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  • Item #: 053054
    ISBN: 9781939814623
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    Copywork, free drawing and simple questions are used to guide students in learning basic writing skills. Measures 11" x 8.5", in landscape format for early writers.

  • Item #: 053056
    ISBN: 9781939814647
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    Copywork (or write your own sentences); sentence prompts; using adjectives; haiku; cinquain; free drawing; writing comparisons; and more.

  • Item #: LWOTKS
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    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 053055
    ISBN: 9781939814630
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    Copywork, sentence prompts, short answer questions, free drawing, and simple labeling exercises.

  • Item #: LWOT3S
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    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 053057
    ISBN: 9781939814654
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    Feelings; acrostic poems; fables; riddles; figures of speech; compound sentences; cause and effect; paragraphs and poems; writing advertisements; and more.

  • Item #: LWOT1S
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    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: LWOT2P
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    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 053079
    ISBN: 9781939814678
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    Story Starters; poems; dialogue; idioms; showing emotion; effective endings; compare and contrast graphic organizer; introductions; bullying; protecting our planet; and more.

  • Item #: 053068
    ISBN: 9781939814661
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    Dialogue; fables; cause and effect; maps; famous statues; states; fiction and non-fiction and more.

  • Item #: LWOT2S
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    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: LWOT5S
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    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: LWOT4S
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    Offering everything you need for successful handwriting across the curriculum, this package includes the Handwriting without Tears (HWT) student workbook, writing journal and the newly released Building Writers workbook. Handwriting teacher guides are sold separately and the Building Writer's teaching resource is available as a free download on our website. Books are color-coded by grade, keeping them easy to organize if ordering more than one set. Conquer your busy homeschool day by having all the necessary components at your fingertips. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 029601
    ISBN: 9781933339610
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    Builds on the skills developed in Level 1 and includes using narrative summaries, two-level and three-level outlines, using the basics of documentation in almost everything written, combining forms of writing, writing fully-formed essays, using intensified adjectives and metaphors, writing more involved stories, comparing poems, combining poetry analysis with biographical sketches, and completing several independent projects.
  • Item #: 014911
    ISBN: 9781885767660
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    Just as words are a gift from God, so the skillful poet has gifts for readers. This slight paraphrase of what Suzanne Clark says in the introduction to her book is an insight as to how she approaches poetry. She begins with God, the source of all language from the first, and an ideal place to launch ourselves into the world of poetry. The first two chapters of her book look at noticing and naming the sights, sounds and smells around you. Each chapter builds on the last as you progress through metaphors and other figures of speech; sound and rhythm; sonnets, stanzas, white space and planned freefalls; types of poems or genres; voice and diction; and reading, writing and revising. Poets see things with a different eye; they do more than observe details. The exercises throughout the book help to instill that concept in budding poets and encourage it in those poets who already have some experience. They teach how to "hear the roar on the other side of silence." Exercises also contain the more down-to-earth side of poetry: rhyme and rhythm, meter, stresses, diction, experiments with different genres, and, of course, revising. A teacher's section has more exercises and writing projects to promote creative thinking. Examples of poetry and poetic style are taken from writers such as Shakespeare, Dickinson, Dante and Frost, with some writings from the author's own students. The final chapter is a compilation of poems, some of which appeared as examples in the text, and can be used for more practice in analyzing or simply for your own enjoyment. As one chapter title says, with a tongue-in-cheek Star Wars reference, "Metaphors be with you!" ~ Zach

  • Item #: 050197
    ISBN: 9781683441786
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    Following the continuing story of Micah and Claire, Sunday school friends, weekly lessons follow a pattern of activities: Day 1, read the weekly story; Days 2-3, learn topics in writing, grammar and punctuation; Day 4, write responses to a prompt; and Day 5, work on spelling, vocabulary, and building a dictionary. Brief assessments are provided quarterly. The fourth quarter is designed for review. 

    This consumable 3-hole punched Course Book is for teacher and student to work in together. A Teacher’s Aid section is included in the back; minimal, highlighted teacher notes are shown on the student pages. Optional games, spelling practice ideas, sight words alphabet practice, copywork practice and grammar study sheets are included in the Teacher’s Aid section. Scriptures are from the NASB.

  • Item #: 036002
    ISBN: 9781623412197
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    Rarely has a book appealed more to me at first glance. Remaining uncluttered, the concept of "playing with words" is evident in the colorful, graphic font manipulations (lines of type that sway), the cute illustrations, and the lists wonderful, whimsical, but never wayward words. This is a book about choosing the right word when you write. I use the word "appealing" quite a bit, so I thought I would look through the lists in this book and find a new one. I quickly discovered that this little diction worktext did not include "appealing" in any of its lists (or at least not that I could find). That means that I could put it in a "my words" section on one of the list. Would it best go on the Cheerful Clown Fish page or the Exuberant Sea Otter page or perhaps under the Ways to Describe Appearance or the Ways of Speaking list?

    Confused yet? This not-quite-a-vocabulary program, not-quite-a-thesaurus – it's all about discovering just the right word to use when writing. It features structured word lists organized around Character Traits, Ways to Describe, and Ways to Move with a few miscellaneous lists thrown in for good measure. Each list contains nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Students are encouraged to playfully interact with these lists with the goal of acquiring quality word choices to incorporate into their writing. Using games and family activities to become familiar with the layout and content of the book, students can then use it independently as they endeavor to interject more definitive word selections into their compositions. Interspersed throughout the book are "Quotes to Inspire Your Writing" taken from classic literature as well as biblical quotes designed to underscore whatever topic is the focus of that page's lists.

    The suggested grade levels for this product indicate it should be used by emerging writers – those who need to find exactly the right word – as they practice their writing skills. Such a student might scan the Generous Manatee list looking for "ly" words (abundantly, bounteously, copiously), or strong adjectives (exorbitant, magnanimous, plenteous) or verbs (showered, bestowed) and feel quite empowered by the choices. However, I also think much younger children (upper elementary) could benefit from this book – becoming familiar with the lists, playing around with the words, etc. I can also easily imagine using this book myself as I seek alternatives to my overused word choices.

    At less than 100 pages, one might think this spiral-bound volume by Loranna Schwaeofer published by IEW is a bit pricey. Although it is reproducible for one homeschooling family or classroom, some of the colorful charm will be lost. Also, each student may want to personalize his own well-worn copy. The fact is, I know of nothing else quite like it – an opportunity to build one's vocabulary, a tool for strengthening one's ability to write with style, and a delightful immersion into the world of words. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 055087
    ISBN: 9781933339566
    Retail: $16.95
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    Builds on Level 1 or can stand alone for a writer with comparable experience. The thirty-six week syllabus covers fiction and poetry in 18 weeks each. The fiction section includes plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. The poetry section include rhyme, meter, line breaks, sound, and word choice.

  • Item #: FPACTW
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  • Item #: 048859
    ISBN: 9780975494219
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    Fascinating facts about wildlife, coupled with drawing instruction for the beginning nature journalist, make this a perfect supplement to the Handbook of Nature Study or other nature instructional text. Each two- or four-page spread is devoted to a different animal and contains: a good amount of interesting information about the animal; one or more artist-rendered sketches; and step-by-step drawing instructions to sketch the animal yourself. The book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team, Colleen and Michael Monroe. Colleen is the writer, and she has included interesting and sometimes surprising facts about each subject (did you know that newborn fawns are born with no scent to protect them from predators?). Michael is a nationally known, award-winning (and self-taught) wildlife artist who spends most of his year visiting schools around the country, encouraging children to never give up on their dreams. His love of nature and wildlife is reflected in the sketches which adorn each page. The drawing instruction is detailed, begins with simple shapes, includes written instruction for adding features through the illustrated progression of steps, and ends with a completed sketch that very closely resembles part of the artist's depiction. Two pages of drawing tips, including a mini-lesson on shading, precede the actual text. Subjects include: hummingbirds, birds, ducks, loons, turtles, herons, frogs, rabbits, white-tailed deer, white-tailed fawns, owls, bears, and wolves. The book ends with some simple things you can do to help wildlife like keeping dangerous litter contained, building birdhouses, and planting flowers. The book is about 36 pages in landscape format with a hard cover, making it a little more durable for outdoor use.

  • Item #: 040667
    ISBN: 9781400317202
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    This book by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler will help high school students expose common myths about God, the Bible, religion, and life, giving them answers to the questions they will get from non-Christians. The book is broken into several sections, examining myths about God, Jesus, the Bible, the Resurrection, Religion and Christianity, and even Life and Happiness. Different common misconceptions about Christianity are presented, and then arguments from the Bible (and sometimes other sources) are given so students know the truth and have an answer to the questions people may ask them. Each misconception and arguments against it is included in a 2-4 page chapter, with a "Brain Food" section finishing the chapter. This section is basically a short exercise that builds on the material in the chapter and usually requires looking up different scripture passages that complement the discussion in the book. Questions students will be able to answer include "Is God a cosmic cop out to squelch fun and happiness? Did writers of the Bible stretch facts into legends? Is Christianity the only way to reach God? Jesus was a good teacher, but can anyone prove his resurrection?" 42 different misconceptions/myths/questions are included in all, the text is straightforward (and sometimes humorous), with great facts and examples, especially for highschoolers. It helps students know what they believe and why and shows how Christianity stands up to the test of fact and reason. 191 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
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    For years, teachers and aspiring writers have asked Lee Roddy (author of "Grizzly Adams," countless short stories, and over 50 novels) to compile a guide from his 20 years of convention seminars. This is that much-anticipated guide. Whether adults use this book to instruct young students or utilize the guidelines to write a best-selling short story or novel of their own, the practical system for writing laid out in this guide will be beneficial. This is not a workbook, and it's not very fancy either, but it lays out a straightforward approach to writing which has been proven to work for the author and many others. It's filled with tips, outlines, suggestions, and rules for writing techniques that will get students to write proper stories and enjoy it as well. The guide begins with a helpful introduction that tells teachers how to use the book and then contains eight lessons on ideas, story building, objectives, obstacles, outcome, characters, plots, and scenes. Goals and the importance of these eight story aspects, outlines, ideas for writing, examples, and so much more are included in each lesson. The end of each lesson also includes a few short-answer questions and a simple writing assignment that will help them use what they have just learned in their own writing. An encouraging conclusion is also included in the guide, with the author giving final tips for making sure your writing is strong and successful. A handy guide presenting a solid method for writing fictional stories. 88 pgs.

  • Item #: 008042
    ISBN: 9781933339573
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    Builds on Level 2 & 3 or can stand alone for a writer with comparable experience. The thirty-six week syllabus covers fiction with an emphasis on technique, precision, and showing action (rather than explaining), and poetry in 18 weeks each. The fiction section focuses on character development. The poetry section reviews rhyme, meter, line breaks, sound, and word choice by using a published poem, then continues with a collection of poetry-writing assignments.

  • Item #: 071361
    ISBN: 9781601843456
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  • Item #: 065478
    ISBN: 9781631888779
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       Peer reading/evaluating is a valuable skill to build strong writers—and it’s one even budding writers can learn to employ. Text with full-color pictures/drawings and large font print explains peer editing and beginning punctuation. The largest portion of the book teaches students how to give helpful compliments as well as suggest improvements. Insets show how to mark up a text, and throughout the book key vocabulary terms are highlighted and marked. Includes a glossary, extra references and an index. 7 1/4x9 1/2", 24 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 062232
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    Sara Jordan's series of language learning songs has been around for a while now (item #053347). This, however, is an enhanced version of Bilingual Beginners Spanish and uses the same songs as on that CD, but is expanded on. A nicely done workbook is included so you now have lessons to go with the songs. Students will work on oral skills (greetings, following instruction, singing, rolling R's), writing (made for beginner writers with dotted letters/words to trace), reading (simple words, word boxes, coloring activities, matching), grammar (questions, affirmative, negative, nouns, gender, articles, present tense verbs), vocabulary building (greetings, colors, numbers, home, time, food, family, body) and spelling (alphabetizing, capitalizing, Spanish accent marks). There are 12 lessons all together with answers in the back. For each lesson, there are cards for games and teaching activities: requires printing off cards from the publisher's website. Lessons are shown in both English and Spanish and have a group activity, the audio portion from the CD, and 2 or 4 writing activity pages. Since the CD models pronunciation, knowing how to speak Spanish isn't necessary. I think it would be helpful to have some prior exposure to aid your young learners' pronunciation. Reproducible for one classroom/homeschool. 63pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062138
    ISBN: 9781475087598
    Retail: $19.24
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       Many of us have ideas to share but struggle to do that effectively, particularly when supporting a thesis or in argumentation. This handy reference focuses on organizing ideas using classical oration style. The book’s first portion defines the components of classical oration - the introduction (exordium, narration, partition), the body (confirmation, refutation), and the end (peroration). The second portion explains the sequence for building an effective essay or speech: choosing proofs and supporting them and refuting arguments while combining them into a coherent whole. This text would serve well as a supplement/guide for those using the classical educational approach. An appendix provides a sample essay and speech. 6x8”, 71 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 060280
    ISBN: 9780877798552
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  • Item #: 052275
    ISBN: 9781576857922
    Retail: $18.00
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    Become a better writer in a month? It's possible if you spend 20 minutes a day (5x a week) with this book. Students can use this by themselves or you could use it in a class setting. Follow the 19 lessons in order as each new skill builds on the last. Writing is a process after all. At the beginning are tips for success on essays and exams, like avoiding clichés and hyperbole. A pre-test helps determine what you already know. Lessons take you from the planning and organizing stages, how to provide support for your idea, to revising and editing your final document. There is a post-test and some sample essay exam questions and answers. This can probably be used for younger writers if you pread these lessons out, maybe two a week, so they can get more practice at each step and experience writing a good essay. This book is simple to follow and encourages mastery at each phase. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 047230
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    All right, you lovers of hands-on activities! Here's a good one for you! This game is subtitled "A Creative Way to Build an Endless Number of Sentences Using 250 Puzzle Pieces." Each laminated puzzle piece has a word or punctuation or empty blank. The pieces are color-coded into groups: punctuation, verbs, nouns, articles, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and personal pronouns. You can choose from a variety of games designed to build knowledge of parts of speech, sentence construction, vocabulary, and punctuation. In one game, you'll build sentences with a blank space for a noun, and the children will find a noun to put into the sentence. In another game, children take turns building sentences one piece at a time. Of course, if you're working with only one child, you can be the other player. In another game, children have to unscramble the puzzle pieces. In another game, players spin a spinner to accumulate pieces until they have enough to build a sentence. There are two other games, and you can even make up your own. As a former English teacher/tutor, I can tell you that with any game like this, you'll encounter words that can appear in more than one part of speech; be on guard against potential confusion. Other than that caveat, I only see two other tiny flaws. The writer of the instructions completely forgot to list the pink-coded personal pronouns in the list of categories, and the cyan blue of the adverbs looks too close to the blue of the verbs. But those are all minor points. Now, you're ready to have loads of fun building sentences and learning grammar. ~ Caryl