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  1. Jump In, Student Workbook
    Jump In, Student Workbook
    Sharon Watson
    Apologia Educational Ministries / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $21.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 27% ($8.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 14 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW201274
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  1. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Warning! Adult Content.
    October 29, 2013
    csam
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I completely agree with 'Groundhog' and her review. I have found the same issues with my fifth grader. Just today she asked me what abortion is (from page 31). WOW...did that catch me off guard! I think it is horribly irresponsible of the authors and publishers to put such topics in writing curriculum. This is not Bible, Science or Civil Studies. This is not Jr. high or High School Curriculum. I am very disappointed because the layout of this curriculum is very simple and my child likes it. She also liked Spectrum Writing a few years back. It was also very clean and simple. I may just go back to combining 'writing' with English in the BJU series. Sorry, Jump In, you stepped over the line! BUT...thank you CBD for the warning - I wish I would have read it more thoroughly before buying. At least you did your part!
  2. Illinois
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Warning: Mature topics randomly inserted
    October 22, 2013
    Groundhog
    Illinois
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    When I saw this book online, I was very excited about it. And just to preface, I still feel like the structure of the book as far as teaching the writing process, is very well done.

    However, I must, in good conscience, give warning to parents whose children are still on the "innocent" side of childhood. When you reach the chapters that teach about writing opinion and persuasion, this book suddenly inserts topics such as abortion and homosexual marriage. Abortion is actually mentioned multiple times in this book.

    If you have a child who doesn't even yet know "where babies come from", this book will quite suddenly take you into territory your child was nowhere near ready for.

    As a Christian parent, the subject matter of this book is quite concerning. This is a book that will mention giving Christian testimony, how inventions such as the telephone helped society with the example of a church phone prayer chain, and kids' magazine publications by Focus on the Family on one page, and then abortion on another. There are very "innocent" examples given such as "persuade your reader to believe there should be a skate park in your neighborhood" or "why every student should eat a chocolate bar each day" and yet, the topics of abortion or gay marriage tossed in as well.

    Though maybe less shocking, I'll also mention that there is a passage from a book quoted, and it talks about a child being given to another mother who could nurse him. Again, if your child knows nothing of these things, it might not be something you're ready to discuss.

    I have not gone through the entire book yet, as it is quite an undertaking, but I have gotten 2/3 of the way through it and had to cross through or re-write several sections for my 6th grader to be able to use it.

    I know every child is different in terms of maturity, but I feel that it was irresponsible of the publisher to not make those mature topics known in either their description or their sample pages.

    Again, if your child is ready for mature topics and you simply need help with writing style, this is an excellent book to help him/her through the creative process, but if you want your child to remain innocent a bit longer, you may want to skip this book for now, or do as I've done and insert your own preferred subject matter into those sections. Thankfully, the book is printed on heavy enough paper that you can line through those mature sections with a black Sharpie and it won't bleed through to the other side that you do want to use.
  3. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 11, 2013
    marie
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    We love it! It is very detailed and I would recommend it for any junior high student.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    great resource
    August 20, 2013
    kaylo
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    So far this has been wonderful. I have a reluctant writer and an eager writer and they both are enjoying it. My one son would try to put off writing until the end, but today asked to do it as one of the first things. We're not far into it, but that is enough already for me to be really happy about it.
  5. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    BEWARE - THIS BOOK COVERS MATURE TOPICS!
    November 30, 2012
    kapaawahine
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This book starts our simply enough then... WHAM! We just hit page 42 and all of a sudden (as my son was reading to us) the book began to discuss abortion and homosexual marriage. There was no warning whatsoever. I was shocked as this book was suited for elementary students. Those were topics I wanted to cover when the time was right, not when the author thought it was best. Boo!
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