Which Is Best?
Homeschool Literature Curriculum or
Textbook Curriculum?

Homeschool Literature CurriculumShould you choose a homeschool literature curriculum or textbook curriculum? The answer lies in your child's learning style.

Some children thrive in a textbook environment, while others wilt. Some children gobble up novels like a bowl of candy, while others avoid them like the plague!

Find out your child's learning style then,

Choose The Right Homeschool Literature Curriculum...

Learning Style Personality

Homeschool Literature Curriculum Resources
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Auditory Learners

Reading aloud and books-on-cd are ways for your Auditory Learner to enjoy literature.

Look for resources that include auditory learning activities such as discussion questions and oral assignments.

Here is a complete list of Auditory homeschool curriculum.

Jim Weiss Books on CD Jim Weiss Books on CD
Jim Weiss has a voice you want to keep listening to. He brings literature alive!

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Grades K-12




Christian Worldview
This literature-based curriculum allows for narration, oral presentations, and reading out loud.

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Grades K-12

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Kinesthetic Learners

Read aloud while your Kinesthetic Learner moves around the room, doodles, builds with clay or Legos.

Use Kinesthetic learning activities such as dioramas, role plays, or drawing to dig deeper into literature.

Here is a complete list of recommendations for Kinesthetic homeschool curriculum.

Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books
Projects include drawing pictures of what is happening, writing letters to characters, acting out scenes, writing a newspaper of the events, and writing the next chapter. Brings movement and hands-on activities into literature study.

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Grades 4-8



101 Ways to Love a Book 101 Ways to Love a Book
Use these activities with any book you choose: character dress-up party, diorama of favorite scene, design a travel brochure, paint a mural, and design a book jacket.

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Grades 4-8

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Visual Spatial Learners

Visual Spatial Learners need to visualize information. Reading (and read alouds) allow Visual Picture learners to visualize the stories in their minds.

Look for resources that utilize flow charts, concept mapping, graphic organizers, and art.

Here is a complete list of recommendations for Visual Spatial homeschool curriculum.

Christian Worldview 
There is a lot of reading and read alouds in this literature-based curriculum. My Visual Picture learner loves it!

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Grades K-12




Drawn Into The Heart of Reading Christian Worldview Drawn into the Heart of Reading
This program uses graphic organizers in all levels which is a tremendous help for Visual Picture learners.

You will need to purchase the Teacher's Guide (only once) then a student book for Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-8

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Grades K-8




101 Ways to Love a Book 101 Ways to Love a Book
Use these activities with any book you choose: character dress-up party, diorama of favorite scene, design a travel brochure, paint a mural, and design a book jacket.

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Grades 4-8

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Visual Print Learners

Visual Print Learners need to read and write.  Textbook/workbook and literature-based programs are a great fit.

Look for resources that include Visual Print learning activities such as workbooks, researching and journaling.

Here is a complete list of recommendations for Visual Print homeschool curriculum.

Christian Worldview
This literature-based curriculum is packed with lots of reading - a great fit for Visual Print learners.

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Grades K-12




Total Language Plus Christian WorldviewTotal Language Plus
Lots of reading and writing using comprehension-type exercises plus creative writing projects.

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Grades 3-12




Literature Critical Thinking Courses
Christian WorldviewLiterature Critical Thinking Courses
This is an intensive reading and writing program that works very well with a Visual Print learner. An Honors English/Literature course with 200 pages of reading and 2-3 essays each week.

Courses include Skills in Literary Analysis, Skills in Rhetoric, American, British, and World Literature. Purchase a Teacher's Edition (with DVD) and a student book for each course.

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Grades 8-12

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Inventing

Inventing learners prefer plenty of time to question and experiment to discover the solution. Incorporate models, projects, portfolios, dioramas, and collections into your literature program.

Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books
Projects include drawing pictures of what is happening, writing letters to characters, acting out scenes, writing a newspaper of the events, and writing the next chapter. Brings hands-on projects into literature study.

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Grades 4-8




101 Ways to Love a Book 101 Ways to Love a Book
Use these activities with any book you choose: character dress-up party, diorama of favorite scene, design a travel brochure, paint a mural, and design a book jacket.

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Grades 4-8

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Performing

Performing learners prefer hands-on activities, games, and plenty of opportunity to move, act, and do. Incorporate activities that are immediately relevant, challenging and FUN!

Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books
Projects include drawing pictures of what is happening, writing letters to characters, acting out scenes, writing a newspaper of the events, and writing the next chapter. Brings hands-on projects into literature study.

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Grades 4-8




101 Ways to Love a Book 101 Ways to Love a Book
Use these activities with any book you choose: character dress-up party, diorama of favorite scene, design a travel brochure, paint a mural, and design a book jacket.

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Grades 4-8

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Producing

Producing learners prefer routine, drill, reading, workbooks, writing, and researching. Most literature programs are a perfect fit for Producing learners.

Christian Worldview
Lots of reading in this literature-based curriculum make it a good fit for Visual Print learners.

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Grades K-12




Total Language Plus Christian WorldviewTotal Language Plus
Lots of reading and writing using comprehension-type exercises plus creative writing projects.

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Grades 3-12




Literature Critical Thinking Courses Christian WorldviewLiterature Critical Thinking Courses
This is an intensive reading and writing program that works very well with a Visual Print learner. An Honors English/Literature course with 200 pages of reading and 2-3 essays each week.

Courses include Skills in Literary Analysis, Skills in Rhetoric, American, British, and World Literature. Purchase a Teacher's Edition (with DVD) and a student book for each course.

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Grades 8-12

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Relating/Inspiring

Relating/Inspiring learners prefer social environments and human-interest subjects. Literature is a natural subject for these learners. Especially when you dive deeper into the ?people? involved.

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Sonlight uses literature for history, reading, and science. Novels bring these subjects alive for Relating/Inspiring learners.

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Grades K-12




Drawn into the Heart of Reading Christian Worldview Drawn into the Heart of Reading
This program digs deep into the characters ? a real plus for Relating/Inspiring learners!

You will need to purchase the Teacher's Guide (only once) then a student book for Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-8

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Grades K-8




Latitudes Literature Study Guides Latitudes Literature Study Guides
The focus of this program is connecting each book with the events and attitudes of the time through first-hand accounts, photographs, and articles.

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Grades 6-12

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Thinking/Creating

Thinking/Creating learners prefer creative activities and plenty of opportunities to wonder, think, and dream. Incorporate murals, creative writing, painting, drawing, dioramas, and collages into your literature program.

Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books
Projects include drawing pictures of what is happening, writing letters to characters, acting out scenes, writing a newspaper of the events, and writing the next chapter. Brings creative projects into literature study.

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Grades 4-8




101 Ways to Love a Book 101 Ways to Love a Book
Use these activities with any book you choose: character dress-up party, diorama of favorite scene, design a travel brochure, paint a mural, and design a book jacket.

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Grades 4-8

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