Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TOS Crew: Bright Ideas Press

Bright Ideas Press, creators of the Illuminations curriculum, also offer up Literature guides for many classic pieces of literature, as well as, books of the bible.  One of the great features to these literature guides is that fact that you can teach all of your children at the same time. This is the method of which I teach my children, so this method really appeals to me!

As part of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I received 3 literature guides. I received, The Book of Ruth, 1 Thessalonians and Acts. Each are available for $10 and are available for instant download.

These literature guides are sold separately, however they are part of the Illuminations curriculum. So there are places where it refers to reading selections that would be in the curriculum that are not available within the literature guide. Aside from that, I really have enjoyed using these guides. Everything you need is included (minus books and crafts supplies).  Within the guide, there are vocabulary words, discussion generator questions, hands on activities, as well as, history and background information surrounding what you are studying.

All in all, after you work through one of these guides, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of the Bible book that you are studying, than you had when you simply had read the book on your own. It encouraged the children to look up words they did not know, to connect the dots by looking at what was going on in the same time period, and then putting all this new found information together.

I would definitely recommend these guides for your family. The cost is right, and it is family friendly!  Check out all the neat products available from Bright Ideas Press, and don't forget to check out the crew blog to see what my crew mates thought about Bright Ideas!

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