Language Arts

WOW in School

This site is part of "gamification" trend in education, using the World of Warcraft game as the basis for a language arts curriculum. The learning materials are available as a free download, and there are many other resources as well, including some lessons in other subject areas.

Great Minds

This company offers curriculum in Math, Language Arts and History.

The math materials (covering K through 12) are available in free pdf form, or can be purchased in print. There is also an optional online component available as a yearly subscription. 

The K-8 language arts program is based on children's literature and looks like it would fit well with both Classical and Charlotte Mason philosophies. You must request a price quote, and pricing looks geared toward schools. But it's certainly worth looking into.

Word Voyage

An online program with instruction in vocabulary, grammar, and sentence writing. This resource is for 4th grade and above, and you can choose a parent-led or online tutoring option. It is also available at a discount from Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Building Heroes Academy

This company is just starting out and offering a very interesting concept: all-in-one, family-style, character-based curriculum. There is currently one year of curriculum available and you can pre-order the second year. (Looks like they're planning on at least four years of materials.) The program includes language arts, math, history, and science for elementary ages. *A note about religion/philosophy: The concept of this curriculum struck me as ripe for religious dogmatism, and I saw a few catch phrases that concerned me.

Read Theory

A free online reading comprehension program. Students begin with an assessment and all assignments/quizzes are automatically generated by the program. Parents can check progress through online reports. A sister site provides printed materials at very reasonable prices.

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