With literature as its basis, this popular English program integrates spelling, reading, grammar, vocabulary, writing, poetry, research, and study skills. Besides that, it is easy for moms to use—all the preparation is done for you! The basic book contains everything needed to be both a teacher’s manual and a student’s workbook. The answers are included in a side bar on each page, which makes for easy self-correction. (Cover them with a slip of paper while doing the assignments on separate paper. Some pages will require you to write directly in the book or photocopy.) If you want to make life easier, purchase the optional Student Activity Book that contains the same student work found in the basic book (without the answers) in an appealing, illustrated format with space to write in all the answers, as well as some extra enrichment activities such as word puzzles. Each level uses the reading books listed below as an integral part of the program. Complete kit for each grade level includes the Basic Book, the Student Activity Book, plus all the reading books you will need to complete the course.