We are more relaxed in all our subjects, secular language arts curriculum included. We have used two different curricula throughout our homeschooling journey, but there are many more, and there are some great apps available to use as well.
Secular Language Arts Curriculum
I think before we confuse anyone we should get a few things straight, like what is secular curriculum, and what is language arts.
Secular curriculum only discusses religious beliefs from an anthropological perspective. It is not faith-neutral (this becomes important especially when discussing science and history curricula). It does not posit biblical/religious beliefs as historical facts.
Language arts curriculum is the study of grammar, composition, spelling, and (sometimes) public speaking, typically taught as a single subject.
What is Secular Language Arts Curriculum?
Secular language art curriculum is curriculum, textbooks, workbooks/sheets, and other materials that do not contain religious material.
Secular Language Arts Curriculum for You
We have used BookShark language arts levels, k, 2 and 2 advanced. The program we are using, and LOVING now is Grammar Galaxy. You have the opinion of printed books, or digital with Grammar Galaxy, and she is coming out with audiobooks for the lower levels which is great for giving your child more independence and yourself some more time.
Night Zookeeper is your online writing tool, class blog and library of interactive lessons. They also have books available that introduce children to a world of endless possibilities and provide the inspiration for much of the creativity that is produced on the website.
We have just recently started using Night Zookeeper and my kids are hooked on it, all three of them which is a huge win in my book.
All About Learning Press
Offers courses in reading and spelling for preschool through grade 7.
Blossom and Root
Currently K-3 with 4th grade coming in 2020. A secular, nature based program that includes language arts, nature study, and art.
A workbook based program where students solve problems through space “missions.” Note: you will see a dedication to God in these books, but the rest of the material and educational content is secular. You can read a review of this curriculum here.
Soaring with Spelling, Winning with Writing, Growing with Grammar, and Digging into Diagramming. Grammar, spelling, and writing curriculum for grades 1-8. For Canadian homeschoolers.
Logic of English
Offers reading, phonics, spelling, and handwriting instruction for ages 4-7 with a second package for struggling readers ages 8 and up.
WriteShop Primary and Junior
Kindergarten through 6th-grade writing curriculum. *Note: Per the website “WriteShop Primary and WriteShop Junior are free of religious references. WriteShop I and II contain occasional religious references.”
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