Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 6
Before You Begin
Language Arts Level 6 is designed to be open-and-go!
This means that there is no need to read or prepare anything daily.
It is, however, extremely useful to spend a few minutes
getting an overview of the course.
Here are a few highlights to help you have successful start.
Required Items Needed for This Course
The Level 6 course set comes shrink wrapped and includes the individual items listed below. Are you missing an item? Check your packing slip to compare it to your order. You may have ordered the “course book” rather than the “course set.”
If something is missing, contact our Customer Support Team at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.
The book Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Brunett is integrated into the course and is also needed.
Daily Items Needed
- A timer, a highlighter, and tracing paper (or very thin paper)
- Set of chalk pastels (at least 24 colors—must include white and off-white)
- Kneaded eraser, art tape, and a workable spray fixative
- Watercolor or pastel paper (assorted colors, 9″x12″)
- A charcoal pencil (any kind)
- Blending stumps or cotton swabs
- Handwriting: We recommend The Good and Beautiful Handwriting Level 5, 6, or 7.
- Books for Personal Reading: Visit The Good and Beautiful Book List and Library for suggestions
- Typing: It is recommended children in Level 6 practice typing skills often. (Many writing assignments are typed, as typing allows students to more easily edit their work.)
Subjects Covered Level 6
This course combines multiple subjects. Connecting learning in this manner provides deeper meaning and interest while eliminating the expense and trouble of purchasing and using many different courses.
- Grammar & Usage
- Art Appreciation & Instruction
- Poetry Memorization
How This Course Works
This 120-lesson course was designed to be done 4–5 days a week. Each child’s pacing is individual, and you should not feel your child needs to finish an entire lesson or complete only one lesson each day.
A parent or teacher reads sentence dictation to the student daily, but for the most part, lessons are completed independently. Your child is responsible for completing a daily checklist of the following items:
- Practice grammar cards or geography cards for 5–7 minutes.
- Complete one lesson in the course book.
- Read books from The Good and the Beautiful Book List.
Note: Spelling dictation is completed within the course book lessons.
An answer key allows parents and teachers to check the child’s work. When needed, adjust the level of parental involvement. Occasionally quiz the child on grammar and geography ﬂashcards to assess progress.
Also note that this course directs your child to do online research for a few lessons. Please talk with your child before starting the course about the rules he or she should follow for researching online. Alternatively, you may choose to have your child do only off-line research, perhaps at a local library.
It is suggested that outside of the assigned readings, your child also reads independently at least 15–20 minutes a day.
Spelling Dictation and Geography & Grammar Cards
About This Course
Read the “About This Course” pages as well as the first page of Lesson 1 for a full picture of how this course works. Click on “About This Course”.
- Principles Behind the Course
- Additional Materials Needed
- Items in the Course Set and How to Use Them
- How the Course Works
- How to Instruct Spelling, Dictation, & Sentence Diagramming
- Using the Geography & Grammar Cards
- Length of Daily Work