The Elementary Literature program for Grades Five and Six continues to introduce the student to literature in a deeper, more rigorous fashion than a typical reading course. The course is comprised of classic literature and the lives of saints. There is a suggested amount of time in which to cover each book. Parents, possibly with the assistance of the student, are to select the proper number of books to fit into each quarter. Kolbe has provided suggested grade levels for each work to aid the parent in choosing appropriate books for their student's grade level in the syllabus. These are based on maturity level needed for themes present in the work, difficulty of vocabulary, and overall difficulty of the material presented in the work.
A well-rounded literature course for each year includes choices from both the novels and lives of saints. Each Novel and most of the saint books include weekly written assignment topics. The Study Question booklets include study questions that are perfect to use for a short quiz after the student has read the daily assignment. Kolbe Academy has provided an extensive amount of literature to study over the course of 5th and 6th grade. As such, students are NOT expected to cover all of the material included in the Elementary Literature course.
This is the 2016 edition which includes vocabulary and chapter study questions for the following novels.
This is the 2016 edition which includes vocabulary and chapter study questions for the following Saints.