A fractured pot transformed by the One Who makes broken things beautiful. As a traditional textbook approach to grammar and writing, it was lacking both the spark to keep him interested and the gentle, immersion of language and language skills found only in real books. Please see my disclosure policy for full details.) He could do each day's worksheet with ease. And if there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's that learning and tears never mix well.
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One great feature of Learning Language Arts through Literature is the review exercises provided at the end of each lesson.
Repetition is a great way to learn and master necessary skills, especially in the field of language arts.
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I heart homeschooling, brake for libraries, and am glad you're here with me on the journey! Or, follow along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google , Youtube, or Pinterest. He could check all the boxes and underline all the right words. He just couldn't seem to transfer the grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure that he was learning in his book to the blank page of real writing. By mid-October, I was at quite an impasse and knew I had a decision to make.There are also supplied assessments so you will always know where your child is in terms of the material covered throughout the course. If you’re looking for an engaging Language Arts curriculum that ties in both Literature and Language Arts, as well as spelling, creative writing, and more, Learning Language Arts Through Literature is for you! With these three in mind, I went looking for a program to help my son.Now in truth, I didn't necessarily need a "program." With a wonderful home library at my disposal, I could, in theory, just use any and all of these to teach the basics of grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure, just like Miss Mason did so many years ago.But, as a momma of five with many plates to spin every day, I value my time too much to invent the wheel.I knew that a good "program," while not necessary, was a luxury worth my investment.My children and I have recently had an opportunity to review the Learning Language Arts Through Literature Tan Book (geared toward 6th grade) and we really found that we loved the way this program was set up. Four interesting book studies are also included in The Tan Book for language arts.For each book study, this text provides a book summary, vocabulary skills, and other fun activities. A collector of memories, a keeper of books, and a champion for books that make memories."Narrating is an art, like poetry-making or painting, because it is there in every child's mind, waiting to be discovered, and is not the result of any process of disciplinary education." ~Charlotte Mason A few months into the year when I watched my fifth grader floundering, going through the motions during language arts time with glossed-over eyes, I knew it was time for something else. I could have him continue with the current program -- plodding along with one begrudging step after another, OR I could count the textbook-style curriculum as a loss and find something that would meet his needs. As in the past when I've needed a little gentle guidance, I looked to Charlotte Mason, the avant-garde, 20th-century educator who believed learning was a lifestyle that should be infused naturally, wholly, and gently.