Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Program 3rd. Ed.

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Program 3rd. Ed.

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ISBN: 9781929683598
Grades: 2

Product Description:

Continuing the excellent phonics, reading, and language arts instruction of the LLATL Blue Program, the Red Program incorporates the same effective methodologies and teaching strategies. The user-friendly teacher's manual (Red Book) with 36 weekly lesson plans is comprehensive and thorough with little teacher preparation needed. The heftier Student Activity Book reviews skills taught in the first grade program and reinforces new skills with a similar assortment of excellent activities: word wheels, flip books, games, and cut and paste activities. More emphasis is placed on poetry, sentence structure, grammar and writing - all learned in the context of stories. Spelling is also emphasized more with weekly word lists, visual representation of words, and puzzles and games for review/reinforcement. The six readers are longer but just as engaging with soft-hued color print rather than black & white. Periodic skill assessments give the teacher the tools to decide what the student needs to review. The program includes the Red Book (teacher's manual), the Student Activity Book, and six readers. The Student Activity Book and readers are sold separately for additional students. The Read-Aloud Library is integral to the program but sold separately (or available from the library). ~ Janice

Publisher Description:

The Common Sense Press second grade reading program continues phonics instruction that will bring confidence and fluency to the beginning reader. The updated third edition is even easier to use with the new readers that give your student more practice in mastering phonics. Students will enjoy the exciting stories in the readers and use them to learn grammar, creative writing, higher-order thinking skills, and much more. The program includes a Teacher Book, a Student Activity Book, and 6 readers, each containing several stories all packaged in a convenient, attractive full-color box. There are three supplemental readers that can be used for additional practice, but are not necessary for the program.

- 36 weekly lessons divided into easy-to-use daily plans. Lessons require little or NO preparation! Instructions and activities for phonics, reading skills, grammar, creative writing, and higher-order thinking skills taken from six delightful readers! Includes a quick review of first grade phonics and instruction in advanced phonics.
- The "real book" read-alouds needed for this program may be obtained through your library or purchased from bookstores or catalogs.
- Enrichment Activities included in The Red Book Program will challenge your student with thinking, writing, and creative activities that are ideal for the fluent reader and easily adaptable for the nonreader.
- Handwriting instruction teaches upper and lower case letters, numbers, PLUS punctuation! Illustrated practice sheets encourage your student to do his best.
- Phonics Facts, Grammar Guides, and Punctuation Pointers keep students on track.
- Games, word-wheels, flip books, and MORE hands-on projects and activities are effective for ALL types of learners.
- Spelling lessons include spelling lists, word puzzles, and spelling tips.
- Assessments enable teachers to evaluate progress. Phonics Facts, Grammar - Guides, Syllable Sense, and Punctuation Pointers aid students in remembering the tricks of the trade for reading, grammar, and spelling.
- Essential to the program, additional consumable Student Activity Books may be purchased separately

Our second grade reading program includes a Teacher Book, a Student Activity Book,and six readers all packaged in a convenient, attractive full-color box.

Category Description for LLATL Red Program (3rd Ed.) - Grade 2:

Organized around quality childrens literature, this program covers 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" book. The literature component emphasizes the joy of reading wonderful books. The wide variety of activities appeals to all learning styles. Handwriting method is unique to the program. The Teacher Book provides 36 step-by-step lessons, answers, and periodic assessments; no teacher prep needed. The Student Book is consumable. Well-known childrens literature from the Read-Aloud Library (an integral part of the program) is suggested with each weekly lesson.

The Red Program (1-2) covers intermediate and advanced phonics (with more emphasis placed on poetry, sentence structure, grammar and writing). Red Program Set includes Teacher Book, Student Book and six Readers. There are three supplemental readers (not included) that can be used for additional practice, but are not necessary for the program (Forest Fables, Underwater Friends, and All Around the Farm).

E-book versions of the Red Program Teacher Book, the Student Book and Readers 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.

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Debbie Strayer
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Common Sense Press
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Our family loves the LLATL program.
Lisa H on Sep 6, 2021
We have used the Yellow (3rd grade) and Orange (4th grade) books this last year, and I am impressed and happy with the thoroughness of the curriculum, as well as pleased with the literature aspect. My 4th grader requested the next grade, so even my students are happy with it!
Anna B on Jul 13, 2020
Our family loves the LLATL program.
Lisa H on Sep 6, 2021
this is my preferred curriculum I use for home education
Michelle B on Nov 19, 2020
We have used the Yellow (3rd grade) and Orange (4th grade) books this last year, and I am impressed and happy with the thoroughness of the curriculum, as well as pleased with the literature aspect. My 4th grader requested the next grade, so even my students are happy with it!
Anna B on Jul 13, 2020
We've been using LLATL for a few years and really enjoy it.
Amy W on May 27, 2020
Love the layout, wanted all in one LA curriculum. Great Reviews & recommendations.
Nicole M on May 15, 2020
Complete language arts curriculum and layout very nicely!
Marla on Jan 10, 2020
Looking for homeschool books,after some research online, it was the best price!
Rebecca G on Oct 22, 2019
Love the approach.
.Vicki on Sep 25, 2019
I have a friend who is using this same book for her 6 year old and I looked through it and love it. We homeschool our little ones and this book does not seem like it will take out WHOLE day doing. unlike our last curriculum.
Ingrid D on Aug 16, 2019
I was recommended this series by Janice, who was extremely helpful. After I downloaded the sample pages and tried it with my child, we both loved it, and decided to use it for our LA program.
Jessica N on Apr 8, 2019
Some of my kids learn better through stories rather than traditional workbooks. This has really been a great way to learn literature and language arts all at the same time!
April W on Oct 4, 2018
Comprehensive and hands on LA program with real literature/books.
Mellissa S on Aug 28, 2018
I'm a homeschool mom, who used to work as a Speech Language Pathologist. I selected LLATL for my children because I really liked the holistic, integrated approach to language learning in the natural context of text / stories. I feel this curriculum covers all the bases for a reasonable price.
MEGAN W on Aug 27, 2018
To keep the focus on entire books.
Amanda H on Aug 3, 2018
I've used LLATL for my older children and have found it to be thorough yet enjoyable. It's such a help to have all of our LA curriculum in one place!
Emily R on Apr 9, 2018
Looks like a great curriculum for my son who likes to have one on one reading time with Mom.
Michelle H on Oct 17, 2017
Loved the blue program.
Katie M on Aug 22, 2017
it is a very thorough program
tim e on Aug 16, 2017
This will be my first year homeschooling I was looking for an all in one program that was easy to follow. This seemed like the best fit...we will see!
leslie w on Aug 1, 2017
I heard this was very good and it had good reviews
Shannon S on Jun 15, 2017
Recommended by Trail Guide to Learning Curriculum
Jennifer H on Apr 20, 2017
I used the blue box with my son last year and it was great for him, so we are sticking with it for another year.
Sara B on Jan 2, 2017
The first program was good, and this one looks even better with the inclusion of more grammar and color readers.
Mandy C on Nov 25, 2016
I like that it incorporates the literature with learning mechanics and grammar. It is an all inclusive program.
Kathleen V on Aug 11, 2016
We did the blue program and didn't love it but my homeschool mom friends assure me, it gets better and eventually with this program they can independently do the programs so we'll hope red is better than blue!
Christa B on Jul 14, 2016
LLATL is a fantastic product. I used the Tan Book two years ago and the Green Book last school year. I have tried other language arts products and found LLATL to be superior. Though we have caught some errors in the books, they are very well conceived with excellent literary excerpts, writing exercises, and book studies. Tying English language usage to great literature has worked so well for my older kids, so I am excited to try it with my second grader as well.
Brad A on Jul 11, 2016
I needed a Language Arts program for my struggling reader, and after looking around at several different things, I decided this would be the best fit. I like a textbook approach, and there are hands on things for my son to do. I wanted to start small and move up, as trying to teach grammar to someone who cannot read well could be difficult.
Molly P on Jun 13, 2016
I picked this program because it interested me. I am a new homeschool mom. I hope that my 2nd grader will love this curriculum. I saw a youtube video from another homeschool mom that was using this program. It sparked my interest.
Dwight P on Feb 10, 2016
good all-inclusive and affordable language arts program
Kendra S on Jan 5, 2016
I love the LLATL curriculum!
Sarah S on Nov 24, 2015
this is my preferred curriculum I use for home education
Michelle B on Nov 19, 2020
We've been using LLATL for a few years and really enjoy it.
Amy W on May 27, 2020
MY 2nd Grader is coming from Abeka, she did very well, but I think this program could be more a interesting approach for her. Will LLATL be challenging enough and would the red book be a good fit? I have seen mixed reviews for this curriculum, but I love the layout.
A shopper on Jun 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello, we also came from Abeka, and switched over to LLATL for 1st. My children and I have loved LLATL! The curriculum is holistic, thorough, and very easy to implement in the home. My background is in Speech-Language Pathology, and I feel that LLATL does a wonderful job matching material to language-learning development. This year my second-grader completed the Orange book. We did the Red book in first grade, finished early and began the Yellow book also in first. In my opinion, the Red book will likely be too easy for 2nd, but I encourage you to look through the sample pages and decide accordingly. Hope this helps xo
Would this be good for a child who is younger then 2nd grade but already knows how to read, all letters of alphabet and sounds as well as how to write them?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think it would probably be fine. I would just check the books required and see if you feel they are developmentally appropriate for your child.
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Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Program
This is my third time to use LLATL Red Program. My two oldest are strong readers and I know that this program will make my third child a strong reader too. She is excited and it made my day when the boys started talking to her about the fun stories in it that they read and remembered. So, this programs precious stories also made a memory for my boys that I didn't know about, until now.
May 30, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great curriculum for special needs students!!
We are loving the curriculum! I am using the LLATL red book with my son who has autism and it’s fabulous! We love learning through literature so this curriculum is perfect! There’s a great balance of challenging material and fun enrichment activities.
I feel my son is learning and having fun at the same time! That’s success to me!!
September 29, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My son loves it.
The box is all inclusive with the exception of a few books that I can get easily at the library. I really like the open and go set up. It lists what you need at the beginning of the week and there is very little prep work on my part. My son has really loved this series and now my daughters are also asking for their appropriate grade levels too.
February 3, 2017
over 6 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 the late Debbie Strayer a homeschooling mother teacher author and public speaker Learning Language Arts through Literature Red Book is a comprehensive language arts curriculum which teaches phonics spelling reading grammar composition research and study skills and higher order thinking skills creative expression/games and penmanship The author has chosen �real books� which are the back bone for the curriculum�s lessons �Real Book� selections include: �A Tree is Nice � �Little Bear � �The Fire Cat � �Bravest Dog Ever � �Ox-Cart Man � �Corduroy � �The Little Island � �Billy and Blaze � �Harry the Dirty Dog � and �Abraham Lincoln� Literature passages from �real books� are utilized for copy work and dictation Learning Language Arts through Literature incorporates word wheels flip books cut and paste activities and games into the daily lesson plans The Red Book contains six readers �In Out and About Catfish Pond � Up Down and Around the Rain Tree � �Forest Fables � �Underwater Friends � �All Around the Farm � and Famous People � illustrated by acclaimed artist Jack Stockman The student workbook is consumable 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 Assessments allow the teacher to evaluate the student�s progress Phonics Facts Grammar Guides Syllable Sense and Punctuation Pointers provide reinforcement as the student learns the mechanics of reading grammar and spelling Placement tests are available online at the Common Sense Press website As a homeschooler I have perused several language arts curriculums I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts Through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!
March 31, 2014

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