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  • Item #: 042556
    ISBN: 9781623413095
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    Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber is enjoyable from start to finish. This course covers TWSS units 1-7 with students learning (in 27 lessons) how to take notes, summarize narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures and compose their own fables, myths and fairy tales. This program also includes three public speaking opportunities – telling stories from key word outlines. This volume is primarily a student book, with information provided inside to download a free accompanying teacher's manual at iew.com. Student pages can be reproduced for a family or classroom. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 003157
    ISBN: 9781623413149
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  • Item #: 046514
    ISBN: 9780486467702
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    If you're a fan of Aesop's fables, you've come to the right place. This book contains 147 of Aesop's treasured tales, including Ants and the Grasshopper, Fox and the Lion, Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and many more! Full color period illustrations appear on every page, bringing the tales to life. At the end of each fable, a brief maxim appears in italics, emphasizing the moral of the story. An hour long audio CD features narrations of 42 of the most popular tales from the book (with page references). Illus. by Milo Winter. 112 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 020128
    ISBN: 9780486280202
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    Unabridged and in easy-to-read type for children. These beloved tales, combining moral lesson with an entertaining animal story, still retain their power to charm and instruct. A delightful collection of favorite fables, including "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Ant and the Grasshopper," "The Crow and the Pitcher," and many more! 96 pgs, illustrated with 35 black-and-white drawings.

  • Item #: 042801
    ISBN: 9780762428762
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    Contains twenty of Aesop's best-loved tales, "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs," "The Tortoise and the Hare," and "The Lion and the Mouse." Masterfully illustrated by Don Daily.

  • Item #: 031609
    ISBN: 9781853261282
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  • Item #: 016561
    ISBN: 9780451529534
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    This comprehensive collection contains over 200 of Aesop's famous fables. "Fox and the Grapes," "Ants and the Grasshopper," and "Wolf and the Shepard" are just a few of the tales featured here. The tales are translated into readable, modern American English, and some are enhanced by black and white woodcut illustrations by the French artist J. J. Grandville. Scholar Sam Pickering provides an introduction that places Aesop's work in historical and cultural context. Edited and with an afterword by Jack Zipes; bibliography and index included. 288 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 055438
    ISBN: 9780984560905
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    How well do our children understand the principles upon which our country was founded? If they look around society, do they see those principles being lived out, or do they see people living with a selfish, entitlement attitude? There is no question that we have strayed from the dream of our Founding Fathers, but we can still recapture the values they treasured! The ten fables use comical settings (and illustrations) to explain concepts outlined by Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Locke, Paine, or Madison, and are followed by questions for both younger and older children that stimulate critical thinking about governmental policies. The critical concepts investigated through these fables are: national debt, private enterprise and governmental intervention, earmarking, socialism, eminent domain, outsourcing of American businesses, self-reliance and welfare, government intervention in private lives, fairness doctrine and free speech, independence and self-reliance. A great patriotic study of our conservative heritage for the entire family! Full color, pb. – Zach

  • Item #: 012113
    ISBN: 9781607109471
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  • Item #: 002620
    ISBN: 9781880892541
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  • Item #: 001777
    ISBN: 9781930443105
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    40 fables for use with Teaching Writing Structure & Style Units I & II (Grades 3-6 & up)
  • Item #: 010221
    ISBN: 9781600512162
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  • Item #: 010224
    ISBN: 9781600512179
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    Includes 14 lessons, each utilizing one of Aesop's Fables. Skills covered include summary, amplification, main idea, following an outline, and point of view and include the student's writing his own fable. Both books are about 150 pgs.
  • Item #: 013496
    ISBN: 9780486418599
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    Aesop is revered for his short stories, which illustrate morals and values. This book contains twenty of his most memorable parables including The Lion's Share, The Frogs Desiring a King, and The Lion and the Mouse. 194 pgs.

  • Item #: 055900
    ISBN: 9781615382361
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    DVD set features an instructor who teaches each lesson thoroughly. Lessons cover outlines, variations and paraphrasing using fables as short, narrative examples. The goal is to learn how to use words to so engage the imagination that the idea is believed by the audience. 105 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 064082
    ISBN: 9780486797472
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  • Item #: 059525
    ISBN: 9781600512230
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  • Item #: 032202
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  • Item #: 000155
    ISBN: 9780486210407
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    A collection of 46 fables with illustrations to color.

  • Item #: 062477
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    It’s time for the 5th Annual RRC Summer Book Contest 2019! This is the correct item you need to purchase to write a story and enter the contest. You will receive free shipping on it too! Simply make a note in the ORDER COMMENTS BOX that states, “Book Contest,” and we will adjust shipping for that item only. If ordering by phone, tell us and we will do that for you at that time.

    This kit includes: instructions with your kit tracking number (you need this to enter); 18 story pages; a cover page; and 10 washable markers. Once you mail your completed pages to Lulu Jr., you will receive a hardcover version of your book in 2-3 weeks. Be sure to follow all rules and requirements for the contest. Note the checklist and the judging criteria we use—available on our web site. Official launch for the contest is May 1. The deadline to enter is August 30. Winners will be announced November 1. One kit per author only. Email with any questions at bookcontest@rainbowresource.com or call us at 888-841-3456 and ask for Ruth or Sara.



  • Item #: 071128
    ISBN: 9781893103672
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     Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful childrens books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 Rs: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & White notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. sc, 143 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
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    Newly expanded edition includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at the book's creation, a biography of the life and work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, sketches from the authors' personal notebooks and photos from their family album.

    Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in color and black and white.

    Starting with Gaea and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronological to the Titans, Zeus and his descendants. Supporting characters are also given their due. Children will read about Hera, Hades, Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more.

    The tales are written for children to understand. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mediterranean region, or even as a study of ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with modern ones. ~Sara

  • Item #: 068877
    ISBN: 9781619991408
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  • Item #: 068876
    ISBN: 9781619991392
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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 #: 003617
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  • Item #: 058062
    ISBN: 9780684868745
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    Harold Bloom (originator of Bloom's Taxonomy, a hierarchy of learning) has selected the stories and poems in this anthology. Bloom does not accept the category of "Children's Literature" as he feels it implies stories have been dumbed down. He blends Kipling, Carroll, and Lear with Hawthorne, Gogol and Turgenev, all chosen to illuminate and entertain. He feels children often stop reading because they are not challenged by what they read. This anthology includes 41 stories (many quite short) and 83 poems, including 8 selections by Lewis Carroll. The writings are organized into four themed sections, one for each season. Most works are from the 19th century or earlier. Fantasy is represented in animal fables and fairy tales. Comedy is throughout. I loved reading Bloom's intro to the book. He is truly in love with the writing he has chosen for this collection. Some titles includes: the Wind and the Rain (Shakespeare,) A Crazy Tale (Chesterton,) the Remarkable Rocket (Wilde,) the Goose Girl (Bros Grimm,) the Stag Looking Into the Water (Aesop,) the Recessional (Saki,) the Red Shoes (Anderson,) the Eagle (Tennyson.) pb, 572pp. ~Sara

  • Item #: 069093
    ISBN: 9781545303122
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    The Commonplace Book (a place for copying poetry and passages from literature as well as other writings or information) replaces the copywork. Reviews and expands parts of speech, parts of a sentence, types of sentences, diagramming, literary analysis, descriptive writing, various types of narratives and adds sentence and paragraph construction, dialogue, introductions, and advanced punctuation.

    Enlightening Literature List: "Ransom of Red Chief," "Gift of the Magi," Emerald City of Oz, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Happy Prince and Other Tales, Little Women, Around the World in Eighty Days. Fables are Nasrudin stories from Middle Eastern folklore, retold by Rodney Ohebsion (and used by permission).554 pgs. pb.