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Lingua Mater: Language Lessons from Literature
Lingua Mater: Language Lessons from Literature
Grammar & Composition - 7th-8th grade
Price: $38.95

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The Lingua Mater series uses many of the same principles found in Connecting with History.

With Lingua Mater you can:

  • Integrate multiple subjects and skills: grammar, spelling, literature, art appreciation
  • Follow the natural development of your child
  • Combine age levels for streamlined teaching
  • Use over multiple years
Download a sample scope and sequence combining Connecting with History and the Lingua Mater series.

Lingua Mater is a Catholic Language Arts book, combining the beauty of literature, art, and poetry with the study of grammar and composition. In this completely integrated program your student will study grammar concepts within the context of real literature and write compositions that encourage critical thinking.

The text provides daily student lessons for a 36 four-day weeks. Each week features a piece of literature or a painting, one grammar concept, and one student writing assignment. The student will learn and practice narrative, expository, and persuasive writing as well as try his hand at writing poetry. Integrated throughout the text are the thoughts of great Catholic thinkers making this a uniquely Catholic book – Catholic in perspective – focused on the beauty of our Faith.

Literature selections include pieces by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abraham Lincoln, Kenneth Grahame, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Poetry selections include authors such as Sir Walter Scott, Longfellow, John Henry Newman, and Father Abram Ryan.

Printed in full color, the art selections include painters such as Auguste Renoir, William Liddall Armitage, Winslow Homer, and Carlo Dolci.

Table of Contents
Sample of One Week's Lesson
Sample from Later in the Book
Free Consumable Supplement

A free 80 page Teacher’s Guide includes a complete answer key, numerous teaching tips, and scoring rubrics for assessing student writing is included with your purchase.

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