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The Ultimate Homeschool Guide to FREE Language Arts Resources

Language arts is one of those subjects that our students will use every single day of their lives! We all need to know how to write a clear sentence, speak well, and use and understand basic English. But teaching (or learning) language arts doesn’t have to be tedious and boring! Below is our Ultimate Homeschool Guide to FREE Language Arts Resources. Take a look around and find just what you need for your family.

This is part of a series of FREE resources! To see the rest of the educational resources in this series, click here. 

Only Passionate Curiosity. Use code coronavirus https://store.onlypassionatecuriosity.com/product-category/language-arts/

3P Learning provides spelling and vocabulary in a program that emphasizes spelling and communication. They also offer reading programs for ages 5 – 13 to develop reading, spelling, comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar skills through games and activities.  https://www.3plearning.com/distance-teaching/

ABC Ya Reading games https://www.abcya.com/

Arcademics Language arts games boost student engagement and fact fluency with multiplayer educational games.  https://www.arcademics.com/

Bamboo Learning This program uses Alexa Skills to help your child learn!  https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Beeline Reader  https://www.beelinereader.com/education

Brainbox – Are you looking for a spelling adventure? Try Magic Spell!  https://brainbox.games/

Brooklyn Public Library is offering virtual storytime! Your kids can virtually enjoy these Facebook Live events with books, songs, and tips to help you teach your child early literacy, fine motor, and language development skills. There will be multiple events held between March 17-27. Join here https://www.facebook.com/events/158615808585861/

Classroom Cereal Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Common Lit Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

Curriculum Associates Free printable K-8 Reading activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/

Curriki Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/

Discovery K12 is a secular curriculum for those who prefer a non-religious-based program. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Dog on a log Books. Includes printable games and activities. Can be customized to any student’s needs. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

Dreamscape. Fun reading game for grades 2-8. This engaging game uses imaginative reading passages and strategy to teach literacy skills. www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Duck Duck Moose http://www.duckduckmoose.com/

Facts 4 Me A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access https://www.facts4me.com/
USERNAME: read (case sensitive) PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

Free Children Stories online ages 3-12 Looking for a  bedtime story for the kids? (Or a story for any time?) These stories are available to read online, and some are narrated and available to listen to.  https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Fun Brain Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/

Fun Fonix Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/

The Good and the Beautiful Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Grammaropolis – Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Gutenberg Project Free eBooks https://www.gutenberg.org/

Historical Fiction books by GA Henty in chronological order. http://liveandlearnfarm.com/henty-books-in-chronological-order-for-history-immersion/

Into the Book Games is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. Includes online interactive activities and 15-minute video programs.  https://reading.ecb.org/

Jarret J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series and the National Book Award finalist “Hey, Kiddo,” is hosting daily drawing webcasts on YouTube at 2 p.m. EDT for all ages.

Josh Gad aka OLAF is reading children’s books to families around the world via his Twitter page each night. https://twitter.com/joshgad

Khan Academy: Having daily (weekdays) 9 am PST/12 EST live streams on Facebook and YouTube for students, parents, and teachers during school closures. Covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more.  https://www.khanacademy.org

Libre Texts open-access educational materials. https://libretexts.org/

Mac Barnett, The author of The Mustache, Oh No, and various Jack books will be reading books every day at 2:00pm (central) on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/macbarnett/ 

Magic Tree House Kids Interactive games based on the book series https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Mindful Poetry Moments c https://www.thewell.world/mindful-mu…/mindful-poetry-moments

NaNoWrMo The Young Writers Program offers tools, resources, and community access to help young writers and educators set ambitious creative goals and tackle projects year-round! https://www.nanowrimo.org/

No Red Ink Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/

Paragraph Punch Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

Pebble Go Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-acc…

PBS Kids is sharing daily activities and tips for those whose kids are home due to coronavirus.  https://pbskids.org/

Reading Eggs Phonics and learning to read. Get 4 weeks for free!  https://readingeggs.com/opc3/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/

Scoot Pad Adaptive curriculum in ELA for Grades K-8 https://www.scootpad.com/

Sesame Street Games allows you to sign up for a free account for even more games and videos you can access anytime, anywhere.  https://www.sesamestreet.org/games

Seussville Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

Tara Lazar will read a book daily LIVE at 11 am central time and will talk about writing tips and other fun stuff. Here’s the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_e9wBEdWSZBf7xaJadl7dg

The Language Sprout Facebook page is offering a unique opportunity for families everywhere. Each day they will be offering FREE story times, activities, and games in Spanish, French, Mandarin, English, Portuguese for kids 0 – 103!

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/?583c10bfdbd326ba170d07128742

Spelling City is free right now with code VSCFree90 https://www.spellingcity.com/

Spelling Training 1-4 grade Includes online spelling practice and games.  https://www.spellingtraining.com/

Starfall Phonics program emphasizes exploration, play, and positive reinforcement. It encourages kids to become confident and self-motivated. It is widely used  https://www.starfall.com/h/

Storyline Online – kids’ books read by famous people  Storylineonline.net

Teachers Pay Teachers free resources https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:language%20arts/Order:Price-Asc

The Dot Peter H. Reynolds, author of ‘The Dot’ (and many more) will read aloud at 12:00 noon (Eastern time) each day on Facebook. He’s also given teachers permission to read his books aloud on social media platforms while they are teaching their students from a distance. https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds

The Story Starter Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters https://thestorystarter.com/

Valerie Tutson is a gifted story teller who is doing a Facebook Live story every day at 10:30 a.m. CST. Reader comment: “We just watched and we all LOVED it. it was interactive and glorious.” https://tinyurl.com/vjo99dl 

“Virtual Preschool” Daily circle time lessons, song, game, and story… all are welcome! Weekdays (live video) at 11:00 AM EDT at Play to Learn Preschool, event link https://www.facebook.com/PlayToLearnPS/posts/1481128188727660

Walkabouts username TeacherFree and the password walkabouts https://getwalkabouts.com/

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Trish

Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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Wendy

Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, and Love These Recipes. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 28 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 24, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 22, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 17, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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