Homeschool Language Arts 1-6th grade for FREE

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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)


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  1. Tamara says

    There is a Treasures student textbook that goes along with the workbooks. Isbn-13 978-0021988150. Does anyone know what’s in it? Maybe the books/stories for each unit? Or is it a compilation of the workbooks? Can’t seem to get any info about it. Thanks!

  2. Chris says

    Where do you get the books that go along with the Treasures workbooks? Not all of them are at my library. Thanks.

    • says

      Thanks for pointing it out! I found a cached version, so I re-linked that one, but who knows how long that will hold out. In the meantime, I’ll look to see if they moved them. It’s a shame- it was a wonderful resource!

      • Stacey says

        Hi, Thanks so much for posting. This has been a huge help. I was just in the middle of printing from your Scott Foresman Reading link and the link stopped working while I was in Unit 2. I haven’t had any luck with Google and I’m not sure which workbook it came from to see if it is available to purchase. Do you have any idea?

  3. says

    This is awesome… thank you I’ve been struggling with finding FREE… or inexpensive… and I ‘ve wanted to do the best for my daughter without having to spend a ton of $$… so thank you sooooo much… I’ll be sing up for your news letter now… blessings!

  4. heather says

    HI, I just came across your site and it is great! I am curious as to what you use for phonics and teaching your child to read. Thanks for all the great info!

    • says

      These days, my favorite Phonics program is Logic of English Foundations- it’s very hands on, fun, and good for active kids. More importantly, it works. With my first, I used a lot of free stuff from Starfall and Progressive Phonics, but these days, my kids who are learning to read need “more” which is where Logic of English comes into play.

  5. Laurie says

    Thank you!!!

    Due to moving to Uruguay and the inadequacies of the private schools available to me, I have had to undertake my son’s schooling. Homeschooling is mind boggling for me, with all of the options, not knowing which direction to go, and knowing my son has suffered an obvious set back in his education due to various circumstances.

    So when I find people such as yourself, willing to share educational know how and FREE product links, I can’t express how grateful I am. In my opinion, education should be free. Humanity has so much to gain by offering quality education to it’s children.

    Once again, thank you!!!!

  6. Mindy says

    My compliments! I just love your blog! Keep up the great work and best wishes to you and your family!


  7. says

    Don’t forget vintage books, which are incredibly solid, free resources. The McGuffey readers are free on kindle, Primary Language Lessons is free as well. Webster’s Speller is available free. Charlotte Mason’s ideas on copywork and dictation are free- just make them yourself after reading about her methods from one of the many, great CM websites.


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