Kristen Pratt, author of Master Books' curriculum series, joins the podcast to share her rich wisdom with homeschool parents. In this episode, Kristen shares how she designed the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students whether they are...
Kristen Pratt, author of Master Books' Language Lessons for a Living Education curriculum series, joins the podcast to share her rich wisdom with homeschool parents. In this episode, Kristen shares how she designed the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students whether they are advanced or struggling readers.
The Language Lessons for a Living Education series was voted by homeschool families as a top ranked language arts curriculum. It was developed to honor God's unique design of individual students and offers families the flexibility they need in teaching their children to communicate well. Each level teaches the foundational truths of Scripture and uses brain science to help the student learn easily.
Kristen Pratt is the homeschool mother of 9 children, the wife of Master Books' president, and Master Books' Curriculum Development Officer.
2:46 - Language Lessons was voted Top Ranked Language Arts curriculum for homeschool elementary students.
4:00 - Kristen shares the purpose behind her design of the Language Lessons curriculum series.
7:30 - A different approach for a curriculum that works for students that are advanced, average, and struggling learners.
8:41 - The curriculum is flexible so you can adapt it to each student's needs.
9:30 - Kristen explains why the reading lists aren't specified in Language Lessons and why developing one for each student is important.
12:03 - Exercising the freedom to develop your student's interests in reading certain types of books and read at pace that meets their needs. Language Lessons allows the parent to choose books and topics that are biblical.
14:15 - Master Books focuses on creating curriculum that respects God's design, that honor's God's design.
14:30 - Language Lessons is designed to help students succeed academically, and to develop a love of God and a confidence in reading. The goal is to help students graduate with a love for learning and love of communicating what they are learning.
16:40 - Kristen shares how the series works well for homeschool parents teaching multiple ages. Shorter lessons helps the parent / teacher save time and helps the student in retaining the information.
17:35 - Help the student be as responsible as possible for their education. This can be accomplished in many ways including the schedule provided in the text book.
18:50 - Why language lessons covers the same topics each year.
20:00 - Check out the games in the back of the book! These games are designed to make learning fun and helps the student review the material.
21:49 - Language Lessons is designed with activities to help the student learn the Word of God and apply it in their lives. These inculde writing psalms and poem which helps them apply what they are learning to worhsipping God.
25:32 - Kristen shares her love for Pilgrim's Progress Collector's Edition offered by Master Books.
30:22 - Kristen Pratt announces the expansion of the Language Lessons for a Living Education series and gives a sneak peek of the pages.
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