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  • Item #: 053057
    ISBN: 9781939814654
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    ISBN: 9781939814630
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    ISBN: 9781939814661
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    ISBN: 9781939814623
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    ISBN: 9781939814647
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    ISBN: 9781939814678
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 055087
    ISBN: 9781933339566
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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 #: 035557
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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 #: 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

  • Item #: 015621
    ISBN: 9780669471991
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    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 #: 031011
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  • Item #: 015623
    ISBN: 9780669471977
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    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.
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  • Item #: 029774
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    Teaching language arts has never been so fun and easy! Watch your student’s eyes light up with understanding… English does make sense. With The Phonics Road, your student will learn to spell and write as well as they read.

    Combining seven (7) language arts skills in one program?! YES!

    Complete video teacher training through every word, rule, and lesson? YES!

    Everything you need already included? YES!

    Easy to learn/Easy to teach? YES!!

    Something for every student’s learning style? YES!

    Extra help and resources for our teachers? YES!

    Help stop/reverse Dyslexia? YES!

    Homeschool Friendly? YES!

    Charter/Flex School Friendly? YES!

    School Friendly? YES!

    There are four levels in The Phonics Road system. Each new level builds upon the skills learned in previous levels. This allows students starting with any skill level to become great spellers, writers and readers – FAST!

    This method creates greater results, in a shorter time span and with less homework.

    The Phonics Road Level Four is designed to follow Level Three. This level completes the skills your students have been building in The Phonics Road and includes all 7 language arts skills: Spelling, Handwriting, Reading, English Grammar, Composition, and Literature Studies with an Introduction to Latin while incorporating Music, Art, and History. As the teacher, you are guided step by step in how to finish teaching all these skills seamlessly, with ease and confidence.

    In Level Four, we have produced and provide twenty-two (22) hours of explicit teacher training via our video/text. This is the core of the curriculum and allows even a new teacher to begin teaching this method and level with very little preparation time needed. You also receive the physical pieces for both teacher and student. This includes the Teacher’s Blueprint Manual, with Literature Study Guide, and the Student Workbook, Student Literature Study and the book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham.

    It’s still as easy as 1-2-3…

    • 1) The Teacher watches the video/text for the week’s lesson (averages about 30-45 minutes per week) …
    • 2) …and using the completed Teachers Blueprints provided, takes any notes needed for that day.
    • 3) Follow exactly what was modeled on the video and begin with your students.

    The magic of this method continues through the interaction between teacher and students, building advanced reasoning and thinking skills. Each student will continue to learn with their natural learning-style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) while mastering the others. This continues to create success for both the teacher and the students!

    “I wish Barbara had been my grammar teacher. I feel like I'm learning alongside my student. There are many things in The Phonics Road programs that were never explained to me as a student.” – Emma M.

    “Even with my PhD, I realized just looking at the knowledge I have gained, and the ability to read, decode, spell, and memory my students have gained, this program is without peers when it comes to English Language Arts for the Elementary age.” - Phil D.

  • Item #: 062138
    ISBN: 9781475087598
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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 #: 030381
    ISBN: 9780974361628
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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 #: 001317
    ISBN: 9780890516720
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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 #: 060280
    ISBN: 9780877798552
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  • Item #: 052275
    ISBN: 9781576857922
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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 #: 037575
    ISBN: 9780857210166
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    If you're looking for a Bible overview that is concise and gets right to the main points, check this one out. Each book is described in 2 to 4 pages, with major sections for Title and Style, GPS, Background and Detail. Title and Style gives an overview of the book, writer, and major points covered. GPS and Background provides information on the geographical, cultural, biographical, and historical references. The Detail section explains a few particulars from each book.

    I found the text to be concise and well written, with interesting information that I had not heard before. For instance, in Matthew, the author Cris Rogers gives insights into the life of Herod the Great, both about his character and his accomplishments. One of the building projects was a man-made mountain, constructed for the sole purpose of putting a lavish palace called Herodium on it. Rogers makes the point about Jesus' statement in Matthew 21:21 "say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,'" Jesus may have been referring to this mountain and the power His disciples would have to bring down the evils of this world and throw them into the pits of hell.

    The book also includes lots of color photographs and small maps that add interest and explain some of the text. At the end of the commentary on each book, additional books are suggested if you want to delve more deeply into the topics discussed.

    I believe it would be well worth the few minutes of time that it takes to read the section on a book of the Bible before doing Bible reading for your own personal Bible study. It would also give you some great insights to wow your students if you are leading a study. 204 pgs, sc. ~ Bob

  • 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 #: 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 #: 024821
    ISBN: 9780545064033
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    This collection of worksheets helps students become better writers with short writing activities. The first half of the book focuses on sentences. Each worksheet introduces a particular sentence structure (i.e. "Sentence with a Compound Subject"). It gives an example sentence of that particular type, tips, and lined space for the student to write their own representative sentence. In the second half of the book, students learn how to write and structure different kinds of paragraphs: descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive. The book teaches these types of paragraphs with several worksheet formats. The "Paragraph Paste-Up" worksheets require students to cut out mixed-up, out-of-order sentences. Students get to re-arrange and paste the sentences into a logical paragraph. The "Paragraph Rewrite" worksheets also ask students to unscramble sentences; instead of cutting and pasting, they copy the sentences onto lined space and color-code them by type (ie. topic sentence, supporting sentences, detail sentences, and concluding sentences). The "Multi-Paragraph Project" worksheets have students write full-length essays. These worksheets contain interesting writing prompts and direct students to helpful templates to help their writing organization. Except for the full-length essays, most activities should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. The activities feature fun, interesting topics that will motive kids to be creative in their writing. The activities build on one another as you go and will help prepare students for standardized tests. Teacher suggestions include a weekly schedule, word wall ideas, additional sentence topics, and more. Reproducible. Answer key included. 96 pgs. ~ Lisa
  • 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.