Free Language Arts Curriculum

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Today I'm excited to share with you some of the best FREE Language Arts curriculum on the internet as part of my 10 Days of Completely Free Homeschool Curriculum by Subject series. Be sure to check out all of the great curriculum!

I will admit, I don’t love teaching Language Arts. While I can easily put together my own curriculum in literally any other subject, Language Arts baffles me. I have no idea why. Perhaps because I really, really hated it in school, I don’t know.

At any rate, every year I have to find a Language Arts program that is already put together for me.  It’s easy to find parts of a program, like grammar or spelling or writing, but complete programs that are completely free…well, it took some digging.

Free Language Arts Curriculum at LifeInTheNerddom.com

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Complete Language Arts Curriculum


The Good and the Beautiful
Let me begin by saying that I cannot believe this curriculum is free.  This curriculum is not only beautiful and academically sound, it goes beyond just language arts. It also incorporates geography and art lessons, AND there is zero prep required! It is open and go, the assignments are challenging, but no so hard that the kids get discouraged, and grading the assignments is a breeze.

Levels 1-5 are completely free as PDF downloads. Before downloading, be sure to take the assessment test to determine where you should begin. The levels don't necessarily match grade level (they are considerably more advanced).

 

Plain And Not So Plain
https://plainandnotsoplain.com/free-schooling-resources/
These language arts courses will require you to use a bit of ink and paper to print them, but they are completely free to use. We used the grade 3 and 7 courses for a few weeks while we were in crisis homeschool mode and I found them to be very well put together and challenging for my kids.

 

Easy Peasy All-in-one Homeschool Language Arts
Easy Peasy offers a complete Language Arts program online for all grades. There are LOTS of people who use this program, and it is very well put together. There are several options for using Easy Peasy and I've linked to each of them for you. You have the online free option, of course, but if you'd prefer to have an actual workbook and/or teacher's guide they offer both at VERY reasonable prices.

If you are using the free online course you can print all of the worksheets yourself for free.

If you are using Levels 1-4 you can also opt to order the Printables book for the course level you are working on. These cost about $5. You can also opt to complete these levels completely offline by ordering the workbook and parent's guide. You'll find everything you need for a full year of Language Arts with those two books (for less than $15 I might add!).

 

Georgia Virtual Learning
GA Virtual Learning offers middle and high school level courses in Language Arts. These are completed online through modules that include interactive lessons, printables, videos, and more.

 


Grammar Only Resources


Khan Academy Grammar
A complete grammar course with video lessons, online exercises and more.

KISS Grammar
This is a massive program created by a literature and composition teacher. It covers everything you will need for 1st through high school.

Gentle Grammar
Gentle Grammar is a modern republish of New Language Exercises for Public Schools by C.C. Long, a vintage textbook that has a proven track record. These are for grades 1-4.

Daily Grammar
This archive contains links to free grammar lessons and quizzes organized by lesson numbers and subjects.  Daily Grammar consists of 440 lessons and 88 quizzes.

Scott Foresman Grammar and Writing
Printable grammar and writing workbooks for grades 1-6.

NeoK12 Grammar
A collection of video lessons teaching grammar. The site also includes several quiz games and printables.

Grammar Monster
Free online grammar reference for students and business writers.  HUGE resource.

 


Spelling Only Resources


NOTE: We have not actually used any of these resources, but I have looked them over in the past while searching for a spelling curriculum.

Home Spelling Words
Home Spelling Words is the leading source of spelling words for Kindergarten through 9th grade. Additionally, you can make your own spelling test with your own spelling words from school or using your homeschool curriculum. The website is free, including graded test reports.

Spell By Color
This program uses color-coding to reinforce organized instruction in the rules of spelling.

K12 Reader
K12Reader offers parents and teachers free spelling curriculum for 1st through 5th grade.  This teacher-developed curriculum can help students develop strong spelling and word recognition skills, and reinforces strong reading development.

AAASpell.com
This site offers spelling lessons (and even vocabulary) for 1st through 8th grade. Each grade and list includes several interactive practice options such as alphabetical order, finding the missing letters, scrambled words, and more.

Bible Based Spelling
A series of lessons written to help our young people to become better spellers and writers.  Appropriate for lower elementary, but could be modified for use with other groups.  35 units.

 


Public Domain Books


Sheldon’s Primary Language Lessons
This vintage books loosely follows Charlotte Mason's methods by utilizing copywork, dictation, and picture study, but it follows a more structured lesson approach. It is a wonderful little book suitable for grades 4-6.

Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl
If you've been around here any amount of time, then you know that I LOVE vintage textbooks. This one is a true gem. It uses Charlotte Mason's methods of copywork, art study, narration, and more to teach language arts. This book is for about grades 2-3, depending on your child's ability.

Intermediate Language Lessons by Emma Serl
This book is a continuation of Primary Language Lessons, written for about grades 4-6, give or take a grade or two depending on your child's ability. The use of Charlotte Mason's methods continues with this book.

With Pencil and Pen: Language Lessons for Primary Schools
Another favorite vintage book, this one geared more toward the lower elementary grades. This one incorporates craft projects and art lessons! It's a fun little book that does a wonderful job teaching language arts to children.

 


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Free Language Arts Curriculum at LifeInTheNerddom.com

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5 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful list. Thank you, thank you. I have a BA in English, and I was still having a hard time coming up with my own curriculum. This is such a huge help.

  2. Thank you for sharing all these! I am an online tutor and I love having web-based resources to share with my families. 🙂

  3. I love all the resources you’ve provided. Are you aware of a free writing resource/curriculum that is actually separate from an English/grammar curriculum? I see the Scott Foresman that is here.

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