Celebrate 25 years of learning with Total Language Plus!

TLP offers literature-based, discovery style learning designed for Christian education. Our authors select exceptional literature and integrate the separate parts of language arts: comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing, as well as critical thinking and communication. We have sold over 300,000 study guides to moms, dads, grandparents and educators like you world wide!


How it works

Total Language Plus is an innovative curriculum focused on teaching thinking and communication skills using literature as a base. The authors believe an integrated system is more efficient than a fragmented approach, discovery style learning is the most effective and learning should be enjoyable. The “discover, do, drill” method is employed throughout the TLP program with activities focusing on thinking skills. These comprehensive novel studies cover:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Vocabulary
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Field trips/projects
  • Students are sometimes reluctant writers, not because they do not possess the skills to write, but because they have nothing to say about the assigned topics. Basing writing topics on the reading assignment stimulates imagination and creativity.

    Vocabulary/spelling words are taken from the unit’s reading with a variety of activities (at least four exercises for each unit) stressing mastery of the words. Drilling new and review words is accomplished through games and puzzles.

    Short dictations reinforce Bible truths (that relate to the story) and provide opportunities to improve listening and memorization skills, practice good penmanship and discover weaknesses in spelling, punctuation and grammar.

    Review of words and concepts is consistent throughout the novel studies, allowing mastery of the lessons rather than short term memorization. Because study areas are integrated and presented in “bite-sized” portions, self-esteem is improved and success patterns developed.

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