Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Blue Program

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Blue Program

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Category Description for LLATL Blue Program (3rd Ed.):

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 Blue Program (K-1) covers beginning and intermediate phonics. Blue Program Set includes Teacher Book, Student Book, three sets of Readers, and Materials Packet. Materials Packet is non-consumable and contains letter/word cards and cardstock letter dice.

E-book versions of the Blue Program Teacher Book, the Student Book and the Materials Packet 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




Category Description for COMPLETE PROGRAMS - LANGUAGE ARTS:

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
K
Grade End
1
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I wanted to have a literature based program that I could then build on.
Risa R on Aug 18, 2020
I like that its an all in one program
Jenna E on May 16, 2020
I wanted to have a literature based program that I could then build on.
Risa R on Aug 18, 2020
The reviews seemed like it would be a good curriculum for an active learner.
Sara C on Jul 25, 2020
I like that its an all in one program
Jenna E on May 16, 2020
I used this program with my 2 other children and I will not use another. This is the most complete program from kindergarten through pre college. Easy to use and easier to understand. I LOVE IT!!!
Priscilla H on Feb 26, 2020
Please refer to the comments regarding the Red Program - its pretty much the same reason - except the part about my mom. She isn't as fond of blue, but my wife likes blue. Our bathroom towels are blue.
Jason E on Sep 5, 2018
Love this program to pair with our Charlotte Mason style homeschool!
Michael H on Aug 27, 2018
Heard a lot of good things about it from other people.
Gillian h on Feb 6, 2018
Sale!
Jordan V on Aug 28, 2017
LLATL fits with the Classical Conversations model. Hoping it's a good fit for us.
Deborah W on Aug 24, 2017
It was the curriculum that my mother used to teach my siblings and I how to read, and I hope to have as much of a success with my son!
Sarah D on Apr 19, 2017
I am looking for an inclusive phonics and reading program for my first grader. I am hoping this is fun and engaging for him as well as covers most of the bases except math.
Sarah N on Nov 30, 2016
I have loved doing LLATL with my older daughter, so it is no surprise that I chose it with my son.
Amanda L on Aug 8, 2016
LLATL is a great series. It covers a broad range of topics. Great resources!
James M on Mar 11, 2016
I wanted a complete language arts program and after research thought this program suited our family.
Jessica on Sep 24, 2015
The reviews seemed like it would be a good curriculum for an active learner.
Sara C on Jul 25, 2020
I used this program with my 2 other children and I will not use another. This is the most complete program from kindergarten through pre college. Easy to use and easier to understand. I LOVE IT!!!
Priscilla H on Feb 26, 2020
What is the style of the handwriting?
Cassandra on Aug 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The comfortable, natural handwriting method that isn’t exactly traditional, modern, or italic was developed by the authors.

You can see a sample page at this link:

https://www.rainbowresource.com/proddtl?id=000744&subject=Language+Arts/4&category=LLATL+Blue+Program+%283rd+Ed.%29/672
Is it worth buying it with the read aloud library?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You'll definitely need the books to complete the program as many of the activities are based off of these books. How you go about purchasing them is where you have the choice. In my case, it was easier to buy the complete package. I had previously researched the cost of the books used and only came up with a $5 difference or so, and that's not much considering you can never be sure on the condition of used children's books. I found it was just easier to purchase the entire program, including the read-aloud library. All of the books are new and included and it makes it very convenient. Hope that helps!
Does the complete blue set include the readers or the student activity book?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the LLATL blue complete kit includes every piece of material you need to implement this curriculum: teacher guide, student activity book, readers, all story books, materials packet for learning cards etc!
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The curriculum is quite complete. It has everything needed to teach and guides you in an understandable way. I like the fact that the student book is consumable with activities that go along with the books. I was originally considering Five in A Row (I love the concept and the literature) however I did not have the time to put together and plan everything needed for the lessons so I chose Learning Language Arts through Literature because it offered more daily instruction.
August 27, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Excellent!
We like the blue program, too. My daughter is whizzing through it and has liked doing school with the program. I like the set and RRC offers a great deal on the set!
April 6, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Love it
This is perfect for my pre reading five year old. It's thorough and I love the attention to detail and the stories. She likes it too!
November 12, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great!
I love the approach and so does my daughter. She enjoys learning instead of fighting me to do the lessons. My other daughters enjoy joining in on stories as well. I'm so glad we found this! It has definitely been a blessing to this family.
November 25, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago


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