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Additional books utilized in this level include Little House in the Big Woods, Bambi, Kidnapped, The Hiding Place, Prince Caspian, The Swiss Family Robinson, Robinson Crusoe, Where the Red Fern Grows, The House at Pooh Corner, The Wind in the Willows, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, and Invincible Louisa.
Books Needed to use this Curriculum:
Note:For a printable list of what books are needed for this curriculum, please see the "More Information" (PDF) link above.
Vendor: Common Sense Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
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Kathy5 Stars Out Of 5Language Arts the Natural Learning WayApril 14, 2014KathyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Learning 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!
KatZAlabamaAge: 35-44Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5August 29, 2012KatZAlabamaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1Wasn't really laid out for easy teaching. Took too much teacher time to prepare and use effectively.
kiwi5 Stars Out Of 5this product seems very thoroughJanuary 13, 2012kiwiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5we just started using this book, but already it seems so thorough. i like that it is literature based and covers everything: spelling, vocabulary, reading and comprehension, grammar and writing. my children seem to be enjoying it also, which is always a plus!
Stephanie Walton4 Stars Out Of 5February 4, 2009Stephanie Waltoni always like teachers manuals, especially in language arts since it is not my strength. This one does a fine job of helping me help my daughter.
Q: My children are in 5th and 6th grade. This is my first time using LLATL. Do I also need to purchase a english/grammar curriculum too?
LLATL is a full-spectrum Language Arts curriculum and does not require any supplementation.