Teaching language arts in a CM manner to mulltiple ages with vastly different abilities is my nemesis. I've gone back and read many of the discussions here and there's so much good advice, and yet, I begin planning and the reality hits me, "How am I going to implement all of that?"
I know how I want to teach it. I want to take a literature passage, have them copy it, pick out a few elements to really focus on and also use it for dictation. For example, the different uses of commas; or contractions; or synonyms; or quotation marks, etc. It feels like such a waste of time to be teaching one child iambic pentameter and another one personification. Shouldn't there be a language arts manual that I can use to teach the same thing to all levels at the same time, such as the SCM modules do for history, Bible and geography?
I always end up thinking that I'll just pull this together myself, but if I don't have to reinvent the wheel I'd rather not. Is there a resource that does this?