Language Arts Curriculum Content & Directory
Mastery Units include their “Final Exams” and are listed here under the Directory below as well as under the Directory within the Video & PDF Access.
Units published or in the process of being published have an * in front of them in the listing below.
Units are ‘incremental’, that is – they build on each other and should be done in order. When a student can pass the “Final Exam” for a Unit he/she may go to the next Unit.
Passing is achieving 100% Mastery in one of two ways.
– One, he/she may achieve a score of 100% the first time taking the test,
– Two, he/she studies the areas of the Unit in which he/she does not have mastery until mastery is achieved and then retakes the test achieving a 100% score.
The Language Arts Curriculum includes not only the expected study of Phonics, Grammar, Composition, Spelling, Vocabulary and the like, but also:
– Study Skills
– Personal and Family Biographies
– Family History and Records
– Theatre: The Study of Various Plays, etc.
– Foreign Languages
– Success Skills
– Independent Learning
Each of the above is addressed under its topic in the Language Arts Units Directory.
LANGUAGE ARTS UNITS DIRECTORY
*Unit 0 – Language Arts Units Directory
*Unit 0-A – Preliminaries 1: THis Unit introduces the Parent and the student to the LAnguage Arts Curriculum, how it is structured, and what is expected.
*Unit 0-B – Preliminaries 2: The Two Components of Learning: Learning by Study and Learning by Faith
*Unit 0-C – Preliminaries 3: Becoming Ready to Learn, Following Directions, and Basic Skills
*Unit 1 – Basic Study Skills – The BBB Learning System, the Learning Journal (Composition Book), and the Assignment Notebook (Planner)
*Unit 2 – Foundations of Language Arts Study – How and for What Purposes Mankind Learned to Read and Write
*Unit 3 – Beginning Reading 1: Alphabet Phonics, Penmanship & Word Study – a, t, i, s, e, n, r, h, o, d, u, l, m
Unit 4 – Beginning Reading 2: Alphabet Phonics, Penmanship & Word Study 2 – f, w, c, g, v, p, b, y, k, j, x, q, z
Unit 5 – Basic Conventions 1: Sentence Types and Structures; Subjects and Predicates – Nouns and Verbs, Articles with Diagramming; Capitalization and Punctuation; Titles; Authors; Literary Types; Writing original sentences.
– Also learning the 25 Most Common Words which account for nearly 1/3 of the words on a written page.
– Subscription to THE FRIEND is desirable at this point as it, along with the family Daily Scripture Study of the Standard Works, is the Literature selection for Language Arts Unit 1.
Unit 6 – Beginning Reading 3: Advanced Phonics, Penmanship & Word Study 1 – sh, ee, th, ow, oo, ou, ch, ar, ay, ai, oy, oi, er, ir, ur, wor, ear
Unit 7 – Basic Conventions 2: Alphabetical Order, Adjectives and Adverbs with Diagramming; Forming Plurals; Writing Paragraphs
Unit 8 – Beginning Reading 4: Advanced Phonics, Penmanship & Word Study 2 – ng, ea, aw, au, or, ck, wh, ed, ew, ui, oa, gu, ph, oe, ey, igh
Unit 9 – Basic Conventions 3: Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections with Diagramming; Compound Words and Contractions; Writing Short Stories
Unit 10 – Beginning Reading 5: Advanced Phonics, Penmanship – Introduction of Cursive, & Word Study 3 – kn, gn, wr, ie, dge, ei, eigh, ti. si, ci, ough
Unit 11 – Basic Conventions 4: Syllabication and Accent Rules while learning Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms; Review of Sentence Structure and Diagramming.
Unit 12 – Beginning Reading 6: The 300 Most Common Words List and Induction into the John A Widstoe Reading Club. The 300 Most Common Words account for 65% of the words on an average written page.
Unit 12+ – KEYBOARDING & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club – May be started here and taken at the same time as one other LA Unit.
Unit 13 – Spelling Rules, Part I – Rules 1-10 & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 14 – Spelling Rules, Part 2 – Rules 11-20 & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 15 – Spelling Rules, Part 3 – Rules 21-29 & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 15+ – LATIN Basics, Intermediate & Advanced Studies – May be started here and taken at the same time as one other LA Unit.
Unit 16 – Advanced Sentence Structure & The John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 17 – Advanced Paragraph Writing in Reports & Essays & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 18 – Intensive Homonym Study & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 19 – Poetry & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 20 – The 50 Most Common Greek & Latin Roots in the English Language & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 21 – Short Stories – Elements and Composition & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 22 – The 51-100 Most Common Greek and Latin Roots in the English Language & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 23 – Advanced Study Skills – SQ3R, Rewriting of Notes, Self-Teaching & the John A Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 23+ – SPANISH Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced – May be started here and taken at the same time as one other LA Unit.
Unit 24 – Basic Research, Journalism, and the Writing of an Autobiography
Unit 25 – The 101-150 Most Common Greek and Latin Roots Used in the English Language & The John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 26 – Advanced Research with the Writing of Family History Biographies
Unit 27 – The 151-200 Most Common Greek & Latin Roots Used in the English Language & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 28 – Introduction to Public Speaking & plus the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 29 – SUCCESS SKILLS Literature, Biographies & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 30 – Introduction to the Novel & plus the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 31 – American Literature & the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 32 – World Literature & The John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 33 – Elements of Debate & Formation of Both Sides of a Debate Issue along with the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 34 – Theater – Plays, Playwrights and the Art of Dramatic Writing along with the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 35 – Classics of Latter-day Saint Literature and Their Authors with the John A. Widstoe Reading Club
Unit 36 – Bias, Logic, and Propaganda with the John A Widstoe Reading Club.
Unit 37 – Independent Learning – Language Arts Summary Project involving Research, Composition, and Oral Presentation