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BrittO2
2nd grade Language Arts
by BrittO2
March 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM

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. 

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  • TroyboysMom
    March 3, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    Curriculum, accompanying literature? What are you looking for?

  • BrittO2
    by BrittO2
    March 3, 2013 at 7:20 AM



    Quoting TroyboysMom:

    Curriculum, accompanying literature? What are you looking for?


    Both, I'm completely lost at choosing with this subject.

  • romacox
    by romacox
    March 3, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Ring Around The Phonics (K through 6th grade). is language arts disguised as a game (whole brain teaching) .  Your boys  can play it with you at the same time even if you are teaching the little one phonics or blending, while teaching the 2nd grader spelling or vocabulary.  It comes with 14 early reader books.

    The kids enjoy the  activity cards which release energy, and teach listening and comprehension skills.  By having the older one write his own activity cards, it also can be used to  teach writing skills.  The kids particularly like crowning their characters with the blue and gold ring of knowledge...everybody is a winner. 

    P.S. It can also be used to teach more than what  I have described.  , and can be ordered on site or by Amazon.


  • AutymsMommy
    March 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Phonics programs:

    Reading Eggs (online)

    Starfall (online)

    Memoria Press' Classical Phonics with First Start Reading

    Saxon Phonics

    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.



  • BrittO2
    by BrittO2
    March 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM



    Quoting AutymsMommy:


    Thank you! I will start looking into those.

  • Jinx-Troublex3
    March 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM
    I prefer:

    Write Source - writing,
    Easy Grammar
    All About Spelling

    Or for a Christian comprehensive curriculum, Learning Language Arts Through Literature... covers all three Ares through novels.
  • BramblePatch
    March 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM
    For 2nd grade (next year) DS will use:

    Winning with Writing 1
    Growing with Grammar 1
    Soaring with Spelling 2
    Veritas Press First Favorites 1 and 2
  • Dawn07
    by Dawn07
    March 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM
    We are using abeka's language arts. I switched out their writing for a reason for handwriting though.
  • .Lovemythree.
    March 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM
    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.

    Quoting AutymsMommy:

    Phonics programs:

    Reading Eggs (online)

    Starfall (online)

    Memoria Press' Classical Phonics with First Start Reading

    Saxon Phonics

    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.



  • BramblePatch
    March 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM
    How do you like it? Abeka Languagd 2 Seatwork was my other choice vs Winning with Writing/Growing with Grammar.


    Quoting Dawn07:

    We are using abeka's language arts. I switched out their writing for a reason for handwriting though.

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