Learning Language Arts Through Literature Green Student Book

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Green Student Book

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Item #: 000340
ISBN: 9781880892459
Grades: 7-8

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As long as they are available, we will continue to carry the Student Books for the 2nd edition. This will allow our customers with older Teacher Books to continue with the program if they choose.

2nd edition books are available as long as supplies last. 

All the user-friendly features of the lower grade series but written as college prep courses integrating literature studies with composition and incorporating vocabulary and grammar review. Course books, which include novel summaries, are written to both teacher and student with teacher helps and answers located in the back. The 36 weekly lessons are arranged in units - four or five per course. Teacher-Student discussions about the various pieces of literature are encouraged. The courses may be used in any order at any high school level. The American Literature course contains units on short story, novels, essay (expository, descriptive, & narrative), and poetry. The British Literature course features units on novel, poetry, essay (including a poetry interpretation essay), and book review. World Literature has units on literary periods: Early Literature, Epic Poetry, Medieval-Renaissance, and Enlightenment-Romanticism.

E-book versions of the Program Books and Notes, Tests and Answers Books are now available. All content from the hardcopy products are available as pdf files for download. In 1-2 business days after order is processed, the customer will be sent an email with information on how to access the files, and will then have 14 days to download the material. Once downloaded, they never expire from the customer’s computer and can be read and printed from any device.

"Its just common sense!" Yes, everything about this program is common sense. A very complete program organized around quality children's literature and covering phonics, reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, handwriting, and higher-order reasoning. Phonics instruction is systematic, introducing a few sounds at a time and providing opportunities to read a "real" (small story book) book which uses those sounds. The literature component (carefully selected children's favorites) reminds students that the reason for all the hard work in phonics is the joy of reading wonderful books. And woven through both of these elements is comprehensive instruction in all aspects of language arts. Relying heavily on Ruth Beechick's principles for teaching reading (including her letter dice activities), the program includes a wide variety of activities appealing to all learning styles.

The current 3rd edition features updated covers and clearer day-by-day instruction; there are also updates throughout the series to reflect changes in how research is conducted. Also, there is clearer direction for making personalized spelling lists. Some lessons have been "switched-out" to give students exposure to more classic literature. Since the original series was written over several years by two different authors, this 3rd edition has been tweaked to make it more consistent. A few out-of-print books have been replaced as well.

The Teacher Book is a homeschooler's dream; all the work has been done for you, taking you step-by-step through the 36-week/36 Lesson program. The Lessons are grouped into "Parts" and each is divided into five days of detailed instructions. New skills are listed for each lesson and necessary supplies are included at the beginning. There is virtually no teacher preparation needed; you teach as you read. All answers are provided within the lesson. Examples and diagrams are user-friendly including the easy-to-follow references to the Student Book. Periodic assessments are provided to help you determine your childs readiness for the next "Part." The Student Book contains the materials (except for household and school supplies) needed for cut-and-paste, word wheels, flip books, picture sequencing, story-telling puppets, and handwriting pages. The comfortable, natural handwriting method that isnt exactly traditional, modern, or italic was developed by the authors. This handwriting instruction is coordinated with the phonics and includes pages for children to carefully complete and display or give as gifts. The Student Book is consumable with perforated pages. Even the back cover is put to good use providing the miniature book covers to be added to the personal reading chart that marks the childs progress. Phonics concepts are reinforced in separate beginning Readers. They are small-sized for little hands and include black-and-white illustrations. Stories are engaging which is a good thing since the weeks learning activities are built around them. The student uses puppets to retell the stories, completes sequencing activities with a series of reader-related events, and answers comprehension questions. One interesting aspect of the teacher-student interaction concerning these readers is that the weeks lesson starts off with the teacher reading either the small book (Blue) or a part of a reader (Red) to the child. After several lessons thoroughly covering the new phonics concepts and practice reading parts of the story, the student concludes the week with the successful reading of the same reading selection. This is an effective variation of the typical approach because the goal of reading the book is always before the student. The Materials Packet (Blue Program only) is a useful collection of color-coded letter and word cards for learning and review along with cards used for reinforcement games and, of course, the letter dice (to be assembled from cardstock patterns). While this part of the program is not exactly consumable - you could use the various components again - the components do get a workout. If you are expecting to use the program with another child, you'll want to save these items, possibly laminating them. However, we sell additional Material Packets as well as Student Books and Reader Sets so you can easily use the program with a second student. Well-known children's literature (Read-Aloud Library) is suggested each week, so at the same time your child is learning phonics, he is also learning other important reading skills such as literal recall, comprehension, predicting outcome, and drawing conclusions. These books are an integral part of the program and the Student Activity Book relies on them. Although usually available at the local library, for your convenience we also sell them. ~ Janice


Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.

Primary Subject
Language Arts
Grade Start
Grade End
Trade Paper
2nd, Revised
Series Title
Learning Language Arts Through Literature Ser.
Young Adult
Diane Welch
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Common Sense Press
1.95 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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This literature curriculum is a perfect fit for our family. We have used it for years. Great book selections, and covers all the necessities in grammar and writing without all the drudgery of some of the more rigorous programs.
User on Aug 12, 2019
Great price!
Kathleen M on Apr 25, 2019
This literature curriculum is a perfect fit for our family. We have used it for years. Great book selections, and covers all the necessities in grammar and writing without all the drudgery of some of the more rigorous programs.
User on Aug 12, 2019
Great Curriculum!
Carmen M on Aug 12, 2019
Great price!
Kathleen M on Apr 25, 2019
Have used it before and we like it!
Jolene W on Oct 25, 2018
It goes with the Teachers manual a friend gave to me and I have many of the books to go with it.
T Frank H on Oct 12, 2018
I have experience and I want my son to add some grammar to his literature class.
Gretchen K on Oct 5, 2018
Have been using this program for years and really love it. It works for us.
Linda S on Sep 25, 2018
I have the teachers addition already.
T Frank H on Sep 17, 2018
I've used it before with my older child.
Monica H on Aug 16, 2018
My older kids used these books, hoping my youngest enjoys them more than other curriculum.
Robyn A on Aug 8, 2018
I used this program as a kid when I was homeschooled. I'm excited to be able to use it with my own children! This is our second year and it is STILL a great program!
Jennifer B on Jul 3, 2018
Had teacher book from previous child. Needed student consumable for next child.
Christina F on Jan 22, 2018
Recommended on Cathy Duffy Reviews
Myrna S on Nov 1, 2017
It was recommended to me.
Lori F on Sep 18, 2017
I bought the teachers book and like it.
bethany k on Aug 31, 2017
The LLATL series does a good job covering a broad range of topics: spelling, vocab, reading, comprehension; however, it does not cover any subject thoroughly. I use LLATL as a base and supplement with other grammar, spelling, vocab, literature and writing.
Pamela M on Aug 31, 2017
complete language arts program - everything in one book and it's literature based. LOVE!
Laura S on Aug 22, 2017
I love incorporating literature with language arts! This will be my first introduction to Learning Language Arts Through Literature, so I am hopeful that it will increase my students love of learning through literature! I'll let you know!
Kathleen L on Aug 16, 2017
My middle schoolers ( I have 2!) love to read, so why not make lessons out of literature!
Rebecca T on Jun 29, 2017
We loved the Tan book for 6th grade and thought we would try the 7th grade Green.
Janette C on Mar 6, 2017
We have been using this program since 3rd grade year. I love the book studies and it is a wonderful structured approach to grammar for my guy who struggles in English. He actually loves doing English now.
James C on Feb 25, 2017
We love Learning Language Arts Through Literature.
Adriene L on Jan 13, 2017
I have used other books from this curriculum and have had good results with them.
Danelle K on Jan 2, 2017
used before good complete program
Ann F on Sep 29, 2016
We are using this because it has never dissappointed my children!
Laura E on Sep 9, 2016
Need it to teach my 7th grader
Garet W on Aug 22, 2016
Sons curriculum support materials
Ann Marie B on Aug 16, 2016
We have used LLATL for years and find it easy to use, solid, and reliable. It has introduced us to so many good books that we might not have read otherwise.
Laura L on Jul 21, 2016
needed a change
Nicole P on Jul 9, 2016
We have been using LLATL for four years and love it. The whole week is laid out in one lesson, and there are several classic literature books to read throughout the year. Classic literature is used each week to teach the different grammar, punctuation, and usage rules, as well as reading comprehension, writing skills, and poetry.
Michelle D on Jun 23, 2016
preferred language arts curriculum
Marliese C on Nov 5, 2015
Great Curriculum!
Carmen M on Aug 12, 2019
Have used it before and we like it!
Jolene W on Oct 25, 2018
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August 11, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Just what I was look for!
August 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Learning Language Arts through Literature is based on the educational philosophy of Dr Ruth Beechick and her natural learning method as outlined in her books "The Three R' � "Language and Thinking for Young Children � and �You Can Teach Your Child Successfully� The curriculum is authored by Susan S Simpson a teacher author and publisher and Diane Welch a homeschooling mother of five who is an avid reader and lover of fine literature Learning Language Arts through Literature Green Book is a comprehensive language arts curriculum which teaches spelling reading grammar composition research and study skills and higher order thinking skills creative expression and penmanship The authors have chosen �real books� which are the back bone for the curriculum�s book studies �Real Book� selections include: �Star of Light � �Adam and His Kin � and �Much Ado About Nothing� Literature passages from �real books� such as �Black Beauty � �The Borrowers � �Devil in Print � �Eight Cousins � and �The Story of the Treasure Seekers� are utilized for copy work and dictation The Green Book includes four units: Everyday Words Poetry Short Story and Research Learning Language Arts through Literature incorporates creative expression activities such as creative writing oral presentation and poetry into the daily lesson plans The instructors guide is comprised of easy to use lesson plans spanning a period of 36 weeks Each lesson is made up of the following components: New Skills Taught Materials Needed Scripted Lesson Plan Higher Order Thinking Skills Answers Examples Diagrams and References to the student activity book The Skills Index is an easy to use reference for the teaching parent Assessments allow the teacher to evaluate the student�s progress Review activities follow the lessons to provide the student with additional skills practice Placement tests are available online at the Common Sense Press website As a home schooler I have perused several language arts curricula I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Lessons are well marked out They are a nice size for one day and a good variety Some of the instructions are not the clearest but maybe that is just us since it is our first year with them! Although I'm not fond of the way they have laid out the enrichment exercises they are not difficult or long to do and they add variety I can't imagine any child not enjoying them
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
We have used Learning Language Arts Through Literature off and on for the past 5 years My kids love it because there is only "one" English book instead of one for literature and one for grammar like so many other curriculum have I love it because it's easy to teach from and requires little to no preparation time
February 24, 2010

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