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BJU Press Reading

The BJU Press Reading 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.

*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.

What You Get:

  • The publisher-recommended course of study.
  • Daily assignments, depending on the course, with support materials.
  • Checkboxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, providing them with a sense of accomplishment and a permanent record of their achievement.
  • Lesson plan bundle includes ALL 9 lesson plans.
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Lesson Plans

BJU Press Reading Lesson Plan Bundle - BEST VALUE!  For Grades 1 - 6

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Lesson plans included:
BJU Press Beginnings K/5 Reading, 3rd ed. For Grade K
BJU Press Reading 1A & 1B, 4th ed. For Grade 1
BJU Press Reading 2A & 2B, 2nd ed. For Grade 2
BJU Press Reading 2, 3rd ed. For Grade 2
BJU Press Reading 3A & 3B, 2nd ed. For Grade 3
BJU Press Reading 3, 3rd ed. For Grade 3
BJU Press Reading 4, 2nd ed. For Grade 4
BJU Press Reading 4, 3rd ed. For Grade 4
BJU Press Reading 5, 2nd ed. For Grade 5
BJU Press Reading 6, 2nd ed. For Grade 6

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BJU Press Beginnings K/5 Reading, 3rd ed.  For Grade K

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

190314: BJU Press K5 Beginnings Reading Books Teacher"s Edition, Third Edition

BJU Press K5 Beginnings Reading Books Teacher's Edition, Third Edition
By BJU Press

This book helps you to achieve the goals of the Kindergarten Beginnings Reading Books.

    • Invite children into the joy and benefit of reading.
    • Begin building comprehension skill at the earliest levels.
    • Provide appealing practice of kindergarten skills.
    • Build silent and oral reading habits that further fluency.
    • Encourage parent participation in the learning process.

Lesson plans for the thirty-two readers correlate with the skills of the Beginnings Second Edition in present use. This teacher's edition also matches the skill progression in Phonics Practice for K5 and is an excellent tool for reading practice.

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BJU Press Reading 1A & 1B, 4th ed.  For Grade 1

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The curriculum for this BJU Press Reading 1A & 1B, 4th ed. 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)
By BJU Press

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.

The Student Worktext for Reading 1 provides additional practice for each lesson in the curriculum. Fill-in-the-blank, gluing, multiple choices, word bank, matching, and other fun types of activities are included; pages are filled with full-color illustrations. 161 pages, softcover with detached glue binding; the binding is intentionally not attached to the glue spine for even easier removal of pages.

Six Student Reader Texts contain a variety of colorfully illustrated stories, poems, plays and articles. Focusing around child-friendly themes like music, animals, helping others, colors, treasures and more, these readers engage children with age-appropriate vocabulary and leveled stories. Books are softcover and range from 100-160 pages.

The Teacher's Guide includes reproduced student pages that have the correct answers overlaid for quick & easy grading. Semi-scripted lessons provide questions and answers for discussion, curriculum connections, worktext instructions, objectives, reader & worktext pages, materials needed, a scripted introduction, and vocabulary words. Blackline masters are included in the back, as well as a CD-ROM. Two books, spiral-bound. Soft front-cover, hard back-cover.

This kit includes:

  • Reading 1 Worktext
  • Reading 1 Teacher's Guides, 2 Volumes, Spiralbound.
  • Reader 1A: Colors Glowing
  • Reader 1B: Feathers, Fins, and Fur
  • Reader 1C: Helping Hands
  • Reader 1D: A Day to Remember
  • Reader 1E: Hear the Music
  • Reader 1F: Treasures to Keep

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading 1 Kit, 4th Edition.

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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 BJU Press Reading 2, 3rd ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

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

BJU Press Reading 2 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

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.

Within the readers, engaging artwork changes with each story and provides visual interest for early readers. Before reading the selection, an easy-to-understand page introduces a relevant literary element. The story is followed by a "Think and Discuss" section that features discussion questions and new vocabulary, and often also features a "Look Again" section that provides an additional activity or question. Interesting and developmen tally-appropriate selections come from a variety of sources, including realistic and historical fiction, fables, folktales, Bible accounts, biography, drama, and poetry. Chapters progress in difficulty and are sequenced for readability and skill progression.

The teacher's edition features two volumes. Reduced-size student reader pages are included with the margins filled with notes for the teacher. These helpful notes include information on the phonics used, objectives, a list of materials needed, "Before reading" work, questions to accompany the reading, and "After Reading" work including review questions, vocabulary pages, and workbook page assignments.

Two BJ Booklinks sets (book and BJ Booklinks guide) are also included: Pulling Together and The Treasure of Pelican Grove. The BJ Booklinks guides include a number of activities and questions to help students dig deeper into their readings, including a Scriptural application.

The Student Worksheets focus on specific reading skills such as phonics, comprehension, sequencing, and other early-reading skills. Students will finish sentence completions, number sentences in story order, match words to pictures, separate compound words, identify phonics elements within words, and more.

The Worktext Answer Key features full-size reproductions of the student workbook pages have the correct answers overlaid in pink ink for easy grading.

This kit includes:

  • Teacher's Edition
  • Reading 2A: All God's Creatures
  • Reading 2B: Hearts and Hands
  • Reading 2C: Memories to Keep
  • Reading 2D: Precious Treasures
  • BJ Booklinks: The Treasure of Pelican Cove
  • The Treasure of Pelican Cove, 104 pages, softcover.
  • BJ Booklinks: Pulling Together
  • Pulling Together, 135 pages, softcover
  • Student Worktext; 346 non-reproducible, consumable pages; three-ring-punched with detached spine and glue binding for pages. 3rd Edition.
  • Worktext Answer Key, 346 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.

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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 BJU Press Reading 3, 3rd ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

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

BJU Press Reading Grade 3 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)
By BJU Press

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.

The BJ BookLinks: The Case of the Dognapped Cat and BJ Booklink: These are My People are designed to link novels to content areas and life skills. BookLinks feature lesson plans along with vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises.

Carefully selected third-grade-leveled reading selections will help students improve their reading skills through progressively difficult texts in the Reading 3 Book A and Reading 3 Book B Readers. Divided into two sections in each book (four in total), each features multiple stories in different genres such as poetry, realistic fiction, biographies, and historical fiction. Feature pages include "think and discuss" and "look again" questions that highlight literary skills, comprehension questions, and vocabulary. Different artistic styles are used for the illustrations.

The workbook includes practice worksheets that are designed to reinforce basic reading skills developed through the texts, including phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and composition skills. A variety of enjoyable exercises include drawing, creative writing, sequencing, fill-in-the-blank questions, tables & charts, multiple choice, matching, and other types of questions.

The Worktext Answer Key features full-size reproductions of the student pages are provided with the correct answers overlaid in pink italic ink.

This kit includes:

  • Teacher's Guides, 2 Volumes, Spiralbound, soft front cover and hard back cover.
  • The Case of the Dognapped Cat BJ Booklink and Book
  • These are My People BJ Booklink and Book
  • Reading 3 Student Book A, 3rd Edition, 385 pages, softcover with glossary.
  • Reading 3 Student Book B, 3rd Edition, 420 pages, softcover with glossary.
  • Reading 3 Student Workbook, 3rd Edition, 269 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched with glue-binding for easy page removal. Consumable; non-reproducible pages.
  • Reading 3 Worktext Teacher's Edition, 3rd Edition, 269 pages, softcover, spiralbound.BJU Press was formerly called Bob Jones; this resource is also known as Bob Jones Adventures in Reading 3 Kit, 3rd Edition.

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BJU Press Reading 4, 2nd ed.  For Grade 4

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The curriculum for this BJU Press Reading 4, 2nd ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

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

BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Student Text, Second Edition
By BJU Press

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.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading Student Text, Grade 4, 2nd Edition, Updated Copyright.

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BJU Press Reading 4, 3rd ed.  For Grade 4

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515049: BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)BJU Press Reading Grade 4 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

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

BJU Press Reading Grade 5 Student Text (Updated Copyright)
By BJU Press

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.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading Grade 5 Student Text, 2nd Edition with copyright update.

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BJU Press Reading 6, 2nd ed.  For Grade 6

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The curriculum for this BJU Press Reading 6, 2nd ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

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

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

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.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Reading Grade 6: As Full as the World Student Worktext, 2nd Edition.

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