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. This beautiful and academically strong course combines the following subjects into one easy-to-teach, no prep-time needed course: reading, phonics. writing, spelling, literature, grammar & punctuation, geography, and art.
The Language Arts Level 1 Course Set includes the Level 1 Course Book and the Reading Booster B Cards and Books Set. The Reading Booster resources teach phonics and reading in a powerful, fun, and sequential way creating strong and enthusiastic readers.
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.
The Reading Booster B Cards and Reading Booster B Books Set are also needed to complete this course.
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.
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.
My Second Nature Reader includes 20 short books for beginning readers at a first grade reading level. Each book focuses on one or two phonics concepts or groups of first grade sight words and My Second Nature Reader follows the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards.
Handwriting Level 1 is designed for children ages 5–7 who are in Level K or Level 1 language arts. This level focuses on correct print formation of letters and numbers and, near the end of the course, introduces short words and sentences. 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.
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.
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