Teaching Language Arts and Literature can be really fun but scary. We are here to help!
We have asked some Teach Them Diligently families what their favorite Middle School Language Arts and Literature curriculums are. Those are listed below with a link to our complete Homeschool Family Favorite Guide.
The Top 3…
IEW Literature – 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 Literature Guides – From their website: 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.
Essentials of the English Language – From their website: Why do people in other countries know several languages and on average Americans do not? It is because we do not know our own language. Americans do not know the basic grammar of the English language because it is no longer taught in schools. You have to know your own language in order to learn other languages. Essentials not only teaches excellent grammar skills, but it lays the foundation for acquiring foreign language.
Top Middle School Language Arts and Literature Curriculums 4-5
4. Abeka Language Arts- From their website: end your sixth grader on a journey of discovery through God’s gift of language! Offering step-by-step instruction, this curriculum explains grammar, composition, and mechanics—and demonstrates the writing process. Students will enhance their reading comprehension with 42 timed exercises; broaden their vocabulary; and nurture their imagination.
BJU Press Language – From their website: Few skills are more essential today than effective communication. Help your children sharpen the tools of language use–writing and grammar skills. Your children’s analytical abilities will grow as they expand their vocabulary and learn to use words in context. They will learn how to read literature in the light of biblical truth and how to deal biblically with objectionable elements. BJU Press Literature teaches an appreciation for literary techniques in Scripture, presents a variety of genres from a range of cultures, and develops critical thinking skills.