Sixth graders are looking for examples to follow -- courageous examples of heroes and heroines. Calls to Courage provides them with many challenging examples:
LightUnit exercises help students understand and think through what they read, leading them further in their reading, comprehension, analytical and evaluation skills.
The exercises also help students to learn and apply important lessons about life in areas such as honor, charity, contentment, selflessness, courage, determination, humility, returning good for evil, and living for others.
Two or three lessons a week cover a year's work.
An optional teacher's guidebook provides brief teacher's notes, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests.
Each LightUnit in this course takes about seventeen days to cover, providing work for a 170-day school year. This course gives a historical overview of the whole Bible in one year's study.
601 -- From Creation to Moses
602 -- From Joshua to Samuel
603 -- The Kingdom of Israel
604 -- The Divided Kingdom
605 -- The Captivity and Restoration
606 -- The Life of Jesus
607 -- The Followers of Jesus
608 -- The Apostle Paul
609 -- Hebrews and General Epistles
610 -- Revelation and Review
Language Arts 600 integrates grammar, spelling, and penmanship into one easy-to-use package. Grammar and punctuation skills are introduced incrementally at the beginning of each daily lesson, followed by exercises reviewing the freshest material as well as more familiar, almost-mastered skills. Each day's lesson concludes with penmanship and spelling practice.
In addition to these basic English skills, students study pronoun case and person as well as conjunctions and interjections. They learn to recognize and diagram appositives, complements, and direct and indirect objects in sentences. This study contains indepth paragraph writing based on the book On Teaching Writing.
The teacher's guidebook provides teacher's notes, spelling word lists, useful appendices, and alternate LightUnit tests.
Grammar: proper, common, and compound nouns; direct and indirect objects; appositives; antecedents; nominative, objective, possessive case pronouns; first, second, third person; demonstrative, interrogative and indefinite pronouns; action, being, linking, and helping verbs; principal parts of verbs; verbals: the participle; adjectives; adjective phrases; predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives; adverbs modifying verbs, adjectives, adverbs; adverb phrases; adverbs of comparison; prepositions; coordinating and correlative conjunctions; interjections; fragments, run-ons, and stringy sentences; simple and compound sentences; sentence agreement; correcting common grammatical errors; diagramming
Punctuation: capitalization; apostrophes; commas; colons; italics and underlining; quotation marks in quotes and titles; hyphens; semicolons in series and in compound sentences
Composition: topic sentence and summarizing sentence of paragraph; writing paragraphs using examples, reasons, or a story; of comparison and contrast; in chronological order, order of importance, and spatial order; character sketch; news article
Spelling & Penmanship
LightUnit 601 reviews concepts introduced in Math 500. Pretests and practice sets cover the essential fundamentals taught in Math 500. Math 601 can be used as a diagnostic tool to verify readiness for the Math 600 level.
LightUnits 602-610 review previously taught concepts, and introduce new skills and concepts in incremental, continuously reviewed steps. We teach the metric system simultaneously with the US system of measurement.
We assume total mastery of the number facts in all four operations previous to Math 600. After Math 601, speed drills disappear. This course covers three-digit divisors, decimal division, area and volume, using a compass and protractor, exponents, simplifying expressions, solving equations in two steps, estimation, and graphs and statistics.
LightUnit themes in story problems and random nuggets of information are based on famous mathematicians in history.
An optional teacher's guidebook provides brief teacher's notes, useful appendices, and alternate tests.
LightUnits refer to the CLE coded flash cards, but generic cards may be used instead.
Numbers: Distributive properties, associative properties, commutative properties
Operations: 3-digit divisors, annexing decimal places to complete division
Measure: Converting unit measures to mixed measures, converting square and cubic
Geometry: Volume of a rectangular prism, area of a circle, using a compass
Fraction: Multiplying 3 factors, canceling twice
Algebra: Understanding exponents, simplifying expressions with variables and like terms, solving equations in two steps
Problem Solving: Dealing with remainders, estimating in real life, savings account
Statistics: Reading & understanding circle graphs
Each LightUnit in this course takes about seventeen days to complete, providing work for a 170-day school year. Science 600 covers the tools and methods of science, astronomy, the solar system, atmospheric conditions, climate, and human anatomy.
601 -- What Is Science?
602 -- Making Comparisons
603 -- The Heavens Declare: Part 1
604 -- The Heavens Declare: Part 2
605 -- Earth's Atmosphere
606 -- Weather
607 -- Climate
608 -- Human Anatomy: Part 1
609 -- Human Anatomy: Part 2
610 -- Review
Social Studies 600 is based on Neighbors in Latin America, a beautifully illustrated full-color textbook. Units 1-4 cover the early history, geography, and climate of Latin America as a whole. Units 5-10 divide Latin America into regions and give specific information about the major countries in each region.
A limited number of activities appear in the textbook, designed to review only the highlights. For student work activities, choose either the workbook study or the LightUnit study for better coverage of the material. Either option is a full-year course.
Both options are preliminary editions and will be edited, corrected, and refined using customer input.
The ten LightUnits (bound in five books) match the ten units of the textbook.
The two-workbook option provides one worksheet per lesson and will require more teacher input. This option also includes a pack of quizzes, reviews, and tests for each student.
Important Note: All student material is in development and, as such, will be sold at a reduced price until it is refined.