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Reading & Literature Courses

Listed below (in alphabetical order) are elementary and junior high grade level courses available through CLASS Homeschools. Information for each course includes suggested grade levels, cost, description, and a listing of the materials used. Linked course names will take you to a "look inside" of the primary text. Course materials in bold are eligible for reusable book credit if you already have the item.

If you are looking for high school level literature courses, see High School Choice.


Primary Text 29620   Beautiful Stories for Children
Suggested Grade Level: 2nd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course uses short, moral stories and poems to expand a student's love for reading, while at the same time instilling Godly principles and moral truths into his or her life.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Beautiful Stories for Children | ©2003 Christian Liberty Press | 183 pages


Primary Text 29750   Building a New Nation
Suggested Grade Level: 5th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course presents a collection of short stories, American folk tales, and poetry that will take students through many important historical events of America, from the westward expansion through the mid-20th century. Comprehension questions, extension activities, and vocabulary building are used to develop greater depth of understanding.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Building a New Nation | ©2012 Christian Liberty Press | 230 pages
• Student Exercises Workbook – ©2012 Christian Liberty Press | 15 pages
• Teacher's Manual – ©2012 Christian Liberty Press | 18 pages
• Test Packet – ©2012 Christian Liberty Press | 8 tests


Primary Text 28700   Christian Liberty Nature Reader K
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten–1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course uses the alphabet as the basis for introducing stories about animals, with one story corresponding to each letter. These twenty-six stories are designed to introduce students to God's marvelous creation, all while reinforcing phonics principles. Vocabulary building is developed through exposure to new words, and simple review questions are included to promote comprehension.
Note: This is an advanced reading course and should be pursued after the phonics material has been finished. Students who have completed our phonics course should be able to read this book with minimal help.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Christian Liberty Nature Reader K, 2nd edition | ©2018 Christian Liberty Press | 90 pages
• Answer Key – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 5 pages


Primary Text 28705   Christian Liberty Nature Reader 1
Suggested Grade Level: 1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops better reading skills by reinforcing phonics principles through stories that pique young minds—stories about insects, spiders, birds, and other animals. Vocabulary skills are developed through exposure to new words and simple review questions are included to promote comprehension.
Note: This is an advanced reading course and should be pursued after the phonics material has been finished. Students who have completed our phonics course should be able to read this book with minimal help.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Christian Liberty Nature Reader 1, 3rd edition | ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 168 pages
• Answer Key – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 13 pages


Primary Text 28710   Christian Liberty Nature Reader 2
Suggested Grade Level: 2nd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course entices young students with stories about crabs, wasps, bees, spiders, shellfish, and worms to increase their knowledge of God's wonderful creation. Vocabulary skills are developed through exposure to new words and review questions are found at the end of each chapter to promote comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Christian Liberty Nature Reader 2, 3rd edition | ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 186 pages
• Answer Key – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 13 pages


Primary Text 28715   Christian Liberty Nature Reader 3
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course exposes students to the daily routines of many creatures within God's creation with stories about ants, flies, beetles, barnacles, jellyfish, sea stars, and dragonflies. Vocabulary skills are developed through exposure to new words and review questions are found at the end of each chapter to promote comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Christian Liberty Nature Reader 3, 3rd edition | ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 188 pages
• Answer Key – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 17 pages


Primary Text 28720   Christian Liberty Nature Reader 4
Suggested Grade Level: 4th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course further examines the wonders of God's creation through stories about birds, insects, moths, turtles, and snakes. Vocabulary skills are developed through exposure to new words and review questions are found at the end of each chapter to promote comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Christian Liberty Nature Reader 4, 3rd edition | ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 201 pages
• Answer Key – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 28 pages


Primary Text 28730   Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5
Suggested Grade Level: 5th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course presents stories about the Earth's hydrosphere (with an emphasis on oceans, currents, and tides) in order to develop vocabulary building and increase reading comprehension using a review question format.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Christian Liberty Nature Reader 5, 4th edition | ©2020 Christian Liberty Press | 192 pages
• Answer Key – ©2020 Christian Liberty Press | 25 pages


Primary Text 20902   Christian Liberty Phonics Readers
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten–1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course uses short stories that apply just-learned phonics rules to teach students how to read. Stories contain Christian values and are preceded by practice words that highlight the appropriate phonics rules being presented in order to promote retention and reading success.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – It Is Fun to Read | ©1998 (rev ed) Christian Liberty Press | 27 pages
• Textbook – Pals and Pets | ©1998 (rev ed) Christian Liberty Press | 27 pages
• Textbook – A Time at Home | ©1998 (rev ed) Christian Liberty Press | 59 pages
• Textbook – It Is a Joy to Learn | ©1998 (rev ed) Christian Liberty Press | 59 pages


Primary Text 20155   Crossroads
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading comprehension through a collection of stories taken from America's past.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Crossroads, 3rd edition | ©2006 Abeka Book Publishers | 126 pages


Primary Text 29755   Discovering New Worlds Through Literature
Suggested Grade Level: 6th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading skills through an anthology of stories, poems, inspirational quotes, and more. Several themes set the background for students as they examine works from around the world and back and forth through time. Comprehension questions, extension activities, and vocabulary building (including literary terms) are used to develop greater depth of understanding.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Discovering New Worlds Through Literature | ©2013 Christian Liberty Press | 230 pages
• Student Exercises Workbook – ©2013 Christian Liberty Press | 25 pages
• Answer Key – ©2013 Christian Liberty Press | 20 pages
• Test Packet – ©2013 Christian Liberty Press | 8 tests


Primary Text 29645   Finding a New Land
Suggested Grade Level: 4th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course uses a series of stories and poems to teach students about the exploration and settlement of the New World. Students will learn about people and events of colonial America and the struggle for American independence; and will be introduced to such famous people as Christopher Columbus, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Betsy Ross. Comprehension questions and vocabulary building are used to develop greater depth of understanding.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Finding a New Land | ©2010 Christian Liberty Press | 263 pages
• Answer Key – ©2010 Christian Liberty Press | 15 pages
• Test Packet – ©2010 Christian Liberty Press | 8 tests


Primary Text 20175   Flags Unfurled
Suggested Grade Level: 4th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading comprehension through a collection of stories taken from America's past.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Liberty Tree, 4th edition | ©2008 Abeka Book Publishers | 233 pages
• Answer Key – ©2007 Christian Liberty Press | 8 pages


Primary Text 20150   Footprints
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading comprehension through a collection of stories taken from America's past.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Footprints, 3rd edition | ©2006 Abeka Book Publishers | 124 pages


Primary Text 29110   The Hare and the Tortoise
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course is variation of Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare and is intended to help build reading skills. Coloring activities are included to help foster retention.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – The Hare and the Tortoise | ©1980 Treehouse Publishing Company | 29 pages


Primary Text 29735   History Stories for Children
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course presents a collection of poetry and stories based upon famous historical events and personalities from the Bible, America, and around the world. Vocabulary building, comprehension questions, and extension activities are used to improve reading skills.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – History Stories for Children, 3rd edition | ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 265 pages
• Student Exercises Workbook – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 17 pages
• Teacher's Manual – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 71 pages
• Test Packet – ©2016 Christian Liberty Press | 6 tests


Primary Text 20130   Kind and Brave
Suggested Grade Level: 1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course is a collection of stories about kindness and bravery and includes both animal fables and true-to-life stories, as well as some poetry. Basic comprehension questions are included throughout the book to improve comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Kind and Brave, 5th edition | ©2015 Abeka Book Publishers | 107 pages


Primary Text 20170   Liberty Tree
Suggested Grade Level: 4th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading comprehension through a collection of stories taken from America's past.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Liberty Tree, 4th edition | ©2008 Abeka Book Publishers | 240 pages
• Answer Key – ©2013 Christian Liberty Press | 10 pages


Primary Text 29610   Meeting New Friends
Suggested Grade Level: 1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course uses a collection of short stories to expand a student's understanding of phonics through reading. Phonetic pronunciation charts for new words and simple review questions are included to improve vocabulary and comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Meeting New Friends, 2nd edition | ©2006 Christian Liberty Press | 185 pages


Primary Text 24100   Nathan's Story
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten–1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course, a reader loosely based on the biblical narrative found in 2 Samuel 12:1–9, is designed to foster better reading skills while giving students a clear understanding of what it means to love one's neighbor and respect the property of others.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Nathan's Story | ©2010 Great Light Publications | 47 pages


Primary Text 29515   Noah Webster's Reading Handbook
Suggested Grade Level: 1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course provides additional practice in the application of phonics rules, and is designed to create a stronger foundation in reading, phonics, and spelling.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Workbook – Noah Webster's Reading Handbook | ©1993 Christian Liberty Press | 138 pages


Primary Text 20480   Of America I
Suggested Grade Level: 5th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading comprehension through a collection of stories taken from America's past.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Of America I, 4th edition | ©2009 Abeka Book Publishers | 263 pages
• Answer Key – ©2010 Christian Liberty Press | 13 pages
• Test Packet – ©2010 Christian Liberty Press | 6 tests


Primary Text 20285   Of America II
Suggested Grade Level: 6th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading comprehension through a collection of stories taken from America's past.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Of America II, 4th edition | ©2010 Abeka Book Publishers | 309 pages
• Answer Key – ©2018 Christian Liberty Press | 21 pages
• Test Packet – ©2018 Christian Liberty Press | 6 tests


Primary Text 20390   Of People Literature
Suggested Grade Level: 7th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course provides a thematic study of classic literature, primarily written by English and American authors. The selections of fiction and non-fiction short stories, biographies, and poems are arranged in units by themes such as Families and Friends, Explorers, Patriots, Men and Women of Faith, Artists and Musicians, Sportsmen, and Legendary Heroes. Featured authors include Dickinson, Kipling, Bunyan, Whittier, Dickens, Wilder, Longfellow, and O. Henry. Famous people and legends highlighted in the stories include William Tell, Casey Jones, Paul Revere, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Columbus, Thomas Edison, Johnny Appleseed, Florence Nightingale, Sherlock Holmes, and King Arthur.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Of People Literature, 5th edition | ©2017 Abeka Book Publishers | 384 pages
• Answer Key – ©2018 Christian Liberty Press | 29 pages
• Test Packet – ©2018 Christian Liberty Press | 8 tests


Primary Text 20395   Of Places Literature
Suggested Grade Level: 8th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course provides a thematic study of classic literature, primarily written by English and American authors. The selections of fiction and non-fiction stories and poetry are arranged in units by topic, which include: Realms of Adventure, Places from Long Ago, At the Corner of Curiosity and Suspense, Where the Animals Are, By the Sea, and In the Realm of Imagination. Featured authors include Christie, Whittier, Frost, Longfellow, Irving, Wesley, Kipling, Hawthorne, O. Henry, and Dickinson.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Of Places Literature, 5th edition | ©2018 Abeka Book Publishers | 409 pages
• Answer Key – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 40 pages
• Test Packet – ©2019 Christian Liberty Press | 12 tests


Primary Text 20140   Paths of Gold
Suggested Grade Level: 2nd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course provides a collection of stories taken from America's past. Thought questions are included at the end of most selections to improve comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Paths of Gold, 3rd edition | ©2006 Abeka Book Publishers | 123 pages


Primary Text 29525   The Robinson Crusoe Reader
Suggested Grade Level: 2nd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course uses a simplified version of a timeless classic to show how, despite hardship after hardship, God was present in Crusoe's life and continually provided for his needs. Included are arts and craft activities to further the student's understanding and enjoyment of the story.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – The Robinson Crusoe Reader, 2nd edition | ©2005 Christian Liberty Press | 90 pages


Primary Text 20145   Silver Sails
Suggested Grade Level: 2nd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course provides a collection of stories taken from America's past. Thought questions are included at the end of some selections to improve comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Silver Sails, 3rd edition | ©2006 Abeka Book Publishers | 123 pages


Primary Text 20115   Stepping Stones
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This basic reading course focuses on stories about children and animals. It reinforces learned phonics sounds and introduces new phonics rules. Simple comprehension questions and activities are included.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Stepping Stones, 6th edition | ©2015 Abeka Book Publishers | 126 pages


Primary Text 29745   Stories of the Pilgrims
Suggested Grade Level: 4th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course follows the story of the Pilgrims from their persecution in England to Holland to the New World. Students will increase their reading skills through vocabulary building and comprehension questions.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Stories of the Pilgrims, 2nd edition | ©2007 Christian Liberty Press | 228 pages
• Answer Key – ©2007 Christian Liberty Press | 13 pages


Primary Text 29765   The Story of Inventions
Suggested Grade Level: 6th
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course develops reading skills by looking at major inventions from the past 400 years that have had an impact on the growth of our modern industrialized world. The true-life stories will reveal not only how the inventions came to be, but also the history behind their inventors and the character traits that contributed to their success.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – The Story of Inventions, 2nd edition | ©2008 Christian Liberty Press | 280 pages
• Answer Key – ©2008 Christian Liberty Press | 26 pages
• Test Packet – ©2008 Christian Liberty Press | 10 tests


Primary Text 29640   The Story of the Wright Brothers and Their Sister
Suggested Grade Level: 3rd
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course builds reading and vocabulary skills through a story about the special relationship between the Wright brothers and their sister, Katharine.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – The Story of the Wright Brothers and Their Sister | ©1995 Christian Liberty Press | 147 pages


Primary Text 20135   Strong and True
Suggested Grade Level: 1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course is a collection of various types of stories, such as animal fables, folk, true-to-life stories, poetry, and Scripture readings. Basic comprehension questions are included throughout the book to improve comprehension.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Strong and True, 4th edition | ©2015 Abeka Book Publishers | 126 pages


Primary Text 20110   Tiptoes
Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This basic reading course reinforces learned phonics sounds, gives phonics-based practice in reading, and introduces new phonics rules. Simple comprehension questions and activities are included.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Tiptoes, 6th edition | ©2015 Abeka Book Publishers | 124 pages


Primary Text 29600   Trottino's Tale
Suggested Grade Level: 1st
Additional Course Charge: None
Description: This course uses an allegory (written in a style similar to Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit) about a disobedient rabbit and his troubles to teach biblical principles and moral instruction.
Note: This text is written at a third grade level and is intended to be read to the student.
Course Materials (Bold = Reusable book credit available for this item):
• Textbook – Trottino's Tale | ©2007 Christian Liberty Press | 38 pages