What Your 6th Grader Needs To Know (Book Review)

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What Your 6th Grader Needs To Know

Today I am reviewing the book "What Your 6th Grader Needs To Know", this is a series of books that goes from preschool up to 6th grade and has been proven extremely useful in my homeschooling journey. This book is different from many other educational books because it goes through not only what the grade level should be focused on, but includes pieces of work material that can be used alongside these lesson plans. This book is the foundation to each school year of lesson planning for me.

It covers all 5 basic school subjects which include Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Math, and Science. This book does not provide enough to plan out an entire school year but what it does provide is the outline. It shows you exactly where your child's studies should be focused and if you continue through the series, it connects studies that your children have done in previous years. The focus is provided on structure and enabling your child to express interests in different subjects and taking tips from this book and pushing their interest further into other forms of work.

The way I use this book is by planning out my weeks of schooling, what sections I want to cover per week for each subject then I apply the outline by either using the material given or making my own worksheets. I also include physical education in my homeschooling curriculum and this is one subject that is not touched on in the book as it focuses more on the basics. It is very well written and easy to follow, it makes lesson planning a breeze as it is easy to take the information given and expand on it toward bigger projects and ideas.

I have used these every year thus far and am hoping to find something similar as I progress through my children's studies. I get these books through my local used bookstore for a very decent price, but you can find these on amazon.com for a reasonable price, usually under $10.00. I can not recommend this series enough and hope you check it out, I think you may be surprised how much this benefits your lesson planning and engages your student/children on a whole other level.

Let me know your favorite homeschooling resource books in the comments below!

As always any requests, comments, or questions are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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