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