Language Arts & Literature

  • Thousands of hours by Jenny Phillips, reading specialists, grammarians, and editors have gone into creating this curriculum– used by tens of thousands of families–because of the deep need we have in our world today to connect learning to the good and the beautiful: family, God, high moral character, wholesome literature, and the wonders and beauty of nature and human life.
  • This one-of-a-kind, faith-based curriculum requires no daily prep time. Each day just open the book and follow the instructions, learning and exploring along with your child.
  • All of the language arts & literature courses cover phonics (up through Level 3), reading, writing, spelling, grammar, usage, punctuation, vocabulary, literature, and art. Geography is included in Levels 2 and above. Having all these subjects combined in a cross-curriculum approach connects learning, adds meaning and depth, shortens school time, and eliminates the need for 6 or 7 different courses.
  • Levels 1-5 are available as free PDF downloads!
  • Homeschool children are usually able to learn more in one school year and advance faster. Thus, this curriculum only has 7 levels after Level K before the high school level courses begin. There is no Level 8. By the time children complete Level 7 of this curriculum, they will have learned the public school standards through Jr. High and much more.

“It is like you got inside of my head and created the curriculum I have been dreaming about. It is all laid out so perfectly, and I am in love with how it incorporates God and good values. I cannot express thanks enough.  The world needed something like this!” ~Jessica F.

Learn more about our levels: 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
    • 217 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 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 too challenging to read alone, but still of high literary value
    • increases in difficulty as the reader progresses

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

LEVEL 2 – 2nd EDITION

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

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

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