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  • Item #: 020917
    ISBN: 9780913684955
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  • Item #: 020916
    ISBN: 9780913684962
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  • Item #: 020915
    ISBN: 9780913684269
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  • Item #: 004164
    ISBN: 9781559530125
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  • Item #: 046639
    ISBN: 9780395977286
    Retail: $235.33
    Rainbow Price: $176.50

     The Teacher Edition includes an explanation of course content and it mentions some optional support materials that may or may not be available from the publisher (the Houghton Mifflin components sold by Rainbow are those necessary to do the course); organization of the text, and how to use the Teacher Edition. Diagnostic Test, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews are also included in the Teacher Edition and are reproducible for classroom or family use. You will also find answer keys for the tests and reviews, scheduling suggestions for minimum, average, and maximum course content (broken down into 160 days), strategies for teaching, and lesson commentary with teaching suggestions for each lesson. Notes for the teacher are included in the margins of small-format student pages with printed answers for all pages. 732 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 001739
    ISBN: 9781615389100
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.60

    The Teacher Guides provide everything the teacher needs for her part in the teacher-student interaction that is the foundation of this program. While marginally helpful in many spelling programs, the TGs are the core of this one. The General Lesson overview and Sample Lesson Plan found in the beginning are just a prelude to comprehensive daily lessons. With reduced copies of the Student Book, teacher info is "around the edges." After a brief introduction which reviews the Phonics Focus, each of the 34 detailed weekly lesson plans includes a Teaching Overview, Definitions, Word Study Questions, Activities, Dictation, Guided Student Work [teacher-student activities such as spelling riddles, word equations (i.e. king k + s = _______), and missing sound words] and a Test. There is variety in most of these activities/work, but two tasks are consistent through each lesson. Colorful Letters requires the student to write (in pencil) words with "bullets" between syllables and then go back and write over vowels/vowel teams in red and consonant teams/blends with blue and slash through silent e. Dictation is the other important part with one day devoted to various aspects: writing letter or letter teams that spell a sound, writing spelling words, and writing a sentence from an informative paragraph included in the student books that features a number of the week's words. The appendix includes a reproducible weekly spelling test form, spelling review games, spelling rules reference sheets, a list of common English contractions, a phonics overview for the teacher, and (the important) Colorful Keys answer key.

  • Item #: 012354
    ISBN: 9781933339641
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    I've been waiting for this book for awhile – and I suspect there are others waiting right there with me. History of the Ancient World gave us a sequel to Story of the World for older readers but left us with the need to design our own curriculum and study materials. This is so much better! Now History of the Ancient World can function as a stand-alone high school (or middle school if your child is ready) history/geography course.

    There is a set of exercises for each chapter. Some sections – Who, What, Where and Comprehension – are answered in one or two complete sentences and can be done "open-book." The Critical Thinking section (not done open book) requires the student to produce a brief written reflection on the ideas presented in the chapter. The student is helped in this by preliminary exercises. The fourth section – Map Work (not included with every chapter) – asks the student to go through a carefully structured set of steps – tracing repeatedly, then copying while looking at the book, and finally, reproducing from memory. [All needed maps are provided in the back of the book. Map Work will require black pencils, colored pencils, and large amounts of tracing paper.]

    The set of 85 worksheets (reproducible for families) are in the back third of the book. The front third? Well, I guess you would call it the answer key, but it feels like more. Each item/question to be identified or answered is specifically referenced to the text (by page and paragraph number). Sample answers are given for each item including the essay questions. That's it! There are no lesson plans or additional information or teacher helps - just what you need to provide a strong history course. Although there are no quarterly or final tests, these would be easy to compile based on the information provided here. 533 pgs, pb. Medieval – 832 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 001603
    ISBN: 9781615387922
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    There are 26 chapters and 7 review tests (each covering 2-4 chapters.) Each chapter begins with a little history about the composer, location and the world around them. Then you learn the musical concept and listen to tracks (either on the CD or from the teacher playing the piece shown in the book). You will learn about the piece you are studying and some history of the musical era. A "Facts to Remember" at the end of each lesson is helpful for studying, and then you listen to the pieces again. Each review test has a listening portion. A music teacher can play these, while others may use the audio CD. You really only need the beginning of the piece for the review tests. Tests (and answers) are in the back and are not reproducible. The answer key pages easily remove to keep as the instructor.

  • Item #: 001741
    ISBN: 9781615389292
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.60

    The Teacher Guides provide everything the teacher needs for her part in the teacher-student interaction that is the foundation of this program. While marginally helpful in many spelling programs, the TGs are the core of this one. The General Lesson overview and Sample Lesson Plan found in the beginning are just a prelude to comprehensive daily lessons. With reduced copies of the Student Book, teacher info is "around the edges." After a brief introduction which reviews the Phonics Focus, each of the 34 detailed weekly lesson plans includes a Teaching Overview, Definitions, Word Study Questions, Activities, Dictation, Guided Student Work [teacher-student activities such as spelling riddles, word equations (i.e. king k + s = _______), and missing sound words] and a Test. There is variety in most of these activities/work, but two tasks are consistent through each lesson. Colorful Letters requires the student to write (in pencil) words with "bullets" between syllables and then go back and write over vowels/vowel teams in red and consonant teams/blends with blue and slash through silent e. Dictation is the other important part with one day devoted to various aspects: writing letter or letter teams that spell a sound, writing spelling words, and writing a sentence from an informative paragraph included in the student books that features a number of the week's words. The appendix includes a reproducible weekly spelling test form, spelling review games, spelling rules reference sheets, a list of common English contractions, a phonics overview for the teacher, and (the important) Colorful Keys answer key.

  • Item #: FDSCON
    Retail: $240.00
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    The 1-Year Online Access includes an online textbook, the optional Lab Manual/Workbook and the Instructor Resources. The Instructor resources include lesson suggestions for 12, 18 and 36-week scheduling, strategies for teaching, introductory material, assessment techniques (including portfolios), test masters, content standards, lesson plans, answer keys for the textbook, tests, labs and lab manual/student workbook, instructor presentations, and more. Also includes the ExamView software download for personalized test creation and management. Access begins when the parent/teacher registers the course and is available for 365 days. High speed internet access is recommended.

    The (optional) Lab Manual/Workbook includes chapter reinforcement activities and the lab experiments. The worksheets are a variety of fill in the blank activities, puzzles and other writing exercises. Lab activities are designed to be completed with instructor guidance. Some additional materials are necessary, many are household items, although others require more specific lab supplies, including a microscope. However, due to the sheer number of activities, parents can pick and choose the best options for their family. Workbook pages are printable pdf files or a print version will be available. Contact for us availability.

    Worth mentioning, the included student materials are reproducible for homeschool and co-op/classroom use.

  • Item #: 071008
    ISBN: 9781595571571
    Retail: $47.95
    Rainbow Price: $45.95

     The teacher manual is now a 3-ring binder that includes the content of the former teacher cd-rom. The teacher binder is split between an introduction to the course and lesson plans. The introduction describes the advantages of Bible survey, the course purpose, methods used, teaching tips, lesson objectives, one- and two-year lesson schedule (70 lessons), and a memory verse program. Lessons include teaching tips and suggestions for discussion topics, activities, games, projects, small-format student pages with answers, and questions for enhancing lessons. Some lesson suggestions are for groups or classrooms only, but most will work well in a homeschool setting. In the back are reproducible tests and answers - twelve unit tests and two semester exams. Some of the information found in the teacher manual isn’t found in the student book, but may be included on tests. Test questions may be short answer, multiple-choice, true-false, matching, and short essays.

  • Item #: 070736
    ISBN: 9780985723101
    Retail: $65.00
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

    Learning the keyboard is imperative for today's student. Take your typing course to the next level with this 34-week course. Weekly lessons follow a similar format: a classroom or group lesson (parents can read through this lesson with their children) and four daily practice lessons. Practice lessons have the student review the material from the group lesson in daily increments followed by 10-20 minutes of typing practice per day. The author recommends a simple text editor like Microsoft Notepad®, Microsoft Wordpad® or Apple Textedit® (free with your computer operating system) for practice. These programs do not include spell checkers or auto correct features that will cover mistakes and prevent the student from learning correctly.

    The first weekly lesson in the textbook is critical to success. Covering the differences between typing and keyboarding, various keys, the QWERTY keyboard, correct typing posture along and more, the first week ends with a baseline 3-minute typing test. I appreciate the focus on correct hand position and sitting posture as a preventative measure against carpal tunnel syndrome. Lessons cover nearly every aspect of the computer keyboard. Here is just a sample of the skills learned: the space bar and enter key; home row, the letter keys, punctuation and special keys, shift key/caps lock key, practice with typing common words including articles, conjunctions, helping verbs, pronouns and prepositions, learning to use the numeric key pad, tabs/text alignment, typing a friendly letter or business letter, making a certificate of completion plus many others. Complete table of contents is available on our website. Keyboard shortcuts are covered in the appendix. Each lesson focuses on 3-4 letters before advancing to more complicated keys and skills which allows for mastery of material. Students needing more practice can review the practice lessons as necessary, as the suggested practice time is flexible to meet individual student needs.

    A timed typing test is included with every even-numbered lesson to assess student progress. Timed tests begin as one minute tests and progress in length to five minutes by the end of the course. A keyboarding speed progress chart is available at the back of the book to measure progress.

    You may wonder how this course compares to the author's Keyboarding for Homeschoolers -Summer Text? The complete content (13 lessons) from the Summer Text are repeated in this course. Additionally, this course provides more instruction on various special keys like the colon, apostrophe, question marks, brackets, tab key and text alignment, along with additional practice typing commonly used suffixes, helping verbs, pronouns, and prepositions and typing a friendly or business letter. This one year course provides more depth and practice, although some students may do well with a quick summer overview followed by time spent teaching themselves the additional keys and skills for keyboarding aptitude.

    All in all, this is a fully developed, systematic typing course that will provide your high schooler an elective credit on his transcript. It is worth mentioning that the course focuses on memorization of the keyboard through practice on a covered keyboard. A mini-keyboard with color-coded keys is a recommended resource and the author has included a reproducible copy in the textbook. Unfortunately, the color-coded keys are not well distinguished in the black and white graphic. I would recommend printing a keyboard with color-coded keys (coded for finger use) from the internet rather than using the included graphic. Whether college or workforce bound, keyboarding is a valuable skill that our young people need for success and this well-organized, easy to use course may provide them everything necessary for success. SC. 284 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 067984
    ISBN: 9781420680690
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

     Elementary grade students needing additional practice to master math facts, or to improve their speed and fluency will benefit from the exercises found in this consumable workbook. This resource includes timed exercises/tests covering concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. Suggestions are also included for how best to use the practice pages, as well as recommendations to make the timed test options more flexible. Record sheets are provided as well, so students can track their progress. A complete answer key is printed in the back of the workbook. Content aligns with national standards. Reproducible, 224 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 067071
    ISBN: 9781594764790
    Retail: $59.55
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

     Concluding with the profound observation, America is a great nation and people are needed to practice, protect and promote economic liberty, this course introduces students to the history of economic thought, and modern economic issues currently facing America, before family economics, entrepreneurship and power of education are explored.

      One semester in length, the full course kit contains 3 Texts, 3 Activity books and the Teacher’s Resource Kit (TRK), along with the TRK digital download.  Designed for independent study, each text, called a chapter, cover fifteen topics.  Each text contains the lesson reading, bold vocabulary words with definitions in a vocabulary “box” on the page, life principle quotes and video clips via a QRC codes. Corresponding activity books provide questions for each topic. Questions are fill in the blank and matching, with lines to write the life principle.

    The Teacher’s Resource Kit includes black line masters for section quizzes (9), chapter tests (3), quiz and chapter test answer keys, activity answer keys, and the table of contents. Black line masters are reproducible for classroom use.

      Chapter 1 introduces students to economics as the engine by which capitalism, free enterprise, private property and the relationship between employees, employers, and entrepreneurs create jobs. Additionally, this chapter also explores government regulation, supply and demand, and economic factors such as taking risks, investments and profit and loss. The evolution of economic precepts and principles, from ancient Greece, Rome, Europe and the Dark Ages are explored. Historical persons that shaped modern economic theory are presented including Moses, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, William Penn, Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan. This chapter also delves into the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War, and their impact on economics. Worth mentioning, the impact of an economy based on Biblical principles is discussed for its historical value and includes a look at Marxism and Darwinian theory. Chapter 2 further explores the history of the Judeo-Christian and European influences that were foundational to the capitalism in the United States. The authors compare the historical teachings of Catholic and Ana-Baptist beliefs and provide a brief overview of the Protestant reformation and the influences of the Church on economic philosophy. This is done neutrally with no scripture verse support or proselytizing noted.  An in-depth look is given to the economic significance of the US Constitution, Mayflower Compact and the Bill of Rights. Students will briefly examine the impact of the industry, railroads, progressive education, unions, the New Deal, welfare, immigration, private organizations and “trickle-down economics.” Chapter 3 reviews contemporary economic issues including banking, creditors, credit cards, checking accounts, debt, impulse buying, mortgages, dividends, stock market, collateral, loans, bankruptcies, insurance, real estate, gross and net income, inflation, IRAs and 401Ks, tax audits, and much more.  Students are also introduced to the pros and cons of starting and operating a small business, along with post high school options: college, trade school, and military.

      A captivating look at the foundations of economic philosophy that will appeal to students-especially those without a desire to study the math and deeper theories of economic thought. All texts and activity books are softcover. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 066394
    ISBN: 9781933052069
    Retail: $11.99
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    ADHD is the most common behavior disorder that affects children ages 5-18, and I suspect it is also the most understood. Struggling to understand the behavior and emotions directly impacts parents, teachers, friends and especially the suffering child. Unfortunately for the child, the need to fit in' a school setting or other social group creates untold anxiety and feelings of inadequacy, which lead to a poor self-esteem and acting out behaviors in the teen years.

    As parents and teachers, we want to come alongside our young people and help them recognize that yes, they are different than other children but it does not have to have a negative impact on their lives. Written to support teachers and parents, this book provides a variety of activities to help children with ADHD appreciate the positive traits of ADHD, their unique positive character traits, and master social skills. Chapters include Understanding ADHD, Learning despite ADHD, Coping in Relationships and Celebrating ADHD, with a look at successful adults with ADHD. Includes a variety of activities many which require at least one more participant. Pre-and Post-Test is included, along with a completion certificate. Reproducible for classroom/family use. Answer Key in back. SC. 64 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065949
    ISBN: 9781554950577
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.68

       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 #: 065940
    ISBN: 9780890519073
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    The Teacher Guide is a very important part of this program. You will find a course schedule, worksheets for each lesson, answer keys (a mix of answers and solutions), quizzes, and tests. Also included in the worksheets are math problems from historical text books, such as Applied Mathematics for Junior High Schools and High Schools and Secondary Arithmetic: Commercial and Industrial for High, Industrial, Commercial, Normal Schools, and Academics and Practical Algebra: First Year Course. These problems help students understand the role of math throughout history, but they are also good thinking math problems. There are two versions of the schedule – two-year and one-year. The two-year schedule is basically one lesson per day using both books to equal two years of junior high math. If you have a student who is really motivated and wants to finish both books in one year, there is a schedule for that. In this option, students complete about 2 to 3 lessons per day – depending on the length. The Student Workbook is consumable (not reproducible); pages are perforated with plenty of space for students to show their work and answer questions.

  • Item #: 065938
    ISBN: 9780890519912
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.95

    The Teacher Guide is a very important part of this program. You will find a course schedule, worksheets for each lesson, answer keys (a mix of answers and solutions), quizzes, and tests. Also included in the worksheets are math problems from historical text books, such as Applied Mathematics for Junior High Schools and High Schools and Secondary Arithmetic: Commercial and Industrial for High, Industrial, Commercial, Normal Schools, and Academics and Practical Algebra: First Year Course. These problems help students understand the role of math throughout history, but they are also good thinking math problems. There are two versions of the schedule – two-year and one-year. The two-year schedule is basically one lesson per day using both books to equal two years of junior high math. If you have a student who is really motivated and wants to finish both books in one year, there is a schedule for that. In this option, students complete about 2 to 3 lessons per day – depending on the length. The Student Workbook is consumable (not reproducible); pages are perforated with plenty of space for students to show their work and answer questions.

  • Item #: 060818
    ISBN: 9781601448866
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

    The word 'Algebra' can strike fear into the hearts of many, but Critical Thinking Press has done their part to calm your math nerves and prepare students for higher level math in Understanding Algebra. The newest member of the Mathematical Reasoning line is a full one year algebra course for students at the junior high and high school level in a consumable format.

    The information in this worktext is a user-friendly format and presented in a step-by-step fashion. The text makes a connection between the arithmetic of the elementary years to the algebra they need to succeed in high school math. Twelve chapters begin with the basics and build upon each other Our number system, Evaluating Expressions and Solving Equations, From Words to Algebra/Translating and Solving Word Problems, From Words to Algebra/More Word Problems, Inequalities, Polynomials, Factoring, Working with Radicals, Linear Functions, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Other Types of Functions, and Working with Algebraic Fractions.

    The author begins the book with a simple explanation of "What is Algebra," and then jumps right in. Each chapter is 20 to 30 pages in length and broken into topics. Each topic or lesson offers the student explanations and examples in a very visual fashion. Colored charts, illustrations, and graphs are incorporated for clarity of explanations. Within the lessons, students will be asked questions to assure they know the concept being presented and a 'more practice' section rounds out the lesson. Sets of 'Enrichment Problems' are scattered throughout the chapters to offer additional practice in higher-order thinking using plenty of word problems. There are no chapter tests in this book, so you would need to assess your student's understanding of the concepts by other means grades from the practice sets and exercises might be your best tool for assessment.

    New for the 2017 edition are chapter reviews covering and a final exam.

    A glossary that includes algebra vocabulary and an answer key are found at the back of the book. These are answers and not solutions. A helpful reference page is included. Students will learn about the history of math as they learn math strategies to help them with algebra and beyond. 378 pgs. pb. Reproducible for home and single classroom use. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 059188
    ISBN: 9781583315262
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $90.25

    The Teacher’s Edition for each level includes an overview of the curriculum, standards and content, a worldview statement, a suggested teaching schedule, components of the course with explanation, suggested instructional approach, suggestions for teaching each chapter, and suggested use of assessments. Step-by-step explanation for lesson preparation is a helpful tool, along with an illustrated example of scientific inquiry. The book is divided into four units (life, physical, earth/space, human body); then subdivided into chapters and lessons. Each chapter begins with “key ideas,” a list of major ideas for that chapter, and a section on chapter preparation that includes vocabulary, an introduction to the topic, and a summation for each lesson in that chapter. A list of supplemental materials is also included in this section and shows what should be printed from the online supplemental resources. These include blackline masters, transparency masters, and computer presentations. Blackline masters include chapter tests, reviews, informational reproducibles and more. Please note that this title has transitioned over to completely online supplemental resources (CD-ROM is no longer included). A sticker with a URL found in the front of the teacher's book explains access information to the supplemental resources. Each lesson then includes the objective, materials specific to that lesson, any necessary preparation, introductory materials, and directed instruction. Small format pictures of the corresponding student pages are shown at the end of each 2-page lesson. An extension activity is included in each lesson to further reinforce learning. Answers for the science notebook pages for grades 4-6 are at the end of each chapter. The last lesson of each chapter is review. A glossary lists the highlighted vocabulary words from each chapter, and they are cross-referenced with the lesson and page number where they are found.

  • Item #: 058551
    ISBN: 9780071778459
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    You've made it to high school and math is still a challenge for you. A little review and practice is all you need for the math basics to click, and now you're ready to move on to the next math level. The Practice makes Perfect: Basic Math offers over 500 exercises in the areas of number sense, calculation, algebraic reasoning, geometric relationships, and statistical thinking. Basic math skills are imperative for passing the GED and/or preparing for community college, and this book reviews the basics – multiplication, division, negative numbers, square roots, fractions, and more. 184 pages of clear explanations, examples, and practice provide help for the struggling student and prep for standardized testing. The book is not reproducible and the answer key is found at the back. pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 053027
    ISBN: 9780328709496
    Retail: $209.97
    Rainbow Price: $182.95

    This is another quality, standards-based curriculum that is now available to homeschool families. If you want to be sure that your child is covering material found on standardized testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade-level classrooms or put your child back into the classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers the necessary information at each grade level.

    Content-wise, Grades 5 and 6 are very similar. The United States (Gr. 5) and Building a Nation (Gr.  6) are identical through Unit 7 (the Civil War and the end of slavery). The grade 6 text – Building a Nation – has an additional two units (Expansion and Change; The United States and the World) which take the historical narrative up to the end of the 19th century. We assume the reason for this duplication is that most states require state history in either 5th or 6th grades. You would then choose to use either the 5th grade or the 6th grade course to cover the first part of American history.

    Homeschool bundle includes the necessary student and teacher information at each level. Grade 5 & 6 bundles include 2 volumes of the teacher edition with pouch cards and pouch, hardcover student text, and workbook.

    The Teacher Edition includes small-format student text pages with teaching notes in the margins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handbook for citizenship, research, and geography. Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other resources are included in the overview of the curriculum and for each unit. You will see some resources mentioned that aren’t included in this bundle, but are not necessary for the completion of the course – transparencies, quick studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading suggestions, and graphic organizers are also found in the teacher edition. Online resources can be found at the publisher’s website, sfsocialstudies.com – library, current events, atlas, activities, and biographies, along with live links to learning partners for this curriculum – Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and others.

      Student Texts provide grade-appropriate reading opportunity along with a plethora of visuals – diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and maps – ideal for those who need a little more than just the reading. Units are divided into chapters and further divided into lessons. Each lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review, and “think and apply” questions. A review section provides summary at the end of each chapter, and can be used as an assessment opportunity (answers provided in the teacher edition).

      The Workbook included in each set includes reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the students understanding of textual content.

  • Item #: 053026
    ISBN: 9780328709489
    Retail: $198.47
    Rainbow Price: $183.95

    This is another quality, standards-based curriculum that is now available to homeschool families. If you want to be sure that your child is covering material found on standardized testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade-level classrooms or put your child back into the classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers the necessary information at each grade level.

    Content-wise, Grades 5 and 6 are very similar. The United States (Gr. 5) and Building a Nation (Gr. 6) are identical through Unit 7 (the Civil War and the end of slavery). The grade 6 text Building a Nation has an additional two units (Expansion and Change; The United States and the World) which take the historical narrative up to the end of the 19th century. We assume the reason for this duplication is that most states require state history in either 5th or 6th grades. You would then choose to use either the 5th grade or the 6th grade course to cover the first part of American history.

    Homeschool bundle includes the necessary student and teacher information at each level. Grade 5 & 6 bundles include 2 volumes of the teacher edition with pouch cards and pouch, hardcover student text, and workbook.

    The Teacher Edition includes small-format student text pages with teaching notes in the margins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handbook for citizenship, research, and geography. Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other resources are included in the overview of the curriculum and for each unit. You will see some resources mentioned that aren't included in this bundle, but are not necessary for the completion of the course transparencies, quick studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading suggestions, and graphic organizers are also found in the teacher edition. Online resources can be found at the publisher's website, sfsocialstudies.com library, current events, atlas, activities, and biographies, along with live links to learning partners for this curriculum Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and others.

    Student Texts provide grade-appropriate reading opportunity along with a plethora of visuals diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and maps ideal for those who need a little more than just the reading. Units are divided into chapters and further divided into lessons. Each lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review, and "think and apply" questions. A review section provides summary at the end of each chapter, and can be used as an assessment opportunity (answers provided in the teacher edition).

    The Workbook included in each set includes reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the students understanding of textual content.

  • Item #: 053025
    ISBN: 9780328709472
    Retail: $163.47
    Rainbow Price: $150.95

    This is another quality, standards-based curriculum that is now available to homeschool families. If you want to be sure that your child is covering material found on standardized testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade-level classrooms or put your child back into the classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers the necessary information at each grade level.

    Students will be able to build on knowledge from previous grades as each progresses – grades 4 explores “Regions.”

    Homeschool bundles include the necessary student and teacher information at each level. Grade 2, 3, & 4 bundles include a spiral-bound teacher book (also includes pouch cards for vocabulary and reading along with a plastic pouch), hardcover student text, and a workbook that includes vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and project pages.

    The Teacher Edition includes small-format student text pages with teaching notes in the margins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handbook for citizenship, research, and geography. Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other resources are included in the overview of the curriculum and for each unit. You will see some resources mentioned that aren’t included in this bundle, but are not necessary for the completion of the course – transparencies, quick studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading suggestions, and graphic organizers are also found in the teacher edition. Online resources can be found at the publisher’s website, sfsocialstudies.com – library, current events, atlas, activities, and biographies, along with live links to learning partners for this curriculum – Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and others.

      Student Texts provide grade-appropriate reading opportunity along with a plethora of visuals – diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and maps – ideal for those who need a little more than just the reading. Units are divided into chapters and further divided into lessons. Each lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review, and “think and apply” questions. A review section provides summary at the end of each chapter, and can be used as an assessment opportunity (answers provided in the teacher edition).

      The Workbook included in each set includes reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the students understanding of textual content.

  • Item #: 053024
    ISBN: 9780328709465
    Retail: $151.47
    Rainbow Price: $139.95

    This is another quality, standards-based curriculum that is now available to homeschool families. If you want to be sure that your child is covering material found on standardized testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade-level classrooms or put your child back into the classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers the necessary information at each grade level.

    Students will be able to build on knowledge from previous grades as each progresses grades 3 explores "Communities."

    Homeschool bundles include the necessary student and teacher information at each level. Grade 2, 3, & 4 bundles include a spiral-bound teacher book (also includes pouch cards for vocabulary and reading along with a plastic pouch), hardcover student text, and a workbook that includes vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and project pages.

    The Teacher Edition includes small-format student text pages with teaching notes in the margins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handbook for citizenship, research, and geography. Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other resources are included in the overview of the curriculum and for each unit. You will see some resources mentioned that aren't included in this bundle, but are not necessary for the completion of the course transparencies, quick studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading suggestions, and graphic organizers are also found in the teacher edition. Online resources can be found at the publisher's website, sfsocialstudies.com library, current events, atlas, activities, and biographies, along with live links to learning partners for this curriculum Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and others.

    Student Texts provide grade-appropriate reading opportunity along with a plethora of visuals diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and maps ideal for those who need a little more than just the reading. Units are divided into chapters and further divided into lessons. Each lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review, and "think and apply" questions. A review section provides summary at the end of each chapter, and can be used as an assessment opportunity (answers provided in the teacher edition).

    The Workbook included in each set includes reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the students understanding of textual content.

  • Item #: 053023
    ISBN: 9780328709458
    Retail: $151.47
    Rainbow Price: $139.95

    This is another quality, standards-based curriculum that is now available to homeschool families. If you want to be sure that your child is covering material found on standardized testing or your goal is to keep pace with grade-level classrooms or put your child back into the classroom without gaps, Scott Foresman covers the necessary information at each grade level.

    Students will be able to build on knowledge from previous grades as each progresses grades 2 explores familiar territory with "People and Places."

    Homeschool bundles include the necessary student and teacher information at each level. Grade 2, 3, & 4 bundles include a spiral-bound teacher book (also includes pouch cards for vocabulary and reading along with a plastic pouch), hardcover student text, and a workbook that includes vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and project pages.

    The Teacher Edition includes small-format student text pages with teaching notes in the margins, reproducibles, reference lists, skills handbook for citizenship, research, and geography. Strategies for teaching vocabulary, planning guide, answer keys for the workbook, and other resources are included in the overview of the curriculum and for each unit. You will see some resources mentioned that aren't included in this bundle, but are not necessary for the completion of the course transparencies, quick studies, posters, etc. Suggestions for family and calendar activities, writing rubrics, reading suggestions, and graphic organizers are also found in the teacher edition. Online resources can be found at the publisher's website, sfsocialstudies.com library, current events, atlas, activities, and biographies, along with live links to learning partners for this curriculum Smithsonian, Colonial Williamsburg, and others.

    Student Texts provide grade-appropriate reading opportunity along with a plethora of visuals diagrams, timelines, photos, illustrations, and maps ideal for those who need a little more than just the reading. Units are divided into chapters and further divided into lessons. Each lesson includes a preview, vocabulary, review, and "think and apply" questions. A review section provides summary at the end of each chapter, and can be used as an assessment opportunity (answers provided in the teacher edition).

    The Workbook included in each set includes reinforcement activities - vocabulary practice, lesson reviews, reading skills practice, skills worksheets, and projects. Multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, reading graphs and maps are all used to enhance and strengthen the students understanding of textual content.

  • Item #: 044876
    ISBN: 9781615386659
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

     Written to correlate with the Prentice Hall Algebra 2 Classics Edition (by Smith), this resource from Memoria Press contains 15 quizzes and 16 tests as well as a final exam. Designed to be consumable (no permission is given to reproduce pages), there is plenty of white space on each page for the student to work out the problems. Please note that there are no answers in this resource; they are located in the Algebra II Quizzes & Test Key, item #44877.

  • Item #: 044214
    ISBN: 9781420680577
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.25

    This book provides practice for older readers to enhance their reading skills, using a variety of different texts similar to what they would come across in their daily lives. It is divided into two parts: Key Reading Skills and Reading Texts. The first part focuses on specific skills, including scanning, predicting, working out word meanings, understanding a writer's purpose, understanding complex sentences, interpreting graphs and tables, inferring, and reading critically. Each unit focuses on one of those skills, with a brief explanation on what the skill is, how to use it, and why you might need to use it. A follow-up activity provides practice in using the skill, with an example text to read, and a series of related short-answer questions to complete. In the second part, students are given a variety of texts, including excerpts from textbooks, articles, novels, web pages, film reviews and cartoons. Three groups of activities accompany every text, one to complete before reading the text, one designed to test recall, and one intended for a student's personal response to the text. All in all, the book has a very no-nonsense visual appearance, with black-and-white pages and few illustrations. If your previous reading comprehension program does not cover this age level, or you feel that your junior high student could use some additional reading skills practice, you might consider this one. 30 units (lessons) total, with answers included in the back. Reproducible for classroom or family use only. – Jess

  • Item #: 041583
    ISBN: 9781557089502
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    If you have a need for some focused study on the scientific method, you'll find it in this short and enjoyable workbook. The workbook is made up of two parts, one of which dissects the steps of the scientific method, and the other which uses the scientific method in thirteen experiments. The first section features 2-3 workbook pages on each of the six steps of the scientific method, with each page including brief information about the step, and short questions which ask students to apply their knowledge of that step. The questions are pretty practical; I like the questions for "Test the Hypothesis" where short explanations of flawed experiments are given, and students have to identify where the experimenter went wrong! The labs in the second section are fairly simple experiments with each step clearly labeled to follow the scientific method. Most supplies needed are common items, but you will need a spring scale, a balance, a laser pointer, and a thermometer. Beakers and a graduated cylinder are also recommended, but you could get by with using jars of the same size if necessary. An answer key is included, at the front of the book, all pages are perforated for easy removal, and worksheets are reproducible. 28 pgs. – Jess

  • Item #: 040535
    ISBN: 9781877673672
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This practical and unique guide/workbook really does what it says and gives "writing strategies that are as easy as 1-2-3." It uses the theme of three to help students remember good writing techniques. It starts by pointing out the power of three and how it is used in everything from childhood stories to famous speeches to learning strategies and shows how using sets of three in your writing will make it stronger. It also gives guidelines for different aspects of writing, all with just three rules to remember for each aspect of an essay or paper. A few of the topics covered are three steps for brainstorming, three "p's" of a thesis statement, three parts of an essay, three ways to connect paragraphs and sentences, three ways to support topic sentences, three ways to hook the reader in the introduction, three phases of completing a timed writing assignment, and much more. Instruction is conversational, with interesting quotes thrown in to keeps things interesting. Students can either work their way through the book, as it somewhat builds upon itself, or simply pick out particular sections based on their immediate need. The guidelines and examples are great, especially for students who have a tough time remembering good writing techniques and would benefit from a more formulaic writing method. This book doesn't just give guidelines and examples, though; after most informative segments are short but effective "Do It Now" sections that give students practice with the skill or method just taught. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks, identifying more powerful writing from weaker, and of course writing specific sentences or paragraphs based on the guidelines. Overall, this is a great resource for providing easy-to-remember tools and tips to equip students for essay or composition writing, be it a long-term paper, a short essay, a timed writing exam, or anything in the middle. An "Extras" section in the back of the book gives specific tips for students who are taking a timed writing test for a state mandated test or the SAT. Additional planning sheets and examples are given for this purpose. Consumable, but reproducible. 106 pgs, pb, answer key included. - Rachel