English language lessons for children

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Language Arts Curriculum Overview Time4Learning provides a complete preschool-twelfth grade language arts curriculum, which correlates to all state standards. The materials are delivered using a combination of animated lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests and both online and offline projects designed to develop and build literacy from the basics through college and career readiness. Language Arts includes multimedia lessons that teach and reinforce lesson covering phonics, fluency, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing processes and more. Language Arts Extensions are designed to be used alongside the language arts curriculum. The high school English curriculum, which is organized into individual courses. The high school English courses have an increased emphasis on writing and higher order thinking skills. Courses are designed to help students achieve college and career readiness.

Visit the High School English courses overview page for more information. Understanding sounds through letter recognition, blending, and decoding is the foundation for rereading and reading, which leads to fluency. Fluency is the ability to sound out familiar and unfamiliar words in text while reading. Developing skills in spelling, punctuation, parts of speech, verb tenses and sentence types leads to better reading writing, listening and speaking. Building critical thinking skills through prereading, reading comprehension, making inferences, asking questions, summarizing, comparing and contrasting, analyzing characters, and identifying cause and effect creates an understanding of literature. Learning multiple meanings, synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes, parts of speech, and using context clues help students broaden their oral expression, writing, and speaking skills.

After his first day using Time4Learning, my son looked over at me and said ‘I’m really smart mom! Time4Learning started out as a supplement, but has now become more of a center piece to our homeschooling. I wasn’t expecting that at all! In this lesson, students are prompted to answer questions about details of the story. Third through Fifth Grade In third, fourth, and fifth grade, grammar, language conventions and reading strategies are further developed.

Students expand upon literary knowledge through exposure to various genres. Grammar skills such as verb tenses, dialogue, and spelling rules are reviewed and applied. In this lesson, students are asked to solve a mystery using observation skills and clues. Sixth through Eighth Grade Sixth, seventh and eighth graders are immersed deeper into literature, writing, and grammar. Advanced comprehension skills are developed through the use of context clues, figurative language, point -of -view, and cause and effect. In this lesson, students learn how to identify the meaning of an unfamiliar word based on its Latin and Greek root. Ninth through Twelfth Grade The high school English curriculum is organized into courses rather than grade levels.