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 (view sample), 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
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).
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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.
Read-Aloud included with the Rome to the Reformation Deluxe Package.
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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.
Language Lessons for Today is one of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks! See her review.
Language Lessons for Today is one of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks! See her review.
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.