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  • Item #: 007454
    ISBN: 9781939814449
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  • Item #: 007450
    ISBN: 9781939814517
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  • Item #: HWOTKK
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    HWOTKK includes: writing notebook regular double-lines, Draw and Write notebook w/wide lines, laminated capital letter cards for wood pieces, kindergarten teacher guide, Letters and Numbers for Me, slate chalkboard, mat for wood pieces, Rock Rap Tap & Learn CD, Big Sheet Draw and Write paper (100shts), blackboard w/double lines, wood pieces set for capital letters, little chalk bits and little sponge bits and mat man hands.

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  • Item #: 007473
    ISBN: 9781934825549
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    Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher’s Guide provides everything you need to understand the program and developemental stages to effectively teach the lessons. Topically, children learn the alphabet, letter and number recognition and formation, counting, shapes, colors and drawing. The writing focus is on uppercase letters, while lowercase letters are taught in the follow up Kick Start Kindergarten for advanced Pre-K children or the Kindergarten program, Letters and Numbers for Me.  (See descriptions in the handwriting section)  There is an incredible amount of information included in the Teacher’s Guide! Lessons are easy to use and there is a suggested 36 week schedule found in the back of the book.

  • Item #: 004033
    ISBN: 9780965326339
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    Memorizing new words and their meanings can be pretty hard or just downright boring! But this innovative book may have your children begging for more! When I (Jessica) reviewed this entertaining book, I could barely put it down long enough to write this review! The words are presented in such a fun way, they're sure to stick with you for a long time. First, each word is written in BIG, BOLD letters with a pronunciation and the definition. Then, under that, the word is changed to what it "sounds" like. Then the best part! There is a short paragraph, a setting that you picture in your own mind, sometimes using the presented word, but centered around what it sounds like. Funny, and interesting, this is the part that really assures retention. Here's an example:

    OBSCURE (obb-SKYOOR) adj.- hazy, unfamiliar, difficult to understand. Sounds like: Hobb's cure.

    Picture in your mind a patient coming out of Dr. Hobb's office. The patient's wife questions him about the examination.

    Wife: What did Dr. Hobb say? Patient: I'm not sure. Wife: Well did he say its curable? Patient: I think so, but maybe not. He was pretty vague. Wife: What's the prescription for? Patient: I have no idea. He told me but I didn't understand. Wife: This is Dr. Hobb's cure? Send yourpatient away in a fog? Patient: It might be. How would I tell?

    See, isn't that fun? Adding to the mental "picture" there are humorous black and white cartoon drawings for about 100 of the words. Each entry ends with an example sentence using the featured word. The book ends with a list of an additional 135 words with definitions and advice on avoiding common "traps" on the SAT. Learn as many new words a day as you want -and keep them with you....for life! 120 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 025125
    ISBN: 9780545459914
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    Once again, Klutz has come out with a truly exceptional arts and crafts kit. Paper twirling, also known as paper filigree or paper quilling, is a lesser known paper craft that has been around for over 500 years (I have to admit, I had never heard of paper twirling before, but the simplicity of the craft and the amazing results you get makes me wonder why a product like this wasn't available earlier). You simply curl strips of paper with the twirling wand and glue them to make assorted objects. Included in the Twirled Paper kit are: a book with project suggestions, well over 100 multi-colored paper strips (24" x 1/8"), a twirling wand, pin board, toothpicks, glue, and wiggle eyes. A handy storage box is also included.

    The huge variety of objects, all aesthetically pleasing, you can make from simple paper coils is absolutely amazing. Although the book provides many creative ideas such as assorted bug/insect pencil toppers, caterpillars, birds, fish, flowers, letters of the alphabet, etc.; don't limit yourself to these. Once you master the many basic shapes introduced (teardrop, wing, eye, slug, gumdrop, tulip, moon, arrow, duck foot, triangle, square, diamond, and rectangle), the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. ~ Enh

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  • Item #: 034155
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    These magnetic letters are perfect for your children to play with on your refrigerator! The set comes with fifty-two uppercase letters (two of each letter) and sixty-eight lower case letters (at least two of each letter, with more commonly used letters having three). The uppercase letters are 1 3/4" tall and the lowercase letters are approximate 1 1/4" tall (varies by letter). All the letters are made out of soft foam, with a solid magnet backing. The vowels are red, while the consonants are yellow, green, blue, or purple, and they come in a plastic storage bucket. - elise

  • Item #: 008933
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    26 pieces: 8 big lines, 6 big curves, 6 little lines, 6 little curves. From Easy Handwriting.

  • Item #: 068025
    ISBN: 9780990777007
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       This is a guide to developmentally appropriate activities in many learning areas – home life/social emotional, math/manipulatives, art/music, science/sensory, language/literacy, outdoor/gross motor, and field trip suggestions. Very little prep is needed to do the activities, just gather the supplies and books listed for a complete introduction with young children or accompaniment to your math and phonics/reading for kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade. Each month (September through May) incorporates a theme and a character trait into the activities, and is 3-hole punched so you can place the pages in a binder for easy access and storage. Printables are included and step-by-step instructions will make it easy for any parent to work through the activities. You should plan on 2 to 4 activities per day, but plan for what fits into your schedule – “flexibility” is the name of this game. 296 pgs, pb.

     

      Within the packet of pages, you will receive a monthly overview printed on card stock that can be hung up so mom can see what they will be covering during the month – a good visual and planning tool. Sections on the monthly overview list the activities to be done in each area of learning. An Introduction to the program explains the philosophy and a list of what will be covered by theme and character trait. The rest of the pages have beautiful photographs, and step-by-step instructions for implementation.

      Let me give you a sampling of one month of the program. The theme for September is “The World I Live In,” and the character trait is “wonder.” Mom’s Toolbox is the first part of every month and this is where some special resources or items will be listed. In September the “Private Eye” loupe and the book Global Art by Mary Ann Kohl are mentioned. Anything found in the “Mom’s Toolbox” section would be good to get your hands on for incorporation later in the lesson. Home Life and Social/Emotional is the first activity section for September and includes the activities of using balloons and a laundry basket to ‘take a hot air balloon ride,’ make a hot air balloon snack, practice your manners by saying please/thank you, clearing dishes after a meal, and planning an emergency exit plan for your home. You can tell already that not all activities will work for all ages, but that’s the beauty – you can adapt as you need to, pick-and-choose as you see fit. The book list for September includes Hot Air, A House is a House for Me, Can You Hear It, Frog and Toad, and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Language and Literacy for September includes tactile letter practice, children developing their own story, and making a book. Math and Manipulatives include activities such as counting and swinging, making a spindle box (counting box), making shapes, a nature math book, and playing a water bottle marble game. Science and Sensory will have your little ones exploring outdoors with simple tools like magnifiers, binoculars, nature guides, etc., making a nature journal and a pendulum, cooking up a batch of herbal tea play dough and creating nature scenes, making an artistic pond, and make a nesting set using cans. Art and Music includes using chicken wire to use as a weaving loom with fabric scraps, making a painting on a long piece of butcher paper, sculpting clay tree faces, using coffee filters to create artistic reproductions, making salt and mirror art, and learning the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Gross Motor and Outside has activities to develop ball skills and play games like Squish the bug, Hit the Hula Hoop, Wonder-Ball and running an obstacle course. Field Trip suggestions are touring the local news station or grocery store. At the end of each month is a supply list so you can see everything at a glance for easier preparation; most items will be things from around your home. A page for monthly memories and two planning pages are included at the end of the month, as well.

      Throughout each month, on every page, are photographs of the activities and children performing the tasks mentioned on the pages. Each month follows a similar format, so it’s pretty easy to get into a routine that fits your lifestyle. The Printables are on card stock and include photos, game instructions and game pieces, and other items that are mentioned during the monthly activities.

      Intended to give some guidance but not dictate the schedule, Year of Playing Skillfully can become a partner for you and your family as you begin the educational journey with your young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 052565
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    Dianne Craft is well known for her successful approaches for equipping families (and teachers) to overcome problems faced by their struggling, but bright learners. Designed for home use, this manual provides an overview of how the brain works, right brain vs. left brain traits, detailed information on the four identified learning gates, brain training exercises, suggestions for a weekly sequence plus daily lesson plans for struggling learners.

    Overwhelmed yet? Don't be. Mrs. Craft has created an easy to use resource that may save you hundreds of dollars in occupational therapy. Beginning with a clear introduction to brain integration therapy she walks you through a brief overview of struggling learners, the importance of crawling and understanding the function of the brain with a focus on the role of the left and right brain.

    With the foundation of the importance of brain integration put forth, she then introduces us to the four learning gates: Visual Processing, Visual/Motor (writing), Auditory Processing, and the Attention/Focusing/Behavior. Observable characteristics of the blocked gates are presented alongside simple activities to determine if your child presents with a blocked gate in one of these areas. For example, a parent might recognize that their child who is struggling to learn to read has a blocked Visual Processing gate if the child needs to underline or point to each word as they read or reverses letters (or words) while reading. While the manual focuses on therapies to improve blocks in the first three gates, Mrs. Craft does offer detailed information on correcting a blocked Attention/Focusing/Behavior gate in her Biology of Behavior audio CD series, which we are pleased to offer separately.

    The remaining sections in the manual are dedicated to explaining a variety of exercises to improve brain integration. These include detailed explanations and step by step instructions paired with numerous black and white photo demonstrations, which leads me into one of the most valuable aspects of this manual: the detailed schedule suggestions.

    The suggested schedule is divided into three areas: Brain Training Sequences designed to be done daily Monday through Thursday; the once a week Brain Training Session which provides exercises specific to one of the blocked gates, and daily lesson plans for reading, writing and math. Parents will find time spent in each subject varies but parents should anticipate 30-45 minutes daily on each subject.

    All in all, this is a user friendly guide for home use. The exercises are well explained and laid out. The background information provides the parent with a deeper understanding of our children with learning glitches. Detailed diagnostic checklists, a diagnostic reading grade placement test, case studies and the optional online support from Mrs. Craft provide parents with necessary tools to best meet the needs of their unique learner. One caveat I would make is regarding the time commitment necessary to gain full benefit of the brain training. The program described will be time intensive for the parent, and the author acknowledges that a parent's willingness to devote a consistent and fairly intense effort is vital to success. If you are looking for something more specific in scope, we also offer Dianne Craft's Teaching the Right Brained Child DVD and Smart Kids Who Hate to Write DVD. Mrs. Craft's materials can be used independently as standalone products, or use them together as they complement each other well. There is minor overlap between the Brain Integration Manual and her workshop DVDs, but there is not a great deal of redundancy and using them together provides parents with additional tools. 2013 Edition. Spiral bound with included 18"x 12" Writing Eight Exercise template. 151 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 004166
    ISBN: 9781933407876
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    Rich and Sharon Jeffus are like the "Backyard Scientist(s)" of art! Their books remind me so much of Jane Hoffman - it's like they can't wait to share everything with you about art! It's delightful to peruse a book in which the authors' enthusiasm is so obvious! Before the actual lessons in this book, you get a wonderful section on using art supplies (finally, someone has taken the time to explain those pencil grades!). Here are lots of "how to's" and incredible tips for drawing with pencil and charcoal, using oil pastels, tempera paints, water colors, and chalk pastels. Following is a page of "recipes" for different modeling compounds, including an edible clay! Before encountering the "real" lessons are 7 full pages of exercises in drawing from basic shapes. This is similar to the technique endorsed by Mona Brooks in Drawing with Children. The heart of the drawing book is the 26 lessons, corresponding to the 26 letters of the alphabet, entitled, The ABC's of Art. Here, in their typical breezy, chatty style the authors have given us much to consider and do on every page. Each lesson contains one or more art principles or definitions, one or more art activities, and information or practice on color and techniques. Plan on spending more than one art period for some of the lessons. As usual, sample artwork and illustrations provide excellent models. It is difficult to decide an "appropriate" age level for this course. While it looks as though Mark, at 7 would be able to do and enjoy the exercises, an adult would be equally instructed! This is an art course you can definitely use with all of your children at once! We only wish it didn't have to end at "Z" (actually, it doesn't really end at "Z", because they've packed an additional goody at the end - a brief overview of the major art styles, along with illustrative examples). We hope Visual Manna will produce additional "beginner-type" books in the future!

  • Item #: 001678
    ISBN: 9781883790257
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    If conventional phonics is not working with your child, or if phonics instruction is turning your "eager to read-er" into a "do we have to?" reader, here's an approach you should try. Based on techniques used in the Reading Recovery program and on observations of methods used by "natural" readers (children who learn to read at young ages despite no formal instruction), this approach takes a middle road between phonics and "sight reading." It is designed to be used one-on-one in a tutoring situation – not in a classroom environment – so it works very well in a home school. The first ingredient is reading, reading, reading to your young child. Predictable readers are used heavily in beginning instruction so that the child can begin to "read" successfully without knowing all of the rules, and can begin to recognize letter-sound correlations in familiar words. Some separate phonics instruction is done as part of the lesson. Initially, letter sounds are taught. From there, instruction depends on the previous day's experience. However, most of the phonics instruction is done within the context of reading and writing about real stories in real books. Phonics rules are not learned in any set sequence, but as the need to use them arises. Books are reread until mastered, then rotated out, with a book on the "cutting edge" of the child's ability added to the mix. A list of recommended children's books is included.

    The author is no stranger to the "great debate" on reading instruction. He has sixteen years of experience teaching in both public and private schools and, as headmaster of a Christian school, oversaw a home education program in which he worked with parents teaching their children to read. He realizes the strong preference homeschoolers have for phonics, but he makes a great case for considering a less "pure" approach. I do think this book is worth reading. After reading it, I realized that my children all learned a little this way, despite my attempts to teach them strictly phonetically. When Mark was learning to read, he just wouldn't wait for me to slowly make it through our phonics program. Armed with the essential basics, he wanted to read, and proceeded to do so; reading and rereading familiar books until they were mastered, demanding explanations of unfamiliar constructs as he went, and then applying this knowledge the next time he encountered a similar phonetic construct. All this from a child who seemed almost dense to me (compared with his older sisters) when using a strictly phonetic method. On reflection, I think he might have done much better from the start if I'd read this book and employed some of these methods. While not for everyone, and certainly not for those of you who won't even consider less than "pure" phonics, I'm hoping this will help with children who may "fall through the cracks" using a traditional phonics approach.

  • Item #: 071134
    ISBN: 9781936981465
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    Designed as a reference or for review, this collection of mini-sized SnapWords® shows the same clever depictions of words as the cards. Arranged alphabetically, the information from the back of the card is also included in an entry adjacent to the picture. This information includes: the word in caps, the motion for the word, and the word used in a sentence. Words from the cards are shown 2 1/8"x 1 3/8" and five to a page. Includes 637 high-frequency words (Dolch, Fry, Fauntas & Pinnell). 135 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 069777
    ISBN: 9781936981229
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     Includes: SnapWords® List A set; SnapWords® NCMDS (numbers, colors, months, days, seasons); Stylized Alphabet Teaching Cards; Easy-for-Me® Children’s Readers Set A; How to Teach SnapWords®; Alphabet Tales; Easy-for-Me® Teaching Manual (with CD).

  • Item #: 069776
    ISBN: 9781936981953
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      The Grade 2 Kit continues with additional sets of SnapWordsÒ and Easy-for-Meä Readers but also moves solidly into spelling instruction. The Grade 2 Teaching Manual is similar in lesson layout to the Grade K-1 Teaching Manual but activity sheets are provided only as PDF files on the accompanying CD. Spelling materials include the Illustrated Book of Sounds and Their Spelling Patterns as well as the Sound Spelling Cards.

    Includes: SnapWords List B, C, F, and Nouns 1 sets; Easy-for-Me Children's Readers Set B and C; Sound Spelling Cards; How to Teach SnapWords; Easy for Me  Reading Grade 2 Teaching Manual (w/ CD); Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns (w/CD); and Activities CD for SnapWords  B, C, F, and N1.

  • 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 #: 067326
    ISBN: 9781936981489
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    Short vowel sounds – a, e, i, o, u (4+ letter words). Long vowel sounds – a-e, ay, ai, ey, ee, y, e-e,  ea, -e, -y, ea, -ey,  i-e, ie, igh, u-e, ew, oo, ue, oe, ui, o,  and pinchy e, schwa, ed past tense, changing y to ied, le endings,  bossy r, adding ing. Sight Words (SnapWords® List B) – got, ask, him, us, am, let, run, into, yes, be, cut, its, may, from, they, away, funny, that, of, them, say, put, must, went, she, fly, when, why, any, try, just, last, than, many, what, show, fast, ate, took, sing, saw, then, who, with, pull, good, too, our, your, eat, take, all, new, tell, still, work, gave, about, read.

  • Item #: 065181
    Retail: $31.99
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      This lightweight cotton mat with a PVC backing offers a stimulating view for infant tummy time or a comfortable place for kids to sit during story time. Both upper- and lower-case letters are represented by adorable pictures of animals, food, and toys and the bright yet neutral color theme will complement the décor of any bedroom, playroom, or homeschool room. 48” x 58”

  • Item #: 063972
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  • Item #: 060936
    ISBN: 9781939814739
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  • Item #: 059123
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    The official set of wood pieces from Handwriting Without Tears, this is laminated wood, smoothly sanded and ready for little hands. There are twenty-six pieces total – eight large straight lines, six large curved lines, six small curved lines, and six small straight lines.

  • Item #: 056129
    ISBN: 9781465408495
    Retail: $19.95
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    In today's world of emails, texts and instant messaging, the use of proper language and communication skills is quickly being devalued and forgotten. However, whether realized or not, future employers, colleges, and even spouses will evaluate our young people on their ability to communicate clearly and effectively. This step-by-step, visual guide may be the perfect tool for teaching or re-teaching valuable language arts skills that produce skilled communicators. Covering the four core English Language Arts subjects-Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling and Communication Skills, this well-organized resource is visually appealing and clearly written. In the grammar section, students will review the purpose of grammar and parts of speech, as well as commonly misused words, negatives, idioms, analogies, figures of speech, colloquialisms, slang and much more. The punctuation section provides review of common punctuation signs as well as appropriate use of bullet points, numbers/dates, asterisks, italics and much more, including a brief look at the alternative use of other punctuation with Twitter®. Spelling covers alphabetical order. syllables, roots, prefixes and suffixes, homonyms, homophones, British and American spellings plus much more. The final section, Communication Skills, covers effective communication, paragraphing, layout, writing skills necessary for letters/ emails and the web, as well as writing essays and speeches. A final section offers a thorough reference guide for quick answers to common writing dilemmas. Interesting tidbits are scattered throughout. Personally, the discussion of how our language has changed intrigued me. For instance, decades ago I was taught the possessive of a word ending with "s" was "apostrophe," but it is more commonly accepted now to use "s apostrophe s"--compare "Jess' to Jess's" car. That is just the tip of the helpful information in this great resource. This would make a perfect supplement for media-saturated students or one who has shutdown from the monotony of endless drilling and diagramming. 256 pgs, sc. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 054493
    ISBN: 9780393264517
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    Used as a reference in the Read with the Best program, this two-volume set begins with some Native American stories and accounts of first meetings with Europeans and ends with works of American authors born the 1960s. For being a shorter version of Norton's Anthology, this set still contains over 3000 pages. The first book covers "Beginnings to 1865" and is 1312 pages plus appendix. The second volume is 1716 pages and covers 1865 to the present. Both volumes also contain selected bibliographies, history and criticisms in the back, plus an index. Some of the authors included are: Benjamin Franklin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Jack London, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, and Louise Erdrich (to name just a few). There are a few black-and-white illustrations and some color plates as well. Books measure 6 x 9 inches and together are 3.25 inches thick. A great resource for many language arts programs. pb. ~ Sara

    Please note: If you are using as a literature resource for Read with the Best: American Literature I or American Literature II, please note that these works are not included in the Shorter 9th Edition (but all can be found online):

    Read with the Best: American Literature I

    • Letters of John and Abigail Adams
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "A Slave's Dream
    • Patrick Henry: "Give Me Liberty" speech

    Read With the Best: American Literature II

    • Walt Whitman: "Oh Captain! My Captain!" and "I Hear America Singing"
    • Edith Wharton: "April Showers"
    • Edwin Arlington Robinson: Mr. Floods Party
    • Edna St. Vincent Millay: Recuerdo, Apostrophe to Man, I Forgot for a Moment
    • Ernest Hemingway: "The Big Two-Hearted River"
    • John Steinbeck: "The Leader of the People"
    • Eudora Welty: "A Worn Path"

     

  • Item #: 045853
    ISBN: 9781589470767
    Retail: $12.99
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    This award-winning program combines games, puzzles, movies, songs, and more for hours of fun and basic skill development. It features over 140 activities that teach letter recognition, beginning sounds, letter-sound association, alphabetizing, problem-solving, and vocabulary building. Students hop aboard an alphabet train and let the alligator conductor introduce them to each letter of the alphabet. Children can also hunt for objects that begin with the letter at the top of the screen on each of the 24 letter scenes – and discover fun animations along the way. There are pictures with hidden letters in them for students to find, and 78 coloring pages that students paint on the computer. A firehouse game provides hilarious entertainment when students correctly match letters and an elephant finds ways to put out a fire.

    The CD-ROM with workbook set includes a colorful 128 page workbook that complements the skills taught in the software program. The workbook activities include matching, tracing and writing letters, coloring, tic-tac-toe, and more. System requirements: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, ME or 98; Mac OS X 10.5 or below.