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  • Item #: 018593
    ISBN: 9781623411428
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  • Item #: 018481
    ISBN: 9781623411718
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  • Item #: 018594
    ISBN: 9781623411435
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  • Item #: 018499
    ISBN: 9781623411794
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  • Item #: 057062
    ISBN: 9781623411749
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    ISBN: 9781623411756
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  • Item #: 030119
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    Reader Rabbit's friend Sam the Lion has crashed his boat onto wacky Pirate Island while participating in a boat race. He must find parts to fix his ship from around the island so Reader Rabbit can fix it up. Kids will play arcade-style games to explore the island, find various parts, outsmart and avoid some funny pirates, and compete in a race. One example of an activity is using fractions by combining yummy ingredients into the perfect pizza to win a part for the boat. There are 29 interactive games on the CD in all, with over 100,000 math problems. With an additional 50 printable activities and six levels of difficulty, the software provides practice with adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing, counting money, estimating, telling time, creating fractions, solving equations, number patterns, place values, identifying inequalities, early geometry, measuring, number lines, and greater/less than. System requirements: Windows 95/98 (XP compatible), 66 MHz 486DX or faster; 16 MB RAM, 22 MB hard disk space, 4X speed CD-ROM drive, mouse, speakers.

  • Item #: 040250
    ISBN: 9780800722296
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    This manual delves into the wide variety of real-life skills young men will need as they move to life on their own in today's world. Guidance is given on personal care, social skills, food preparation, work and money management, sports how-to's, and vehicle and tool usage. Author Jonathan Catherman is an educational consultant and youth trainer specializing in character and leadership development, but he really focuses on practical skills in this book. His goal here is to help young men gain respect and avoid embarrassment.

    This self-help guide is divided into 10 chapters. Each starts with a two-page overview featuring tips from an expert in their field, then drills down to specific steps. Each step is only 2 or 3 sentences. Everything is to-the-point and clear. For instance, the Clothes & Style chapter starts with thoughts from Nate Retzlaff, an apparel design consultant who has worked with Nike, Adidas, Dakine, Reebok, X-Games, and ESPN, among others. Sections include how-to's like: Wash Laundry, Dry Laundry, Iron a Shirt, Iron Slacks, Shine Shoes, Tie a Tie, Sew on a Button, Treat a Stain, Fold a Shirt, Fold No-Pleat Pants, and Hang Slacks. The section on ironing a shirt breaks the process down into 9 clear steps.

    To make sure that he gets the reader's attention, the author starts out the book with a chapter on Women and Dating. Successive chapters include Social Skills and Manners, Work & Ethics, Wealth and Money Management, Grooming & Personal Hygiene, Clothes & Style, Sports & Recreation, Cars & Driving, Food & Cooking, and Tools and Fix-It. Every one of these chapters contains plenty of useful ideas that can be put into practice daily. Besides the easy-to-follow steps, each section ends with some expert advice.

    The author has obviously had plenty of experience working with young men, and distills his years of experience into this easy-to-follow guide. Let his experience be your guide.

  • Item #: 018520
    ISBN: 9781623411725
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  • 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 #: 019539
    ISBN: 9780517548233
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    I am the first to admit that reading a book about economics is not at the top of my list. But once I got into it, I kept reading and reading! The first edition of this book appeared in 1947. Author Henry Hazlitt revised it in 1961 and again in 1978, but don't think for a minute that the information is not relevant to our world today. I found myself drawn into reading about the broken window fallacy. That is, if someone throws a brick through a bakery window, and the owner has to pay a glazier $250 to fix it, the brick-thrower has created work for the glazier. But this is a fallacy because prior to the brick through his window, the baker had a whole window and was planning to use the $250 to buy a new suit. So, the tailor actually lost work due to the brick-thrower. The overall economy is no further ahead due to the brick, get it? There are consequences we can see, such as the glazier getting a $250 window replacement job, and those we cannot see, such as the tailor who never got to make the baker a suit for $250. It's stories such as this that helped me understand economic principles like how need does not equal demand. Building a bridge to create jobs vs. there being a need for a new bridge; it was getting fascinating and kept my attention! Hazlitt made me think of the immediate vs. long-term results of a money decision. I was nervous at first that the language was too sophisticated for most students, but as I got into it, I adapted to the vocabulary and I think a high school student would too. Pb, 14pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 018595
    ISBN: 9781623411442
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    ISBN: 9781623411817
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    ISBN: 9781623411732
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  • Item #: 018541
    ISBN: 9781623411800
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  • Item #: 018475
    ISBN: 9781623411770
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    ISBN: 9781623411763
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  • Item #: 000607
    ISBN: 9781684270866
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    So many students get burned out on writing before they've hardly begun, bogged down by complex grammar rules, inflexible formats, and uninteresting assignments. It shouldn't be that way. Writing should be an exciting subject, entered into as an adventure, for there are so many types of writing that every assignment can be enjoyable! This is the way that Gabriel Arquilevich, author of Writing for 100 Days, presents it. Predictably, the book contains 100 lessons, divided into four categories; composition, fiction, poetry, and writing in action. The lessons are short, flexible, and structured for use by the student alone, or for a teacher and student(s). The book kicks off with word usage and a review of punctuation. However, this is only brief review, and though exercises are given, supplemental practice would be helpful to keep those skills fresh. After the basics are reviewed, more punctuation, construction, tone, and style are covered in Composition. Fiction covers character creation, setting, plot, dialogue, and point of view. Poetry covers haiku, limericks, sonnet, free and blank verse, lyrics, and more. Writing in Action (the largest section) contains instruction on writing as part of daily life, such as business and personal letters, interviews, advertisements, reviews, columns, diaries, and greeting cards. The lessons, each covering a major facet of the big topic, are divided into two parts, the lesson and the writing. The introduction is clearly written, includes many examples, and is reader-friendly. Then the fun part - putting into action what you have just learned. The short assignments leave room for lots of creativity.

    We are encouraged, no, told to learn from our mistakes as we write our pieces, and how to recognize familiar pitfalls. Yes, an important step of many of the assignments is to purposely write our piece exhibiting the featured foibles! In a lesson on wordiness, we're told to write a half-page description of an event, adding as much wordiness as possible. In a lesson on fragments and run-on sentences, we have to write a story - a one-page story with one sentence. Or, write a description of an unknown planet, with a catch - use no similes or metaphors. This not only makes errors much more noticeable, but also relays to us the importance of grammatical tools and variety in writing. (Oh, by the way, after you write your piece with the errors, you do go back and fix it.) At the end of each unit, you use all the components you've practiced to write your big composition, fictional story, sestina, and journalistic works.

    For extra fun, several games are featured at the end of the book. Answers to the review questionaire also included. This is truly a "breath of fresh air" for any student, but especially to one who is having a hard time really enjoying the art of writing. - Jess

  • Item #: 073760
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    There are many variations of the classic ‘Cube out there, but here’s a “twist”: imagine two 2x2 Rubik’s Cubes stacked on top of each other, fixed to a central axis. As a result, this one takes on all sorts of strange shapes in the process of solving it, as blocks hang off and rotate perpendicular to their former neighbors!

  • Item #: 012925
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    This game has seen plenty of use at our house over the years. A unique board features maze cards which are alternately fixed or movable. On each turn, a player slides the "extra" maze piece into a moveable row, which opens or closes passageways on the board. He can then move his marker to, or closer to, one of his treasure cards. The goal is to collect each of the treasures, in order, pictured on cards dealt him at the beginning of the game. It's not easy to plan, though, as each move changes the layout of the maze! A player must visualize how each of his 12 possible moves will most advantageously affect the maze. Games take only 20 minutes or so and are for 2-4 players. Another Parents' Choice Award winner.

    Note: Some of the symbols used may suggest magic or mysticism. For this reason, we include two identical sets of stickers for you to place over any objectionable symbols. Also, you can easily swap out the 4 "wizard" pawns with playing pieces borrowed from other games in your closet (or your toy chest). This is such a well-designed and unique game that we would hate to see it overlooked for this reason.

  • Item #: 002357
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    Come and get it – while it’s hot! The Hot Dog Van features movable tires and steering wheel with a grill and countertop (complete with warmer) for fixing delicious lunches! Over 30 pieces include hot dogs, pretzels, waffles, fries, drinks and more. Measures 9.5” x 5” x 6.5.”

  • Item #: 043665
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    The tray holds nine pieces of chocolate. Each customer wants a different arrangement of chocolates, but the instructions on where to place each piece are incomplete. The challenge card tells you where to place the first few, but after that you have to figure out where the rest of the pieces go by using the standard placement rules for shapes and colors. There are 40 challenge cards in four difficulty levels, from beginner to expert. It is a single player game, but solutions are included if you're stumped... or if the lifelike chocolate pieces are distracting you!

  • Item #: 067886
    ISBN: 9780794539337
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      As a pianist, I often find musical piano books to be disappointing. This book, however, fixes every problem I’ve had with those other books. Turn this book sideways and you’ll find a two-octave keyboard that has functioning black keys, the ability to play chords, and is actually designed to be played with both hands, just like the real thing! Each note has a different color, and different octaves have different symbols for easy identification. While the “sheet music” isn’t arranged on an actual staff (my only complaint), notes are arranged as if they were on staffs to convey pitch and distance between notes. Before you know it, your little musicians will be playing Blue Danube Waltz, the theme from Swan Lake, London Bridge, and 7 other included songs. Includes an off switch and the ability to replace batteries. - Laura

  • Item #: 001533
    ISBN: 9780140309270
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    What do you do if you can't fix a broken doughnut making machine with tons of batter inside? What do you do after there are more than a thousand doughnuts and they just keep coming? What do you do if a rich lady has lost her diamond bracelet and it is inside of one of the doughnuts? If you're Homer Price, then your uncle has left you alone in the middle of this crisis and you have to find a way out of it! But that won't be a problem, because he's handled a skunk, four bank robbers, a 6' ball of string, and helped 100 families find their homes in the new subdivision where all 100 houses look exactly alike. - Melissa