I told you I would tell you more about the EP First Reader. This book is the offline version of our Reading 1 course which is the reading and vocabulary lessons from Level 1. I made the decision to go totally offline so you wouldn’t be caught off guard on any given day with needing the internet.
The EP First Reader, by necessity, had to be altered in some ways from the online course, though I tried to keep things as similar as I could where possible. I had to replace readings that weren’t in the public domain, and I created reading and vocabulary activities to replace online ones. These are simple activities such as coming up with synonyms and antonyms of words and coming up with words in the same “families.”
Each day is labeled and is followed by the day’s assignment, just like on the site. The assignments were edited as necessary to avoid references to links, etc. The assignment directions are immediately followed by the day’s reading. There are no longer instructions to stop reading at a certain point. They can just read until they get to the next day marker.
If there is a question in the assignment directions, it is followed by (Answers), so you know there’s an answer in the back if you want to look it up. Answers are labeled by day number
I did include some, not all, pictures from the readings. In the EP First Reader this is mostly for fun and to break things up. In older levels it is used sometimes to aid in understanding, especially with the poetry. (The picture below is from my Word document, not the book.)
What else would you like to know? There is no longer a worksheet to fill out for a book report, just directions for what to write. The last book included is one that had never before been published. It’s a replacement book I used. It’s one I wrote about eight years ago and is based on real life, when our family lived in a Roma (Gypsy) village in Macedonia.
Over the weekend I edited the book to include a note on the last page. It asks that you consider passing the book along to a family in need when your family is finished with it. We have gotten a lot of requests for free books, and I would encourage everyone to take part in the ministry of helping other families homeschool by passing on your book instead of reselling it. We’ll facilitate your doing that if you are interested when the time comes.
Some book stats: 344 pages, 7.5 by 9.25 inches, font is size 12
This book is for sale now. I’ll update when it’s available on Amazon and on Kindle. From what I checked the shipping is a little cheaper from the CreateSpace store.