Of People Student Text
Foster a love of literature with this compilation of selections based on pioneers, pilgrims, patriots, professional athletes, and many other exciting people in Of People. With excerpts from famous books such as The Jungle Book, Robinson Crusoe, Little Women, A Christmas Carol, and more, your class will gain an understanding of people from different ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds. Of People presents literature from a Christian perspective, teaching students truths about the world, man, and God through the filter of Scripture. These stories guide your students to discern people’s motives and feelings while recognizing the consequences of particular actions. With over 100 selections, timed reading exercises, vocabulary words, and “Think it Through” sections, this literature book promotes reading comprehension as well as character-building themes.
Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.
The Abeka® distinctives start very early and flow through all levels, such as a cursive-first handwriting approach (starts in K and reviewed up to 6), thorough grammar (with diagramming), foundation-based composition skills (begins in 1st grade) and listening/speaking skills (including reading aloud and poetry memorization). All with Christian, patriotic-focused content in a spiral format with detailed teacher instruction. In 1st grade, skills introduced in previous years (phonics/reading, optional cursive, poetry, and vocabulary skills) are enriched with creative writing and sentence-level mechanics, weekly spelling tests, and oral reading. In Grade 2, transition to reading comprehension and beginning literature analysis occurs. Grade 3 begins the four-pronged emphasis of reading skills (analysis & discussion), writing (academic & creative), spelling/poetry, and grammar. Grade 4 (Level A) adds speed reading, the writing process, researching, and diagramming. Students refine all skills in Grade 5 (B), aiming for varied reading and writing (emphasizing research skills), as they head for Grade 6 (C), which cements the elementary skills in preparation for Abeka® upper-level courses.