Blueberries for Sal
In this charming story, we travel along to Blueberry Hill to pick sun-ripened blueberries. Sal's mother wants to take the berries home to can them so the family may enjoy them during the winter months. Sal brings along her small tin pail to help, however, she ends up eating more than she picks! On the other side of the hill, Little Bear and his mother are eating blueberries to grow big and fat for the long, cold winter. Both Sal and Little Bear sit down to enjoy the scrumptious berries, and when they get up to find their mothers, they each mistake the other's mother for their own! The soft humor and delightful ending is perfect for any young child, and the detailed blue and white illustrations perfectly accent the story. Pb. A read-along book and CD set are also available, which includes the book plus an audio CD. The CD includes the narrated story and fun activities. - elise
What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book!
Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?
With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.
These adaptations of the Memoria Press beginning reading/literature program are designed to begin with Level 2 of Simply Classical special needs curriculum. Each course requires the student guide, teacher guide and the story books. The Student Guide is landscape oriented and is consumable, providing space for the student to write. The Teacher Guide is a replica of the student book with answers.
Part of Memoria Press' special needs curriculum, this is an adaptation of their beginning reading/literature program. Storytime Treasures is written for a chronological or developmental age of 6-8 years (SCC Level 2). Covering four story books (Little Bear, Little Bear's Visit, Caps for Sale, and Blueberries for Sal), it provides simplified exercises in word study, composition and oration, offering students the riches of quality literature. The landscape-oriented Student Guide is consumable, providing space for the student to write. Teacher Guide is a replica of the student book with answers. 100 pgs, spiral-bound.
More Storytime Treasures accompanies SCC Level 3 (chronological or developmental age 7-9 years). Guiding students to read deeply and write skillfully, parents who used Storytime Treasures previously will notice lessons offer more depth of instruction with grammar and composition, integrated phonics' lessons and sight words. Art appreciation is also emphasized. Lessons correlate with Simply Classical Spelling Book One and Two, and the Simply Classical Writing Book Two (available separately). Covers four classic children's books: Billy and Blaze, The Story About Ping; Keep the Lights Burning, Abby, and Stone Soup. The landscape-oriented Student guide is consumable, providing ample space for student writing and drawing. The spiral-bound Teacher Guide includes teaching information, a weekly suggested schedule and reduced student pages with answers. 107 pgs. ~Janice/Deanne
Just the right stuff! Thats what youll be thinking as you use this warm and inviting reading program from Memoria Press. The guides are well-organized, user-friendly, academically challenging, and graphically pleasing. Memoria believes that reading is not a passive activity, but that it requires an active, discriminating mind, one that has been challenged to think, compare, and contrast. That philosophy is evident in these guides.
Student Guides are consumable at the lower levels, providing space for the student to write. Each book/story/ poem is approached in much the same way, although with increasing depth vocabulary, comprehension and discussion questions, quotations, composition, and miscellaneous literary analysis activities (sequencing, literary terms, dictation, poetry connections, etc.). Upper level books (Gr. 2 and up) are organized around the Trivium, and activities are grouped into Pre- Grammar (preparation prior knowledge or experience), Grammar (presentation essential facts, elements, and features), Logic (dialectic reasons with the facts, elements, and features), and Rhetoric (expression explains in own words with supporting details). Although there is consistency from lesson to lesson, there is also an extra activity provided with each lesson, and these are quite varied. Background information on the author and book is included. Several high school level guides have transitioned to Second Editions, which are smaller-format (6"x 9") with a focus on student activities without lined spaces. Students would record their work in a separate notebook.
Teacher Guides provide valuable teaching information and full-text answer keys at all grade levels. Beyond this there are variances within the guides. Discussion talking points, reproducible quizzes and final tests (with answers) are included in numerous guides especially at the upper levels. The first grade program (StoryTime Treasures and More StoryTime Treasures) differs a little bit in content due to the lower grade level. The second-grade level includes pre- and post-reading exercises that focus on continued phonics development, syllabication and vocabulary for the emerging independent reader. For grades 2-9, we are now offering literature guide only packages that include all the student and teacher guides for each grade, no books. ~ Janice
Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.