Learning Language Arts Through Literature

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We recommend that you use Learning Language Arts through Literature for at least one of the learning years for each child.

First, you’ll have a year of language arts from one integrated program–no separate books for handwriting, spelling, vocabulary, writing, literature/reading. Then the approach this series uses is different from the typical language arts curriculum; it promotes different types of skills. Finally, it’s a curriculum that helps make teaching and learning a pleasure.

For our three younger daughters, when we used the program, they learned to enjoy writing. I don’t know if this will work for everyone, but it certainly helped us.

For the middle levels, from Orange to Green, we typically did our language arts together in a three hour period. All of us sat around the dining table, and I went from child to child and worked through the lesson for the week. It was always fun when the younger children popped up with the answers to the older children’s lessons! I helped each one work the first question in each exercise, and these were finished during the remainder of the week.

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Learning Language Arts Through Literature Curriculum

Note About the Book Sets

Each level uses from 3 to 6 supplemental books (most use four, all available in paperback at reasonable prices or they can be borrowed from the library). We offer the books for the Learning Language Arts Through Literature book sets for purchase (with a 10% discount when you buy a complete book set). Each book is used in a Book Study that has a week of lessons.

LLATL Blue Book

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Blue Book

The Blue Book Common Sense Reading Program
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781929683093

The Blue Book Reading Program includes Teacher’s Manual, 28 story readers, color-coded cards, Reading Progress Chart, and Student Activity Book.

  • Blue Book information is available from the Common Sense Press website that includes scope and sequence, sample lesson, etc.

Grade 1

List $98.00

Price $83.95

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LLATL Blue Student Activity Book

Blue Student Activity Book
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892909

You need the complete set for this level. However, you may purchase extra student activity books.

List $27.00

Price $22.95

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Book Study Set for The Blue Book Common Sense Reading Program

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

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The Blue Book Study Set includes one of each of the following:

  • Who Took The Farmer’s Hat? by Joan L. Nodset 9780064431743
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown 9780064430173
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf 9780140502343
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina 9780064431439
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 9780140501827
  • Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban 9780064434515
  • The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton 9780395259382
  • Old Hat New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain 9780394806693
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey 9780140564341
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 9780448435213
  • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey 9780140501698
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton 9780395259399
  • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown 9780064430180

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LLATL Red Book

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Red Book

The Red Book Common Sense Reading Program
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781929683109

The Red Book Reading Program includes Teacher’s Manual, 6 readers, color coded cards, Reading progress chart, and Student Activity Book.

  • Red Book information is available from the Common Sense Press website that includes scope and sequence, sample lesson, etc.

Grade 2

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LLATL Red Student Activity Book

Red Student Activity Book
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892176

You need the complete set for this level. However, you may purchase extra student activity books.

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Price $22.95

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Book Study Set for The Red Book Common Sense Reading Program

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The Red Book Study Set includes one of each of the following:

  • A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry9780064431477
  • Little Bear by Else Homelund Minarik9780064440042
  • The Fire Cat by Esther Averill 9780064440387
  • The Bravest Dog Ever by Natalie Standiford 9780394896953
  • Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall 9780140504415
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman 9780140501735
  • Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown 9780440408307
  • Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson 9780689716089
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion 9780064430098
  • Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire 9781893103269

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LLATL Yellow Book

LLATL Yellow Student Activity Book

Yellow Book Student Activity Book (3rd)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892183

  • Yellow Book information is available from the Common Sense Press website that includes scope and sequence, sample lesson, etc.

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Learning Arts Through Literature Yellow Teacher Book

Yellow Book Teacher Book (3rd)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781929683222

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Yellow Book Study Set for
Learning Language Arts through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

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Includes one of each of the following:

  • The White Stallion 9780440412922
  • Madeline 9780140564396
  • Meet George Washington 9780375803970
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble 9780689715402

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The White Stallion by Elizabeth Shub

The White Stallion

By Elizabeth Shub

ISBN-13: 9780440412922

Paperback

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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline

By Ludwig Bemelmans

ISBN-13: 9780140564396

Paperback

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Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner

Meet George Washington

By Joan Heilbroner

ISBN-13: 9780375803970

Paperback

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The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

The Courage of Sarah Noble

By Alice Dalgliesh

ISBN-13: 9780689715402

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LLATL Orange Book

LLATL Orange Student Activity Book

Orange Book Student Activity Book (4th)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892190

  • Orange Book information is available from the Common Sense Press website that includes scope and sequence, sample lesson, etc.

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Learning Arts Through Literature Orange Teacher Book

Orange Book Teacher Book (4th)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892848

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Orange Book Study Set for
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

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Includes one of each of the following:

  • The Boxcar Children 9780807508527
  • Wilbur and Orville Wright 9780020421702
  • Benjamin Franklin 9780020419204
  • The Sign of the Beaver 9780547577111

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The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner

The Boxcar Children

By Gertrude Warner

ISBN-13: 9780807508527

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Wilbur and Orville Wright by Augusta Stevenson

Wilbur and Orville Wright, Young Fliers

By Augusta Stevenson

ISBN-13: 9780020421702

A Childhood of Famous Americans book.

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Benjamin Franklin by Augusta Stevenson

Benjamin Franklin, Young Printer

By Augusta Stevenson

ISBN-13: 9780020419204

A Childhood of Famous Americans book.

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The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver

By Elizabeth George Speare

ISBN-13: 9780547577111

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LLATL Purple Book

LLATL Purple Student Activity Book

Purple Book Student Activity Book (5th)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892206

  • Purple Book information is available from the Common Sense Press website that includes scope and sequence, sample lesson, etc.

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Learning Arts Through Literature Purple Teacher

Purple Book Teacher Book (5th)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892855

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Purple Book Study Set for
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

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Includes one of each of the following:

  • Farmer Boy 9780060581824
  • The Trumpet of the Swan 9780064408677
  • Meet Addy 9781562470753
  • Caddie Woodlawn 9780689815218

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Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Farmer Boy

By Laura Ingalls Wilder

ISBN-13: 9780060581824

This Farmer Boy is a full color collector’s edition in paperback. It is really worth the extra two dollars for this edition!

Paperback

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The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

The Trumpet of the Swan

By E. B. White

ISBN-13: 9780064408677

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Meet Addy by Connie Porter

Meet Addy

By Connie Porter

ISBN-13: 9781562470753

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Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn

By Carol Ryrie Brink

ISBN-13:9781416940289

Paperback

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LLATL Tan Book

LLATL Tan Student Activity Book

Tan Book Student Activity Book (6th)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892213

Tan Book information is available from the Common Sense Press website that includes scope and sequence, sample lesson, etc.

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Learning Arts Through Literature Tan Teacher

Tan Book Teacher Book (6th)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

By Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Publisher: Common Sense Press

ISBN-13: 9781880892862

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Tan Book Study Set for
Learning Language Arts Through Literature

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Includes one of each of the following:

  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch 9780618250745
  • The Bronze Bow 9780395137192
  • Big Red 9780823423910
  • Horse and His Boy 9780064471060

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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

By Jean Lee Latham

ISBN-13: 9780618250745

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The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare 9780395137192

The Bronze Bow

By Elizabeth George Speare

ISBN-13: 9780395137192

A Newbery Medal Book, The Bronze Bow is set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this story tells of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus.

The Bronze Bow is also used as the book study for the Trail Guide to Bible Geography.

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Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard

Big Red

By Jim Kjelgaard

ISBN-13: 9780823423910

Big Red is back in print through Holiday House. It is the adventure story of a boy and his Irish Setter.

Paperback

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The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy

By C. S. Lewis

ISBN-13: 9780064471060

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