Primary Language Lessons is a a beginning guide to grammar and usage for the early elementary student. Within these pages you will find stories, poems, and pictures of fine art. Each lesson... More > introduces principles of grammar and word use through question and answer, composition, memorization, oral presentation, and dictation.
Serl recommended that Primary Language Lessons be used for the second half of grade 2 and grade 3, or ages 6 through 8.
One of Primary Language Lessons’ outstanding characteristics is the use of high quality literature and art to teach language and grammar. Serl’s use of this method parallels the work of British educational reformer Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) who advocated the use of high-quality literature as a pathway to learning. Miss Mason taught that children relish well-written, well-told books and model them in their speech and writing. By following this example, our children’s teachers are great authors and artists rather than dry textbooks. What could be better?< Less