Building a New Nation Reader
This exciting collection of short stories, American folk tales, and poetry will take readers through many important historical events of America, from the westward expansion through the mid-20th century. Students will not only learn about Davy Crockett, Clara Barton, Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, and others; they will increase their reading comprehension and vocabulary through questions, activities, and word lists located at the end of most selections. Separate student exercises booklet, test packet, and teacher's manual are also available for those who desire to get the maximum benefit from this text.
The new fifth-grade reader from Christian Liberty picks up where Finding a New Land left off, introducing notable people and events from America's westward expansion through the 20th century. Reading selections include historical fiction, folktales, biographical accounts, poetry and true stories. Most selections include colorful, cartoon-like illustrations, a vocabulary list with definitions, comprehension questions and an extension activity or two. While some extension activities send you to websites to discover more, or provide topics for research, others will direct you to the Student Exercises Booklet for a corresponding worksheet. These activities might include word puzzles, creative writing activities, research opportunities, story or character analysis and more. Directions for completing these activities and answers to the comprehension questions are found in the Teacher's Manual. The test packet provides unit tests (with multiple-choice, true/false and vocabulary questions) and an answer key. - Jess
Teach reading skills using this God-honoring program filled with enriching and interesting reading material. Throughout this series, students read children- and history-oriented stories. Grade K emphasizes phonics instruction (2 books of single-syllable, short vowel, words; 2 books use multi-syllable words, long-vowel sounds). Grade 1 reinforces and applies these phonics skills. Grade 2 assumes students have a good grasp of phonics, so the series then shifts to progressively more challenging vocabulary and reading and emphasizes reading comprehension. Grade 3 stories span a broad history, including ancient and Bible. Grades 4-5 emphasize American history readings. Grade 6 highlights abridged and revised selections from classic authors. Some levels require Teachers' Manuals, student activities, and tests.