Language Arts

Grammar Active

This hands-on grammar curriculum includes CD ROMs, teacher manuals, and games for learning grammar in elementary through high school levels. Although designed for classroom settings, it can be used in homeschooling, and you can get a good discount through Homeschool Buyer's Co-op.

myON

A digital library featuring literacy, assessment, and tracking tools. Parents can assign books and writing or literacy tasks and see reports on progress. It appears to only be available to homeschoolers through Homeschool Buyers Co-op, but the price is very reasonable!

The Curriculum Corner

This blog comes from two public elementary teachers. It's full of free resources for math and language arts learning. You can download pdf's and powerpoint files including games, learning centers, worksheets and more. It may take a bit of searching if you're looking for something specific, and I found the amount of ads pretty distracting. But there are hundreds of quality, free resources here.

Grammar in a Nutshell

This inexpensive online grammar program can be used by students of any age. A homeschool subscription gives you access to a student management system, so you can view results and reassign lessons if necessary. Lessons are interactive and include instruction, practice, and assessment. You can get an even better price through Homeschool Buyers Co-op!

Engage NY

This site contains downloadable materials that are used as math and language arts curriculum in New York public schools. There is a lot of information on standards and classroom pedagogy that can be a bit intimidating to wade through. But it may be worth the effort if you want to stay aligned with standards. Plus, it's a free and complete program.

Learning Dynamics

This is a complete phonics program with lesson book, over 50 progressive readers, teaching songs, and other activities. There are no samples available, so it's hard to tell how advanced it gets. Looks like a pretty comprehensive program at a fairly reasonable price. 

Sumdog

Online curriculum and learning games. You can access most of the math content for free, and an inexpensive monthly subscription gets you extra math, plus reading and spelling content. 

Summit Writing Academy

Online writing instruction, including reading and vocabulary elements. You can choose from two levels of membership (one includes teacher grading, the other provides rubrics for parent use.) Or you can purchase 6-week live classes. The price is a bit high, but membership is billed monthly, so trying it out wouldn't be too much of an investment. 

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