Cottage Press Language Lessons

Cottage Press Language Lessons homeschool curriculum is a Classical, Charlotte-Mason inspired liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization through reading classic poetry, prose, and Scripture selections. | Primer 1 (Autumn/Winter/Spring) is designed for Grades 2-3, Primer 2 (Autumn/Winter/Spring) is designed for Grades 3-4, and Fable & Song for students in Grades 4-6.
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Primer 1, Grades 2-3

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 1 Teaching Helps
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 1 Teaching Helps
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
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    Stock No: WW860226

Cottage Press' Primer One Teaching Helps is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer One Autumn, Primer One Winter, and Primer One Spring student books (all sold-separately). This teacher's guide includes twelve weekly lessons for each of those books with each weekly lesson covering four days of work. Lessons open with a poetry or prose selection that becomes the heart of the lesson; this is followed by copybook & dictation exercises, a section for supplemental Spelling, Grammar, and Word Usage exercises, and finally a nature study assignment. Lessons are formatted with daily copybook exercises and a brief grammar or phonics review exercise in addition to narration exercises on Days 1 and 3, a nature lesson study on Day 2, and a picture study lesson on Day 4. Answers are given if needed.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 1 course is comprised of the Primer 1 Teaching Helps Book, plus the Autumn Primer, Winter Primer, and Spring Primer (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer One, a student should have achieved beginning spelling and phonics proficiency, be ready for beginning chapter books, and be able to copy words and sentences. Primer One is generally appropriate for 2nd-3rd grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

104 pages, softcover. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 2-3.

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 1 (Autumn)
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 1 (Autumn)
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW859824

Cottage Press' Primer One: Autumn student book is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer One Teaching Helps Book (which is required to use this curriculum). This student book covers 12 weeks, and is followed by Primer 1: Winter and Primer 1: Spring (both sold-separately) to cover a full year.

Worksheets are organized by week, and clearly laid out; each worksheet is labeled with the week and day for simple lesson-planning. There's room to complete copywork, nature study illustrations, short phonics exercises, and more. Nature Study lessons in this book cover compass directions, trees, and mammals.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 1 course is comprised of the Primer 1 Teaching Helps Book, plus the Autumn Primer, Winter Primer, and Spring Primer (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer One, a student should have achieved beginning spelling and phonics proficiency, be ready for beginning chapter books, and be able to copy words and sentences. Primer One is generally appropriate for 2nd-3rd grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

127 pages, softcover. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 2-3.

Please note that this program will still require another systematic phonics or spelling program

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  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer  1 (Winter)
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 1 (Winter)
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW859978

Cottage Press' Primer One: Winter student book is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer One Teaching Helps Book (which is required to use this curriculum). This student book covers 12 weeks; it is preceded by Primer 1: Autumn and followed by Primer 1: Spring (both sold-separately) to cover a full year.

Worksheets are organized by week, and clearly laid out; each worksheet is labeled with the week and day for simple lesson-planning. There's room to complete copywork, nature study illustrations, short phonics exercises, and more. Nature Study lessons in this book cover the night sky and birds.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 1 course is comprised of the Primer 1 Teaching Helps book, plus the Autumn Primer 1, Winter Primer 1, and Spring Primer 1 (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer One, a student should have achieved beginning spelling and phonics proficiency, be ready for beginning chapter books, and be able to copy words and sentences. Primer One is generally appropriate for 2nd-3rd grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

127 pages, softcover. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 2-3.

Please note that this program will still require another systematic phonics or spelling program

.

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 1 (Spring)
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 1 (Spring)
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW860059

Cottage Press' Primer One: Spring student book is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer One Teaching Helps Book (which is required to use this curriculum). This student book covers 12 weeks; it is preceded by Primer 1: Autumn and Primer 1: Winter (both sold-separately) to cover a full year.

Worksheets are organized by week, and clearly laid out; each worksheet is labeled with the week and day for simple lesson-planning. There's room to complete copywork, nature study illustrations, short phonics exercises, and more. Nature Study lessons in this book cover flowers, weather, and insects.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 1 course is comprised of the Primer 1 Teaching Helps book, plus the Autumn Primer 1, Winter Primer 1, and Spring Primer 1 (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer One, a student should have achieved beginning spelling and phonics proficiency, be ready for beginning chapter books, and be able to copy words and sentences. Primer One is generally appropriate for 2nd-3rd grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

Softcover. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 2-3. Consumable and non-reproducible.

Please note that this program will still require another systematic phonics or spelling program

.

Primer 2, Grades 3-4

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 2 Teaching Helps
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 2 Teaching Helps
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW186070

Cottage Press' Primer Two Teaching Helps is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer Two Autumn, Primer Two Winter, and Primer Two Spring student books (all sold-separately). This teacher's guide includes twelve weekly lessons for each of those books with each weekly lesson covering four days of work. Lessons open with a poetry or prose selection that becomes the heart of the lesson; this is followed by copybook & dictation exercises, a section for supplemental Spelling, Grammar, and Word Usage exercises, and finally a nature study assignment. Lessons are formatted with daily copybook exercises and a brief grammar or phonics review exercise in addition to narration exercises on Days 1 and 3, a nature lesson study on Day 2, and a picture study lesson on Day 4. Answers are given if needed.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 2 course is comprised of the Primer 2 Teaching Helps Book, plus the Autumn Primer, Winter Primer, and Spring Primer (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer 2, a student should have achieved intermediate spelling and phonics proficiency, be able to read beginning chapter books with basic fluency, and be able to copy sentences and short paragraphs. Primer Two is generally appropriate for 3rd - 4th Grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

136 pages, softcover. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 3-4.

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 2 (Autumn)
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 2 (Autumn)
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW166104

Cottage Press' Primer Two: Autumn student book is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer Two Teaching Helps Book (which is required to use this curriculum). This student book covers 12 weeks; it is followed by Primer 2: Winter and Primer 2: Spring (both sold-separately) to cover a full year.

Worksheets are organized by week, and clearly laid out; each worksheet is labeled with the week and day for simple lesson-planning. There's room to complete copywork, nature study illustrations and charts, short grammar/word study exercises, and more. Nature Study lessons in this book cover compass directions, trees, and mammals.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 2 course is comprised of the Primer 2 Teaching Helps Book, plus the Autumn Primer 2, Winter Primer 2, and Spring Primer 2 (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer 2, a student should have achieved intermediate spelling and phonics proficiency, be able to read beginning chapter books with basic fluency, and be able to copy sentences and short paragraphs. Primer Two is generally appropriate for 3rd - 4th Grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

127 pages, softcover. Consumable and non-reproducible. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 3-4.

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer  2 (Winter)
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 2 (Winter)
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW455156

Cottage Press' Primer Two: Winter student book is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer Two Teaching Helps Book (which is required to use this curriculum). This student book covers 12 weeks; it is preceded by Primer 2: Autumn and followed by Primer 2: Spring (both sold-separately) to cover a full year.

Worksheets are organized by week, and clearly laid out; each worksheet is labeled with the week and day for simple lesson-planning. There's room to complete copywork, nature study illustrations and charts, short grammar/word study exercises, and more. Nature Study lessons in this book cover the night sky and birds.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 2 course is comprised of the Primer 2 Teaching Helps Book, plus the Autumn Primer 2, Winter Primer 2, and Spring Primer 2 (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer 2, a student should have achieved intermediate spelling and phonics proficiency, be able to read beginning chapter books with basic fluency, and be able to copy sentences and short paragraphs. Primer Two is generally appropriate for 3rd - 4th Grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

Softcover. Consumable and non-reproducible. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 3-4.

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 2 (Spring)
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Children: Primer 2 (Spring)
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW455165

Cottage Press' Primer Two: Spring student book is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Primer Two Teaching Helps Book (which is required to use this curriculum). This student book covers 12 weeks; it is preceded by Primer 2: Autumn and Primer 2: Winter (both sold-separately) to cover a full year.

Worksheets are organized by week, and clearly laid out; each worksheet is labeled with the week and day for simple lesson-planning. There's room to complete copywork, nature study illustrations and charts, short grammar/word study exercises, and more. Nature Study lessons in this book cover flowers, weather, and insects.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The full Cottage Press Primer 2 course is comprised of the Primer 2 Teaching Helps Book, plus the Autumn Primer 2, Winter Primer 2, and Spring Primer 2 (all components sold-separately). Using a gentle Charlotte Mason style approach, weekly copybook and narration selections from classic children's literature, poetry, and Scripture (along with nature and art study lessons) help hone students' powers of observation, description, and attention to detail. This primer series will help prepare early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in late elementary, middle and high school.

The Autumn, Winter, and Spring Primers are sequential in skills; familiarity with concepts from the preceding book is assumed. Before beginning Primer 2, a student should have achieved intermediate spelling and phonics proficiency, be able to read beginning chapter books with basic fluency, and be able to copy sentences and short paragraphs. Primer Two is generally appropriate for 3rd - 4th Grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

Softcover. Consumable and non-reproducible. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 3-4.

Fable & Song, Grades 4-6

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Grammar Students: Fable & Song Teaching Helps
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Grammar Students: Fable & Song Teaching Helps
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW728798

Cottage Press' Fable & Song Teaching Helpsbook is designed to be used alongside the Fable & Song Student Book (not included and sold-separately). Detailed instructions for conducting copybook, grammar, and composition exercises along with literary & poetry analysis are included at the beginning of this teacher's guide. Lessons include the poetry or prose selection, notes and teacher tips, and answers for the questions given in the student book.

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

In the "Fable & Song" course, grammar and composition lessons are structured around the fable stage of the progymnasmata. Twenty-eight lessons are centered on a timeless literary or poetry selection-twelve fables from Aesop, twelve poems (mostly from Robert Louis Stevenson), and four parables of Jesus from the Bible. This course introduces basic sentence diagramming and beginning studies in poetry, literary terms, and figures of speech.

The timing of the lessons is flexible to suit a variety of student and classroom needs. Each of the twenty-eight lessons may be covered in a week, or over several weeks. Fable & Song is generally appropriate for 4th-6th grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

The full Cottage Press "Fable & Song" course is comprised of the Fable & Song 1 Teaching Helps Book,Fable & Song Student Book, free PDF flashcards, a dictionary, and two composition books (all sold-separately); The Aesop for Children illustrated by Milo Winter and A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson are recommended literature (either print versions or free online versions).

Softcover. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 4-6.

  1. Cottage Press Language Lessons for Grammar Students: Fable & Song
    Cottage Press Language Lessons for Grammar Students: Fable & Song
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $39.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW728705

Cottage Press' Fable & Song student book is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) Fable & Song Teaching Helps Book (which is required to use this curriculum). In the "Fable & Song" course, grammar and composition lessons are structured around the fable stage of the progymnasmata. Twenty-eight week-long lessons are centered on a timeless literary or poetry selection-twelve fables from Aesop, twelve poems (mostly from Robert Louis Stevenson), and four parables of Jesus from the Bible. This course introduces basic sentence diagramming and beginning studies in poetry, literary terms, and figures of speech.

Worksheets are organized by week with lesson segments clearly labeled and directions written directly to the student.

Every lesson includes the following sections:

  • Poetry & Prose-literary analysis: reading and comprehending the basic components of a story or poem, including characters, conflict, and resolution.

  • Language Logic-grammar and word usage: spelling analysis, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, sentence diagramming, and dictation.
  • Eloquent Expression-style development: paraphrasing, figures of speech, poetry rhyme & meter
  • Classical Composition-imitation of a worthy literary model: retelling a fable or parable, inventing new characters and settings for a fable, and the writing sequence (plan, write, revise).
  • Copybook-an invaluable exercise for all ages and stages: careful and precise reproduction of a worthy literary selection

Cottage Press is a classical liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in the great books and great ideas of Western Civilization.

The timing of the lessons is flexible to suit a variety of student and classroom needs. Each of the twenty-eight lessons may be covered in a week, or over several weeks. Fable & Song is generally appropriate for 4th-6th grade students but could be used effectively by older students as well.

The full Cottage Press "Fable & Song" course is comprised of the Fable & Song 1 Teaching Helps Book,Fable & Song Student Book, free PDF flashcards, a dictionary, and two composition books (all sold-separately); The Aesop for Children illustrated by Milo Winter and A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson are recommended literature (either print versions or free online versions).

Softcover. NKJV Scripture used. Grades 4-6.

Book of Centuries Timeline Book

  1. Cottage Press Book of Centuries
    Cottage Press Book of Centuries
    Kathy Weitz
    Cottage Press / Trade Paperback
    $12.49
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW977011

The Book of Centuries is a blank timeline book for Cottage Press students to record the major events and people they encounter in their study of history, literature, science, art, and music. Each page has lined sections for lists on the inside of the page and blank sections for sketching on the outside half of the page.

This book includes:

  • Two pages per century from 5000 B.C. to A.D. 1500

  • Two pages per half-century from A.D. 1500 - A.D. 1800
  • Two pages per twenty years from A.D. 1800 - A.D. 1900
  • Two pages per decade from A.D. 1900 - A.D. 2030
  • Three undated two-page spreads at the beginning for flexibility in dating events from Creation to the Flood; spreads are titled: "In the Beginning," "Men Began to Multiply," and "A Flood of Water"
  • One two-page spread for the life of Christ titled "In the Fullness of Time"

Softcover. Consumable and non-reproducible.