We have asked some Teach Them Diligently families what their favorite Language Arts and Literature curriculums are. Those are listed below with a link to our complete Homeschool Family Favorite Guide.
The Top 3…
Language Lessons for a Living Education from Master Books – From their website: Give your students a growing appreciation of communication with this first-grade course that builds on what they learned in Foundations Phonics. They’ll cover the basics of reading, write words and then sentences, create their own dictionary, and more
From their website: Armed with a method and a plan, parents and teachers using this course will provide students with a way to memorize poetry that will help them become excellent writers and speakers.
Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces classical Christian education materials for home and private schools. It was founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994 and has developed a K-12 classical curriculum at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, where its award-winning programs are written and field-tested.
Top Elementary Language Arts and Literature Curriculums 4-5
4. Sonlight – From their website: “Workbooks don’t really teach children how to write effectively,” says Dr. Ruth Beechick, homeschool expert and author of The Three R’s. Instead, students best learn to write well as they: Listen to good writing, Look at good writing, Copy good writing, and Then, finally, write on their own! “Benjamin Franklin taught himself to write this way,” explains Dr. Beechick. He outlined essays he admired, put them aside for a few days, and later tried an original article by following his outline. “He compared his writing with the model to see where he fell short. Then he tried another, improving his writing all the while.”
5. First Language Lessons for a Well-Trained Mind – From their website: A complete grammar text for young students, First Language Lessons Level 1 uses dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop language ability. All you need is this teacher book and the lined paper of your choice. First- and second-graders should begin with Level 1.