Language Arts curriculum has been the nemesis of many a homeschool mom – BUT NO MORE!!!! Here are all the amazing resources I’ve found – and even created – to help homeschool moms everywhere celebrate teaching their kids reading, spelling and writing… the top Language Arts curriculum to use in your homeschool.
After homeschooling for a handful of years, I still had not found a language arts that was a good fit for us. So many options over complicated language arts for the early years. Elementary language arts curriculum should be low pressure, fun, and hands on. It should open up a love of learning to create kids who love to read and love to write, not squash their joy by pushing hard on grammar and sentence structure.
That’s when I decided to stop looking and create my own early elementary language arts curriculum…
I don’t know about you guys, but my kids LOVE art! The walls of my home are filled with their creations, their grandparent’s refrigerators covered in handmade cards. Some are more detailed while others are…more abstract. My kids are passionate about art, which made me realize that art is an important rabbit trail that I need to adventure down with my kids! That brings us to the NEWEST Rabbit Trails through Literature lesson- a free artist study that I’m sharing with you!
It’s no secret that we love learning through literature in our home. When I was working on the Rabbit Trail’s lesson for Martin Luther King Jr, I stumbled upon another book about Rosa Parks and knew it had to become a lesson as well. Studying black history doesn’t have to happen in just the month of February, but can happen any time of year. I wanted to focus on teaching my kids about some amazing black women that influenced history, so that brings us to the NEWEST Rabbit Trails through Literature lesson- a free Rosa Parks unit study that I’m sharing with you!
Cursive writing. It’s sadly a dying art. But, really, it’s so much more than an art! Cursive writing isn’t being taught as much as it used to, so it is something that I wanted to focus on in our homeschool. Why is learning cursive writing so important, though?
All About Spelling is seriously the best homeschool spelling curriculum there is! The letter tiles, the app, the spelling rules…they all come together beautifully to make it amazing.
As my kiddo gets older, we’ve been moving away from some subjects and moving onto others. Spelling has been something we’ve decided to drop as he’s entered middle school, but I also felt like that took away an aspect of language arts in helping him learn new words. That’s when it hit me- we should look into starting some vocabulary lessons in our homeschool!
As soon as our kids pick up a pencil as wee little ones, we encourage them to write. We teach them their letters, how to spell their names, and other simple words. It comes as a shock to many people that I’ve chosen to hold off on using a writing curriculum in our homeschool until my son hit middle school age. But, hear me out. I have a good reason and I’m excited to share it with you.
Writing is something that my son has always done, just because he has to, without truly enjoying it. When we homeschool, we do so with the hope that our kids will develop a love of learning. This kid didn’t love writing and I finally found the perfect writing curriculum that he actually likes! This writing curriculum for boys is the perfect fit for him.