Pathway Readers First Grade Set
Designed to be used in Amish classrooms, these basal readers are solidly wholesome, with none of the fantasy that is commonplace in both Christian and secular readers. If you are weary of the brashness that is evident in readers with contemporary story lines, you'll find these a refreshing alternative.
Here the children are expected to obey their parents, respect their teachers, ask forgiveness when they do wrong, and humbly submit to the discipline of those in authority! Yet they still enjoy life!!
Because the Amish don't use electricity, you won't find stories dealing with the latest in films, computers, or TVs. Instead, the stories are centered around farm life, with horse auctions, harvests, and LARGE families. We have compared these books to several home school basal readers and have found that they are more challenging in the lower grades and infinitely more interesting. With simple typesetting and a few black-and-white sketches, these hardback books are not splashy, but are lovely in their simplicity.
Pages: 468 total
Copyright: 2004, 1975
Made In: USA
Workbooks included: No (We have not found them necessary.)
Awards and Endorsements:
2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards First Place
Bought these for my 6 year old. She has enjoyed listening and following along. And so does her 4 yr old brother. Simple, clean, easy to read and follow.
I enjoyed these books but my son did not. The material just wasn't that interesting for him but I thought they were clean, simple and innocent stories. It just wasn't a right fit for him but I would still recommend these books!
My son and I love reading these books. The first one was easy for him, but it gave him more confidence that he knew how to read. And now we are excited to keep reading and learn what happens to the characters in the story. Can't wait for the 2nd grade set!
My son enjoyed reading these books, he was always looking forward to the next story.
5yo loves spending time on the couch in the afternoons reading these quietly while the other kids sleep. I have loved watching his reading take off and be so engaged while reading these.