Pathway Reader Sixth 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: Step By Step
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
We have been reading Pathway Readers since 1st grade and love them! They are very easy to read and have fun illustrations that go along with the chapters. My daughter has enjoyed the plots and mischief that the characters tend to get into and they have a wholesome message to tell the truth, do what is right, etc. We live in an area with a pretty large Amish community, so at times, we can easily picture some of the stories' events happening as though they are happening right next door! She is currently over halfway through reading Step By Step. We also purchased the 7th Grade Seeking True Values book for when she finishes this one.
This is my son's favorite part of the curriculum. He looks forward to this book every single week!
We have had these readers since first grade. He likes them. He likes the farm stories. Stories that teach kids about a life maybe different from their own.
They are always fun stories with a good point.
My son enjoyed reading the stories. He's almost finished with the book and we still have months of school left!