Welcome to Homeschooling Kindergarten Language Arts! My goal is to guide you step-by-step through the process of learning to use the free, high-quality language arts curriculum from Core Knowledge to homeschool your student.
What is Language Arts? Language arts is a broad term referring to a variety of subjects including reading, spelling, composition, penmanship, grammar, language mechanics, punctuation, vocabulary, literature, and literary skills.
What Will Your Student Learn in Kindergarten? Your student will begin learning to read and spell simple words, understand how sentences are structured, use basic capitalization and punctuation, and hear a range of stories including nursery rhymes, poetry, fables, folk stories, and tall tales.
Let’s get started!
Using the Core Knowledge Curriculum
To use the free Core Knowledge Curriculum to homeschool you’ll need to watch the how-to videos, download the free support materials I’ve put together, and download the free curriculum from Core Knowledge.
But first an important note…
The Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum for Kindergarten through Third Grade is split into two strands: Skills and Listening & Learning. Each strand has it’s own set of curriculum. Both strands are required for a full language arts curriculum.
Core Knowledge Language Arts Skills Curriculum Covers:
- Language Mechanics
Core Knowledge Language Arts Listening & Learning Curriculum Covers:
- Literary Terms
- Reading Comprehension
- Reinforces other language arts concepts
Experienced Homeschoolers: If you are already using a high-quality phonics curriculum and are primarily looking for the literature, reading comprehension, and vocabulary components, you will want to use the CKLA Listening & Learning curriculum alongside your current phonics, grammar, and penmanship curriculum.
Please note, the support materials I’ve made available are specific to the 1st edition Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum and the 1st edition Core Knowledge Skills curriculum which are available to download for free on the Core Knowledge website.
How to Use Core Knowledge Language Arts Skills Curriculum
- Watch the How-to Videos for the CKLA Skills Curriculum (below)
- Download the free CKLA Skills Support Materials: Organization & Prep Guide and Unit-Specific Prep Checklist
- Download the free CKLA Skills Curriculum
Watch the How-To Videos for the CKLA Skills Curriculum
Download the CKLA Skills Support Materials
Download CKLA Skills Curriculum
Ready to download the free Core Knowledge curriculum? Click the button below to watch the How-to Download video where I’ll walk you through the download process and give you important tips for keeping the curriculum files organized.
How to Use the Core Knowledge Language Arts Listening & Learning Curriculum
- Watch the How-to Videos for the CKLA Listening & Learning Curriculum (below)
- Download the free CKLA Listening & Learning Support Materials: Organization & Prep Guide and Unit-Specific Prep Checklist
- Download the free CKLA Listening & Learning Curriculum
Watch the How-to Videos for the CKLA Listening & Learning Curriculum
Download the CKLA Listening & Learning Support Materials
Download the CKLA Listening & Learning Curriculum
Ready to download the free Core Knowledge Curriculum? Click the button below to watch the How-to Download video where I’ll walk you through the download process and give you important tips for keeping the curriculum files organized.
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