LLFT - Finish all lessons?

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LLFT - Finish all lessons?

Unread post by MelissaB » Sat May 16, 2015 5:48 pm

afelton wrote:My daughter has only gotten through Lesson 27 in Language Lessons for Today Grade 2 because she was finishing her first grade phonics the beginning of her 2nd grade year. Should I continue with this book or start on Grade 3 since she will be in 3rd next year? I could do some of the lessons from grade 2 over the summer? What are your suggestions?
You are a diligent Mom. :)

I think either way would work out alright in the long run. We would probably try to finish the lessons over the summer. We would do them together orally (no writing), which would only take about 5-10 min./day. {Maybe at bed time?} Oral exercises would also make it possible to complete two lessons a day and finish quickly. ;)
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Re: Language Lessons for Today

Unread post by Julie in MN » Sun May 17, 2015 2:12 pm

I agree you have 2 possibilities, and that LLT can be cozy couch time.

To me, a big consideration is whether she needs the lessons -- i.e. she only got to lesson 27 because that is where she needs to be -- or she was just "doing something else for language arts" for a while, and she'll be ready for 3rd grade language arts in the fall.

When my son came home to school in 3rd, we started with the 3rd grade level (it was PLL then), just because he had been "doing something else" (very little) for 2nd grade and was ready for 3rd grade language arts. However, I liked the table of contents, where I could go back and present an earlier lesson if we came to a topic that was new to him. In the same way, you could keep your 2nd grade book on hand when a bump in the road appears.

Or, if she is just at level 27 in her learning, then go to lesson 28 in the fall, or in the summer, but don't worry about being "behind." And like Melissa said, she may get to a point where she does more than one lesson a day or you see her ready for the next level.

Do what's right for her. We have lots of freedom as homeschoolers, which sometimes can be scary but can be freeing, too.
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Re: Language Lessons for Today

Unread post by afelton » Sun May 17, 2015 8:44 pm

Thanks ladies! You are both so encouraging. I think I will do some lessons in the summer. Probably all oral.
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Re: Language Lessons for Today

Unread post by kw4blessings » Mon May 18, 2015 12:01 pm

I wanted to add that we had a similar situation. We used PLL for my daughter's 2nd grade year. We didn't finish all of the lessons, but when I talked with someone at the MFW booth of our local convention, she said to go ahead and start with LLFT 3rd grade. I planned to fit in some of the last PLL lessons during the summer, but it didn't happen. She still did fine with the 3rd grade book this school year. FWIW!
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