Reading 3B Student Text 3rd Edition
Reading 3 Student Reader 3B (3rd ed.) contains developmentally appropriate selections from a variety of genres with a progression of difficulty in readability and skills to provide success for every student. New Bible retellings closely follow the text in Scripture. Feature pages are included before and after selections to highlight literary skills, comprehension questions, and vocabulary.
The readers at this level include a variety of selections that encourage building positive virtues and character qualities. Readers are exposed to many genres, including poetry, fiction, historical fiction, biographies, tall tales, adaptations of Bible stories and more. Comprehension skills are emphasized and phonics skills are reviewed. The Home School Kit contains Adventures in Reading 3A and 3B student texts, Student Worktext, the Worktext Teacher’s Edition, and the two-volume Teacher Edition that also includes the Toolkit CD and guides with novels for two BJ Booklinks.
The readers at this level include a variety of selections that encourage building positive virtues and character qualities. Readers are exposed to many genres, including poetry, fiction, historical fiction, biographies, tall tales, adaptations of Bible stories and more. Comprehension skills are emphasized and phonics skills are reviewed.
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.