Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 6, Activity Tan
Language Arts the Natural Learning Way
Learning 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',Ã¢ÂÂ "Language and Thinking for Young Children,Ã¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂYou Can Teach Your Child Successfully.Ã¢ÂÂ 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 Ã¢ÂÂreal booksÃ¢ÂÂ which are the back bone for the curriculumÃ¢ÂÂs book studies. Ã¢ÂÂReal BookÃ¢ÂÂ selections include: Ã¢ÂÂCarry On, Mr. Bowditch,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Bronze Bow,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂBig Red,Ã¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂThe Horse and His Boy.Ã¢ÂÂ Literature passages from Ã¢ÂÂreal booksÃ¢ÂÂ such as Ã¢ÂÂ Bambi,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂLittle House in the Big Woods,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂKidnapped,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Hiding Place,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂPrince Caspian,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂKing of the Wind,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Wheel on the School,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Swiss Family Robinson,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂSwallows and Amazons,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂRobinson Crusoe,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Wind in the Willows,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂCaddie Woodlawn,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂWhere the Red Fern Grows,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Railway ChildrenÃ¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe House at Pooh Corner,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂAnne of Green Gables,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂAesopÃ¢ÂÂs Fables,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂLittle WomenÃ¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂInvincible LouisaÃ¢ÂÂ 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 studentÃ¢ÂÂs 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!
April 14, 2014
Learning a lot more than just language
I love it because it has good reading books along with the book. Has spelling and Grammar, reports,writing all into one book. That helps with homeschooling to remember to get everything covered.
September 10, 2011
LLATL, Grade 6
We really enjoy this approach to learning. My daughter immediately began reading "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch" and has really enjoyed the activities that go along with the book. She gets this out right away in the morning, and does her lessons! That is a winner to me!
January 20, 2011
I have used this product with both of my children--seems to be good with both. I like the fact that they have book studies with this.
October 6, 2010