Language Arts Level 1: Quick Start

Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 1

Before You Begin Level 1

Language Arts Level 1 is designed to be open-and-go! This means there is no need to read or prepare anything daily.

It is, however, extremely useful to spend a few minutes getting an overview of the course. Here are a few highlights.

Required Items Needed for This Course

The Level 1 course set arrives bubble wrapped and includes the individual items listed below. Are you missing an item? Compare your packing slip to your order. You may have ordered the “course book” rather than the “course set.”

If something is missing, contact our Customer Support Team at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.

Daily Items Needed

The Homeschool App contains all the videos, narrated books, and art audio narrations. The Letter Tiles app is a convenient letter board children can use to practice spelling. The course book will direct you when to use each app.

It is possible to complete the course without the use of the apps, but both apps were specifically designed with this course in mind. We recommend downloading the FREE apps and explore them for yourself!

  • Pencil, scissors, glue stick, tape, colored pencils or crayons, blank paper
  • Personal whiteboard and dry-erase marker
  • The Good and Beautiful Handwriting Level 1
  • Books for Personal Reading can be found on The Good and Beautiful
    Book List and Library.
  • My Second Nature Reader can be used for personal or shared reading. It contains 20 stories that match with the Reading Booster B phonics and sight words progression.
  • Each unit requires a few extra items that are commonly found at home. See the full list in the About This Course download found below.

Subjects Covered in This Course

This course combines multiple subjects. Connecting learning in this manner provides deeper meaning and interest while eliminating the expense and trouble of purchasing and using many different courses.

  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Geography
  • Poetry Memorization and Appreciation

How This Course Works

Lesson Overview

This 120-lesson course is designed to be taught 4–5 days a week. Level K focuses heavily on phonics and reading, and requires daily one-on-one time with a parent or teacher.

Learning is a journey for children. While some children complete a lesson a day, others may move at a quicker or slower pace. Whatever the child’s pace, it is acceptable if he or she is enjoying learning and not feeling too rushed or overwhelmed. As you begin this course, watch for cues from your child that show how much work he or she can do in one session.

Easy-to-use Format

The lessons are laid out in an easy-to-use format. Blue text indicates instructions to you, the teacher, and black text is what you read to the child. While a child in The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 1 course needs more one-on-one time with you, he or she also has independent work to do with each lesson.

Lessons prompt you when to use the Reading Booster B Cards and Books, the Homeschool App, and the Letter Tiles app.

Reading Booster B Cards and Books

The Reading Booster B Cards help children master phonics principles that boost reading speed, fluency, and confidence. The cards also help children master sight words, which are high-frequency words that often cannot be sounded out.

The Reading Booster B Books Set correlates with these cards. Each book follows the same scope and sequence as the Reading Booster B Cards.

Lessons direct you when to use the cards and books.

Reading Booster B Games

Photograph of boy and mom and Reading Booster Games App on the tablet to teach your children in Level K, 1, and 2 how to read in a fun and engaging way

Games are easy for young children to play! They are fun, yet keep children focused on learning.

Each game reinforces phonics and sight word principles learned on specific booster cards. 

Each Reading Booster Set will have 20 games to practice the phonics principles learned in the Reading Booster Cards.

Reading Booster B Games COMING SOON on The Good and the Beautiful Homeschool app.

In the meantime, enjoy playing Reading Booster A Games.

Answer Key

The Level 1 Answer Key is available here as a free download and includes answers only to select pages.

About This Course

The “About This Course” pages in the front of your course book provides a full picture of how this course works.

Click here for a printable download of this information. It includes a complete materials-needed list for your convenience.

Homeschool Handwriting Level 1 Workbook

Handwriting Level 1

  • letter formation, words, and sentences
  • starts with larger print then reduces the size as children’s motor skills improve
My Second Nature Reader by Jenny Phillips

My Second Nature Reader

  • 20 short books for first grade readers
  • follows the exact scope and sequence of the Reading Booster B Cards
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Purchase Level 1 Books

Shop our engaging, character building level 1 books.

Homeschool Book List

Books for Independent Reading

Our top recommended books for kids on your child’s level with the peace of mind that every single book has been carefully screened.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Visit our Level 1 FAQs page where you will find answers to frequently asked questions, helpful videos, and other resources.

How to Download Files

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Email Customer Support

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Do you have more questions? Email our friendly customer support team, and we will be happy to help you further!

Emails are answered Monday–Saturday throughout the day. Most emails are answered within 1 business day (Monday–Friday).

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