This is a fantastic post and we are excite to share with you Classic Reading Books for Kids. This is a review of More StoryTime Treasures Student Guide and Answer Key by Memoria Press. I have used Memoria Press before to learn Latin, so I know that I love their materials they offer.
Take a look at this post as I tell you about this fabulous curriculum that uses the classics to teach children Language Arts, including spelling, handwriting, grammar, literature studies and analysis as well as a chance to color here and there.
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Classic Reading Books for Kids
More StoryTime Treasures is geared for children grades 1+ and it covers some of the best classic stories, including Billy and Blaze, The Story about Ping, Stone Soup, Keep the lights Burning, Abbie and more! Memoria Press did a wonderful job when choosing relevant stories where we can cover many literary topics while reading some great classics.
It is important to point out that More StoryTime Treasures Student Guide and Answer Key comes with the student workbook (or guide) and the answer key for the teacher/mom. It does not include the actual books. You can purchase them, which every single one would be a great addition to your homeschool library or you can acquire them from your local library.
We got this curriculum for my son, who is 6 years old. He has been enjoying these classic books for kids SO MUCH! What I like about adding this curriculum is how it teaches the child to analyze the text within the stories, instead of just reading it for the sake or reading a good story.
After reading each story, he goes to the workbook, or student guide. Each classic book has several lessons in the student guide, so we focus on one book per week (to have 3-4 session per week). In other words, on Monday, we read the book. On Tuesday, we do Lesson 1 in the student guide. On Wednesday, we do Lesson 2. We skip Thursdays because that is our co-op day. On Friday, we do Lesson 3 and we are done with that story.
My daughter is 4, so she isn’t doing the student guide, but she is still participating in our lessons. How? She listens to the classics that we read and, when my son is done with a lesson, he lets her color the cover picture in the student guide, which she LOVES to do and looks forward to it.
Each lesson takes us 10-15 minutes to complete, so don’t think that this will take hours and hours out of your day. Memoria Press came up with a great mix of activities for each lesson in More StoryTime Treasures.
For example, there is a section to practice penmanship and to use vocabulary words that are found in the story in a sentence. There is a section where there are sentences from the story and one word is in bold. The student then tries to discuss and find a synonym for that word or to describe/define the word. And the list goes on.
There are many activities that engage the student and that covers a variety of subjects, including Geography. All in all, I am so glad that we are using this and, even though the lessons take a few minutes a day, they go in-depth and we get some awesome classics read in our homeschool. And not just that, but because of More StoryTime Treasures Student Guide and Answer Key, we can really analyze these fantastic books.
I highly recommend it and I can’t wait for us to continue on to the other books offered for higher grades. I have included a list at the end of this post for you to take a look at the books that they offer in other grades.