Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Tan

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Complete Package Tan

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Includes Teacher Book, Student Book and the required literature.

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Topics covered include: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Skills, Spelling Skills, Penmanship, Research Essay, Personal Research, and Higher Order Thinking Skills. Diane Welch & Susan Simpson, authors.  Passages from: "The Taming of the Shrew," Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Bambi, "The Eagle," Little House in the Big Woods, Story of a Bad Boy, Prince Caspian, Ivanhoe, King of the Wind, Wheel on the School, "Jest Fore Christmas," Swiss Family Robinson, Swallows and Amazons, Kidnapped, Robinson Crusoe, Wind in the Willows, Caddie Woodlawn, Gettysburg Address, Where the Red Fern Grows, Railway Children, House at Pooh Corner, Anne of Green Gables "Crow and the Pitcher," Little Women, Invincible Louisa, and "The Undecided Man."

3rd edition has been reorganized with three lessons replaced.




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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My 5th grader wanted a challenge and loved the book selection from reading the intros to each one.
Misty R on Aug 17, 2020
My children love using this curriculum. They understand it and enjoy reading the books provided.
User on Jul 26, 2020
My 5th grader wanted a challenge and loved the book selection from reading the intros to each one.
Misty R on Aug 17, 2020
I love the idea of english teaching through literature.
Chelsea K on Aug 11, 2020
My children love using this curriculum. They understand it and enjoy reading the books provided.
User on Jul 26, 2020
We loved the use of the literature to teach the concepts of language. The book studies were also a favorite part of our learning.
User on Apr 12, 2019
This is the most cost effective way to get all of the books for LLATL while saving hours of leg work looking for used copies of the novels
Cherie T on Dec 28, 2018
Previous experience. I like the simplicity but the children learn on all levels.
Jennifer N on Aug 13, 2018
A friend recommend this to me. It seems to cover more subjects at the same time and is also very comprehensive.
Christina T on Jul 25, 2018
I have these and love them!
User on Jun 8, 2018
It has good reviews and looks like it will be good for my daughter.
Kimberly G on Jun 5, 2018
did the purple set for 5th grade and really enjoyed the ease of use and the way it mixes up
rebecca c on May 28, 2018
Needed a Language Arts curriculum that was not online. It was suggested by other homeschooling moms.
Amy W on Feb 28, 2018
It's an engaging material for reluctant english students.
Kira K on Aug 13, 2017
I have used LLATL for grades 1-5 and love it. I love how the grammar is based on a book or literature passage. It incorporates spelling, reading, writing, and grammar all in one curriculum.
Valerie E on Aug 11, 2017
Although we use a lot of different language arts programs that I feel have served my homeschooled children well, I felt I needed a more comprehensive program to fill in any gaps a piece meal language arts curriculum was giving them.
Brendan M on Jun 16, 2017
This language program is a great fit for my large and growing family.
Cassie H on Feb 6, 2017
I consulted with the rep on Live chat(she was very helpful!). Based on my description of my child, she recommended LLATL. After some research, it looked well so I decided to give it a try.
Ayako O on Sep 2, 2016
I like the complete Language Art package. The price is affordable.
User on Aug 28, 2016
Our daughter enjoys reading. A friend of ours who used this curriculum enjoyed it.
Ted C on Jul 18, 2016
My oldest loves to read. I think this will be a good fit for her.
User on Jul 16, 2016
This will be our second year with this program. Once my dd figured out the rhythm to this book, she has enjoyed it.
Layla S on Apr 21, 2016
I love the idea of english teaching through literature.
Chelsea K on Aug 11, 2020
We loved the use of the literature to teach the concepts of language. The book studies were also a favorite part of our learning.
User on Apr 12, 2019
Is this new addition common core?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know that it is common core, I generally avoid cc. I really like this program, I have used three different levels now and really find it to be fantastic for covering the blanket of “language arts”. I also used Writing Strands with this edition because it doesn’t have as much writing as I prefer. Overall, very much recommended.
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I have really struggled to find a fun, complete language arts program and this did not solve that problem for me. I felt it was too randomly arranged and there were a lot of religion based exercises.
February 11, 2019
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Can't Beat All-In-One English!
It really does cover all fields of English: literature, grammar, spelling, and writing! I also like that they are all intertwined with the same story so that it flows more naturally. The lessons are broken into 5 days, each day is manageable in time required to complete it and can be doubled up if needed. After homeschooling for over 15 years, this is the first year I've used this and I love it.
September 25, 2017
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over 3 years ago
Great pricing! So far we are loving this curriculum, its fun and interactive. I bought all the other books that are mentioned in the day work for my kids to read as well instead of just a small section.
November 9, 2015
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