English Language Arts - Traditionally, the primary divisions in the language arts are Literature and Language, where language in this case refers to both linguistics, and specific languages. The subjects, including reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school.
You may have seen my many different postings about KM's lack of interest in writing and my realization a few months ago which has lead me to the following choices -
Literature & Reading Comprehension -
KM is an avid reader - she has already read 31 books this summer. So we are going to try a different approach to literature this year by alternating with an actual literature curriculum and literature unit studies. I am hoping that with this mix it will keep things moving and build her writing skills a bit as well...
- Island of the Blue Dolphin - Teacher Created Resource
- Cricket in Time Square - Teacher Created Resource - we will be using many of these products throughout the next two years
- Language of Literature - we will be alternating doing one literature unit mentioned above and one unit from this book.