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  • Item #: 013319
    ISBN: 9781601445476
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    These workbooks were designed to be an introduction to the Editor in Chief series. Students first review the rules of grammar and mechanics by answering multiple-choice questions. They then learn to apply these rules by editing stories in a variety of formats. Units cover capitalization, punctuation, run-ons and fragments, dialogue, friendly letters, grammar, usage, and spelling. The last unit combines different types of errors into single exercises to review all of the skills simultaneously. The original Editor in Chief Beginning level will be changing to Beginning 2, and the publishers have created a "pre-quel" for 2nd/3rd grade. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 029965
    ISBN: 9781601446428
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    ISBN: 9781601446404
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    ISBN: 9781601442710
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    ISBN: 9781601447661
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    ISBN: 9780894555152
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  • Item #: 017523
    ISBN: 9780894556821
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    ISBN: 9780894556906
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    ISBN: 9780894558764
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  • Item #: 011655
    ISBN: 9780980030211
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    "Modeling Writing after Great Works of World Literature Vol. 1." If you're learning to write, why not learn from the best? It's a great concept that's well-implemented in this new writing offering by Jill J. Dixon, B.S. Ed., M.Ed. Focusing on descriptive writing, Jill has chosen some of the best literary passages as models, including excerpts from:

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Describing an Object)

    A Christmas Carol (Describing a Place)

    Robinson Crusoe (Describing a Character)

    Wind in the Willows (Writing a Dialogue)

    "Gift of the Magi" (Writing a Short Story)

    "Ants and the Grasshopper" and "Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf" (Writing a Fable)

    "Paul Revere's Ride (Writing Poetry - Ballad or Narrative)

    Each of these nine units is broken into ten 15-to-45-minute daily lessons - though Jill cautions not to progress too quickly if a child has not mastered a skill. Objectives for each day are asterisked and should be read by the teacher before beginning each unit. Since lessons are addressed directly to the student, the program will require minimal teacher time in actually completing each lesson. You will need to do some preparatory instruction, dictation (once per unit), and check work completed. Each unit begins with an excerpt from a "classic", includes a good amount of grammar (parts of speech) instruction, some mechanics, has the student find another good example of the genre being studied (and doing some comparative / grammatical analysis), and culminates with student writing and proofreading. Every unit also includes a dictation exercise from the included (or another) classic excerpt. The student is then to check his result against the written copy. Units are systematic, instruction is clear, and the whole course is well-organized and ready to pick up and go. Jill has included several helps and references also, in the back of the volume. The first is a sheet on "The Characteristics that Make the Best Writing The Best". This is used as the basis for discussion of supplied and found excerpts. A proofreading checklist is included to encourage and help with self-editing. For the parent is a helpful sheet on grading criteria. My only dispute with this is the point (out of five) given for having a "topic sentence at the beginning and a concluding sentence at the end of each paragraph". Just skimming the excerpts included confirm much "great" writing is not "formula" writing. I agree that a beginning writer may need to start out this way - but it makes for boring writing if you insist each paragraph be structured so. Additional Literary Passages for Modeling Writing are included and listed by genre so that you can continue or reuse these lessons again and again with different literature, if desired. For the teacher and student is a How to Write Guide that takes you through the steps for each type of writing. And, lastly, a key to the parts of speech exercises in included for you. All in all, there is a fair amount of grammar and mechanics instruction included in this volume in the context of writing and proofreading, though the author suggests supplementing with Easy Grammar, Daily Grams, Editor in Chief or Great Editing Adventures if you feel you need more specific or intensive instruction. Other recommended materials are a dictionary and thesaurus for each student. A writing or grammar handbook would also be helpful - especially if your skills are a little rusty. Permission to reproduce is given for the excerpts and the proofreading checklist. These are the only consumable components, and each student will need his own. All in all, this program looks like a well-organized, easy to use, effective writing program that I'm personally eager to try!

  • Item #: 002634
    ISBN: 9780894557200
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    ISBN: 9780894557194
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  • Item #: 020089
    ISBN: 9781579600877
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    The Indian Wars played a significant part in the formation of the American nation. For 350 years, the Native Americans and the Europeans fought and battled, taking their wars to every corner of America. This book looks at the Indian Wars as they occurred in the following categories: the Colonial Period, 18th Century Indian Wars, 19th Century Indian Wars, and the U.S. Cavalry. Read also some speeches by four famous Indian chiefs and of the last major conflict of the wars - the Battle of Wounded Knee.

  • Item #: 017683
    ISBN: 9780486414270
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    "Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder." "An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory." These quotes by George Washington and Millard Fillmore, respectively, are just two of over 400 quotes from American presidents contained in this book. The book is arranged chronologically by president, and gives the life dates, years of presidency, and party affiliation of each chief executive from George Washington to Barack Obama.

  • Item #: 003129
    ISBN: 9781570576034
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    A fun introduction to anatomy for the young. There are five different games and two different levels of play (two different card sets) - or just use the vinyl peel-and-stick plastic body parts and Some Body boards as puzzles to familiarize children with the locations of body parts. Up to four may play. A favorite game of Mark, our science editor!

  • Item #: 028847
    ISBN: 9781616340261
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    Based on the principles of Charlotte Mason, a British educator during the late 1800s, this spelling series gives guidance to families seeking to "teach as Charlotte did". Miss Mason firmly believed that education should influence the whole child and not just fill a brain with useless information (twaddle). One of the greatest gifts she gave to the education community was the focus on living books - books written by someone with a passion for a subject and not just someone seeking to teach for the passing of a test. She believed greatly written books could be the foundation of all learning. In her writings, she describes, "prepared dictation to teach spelling" which is the foundation of this new series. You may be wondering how prepared dictation works. In this approach, children are provided a passage to study before being required to write from memory—the chief object being for a child to become familiar enough with the words that he can "take in (a photographic sense) a detailed picture of the word(s)". After reviewing the passage, the child studies it for several days, with an intent focus on the words he does not feel competent spelling. When the child feels confident to spell each word correctly, the teacher will dictate the passage, one phrase at a time, monitoring for errors. If errors are noticed during the exercise, the teacher is directed to cover the incorrect spelling to prevent the misspelling from becoming engraved in a child's mind. This process of study and dictation will vary but should generally take less than a couple days to one week for each passage. Sound complicated? It may feel that way initially, especially if your only exposure to spelling has been through endless word lists. Thankfully, Mrs. Shafer does an excellent job of presenting the Charlotte Mason philosophy as it applies to spelling along with word study tips and detailed instructions for the dictation experience. Not only has she presented the background information equipping you to teach spelling in this manner, she has also provided an exceptional collection of writings. Included within these pages are speeches, letters and quotations from famous people; poetry, Scripture (KJV), excerpts from great literature and other varied selections. An extensive index and bibliography are included. Each book contains 140 exercises, which means each book may last just under two years and allow you to work at your child's own pace. Books incorporate more than 12,500 words, including 6,000 of the most frequently used words in the English language, The five books' exercises are progressively longer and more difficult. For example Exercise 1 in Book 1 is a quote from Charlotte Mason-"I am; I can; I ought; I will." The exercise in book 1 is a five-stanza selection of '"What the Wind Brings."

    You may notice that this series does not begin until grade 3. Miss Mason firmly believed that spelling was unnecessary before the late elementary years, giving children the opportunity to familiarize themselves with written language before embracing the task of spelling well. Available individually or as a set. Spiral Bound. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 017304
    ISBN: 9780977859702
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    This fun and educational supplement will be a great diversion from boring textbooks and endless amounts of reading! Students will love putting some of their other talents into their history lessons. This book is divided into several sections including Creation, Noah, Tower of Babel, Egypt, China, Joseph and Moses, David, Jonah, and the Trojan Horse. As you can see, it covers many aspects of early history with a good mix of Biblical accounts and other historical events. Each section begins with a drawing of the time period or place, followed by drawing instructions for all different aspects of the picture, and concluding with a page of information about the time period so students can practice their penmanship. For example: Egypt starts with a colored page featuring a pyramid, mummy, and sphinx. The following pages have separate step-by-step drawing instructions (1-3 pages per drawing) for each of those items. The information about Egypt closes the section, written in cursive so students have a model to copy their handwriting after. Sprinkled with interesting facts and Bible verses, this book is sure to bring the ancient times to life. 64 pages. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 012323
    ISBN: 9780316367950
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    This enchanting tale takes place during a time of fairies, knights, and dragons. George, a young man who's never fought a battle in his life, is commissioned by the Fairy Queen to slay a dragon and save the village of a beautiful princess. A multi-day battle arises between George and the dragon as the beautiful princess looks on with wonder and dread. Detailed illustrations of the fierce dragon and brave knight help make this a wonderful storybook. 32 pgs. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 009413
    ISBN: 9780942617467
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    Good question! Richard Maybury, author of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, expresses in a lucid manner the workings of our legal system. Written as a series of letters to a nephew from Uncle Eric, topics include a discussion of the origins of government, principles on which our government is based, history of law, the difference between scientific law (how our government was intended) and political law (what we've ended up with), components of common law, reasons for government, and unsolved legal problems. This widely-endorsed book is also sprinkled with quotations from famous political teachers. An excellent introduction to law and justice! Revised edition.

  • Item #: 000236
    ISBN: 9780942617375
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    In this second sequel to Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, Richard Maybury gets down to the specifics of running a business and how to protect yourself and your business from government intrusion. This book would be most helpful for current or future entrepreneurs, but would also be helpful for an employee making career decisions. Cathy Duffy (CHECM - Jr/Sr High) says that after reading this book, "you will know more about the way business really works than many business college graduates."

  • Item #: 029479
    ISBN: 9780942617450
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    Designed to enhance students' understanding and retention of the subject matter presented in Whatever Happened to Justice. The guide includes comprehension questions, application questions, and research/essay assignments.

  • Item #: 020860
    ISBN: 9780970040527
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    The Lamb's Book of Art is an excellent starting point for any beginning artist. The lessons and instructions are easy to follow and could be used for self-study for an older child. A variety of concepts are taught like drawing, color theory, portraits, anatomy, nature studies, cartooning, perspective, shading, lettering, and more. The lessons are fun, and you won't find yourself getting bored with monotonous activities. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and Bible verses accompany most lessons. Art doesn't have to be hopeless! Lessons are reproducible for in home use and there are plenty of blank pages in the book to create art on.

    This book was revised in 2006 and is higher quality than the original. The basic lessons and format are the same, but there are now 168 pages instead of 128, with easier to read text and a fun set of five "marker cards" for additional assignments. Instead of the spiral binding of the original book, this edition sports a perfect binding. With this upgraded edition, they've taken a good thing and made it even better.

  • Item #: 007196
    ISBN: 9780394850108
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    We have many poetry books in our house. While we can't agree on which is best, this anthology is definitely one of our favorites! Compiled especially for children ages 5-12, it's a veritable treasure house of delightful poetry, both classic and contemporary. Charmingly illustrated by Arnold Loebel, the 572 poems (selected by Jack Prelutsky) are arranged in fourteen thematic sections. Not only an "award winner" at our house, this compendium has earned numerous distinguished awards from the American Library Association, Children's Editor's Choice, the International Reading Association, and School Library Journal. Ours is getting quite dog-eared - like any much-read book! Please note there is one small section that includes poems on "magic" and mythical creatures, such as trolls, goblins, ghosts, and witches, but little mention of Halloween is made in the seasonal and holiday section. 244 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 005944
    ISBN: 9781629820538
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  • Item #: 004531
    ISBN: 9780942617382
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    p> Uncle Eric (Richard Maybury) explains that we all formulate models to evaluate information. Models are, in essence, our basic belief systems. Whether a particular fact is important, unimportant, likely true or likely false depends on our model. This book is the foundation for Whatever Happened to Penny Candy and Whatever Happened to Justice?

  • Item #: 002368
    ISBN: 9780064440387
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    Pickles the cat has big paws and feels that he is meant to do big things. Even after Mrs. Goodkind takes him in he still feels unsettled. One day, he gets stuck in a tree and meets a fireman. Can Pickles impress the Chief and earn a place as Fire Cat?

  • Item #: 000237
    ISBN: 9780942617511
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    A step up from Whatever Happened to Penny Candy in both subject matter and grade level, this deals with inflation, paper money, gold supply and interest rates. The concept of "velocity" of money circulation is discussed, with its resulting effect on your career, business, and investments. Richard Maybury also gives his two cents as to where you should invest your money.

  • Item #: 040739
    ISBN: 9780140432046
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    Edmund Burke wrote this classic during the early months of the French Revolution in 1790. Not only did it predict with great accuracy many of the worst excesses of the Revolution, it is today regarded as a classic statement of conservative political thought. In the book he attacks the Revolution's negative attitudes towards institutions like religion and property and makes a strong case for upholding established political customs. An 80 page introduction by Conor Cruise O'Brien examines the political situation in England and Ireland and how it influenced Burke's point of view and also highlights the significance and popularity of the book. 406 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 040241
    ISBN: 9781591744306
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    Face painting is perfect for birthday parties, fairs, sporting events, and more. This Klutz book shows just how easy and cute face painting can be. It starts by describing the different kinds of brush strokes used to paint, how to mix paint colors, and how to clean up after painting. Then it provides tons of ideas for face painting (mostly cute objects to paint on cheeks). All the painting ideas are given in 3-4 steps, and numbered, illustrated directions take artists through the easy process. It shows how to create puppies, frogs, fish, various sport balls, cupcakes, cars, and more. Full-face designs like a tiger, vampire, and Frankenstein are also included (and also only take a few steps). A few ideas for painted jewelry and "tattoos" are also included. There are 12 idea cards which can be torn out to bring to parties to help kids pick a design they like and remind you how to paint it if necessary. Attached to the spiral-bound book is a 1 oz. palette of 6 professional-quality face paints (blue, red, yellow, green, black, and white), a brush, and a sponge (which is great for full-face designs). The paint is super bright, dries quickly, and washes off easily, so it's perfect for your face-painting needs. All you need is some water and you're ready to be the popular face-painter at any gathering. The directions and tips with illustrations are simple enough for young students to follow, and kids will love the designs. 58 pgs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 037809
    ISBN: 9780802818591
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    This book contains a selection of stories from celebrated fantasy writer George MacDonald. Editor Glenn Sadler has compiled MacDonald's best short stories in this volume of excellent fairy tales that will delight young and old. The following four tales are included: The Golden Key, The History of Photogen and Nycteris, The Shadows, and The Gifts of the Child Christ. Full of adventures, enchantments, and love, these stories inspired C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and continue to entertain readers to this day. Black and white illustrations, 166 pgs, pb.