Divided into easy-to-use daily plans, the Purple Book contains 39 weekly lessons, 4 book studies, 3 units on speech making, poetry and oral presentation, review activities, assessment and more. Students will hone in on grammar skills through dictation and writing exercises; their oral presentations are comprised of both speeches and stories, giving them a broader speaking experience. Additional creative writing and expression are taught extensively through the Poetry Unit, all of which gives the student a completely integrated learning arts experience.
Books needed for book studies are:
# Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
# The Trumpet Swan by E.B. White
# Caddie Woodlawnby Carol Ryrie Brink
# and Meet Addy by Connie Porter
All literature excerpts necessary are contained in this book, but for further reading the entire book may wish to be read. Books used include:
# Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater
# David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness by Jeannette Eaton (Out of Print)
# Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
# Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
# Color the Classics by Carmen Ziarkowski.