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Voyages in English is a very solid, very comprehensive English program that has been around since 1943. Revised in 1999, these full-color student books still reflect the wholesome instruction from a bygone era. They are published by Loyola University Press, primarily for parochial schools. Despite this, they have no religious content - at least none that I noticed. Grades 1- 2 appear to have a worktext format. At this level, the course is divided into chapters focusing on specific types of or purposes for writing. Chapters begin with a literature selection that presents the theme. Each chapter integrates literature, writing, grammar, and speaking/listening skills as students learn grammar and word study skills, explore them in activities, review and evaluate then respond by writing. Teacher Editions contain helpful and straightforward teaching plans. All student pages are here, in reduced format, along with lesson plans. Answers to exercises are overprinted in blue.