Secrets and Surprises Author:Marion Hedquist Secrets and Surprises is the fourth reader in the A Beka Book reading program for first grade. It contains delightful stories and poems that are correlated with the phonics that children are learning in class. Special sounds that were used in Stepping Stones are reviewed in this reader, and new sounds are introduced from Phonics Charts 7 and 8... more ». Children will especially enjoy reading the character-building plays that are included in the last section of the book.
The following Christian virtues and character traits are incorporated in the stories: diligence, friendship, helpfulness, industry, kindness, obedience, persistence, self-discipline, sharing, and thankfulness.« less