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 The Tan Book - Sixth Grade Skills

Teacher Book - $27.00*
ISBN: 978-1-880892-86-2
Student Activity Book - $22.00*
ISBN: 978-1-880892-21-3
*Publisher’s Suggested
 Retail Price

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Click here for a sample lesson from The Tan Teacher and
Student Books.

Click here for the Scope and Sequence for The Tan Book.

Click here for a bibliography of literature used in The Tan Book.


  • 36 weekly lessons divided into easy-to-use daily plans.

  • PLUS 4 Book Studies (listed in the order they appear):

    • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Latham

    • The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

    • Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard

    • The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

  • Two Units:

    • Using the Library

    • Writing a Research Paper

  • Review Activities follow most lessons providing additional skill practice.

  • Assessments help teachers evaluate student's progress.

  • The Skills Index provides an easy skill reference.

  • Integrated language arts lessons including: grammar, spelling, higher-order thinking, and study skills.

  • Teacher friendly, with little or no teacher preparation needed!

6th grade students mature in their language arts skills through 36 lessons. Strong in dictation, encourages expressive, creative writing. The study of suffixes and prefixes lays groundwork for skills needed at upper grade levels. Passages from great literature encourages the reading of timeless classics. Reviews after most lessons and Assessments aid teachers in identifying strengths and weaknesses. Each Book Study contains a summary, vocabulary skills, reading comprehension, and exciting activities. Each unit provides the opportunity for your student to apply his skills through research, creative writing, journal writing, etc.

Student Activity Book
Publisher’s Suggested Retail Price - $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-880892-21-3

The Tan Student Activity Book is the perfect companion for the Tan Teacher Book! Everything in one book: student instruction, a place for writing, and a tool for easy record keeping. Allows for more independent work, a BONUS for teachers. The Tan SAB provides Enrichment Activities such as word puzzles, analogies, logic/reasoning activities and more found ONLY in the SAB. (Answers are found in The Teacher Book.) Please note: The Student Activity Book cannot be used independently.

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Click below for a full product description and explanation of each book.

The Blue Book
1st Grade Skills
The Red Book
2nd Grade Skills
The Yellow Book
3rd Grade Skills
The Orange Book
4th Grade Skills
The Purple Book
5th Grade Skills
The Tan Book
6th Grade Skills
The Green Book
7th Grade Skills
The Gray Book
8th Grade Skills
The Gold Book - American Literature
High School Skills


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