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Reading-Literature First Reader

Stories for reading fluency and vocabulary building.

Uses well-written folk tales, Mother Goose rhymes, and poetry to teach reading basics. The text includes vocabulary building and guidelines for phonics instruction. The simple style of the stories and rhymes allows children to read for themselves right away. First Reader is part of the Reading-Literature Series by Harriette Treadwell and Margaret Free published by Living Books Press. The series challenges the notion that learning to read is a matter of word repetition and phonic drill. Learning to read is an easy road when using literature that captures the child’s interest.

Reading-Literature: First Reader is a republication of the 1911 edition. Living Books Press has taken care to faithfully reproduce the type and illustrations of the original. The book coordinates with Reading-Literature Teaching Guide and The Primer and Second Reader.
Print version: 149 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: Harriette Treadwell & Margaret Free

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Reading-Literature Second Reader

Stories for reading fluency and word building.

Reading-Literature: Second Reader uses well-written folk tales, Mother Goose rhymes, and poetry to teach reading basics. The simple style of the stories and rhymes allows children to read for themselves right away. Second Reader is part of the Reading-Literature Series by Harriette Treadwell and Margaret Free published by Living Books Press. The series challenges the notion that learning to read is a matter of word repetition and phonic drill. Learning to read is an easy road when using literature that captures the child’s interest.

Reading-Literature: Second Reader is a republication of the 1912 edition. Living Books Press has taken care to faithfully reproduce the type and illustrations of the original. The book includes guidelines for phonics instruction and vocabulary building coordinates with Reading-Literature Teacher’s Guide, The Primer and First Reader.

Print version: 149 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: Harriette Treadwell & Margaret Free

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Reading-Literature Teaching Guide

Step-by-step teaching guide to reading instruction.

Learning to read can be joyful rather than a matter of word repetition and phonic drill. Margaret Free and Harriette Treadwell saw literature as the ideal form for teaching reading because stories and poems capture the child’s interest, making learning an easy road.

Print version: 135 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: Harriette Treadwell & Margaret Free

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Reading-Literature The Primer

Beginning reader with phonics help and word lists.

Ten delightful folk tales written in a simple style allow children to read the story for themselves.Folktales are the ideal story form to teach reading. The Primer is the first book in the Reading-Literature Series by Harriette Treadwell and Margaret Free. The Primer challenges the notion that learning to read has to be a matter of word repetition and phonics drill. The Primer is a republication of the 1910 edition by Living Books Press. Care has been taken to faithfully reproduce the type and illustrations of the original. Includes guidelines for phonics instruction and vocabulary building.
Print version: 147 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: Harriette Treadwell & Margaret Free

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Rediscover Christmas 2018

A Six Lesson Journey for Homeschooling Families to Restore the Meaning of Christmas with Subject-specific Learning (geography, history)

OVER 100 HOURS OF LISTENING & READING PLEASURE

Envision family time focused on the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. Pouring over picture studies of the Christmas story in great art, listening to charming folktales that have been part of celebrations for centuries. Creating a Jesse tree or advent calendar that tells the story of Jesus throughout the Bible. Imagine taking time from your homeschool to focus on the things that matter most at this time of year.
Here’s what you receive.
Living books, audios, picture studies, recipes from homeschooling moms like yourself, music, folktales, and more–and all the help you need to use these wonderful resources!

Six lessons to help you truly celebrate Christmas
Six lessons leading up to Christmas and beyond to help you make learning about Christmas and the “reason for the season” meaningful and to give you inspiration for the journey. Each lesson will gives ample helps and tips to cover the usual subjects in a Charlotte Mason-style homeschool. 

Still more…
Guides to create a Jesse Tree, advent Calendar, Story Stocking, practical projects to help others in need at this time of year (each sent with your weekly lessons).
Thanksgiving Holiday Helper, which includes a republication of Ruth Pumphrey’s  “the First Thanksgiving, 1621” as well as poems, picture study, and copy work.

Best of all – 100% of your purchase supports our work in Africa
Living Books Curriculum is a nonprofit ministry. Every purchase you make helps us provide a living education for our seven schools that we serve in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia. The LBC Rediscover Christmas proceeds help us to provide a living education to our school at Abule Reserve, Nigeria.

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Richard of Jamestown: A Story of Virginia Colony

First in LBC’s Colonial America series.

 

Best for children 7-9.

 

The purpose of the stories in The Colonial America Series is to show children the home life of the colonists with whom they meet in their books, while describing the daily life of those people who conquered the wilderness whether for conscience sake or gain.

Print version: 140 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: James Otis

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Ruth of Boston: A Story of the Massachusettes Bay Colony

Fourth in LBC’s Colonial America series. Best for children 7-9.

The purpose of the stories in the Colonial America Series is to show children the home life of the colonists with whom they meet in their books, while describing the daily life of those people who conquered the wilderness whether for conscience sake or gain.

Print version: 136 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: James Otis

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Stephen of Philadelphia: A Story of Penn’s Colony

Fifth in LBC’s Colonial America series. Best for children 7-9.

The purpose of the stories in the Colonial America Series is to show children the home life of the colonists with whom they meet in their books, while describing the daily life of those people who conquered the wilderness whether for conscience sake or gain.

Print version: 144 pages, soft cover
Digital version: direct download
Author: James Otis

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Storytelling: A Creative Teaching Strategy (ebook)

Children learn better with stories…far better. Research proves that retention and attention is many times higher when story is used to teach facts or concepts. We remember when we hear a story; we remember even better when we tell a story. Which is why this book is perfect for educators and parents  who are looking for an introduction to how to improve listening and telling through stories.  Each folktale is illustrated and transcribed from Sheila’s storytelling performances. Each story then follows with enriching language activities. The introduction provides the framework and research on why story is key to learning. The stories and activities are based on Sheila’s years of experience as an educator, storyteller and parent.

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Teach for a Day–Presidents’ Day

Sheila Carroll invites you and your children to enjoy a two-hour delight-directed, learning experience about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with history, story, poetry, music, art and picture study. Event is online and the price is per family. Sheila will provide all the materials. It will be held February 18, 2019 from 11-1 pm EST time.

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The Changing Year

Nature poetry season-by-season

The 190-page book follows the seasons–spring, summer, fall, winter–and offers one-hundred thirty-five poems, each lushly illustrated. The nature poems and engravings were beloved by parents, educators, and children for decades since its publication in 1884. Now Living Books Press brings back this classic, lovingly restored and available for a new generation of children and adults.

Paperback: 190 pages
Editor: Bobbie Dailey

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The Roots of American Order

History of the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured America. Best for ages 14 and up.

Roots  of  American Order is the text for a course planned for fall 2015 for high school students.

Softcover: 533 pages
Editor: Russel Kirk

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