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  • Item #: EXCSP2
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  • Item #: 032718
    ISBN: 9781592690633
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    The McRuffy Third Grade program picks up where grade two leaves off, and incorporates phonics, spelling, reading, language, creative writing and handwriting.

    The emphasis on phonics is less at this grade level. Phonics rules are reviewed and applied to more complex words. The phonics scope & sequence for third grade includes blends, long & short vowels, vowel & consonant digraphs, three and four letter vowel sounds, r-controlled vowels, 3-letter beginnings, ending blends, compound words, broad o sound, exceptions to rules, silent letters, hard and soft 'g' and 'c,' suffixes, root words, and number prefixes.

    Reading material is focused more on developing other reading skills, such as comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development, and an interest in reading. Questions in the teacher's manual vary to reach different thinking levels: basic knowledge, application, synthesis, analysis, inference and evaluation. Students are asked to convey material from their own experience, from their reading, or to make predictions about what happens next.

    Grammar and other language arts follow a weekly pattern which may vary occasionally. Day 1 has an emphasis on word structure and introduces vocabulary. Day 2 focuses on sentence structure and grammar. Day 3 emphasizes higher level language skills, such as analogies and categorizing. Day 4 incorporates creative writing, which is basically a story starter, and Day 5 deals with the larger text structure, such as inference and the main idea of the story.

    Handwriting sentences feature vocabulary and spelling words. There are reproducible cursive practice sheets in the Language Arts test pack and handwriting practice masters, found in the complete kit. The handwriting book (#31126, 31127, or 31128) isn't included in the complete kit. They are optional and the program can be completed without them.

    The teacher's manual has plans for 160 lessons. Each lesson begins by stating the objectives for that lesson. Each objective is marked according to its category P (phonics), S (spelling), R (reading), L (language), CW (creative writing), and H (handwriting). A list of materials needed for that lesson is next and includes pages in the student workbook, reader, spelling word list, etc. The third section of the lesson is the "Teaching." This is the actual lesson, and it couldn't be easier. Some lessons are scripted, and have words in bold print that can be read directly to the students. You can modify the scripting to fit your style, but it's nice to have the suggested wording. Answers to the student workbooks are also included. A scope and sequence for phonics and language are in the front of the book, along with spelling lists, reading list, and vocabulary list. The teacher's manual only comes in the set.

    This would be a wonderfully comprehensive program for third grade. However, punctuation isn't really taught beyond the very basics. You may want to add your own grammar component to round this program out. ~ Donna

  • Item #: EXCSPN
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  • Item #: 032355
    ISBN: 9781411498822
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  • Item #: 032364
    ISBN: 9781411498808
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  • Item #: 032326
    ISBN: 9781411498839
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  • Item #: 032358
    ISBN: 9781411498815
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    ISBN: 9781411498846
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  • Item #: 041609
    ISBN: 9781609990695
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  • Item #: 020187
    ISBN: 9781942446088
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    What if you had a good friend, who happened to be a wonderful art teacher, come into your home and help you teach art? That's the flavor of Visual Manna. It incorporates art concepts, techniques, and appreciation all in one curriculum, uses a wide variety of media, and lets you teach all your children at the same time. The Jeffus' obviously not only understand art and how to teach it - they understand children as well. There's nothing dry or boring here. Even when presenting new concepts or instruction, the narration is captivating - filled with interesting tidbits drawn from science, history, or about people or events. Throughout the lessons, it's as though the author is conversing informally with you. There's an awful lot of "good stuff" packed into these 45 lessons - and so many extra ideas that you can use this curriculum and reuse it! Because of the breadth of concepts, materials and types of art here, there isn't a lot of depth - rather, it's more of a wonderful introduction to the many facets of art. Each of the 45 lessons begins with a materials list and a stated objective. There is heavy emphasis on use of recycled materials, and the authors devote a full page in the beginning to ideas for obtaining inexpensive or free supplies from local sources. The lesson narrative explains the new concepts being presented. Then, an art project is suggested for children in grades 1-6 and another for older children, grades 7-12 (usually several ideas for each range). These have the students putting into immediate practice the concepts they've just learned. (The lessons devoted to drawing people and faces in proportion are done particularly well, in a format for even younger children to use.) After every 5 lessons is a "test" to review what's been covered in that section. 31 different colored art prints of works by major artists are also included, mounted on pages with very short biographical sketches and a discussion of the art style on the reverse side. Most of these are correlated to topics in adjoining lessons. They are not part of the lessons, but more like "asides" scattered throughout the curriculum. A unit study is also included with this curriculum (on CD-ROM). Finally, a list of 55 additional ideas for art projects are included at the end. It sure looks to me like the Jeffus' could have written several volumes of curriculum with all this material! This year, authors plan to include a "complete art history time line" in this curriculum. In a nutshell, this curriculum is complete, "user-friendly," and has lots of variety. While you can use it for all ages, the presentation is decidedly geared toward the younger half of that range, since it's more of an introduction to art concepts and formats. This curriculum comes in perfect-bound, softcover format with the unit study portion in PDF format on CD-ROM.

  • Item #: 016943
    ISBN: 9781934124321
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    Beast Academy provides a fun, rigorous, challenging, complete curriculum for aspiring math beasts. Unit 2B includes chapters on subtraction, expressions, and problem solving.

    The Guide book is written in an engaging comic book style.

  • Item #: 014873
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  • Item #: 018506
    ISBN: 9780195153484
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    This book contains 71 tests for the History of US series. There are 6-8 tests included for each book of the ten books in the series. The tests are composed of 15 multiple-choice questions targeting knowledge of key facts, chronology, and critical thinking, and have been carefully written to provide a useful preparation for state assessments. Answers are included in the back of the book.

  • Item #: 053467
    ISBN: 9780970561817
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    ISBN: 9780970561824
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  • Item #: 053463
    ISBN: 9780970561855
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    ISBN: 9780970561862
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    ISBN: 9790970561830
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    ISBN: 9790970561847
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    ISBN: 9780740337956
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    ISBN: 9780740337963
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    ISBN: 9780740337895
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    ISBN: 9780740337901
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    ISBN: 9780740337925
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    ISBN: 9780740337932
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  • Item #: 029378
    ISBN: 9780742401402
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    This curriculum guide for young children is crammed with a multitude of fun, educational activities to teach them about many different subjects while they learn their alphabet. The book is organized by the alphabet, with activities and reproducibles accompanying each letter. For example, the book begins with "A," which is introduced by a large capital "A," which children are invited to cover with "Aa's" they find in magazines or newspapers. The next page offers a couple of lines for them to practice printing upper and lowercase "A's" along with coloring pictures of related objects. Then it's on to the pages of activities. First there is a language arts page, which holds suggestions for such things as vocabulary words, fingerplays, recommended books, learning directions, and comparing. Then comes the math page, which introduces activities like sorting animal crackers, making patterns, and mathematical concepts like more and less. Next is social studies, which for "A" is themed around Agriculture and Farming. Children may create a farm scene, learn about farm animals, make butter and farm animal crackers, make a farm print, and learn about vegetables. On the science page, children will learn about air by finding ways to "see" it, like making simple sailboats and pinwheels, and experimenting with air. For two all-time favorite subjects of young children, art and music, there are also activities supplied. Children will enjoy making alphabet block prints, making personalized art display holders, painting aquariums

    and learning about mixing colors while creating abstract paintings, and singing "A" songs while getting acquainted with a couple of instruments. The last topic covered in each letter is gross motor/games. This page offers some games and activities to put children's energy to good use. They'll play the Alert and Auto Dodge games, learn aerobics, act like the animals, and practice being acrobats. On the backside of each activity page are reproducibles offering up reproducible activities such as coloring, matching and arranging. Some of these pages also hold the patterns needed to complete the activities suggested in the book. This same format continues for each letter of the alphabet. A total of over 600 activity suggestions, 130 reproducible games and patterns, and 50 alphabet identification pages are contained in this 320 page book. - Melissa

  • Item #: 004824
    ISBN: 9780740337871
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  • Item #: 002361
    ISBN: 9780740337949
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  • Item #: 002360
    ISBN: 9780740337888
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