Family Life Magazine

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Family Life magazineThe Amish publishing house, Pathway Publishers, publishes three magazines: Family Life, Young Companion, and Blackboard Bulletin. The most popular of these three is Family Life, designed for adults and families. It contains articles on Christian living, parenting, and homemaking. It also contains editorials, letters from readers, medical advice, poems, recipes, and children’s stories. As of 2010, Family Life magazine has over 31,000 monthly subscribers. It is published 11 times per year.

Pathway also publishes two other magazines. Young Companion is targeted to teens and children. It contains stories with Christian messages-including lesson stories, adventure stories, and Amish romance. Blackboard Bulletin is designed for Amish school teachers, but is also helpful for homeschool parents.

Pathway Publishers offers a discounted subscription price when a person subscribes to all three magazines. As a result, over 85% of Family Life subscribers get all three magazines.

Unlike the other Pathway publications, subscriptions to their magazines can only be obtained by mailing in a request, along with a check, to the Pathway Canadian office:

Pathway Publishers
10380 Carter Rd.
Route 4, Aylmer
Ontario N5H 2R3
Canada

The 2015 price for a 1st class stamp to Canada is $1.20

Subscription costs for one year:

Blackboard Bulletin $7.00

Family Life $11.00

Young Companion $8.00

Combined subscription for all three magazines: $21.00

VERY IMPORTANT:

When you mail in your own subscription, it will take 6 to 8 weeks to receive your first monthly issue. The reason for this is that Pathway will not send you your first issue as soon as they receive your subscription order. Rather, they will add your name to their subscription list. Your first issue will then go out on their next mailing. Please do not order if you are not willing to wait up to 8 weeks to receive your first issue..

Pathway Readers

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pathway Publishers has issued thirteen readers in the Pathway Readers series. These readers are designed to take a student from kindergarten through eighth grade. There are also optional workbooks and teachers manual for all of these readers.

The thirteen sets of titles in this series are as follows:

Pathway Readers-Grade 1Pathway Readers Series Grade 1: “Learning How to Read” Series
$60.70

This package contains the following 14 items:

• Before We Read
• Learning Through Sounds: Books 1 and 2
• Helping Yourself
• First Steps (pre-primer)
• First Steps workbook
• Days Go By: reader and workbook
• More Days Go By: reader and workbook
• Flash cards for these Pathway readers
• Three teachers’ manuals

14 books, workbooks, manuals, & flash cards: $60.70 total

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Pathway Readers-Grade 2Pathway Readers Series Grade 2: “Busy Times” Series
$38.00

This package contains the following 9 items:

• Busy Times
• More Busy Times
• Climbing Higher
• Three workbooks for these three readers
• Three Teacher’s manuals

9 books, workbooks, & manuals: $38.00 total

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Pathway Readers-Grae 3Pathway Readers Series Grade 3: “New Friends” Series

$28.50

This package contains the following 6 items:

• New Friends reader
• More New Friends reader
• Two workbooks for these three readers
• Two Teacher’s manuals

6 books, workbooks, & manuals: $28.50 total

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Pathway Readers-Grade 4Pathway Readers Series Grade 4: “Building Our Lives” Series
$15.25

This package contains the following 3 items:

• Building Our Lives reader
• Building Our Lives workbook
• Teacher’s manual

1 book, 1 workbook, & 1 manual: $15.25 total

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Pathway Readers-Grade 5Pathway Readers Series Grade 5: “Living Together” Series
$15.25

This package contains the following 3 items:

• Living Together reader
• Living Together workbook
• Teacher’s manual

1 book, 1 workbook, & 1 manual: $15.25 total

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Pathway Readers-Grade 6Pathway Readers Series Grade 6: “Step by Step” Series
$15.25

This package contains the following 3 items:

• Step by Step reader
• Step by Step workbook
• Teacher’s manual

1 book, 1 workbook, & 1 manual: $15.25 total

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Pathway Readers-Grade 7Pathway Readers Series Grade 7: “Seeking True Value” Series
$15.25

This package contains the following 3 items:

• Seeking True Values reader
• Seeking True Values workbook
• Teacher’s manual

1 book, 1 workbook, & 1 manual: $15.25 total

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Pathway Readers-Grade 8Pathway Readers Series Grade 8: “Our Heritage” Series
$15.25

This package contains the following 3 items:

• Our Heritage reader
• Our Heritage workbook
• Teacher’s manual

1 book, 1 workbook, & 1 manual: $15.25 total

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Each of the Pathway readers, workbooks, and teacher’s manuals can also be purchased separately. To purchase them separately, simply click here on Pathway individual readers.


 

 

Supplemental Educational Material

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Amish Teacher's MaterialJust For You
$3.90

A collection of 32 activity sheets for children ages 5 to 8. Instructions are included with each sheet. The activities will provide hours of coloring pictures, collecting and pressing leaves, planting seeds (not included), cutting out pictures, pasting cut-outs, and similar activities. These notebook-sized sheets are pre-punched with three holes, so you can place them in a ring binder.
Set of 32 activity sheets.

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Tips for Amish TeachersTips for Teachers
$3.50

This workbook contains the insights of 86 different teachers gleaned from the years of teaching Amish schools. The workbook is specifically written for Amish schoolteachers, but many of the tips will apply equally to other church schools and to homeschools.
96 pp. Workbook. Paper.

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horse and buggyLearning to Drive Safely with a Horse and Buggy Workbook
$2.45

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in driving a horse and buggy? This workbook is written for Amish young people and adults to teach them how to safely drive a horse and buggy on roads with cars. Makes interesting reading for those of us who are not Amish. 54 pp. Workbook.

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Learn Pennsylvania DutchLet’s Learn German Workbook for Beginners
$2.25

This workbook is designed to teach children how to read the old Gothic typeface used in old (and some modern) Anabaptist German works.
80 pp. Workbook.

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read GermanLet’s Read German
$7.50

This is a textbook designed to be used once a student has mastered the old Gothic typeface (taught in Let’s Learn German ). It contains interesting farm stories in the German language, written on a child’s level.
207 pp. Hardback.

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S-Working with Words Quizzes -4 auxWorking with Words Quizzes-Grade 4
$1.90

This is a book of 42 quizzes, which is one quizz per lesson in the Working With Words workbook. This quizz book is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers fourth grade curriculum and to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. This workbook is independent of the Building Our Lives readers and curriculum.
42 quizz pp. Workbook. $1.90

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S-Teachers Working Words Quizzes-4 auxWorking with Words Quizzes Teacher’s Edition-Grade 4
$1.90

This is the Teacher’s Edition with answers for the quizzes for the Working With Words workbook. This workbook is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers fourth grade curriculum to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. This workbook is independent of the Building Our Lives readers and curriculum.

96 pp. Teachers Edition. $1.90

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S-Working with Words aux-4Working with Words-Grade 4
$2.25

This workbook is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers fourth grade curriculum to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. This workbook is independent of the Building Our Lives readers and curriculum.
96 pp. Workbook. $2.25

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Pathway Working with Words 5Working with Words-Grade 5
$2.25

This workbook is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers fifth grade curriculum to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. This workbook is independent of the Living Together readers and curriculum.
96 pp. Workbook. $2.25

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Pathway Working with Words 6Working with Words-Grade 6
$2.25

This workbook is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers sixth grade Step by Step curriculum to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. Although this workbook can be used independently with any curriculum, it is specifically designed to supplement the Step by Step readers and curriculum.
96 pp. Workbook. $2.25

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Pathway Working with WordsWorking with Words-Grade 7
$2.25

This workbook is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers seventh grade Seeking True Values curriculum to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. Although this workbook can be used independently with any curriculum, it is specifically designed to supplement the Seeking True Values reader and curriculum.
96 pp. Workbook. $2.25

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Pathway Working with WordsWorking with Words-Grade 8
$2.25

This workbook is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers eighth grade Our Heritage curriculum to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. Although this workbook can be used independently with any curriculum, it is specifically designed to supplement the Our Heritage reader and curriculum.
96 pp. Workbook. $2.25

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S-Teacher-Words aux-4Working with Words Teacher’s Edition-Grade 4
$4.75

This workbook is designed to be used alongside the Pathway Readers fourth grade curriculum to enrich the student’s vocabulary and to enhance the student’s reading comprehension. This workbook is independent of the Building Our Lives readers and curriculum.
96 pp. Teachers Edition. $4.75

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Teacher's Vocabulary Workbook 5Teacher’s Edition of Grade 5 Vocabulary
$4.75

Teacher’s workbook for 5th grade vocabulary builder, Working with Words.
96 pp. Teachers Edition. $4.75

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Teacher's Vocabulary Workbook 6Teacher’s Edition of Grade 6 Vocabulary
$4.75

Teacher’s workbook for 6th grade vocabulary builder, Working with Words.
96 pp. Teachers Edition. $4.75

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Pathway Working with WordsTeacher’s Edition of Grade 7 Vocabulary
$4.75

Teacher’s workbook for 7th grade vocabulary builder, Working with Words.
96 pp. Teachers Edition. $4.75

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Teacher's Vocabulary Workbook 8Teacher’s Edition of Grade 8 Vocabulary
$4.75

Teacher’s workbook for 8th grade vocabulary builder, Working with Words.
96 pp. Teachers Edition. $4.75

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S-Poster Poetry auxPoster Poetry
$2.75

The material for this booklet was solicited from the readers of Original Poetry (now renamed Ink and Quill Quarterly) and later handed over to Pathway to compile.
Permission is granted for teachers to photocopy or enlarge the artwork if they desire.
May this booklet provide a springboard from which many ideas bounce forth!
64 pp. Paper. $2.75

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Pathway Books for Preschoolers

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pathway books for Preschool Children.

Amish poemsListen To The Birds
$2.45

Ages 1-5. A cute rhyming poem of two lines on each page. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations by an Amish illustrator.
32 pp. Paper. $2.45

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Amish farmListen To The Farm
$2.45
Ages 1-5. A cute rhyming poem of two lines on each page. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations by an Amish illustrator.
32 pp. Paper. $2.45

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Amish rhymeMy Outdoor Friends
$2.35
Ages 1-5. A cute rhyming poem of two lines on each page. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations by an Amish illustrator.
32 pp. Paper. $2.35

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Amish parentsRunaway Sled
$8.00
Preschool. This story book is designed for Amish parents to read to the preschool children. It contains 28 stories with Christian themes. Large-size hardback book.
71 pp. Large hardback. $8.00

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The Shoe That Tattled
$8.00

Preschool. The Shoe That Tattled – And Other Stories to Tell. Stories and Activities for young Amish children. Contains ” Look and See exercises” throughout. Example: In each box match the pictures that goes together. Also contains “Thinking,” exercises. Example: “When the tea kettle sings is the water hot or cold?”
72 pp. Large hardback. $8.00

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Amish storiesStories To Tell
$8.00

This is a large 8 x 11 book designed for Amish parents to read to their preschool children. Contains 26 stories. Besides the interesting stories, there are questions to ask in the “Thinking Exercises” and there are objects to discuss in the “Look and See Exercises.”
72 pp. Large hardback. $8.00

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Pathway Fiction: Ages 6 – 12

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Amish Books: Fiction for Boys and Girls, Ages 6 to 12

The best way for your children to learn about the Amish is to read true-to-life stories written by Amish mothers and fathers.

Joseph StollA Michigan Summer
$5.50

Ages 9-12. By Joseph Stoll. A sequel to Shagbark Hickory, covering the following summer as the Troyer family adjusts to a new farm location—a farm steeped in history.
182 pp. Paper. $5.50

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S-ApplecreekAdventures Along Appletree Creek
$5.25

Ages 9-15. Adventures Along Apple Tree Creek contains the fictional adventures of a twelve year old Amish girl named Judith and her friends.
160 pp. Paper. $5.25

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Amish girlBarbara’s Fears
$5.25
Ages 6-8. A companion to Menno’s Ducks. An understanding Amish mother helps Barbara overcome some of her fears.
183 pp. Paper. $5.25

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Amish fiction 04Becky
$10.50

Ages 6-8. You will enjoy reading what nine-year old Becky learns about true beauty, kindness, obedience, and many other values in life.
88 pages. Hardback. $10.50

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Amish girlBecky’s Eventful Summer
$10.50

Ages 6-8. Grandmothers fill a special spot in Amish children’s lives, and Becky’s grandmother is no exception. You will enjoy reading about her in some of the twenty chapters in this second book about Becky.
98 pp. Hardback. $10.50

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BenjieBenjie
$10.50

Ages 8-10. Benjie is a five-year-old Amish boy, and he has many valuable lessons to learn: being kind to Aunt Mandy, accepting responsibility, returning good for evil,
75 pp. Hardback. $10.50

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Amish SchoolBenjie Goes To School
$10.50
Ages 8-10. Benjie has many thing to learn as he starts to school-such as sitting still and applying himself to his lessons. However, not all of his lessons are learned at the schoolhouse.
112 pp. Hardback. $10.50

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Amish boyBenjie The In-Between Boy
$10.50

Ages 6-8. This third book about Benjie contains 21 chapters with such titles as “An Uphill Battle,” “A Fearful Sickness,” and “Benjie Takes a Tumble.”
108 pp. Hardback. $10.50

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Amish doctorBetween Heaven and Earth
$8.00
Ages 8-12. by Joseph Stoll. Levi Byler had grand dreams of going to college to be a doctor. However, his widowed mother and other Amish relatives tried to convince him not to go. Based on real-life events, but with many details changed. This book also includes eleven additional shorter stories.
211 pp. Hardback. $8.00

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purple martinsEli and the Purple Martins
$5.25
Ages 8-13. Eli, a 7th grader, has volunteered to take care of the family’s new purple martin colony. However, the family is skeptical because of Eli’s past habits of daydreaming and neglecting responsibilities. As the youngest son in the family, he is determined to prove himself.
208 pp. Sewn paperback. $5.25

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Amish girl 02Lizzie
$5.25

Ages 6-8. Lizzie is ready to begin first grade, and like many six-year-olds, she is impatient to grow up. Her father’s accident helps her learn valuable lessons.
150 pp. Paper. $5.25

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Amish schoolLizzie in Grade One
$5.25

Ages 6-8. In her first year at school, Lizzie learns a great deal, but much of her learning comes from her new experiences.
160 pp. Paper. $5.25

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MennoMenno’s Ducks
$5.25

Ages 6-8. This is a story about an Amish boy who learns some lessons about not counting one’s chickens (or ducks) before they hatch.
192 pp. Paper. $5.25

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Amish school boysMidnight Test
$5.50

Ages 6-8. This is a story about Amish school boys and the many lessons they learn as they go through boyhood.
233 pp. Paper. $5.50

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S-Applecreek-BanksOn the Banks of Appletree Creek
$5.25
Ages 8-13. Typical exploits of Amish farm youth. Features eleven stand-alone short stories about growing up Amish. Our 13 year old niece (a country girl) loves these stories because she lives a similar life on the farm. Great moral values. Illustrated with pen and pencil sketches drawn by artist Debrah Alexander.
152 pp. Paper. $5.25

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Amish farmSandy Knoll Farm
$5.50

Ages 9-12. Part of the Shagbark Hickory series by Joseph Stoll. It continues with real-life incidents of the Troyer family during the next six years. It concludes with the sale of their farm in 1951.
250 pp. Paper. $5.50

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S-Lone-PineThe Lone Pine’s Secret
$5.25
Ages 8-11. A children’s adventure story written by an Amish father, with a Christian message. The story is based on real-life events and places familiar to the author.
150 pp. Paper. $5.25

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S-Twenty-Children-StoriesTwenty Stories for Children
$6.50
Ages 8 and above. Inspirational for children and their grown-ups. Filled with interesting information and wonderful drawings and watercolors. Many different Amish authors have made this book for children a book that they will remember with love as they look back on their childhood in years to come.
160 Hardback. $6.50

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Joseph StollThe Sun Went Down In the Morning
$8.00

Ages 8-12. by Joseph Stoll. This poignant story is inspired by a real-life example. It tells of Elmer Mast, his courtship and marriage, and of the illness that came into his life. This book also contains seven other stories.
212 pp. Hardback. $8.00

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