In each of the books—Part 1, 2, and 3—you will find the writings of Louisa May Alcott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Tennyson, Helen Hunt Jackson, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edward Everett Hale, George MacDonald, Shakespeare, and other outstanding authors.
The lessons cover aspects of teaching English, including literature and poetry study, letter writing, creating an outline, grammar and word usage, forms of composition, memorization and oral presentation, debate, and dictation.
To make the lessons easier to use by age and grade, LBC has divided them into three parts. Part 1 covers Lessons 1-100, Part 2, Lessons 101-195 and Part 3, Lessons 196-301. Each can be used on its own or as part of the series.
Serl recommended that Intermediate Language Lessons be used for Grades 4, 5, and 6 or ages 9 through 12. Part 1 is for ages 9 to 10 (Grade 4), Part 2 is for ages 10 to 11 (Grade 5), and Part 3 is for ages 11 to 12 (Grade 6).
Improvements to the 1914 edition include enhancing the quality of the photographs and art prints, as well as updating and editing some text for clarity. Added resources are biographies of the contributing authors and the complete poems of excerpted works. Further helps include bold text when an important grammar rule or statement is taught, directional words, or words to look up in a dictionary.