The Tan Book is designed for 6th grade students. Features are as follows: 36 weekly lessons divided into easy-to-use daily plans; 4 book studies; 2 units on library and research paper; integrated language arts lessons including grammar, spelling, higher-order thinking and study skills; teacher friendly with little or no teacher preparation needed; review activities follow most lessons providing additional skill practice; assessments help the teacher evaluate student's progress.
Sixth grade students mature in their language arts skills through 36 lessons. Strong in dictation, they encourage expressive, creative writing. The study of suffixes and prefixes lays groundwork for skills needed at the jr/sr high levels. Passages from great literature encourages the reading of timeless classics. Reviews after most lessons and assessments aid teachers in identifying strengths and weaknesses.
All literature passages are contained in The Tan Book. 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.