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BJU Press Reading and Literature

The BJU Press Reading & Literature curriculum lesson plans for Homeschool Planet layout the publisher’s recommended course of study for your BJU textbooks*BJU Press Reading curriculum provides a variety of character-building stories and classical literature selections in addition to thought-provoking questions and activities that work together to enhance a child’s reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and vocabulary proficiency. With the BJU Press Literature curricula, students will learn to read and appreciate a wide range of literature in a variety of genres and develop literary analysis skills as well as learn to interpret and evaluate what they read in light of Biblical truth.

*Please note that these plans are for the textbook series, not Distance Learning, and all lesson plans reflect the pacing as found in the official BJU Press Lesson Plan Overviews.

BJU Press Reading and Literature and Homeschool Planet

These lesson plans applied within your Homeschool Planet planner will help you stay on track in your BJU Press Reading and Literature course.

What’s Included: 

  • One year of assignments and activities for your BJU Press Reading curriculum in a convenient lesson plan.

  • The Literature Lesson plan package includes current edition lesson plans.
  • The Reading Lesson plan package includes ALL current edition lesson plans.
  • Check boxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, giving them a sense of accomplishment and you a permanent record of their achievement.
  • Automatic rescheduling of assignments when “life happens”
  • “Daily Digest” email reminders to help you and your child stay on track
  • Grade tracking to recognize or reward completion of work.
  • Attendance records for states where this is required.
  • Extensive reports to help you manage grades, attendance, activities, and more.
  • Automatic lesson plan updates as needed, with enhancements, link updates, etc.

Notes: 

  • You decide whether to apply ongoing updates.
  • Curriculum is not included and should be purchased separately. Links are provided to purchase curriculum when available.

Please note: These lesson plans are subject to copyright laws and cannot be used beyond those in your household. By “household” we mean a person or persons sharing the same single family housing unit such as a home, apartment, mobile home or condominium. You may reach us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com.

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BJU Press Reading Lesson Plan Package For Grades 1 - 6
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Lesson plans included:
BJU Press Reading 1A & 1B, 4th ed.
BJU Press Reading 2, 3rd ed. For Grade 2
BJU Press Reading 3, 3rd ed. For Grade 3
BJU Press Reading 4, 3rd ed. For Grade 4
BJU Press Reading 5, 3rd ed. For Grade 5
BJU Press Reading 6, 2nd ed. For Grade 6
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BJU Press Literature Lesson Plan Package For Grades 6 - 12
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Lesson plans included in this bundle:
BJU Press Prespectives in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 6
BJU Press Explorations in Literature, 4th ed. For Grade 7
BJU Press Excursions in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 8
BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 9
BJU Press Elements of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 10
BJU Press American Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 11
BJU Press British Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 12
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BJU Press Footsteps for Fours, 3rd ed. For Grade K4
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ Footsteps for Fours K4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

928067: Footsteps for Fours K4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)Just like boisterous puppies, your 4-year-olds are ready to bound into the wide world of learning! This all-inclusive set helps you joyfully introduce them to language arts, handwriting, social studies, and science. Music, art, and cooking activities are integrated into the lessons. Appropriate for half- or full-day schedules. Kit includes 4-part teacher guide; writing and activity packets; visuals; practice cards; and more.

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BJU Press Beginnings K/5 Reading, 3rd ed. For Grade K
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

191809: BJU Press K5 Beginnings Teacher"s Edition, Third Edition

BJU Press K5 Beginnings Teacher's Edition, Third Edition

Our new K5 package is your student's springboard into a lasting and enthusiastic relationship with reading, writing, and much more. Our sprightly presentation and creative attention to detail help children readily assimilate phonics, listening, and reading comprehension, science, Heritage Studies, and literature lessons.

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BJU Press Focus on Fives For Grade K5
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Focus on Fives Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

624439: BJU Press Focus on Fives Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

BJU Press' Focus on Fives Subject Kit. 4th ed. starts children on a path for developing learning the skills they will need for first grade. Students receive basic age-appropriate introductions to science, social studies, handwriting, phonics, and reading. Fun and exciting learning activities help young students build a foundation in phonemic awareness, reading strategies, listening, and speaking. Worldview shaping begins early with the four key themes addressed throughout the course: God is great, and God is good; God created me and all things; the Bible is God's Word, and it is true; and I learn in order to serve God and others. Grade Kindergarten.

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BJU Press Reading 1A & 1B, 4th ed. For Grade 1
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

283671: BJU Press Reading Grade 1 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

BJU Press Reading Grade 1 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)
Put kids on the track to fluent reading with BJU Press' Reading 1 4th Edition kit! The combination of worktext practice and student readers is mutually reinforcing and helps students with sequencing, context clues, reading comprehension, linking images with text, and more.

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BJU Press Reading 2A & 2B, 2nd ed. For Grade 2
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BJU Press Reading 2, 3rd ed. For Grade 2
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading 2 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

501122: BJU Press Reading 2 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

The BJU Press Reading 2 curriculum is centered upon four student text readers: Reading 2A: All God's Creatures, Reading 2B: Hearts and Hands, Reading 2C: Memories to Keep, and Reading 2D: Precious Treasures student texts.

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BJU Press Reading 3A & 3B, 2nd ed. For Grade 3
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BJU Press Reading 3, 3rd ed. For Grade 3
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading Grade 3 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)

706014: BJU Press Reading Grade 3 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)

The BJU Press Reading Grade 3 kit includes the "teaching set" materials parents with the materials required to easily teach this 3rd grade language arts curriculum. The teacher's guide includes reduced-size student pages with the correct answers overlaid. Lesson notes are provide and include objects, notes on vocabulary, questions (with student answers), and other helpful information for parents. The teacher's toolkit in the back of the book includes phonics teaching aids, vocabulary teaching aids, comprehension teaching aids, book activities, sustained silent reading journals, teacher resources, read-aloud lesson plans, centers and activities, assessment tools, and a worktext answer key.

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BJU Press Reading 4, 2nd ed. For Grade 4
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Student Text, Second Edition

260463: BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Student Text, Second Edition

This Grade 4 Reader from BJU Press includes engaging, grade-level stories that children will love to read. Illustrations are included to provide visual interest, and many of the stories include a moral or biblical theme. "Skill Lessons" includes notes on using various skills, such as reading encyclopedias or maps. 554 pages, softcover, with mini-glossary in the back of the book.

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BJU Press Reading 4, 3rd ed. For Grade 4
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

515049: BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)Deepen your child's love of reading with this engaging level four program! Before, during, and after reading, students develop comprehension skills through strategies, questions, and activities. Silent and oral practice opportunities build their proficiency, vocabulary, and literary mastery. Biblical understanding and discernment are enhanced through guided instruction. Kit includes a teacher's edition, a student text, worktext with answer key, and assessments with answer key.

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BJU Press Reading 5, 2nd ed. For Grade 5
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading Grade 5 Student Text (Updated Copyright)

268673: BJU Press Reading Grade 5 Student Text (Updated Copyright)

To be used with the BJU Press Reading Grade 5 curriculum, this student text provides engaging reading material that's presented in a colorfully illustrated format. The selections were carefully chosen to help students build reading comprehension while cultivating an appreciation of literature. Softcover.

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BJU Press Reading 5, 3rd ed. For Grade 5
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading 5 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

624553: BJU Press Reading 5 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)BJU Press' Reading 5 Subject Kit. 2nd ed. provides engaging reading material for the fifth grade level. Presented in a colorful, richly illustrated format, the literature and informational selections help students build reading comprehension, exercise biblical discernment and critical thinking skills, and cultivate an appreciation of literature. Grade 5.

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BJU Press Reading 6, 2nd ed. For Grade 6
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading 6: Full as the World Student Worktext, Second Edition

128330: BJU Press Reading 6: Full as the World Student Worktext, Second Edition

Reinforce reading skills with this student worktext. Accompanying BJU Press' Reading 6 Student Textbook, comprehension questions, character analysis, reference exercises, vocabulary reviews, and literature element questions are included.

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BJU Press Perspectives in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 6
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Reading Grade 6 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

636326: BJU Press Reading Grade 6 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

Help students experience lifelong reading success! BJU's Grade 6 Perspectives in Literature Third Edition curriculum teaches students how to analyze, interpret, comprehend, and compare works of literature and informational texts; evaluate and respond to themes and ideas from a biblical worldview; and communicate effectively and creatively in their own writing.

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BJU Press Explorations in Literature, 4th ed. For Grade 7
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BJU Press Exploring Themes in Literature 5th ed. For Grade 7
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The curriculum for this  lesson plan can be found by using this link~ Exploring Themes in Literature Homeschool Kit (5th Edition)

228240: Exploring Themes in Literature Homeschool Kit (5th Edition)Prepare seventh graders for the rigors of reading and critical thinking at the high school level! Surveying literature from many genres, authors, and time periods together with C.S. Lewis's The Last Battle (sold separately), they'll explore the human condition and consider how man's solutions and biblical answers diverge.

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BJU Press Making Connection in Literature, 4th ed. For Grade 8
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The curriculum for this  lesson plan can be found by using this link~ Making Connections in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

540773: Making Connections in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)Encourage a lifelong love of literature! This 8th-grade curriculum gives students the reading strategies and skills they need to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and compare a variety of contemporary and classic literary selections---including a full-length study of Irene Hunt's novel Across Five Aprils.

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BJU Press Excursions in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 8
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BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 9
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9 Homeschool Kit (Second Edition)

471254: BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9 Homeschool Kit (Second Edition)

BJU Press' Fundamentals of Literature Student Text (2nd ed.) conveys the literature's foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure and tone. Students are introduced to literary criticism and are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview; the literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills.

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BJU Press Elements of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 10
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press Elements of Literature Grade 10 Homeschool Kit (2nd Edition)

283937: BJU Press Elements of Literature Grade 10 Homeschool Kit (2nd Edition)

Strengthen your student's understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts such sound and syntax, symbolism, irony, allusion, and more. Each chapter introduces an aspect of literature through representations of concepts such as free verse, meter, feet, assonance, alliteration and rhyme. Several genres of literature are introduced (short fiction, biography, poetry) with excerpts from some of the greatest writers in history, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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BJU Press American Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 11
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BJU Press American Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 11
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using the following link~ BJU Press American Literature Grade 11 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)

506154: BJU Press American Literature Grade 11 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)

Acquaint your students with the prose and poetry of American authors from the early days of colonization through the present with BJU Press' American Literature 11th -grade course. Organized chronologically and by context, the American Literature Textbook covers the historical context, literary movements, and principle players that helped to shape American culture and society.

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BJU Press British Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 12
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press British Literature Grade 12, Teacher's Edition (2nd Edition)

195842: BJU Press British Literature Grade 12, Teacher"s Edition (2nd Edition)

This teacher's edition accompanies BJU Press' British Literature Student Text, Grade 12.Student pages are reproduced here, and suggestions on analysis, discussion, and biblical application are provided. Suggested discussion question answers are also included. 2nd Edition.

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BJU Press British Literature, 3rd ed For Grade 12
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The curriculum for this lesson plan can be found by using this link~ BJU Press British Literature Grade 12 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

618282: BJU Press British Literature Grade 12 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

BJU Press' British Literature Subject Kit. 3rd ed. prepares students for the rigors of reading and critical thinking at the college level. They will broaden their cultural literacy and sharpen their sensitivity to aesthetics within the God-given gifts of language and storytelling. Most importantly, this course challenges them to understand on a more personal level the problem of the human condition and recognize where humanistic and biblical solutions to that condition differ. Grade 12.

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