of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Homeschool Mom of 42 Stars Out Of 5Great ResourceSeptember 17, 2019Homeschool Mom of 4Quality: 4Value: 1Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely LOVE the concept of this book. It is easy for child to follow and work independently! My only complaint is that the workbook is not constructed well. 4 out 4 workbooks began falling apart within the first week of use! The pages simply are pulling away from glue on binding. Not at all what I expect from Apologia. I have emailed Apologia's customer service and have not received any response to the issue. Also not what I expect! Great curriculum otherwise!
Quality: 2/5 stars
Value: 5/5 stars
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krissy5 Stars Out Of 5defending apologetics in Apologia curriculaAugust 9, 2016krissyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I appreciate the fact that the content may feel advanced or inappropriate; but in defense of the publisher, it is Apologia. The purpose of all Apologia curricula is to teach academics while giving our students tools to defend our faith. Only a parent should decide when to teach certain topics; but recognizing the culture in which we live, one must understand that innocence does not lead to purity, and homeschooling does not entirely protect our students from our culture - which is the vile world in which we live.
Choosing to wait to discuss these topics is fine, but please don't criticize a publisher named "Apologia" for teaching 6th grade students apologetics that they so desperately need in this world.
In other words, skip it if you choose to wait on these topics, but don't expect anything less or different from Apologia - apologetics is what they are attempting to teach! Blessings to all on your journey in homeschooling!
HomeSchool Mom5 Stars Out Of 5Jumpin' in for a third child!November 7, 2014HomeSchool MomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5LOVE this book! I home schooled 3 children with this book and it's wonderful. LOVE the way it's written for the kids to "relate", and it's easy to understand. It is not your average boring textbook. We actually look forward to using it. Used with 7th and 8th graders. The reports and essays turn out beautifully!
korat5 Stars Out Of 5Good resource for writing, but there is mature content.October 23, 2014koratI did read the reviews before purchasing this workbook and was thankful for the warning of mature content. However, I really needed a good resource that would help me guide my 8th grade son through the creative process of writing. We were already working through a video series which was too advanced. This workbook was recommended to me by a mom whose son is a reluctant writer and now looks forward to writing! I like the layout of the workbook and the progression. You can work on the skills and assignments at your own pace and add in the 10 -minute writing plunges from the parent manual as needed. The workbook offers many great written examples for each writing style. I like that there are several expository writing styles, too.
As for the mature content (abortions/homosexual marriages), it is geared towards older students. I would rather it not be in the workbook, but at least it is me discussing this with my child and not someone else or the media. And you don't have to use all of the material in the book. We are just 6 weeks into the workbook and I hope to see his attitude towards writing improve, along with his skill level. It has made our writing time not as dreadful.
csamAge: 35-44Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Warning! Adult Content.October 29, 2013csamAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1I 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!