I have always loved to read. I think it comes naturally to me. My children like to read but would rather I read to them than have to read the book themselves. While this is probably natural for children I was excited for them when we received a package from ABeCeDarian Company to review. In our package we received their level A-1 teacher and student workbooks, A-2 teacher and student workbooks, B-1 teacher and student workbooks, a set of 10 storybooks for children to read aloud(these correspond with the level A workbooks), and a collection of 11 Aesop fables. The Aesop fables are geared to go with the B level workbook and only include the sounds/words that the children can already sound out/read.
|This is the great packet we received to review.|
Level B-1 includes a teacher's book which can be purchased for $25.50 as well as the student book which is available for purchase for $10.25. If you order over a certain number(50) the price drops on the student books to $1.50 per book. This would be a great deal if you planned to use it in a school setting or with a homeschool group/coop.
In some situations, you can get by without buying the teachers books to go with the student books. I feel that you do need the teacher book for this program It would just not work the same way if you only had the student book. There is so much extra in the Teacher book to help you as well as your student that I think it is definitely worth the cost.
The set of ten storybooks costs $21.50. They are sold as being part of the Level A program, but you also will be using them in the B level. If your child tests at a point that they should start at the B level like my daughter did then you should still purchase the storybooks as they are needed. In the teachers manual it will have your child reading these stories. If you do not have them it says to skip that part, but I think the extra reading materials are beneficial.
The Aesop's Fables was a favorite of all my children. They enjoyed hearing either their sister or me reading the stories to them. The cost for the set of eleven fables in one book is $2.50. This book of fables has been adapted to only contain sounds/letters that your student should be able to read at that level. They are the same great stories, but at your child's level.
I am very pleased with what ABeCeDarian has been able to do for us reading wise and am looking forward to seeing what others have to say about it as well.
Since we didn't use the two lower levels this time(I probably will use them this fall with my now kindergarteners) I really am not going to discuss them. If you want to learn more about those levels and what they were like or what reviewers thought of them please make sure to visit the main Crew blog post. Lots of great reviews are available for you there.
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