Age 6-8 Year at a Glance

The Age 6-8 level of Moving Beyond the Page is structured around four 9-week concepts. Each of these concepts is made up of three 3-week units. Each unit contains about 10 lessons and a final project.

You only need to do one lesson each day. Start with the first unit of the first concept. When you finish it move on to the second. The full year of curriculum will be finished in about one school year.

Here is a list of the units in the order you will complete them along with the associated books.


Required Literature

Concept 1: Community

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Unit 1: Communities Around the World
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Unit 2: Citizenship
Home by Jeannie Baker
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Unit 3: Plants and Animals
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Concept 2: Relationships

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Unit 1: Living Things and Their Environment
Does the Sun Sleep? by Martha E.H. Rustad
Life Cycles: River by Sean Callery
Sunshine Makes the Seasons by Franklyn M. Branley
Unit 2: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Unit 3: Connecting with the Past
National Geographic Readers: Ellis Island by Elizabeth Carney
O, Say Can You See? America's Symbols, Landmarks, and Important Words by Sheila Keenan
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Your Life as a Settler in Colonial America by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Concept 3: Culture

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Unit 1: Geography
The Armadillo from Amarillo by Lynne Cherry
The Seven Continents by Wil Mara
The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas by Ruth Brocklehurst, Linda Edwards
Unit 2: People Around the World
Africa is Not a Country by Margy Burns Knight
Christmas Around the World by Mary D. Lankford
Explore Asia by Bobby Kalman
Explore South America by Bobbie Kalman
The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas by Ruth Brocklehurst and Linda Edwards
Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness
Unit 3: Stories Around the World
A Child's Calendar by John Updike
Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg
The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
Yeh-Shen by Ai-Ling Louie

Concept 4: Matter and Movement

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Unit 1: States of Matter
Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
What Is the World Made Of? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
What's the Matter in Mr. Whisker's Room by Michael Elsohn Ross
Unit 2: Earth
Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor
You're Aboard Spaceship Earth by Patricia Lauber
Unit 3: Balance and Motion
Forces Make Things Move by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Move It! Motion, Forces and You by Adrienne Mason
You Can Use a Balance by Linda Bullock


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Unit 1: Number Sense
More or Less by Stuart J. Murphy
Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction/Fact Power!
Mission Addition by Loreen Leedy
Subtraction Action by Loreen Leedy
Unit 3: Geometry
Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
Unit 4: Place Value I
Earth Day—Hooray! by Stuart J. Murphy
Unit 5: Measurement: Length
How Long or How Wide: A Measuring Guide by Brian P. Cleary
Unit 6: Place Value II
Unit 7: Telling Time
Telling Time: How To Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks by Jules Older
Unit 8: Money
The Coin Counting Book by Roxanne Lanczak Williams
Unit 9: Data and Graphing
Lemonade For Sale by Stuart J. Murphy
Unit 10: Skills Review
The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns