17 March 2020

Homeschooling Suddenly: Languages

For those of you who have rapidly become teachers, I'm breaking down my resources into their own posts. So whether you're in the market for a full curriculum, just a few unit studies to tide you over, or simply some freebies or discounted printables to get a little educational fun to your kids- here ya go!

Language Resources

Freebies, Shops, & Discounts 
Book-based Curriculums & Unit Studies
  • Learning Through Literature - FREE (with email subscription) monthly poem, including poet bio, poetry vocab, and related works
  • A Year of Tales - $45, a year long K-3 literature & nature focused curriculum based aroud Beatrux Potter's books, including character lessons, art study, recipes, vocab & spelling lists, Bible art study & copywork, poetry, fables, geography. A PreK version is also available.
  • Passport to Adventures - $30, 30 unit studies following the Magic Tree House series books, features science, history, geography, book list, game list, movie nights, coloring, copy work, cursive
  • Passport to More Adventures - $30, 28 unit studies following the Magic Tree House Merlin Mission series books, features science, history, geography, book list, game list, movie nights, coloring, copy work, cursive
  • Waldock's Wizards and Wands - $40, year long study based on the Harry Potter Books featuring language arts, science, history, art, and music
  • Poetry Tea Time - FREE site to create beautiful poetry-themed tea times! From theme idea lists to Poet bios to recipes and poetry suggestion lists, it's got it all, including a free Quick Start Guide to get you up and running
  • Book Seeds by Blossom and Root, 30% off through end of April (with code: sprout30), mini literature-based nature units
Virtual Books/Authors
  • Storyline Online- huge collection of children's books read by celebrities with accompanying supplemental curriculum
  • Story Time from Space Directory - collection of astronauts reading books!
  • Josh Gad (aka. Olaf) book readings via Twitter (he's very vocal on current events, you may need to wait to invite the kiddos in once he's actually started the reading portion)
  • Mac Barnett, the author, is reading books via Instagram 
  • Atlantic White Shark Conservancy -  Facebook live streaming Shark Story Hour with follow up Q & A, week of March 16, every morning at 10am ET
  • #OperationStoryTime - check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube to find tons of authors picking up their favorite books and reading them to your kiddos! Here's a list with some of the authors. I'm excited to watch Jan Brett!
  • Virtual Book & Beast - Seneca Park Zoo is livestreaming a book reading and then meet a related animal ambassador! Each Wed at 11am ET
  • @savewithstories - a huge array of celebrities in many disciplines reading favorite stories on Instagram

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