A Beka prepares your child for junior high through his work with geometry, the chemical elements, and much more! The Grade 6 Child Kit contains all essential textbooks and coordinated materials, including assessments, for an entire year of schooling in language arts, arithmetic, science, health, and history—23 items total. Combine this kit with the Grade 6 Parent Kit, and you can confidently teach and guide your sixth grader through a year of academic excellence.
· Language Arts
Reading—Classic works by Kipling, Twain, Alcott are just some of the stories and poems that will present your child with literary beauty, Christian ideals, and spiritual values. Thinking and comprehension skills are part of the A Beka reading program.
Grammar and Composition—Creative writing and report writing provide practical applications as sixth graders build a grammar, usage, and mechanics foundation that will serve them well in junior high.
Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry—Your child’s spelling skills and oral and written vocabulary will grow quickly through his work with English words formed with Greek and Latin roots and prefixes and suffixes. Activities in proofreading and learning about the development of English language are an added bonus! And what an accomplishment when he can recite from memory all 8 poems!
Penmanship—A review of cursive formations is included in Creative Writing, the companion book to Language C.
• Arithmetic— Challenge your child with percents and more complex mental arithmetic and word problems. As in the other skills subjects, the A Beka program ensures repetition and maintenance of basic skills and builds a foundation of understanding necessary for more abstract concepts.
· Science/Health—Build a bridge between elementary and junior high science as your child studies geology, invertebrates, space travel, and more. In the 7-week Health course, he learns about fitness. He also becomes familiar with health concerns such as drug abuse and AIDS, studying their physical, mental, and spiritual effects.
· History— America’s neighbors, Canada and Mexico, become more real as your child explores the history and geography and people of North and South America.