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 byLaura Ingalls WilderThe Trumpet Swan by E.B. WhiteCaddie Woodlawnby Carol Ryrie BrinkMeet 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 Florence and Robert Atwater.David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness by Jeannette Eaton (Out of Print)Strawberry Girl by Lois LenskiAmos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates Color the Classics by Carmen Ziarkowski.