Homeschool Reading & Language Arts Curriculums

Your guide to the best homeschool curriculums & resources for literature and language arts.

Top 5 Homeschool Language Arts Curriculums - Voted by YOU!

If you are like other home school moms and dads, you are looking to make an informed decision on the best Homeschool reading and language arts programs out there. We have a top 5 list based on feedback from several thousand homeschool families!

Allow your child to fall in love with reading and language arts with one of these enriching, entertaining, and Biblically based curriculums.

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Top 5 Elementary Reading & Language Curriculums

Reading & Phonics

  • Explode the Code
  • All about Reading
  • Abeka
  • Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
  • Language Lessons for a Living Education

Language & Literature

  • Sonlight
  • Abeka
  • First Language Lessons
  • My Father's World
  • New Literature

For elementary reading and language curriculums, we have these broken out into two categories: Reading and Phonics and Elementary Language Arts and/or Literature.

Top 5 Middle School Language & Literature Curriculums

  • Essentials of the English Language/Words Aptly Spoken
  • IEW Literature
  • Abeka
  • BJU Press
  • Learning Language Arts through Literature

Reading comprehension and literature becomes more complex as students get into middle school as well as correct grammar usage, sentence structure and organization.

These are the top-rated middle school literature and language programs available for home school families.

Top 5 High School Language & Literature Curriculums

  • Words Aptly Spoken/Latin Workspace
  • Abeka
  • BJU Press Literature
  • Learning Language Arts through Literature
  • Excellence in Literature

As students approach high school, literature and language arts skills like critical and analytical thinking are introduced.

Finding the best homeschool literature and language program can really help your student master these skills and get him/her ready for college level courses. Knowing you have a solid plan will also help reduce stress and create a more peaceful learning environment.

Plus, since you won’t be lesson planning, it will leave more time for the fun stuff!

Sonlight offers a comprehensive language arts curriculum from preschool through high school.

Sonlight offers a flexible curriculum using the natural language learning method that students find to be an easy way to process and learn.

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Experience Excellence in Writing

Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports, and essays with style. Best of all, parents and students alike find it easy to use and effective in all their writing endeavors. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started with even the most reluctant writing student so you can give it a try at home.

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Diving Into the Publishing World Without Drowning

Author Carol Kinsey will explore the journeys to publication she and The Writing Family have gone through as they’ve moved into the publishing world. This workshop will explore practical ways for you or your child to edit, get published, land an agent, find a publisher, pursue independent publishing, and advertise yourself.

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Write the Word

Laura Macfarlan will challenge parents to install a passion for the Word of God in their children by encouraging them to write the Word.
Come learn how to choose what they should write: ensuring passages that are grade-appropriate and incorporate ideal letter combinations for handwriting mastery. Manually writing subject material is a way to enhance learning and retention, so let’s have them write the Word!

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Caution Passionate Writer Ahead

Speaker: Carol KinseyHelping people recognize road blocks that keep them from writing and overcoming those road blocks to become a passionate writer! Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/caution-passionate-writer-ahead.mp3…

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How to Write about Literature

It is essential, valuable, and fulfilling to read the great classics of literature; and it is also just as vital to write about them. What methods and techniques can be used to write well about literature? How should we approach a work of art in order to write about it? Is it possible to write about literature so that the essay, too, is a work of art? Learn steps, methods, and techniques to writing the artful and sophisticated literary analysis essay.

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Once Upon a Time: How Stories Teach

Latin, Math, Logic, and Science: all subjects which are completely necessary to a well-rounded education. While each of these subjects plays a pivotal role in the formation of a student, each is not without limitations. Stories play an irreplaceable role in the moral instruction of students. Come explore how we, as teachers, can utilize literature to form their students in a way that other subjects cannot.

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Finding Fun and Unique Ways to Teach Your Children

When we think of educating our children, we often think of our children sitting at desks or the kitchen table using textbooks and workbooks. While this kind of teaching/learning is enjoyable to some students, most students (and parents!) enjoy breaking out of the more traditional classroom setting in exchange for ideas and activities that are more fun! It is possible to incorporate alternative kinds of teaching and learning into your homeschool, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! There are ways to use hands-on activities, dance, poetry, drama, experiments, fun literature-related activities, music, travel, and more to spice up your homeschool! If you’re in a homeschool rut or if you’re just not sure how to add a little fun and adventure to your homeschool, we would love to share some ideas and information with you! Your children will thank you (Ok…it may be years from now! But they will!) and your family may discover a new love for learning this school year!

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Out of the Box Homeschooling

A practical look at the first steps into homeschooling your child with special needs. Whether you are just starting homeschooling and have a special blessing or this is your 4th child and they learn completely differently from the others homeschooling outside the box doesn’t have to be lonely or an uphill battle. You can effectively meet your child’s unique needs and excel! Let me show you a variety of ways to make it happen.

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Let There Be Participles: God, Grammar, and Good Thinking

In this session, Drew will remind us of a simple truth: that our relationship with God (not to mention our relationship with the best thinking of the past) is mediated through a book. That fact alone renders grammar important. We and our children need the tools of grammar to read intelligently, think clearly, and communicate effectively. Join Drew as he helps us think through grammar’s importance and which methods teach it most effectively.

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Learning Like da Vinci and Jefferson: Notebooking 101

Educational pioneer, Charlotte Mason, championed the idea of “notebooking.” But, this wonderful extension of learning can be dated back long before Miss Mason gave it a name. For centuries, the greats catalogued what they learned in notebooks, rehearsing their daily discoveries in a natural way–with pen, paper, and imagination. Find out how to inspire learning through a simple notebook, see samples of several types of notebooks, and learn how to use them effectively in order to draw your children into learning with purpose.

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Using Arts to Enhance STEM

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Modern History That Shook the World!

Want to better understand the headlines? Planning to teach modern history? Then you need “Modern History That Shook the World!” Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of the award-winning series, The Mystery of History, as she recounts world-shaking events from the 20th century to present day from a biblical worldview. With vivid snapshots of the Cold War, the Formation of Israel, the War in Korea, the Collapse of the Soviet Union, and more, students and teachers will not only see the past more clearly, but be better prepared for the future!

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Learn to Read – Read to Learn: Why Comprehension Must Be Developed at Every Age

How can you help your child become a life-long reader? For young students to learn to read, combine a systematic approach to letter and sound relationships, word families, and spelling patterns with practicing and applying reading strategies. This emphasis on comprehension also encourages students to read to learn at an early age. As mastery increases, reading-strategy lessons help students to comprehend, recall, and analyze information in fiction, nonfiction, and content textbooks. Come learn how to foster a confident, fluent, discerning reader that can tackle the difficult, reading-heavy subjects of middle and high school.

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The Secret Tool to Help Any Student Succeed in any Field

Having taught the fine art of communication from a Biblical perspective for over 15 years, Nicole Stratton knows the importance of this incredible tool and how a lack of training in this area results in an unbalanced education and life. Come learn the secrets of becoming an excellent communicator and how this tool will enable your child to excel in any field or vocation in life!

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Choosing Curriculum for Your Family

Choosing homeschool curriculum for your family can be overwhelming. In this session, you’ll receive tips for choosing programs that work for your family, ways to save money (and time), and what to do when a program isn’t working out.

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Learning Is Not Fun – and That’s Okay

Emphasis on “fun”? sets you up for failure and creates unrealistic expectations, unfair to the student. There is no way to entertain and learn at the same time. You cannot compete with all of the many kinds of fun that are available today. You can do what entertainment cannot do, which is to give the student the satisfaction of learning and accomplishment.

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The Art of Storytelling: Developing Discernment in an Age of Distraction

Join Mark Hamby as he explores how the Hebraic art of storytelling cultivates the discipline of discernment. Through the story of Ecclesiastes 12 and prodding influence of the Ancient Shepherd, the biblical principles of delight, truth, and wisdom will help parents and children gain essential knowledge to distinguish between good and evil, fact and fiction. As children and young adults develop their worldview through the exercise of their senses (Hebrews 5:12-14), they will gain an objective filter to test all things (1Thess. 5:21-22). Finally, we’ll discover how the five eternal truths parallel Romans 4 & 5, demonstrating how children can be fully convinced that all things really do work together for good to those who love God (Romans 8 & Eccles. 3).

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Building Reading Comprehension through Cognitive Skill Building

Cognitive strength is key in being able to understand, remember, and apply what is being read. In order to read for understanding, a student must go beyond decoding skills and phonetics. By utilizing and building core skills, a student can dramatically improve their understanding, retention and application of written text. This seminar will discuss the basics of reading comprehension and how cognitive training can improve outcomes.

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Latin Might Make You a Genius

It is easy to understand how good nutrition will make you healthier and exercise will make you stronger, but are there subjects that can make you smarter? In this workshop we’ll talk about how (and why) one really old language can change everything for those who dare to master it.

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Finding Fun and Unique Ways to Teach Your Children

When we think of educating our children, we often think of our children sitting at desks or the kitchen table using textbooks and workbooks. While this kind of teaching/learning is enjoyable to some students, most students (and parents!) enjoy breaking out of the more traditional classroom setting in exchange for ideas and activities that are more fun! It is possible to incorporate alternative kinds of teaching and learning into your homeschool, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! There are ways to use hands-on activities, dance, poetry, drama, experiments, fun literature-related activities, music, travel, and more to spice up your homeschool! If you’re in a homeschool rut or if you’re just not sure how to add a little fun and adventure to your homeschool, we would love to share some ideas and information with you! Your children will thank you (Ok…it may be years from now! But they will!) and your family may discover a new love for learning this school year!

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6 Tools for Lifelong Learners

With the right tools, your student will be equipped and eager to continue learning for his entire life. Give your child practice with six practical tools now, and you will be amazed at how well he transitions into being a self-learner. Come learn what the six tools are and how to use them in your home school. Plus, discover the secret that makes those tools extra powerful in creating lifelong learners.

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Experience Excellence in Writing

Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing, a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program, students of all ages will learn to write stories, reports, and essays with style. Best of all, parents and students alike find it easy to use and effective in all their writing endeavors. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started with even the most reluctant writing student so you can give it a try at home.

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Breathing Life into Language Arts

Join the Benhams as they share their story about standing up for Jesus whatever the cost. This session will dive into the details of their HGTV reality show and the national media firestorm that erupted when they were fired for their Biblical values.

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