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Total Language Plus Review

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I’m sharing our Total Language Plus review with you all today.

We take literature serious in this house because it engages deep thinking skills.

I’ve used language arts workbooks and textbooks in the past but there is nothing like digging into a rich book and pulling out the gold.

For our kids, I want learning language arts to be taught as naturally as possible.

Pulling grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and reading skills out of an actual book instead of a textbook makes the most sense to me.

That’s why I fell in love with Total Language Plus because it incorporates all these skills into real books.

Total Language Plus Review

Overall I’m pleased with Total Language Plus so far.

I’m using it for high school language arts.

The material is stimulating and challenging but in small portions so it’s not overwhelming.

There are a variety of book study guides to choose from and most of them are the best of the best novels.

Every guide they have stimulates deep thinking skills.

Each day students will hit on reading, vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension in small sections.

The way the workbook is laid out, you could change the original schedule quite easily if you wanted and just do spelling for a week ect..

There are a variety of writing, enrichment exercises, and projects to choose from in order to get the most out of each book.

For me, these study guides are the most natural way to learn language arts.

total language plus review

What I Love About Total Language Plus

  • Novel choices are amazing
  • Work is kept in small portions and not overwhelming
  • There are a lot of “extra” projects
  • Encourages deep thinking
  • Units last up to 3 months
  • More advanced than most study guides
  • Christian perspective

Cons of Total Language Plus

  • The workbook layout is a little confusing at first
  • Some children won’t want to spend 3 months on one book
  • Workbook could use some updating in style
  • If your child doesn’t have a foundation in grammar you will need a supplement

Who Should Use Total Language Plus?

I recommend this language arts curriculum for families that want to enjoy great novels and learn in a natural form.

It would be perfect for those who are burned out on traditional textbooks.

You could use this along with a grammar textbook as it’s not strong in teaching grammar skills.

We love using real living books in our homeschool and I’m hoping this Total Language Plus review has given you a better idea of what would work for you.

With just a few novels and guides, you will have a years worth of language arts curriculum.

If you are interested in a more natural living book language arts approach, check out Total Language Plus.

Thanks for sharing!

2 thoughts on “Total Language Plus Review”

  1. Anne Marie Johnson

    For newbies to TLP, I’d like to add that grammar is in the grade level 3 and four books.

    1. Total Language Plus has many “grade” levels for you to choose from. I read through the examples to find what would be a good fit for my child. It’s not graded like a traditional school. Hope that helps!

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