Today I was talking to a friend about buying homeschool curriculum and budgeting, and we both agreed on one thing- Homeschooling is expensive. It would be TONS of fun to have an unlimited homeschool budget, but few of us have that luxury.
Luckily, there are many programs out there that will give you a full year’s curriculum for free. Score, right? Here are my top picks to complete language arts for free, which hopefully can free up some of your curriculum budget this year!
Scott Foresman Reading has full year Grammar and Writing
McGraw Hill has the Treasures workbooks cover Spelling and Grammar
KISS Grammar workbooks can last you though high school
Daily Grammar gives you lessons by topic
Ambleside Online has wonderful, classic book lists (and much, much more)
Classical House of Learning Literature has literature programs based on a classical education 4 year history cycle
(highly recommended, we’re using some of their middle ages grammar stage program this year, and are LOVING it)
Vintage Books to Teach Reading and Spelling (free for kindle)
McGuffey’s First Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Second Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Third Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Fourth Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Fifth Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader
McGuffey’s Eclectic Spelling Book
Some other low-cost options we love to Homeschool language arts:
Write On: The Kid Friendly Mother Pleasing, Gentle Way to Learn To Write (multi-year writing program- it can be used multiple years in a row, and with multiple children)
Reading and Thinking (this book is so neat, we’ve been using it with Bug and it’s the best 5 bucks I’ve spent on language arts. The child reads a short passage, and then answers questions based on inferences they make from the reading)
The Complete Writer: Writing with Ease (This book is the core behind the Writing with Ease workbook series. You can “create your own” program for YEARS with this handbook and save the cost of the workbooks)
Want other subjects for free too??
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