Reading with History B+C
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- What's Included
Journey from early civilizations through modern world history!
Loaded with Newbery award-winning books, children's classics, little-known treasures and biographies of great people, Reading with History B+C Condensed gives you memorable adventures and special moments. Engage your child each day as your schedule, notes, maps and discussion questions lead to meaningful face-to-face interaction with your kids.
Includes a 36-Week, 4-Day schedule designed to save one day a week for co-ops, music lessons, sports, field trips or other extra-curricular activities. Includes colorful map answer keys, discussion questions and answers as well as background notes to help you get the most from the time you spend with your child.
An optional online platform that enables students to access their reading schedules, take assessments, and receive instant auto-grading results. Parents can track and review student work, customize assessments, and message students directly from a computer or mobile device. Virtual courses MUST be started within 6 months of purchase. You will have 12 months from the time of your start date to complete the course.
History & Geography
Intro to World History helps kids see that history has a real impact on how we live today. Discover together that there are real historical answers to questions such as: What was it like to live in ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. Why did castles, knights and jousting tournaments fade away? Why do Americans use inches instead of centimeters? Why aren't there very many Kings and Queens in the world anymore? Why do children study Math and Science? Why do people from different cultures tend to view the world so differently?
Go way beyond Europe. Our purpose is not simply to trace the roots of Western civilization, but to acquire an overview of how civilizations have developed all over the world. This means Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa.
As your children see the flow of world history--the rise and fall of civilizations--they get a big-picture look at what's gone into creating history. That, in turn, helps them understand how we live today.
Snuggle up, experience history and enjoy several "just for fun" books that simply help kids love reading. From an operatic cricket to mighty Italian stallions, these works are pure delights!
Whether your child is a voracious reader or still catching his or her stride, our Readers Program will meet them at their ability level. Receive a whole stack of exciting books your kids can successfully read on their own. Simply choose the program that matches your child's reading level using the Customize Tab. For help determining your child's reading level please review this Quick Reading Assessment.
A few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. Includes The Timeline Book, Markable Map & Markers and a 3” Binder with Tabs to organize your Instructor’s Guides.
- Henry Huggins (B-BA02)
- Homer Price (B-BA06)
- Detectives in Togas (B-BA14)
- Little Pear (B-BA15)
- The Year of the Baby (B-BA21)
- The Twenty-One Balloons (B-CA02)
- The Door in the Wall (B-CA03)
- The Aesop for Children (B-CA10)
- Red Sails to Capri (B-CA11)
- The Cricket in Times Square (B-CA14)
- Tales of Robin Hood (B-CA17)
- The School Story (B-CA18)
- The Minstrel in the Tower (B-CA19)
- Captain Nobody (B-CA22)
- Sticks Across the Chimney (B-CA24)
- 104 Poems of Whimsy and Wisdom (B-CA30)
One Set of Consumables is included with the package. To add consumables for another student please click here.
Is BookShark a History or a Reading program?
BookShark is both! We are a literature based program that teaches History through reading and listening. In Levels K-2, the focus of our program is on developing and strengthening reading ability. This is why we offer multiple Reader levels for the early levels. Beginning in Level 3, however, the focus shifts from strengthening reading ability to building reading comprehension. From Level 3 up, we integrate the Reading, Read-Alouds, and Language Arts assignments with the History readings. Instead of learning to read, your children will be reading to learn!
Which Readers level should I choose?
We offer multiple Readers/Language Arts levels for our Level K-2 programs to accommodate advanced and struggling learners. Choosing a Readers/Language Arts level that is appropriate for your child will help ensure that there are no gaps in their knowledge. We chose our Readers because they are engaging and fun for students of all levels!
If you are unsure which Readers level would be best for your child, please have them take our Quick Reading Assessment. It is very important to match the Readers level to your child’s reading ability, and the assessment will help you find the most comfortable fit for them. We encourage you to be sure that they are reading fluidly, not just decoding the words. Our goal is to help you instill a love of reading and learning in your child. If they are working too hard to decode the words, they may not enjoy the stories and the reading may become frustrating.
Do the Readers integrate with the History reading?
We offer multiple Reader levels for our Level K-2 programs, so the Readers are not tied with the History reading for this package. In Levels K-2, the focus of our program is on developing and strengthening reading ability. The Readers are integrated with the History program beginning in Level 3.
What books are included in the Level 2 Regular Readers?
Level 2 Regular Readers are equivalent to a 2nd Grade reading level and include the following:
What books are included in the Level 2 Intermediate Readers?
Level 2 Intermediate Readers are equivalent to a 3rd Grade reading level and include the following:
What books are included in the Level 2 Advanced Readers?
Level 2 Advanced Readers are equivalent to a 4th Grade reading level and include the following:
Can I use this package with both of my children?
Yes, you can! If your children are within three years of age, they can share the same BookShark Reading with History package – including Read-Alouds, history books, the Timeline Book, and Timeline Figures. Please remember, however, that Reading is a skill based subject and it is important to pick a Reader level that matches with each child’s ability.
If your students have different skill levels for Reading, please consider purchasing an additional Language Arts with Readers package:
If you do not want to use BookShark's Language Arts, you may also add the additional readers individually:
Not sure if this is the right fit? Please review the options below to find a package that will work for both of your children:
Can I purchase the History program without the Readers?
We do not offer a History package without Readers because learning through reading is fundamental to our program. If you are certain that you do not want the Readers, you can add the History books and Read-Alouds to your cart individually. Please use the list on the "See All BookShark Products" page as a reference.
What are the “Required Resources” and why are they required?
The Required Resources includes a big binder with 36 week tabs for your Instructor’s Guides, The Timeline Book, a reusable Markable Map, and a set of wet-erase markers. These resources will be reused in almost every level of our History program and can be shared by multiple students. You will be given the option to purchase these items every time you buy an All-Subject or Reading with History Package, but you only need to buy it once.
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