Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 115: How to Plan Highschool Language Arts

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 115: How to Plan Highschool Language Arts. This post is running concurrently on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Podcast HSHSP How to Plan Language Arts for Homeschool Highschool

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 115: How to Plan Highschool Language Arts

How can you know what to plan for when organizing your materials for your teens’ homeschool highschool Language Arts credits.

  • Reading (Literature)
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Public Speaking


There’s not one right way to choose books for homeschool highschool. For students with learning disabilities or career-bound teens they may need more practical reading and/or audiobooks. Think at least one book per month with a literature study guide (follow guidelines for ability level usage in each’s Literature Study Guides). Then fill out the list with Bible reading, magazines, poetry, etc that interests them. Discuss this with you supervisory advisor for exactly what can be counted.


Writing is as important as reading. Everyone needs to be able to write efficiently.

Check out some ideas for handling the most dreaded parts of language arts – research paper, essays, and public speaking!


Grammar is necessary for homeschool highschool. However, teens who have a practical mastery of grammar rules may find that editing their papers is enough grammar (proof that they understand grammar usage).


Vocabulary is part of being well prepared for life. All homeschool highschoolers need some vocabulary study each year. However, teens who are headed to college need to lean heavily into vocabulary. 7Sisters literature study guides include vocabulary but more can be added with specific courses or online games like

Public Speaking

Public Speaking needs to be part of your homeschool highschooler’s yearly experience. It can be as simply as prayer at a large family gathering. However, for teens who are willing to stretch, they can do a full-year course or a speech team or any variant of that. has a curriculum that is popular with speech teams, co-ops and group classes.

Join Sabrina and Kym for fun and encouragement about planning high school Language Arts!

Also, enjoy these encouraging posts:

Why is Language Arts Such a HUGE Credit?

An Authoritative Guide to Literature for Homeschool High School



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Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 115: How to Plan Highschool Language Arts

Vicki Tillman

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