Mountain Born

Mountain Born

# 072108

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Item #: 072108
ISBN: 9780890847060
Grades: 4-6

Product Description:

A wise old shepherd teaches Pete how to care for the black lamb that becomes his special pet.

Category Description for BJU Press Reading Grade 4:

Although some phonics review is provided at this level, the emphasis is on preparing the student for more challenging work as comprehension is stressed and more advanced activities are provided. Selections are from a mix of genres and include excerpts from classic literature. The Home School Kit contains Teacher's Edition, Student Text, Student Worktext, Teaching Visuals Flip Chart, and Worktext Teacher's Edition,

We personally own a lot of these books. Many of them are among our children's all-time favorites. That's saying a lot, since my children are voracious readers. There's such variety in this line - they run the gamut from biography to fantasy, but consistently enrich. It is indisputable that every book you read becomes a little part of you. Knowing this, we want to be careful not to fill our children's heads and hearts with objectionable, disturbing or useless material. Many of our customers are Christian homeschoolers, as we are. Even among this group, parents differ in the degree of restriction or criteria they apply in selecting materials they consider appropriate for their children, depending upon their particular convictions in this area. However, we feel confident that even the most convicted parent would have no qualms about this thoroughly Christian series. While books in the Light Line have a "strong Christian message," they are not "preachy." Rather, they skillfully entertain while presenting that message, with vivid characters and strong, exciting story lines. The biographies are among the best my children have read - they have been particularly stirred by With Daring Faith, the story of missionary Amy Carmichael. Series are listed first in each section, followed by single books listed alphabetically.

Category Description for BJU Press Curriculum:

We are pleased to be able to distribute BJU Press curriculum to our customers. Most homeschoolers are already familiar with their materials. For those who are not, BJU is a Christian university located in South Carolina that produces and markets curriculum materials for Christian schools as well as home schools. Probably the most homeschool-friendly full-curriculum supplier, they have not only accommodated homeschoolers, but have continually worked to make their materials better suited to the homeschooling family. Many of their courses now contain manuals written specifically for the home school setting, and visuals and supplemental materials have been "pared down" from the bulkier visuals still used in classrooms. While other curriculum suppliers initially frowned on distributing teacher materials to homeschoolers, and provided only expensive classroom versions, Bob Jones quickly embraced homeschoolers, readily allowing them access to teacher's editions and, eventually, producing less expensive spiral-bound or paperbound versions to save money for homeschooling families. Their materials are all top quality. They are professionally prepared, educationally sound, and Biblically-based. Used in Christian school classrooms across the country for years and constantly improved, they are courses you can trust in your homeschool as well. We have long been fans of Bob Jones curriculum materials, having used courses in almost every subject area for one child or another through the years. In our particular situation (seven children, Mom and Dad sharing in teaching as well as in running Rainbow Resource Center), a well-constructed, teacher-ready course can be a God-send. Although we have used a variety of methods and curriculums in our homeschool through the years (and continue to do so), we strongly feel that the Bob Jones materials we have used have helped to produce excellent, college-ready students. Unless you have a particularly strong aversion to textbooks of any kind, at any level, we highly recommend these materials to you.

Curriculum can be found by subject area in our catalog; see index for page numbers. A free scope and sequence is available below, with specific information by grade level.

Category Description for BJU Press Reading:

This reading program is the most comprehensive Ive seen, incorporating phonetic reading at the lowest levels (correlated to phonics instruction), a full range of comprehension skill development, and reading-related skills not usually found in a basal program (map skills, reading and making schedules, word skills, time lines, literary skills, and many more). The Teachers Manual contains daily lesson plans, with a complete presentation of the lesson, and student reading pages, either as a full size text, or in reduced size. Each reading lesson begins with skill development, the reading lesson, and optional enhancement or reinforcement activities. In the younger grades, many of the skill development sections reinforce phonetic and decoding skills. Many of the lessons refer to the Skill Charts for reading lists of words with the constructs being studied. The reading selections are wholesome, engaging, and include all genres - biographies, narrative exposition, historical fiction, Bible stories, imaginary (fantasy) stories, etc. These acquaint students with different types of literature from the beginning - a feature lacking in most other basal readers, which predominately seem to contain stories. As with all Bob Jones lines, the content is tacitly Christian. Typeset used in the readers is age-appropriate and not eye-straining. Most reading comprehension is done orally, but student worktexts contain skill practice pages and some exercises to test or reinforce student understanding. A Teachers Edition of the worktext has answers overprinted in red. The accompanying chapter-by-chapter study, along with background information and discussion questions, is contained in the Teachers Manual. Essential materials are listed first beneath each grade level, followed by asterisked (*) support materials. Complete Home Study kits contain all essential materials to teach one child.

The Bob Jones reading program has been a mainstay in our schooling for years, and we highly recommend it.

Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
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Trade Paper
EHS Title
9 to 12
Newbery Medal ( NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD ) 1944
Trade Paperback Book
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0.3 (lbs.)
8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
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We love this book from the library, so decided we should own it. It is a beautiful story of a by coming into manhood as a shepherd
Jami A H on Feb 9, 2019
Part of our 1st grade curriculum for the upcoming school year.
Rebekah M on Jun 27, 2018
We love this book from the library, so decided we should own it. It is a beautiful story of a by coming into manhood as a shepherd
Jami A H on Feb 9, 2019
To use with Notgrass's new American History curriculum.
Michael W on Dec 29, 2018
Part of our 1st grade curriculum for the upcoming school year.
Rebekah M on Jun 27, 2018
This book is a suggested read aloud in our curriculum and it is not available at the our library.
Daniel S on Jul 19, 2017
Part of My Father's World 2nd grade (Adventures) curriculum.
Celesta R on Mar 12, 2016
To use with Notgrass's new American History curriculum.
Michael W on Dec 29, 2018
This book is a suggested read aloud in our curriculum and it is not available at the our library.
Daniel S on Jul 19, 2017
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Mountain Born was read as part of our curriculum It honestly is not one I would have chosen for my son who usually picks stories with more adventure The content involves a boy Peter who lived in the past (specific dates not given in the book) in a remote mountainous area on the outskirts of a village apparently Peter's family is a farming family primarily involved in raising sheep The entire story revolves around Peter and his relationship with his cosset (pet lamb) Biddy Now my own son is a city boy who has never been really close to a sheep honestly and the farming life is completely unknown to him He is drawn to action-packed tales of detectives robots and sci-fi adventures So you can guess I was hesitant about this book However the simple story of a boy and his pet easily transcended the differences between Zach and Peter and Zach sat enthralled day after day as we read this book aloud together By the end he was begging for more about Peter and we did read the sequel "A Place for Peter " finding it in library storage The language in this book can be challenging and so can the syntax at times being written a while ago However reading it together my son had no trouble overcoming that relating to Peter easily and gaining some new vocabulary in the process
November 6, 2010

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