I'm starting to prepare for our first year of homeschooling. I will have a 2nd grader and Kindergartner. I have been able to decide on books for the rest of their subjects but I am lost when it comes it Language Arts. I would love some suggestions if yall happen to have some.
I'm not sure. Her FLL series is pretty advanced; unless you've done a ton of grammar already, I would recommend starting her at FLL 1.
Does the first language lessons have placement tests anywhere? I am looking at different grammar programs for my 2nd grader as well and it is a little hard to tell by the samples what level my daughter would be at.
Reading Eggs (online)
Memoria Press' Classical Phonics with First Start Reading
MCP Phonics (Modern Curriculum Press)
Catholic Heritage Curriculum's "Little Stories for Little Folks"
*those are only the phonics programs I'm most familiar with*
Then you would need handwriting
If your kindergartner isn't yet writing, I would suggest Memoria Press' Letters and Numbers books. For your second grader, a copy book would be sufficient.
Then you need grammar for your oldest
I would strongly suggest First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind
Then you need writing for your oldest
Strongly suggest Writing With Ease workbooks (these include memory work, poetry, writing).
Then you need literature for your oldest
For the oldest I would suggest Memoria Press' literature program and guides.
We are doing 1st this year but I am ordering 2nd. I like how it's all tied in together with the reading. Whatever was introduced in the lesson is practiced in the worksheet and then in the story. It can be slightly redundant if your child picks it up fast but well just skip the lesson and go over the worksheet instead. I've had no complaints from dd about it though, she loves it.
Oh, for spelling, I think sometimes their words can be a little harder but we practice and write them everyday and she does ok with them.
How do you like it? Abeka Languagd 2 Seatwork was my other choice vs Winning with Writing/Growing with Grammar.
We are using abeka's language arts. I switched out their writing for a reason for handwriting though.