Below is a selection of popular homeschooling language arts programs to use along with our Footprints on Our Land South African Homeschool Curriculum packages.
There are many more English language arts programs available, but we have limited our list so as not to give an overwhelming variety to choose from!
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Afrikaans Language Programs
TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ IN 100 EASY LESSONS
An all-in-one, "NO bells and whistles" program which teaches letter formation, phonics and reading. It is clear and concise and has very high success rates in children moving from this primer into reading at Grade 2 level. Available from
EXPLODE THE CODE - PHONICS WORKBOOKS
"Attractive workbooks illustrated by children teach phonetic and spelling rules. Book 1 covers short vowels, Book 2, initial and final consonant blends, Book 3 Open syllables, silent e rule, digraphs. Exercises require thinking through the spelling process while lessons focus on specific phonics and spelling rules."
These would be suitable for Grade 1. Workbooks 4-6 would be suitable for Grade 2.
These workbooks are available from online book vendors such as www.loot.co.za and www.kalahari.com
Suitable for Grade 3 and upwards. Unlike many other grammar programmes which are used for one year at a time, this book is one you will constantly use in the years ahead. It is therefore good value for your money.
Karen Andreola has used Charlotte Mason’s original grammar lessons to bring an updated and gentle approach to learning grammar. Available from
ENGLISH HANDBOOK AND STUDY GUIDE
A great resource for children and parents alike covering the English language, comprehension, writing, literature, public speaking, spelling and vocabulary. For senior primary through to matric. Available from www.kalahari.com.
LEARNING LANGUAGE ARTS THROUGH LITERATURE (LLATL)
This popular homeschool language arts program is a complete graded system with student workbooks (consumable) and parent/teacher manuals (non-consumable) from grade 1 through to high school.The weekly exercises and drills include spelling and dictation, grammar, creative writing, poetry and more. Much of it is based on American literature.
LLATL is available in South Africa from Oikos Ministries:
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