Age 6 to 8

Overview

Get your hands dirty investigating solids and liquids. Create your own animal and describe how its design aids in its survival. Develop an appreciation for cultures by reading "Cinderella" stories from around the world. Dress like a pirate and go on a "Measure Hunt". Practice math skills at a "Home Carnival".

The Age 6-8 curriculum constitutes one year of academic instruction in science, social studies, language arts, and math. All you need to add is a reading program, and we recommend Abecedarian Level B.

In the 6-8 year-old curriculum, your child will explore all subject areas using a hands-on and investigative approach. Oftentimes, homeschoolers are only taught reading, writing, and math during the early years, but a truly comprehensive curriculum will expose them to science and social studies as well. These subjects can be the most engaging and exciting for a young child. The curriculum is also filled with quality literature to enjoy with your child.

Prerequisites

Language Arts

  • Able to read and comprehend simple picture books
  • Able to write simple sentences independently
  • Recognize, understand, and write numbers 1-100
  • Usually used by children in first or second grade

Math

  • Knows addition and subtraction facts to 10
  • Understands place value to the tens
  • Can add and subtract two-digit numbers
  • Usually used by children in the second grade

Beyond Standards

Because all lessons are based on state and national standards, your child will learn all of the necessary skills for his age. Age 6-8 curriculum assumes that your child is able to read simple texts. Each child will continue to be challenged to read and write at a higher level.

Summary of Skills

The links below will take you to the Summary of Skills for each of the concepts that make up the Age 6-8 curriculum. The Summary of Skills is a list of the state and national standards that are covered within Moving Beyond the Page. This list can be useful for your own planning purposes, but it is also quite helpful when submitting required documentation to fulfill state and local reporting requirements.

What Else Do I Need?

While we do have many phonics and whole language experiences built into each unit, our curriculum does not teach the mechanics of reading. Many gifted 6-8 year old children know how to read, and there are many varying theories on how to best teach a child how to read. For these reasons we have chosen not to “teach” your child to read in our curriculum, allowing you to decide on a reading program that fits your philosophy and your child’s learning style if your child is not already reading. The best program that we have found is Abecedarian Level B.

Schedule Worksheets



Age 6-8 Curriculum Samples

Concept 1 - Community

Unit 1 - Communities Around the World [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 3 - Goods and Services

Unit 2 - Citizenship [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 7 - Inventors

Unit 3 - Plants and Animals [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 2 - Animal Structure

Concept 2 - Measurement

Unit 1 - Measuring Amounts [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 5 - A Day at the Fair

Unit 2 - Data and Probability [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 5 - Possible or Impossible

Unit 3 - Measurement In Your World [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 5 - Measuring Length

Concept 3 - Culture

Unit 1 - Geography [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 2 - Cardinal Directions

Unit 2 - People Around the World [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 2 - Traditions

Unit 3 - Stories Around the World [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 6 - Cinderella Stories Around the World

Concept 4 - Matter and Movement

Unit 1 - States of Matter [S] [SS] [LA]

Unit 2 - Earth [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 6 - Water, Water Everywhere

Unit 3 - Balance and Motion [S] [SS] [LA]

Lesson 1 - What Is Balance?

Concept 5 - Math

Unit 1 - Number Sense

Lesson 5 - Comparing Numbers

Unit 3 - Geometry

Lesson 3 - Polygon Attributes

Unit 6 - Place Value II

Lesson 5 - Adding Within 1000

Age 6-8 Curriculum Samples

Contact

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