I have been wanting to post this forever and I am finally getting around to getting it up. I have had several people on both my blog and and my vlog ask if I would recommend the curriculum, Learning Language Arts Through Literature. And the answer is a profound, yes! I absolutely love this curriculum and will be using it again next year for both my 2nd grader as well as my 4th grader.
Currently, I only have one child using this curriculum. Lilli is technically a first grader but has been working in the second grade volumn since starting the school year. At the beginning of the school year we started with All About Reading Level 1 but I quickly discovered that she had already surpassed the difficulty of the program. So about a three weeks into our school year I ordered LLATL from Christian Books.
Immediately I feel in love with it and
HERE ARE THE REASONS I RECOMMEND THIS CURRICULUM!
#1 IT'S AFFORDABLE
I was able to purchase this entire curriculum kit including readers for around $68.00. You can check that out here. I did pick up most of the supplemental books for about $30.00 but that is totally optional as you can check out most books through the public library.
#2 IT'S ALL INCLUSIVE
Another reason I really like this curriculum is that it includes all components of language. Your child will learn all concepts including, reading, phonics, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing, and comprehension. Every lesson includes each part.
#3 WORD FOR WORD LESSON PLANS
My favorite thing about this curriculum is that each lesson includes a step by step, word for word lesson plan. There is essentially no prep for the lessons. As a busy mom with other children whom I homeschool having complete lesson plans that require no set up or prep really appeals to me. I can simply open the workbooks and start.
#4 HANDS ON
I wouldn't go as far to say that this curriculum is very "artsy" but almost every lesson requires scissors and glue. Most of the lesson plans have cut outs and hands-on worksheets. My child is very creative and enjoys this part of the lesson the most.
You probably know by now that I try to use Christian based curriculum as much as possible as my number one goal in life is to keep Christ the center of my home and our school. This curriculum is not overly saturated with biblical stories or scriptures but does include a few snippets and references to stories from the bible.
CLICK THE VIDEO TO HEAR THESE REASONS AS WELL AS OTHERS AS TO WHY I LOVE THIS CURRICULUM...I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED A REAL LESSON WALK THROUGH!