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  • Item #: 032560
    ISBN: 9781623412586
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  • Item #: 049281
    ISBN: 9780984549658
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    Ace the AP Literature Exam with this Institute for Excellence in Writing course. After an introduction to the exam and frequently asked questions, the author guides students through the two parts of the exam (multiple choice and three different essays). Students will read four works when completing this study guide: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Richard III by William Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and one other novel listed within the guide (all must be purchased separately). After reading the books, students write numerous essays based on their reading and analysis. Additional units will practice poetry and prose analysis. A final unit allows for practice of the multiple choice questions. A lengthy Appendix is filled with helpful material: definitions of literary terms, how to analyze poetry and prose, useful adjectives and so much more. Answer key is included. Approx 160 pgs, spiral. Alissa

  • Item #: 032559
    ISBN: 9781623412593
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  • Item #: 036934
    ISBN: 9780986325755
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    A wise addition for any family: a "Morning Time" when the family comes together to focus on and recite Truth. Truth can't be dumped into our children (or us) once a week or at random intervals. Daily review will solidify and invest truth in each member of your family. How do you execute that as a routine? Here is the beauty of this Cindy Rollins handbook: a simple, concisely organized plan to have a daily Morning Time. You'll find advice in the form of tips and lists on memorizing Scripture as well as poetry and hymns. Her conversational tone and examples help you learn from this experienced home teacher. 112 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • 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 #: 001924
    ISBN: 9781930443136
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    An excellent resource, this book teaches students to write poetry by studying the forms and styles of great writers such as Shakespeare, Scott, Tennyson, and Longfellow. Students then complete a number of practice activities which reinforce the concepts learned.

    The student workbook contains 30 lessons. It is recommended that three lessons be covered each week. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    As the teacher you will likely want to read through the new concepts at the top of the page with your student. Concepts covered in this volume include: simile, rhyme, how to use a rhyming dictionary, metaphor, meter, pun, iamb, personification, trochee, synecdoche, anapest, hyperbole, dactyl, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhetorical question, refrain, oxymoron, spacial poetry, and euphemism. The student will then work through the activity. After every few lessons, review questions are given to insure that the concepts are retained and to provide additional practice of previously-covered information. Upon the completion of this program, the student should have mastered several figures of speech called tropes. A cumulative test is also included. Teacher's edition contains teaching instructions as well as completed student pages. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 057185
    ISBN: 9781933410180
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    Take a journey through the traditions of Thanksgiving this year! This flexible, consumable study contains 15 lessons covering the Pilgrims and Native Americans, Psalm 100 and thankfulness, harvest, cranberries, pumpkins, corn and so much more. Historically focused, this study covers New England beginnings, Thanksgiving in the American Revolution, a Civil War Thanksgiving, late 1800s-early 1900s along with more recent festivities of football, parades and presidential turkey pardoning. Activities are varied and encompass short answer or fill in the blank worksheets, crossword puzzles, coloring (colored pencils recommended), secret codes and creative writing. Topically you will explore history, geography, Bible study, poetry and art study, grammar, and science. Instructions for seven craft projects, using easy to find items, are also included along with a place for a Thanksgiving scrapbook. Each lesson will take 30-60 minutes to complete. This would make an excellent break from the textbooks in November or a fun family devotional. Daily lesson recommendations and answer key included. Not reproducible. Scripture references NASB. Spiral Bound. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 028857
    ISBN: 9781616340278
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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 #: 009810
    ISBN: 9781550354331
    Retail: $12.99
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    For a more in-depth course in poetic appreciation and understanding, turn to these units which contain and analyze some of the best poetry from the late Middle Ages through the 19th (Classical) or early 20th (Traditional) century. The poems used are printed right in the loose-leaf text and include works from such notable authors as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, John Milton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Both units begin with a study of "The Ballad", though more attention is given to this form in the Traditional Poetry unit, which also contains a Nursery Rhymes section. The basic organization of Classical Poetry is by "Age" (Elizabethan, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Nineteenth Century) with a discussion about that era and the style of poetry characterizing it. Biographical information about each poet is included, along with a blackline "portrait." After the first two units in Traditional Poetry, that book is organized by poet and also includes biographical information and a portrait for each. Activities follow the poetry. These range from interpretational to a study of poetic devices and are very well-contrived, with ample explanation and background information. Concluding each unit are activities for essay and discussion centering around themes in the poems or asking students to compare or contrast aspects of two or more of the poems. These are excellent units; my only quibble is the lack of a teacher key to evaluate student responses. If you do this study along with your child, this shouldn't be much of a deterrent.
  • Item #: 000345
    ISBN: 9781929683598
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    Continuing the excellent phonics, reading, and language arts instruction of the LLATL Blue Program, the Red Program incorporates the same effective methodologies and teaching strategies. The user-friendly teacher's manual (Red Book) with 36 weekly lesson plans is comprehensive and thorough with little teacher preparation needed. The heftier Student Activity Book reviews skills taught in the first grade program and reinforces new skills with a similar assortment of excellent activities: word wheels, flip books, games, and cut and paste activities. More emphasis is placed on poetry, sentence structure, grammar and writing - all learned in the context of stories. Spelling is also emphasized more with weekly word lists, visual representation of words, and puzzles and games for review/reinforcement. The six readers are longer but just as engaging with soft-hued color print rather than black & white. Periodic skill assessments give the teacher the tools to decide what the student needs to review. The program includes the Red Book (teacher's manual), the Student Activity Book, and six readers. The Student Activity Book and readers are sold separately for additional students. The Read-Aloud Library is integral to the program but sold separately (or available from the library). ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065949
    ISBN: 9781554950577
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       Children are fascinated by insects and wise parent teachers want to capitalize on natural curiosity! This excellent resource provides a perfect foundation for an insect unit study, your nature notebook or a fun, easy to use supplement for any science curriculum. Topically, children will learn how to identify insects and the identity and function of their parts, insect life cycles, as well as benefits received from insects and harm they cause. And it only gets better! Also included are a variety of language arts activities including non- fiction stories, vocabulary, creative writing, poetry, and research, along with grammar and phonics review for those who need practice. Teaching support also abounds with teacher notes outlining hands-on activities and teaching tips; and teacher and student rubrics. The reproducible student booklet makes this an inexpensive, quality resource for homeschool and classroom learning. Answer key in the back of the book. 96 pgs, SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 063717
    ISBN: 9781886910539
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    A great life, quietly lived. George Washington Carver was born a slave, pursued education, sought to better the lives of black people across the south, loved his Creator and His Creation, and believed in his own eternal existence. All these life events and characteristics are lovingly portrayed in poetry by the author, Dr. Marilyn Nelson (poet laureate of the state of Connecticut). This book lives up to the hope of Albert Einstein: “I should appreciate it very much if the memory of the great scientist George W. Carver would be honored . . .” 6.25”x 9.5”, 103 pgs, hc (with dust cover). ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054532
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    Your whole family can experience the Grammar of Poetry course, as taught by the author, Matt Whitling. The DVD version of the course contains 30 lessons on 4 DVDs and the quality is excellent. Designed to be a semester course for 6-9th grade students, it can certainly be expanded up or down, depending on the abilities and interests of the student. Approximate running time is 6 hrs 32 min. The "live" lessons are sure to bring poetry concepts to life in a whole new way! ~ Zach

  • Item #: 031619
    ISBN: 9781853268953
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    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry, and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It with their magical combination of humor, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the highly regarded Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in the chronological order - as far as may be ascertained - in which they were written. It also includes Shakespeare's sonnets and his longer poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucree. A Wordsworth Classic.

  • Item #: 029814
    ISBN: 9780143121602
    Retail: $18.00
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    When my sisters and I were younger, there weren't many things that could beat Dad reading to us. Although Dad worked full-time and didn't spend much time with us in the classroom, he always tried to work in reading before bedtime. The Little House books, Beverley Cleary's books, and other "classics" were always entertaining to hear aloud, even though most of us had already read them for ourselves (maybe it was Dad's voices). Author Jim Trelease was also a dad who read aloud to his kids because he enjoyed it, and because his father had read to him when he was a young boy. One day, almost by accident, he stumbled onto several realizations: most children are rarely or never read to; children that are read to tend to become livelong, avid readers; and children who don't read or are never read to often lag way behind in both their reading and verbal skills.

    The product of his investigation and research is this title, first published in 1979. Its initial purpose was to educate parents and teachers on the impact that reading aloud to children can have, as well as to suggest some excellent books for reading aloud. Now in its 7th edition, the Read-Aloud Handbook serves the same goal, with a few updated features for today's parents and educators. This hefty guide contains a lot in just ten chapters! The introduction and the first chapter make the case (very loudly!) on why parents should read to their children. The following chapters address the when's, what's, and how's of reading aloud, offering advice on the stages of reading aloud, as well as some do's and don'ts. The fifth chapter discusses Sustained Silent Reading (not lacking in most homeschools, I'm sure!), and why it naturally complements reading aloud. Subsequent chapters discuss the role of libraries, what we can learn from the successes of the Harry Potter phenomenon and Oprah's book club, the limitations of using the Internet for reading or research, and how to help the television occupy a healthier, less time-consuming place in the readers' lives. The last portion of the book, about 120 pages in length, is the "Treasury of Read-Alouds". The Treasury is helpfully divided by type of book. For "Wordless Books" and "Predictable Books" (those with sentence patterns repeated often enough to be predictable to readers), recommendations are given in a list form. For recommendations on reference books, picture books, short novels, full-length novels, poetry, anthologies, and fairy/folk tales, the featured books are listed alphabetically, and include name of author, publisher, copyright date, # of pages, what grades the book is recommended for, and a short synopsis of the storyline. Yes, there is definitely a lot here for your mind to chew on! His list of recommended books offers a great place for parents and children to start, while his informational chapters are engrossing, and adults will find them very readable as well. While I would suspect that the percentage of homeschool parents who read to their children is probably already higher than those who do not homeschool, this volume offers any parent interested in beginning to read aloud to their children an excellent place to start. - Jess

  • Item #: 028911
    ISBN: 9781616340308
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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 #: 028910
    ISBN: 9781616340292
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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 #: 028863
    ISBN: 9781616340285
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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 #: 027130
    ISBN: 9781118024317
    Retail: $22.95
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    Teaching children to write can be accomplished through many of the curricula in this catalog. But how do you encourage a passion for writing? All children are not created equal-what inspires one child may not excite the next. Yet all children are capable of great writing, and this book has been written to create a passion for writing in all elementary students.

    Based on the successful 826 system, this book provides 50 creative writing lessons that parents, teachers and tutors will find easy to implement in their classroom, homeschool room or co-op. The rigorous writing lessons are a compilation of successful lessons utilized in the 826 National Writing Centers and cover topics such as tragic love tales, writing for pets, make believe science, space exploration (meet an alien!), a fairy tale do-over, writing jokes and riddles, using picture prompts, create your own mad-libs, how to be a detective, create your own country, poetry and much more! The lessons will take 1 -2 hours to complete, are adaptable for multi-ages and contain all of the instructions and tips necessary for teaching success. Also included are evaluation rubrics, handouts and common core correlations for those seeking to meet CCSS. An excellent resource to bring fresh enthusiasm to your student's writing assignments. PB. 257 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 011157
    ISBN: 9780743938488
    Retail: $19.99
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    With this teaching resource by your side, you won't run out of interesting computer activities for a long time. The 34 projects in this book are intended, in my opinion, for the student who already knows a little bit about using the Internet and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. This activity book begins with some technical tips on how to use these applications, but then jumps right into different projects. Much like Computer Activities Through the Year, these activities feature step-by-step instructions. However, this volume lacks the topical organization of the original. Why? Because activities in this book tend to incorporate more than one application, which makes it much more difficult to separate, for example, the word processing activities from the Internet activities. Take the "Great Inventors" project, for instance. In this activity, you research and create a comic strip about an inventor. Not only does this project practice Internet research skills, but you also learn how to insert, resize, and add borders to pictures in a document. Aside from practicing computer skills, these activities are great cross-curricular projects, touching on a variety of different subjects. In "Getting into Grammar," you practice identifying adjectives and adverbs in addition to learning how to underline, italicize, and change font colors on a word document. In "Converting to Metric," you practice using formulas in a spreadsheet, and in "Acrostic Poems," you turn original poetry into a PowerPoint presentation. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 009821
    ISBN: 9781550355192
    Retail: $12.99
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    For a more in-depth course in poetic appreciation and understanding, turn to these units which contain and analyze some of the best poetry from the late Middle Ages through the 19th (Classical) or early 20th (Traditional) century. The poems used are printed right in the loose-leaf text and include works from such notable authors as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, John Milton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Both units begin with a study of "The Ballad", though more attention is given to this form in the Traditional Poetry unit, which also contains a Nursery Rhymes section. The basic organization of Classical Poetry is by "Age" (Elizabethan, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Nineteenth Century) with a discussion about that era and the style of poetry characterizing it. Biographical information about each poet is included, along with a blackline "portrait." After the first two units in Traditional Poetry, that book is organized by poet and also includes biographical information and a portrait for each. Activities follow the poetry. These range from interpretational to a study of poetic devices and are very well-contrived, with ample explanation and background information. Concluding each unit are activities for essay and discussion centering around themes in the poems or asking students to compare or contrast aspects of two or more of the poems. These are excellent units; my only quibble is the lack of a teacher key to evaluate student responses. If you do this study along with your child, this shouldn't be much of a deterrent.