Our Adventures in Homeschooling and Life

Monday, June 7, 2010

Total Language Plus

We are using Total Language Plus for our Language lessons. “Total Language Plus is an innovative language arts curriculum focused on critical thinking and communication skills.” “TLP offers literature-based, discovery style learning designed for Christian education. Our authors select exceptional literature and integrate the separate parts of language arts: spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing, as well as critical thinking and communication. “ (from their website.) It is a “Christian” based curriculum however; it is very easy to just skip those parts. What I like about Total Language Plus is that it incorporates a good story with it. It also has activities and field trips suggested for each section. Some of the questions really make a child think. It can be a great asset for kids who don’t care too much for writing. Some of the books turn it into a fun activity. The website is set up so you can look at a description and grade/age level suggestion for each book.