Level D+E All-Subject Package
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- What's Included
Includes everything you need to teach with confidence for full year. 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:
- The 20% off package pricing
- Instructor’s Guides
- History & Geography
- 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 colorful map answer keys, discussion questions and answers as well as background notes to help you get the most from the time you spend with your child.
An optional online platform that enables students to access their reading schedules, take assessments, and receive instant auto-grading results. Parents can track and review student work, customize assessments, and message students directly from a computer or mobile device. A Virtual course includes 1 student + 1 parent/teacher account. Virtual courses MUST be started within 6 months of purchase. You will have 12 months from the time of your start date to complete the course.
History & Geography │Intro to American History - One Year Condensed
Start the epic adventure with Intro to American History, One Year Condensed and experience America's history from the Pilgrims through the late 20th Century. The Landmark History of the American People, Volume 1and 2 serves as your central History books. Learn about the social forces and cultural influences that have made Americans the unique people they are. Learn how necessity drove early settlers to innovate and to leave behind certain European conventions. Get to know heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Wright brothers.
Find out how Americans' unique perspective--our egalitarianism, our desire for change, and our "can-do" spirit--contributed to inventions such as ready-to-wear clothing, department stores and skyscrapers. Discover why time zones and "fast food" came into existence. Examine how mass immigration, women's suffrage, the labor movement and the Great Depression impacted the social, political, and economic climate of the country. Discuss how racism has influenced life for individuals and the entire nation throughout the years.
Enjoy Read-Aloud classics like Witch of Blackbird Pond and Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry.
Give your children a deeper understanding of history (and love of reading) through the thoroughly gripping Readers they read on their own. Your kids will meet inspiring characters such as Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman and Thomas Edison.
This complete Language Arts program with daily lesson plans helps your children develop excellent written communication skills.
The following OPTIONAL supplement Wordly Wise 3000, Book 4 & Answer Key is scheduled in the guide for your convenience but not required. (Not included in the All-Subject package but can be added using the Customize Tab).
We also recommend your students use Grammar Ace between levels E thru H. Designed to be all the grammar they will need, students can set their own pace and complete the lessons in 6 months or 2 years. We schedule one lesson per week in the Language Arts D+E Guide.
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.
This engaging, Science course combines BookShark’s signature, literature-based approach with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Through captivating literature and experiments, our highly academic program utilizes NGSS crosscutting concepts to unify the study of science and engineering through common application.
Science E students will learn about energy; earth’s systems, including rock formations, tectonic plates, and natural hazards; the properties of waves; and physical characteristics of living things.
The literature includes three captivating Usborne resource books, starting with the Usborne Illustrated Elementary Science Dictionary, a student friendly dictionary that explains nearly every concept of basic science. The other two resource books focus on the abilities certain animals develop to survive and an in-depth look at planet earth. Students will also read illustrated books about waves and energy, an interactive workbook that directly teaches computer coding, and a biography about a famous Hollywood inventor.
Experiments range from: simulating animal nerve connections with an electrical current, building a methane gas collection system, creating an electromagnet, and many more!
The Math-U-See Delta Universal Set comes with this All-Subject Package. You may also choose from other math programs such as Saxon or Singapore using the Customize tab. To find out if your student is ready for Delta take the Delta Readiness Assessment.
A few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. Includes The Timeline Book, Markable Map & Markers and a 3” Binder with Tabs to organize your Instructor’s Guides.
Daily Time Requirements:
Child: 3.5 - 5 hrs; Parent: 2 - 3 hrs
- History D+E (Condensed) Instructor's Guide (B-DEHB)
- Timeline Figures - D+E (B-DEHB1)
- What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? (B-DH01)
- The Constitution of the United States, A True Book (B-DH06)
- Pedro's Journal (B-DH08)
- The Bill of Rights: Why it Matters to You (B-DH09)
- The Landmark History of the American People, Volume 1 (B-DH10)
- The Lewis & Clark Expedition (B-DH14)
- Explore Native American Cultures!: With 25 Great Projects (B-DH22)
- A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt (B-EH01)
- The Landmark History of the American People, Volume II (B-EH12)
- Songs About America - Digital (B-EH19)
- Freedom Train (B-ER03)
- The Wright Brothers (B-ER15)
- Hero Over Here (B-ER19)
- Thomas Edison: Inventor with a Lot of Bright Ideas (B-ER24)
- Toliver's Secret (B-DA05)
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse (B-DA09)
- Pocahontas and the Strangers (B-DR01)
- The Matchlock Gun (B-DR02)
- Phoebe the Spy (B-DR04)
- Sarah, Plain and Tall (B-DR07)
- Om-Kas-Toe (B-DR16)
- The Great Turkey Walk (B-EA02)
- The Great Wheel (B-EA10)
- By the Great Horn Spoon (B-ER02)
- Shades of Gray (B-ER04)
- Turn Homeward, Hannalee (B-ER05)
- Old Yeller (B-ER06)
- Helen Keller (B-ER07)
- Thimble Summer (B-ER09)
- In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (B-ER10)
- The Seventeenth Swap (B-ER13)
One Set of Consumables is included with the package. To add consumables for another student please click here.
Is BookShark a History or a Reading program?
BookShark is both! We are a literature-based program that teaches History through reading and listening. In Levels 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 the 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 allows your student to soak up the 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 All-Subject 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 All-Subject Package. Your children will be able to share most of the resources in the All-Subject 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 All-Subject 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:
If there is more than a three-year age difference between your children, we recommend that you purchase a separate package for each student.
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 4. You may want a second kit if you prefer that each student perform every experiment, or if you have more than two scientists sharing the Science package.
Do I need a microscope for Level 4 Science?
There are several optional microscopy experiments scheduled in the Science 4 Instructor's Guide and we think your children will love the opportunity to see the invisible world that is revealed under a microscope lens. Please note, however, that a microscope is not required for a successful Level 4 year. The illustrations within the Complete Book of the Microscope (included in the Level 4 Science Package) are perfectly adequate to show your children what they need to know.
If you would like your children to perform the microscopy experiments, be sure to purchase the Microscopy Science Supplies Kit 4 and (if you do not have one) a microscope! We recommend the BookShark Ultra Microscope. Our professional model microscopes can be used and re-used up through High School.
For a lower-cost alternative, please consider purchasing our palm-sized Miniature Magnifier/Microscope instead. It is powerful enough to do the beginner projects scheduled in the Science 4 Instructor's Guide and does not require the purchase of the Microscopy Science Supplies Kit 4.
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 All-Subject 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 the retail price. You can purchase the elements of the All-Subject 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:
Do you have Handwriting for 4th Grade?
Handwriting is not included in our 4th Grade Condensed All-Subject Package, but we do have a Handwriting package for 4th Grade! please follow this link to add Handwriting Without Tears 4 to your cart.
What are the “Required Resources” and why are they required?
The Required Resources include 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 an All-Subject or Reading with History Package, but you only need to buy it once.
The decision to homeschool our daughter, Alexa, was an easy one. Choosing a curriculum that worked well with her goals and schedule was a little more difficult.