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Find a Secular Language Arts Curriculum

Use this list to choose a secular language arts curriculum to use in your homeschool. This is a comprehensive list of quality curriculum that you can choose from and know that they are secular!

I’ll share briefly about any of the curriculums that I have used and link to my full reviews.

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Language Arts covers a wide range of areas:

  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Handwriting
  • Vocabulary
  • Literature

Some curriculum only cover one of these areas, some cover multiple, rarely will you find a curriculum that actually covers all of them though.

What does secular mean?

Before moving further, let’s make sure we’re on the same page with this. To qualify as secular, a curriculum cannot allow religion to influence the content. This means there is not scripture in the curriculum. There are no religious stories being taught as fact or religious rules being taught.


All in One Language Arts Curriculum

These secular language arts curriculums vary in their approach to teaching reading, writing, grammar, and spelling. Look at the website, read some reviews and decide if that approach would resonate with you and your family.

Logic of English

Logic of English is a full phonics, reading, handwriting, grammar and spelling curriculum. We love the integrated approach this curriculum takes! There are 2 levels: Foundations (for ages 4-7) and Essentials (for ages 8+). You do not need to do Foundations before Essentials if your learner is 8+.

This is an excellent Orton-Gillinham based curriculum for teaching reading, handwriting, grammar, and spelling. It doesn’t cover topics like literature, writing essays, or creative writing though.

I highly recommend using LOE Foundations for grades K-2. It is made to teach reading in the best way possible and it’s fun! Plus it also includes handwriting, grammar, and spelling.

Logic of English now offers their curriculum online too!

Logic of English Tree

Read my full LOE Foundations Review: Best Reading Curriculum for K-2 Homeschoolers


Moving Beyond the Page

This is not only a full language arts curriculum, but is also offered as an all-in-one full curriculum that includes all subjects except math.

It is set up in unit studies and integrates language arts with other subjects too. While it is written for gifted students, anyone can use this curriculum. They have preK through high school available.

Brave Writer

Brave Writer is excellent for teaching the parent how to encourage kids’ writing. This is a great option for grades 2 and up, but I wouldn’t recommend it for teaching kids how to read. It’s great for literature, writing, and grammar though.

Brave Writer is a very relaxed curriculum and doesn’t resonate with everyone, so definitely explore it to see if it would fit for you. There are many free samples on the website to help you get a good idea.

Michael Clay Thompson

This is a language arts curriculum encompassing grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetry, and literature. It’s best for 2nd grade through high school.

MatchFishtank

A free language arts curriculum that is standards based created by a charter school. They have grades K-12 available online.

Critical Thinking Company


Homeschool Mom Planner

Secular Reading Curriculum

Because phonics based reading instruction is the only approach supported by science, I will only be listing phonics based curriculum here.

Logic of English

This was included in the all-in-one section and you can see more details there. I highly recommend this curriculum for teaching your kids to read.

The Foundations level is made for ages 4-7 and the Essentials level is made for ages 8+.

Logic of English Tree

All About Reading

All About Reading is another Orton-Gillingham phonics program. It’s an excellent curriculum to teach kids to read!

All About Reading

Explode the Code

This is a phonics curriculum that has either a workbook format or online format.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

This book is widely used by homeschoolers to teach kids to read, but I hear the same sentiment repeated over and over – it’s boring.

Progressive Phonics

Reading Eggs – 25% off


Secular Spelling Curriculum

All About Spelling

Evan-Moor Spelling

Soaring with Spelling

Spelling You See

Nessy Reading and Spelling


Secular Writing Curriculum

Brave Writer

This was discussed some above, but is worth mentioning again because it’s focus really is on writing and the approach it takes is enjoyed by many people.

Write Shop (Jr. and Primary)

The Primary and Junior levels of Write Shop look like a fun writing curriculum. These are the only levels that are secular.

Writing with Ease

This is a classical curriculum for elementary students or older students who struggle with writing. Some begin this curriculum in first grade, others wait until later grades. There are 4 levels:

Writing with Skill

This curriculum is for older students in middle or high school. There are 3 levels that each have an instructor’s guide and workbook.

Winning with Writing

This curriculum has 8 levels that correspond with grade level.

Evan-Moor

Essentials in Writing

Time4Writing


Secular Grammar Curriculum

First Language Lessons

This grammar curriculum from Well Trained Mind has 4 levels for elementary students. It uses a classical approach to teaching.

Growing with Grammar

Evan-Moor Grammar

Grammar Galaxy

Grammaropolis

A fun online game to teach kids grammar! Click here to get 50% off.


Secular Vocabulary Curriculum

Evan-Moor Vocabulary

Wordly Wise

WordBuild Vocabulary


Secular Literature Based Curriculum

These are a different type of curriculum, but still worth including here. Each of these curriculum include multiple subjects along with language arts.

Moving Beyond the Page

Build Your Library

Torchlight

Blossom and Root


Secular Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

And there you have it, a list of all the wonderful secular language arts curriculum available!

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