The Tan Book Complete Set, 6th Grade Skills, Learning Language Arts through Literature
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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!
6th grade students mature in their language arts skills through 36 weekly lessons divided into easy-to-use daily plans. Passages from great literature encourage the reading of timeless classics. Dictation encourages expressive, creative writing. The study of suffixes and prefixes lays groundwork for skills needed at upper grade levels. Integrated language arts lessons including: grammar, spelling, higher-order thinking, and study skills. Each lesson provides the opportunity for your students to apply their skills through research, creative writing, journal writing, etc. Includes four literature Book Studies: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Latham, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis. Each Book Study contains a summary, vocabulary skills, reading comprehension, and exciting activities. Two Units: Using the Library, and Writing a Research Paper. Review Activities follow each lesson providing additional skill practice. Assessments aid teachers in identifying strengths and weaknesses. The Skills Index provides an easy skill reference. Student Activity Book is the perfect companion for the course—everything in one book—student instruction, a place for writing, and a tool for easy record keeping. The Tan Student Activity Book provides Enrichment Activities such as word puzzles, analogies, logic/reasoning activities and more found ONLY in the Student Activity Book. (Answers are found in The Teacher Book.)
Complete Tan Book Kit includes the Tan Book, Tan Student Activity Book, plus all the reading books you will need to complete the course: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, The Bronze Bow, Big Red, The Horse and His Boy.
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Learning Language Arts the Natural Learning WayLearning Language Arts through Literature is based on the educational philosophy of Dr. Ruth Beechick and her natural learning method as outlined in her books, "The Three R'," "Language and Thinking for Young Children," and "You Can Teach Your Child Successfully." The curriculum is authored by Susan S. Simpson, a teacher, author and publisher and Diane Welch, a homeschooling mother of five, who is an avid reader and lover of fine literature.
Learning Language Arts through Literature Tan Book is a comprehensive language arts curriculum which teaches spelling, reading, grammar, composition, research and study skills, and higher order thinking skills, creative expression and penmanship. The authors have chosen "real books" which are the back bone for the curriculum's book studies. "Real Book" selections include: "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch," "The Bronze Bow," "Big Red," and "The Horse and His Boy." Literature passages from "real books" such as " Bambi," "Little House in the Big Woods," "Kidnapped," "The Hiding Place," "Prince Caspian," "King of the Wind," "The Wheel on the School," "The Swiss Family Robinson," "Swallows and Amazons," "Robinson Crusoe," "The Wind in the Willows," "Caddie Woodlawn," "Where the Red Fern Grows," "The Railway Children" "The House at Pooh Corner," "Anne of Green Gables," "Aesop's Fables," "Little Women" and "Invincible Louisa" are utilized for copy work and dictation. The Tan Book includes two units: Using the library and writing a research paper. Learning Language Arts through Literature incorporates creative expression activities such as creative writing, oral presentation and poetry into the daily lesson plans.
The instructors guide is comprised of easy to use lesson plans spanning a period of 36 weeks. Each lesson is made up of the following components: New Skills Taught, Materials Needed, Scripted Lesson Plan, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Answers, Examples, Diagrams and References to the student activity book. The Skills Index is an easy to use reference for the teaching parent. Assessments allow the teacher to evaluate the student's progress. Review activities follow the lessons to provide the student with additional skills practice. Placement tests are available online at the Common Sense Press website.
As a homeschooler, I have perused several language arts curriculums. I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!