Language Arts is an area in our homeschool that always needs a bit more, I don’t know, touch-ups? It really isn’t my strongest point. I have done Sonlight Language Arts (which does a nice job with younger ones that my two oldest went through), I have tried My Father’s World suggestions, and odds and ends here and there. I have gone through different ideas and ways to do it, finding each year what fits my family, but have never found one that actually looks interesting and has just stuck.
Until Grammar Galaxy!
I have never been so excited over curriculum before! Well, that may not be totally true, but each lesson takes about the time you read the story and give them their mission (which can be about 10 minutes) and it just gets kids engaged in learning, which to me is always a plus!
The story begins where these princes and princess are playing video games and how their parents, the king and queen, have a mission for them. An advertisement told everyone to stop reading and start playing video games! Video games aren’t bad, they said, but to stop reading could turn their whole realm upside down, effecting not only their own galaxy but the Spelling and vocabulary galaxy as well! Their mission is to engage their peers back into learning, reading, etc. But how? And why?
According to the author, this curriculum is ideal for kids with ADD. The lessons are short (usually 10 minutes), fun (the stories and exercises are funny), and their is minimized handwriting. Every lesson includes an activity that usually gets kids moving rather than sitting. So if your child does not like school, they might actually really enjoy this! And you don’t have to take hours to get through Language Arts with them (I am not the only mama who has this trouble, right?).
I get to review a copy and already I am loving what I see! It’s like being part of a bigger story, and yet learning things you may have missed in other things. There are Adventures in Literature, Adventures in Vocabulary, Adventures in Spelling, Adventures in Grammar, and Adventures in Composition and Speaking. The missions and stories go through why it’s important to read, context, comprehension, fiction/nonfiction, story elements, writing, vocabulary and so much more in a way that will help your kids get a love for learning!
So join me if you can and check out Grammar Galaxy! The first level is for beginning readers (advanced 1st grade, 2nd grade, or older beginning readers), but I think she will make more for other grades at some point.
What curriculum do you use for Language Arts?
Be inspired today!