Includes everything you need to teach with confidence. All of the planning is done for you. Relax knowing you don't have to be an expert to give your child an excellent education.
Included in this package:
- Instructor’s Guides
- History & Geography
- 11 Read-Alouds
- 15 Readers
- Language Arts
- Required Resources
Here’s an in depth look at what you’ll receive and learn.
Includes a 36-Week, 4-Day schedule designed to save one day a week for co-ops, music lessons, sports, field trips or other extra-curricular activities. Includes discussion questions and answers as well as background notes to help you get the most from the time you spend with your child.
History & Geography │ World History - Year 1 of 2
With the first two volumes of the Story of the World books you'll be taken on a gripping story-based trek through history. Journey through Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greek culture, Ancient Rome and much more!
Share and savor Read-Aloud classics like poetry from Shakespeare to J.R.R. Tolkien, Emily Dickinson to Langston Hughes, covering a range of topics such as pets, nature, family and more.
With gripping Readers your kids will get an up close look at what life might have been like through the eyes of Kings & Queens, egyptians, knights, samurai warriors, Incan emperors and more!
Science | Chemistry, Physics and Biology
Your children will study chemistry, physics and biology. Experiments include how to make sugar crystals, test foods for sugar and much more!
This complete Language Arts program with daily lesson plans helps your children develop excellent written communication skills.
The following OPTIONAL supplements Wordly Wise 3000, Book 6 & Teacher's Key and Keys to Good Language 6 are scheduled in the guide for your convenience but not required. (Not included in the Full-Grade package but can be added using the Customize Tab).
Spelling You See takes the approach that students spell correctly when words are imprinted on the visual memory. The design of the program allows students to develop spelling skills naturally, at their own pace, with the direction and encouragement of the instructor.
See the General Spelling Readiness Guidelines for more information on placing your student in the correct level.
The Math-U-See Zeta Universal Set comes with this full-grade package. You may also choose from other math programs such as Teaching Textbooks, Saxon, Singapore using the customize tab. To find out if your student is ready for Zeta take the Zeta Readiness Assessment.
A few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. You'll use The Timeline Book and the Markable Map throughout your BookShark journey.
- History 6 Instructor's Guide, 3-Week Sample
- Science 6 Instructor's Guide, 3-Week Sample
- Language Arts 6 Instructor's Guide, 3-Week Sample
- Online - History 6 Instructor's Guide
- Online - Science 6 Instructor's Guide
- Online - Language Arts 6 Instructor's Guide
To see samples of all Instructor's Guides, click here.
Scope & Sequence
Is BookShark a History or a Reading program?
BookShark is both! We are a literature based program that teaches History through reading and listening. At Level K-2, the focus of our program is on developing and strengthening reading ability. This is why we offer multiple Reader levels for the early packages. Beginning in Level 3, however, the focus shifts from strengthening reading ability to building reading comprehension. From Level 3 up, we integrate the Reading, Read-Alouds, and Language Arts assignments with the History readings. Instead of learning to read, your children will be reading to learn!
Do the Readers integrate with the History reading?
Yes, they do! For Level 3 and up, all of our Readers were chosen because of how well they represent the topics and times you'll be studying in History readings. The Readers in this package also integrate with Language Arts assignments. This approach gives your student an opportunity to soak up subject matter in three different ways: by listening, by writing, and (of course) by reading!
Can I use this package for both of my children?
Yes, you can use the Full Grade package with two or more students!
If your children are within three years of age, we recommend that you put them in the same BookShark Full-Grade Package. Your children will be able to share most of the resources in the Full Grade package, including Read-Alouds, Science, and History books. They can also share the Timeline Book and Timeline Figures, but you will need duplicates of some of the worksheets. You may also need additional Math resources. Please look at the “Consumables” tab to see a full list of the consumable materials in this package.
Please remember that Reading & Language Arts and Math are skill based subjects. Even though your students are in the same age range, they may not have the same skill levels. Use the assessments on our Resources page to help you pick the correct Reading and Math option for each of your children.
Once you know the correct Reader and Math levels, customize the Full Grade package to fit one of your student’s needs. Then, supplement the package with an additional Reading & Language Arts and a Math program that fits your other students.
Not sure if this is the right fit? Please review the options below to find a package that will work for both of your children:
- Ages 8-11 | Level 3 Full Grade Package
- Ages 9-12 | Level 4 Full Grade Package
- Ages 10-13 | Level 5 Full Grade Package
- Ages 12-14 | Level 7 Full Grade Package
- Ages 13-15 | Level 8 Full Grade Package (coming soon!)
- Ages 12-16 | 100 Level History and Literature
If there is more than a three year age difference between your children, we recommend that you purchase a separate package for each student. Our Level 1 Full Grade Package (for ages 6-8) is a nice thematic match to our Level 6 package since both cover the first part of World History.
Can my students share the Science Supplies Kit?
Yes! If your students are willing to work together as lab partners, they can share the resources in the Science Supplies Kit 6. You may want a second copy if you prefer that each student perform every experiment, or if you have more than two scientists sharing the Science package.
Which Math program/level will be best for my child?
Math, like reading, is a skill-based subject. It is important to pick a program and a level that fits with your child’s learning style and ability. Please take a look at our Resources page for a comparison of our different math options. We also have placement tests to help you figure out the appropriate starting point for your child.
Can I purchase the package without Math?
Our Full-Grade Packages are built to include everything you need for your school year: History, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Math. We love our packages so much that we discount them 20% off retail price. You can purchase the elements of the Full-Grade package without purchasing math, but you will not receive our 20% off package discount.
If you are certain none of our math options will work for you, please add the following products to your cart individually:
What are the “Required Resources” and why are they required?
The Required Resources includes a big binder with 36 week tabs for your Instructor’s Guides, The Timeline Book, a reusable Markable Map, and a set of wet-erase markers. These resources will be reused in almost every level of our History program and can be shared by multiple students. You will be given the option to purchase these items every time you buy a Full-Grade package, but you only need to buy it once.