I'm a homeschooling mom and I've used this book for years to help my 4 children learn to read. I like the way the emphasis is on phonics and just 20 minutes a day. There is a little review and then adding to what was learned the day before. I gave my copies away and was so happy to find another here on PBS as my daughter is using it to help someone learn to read.
I enjoyed this book for my son and I in our literature program when we were studying the Civil War. It told what it was like in the during that time from the perspective of 12 year old left home with the parents and an older sister on the farm in Illinois. The older brothers went off to war and were not in favor of the same side. What I really liked about this story, was that it was based on her grandfather's memories of the Civil war.
This is a book of timed readings that are much more interesting to read than some of the other abeka books as they are about nature. My daughters used this book and got better time and comprehension with their readings.
I used this book for my daughters for their math. It IS challenging, but we made it all the way through. I like that the directions for how to do a new concept are at the top of the lesson and written in a clear and concise way. Many times the girls just taught themselves and I didn't need to do anything but correct their work. This is not a current edition, copyright 2000 and printed in 2003. The # on the back is 61859004, so it may be difficult to get a student book to go with it. At this time I'm going through (Abeka)Basic Mathematics with my son using 2 teacher editions. In one of the editions I am "witing out" the answers.
We used it for homeschooling. It was good to refer to maps for places that we were studying. There are maps with places and cities identified and there are others that have dots but no label so that a student can practice his memory of places.
I got this as I really enjoyed baking bread and wanted a little more variety than was offered in the instruction manual for the bread machine...and it is. Besides the classic breads, there are recipes for sourdough,whole grain breads, herb breads (great for croutons), vegetable breads, fruit and nut breads, dessert breads, rolls and shaped breads, and international breads.
This book has answers to worksheets, quizes and tests. While reading through the text with my son, it was good to check his knowledge and comprehension of what we talked about in our homeschooling sessions. I printed off the pages and whited out the answers so he could write his answers in. There is really quite a bit of information in it about health and exercise and about general body systems. After our reading session, I really didn't have a problem with the kids balking when I suggested going out to ride their bike or going for a walk.
As the final book in a trilogy, City Girl does an excellent job of concluding the story of the Rawlings brothers. I kind of wanted to see the wedding of Dakota and Darvi in the previous book, but now I see how it fits so much better in this one.
We have this book and my daughters like it so much that they won't let me put it on the PBS. Instead they want me to get more copies of it so they can someday read it to their children as a bedtime story. The 1st chapter opens with a mother kissing her son goodnight and asking,"Are you warm enough?" The boy nods, the mother leaves and he listens for her diminishing foot steps. Then he turns to look under his pillow where there are 3 brown eggs and whispers, "Are you warm enough?"
The story of Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Jim Elliot, and Pete Fleming continues as one of the children of the missionary martyrs returns to the tribe that raised him from the age of nine-the same tribe that killed his father. I really liked reading more about the Waodani and how they changed after they accepted Christ.
This book was awesome! I love the way he writes..using similes and metaphors and describing things that make you reach a conclusion and tell you how it is. I was so "pulled" into this book and it was so thought provoking. It applies to events going on in this country right now. Senator Ted Cruz referred to it when again he needed to defend our Freedom of Speech. If Ray Bradbury knew how our freedom of speech was in danger of being taken away, he would roll over in his grave.
Fireheart has become a warrior and is sent on a mission with his best friend, Graystripe, to find and retrieve Windclan.
Although I sincerely enjoyed this book and would recommend it to whoever liked book one, this is not my favorite book in the series.
Fireheart searches for the truth behind the death of former Thunderclan deputy Redtail. As he discovers some of the secrets of the cats around him, he discovers a plot against his leader and mentor, Bluestar.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who liked book two.