Language Arts & Literature.

  • connects learning to the good and the beautiful: family, God, high moral character, wholesome literature, and the wonders and beauty of nature and human life
  •  requires no daily prep time— just open the book and follow the instructions, learning and exploring along with your child
  • combines multiple subjects, connecting learning, adding meaning, shortening school time, eliminating the need for 6 to 7 different courses
  • Levels 1-5 are available as free PDF downloads!

I can not say enough good things about this curriculum. I’ve been homeschooling for a decade and have used a LOT of curriculum. I’ve never found anything that fills every need and gap like this one does. Even more importantly, my kids love to do it every day! It’s turning homeschool from a chore to a joy again.” ~Amy D. (Facebook Comment)

How do the levels work? With which level should I start my child? Why is there no Level 8? Learn more about our levels and take the placement test: LEVELS & PLACEMENT

This course allows you to feel the joy of teaching your child as you help him or her connect learning to God, high character, beautiful artwork, and parent/child interaction right from the start of your child’s educational foundation.

This course helps children ages 3 and older to recognize numbers and letters and learn the sounds of the letters. It also gives children practice with fine motor skills and teaches about colors, shapes, counting, rhyming, sorting, order of events, and more.

Video: How the Flip Books Work

Course Set Includes

  • Course Book (full-color, spiral-bound, 112 pages)
  • Four Spiral-Bound Flip Books (full-color, used to help children memorize the letter names and sounds)
  • Activity Packet (includes these games and activities on 15 double-sided, full-color, glossy card stock: Number Slider, Letter Cube, Mouse House, Feed the Elephant, Hide & Seek Pets, Swat the Fly, Letter Memory)

Free Song: Vowels (Right-click and save the song to your computer or device. Use this song to help children memorize the vowels.)

Subjects Covered

  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Literature
  • Art

Note: As of 11/29/2016, the Level K course is no longer offered for free. However, we will continue to offer free PDF courses for Levels 1-5.

Video: How to Assemble the Mini Books

Course Set Includes

  • Level K Course Book
    • 221 pages /  full-color / 60# paper / spiral-bound
  • Level K Reader
    • 155 pages /  6×9 / full-color / 60# paper / spiral-bound
    • contains 20 “good and beautiful” style books
    • full-color illustrations and stories that support family, God, nature, and high character, establish in young children a taste for truly “good and beautiful” style literature
    • The mini books help the child practice the phonic principles currently being learned. The reader reviews principles taught.
  • Phonics Cards

    • 164 cards / yellow card stock / requires cutting
    • The same set of phonics cards is used for Levels K-2, with the child learning a certain number of the cards during each course.
  • Level K Mini Books

    • cutting and stapling required / makes 30 books / 60# gloss-coated paper
    • integrated with the course

Subjects Covered

  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Literature
  • Art Appreciation
  • Writing

Course Set Includes

  • Level 1 Course Book
    • 305 pages /  full-color / 60# paper / spiral-bound
  • Phonics Cards

    • 164 cards / yellow card stock / requires cutting
    • The same set of phonics cards is used for Levels K-2, with the child learning a certain number of the cards during each course.
  • Level 1 Mini Books
    • cutting and stapling required / makes 15 books / 60# gloss-coated paper
    • integrated with the course, giving the child practice with the specific phonics principles being learned
  • Level 1 Reader*

    • 294 pages / full-color / illustrated / spiral-bound
    • contains “good and beautiful” style, full-color illustrations and stories that support family, God, nature, and high character, establishing in young children a taste for truly “good and beautiful” style literature
    • designed for personal reading

*Not a required part of the course. Not a part of the free PDF download.

Subjects Covered

  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Literature
  • Art Appreciation
  • Writing
  • Geography

The 2nd edition reduces the length of the course, combining the two course books into one. The second edition introduces a reader. The 2nd edition also places more focus on reading and less emphasis on grammar and includes more artwork. No changes were made to the phonics cards or mini books between the 1st and 2nd edition.

Note: If you finished the 1st edition part 1 book and need the part 2 book (which no longer exists because the two parts were combined for the 2nd edition), you can find the free download of the 1st edition part 2 book here.

Course Set Includes

  • Level 2 Course Book
    • 383 pages /  full-color / 60# paper / spiral-bound
  • Level 2 Course Companion
    • 28 pages / full-color cover, b&w insides / saddle-stitched
  • Phonics Cards

    • 164 cards / yellow card stock / requires cutting
    • The same set of phonics cards is used for Levels K-2, with the child learning a certain number of the cards during each course.
  • Level 2 Reader*
    • 312 pages / full-color / illustrated / spiral-bound
    • designed to help children experience and love “good and beautiful” style literature at a young age
    • engaging, wholesome, and well-written literature selected from readers and books that are out of print and impossible or difficult to find
    • designed for personal reading—not too challenging to read alone, but still of high literary value
    • increases in difficulty as the reader progresses

*Not a part of the free PDF download. The reader is highly recommended, but not required to complete the course.

Subjects Covered

  • Phonics and Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Literature
  • Art Appreciation
  • Writing
  • Geography

Level 3 Course Set Includes

  • Level 3 Course Book
    • 363 pages /  full-color / 60# paper / spiral-bound
  • Level 3 Course Companion
    • 20 pages / full-color cover, b&w / saddle-stitched
  • Level 3 Challenging Words Flashcards
    • 28 pages / 10 pt cover stock / requires cutting
    • gives practice with challenging, targeted phonetic principles
  • Level 3 Readers: Volumes 1 and 2*
    • Vol 1=295 pages, Vol 2=288 pages / full-color cover, b&w / illustrated / spiral-bound
    • helps children experience and love “good and beautiful” style literature at a young age
    • engaging, wholesome, and well-written literature exposes children to several different genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and biography
    • designed for personal reading—not too challenging to read alone, but still of high literary value
    • composed mainly of wonderful texts that are out of print and impossible or difficult to find

*Not a part of the free PDF download. The reader is highly recommended, but not required to complete the course.

Subjects Covered

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Geography

The following full-length books are included right in the course book: Down Tumbledown Mountain by Elizabeth Coatsworth, Carlotta by Ella Maie Seyfert, The Belgian Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins, Exploring the Jungle by JoBesse Waldeck, and The Pewter Plate by Florence Parker Simister.

Course Set Includes

  • Course  Book Part 1

    • 210 pages /  b&w  / 60# paper / spiral-bound
  • Course Book Part 2

    • 190 pages /  b&w  / 60# paper / spiral-bound
  • Creative Companion

    • 121 pages /  full-color / 60# paper / spiral-bound
  • Geography & Grammar Cards

    • For use with levels 4 – 8 /full – color/ 124 double-sided cards /pre-cut

Subjects Covered

  • Literature
  • Writing
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Geography
  • Art

NOTE: Level 5 is currently being majorly revised for the 2nd edition version and is currently not available. The 2nd edition of Level 5 will be released by June of 2017.

 

Level 6 will be released on August 21st, 2017.

Subjects Covered

  • Literature
  • Writing
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Geography
  • Art

Course Set Includes

  • Course Book
  • Course Companion (Quick Reference, Answer Key, Course Readings, Spelling Dictation, etc.)
  • Level 7 Favorite Classics Reader
  • Geography & Grammar Cards
  • Daily Checklist Notepad