Rated 5 out of 5Â by NicknameTaken Worth it....
We've used BJU Press Language Arts since K-5. I appreciate the systematic "review and add some new" each year. I like the intro at the beginning of each unit. The grammar lessons are a nice length. The sentences used for the practice sets are full of interesting information. Even though it adds expense, I like the consumable text; students can spend more time focusing on the concept and less on time on writing the lessons on paper.
September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MelissaSmith Well-laid out/Easy to use
The BJU Press English curriculum is a fantastic program that can reach both the academically advanced and those who are not quite as familiar with the fundamentals of English grammar. The book does a great job explaining terms and processes of how to manipulate a sentence word-by-word. Our students have certainly excelled in the grammar department using this book. There are two areas that could be modified to better serve the students - charts and the writing sections. Even in middle school, students seem to really learn and be able to memorize well from charts. If there were corresponding charts to use with each chapter as references, that could prove to be helpful. Also the writing sections are somewhat minimal in their expectations of each writing piece. The assignments themselves are good and there is always an example. However, the book is not clear on how each assignment is to be written or what aspects are to be included. This could be helpful to not only the teacher, but also the students.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MelissaSmith Excellent use within the classroom
Our school has recently switched Literature curriculums to use BJU Press. We have found that the comprehension expectations are higher than our previous curriculum as well as the critical thinking skills. The curriculum has so much to offer that it seems nearly impossible to fit it all in in one semester. We love that there are so many different facets of this book including oral reading, reading comprehension, writing assignments, and class discussion prompts.
December 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by lollipop33 Geography
I bought this geography book for my daughter who is going into 9th grade.The value was good.This book comes for a good price.I would say that the ease of use was fair but the Section weren't marked clearly at all.The quality is okay for the pictures and text.This book is very thorough and went into details about the text.It is very well written with lots of information that is well researched.It is filled with colorful pictures that your student will enjoy.Overall me and my daughter thought that this book was just average. I would only like to warn those of you parents.This book is very heavy information.If your student isn't like that,like a computer's mind maybe you shouldn't consider it.
September 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Teachermom Tests were frustrating
So far, two of my kids have used the BJU Cultural Geography curriculum. While they did enjoy the text, we found the tests frustrating. So many times, questions were chosen on minutial content that was not the emphasis of the chapter. Although, they gained much from the text, that knowledge didn't translate into the test scores. We had to make them open book in order to help scores better reflect what they had learned. I would love to see the tests rewritten to question understanding of the main thrusts of the chapters, rather than details that were not central to the main points of the chapter.
July 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by KarenG Comprehensive
The maps are a great review of the material. The other activities complement the reading and classroom discussions.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Valerie Colorful and Easy to Use
(We just finished chapter 1)
I bought this so my 11th grader could do an overview of World Geography. I like the emphasis on Cultural Geography. I only purchased the student text because he didn't need map work and I assumed he could read the text himself. He does well reading it himself. We are using the chapter review as an end of the chapter "test".
The first two units will likely be review for him and I'm looking forward to the units on each area of the world.
My only complaint is that for $50+ I was disappointed it was paperback and wish that information had been more obvious in the description (if it was there at all).
September 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Reginna Textbook is extremely easy to follow and very organized
I do, however, wish there were some more activities for the students to practice with. When teaching new concepts, there are only about 1-2 exercsies for them to work through.
September 5, 2013