Learning Language Arts Through Literature Yellow Student Book

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Item #: 000348
ISBN: 9781880892183
Grade: 3
Author: Debbie Strayer; Susan S. Simpson

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Publisher: Common Sense Press
Pub. Date: October 1998
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 376
Edition: 2, Revised
Language: English
Series Title: Learning Language Arts Through Literature Ser.
Audience: Juvenile

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Covers so much in short lessons. There are some old fashioned things like learning to use a phone book, but I like that my kids learned how to use one. While we did learn more of the theory of using a phone book(because we don’t have one) I explained that it’s kind of like looking words up in a dictionary or thesaurus. I appreciate that it adds validity to my insistence that alphabetical order is important. Basically, I think that the older skills are still worthwhile.
April 8, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Just right
I have used the yellow book quite a few times over the years. It's a nice, gentle introduction to language arts. My children all have happy memories of having used it.

I chose it because I read Ruth Beechick's books and enjoy her perspective very much. Being familiar with her ideas and Charlotte Mason's will allay any fears about LLATL being "enough". It is enough. I have continued several of my children on through higher levels of the program as well.

Thumbs up on LLATL yellow. The student book is very useful. I wouldn't use the program without it. I cut off the binding and put a spiral in. Makes it a ton easier to use.

I have only used the 2nd edition, but am open to using the 3rd edition for my last child next year.
January 26, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
We love LLATL
It is a very gentle form of learning Language Arts. For instance, nouns are “naming words” and adjectives are “describing words.” We have used this series 2nd- 5th grade, and my son has a great grasp of writing and understanding sentence structure. LLATL also ensures that my kids are reading quality books for their grade level.
July 17, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
enjoyed it
My 8 yr old daughter used this book last year. We enjoyed the book studies, the grammar lessons, the dictation, and weekly fun exercises. Some of the assignments were cumbersome, so we just skipped the ones that didn't appeal to us. All in all, it's a good program.
September 23, 2016
Great program!! Very thorough!!!
I have tried many language arts programs and have never felt completely satisfied until now. I was always afraid to dive into LLATL because I have read that it is not complete, but that is not the case. This is a complete program and I can see, after buying several different grade levels, that it progresses through the years to provide an excellent language arts education. It is complete in reading, grammar, composition, spelling and vocabulary without a need for supplementing.
February 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
This is my second year using this curriculum and I like that it has grammar rules, spelling, and cursive. Although its not elaborate and to intensive, it gets what they need to know across. 6 Spelling words per week, and a few letters of cursive so its not overwhelming and allows student to master the subject.
October 31, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Great choice for my third grade boy
The lessons are interesting and the length of each days lesson is appropriate for my "all boy" 8 year old. I feel like he is learning a well balanced Laungage Arts lesson and it stops just before he's tired of it. As a result, he's excited to begin again the next day. It might have been nice to know that there are extra stories in the book so you don't have to purchase the extra readers of you are on a tight budget. There are also literature passages that are taken from books that I would have like to have known about at time of purchase so I could have purchased them also, not a necessity to have, but just for enrichment. All in all, we are looking forward to using LLATL again next year.
October 25, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Learning Language Arts through Literature is based on the educational philosophy of Dr Ruth Beechick and her natural learning method as outlined in her books "The Three R' " "Language and Thinking for Young Children " and "You Can Teach Your Child Successfully" The curriculum is authored by the late Debbie Strayer a homeschooling mother teacher author and public speaker and Susan S Simpson a teacher author and publisherLearning Language Arts through Literature Yellow Book is a comprehensive language arts curriculum which teaches phonics spelling reading grammar composition research and study skills higher order thinking skills creative expression games and penmanship The author has chosen "real books" which are the back bone for the curriculum's lessons "Real Book" selections include: "Madeline " "The Courage of Sarah Noble " "Meet George Washington " and "The While Stallion"Literature passages from "real books" such as "The Other Kitten " "The Tale of Jeremy Vole " and "Bible Stories to Read" are utilized for copy work and dictation Learning Language Arts through Literature incorporates choral reading drama illustrating oral presentation pantomime poetry puzzles and riddles into the daily lesson plansThe instructors guide is comprised of easy to use lesson plans spanning a period of 36 weeks Each lesson is made up of the following components: New Skills Taught Materials Needed Scripted Lesson Plan Higher Order Thinking Skills Answers Examples Diagrams and References to the student activity book The Skills Index is an easy to use reference for the teaching parent Assessments allow the teacher to evaluate the student's progress Review activities follow the lessons to provide the student with additional skills practice Placement tests are available online at the Common Sense Press websiteAs a homeschooler I have perused several language arts curriculums I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts Through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!
April 16, 2014
Learning Language Arts through Literature is based on the educational philosophy of Dr Ruth Beechick and her natural learning method as outlined in her books "The Three R' " "Language and Thinking for Young Children " and "You Can Teach Your Child Successfully" The curriculum is authored by the late Debbie Strayer a homeschooling mother teacher author and public speaker and Susan S Simpson a teacher author and publisherLearning Language Arts through Literature Yellow Book is a comprehensive language arts curriculum which teaches phonics spelling reading grammar composition research and study skills higher order thinking skills creative expression games and penmanship The author has chosen "real books" which are the back bone for the curriculum's lessons "Real Book" selections include: "Madeline " "The Courage of Sarah Noble " "Meet George Washington " and "The While Stallion"Literature passages from "real books" such as "The Other Kitten " "The Tale of Jeremy Vole " and "Bible Stories to Read" are utilized for copy work and dictation Learning Language Arts through Literature incorporates choral reading drama illustrating oral presentation pantomime poetry puzzles and riddles into the daily lesson plansThe instructors guide is comprised of easy to use lesson plans spanning a period of 36 weeks Each lesson is made up of the following components: New Skills Taught Materials Needed Scripted Lesson Plan Higher Order Thinking Skills Answers Examples Diagrams and References to the student activity book The Skills Index is an easy to use reference for the teaching parent Assessments allow the teacher to evaluate the student's progress Review activities follow the lessons to provide the student with additional skills practice Placement tests are available online at the Common Sense Press websiteAs a homeschooler I have perused several language arts curriculums I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts Through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!
April 1, 2014
My daughter is 9 and is in the yellow book This is her first language arts She started in her 3rd grade year She learned to read using Explode the Code and Happy Phonics I went back and forth using this curriculum for years This year I did quite a different thing with the curriculum and would like to share it with you I have a daughter who was not doing very well with spelling She was not very good with lists So this is what I did with LLATL On the first day she copies the dictation as she does daily the rest of the week She has to write neatly and this has to be done perfectly or she has to do it again This was a lot of trouble at first but I did not give in Finally she understood that I meant business and did not bring it to me (or my daughter that was helping to teach her) until she checked it thoroughly On the 5th day she takes the literature passage from dictation The result of this is a daughter that spells great I've seen her fix misspellings herself I'm quite excited She loves to read We do that throughout instead of just at the appointed times She is learning to narrate I know this is not a full review I just thought it was a nice way to use this curriculum especially since most say it is not very good on spelling
February 19, 2009
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Its a perfect series that encompasses all areas of English. I love it for the lower grades, not so crazy about the book choices for the older grades. Simply my opinion.
Heather M on Aug 12, 2019
trying a new curriculum for whole book instruction.
Rachel M on Feb 10, 2019
Its a perfect series that encompasses all areas of English. I love it for the lower grades, not so crazy about the book choices for the older grades. Simply my opinion.
Heather M on Aug 12, 2019
It goes well with paths of exploration
Nikita s on Jul 10, 2019
trying a new curriculum for whole book instruction.
Rachel M on Feb 10, 2019
This curriculum is the most comprehensive of the those that I have found for my girls. It is challenging but not super difficult and moves at a great pace. I love the fact that it includes quality literature as well. There is just a nice flow to it.
Roberta A on Nov 20, 2018
We used the "Red" and "Blue" books previously and my student has done will with them. They are effective without being overkill. I love that language arts is "all in one" and usually the student can figure out the lesson on his own.
Carrie R on Aug 29, 2018
Excellent language arts program
Robert R on Aug 25, 2018
recommended to me by fellow homeschool mom
Veronica S on Aug 18, 2018
Used it last year with my daughter and liked it. So now I will use it with my sons.
Janel B on Jul 25, 2018
I love this curriculum. Reordering the workbook for kid number 2. It is all inclusive and very home school friendly. It is broken up into days of work and includes extra practice.
jason l on Jul 24, 2018
This curriculum is a wonderful language arts curriculum. Our family has used it for the past 3 years. The lessons are quick but well planned. It includes phonics instruction, spelling (although I do supplement some activities throughout the week for the words) as well as grammar, comprehension and vocabulary. I highly recommend this program.
Candice J on Jul 23, 2018
I have used this with my other students. It is a gentle way of doing Language Arts that teaches dictation, spelling, parts of speech, comprehension, etc.
Sheryl H on Jun 13, 2018
time to move up to this level. I already have the teachers edition.
Amy L on Apr 9, 2018
Great all in one gentle english
Michelle V on Mar 27, 2018
This series has enough diversity in the lessons to keep my daughter interested, she has loved the red book and is actually excited to do the lessons for these. It has helped her confidence and her reading exponentially. We are excited to go forward with the yellow book.
Kendra P on Jan 24, 2018
This is the Student book needed to go along side the LLATL Yellow Program.
Virginia H on Jan 20, 2018
Recommended by Education Specialist
Ashley S on Oct 23, 2017
Good previous experience
Mrs Hannah H on Aug 29, 2017
I have used the LLATL program for seven years and really like it's well-laid out format and user friendly instructions. I do supplement with other spelling, literature and vocabulary programs though, because, while LLATL covers the spectrum of Language subjects, it does so broadly. So, for in depth material, add Wordly Wise, Spelling Power, various Literature books, etc.
Pamela M on Aug 15, 2017
Seems a very good program, no frills, really common sense. puts most LA subjects in one. Very open and go.
Karine D on Aug 14, 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
will be using this year as our main Language arts book.
OLIVIA V on Jul 15, 2017
I'm hoping this will be a good fit for us -- I need a holistic language arts program we can use a "spine" for grammar/literature/writing.
Sandy G on Jun 24, 2017
I am looking for a more holistic language arts program. My child is young but reads well so i chose the third grade level. We used explode the code for phonics and lots of reading to create a confident reader and now it is time to work on some of the finer aspects of the English Language.
Brendan M on Jun 16, 2017
I have used this curriculum for all my children across several grade levels. I purchased this because we really enjoy using it.
Janelle S on Mar 6, 2017
This language program is a great fit for my large and growing family.
Cassie H on Feb 6, 2017
I purchased this for the cursive handwriting only.
User on Jan 20, 2017
Like it!
Carrie R on Dec 16, 2016
Love how simple and versatile LLATL is. Yellow is my favorite book.
User on Dec 15, 2016
recommended by friend as a good comprehensive LA homeschool curriculum.
Sara R on Nov 18, 2016
I have the teachers manual.
Heather T on Sep 30, 2016
I bought this for my 2nd grader. I already have the teacher's edition.
Kimberly M on Aug 7, 2016
Love this program
Derek A on Jul 26, 2016
I bought the text second hand and needed only the workbook.
Jennifer W on Jun 28, 2016
We had the teacher's book, so we got the student book for another child to use for homeschooling.
Susan A on May 8, 2016
I used the red book (2nd grade) with my son this past year and he did well. I like their set up so we are continuing with LLTL this year.
Mary K on Feb 5, 2016
Im currently using orange and tan with older students. I need the 3rd grade level for my 3rd grader.
Dawn W on Jan 11, 2016
I've used this program in the past and really liked it. I've tried all-in-one programs and find it better and easier to have a separate language arts like this.
Marquita H on Jan 9, 2016
Covers many elements of learning. Realistic progress plan.
James G on Nov 3, 2015
It goes well with paths of exploration
Nikita s on Jul 10, 2019
This curriculum is the most comprehensive of the those that I have found for my girls. It is challenging but not super difficult and moves at a great pace. I love the fact that it includes quality literature as well. There is just a nice flow to it.
Roberta A on Nov 20, 2018
does it have memory work?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It does not have specified memory work, however in lessons 10-13 and 24-27 the copy work involves poetry that we chose to memorize and recite.
What is the difference between English lessons Through Literature and Learning language arts through literature?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These programs are from two different authors and as such reflect the orientation of each author although there is a general similarity in terms of approach. Both start with passages from quality children's literature and draw language lessons (grammar, vocabulary, spelling, composition) from those passages. Both also study complete books. In general, Learning Language Arts Through Literature seems to have a more relaxed scope and sequence.
I see several Bible Stories to Read sections throughout the Table of Contents. How feasible is this curriculum for a secular family to use? While I am willing to work around a few Christian-leaning and/or specific religious readings, I am concerned that I may lose a lot of the value of the overall program if I am trying to do that with this curriculum. Are any secular families using this curriculum and how do you work with or around the religious material? How much of it is usable for a secular family? Thanks!
Noelia on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are a secular family. We haven't had any issues with the biblical stuff. We just treat it as a story that some people believe. And as the teacher, if a passage really bothers you, you can substitute a different passage. I see it more as an exercise in dictation, and copy work, recognizing adjectives, etc. I want my kid to be able to do that, regardless of the subject matter.
So far, it's been a fun and pretty easy book for my 2nd grader.
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