Welcome to Day 1 of the 2019 Homeschool Curriculum Expo! Today’s featured publisher is Common Sense Press!
As we enter the homeschool convention season, I am always reminded of one thing: Everything out there looks good. But if everything looks good, how can a parent/teacher decide which language arts program (or math, or history, etc) to choose? In my homeschooling days, I bought countless programs that looked good but wound up sitting unused on my shelf after I tried to teach them and found that they didn’t work for me, or my kids hated them.
Besides the question of “Will this curriculum work for my family?” you have to also ask, “How much time will it take to teach?” If you are teaching a single grade, the time question might not be as important, but if you are teaching multiple grades, time becomes a huge consideration. The good news is that, through elementary and middle school, history and science can be taught to multiple grades at the same time. Unfortunately, math and language arts can’t. One of my daughters will be teaching six grades this year, only one of which is in high school. There is no way that she has the time or energy to teach six different math, language, history, and science courses, not to mention, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, etc.
So why Learning Language Arts Through Literature? LLATL is an integrated approach to teaching that allows you to cover spelling, grammar, vocabulary, writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and creative writing all in the same lesson. Because time is not wasted on doing busy work, most lessons can easily be completed in less than an hour, and much of the time the work will be self-directed. As an extra bonus, the teacher/student books are competitively priced. Other language programs typically cost two or three times the amount of LLATL.
While being able to complete your daily language curriculum in less than an hour a day may seem like “too easy” a program, you can be assured that on those days when “life happens,” you have covered all that your child needs in language arts. Because the lessons are shorter and the program is budget friendly, you have the flexibility to individualize the curriculum to your child’s needs. For example, if your child needs more writing practice, you have the time and resources to add a supplement.
Most importantly, Learning Language Arts Through Literature is a literature-based program. After finishing the entire curriculum your child will have been introduced to hundreds of classic literary works. Encouraging your children’s love of reading is the best investment you can make in their education and their future. Reading, not busy work, is the most natural way to strengthen language arts skills, and through Learning Language Arts Through Literature your child will find delight in reading and learning.
Are you feeling lucky?? If you are reading this, then you could win a FREE Learning Language Arts Through Literature Teacher/Student combo in the level of your choice! Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Open to US residents ONLY. All entries will be verified. The giveaway period will close on 6/9/19 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced via email the following day! Good luck!
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