Monday, May 23, 2011

Pearson Education Reading Street ** TOS Review**

We were given the opportunity through the TOS Crew to review the Reading Street program by Scot Foresman.  Reading Street is a comprehensive reading curriculum originally written to be used in the public school classroom.

Reading Street covers reading different genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. It covers reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and writing.
There are two books for unit one, book 2.1 and 2.2. Each book has 3 units and multiple stories and activities in each unit.

The book is very nicely laid out with very nice full color illustrations. It is simple to read with large enough text for the not experienced reader.
If you chose to use this program no other language arts would be needed. This program has in it everything needed for second grade language arts.


Our Experience:
We love the look of this book with it's illustrations and easy to follow formatting. The stories are interesting and engaging and very well done. I would not personally use this book alone simply because I want my children to have quite a bit more grammar. I do like it though for reading and reading comprehension. Will we use it in the future? Probably not. Simply because it is very cost prohibitive in my opinion. If it were more affordable I would love to use this as part of my reading program in addition to living books. Another consideration for my is that the website is not terribly easy to use. If I were not reviewing this program, as a homeschooler the website alone and difficulty in viewing the samples would turn me away.



Cost:
Each Student book is $43.47 available here.

To see what my crewmates thought of this product visit the TOS Blog here.

I received a free copy of Reading Street 2.1 and 2.2 in exchange for my honest review.

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