Complete List of 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides

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Complete List of 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides

Complete List of 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides

One of things we 7Sisters have treasured most about homeschooling our kids is being able to nurture a love of learning. We have found that when our kids learn while they are young that education is fun, the process is easier all the way through graduation!

We have especially loved hands-on learning. Young learners (well, learners of any age) remember best when they are engaging in their lessons.

While much of our curriculum is geared to homeschool high school, we have not forgotten the younger learners! Did you know we have some special activities for elementary-aged homeschoolers? That’s right! We do!

Our inspiring series of Elementary Literature Activity Guides

We 7Sisters have valued hands-on learning for our kids. We also valued immersing our children in literature in a fun way. If they had fun with reading experiences, they learn more efficiently and could grow up expecting that reading will be useful and fun for them!

That’s where our Literature Activity Guides come in: Hands-on, fun literature learning! (BTW- What are our goals for our elementary-aged homeschoolers?)

  • Experience a faith-filled lifestyle
  • Establish wonder and curiosity
  • Develop creativity and imagination
  • Have hands-on learning experiences
  • Develop a growth mindset/perseverance
  • Learn elementary-level academics
  • Learn social skills

The Literature Activity Guides hit each of those goals at some point and the hands-on learning, wonder and curiosity, creativity and imagination, and elementary-level academics in each guide.

What are 7Sisters’ Literature Activity Guides?

These Literature Activity Guides are delightful, hands-on learning experiences based on books that kids love! As with every 7Sisters guide (high school level, middle school level or elementary school level), we do not want to kill the book by overdoing the teaching or making the experience “too serious”.

Hands-on, fun learning actually makes learning more efficient!

We do not recommend overdoing guides by looking for activities to go with every book they read, but a few guides each year will help your elementary-aged reader:

  • learn life concepts
  • build on their knowledge and already-learned skills
  • broaden their phonics and other learning skills 
  • have fun learning by doing
  • read fiction and non-fiction

They have these wonderful learning experiences in each 7Sisters Literature Activity Guide with:

  • Story Elements Fill-ins
    • Young homeschoolers learn about the common elements of a book such as:
    • Basic plot lines by discussing the beginning, middle, and end of the book

      Literature Activity Guide for Corduroy
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    • Practicing retelling skills which eventually enable them to effectively:
      • summarize the story
      • recognize cause and effect
      • follow the plot
  • Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Activities
    • Each Literature Activity Guide includes hands-on games and activities to learn and reinforce phonics, spelling, and vocabulary 
  • Supplemental Activities
    • 7Sisters Literature Activity Guides also provide suggestions for meaningful supplemental activities that teach your homeschoolers to extend their learning. For instance:

7Sisters Literature Activity Guides can be used as stand alone reading and literature activities or they can be used in:

Here is a list of 7Sisters’ Literature Activity Guides:

The price is comfortable, too: $4.99/guide. A lot of learning for a little price.

If you like 7Sisters approach to learning, you will probably like our favorites among the curriculum provided our friends. (We are not affiliates, we simply like to share curriculum that we like and fits our philosophy of homeschooling.)

 

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Complete List of 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

4 Replies to “Complete List of 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides”

  1. Wonderful questions, Melissa!

    For your 2nd grader: The number of guides really varies by the needs and time of the family. If you have the time, you could work on one guide per week. If you are simply supplementing your reading curriculum, it might be good to try one or two per month. Here’s a post that gives some how-tos. https://www.7sistershomeschool.com/use-elementary-literature-activity-guides-homeschooler/
    For your 6th grader: You are so wise to understand his progress and needs! We had several folks ask us this same thing a year ago and so we asked our 7SistersHomeschool Facebook group for their recommendations. This post share’s their favorites: https://www.7sistershomeschool.com/reading-that-middle-schoolers-actually-like-based-on-middle-schoolers-suggestions/
    Let us know how it goes!

    • Thank you so much for your advice! My husband and I were thrilled to be able to talk to you at the Iowa Homeschool Conference. It was so nice hearing others speak about how homeschooling has blessed their families. I just needed that little boost of confidence and to be reminded that God has a plan for us. I certainly feel so blessed to have this opportunity.

      Melissa Burrs

  2. How many guides per year would you recommend for a 2nd grader who is still learning to read? I have a 7 year old boy who is about finished with 1st grade and I would love to consider some of these guides next year for him. I also have a “to be” 6th grade boy and I’m trying to figure out language arts for him next year. I saw that you would recommend no more than 2 literature guides per year for middle school. Would you have any recommendations on the rest of the school year for 6th grade literature and writing? Reading isn’t his favorite thing to do, but he does enjoy books like Sign of the Beaver, Big Red, Where the Red Fern Grows, he loves comic type stories. He really loves the Action Bible because it is set up like a comic book is with neat illustrations. He is also not a super strong reader, but he can read, he’s just not incredibly fluent. I think this will improve the more he starts to read on his own. I would love some ideas for him. Thanks so much for your time.

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