Check out the terrific review of Beowulf’s Grammar at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s website!
Our new language arts program is ready for purchase!
Our language arts program is unlike any other language arts program I’ve seen! Be one of the first to check it out and get your kids to love language arts!
Guest Hollow Language Arts is engaging, contains customizable elements to make a great fit for all types of learners, and approaches language arts subjects through diverse and colorful resources instead of a pile of boring workbooks.
Our language arts schedule is a little different than most homeschool language arts curricula in a variety of ways. Some of the key differences:
❤ It can be used for a variety of ages and grades, from grade 2 through grade 6. This means you can teach multiple students at once without having to use (or pay for) multiple language arts programs!
❤ It uses literature and a variety of books to teach concepts rather than tons of boring workbooks.
❤ It provides (optional) teacher education with parent/teacher reading assignments and articles to help YOU become a more informed homeschool teacher.
❤ It gently guides you into making your own curriculum-related decisions, so you can feel more confident doing things “your” way in future years.
❤ It’s flexible, so you aren’t locked into a set of books that doesn’t work for your student.
❤ Tried-and-true traditional methods are incorporated in the program mixed with fresh and fun new ways of learning things to reach a variety of learners – from the gifted to the reluctant!
Check it out here: http://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/english/language_arts.html
I just finished an illustration for livingpageslibrary.com (coming soon!). YES, I also do illustrations for “hire!” If you or someone you know is looking for an illustrator, keep me in mind!
In other news, I am a couple of weeks or so away (hopefully) from finishing my brand new language arts curriculum schedule for grades 2-6. I’m really happy at how it’s coming along. It schedules in Beowulf’s Grammar as a grammar spine as well as lots of other colorful books that cover L.A. subjects without workbook drudgery! The subjects included are grammar, writing, spelling, vocabulary, poetry, and literature – all done Guest Hollow style!!
One of the terrific things about this program is that it’s truly adaptable for grades 2-6, so you can use it with more than one student at the same time without having to juggle separate programs and resources. It’s also creative, unique, and appropriate for all types of learners, even those who are reluctant writers with an aversion to picking up a pencil, lol…
If your kids don’t love language arts or aren’t as successful in that area as you’d like them to be, you’ll want to take a look at Guest Hollow’s Language Arts Level 1 (grades 2-6) in the next couple of weeks or so! I can’t wait to share more soon!
Recently Otter did a project in History Pockets where he learned about how the Egyptians worshipped cats. He made a cat booklet and wrote some poetry inside after learning about several different styles. I like combining different subjects when he learns about things. This was, of course, a combo of language arts and history.
His attempt at a couplet:
Oh cats, they’re so lovely
when they cuddle up on your chair
And then they merrily walk around
and you don’t hear a sound.
Jump, crouch, purr
They snarl at dogs.
Here’s the site we referenced to write the cinquain: Cinquain Poetry.