Literature & Language Arts J
This package includes:
Includes a 36-Week, 4-Day?schedule designed to save one day a week for co-ops, music lessons, sports, field trips or other extra-curricular activities. Includes colorful map answer keys, discussion questions and answers as well as background notes to help you get the most from the time you spend with your child.
Literature & Language Arts
This is the first year in which BookShark students do not engage in Read Alouds with their parents as well as the first year (since Level D) that Language Arts and Literature does not tie to the History.? With the highly academic nature of the History program, we chose to surround it with classical literature and daily poetry reading.
This is also the first year in which the package comes with separate Parent and Student guides, to assist in student independence.
The Language Arts program focuses on creative expression and vocabulary development.? We provide instruction on how to compose various writing assignments, namely: narrative, argumentative, expository, persuasive and descriptive.? We also require a 4 week research project and various reporting assignments (similar to a periodical).? Each writing assignment concludes with a series of evaluation questions for the parent to analyze the quality of the student?s finished work.
The itemized list below is for the standard (default) version of this package and does not reflect changes made in any option menus above.
History & Literature
Literature & Language Arts
The Giver (JR03)
The Westing Game (JR02)
The Thief (JR01)
Going Solo (230-30)
The Gammage Cup (230-28)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – and Other Tales (230-24)
The Outlaws of Sherwood (230-02)
Treasure Island (230-68)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (230-44)
A Christmas Carol (230-22)
Pictures of Hollis Woods (230-51)
Enchantress from the Stars (230-25)
Classical Literature & Language Arts J Student Guide (JLB-SG)
Classical Literature & Language Arts J Parent Guide (JLB-PG)
Is BookShark’s History of Science a History or Science program?
The History of Science can be used as both! The program studies scientific advancement chronologically, covering much of world history from ancient Sumerians to modern times. The science concepts are covered in great detail, with heavy emphasis on physics and chemistry. It provides an excellent platform for young students to develop an application based understanding of chemistry, physics and advanced math.
Does the literature integrate with the History reading?
With the highly academic nature of the History program, we chose to surround it with classical literature and daily poetry reading. There is historical literature that ties to the History, but the Language Arts literature does not.
Is this a High School level program?
Yes, it can be used as a High School program! The History and Literature is designed for ages 13-15 and can be used as an eighth grade to High School level program.
Can I use this package with both my children?
Yes, you can! Your students will be able to share most of the resources in the package including the Timeline Book.
Not sure if this is the right fit? Please review the options below to find a package that will work for both of your children:
Ages 10-13 | Level F All-Subject Package
Ages 11-13 | Level G All-Subject Package
Ages 12-14 | Level H All-Subject Package
Ages 14-16 | American History & Literature I
If there is more than a three year age difference between your children, we recommend that you purchase a separate package for each student.
What are the “Required Resources” and why are they required?
The Required Resources includes a big binder with 36 week tabs for your Instructor’s Guides, The Timeline Book, a reusable Markable Map, and a set of wet-erase markers. These resources will be reused in almost every level of our History program and can be shared by multiple students. You will be given the option to purchase these items every time you buy an All-Subject or Reading with History Package, but you only need to buy it once.
For more information on BookShark, please see our FAQs page.