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

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

  • 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 #: 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 #: LWOTKS
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    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    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 #: LWOT1S
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    Rainbow Price: $23.95

     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 #: LWOT2S
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    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
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    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 #: LWOT3S
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    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 #: LWOT5S
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    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
    Retail: $30.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.75
    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 #: 008042
    ISBN: 9781933339573
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75

    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 #: 047230
    Retail: $24.99
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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

  • Item #: 035557
    Retail: $13.99
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    You guessed it – this easy-to-assemble rocket kit looks like a standard #2 pencil! It measures 26" long and features plastic fins, a recovery parachute and will blast up to 1,100 feet. Recommended engines include: A8-3 (for first flight), B4-4, B6-4 and C6-5.

  • Item #: 055087
    ISBN: 9781933339566
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.75

    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 #: 015623
    ISBN: 9780669471977
    Retail: $385.53
    Rainbow Price: $130.64
    The Language Programs for these editions contain the Program Guide, Handbook, Skillsbook, and Skillsbook Teacher Edition. The Program Guide is a 3-ring binder containing daily lesson plans, teaching notes, assessment strategies, and blackline masters for student activities and writing assignments. Writing assignments coordinate with the Handbook and are referenced in the daily lesson plans in the Program Guide. The Program Guide also contains reference information, writing evaluation guides, guidance for directing student research, vocabulary building strategies, and more. Skillbooks focus on editing and proofreading, while Daily Language Workouts focus on mechanics, word usage, grammar, and sentence combining and are intended to be quick and fun. Please note that the Daily Language Workout books are NOT included in the Language Program.
  • Item #: 015621
    ISBN: 9780669471991
    Retail: $385.53
    Rainbow Price: $128.66

    The Language Programs for these editions contain the Program Guide, Handbook, Skillsbook, and Skillsbook Teacher Edition. The Program Guide is a 3-ring binder containing daily lesson plans, teaching notes, assessment strategies, and blackline masters for student activities and writing assignments. Writing assignments coordinate with the Handbook and are referenced in the daily lesson plans in the Program Guide. The Program Guide also contains reference information, writing evaluation guides, guidance for directing student research, vocabulary building strategies, and more. Skillbooks focus on editing and proofreading, while Daily Language Workouts focus on mechanics, word usage, grammar, and sentence combining and are intended to be quick and fun. Please note that the Daily Language Workout books are NOT included in the Language Program.

  • Item #: 031020
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $0.95
  • Item #: 062138
    ISBN: 9781475087598
    Retail: $19.24
    Rainbow Price: $15.35

       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 #: 001317
    ISBN: 9780890516720
    Retail: $24.99
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  • Item #: 065478
    ISBN: 9781631888779
    Retail: $8.95
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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 #: 071361
    ISBN: 9781601843456
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 030381
    ISBN: 9780974361628
    Retail: $15.00
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    This handy guide is ideal for use by students, teachers, writers, or anyone else who could use a comprehensive reference to help them develop their encoding and decoding (spelling and reading) skills. It contains a simple but complete list of spelling and phonics rules to build your proficiency in these areas. The spelling rules are arranged by topic, including vowel and consonant rules, words with specific endings, plurals, possessives, capitalization, commonly confused word pairs, and many more. The bulk of the phonics rules are organized by individual letter from A to Z. Two appendices contain game suggestions and a thorough list of homophones. This makes a very beneficial resource for any school. 101 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 060280
    ISBN: 9780877798552
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.18

  • Item #: 052275
    ISBN: 9781576857922
    Retail: $18.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    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 #: 062232
    Retail: $19.95
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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 #: 007597
    ISBN: 9780970040589
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.30

    Barry Stebbing is a firm believer in keeping an art journal. After all, if aspiring writers are encouraged to keep up a journaling habit, how much more valuable is it to artists as an opportunity to sketch, write, and practice new techniques? This helpful companion offers encouragement and advice to young artists as they begin and develop their own art journals. In the beginning of the book, Barry gives students plenty of reasons to journal, along with tips on how this book will complement other How Great Thou Art instruction books. He also offers instruction on getting started, including how often to journal, how to write descriptive entries that complement the sketches, and more. The remainder of the book is broken up to focus on the parts of the art journal, including penmanship, format, recommended art materials, drawing basics, and using pen and ink and colored pencils. In each section, exercises are included to build both art and writing skills and get artists comfortable drawing different subjects in pencil, pen, or other mediums. Advice, encouragement, quotes, and examples of the author's and other artists' journals are sprinkled throughout, giving the book a leisurely feel instead of a series of assignments. Designed to be an art journaling guide, this is not a complete instructional book, but it can easily be used alongside any How Great Thou Art materials, or even any other art program you are currently using. And why not? The benefits are endless – you're improving your writing and drawing skills while creating a memento you and others will enjoy looking back on for years to come! – Jess