Abeca for homeschooling students
Abeka curriculum is recognized for its effective teaching methodology. One of the factors for its popularity is that there are teacher manuals and textbooks for each subject. Although it is a good system of study and great for those beginning home schooling, certain problems might arise. This article aims to discuss some of these.
Lots of reading - If your child likes to read books and textbooks, following Abeka would be no problem. A word of caution- some students find it difficult to handle Abeka because of the quantity and quality of reading material.
Created for schools - Abeka curriculum is used in many Christian schools and is very suitable for a classroom setting. The curriculum is ideal, if you are looking for a school-at-home curriculum. They have a strong math and phonics program. Biblical principles are used and explained in the textbooks used.
Higher Level of Difficulty - If your child is an average student for his/her grade, Abeka might be too difficult for them. Most of their curriculum is a grade level above the public school standards.
Booths of Abeca program can be easily found at many home school conventions as well as at many hotels throughout the country where they have displays and meetings. The program is convenient fro parents because it tells you what to say in the teacher manuals. If you like to teach as a parent and not as a classroom teacher, you might want to adapt the curriculum or choose something more in your style of teaching.
Abeka curriculum uses Christian values and Biblical principles as an instrument to teach. They offer all subjects required by schools along with Bible. As with any book or curriculum choices you need to take into account your child's learning style and your teaching style to make sure you make the right choices when it comes to curriculum/books.