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Well-Ordered Language 3

CLICK HERE for the Well-Ordered Language Program Scope and Sequence

Well-Ordered Language Level 3 is the third part in a four-level series that presents grammar in a clear, orderly way, while simultaneously seeking to cultivate a child’s wonder of language with instruction in the context of narrative language, attractive illustrations, with samples taken from classic children’s literature and poetry. The carefully crafted pedagogy of this series helps students learn the mechanics of grammar while they also see the power of language unfolding before them as they learn to gather and arrange words to express their thoughts clearly and accurately.

In this course, students will move beyond identification and begin understanding how words behave in a sentence. As students see the components of language (the parts of speech) unfold before them throughout the Well-Ordered Language series, they will be able to apply their knowledge, gathering and arranging words to express their thoughts clearly and accurately. In the first semester, students will be introduced to sensory linking verbs, indirect objects, interrogative pronouns, and relative (adjectival) clauses. In the second semester, students will review and strengthen skills already learned in previous levels while also being introduced to adverbial elements, adverbial clauses, reflexive pronouns, and verbals. For a closer look at the texts used in this course, please follow these links and click “Look Inside”: Level 3A and Level 3B.

Placement: Please read about our new process in the Student Parent Handbook.

  • Students who have mastered the concepts presented in Well-Ordered Language Level 2 are well prepared for the content of Well Ordered Language Level 3.
  • Students should also be comfortable reading fluently and independently writing sentences (legibly!) by hand.
  • This course is geared toward rising 6th–7th graders. When considering whether this course is a good fit for your student, please keep in mind that in addition to readiness for the course content, students should be developmentally prepared to engage in a 6th- to 7th-grade corporate learning environment as well as the online classroom dynamic. If your student is outside of the target grade range, or if you have further questions about placement, please contact us.
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Required Materials:
Books and supplies are not included in the purchase of the course.

Please note: The Well-Ordered Language Level 3 songs and chants will be provided to the students enrolled in this course at no charge.

Catherine “Cat” Wise has loved to read since before she started school. Raised in a military family, she attended public school in Italy and then was homeschooled before obtaining a BA in elementary education with a Spanish minor at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas and becoming a bilingual kindergarten teacher. When her oldest child was a toddler, Cat discovered classical education and fell in love with the idea of cultivating wisdom and virtue through great books, fascinating histories, and the beauty of language. Cat has been classically homeschooling her own three children for nine years and is honored to learn alongside them of the Creator and His magnificent works. She loves talking about books and reading with anyone who will listen, but also enjoys working jigsaw puzzles and baking yummy desserts, and is currently trying to visit as many National Parks as she can, attend live theater performances at every opportunity, and teach herself to crochet. cwise.scholeacademy@gmail.com

Jennifer Armstrong has a B.S. in English and an M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University in Indiana. She is a homeschool mom of two and has been homeschooling her daughters with the support of a classical tutorial since 2014. She has been teaching lower school English and History in the tutorial since 2019 where she enjoys looking for the true, good, and beautiful with her students. After more than twenty years working in Higher Education, she’s looking forward to focusing on educating young students in the fundamentals of the English language and giving them the tools to recognize and create beautiful and true things as they grow. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys reading and discussing literature, creating things from fabric and yarn, and trying to make a garden grow. jarmstrong.scholeacademy@gmail.com

Quarter 1

**WOL Book 3A **

  1. Four Kinds of Sentences, Principal Elements, Adjectives & Adverbs
  2. Predicate Verbs, Predicate Nominatives & Predicate Adjectives
  3. Prepositional Phrases
  4. Personal Pronouns 

Quarter 2

WOL Book 3A
1. Sensory Linking Verbs
2. Indirect Objects
3. Interrogative Pronouns
4. Relative (Adjectival Clauses)

Quarter 3

WOL Book 3B
1. Adverbial Elements
2. Adverbial Clauses
3. Reflexive Pronouns
4. Verbals—Participles Quarter

Quarter 4

WOL Book 3B
1. Verbals—Gerunds
2. Verbals—Infinitives
3. Verbals—Review of Types
4. Types of Sentences:Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer. Webcam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:

  1. Visit zoom.us/download.
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.

Red checkmarkScanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.

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