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Language Arts: Grammar & Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide

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Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Grammar and Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide.

Most homeschoolers are looking for ways to make learning grammar and punctuation interesting for kids.

Evan-Moor has found a way to make teaching grammar fun and focused in your homeschooling.

WARM UP

Evan-Moor has mastered teaching concepts in short daily activities with their “Daily” series of books.

Parents appreciate the consistent, easy-to-follow layout. Kids like the quick lessons that keep them focused without overwhelming them.

Daily Language Review helps kids practice language skills. It covers punctuation, verb tense, conjunctions, word meaning, and more in 10- to 15-minute daily lessons.

Each weekly unit offers teaching ideas for each day’s focus. The layout is simple to follow for busy homeschooling families!

TEACH

Evan-Moor recently released Language Fundamentals to teach new language arts skills and vocabulary.

It is organized into units to focus on a skill or concept. Each unit includes a simple lesson to help your child learn and practice language arts skills.

PRACTICE and EXTEND

When it is time for kids to practice grammar and punctuation, we play a game we call “Be the Editor” with Daily Paragraph Editing.

This book is organized into 36 weekly units with a focus for each day. This is another book in the popular “Daily” series from Evan-Moor.

My kids get a kick out of finding the mistakes to edit! It is much more fun to find mistakes in someone else’s writing than our own. Yet the kids are using all of the grammar and punctuation rules they have learned to check for errors in each day’s paragraph.

When I am looking for engaging activities for my kids’ independent learning time, Evan-Moor’s Take It to Your Seat series is my go-to resource.

The activities feature full-color pages and are self-checking, so they are ideal for homeschooling.

We often do these activities together, or the kids can complete them as a workbox activity.

Take It to Your Seat: Language Centers includes assignments for practice and to apply skills in new ways. These colorful, hands-on activities are great for workboxes!

Another feature is that the center activities can be completed in any order, so you can choose the activities that your child needs.

 For additional guides by subject area, see Homeschool Curriculum Resources and Guides.

One final note:

If you are like most homeschoolers and want ALL of these titles, Evan-Moor has a digital lesson plan library that includes all of these titles (and over 400 more)!

The digital lesson plan library is called TeacherFileBox and is available through a subscription for $13/month or $99/year.

Since we use Evan-Moor’s books in each subject of our homeschooling, TeacherFileBox is the perfect option for our family.

If you would like to try Evan-Moor’s digital subscription, you can find more information at TeacherFileBox.com.

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Amy Michaels is a certified teacher with 11 years of elementary classroom experience who is actively homeschooling her own children. Her mission is share the best teaching methods and resources with all homeschoolers. Amy supports parents through her podcasts, webinars, and online training for homeschoolers on her website www.thrivehomeschooling.com.

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