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Enrichment Reading was developed to build your students' comprehension skills in the context of quality literature. The distinctive feature of this series of readers is the intense Biblical integration which emphasizes to young readers the versatility and applicability of Scripture for the varied situations of life. The original purpose of education was to teach reading so that students could read Scripture. Enrichment Reading expands this purpose by making Biblical integration a priority. As students read these materials, they are exposed to well-written fiction, exposition, history, and adventure which offer each student, regardless of reading ability, a reading experience designed to teach and build Christian character.

Enrichment Reading is flexible. Teachers decide how much time to spend on each story. Some teachers break a story into several days: reviewing the vocabulary words one day, reading the story the next, and having students answer the questions the next day, while others complete each story during a specified time frame on a given day.

Each story features:

  • Ten stories
  • Examination of Biblical truths illustrated in the reading selection, emphasizing the versatility and applicability of Scripture for the varied situations of life.
  • Introduction, brief background and theme.
  • Vocabulary with each word highlighted at its point of use.
  • Six questions based on the six levels of learning to develop comprehension and critical thinking skills.
  • Four skill-building activities related to study skills and the content area.

 

Unlike most reading programs, Enrichment Reading

  • challenges both the advanced reader and the weak reader.
  • is designed without illustrations to prevent students from using pictures as context clues for comprehension and understanding.
  • highlights vocabulary words at their point of use which helps the reader understand the word as it is used in the context of the sentence.
  • builds critical thinking skills by way of review questions. The first six questions are based on the six levels of learning. The last four questions are skill building activities related to study skills and the content area.
  • includes a section entitled Let’s Examine the Biblical Truth which discusses Biblical principles emphasized in the reading selection and teaches students to interpret literature from a Biblical worldview.