Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

English language arts (ELA) is an important aspect of a comprehensive homeschool program.

ELA or LA is a term used to describe the curriculum and instruction that focuses on the study of the English language, including the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

As home educators, we want to be sure that we are covering all the topics that will help our children develop excellent language skills.

A good language arts homeschool curriculum should be broad and comprehensive, covering many different parts of language use and comprehension.

Why Is Teaching Language Arts an Important Part of Homeschool Curriculum?

Language arts is a core subject in homeschool education, and there are a lot of reasons why it should be given the attention it deserves:

  1. Literacy development: Language arts instruction is essential for developing literacy skills, including reading, writing, and comprehension. These skills are critical for academic success and for building a foundation for learning in all other subject areas.
  2. Communication skills: Effective communication is essential for success in both personal and professional contexts. Language arts instruction helps students develop the skills they need to communicate effectively in various situations and with a range of audiences.
  3. Critical thinking and analysis: Language arts instruction encourages students to think critically about texts, which is important for understanding and interpreting information. By analyzing and evaluating different types of literature, students learn to think critically about their thoughts and ideas.
  4. Cultural understanding: Language arts instruction can teach students the value of understanding different cultures and perspectives. Through reading literature from various cultures and historical periods, students learn to appreciate and respect different ways of life.
  5. Creativity and self-expression: Language arts instruction provides students with an outlet for their creativity and allows them to express themselves in writing. Writing also allows students to explore and understand their thoughts and emotions.

Homeschool+ Language Arts Curriculum Overview

Homeschool+ provides a great foundation for Pre-K through second-grade learners in the language arts discipline.  

Our program starts with easy-to-understand interactive language skills and builds on knowledge as your learner gains more confidence. With Homeschool+ you have the ability to customize your child’s lessons. You can add more lessons for a particular thing they may be struggling with or skip things that they are already a pro at.  

Homeschool Reading Curriculum for Preschool Through 2nd Grade

Your child will start their reading comprehension journey with our adaptive My Reading Academy™ program. This game-based program supports a strong foundation in reading comprehension and fluency.

Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum for 1st Grade and 2nd Grade

As your child advances in their skills with their daily work on My Reading Academy, Homeschool+ adds additional learning into our language arts curriculum for 1st and 2nd graders. 

Grammar & Writing is a weekly course with lessons designed to help your child learn the foundational skills of good grammar and writing. 

Overview of skills:

Our interactive, game-based program helps make learning about sentence structure and grammar rules fun and exciting!

Homeschool+ uses the best of both technology and offline learning. Because we know that limiting screen time is important, we provide you with offline printable sheets and activities that will help your child practice their handwriting and creative storytelling skills.

We also understand that there are a lot of benefits to incorporating technology-based learning: 

Multisensory learning: Technology-based resources such as videos, interactive games, and virtual manipulatives provide students with multiple ways to learn and process information. This multisensory approach can be especially beneficial for students who may have difficulty with traditional methods of instruction.

Differentiated instruction: Our technology-based resources, like My Reading Academy, provide opportunities for students to work at their own pace and level of difficulty. They provide an adaptive learning experience that meets your child where they are at, giving them just enough of a challenge to help them stretch, but not so much to make them feel frustrated.

Access to a wider range of resources: Our technology-based learning program provides your child with access to a wide range of digital resources, such as books, articles, videos, and interactive games. This gives your child a greater variety of texts and writing prompts than a traditional paper-based curriculum would.

Future readiness: Technology is playing an increasingly larger role in everyday life and the workforce. Incorporating technology-based learning into your language arts curriculum can help prepare your child for the technological demands of the future.