(Inside: Try this comprehensive elementary language arts with Pathways 2.0 for a thorough language arts curriculum in your homeschool.)
I’m a lifelong reader and writer.
A word nerd.
Well, he loves reading, but language arts? Grammar? Spelling? Not his favorite.
So we decided to try a comprehensive elementary language arts curriculum that would help incorporate other language arts skills with reading.
*This post was sponsored by Kendal Hunt Publishing. I was given the curriculum to try with my family, and I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, and I was not required to give a positive review. Please see my full disclosure for details. Also please note this is a Christian, faith-based curriculum.
Comprehensive Elementary Language Arts with Pathways 2.0
What we needed was a way to make the other parts of language arts relevant to what he was reading.
Because what’s the point of learning vocabulary or spelling when you’re not applying it to something that interests you?
What is Comprehensive Elementary Language Arts?
The basic premise of comprehensive language arts is that all areas of language arts are included in one solid curriculum.
This means that your vocabulary lessons use words from the reading, as does your spelling lessons.
The grammar and writing lessons may use samples from the reading as examples as well.
How Does Pathways 2.0 Comprehensive Elementary Language Arts Work?
Pathways 2.0 is a comprehensive elementary language arts program that features incredible award-winning books in a variety of themes, and all of the other language arts components build off of those themes.
We’ve been working through the “Heroes” theme with Mr. C (4th grade) and he’s really enjoyed learning about George Washington Carver.
Throughout the year, Pathways 2.0 goes through the following themes:
- My World
- Living Things
- Walking with God
- Friends and Family
- Personal Feelings
- Social Issues
Pathways 2.0 covers language arts subjects like:
What do you get with Pathways 2.0 Language Arts?
Pathways 2.0 comes with an extensive teachers guide that makes lesson planning as easy as can be.
Each week and day’s activities for each subject are laid out clearly.
It also includes printables for any of the activities included in the lessons.
You also get the anchor text, a book that will help guide the language arts lessons for the entire themed unit.
Using Pathways 2.0 in our Homeschool
I loved how easy Pathways 2.0 made planning for language arts in my homeschool.
I knew exactly what to teach when, and it was so simple to pull together my supplies.
We also really enjoyed how thorough the lessons were.
We covered practicing dialogue, descriptive paragraphs, vocabulary, and spelling.
How to Try Pathways 2.0 in Your Homeschool
You can get Pathways 2.0 to try in your homeschool here.
They have a brochure that outlines the different units available for each grade here.