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.
Looking for information about a specific grade level? This page provides information about:
- The language arts curriculum overview
- Lower Elementary language arts (prek-2nd)
- Upper Elementary language arts (3rd-5th)
- Middle school language arts
- High school language arts (english) courses
- Time4Learning program features
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:
- 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.
- 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:
- Preschool language arts lesson plans
- Kindergarten language arts lesson plans
- First grade language arts lesson plans
- Second grade language arts lesson plans
In second grade language arts, Mother Bird teaches about story details in the reading comprehension lesson "An Astronaut's Life."
In this lesson, students are prompted to answer questions about details of the story.
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:
- Third grade language arts lesson plans
- Fourth grade language arts lesson plans
- Fifth grade language arts lesson plans
In fourth grade language arts, Jose and Jenae learn how to solve a mystery in the Mysterious Missing Ball.
In this lesson, students are asked to solve a mystery using observation skills and clues.
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:
- Sixth grade language arts lesson plans
- Seventh grade language arts lesson plans
- Eighth grade language arts lesson plans
In seventh grade language arts, students focus largely on developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
In this lesson, students learn how to identify the meaning of an unfamiliar word based on its Latin and Greek root.
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:
- High School English 1 Course
- High School English 2 Course
- High School English 3 Course
- High School English 4 Course
In the high school English III course, there is an increased emphasis on the development of writing skills.
In this lesson, students are asked to organize their ideas into an outline that can be used to write a college essay.
Key Features of Time4Learning’s Home Education Program
Time4Learning.com 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 as a bonus to most grades. Foreign language instruction is available as optional extra education for an additional fee.
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)
- Sign up and get started on the same day!
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.