English Curriculum

Reading Comprehension and Writing

Writing With EaseThe Complete Writer: Writing With Ease (Level 1 – 4) by Susan Wise Bauer – suggested for elementary grades, but I used this for my daughter, who has dyslexia, throughout her middle school years.

Writing With SkillThe Complete Writer: Writing With Skill (Level 1 – 4) by Susan Wise Bauer – suggested for middle school years, but I currently use this for my 14-year-old daughter who has dyslexia.

Five Finger ExercisesThe Creative Writer: Five Finger Exercises (Level 1) by Boris Fishman – I intend to use this with my daughter later as she advances through Writing With Skill.

 

 

Other books in the series:
The Creative Writer: Essential Ingredients (Level 2) by Boris Fishman
The Creative Writer: Building Your Craft (Level 3) by Boris Fishman
The Creative Writer: Becoming A Writer (Level 4) by Boris Fishman

Reading Detective RXReading Detective RX by The Critical Thinking Co. – suggested for grades 6 through 12+.

 

 

 

 

Grammar

The Language MechanicThe Language Mechanic by The Critical Thinking Co. – suggested for grades 4 through 7, but I used this with both my teens to brush up on their grammar skills.

Editor In Chief A1

Editor In Chief by The Critical Thinking Co. – suggested for grades 4 through 5, but I use this with my daughter to practice her grammar skills.

 

 

Vocabulary

Word RootsWord Roots by The Critical Thinking Co. – suggested for grades 5 through 12+.

The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists

The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists: Grades K – 12 by Edward B. Fry and Jacqueline E. Kress – I used this mainly for spelling word lists, but there is a wealth of info in this book that I will be using once my youngest is old enough to sit still for lessons.

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