The Complete Montessori Language Arts Teacher's Manual includes the complete Montessori language arts curriculum for ages 3 to 12 years (preschool through grade six). This manual for teachers describes the rationale for and use of the beautiful Montessori language materials, many easily made by the teacher or assistant. The full continuum of lessons across many years allows you to assist both remedial and advanced students, and helps you to fill in any "gaps" in a child's reading, writing, and grammar skills. Many Montessori manuals are broken into years, leaving out what comes before and after; however, this manual is intended to show the whole spectrum of lessons, so you can decide what your child most needs; and so you can adapt any lesson to your child's current abilities.
Full color illustrations clarify lesson content and format. Lessons are described in clear and concise language.
The manual includes ten main areas:
I. Development of early reading and writing skills;
II. The history of writing for the elementary student;
III. Word Study, exploring word constructions such as roots and affixes, compound forms, plural forms, contractions, abbreviations, and other concepts like synonym/antonym, and homonym/graph/phones;
IV. Rules for spelling;
V. Function of Words, exploring nine parts of speech (noun, article, adjective, verb, preposition, adverb, pronoun, conjunction, interjection);
VI. Sentence Analysis, exploring the construction of sentences from simple parts like subject and verb to compound and complex sentences, with a special emphasis on clauses;
VII. Mechanics and Punctuation, demonstrating the conventional use of common forms like capitals and punctuation marks;
VIII. A discussion of the writing process and style;
IX. A section devoted to children's literature, including many recommendations for children's poetry, fiction, and educational magazines;
X. A list of Montessori suppliers of materials and resources.
The manual includes additional resources:
I. Reading lists for the teacher to further learn about Montessori methods and ideas;
II. Bibliographies for both children's and adult books;
III. Internet links to find more information;
IV. Word lists for making materials;
V. Essays on the language arts in a Montessori context, the history of writing, the Montessori concept of Cosmic Education, and Maria Montessori's life.
Manual is priced to be highly affordable. You save well over $200 on the full Montessori language arts curriculum compared to other vendors.
Single, unified PDF format, rather than multiple manuals or blog entries.
Manual reflects the author's dual AMI and AMS certifications.
Perfect for home-schoolers, tutors, traditional or ESL teachers looking for clear, hands-on, child-centered language arts lessons.
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