All About Reading Level 4

Poem Printables for First Language Lessons 4

clip_image001Although we haven’t started on First Language Lessons Level 4 yet, I already have the book. Each book in the First Language Lessons series by Jessie Wise includes six poems for children to memorization throughout the school year. I put together some simple printables for our children to hang on the wall while we were learning the poems and then refer back to throughout the year.

These have been helpful to use for copywork exercises during our school time. Poems for FLL Year 4 include:

~ “Afternoon on a Hill” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

~ “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

~ “How Doth…” by Lewis Carroll

~ “Learning to Read” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

~ “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats

~ “The Height of the Ridiculous” by Oliver Wendell Holmes

First Language Lessons Year 4 Collage 

If you’d like to download your own copies of the poems to use, just click on the thumbnail image above and you’ll be redirected to the Language Resources page on my website where you can download both the poem printables for Level 4. If you plan to use any of the earlier levels of First Language Lessons, I also have created poem printables for First Language Lesson Levels 1 & 2 as well as First Language Lessons Level 3 also.

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Poem Printables for First Language Lessons 3

image The girls will be working through First Language Lessons Level 3 this year, so I’m trying to get ahead of myself and have things ready before we start our school year. There are several poems that they will work on memorizing during the year and it helps us out to have an 8 1/2 x 11 print-out of the poem hanging on our wall while we are learning it.

After we’ve memorized a poem, each girl stores a printable in their poem folder for review later in the year.

The poems included in First Language Lessons Level 3 are:

~ “The Land of Nod” by Robert Louis Stevenson

~ “A Tragic Story” by William Makepeace Thackery

~ “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

~ “A Time to Talk” by Robert Frost

~ “The Bells” by Edgar Allen Poe

~ “A Slash of Blue” by Emily Dickinson

FLL 3 Poems Collage

If you’d like to download your own copies of the poems to use, just click on the thumbnail image above and you’ll be redirected to the Language Resources page on my website where you can download both the poem printables for Level 3 and also the printables for the First Language Lessons Level 1 and 2 books.

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First Language Lessons ~ Poem Printables

First Language LessonsGoing into last year homeschool convention I had no intention of changing my language curriculum that I was using with the girls.

None.

After wandering the vendor halls for hours, sitting in on a session by Jessie Wise, and then thumbing through the book repeatedly I took the plunge and bought First Language Lessons Level 1 and First Language Lessons Level 2 to use during the upcoming school year with our girls.

The verdict after over half of the school year? We are loving it! These books  have found a permanent spot on our shelves and will definitely be used with our boys in the years to come.

First Language Lessons Level 1 and First Language Lessons Level 2 each have 100 lessons per year that are simple and completed orally with your child. Each lesson takes between 5 to 15 minutes, so there were days when we completed more than one lesson.

Throughout both of the first two levels there are poems for children to memorize. To make it a little more fun, I made some poem printables to go along with our lessons.

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When we’re finished learning a poem, the girls put a copy of them into a folder to refer back to later. They have also been helpful to use for copywork exercises. Each one is 8 1/2” x 11”. Here’s a list of the poems included in the printables:

  • “The Caterpillar”  by Christina G. Rossetti
  • “Work” by Anonymous
  • “Hearts Are Like Doors” by Anonymous
  • “Days of the Week”  ~ Mother Goose rhyme
    adapted by
    Sara Buffington
  • “The Months” a Mother Goose rhyme
  • “Mr. Nobody” by Anonymous
  • “The Goops” by Gelett Burgess
  • “The Year” by Sara Coleridge, adapted by
    Sara Buffington
  • “The Little Bird” a Mother Goose rhyme
  • “All Things Beautiful” by Cecil Alexander

Hope these help you out with your language studies!

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