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Story Tree (A Beka Book Reading Program, Primary)
Story Tree - A Beka Book Reading Program, Primary Author:Laurel Hicks "Story Tree" is used at the beginning of second grade. It gives students an opportunity to gain fluency in reading as they review one- and two-vowel words (Phonics Charts 1-5) and the special sounds of Phonics Charts 6-9. It should be read in conjunction with the corresponding pages in "A Handbook for Reading." For students who learned phonics... more » in first grade, it will prove to be a quick and helpful review after summer vacation. Those who are new to phonics will read it more slowly and will find new success in reading as they apply the special sounds they are being taught in class.
"Story Tree" contains many stories about modern children and their relationships to their families, their pets, their friends, their country, and their God. It brings out the wonder of God's creation and shows His wisdom and love in the world around us and in the lives of individuals.
The following Christian virtues and character traits are developed in the stories: friendship, responsibility, forgiveness, helpfulness, obedience, faith, patriotism, cheerfulness, courage, thoughtfulness, kindness, selflessness, resourcefulness, honesty, industry, gratitude, service, thoroughness, and uprightness.