If you are finding yourself homeschooling this year or maybe you are a seasoned homeschooler just looking for something fresh, I think you will really appreciate having complete and honest information with The Good and the Beautiful language arts review.
This review for the elementary levels will give you an idea if The Good and The Beautiful (TGTB) is a good fit for your family!
The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Review
If you are looking for a great open and teach approach to Language Arts that combines all of your necessary studies in one curriculum, I would highly recommend that you take a look at this beautiful curriculum.
There is no daily prep time and this Language Arts program combines multiple subjects – every homeschool mom’s dream!
There are 7 levels to choose from plus 2 high school levels at this time. They have also added amazing honors book studies for grade 8 and additional learning materials.
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The following subjects are covered in Level 4 of the Language Arts & Literature Course:
- Grammar & Punctuation
My older kids said that the Creative Companion which covers Writing, Geography, and Art was their personal favorite. It includes lots of bright pictures, instructional crafts, and more that will pique your child’s interest.
When you purchase the Level 4 Language Arts and Literature Course the set includes:
- Course Book Part 1
- Course Book Part 2
- The Creative Companion
- Geography and Grammar Cards
This set of 124 pre-cut cards are double-sided and are used for levels 4-8. With these cards, you review your grammar and geography facts.
All of this in a curriculum for ONLY $53! I don’t know about you, but I have paid a lot more for other Language Arts curriculum. I thought the price was a steal!
You can learn more about this course, look at samples, and purchase The Good and the Beautiful: Language Arts and Literature Curriculum HERE.
What We Like About it?
I was so excited to be asked to give The Good & The Beautiful Language Arts and Literature Curriculum a try because I have heard raving reviews in the past concerning their Charlotte Mason approach to phonics and grammar.
My children love to read and these lessons provide daily short, interesting, living literature to enrich the learning experience.
Other curriculum companies require you to purchase all of the books referenced in their curriculum. The Good and the Beautiful have incorporated 5 full-length books right into the course material for Level 4. These books include:
- Down Tumbledown Mountain by Elizabeth Coatsworth
- Carlotta by Ella Maie Seyfert
- The Belgian Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
- Exploring the Jungle by JoBesse Waldeck
- The Pewter Plate by Florence Parker Simister
There are only a couple of additional books suggested for purchase to complete your lessons. As a parent, I LOVE this feature of having the majority of the books right in the course material.
Spelling is a real struggle in our home. My kids love the approach in these books which includes writing your spelling words in stair steps and in a ribbon format in the younger levels they get to color a picture or animals every week as they master spelling words (my son loves it). It was a unique way that I had not seen before to make spelling a little less monotonous.
What we don’t like about it?
Nothing really. On their website, they claim that there are no gaps and no supplementation needed and that this phonics based curriculum creates strong readers and writers. I AGREE.
I do think because my kids weren’t accustomed to learning Grammar lessons like this it took some time for my kids and myself to get used to it. However, that isn’t a bad thing in fact it’s probably better that they get to know this way so it’s easier for older kids when it comes time to take the ACT and SAT’s.
I would be remiss not to mention a difference in faith and practice with The Good and the Beautiful. Jenny Phillips shares on her website to be a part of the LDS church. However, The Good and the Beautiful have taken great care to keep LDS belief and practice out of their curriculum and resources. I did not see any references in this Language Arts resource that would contrast with my personal faith and practice. We think it is a good and beautiful curriculum no matter what you believe.
Would I recommend The Good and The Beautiful?
I really like this Language Arts and Literature Curriculum. I think that it takes a really unique approach and I love how it incorporates multiple subjects into one course. Plus, it makes my life easier having an open and teach curriculum.
I love how it regularly incorporate all those good and beautiful things into the homeschool – like art, nature study, crafts, and reading more living books. I love that The Good and the Beautiful has done this for us and I don’t even have to remember to order a bunch of extras.
I think the price is great! At $53 – it is so worth TRYING! If you have a child that really thrives on short but meaty lessons, I most definitely would suggest Jenny Phillips approach in The Good and the Beautiful: Language Arts and Literature.
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Click on the links below for The Good and The Beautiful Language Arts Review for your preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.
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