Abeka Curriculum

by Joanne Trewick
(Mossman)

Whilst we have not used Abeka textbooks as a whole grade package at any stage - we have used many of their wonderful books for different subjects and different grades over the years. None of my children (who are not workbook fans)have ever resisted using the colourful and attractively set out books from Abeka.

My number one recommendation is Letters and Sounds books 1 and 2, these, along with the matching flashcards have been the basis from which all of my children have gained a solid phonetic foundation. We love them!

The grade 1 and 2 Language books, though very American,repetitive and full of busy work were none-the-less keenly enjoyed by two of my children who were able to work on them with very little help.

Language A (grade 4) offers wonderful unit topics for when you need to hone skills on a particular topic in english. (eg. letter writing or book reports)

The Arithmetic worktexts for grades 1-3 have been a solid favourite for maths at our place, full of variety, high interest questions and lots of colour.

We have used the grade 2,4 and 6 science books, in between times of more nature studies and theme units. They have excellent content, and though the level of the material is very challenging for the grade, the actual quiz/test sheets are quite easy, which means the children are happy to do them.

So far the history and geography text books that we have, have only been used for reference on our shelf, but they have come in handy a couple of times for finding information that we were looking for, and some of the kids just like to browse through them in their spare time.
Hope this information is of help to someone.

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