This year my youngest child begins the sixth grade at homeschool. Here are some suggestions for new or veteran homeschoolers. I like to mix it up but I am a fan of Easy Grammar by Isha Enterprises, Inc. and Saxon Math by Saxon Publishing.
Easy Grammar Grade 6
By Isha Enterprises, Inc.
Students learn grammar faster and easier when they're actually writing and editing texts; this hands-on approach to grammar is just one of the reasons why Easy Grammar is so successful. Utilizing the prepositional approach, students memorize prepositions to then eliminate from sentences, making finding the noun and verb much easier. Concepts are reviewed and introduced throughout the school year; this, accompanied with reviews helps to ensure engaged, mastery learning for all elementary aged children.
Workbook pages with answers overlaid face reproducible workbook pages for students to complete. "To the teacher" notes address areas of importance and teaching tips. A writing section is also included. Workbook to teacher's text correlations are noted in the back. Tests included. 712 pages, indexed; softcover. Pages are reproducible. Grade 6.
Easy Grammar Grade 6 Workbook
By Isha Enterprises, Inc.
Great for saving time, homeschool co-ops or regular classrooms, Easy Grammar Student Workbooks contain the student workbook pages found within the Easy Grammar Grade 6 2007 Text. Pages are perforated for easy removal. 317 pages, indexed, softcover. Workbooks are not reproducible.
Saxon Math 76 Home Study Kit Fourth Edition
By Saxon Publishing
Saxon Math Homeschool 7/6 teaches math with a spiral approach, which emphasizes incremental development of new material and continuous review of previously taught concepts.
Building upon the principles taught in Saxon Math 6/7, the Saxon 76 textbook introduces functions and coordinate graphing, integers, exponential expressions, and prime factorization. Students will specifically learn about the order of operations, number lines, decimal place value, how to find the percent of a number, how to round decimal numbers, attributes of geometric solids, and more.
Lessons contain a warm-up (with facts practice, mental math, & problem-solving exercises); introduction to the new concept, lesson practice exercises where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice exercises, which includes 25-30 old and new problems. In-depth "Investigations" are provided every 10 lessons, and have their own set of questions.
The Tests and Worksheetsbook provides supplemental "facts practice" tests for each lesson, as well as 23 cumulative tests that cover every 5-10 lessons. The included "activity sheets" are designed to be used with the activities given in the student worktext. Five optional, reproducible, recording forms are also included.
The Solutions Manual provides answers for all problems in the lesson (including warm-up, lesson practice, and mixed practice exercises), as well as solutions for the supplemental practice found in the back of the student text. It also includes answers for the facts practice tests, activity sheets, and tests in the separate tests & worksheets book.
Saxon Math 7/6 is designed for students in grade 6, or for 7th grade students who are struggling with math.
This Saxon Homeschool Kit includes:
- Student Text; 120 lessons, 12 investigations, 744 perforated pages, softcover, 4th Edition.
Please Note: This product is only available for purchase by homeschools, consumers, and public institutions.
Choosing Good Health, Third Edition
By A Beka Book
Learning to take care of your body is an important life skill.
Sixth grade Health students will learn about important information through three units: Safety and First Aid, Growth & Fitness, and A Healthy Mind & Body. Lessons cover the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems while looking at major health concerns such as drug abuse, AIDS, and the effects of such issues upon the nation and individuals. The safety chapter addresses personal responsibility for behavior and covers basic first-aid procedures. This course is designed to last 9 weeks, and follows the completion of the Grade 6 science curriculum. Approximately 164 pages.
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