Language Arts 5 Homeschool Curriculum Lesson Plans
Easy-to-use lesson plans for language (God’s Gift of Language B), reading (Reading 5), penmanship (Writing with Purpose 5), and spelling (Spelling, Vocabulary, & Poetry 5). In addition to suggested schedules, lesson preparation and procedures are detailed for 170 daily lessons in each subject. A good example of the amount of attention that is paid to “what the teacher needs” is the list of suggested writing comments provided for paper grading. The appendices are full of other such provisions.
Abeka has simplified your preparation time with this curriculum and lesson plan guide. These conveniently prepared instructions will help you teach language, reading, penmanship, and spelling. Detailed, day-by-day lesson plans will tell you which pages to cover, visuals to use, helpful hints for teaching, homework to assign, and even games to keep your child engaged. An appendix comes complete with penmanship examples, checklist for writing, additional practice exercises, progress reports, and vocabulary quizzes. These 170 lessons are specifically designed to help you focus on your child more than on your preparation.
Students refine all skills in The Abeka® Language Artts Grade 5 (Level B), aiming for varied reading and writing (emphasizing research skills). A complete Language Arts program requires both a Child and a Parent Kit. Child Kits contain the texts, readers, and all essential materials. Parent Kits include full lesson plans, answer keys, and level-based required materials. Additional lesson plans, student consumables, and reinforcement/enrichment ELA items are available on the Rainbow Resource website.
The Abeka® distinctives start very early and flow through all levels, such as a cursive-first handwriting approach (starts in K and reviewed up to 6), thorough grammar (with diagramming), foundation-based composition skills (begins in 1st grade) and listening/speaking skills (including reading aloud and poetry memorization). All with Christian, patriotic-focused content in a spiral format with detailed teacher instruction. In 1st grade, skills introduced in previous years (phonics/reading, optional cursive, poetry, and vocabulary skills) are enriched with creative writing and sentence-level mechanics, weekly spelling tests, and oral reading. In Grade 2, transition to reading comprehension and beginning literature analysis occurs. Grade 3 begins the four-pronged emphasis of reading skills (analysis & discussion), writing (academic & creative), spelling/poetry, and grammar. Grade 4 (Level A) adds speed reading, the writing process, researching, and diagramming. Students refine all skills in Grade 5 (B), aiming for varied reading and writing (emphasizing research skills), as they head for Grade 6 (C), which cements the elementary skills in preparation for Abeka® upper-level courses.
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.