Category: Language Arts: Reading

Free Literature Study Guides 0

Free Literature Guides

Do you know about this great literature resource?  The Glencoe Literature Library page has Free Literature Study Guides for a huge selection of well-known novels. The Literature Study Guides include sections such as Meet the Author Introducing the Novel Before you Read Active Reading activities Personal Responses I thought I would mention this because I have used it a couple of times. I recently printed out the free literature guide...

Using Literature Textbooks in our Homeschool 0

Literature Textbooks in our Homeschool

Over the weekend, I talked a little bit about what we’ve been doing in our  writing workshop. Today, I just thought I’d write a post about how we use the big Literature textbooks in our homeschool. We’ve bought many Literature anthologies. They include stories, plays, poems, myths & legends, biographies and more from well known authors.  By many… I mean, just check out the back part of our literature shelf!! ...

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Language Arts – Grade 6 (Age 11/12) Curriculum Choices

Have you been planning out your language arts for next year?  I thought I would share my plans with ED (who will be in Grade 6 next year). She’s 11. Below you’ll find out how we tackle the various parts of language arts: literature skills (plot, setting, character, point of view, and so forth), grammar, vocabulary, spelling, literature (reading lots of good novels), and writing (which I’ve written about in...

S-Blend Worksheets Games Activities 0

S-Blend Worksheets and Activities

S-Blend Worksheets, Games and Activities This 40+ page S-Blend Activity Packet includes various worksheets, games and activities!  This S-Blend Worksheet and Activity Packet is the final set in the Consonant Blends Bundle. The other packets covered L-Blends and R-Blends. The Consonant Blends Activity BUNDLE has a special price through Feb. 15th! This set focuses on the S-Blends such as sc sk sl sm sn sp st and sw. There are...

R-Blend Worksheets and Games 0

R-Blend Worksheets and Games

R-Blend Worksheets and Games This 30+page R-Blend packet has been added to the Blends Bundle! This is the second in a series of three Consonant Blends Activity Packets. This consonant blend BUNDLE includes R-Blend, L-Blend and S-Blend worksheets and activities. This set focuses on the R-Blends such as br cr dr fr gr pr and tr. There are practice worksheets that include tracing, write in the consonant blends (br, cr,...

Free Letter W Worksheet Printables 0

Free Letter W Worksheets

I have some fun, free Letter W worksheets for you today! These include Letter W tracing, finding the words that start with the letter W, and matching pictures with words that start with W such as well web wagon watch witch walrus watermelon whale worm Because it is close to Halloween here in the US, there’s also a fun Letter W coloring page with the words web and witch! 🙂...

Free Summer Reading Bookmarks 0

Free Summer Reading Bookmarks!

I have a new free printable to share with you today – summer reading bookmarks. ♥ These are perfect for your kids as they work through their summer reading lists! Just click on the link below to download this free printable:  Free Summer Reading Bookmarks Don’t forget we also have these free “I love reading” bookmarks as well. Visit this post to download them: I Love Reading Bookmarks And since we’re...

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Free Literature Study Guides for Well-known Novels

Today, I wanted to mention a free resource that might be of interest.  The Glencoe Literature Library page has free study guides for a huge selection of well-known novels such as Across Five Aprils The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Animal Farm The Canterbury Tales Frankenstein Jane Eyre Shiloh Where the Red Fern Grows and many more!  Visit the Glencoe Literature Library page for more! The Study Guides include sections on Meet...

Excellence in Reading Program - Reading Lists 0

Excellence in Reading Program – Certificate & T-Shirt

Someone in a group I’m in mentioned the Excellence in Reading Program run by Mensa for Kids.  You don’t have to be a member of Mensa to participate. 🙂  I really love their free printable reading lists (for K-3, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12). There is a wonderful collection of books there. I’ll link to those below. Here is what the Excellence in Reading Program is about (from their website): To...

Reading List Grade 4-6 0

Reading List Grade 4-5

This is a list of some of the well-known children’s novels we’ve been working through the past few years.  Many of these books are award winning (Newbery Award) novels. I always enjoy pouring through other people’s reading lists and thought I would share some of the classics we have on our reading list. We’ve read many of the books on the list (but remember I have three kids!).  Just pick...

Reading List Grades 7 to 9 0

Reading List – Grade 7-9

Today I thought I would share some of the literature that is on our reading list for grades 7 to 9. These are well-known classics.  We’re pretty flexible in that I won’t make them finish a book they “hate.”  Life’s too short and their are too many amazing books! Let me add that our list changes as the kids’ interest change and as we cover different things in our homeschool....

Holiday phonics and sight word worksheets 0

FREE Sight Word and CVC Holiday Activity Packet

Today’s holiday freebie is for those of you whose kids are just starting to read. It is 30-pages and has six sets of words that kids can work on: 2-letter sight words Bob Book Words (from Bob Books Set 1, affiliate link) CVC-Words -at, -it, -ot, -ut CVC Words -ad, -id, -od, -ud CVC Words -ag, -ig, -og, -ug CVC Words -an, -in, -on, -un Each set has a matching...

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NEW Language Arts Tab – Links to 75+ Grammar, Writing, Spelling and Literature Resources

Check out the NEW Language Arts Tab! I have created a resource page with links to dozens of our language arts posts.  We have all kinds of resources: Our free grammar pages have always been among the most visited pages on the blog. You’ll find links to our Comma Rules and Practice Pages Apostrophe and Quotation Mark Practice There/They’re/Their  and Its/It’s Worksheets and many more!! We have at least 20...

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sh ch th Word Sort Activities (Free!)

This activity is for kids who are learning to listen for the consonant blends: sh ch and th.  These include various activities to practice the sh ch th words: picture cards and words, tracing pages, seek & color pages, etc. As the kids were learning to read, I had a wide variety of file folder games and activities that I would rotate into their workboxes. A friend of mine is...