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  • Item #: 020800
    ISBN: 9781564724939
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    One reference card is given for each of the six different traits of writing: ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Each quality is described with bulleted explanations and includes general ideas for teachers to teach the skills to students.

  • Item #: 018284
    ISBN: 9780936981314
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  • Item #: 039357
    Retail: $75.00
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      Written for homeschoolers by Rebecca Celsor, The Write Foundation Level 1 Sentence to Paragraph curriculum is not flashy but is certainly deep and incorporates biblical content. Lessons give step-by-step teaching instruction which help you teach your student how to be an independent writer. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, writing structure, and word usage (basic grammar and figures of speech). This level quickly advances from writing descriptive sentences to writing creative and informative paragraphs by teaching how to use the fundamentals of brainstorming, outlining, drafting and editing. Originally these lessons were designed for those who struggle with or dislike writing but this program works well for all students.  This curriculum can easily be used with 1-2 students or in a co-op setting.

      The basic daily lesson format is organized into 3 main areas: sentence structure (practicing grammar, developing sentences, vocabulary and figures of speech); paragraph and essay writing; and poetry instruction (to build vocabulary, grammar, and figures of speech within writing instruction context). The course provides 30 lessons guiding the student from sentence writing to 2-paragraph writings. Two schedules (5-day or 10-day per lesson options, from 30 min to 1.5 hours daily) complete the course in either one or two years.


      The teacher and students are equally engaged in the step-by-step process. All information needed to present each lesson is provided in the spiral teacher instruction manuals which include teaching instructions and Teacher Presentations (TP) which are examples and suggestions to help present the lessons. During the lesson, students discuss ideas with the teacher as the teacher models and highlights items using the Teacher Presentation (TP) information and student input while students copy and highlight on worksheets. Students practice grammar skills through sentence and poetry writing practice and through parts of speech games. The course includes poetry writing as a method of mastering language skills. Literature reading is also strongly recommended. Students choose from a provided list of books with pre-assigned points from 4 to 24 (based on challenge level); students read a minimum of 48 points worth per semester. This system provides variety and encourages students to read frequently. A final recommended component is Mind Benders Book 3 (#003026) to be used to train students to think logically.

      The driving force of the course is contained in the two spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. Teaching instructions and Teacher Presentation (TP) information of examples and suggestions needed to present the lessons, is provided in the spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. The instructions and Teacher Presentation information (TP) in the lessons guide you step-by-step in the daily lessons and show examples and suggestions for the materials discussed. The teaching format is more of a traditional teacher-guiding-the-students format. You, the teacher, will guide the discussion about different writing skills: sentence writing, paragraph writing, and poetry writing. As the students brainstorm or suggest possible answers, you explain the lesson material visually by writing possible answers on a white board or paper while students copy onto the student worksheets. The program allows flexibility. Also, optional technology is provided in the Digital Additional Resources to present each lesson on the computer. The online TP files are interactive, allowing the teacher to type information directly onto the daily lesson's Teacher Presentation (TP) on the computer as the teacher and student discuss and the student copies onto the student worksheets (WS). This original “tech design” requires a computer with Adobe Reader. Internet and Adobe Reader are required to access the digital daily Teacher Presentation (TP) pages. Not techie? Don’t be dismayed! This element is not required or even necessary to teach the course in either a co-op or a typical home setting: good ol’ paper or white board will suffice. With purchase of this product, you'll receive access to the digital and interactive resources through the publisher, The Write Foundation. If you desire the digital full-page Teacher Presentation (TP) lesson materials for teaching using the computer, this material must be downloaded from the publisher. Information is included in the Printed Additional Resources on how to get the Digital Additional Resources. The instructions also give you good direction in grading. Grading rubrics are provided for all student assignments.  A thorough explanation of grading, rubrics for each of the 29 lessons, rubrics for poetry, and how to compile a final grade is provided. The course grade will consist of three portions: composition, poetry, and literature. However, the publisher states that other books could be substituted.

      With this writing curriculum you'll receive one (1) set of student worksheets, two spiral bound Teacher Instructions (Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30), and some Printed Additional Resources. Consumable Student Worksheets (about 230 pages) for one student come printed on 3-hole punched paper to be stored in a 3-ring binder (not provided). More student worksheets may be purchased on TheWriteFoundation.org for multiple students. Directions to more educational games and grading rubrics are included in the Printed Additional Resources. Students will also need a thesaurus, dictionary and highlighters in 6 different colors (pink, blue, yellow, green, orange, and purple). A list of student materials is provided in the Printed Additional Resources. ~ Ruth

     

  • Item #: 061326
    ISBN: 9781612765266
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  • Item #: 059654
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    The author of Daily Grammar Practice brings us this elementary composition program that balances structure and individualization. The program's distinctive feature is the Burnette Writing Process, which implements two key components (focus and reflection) to strengthen students' writing. In each assignment, the teacher guides the student to focus and then reflect on specific writing skills. Assignments vary based on the student's writing level: each of the 36 writing tasks includes a separate assignment for three different writing levels: A, B, and C. Level A writers are beginner writers; B writers have mastered some of the process, but need practice; and C writers have mastered more skills, but need to strengthen their abilities.

    Focus enables the writer to improve a few skills at a time. Each assignment includes a maximum of 6 focus skills (for Level C students); the author recommends choosing two to three skills for Level A and three to four for Level B. Students hone their abilities on more specific skills within the broader categories of content, organization, style, conventions, and format. Reflection requires students to think about their writing, to understand their thought process as they write and, through rubrics, evaluate their ability to complete the focus tasks.

    The guide's first portion introduces methodology, elaborates on each lesson's skills and explains focus skills and rubrics. The last portion includes sample poetry, graphic organizers and rubrics. In between, the majority of the guide details the 36 different writing tasks and accompanying assignments. Each assignment explains the goal, the intended audience, writing form and procedure, and suggested focus skills. The different composition tasks encompass descriptive, expository, analytical and creative writing, and use such forms as letters, narration, comparison and contrast, persuasive, play writing and fantasy.

    Use with one student as he/she works through multiple skill levels or simultaneously for multiple ages. In writing, self-evaluation is a difficult but necessary skill, and this text allows the teacher to guide students to becoming stronger and more self-aware writers. 8.5" x 11", copyright pages are reproducible for single classroom, spiral bound, 153pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 057935
    ISBN: 9781893791107
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    Perfect for a daily journal, make-your-own book, or daily writing assignment, this simple writing journal is a cost-effective way to collect your child's compositions and drawings. Each of the 28 soft cover pages has a 3.5" x 6" space for a drawing and seven rows of half-inch ruled writing lines. Encourage your child to write down their prayers, express their thoughts, review a book they read, or report on an event. Inexpensive enough to buy several. – Laura

  • Item #: 015591
    ISBN: 9780669472325
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  • Item #: 026369
    ISBN: 9780547485171
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  • Item #: 030985
    ISBN: 9780669515695
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  • Item #: 015592
    ISBN: 9780669472349
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  • Item #: 026377
    ISBN: 9781557999603
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  • Item #: 018285
    ISBN: 9780936981369
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  • Item #: 057603
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    Chores are re-defined as commitments on this weekly chart. There are 4 categories listed down the left-most column: honor myself, respect my home, honor my family, and respect my school; days of the week are across the top. Three to five subcategories include things like: dress myself on time, put my things away, help clean and participate in class. Some categories have extra spaces for you to write in your own commitments. At the bottom is a place to write a memory verse and you can write your student's name at the top. Pad contains a 6-month supply. The pages are colorful (greens, blues, purples) and show a cross and a dove. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 010489
    ISBN: 9781557997920
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  • Item #: 011819
    ISBN: 9781580374040
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  • Item #: 039603
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  • Item #: 059616
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  • Item #: 059604
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  • Item #: 038532
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    Lots of features – inexpensive price! This book has the distinct advantage of providing one page per day (181 pgs. total). Two rows, each with four columns (8 large lined boxes), means lots of room to write about your homeschooling day. Just in case you’re not sure what to write about, there are lines dedicated to objective (3), materials (2), procedures (6), and assignments (2). The overall size of the coil-bound book is 8.5” by 11”. The daily pages (and the cover) are landscape (sideways) presentation, but the extras (info page, schedule, substitute teacher info, class record, important days, student groups, and seating charts) are portrait (upright) orientation. A birthdays page at the back is landscape. Green ink on white paper is easy on the eyes. Janice

  • Item #: 068342
    ISBN: 9780829443080
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    Practice Book provides additional practice for each chapter and include a series for "daily maintenance."

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 040025
    ISBN: 9780977986064
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    If you've been wondering what to use for grammar alongside your IEW material, the problem is solved. Fix Its are passages from well-loved books – 132 per book to be precise. Working on 1 passage per day, students look for and correct embedded grammar errors and learn a new vocabulary word. As added reinforcement for the IEW methodology, students are also expected to identify Dress-Ups and Sentence Openers (part of the IEW writing style instruction). By using stories, students are exposed to great classic literature and become eager to read the originals. Because there is a continuing story line, the daily grammar edits become fun and entertaining as well as challenging. The 132-passage sets (a year's worth; 33 wks of 4 per week) come from 5 different stories each with a recommended grade level: Tom Sawyer (grades 3-6), Frog Prince, or Just Desserts (grades 4-8), The Little Mermaid (grades 6-9), The King and the Discommodious Pea (grades 7-10), and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (grades 9-12). Accordingly, this one book provides daily grammar edits for five years or for multi-age students. Each series of passages starts out with an introduction to both the grammatical content and the story as well as providing background information on the story and its author. Each student will need a dictionary. It's also assumed that the student and teacher will be familiar with either the Teaching Writing Structure & Style or the Student Writing Intensive seminars from IEW. However, the Fix It edits can be done as a stand-alone program. The Fix It manual is intended as a teacher resource. The passages to be edited are presented in parallel columns with the corrected version. These can be presented to students on a blackboard/whiteboard or as an overhead for a classroom situation or worked on paper for individual students. Student worksheets with the uncorrected sentences are available in e-book format on the IEW website (all access information is included in the Fix-It manual). The manual's appendix is extensive and includes IEW writing style techniques (Dress-Ups, Sentence Openers, and Advanced Style), reference guide for Grammar & Mechanics and Abbreviations, Proofreading Symbols, Samples of Student Work and In Class Teacher Corrections, and an Index. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 001502
    ISBN: 9780890517109
    Retail: $34.99
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    A heavy-duty (and thoroughly Christian) writing course, recently revised. Use this course by itself or with it's companion volume, Literary Analysis: An Introduction (see Reading section) for a complete English course. The author guides the student through various types of writing experiences by supplying ample explanation, a model (generally written by himself or one of his children), and plenty of practice! Each of the 35 lessons (formerly 26) should take approximately a week to complete. Students read through the lesson on the first day. Each lesson focuses on a specific type of writing and highlights a Writing Style skill. Warm-up essay subjects are provided for each day. These are intended to be short (one page or less) and take no more than a half hour to complete. Journal Writing (really, Bible study and reflection) is also intended to be done daily; the author suggests journaling through 1 Kings. A form for this is included in the book's appendix. It is also expected that the student will read 35-50 pages in a good book each night, creating an index card vocabulary deck as he goes. To help in selecting appropriate literature, the author has included a list of books that should be read before graduating from high school. Because of the extemporaneous speech expected at the end of lesson 15, the student should also be keeping an "extemporaneous file" to prepare. During the week, the student will also be working on the major writing assignment for the lesson which corresponds to the writing skill being taught. Specific instructions for these (length and requirements) are given at the end of each lesson. Types of writing include: description, eyewitness account, summary report, firsthand experience, character profile, historical profile, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, literary analysis, case/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution, explanatory, and a major research paper. This last writing project covers a ten-week span and lessons focus on the skills and steps involved in producing a first-rate research paper from inception to conclusion. In addition to written assignments and the extemporaneous speech (since this is a writing and speaking course), in lesson 6 assignments include the presentation of an original oratory. As mentioned before, each week's lesson includes study of a writing style technique or tip. These include: focus, combining sentences, expanding sentences, writing complete sentences, clear sentences, transitions, choosing the right word, quotation marks, and footnotes/endnotes. A very thorough (and demanding) course for your middle grader!

    A Teacher's Edition is also available to help you get the most out of this program. For each lesson in the student book, it provides teaching plans, assessment goals, and evaluation tools to determine your student's level of progress. The course is flexible enough to adjust the pacing for any student, but plans designed specifically for special needs learners to gain the maximum possible benefit from the study are included. For each weekly lesson, daily suggested activities and assignments are given. Additional teaching tips and activity ideas are included in the book and in the appendices. A DVD is also included with the Teacher Edition, which features the author, James Stobaugh, giving extra insights and encouragement. The Teacher's Edition is very valuable in helping you get the most out of the student book and this great course.

  • Item #: 031116
    ISBN: 9780929895048
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    You know an approach to grammar is different when students and teachers are giggling. Indeed, Jane Kiester's 10-step approach to teaching grammar is rather amusing, with the bonus of being extremely effective, which certainly sets it apart from many other grammar books! How does Jane keep her classes giggling through grammar? The Caught'ya. In essence, the Caught'ya is one or two sentences of a continuous, humorous story, filled with grammar errors that the teacher wants to eliminate. In this book, Jane walks you through how the Caught'ya works and exactly how to integrate this approach in your own classroom. She starts by "inviting" you into her classroom to see how she uses the Caught'ya and then breaks down the process into ten easy steps. Ten steps may sound intimidating, but each one is a very small piece and the entire task only takes 5-10 minutes a day. In short, the ten steps consist of composing the daily Caught'ya sentence by deciding on a plot, the skills and a vocabulary word to address that day, writing the sentence down incorrectly on the board and critiquing students as they copy the Caught'ya on their own paper correctly, and concluding by checking the sentence together with the whole class, then having the students mark their mistakes, count up their own errors, and turn in their work. The complete, detailed explanations of each step are found in chapter 2. The third chapter focuses on how to evaluate the Caught'ya, with thorough directions on checking and grading the content as well as the format, using real student's Caught'yas as examples. Chapter 4 goes beyond the basics and describes how to use Caught'yas as a tool to teach other grammar skills such as spelling, diagramming sentences, and writing, among other tips. This chapter also holds sample spelling practices and Caught'ya grammar tests with answer keys. Assuming that many teachers may find the idea of creating their own funny story plot and outline a bit daunting, Jane includes six sample story ideas in chapter 5, two each for elementary, middle, and high school classes, tried and very successful in classrooms. These suggestions serve as a plot for you to flesh out through your daily Caught'ya sentences, each one offering a tidbit of the funny tale to anticipating students. If the task of writing your own sentences based on a given outline still sounds too hard, then you'll appreciate chapters 6-8, which each hold 100 daily Caught'ya sentences for your use until you are comfortable writing them yourself. Each of these chapters holds sentences for one of the sample stories from each grade level and gives you the passage written incorrectly and correctly, with the skills covered and vocabulary word. With her helpful, personal writing style, Jane Keister leaves you encouraged and fully prepared to "catch" your own giggling grammar students. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 059316
    ISBN: 9781425811716
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 005982
    ISBN: 9781580373043
    Retail: $8.99
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    The daily warm-ups provided in this book will help young students understand various aspects of the Constitution and U.S. government. Each worksheet provides five quick exercises (one for each school day) that review certain parts of the constitution. Exercise examples include listing items (like listing 5 powers given to Congress), true or false, defining words, writing an opinion about an issue, short answer questions, and more. Thereââ‚™s a wide variety of exercise types so students wonââ‚™t get bored, and each exercise shouldnââ‚™t take more than 5-10 minutes a day. The entire Constitution (with amendments) is printed in the front of the book (taking up 18 reproducible pages) and students can use it as a reference to answer most of the daily questions. Exercise pages are also reproducible and perforated, so you can hand out each exercise day by day, or just give your student the page to complete the entire week of activities. The exercises are organized into convenient units covering the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, Articles 4, 5, and 6, the Bill of Rights, and the rest of the amendments to the Constitution. Answers included in back, 46 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 005557
    ISBN: 9780882708775
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    Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached over 6,000 sermons in his lifetime without repeating one! Yet, every sermon had only one theme: Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Spurgeon carries this theme into his many writings, including this daily devotional. This book contains 365 daily devotionals that will enlighten, encourage, strengthen, bless, change, and teach you. This devotional is a companion volume to Morning by Morning is 419 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 064893
    ISBN: 9781572938182
    Retail: $13.99
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       How often have you heard or used the excuse, “I just don’t have time to do a daily devotion.” This little devotion book, “Three Little Words,” does away with that excuse. Written by a Christian parent, this devotional reminds us to “put God first,” “do your best,” and “just be yourself” – good advice put into three-word phrases. That’s what this book does – each day there is a three-word phrase supported by three Bible verses (quotation and reference) – no additional information or guidance. Each devotion is a simple read, and takes very little time – so no excuses for not fitting in a daily devotion.

      All scripture quotes are RSV, NKJV, KJV, and NIV. “Put God First,” Exodus 20:1-3, Matthew 6:33, Mark 12:29-32; “Do Your Best,” 1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 5:16, 2 Corinthians 8:10-11; “Just Be Yourself,” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 1 Corinthians 7:20 & 24, Proverbs 26:4. Keeping it simple helps you to remember the thought for the day and relay that thought to your children and to others around you. 256 pgs., pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 059780
    ISBN: 9780600628767
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    This volume contains a plethora of everyday strategies for helping your left-handed child—whether young or teenager—thrive in a right-handed world. These full-color illustrated pages will guide you through all kinds of circumstances, from daily tasks such as correctly using a spout to pour or holding a deck of cards to more unique situations such as using power tools or choosing a musical instrument. I was impressed, for example, with the significant depth of discussion on penmanship and teaching a left-hander to write. Six chapters focus on development of left-handedness and strategies for everyday life, school, sports and music. Each chapter includes research, tips, aids and diagrams to help you instruct your child. Special problems—such as right-handed bias—that he/she may encounter are also covered in each section. This is an extremely helpful book which will assist parents as they seek to help their children navigate the right-handed world in a variety of settings. Written by founders of the Left-handers’ Association, a resource list and index is included. 6.25” x 9”, 128 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: WP11MS
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  • Item #: 033654
    ISBN: 9781441325655
    Retail: $22.99
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      Behavior change occurs one day at a time. This is a calendar with a detailed plan. Taking advice from life coaches, an article, “The 10 Essentials to Realizing Your Dreams,” provides overall direction to help you use this planner. Create an action plan and track your progress through the days, weeks and months. Chart suggestions to verbally and visually (such as a mind map) define and prioritize your goals. Fill in goals and priorities for the month and develop an overall action plan. Includes a 2016 and 2017 at-a-glance calendar, monthly calendars from August to the following December with a section in the right column to write goals, action plans and notes. Weekly calendars provide half-hour segments to write appointments from 6 am to 11 pm. The bottom margin provides space to write personal, professional and other priorities and the steps needed to accomplish them. Once the week has been completed, write a brief review of your successes, accomplishments, detours and failures and rank your progress from 1-10. At the month’s end, evaluate the past month. Key questions guide you to reflect on how you faced challenges, to rank the top achievements and challenges and examine whether your priorities are shifting and whether your goals are appropriate. Then, examine the coming month: new goals, plan priorities. At the end of the 17 months, examine whether the mission has been accomplished and what goals should you move toward from here. ~ Ruth