Learning Language Arts Through Literature Tan Student Book

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Tan Student Book

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Item #: 000347
ISBN: 9781880892213
Grades: 6

Product Description:

As long as they are available, we will continue to carry the Student Books for the 2nd edition. This will allow our customers with older Teacher Books to continue with the program if they choose.

2nd edition books are available as long as supplies last. 

All the user-friendly features of the lower grade series but written as college prep courses integrating literature studies with composition and incorporating vocabulary and grammar review. Course books, which include novel summaries, are written to both teacher and student with teacher helps and answers located in the back. The 36 weekly lessons are arranged in units - four or five per course. Teacher-Student discussions about the various pieces of literature are encouraged. The courses may be used in any order at any high school level. The American Literature course contains units on short story, novels, essay (expository, descriptive, & narrative), and poetry. The British Literature course features units on novel, poetry, essay (including a poetry interpretation essay), and book review. World Literature has units on literary periods: Early Literature, Epic Poetry, Medieval-Renaissance, and Enlightenment-Romanticism.

E-book versions of the Program Books and Notes, Tests and Answers Books are now available. All content from the hardcopy products are available as pdf files for download. In 1-2 business days after order is processed, the customer will be sent an email with information on how to access the files, and will then have 14 days to download the material. Once downloaded, they never expire from the customer’s computer and can be read and printed from any device.

"Its just common sense!" Yes, everything about this program is common sense. A very complete program organized around quality children's literature and covering phonics, reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, handwriting, and higher-order reasoning. Phonics instruction is systematic, introducing a few sounds at a time and providing opportunities to read a "real" (small story book) book which uses those sounds. The literature component (carefully selected children's favorites) reminds students that the reason for all the hard work in phonics is the joy of reading wonderful books. And woven through both of these elements is comprehensive instruction in all aspects of language arts. Relying heavily on Ruth Beechick's principles for teaching reading (including her letter dice activities), the program includes a wide variety of activities appealing to all learning styles.

The current 3rd edition features updated covers and clearer day-by-day instruction; there are also updates throughout the series to reflect changes in how research is conducted. Also, there is clearer direction for making personalized spelling lists. Some lessons have been "switched-out" to give students exposure to more classic literature. Since the original series was written over several years by two different authors, this 3rd edition has been tweaked to make it more consistent. A few out-of-print books have been replaced as well.

The Teacher Book is a homeschooler's dream; all the work has been done for you, taking you step-by-step through the 36-week/36 Lesson program. The Lessons are grouped into "Parts" and each is divided into five days of detailed instructions. New skills are listed for each lesson and necessary supplies are included at the beginning. There is virtually no teacher preparation needed; you teach as you read. All answers are provided within the lesson. Examples and diagrams are user-friendly including the easy-to-follow references to the Student Book. Periodic assessments are provided to help you determine your childs readiness for the next "Part." The Student Book contains the materials (except for household and school supplies) needed for cut-and-paste, word wheels, flip books, picture sequencing, story-telling puppets, and handwriting pages. The comfortable, natural handwriting method that isnt exactly traditional, modern, or italic was developed by the authors. This handwriting instruction is coordinated with the phonics and includes pages for children to carefully complete and display or give as gifts. The Student Book is consumable with perforated pages. Even the back cover is put to good use providing the miniature book covers to be added to the personal reading chart that marks the childs progress. Phonics concepts are reinforced in separate beginning Readers. They are small-sized for little hands and include black-and-white illustrations. Stories are engaging which is a good thing since the weeks learning activities are built around them. The student uses puppets to retell the stories, completes sequencing activities with a series of reader-related events, and answers comprehension questions. One interesting aspect of the teacher-student interaction concerning these readers is that the weeks lesson starts off with the teacher reading either the small book (Blue) or a part of a reader (Red) to the child. After several lessons thoroughly covering the new phonics concepts and practice reading parts of the story, the student concludes the week with the successful reading of the same reading selection. This is an effective variation of the typical approach because the goal of reading the book is always before the student. The Materials Packet (Blue Program only) is a useful collection of color-coded letter and word cards for learning and review along with cards used for reinforcement games and, of course, the letter dice (to be assembled from cardstock patterns). While this part of the program is not exactly consumable - you could use the various components again - the components do get a workout. If you are expecting to use the program with another child, you'll want to save these items, possibly laminating them. However, we sell additional Material Packets as well as Student Books and Reader Sets so you can easily use the program with a second student. Well-known children's literature (Read-Aloud Library) is suggested each week, so at the same time your child is learning phonics, he is also learning other important reading skills such as literal recall, comprehension, predicting outcome, and drawing conclusions. These books are an integral part of the program and the Student Activity Book relies on them. Although usually available at the local library, for your convenience we also sell them. ~ Janice


Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.

Category Description for LANGUAGE ARTS:

Primary Subject
Language Arts
Trade Paper
2nd, Revised
Diane Welch
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Common Sense Press
2.2 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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Why did you choose this?
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Provides literature and english together in a unique way.
Lisa T on Jul 29, 2021
Choice of Co-op English this year.
Tina M on Sep 1, 2019
Provides literature and english together in a unique way.
Lisa T on Jul 29, 2021
This curriculum was suggested by a trusted homeschooler.
Gina N on Sep 3, 2020
Choice of Co-op English this year.
Tina M on Sep 1, 2019
Great literature selections!
Stacey H on Aug 31, 2019
I've used it in the past. I like having all my child's language arts needs covered in one book.
Robyn M on Aug 6, 2019
Our family loves this language arts curriculum.
Marjan V on Jul 3, 2019
My grandson's older sister used this edition, so I wanted the same edition to match the teacher book.
Virginia D J on May 14, 2019
My sons like the uniformity of this program and the literature choices and passages.
Kimberly M on May 11, 2019
I love the book choices in this level and edition for my son.
Kathleen M on Apr 25, 2019
This curriculum combines reading with grammar, dictation, spelling. It is very easy to follow and planning for daily work is done for you. I have used all these levels.
Jane Ann B on Apr 15, 2019
I really liked the Learning Language Arts Through Literature books we have done in the past and are ready for the next book!
Deb J on Jan 29, 2019
Best with the workbook!
Mark H on Sep 27, 2018
Have been using this program for years and really love it. It works for us.
Linda S on Sep 25, 2018
we've used this for several years and like it
Ashley A on Sep 11, 2018
for homeschool
OLIVIA H. on Aug 14, 2018
Well rounded curriculum. Could use more spelling words.
josh b on Aug 12, 2018
I purchased the teacher book at a homeschool sale, but we needed the student book to go with it.
Jillia W on Aug 6, 2018
LLATL is a gentle yet thorough language arts curriculum. Besides gathering some books for book studies, it is open and go. We loved the literature selections for the Tan book and the dictation helped one of my children who struggles with ADD, to focus better.
Renee G on Jul 25, 2018
I am trying a new program for my child.
Katherine B on Jul 23, 2018
Very inexpensive and cover everything across the board... in one book! Very cost friendly and great for homeschoolers!
Talia D on Mar 2, 2018
We prefer a literature-based education.
Ingrid C on Jan 23, 2018
Really enjoying LLATL, both the yellow and tan books. My sixth grader pretty much does it on his own and I check it to make sure everything is correct. I work through the yellow book with my daughter. It doesn't take up much time, but I feel confident we're covering what needs to be covered.
Kate on Sep 22, 2017
I like the idea of a Language Course that includes grammar, literature and writing!
Margarita R on Sep 15, 2017
Always use this program. I love it!
Lisa W on Aug 29, 2017
Good previous experience
Mrs Hannah H on Aug 29, 2017
Like this curriculum
Richelle S on Aug 27, 2017
I really like the format and information.
Denise R on Aug 9, 2017
I've used this program in the past, and really like the variety and content.
Sharon S on Jul 1, 2017
We have used other titles in this series with success in the past, though we do supplement with some additional spelling and reading material.
Tami M on Jun 26, 2017
Wonderful program that we love using.
James C on Mar 18, 2017
free shipping and great selection and prices!
Jessica O on Feb 8, 2017
Am putting all children in LLATL this upcoming year. The series is decent, but not perfect. Will certainly hit the high points that I want my children to learn.
User on Dec 15, 2016
Our children have enjoyed this program every time we choose it.
Laura E on Sep 9, 2016
I have the teacher manual and I am excited for my daughter to use the student workbook. I like the literature that was chosen and the Bible verses, as well.
Lisa O on Sep 7, 2016
I have used this with my other children and really like it ..
Megan K on Aug 12, 2016
It came highly recommended from a veteran homeschooling mom.
Joanne M on Aug 12, 2016
Love this program
Derek A on Jul 26, 2016
I have used many other curriculum, and have come back to LLATL. I do use Easy Grammar also, and they make a great fit.
Kimberlyn B on Jul 13, 2016
We love this curriculum! It's easy to follow, and everything covered for the year is well-taught for the EOGs.
Michelle D on Jun 23, 2016
LLATL is a great, well rounded program that exposes children to all different styles of writing, while incorporating the basics of the English language.
Katherine C on Jun 19, 2016
Used it last year with another daughter- Really like the English component. The reading piece we will do in the summer.
Lisa T on Mar 28, 2016
Very in depth series!
James M on Mar 11, 2016
Suggested by a friend
Janessa A on Nov 17, 2015
I have used this curriculum before with another of my children in another grade. I found that it encapsulates all of the needed language arts.
Karen H on Sep 24, 2015
This curriculum was suggested by a trusted homeschooler.
Gina N on Sep 3, 2020
Great literature selections!
Stacey H on Aug 31, 2019
This is ed 2 the teacher ed is ed 3. Is there any way to get same ed of both?
Stephanie U on Jul 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we carry both the Teacher and the Student Books in the 3rd edition. (the Teacher Book in the 2nd edition is out of stock)

3rd Ed. Student Book: https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/001049

3rd Ed. Teacher Book: https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/sku/001050
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Rated 5 out of 5
Language Arts
This is an awesome book for school.
August 11, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
We enjoy this!
October 28, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing curriculum
This curriculum has brought me so much peace, knowing all bases are covered, and our child's education is well rounded. The literature is a launching pad for the entailed lessons. Dictation, grammar, 4 full literature novels throughout the year, excerpts from renowned pieces, and lots of history included in this set. There are also life skills included, if you consider the goals of the 'I can' page, and there are two scriptures which will set the course of the year. Our atmosphere in the home, since we are using this curriculum has been amazing! Night and day in comparison with last years attempt at piecing language arts together on my own. Highly recommend!
September 3, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The was the exact edition I was looking for. Shipping was fast. Overall great!
August 20, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love It!!
We tried other language arts programs and came back to LLATL. It is a comprehensive and easy to use program.
March 4, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great program!! Complete Curriculum
Very happy with this program for our language arts curriculum. It is thorough and all-inclusive. Great progression!
February 15, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 Susan S Simpson a teacher author and publisher and Diane Welch a homeschooling mother of five who is an avid reader and lover of fine literature Learning Language Arts through Literature Tan 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: �Carry On Mr Bowditch � �The Bronze Bow � �Big Red � and �The Horse and His Boy� Literature passages from �real books� such as � Bambi � �Little House in the Big Woods � �Kidnapped � �The Hiding Place � �Prince Caspian � �King of the Wind � �The Wheel on the School � �The Swiss Family Robinson � �Swallows and Amazons � �Robinson Crusoe � �The Wind in the Willows � �Caddie Woodlawn � �Where the Red Fern Grows � �The Railway Children� �The House at Pooh Corner � �Anne of Green Gables � �Aesop�s Fables � �Little Women� and �Invincible Louisa� are utilized for copy work and dictation The Tan Book includes two units: Using the library and writing a research paper Learning Language Arts through Literature incorporates creative expression activities such as creative writing oral presentation and poetry 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 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
I am a certificated elementary teacher with a master's degree I chose this product for my son after he did poorly in 6th grade English in public school I found numerous typos in the student and teacher edition For example if the student book had points labeled 1A B C and so on the teacher book omitted many of the points and I had to keep switching to his book to see where we were at The enrichment sections were completely gone in the teacher manual and we would be reading different parts confused what the other person was talking about On the positive side I thought it was good for a review and had excellent help guides and charts concerning research; how to make note cards how to conduct research in a library bibliography and making outlines My son told me public school was never that detailed
November 22, 2013

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