Pathway Reader Fourth Grade
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.
Reader is titled: Building Our Lives
Copyright: 2004, 1979
Made In: USA
Workbook included: No (We have not found it necessary.)
Awards and Endorsements:
2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards First Place
We bought this book just for fun, for an extra story book, and it hasn't disappointed. We have the Christian Light Education readers and they're similar in feel to those, but without the color pictures. The stories are interesting, with a definite Christian/moral lessons slant, and with a variety of animal stories as well. Although the ending for the story about Dotty the Salmon was unbelievably full of pathos (and it's a fish, for goodness sake, which would normally not be an animal it's easy to emphathize with) - we still look at each other and just sigh, "Dotty...". Overall, we like the book, and it also has a nice feel to it; the cover is a nice one.
I love the fact that the reader has good wholesome stories. My son is not a huge reader but he liked these stories.
It is awesome. My child loves to read.
She relaxes at night, reading this before bed sometimes.
This is our 3rd year to use the Pathway Readers. Although we read lots of living books, my son just likes to read these for enjoyment! I thought about reselling used volumes from previous years, but he enjoyed the stories so much that he asked me not to!