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Level 1 Language Arts Course Set

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There is free homeschool curriculum out there, but nothing like this! We offer free course sets (Levels K-8) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.

Includes:
Level 1 Course Book, Reading Booster B Cards, and Reading Booster B Books Set.
Details:

Watch your child’s reading skill soar as they complete the Level 1 Language Arts course! This full-year first grade language arts course incorporates God, family, nature, beautiful art, and strong moral values as it combines the following subjects into one easy-to-teach, no prep-time needed course: reading, phonics. writing, spelling, literature, grammar & punctuation, geography, and art.

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Why do we offer this high-quality, thorough and complete curriculum for FREE?
Our goal is to bring goodness and beauty into as many homes as possible. We know that you carefully make curriculum decisions and budget for your homeschool. We want to help you to easily see the goodness and beauty within our curriculum and try it out with your child before making this important decision.

This academically sound, full year of instruction is worth over $100. We price all of our curriculum low so that more families can afford to homeschool. The value of our curriculum is not reflected in the price, rather the price is a reflection of our values and purpose.

Level 1 Language Arts Physical Course Set

Includes: Level 1 Course Book, Reading Booster B Cards, and Reading Booster B Books Set.

$69.97

Purchase Physical Items

Would you prefer a physical version of this course? Purchase below!

Course Book Language Arts Level 1

$28.99
Details

The 120 engaging parent-led lessons in the Level 1 Course Book are open-and-go and were carefully designed to reduce teaching time, yet be academically robust. The course covers over 80 foundational principles, such as phonics, spelling rules, spelling patterns, homophones, reading comprehension, alphabetical order, art appreciation, and so much more. All of this is taught in gentle, natural, and enjoyable ways for the child.

  • 368 pages
  • Full color; wire binding; 8.5”x11”

The Reading Booster B Cards and Reading Booster B Books Set are also needed to complete this course.

Reading Booster B Cards

$16.99
Details

Each lesson in the Level 1 Course Book will direct you to work on these beautiful and fun Reading Booster Cards and/or Books. The child will go through the Cards and Books at his or her own pace. Once a card is mastered, your child selects a sticker from the sticker sheets in the back and places it on the “Mastered” circle at the bottom of the card.

Each card focuses on a certain phonics principle or a group of first grade sight words. Review cards are placed intermittently throughout the cards. These Reading Booster Cards will also tell you when to read the Reading Booster Books. These adorable and fascinating books correlate directly with each card.

  • 70 full-color cardstock pages and 2 pages of stickers
  • Wire binding; 5.5”x8.5″

Because the Reading Booster B Cards include consumable stickers and has maze pages that are consumable, they may not be reusable for your family. You may choose to purchase a set for each child completing the course.

Reading Booster B Books Set

$23.99
Details

The Reading Booster B Books Set includes 20 adorable and fascinating books that correlate directly with the Reading Booster B Cards. The Reading Booster Cards will tell you when to read the Reading Booster Books. These books can be read as many times as desired for review and for cementing principles.

Each book focuses on just one or a select few reading concepts, phonics principles, word families, or first grade sight word groups that were just learned on the corresponding Reading Booster Card. The books also only contain words including phonics principles the child has already learned.

  • 20 full-color books in a sturdy box
  • Saddle-stitch binding
  • 5.5”x4.25”

Reading Booster B Set

$40.98
Details

Includes Reading Booster B Cards, Reading Booster B Books Set, and access to Reading Booster B Games


Reading Booster B Cards

Each card focuses on a certain phonics principle or a group of first grade sight words. Review cards are placed intermittently throughout the cards. These Reading Booster Cards will also tell you when to read the Reading Booster Books. These adorable and fascinating books correlate directly with each card.

70 full-color pages and 2 pages of stickers


Reading Booster B Books Set

The Reading Booster B Books Set includes 20 adorable and fascinating books that correlate directly with the Reading Booster B Cards. The Reading Booster Cards will tell you when to read the Reading Booster Books. These books can be read as many times as desired for review and for cementing principles.

20 full-color, saddle-stitched books in a sturdy box


Reading Booster B Games

The colorful, gentle Reading Booster B Games are available on the Good and Beautiful Homeschool app and correlate perfectly with the Reading Booster B Cards. Children can use the optional fun games to practice phonics principles and sight words that are learned in the Reading Booster B Cards.

Recommended Resources

Find optional add-on products to complement the Level 1 Course Set. NOTE: The correct handwriting level may vary by child. Please ensure the correct level is chosen by viewing samples on the handwriting page prior to ordering. Downloadable PDFs are final sale and may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

My Second Nature Reader

$13.99
Details

Level 1

My Second Nature Reader includes 20 short stories for beginning readers at a first grade reading level. Each story focuses on one or two phonics concepts or groups of first grade sight words. My Second Nature Reader follows the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards, which are integrated into the Level 1 Language Arts Course Set. For example, Story #16 in My Second Nature Reader covers OU and OW that correlates with a reading booster card, and avoids any concepts the child has not learned yet.

  • 188 pages
  • Hardcover

Handwriting Workbook Level 1

$15.99
Details

Handwriting Level 1 is for children in first grade and focuses on the correct print formation of letters and numbers. This course introduces 2–3 new letters at a time, going in the order of the most used letters, and introduces short words and sentences near the end. Text size is reduced halfway through the course as the child gains the motor skills for smaller print. 

The Good and the Beautiful handwriting courses include images, artwork, poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that support high character, faith, nature, and creativity. Drawing activities are incorporated throughout the course to make handwriting more enjoyable and increase fine motor skills. This workbook includes 100 sheets, which is 3–4 sheets per week for an average school year.

  • Wire Binding
  • Black and White with One Color
  • 8.5”x11″

My Second Nature Reader (PDF)

$13.99
Details
Level 1

PDF for on screen viewing

Note: This download is best viewed on a screen and is not formatted for at-home printing.

My Second Nature Reader includes 20 short stories for beginning readers at a first grade reading level. Each story focuses on one or two phonics concepts or groups of first grade sight words. My Second Nature Reader follows the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards, which are integrated into the Level 1 Language Arts Course Set. For example, Story #16 in My Second Nature Reader covers OU and OW that correlates with a reading booster card, and avoids any concepts the child has not learned yet.

188 pages

Handwriting Workbook Level 1 (PDF)

$19.99
Details

PDF for self-printing.

Handwriting Level 1 focuses on correct print formation of letters and numbers and, near the end of the course, introduces short words and sentences.

This workbook includes 100 sheets, which is 3–4 sheets per week for an average school year. Along with teaching correct print formation, this course also helps children practice spelling number words. The text size reduces halfway through the course as the child gains the motor skills for smaller print.

  • PDF for self -printing
  • Black and white with one color, 8.5”x11″

Required Course Items

Course Book Language Arts Level 1

Details:

The 120 engaging parent-led lessons in the Level 1 Course Book are open-and-go and were carefully designed to reduce teaching time, yet be academically robust. The course covers over 80 foundational principles, such as phonics, spelling rules, spelling patterns, homophones, reading comprehension, alphabetical order, art appreciation, and so much more. All of this is taught in gentle, natural, and enjoyable ways for the child.

  • 368 pages
  • Full color; wire binding; 8.5”x11”

The Reading Booster B Cards and Reading Booster B Books Set are also needed to complete this course.

Reading Booster B Cards

Details:

Each lesson in the Level 1 Course Book will direct you to work on the beautiful and fun Reading Booster Cards and/or Books. Each card focuses on a certain phonics principle or a group of first grade sight words. Review cards are placed intermittently throughout the cards. These Reading Booster Cards will also tell you when to read the Reading Booster Books. These adorable and fascinating books correlate directly with each card.

  • 70 full-color cardstock pages and 2 pages of stickers
  • Wire binding; 5.5”x8.5″

Reading Booster B Books Set

Details:

The Reading Booster B Books Set includes 20 adorable and fascinating books that correlate directly with the Reading Booster B Cards. The Reading Booster Cards will tell you when to read the Reading Booster Books. These books can be read as many times as desired for review and for cementing principles.

Each book focuses on just one or a select few reading concepts, phonics principles, word families, or first grade sight word groups that were just learned on the corresponding Reading Booster Card. The books also only contain words including phonics principles the child has not already learned.

  • 20 full-color books in a sturdy box
  • Saddle-stitch binding
  • 5.5”x4.25”

Recommended Resources

My Second Nature Reader

Details:

My Second Nature Reader includes 20 short stories for beginning readers at a first grade reading level. Each story focuses on one or two phonics concepts or groups of first grade sight words. My Second Nature Reader follows the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards, which are integrated into the Level 1 Language Arts Course Set. For example, Story #16 in My Second Nature Reader covers OU and OW that correlates with a reading booster card, and avoids any concepts the child has not learned yet.

  • 188 pages
  • Hardcover

Handwriting Workbook Level 1

Details:

Handwriting Level 1 is for children in first grade and focuses on the correct print formation of letters and numbers. This course introduces 2–3 new letters at a time, going in the order of the most used letters, and introduces short words and sentences near the end. Text size is reduced halfway through the course as the child gains the motor skills for smaller print. 

The Good and the Beautiful handwriting courses include images, artwork, poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that support high character, faith, nature, and creativity. Drawing activities are incorporated throughout the course to make handwriting more enjoyable and increase fine motor skills. This workbook includes 100 sheets, which is 3–4 sheets per week for an average school year.

  • Wire Binding
  • Black and White with One Color
  • 8.5”x11″

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the free PDF course set identical to the print version?

Yes! You will receive the full PDF course set which includes all items available in the physical course set. If you would prefer purchasing a physical version of this course, click here or purchase above.

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Recommendation for Printing:

Printing from a computer is preferred, as it offers more flexibility with double-sided printing and page sizes. Click here for more Printing Helps.

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