Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 3
Before You Begin
Language Arts Level 3 is designed to be open-and-go! This means that there is no need to read or prepare anything daily.
It is, however, extremely useful to spend a few minutes getting an overview of the course. Here are a few highlights to help you have successful start.
Required Items Needed for This Course
The Level 3 course set arrives shrink wrapped and includes the individual items listed below. Are you missing an item? Compare your packing slip to your order. You may have ordered the “course book” rather than the “course set.”
If something is missing, contact our Customer Support Team at [email protected]goodandbeautiful.com and we will be happy to help you.
Daily Items Needed
- Pencil, scissors, glue, tape, paper, colored pencils or crayons
- Tracing paper, 3”x5” index cards, timer, highlighter
- Markers and drawing paper
- Personal whiteboard and dry-erase marker
- Some household items will also be needed periodically
- A three-ring binder to use as the child’s “My Book of Stories and Writings” (This same binder can be used through all course levels to keep the writing assignments the child creates.)
- Handwriting We recommend The Good and Beautiful Handwriting Level 2, 3, or 4
- Books for Personal Reading Visit The Good and Beautiful Book List and Library for suggestions
Subjects Covered in This Course
This course combines multiple subjects. Connecting learning in this manner provides deeper meaning and interest while eliminating the expense and trouble of purchasing and using many different courses.
- Grammar & Punctuation
- Art Appreciation
- Poetry Memorization & Appreciation
A Note about Spelling
The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 3 covers spelling patterns, spelling rules, homophones, and targeted spelling words. Mastery of spelling words, patterns, and rules is not expected at this age. Spelling Rules Flashcards are available as an optional resource.
How This Course Works
This 120-lesson course was designed to be taught 4–5 days a week. Each child’s learning pace is individual, and parents should not feel that they have to finish an entire lesson or complete only one lesson each day.
The lessons are laid out in an easy-to-use format. Blue text indicates instructions to you, the teacher, and black text is what you read to the child. While a child in The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 3 course still needs one-on-one time with you, he or she has more independent work to do with each lesson than with previous levels. Lessons prompt the child when to read sections of the reader during independent practice. The daily independent practice section also covers spelling words and principles learned in previous lessons. It is a great way for the child to practice what he or she knows and a convenient time for you to begin working with another child.
The Level 3 Reader is integrated into this course to help with fluency, comprehension, recall, and response. Even if your child reads at a more advanced level than his or her language arts placement, we recommend your child reads from the reader as instructed in order to strengthen these skills. Lessons also prompt the child to read independently each day from books at his or her reading level.
About This Course
Reading the “About This Course” pages in the front of your course book gives you the full picture of how this course works. While The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 3 continues to focus heavily on phonics, reading, and spelling, it also provides a strong foundation for writing. Your child explores a new country each unit, learning about its geography and culture. He or she then creates a work of art or a food from the studied country. Check over your child’s work daily for accuracy and give gentle guidance as needed. A digital answer key is available on the Level 3 FAQs page. Read the complete details unique to Level 3 by clicking on the “Read About This Course” button below.
- Table of Contents
- Unit Overviews
- List of Extra Items Needed
- Independent Practice
- Teaching Multiple Children
- Teacher Read-Aloud
- “My Book of Stories and Writings”