Online Language Arts Curriculum

Online Language Arts Curriculum
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Time4Learning provides a standards-based language arts and English curriculum for preschool-twelfth grade as part of its online program. From the basics of grammar to writing a high school research paper, Time4Learning’s online education program takes a comprehensive approach to developing and improving phonemic awareness (reading readiness), phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, writing skills, comprehension & more. Parents are considered the “teacher of record” and are responsible for reviewing and grading their student’s offline lessons and writing projects.

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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 is offered in two ways:

  1. The preschool to eighth grade language arts curriculum, which is offered by grade level and organized into two sections: Language Arts & Language Arts Extensions.
    • 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. Lessons include reading comprehension strategies, grammar, writing, literature, spelling rules & more.
  2. 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.

Language Arts is a broad area which also includes the following components:

  • Phonics and Fluency – 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.
  • Grammar and Conventions – Developing skills in spelling, punctuation, parts of speech, verb tenses and sentence types leads to better reading writing, listening and speaking.
  • Reading Comprehension Strategies – 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.
  • Vocabulary Learning multiple meanings, synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes, parts of speech, and using context clues help students broaden their oral expression, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Writing Beginning with prewriting, applying the writing process, sentence and paragraph structure, sequencing, conventions, various genres of composition, response, analysis, and creative thinking structures students’ writing
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Lower Elementary Language Arts Curriculum – Preschool through Second Grade

Time4Learning’s early elementary curriculum (preschool through second grade) focuses on phonics, verbal comprehension, reading fluency, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, grammar and other language arts skills by integrating age-appropriate concepts within thematic units of study. Children learn to identify sounds, decode words, and analyze characters and settings in text.

For more detailed descriptions of the lower level elementary language arts curriculum, check out the lesson plans:

Upper Elementary Language Arts Curriculum – 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. Students begin learning elements of the writing process, and respond to stories using critical thinking skills and written communication.

For a more detailed description of the upper level elementary language arts curriculum, check out the lesson plans:

Middle School Language Arts Curriculum – 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. Students learn to create summaries, identify main ideas, and compare and contrast story elements within various literary genres including: news, articles, short stories, persuasive texts and poetry. The writing component focuses on proofreading and editing skills, allowing students to apply their knowledge of conventions and appropriate use of grammar.

For a more detailed description of the middle school language arts curriculum, check out the lesson plans:

High School Language Arts (English) Courses – Ninth through Twelfth Grade

The high school English curriculum is organized into courses rather than grade levels. Every level of English study includes writing practice, vocabulary development, reading analysis and both online and offline projects that are designed to help students achieve college and career readiness. Critical reading and writing skills are emphasized, as students learn to read and analyze a variety of types of literature, including short stories, novels, drama, poetry, and speeches.

For more detailed information, check out the high school English ourriculum overview or course description pages:

Key Features of Time4Learning’s Home Education Program combines 1500+ multimedia lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities in a student-paced environment that brings concepts to life. Math and language arts lessons are correlated to state standards. Science, social studies and art are also provided to most grades. Foreign language instruction is available as optional extra education for an additional fee.

Parents get access to lesson plans, printable worksheets, teaching tools (located in the Parent Dashboard), detailed reporting and parental support through our online Parent Forum.

Other key features of the program:

  • Students get individual logins and work on their own schedule and pace
  • Parents can set the grade level independently for each subject
  • The grade above and below are available in most grades for review and additional study
  • Detailed lesson plans available for parents who wish to review lesson contents
  • Access to an online playground that rewards and motivates
  • An automated system grades lessons and keeps reports for homeschool portfolio usage (shown below)
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Time4Learning is entirely web based, so there is no software to download, no CDs and nothing additional to purchase. Students will be able to access the program 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection.

Time4Learning offers a 14-day money-back guarantee and the ability to stop, start, or pause anytime. Browse lesson plans, try the interactive lesson demos, read curriculum reviews, or view the curriculum overview to see what’s available.

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