This package includes the following items:
Sunrise Language Arts 100 correlates with CLE Learning to Read and Sunrise Reading 100, but fits well with any phonics-based learning-to-read program. This thorough, phonics-based program teaches grammar, punctuation, communication skills, writing, spelling, and penmanship.
Concepts in the LightUnits are taught in small increments and reviewed over and over again to ensure mastery. Wall charts illustrate spelling and punctuation rules. Children who need extra penmanship practice will enjoy the beautifully illustrated workbook I Can Write Manuscript (sold separately) as they practice copying letters, numbers, words, short sentences, and simple poems on the theme of animal babies and their mothers.
The Grade 1 Language Arts LightUnits Set (10 magazine-size consumable worktexts) provides the instructional/textual material as well as student exercises plus quizzes and tests. The Sunrise 2nd Edition provides full-color illustrations and graphics with 12 lessons per unit. Unit tests are in the middle and can be pulled out. The wraparound, spiral-bound Teacher Guide provides daily lessons that are fairly detailed at this young level coupled with reduced copies of the student pages. Phonics, spelling, handwriting as well as beginning grammar and punctuation are covered along with numerous miscellaneous skills like alphabetizing. Alternate tests with answers (in case a student needs to retake a test) are provided in the Teacher Guide. Phonics helps include Flash Cards (5”x 7”) and Wall Cards (8.25”x 10.75”).
This resource is 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 Teacher Materials vary with the edition and grade level but, in general provide daily lessons, answers, alternate tests, and grading helps.
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.