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What Can You Do… Catholic Easy Reader and Keepsake Journal

Phonics & Reading

$13.95

Easy Reader, Grade 1

These short stories will please the eager reader and provide encouraging practice for reluctant readers. Stories are based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, made understandable through situations that the child himself might encounter. Includes space for written responses.

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Do you have a youngster who wants to read more, but isn’t quite ready for chapter books? Or a student who needs just a little bit more practice, but is reluctant to go over the day’s reading lesson yet again?

The short stories featured in What Can You Do… (for students who have completed Little Stories for Little Folks: Catholic Phonics Readers, Level 3) will please the hungry eager reader as well as provide encouraging practice for reluctant readers. Includes:

  • journal pages that give the child a special ownership of his book and create a precious record
  • 25 family-friendly stories
  • reading practice that encourages character development

Stories in What Can You Do… are based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, made understandable through situations that the child himself might encounter. As the child reads discussion-stimulating stories of other children living out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, he is both challenged and invited to include his own responses to serving Christ in others.

A daily schedule for this core text is available in CHC Lesson Plans for First Grade.

Introduction and Instructions
What Can You Do to Feed the Hungry?
What Can You Do When Someone is Sad?
How Can You Give Drink to the Thirsty?
What Can You Do to Clothe the Naked?
What Can You Do to Visit the Sick?
What Can You Do to Shelter the Homeless?
What Can You Do to Instruct the Ignorant?
What Can You Do to Admonish the Sinner?
What Can You Do to Counsel the Doubtful?
What Will You Do to Pray for the Living and the Dead?
How Will You Forgive Injuries?
How Will You Bear Wrongs Patiently?

Product Code: WCD
Format: Softcover
Binding: Layflat perfect bound
Page Count: 167 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×5.5″
ISBN: 9780977123643
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: None required.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Photo submitted by Joan Claire, OR.

What Can You Do... may be my favorite CHC book yet! It is absolutely beautiful in its idea of portraying the Corporal Works of Mercy. From a catechism viewpoint, there is no better way to teach children the Works of Mercy than these sweet stories of children fulfilling them. They can relate to them and understand how they can act as well. There is ample room for writing as well as space for drawing pictures to illustrate their story. A beautiful keepsake to be enjoyed over and over!
I love What Can You Do... If you have a reluctant reader or a reluctant writer then this book is the key to your child's mind.

Photo submitted by Luzaideth, FL.

My 6-year-old daughter enjoys this story book and journal rolled in one. It helps her think about others first and more importantly, what she can do for others in her own little way. The stories in What Can You Do... are great in explaining the corporal and spiritual works of mercy to a child by the concrete examples shown by the characters. Even my 10-year-old is curious about his sister's book. We are just about to complete the journal and it looks like a scrapbook of good works already.
When beginning second grade, our son was still a little apprehensive about reading. The small pages and nicely spaced sentences allowed him to read full stories without getting overwhelmed with the number of words on the page. Also, since second grade was a big sacrament year for him, reviewing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy in stories with other children as the lead characters was great! He was able to relate to the messages in the stories and think about how he could do those things too. He loves reading the stories and thoroughly enjoys writing his own in the journaling pages!

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