Language Arts, 6-9
There are several language components practiced using sets of cards in the Montessori Language Arts curriculum:
- Sentences Analysis
- Word Study
- Mechanics of writing
- Advanced Grammar
This post covers Work Study 6-9 from Alison’s Montessori. The set consists of:
- 10 sets to study Alphabetizing
- 10 sets to study Antonyms
- 10 sets to study Classification
- 10 sets to study Compound Words
- 5 sets to study Contractions
- 2 sets to study Homographs
- 7 sets to study Homophones
- 2 sets to study Homonyms
- 20 sets to study Singular and Plural
- 10 sets to study Possessives
- 4 sets to study Prefixes
- 6 sets to study Suffixes
- 10 sets to study Synonyms
- 3 sets to study Compound Words/Homophones/Homographs using pictures/labels
- 70+ pages of activities worksheets
- Optional: the following affiliate links will lead you to where I purchased the solutions I used for storage: 60 drawers box, transparent pouches, colored boxes.
How it works
Once you have set up the cards in a compartmentalized container, and labeled each drawer, you can conduct “key experience” presentations before the child begins to work with a component. For example, we started with the red cards (A1-A10), which is work on alphabetizing. know that the work increasing in complexity. Here are the steps we followed:
- Provide a record tracking sheet to the child and a notebook or paper to copy their work.
- Demonstrate how to select work, and work with it.
- Each set contains labels in capital letters to state the work’s purpose and categories (example: [CAPITALIZATION]).
- Put the labels on top, and work in columns with the materials. It’s quite self-explanatory!
- When done studying the work by categorizing it, the child can copy this work to their notebook or on a sheet of paper to store in a section dedicated to Word Study (see pictures below).
- Show the child how to keep track of their work using the Record Tracking Sheet.
- Each color represents a component to study. It is imperative that the child asks for a lesson before moving on to the next colored section.
- The worksheets are an extension to the work that the child may accomplish at will. I made copies and stored them in the colored pouches (see pictures). The worksheets are bundled in a packet and can be kept in the child’s binder while working with them.
Disclosure: this experience was made possible thanks to Alison’s Montessori for having the confidence in their house-made products, and letting us try Word Study 6-9 at no cost, with no requirement on my part. I do write unbiased honest reviews, because I only write about products that work for us.
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