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Learning Language Arts Through Literature Purple Student Book

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Item #: 000344
ISBN: 9781880892206
Grade: 5
Author: Debbie Strayer; Susan S. Simpson

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Publisher:Common Sense Press
Pub. Date: October 1998
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 312
Edition: 2, Revised
Language: English
Series Title: Learning Language Arts Through Literature Ser.
Audience: Juvenile

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I've used Learning Language Arts Through Literature's purple book over the last three years for my two daughters and found it a nice variety to the other curriculums we've followed The Purple Book (LLATL) is a fifth grade curriculum put out by Common Press based on the idea that grammar spelling reading and writing can best be taught simultaneously through exposure to and application of good literature The year is divided into 36 lessons corresponding with the weeks of the average school year Each week's lesson is divided into 5 parts one for each day of the school week These daily segments are extremely short For my kids the daily assignment averaged 20 minutes work A typical lesson begins with a reading selection from a book or a piece of poetry The year covers novels biographies tall tales and poetry characteristics These include "America" Mr Popper's Penguins Trumpet of the Swan "America the Beautiful" David Livingstone; Foe of Darkness Strawberry Girl Amos Fortune and "The Star-Spangled Banner" These selections are then dictated to the student for penmanship spelling and punctuation exercises The rest of the lesson consists of teaching grammar writing and spelling rules brought out of the literature passage Every eight weeks or so the lesson is a book study Farmer Boy Caddie Woodlawn Meet Addy (American Girls) and Trumpet of the Swan are used for book studies which include character sketching book reports new vocabulary words and discussion of the plot and book outline This program includes assessments and review work for the students to keep track of progress The full program comes with a student book (consumable) and a teacher's handbook It's possible to teach the lessons using only one or the other I tried both options Using only the handbook involved a lot of time on the teacher's part in active teaching but also allowed for better guidance as the basis of the curriculum is seeing what you know and building on it For example spelling words are chosen from those written incorrectly during dictation Using only the student workbook is easy and it also includes some enrichment exercises in spelling and critical thinking that aren't part of the handbook I found the workbook easy to correct without the handbook but a bit awkward to give dictations from while having my daughter write in it at the same time I think on the whole using both together as they are meant to be used is best as you teach the lesson rather than slip into letting the child go at it on their ownIn general this book is a good options for those who want to give their kids a feel for proper writing but it doesn't require much in this grade in the way of putting those skills to use Students are not expected to write much It also doesn't cover more than a very elementary diagramming of subjects and predicates which I feel is a bit below this level Skills are not given much drill work This can be practical for kids who catch things quickly and frustrating for those who don't Students are expected to remember the grammar taught by the assessment I found myself re-teaching the grammar during reviews until I added some extra notebook work to the existing lessons to make them more long-term-memory friendly As a stand alone I think this book makes a fairly weak fifth grade text but it could serve as a very good supplement to another curriculum or with a bit of extra grammar and writing added to it It's also a nice way to teach kids to apply their reading and does get them interested in reading the literature their dictation comes from It also has a fair amount of activities sprinkled throughout to teach concepts These are useful to children who need a bit more spontaneity and hands-on in the classroom Overall it's a fun break from traditional grammar and my daughters did enjoy their years with it
March 31, 2008
I am a former classroom teacher and after much research I chose the Learning Language Arts Through Literature program 5 years ago for my children We have used it every year since It is such a complete program teaching my children everything from grammar to how to do research for a paper The format is such that they can do much of the work independently Now with today's economy I am finding that it is such a wonderful VALUE One volume has everything you need for teaching spelling grammar reading and writing skills
February 22, 2009
Both my daughter and I are enjoying this book. However, I do find some occasional typos. It did take a little getting used to the layout of the book, but I am glad that I made this purchase. I intend to continue using this series for the upcoming grades.
November 10, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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 home schooler I have perused several language arts curricula I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!
May 16, 2014
Great Literary Selections; Needs Proofreader
As I wrote about the teacher guide, the company seriously needs proofreaders. I LOVE the material chosen for the students! That's what drew me to the products. I even went back a lower grade because I didn't want to miss the lovely books for that level. However, the typos and misspellings, etc., are quite a distraction. Sorry I don't have any specific examples to point out at the moment. I really do like the selections and the method of incorporating a variety of language arts lessons into one book, though, so I'm sticking with these products.
February 19, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Moving my child into her next grade book
Heather M on Sep 27, 2017
used other books in this series and like the literature
Ashley A on Aug 31, 2017
Moving my child into her next grade book
Heather M on Sep 27, 2017
This is a great curriculum that covers everything!!! The only thing i substitute is writing cause I really like the I.E.W writing program other than that this covers reading and comprehension also. :) win win all around.
Emily L on Sep 13, 2017
used other books in this series and like the literature
Ashley A on Aug 31, 2017
LLATL is our family's go-to for language arts. Easy to teach and gentle for children. Love it!
Janelle S on May 11, 2017
Wonderful program for English that we love using.
James C on Mar 18, 2017
A great friend home schools and uses this book. I like that it is Christian based.
Trina H on Mar 9, 2017
I have the teachers manual and am tired of copying the pages for my son.
Adria H on Mar 3, 2017
I like the curriculum!
Jolene W on Oct 11, 2016
I chose these book to go with the teacher manual
Kendra C on Oct 3, 2016
good program
Ann F on Sep 29, 2016
Need it to teach my 5th grader
Garet W on Aug 22, 2016
GREAT LANGUAGE ARTS BOOK FOR YOUR STUDENT WHO LOVES LEARNING THROUGH LITERATURE!
Laurie V on Aug 22, 2016
I heard it was easy to use and it came highly recommended by a veteran homeschooling mother.
Joanne M on Aug 12, 2016
Nice complete language arts curriculum.
James L on Aug 3, 2016
I like the integrated approach to language and literature.
Christie A on Jun 9, 2016
Required for home school group
Cinnamon C on Mar 9, 2016
Going through the Orange Book right now, we love this approach of doing grammar.
Ann B on Jan 29, 2016
We have used LLATL with our older children and have been pleased with the product.
Sharon K on Jan 8, 2016
preferred language arts curriculum
Marliese C on Nov 5, 2015
LLATL Purple book incorporates engaging literature passages and books to read.
Lisa S on Oct 23, 2015
This is a great curriculum that covers everything!!! The only thing i substitute is writing cause I really like the I.E.W writing program other than that this covers reading and comprehension also. :) win win all around.
Emily L on Sep 13, 2017
LLATL is our family's go-to for language arts. Easy to teach and gentle for children. Love it!
Janelle S on May 11, 2017
Do students still read "Meet Addy" as listed in the table of contents?
A shopper on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you can obtain the book. If not, "Number the Stars" by Lous Lowry is the given alternative. You can find book study questions for it on the website for LLATL.
Do you still read "Meet Addy" as listed in the table of contents or has that book been replaced?
A shopper on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 'Meet Addy' has been replaced with, 'Number the Stars', by Lois Lowry. We purchased all of the books, including 'Meet Addy', because my 5th grader loves to read. Thriftbooks is a great resource for used books.
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    I've used Learning Language Arts Through Literature's purple book over the last three years for my two daughters and found it a nice variety to the other curriculums we've followed The Purple Book (LLATL) is a fifth grade curriculum put out by Common Press based on the idea that grammar spelling reading and writing can best be taught simultaneously through exposure to and application of good literature The year is divided into 36 lessons corresponding with the weeks of the average school year Each week's lesson is divided into 5 parts one for each day of the school week These daily segments are extremely short For my kids the daily assignment averaged 20 minutes work A typical lesson begins with a reading selection from a book or a piece of poetry The year covers novels biographies tall tales and poetry characteristics These include "America" Mr Popper's Penguins Trumpet of the Swan "America the Beautiful" David Livingstone; Foe of Darkness Strawberry Girl Amos Fortune and "The Star-Spangled Banner" These selections are then dictated to the student for penmanship spelling and punctuation exercises The rest of the lesson consists of teaching grammar writing and spelling rules brought out of the literature passage Every eight weeks or so the lesson is a book study Farmer Boy Caddie Woodlawn Meet Addy (American Girls) and Trumpet of the Swan are used for book studies which include character sketching book reports new vocabulary words and discussion of the plot and book outline This program includes assessments and review work for the students to keep track of progress The full program comes with a student book (consumable) and a teacher's handbook It's possible to teach the lessons using only one or the other I tried both options Using only the handbook involved a lot of time on the teacher's part in active teaching but also allowed for better guidance as the basis of the curriculum is seeing what you know and building on it For example spelling words are chosen from those written incorrectly during dictation Using only the student workbook is easy and it also includes some enrichment exercises in spelling and critical thinking that aren't part of the handbook I found the workbook easy to correct without the handbook but a bit awkward to give dictations from while having my daughter write in it at the same time I think on the whole using both together as they are meant to be used is best as you teach the lesson rather than slip into letting the child go at it on their ownIn general this book is a good options for those who want to give their kids a feel for proper writing but it doesn't require much in this grade in the way of putting those skills to use Students are not expected to write much It also doesn't cover more than a very elementary diagramming of subjects and predicates which I feel is a bit below this level Skills are not given much drill work This can be practical for kids who catch things quickly and frustrating for those who don't Students are expected to remember the grammar taught by the assessment I found myself re-teaching the grammar during reviews until I added some extra notebook work to the existing lessons to make them more long-term-memory friendly As a stand alone I think this book makes a fairly weak fifth grade text but it could serve as a very good supplement to another curriculum or with a bit of extra grammar and writing added to it It's also a nice way to teach kids to apply their reading and does get them interested in reading the literature their dictation comes from It also has a fair amount of activities sprinkled throughout to teach concepts These are useful to children who need a bit more spontaneity and hands-on in the classroom Overall it's a fun break from traditional grammar and my daughters did enjoy their years with it
    March 31, 2008
    I am a former classroom teacher and after much research I chose the Learning Language Arts Through Literature program 5 years ago for my children We have used it every year since It is such a complete program teaching my children everything from grammar to how to do research for a paper The format is such that they can do much of the work independently Now with today's economy I am finding that it is such a wonderful VALUE One volume has everything you need for teaching spelling grammar reading and writing skills
    February 22, 2009
    Both my daughter and I are enjoying this book. However, I do find some occasional typos. It did take a little getting used to the layout of the book, but I am glad that I made this purchase. I intend to continue using this series for the upcoming grades.
    November 10, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    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 home schooler I have perused several language arts curricula I cannot praise this curriculum enough! Learning Language Arts through Literature receives an A+ from this homeschooling parent!
    May 16, 2014
    Great Literary Selections; Needs Proofreader
    As I wrote about the teacher guide, the company seriously needs proofreaders. I LOVE the material chosen for the students! That's what drew me to the products. I even went back a lower grade because I didn't want to miss the lovely books for that level. However, the typos and misspellings, etc., are quite a distraction. Sorry I don't have any specific examples to point out at the moment. I really do like the selections and the method of incorporating a variety of language arts lessons into one book, though, so I'm sticking with these products.
    February 19, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    Moving my child into her next grade book
    Heather M on Sep 27, 2017
    used other books in this series and like the literature
    Ashley A on Aug 31, 2017
    Moving my child into her next grade book
    Heather M on Sep 27, 2017
    This is a great curriculum that covers everything!!! The only thing i substitute is writing cause I really like the I.E.W writing program other than that this covers reading and comprehension also. :) win win all around.
    Emily L on Sep 13, 2017
    used other books in this series and like the literature
    Ashley A on Aug 31, 2017
    LLATL is our family's go-to for language arts. Easy to teach and gentle for children. Love it!
    Janelle S on May 11, 2017
    Wonderful program for English that we love using.
    James C on Mar 18, 2017
    A great friend home schools and uses this book. I like that it is Christian based.
    Trina H on Mar 9, 2017
    I have the teachers manual and am tired of copying the pages for my son.
    Adria H on Mar 3, 2017
    I like the curriculum!
    Jolene W on Oct 11, 2016
    I chose these book to go with the teacher manual
    Kendra C on Oct 3, 2016
    good program
    Ann F on Sep 29, 2016
    Need it to teach my 5th grader
    Garet W on Aug 22, 2016
    GREAT LANGUAGE ARTS BOOK FOR YOUR STUDENT WHO LOVES LEARNING THROUGH LITERATURE!
    Laurie V on Aug 22, 2016
    I heard it was easy to use and it came highly recommended by a veteran homeschooling mother.
    Joanne M on Aug 12, 2016
    Nice complete language arts curriculum.
    James L on Aug 3, 2016
    I like the integrated approach to language and literature.
    Christie A on Jun 9, 2016
    Required for home school group
    Cinnamon C on Mar 9, 2016
    Going through the Orange Book right now, we love this approach of doing grammar.
    Ann B on Jan 29, 2016
    We have used LLATL with our older children and have been pleased with the product.
    Sharon K on Jan 8, 2016
    preferred language arts curriculum
    Marliese C on Nov 5, 2015
    LLATL Purple book incorporates engaging literature passages and books to read.
    Lisa S on Oct 23, 2015
    This is a great curriculum that covers everything!!! The only thing i substitute is writing cause I really like the I.E.W writing program other than that this covers reading and comprehension also. :) win win all around.
    Emily L on Sep 13, 2017
    LLATL is our family's go-to for language arts. Easy to teach and gentle for children. Love it!
    Janelle S on May 11, 2017
    Do students still read "Meet Addy" as listed in the table of contents?
    A shopper on May 11, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you can obtain the book. If not, "Number the Stars" by Lous Lowry is the given alternative. You can find book study questions for it on the website for LLATL.
    Do you still read "Meet Addy" as listed in the table of contents or has that book been replaced?
    A shopper on May 11, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: 'Meet Addy' has been replaced with, 'Number the Stars', by Lois Lowry. We purchased all of the books, including 'Meet Addy', because my 5th grader loves to read. Thriftbooks is a great resource for used books.
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