How to Teach the Course
Successful completion of the Learning to Read program is necessary before attempting this half-year course. Students may do some exercises independently. Self checks and tests measure the child’s mastery of the material.
The first-grade reader, I Wonder, is full of delightful age-level stories and poems that develop critical reading skills while building character. Students will learn about honesty from Betsy and Billy, the importance of prayer from Willy, good habits from Bruce the door slammer, and trust from Bennie, who was afraid of thunder. The artwork has recently been updated to full-color paintings.
The Teacher’s Guide includes oral reviews, a reproduction of each workbook page with answers, detailed instructions for explaining the exercises, ideas for class discussion, and silent and oral reading activities. Beginning teachers can successfully teach reading when using this manual.