English for the Thoughtful Child [SCM]

by Cynthia A. Shearer (Editor), Mary F. Hyde (Author)

Uses wonderful pictures to stimulate the child's imagination and lead him into writing, with grammar introduced as necessary to the writing task. Also contains memorization assignments, oral composition, written composition, and practice exercises.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
1-882514-07-6
Print Status
In Print
Lessons
62
Pages
120
Suggested Grades
1st - 3rd
Publisher
Greenleaf Press
Copyright
1990
Written
1903

Lessons

  • 1 The Sentence
  • 2 Statements
  • 3 Oral Composition
  • 4 Questions
  • 5 Memorization
  • 6 Picture Lesson
  • 7 Commands
  • 8 Oral Composition
  • 9 Exclamations
  • 10 The Paragraph
  • 11 Nouns
  • 12 Writing Names of People
  • 13 Picture Lesson
  • 14 Given Names and Surnames
  • 15 Writing Initials
  • 16 Memorization
  • 17 Using the word, I
  • 18 Composition
  • 19 Names of Cities and Streets
  • 20 Composition
  • 21 Composition
  • 22 Names of the Days
  • 23 Picture Lesson
  • 24 Names of the Months
  • 25 Abbreviations of the Names of the Months
  • 26 Memorization
  • 27 Dictation Exercise
  • 28 The Seasons
  • 29 Oral Composition
  • 30 Memorization
  • 31 Picture Lesson
  • 32 Titles
  • 33 Aunts and Uncles
  • 34 How to Write Dates
  • 35 Letter Writing
  • 36 Composition: A Letter
  • 37 Writing Addresses
  • 38 Letter Writing
  • 39 Picture Lesson
  • 40 Is and Are
  • 41 Dictation Exercise
  • 42 Composition
  • 43 Was and Were
  • 44 Review: Is, Are, Was, Were
  • 45 Oral Composition
  • 46 Has and Have
  • 47 Composition
  • 48 Words to Use with You
  • 49 Picture Lesson
  • 50 Quotation Marks
  • 51 The Comma with Quotations
  • 52 Dictation Exercise
  • 53 Composition
  • 54 The Comma in Address
  • 55 Dictation Exercise
  • 56 Oral Composition
  • 57 Contractions
  • 58 Dictation
  • 59 Memorization
  • 60 Picture Lesson
  • 61 Composition
  • 62 Review

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EFFTC compared to Simply Grammar

Reviewed by Parent/Teacher

English for the Thoughtful Child (Books 1 and 2, edited by Cindy Shearer) are delightful gentle introductions to using the English language. They contain some little picture studies, some dictation passages, some poems to memorize, and some short exercises that talk about statements, questions, whose and who's, possessives and plurals -- things like that. I like to use them in about 2nd and 3rd grades, though my one daughter did finish up Book 2 during the first half of her 4th grade year.

Simply Grammar (edited by Karen Andreola) is more of an introduction to the parts of speech. It presents the material in lovely, mostly oral, lessons but it goes more in-depth. For example, it talks about transitive and intransitive verbs and the infinitive, indicative, subjunctive, and imperative moods of verbs. The girls and I got a bit bogged down during those lessons, but many CMers love the book because it is based on Charlotte's original grammar lessons. The other lessons are about subjects, predicates, nouns, adjectives, agreement between subject and verb, verb tenses, prepositions, adverbs, pronouns, and such. It is recommended for fourth grade through high school age students.