Pompeii...Buried Alive! (Step into Reading)
A good overview for young children, covering typical activities of the people, the sudden destruction of the town (based on the writing of Pliny), and finding and excavating Pompeii centuries later. A "Step into Reading" book written for emerging readers. 48 pgs, pb.
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Instead of isolating Bible and Christian history from what was happening in the rest of the world, the folks at Veritas aim to incorporate it. They offer four different history time periods (each aimed at a different grade level and designed to take one school year) which take students from creation to the present. The program originally had three parts: teacher's manual, history cards (an absolutely essential element of the curriculum) and a memory song on audio CD. The song is sung by a woman with a pleasant voice at varying tempos and is designed as a type of auditory time line. The history cards are fantastic! They have many interesting facets (the more you study them, the more you learn). The cards from the various time periods are color coded and numbered - there are 32 cards in each pack. If the cards also relate to Bible history they have another color and another number. Each card has a picture (usually in full color) representing what it is about. For example, the card for Creation has a reproduction of the Creation of the sun and moon from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo. Many of the other pictures on the other cards are famous paintings as well. Each card has a
- Easy-to-follow plots
- Engaging characters
- 48 pages each
The "Step Into Reading" series provides readers of all levels with engaging books appropriate for their reading skill. Step 1 books are geared towards children who know the alphabet and want to begin reading. Step 2 readers hold short, simple sentences and focus on beginning phonics skills as young children read and sound out words with help. In Step 3, stories are a little longer with fun characters and easy plots to satisfy children reading by themselves. Short paragraphs and increasingly difficult vocabulary are introduced in Step 4 as students are building their reading confidence. Step 5 storybooks provide skilled readers with chapter books. Each level features a captivating assortment of fiction and nonfiction topics, all colorfully illustrated and appealing to young readers.