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  • Item #: 053041
    ISBN: 9781936706211
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    Denise Eide passionately believes that mastery of English (literacy) could be greatly simplified by:

    Understanding that there is a method behind the madness; English is systematic (at least 98% of the time)

    Learning and embracing the rules of this system

    And here I thought this was common knowledge. Now I understand why Spelling is one of our largest-selling areas. I was not aware that, according to the National Report Card, 34% of fourth graders cannot read and 68% are below proficient. Apparently, this has gone on for some time since 48% of all adults are also not proficient readers, according to the same report. The author also bemoans the fact that "intensive phonics is saved almost exclusively for students who struggle". Written in 2011, this book is not an outdated tome from the sight-reading era. Apparently, this is the current state of affairs in the country at large. The author firmly believes that the cause of the problem is that the structure, the logic, of English is not understood or taught. This not only hinders reading, writing, and spelling skills, but results in discouraged children who become illiterate adults. In writing this book, the author hoped to demystify the English system for parents and teachers, helping them turn the situation around in our nation. I think she has succeeded in this volume. Her presentation is comprehensive, clear, and well-organized. Helpful charts and tables punctate the concise text, lending additional structure and simplification to the narrative. A list of tables in the front helps you find specific information quickly. The book concludes with appendices that sum up most of the material in lists or charts providing a handy, ongoing reference.

    While I hope most homeschoolers have used or are using an intensive phonics program, this book would be an excellent refresher and reference. If you are one of the many homeschoolers whose children were taught to read in the public school system, you need to get this book and read it. Then you need to teach the rules of the English system to your children. If your children are past the phonics stage, but still having trouble with reading or spelling, this book will help you back up, understand the system, and get your children back on track. And, if you are just starting to teach your children to read, you will want to read this book first. Then, for more direct teaching materials, see the Logic of English program from Pedia Learning, inspired by this volume.

  • Item #: 054540
    ISBN: 9781936706709
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    2nd edition also includes instruction on writing numbers 0-9 and handwriting strokes.

  • Item #: 016068
    ISBN: 9781936706228
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  • Item #: 067736
    ISBN: 9781942154778
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  • Item #: 067737
    ISBN: 9781942154136
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  • Item #: 038815
    ISBN: 9781942154150
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  • Item #: 071221
    ISBN: 9781942154211
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  • Item #: 000420
    ISBN: 9781593631222
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    Covers analogies, relationships, deductive reasoning, problem solving, and organizing information. Lots of variety and interesting activities.

  • Item #: 048478
    ISBN: 9781880045152
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    A helpful resource that provides an alphabetical list of high-frequency words as well as commonly misspelled words.

  • Item #: 071220
    ISBN: 9781942154198
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  • Item #: 034325
    ISBN: 9780825151231
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    For those spare minutes in your school day, try incorporating these short logic activities. While some may require just a minute or two of thinking, others may keep your students busy for closer to five or ten minutes. Either way, their minds will be stretched instead of sitting idle. Each logic problem is written on its own page of the half-size book, so you can easily make copies of the warm-ups for multiple students or simply write the problems on a whiteboard where everyone can see it. Answers are included in the back of the book. 207 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 063932
    ISBN: 9781937032555
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       Learn logic in a day!  That is, a day in the life of Fred.  Here is a complete coverage of logic in a mere 176 pages.  No ancillaries required.  That’s right.  No separate teacher book, no test pack, no workbook needed.  It’s all right here – the whole “Kittens” caboodle.  Fred, now six (and still a professor at Kittens U), is preparing to give a logic lecture.  Ironically, and somewhat conveniently, Duck (first introduced in Life of Fred: Apples) pays Fred a visit and provides ample fodder for some of the first topics covered in the book.  Duck, who always speaks in sentences that are false, helps to illustrate both logic sentence structure and the concept of every sentence being True or False.  As always, Dr. Schmidt manages to both entertain and train.  Along with the levity and random bits of eclectic knowledge provided in chapter 1, Dr. Schmidt gets right down to introducing us to both pure and applied logic and the language of logic (the use of symbols, modeling, and structures) – all in the first few pages of the book.   From there, the course progresses through the topics of truth tables, connectives, the language of logic, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, logic fallacies (covered all in ONE conversation), and predicate logic.  These first six chapters provide a complete high school logic course.  Once logic as a second language is mastered, working through the remaining ten chapters is the equivalent of completing a college-level logic course.   This part of the course is more heavily theoretical.  It uses the structures and models learned in the first part of the course, progressing to proofs, introducing more complex structures and lemmas, and giving much thought to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.   No prerequisites are required to begin this course, though I think it would help if your student had completed Algebra and Geometry before tackling it.  While the math skills themselves are not needed, the ability to reason well and think logically (and somewhat mathematically) is.  There are no exercises to complete, though there are 99 “puzzles” to solve.  In addition to a very alert and thoughtful mind, familiarity with and understanding of symbolic language, proofs, combinations, set theory, and other topics typically covered in higher-level math would aid solutions.  As far as teaching time, there is none.  The course is totally self-instructional.  Instruction is directed to the student/reader and all answers are included in the back of the book.  Dr. Schmidt goes to great lengths as the book’s narrator to make sure the student does not take the easy road and check the answers before first exercising his/her brain.  He also already anticipates questions and objections the student might have, with many “reader” interjections, shown in distinctive font, at these points.   One quibble I have with the book (and a caution to parents) is Dr. Schmidt’s unnecessary incorporation of drugs (cocaine) and drinking used in one of the early examples in the book.   I can guess the reason for this, but I wish he had considered another option….  This course will appeal most to those who enjoy math, enjoy Fred, and enjoy a good story along with their study.

  • Item #: 062255
    ISBN: 9781454909408
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    Similar to Grid Perplexors but with a crime-solving setting, this book holds 60 cases for you to solve. Humorous and fun scenarios are presented and you sort through the facts to solve the crime. Each puzzle has different variations on the grid – number of squares, pattern, etc. The crime stories take place in Enigamaville where Lieutenant Larry Logic works to solve them. Each story or crime is followed by five logic puzzles that need to be solved in order to solve a sixth puzzle. The solutions to the final puzzles in each case are then used to solve one final puzzle in the book. There are ten cases to be solved, and if you aren’t sure of your finds, the answers are in the back of the book. Spiral bound, 96 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 053535
    ISBN: 9781935000235
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    A supplement that provides 1001 questions (about 26 per chapter) for Introductory Logic. This would be a helpful resource if you were looking for additional examples for each chapter or material for creating tests. The questions are divided by lesson and numbered for quick reference. Answers are provided. Spiral-bound.

  • Item #: 011105
    ISBN: 9781402705410
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    They weren't kidding when they named this book! These logic puzzles are definitely Mensa-worthy brainteasers. Many of the puzzles deal with determining order, as in a seating arrangement, the order of ingredients added to a potion, or the sequence of events in a nightmare, for example. Other puzzles require using clues to correctly matching up columns, such as linking first names with last names and an occupation. Although these sound just like clue-grid puzzles, these are much more difficult because you aren't provided with a rubric to help organize and eliminate possibilities. 67 puzzles. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 000419
    ISBN: 9781593630928
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    This book practices seven different thinking skills (sequencing, relationships, analogies, deductive reasoning, patterns, making inferences, and analysis) presented in a format designed for the pre-reader. You may well be able to use this book even for preschool children. Visual clues introduce and reinforce higher-level thinking.

  • Item #: 000417
    ISBN: 9781593630881
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  • Item #: 000416
    ISBN: 9781593630874
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  • Item #: 067841
    ISBN: 9781454918110
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     You wait at the dock as a cabin cruiser approaches. Joining six other people (three men and three women) you embark on journey four miles from the mainland to Montague Island. Your mission is to solve a variety of murder mystery activities which leads you to learn more about the guests, the house, the island and even a secret about the mansion itself. A unique, thought provoking twist on the typical logic book. Solutions included. Spiral bound. 96 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 013922
    ISBN: 9781593630911
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  • Item #: 013920
    ISBN: 9781593630898
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  • Item #: 013921
    ISBN: 9781593630904
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  • Item #: 062254
    ISBN: 9781454912026
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      Logic is often an underrated skill, and isn’t just for lawyers. Problem solving is an important skill for everyone, and this book’s puzzles will help hone that skill. There are 12 different logic tests and within each test are four logic games. Read the short paragraph in each game and sort the facts in order to answer the questions logically. The tricky thing about these quandaries is that there can be more than one correct answer. Following the puzzle, there will be 5 or 6 questions with a list of possibilities – this will help you sort out the correct option to logically solve your puzzle. Answers are found in the back of the book. Intended for fun, but learning to think logically can improve your test-taking skills. 127 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 055051
    ISBN: 9781402779312
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    These small, 96-page puzzle books are compact enough to fit into a purse, large pocket or backpack for on-the-go puzzling anywhere. All books feature one puzzle per page with answers in the back. Boggle® Puzzles consist of a 4x4 grid of letters, with a list of how many 5-, 6-, 7-, or 8-letter words are hidden within. Words may be any direction! 60 puzzles. Boggle® Logic puzzles are like Boggle® backwards! You're given a list of words and a partial letter grid. Your job is to use the words to figure out which letter belongs to which blank cube on the grid. 72 puzzles in all.

  • Item #: 067840
    ISBN: 9781454912453
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  • Item #: 038555
    ISBN: 9780974531526
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    For such a useful study, logic can be a bit intimidating. This pair of workshops by two homeschool graduates goes a long way toward making the topic more understandable. A single DVD covers both Part I – Learning to Think Logically and Part II – Using Your Thinking Toolbox. The DVD also includes PDF files for the workshop handouts. Originally given to a roomful of students, Hans and Nathaniel Bluedorn together present both workshops (each about 50 minutes). With a wry touch of humor and some audience interaction they examine several different types of fallacies in Part I and ways to strengthen and train yourself to think logically in Part II. Watching a workshop video is never the same as being there in person; perhaps the biggest loss is the absence of the illustrative cartoons that were obviously a part of the original workshop. Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbes, and Far Side do not allow their cartoons to be used in video presentations and I found myself regretting that fact. Still, if you're wanting an introduction to the whole subject of logic, this is a good way to start.

  • Item #: 000418
    ISBN: 9781593631161
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  • Item #: 022200
    ISBN: 9781930820029
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    This book provides a straightforward approach to basic English grammar and how to apply that grammar to writing skills. There are 40 lessons, each with four pages featuring practice with four different skills: parts of speech, mechanics, diagramming and proofreading. In the first part of each lesson, students complete exercises such as identifying the parts of speech in sentences, choosing the correct parts of speech, and linking parts of speech with others, (i.e. - circling an adjective and then drawing an arrow to the word it describes, etc.). In the mechanics section of each lesson, students learn a rule or common error associated with the part of speech just learned. Examples of exercises include choosing the correct form of words, identifying incorrect usage of words, correcting punctuation, improving poorly written sentences, and more. The third section of each lesson focuses on diagramming. As students work through the book, they will begin by diagramming two or three word sentences and work their way up to very complicated ones. Sometimes students will have to correct the sentences before they diagram them. The final section on proofreading contains a passage that students must edit, with errors which typically correspond to topics covered in the featured lesson. At the beginning of the book the instructions tell students the number of errors in each sentence, later changing to the number of errors found in the whole passage, and by the end of the book students are expected to find all the errors without any tips. After every ten lessons in the book, there is a two-page review section. This section follows the same format as the lessons but includes content from the previous ten lessons to make sure students are retaining what they've learned. The end of the book holds a glossary of grammar terms and answer key. While the early exercises in the book are relatively simple and may be appropriate for older elementary students, later exercises are more complex - at more of a high school level. We've changed the recommended grade level to 7-12 due to some irreverent and slightly edgy content that is more appropriate for older students (slang like "barf" and other attention-getting "gross" content, humorous mentions of actresses with revealing dresses, etc.). Not reproducible. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 028080
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    The Kids Deck is the only deck with just three levels. Intended to be used with younger children, many of the puzzles require visual discrimination with pictures, patterns, and sequencing. There are only three symbol clues in this deck and they are not found often find the element or object that doesn't belong in the pattern, find the missing element, and which answer is correct.

  • Item #: 045541
    ISBN: 9781930953253
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    If you are planning on doing Latina Christiana I with your children this coming year, here is a great opportunity to study the Latin words you'll be learning as vocabulary roots as well, reinforcing the word meanings in both places! Of course, even if you're not studying Latin concurrently, this book offers a strong root-based vocabulary course that examines Latin roots and some Greek roots as well. Each lesson presents a group of roots, prefixes, and suffixes to learn which correspond to the order of lessons in Latina Christiana I. Roots, prefixes and suffixes are introduced with their meanings, and are also clearly labeled with an "R", "P" or "S." Words that contain these parts are listed below in shaded boxes, and meanings are also provided for these words along with additional explanation or notes that are helpful. After the meaning has been given, a sentence with a blank is provided where the student can see how the word is used in context. Some lessons also contain a continuation of a story with blanks here and there, where students must supply the appropriate root-based word they have studied to complete the story. There are challenging review quizzes at the end of every lesson, which test students' knowledge of definitions, prefix meanings, suffix meanings, root meanings, and even the differences between a word's meaning in Latin and the word's meaning in English! Context Quizzes are also provided periodically, where students fill in the blanks in sentences by using words from the word bank above, gathered from several different lessons. There is no separate teacher's guide, so occasionally, teacher notes are referenced in the margins and explained at the end of the lesson. Complete answer keys are provided at the end of the book, along with alphabetical lists of all words introduced, words by prefix, words by suffix, root words, prefixes and suffixes all indexed by lesson number. With no fancy layout or graphics and a rigorous examination of roots, prefixes and suffixes, this a solid choice for root-based vocabulary study. 192 pgs, pb. – Jess

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