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Common Sense Press Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)

This Learning Language Arts Through Literature (LLATL) Purple Activity book contains independent work activities, enrichment exercises, additional readings, word puzzles, analogies, logic activities and other activities. This book must be used with, and all answers are found within, the sold-separately LLATL Grade 5 Teacher's Guide, Purple. 312 non-reproducible pages, three-hole-punched, softcover.

Books Needed to Use This Curriculum: Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder / ISBN: 9780064400039

  • The Trumpet of the Swan by Fred Marcellino / IBSN: 9780064408677
  • Meet Addy by Connie Porter / ISBN: 9781562470753
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink / ISBN: 9780689815218

    Note:For a printable list of what books are needed for this curriculum, please see the "More Information" (PDF) link above.

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    Customer Reviews for Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)
    Review 1 for Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)
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    Language Arts the Natural Learning Way

    Date:April 4, 2014
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    Kathy
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    Learning Language Arts through Literature is based on the educational philosophy of Dr. Ruth Beechick and her natural learning method as outlined in her books, "The Three R',” "Language and Thinking for Young Children,” and “You Can Teach Your Child Successfully.” The curriculum is authored by the late Debbie Strayer, a homeschooling mother, teacher, author and public speaker, and Susan S. Simpson, a teacher, author and publisher.
    Learning Language Arts through Literature Purple Book is a comprehensive language arts curriculum which teaches spelling, reading, grammar, composition, research and study skills, and higher order thinking skills, creative expression and penmanship. The authors have chosen “real books” which are the back bone for the curriculum’s book studies. “Real Book” selections include: “Farmer Boy,” “The Trumpet of the Swan,” “Meet Addy,” and “Caddie Woodlawn.” Literature passages from “real books” such as Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” “David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness,” “Strawberry Girl,” “Amos Fortune, Free Man,” and “Color the Classics” are utilized for copy work and dictation. The Purple Book includes three units: Speech Making, Poetry, Oral Presentation of Folk Tales and Tall Tales.
    *Learning Language Arts through Literature incorporates creative expression activities such as choral reading, family tree, interviewing, memorizing, role playing and speech making into the daily lesson plans.
    The instructors guide is comprised of easy to use lesson plans spanning a period of 36 weeks. Each lesson is made up of the following components: New Skills Taught, Materials Needed, Scripted Lesson Plan, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Answers, Examples, Diagrams and References to the student activity book. The Skills Index is an easy to use reference for the teaching parent. Assessments allow the teacher to evaluate the student’s progress. Review activities follow the lessons to provide the student with additional skills practice. Placement tests are available online at the Common Sense Press website.
    As a homeschooler, I have perused several language arts curriculums. I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!
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    Review 2 for Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)
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    Great product for Homeschooling

    Date:October 13, 2012
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    Zack
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    I have used the orange book and now the purple book for homeschooling my 5-6th grader. I love the way it teaches parts of speech and encourages writing. It also encourages reading of different genre that my son wouldn't usually read.
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    Review 3 for Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)
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    Date:August 24, 2012
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    CALaurie
    Location:CA
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    I've used LLATL books before and I like the way they are laid out and progress sensibly. This is a great deal for elementary Language Arts.
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    Review 4 for Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)
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    Love it!

    Date:November 30, 2011
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    Misty
    Location:Calyton, NC
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    My son and I tried an online program this year and we both hated it! I thought it would make things easier and more interactive for him, but that was not the case. We both love LLATL. My daughter is in the red book and she loves it as well. It is so easy to use and the activities are fun and teach everything they need to know. My only complaint is you have to have the student book cut off the binding because it is hard to write in otherwise. The teacher book could also be spiral bound to make things easier but as far as content, it is the best I've tried.
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    Review 5 for Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)
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    Incorporates learning tools in a meaningful way

    Date:September 15, 2011
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    Think
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    I am grateful for the way this book brings spelling, grammar, reading, and writing together in a meaningful way.
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    Review 6 for Learning Language Arts Through Literature Student Activity Book: The Purple Book (Grade 5)
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    Date:July 13, 2010
    I've been a fan of the LLATL curriculum for a while and love how it is set up to where my child can not only learn basic language arts concepts but also encourages reading from it. It's a great program.
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    Date:October 3, 2009
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    MNHomeschoolmom
    I really appreciate LLATL. I have used it now for 5 years and I can tell you, it works! The Purple book is one of my favorite years. My kids like the books they are reading, and I like the "no planning needed" part of it. Two thumbs way up!
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    Date:September 5, 2007
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    Betty Fletcher
    I love the bringing in of classic literature.The very nature of this type of study enable the child to grow in his/her reading comprehension. The spelling lessons stem right out of what the individual student needs to learn by using classic style of writing a portion of dictation and using the misspelled words as the spelling words for the week. If there are no misspelled words there is no need in wasting precious time just teaching what is already known, which children find boring and redundant. Refreshing to both student and teacher for student paced study. Easy to process - simple to instruct.
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