FREE Gentle Grammar Curriculum Download

Hey, Mom, are your beginning readers frustrated when it comes to writing and punctuating simple sentences?  I know mine have been. For years I searched high and low for a grammar program that would help my children write well from the very beginning of literacy.

Then I discovered New Language Exercises for Primary Schools by C. C. Long (I refer to this as “Long’s Language”). I actually wrote about my discovery and how to use it in this post about a year ago.

Well, I have been using this old book with my children with great success, but arranging the lessons in our composition books was a bit time-consuming, especially for the littler ones. There was also the problem of the copperplate script used, and some of the language was a bit archaic.

Then the idea struck me; why not take the lessons and rework them into a printable, with specific places to write the sentences, etc. I knew it would be greatly helpful, both to myself and others, but I just didn’t have the time (or so I thought).

Funny how necessity can help you find the “extra” time you need, isn’t it? In this season of our lives I’ve needed our homeschooling to be even more automated, so I took it upon myself to take Long’s Language and reformat it for our children.

After prayer (of course) I was given an amazing way to simplify the whole process of putting the lessons into a format that is both simple for little children and easy to use for moms. It has taken me quite a few hours to formulate the first two levels, but I believe the end result is marvelous and will save me and my children beaucoup time (and frustration) in the long run.

Eventually, I hope to be offering these levels (one, two, three, and four) as physical books (along with The Lesson Book, levels one, two, three, four, and five), but until then I just couldn’t keep them to myself!

Soooooo…

Today I am offering levels one and two FREE for you to download and print to use with your children! 

Here are some sneak peaks into the interiors:

 

I staggered the pages so they could be easily printed and hole-punched and placed into a three-ring binder, or you could hand one page out at a time if that is easier for you.

I hope you enjoy these, and I hope they bear much fruit for you and your children!

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30 thoughts on “FREE Gentle Grammar Curriculum Download

  1. YOU.are.amazing!! I love this curriculum and also wished it had spaces to fill in & such. Why didn’t I think to do this? So awesome!! Thank you!!

  2. Thank you for your generosity! I am using the Lesson Book Four with my 14 Yodd. She is my last non adult. The pages provide loose structure, perfect for us! She has been bringing her own cooywork passages in place of MacGuffey. I had not planned this but it had brought depth to her reading and dictation that she has chosen.
    Will love the grammar 4 when available.

    • You are so welcome, Sharyn. I will try and put those up as soon as I can. Make sure and spread the news so others can take advantage of these resources.

  3. Thank you! I am at the end of my rope with 9yo. Hoping this will be what he needs. His 10yo & 8yo sisters do well with whatever I put in front of them but he is not thriving. Prayed today for God to show me what to do and ordered the Mcguffey readers. I came here and saw this. Thank you! ♡♡

  4. Thank you so much for sharing these with us! I know they must have been a lot of work for you. What a blessing you are to your children – and to us. I am printing these out right now and so look forward to using them.

    • You are so welcome, Lisa. I needed to create these for my little girls anyways, and once I developed a system it didn’t seem that bad (I did it while watching movies with the family). We’ve been using them and they make everything so easy!

  5. Sherri

    I simply love this. Thank you. I have a question, do the books go along with something else? I noticed in level 2 page 53 there are questions that seem to refer to a story. I think I may have missed something. Can you help me?

    • I’m so glad you are enjoying Gentle Grammar! I just checked out page 53 of level 2 and I believe you may be confused with the question, “What is the part on the ground?” which is actually asking the student to identify the sole of the shoe.

      These lessons were originally coordinated with the revised McGuffey readers, but we’ve never had any problems using them out-of-sync or without the McGuffey’s (in other words, they are not dependent on the McGuffey’s).

      I hope this answers your question.

  6. You are such a gift! Thank you for this! I think you should make them into books and sell them with your others!! Strictly curious, do you intend to finish out the series?? (I feel greedy asking, but hope that it is seen as sincere interest and gratitude as I plan out my little girl’s 3rd year lessons!!)

    • You are so welcome, Kimberly. Hopefully we’ll have all the free downloads and printed books available soon 🙂

  7. Sherry,

    Thank you sooooo much for these AMAZING resources to go along with “Long’s Language’s” courses! I am printing these for my 1st grader. They look FANTASTIC!!!

    You had mentioned that you might also make some Gentle Grammer pages for Levels 3 and 4 at some point? Just inquiring if you were still be planning to do that?

    I have a 3rd grader and was hoping to have some supplemental sheets for her as well. 🙂

    Thank you so much, this is a huge blessing!!!

    • I’m so glad you were blessed! We are almost finished with the third and fourth levels, hope to have them available, both for free and in print, soon!

  8. Yay! Greatly looking forward to the next levels…

    Cannot thank you enough for all your hard work in creating these pages and for making it available to us!!!

    God Bless!!!!!!!

    • You are so very, very welcome, Angela. I have been trying and trying to get the other two levels online, and we actually have put all of them in printed form, we just haven’t had the time to finalize the proofs for Amazon. Pray that we get the time soon!

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