Many language arts skills are integrated into history/science/Bible activities in the curriculum including:
- Narration, copywork, dictation, and memorization
- Informal handwriting practice
- Read-aloud literature in Deluxe Packages
- Extensive library lists for read-alouds and readers
- Vocabulary (Exploring Countries and Cultures, Creation to the Greeks, and Rome to the Reformation)
- Letter writing (Exploring Countries and Cultures)
- Composition in science and/or history
- And more!!
You will need to add grade-specific resources as a supplement to assure a well-rounded, complete language arts program. See recommendations below.
4th Grade – Language Lessons for Today - Grade 4 (available June 1; use Intermediate Language Lessons before that date), Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, Spelling Power, and Writing Strands Level 3 (students with considerable difficulty with composition may begin Level 3 second semester 4th grade or in 5th grade)
7th Grade – two literature guides from Progeny Press, Spelling Power (if needed), Writing with Skill Level 1 (first half of book), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus (used with Writing with Skill), and Applications of Grammar (if no previous basic instruction in nouns, verbs, etc., also complete All-in-One English Series in the first 8 weeks)
8th Grade – two literature guides from Progeny Press, Spelling Power (if needed), Writing with Skill Level 1 (second half of book), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus (used with Writing with Skill), and Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 8
Consider adding age appropriate God's World News magazine for each child. We recommend parents order World magazine for themselves as well.
Our high school curriculum covers all needed language arts including writing instruction and assignments (composition), grammar, literature analysis, and reading lists. No other supplementation is needed. However, an incoming student weak in formal grammar should complete Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: Grade 8. Likewise, a student weak in composition skills should complete Writing with Skill Level 1 (at least half of the book).
Consider adding World magazine for each student. We recommend parents order World magazine for themselves as well, or read along with their children.
God's World News, PreK-12th grade, is a current events magazine with a Biblical worldview. For more than 25 years, hundreds of thousands of students have benefited from the news, knowledge, and wisdom found in God's World News. God's World News is available in three different reading levels.
For information or to order, visit their ordering page, or call 800-951-5437 and use code N4ACIMFW. When you order via that link or with the code, a donation is made to Bible translation. God's Word for the Nations has received over $9,500 in donations for Bible translation work through your subscriptions.
Consider combining your order with other families. Discounts apply for multiple subscriptions (PreK-9th grade) shipped to one address.
World Magazine is a news magazine written from a Biblical perspective, published every other week. We recommend it for high school seniors and parents. You may choose between a digital only subscription or a digital and print subscription. Purchase a World Magazine subscription through our link and a donation will be made to Bible translation. Learn more about what comes with a World Magazine subscription.
For 7th and 8th Graders
As part of a complete language arts program, MFW recommends literature guides developed by Progeny Press. Select two per year, based on the student's reading level and interests. The following titles are recommended by MFW. They are listed by the MFW curriculum they most closely match. However, any of these books may be used with any of the MFW programs.
Exploring Countries and Cultures
Creation to the Greeks
Rome to the Reformation
Exploration to 1850
1850 to Modern Times
- No specific recommendation — select any two from the books listed above.
The above choices have been reviewed and selected by MFW as most suitable and they are available from MFW. If these titles do not meet your needs, information about other literature guides is available on the Progeny Press website.
Language Lessons for Today, Grade 4 will be available on June 1. More information will be available soon!
Read-Aloud included with the Rome to the Reformation Deluxe Package.
However, fate or providence has different plans for Johnny Tremain. A crippling accident at the shop leaves Johnny unable to work as a silversmith. He is forced to find other labor, or risk starvation or the gallows. Finally securing employment at The Boston Observer newspaper, Johnny soon finds himself caught up in the on-going struggle between Boston's anti-British Whigs and pro-British Tories. In addition to delivering The Observer throughout Boston and the outlying towns, Johnny begins delivering letters for Sam Adams and The Boston Committee of Correspondence, the secret communications network of the American rebels.
Despite dangerous animals, torrential monsoons, and the loneliness of isolation, they face all their hardships with energy, ingenuity, and the knowledge that God is with them.
From the beginning, Matthew's heart is captured by this "kindred spirit" and he decides he wants to keep her. Marilla reluctantly agrees to this, but eventually finds herself absorbed by Anne's chatter, amused by the scrapes Anne gets herself into, and frustrated with Anne always having her head in the clouds.
As Anne grows, Marilla finds her a "genius for getting into trouble." Yet, as Anne says, "have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I never make the same mistake twice." Despite her many predicaments, life at Green Gables is happy.
A thesaurus is needed for some of the lessons in Writing with Skill and is helpful for high school compositions. We recommend Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus because of its thorough, scholarly content and ease of use.
These lessons (30-45 minutes per day) provide a strong foundation in composition needed for high school. The Writing with Skill Instructor Text acts as a writing coach, leading you step by step through each lesson in the student workbook, explaining specific ways to assist students (parent involvement about 15 minutes per day). Complete two lessons per week, using the first half of the book in 7th grade and the second half in 8th grade. Includes Student Workbook and Instructor Text.
A thesaurus is needed for some of the lessons. We recommend Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus because of its thorough, scholarly content and ease of use.
Spelling Power Activity Task Cards (available separately) are not required, but they will make it easier for you to use the Spelling Power program.
An excellent, time efficient program for second grade. A back-to-basics approach using only two workbook pages per week. Words are grouped by similar phonetic patterns. Excellent phonics review as well as spelling, synonyms, antonyms, syllables, and more. Set includes an easy-to-use teacher's manual and student workbook with 34 weeks of lessons.
Order additional Spelling by Sound and Structure Student Workbook copies for each additional student.