Description: This course will guide your students through the Memoria Press 6th Grade Literature selections: Anne of Green Gables, The Trojan War, The Bronze Bow, and The Hobbit. As your student progresses through this course, the use of our literature study guides will train your student to become an active reader. The course, in conjunction with the guides, will focus on the storyline of each book, and vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and composition skills. Students will be prepared for each chapter and the comprehension questions will teach your student to think about what they have read and to learn to identify the important content of each story. These comprehension questions will also teach your student the advanced skill of composing a clear, concise answer to a question, a difficult skill at any age.
Workload & Assessment: Students will read one book per quarter and daily time spent on the weekly reading will vary per student. The assessment will primarily be based on: (1) Participation, (2) Successful completion of the weekly quizzes that test the student's knowledge of the reading, and (3) One enrichment activity per book, submitted to the instructor to be manually graded.
Special Note: This course is especially appropriate for 6th and 7th graders, and/or those who might not be ready to read the more difficult texts in Middle School Literature II.
Required Texts: (1) Sixth Grade Literature Set w/novels.
*We highly recommend that parents purchase the Teacher Manuals. It is not essential, but it does have answers to the comprehension and discussion questions. Parents are not responsible for teaching or grading assignments, but they should be spot-checking the student's work each week. The advantage to having the Teacher Manual is that this is easily accomplished by spot-checking alongside the Teacher Manual. By doing this, parents will know the student is on the right track simply by comparing what the student has entered in their Student Guide to the answers in the Teacher Manual. This helps to eliminate the parent having to read everything with the student in order to spot-check. We do ask that parents keep the Teacher Manual in a safe spot to which the student does not have access. You can preview the Teacher Manuals by looking at the samples on our website.
*It is also recommended that your student have a microphone to participate in class. If you do not have one, one can be purchased from many different retailers (e.g., Amazon). As a general rule, you should try to get a headset that is USB rather than plug-in jacks, since USB ports are universal on PC's and Macs. If you have an internal microphone, this works as well.
*Books are not included in the price of the course