Back in early September, I saw something very interesting while I was at the Shoppers Drug Mart near my home – Star Wars Workbooks for Math and English for various grades. I was curious and pick one to check it out. I immediately thought that my daughter, Jasmine, would love working on the English workbooks for reading and writing during our homeschool.
The series of the Star Wars Workbooks contains over twelve titles from Pre-K to 2nd Grade on core subjects like numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading for the younger grades to math, reading and writing for the older ones. The material is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars—but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)—will love the “A” is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems—Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts—Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night. Each book is different but all features the favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith. The workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.
My sweet Jasmine has started using the Grade 1 reading and writing books in order to introduce her to the way these books are presented. She was delighted to get them and use them in her homeschool. The books are well presented, very colorful and will provide enough writing and reading activities for her. In the first grade reading workbook, she has to read some words and plug them into full sentences. Since she is having difficulty in reading (we are working on this), I am helping her by reading the sentence. However, she reads the words herself. Each exercise also has an image which illustrate the sentences on which she is working on. This workbook will also present nouns, verbs and adjectives as well as spelling and vocabulary lists. The first grade writing skills workbook reinforce the writing of the alphabet, the identification of sight words as well as sentence and story construction. The grade 2 workbooks for reading and writing continue to reinforce these skills by giving slightly more difficult exercises and introducing new notions like adverbs, different genres of reading, main ideas, settings, and characters as well as creative writing and story prompts.
Her older brothers – grades 4 and 5 – wish that there were similar books for them to use. With these workbooks, learning is fun and like Yoda would say: “Learn well, you will.”.
All these workbooks are available at amazon.ca and amazon.com.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.