinking, vocabulary, and several other skills and concepts normally taught in second grade.

The engaging lessons include easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and charts for visual learners—and there is no lesson preparation!  Each lesson is followed by a variety of fun, colorful, mind-building activities that use different genres.

Level B (Grade 1) Content

    • Capitalization         • Singular/Plural
    • Critical Thinking         • Syllables
    • Cause and Effect         • Letters
    • Compare/Contrast         • Vowels
    • Deductive Reasoning         • Word Families
    • Facts and inferences         • Word Patterns
    • Prediction         • Usage
    • Antonyms         • Am, Is, and Are
    • Articles         • Categorizing
    • Contractions         • Comparing
    • Nouns         • Double Negatives
    • Pronouns         • Homographs
    • Sentences         • Homophones
    • Subject and Predicate         • I, Me, and Myself
    • Subject-Verb Agreement         • Ordering
    • Synonyms         • Sequencing
    • Verbs         • Was and Were
    • Grammar         • Writing
    • Punctuation         • Characters
    • Apostrophes         • Comparing
    • Commas         • Context Clues
    • Exclamation Marks         • Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Periods         • Following Directions
    • Question Marks         • Idioms
    • Spelling         • Number Word Expressions
    • Alphabet         • Poems
    • Compound Words         • Rhymes
    • Consonants         • Riddles
    • High Frequency Words         • Setting
    • Silent E         • Topic and Main Idea

Product Details

Item#: 01001BBP
Author(s): Judy Wilson Goddard
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 0-89455-889-7
ISBN–13: 978-0-89455-889-4
Pages: 352

Awards

iParenting Media Best Products Jenkins Group Bronze Medalist, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Mom's Best Award Winner Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

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"We purchased Language Smarts™ Level B for our homeschooled first grade child. Truth be told, I was scared to teach grammar as it has been years since learned it myself. Upon opening the book, I felt at ease instantly. The explanations were short and precise and the examples were helpful. My daughter loved the book so much that she wanted to do her homework! It helped that the book was colorful with nice illustrations as well. Plus the pages are durable and thick—a nice quality." - Kat, OR
"I love this book. It makes learning to read make sense. We apply these skills in all areas of school!" - Niki A, CO
"At the same time it is teaching language skills, it teaches the student how to think and analyze." - Tim, Oklahoma
"It was easy to use and instructions were very easy for students to follow independently. All of the skills covered in our standardized tests were covered in this book." - Reviewer, Learning® Magazine
"Last year my daughter did both of your Language Smarts books as her grammar study. They are superb! Thank you for enriching our homeschooling so much." - Charlotte, California
"We love Language Smarts! It is colorful, fun and effective. It makes Language arts much more fun for them, and I know they are getting a thorough curriculum." - Marianne, Florida
"I absolutely LOVE Language Smarts and so do my students! Several sections of the books will also prepare them for standardized tests such as the OLSAT and ITBS." - Mr. Robertson, Teacher, Michigan
"I think this is a great product! It definitely improved my child's language arts skills." - Lori, Homeschool Mom
"I love that I can simply hand her the book without preparation and generally she can do the lessons without needing assistance from me." - Shanna
"The kids must use what they have learned to demonstrate further problem solving skills and this is what, in my opinion, makes this product a step above other language arts a programs out there." - Katrina, Homeschool Mom
"I just wanted to share that I love your products! This is my second year homeschooling and I'm glad I found your products this early on. My 5 and 7 year olds just love doing Language Smarts; I love how its colorful, fun, and effective! It makes language arts much more fun for them, and I know they're getting a thorough curriculum." - Marianne, Florida
"I love the Language Smarts curriculum. My son enjoys it very much and can follow the simple instructions with ease. Thanks to The Critical Thinking Co.™, my son breezes through and scores high on his standardized and placement tests. Thank you so much for your wonderful material! I always recommend The Critical Thinking Co.™ when I am asked for recommendations." - Brenda, South Carolina
"My daughter was getting very bored with the language arts curriculum that I had chosen for her. She was so excited when the Language Smarts Level B arrived in the mail. Not only does she usually do it before I have the breakfast table cleared, her reading has improved so much that she is reading books to her younger brothers." - Rachel, Texas
"Language Smarts™ can be used as a core curriculum but it is also a great supplemental resource; it allows us to stray from the daily grind of our usual reading program. It provides practice of the same concepts but in a different format. Also, this volume is easily opened flat on a table -- the spine can be manipulated." - Jessica, Homeschooling mom
"I used Language Smarts™ when I’d changed over and over what we were using for LA because that stuff wasn’t working. I think it’s great for kids who don’t need a load of instruction and maybe just need some practice." - Shelse

Test preparation available for the following:

Language Smarts™ guarantees top performance on assessment tests, including:

Criterion Reference Test (CRT)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
Otis-Lennon Scholastic Abilities Test® (OLSAT®)
California Achievement Test (CAT)
and many more!