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Building Christian English series

Publisher: Rod and Staff Publishers
Review last updated: November 2014

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Building Christian English series

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Rod and Staff's Building Christian English series has hardcover textbooks for each grade level plus a teacher's manual, optional sets of extra worksheets for grades 3-8, test booklets for grades 2-8, and tests and editing worksheets for asessment for grades 9-10.

These texts are great for those who prefer a formal academic approach without any "fluff." They have comprehensive coverage of grammar and fairly good coverage of composition skills (better at upper levels than lower), clear explanations, examples and plenty of practice activities. Very appropriately, the emphasis shifts from grammar to composition in upper grade levels, adding the subject area of speech.

While the series through eighth grade is grade-level specific, the last two books, titled Communicating Effectively Book 1 and Book 2, may be in whichever order you please.

Content reflects a Christian viewpoint and Mennonite culture.


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  • Learning Styles: Perfect Paula and Competent Carl
    Suitable for: can be used for group, but work well for mostly independent work
    grades 2-10
    Need for parent/teacher instruction: 
    some teacher instruction in early grades, minimal in upper grades
    Prep time needed:
    Need for teacher manual:  useful
    Religious perspective: Protestant/Mennonite

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  • Rod and Staff Publishers

    PO Box 3
    14193 Highway 172
    Crockett, KY 41413-0003
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    Milestone Books