Our 6th grade, 117-page Good Books Guide comes with a full-color front cover, Answer Key for each guide, True/False questions, and Essay questions to encourage young writers, and a synopsis of each book.

Our Good Books Literature Guides were written by Dr. James S. Taylor, author of the widely acclaimed Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education.  Dr. Taylor took his first formal course in Children’s Literature from Dr. Dennis Quinn at the University of Kansas and had many conversations concerning these poems and stories with his colleague, Dr. John Senior.  He has taught Children’s Literature at the high school and college levels for nearly two decades.

“What I have to say about the selections in these guides draws from my childhood memories and adult reflections as well as my conversations with Quinn and Senior.  None of the age and literature categories used in the Angelicum Academy Good Books grade list are absolute.  Think of the Good Books (grade levels) as notes of music with the freedom to work up and down the scale as you see fit.”

The 6th grade Study Guides includes the following book guides:

Introduction by Dr. James Taylor                                                  

The Good Books by Dr. Elisabeth Carmack                

Reading Skills                                                                                   

The Sixth Grade Good Books List                                                    

Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott                                                      

Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott                   

Work by Louisa May Alcott                 

Moods by Louisa May Alcott               

Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland                              

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter                 

In the Reign of Terror by G. A. Henty                                      

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne                                      

Michael O’Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter                         

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens                                     

The Dragon and the Raven by G. A. Henty                              

The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens                      

With Wolfe in Canada by G. A. Henty                                       

Evangeline by Henry Wadswoth Longfellow

Facing Death by G. A. Henty                                                       

Beric the Briton by G. A. Henty                                                  

The Sketch Book by Washington Irving                                  

Henty Book List – Date/Location/Battle

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