Beginning Wisely: English 3 Pupil Text

Beginning Wisely: English 3 is a solid grammar and writing text with 125 lessons divided into 5 units. This God-honoring text uses short, daily lessons to provide a foundation in grammar for the purpose of writing.

Sentence parts are studied, along with simple diagramming. Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and correct usage are taught. Lessons on dictionary work, capitalization, punctuation, proofreading, and communication skills are included. Understanding sentence types, writing sentences, and paragraph structure is taught as well.

English 3 is scheduled as one option for English in Bigger Hearts for His Glory and Preparing Hearts for His Glory.

Note: The Teacher’s Manual is recommended at this level for the answer key and additional help with the lessons.

Table of Contents

(Bold indicates oral and written composition lessons)

Unit 1 – Building With Sentences

  • 1. An Introduction to Your English Book
  • 2. Using the Dictionary
  • 3. More About the Dictionary
  • 4. What Is a Sentence?
  • 5. Telling Sentences
  • 6. The Two Sentence Parts
  • 7. Subjects and Predicates
  • 8. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 9. Asking Sentences
  • 10. Subjects and Predicates in Asking Sentences
  • 11. Commanding Sentences and Exclaiming Sentences
  • 12. Subjects and Predicates in Commanding Sentences
  • 13. Telling, Asking, Commanding, and Exclaiming Sentences
  • 14. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 15. Capitalization and Punctuation in Names and Initials
  • 16. Quotations and Quotation Marks
  • 17. Writing Quotations
  • 18. More About Quotations
  • 19. Using Apostrophes
  • 20. More About Apostrophes
  • 21. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 22. Checking for Capitalization
  • 23. Proofreading for Punctuation
  • 24. Checking Our Spelling
  • 25. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • Review One
  • Review Two
  • Extra Activity
  • A Poem to Enjoy

Unit 2 – Building With Nouns and Pronouns

  • 26. Learning About Words That Name
  • 27. Names of People and Places
  • 28. More About Proper Nouns
  • 29. Other Proper Nouns
  • 30. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 31. Singular and Plural Nouns
  • 32. Plural Nouns and Possessive Nouns
  • 33. Plural Nouns Not Ending With -s
  • 34. Writing Nouns in a Series
  • 35. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 36. Words That Stand for Nouns
  • 37. Pronouns That Tell Who
  • 38. Pronouns That Tell Whom
  • 39. Choosing the Correct Pronoun
  • 40. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 41. When a Noun and a Pronoun Work Together
  • 42. Using Commas With Nouns and Pronouns
  • 43. Another Use for Commas
  • 44. When to Use Pronouns
  • 45. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 46. Pronouns That Tell Whose
  • 47. Pronouns for People and Things
  • 48. Pronouns That Tell Which One
  • 49. Using This, That, These, and Those
  • 50. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • Review One
  • Review Two
  • Extra Activity
  • A Poem to Enjoy

Unit 3 – Building With Verbs

  • 51. Action Verbs
  • 52. More About Action Verbs
  • 53. Verbs That Tell About the Past
  • 54. Past Forms Without -ed
  • 55. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 56. Singular and Plural With Verbs
  • 57. The Verb Be
  • 58. Using Verbs With There
  • 59. Meeting More Action Verbs
  • 60. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 61. Helping Verbs
  • 62. Did—Done and Saw—Seen
  • 63. Came—Come and Went—Gone
  • 64. The Little Word Not
  • 65. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 66. Subjects and Predicates
  • 67. Nouns After Action Verbs
  • 68. Diagraming Nouns After Action Verbs
  • 69. More About Action Verbs
  • 70. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 71. Meeting the Paragraph
  • 72. Writing Sentences in Correct Order
  • 73. The Topic of a Paragraph
  • 74. Choosing a Good Title
  • 75. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • Review One
  • Review Two
  • Extra Activity
  • A Poem to Enjoy

Unit 4 – Building With Adjectives and Adverbs

  • 76. Words That Tell What Kind Of
  • 77. Words That Tell How Many and How Much
  • 78. Words That Tell Which
  • 79. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 80. A, An, and The
  • 81. Words That Tell Whose
  • 82. Using Adjectives Correctly
  • 83. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 84. Words That Tell How
  • 85. More About Adverbs
  • 86. Words That Tell When
  • 87. Words That Tell Where
  • 88. How, When and Where
  • 89. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 90. Recognizing Adjectives and Adverbs
  • 91. Well and Good
  • 92. More About Adverbs and Adjectives
  • 93. The No Words
  • 94. Using the No Words Correctly
  • 95. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 96. Writing a Story From Pictures
  • 97. Using Words to Make Pictures
  • 98. Writing Smoothly
  • 99. Sharing an Experience
  • 100. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • Review One
  • Review Two
  • Extra Activity
  • A Poem to Enjoy

Unit 5 – Building With Our Language

  • 101. Looking at the Dictionary Again
  • 102. Homophones
  • 103. Words With More Than One Meaning
  • 104. Synonyms and Antonyms
  • 105. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 106. Describing a Thing
  • 107. Describing a Place
  • 108. Describing a Person
  • 109. Describing Orally
  • 110. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 111. Making Introductions
  • 112. Using a Telephone
  • 113. How to Do Something
  • 114. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 115. The Parts and Form of a Friendly Letter
  • 116. Rules for Writing a Friendly Letter
  • 117. Writing to Share With Others
  • 118. A Thank-you Letter
  • 119. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • 120. Poetry
  • 121. Rhyme in Poetry
  • 122. Rhythm in Poetry
  • 123. Reading Poetry
  • 124. Writing a Poem
  • 125. Reviewing What You Have Learned
  • Review One
  • Review Two
  • Extra Activity
  • A Poem to Enjoy