I Wonder Reader

I Wonder Reader

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Item #: 016224
ISBN: 9780878139309
Grades: 1

Category Description for Christian Light Reading Programs:

This series just might have everything you are looking for in a reading program. With a major goal of teaching children to think clearly and logically, the readers are highly readable and include enjoyable anthologies of stories and other prose selections as well as poetry and a generous dose of Bible selections (KJV). These selections have a strong character building emphasis as well as a foundational biblical and Christian worldview. Vocabulary development is enhanced by boldfaced words that are listed in a glossary in each book along with literary terms. On a practical note, the hardcover books are a nice, just-right-for-small-hands size that lay flat with ease. As you would expect, font size gradually diminishes throughout the grade levels. Colorful covers and inside accent color produce an inviting appearance, but there is a reminder of the program's Mennonite origins visible in the illustrations depicting their particular mode of women's apparel.

Just reading through the program would be beneficial, but the support information is well done as well. Light Units accompany each reader. These are magazine-size worktexts that review phonics (lower elementary), competently cover reading comprehension (all levels), emphasize vocabulary development, and introduce literary analysis (middle school). Integrating these studies with practical application of Bible verses, there is also biblical review and an encouragement toward Bible memorization. The Light Units are designed so the student can work somewhat independently, with symbols to indicate when teacher help is needed. Each Light Unit has three sections; each section has four lessons plus a quiz or self-check. To be completed in 17 days, day 16 is a review and day 17 is a Light Unit test and extra reading time. In grades 4-8, answers to Light Unit exercises are found in the Light Unit Answer Keys. Light Unit answers for grades 1-3 are found in the Teacher's Guidebooks.

Teacher's Guidebooks (coil-bound) are designed to be used with the Reader and the Light Units to provide a guided reading program. Well-organized and laid out, the lessons are easy to follow. Lessons are complete with an overview, detailed teacher's instructions, and daily schedules. Helpful appendices include: study words, story verses, an index of character traits, scope and sequence, index of skills taught, alternate reproducible tests with answers (Light Units also contain tests), books for extra reading, and alphabetical lists of all stories and poems. ~ Janice




Category Description for Christian Light Reading (Gr. 1-8):

With the goal of teaching children to think clearly and logically, this series might have everything you are looking for in a reading program. The readers include enjoyable anthologies of stories and other prose selections as well as poetry and a generous dose of Bible selections (KJV). There is a strong character building emphasis as well as a foundational biblical and Christian worldview. The accompanying LightUnits review phonics (lower elementary), competently cover reading comprehension (all levels), emphasize vocabulary development, and introduce literary analysis (middle school). There is also biblical review and application as well as encouragement toward Bible memorization. Teacher Guides (coil-bound) are designed to be used with the Reader and the LightUnits to provide a guided reading program. Well-organized and laid out, the detailed teachers instructions and daily schedules are easy to follow and include reduced copies of the LightUnits pages.

The hardcover Readers are a nice, just-right-for-small-hands size that lay flat with ease. As you would expect, font size gradually diminishes throughout the grade levels. Colorful covers and inside accent color produce an inviting appearance, but there is a reminder of the programs Mennonite origins visible in the illustrations depicting their particular mode of womens apparel. Vocabulary development is enhanced by boldfaced words that are listed in a glossary in each book along with literary terms.

Just reading through the Readers would be beneficial, but the accompanying support material is well done. With symbols to indicate when teacher help is needed, LightUnits are designed to allow the student to work somewhat independently in the upper elementary and middle grades,. Each LightUnit has 16 lessons that include a review day and test day. To be completed in either a semester working every day or over a year working 2-3 days per week, there are 80 lessons in each course. LightUnit answers for grades 1-3 are found in the Teacher Guides. In grades 4-6, answers to LightUnit exercises are available in the LightUnit Answer Keys and in the Teacher Guide. In Grades 7-8, answers to LightUnit exercises are found only in the LightUnit Answer Key.

Teacher Guides provide detailed teachers instructions, and daily schedules. Helpful appendices include: study words, story verses, an index of character traits, scope and sequence, index of skills taught, alternate reproducible tests with answers (the LightUnits also contain tests), books for extra reading, and alphabetical lists of all stories and poems. Reduced copies of the student pages with answers are included in both the Teacher Guide and in the LightUnits Answer Key.

Course components for the Sunrise 2nd Ed. include the Reader, LightUnits (five magazine-size worktexts sold as a set), and the Teacher Guides. Starting with Grade 4, there are also Quizzes/Tests and LightUnits Answer Keys that are available. Answer Packages include these two answer keys. Complete Sets include all available items for the grade level. The older Sunrise Ed Teacher Guides (remaining only in Grades 7 & 8) had only an answer key without reduced student pages. ~ Janice




Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade
1
ISBN
9780878139309
Binding
Cloth Text
Pages
223
Language
English
Series Title
Reading to Learn Ser.
Ages
6+
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
Ruth K. Hobbs (Compiled by)
Format
Hardcover Book
Brand Name
Christian Light
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 6.75" x 0.75"
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To start my daughter on first grade and to see how we like the curriculum
Stacey G on Apr 4, 2016
To start my daughter on first grade and to see how we like the curriculum
Stacey G on Apr 4, 2016
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Great Reader
Great reader with a good level of difficulty.
January 30, 2019
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over 3 years ago
I mentioned previously having purchased books 1-5 that these books contain delightful stories but my boys and I do find them to be a bit dry at times You know with some boys they need to read adventurous stories! But the stories are character building and that's important to many
March 21, 2009

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