The Abeka language arts program is a cohesive program which includes- reading, penmanship, writing & grammar, and spelling/vocabulary/poetry.  The lesson plans are clearly laid out for parents so you know what to expect- no heavy thinking involved.  The teacher workbooks (with lesson plans) are separate from the student workbooks.  Curriculum begins at nursery and preschool and goes all the way through twelfth grade.

I personally used the kindergarten Abeka phonics program for my oldest daughter when she was five.  On hindset, I probably could have opted to only purchase the student workbook and skip purchasing the teacher manual altogether.  Some people completely prefer the laid-out, scripted approach, and if this is what you’re going for, Abeka does that very well with nearly all of its subjects.

I found that we instinctively knew what to do in the primary grade level books without a teacher’s manual, but on the other hand, having the manual allowed me to single out some important concepts to ensure my daughter knew that I would not have otherwise paid attention to.  I thought the curriculum was a colorful, spiral approach to teaching kids.

 

If you use this curriculum, what do you think about it?

About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and mompreneur who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. She currently runs two podcasts for homeschool moms and moms in business, writes songs, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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