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  • Item #: 042781
    ISBN: 9781933339771
    Retail: $29.95
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  • Item #: 022406
    ISBN: 9781623410551
    Retail: $0.00
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    The Package includes the Teacher Manual,   DVD-ROM, and Phonetic Farm Folder.

  • Item #: 043889
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    Teaches letter recognition, introduces narration, poetry appreciation, and creative expression. Oral interaction plus drawing; copywork is letters. 63 pgs

  • Item #: 002352
    ISBN: 9780867178333
    Retail: $59.95
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    Complete Set includes two Student Books plus a Teacher's Guide. Entire course covers the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, sounds, capital and lowercase letters, vowels, consonants, and phonics.
  • Item #: 042638
    ISBN: 9781934470138
    Retail: $199.95
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    Phonics and reading (as well as spelling, writing and vocabulary) two components designed to be used together, one reinforcing the other. This is a traditional, biblical, teacher-directed program with carefully laid out lessons. It covers all of language arts for kindergarten, including phonics and handwriting. The coursework is fairly serious and rigorous, but the student pages look inviting. Letters and their sounds are introduced in an order that allows students to begin reading and writing words almost immediately. As sounds are learned, they are practiced and reinforced by reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting.

    Complete teacher materials include Teacher Handbooks, lesson plans, and phonics songs (contained on a CD-ROM). Lesson plans are very detailed and include step-by step instructions for teaching the lesson plus a content overview, list of materials you’ll need, teaching tips, and activities. Handbooks are in pdf format and can be read and/or printed. Songs can be uploaded to a personal device. Student Materials are printed in full-color. There are four Worktexts (two for each component, 160 to 230 pgs) and six paperback Readers (96 – 170 pgs).

  • Item #: 043891
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    Phonics: double vowels, double consonants, ed endings, silent consonants, digraphs, trigraphs, syllables. End-marks, comma, titles. 68 pgs

  • Item #: 043890
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    Phonics: consonant and short vowel sounds, CVC words, long vowels, and CVCe words. Handwriting/copywork, narration, poetry, sentences. 64 pgs

  • Item #: 000335
    ISBN: 9781929683581
    Retail: $110.00
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    "It's just common sense!" Actually, it's the Blue Book Common Sense Reading Program and yes, everything about this program is common sense. A very complete program organized around quality children's literature (like all LLATL programs) and covering phonics, reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, handwriting, and higher-order reasoning. Phonics instruction is systematic, introducing a few sounds at a time and providing opportunities to read a "real" (small story book) book which uses those sounds. The literature component - carefully selected children's favorites - reminds students that the reason for all the hard work in phonics is the joy of reading wonderful books. And woven through both of these elements is comprehensive instruction in all aspects of language arts. Relying heavily on Ruth Beechick's principles for teaching reading (including her letter dice activities), the program includes a wide variety of activities appealing to all learning styles. The teacher's manual is a homeschooler's dream with all the work having been done for you, taking you step-by-step through the 36-week program. New skills are listed for each lesson with a materials list included at the beginning. Almost no teacher preparation is needed - you teach as you read. All answers are provided within the lesson. Higher-order thinking activities are italicized. Examples and diagrams are user-friendly including the easy-to-follow references to the Student Activity Book. Each of the four parts (readiness, short vowels, consonant blends and short vowels, and long vowels) concludes with an evaluation for determining your child's readiness for the next level. The Student Activity Book contains the materials (except for household and school supplies) needed for cut and paste, word wheels, flip books, picture sequencing, story-telling puppets, PLUS handwriting pages that teach all upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation. The comfortable, natural handwriting method that isn't exactly traditional, modern, or italic was developed by the authors. This handwriting instruction is coordinated with the phonics and includes pages for children to carefully complete and display or give as gifts.

    The Student Activity Book is consumable, even having an easy-release binding that allows for clean page removal. Even the back cover is put to good use providing the miniature book covers to be added to the personal reading chart that marks the child's progress. 28 separate readers cover short vowels, blends (bridge readers), and long vowels. They are small-sized for little hands and include black-and-white illustrations. Stories are engaging which is a good thing since a week's worth of learning activities are built around them. The student uses puppets to retell the stories, completes sequencing activities with a series of reader-related events, and answers comprehension questions. One interesting aspect of the teacher-student interaction concerning these readers is that the week's lesson starts off with the teacher reading the small book to the child. After several lessons thoroughly covering the new phonics steps and practice reading parts of the story, the student concludes the week with the successful reading of the small book. This is an effective variation of the typical approach because the goal of reading the book is always before the student. The materials packet is a useful collection of color-coded letter and word cards to use for learning and review along with cards used for reinforcement games and, of course, the letter dice (to be assembled from cardstock patterns). While this part of the program is not exactly consumable - you could use the various components again - the components do get a workout. If you are expecting to use the program with another child, you'll want to save these items and covering them with clear contact paper to preserve them would also be a good idea. The program includes the Teacher's Manual, the Student Activity Book, the 28 Readers, and the Materials Packet.

    We sell additional Student Activity Books, Reader Sets, and Material Packets so you can use the program with a second student. Well-known children's literature (Read-Aloud Library) is suggested each week, so at the same time your child is learning phonics, he is also learning other important reading skills such as literal recall, comprehension, predicting outcome, and drawing conclusions. These books are an integral part of the program and the Student Activity Book relies on them. Although usually available at the local library, for your convenience we also sell them. They are listed in order of use. Although this program focuses on first grade skills, it would be possible to use this program with a "ready" kindergartner. It would also work well with a slightly older child who is still a just-getting-started reader. ~ Janice

  • Item #: PAOLWP
    Retail: $98.80
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    The Package includes the DVD-ROM, Teacher’s Manual, All About Spelling Level 1 and the Basic Interactive Kit.

  • Item #: 019808
    ISBN: 9781888659009
    Retail: $0.00
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    150 pgs covering 19 weeks (and 19 books).

  • Item #: 044932
    ISBN: 9781602680111
    Retail: $13.99
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    Or, in home school language: a literature-based unit study. This one uses some of my very favorite children's picture books (see list below). For each of the 18 books, there's a story summary and a "before the story", "during the story" and "after the story" suggestion. A helpful shaded box points out themes, skills, vocabulary, and related books. This is followed by "connections" to curriculum areas including: language arts, math, science, problem-solving and social skills, fine motor, gross motor, visual discrimination, art, and creative dramatics. Reproducible activity pages are provided for some of these. This is great for preschool, as you can center one or several days around these books, themes and activities – even an entire week if you integrate the related literature selections. As an example, for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, emphasized themes are: being a good host, patience, real and fantasy. Skills focused on are making predictions, alphabet, counting, biology, and manners. Special vocabulary is carried away, comfortable, finished, mustache, remind. Related books include If You Take a Mouse to School and If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Before reading the book, you ask your child to predict what might happen if they gave a mouse a cookie and relate that to what they do when they get a cookie. During the story, you take advantage of the many "cliffhangers" in the book, allowing children to guess at the sentence endings before turning the page. After the story, the author suggests additional readings (this is because children have such fun with the outlandish turns of events – most stories have other activities in this section). There are two Language Arts Connections; one is playing with magnetic letters on a cookie sheet (related to the drawn red letters and cookies on the book cover); the other is to make alphabet cookies (sounds yummy!). For a math activity, there's a reproducible page for children to match the chocolate chip cookies with the same number of chips. Science Connections have you researching what mice really eat. If you have access to a mouse, the book suggests experimenting with various foods. If not, you'll have to settle for using another book, using the internet, or visiting a pet store. In Problem-Solving and Social Skills Connections, children practice being good hosts or hostesses. You can play the mouse and let your child entertain you (tea party, anyone)? Then, as the mouse does in the story, children practice fine motor skills by drawing pictures of a scene from the book or of their family as the mouse does. Children practice writing their names (using tracing paper), tape it to the artwork, and then to the refrigerator, just like mouse. For Gross Motor Connections, you again mimic the mouse, this time in sweeping and cleaning (remember, the mouse got carried away and swept the entire house!). The book suggests supplementing with a little house-sweeping music of your choice. In Art Connections, children construct Barbershop Portraits as you reread the book, paying special attention to the part where mouse trims his hair. Children paste long strands of yarn to self-portraits for hair (deliberately making the hair in need of a trim). After the glue dries, children use safety scissors to "cut" their hair to a desired length. In Creative Dramatics Connections children practice proper mealtime manners. After rereading the section of the book where mouse asks for a straw and a napkin with his cookie snack, you provide yourself and your child(ren) with paper plates, empty cups and straws, and napkins. Then you pretend to be a group of mice, eating cookies and drinking milk, demonstrating how to eat a cookie over your plate, use your napkin and drink properly with a straw. If children do well, follow through with real cookies and milk then show children how to clean up after the meal. A final reproducible page has children color the pictures that show how someone in the family takes care of them (also great as a discussion starter).

  • Item #: 002024
    ISBN: 9780880621526
    Retail: $8.99
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    Want to avoid a heavy academic approach to language arts for the young student? This is the book for you! Packed with a year's worth of creative language activities, it is recommended for parents who chose to delay formal academics. The book is co-authored by Dr. Ruth Beechick, a strong supporter of age-appropriate learning methods. Rather than relying heavily upon workbooks, the book suggests ideas that encourage the student to explore language orally. Turn everyday events into valuable learning experiences. One of our customers describes this book as "refreshing," "enjoyable" and "a real bargain."

  • Item #: 040429
    ISBN: 9781624426032
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 056116
    ISBN: 9781465417374
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 029733
    ISBN: 9781483804484
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 030099
    Retail: $9.99
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    60 interactive and printable activities, over 50 skills covered. Phonics and early reading, letters and numbers, shapes and colors, similarities and differences, simple arithmetic, ordering and sequencing, measurement, critical thinking, directional words, time concepts, seasons and months, social skills, and problem solving.

  • Item #: 012268
    ISBN: 9781932971156
    Retail: $14.50
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    Newly revised, this drill book offers homeschooling families a colorful, engaging way to practice letters and numbers, basic math skills and phonetic principles. This new edition offers all instruction on the student page along with specific page correlations with the Christian Liberty Press Adventures in Phonics program and Liberty Mathematics K. Topics include: short and long vowels, consonant blends, modified vowels, dipthongs, addition and subtraction facts through the 10 facts, counting by 2's, 5's and 10's; telling time (minutes/hours); fractions and much more. Although directly correlated with the CLP program, this book would be a great asset to any program in which your child may need more practice. 124 perforated pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 028676
    ISBN: 9780547790961
    Retail: $4.99
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    Expands on the above skills of letter recognition and covers matching letters to sounds and tracing/writing letters and words.
  • Item #: 000615
    ISBN: 9781586092979
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 066887
    ISBN: 9781483827889
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 044331
    ISBN: 9781564724366
    Retail: $9.99
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     Letter recognition, consonants, short vowels, plural nouns, adjectives, antonyms and synonyms, prepositions, capitalization, punctuation, key ideas and details, story writing

  • Item #: 059285
    ISBN: 9781601598332
    Retail: $2.99
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    The Kindergarten book focuses on rhyming words; story order; and addition/subtraction.

  • Item #: 068356
    ISBN: 9780829445886
    Retail: $265.34
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       Kindergarten material in this series is new. Course components are two oversized “Big Books,” a large box of Writing Cards, and a Teacher’s Manual and are only available as a Kindergarten Kit. The Grammar Big Books, designed for the teacher to hold and show, cover 36 grammar concepts with clear definitions and examples. The Writing Cards are writing prompts - 90 cards in six different genres (personal narrative, friendly letter, directions, description, book report, and informational writing). There are three different levels of writing proficiency that allow students to start at their current level and grow. These two strands are woven together through the scripted Teacher Edition. Provided are materials lists, and reproducible blackline masters along with CCSS correlations. Lessons with both grammar and writing aspects are covered weekly.

  • Item #: 066797
    ISBN: 9781425816193
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 066413
    ISBN: 9781483835570
    Retail: $16.99
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     Covers: Numbers 0-20, Counting/Ordinal Numbers, Concepts, Patterns, Shapes, Parts/Wholes, Clocks/Time, Money, Letter Recognition, Consonant Sounds, Vowel Sounds, Rhyming, Sequencing, Making Inferences, Reading Comprehension, and more.

  • Item #: 009503
    ISBN: 9781503735453
    Retail: $12.99
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    301 questions and answer activities on these topics: language arts, math, science, social studies, physical and emotional development, fine arts, Spanish and French. Answers included on opposite pages. Spiral-bound, 192 pages.

  • Item #: 067830
    Retail: $229.95
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    Based on the three-point instructional method: "this is;" "show me;" and "what is?" as well as an underlying Socratic question/answer format, ShillerMath Language Arts is Montesorri at its best. The totally scripted teaching manuals each provide a semester's worth of daily lessons (71-84 lessons in each book). Kit 1 (Books 1-4) is designed for ages 3-5. We understand there will be two more levels: Books 5-8 are for ages 4-7; Books 9-12 are for ages 6-8. If these age levels seem a bit odd to you (they do to me as well), it's because there are two levels of things happening here. One is phonics instruction and the other is an amazing/exciting combination of language arts "more." For example, here are the "more" topics covered on the Book 4 Review Test imitate (speaking, listening, reading, writing), introduce yourself, repeating 5 words back in order, articles (as in part of speech), retelling a story, emotions (tell me about a time when . . .), touch typing (home position basics), rhyming words, identifying adjectives, describing basic geographic features, describing peripheral vision, naming the months of the year, naming first ten ordinal numbers, comparisons, copying a very diverse collection of shapes, showing directions, and, lastly, identifying Shakespeare and naming a sonnet. The bottom line is that there is a lot of learning going on here and a lot of flexibility. An older student (5 years) might start with Kit 1 and fly through the learning but still come away with new information.

    Lessons require no preparation and vary in both length and complexity. There is also great variety in the content which is why the teacher is encouraged to skip lessons if the student is not ready for its content. Since one of the basic premises of Montesorri education is that children are natural learners, the teacher's role is to provide a learning-friendly environment and the proper tools. Students are usually the best gauge of their own competence and will know when they have closure on a topic so be prepared to be flexible and sensitive. There is a checklist included, as the back cover of each lesson book is to be used to record when a lesson is completed.

    A good part of Montessori instruction is managing the dialog between teacher and student. Although appropriate wording is modeled in the lessons, there is also general information at the front of the Lesson Books on building an environment conducive to learning.

    As mentioned before the Lesson Books are totally scripted. This means that everything you need to say to the student is provided for you. For instance, Lesson 24, Book 4 practices comparative terminology. There are eight points to the lesson. The first point covers "est" words and comparing three or more things. The second point talks about the "er" words and comparing two things. Then there are five sets of pictures of various objects to compare starting with three objects of varying sizes but progressing to four and six objects. About 95 pgs each, spiral-bound.

    The lesson on emotions is illustrative of the different directions this curriculum takes. First we are told that "emotions are what we feel." There are pictures of four children illustrating these emotions: shy, sad, jealous, and sorry. As part of the lesson the child is encouraged to demonstrate how she/he feels with each of those emotions as well as to tell a story about a time when he/she was . . . . . All in all, an interesting and excellent introduction to an intriguing subject.

    The Mother Goose Book includes 358 "stories." These are to be used as part of each day's lessons (read-aloud) and can be requested by the child as desired. These stories are printed in large print and would be read by the child (if able). There are multiple stories on each page. Please note there are no illustrations at all in the book. 152 pgs. spiral-bound.

    The Lesson Mat needs to be mentioned. It is large (22" x 34") and cream-colored. Fabric is some sort of foam but the touch is velvety. It is slightly stretchy in one direction. This mat is used with all lessons and serves as a portable workspace allowing you to take your lessons anywhere inside (or outside) of the house.

    The Kit contents all have a purpose within the lessons. While most of the items are somewhat typical (letters, numbers, crayons, Play-Doh), that is not true of the Montessori shapes manipulatives. There are ten shapes (square, circle, triangle, rectangle, trapezoid, quatrefoil, pentagon, oval, elipse, and curvilinear triangle) illustrated two different ways: blue shapes with molded lifters and ten matching pink stencil shapes. Stencils are 5.5" squares; shapes are various sizes with 3 7/8" square being the largest.

    Kit 1 includes Lesson Books 1-4; foam mat; magnetic alphabet (uppercase & lowercase letters plus numbers); quinoa grain, washable large crayons; shapes with knobs and matching bases (10), 4 tubs of Play-Doh; book of Mother Goose Rhymes; and CD with 24 language arts songs. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 067317
    ISBN: 9781483831121
    Retail: $10.99
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  • Item #: 066798
    ISBN: 9781425817145
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 059383
    ISBN: 9780761178064
    Retail: $8.95
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