Curriculum & Resources
All curriculum is purchased by Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy for your use. Unused portions (textbooks etc) are returned to Ignite.
The following curriculum links have been organized according to grade levels. Choose the level of curriculum that meets your child’s needs for each subject area. There are links to placement tests where applicable.
Your Educational Specialist will be able to help guide you in your curriculum selection.
This fun, mind building book teaches standards-based language arts and develops critical thinking skills. Language Smarts™ can serve as a complete curriculum for language arts or as a supplemental resource. Empower your student’s mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills. Teaching and practicing language arts skills and concepts has never been easier! No lesson preparation needed! Each section introduces a specific topic, followed by appropriate practice and application activities. These engaging and colorful lessons develop critical thinking and language arts skills through a variety of activities and different genres: Common Phrases, Palindromes, Pangrams, Mnemonics, Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Folk Tales (Fairy Tales and Fables), Fiction, Non-fiction, Reality, Fantasy, Rhyme, Riddle, and Word Play. Learn More
Needs: No additional needs.
Notes: Covers all language arts skills and doesn’t need much parent involvement. Colorful pages. Add a spelling curriculum.
This is a complete phonics and language arts curriculum. The “Raceway” theme is very appealing and motivating to children, who love tracking their success via race car around a track as they complete the 36 steps to independent reading. The songs are contagious – children will sing and sing and learn their letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, blending vowels and consonants, and digraphs almost effortlessly – and enjoy it! The 17 phonetic, full-color storybooks cover all 36 steps, providing immediate, rewarding reinforcement for the decoding skill just learned. The games are not just fluff, but real fortification of phonetic skills. The step-by-step instructor’s manual provides easy-to-follow directions for all lessons. It will aid you in understanding/teaching the phonics program – and give you the confidence to do it! Included is a complete, phonetic spelling program dove-tailing with the phonetic constructs being learned and a complete handwriting program (if you use the ball and stick manuscript). Two workbooks include grammar and creative writing as well as letter recognition, sequencing, phonemic awareness, phonics practice, manuscript writing, reading, comprehension, and spelling. Learn More
Explore patterns in nature. Learn how numbers can be applied in the real world. Engage in informative and interesting literature. Enjoy watching your child plan interesting projects like a “Sensible Party” where everyone who attends has to use all of their senses. The Age 5-7 curriculum constitutes one year of academic instruction. In the Moving Beyond the Page Age 5-7 curriculum, your child will explore all subject areas and will be given ample opportunity to practice letter recognition – along with reading and writing according to your child’s ability. The curriculum does not assume that your child can read, but readers and non-readers alike will be challenged. The curriculum is filled with quality literature to enjoy with your child. Oftentimes, homeschoolers are only taught reading, writing, and math during the early years, but a truly comprehensive curriculum will expose them to science and social studies as well. These subjects can be the most engaging and exciting for a young child. Learn More
Comes with: Each Concept comes with a variety of Literature, Manipulatives, a Teachers manual and Student Activity book.
Notes: Moving Beyond The Page is a literature based curriculum. It does become overwhelming with so many activities. Our favorite way to use it is to pick and choose between activities and not become bogged down by doing all of them. Placement test
Get ready to make reading your student’s favorite subject of the day! This is a delightful, developmentally appropriate method for learning to read. All About Reading is a scripted, open-and-go program, developed for busy parents, teachers, and tutors who want to teach reading in the most effective way possible. Learn More
Comes with: Teacher Manual, Student Activity Packet, 3 Readers, Interactive kit.
Notes: All About Reading is great for struggling readers, but it can be too repetitive for quick learners. Placement test
Content provides research-based, multisensory instruction best for beginning and struggling readers. Reinforcement for every skill in the “1/2 books” series allows for extra practice. Consistent exercise formats with simple directions and concrete examples allow students to work and learn independently. Learn More
Needs: Semester 1- Book 1, Semester 2- Book 2 (1/2 books are available only if extra practice is needed)
Notes: Great for the child who is beginning to read but needs practice. Add Spelling and Grammar.
Handwriting skills are needed in every facet of life, not just in the classroom! Children will be taught legible handwriting through practice and more practice! Handwriting Skills Simplified provides a direct, easy to do, “trace and write” method. Each page provides tracing and writing practice for each letter of the alphabet, along with individual words and sentences. Basic strokes, hand position, tracing, and the alphabet are also addressed. . Soon your students will have achieved legible cursive handwriting! 64 pages, reproducible for classroom use. Grade 1, manuscript. Learn More
Jack and Jill uses fun and engaging nursery rhymes to teach spelling skills and introduce new words. Nursery rhymes tell a story, helping students develop an understanding of simple narrative sequences and provide expanded opportunities for vocabulary development. Easy to say and easy to learn, nursery rhymes add an indispensable auditory component to this level.
Needs: Instructors Handbook and Student Pack.
The spelling and vocabulary worksheets in Level 1 start with a gentler approach by introducing the student to simple one and two-syllable list words for each lesson. The list words for the Level 1 spelling worksheets demonstrate simple long and short vowel sounds, as well as an introduction to vowel and consonant blends. The complexity of the list words and the concepts they cover become more difficult as the Levels progress. Learn More
Comes with: Workbook and Answer Key.
Spelling Workout will build your child’s spelling foundation. Using principles of phonics, this step-by-step program will introduce your child to the basic building blocks of the written word. Of course, you won’t have to worry about the lesson being too dull – MCP Spelling Workout: Grade 1 uses cross-curricular reading selections sure to keep your child interested in the material. You’ll also have access to puzzles, riddles and activities that put a new spin on Spelling education. Learn More
Notes: My personal favorite Spelling program as it is phonics based and includes writing and editing.
Teach writing skills using this innovative new approach. The Four Square method can be used with all forms of writing and will fit any reading or language arts program. This step-by-step approach is built around a simple graphic organizer that first shows students how to collect ideas and then helps them use those ideas to create clear and polished prose. Open-ended reproducibles make the technique accessible to writers of all ability ranges. Learn More
Notes: A writing method that is easy to teach and understand.
You will act as secretary and transcriptionist, giving your child’s young, quirky, brilliant voice access to the world of print. Your little bundle will discover that a writer already lives inside. These ten engaging writing projects include word play, photography, teatimes, body art, and fairy tales, to name a few!
The Jot it Down! program product:
Developmentally appropriate writing projects
A weekly and monthly plan
Jot It Down! is visually engaging, easy to use (open-and-go), and lasts an entire school year.
The projects are equally valuable to Charlotte Mason fans, classical homeschoolers, and unschoolersalike! How you home educate will be supported by both the specific, helpful instructions, and the wide open space to interpret the projects individually. Adapt this product for older students by handing the pencil to them. Learn More
Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is a complete handwriting program that can be taught in as little as 15 minutes a day! The Zaner-Bloser style teaches a vertical manuscript alphabet that is made up of only four simple strokes and is similar to the letter forms most widely used in everyday print.
This first grade workbook focuses on reinforcing manuscript handwriting. Colorful and engaging exercises increase legibility through regular self-evaluation and will help students develop fluency and automaticity. Students will trace and write strokes, letters, words, and sentences, along with numbers and basic math problems, with review and application included throughout. Learn More
Directional features include:
Letter models with arrows to show stroke sequence
Raz-Kids is an award-winning teaching product that provides comprehensive leveled reading resources for students. With hundreds of eBooks offered at 29 different levels of reading difficulty, it’s easy to put the right content in every child’s hands.
Kids access their leveled text through an interactive learning portal designed to keep them motivated and engaged. Every eBook is available in online and mobile formats, and allows students to listen to, read at their own pace, and record themselves reading.
D’Nealian Handwriting is the original continuous stroke handwriting program! It’s based on a few simple connecting strokes that children then use to write in cursive.
Four units are included in this Grade 1 workbook: Getting Ready to Write, Writing Lower-case letters, Writing Numbers and Number Words, and Writing Capital Letters. The first unit features pre-writing skill practice in the form of drawing lines, matching, and tracing. The other units feature letters, words, and sentences for students to trace and write independently. Learn More
Students work independently to develop critical reading and language skills through individualized, motivating learning paths.
Students have the opportunity to accelerate beyond their grade-level skills, as they are given the ability to demonstrate proficiency in each skill area, and are advanced to the next level in the program if no instruction is needed.
For students in need of extra support, Lexia provides a level of scaffolding. If the student still struggles, the program provides explicit instruction on the concepts and rules of the skill, allowing the student to demonstrate proficiency and then return to the scaffolded level and standard-level activities.
Foundations teaches children age 4-7 to read real books without guessing or memorizing sight words while developing their writing, spelling, and language skills. In Foundations students gain phonemic awareness, learn to read and write the 74 basic phonograms and increase reading fluency through structured but playful activities. The innovative Rhythm of Handwriting™ method aids students in developing fluid handwriting. Step by step, students grow as readers, moving from phrases to sentences to paragraphs to books. Using evidence-based reading instruction methods, Foundations combines multi-sensory learning with the latest in linguistic research to provide students the best possible foundation for education: strong reading and writing skills. Learn More
Comes with: Level A Teachers Manual and Student Workbook. Additionally Doodling Dragons, Phonogram and Spelling Rule Quick Reference (cursive or manuscript), Rhythm of Handwriting Quick Reference Chart (for cursive only), Rhythm of Handwriting Tactile Cards, (cursive or manuscript, optional for K only), Phonogram Game Cards-2 sets, Basic Phonogram Flash Cards, Phonogram Game Tiles, Spelling Analysis Card can be supplied if needed.
Notes: Logic of English is a very solid phonics foundation that is multi-sensory in nature. It is parent intensive. Help Me Choose link