Poor Mouse is about to become Weasel's dinner. To distract Weasel, Mouse tells several stories and convinces Weasel to go searching for ingredients in the stories to add to his soup. Will Mouse escape in time?
Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.
- Engaging stories
- Longer sentences
Amazing Animals Series
Please see our Reading section for leveled reading series such as I Can Read, Step Into Reading, and many more.
In the classical education model, a grammar student should be able to show reading comprehension on a literal and inferential level, demonstrate an increasing vocabulary, and identify various styles of literature as well as basic biblical values. These literature guides from Veritas Press are carefully constructed to train students in those skills. Encouraging oral reading and requiring questions to be answered in complete sentences, these worktexts are attractively illustrated (black & white) and easy to use with complete answer keys included (worksheets are reproducible for family use only). There are some basic similarities among the various titles. For instance, all have who/what/where/why/when questions for the student to answer. However, there’s considerable variety as well. Alice in Wonderland, a third grade guide, includes recipes, several cut and paste projects, memory work, and some writing assignments (adding silly stanzas to a song). The fourth grade guide for The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow includes (among others) vocabulary exercises, drawing assignments, a relationship web, a cause & effect worksheet, and several writing assignments (paragraphs, cinquain, and limerick). Author information and a short story writing assignment are included in Where the Red Fern Grows, a fifth grade guide.
As is typical with classical education material, the assigned grade levels often seem challenging. Don’t let that discourage you from using an otherwise excellent resource – simply adjust the grade level to suit your student (guides are unlabeled). ~ Janice
To present their excellent early reader books in an organized and graded way to young readers, the publisher has divided some of their popular children's books into different "I Can Read" levels, based on the structure and complexity of the content. Many of these are modern children's classics, and will be enjoyed by all children, whether read aloud or read alone. For your convenience in finding age-appropriate books for your young reader, we will list them in groups by level.