Language Arts Level 2: Quick Start

Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 2

Before You Begin

Language Arts Level 2 is designed to be open-and-go! This means that 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 to help you have successful start.

Required Items Needed for This Course

The Level 2 course set arrives shrink 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

  • Pencil, scissors, glue, tape, paper, colored pencils or crayons
  • Personal whiteboard and dry-erase marker
  • Some household items are needed periodically
  • A three-ring binder to use as the child’s “My Book of Stories and Writings” (This same binder can be used through all course levels to keep the writing assignments the child creates.)
  • Handwriting We recommend The Good and Beautiful Handwriting Level 2
  • Books for Personal Reading Visit The Good and Beautiful Book List and Library for suggestions

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
  • Grammar & Punctuation
  • Geography
  • Art Appreciation
  • Poetry Memorization & Appreciation

How This Course Works

Lesson Pacing

This 120-lesson course was designed to be taught 4–5 days a week. 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 the child that show how much work he or she can do in one session.

Easy-to-use Format

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 2 course still needs more one-on-one time with you, he or she has more independent work to do with each lesson than with previous levels. Lessons prompt the child when to read sections of the reader during independent practice. The daily independent practice section also covers spelling words and principles learned in previous lessons. It is a great way for the child to practice what he or she knows and a convenient time for you to begin working with another child.


Two readers are integrated into this course to help with fluency, comprehension, recall, and response. Even if your child reads at a more advanced level than his or her language arts placement, we recommend they read from the readers as instructed in order to strengthen these skills. Lessons prompt the child to read independently each day from books that are at his or her reading level.

Phonics Cards

About This Course

The “About This Course” pages in the front of your course book provide a full picture of how this course works. The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 2 continues to focus heavily on phonics and reading as well as spelling. Your child is also introduced to geography. Read the complete details unique to Level 2 by clicking on the “Read About This Course” button below.

  • Table of Contents
  • At-a-Glance
  • Unit Overviews
  • List of Extra Items Needed
  • Poetry
  • Spelling
  • Sight Word Ladders
  • Dictation
  • Independent Practice
  • Teaching Multiple Children
  • Teacher Read-Aloud
  • “My Book of Stories and Writings”

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Level 2 FAQs page where you will find answers to frequently asked questions, the Level 2 Answer Key, helpful videos, and other resources.

How to Download Files

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Email Customer Support

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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