Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Purple

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Purple

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Includes Teacher Book, Student Book and the required literature.

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Topics covered: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Skills, Spelling Skills, Penmanship, Patriotic Songs & Poetry, Oral Presentations, Tall Tales/Folk Tales, Poetry, Speech, and Composition. Debbie Strayer, author.  Passages from: "America," Mr Poppers Penguins, Trumpet of the Swan, David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness, Strawberry Girl, Amos Fortune, Free Man, and "Star-Spangled Banner."

The 3rd edition has been reorganized with added vocabulary and spelling activities.




Teaching language arts often seems messy and disorganized. The appeal of an integrated program is almost irresistible. Instead of a book for reading, one for grammar, one for spelling, one for vocabulary, one for handwriting, one for composition, and one for thinking skills, why not wrap all of these studies around quality literature? This is exactly the approach suggested by the veteran educator Ruth Beechick. Starting with her sample lessons, the authors of the Learning Language Arts Through Literature series, Diane Welch and Susan Simpson, developed more lessons of their own and eventually collaborated with Dr. Beechick in the preparation of this series. Now after some twenty-five years of publication and a second significant revision, the 3rd edition series continues to be an easy-to-use favorite among homeschoolers. Countless students have proven that written language is best learned by reading fine literature and by working with good writing models.

In addition to the new 3rd edition covers and clearer day-by-day instruction, there are 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. Some specific changes include: Yellow - ten lessons replaced. Orange - thesaurus and editing activities have been added to most lessons and the book has been reorganized. Purple - reorganized with added vocabulary and spelling activities. Tan - reorganized with three lessons replaced. Green - The Mysterious Benedict Society has replaced Adam and His Kin book study; several lessons replaced and reading comprehension and writing activities have been added to many lessons. Gray - Daddy Long Legs has replaced Across Five Aprils as a book study. In-depth analogy studies have been added.

At the heart of this approach are lessons based on excerpts from great literary works. Each week a passage is introduced to the student. At the younger levels, the student copies the passage after hearing it read. At higher levels, the student writes the passage as it is dictated sentence by sentence. The rest of the week is spent on instruction based on the passage. As an example, Lesson 10 from the Tan (6th grade) book starts with a paragraph from The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong. On the first day, the student is expected to write the passage from dictation after taking note of the usage of quotation marks. Words missed in writing the dictation are incorporated into a spelling lesson which also includes coverage of words spelling the long /i/ sound with igh as in light. Next is a study on homonyms centered around the usage of "hole" in the passage and how the meaning would be changed if "whole" were used. Other homonyms are also studied and then the student is asked to write a sentence using a homonym pair. The second days lesson starts with an examination of point of view from which a story is told. The student examines this passage as well as other stories to look for various points of view and then is asked to rewrite the passage from a different point of view. Lesson work on the third day is on an example of independent clauses linked by semicolons included in the passage; it then progresses to a general discussion of independent clauses versus phrases. Again the student is asked to rewrite the passage making changes in the sentence structure. Also included in this days lesson is a study on the emotions in a story and how good writers use descriptions to draw the reader into the action and to create a mood. The lesson concludes with a short writing assignment (paragraph) and a review of spelling words. Day four is a study of plot utilizing a helpful plot line graphic organizer and including another short writing assignment. The weeks lesson is concluded on day five by choosing one of several activities including writing a short story containing the five plot elements. Each weeks lesson is followed by a page of Review Activities. The teacher can choose any or all of the review activities.

There are full-length book studies (usually four) included with each course. For example, The Bronze Bow is studied in the Tan Book. Starting with an introduction and summary (found only in the Teacher Book), the study continues with a vocabulary worksheet and discussion questions. A list of eight activities concludes the study with the student being instructed to choose one or two. Some of these studies incorporate activities from other disciplines such as the mapping exercise from the Carry On, Mr. Bowditch study found earlier in the Tan Book. Occasionally, there are special instruction segments like the How to Research section in the Tan Book.

There are 36 week-long lessons in each course each of which is an in-depth book study or a passage-based lessons. The passage-based lessons are drawn from a wide variety of literature. To give you some idea of the breadth of these literature selections, here is the list from the Tan Book: Bambi, The Eagle, Little House in the Big Woods, The Story of a Bad Boy, Prince Caspian, The Bronze Bow, King of the Wind, The Wheel on the School, Jest Fore Christmas, Swiss Family Robinson, Swallows and Amazons, Big Red, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, Wind in the Willows, Caddie Woodlawn, The Gettysburg Address, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Railway Children, Psalm 136:1-5, The Horse and His Boy, The House at Pooh Corner, Anne of Green Gables, The Crow and the Pitcher, Little Women, Invincible Louisa, and Matthew 5:13-16. Assessments are included periodically.

These courses are very user-friendly. Obviously, a portion of every lesson includes teacher-student interaction but teacher preparation is minimal and students are often given assignments to work on independently. The Teacher Book provides all necessary background and instructional information; laid out step-by-step for the teacher. These contain all the content from the Student Books in 2/3 page width columns placed side-by-side in the center of the book (two-page spread). These inside columns sometimes contain information not found in the Student Book such as the introduction and background information for the book studies. The outside 1/3 page contain teachers notes as well as all the answers.

The Student Book is consumable and contains some instruction and background information directed to the student as well as generous space to write assignments. These books also contain Enrichment Activities that are found only in the student book although the answers are in the back of the non-consumable Teachers Book.

Although there is a great deal of overlap between the teacher and student book, there are enough differences that both are necessary. You will need to have access to several reference books - dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedias - but you easily use the library or internet for those. In addition to the book study selections (often available from the library but which we sell for your convenience), you will need only general school supplies - pencils, paper, colored pencils, drawing paper, notebook, file folders, and construction paper.

The books are designated by colors but correlate with skills taught at specific grade levels. Since some parents are unsure of where to begin their child in the series, we have placement tests for each course from Common Sense Press available on our website. A biblical and Christian worldview is evident in all courses.

E-book versions of the Program Teacher Books and the Student 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.~ Janice




"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.


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To encourage more reading
Sara C on Jul 25, 2020
In short, this is an amazing book package. I have now used it with both of my boys and they absolutely love it. The books chosen for the grade level are perfect and easy to read and understand. I myself have enjoyed sharing books that I read as a child with my children.The lessons are easy for children to understand and also easy to tech.
Brenda T on Jun 18, 2020
To encourage more reading
Sara C on Jul 25, 2020
First time trying this curriculum. We were previously using The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts, but I realized it was not working out for both my student and I. This curriculum seems easy on the eyes and simple to follow along. We look forward to the books included. I like the all-in-one, but we could easily supplement in any area. I just needed something that was easier to follow along. The previous curriculum was overwhelming with ALL the different fonts and colorful graphics.
Belem G on Jul 18, 2020
In short, this is an amazing book package. I have now used it with both of my boys and they absolutely love it. The books chosen for the grade level are perfect and easy to read and understand. I myself have enjoyed sharing books that I read as a child with my children.The lessons are easy for children to understand and also easy to tech.
Brenda T on Jun 18, 2020
Chosen because my daughter loves reading and struggles being focused through a language arts lesson. Hoping this will inspire her since she will be working with books she likes to read.
Shanna D on Apr 28, 2020
I heard about this product on a pod cast. I'm new at home schooling and this seems like a great product to try!
Bridget M on Apr 18, 2020
it was referred to me
Leesa A on Mar 17, 2020
Complete language arts curriculum and layout very nicely!
Marla B on Jan 10, 2020
Love how complete this curriculum is. It's easy to use with little planning.
Rachel C on Aug 21, 2019
our family has loved LLATL for many years....<3
sarah p on Mar 15, 2019
Cathy Duffy reviews, and wanted something more integrated for teaching grammar. This gives grammar a 'why' by tying it to literature.
Sandi S on Jul 9, 2018
Works well for an entire language arts curriculum for my son.
Kevin D on Jan 5, 2018
Continuing on with the curriculum we have been using. My boys really like this language arts curriculum and it has made my planning so much easier!
Lori B on Jul 7, 2017
This was recommended by other homeschool families.
User on Oct 21, 2016
Favorite LA curriculum for 3 years
Deborah O on Aug 18, 2016
I like how LLATL uses literature to teach language arts and makes learning interesting.
Valerie E on Jul 30, 2016
It seemed a good choice for my daughter's learning style and a way to challenge her to read more grade appropriate material.
Renee P on Jul 11, 2016
I like the titles mentioned in the book. We currently own at least 2 of the titles. I also thought this book might be a good place to start when I begin home educating my daughter. Later, I might use the books and teacher guide in my tutoring business.
Anna M on Jul 4, 2016
My son needed an all-around curriculum for Language Arts and I thought this was best fit.
Mark F on Jun 12, 2016
After a lot of research, this L.A. curriculum seems that it will be the best fit for us. I love that it is an integrated program that is inexpensive but receives great reviews by most people.
Jessica M on Apr 30, 2016
A friend recommended this curriculum and have had great success.
Rhys L on Oct 21, 2015
First time trying this curriculum. We were previously using The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts, but I realized it was not working out for both my student and I. This curriculum seems easy on the eyes and simple to follow along. We look forward to the books included. I like the all-in-one, but we could easily supplement in any area. I just needed something that was easier to follow along. The previous curriculum was overwhelming with ALL the different fonts and colorful graphics.
Belem G on Jul 18, 2020
Chosen because my daughter loves reading and struggles being focused through a language arts lesson. Hoping this will inspire her since she will be working with books she likes to read.
Shanna D on Apr 28, 2020
Is this a complete LA curriculum? Or do I need something else to complement?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use it as a complete curriculum with just a few exceptions. I supplemented my youngest children with the Explode the Code phonics workbooks. All of my kids thought they were fun workbooks, and I was giving them another layer of a good phonics foundation. When my kids outgrew Explode the Code, I used Daily Grams to supplement. Just one page a day gives a brief but thorough review of all things grammar and writing. Once my kids reached middle school age, I made sure they all had at least a couple of IEW courses through our local co-ops. I wanted to make sure they got really good writing instruction from people who love to write. Lastly, if my kids misspelled any words randomly throughout the week, I kept a list and added those words to the LA speling list. I love LLATL, however, and all 3 of my children, 2 of whom are in college now, have excellent English skills.
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We are new to homeschooling and have been using the program for about a month and so far the children and I love it! I have the same program in the Red book for one of my younger children and this one mirrors it. It is broken out for a 5 day week, so it's easy to plan. The 5th day has a review for the week so that you can see if there are any areas your child needs more work on. It combines literature with the learning which works great for my kids because they love to read and working with a literary work makes it feel less like "school" to them. I highly recommend this program for children who aren't super receptive to learning straight grammar principles, but prefer to learn in application.
September 15, 2020
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1 month ago
Language arts
Love this whole curriculum!! amazing literature books
My daughter loves them. Doing great with this curriculum.very easy to follow teacher guide. I Strongly recommend this amazing curriculum .
August 18, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Always a fan of LLATL
We have always used LLATL. It has been a great fit for my sons. I loved this year especially for its literature. My son Had much rather read funny books (Judy Blume’s Fudge series) than anything serious. He really loved the literature this year, though. I loved the talks we had from the Trumpet and the Swan on being different. I also loved Number the Stars and how it brought about discussions on being brave and doing what is right.
July 17, 2018
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