Pathway Reader Fifth 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: Living Together
(FYI, it contains a derogatory word on pages 508 and 509.)
Copyright: 2004, 1978
Made In: USA
Workbook included: No (We have not found it necessary.)
Awards and Endorsements:
2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards First Place
Absolutely LOVE this old-fashioned, wholesome approach to developing better reading skills. We trade off reading every other page & she is learning how to read word-by-word better & the lessons are most important of all.
My son has really enjoyed the stories in this book. His reading has improved and he loves the stories!
My daughter loved this book as one of her fifth grade readers! We ordered it in addition to her 5th Grade curriculum kit because she just loves the series so much! I love to see the enthusiasm for reading she has when reading these books! She loves to share with me some of the funnier tales from her time reading.
Pathway Readers are wholesome stories that my child enjoys reading. That's all we need!
We all really enjoyed the story in each chapter and the life lesson taught. It opened the discussion for us to talk about plot and outcome in each story and what they might do in each situation.