Downloadable documents related to the Language Album.  Please notify corinne@montessori-nw.org if a link is missing or not functioning correctly. The Student Handbook is the primary resource for information regarding Reference Albums and general Academic Requirements.

 

Language Check Sheet

Language Presentation Outlines (Word document)

 

HANDOUTS 

Introduction to Language Activities:

  • Introduction to Language
  • Preparation of the Mind and the Hand for Writing
  • Preparation of the Mind and the Eye for Reading
  • Why Phonics Teaching Must Change - by Jeannine Herron (place in album just after the MNW Introduction to Language)

Sound Game - Sounds Used in American English

Sandpaper Letters - Key Sounds for Sandpaper Letters

Sandpaper Letters - Tracing Guide for Sandpaper Letters

Handwriting - Activities with Chalk and Pencil

Handwriting - Learning to Write, Writing to Learn - by Linda Spencer

Handwriting - Benefits of Learning Cursive - by William Klemm

Phonograms - List of Alternate Spellings

Function of Words - Symbols for Practice (print in color,  cut out for first day of Function of Words section, no need to include in album)

Reading Analysis - Arrows and Symbols for Practice - revised January 20 to include blank black arrows for teacher directed work

Introduction to Music:

  • Singing - handout
  • Singing: Its Development and Importance for Primary Children - by Polli Soholt
  • Introduction to Musical Terms (aka Musical Notation Glossary)
  • Rhythm - handout
  • Rhythm: Clapping Patterns - updated January 6
  • Music Appreciation - handout
  • Mario Montessori Article - Man's Spiritual Expressions: Language and Music

Lyrics to MNW Songs - do not include in Album

Cultural Extensions:

  • Introduction to Cultural Extensions
  • Cultural Extensions Chart
  • Activities for Experiencing Difference
  • Time - Clock and Calendar
  • Continent Folders
  • Land and Water Folders