HRACS TK-8 HOMESCHOOL

CURRICULUM CATALOG

2017-2018

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


GRADE LEVEL CURRICULUM        5

Transitional Kindergarten        5

Kindergarten        6

First Grade        7

Second Grade        8

Third Grade        9

Fourth Grade        10

Fifth Grade        11

Sixth Grade        12

Seventh Grade        13

Eighth Grade        14

CURRICULUM GLOSSARY        15

MATHEMATICS        15

McGraw-Hill: My Math*        15

Glencoe: California Math*        15

Saxon: Saxon Math        15

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps        15

Modern Curriculum Press        16

SUPPLEMENTAL MATH        16

Keys To  . . . Series (Math)        16

Times Tables the Fun Way!        16

Addition the Fun Way!        16

Math Manipulatives        17

READING & PHONICS        18

Zoo-Phonics        18

The Adventures of Ti & Mo        18

Learning Through Sounds        18

Learning Press: All About Reading        18

Pathway Reading Series        18

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons        19

Primary Phonics (Workbooks and Readers)        19

HMH Journeys*        19

HMH Collections *        19

Spotlight on Literature        19

SUPPLEMENTAL READING        20

Accelerated Reading        20

Steck-Vaughn Readers        20

Bob Books        20

Explode the Code        20

Sadlier Oxford: Phonics        20

Literature Units        20

Continental  Press: Reading for Comprehension        21

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension        21

Making Connections        21

The Classic Series        22

GRAMMAR & WRITING         23

Houghton-Mifflin: English        23

Easy Grammar & Easy Grammar Plus        23

Easy Writing        23

Polaris Writing        23

Writing Strands        24

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers        24

Prentice Hall: Writing and Grammar        24

Sadlier: Grammar Workshop        24

HMH: CoreSkills Language Arts        25

HMH: CoreSkills Writing        25

HMH: Journeys Writing Handbook        25

SUPPLEMENTAL GRAMMAR        25

Daily Grams        25

The Great Editing Adventure        25

Editor in Chief        26

SPELLING & VOCABULARY        27

Spelling Power        27

How to Teach Any Child To Spell        27

Mega Words        27

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling Workbooks        27

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop        27

Wordly Wise ABC        28

Wordly Wise 3000        28

Vocabulary from Classical Roots        28

Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections        28

HANDWRITING        30

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting        30

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian Handwriting        30

Houghton Mifflin Handwriting        30

SOCIAL STUDIES & HISTORY         31

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill: California Vistas*        31

Harcourt Brace*        31

Call to Freedom*        31

Kindergarten Social Studies        32

Beginner Books: My Book About Me        32

SCOE: History of Stanislaus County        32

Cobblestone California History Magazine Set        32

Steck-Vaughn America’s History: Land of Liberty        32

The Constitution Study Guide        32

Educators Pub Service: The Story of the U.S.A.—Books 1-4        33

SUPPLEMENTAL SOCIAL STUDIES        33

SCOE: California History        33

California Early History        33

Our Constitution and What it Means        33

Understanding the U.S. Constitution        33

Steck Vaughn: Maps, Globes and Graphs        34

Rand McNally: Atlas        34

Passwords Social Studies Vocabulary        34

SCIENCE        35

McGraw-Hill Science        35

Glencoe Science        35

Steck-Vaughn: Wonders of Science        35

HMH: CoreSkills Science Workbook        35

SUPPLEMENTAL SCIENCE        35

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science        35

Backyard Scientist        36

Zingy Science        36

HEALTH        36

Choices Magazine by Scholastic        36

UNIT STUDIES        37

Peter Rabbit        37

The American Girls Collection        37

America at School        37

Little House and Study Guides        37

FILE ‘EMS        38

Polaris Curriculum        38

LITERATURE UNITS        39

RESOURCE MATERIAL        43

ONLINE RESOURCES        44


GRADE LEVEL CURRICULUM



Transitional Kindergarten

Math

Get Set for School (Student kit includes ELA)

Reading/Language

Get Set for School (Student kit includes Math)

Social Studies

TK Social Studies Monthly activities packet

Science

TK Science Monthly activities packet

SUPPLEMENTAL

Math Manipulatives Kit

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Kindergarten

Math

McGraw-Hill: My Math

Modern Curriculum Press

Saxon: Math 1 (by AT approval)

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

Reading

Zoo Phonics

Ti & Mo Reading Program

Pathway:  Learning Through Sounds with Sound Chart

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Educators Publishing: Primary Phonics

Learning Press: All About Reading Level 1 (by AT Approval)

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian

Social Studies

     Kindergarten Social Studies Packet    

     Beginner Books: My Book About Me

Science

Science Doodles: Kinder Science Packet/Kit and Observation Journal

             

SUPPLEMENTAL

Math Manipulatives Kit

Starfall Reading/Writing (online)

Steck Vaughn: Phonics Readers

Sadlier Oxford: Phonics        

Explode the Code

Bob Books

Let Loose on Mother Goose

Handwriting Without Tears

i-Ready (online)

                         

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)

First Grade

        

Math

McGraw-Hill: My Math 1*

Modern Curriculum Press: Math A

Saxon: Math 1

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

Reading

HMH: Journeys 1*

Pathway:

     Learning Through Sounds,

     First Steps, Days Go By,

     More Days Go By

Educators Publishing: Primary Phonics

Learning Press: All About Reading Level 1

Grammar

HMH: CoreSkills Language

Writing

HMH: Journeys Writing Handbook

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers A

Spelling

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling

Spelling Power

Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connections

(Workbook only)

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian

Houghton-Mifflin

                                   

Social Studies

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill:  Family & Friends*

Steck-Vaughn:  Homes and Families

Steck-Vaughn: Maps, Globes & Graphs Level A

Science 

Science Doodles: My Science Notebook

McGraw-Hill: Science

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science A

HMH: CoreSkills Science        

        

SUPPLEMENTAL

Math Manipulatives

Bob Books

Explode the Code

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

HMH CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Rand McNally: Primary Atlas

i-Ready (Online)

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Second Grade

        

Math

McGraw-Hill: My Math 2*

Modern Curriculum Press: Math B

Saxon: Math 2

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

Reading

HMH: Journeys 2*

Pathway:

     Busy Times,

     More Busy Times,

     Climbing Higher

Learning Press: All About Reading Level 2        

        

Grammar

Houghton Mifflin: English

Easy Grammar 2

HMH: CoreSkills Language

Writing 

HMH: Journeys Writing Handbook         

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers B

Spelling 

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling

Spelling Power

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian

Houghton-Mifflin

Social Studies

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill: People & Places*

Steck-Vaughn: People and Places Nearby

Steck-Vaughn: Maps, Globes & Graphs Level B

Science

McGraw-Hill: Science

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science B

HMH: CoreSkills Science

SUPPLEMENTAL

Math Manipulatives Kit

Accelerated Reading (online)

School Specialty Publishing: Explode the Code

Daily Grams 2

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop (purple)

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

i-Ready (online)

Rand McNally: Primary Atlas

Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connections

(Workbook only)

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Third Grade

        

Math

McGraw-Hill: My Math 3*

Modern Curriculum Press: Math C

Saxon: Math 3

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

Reading

HMH:  Journeys 3*

Pathway: New Friends, More New Friends

Learning Press: All About Reading Level 4

Grammar/Writing

Houghton Mifflin: English

Easy Grammar 3

HMH: CoreSkills Language

HMH:  CoreSkills Writing

HMH: Journeys Writing Handbook

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers Level C

Sadlier: Grammar Workshop (Green)

Spelling

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling

Spelling Power

Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connections

(Workbook only)

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian

Houghton-Mifflin

Social Studies

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill:

California Communities*

Steck-Vaughn: Living in Our Communities

SCOE: History of Stanislaus County

Steck Vaughn: Maps, Globes & Graphs Level C

Science

McGraw-Hill: Science

Steck-Vaughn: Wonders of Science

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science C

HMH: CoreSkills Science

SUPPLEMENTAL

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

Performance Assessment

Accelerated Reading

Daily Grams 3

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop (green)

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

i-Ready (online)

Rand McNally: Atlas

             

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Fourth Grade

        

Math

McGraw-Hill: My Math 4*

Modern Curriculum Press: Math D

Saxon: Math 5/4

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

Reading

HMH:  Journeys 4*

Grammar/Writing

Houghton Mifflin: English

Easy Grammar 4

HMH: CoreSkills Language

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

HMH: Journeys Common Core Writing Handbook

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers  D  

Sadlier: Grammar Workshop (Orange)

Spelling/Vocabulary

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling

Spelling Power

Wordly Wise 3000

Mega Words

Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connections

(Workbook only)

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian

Houghton-Mifflin

Social Studies

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Social Studies:

Our Golden State*

SCOE: California Units I-VI

CA Early History packet

Cobblestone: California History Magazine Set

Steck-Vaughn: Maps, Globes & Graphs Level

Steck-Vaughn: Regions of Our Country

Science

McGraw-Hill: Science

Steck-Vaughn: Wonders of Science

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science D

HMH: CoreSkills Science

SUPPLEMENTAL 

HMH: Performance Assessment

Accelerated Reading (Online)

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop (orange)

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

i-Ready (Online)

Daily Grams 4

Rand McNally: Atlas

Zingy Science (online)

        

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Fifth Grade

        

Math

McGraw-Hill: My Math 5*

Modern Curriculum Press: E

Saxon: Math 6/5

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

        

Reading

HMH: Journeys 5*

        

Grammar

Houghton Mifflin: English

Easy Grammar 5

HMH: CoreSkills Language

Sadlier: Grammar Workshop (Blue)

Writing

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

HMH: Journeys Writing Handbook

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers E  

             

Spelling/Vocabulary

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling

Spelling Power

Wordly Wise 3000

Mega Words

Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connections

(Workbook only)

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian

Social Studies

Harcourt Brace:

We the People-Early United States*

Steck-Vaughn: History of our Country

Educators Pub Service:

The Story of the U.S.A.—Books 1-4 

Steck-Vaughn: Maps, Globes & Graphs Level E

Science

McGraw-Hill: Science

Steck-Vaughn: Wonders of Science    

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science E

HMH: CoreSkills Science

SUPPLEMENTAL

HMH: Performance Assessment

Accelerated Reading (Online)

Daily Grams 5

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop (blue)

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

Zingy Science (Online)

i-Ready (Online)

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Sixth Grade

Math

Glencoe: California Math Course 1*        

Modern Curriculum Press: F

Saxon: Math 7/6

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

        

Reading

HMH: Collections 6*

Macmillan/McGraw-hill:

Spotlight on Literature, Bronze

Grammar

Houghton-Mifflin: English

HMH: CoreSkills Language

Prentice Hall: Writing and Grammar (yellow)

Easy Grammar 6

Writing

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

Prentice Hall: Writing and Grammar (yellow)

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers Level F

Spelling/Vocabulary

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling

Spelling Power

Wordly Wise 3000

Mega Words

Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connections

(Workbook only)

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop A

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian

Social Studies/History

Harcourt Brace: Ancient Civilizations*

Harcourt Brace: The World (Part 1-Units 1-5)

Steck-Vaughn Social Studies:

World Cultures Past and Present

Steck-Vaughn: Maps, Globes & Graphs Level E

Science

Glencoe Science: Voyages-Earth Science

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science F

HMH: CoreSkills Science

                     

        SUPPLEMENTAL

HMH: Performance Assessment

Accelerated Reading (Online)

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop A

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

Daily Grams 6

Rand McNally: Atlas

Zingy Science (online)

i-Ready (online)

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Seventh Grade

        

Math

Glencoe: California Math Course 2*

Saxon: Math 8/7 or Algebra ½

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

Reading

HMH: Collections 7*

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill:

Spotlight on Literature, Silver Edition

Grammar

Houghton-Mifflin: English

HMH: CoreSkills Language

Prentice Hall: Writing & Grammar (Blue)

Easy Grammar Plus (Gr. 7-8)

Writing

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

Prentice Hall: Writing & Grammar (Blue)

Easy Writing (Gr. 7-8)

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers G  

Spelling/Vocabulary

Spelling Power

Wordly Wise 3000

Mega Words

Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connections

(Workbook only)

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop B

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Social Studies/History

Harcourt Brace: The World (Part 2-Units 6-10)*

Science

Glencoe Science: Voyages-Life Science

HMH: CoreSkills Science

        SUPPLEMENTAL

HMH: Performance Assessment 

Accelerated Reading (Online)

Daily Grams 7

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop B

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

Rand McNally: Atlas

i-Ready (online)

Zingy Science (Online)

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)


Eighth Grade

        

Math

Glencoe: California Math Course 3*

Saxon Algebra ½

             

Reading

HMH Collections 8*

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill:

Spotlight on Literature, Gold Level

Grammar 

Houghton-Mifflin: English

Easy Grammar Plus (Gr. 7-8)

HMH: CoreSkills Language

Prentice Hall: Writing and Grammar (Red)

Writing

Easy Writing (Gr. 7-8)

Prentice Hall: Writing and Grammar (Red)

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers Level H  

                     

Spelling/Vocabulary

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop C

Spelling Power

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Wordly Wise 3000

Mega Words

Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

   

Social Studies/History

Constitution Study Guide

Holt, Rinehart and Winston:  

Call to Freedom*

Steck-Vaughn:

America’s History, Land of Liberty

            Book One:  Beginning to 1877

            Book Two: Since 1865

Science

Glencoe Science: Voyages-Physical Science

HMH: CoreSkills Science

SUPPLEMENTAL 

Performance Assessment

Accelerated Reading (Online)

Daily Grams Jr. High/Senior High

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Continental Press: Reading for Comprehension

Our Constitution and What It Means

Understanding the U.S. Constitution

Rand McNally: Atlas

Zingy Science (online)

i-Ready (Online)

(For more ideas, see Curriculum Glossary at the back of the catalog)

CURRICULUM GLOSSARY

MATHEMATICS

McGraw-Hill: My Math*

Grades K-5

Is a 2014 state-adopted mathematics curriculum for Grades K-5.  It provides challenge, personalization and the student engagement a student needs to meet the goals and objectives of the California Mathematics standards.  Students have the option to use technology to access their book online and do a variety of activities that reinforce the concepts highlighted within the curriculum.

Glencoe: California Math*

Grades 6-8**

Is a 2014 state-adopted mathematics curriculum for Grades 6-8.  It makes math real for students and meets them wherever they are in their learning.  Multiple resources ensure approaching-level students master concepts before moving on, while beyond-level are appropriately challenged.  Students have the option to use technology to access their book online and do a variety of activities that reinforce the concepts highlighted within the curriculum.

**HRACS offers an onsite, optional teacher directed enrichment that meets weekly to enhance the effectiveness of this math program.

Saxon: Saxon Math

Grades 1-8

The Saxon series is a favorite among homeschoolers because of its ease of use, especially for the teacher who is not experienced in math.  It provides constant review and presents new concepts in a clear, concise manner.  Each lesson introduces a new concept followed by a few practice examples.  The student then completes problem sets which include review of all previously learned concepts.  It takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours daily per child for instruction.  Tests are given after every 4 or 5 lessons.

Houghton-Mifflin: Math Steps

Grades K-7

Math steps uses traditional mathematical strategies to present math concepts to students in grades K-7. There is a focus on computation and problem solving strategies, as well as some daily spiral review. The format of this workbook makes it an excellent choice for a student who is easily distracted.

Modern Curriculum Press

Grades K-6

This seven volume series (in workbook form) provides students in K through 6th grade a course of study dealing with traditional mathematical concepts.  Systematic review of each basic skill concept is also an important feature of this math program.

Level K   Kindergarten        

Level A   1st Grade           

Level B   2nd Grade                   

Level C   3rd Grade

Level D   4th Grade

Level E    5th Grade

Level F    6th Grade  

                

SUPPLEMENTAL MATH
Keys To  . . . Series (Math)

Grades 4-8

The Keys To . . . booklets are easy to use and self-directed, meaning that the student can work at his own pace.  They are a positive alternative to large textbooks which can be complicated and intimidating. Simple vocabulary and reading are used to present a single concept on each page.

    Keys To . . . Series are available for:

Fractions

Decimals

Measurement

Metric Measurement

Percent

Algebra

Geometry

Times Tables the Fun Way!

Grades 3-5

Times Tables the Fun Way is a picture and story method of learning the times tables.  Students enjoy the variety and range of activities that are possible with the story method.  The Teacher’s Manual should be used in conjunction with the Times Tables the Fun Way Book for Kids (Student Text), Times Tables the Fun Way Student Workbook, and Times Tables the Fun Way Flashcards.

Addition the Fun Way!

Grades 2-5

Addition the Fun Way is a picture and story method of learning the addition facts.  It uses the same memorization techniques that are found in the highly successful Times Tables the Fun Way.  These include visualization, association, and memory techniques.  The Teacher’s Manual should be used in conjunction with the Addition the Fun Way Book for Kids (Student Text), Addition the Fun Way Student Workbook, and Addition the Fun Way Flashcards.        

Math Manipulatives

Grades TK-2

Enhance the primary math curriculum, with a math manipulative kit to create a hands-on experience with early childhood math concepts.  Several widely used items in the kit include Unifix Cubes®, 100’s chart and Judy  Clocks®.   Sign up for the parent workshop offered in the fall of each year to get ideas on how to integrate concrete math instruction into the math curriculum.


READING & PHONICS

Zoo-Phonics

Grade K

A playful, physical, whole body approach to phonics, reading and spelling.  Lower case letters correspond to animal shapes, using a whole body signal.  Animal names introduce letter sounds, followed by uppercase, sound blending with pictures, then short and long vowels.  There are 26 animal friends that help children begin the reading process.  Zoo-Phonics requires study and preparation by the parent in order to teach this curriculum.  (There is a one-time parent training session)

The Adventures of Ti & Mo

Grade K

This is an exciting beginning reading program that is user-friendly and has been very successful in teaching reading to young children.  There is a seminar that will help get you and your child started on a fun-filled adventure into the land of Ti & Mo.  It uses storytelling, puppets, games, and worksheets to teach a strong foundation in sounds and the blending of words.  (There is a one-time parent training session)

Learning Through Sounds

(Books 1 & 2) Grades K-1

This phonics program uses a student workbook and the Sounds Chart binder to teach the basics of phonics in preparation for reading.  It works well to start this program before beginning the Pathway readers.  The directions for teachers are clear and contain extra suggestions for review.  Learning Through Sounds also provides a good systematic review for the slow beginning reader.

Learning Press: All About Reading

(Level 1-4:  K-3rd)

This is a truly multi sensory program; your student will learn through sight, sound, and touch. Everything is taught in context, and your student will apply what he has learned right away. Your student will be engaged in thinking, processing, comparing, and learning.

Pathway Reading Series

Grades K-3

Character-developing stories center around rural and farm life, and lack references to videos, computers and TV.  The simplicity of the series makes it a joy to use.  Accompanying workbooks and the Sounds Chart binder provide thorough phonics instruction, vocabulary and comprehension activities.  The hardback texts include simple black and white illustrations.  Early grade readers progress as sequels, with the same characters reappearing.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Grades K-1

A non-consumable phonics-based manual with teacher notes printed in red.  It prepares students to read at first grade level, through lesson-by-lesson instructions.  This program is easy to use and recommended by many homeschool parents.

Primary Phonics (Workbooks and Readers)

Grades K-1

There are five basic workbooks each with 10 accompanying simple readers utilizing the same words.  Excellent follow up after Ti & Mo or Zoo-Phonics.  Primary Phonics also offers simple reading to build confidence. Books 1-4 also have a comprehension workbook.

HMH Journeys*

Grades 1-6

A comprehensive reading and language arts program that builds skills in reading using authentic award winning text.  It includes spelling, vocabulary development as well as grammar interwoven to complete the necessary skills for each grade level.  Sets include teacher edition, student text, and support reader’s notebook., First and 2nd grade include blending books.

HMH Collections *

Grades 6-8

A challenging curriculum designed to develop student abilities to analyze complex texts, determine evidence, reason critically, and communicate thoughtfully.  Collections includes teacher’s edition, student text and close reader workbook. This curriculum has been state adopted.        

Spotlight on Literature

Grades 6-8

This reading textbook series, organized by thematic units, utilizes high-quality literature including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, biography, and drama to teach reading, literature, and language arts competency to students in Grades 6-8.  Texts are very user-friendly with simply laid out format.  No workbook included.  Each unit also focuses on a single area of writing response.

        Bronze            6th Grade

        Silver                 7th Grade

        Gold                 8th Grade

SUPPLEMENTAL READING
Accelerated Reading

Grades 2-8

This program is designed to motivate students to read more, to gain vocabulary, develop the lifelong love of reading, and increase scores on performance-based tests.  After reading a book from the Accelerated Reader list, the student may make an appointment with an Advisory Teacher to take a comprehension test.  Books and/or quiz titles can be found online at:  www.arbookfind.com

Steck-Vaughn Readers

Grades K-1

Early success makes all the difference in a child’s reading development.  Phonics Readers introduce your student to the joy of reading through a structured phonics approach.  Your beginning readers are given the opportunity to read whole books successfully on the first try.  This is a great companion to Primary Phonics.

Bob Books

Grades K-1

These books are three sets of phonetic readers presented in sequence.  There are 8-12 books in each set. They cover vowel sounds and blends.  They are just right for small hands and just 8 pages long so your child can read the whole book.  They work and kids love them!

Explode the Code

(Workbooks A-C and 1-8)        Grades K-4

This is a great follow up after Ti & Mo or Zoo-Phonics to teach your child to use the sounds of letters in a carefully sequenced program.  A variety of exercises provides experience recognizing and combining sounds in order to read words, phrases and sentences as well as building vocabulary.

Sadlier Oxford: Phonics

Grades K-3

This colorful workbook begins by introducing the alphabet and letter sounds, then moves on to building decoding skills, eventually gaining the groundwork for reading and language.

Literature Units

Grades 2-8

Enjoy your favorite literature books and rest assured that your student is comprehending, along with improving vocabulary.  Experience literature at the source and go beyond with insights into the author, history, and gain a thematic understanding of the content.  You may use this source as a stand-alone reading program or as an end-of-the-year wrap up after completing your traditional reading program. Accelerated Reader quizzing can be used alongside Literature Units too!        

Continental  Press: Reading for Comprehension

Grades 1-8

These workbooks give students practice with reading skills found on the California English-Language Arts Standards Tests. Each lesson is correlated to the English-Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools and features a high-interest, nonfiction article followed by multiple-choice questions and an open-ended question.  Each book includes 46 articles.  Tested reading skills are:  vocabulary, main idea, details, sequence, inferences, conclusions, and cause and effect.

HMH: CoreSkills Reading Comprehension

Grades 1-8

Provides students with practice and skills needed to develop comprehension skills, encourage close independent reading for proficiency and success.

Making Connections

Grades 1-6

The emphasis of this program is on teaching comprehension strategies, building vocabulary, and increasing fluency.  However, phonemic awareness and decoding skills are not ignored; they are taught and practiced in the context of comprehension monitoring and vocabulary strategies.


The Classic Series

(Level 1-5) Grades 2-6

Used as a supplement to reading, these classic abridged novels have been condensed into 10 short chapters that will enthuse the reader and give basic understanding of well-known literary classics.  Multiple choice questions are included to check for comprehension and vocabulary in each section.

Level 1 – Grade 2                        

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn                

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm                

Swiss Family Robinson                        

Heidi                                        

Adventures of Robin Hood                

Little Women                                

White Fang                                

Rip Van Winkle                                

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Level 2 – Grade 3

The Call of the Wild

A Man Without a Country

The Prince and the Pauper

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Black Beauty

Tom Sawyer

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Treasure Island

Level 3 – Grade 4                        

Red Badge of Courage                        

Robinson Crusoe                        

Kidnapped                                

The Invisible Man                        

Man in the Iron Mask                        

The War of the Worlds                        

Sea Wolf                                

Oliver Twist                                

Level 4 – Grade 5

From the Earth to the Moon

Gulliver’s Travels

Captain Courageous

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Time Machine

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

The Pathfinder

David Copperfield

Level 5 – Grade 6

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Last of the Mohicans

Kim

Ivanhoe

Metropolis

Hounds of the Baskervilles

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

Moby Dick                

                

        


GRAMMAR & WRITING

Houghton-Mifflin: English

Grades 2-8

A hardback edition, Houghton Mifflin English teaches the writing process step-by-step, and grammar through writing.  Students apply writing and grammar skills to topics related to social studies, science and math.  Companion Practice Book & Enrichment makes this program complete.

Easy Grammar & Easy Grammar Plus

Grades 3-6                  Grades 7-8

Based on the propositional approach to grammar, this text includes extensive grammar concepts.  Includes: unit reviews, unit tests, cumulative reviews, and cumulative tests in grammar to promote mastery learning.

Easy Writing

Grades 7-8

This is a text for learning higher-level sentence structure including appositives, introductory participial phrases, semicolon construction, subordinate clauses, and more.  Two levels of instruction for every concept enables the parent to use this manual with upper elementary through junior high students.

Polaris Writing

Grades 1-8

Polaris Writing is a literature based writing program which stresses prewriting and planning rather than revision.  Basing the writing on the literary text, it uses a unique graphic organizer for each domain of writing.  Students use the organizer to analyze text and plan their essays.  Paragraph guides then show them how they transfer the information they have planned into essay form.  Afterwards, they check their writing to see their strengths and weaknesses.  All of the writing is done in a spiral bound guided notebook.  See complete list of book titles on page 34.


Writing Strands

Grades 2-8

Writing Strands includes detailed instruction, models and methods of evaluation that cannot be found in any other program.  This is not just another grammar text or workbook, but rather makes up a complete writing project to challenge and excite young minds.  Levels 1 and 2 require teacher initiation and involvement; Level 3 and up are addressed to and used independently by students, where the teacher acts as a resource person who gives suggestions, monitors progress and corrects assignments.  Writing can take place either in the book itself, or on an accompanying notebook/paper.  Parents choosing levels for reluctant writers will probably want to start one or two levels below the child’s current grade level.

Level 1: collection of oral games and exercises for children age 4 through 8, includes book and tape

Level 2: designed for Grade 2

Level 3: for Grade 3 or those just starting this program, to age 12

Level 4: after Level 3 or starting Grade 8

Zaner-Bloser: Strategies for Writers

Grades 1-8

Zaner-Bloser is a strategic and innovative approach to writing instruction that makes it easier to improve your student’s writing.  Strategies for Writers is a complete writing program that features step-by-step writing instruction, a “Practice the Strategy Notebook” that provides guided practice for the strategies being taught and a rubric to use in assessing your child’s writing.

Prentice Hall: Writing and Grammar

Grades 6-8

Prepare your student for success in every type of writing.  Guided writing instruction plus comprehensive instruction in grammar usage and mechanics ensures your student will receive the support he/she needs right when he/she needs it.  This is a wonderful complement to the Pearson Literature curriculum.

Yellow         6th Grade

Blue                  7th Grade

Red                   8th Grade

Sadlier: Grammar Workshop

Grades 3-5

This workbook offers a complete course in grammar, usage and mechanics skills with an emphasis on the application of these skills to student writing.  Each four page lesson follows the same 3-step process: learn, practice, write.  Included are unit review and unit tests in a standardized test format.  Additional online practice through interactive games and editing activities are available.        

Green                3rd Grade

Orange        4th Grade

Blue                5th Grade

        

HMH: CoreSkills Language Arts

Grades 1-8

The content in CoreSkills Language Arts covers important grade-level skills in language, writing and research and aligns with state standards for English Language Arts.  This workbook covers the following key areas:

Parts of Speech        

Sentences

Mechanics

Vocabulary and Usage

Writing

Research Skills

HMH: CoreSkills Writing

Grades 1-8

Teaches students how to write using a step-by-step approach.  Students are first introduced to the basics of writing a sentence.  The use of graphic organizers is incorporated to help students plan and organize their writing and also to visualize their sentences clearly.  After students have mastered writing sentences, they focus on the structure and content of a well-written paragraph and then finally progress to writing essays that include arguments, informative, and narrative texts.

HMH: Journeys Writing Handbook

Grades 1-5        (Included with Journeys Reading Program)

Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt: Journeys Writing handbook is designed to complement writing instruction; practice student writing throughout the year.  It supports instruction by providing mini lessons for every handbook topic.

SUPPLEMENTAL GRAMMAR
Daily Grams

Grades 2-8

Daily Grams provides a quick and easy daily review of language arts skills.  Short daily lessons take 15 minutes or less to complete, and provide continual review of language arts skills.  If your child already has a fairly good foundation in grammar, these can provide a review and point to areas where extra work may be necessary.  

The Great Editing Adventure

Grades 5-8                                                                                                                            

Children use these highly effective materials to read their way through silly adventure stories, each divided into small daily lessons.  Students search for errors, and in so doing, learn and review grammar, writing mechanics, spelling, vocabulary, thesaurus and dictionary use.

Editor in Chief

Grades 6-8

Consumable workbook style presentation provides brief stories and pictures.  Students are required to edit the writing, locate and correct errors in punctuation, grammar, usage, etc.  Challenging!  Best used after completing a good study in grammar and editing.


SPELLING & VOCABULARY

Spelling Power

Grades 2-8

A unique spelling program that only takes 15 minutes a day!  The student will begin at their own level and progress each day with a spelling quiz and a short practice of misspelled words.  They will learn spelling rules as they become familiar with words that they will frequently use in their everyday writing.  A short DVD demonstration will prepare the parent to teach Spelling Power like a pro!

How to Teach Any Child To Spell

Grades 1-8

Instructs parents on how to analyze their child’s own misspelled words from the context of his own writing.  Categorize and study those words using the companion publication, Tricks of the Trade.

Mega Words

Grades 4-8       (Books 1-8 Workbook Form)

A series with a systematic, multisensory approach to learning the longer words encountered from 4th grade and up.  This is excellent to use with students who struggle with everyday spelling.  Students work with syllables and then combine them into whole words in context.

                                                                                

HMH: CoreSkills Spelling Workbooks

Grades 1-6

Spelling program features word list built around similar sounds and patterns with varied and relevant exercises.

Sadlier: Vocabulary Workshop

Grades 2-8

The Vocabulary Workshop series is designed to systematically increase students’ vocabulary and improve vocabulary-building skills while preparing them for the vocabulary strand of standardized tests.

        

Purple - 2nd Grade

Green - 3rd Grade

Orange - 4th Grade                        

Blue - 5th  Grade

A - 6th Grade 

B - 7th Grade

C - 8th Grade

        

        

Each level will help students increase their vocabulary, improve their word usage skills, and become better readers and writers.  Students may also access online activities to further strengthen their understanding.

Wordly Wise ABC

Grades 2-4

Level A,B,C

Each lesson introduces approximately eight new words and contains exercises plus a Wordly Wise section.  Exercises use these new words in context, teach multiple meanings of words, and give practice using the words in sentences.  Great preparation for success in Wordly Wise 3000 Series.

Wordly Wise 3000

Grades 4 +

Level 1-7

Each lesson introduces approximately twelve new words and contains several exercises plus a Wordly Wise section.  Exercises A, B, and C use these new words in context, teach multiple meanings of words, and give practice using the words in sentences.  Exercise D reviews the lesson and earlier lessons.  Correct completion of Exercise E gives part of a quotation, poem, or riddle.  Beginning in Book 4, an additional exercise in each lesson deals in detail with roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Grades 5-8

A thematically organized vocabulary program based on Greek and Latin roots, each lesson features two roots and 8-15 words derived from these roots.  Words are presented with dictionary-style definitions, and all words are used in example sentences.  Lists of “Familiar Words” and “Challenge Words” are provided for each root to help all students activate prior knowledge and keep advanced students on task.  Exercises include matching synonyms, fill-in-the-blank, writing sentences and more.

Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections

Grades 1-8

Each lesson uses carefully-curated spelling lists to teach patterns, build vocabulary, and develop the skills students need to become proficient spellers.   Please note: only the workbook is available not the Teacher edition  answer key.


HANDWRITING

Zaner-Bloser: Handwriting

Grades K-7

This form of handwriting uses a vertical manuscript taught with 4 simple strokes.  It is the type of writing most often found in textbooks and everyday reading materials.

Scott Foresman: D’Nealian Handwriting

Grades K-6

D’Nealian handwriting is the innovative, continuous-stroke method of teaching children to write.  It uses most of the same letter forms as cursive writing.  This form of writing also eases the transition into cursive writing by adding a few connecting strokes.

Houghton Mifflin Handwriting

Grades 1-4

Houghton Mifflin handwriting gives extended practice in letter, word and number formation.  They offer either the continuous stroke method which is similar to D’Nealian or the ball and stick method.  1st and 2nd Grades are manuscript, while cursive is introduced in the 3rd Grade and carried through 4th Grade.

SOCIAL STUDIES & HISTORY

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill: California Vistas*

Grades 1-4

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill California Vistas is a research-based, standards-driven Social Studies curriculum.  Each unit is completely sequenced around California’s Social Studies content standards that include well-loved literature, biographies, geography, and historical events.  The student will certainly find this text engaging as the material is presented in dramatic storytelling style.  The program includes a review of each unit and chapter as well as test prep to monitor the progress of the student.

        Social Studies Book                 Grade Level

        Family and Friends                Grade 1

        People and Places                Grade 2

        California Communities        Grade 3

        Our Golden State                Grade 4

Harcourt Brace*

Grades 5-7

Harcourt Brace Social Studies employs a content-rich, relevant narrative to provide an integrated approach to skills development.  Each unit begins with a map and timeline related review of the upcoming studies, followed by “Setting the Scenes with Literature,” a literary excerpt that is a good beginning for the unit of study.  Both chapter and unit assessments are included.  Each unit ends with “Making it Relevant” which applies the studies to today’s world.  Separate workbooks and assessments are available.

        Social Studies Book                  Grade Level

        Early United States                Grade 5

        Ancient Civilizations                Grade 6

        The World **                        Grade 6/7

**Note: If you completed the Grade 6 book, you will then begin the Grade 7 book at Unit 6.

Call to Freedom*

Grade 8

Call to Freedom for the 8th Grade student is one of our best resources for the state standard history requirement.   This program invites the student and teacher to experience the history of the United States from beginning to 1914 through a well-written text.   The illustrations and photos draw the student’s attention to dates and details important for the understanding of historical timelines.   The program includes a review of each section and chapter using vocabulary, people, and ideas as well as a timeline activity at the end of each chapter.   Separate workbooks and assessments are available.

Kindergarten Social Studies

Grade K

The Kindergarten Social Studies packet includes fun student activity pages which address state standards.  Students learn about citizenship, state and national symbols and icons, geography, career choices, and historical characters and events.

Beginner Books: My Book About Me

Grade K

Illustrated in full color, this hardback book encourages children to find out about themselves, while having fun writing and drawing their own biographies.  Delightful keepsake!

SCOE: History of Stanislaus County

Grade 3

(Activity Booklet Included)

This book contains 2-3 pages of historical reading lessons with corresponding workbook pages including games, crossword puzzles, charting and questions for comprehension.  Topics included in the book are: Indians, Spanish, Mexican and Early American Settlers, Fur Traders, Knights Ferry, LaGrange, Gold, Cattle, Grain, the McHenry Family and Irrigation.  Interesting and fun to study.

Cobblestone California History Magazine Set

Grade 4

This California history theme pack contains a teacher’s guide and 15 reprinted issues of Cobblestone Magazine.  A few of the titles included are:  Gold, Native Americans, Missions, High Sierra, Statehood and California History.  The teacher’s guide is packed full of ideas for discussion, writing, art, vocabulary, research, and further study.

Steck-Vaughn America’s History: Land of Liberty

Grade 8    (Reading Level 5-6)

America’s History: Land of Liberty includes topics such as: exploration, settlement, the Civil War, westward expansion, the space race and more.  It is written to encourage and motivate the most reluctant reader.

The Constitution Study Guide

Grade 8

This is a 36-page packet which provides the core history and process of how the United States Constitution works.  It contains sufficient knowledge for the required 8th Grade Constitution Test.         

Educators Pub Service: The Story of the U.S.A.—Books 1-4

Grade 5

An excellent American history reader. Includes exciting stories, interesting people, and lessons in reading and study skills. Students complete each of the 4 workbook style booklets in the course of the school year.

Book 1, Explorers and Settlers, covers Native American civilizations through the American Revolution.

Book 2: A Young Nation Solves Its Problems.

Book 3, America Becomes a Giant, covers Reconstruction through the Korean War.

Book 4, Modern America, covers the Eisenhower years through the election of Bill Clinton

SUPPLEMENTAL SOCIAL STUDIES

SCOE: California History

Grade 4

These booklets are compiled by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  The activity booklets provide a good springboard for studying California history and related projects.  Units include:

Unit 1:  Map Skills                                Unit 4:  Mission and Rancho

Unit 2:  California Indians                        Unit 3:  Early Explorers

Unit 5:  California Becomes a State                Unit 6:  California…The New State        

California Early History

Grade 4

This workbook includes four unique sections that focus on the people who make up the history of our Golden State.  Your student will learn vocabulary, work with the California map, complete exercises, review questions and finish bonus activities designed to reinforce and enrich understanding of California history.

Our Constitution and What it Means

Grade 8

This is an easy-to-follow explanation of the entire Constitution with historical background on the making of the Constitution.  There are photo-essays that discuss our rights and responsibilities as citizens, discussion questions to help students understand the Constitution and its importance, as well as a glossary with clear explanations of important terms.

Understanding the U.S. Constitution

Grade 8

This activity book is designed to give students a brief overview of the Constitution.  There are short readings followed by questions and activities.  The Constitution is located at the end of the book.  The sample test included measures the student’s knowledge of the Constitution.

Steck Vaughn: Maps, Globes and Graphs        

Grades 1-6

Build student’s confidence and mastery of practical geography skills with consistent, six-page units.  An atlas in each book offers easy access to important information.  The “Geography Themes” feature introduces students to the five themes of geography: location, place, human/environment interaction, movement, and region.

        

        Grade 1, Level A: Families                                          Grade 4, Level D: States & Regions

Grade 2, Level B: Neighborhoods                  Grade 5, Level E: United States        

Grade 3, Level C: Communities                             Grade 6, Level F: World

        

Rand McNally: Atlas

Grades 1-8

These Primary, Junior Classroom and Classroom Editions include brightly colored maps, real-life photos and brief informational text.  This map resource may accompany any Social Studies curriculum.

Passwords Social Studies Vocabulary

Grades 6–7

These workbooks focus on studying Social Studies vocabulary in context written at below grade-level readability, while including grade appropriate content.  Writing activities are included after every lesson.

Ancient Civilizations        

World Geography and Cultures         

Medieval to Early Modern Times

World Geography and Culture


SCIENCE

McGraw-Hill Science

Grades 1-5

This is a well-rounded curriculum for the science student and teacher.  This curriculum is full of resources such as National Geographic photos and articles, at-home mini labs, introduction and usage of the Scientific Method, and journal prompts.  Also built into the chapters/units are skill practices, assessments, and scientific vocabulary with glossary.  The teacher’s edition comes with easy-to-use lesson plans.

Glencoe Science

Grades 6-8

This grade specific junior high science curriculum includes lesson plans, explore activities and section/chapter assessments.  Available for each grade is The Study Guide For Content Mastery-a workbook which reinforces vocabulary and major concepts and separate Chapter Assessments.

Earth Science          Grade 6 (red)  

Life Science                  Grade 7 (green)

Physical Science          Grade 8 (blue)

Steck-Vaughn: Wonders of Science        

Grades 3-5                                                                                                                                                    (Reading Level 2-3)

Wonders of Science is a  series of workbooks that cover plant life, animals, earth and beyond, water life, matter, motions and machines, and the human body.  They are written in a one or two page lesson style that includes the latest advances in a concise presentation.  Photos, diagrams, charts, illustrations, and accent colors clarify and invite exploration.  Science vocabulary and questions to answer are part of this workbook form as well.

HMH: CoreSkills Science Workbook       

Grades 1-8

Science series provides informative readings and worksheets on a wide variety of topics in Earth, Life and Physical Science.  

SUPPLEMENTAL SCIENCE

Steck-Vaughn: Focus on Science

Grades 1-6

This easy-to-understand series presents foundational science concepts.  It provides practice activities and review questions which support various learning styles and diverse skill levels.          

Backyard Scientist

Grades K-7

The Original and Books 1-4

This series of books gives great ideas for hands-on learning and experiments that kids can perform using things found around the house.  This is a fun introduction to science and is great for families with multiple children.

Zingy Science

Grades 5-8

Zingy Science is an online standards-based curriculum with animated lessons and quizzes for every unit and a unit review.  Students can work independently with these interactive lessons at a pace that is set by the student.  Please go to www.zingylearning.com for more information on grade-level topics.  For Grades 4/5-8

HEALTH

Choices Magazine by Scholastic

Grades 7/8

Nonfiction articles on pressing teen health topics and life skills.  Available monthly through your Advisory Teacher on the pick-up shelf.


UNIT STUDIES

Peter Rabbit

Grades K-2

This series uses the first 10 books written by Beatrix Potter to educate the child in literature, art, writing and history.  Reading and projects are nicely woven in this well-written classic series.

The American Girls Collection

Grade 5

This collection includes the eight different sets of books listed below. Each series of six books focuses on one main character and takes place during a certain historical period covering 1764 - 1944. These books captivate readers with stories of heart, hope, and history. The stories entertain while also teaching American history. The books have been thoroughly researched—every last detail is historically accurate. The nonfiction “Looking Back” essays at the end of each book offer a wealth of historical information.

Felicity -

Colonial times

Revolutionary War period

Addy -

Escape from slavery,

Underground Railroad

Kaya - Nez Perce girl growing up in 1764

Josefina - New Mexico in 1824

Kirsten - Pioneering on the prairies

Samantha - Victorian times 1904

Kit - Great Depression

Molly - World War I

America at School

Grade 5

This unit is based on the school stories in the American Girls collection.  School being a subject students know so much about, they can easily compare and contrast events from time past with their experiences today.  America at School focuses on how schools have changed and how they have stayed the same.  This curriculum integrates social studies, literature, and language arts.  These school stories are found in: Felicity Learns a Lesson, Kirsten Learns a Lesson, Addy Learns a Lesson,  Samantha Learns a Lesson, and Molly Learns a Lesson.

Little House and Study Guides

Grades 3-5  

This popular reading series features the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House books in a guided reading course.  Each of the Little House books teaches American History through Wilder’s account of her childhood on the American frontier from the 1860’s to the 1880’s.  The reading guides are divided into two sections.  The first guide covers the first four books of the series, and the second guide details the last five books.  The first half is appropriate for the average 8-10 year old, while the second half is better understood by a child 9-11 years of age

FILE ‘EMS

Grades K-6

FILE ‘EMS are unit studies developed by a local master teacher, Judith Cochran Pirkle.  The studies are organized around a topic and include work and study ideas from the various content areas.  Each unit comes with a laminated file folder that lists the concepts covered.  Each activity idea is listed under its content area and explained.  A set of student pages that are used for some of the activities are included for each child working on the unit.  Any supplies needed are common, inexpensive, and readily available.  The student-tested activities are a great way to learn together as a family, using the simpler ideas and activities for the younger students and the more complex for the older ones.

FILE ‘EMS are available with the following topics:

        All About Me                Insects, Bugs & Spiders

Animals                Maps & Globes

Dinosaurs                Sea Life

Fairy Tales                Solar System

Ecology                Rocks & Volcanoes

Polaris Curriculum

The Polaris Curriculum integrates reading, vocabulary, and writing. Graphic organizers are utilized as a tool for planning writing.  (See Reading Glossary for more detail)

Series 1:        

Grades 1 & 2 (Stories with Lessons)

The Three Little Pigs &

The Three Little Javelinas

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

The Tales of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

Series 2:        

Grades 2 & 3 (The Heart Within: Exploring Self-Image)

The Ugly Duckling

Tom Thumb & Thumbelina

The Rainbow Bridge

Series 3:        

Grades 3 & 4 (Wisdom Speaks: Folktales from Around the World)

Tales from Russia

Latin American Tales

African Tales

Asian Tales

Series 4:        

Grades 4 & 5 (Communication:  More Than Words Can Say)

Into the Light—Helen Keller

The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps

Maurice’s Room

Thank you, M’am & Poetry by Langston Hughes

The Visual Story

Series 5:        

Grades 5 & 6 (Brave New World: Exploration and Discovery)

Einstein & A Wrinkle in Time

Passport to El Dorado

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Series 6:        

Grades 6-8 (The Quest: Beyond Courage)

Gilgamesh

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Tunnel

The Hobbit                                  

LITERATURE UNITS

LITERATURE UNITS (Grade Levels are Approximate)

P=Primary (2nd-3rd)      I=Intermediate (3rd-6th)     C=Challenging (5th & up)      Science

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

AR             LEVEL

AUTHOR

HRCS            LIBRARY

BOOK TITLES

I

4.7

L'Engle

x

A Wrinkle in Time

C

6.6

Hunt

x

Across Five Aprils

C

6.5

Gray

x

Adam of the Road

C

6.6

Twain

x

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The

P

3.7

Viorst

x

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

C

6.5

Frank

x

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

C

7.3

Montgomery

x

Anne of Green Gables

P

2.2

Brown

x

Arthur's Eyes

I

3.9

DiCamillo

x

Because of Winn Dixie

P

2.7

Hoban

x

Bedtime for Frances and other Frances Books

P

2.2

Isadora

x

Ben's Trumpet

I

5.1

Robinson

x

Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The

I

5.2

Buck

x

Big Wave, The

C

5.2

Farley

x

Black Stallion, The

P

4.1

McCloskey

x

Blueberries for Sal

I

5.3

Norton

x

Borrowers, The

P

4.2

Warner

x

Boxcar Children: Surprise Island

C

4.6

Paterson

x

Bridge to Terabithia

P

 

Martin

x

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

C

5.0

Curtis

x

Bud, Not Buddy

P

 

Borton

x

Building A House

I

6.0

Brink

x

Caddie Woodlawn

C

6.2

Sperry

x

Call it Courage

C

8.0

London

x

Call of the Wild, The

P

2.1

Suess

x

Cat in the Hat, The

C

6.4

Cushman

x

Catherine, Called Birdy

C

5.3

Taylor

x

Cay, The

C

5.2

Beatty

x

Charley Skedaddle

I

4.8

Dahl

x

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I

4.4

White

x

Charlotte's Web

P

3.6

Heller

x

Chickens Aren't the Only Ones

I

4.7

Catling

x

Chocolate Touch, The

C

6.7

Dickens

x

Christmas Carol, A

I

5.5-6.0

Lewis

x

Chronicles of Narnia, The

P

3.5

Freeman

x

Corduroy

I

3.9

Dalgliesh

x

Courage of Sarah Noble, The

P=Primary (2nd-3rd)      I=Intermediate (3rd-6th)     C=Challenging (5th & up)      Science

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

AR             LEVEL

AUTHOR

HRCS            LIBRARY

BOOK TITLES

LITERATURE UNITS (Grade Levels are Approximate)

I

4.9

Selden

x

Cricket in Times Square, The

C

5.0

Avi

x

Crispin, the Cross of Lead

I

4.9

Cleary

x

Dear Mr. Henshaw

C

5.3

Yep

x

Dragon's Gate

C

6.4

Snyder

x

Egypt Game, The

P

3.1

Blume

x

Freckle Juice

I

3.1

Blume

x

Freckle Juice/ Pain and the Great One/ One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo

P

 

Crews

x

Freight Train

C

5.7

Lowry

x

Giver, The

I

4.5

Fitzhugh

x

Harriet the Spy

C

5.7

Paulsen

x

Hatchet

C

6.6

J.R.R. Tolkien

x

Hobbit, The

I

3.5

Rockwell

x

How to Eat Fried Worms

I

5.4

Estes

x

Hundred Dresses, The

C

6.0

Craven

x

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

P

2.4

Numeroff

x

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/If You Give a Moose a Muffin

C

7.6

Burnford

x

Incredible Journey, The

C

4.6

Banks

x

Indian in the Cupboard, The

P

2.2

Waber

x

Ira Sleeps Over

I

5.4

O'Dell

x

Island of the Blue Dolphins, The

I

4.8

Dahl

x

James and the Giant Peach

P

4.4

Kellogg

x

Johnny Appleseed

C

5.9

Forbes

x

Johnny Tremain

P

3.9

Allsburg

x

Jumanji

I

5.7

Lewis

x

Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The

P

2.4

Minarik

x

Little Bear

I

5.3

Ingalls Wilder

x

Little House in the Big Woods

I

4.9

Ingalls Wilder

x

Little House on the Prairie

P

3.1

Bemelmans

x

Madeline

C

4.7

Spinelli

x

Maniac Magee

C

5.4

Paterson

x

Master Puppeteer, The

P

2.7

Allard & Marshall

x

Miss Nelson is Missing/Other Miss Nelson Books

I

5.3

Rylant

x

Missing May

I

5.3

Henry

x

Misty of Chincoteague

P

3.9

Brett

x

Mitten, The

P

3.0

Cohen

x

Molly's Pilgrim

I

5.6

Gardiner

x

Mr. Popper's Penguins

P

3.6

Williams

x

Music, Music for Everyone

C

5.2

George

x

My Side of the Mountain

P=Primary (2nd-3rd)      I=Intermediate (3rd-6th)     C=Challenging (5th & up)      Science

DIFFICULTY          LEVEL

AR                          LEVEL

AUTHOR

HRCS                      LIBRARY

BOOK TITLES

LITERATURE UNITS (Grade Levels are Approximate)

P

2.0

Sharmat

x

Nate the Great

C

10.3

Homer

x

Odyssey, The

C

5.0

Gipson

x

Old Yeller

C

4.7

Bauer

x

On My Honor

C

 

D'Aulaire

x

D' Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

C

4.8

Holm

x

Our Only May Amelia

C

5.3

Hesse

x

Out of the Dust

C

4.3

Hamilton

x

People Could Fly

P

 

D'Aulaire

x

Pocahontas

C

6.1

Steinbeck

x

Red Pony, The

C

8.6

Shakespeare

x

Romeo and Juliet

P

2.7

Brown

x

Runaway Bunny, The

P

3.4

Waters

x

Sarah Morton's Day

C

4.4

Naylor

x

Shiloh

I

4.9

Speare

x

Sign of the Beaver, The

C

4.9

O'Dell

x

Sing Down the Moon

C

6.6

Park

x

Single Shard, A

C

4.5

Bunting

 

SOS Titanic

P

3.8

Stepfoe

x

Story of Jumping Mouse, The

P

3.9

de Paola

x

Strega Nona

I

6.0

White

x

Stuart Little

C

4.9

Byars

x

Summer of the Swans, The

I

3.3

Blume

x

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

P

1.5

McGovern

x

Too Much Noise

 

4.9

White

x

Trumpet of the Swan, The

C

5.0

Babbitt

x

Tuck Everlasting

I

4.9

Williams

x

Velveteen Rabbit, The

P

2.9

Carle

x

Very Hungry Caterpillar, The

C

5.9

Konigsburg

x

View from Saturday, The

C

4.9

Creech

x

Walk Two Moons

I

3.9

Smith

 

War with Grandpa, The

I

4.7

Jong

x

Wheel on the School

C

4.9

Rawls

x

Where the Red Fern Grows

P

3.4

Sendak

x

Where the Wild Things Are

C

3.9

Fleischman

x

Whipping Boy, The

I

3.7

Stevenson

x

Wilbur and Orville Wright

C

5.0

Rawlings

x

Yearling, The

Science Literature Units

 

4.4

Cole

x

Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip, The

 

3.7

Cole

x

Magic School Bus at the Waterworks

 

3.8

Cole

x

Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs

 

3.9

Cole

x

Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive, The

 

4.3

Cole

x

Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane, The

 

3.6

Cole

x

Magic School Bus Inside the Earth, The

 

4.6

Cole

x

Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body, The

 

3.7

Cole

x

Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System


RESOURCE MATERIAL 

Available for Checkout In The Ed Center**

HRACS has a wide selection of materials to borrow for student use at home.  

Stop by the Ed Center and spend some time browsing our shelves!

Chromebook (3rd grade and up)

CDs and Videos

CDs with books

Leap Pad  

Journals, journal writing prompts and story starters

Microscopes

Balance Scale

Parenting Skills DVDs

Drawing CDs

Educational games

K-2 Science Units

K-2 Social Studies Units

Paint

Construction & Writing  Paper

Library Books

Art & Crafts

Drawing

Cooking

History

Homeschool Tips

Health

Geography

Grammar

Literature (fiction/nonfiction)

Math

Poetry

Parenting Skills

Reference

(Dictionary, Thesaurus, Atlas)

Science Reference & Experiments

Technology

Writing Handbook

**Note: Additional Resources may be available ~ Check with front desk in Ed Center or your  Advisory Teacher


ONLINE RESOURCES

Resources are licensed through Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader for Students

Evaluates vocabulary understanding and comprehension of  story text.

California Streaming

California Streaming

Parent and student resource to support instruction in history, art, science, and social studies. Resources include videos, text, images, and songs.

Enchanted Learning

Enchanted learning

Printable resources for activities and instruction for parents.

G-Suite (Google Apps for Education)

G-Suite Google Drive

Enabling free online access to student email, word processing, spreadsheets, cloud storage, and presentation tools at school and at home.

i-Ready

i-ready.com

Provides personalized student instruction targeted to students’ unique areas of needs and mobile apps to boost achievement and assess progress.

My Math/California Math

Connected.mcgraw-hill.com

Enrichment online and home support for the My Math & California Math instruction.

Typing Pal

TypingPal

Students practice typing skills through instruction and games to improve typing speed and accuracy.

Vocabulary Workshop

Sadlier-Oxford.com

Online support for review and understanding of words in each lesson.

Wordly Wise 3000

Wordlywise3000.com

Online support for review and understanding of words in each lesson.

Zingy Learning Science

Zingy Science   (See Science Glossary for information)