Language Arts LightUnit 601-610 Answer Key Sunrise 2nd Edition
The Sunrise 2nd Edition of Christian Light Education Language Arts has made some nice improvements in addition to the full-color illustrations and graphics. You will still find the same strong grammar, usage, and mechanics instruction which includes diagramming. However, writing instruction has been greatly enhanced. Starting in Unit 601 with sentence construction skills there is a progression through the units with paragraph and essay assignments. A number of different forms of writing (summaries, news report, character sketches, outlines, and essays) are covered as well as creative writing instruction and exercises in every unit. One unit also covers poetry.
The LightUnits Set (10 magazine-size consumable worktexts) provides the instructional/textual material as well as student exercises plus quizzes and tests. There are 17 lessons per unit. Unit tests are in the middle of each LightUnit and can be pulled out. There are several helps in the back – spelling bookmarks, a glossary, and a grammar reference. The Teacher Guides (two separate volumes) provide daily lessons and spelling lists plus an index of grade level skills, a scope and sequence, and alternate tests with answers (in case a student needs to retake a test).
Sunrise 2E Teacher Guides are larger; spiral-bound books with reduced copies of student pages with answers. Other components include Answer Keys (sold as a two-book set; spiral bound, landscape) which provide half-size copies of the student pages, a Quiz/Test Answer Key (full-size copies of student pages with answers filled in) and Extra Practice Pages. You do not need both the Teacher Guide and the Answer Keys set.
A traditional language arts series that provides grade appropriate instruction in phonics, spelling, vocabulary, grammar (including diagramming), word usage, penmanship, dictionary/library skills, all forms of composition (formal and creative), book reports, literature analysis, and poetry over the course of the series. Thorough and comprehensive in terms of coverage, user-friendliness is fundamental to the series, which allows the student to work independently except in the early elementary grade levels. Teacher oversight is expected but made easy by teacher materials that provide answers, grading rubrics, and lesson plans (amount of detail declines with grade level). Student materials are attractive and offer color highlights with some illustrations. The new Sunrise 2nd Edition offers full-color illustrations with instruction sequences in color-shaded boxes. All content reflects a conservative Christian viewpoint. Course components vary a bit with grade level but always include sets of ten magazine-size, consumable student worktexts (LightUnits) coupled with teacher materials. Quizzes and unit tests are part of each LightUnit.
The LightUnits Set for every course includes provides the instructional/textual material as well as space for the student exercises plus quizzes and tests. There are 14-17 lessons per unit that include two quizzes and one unit test. Unit tests are in the middle and can be pulled out. There are grade level appropriate helps in the back of the units (for example, a penmanship chart, spelling bookmarks, a glossary, and a grammar reference). Teacher Materials vary with the edition and grade level but, in general, provide daily lessons, answers, lesson plans, alternate tests, and grading helps.
Language arts programs listed in this section cover some combination of reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting or typing but do not attempt to cover all of those skill areas.