How to Teach the Course
Reading 600 uses five LightUnits and is based on the reader Calls to Courage, illustrated with fullcolor art. Stories of courageous men and women provide good examples for sixth graders to follow.
Using the LightUnits, students build vocabulary, make inferences, identify the author’s purpose, analyze story elements, recognize literary techniques, work with fiction and nonfiction genres, examine the mechanics of poetry, and apply lessons from the stories.
Two or three lessons per week cover a full year’s work, or you may choose to cover the course in one semester. Students may do many exercises independently.
The Answer Key is spiral bound and contains reproductions of LightUnit pages with answers.
The Teacher’s Guide includes LightUnit pages with answers, instructions for teaching new concepts, oral reading activity ideas, discussions, and alternate tests.