This is part3 of my in-depth preview of the Time4learning website. See part 1 entitled “A Peek into Time4learning Pre-K and Kindergarten” and part 2 entitled “A Peek into Time4learning Grades 1-3”. As a former Time4Learning family, this program was the foundation of our homeschooling journey of which I have no regrets.
Grades 4-6 of time4learning puts your child into the upper level of this program. A feature that was not available when we used it is the homepage which can be customized with color, and an art gallery to accompany the new art program that has also been added. The core subjects for for graded 4-6 of time4learning are language arts, LA extensions, math, science and social studies. Advanced students also have access to Honors Algebra.
Language arts is available in levels 4, 5, and 6. Each level has a vocabulary skills section, a process skills section, a comprehension section and a state simulation section that helps students prepare for standardized exams. Each section also has reading comprehension sections (ILA) that should be used with books that the children get from the library or purchase and read in full.
The LA Extensions section is adds onto language arts by providing reading strategies, grammar, literature, writing, learning tools, and spelling to use as needed.
Levels 4, 5, and 6 of the math program represent a typical math program for this age level. Each level may include whole numbers, order of operation, decimals, fractions, integers, measurements, and other standard math subjects. More advanced students can move on to the Honors Algebra.
Science for levels 4, 5, and , jumps around a little. You could follow through one level at time, or as a friend of mine did, you can do do all levels of a specific topic together. Topics that carry across all or a couple of levels include scientific investigation, matter, sound, solar system, and the human body. There are also additional science topics at each level.
Social Studies is also presented in a non-linear fashion, which can be problematic for classical type homeschoolers. Other homeschoolers would want to pick and choose topics at whim so it would not matter to them. Still, between these three levels, a student would cover, the prehistoric world, the ancient world, the United States, Economics, politics, world geography, and major wars.
(This website preview was done on my own accord without a request from the company in question. I have only been granted temporary and limited access to the website upon my request to write this article.)