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Sixth Grade Main Curriculum Choices

Sixth Grade Main Schedule
Easy Classical Fourth Grade Main Schedule includes 36 week-long schedules plus 70+ pages of charts, sheets, and helps that will enhance your child’s learning.  These 70+ pages are broken down into a language arts section, an art section, and a physical education packet.  You also receive detailed instructions on how to use our schedules as well as instructions on how to use the curriculum you purchase.  We send you all of this neatly placed in a 1 ” 3-ring binder. More Info...
Sixth Grade Main Schedule  

Sixth Grade Main Schedule

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General Resources
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer provides a great overview of classical education and instructions on how to implement the classical style of learning in the homeschool. Shepherding a Child's Heart provides a great foundation for effective parenting that will encourage children to think through the ramifications of their actions and begin to chose to obey based on their love for God rather than a need to conform to their parents desires. Say Goodbye to Whining... gives practical suggestions for implementing the concepts learned in Shepherding a Child's Heart. Wise Words for Moms is great calendar-like pamphlet that lists appropriate verses to read to your child while disciplining him for sins or offenses common to children. These verses back up Mom or Dad's discipline with Scripture.

Chores
Many parents today spend endless hours trying to entertain or inundate their children with activities geared toward making them happy. This often ends poorly, leading to unsatisfied children and frustrated parents. Instead, parents should focus on providing a balance between fun activities and giving children opportunities to be responsible. Parents can accomplish this goal by assigning their children chores around the house. Doing chores and getting paid for a job well done, helps the child to feel like an integral part of the family. It also allows them to make the connection between working hard and making money. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. is a great resource for helping you to do this.

Bible
The Sxith Grade Main schedule schedules Training Hearts, Teaching Minds over the sixth grade year. This great devotional book encourages children to memorize the catechism, while giving excellent explanations of what the answers mean. If you haven't already purchased a Bible for your child, choose the Bible you think most appropriate for the reading level of your child. The Bible memory verses coincide with the lessons being learned in Training Hearts, Teaching Minds book. Use the Tracking Your Walk Journal to write summaries of the Bible lessons, memory verses, and prayer requests throughout the year.
Reformation Study Bible Tracking Your Walk Training Hearts Teaching Minds


Spelling
The books in the Spelling Workout series are organized around a test-study method. Students take a pretest, self-correct and rewrite words, study through the practice exercises, and take a final test. Student lessons include fun riddles and puzzles, and conclude with a wrap-up and review; cumulative reviews of multiple chapters are also provided.
Spelling Workout F Spelling Workout F

Handwriting
This is a great handwriting program, which teaches the child to write using italic handwriting. Many children find this type of handwriting easier to master, and also find the transition between writing print and writing in cursive much easier. The instruction manual has a couple of pages of instruction for each level in the program. Only purchase the instruction manual if you haven't purchased it in a previous grade.
Italic Handwriting G Italics Handwriting Instructor's Guide
Choose a copybook that compliments the history you plan to study. The history copybooks below provide a great way for the student to practice handwriting while copying historical literature, poems, verses, and quotes. The exercises included in these copybooks are integrated with the Easy Classical History Schedules. They provide three days worth of copywork exercises per week. These history copybooks come in two levels: K-3 (basic) and 4-6 (cursive). Choose the copybook that coincides with the history unit you plan to study.
OT and the Ancient World History Copybooks NT, Greece, and Rome History Copybooks

Middle Ages, Ren and Ref History Copybook

Early Modern History Copybook Modern Times Copybook K-3

Writing
Choose one a writing guide that complements the history you plan to study. This guide includes 36 step-by-step lessons walking you through the concepts taught in the Institutes for Excellence in Writing curriculum, but breaking them down so that you can more easily lead the younger student through the lessons, while the older student can work more independently. This guide seamlessly integrates the history topics covered in the Easy Classical History Schedules with IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. Provided in each guide is a summary paragraph compiled from the history readings scheduled for the week, with the concepts taught in IEW's writing curriculum in mind.
Writing with History: Old Testament and the Ancient World Writing with History: NT, Greece, and Rome Writing with History Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation Writing with History: Early Modern Times Writing with History: Modern Times

Grammar

Analytical Grammar teaches English grammar, punctuation, and usage.  It is designed to be taught in three grammar “seasons” over three years (grades 6, 7, and 8); however, it is flexible enough to be adapted to a one- or two-year schedule. AG has been used successfully with all students from the learning disabled to the highly gifted.  This innovative and logical method is not only extremely effective, but makes learning grammar fun. Analytical Grammar is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach that will prepare your student for high school and college-level work.  The home teacher does not need to be a grammar expert but can learn along with the student.


Latin
Latin for Children Primer C is an engaging, incremental and creative text. It contains clear explanations, illustrations, exercises, tests and a useful reference section. It also contains a wealth of mnemory aids (songs, chants) to assist mastery of vocabulary and grammar. Five hours of video instruction featuring author Christopher Perrin teaching his two daughters at home. Each lesson features chanting and singing of vocabulary and paradigms along with clear grammatical explanations by Dr. Perrin. The actual text from the book appears on the screen as the girls chant and sing their vocbulary and paradigms, making it easy to follow along. Three DVDS, 5 hours total. Each lesson (averaging 15 minutes) corresponds to the weekly chapter in the LFC Primer C. 3 DVD's plus 2 Chant CD's. Integrated with Shurley Grammar. Children who use this program love learning Latin!
Latin for Children Primer C Latin for Children C Answer Key Primer C DVDs Primer C History Reader

Math
Saxon Math 7/6 lessons include Power Up activities, teaching of the new concept with examples, and practice of new and previous material. 12 Investigations included contain in-depth examinations of math topics that develop mathematical thinking through applications, activities, and extensions. Tests and answer keys are provided for all homeschool tests. If you are unsure whether this is the right level for your child, use this placement test.
Saxon Math 76

Art
Drawing with Children is an excellent introduction to drawing even for the young child. We have coordinated the art lessons taught in Drawing with Children with our science and history schedules. Mone Brookes's easy to follow, lesson by lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages and beginning adults. Her unique drawing program has created a revolution in the field of education and a sense of delight and pride among the thousands of students who have learned to draw through her Monart Method. 
Drawing With Children Sketch Pad Colored Pencils

Physical Education
Homeschool Family Fitness provides a variety of exercises and activities that encourage fine motor and gross motor skills. We schedule daily muscular strength and fitness assignments as well as bi-weekly aerobic exercises throughout the year.
Homeschool Physical Fitness Guide

Critical Thinking Skills
These critical thinking software programs are an excellent addition to the curriculum choices for third grade. They not only help the child to think more logically, but also improves standardized test scores. Reading Detective "games" encourage a higher level of reading comprehension. Editor in Chief helps the child to put into practice the grammar skills learned with Shurley English. Math Detectives helps solidify math facts and math computation skills necessary to build a strong foundation in math. Mind Benders helps the child develop logical thinking skills.
Reading Detective A1 Editor in Chief B1 Math Detective A1 Mind Benders A1/A2

Science
Easy Classical Main Schedules are different from the Complete Schedules in that they do not include Science and History schedule pages. The science and history are separated out of these schedules so that you can mix and match the Main Schedules with the Science and History that meets the needs of your children. If you are looking for Complete Schedule options click here. Below are listed the Science options you can choose:
 
Life Science Books Earth Science Books Chemistry Books Physics Books
 

History
Easy Classical Main Schedules are different from the Complete Schedules in that they do not include Science and History schedule pages. The science and history are separated out of these schedules so that you can mix and match the Main Schedules with the Science and History that meets the needs of your children. If you are looking for Complete Schedule options click here. Below are listed the History options you can choose:
 
State History Books Old Testament and the Ancient World Books New Testament, Greece, and Rome Books
Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation Books Early Modern History Books Modern History Books
 

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