Alphabet Books 1 & 2 (2 Book Set)

Alphabet Books 1 & 2 (2 Book Set)


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Grades: PK-1

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This kit includes the following items:

Jr. Kindergarten level, which contains more focused lessons on the alphabet and numbers, calendar concepts, basic reading comprehension and more.


Category Description for Alphabet Book (Memoria Press):

A critical first step for reading success is learning letters and sounds. If you are looking for an effective, simple approach to teaching these basic skills, these early learning books from Memoria Press may be just what you are looking for. These books are an essential resource for their Junior Kindergarten program (see Curriculum section), but they are versatile enough to be valuable for any family desiring to teach letter sounds to their young children. Each book in the series offers black line illustrations and uncluttered pages. Activities vary and include tracing the letter, circling upper or lower case letters, coloring, simple counting, and many others. Book 1 begins with simple instructions on proper pencil holding and covers letters A, D, C, F, G, H, B, P, N, T, J, S, and I. Every fifth lesson is a review of previously learned letters. Lines measure 5/8" and include a centered dotted line. Includes 12 reproducible practice pages. Book 2 reviews the proper pencil holding technique and letters M,V,O, Y, W, U, R, E, K, L, X, Q, and Z along with a review every four letters. A comprehensive review concludes Book 2, and it also includes 12 reproducible practice pages. Approximately 90 pgs. The optional coloring book offers a fun way to practice recognition and fine motor skills. Continuing with the same simple, uncluttered layout, each letter is presented in a two page spread. One page contains the upper and lower case letter with instructions to color. The facing page shows 2-3 black line drawings which begin with the letter on the preceding page. Children are asked to say the name of the picture aloud and to color the picture. 55 pgs. Flashcards are now available too. Each card measures approximately 4" x 5 ½" and offers the letter on one side and the corresponding black line illustration on the back. Cards are glossy cardstock for added durability. The set contains 26 letters plus numbers 1-20 to correlate with the Memoria Press Numbers books #52968 and #52969 (NMBRSET) Flashcards arrive in a full sheet spread and are perforated for ease of use. Books 1 and 2 are available individually or as a set. The coloring book is available separately. pb. ~ Deanne

Category Description for Memoria Press Classical Curriculum:

Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.

The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.

Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.

We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.

This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna

There will be families who are very thankful for the appearance of this curriculum; for years it's seemed as though classical education and special needs might be incompatible. Then comes Cheryl Swope who just...does it. Not only did she start walking down the classical path with her special needs twins, but she quickly realized that it was the very best possible educational path for them. The combination of systematic repetition, language skills emphasis, gracious implementation and quality content has reaped amazing results, transforming their challenging lives into those with meaningful expressions of beauty and service.

Simply Classical Curriculum, written by Mrs. Swope, is essentially a set of lesson plans coupled with a choice reading list that moves gradually into some of the Memoria Press curriculum products (i.e. First Start Reading and Classical Phonics) as well as other early level curriculum products (i.e. Rod & Staff preschool workbooks). A quick look at these lesson plans might cause you to conclude that it is simply a typical classical program slooooowed way down. You're not exactly wrong, but you're not exactly right either. It's rather that the possibility of slowing way down is built into the lessons. The daily collection of lessons - rich in quality literature - progress slowly and surely through the process of laying a very solid foundation in classical learning. The plans/program offers 10 key features:

  • - The rich, beautiful content of a classical Christian education
  • - A slower pace with ample review
  • - An emphasis on books with elegant illustrations to cultivate a taste for excellence
  • - A multi-sensory presentation of material
  • - Oral language components
  • - Skills checklists
  • - Integration across subjects
  • - Themed levels
  • - A trivium approach
  • - Socratic questioning

Introductory information for each level includes a program overview, readiness assessment, FAQs concerning where to begin, list of read-aloud books, supply list, brief teacher notes, and a week-by-week chart for recitation and memory work. The detailed readiness assessment for each level covers language, cognitive ability, emotional development, fine-motor skills, and gross motor skills and is followed by a set of skills in each area to develop during this level of the program.

Other than making sure you have read-alouds and supplies for the day, prep is practically nil. The four-days-a-week, weekly lesson plans provide a daily checklist with specific tasks in each of several areas such as calendar, alphabet/numbers, and motor skills. In levels B and C, Simply Classical Crafts is incorporated into the arts/crafts tasks. Opening and closing the learning period with prayer is not only encouraged but prompted with suggestions for prayers to learn. There are 34 weeks of plans plus eight weeks of review. 110 - 180 pgs, pb.

The Core Curriculum Packages include the Curriculum Manual (Lesson Plans) plus books/workbooks used throughout the year. The Read Aloud Packages include all the books used as read alouds for the year. The Supply Packages are a collection of school supplies that are needed to complete the program. ~ Janice

Category Description for Simply Classical Curriculum Level C:

Theme is Animals, Alphabet & Aesop. Emphasis areas are wonder, nature, alphabet sounds, number values, writing, fine-motor skills, and prayers. Approximate mental age for this level is 4-5. Daily areas include prayer, devotion, recitation, calendar, alphabet/writing, show and tell, number lesson, activity/craft, literature/language, poetry, enrichment or therapies, and closing prayer. Prayers for Children illustrated by Eloise Wilkin is a required supplement for this level but is not included in any package.

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Very simple to use. Not too busy or chaotic.
JaanaRose S on Aug 14, 2019
My 5-year old enjoys doing school with his older siblings. Also, he is learning to write his letters.
Georganna M on Apr 11, 2018
Very simple to use. Not too busy or chaotic.
JaanaRose S on Aug 14, 2019
on school list
Elizabeth G on Jun 26, 2019
My 5-year old enjoys doing school with his older siblings. Also, he is learning to write his letters.
Georganna M on Apr 11, 2018
Great writing program
kathleen b on Jul 4, 2017
on school list
Elizabeth G on Jun 26, 2019
Great writing program
kathleen b on Jul 4, 2017
Are these reproducible for use in our church school classroom or do we need one per student?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The inside of the workbook states that "no part of the book may be reproduced in any form by any means without the written permission from the publisher." Hope this helps!
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