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Well-Ordered Language 4

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Well-Ordered Language Level 4 is the fourth 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 class, students will not merely be able to identify the parts of a sentence, but they will also understand 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 of the class, students will learn about sentence diagramming, principal elements, adverbs & adjectives, predicate verbs, predicate nominatives & predicate adjectives, prepositional phrases, personal pronouns, Indirect objects, interrogative pronouns & interrogative adverbs, relative clauses with relative pronouns & relative adverbs, and appositives. In the second semester students will learn about reflexive and intensive pronouns, adverbial clauses and phrases, indefinite pronouns, participial phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, verbal phrase review, noun clauses, and sentence diagramming.

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

  • Students who have mastered the concepts presented in Well-Ordered Language Level 3 are well prepared for the content of Well Ordered Language Level 4.
  • This course is geared toward rising 7th–8th 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 7th- to 8th-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 4 songs and chants will be provided to the students enrolled in this course at no charge.

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

Kara Lobley, enjoys finding answers and imparting those discoveries to everyone. This passion for truth inspired her to earn her bachelor’s degree in history at Patrick Henry College (PHC), in Purcellville, VA. The classical experience at PHC and her own experience being homeschooled outside the classical tradition (K-12) showed Kara the beauties of each approach. She delights in witnessing how classical homeschooling equips students to identify and discover “the true, the good, and the beautiful” in the world around them and to share those revelations with others.
Kara began working with children as a high schooler at children’s theater camps and at her church’s Vacation Bible Schools. During college and post-graduation, she spent five years as a high school writing tutor and one year as a preschool teaching assistant. Kara has spent the past three years teaching lower school Well-Ordered Language and Writing and Rhetoric with Scholé Academy and is excited to return for a fourth year this year. Outside of the classroom, Kara can be found reading, hiking, or singing. klobley.scholeacademy@gmail.com

Quarter 1

WOL Book 4A

  1. Principal Elements & Modifiers
  2. Predicate Verbs, Predicate Nominatives & Predicate Adjectives
  3. Prepositional Phrases
  4. Personal Pronouns 

Quarter 2

**WOL Book 4A **

  1. Indirect Objects
  2. Interrogative Pronouns & Interrogative Adverbs
  3. Relative Clauses with Relative Pronouns and Relative Adverbs
  4. Appositives

Quarter 3

WOL Book 4B

  1. Reflexive & Intensive Pronouns
  2. Adverbial Clauses & Phrases
  3. Indefinite Pronouns
  4. Participial Phrases

Quarter 4

**WOL Book 4B **

  1. Gerund Phrases
  2. Infinitive Phrases
  3. Verbal Phrase Review
  4. Noun Clauses

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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