Life of Fred is a series of Language Arts books that break the old pattern of drill and kill. Instead of nothing but dry exposition and endless drill exercises, they contain fun stories about Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius. During his hilarious adventures, he encounters situations that call for solving language arts problems. Learners actually want to read these books.
These four books are short. Each contains 19 daily lessons. Since each lesson contains so much material, doing these four books once a year during your high school years would be a really good idea.
Who is it for?
Life of Fred Language Arts fans
High School aged learners
Anyone who needs to brush up on Language Arts concepts
Stock up on Life of Fred language arts books and give the best instruction from the curriculum that brought you Life of Fred math
Apply language arts to real-life situations
Incorporate important language and games to make lessons fun
Fun and easy to read, the Life Of Fred Language Arts series has a new take of learning grammar. I love the fun diagrams and clip art/illustrations. The content is well-explained, and topics include more than just Language Arts. The student really learns a lot without page after page of 'learn-this-list-of pronouns' type worksheets. In fact, there are just a few questions to answer at the end of each chapter, and the answers, explained, are on the next page. Fun and simple - Refreshing!
Carrie B - Member Since November 2013
LOF is Great!
May 03, 2016
We love all of the LOF books and look forward to reading from them each day.
Christy C - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015
As good as the math books!
Apr 04, 2016
We have the Fred math books and love them, but I wasn't sure how the language arts books would measure up. I wasn't surprised, however, to find them just as useful, fun, and educational as the math! Even I enjoy reading them and refreshing knowledge I've forgotten and even learning new things!
Kristin G - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since March 2016
Not just for high school!
Apr 04, 2016
I purchased these for my son, who would be a 4th grader. Some of the concepts are a little advanced (as it's intended audience is older kids). However, I think this is wonderful for an advanced upper elementary or perfect for a middle school child. It's just as wonderful as all the math books. I find myself learning things that I never was taught or do not remember.
Donna M - Member Since February 2014
LOF Language Arts = LOVE
Mar 04, 2016
The LOF LA is awesome!! My son HATES school but LOF has really made all the difference. It's not some busy work or constant drilling. It's actually fun!
The Life of Fred contains fun stories about a child prodigy math genius your students can follow along as he gives real-world examples of everything from math to language arts. In the Life of Fred Elementary Math Series, your students will learn everything from telling time, division, beginning algebra, and more!
You can purchase one book at a time or the entire set at a discounted price! Order more as their skills progress such as the Life of Fred Intermediate Series that incorporate biology, physics, and economics using pre-algebra formulas.
The stories carry on through the exercises, and many of the books have a series of quizzes that bridge them to the next chapter. Some books have all the problem solutions in them, while others have separate answer keys or companions.
Written by Dr. Stanley F. Schmidt, these affordable books were designed to keep your students engaged in math while also following along a storyline. Perfect for independent study, each unit teaches concepts that can be applied using real-world examples. Find out more by reading this blog post!
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