in Language ® III
Authors: Terry Dodds, Fay Goodfellow, Marika Loschiavo, Dawn Dodds
in Language III is the third level of a specially-designed, highly-motivating,
grammar, usage, and written expression program for students from
Grades 3 through Grade 6. Adventures in Language ® III may also
be appropriate for some special education students to help them
acquire more advanced language and written expression skills.
and fluency develop through Direct Instruction lessons. Several
different games are included in the program: "Thumbs Up,
Thumbs Down," "Mind Bogglers," "Homonym Game,"
"Vocabulary Quiz Show," and "The Contraction Game."
These games motivate students to develop and practice the use
of correct grammar and vocabulary in a fun-filled format. They
also provide practice for common test-taking skills. Students
acquire important basic skills that enable them to be effective
speakers and reflective writers.
Many of the
topics found in the sentences, paragraphs, and passages in Level
3 of Adventures in Language ® are directly correlated to the topics
covered in the Core Knowledge Curriculum for Grade 3 by Hirsch
(2002). The authors feel that students can gain further reinforcement
of the knowledge taught in various curriculum areas (e.g., science
and social studies) through meeting them within the context of
language instruction. Topics are also correlated to a number of
the science and social studies curricula from various states.