Sonlight Curriculum

Sonlight is a literature-based curriculum that provides easy-to-use lesson plans, schedules, and materials from preschool through high school. Multiple curriculum options are available to allow you to customize a program to meet the needs of your students.

Over the past 30+ years we have found that a literature-based approach to learning provides much needed flexibility for students with learning challenges. Numerous families have shared testimonies of how their struggling learners blossomed with Sonlight.



Curriculum Review

Sonlight’s Level B (History/Bible/Literature), Language Arts, Science

General Information


  • Curriculum Developer – Sonlight
  • Website Link
  • Sample Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Lower elementary & Upper elementary
  • Subject Covered: Reading, Spelling, Writing, Math, History, and Science
  • Cost Range: More than $200
  • Format: Physical product
  • Religious content: Yes

Basic Features


  • Methodology: Charlotte Mason
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Auditory, and Tactile
  • Intelligences Utilized: Pictures, Words, and Contemplation
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Scripts, Spiral, Progressive steps, Multi-Disciplinary, Independent Work, Open ended, and Living books
  • Common Core: Unknown
  • Accredited: Unknown
  • Teacher Helps: A little more than average

Product Description 


  • Font Size: A little larger than average
  • Pictures: Lots of colorful pictures
  • Binding: Soft cover
  • Lessons Included: 36 weeks
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 1 year
  • Types of Assessments: Open ended questions, multiple choice, fill in the blank with and without word banks, matching, and labs



  • Amount of Handwriting Required: A little less than average
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: Many pages, books, and items to keep track of
  • Types of possible teacher assistance needed: Teacher reading text for a student with reading difficulties, Teacher scribing for a student with writing difficulties, or Teacher intervention for a student with visual impairment
  • Average Length of Lessons: 90 minutes
  • Concentration Level Required: Average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Very easily
  • Language Complexity: Average

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

This curriculum was very easy to use with multiple ages and levels and has incredible depth of content. A wonderful curriculum that our family with diverse learners is thoroughly enjoying.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

This curriculum has many pieces to keep track of at first, but that can be conquered with some strategic planning. Also, don’t be afraid to ease into the curriculum and implement at a staggered pace if necessary.