How do I use the guide and what if I have questions?
A Look at a Guidebook
Daily Planner — No Need! Your Guidebook has it All!
Your guidebook is an indispensable tool. It outlines each day’s assignments, provides
invaluable advice about teaching, and offers ideas for activities and reinforcement.
1 – Resource titles are listed in the first column.
2 – Each day’s activities are listed in their own column.
3 – The oral discussion section is always at the top, and consist of history or science books. These books are designed to be read aloud with your student.
4 – Adventure reading is listed next and these books also designed for reading aloud.
5 – The Bible study section can be completed aloud or independently, depending on the student’s age.
6 – Timeline work is included in programs that are history-centered. It is found in a separate section for independent work that needs to be completed by the student each day.
NOTE! Some programs also have a special focus set, such as American Story 1’s “Native American Focus,” which rounds out the program and allows students to study people groups or events up-close. These books can be completed as read-alouds or as additional independent work.
7 – Our premiere notebooks are so large that pages often support many different topics such as history, geography, culture, science, or specialized topics closely related to the themes.
8 – The activities section lists all the resources available to you from which to choose which activities you wish to complete. Each activity is rated according to how much preparation or supplies are needed to complete it.
9 – Notes at the bottom include clarifying remarks or instructions for the parent.
10 – Often additional activity ideas, video suggestions, or helpful hints also appear here. Website links are also common; they give ample opportunity for students to learn even more about their world.
A Note on Language Arts Guidebooks
Your language arts guide complements your basic study guide perfectly. It adds to your subject study all language arts skills: phonics, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting, and creative writing. The creative writing assignments are taken from the subject matter of your basic study. Thus, when you order your language arts program, be sure to select the package that coordinates with your basic study. Additionally, you can hole-punch your on the right, so that it will lay across from your basic study guide pages. If you do that, your binder, when opened flat, will have Week 1 language arts and basic study laying side by side. Everything you need for the week — available at a glance.