Solve the Mysteries of Grammar with Cliff Hanger!
LA 4 – Module 1 is the first of four Grade 4 Modules. Together these four modules schedule a complete language arts program for a year, divided into these four sections (modules). Each module schedules all the language arts skills — reading, grammar, mechanics, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting, and creative writing. The grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and creative writing are covered in the included, easy-to-use (and fun!) worktext pages included in this module. The spelling and handwriting aspects of this program need to be purchased as separate resources; the buying information for these is included in the module. The reading is covered by individual fiction books you can purchase or borrow from the library, and is also scheduled in the weekly guide pages.
The worktext pages center around a boy detective named Cliff Hanger and Sergeant Mac, and the mysteries they solve together. His clue-filled mysteries are told story-style in grammar exercises, keeping student interested in completing each days’ assignment so they can solve the mystery with Cliff, making this language arts program a lot of fun!
Topics Covered in LA 4 – Module 1:
- Sentence Basics
- Subjects and Predicates
- Concrete & Abstract Nouns
- Proper Nouns
- Possessive Nouns
- Collective Nouns
- Action & Being Verbs
- Helping & Linking Verbs
- Noun & Verb Review
Other Resources That May Interest You!
- LA 4 – Module 2
- LA 4 – Module 3
- LA 4 – Module 4
Compared to LA 4, LA 3 moves more slowly through just slightly fewer grammar concepts, so it is slightly easier than LA 4, though these two programs cover mostly the same concepts. LA 5, and LA 6 modules follow up on this module by repeating the same grammar concepts, allowing students to practice concepts by repetition and gain mastery over the course of a few years. Each of these older programs gradually add a few additional concepts each year, as well, giving students a great grasp of grammar concepts by the time they begin their junior high years. This prepares them well for moving forward with their creative writing in junior high and high school.