Rated 4 out of 5 by Steph Just what we needed!
I had tried another manufacturer for my son's 1st grade work. I was overwhelmed and confused by the teacher's manuals once I received them. And within a few short weeks my son was so bored with the readers he didn't want to read them and it was a struggle. There was no workbook to go along with the readers either. This workbook is fantastic! He loves the bright colorful pictures and the ease of use. Just what we needed after a bad experience. I'll be using this next year for my son and daughter!
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momoffour Great value!
My daughter can usually read the directions with little or no help and it is suited for her age.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DawnE Helpful accompaniment to the excellent readers.
I love the reading material for all the early level readers. The workbook helps so much with phonics instruction, It also helps me to gain insight into my children's understanding of the story they have read. It is very well produced and easy to use each day, without spending hours on preparation.
September 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by curls It is helpful at the beginning of the second grade school year for reviewing phonics and reading comprehension.
The Bob Jones Reading Worktext is helpful at the beginning of the second grade school year for reviewing phonics and reading comprehension. 2 As the students progress in their reading skills, I have to supplement with other ways to assess their comprehension and higher order thinking skills. In a way, the students outgrow the worktext as it is too simple for them by the second semester. If our school did not have a separate phonics curriculum, I may have used more of the pages for phonics reinforcement, so it might be helpful for a school that has a combined reading and phonics curriculum with Bob Jones.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kris Great overall phonics curriculum
I have used this book for my older two boys and am using it again with my third boy. I feel it's very strong in teaching phonics with fun characters too! I have used this because I feel it has given my children a solid foundation in phonics and reading. I would highly recommend this to others.
September 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by parent Not what I expected
I feel this curriculum is very basic. Borderline grade level. The questions are not challenging and I found 2 errors within 2 pages of each other. There is a heavy biblical focus, which is slightly more than what I expected. The pictures in the book are from the 70's or 80's and very dated. Not appealing to the reader.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsB Enjoyable stories
This second grade reading book has stories that are engaging and enjoyable for students. The guided ccomprehension questions are a fantastic teachers tool.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by INhome A Must Have
When I taught in the public schools (not so long ago), we used basal reading series. And nowadays a complete reading series (without having hundreds of individual books) is difficult to find to homeschool my own kids. I was thrilled to find this collection of stories in one book (yes...a basal!). The stories are meaningful, eclectic and with great content. My kids love their BJU reading series and always beg to read what is next. I have used three different grade levels and am always pleased. Accompanying workbooks are the perfect partner for the stories. Love the Christian-based outlook from the stories that lead to meaningful conversations outside of the academics. The series is up there in price, but I do believe worth the cost. I feel my kids are very well-rounded with their reading skills as a result of working through these series!
February 12, 2013