LightningLit

Elementary School Lightning Literature

The author’s goal in writing this series is to “instill a love of great literature in children, expand their ability to read intelligently and deeply, improve their communication abilities, and prepare them for more advanced language arts concepts.” The three key components to this series are literature, grammar and mechanics, and composition. All levels allow for student independence in the reading or reading aloud together. Each also has great flexibility in the compositions and offers many optional extra activities.

Grade 1

Every week, students read a beautiful, classic picture book. The Teacher’s Guide contains comprehension questions on the reading (and answers), instructions for the weekly composition, answers to the Student Guide, and suggestions for extra related activities. The consumable four-color Student Guide includes instruction on grammar (including sentence diagramming) and workbook pages , a reading journal, dictionary and alphabet pages, and sentence puzzles. Each week there is also a suggested Aesop’s fable to read together.

Grade 1 Pack
Grade 1 Student Workbook
Grade 1 Teacher Guide

Grade 2

This year students begin by reading a beautiful picture book each week. Towards the end of the year, students move to classic chapter books. The Teacher’s Guide contains comprehension questions on the reading (and answers), instructions for the weekly composition, answers to the Student Guide, and suggestions for extra related activities. The consumable four-color Student Guide includes instruction on grammar (including sentence diagramming) and workbook pages, a reading journal, dictionary pages, and sentence puzzles. Each week also assigns optional reading from Winnie-the-Pooh and Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.

Grade 2 Pack
Grade 2 Student Workbook
Grade 2 Teacher Guide

Grade 3

Students read chapter books for Grade 3. Included are classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Newbery Award winners like The Wheel on the School, and new friends like The Rickshaw Girl. The Teacher’s Guide contains comprehension questions on the reading (and answers), instructions for the weekly composition, answers to the Student Guide, and suggestions for extra related activities. The consumable four-color Student Guide includes instruction on grammar (including sentence diagramming) and workbook pages, a reading journal, dictionary pages, and sentence puzzles. Many compositions this year span two or more weeks, giving students more time to create greater depth in their writing.

Grade 3 Pack
Grade 3 Student Workbook
Grade 3 Teacher Guide

Grade 4 - Scheduled to Ship 8/22/2017

Students read a variety of great children’s literature, classic and modern. Two books written in verse encourage students to explore poetry in different ways than they may have previously. An inspiring nonfiction story of a boy’s quest in Africa to bring electric power to his home (Semester 2) provides lessons on expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative writing.

The consumable four-color Student Worktext contains comprehension questions, discussion questions, instruction on grammar (including sentence diagramming), workbook pages, and a reading journal. The Teacher’s Guide contains answer to the comprehension questions and the grammar pages, instructions for daily composition, a discussion guide for each book, and suggestions for additional activities. Semester 1 is scheduled to ship on 8/22.

Order the pack with readers or just the student workbook and teacher’s guide. This book is currently available as duplexed, three-hole punched, and shrink-wrapped (no binder is included). The student worktext is full color, and the teacher’s guide black and white.

Grade 4 Semester 1 Pack
Grade 4 Semester 1 Student Workbook
Grade 4 Semester 1 Teacher Guide

Grade 4 - Semester Two

Semester 2 will be available by the end of the year, and sold in a similar format. Semester 2 of Grade 4 will use The Dreamer, Love That Dog, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Tuck Everlasting, and The Borrowers.

After this format is sold out, the set will be available in the normal way with perfect bound books. The student text will be three-hole punched and perforated.

 

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