Divided into easy-to-use daily plans, the Purple Book contains 39 weekly lessons, 4 book studies, 3 units on speech making, poetry and oral presentation, review activities, assessment and more. Students will hone in on grammar skills through dictation and writing exercises; their oral presentations are comprised of both speeches and stories, giving them a broader speaking experience. Additional creative writing and expression are taught extensively through the Poetry Unit, all of which gives the student a completely integrated learning arts experience.
Books Needed to Use This Curriculum: Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder; The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White; Number the Stars by Lois Lowry; Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
All literature excerpts necessary are contained in this book, but for further reading the entire book may wish to be read. Books used include: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and Robert Atwater; David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness by Jeannette Eaton (Out of Print); Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski; Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates; Color the Classics by Carmen Ziarkowski.