Reading is one of our favorite things to do in our family and with StoryTime Treasures Student Guide and Answer Key and More StoryTime Treasures Student Guide and Answer Key from Memoria Press, we are having a great time reading some fun classics.
As you know, we LOVE LOVE LOVE Memoria Press. You can read my reviews of other Memoria Press products like Simply Classical Writing, First Form Latin, and The Book of Astronomy. As a primarily classical home educator, Memoria Press is definitely a favorite in our homeschool.
Who is Memoria Press?
According to its website, Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces simple and easy-to-use classical Christian education materials for home and private schools. Founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994, Memoria Press is a well-known K-12 classical curriculum for home educators and private classical school. We have used a lot of Memoria Press curriculum over our home education years.
What is StoryTime Treasures?
Intended for the new reader, and to follow their Kindergarten Phonics program (see our review here), StoryTime Treasures is a fun way to introduce reading and reading comprehension. StoryTime Treasures uses classic literature that you probably have around your house, and likely have been reading to your child for some time.
These great classics are covered in the program:
- Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
- Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
- Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
- Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
In addition, for your new reader to work through the literature, with StoryTime Treasures, they learn about reading comprehension, basic grammar rules like capitalization and punctuation, and new vocabulary is introduced.
The lessons are light and digestible but are critical to a student’s early reading and grammar development.
StoryTime Treasures is a wonderful spiral-bound book, making it easy for your student to use the book and write on the activity pages. The quality is great and easy to follow.
The Teacher’s guide provides all the answers that you need to help your student through the student book. Though you probably don’t need most of the answers, it is nice that they are very easy to access and read through. The student pages are shown in the Teacher’s Guide as well.
Additionally, the Teacher’s Guide provides a checklist of what is to be covered each day within the daily lesson pages as well as references to phonics cards and additional readings that may be referenced or recommended for the lesson. The Teacher’s Guide also includes a Model Lesson Plan and Notes for the Reading Lesson Plan to help the teacher prepare for the lessons and learn how to use the lessons as intended by the author.
More StoryTime Treasures
The next set in the 1st-grade reading set is the More StoryTime Treasures. This is intended to be used after completed StoryTime Treasures. This set, if you purchased the complete set, includes a Student Guide, Teacher’s Guide, and the books that are used in the lessons.
The books covered in More StoryTime Treasures include:
- Billy and Blaze by C.W. Anderson
- Blaze and the Forest Fire by C.W. Anderson
- The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
- Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter and Connie Roop
- Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
- The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
- Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
These classic books are wonderful classics that you may already have around or have enjoyed reading to your children. The lessons are similar to those in StoryTime Treasures building on what they have already learned and working to increase their vocabulary and grammar understanding.
What We Thought
The program, like all of Memoria Press’s curriculum, is well-written and of good quality. The lessons are easy to follow and there are fun exercises included in the student guides.
My daughter enjoyed reading the books together. We had some of the books in our personal library and those that we did not, we read in our electronic library. She then read the books over and over. This really helped her develop confidence in reading and understanding the storylines.
Going through the exercises in the Student Guide was a plus for her. She thought most of the exercises were fun. She isn’t a confident writer yet, but the writing exercises were not overwhelming. She likes workbook exercises, so this was a good fit for her.
Overall, we really liked StoryTime Treasures and love the books that are covered in the lessons. We are enjoying reading these classics together and working through the student lessons. This is a great introduction to follow a basic Phonics program to begin developing a strong and thinking reader.
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