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  • Item #: 000339
    ISBN: 9781880892879
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    Because the original version of Star of Light is now out of print, the Green Teacher book now includes suggested lesson changes to use with the revised edition.
  • Item #: 000346
    ISBN: 9781880892862
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  • Item #: 000338
    ISBN: 9781880892886
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  • Item #: 000341
    ISBN: 9781880892848
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  • Item #: 000343
    ISBN: 9781880892855
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  • Item #: 000337
    ISBN: 9781880892473
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    Grammar, Composition, Vocabulary, Narrative Writing, Literature, Narrative, Persuasive, and Compare/Contrast Writing, Research, Latin Word Study. Diane Welch, author.

  • Item #: 000340
    ISBN: 9781880892459
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    Grammar, Diagramming, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Short Story and Research Writing units, Poetry unit. Diane Welch & Susan Simpson, authors. Adapted lesson instructions are included for the revised edition of Star of Light, if you cannot locate the original version.

  • Item #: 002616
    ISBN: 9781880892176
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  • Item #: 000342
    ISBN: 9781880892190
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    Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Writing Mechanics, Poetry, Creative Writing/Creating Books unit, Newspaper unit, Journal Writing, Research unit. Four book studies within the course include: Boxcar Children, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Ben and Me (recently updated from the previously used Benjamin Franklin Childhood of Famous Americans), and Sign of the Beaver. Debbie Strayer, author.

  • Item #: 000348
    ISBN: 9781880892183
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    Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling, Reading, Cursive Handwriting/Penmanship, and Writing Mechanics. Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, authors.

  • Item #: 000319
    ISBN: 9781929683321
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    Units: novel, poetry, essay (including a poetry interpretation essay), book review. Greg Strayer & Timothy Nichols, authors.

    Common Sense Press has published this collection specifically for use with the LLATL Gold British Literature course.

  • Item #: 000344
    ISBN: 9781880892206
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    Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Patriotic Songs & Poetry, Oral Presentations, Tall Tales/Folk Tales, and Composition. Debbie Strayer, author.

  • Item #: 021972
    ISBN: 9781929683345
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    Units cover Early Literature, Epic Poetry, Medieval – Renaissance, Enlightenment – Romanticism, and 20th Century. The focus of the course is on literature and literary analysis but it includes some creative writing as well as response to literature writing.

  • Item #: 000335
    ISBN: 9781929683093
    Retail: $98.00
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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 #: 002621
    ISBN: 9781880892589
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  • Item #: 002623
    ISBN: 9781880892572
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  • Item #: 000336
    ISBN: 9781929683338
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    Units: short story, novels, essay (expository, descriptive, & narrative), poetry. Greg Strayer, author.

  • Item #: 000345
    ISBN: 9781929683109
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    Continuing the excellent phonics, reading, and language arts instruction of the LLATL Blue Program, the Red Program incorporates the same effective methodologies and teaching strategies. The user-friendly teacher's manual (Red Book) with 36 weekly lesson plans is comprehensive and thorough with little teacher preparation needed. The heftier Student Activity Book reviews skills taught in the first grade program and reinforces new skills with a similar assortment of excellent activities: word wheels, flip books, games, and cut and paste activities. More emphasis is placed on poetry, sentence structure, grammar and writing - all learned in the context of stories. Spelling is also emphasized more with weekly word lists, visual representation of words, and puzzles and games for review/reinforcement. The six readers are longer but just as engaging with soft-hued color print rather than black & white. Periodic skill assessments give the teacher the tools to decide what the student needs to review. The program includes the Red Book (teacher's manual), the Student Activity Book, and six readers. The Student Activity Book and readers are sold separately for additional students. The Read-Aloud Library is integral to the program but sold separately (or available from the library). ~ Janice

  • Item #: 000347
    ISBN: 9781880892213
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    Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Creative Writing and Research unit, and Literary Analysis. Diane Welch & Susan Simpson, authors.

  • Item #: 000349
    ISBN: 9781929683222
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  • Item #: 022002
    ISBN: 9781929683314
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    Providing a collection of literature used in LLATL Gold – World Literature, this volume saves you the trouble of finding the selections on your own. With the exception of the books noted, this one volume provides the literature needed for assignments in the four units (Early Literature, Epic Poetry, Medieval – Renaissance, and Enlightenment – Romanticism) as well as two sets of short stories. Translations used are those available in the public domain and while useable will not include newer translations that might be easier to read. 290 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 055142
    ISBN: 9781929683307
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    This collection of British poetry was specifically compiled for use with the LLATL Gold British Literature book. The contents include poems from Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Lord Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, Hardy, Owen, and Graves.

  • Item #: 027792
    ISBN: 9781573104104
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    These 100 reproducible activity sheets are great daily exercises for extra language practice. The format is consistent throughout the pages. Each page holds three separate exercises. At the top of the page is a short story, in which six vocabulary words are underlined and followed by blanks. Below the passage are the six definitions, lettered a-f. As students read through the passage, they write the letter of the correct definition in the blanks after the words. The middle section contains a list of six words for students to practice spelling and writing. The section at the bottom of each page gives six phrases or words for students to replace with a new word. For example, "to move like a rubber ball" or "beautiful." Students would then respond by writing something such as "bounce" and "pretty" on the blanks provided. 112 pgs. - Melissa

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  • Item #: LLTLOR
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  • Item #: LLCPYW
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  • Item #: LLCPGR
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  • Item #: 036805
    ISBN: 9781880892664
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