Each unit begins with an illustration and activity page that introduces the biblical worldview shaping focus. Colorful, engaging pages extend the guided practice taught in the lesson. The front page reviews related concepts and practices lesson objectives. The back page includes an activity that reinforces the new phonics skill, often in the context of decoding and reading comprehension. The remainder of the page often practices grammar and sentence skills from the lesson. Individual pages are provided for the five steps of the writing process. Worktext pages provide opportunities for formative assessment.
The goal of this 180 lesson language arts worktext program is to help students develop language skills that will permit them to honor God and others. Students will develop their listening and speaking skills, practice reading for comprehension, and develop grammar and writing skills (sentences and paragraphs). The Home School Kit includes the Student Worktext, Teacher’s Edition, and Activities.
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.