Pathway Readers Second 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: 749 total
Copyright: 2005, 1976
Made In: USA
Workbooks included: No (We have not found them necessary)
Awards and Endorsements:
2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards First Place
My son was looking forward to these after reading the first set, he was a bit sad that the main characters where changed... hahaha.... but he enjoyed all of the books
The stories & characters in these books just can't be beat. My son often wants to talk about the stories afterwords because they deal with issues of character in such a gentle way. There are no "bad guys," just people who need a gentle nudge in the right direction. I'm so glad we have these in our home library.
She absolutely loved these books! It was not a chore at all to get her to read them.
These little books have a lot of relatively quick short stories with good content for kids. They're especially fun for my daughter because we live on a hobby farm so she likes to try to do some of the things the children in the stories do.
I really like this, but my son is still preferring to read book with lots of pictures in to help him with understanding the story. The language is beautiful in the books, but due to his special needs they aren't currently ticking the boxes for his learning. I think my older son would have really enjoyed them when he was learning to read.