Using the chart below, you can match your child's age (or previous experience with our material) with our recommended books to design your child's language arts curriculum. You can then click on any of the book titles to find out more about that publication and even download a sample.
The reading curriculum includes one book for all levels, Reading Strands, and the speech curriculum includes one book for all ages between 11 and 18, Communication and Interpersonal Relationships (referred to below as Communication). After Writing Strands 1, the Writing Strands curriculum includes Evaluating Writing (referred to below as EW).
|Child's Age||Reading||Speech||Writing Strands||Comments on Writing Strands|
|3-7||Reading Strands||none||Writing Strands 1||Oral exercises to develop creativity|
|~7||Reading Strands||none||Writing Strands 2 + EW||Basic skills for children who can write simple sentences|
(11 and older)
|Writing Strands 3 + EW||Older children should write more sophisticated papers than younger children. They should also finish in shorter time, but will pick up basic skills they may have missed.|
|13-14*||Reading Strands||Communication||Writing Strands 4 + EW||Thought problems, Tense, Sentence control, Attitude in descriptions, Narrative voice, Coherent paragraphs.|
|15-16*||Reading Strands||Communication||Writing Strands 5 + EW||Narrative voice attitude, Arguments, Write for action, Dialogue, Tense control, Organizing description, Business letters, Flashbacks, Controlling reader response|
|17*||Reading Strands||Communication||Writing Strands 6 + EW||Character development, Conflict, Reports, Surveys, Interviewing, Decision making, Letters, Point of view|
|18*||Reading Strands||Communication||Writing Strands 7 + EW||Same skills as in Writing Strands 6 but more complex assignments|
|Any age after completing Writing Strands 7||Reading Strands||Communication||Creating Fiction + EW||Very complex assignments for students who enjoy writing|
|Any age after completing Writing Strands 7||Reading Strands||Communication||Writing Exposition + EW||Very complex assignments for students preparing for college-level writing|
* Or any age after completing the previous level