Phonics & English 1 Teacher Edition
Teachers Edition (3rd ed.; 2 volumes) provides lessons that combine listening, phonics skills, grammar, oral communication, writing activities, 86 lesson plans, songs, reproducibles, reduced student pages with answer overprints, tests, and more. The Teacher's Toolkit CD is included with the Teacher's Edition and contains 62 reproducible books, phonics characters, and other helpful materials.
This program has been changed quite significantly with the new 3rd edition. There is no longer a kit containing phonics, handwriting, reading, and English in one box - instead, reading and handwriting can now be found in their own subject areas in our catalog. Phonics and English are the two subjects left in this first grade kit. It is a serious phonics-based program where a solid foundation is laid to help budding readers progress to the next level. Phonetic skills are reviewed frequently throughout the program, so advancement will happen at the right pace. The phonics practice book is easy to follow and a very colorful book to go through. The English visuals flip chart (containing story characters, teaching charts, name word cards, color word cards, days of the week word cards, and month word cards) is now in full color with many more illustrations, as is the phonics visuals packet (which includes phonics characters, word family cards, and phonics song cards).
Programs in this section focus primarily on teaching children to read, and may not provide comprehensive instruction in reading comprehension, spelling, writing, or other language skills. Arranged roughly by grade.
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.