Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum Advice

Language Arts

What do you like to use to teach language arts – grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary, spelling, phonics, dictation, poetry – is there a simple curriculum for all of those pieces together?

For poetry a friend suggested this book, “The Harp and Laurel Wreath: Poetry and Dictation for the Classical Curriculum“.

For grammar she suggested Easy Grammar for the younger two, and Primary Language Lessonsby Emma Serl, for our 8th grader.

Anyone have thoughts on these?

Thank you for your help!