Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Gold - American Literature

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Gold - American Literature


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Grades: 9-12

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Includes Gold Book: American Literature and required literature.

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The American Literature course contains units on short story, novels, essay (expository, descriptive, & narrative), and poetry.

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.

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My daughter chose it for her 12th grade curriculum.
Jennifer B on Aug 22, 2022
Hoping to use this as a good Language Arts curriculum for my high schooler.
Tiffany R on May 20, 2022
My daughter chose it for her 12th grade curriculum.
Jennifer B on Aug 22, 2022
Student in High school now. Needing to reinforce skills already learned and develop writing skills with grammar review.
Amy T on Jul 27, 2022
Hoping to use this as a good Language Arts curriculum for my high schooler.
Tiffany R on May 20, 2022
item needed to complement other parts of order
Pamela A on Feb 22, 2022
I used the program for my kids when they were younger and liked it. Will give their high school level a try this year.
Tobye C on Aug 16, 2021
Christina R on Jul 25, 2021
It's the next one in the series.
Kelly H on Apr 14, 2021
I am a frequent visitor of Cathy Duffy's website and read her take on this curriculum. I also visited the LLATL website. I liked the samples I saw for each grade level and think that this curriculum would be a great benefit for my children.
Shanna T on Dec 3, 2020
I was looking for a literature curriculum that wasn't super rigorous for my 11th grader. We have used this curriculum in the past and thought to try it again. Sounds like it will be a better fit for him. We shall see...
Shameka D on Oct 4, 2020
my daughter loves to read
jill b on Sep 28, 2020
It has good reviews for a christian English Lit curriculum for a high school freshman.
Christy C on Sep 15, 2020
I love the layout and easy daily and weekly targets which help students and teachers know where they stand timewise throughout the year.
BJ M on Sep 3, 2020
We've used previous levels for multiple kids and liked them very much. This curriculum is thorough and interesting without being super intense. It's a win-win for us.
Tina S on Jul 25, 2020
this was recommended by a homeschool friend
Connie W on Sep 9, 2019
I have always used this program for my three kids. Love it!
Marliese C on Sep 5, 2019
I am currently using the Gray and Green packages and my children love them. The thorough program which covers diagramming and all parts of speech. Great literature selections and the book review sections expand the reading comprehension. One program does it all which saves a lot of time!
Shelley S on Jul 22, 2019
I love that this is a whole package for Language Arts, Writing and Reading. I don't have to look for the reading materials!
Apryll W on Sep 3, 2018
To coordinate with American History for 9th grade
Lisa S on Jul 2, 2018
Like the curriculum and have used it before.
Lisa B on May 25, 2018
For high school student
Kelley B on Jan 21, 2018
This set is for a co-op literature course
TRACY A on Aug 25, 2017
It was cheaper than the other places I looked, even amazon.
cherie d on Aug 19, 2017
My Daughter saw I had purchased the World Literature for her brother, and after looking through it decided she wanted to do American Literature next year.
Jennifer S on May 5, 2017
comprehensive English program
Deb B on Aug 23, 2016
These are teacher friendly books! No prep for parent, yet to the child it seems you spent hours! I have used these books from red on and I and my kids love them! Just starting the high school ones now....
Katie T on Aug 11, 2016
I've used this in the past and really liked it.
Maureen R on Aug 5, 2016
It is a solid English curriculum for the high school level without overkill. We enjoyed using this resource with our older daughter and now will be using with our youngest.
Melissa R on Jul 11, 2016
I teach a co-op literature class and need something easy for everyone to use...including myself!!
Gregory A on Mar 15, 2016
To promote a love for English Literature.
Maggie S on Jan 18, 2016
Great stuff
Dolly M on Nov 5, 2015
I chose this because my younger daughter loves the program and now my older daughter wants to do it as well.
April D on Oct 5, 2015
Student in High school now. Needing to reinforce skills already learned and develop writing skills with grammar review.
Amy T on Jul 27, 2022
item needed to complement other parts of order
Pamela A on Feb 22, 2022
What year was this published?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2020
I'm just wondering how extensive the writing instruction is in this curriculum? We come from an IEW background for writing and I don't want to take a step backwards in writing instruction but I like the idea of this all in one set.
A shopper on Jun 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We also had years of IEW experience prior to using this curriculum. It’s been a great fit for us. The writing instruction is very basic and “instruction” is technically only present in the Essay Unit of the book (the third of four units). All other writing consists of vocab definitions, answering questions to demonstrate comprehension, or being asked to consider plot points or draw conclusions - this generally consists of writing a “brief description” or “a few paragraphs”. All the writing is given as a prompt without instruction regarding structure and style. It’s a great way to utilize the skills learned from IEW.

As I said though, when you get to the Essay Unit there is some instruction regarding the structure of an Essay but It is minimal and something I found to be a helpful refresher.
Does this program teach grammar or just literature?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The program teaches only literature. Our co op instructor had the students use an 'easy grammar' workbook to supplement for the grammar part of the course. Hope that helps!
- a fellow homeschool mom
does the teachers book come with the complete package of learning language through literature or just the student book and litature?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At the high school level, the Learning Language Arts Through Literature program provides only a single student volume. That volume is included in this package.
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Rated 4 out of 5
Good curriculum
So far so good, and by that, I mean a really strong good! I’m using this curriculum for my high schooler and I appreciate how straightforward the material is. It also has an open and go approach. I love that the lesson plans are short and already laid out for you, also, the student can go at their own pace. I think the material is interesting and not too complicated for teacher /parent or student to get through. Good solid buy in my book!
May 21, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful, in depth language arts program. I supplement it with grammar though.
January 19, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Independent and thorough
A wonderful series that just continues through HS! The HS editions can be used in any order and offers excellent reading choices as well as independent lessons. Perfect as your child grows, especially if you have younger ones at home that still need a lot of your time.
June 14, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Curriculum
This is a great self-guided curriculum with great choices of literary works. My son is in 12th grade, and a very reluctant reader. However, this seems to be a good fit for him.
August 26, 2016
over 6 years ago

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