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  • Item #: 032555
    ISBN: 9781683441229
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     Self-described as Charlotte Mason-flavored, this is language arts curriculum with a Biblical emphasis. As a starting place for each weekly lesson, students will read a continuing story about friends Micah and Claire and their Sunday School experiences. Each week follows the same pattern of activities: Day 1, read the weekly story; Days 2-3, learn topics in writing, grammar and punctuation; Day 4, write responses to a prompt (alternating between picture study, poetry and a Psalm); and Day 5, work on spelling and vocabulary and build a dictionary. Brief assessments are provided quarterly. The fourth quarter is designed for review. Starting with Level 2, students are introduced to punctuation, grammar & writing. students will learn about nouns, compound words, subjects/predicates; possessive nouns; combining sentences; commas; interjections; action verbs; homophones; synonyms/antonyms and specific verbs such as be, has and see and pronouns like this and that. Biblical themes and assignments (such as memorizing verses from 1 Corinthians 13 alongside Micah and Claire) are used throughout. Level 3 will further strengthen previous reading, observation and communication skills, and begin writing paragraphs. Level 4 (expected late 2018) will strengthen previous skills and add study in noun types, verb tenses, mechanics and write compositions.

      This is a combined student and teacher consumable book. On the student pages, teacher notes are highlighted and kept minimal. While designed for you and the student to work along together, this text provides additional direction in the front matter and in the Teacher’s Aid section (about 100 pgs) in the back. This section includes dictionary pages to copy (or you can print off from the publisher’s web site); optional games to practice different language skills; spelling practice ideas; sight words alphabet practice; copywork practice; and grammar study sheets. You’ll want to provide more reading practice opportunities: a template to record these and a recommended Master Books reading list is included. Scriptures are from the NASB. Non-reproducible, consumable and 3-hole punched.

      Master Books recommends beginning this series after Foundations Phonics and Basic Language Skills. However, to select a starting place, the general expectation is that the student’s skills should be comfortably at grade level (in reading, writing, and in handwriting). 

    Approx 476 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

     

  • Item #: 037144
    ISBN: 9780890519233
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      In Book 1, Charlie and Charlotte visit their grandparents farm and learn numbers, shapes, place value, adding and subtracting. Along the way, the children also learn about gardening, baby farm animals, nature, family and love. In the first 30 lessons children will learn about numbers 0-9, place value, rectangles, circles, addition, subtraction, skip counting with 2, 5, and 10, telling time with minutes and hours, and more. The last 6 lessons of the book are review.

  • Item #: 050290
    ISBN: 9780890519240
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      Book 2 follows the adventures of Charlie and Charlotte once they have returned home from their grandparent’s farm. Using the same format as Book 1, Book 2 content teaches addition and subtraction (including carrying & borrowing), numbers to 100, simple fractions, word problems, skip counting, inches/feet, perimeter, dollars/cents, temperature, graphs, pounds/ounces, liquid measure, and a bit about the seasons, geography, and love of family.

  • Item #: 072948
    ISBN: 9781683441373
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  • Item #: 038674
    ISBN: 9781683440246
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    Continue the adventure with Charlie and Charlotte as they learn about fractions, decimals, percentages, basic geometry, maps, graphs, charts, units of measure, averaging, rounding, Roman Numerals (only 22 lessons at this level).

  • Item #: 072949
    ISBN: 9781683441380
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  • Item #: 069719
    ISBN: 9781683440857
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    This level of Math Lessons for a Living Education has a separate teacher guide, which also includes all quizzes, quiz answers, worksheet answers, a suggested daily schedule, reviews, a final exam and guidelines for an optional end of year student presentation. The end of the book also includes information on transitioning from this level to Book 1 of Principles of Mathematics and even contains the first chapter as an excerpt so you can get a closer look.

  • Item #: 051791
    ISBN: 9780890519257
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      In Book 3, join Charlie, Charlotte, their baby sister Ella, and their parents as they prepare and go on a mission trip to Peru. Children will review concepts from Book 2 and learn addition and subtraction up to 4 digits, rounding to 10s, 100s, and 1000s, multiplication and division up to 10s, area of rectangles and squares, place value through millions, more measurement, solving for unknowns, greater/less than, and Roman numerals.

  • Item #: 045024
    ISBN: 9780976638636
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    Have you ever used a book and just kept thinking about the changes you would make? Perhaps that was the experience of Margot Davidson. Taking a classic – Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl – she tweaked it just a bit. The result is all the warmth of the original with just a little more practicality, more beauty, and more applicability. The same wonderful balance between oral and written work has been preserved along with all the basic elements – copywork/dictation, picture study, memorization selections, grammar sequences, and composition. Some of the pictures are now in full color, and some are changed to appeal more to young readers. Also, some changes were made to bring it in line with today's English. Already flexible (could be used as either a full third grade course or spread over second and third grade), some of the exercises toward the end of the 164 lessons have been broadened, making them more appropriate for students at the end of third grade. Perhaps the most noticeable change is the typesetting, which is modern; the pages having much more "white space" and an added coil-binding making it so much easier to use for copywork or for "teacherwork." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 046890
    ISBN: 9780979846908
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  • Item #: 006285
    ISBN: 9780890519264
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       In Book 4 the family travels through the United States. The twins and friends learn about landmarks, Americas heroes, and work in their garden as they review concepts from Book 3 and do further work with larger numbers, metric measurement, decimals, operations with equivalent fractions, and more. Math Fact Reviews are incorporated into the lessons so that students won’t forget foundational math information.

  • Item #: 032564
    ISBN: 9781683440918
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  • Item #: 003719
    ISBN: 9780890519271
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      Book 5 reviews known concepts and teaches multiplying and dividing with 10/100/1000, 2-digit divisors, division w/ remainders as fractions, factoring, common factors, greatest common factor, reducing fractions, proper & improper fractions, least common multiple, finding a common denominator, adding & subtracting fractions w/ uncommon denominators, working w/ mixed numbers, multiply fractions, dividing fractions, multiplying & dividing decimals, and counting back money.

  • Item #: 067830
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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 #: 004443
    ISBN: 9780988928510
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  • Item #: 037751
    ISBN: 9780876285893
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    What do you call a unit study designed for the classroom? A ready-to-use interdisciplinary lesson and activity! While designed for the classroom, homeschool families will find the lessons and activities easy to implement at home with children of multiple ages or an excellent resource for a history focused co-op.

    Divided into three units, the 120 lessons immerse students in the history and culture of the United States. Beginning with the thirteen colonies, students will explore New England, the Middle and the Southern colonies before traveling into the Expanding Nation of the Midwest. This second unit covers the Midwest & Great Plains as well as the Mississippi Valley. The final unit traipses through the beckoning west as students explore the Southwest, Northwest and West. Units are formatted similarly and provide lessons in social studies, practical mathematics, language arts, music, art, consumer/family living and physical education. Extension activities are plentiful and include additional food experiences, research projects and reading suggestions.

    The lessons begin with a "For the Teacher" introduction, which provides parent/teachers with material lists and necessary teacher preparations, as well as a list of lesson activity worksheets. These reproducible worksheets vary and include map activities, word searches, fill in the blank outlines/sentences, matching definitions to vocabulary words, craft/art lessons, etc. Answers are provided as necessary. Art projects and other hands-on activities utilize common, easy-to-find items. Folk tales and literature suggestions abound and provide exposure to a wide range of options to enhance the language arts portion of the study. Some of the folk tales have been adapted and are included within the pages of this comprehensive resource, along with other historical information for the student.

    Let me share from Unit 2, Getting to Know the Southwest. Students begin with a map of the Southwest and are called upon to locate and label Arizona, New Mexico and Texas along with their capitals. They also locate the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico. The next lesson covers the people of the Southwest, introducing them by name along with a one-sentence summary; a word search puzzle follows and then students are asked to write a report on one of the famous people from this region. A reproducible outline is provided to guide their research. A "Life in Early Texas" lesson follows. In this lesson, students are given a word bank and asked to "fill in the blanks" to complete the reading on Texas in the 1800s and today. Following this concise historical view, an assignment is given to plan a trip to the Southwest. The teacher prep notes recommend students make use of travel agency pamphlets and books, but it may be easier for students to discover this information on the internet. Following the "trip" to the Southwest, a worksheet of various story problems is given with the focus of determining the costs for a family of four to travel to San Antonio. Vocabulary, folk-tales, literature, pastimes and games, music suggestions, craft projects, and authentic recipes and dining activities conclude the Southwest study. Helpful information in the back of the book includes a glossary of terms and summary of the fifty states including the date of union entry, capital and largest city.

    As with any interdisciplinary study, you will want to add a comprehensive math curriculum at grade level along with language arts topics like spelling and grammar. Correlated vocabulary words are included as are writing assignments, although you may wish to provide writing instruction for students who may be weak in composition. You will need to add science as it is not covered within the text. An excellent way to immerse children in the culture of the lower 48 states. As I perused the abundance of lessons, I was quickly impressed with the content and easily understood why it is a recommended resource for the Tapestry of Grace curriculum. 365 pgs. Spiral bound, reproducible for classroom use. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 056187
    ISBN: 9780876594513
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    At the preschool level, life is school. While structure is necessary, much of learning can be done amidst the regular rhythms of life. This is the premise on which the authors, Kathy and Lesli (home educators themselves) base this wonderful resource. Rather than fit home life into school, school should meld into home life. Nine chapters help you focus on your educational priorities and help you visualize and plan what your learning environment (home) will become. These chapters focus on development, learning through play, building a learning environment, organization and special issues that don’t “fit in the box.” Then you’ll find a treasure trove of almost 80 pages of activities encompassing home activities, science, math, language, art, socio-emotional, gross and fine motor skills. Directions are detailed enough and supplies are fairly minimal. Layered with wonderful, full-color pictures of the authors’ preschoolers, directions, and recipes; and accented with personal notes from each author and wonderful educational quotations. Appendices include activity checklists, resources and detailed directions for making a light or sand table. 204 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 020541
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  • Item #: 031829
    ISBN: 9781612762104
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    Children learn differently, that is just a fact. Parents and teachers often have to teach a concept to an audience with a variety of learning styles. So how can one instructor meet the needs of so many learners (even 2 or 3) without having to come up with several different lesson plans? Ta da! Here is a reproducible workbook with over 375 differentiated activities for language arts! Each page has a concept at the top followed by a grid of 9 exercises. Your student(s) will choose as many of the squares to complete as you assign (do 5 of the 9 for example.) Students will gravitate to the problems which appeal to their learning style. Each grid is accompanied by a practice page. This can be completed after you have discussed the lesson or use it as an assessment to check understanding. 42 grids in all cover reading comprehension, literary response, word analysis, fluency, vocabulary, writing conventions/applications, reference skills, spelling and more. Use these fun pages as a warm up activity, homework, center time or free time. Answers are in the back. 92pp, pb ~ Sara
  • Item #: 008602
    ISBN: 9781400024247
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    "The Basics - For Beginners or Anyone Who Wants a Thorough Review." This course is a no-frills look at Spanish utilizing the conversation building-block method. Everything you need is included in this handy little pack including a Spanish-English dictionary, a coursebook, and 4 audio CD's. The coursebook is divided into 40 lessons, which are fairly short and very do-able. All the words in bold faced type are pronounced on the audio CD's so you can learn the correct pronunciation. Notes scattered generously throughout the lessons explain pronunciation, rules and other information. Most lessons include one or two quizzes for you to practice what you've learned. The quizzes are generally formatted with matching exercises where you match Spanish phrases to English phrases and fill-in-the-blank with multiple choices of Spanish words to fill in a Spanish phrase (the English version of the word is next to the blank in parentheses). Answers are easily accessible at the end of each quiz section. The included Spanish-English dictionary is comprised of over 20,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words and the audio CD's contain over 3 hours of recorded material. This course has been recently updated and changes include the addition of 18 supplemental vocabulary sections and updated references including e-mail etiquette and Internet resources. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 043329
    ISBN: 9781770443785
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    A comprehensive and age-appropriate study guide that helps students, educators, and parents alike navigate the new Common Core State Standards. With content developed by a team of teachers and curriculum specialists and reviewed by assessment experts with a minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience, SOLARO language arts study guides are wholly curriculum aligned and serve as an excellent source of material for review and practice. Each guide features sections such as Key Ideas and Details, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Text Types and Purposes, Comprehension and Collaboration, and Vocabulary Acquisition and Use, as well as instructional pieces that clearly explain each of the key concepts for the course. Practice questions and sample tests have detailed solutions that show problem-solving methods, highlight concepts that are likely to be tested, and point out potential sources of errors. The multiplatform SOLARO study solution also features additional learning tools in the accompanying online version, allows educators to manage all of their classes with an intuitive interface through mobile apps or any web browser, and offers parents a free and easy-to-use online account, thus ensuring that children, educators, and parents alike are engaged in helping students achieve success.This age-appropriate study guide offers curriculum-aligned lessons, activities, exercises, and quizzes for seventh grade students who are learning the new Common Core State Standards in school.
  • Item #: 070742
    ISBN: 9781942192664
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    ISBN: 9781942192701
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