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  • Item #: 026320
    ISBN: 9780026747127
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    ISBN: 9780026747073
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    ISBN: 9780026747257
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    ISBN: 9780026747141
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    ISBN: 9780026747110
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    ISBN: 9780026747288
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    ISBN: 9780026747295
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    ISBN: 9780026747264
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    ISBN: 9780026747066
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    ISBN: 9780026747080
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    ISBN: 9780026747271
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    ISBN: 9780026747325
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  • Item #: 019512
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    Motivating emerging readers is what it's all about! Published by Calvert School, everything in this course (formerly called Come Read with Me) is designed to ignite a student's love of learning – particularly the love of learning to read. The DVD format (40 video lessons) means both parent and student can learn from the systematic, phonics-based approach to reading that simultaneously provides a language-rich environment that optimizes learning. Designed for young children who are familiar with the letters of the alphabet and full of sing-alongs, stories, poems, field trips, and games, this hands-on course helps develop reading readiness skills and prepares young students to read a storybook written just for them.

    The DVD format allows the student to "visit" the National Aquarium in Baltimore, meet young people training for the U.S. Olympic Whitewater Team, follow a river from the mountains to the sea, watch a model rocket launch at the Goddard Space Flight Center, enjoy the performance of a children's jump-rope team and learn about volcanoes, quilts, dinosaurs, and airplanes – all experiences that reinforce specific skills.

    In addition to the DVDs, the course includes a detailed guidebook, interactive activities, a beginning reader, and finger puppets. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 007146
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    A workbook of pre-reading exercises for those first weeks. 64 pgs.

  • Item #: 019746
    ISBN: 9780553380842
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    Many women today suffer from "unexplained" neck, back, and joint pain, and although they may take an abundance of pain-killers, visit a chiropractor regularly, or even see their doctor about this, it may not improve. Physical therapist Peggy Brill heard many complaints such as this in her practice, and it became her goal to find a way to help women with these problems. At the end of her searching and investigation the Core Program was developed. The Core Program is named for the groups of muscles on our torso; our abdominals, back muscles, neck muscles, and hip muscles. Peggy explains that these muscles stabilize our spinal cord, but when they become weakened, or one of a pair of opposing muscles becomes weakened, then they don't support the spinal cord properly, vertebral segments are not aligned properly, resulting in impaired nerve input to the muscles, which results in malfunctioning muscles, pain, and weakness. The solution to all of this? Doing exercises to strengthen our "core" muscles, tone our bodies, and end the aches and pains! Peggy has developed a series of exercises, designed to you to do 15 minutes each day that will help build and restore these muscles. She includes a self-test for you to perform, and rate the difficulty in holding a certain position. For any positions that may be uncomfortable, she pinpoints probable weak areas in your muscle structure. Depending on how easy or difficult this test is, you may spend a longer or shorter time working at the "Core Foundation" set of exercises, before moving on to the Intermediate Core, and then the Ultimate Core.

    Peggy guarantees many beneficial effects to working in these exercises each day. Core goals include releasing muscle tension, strengthening muscles, enhancing stamina and flexibility, restoring alignment, and reshaping your body. In addition, you're preventing future aches and pains, reducing the risk or relieving the symptoms of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, as well as reducing the chance of muscle injury as well as urinary tract infections. I know it sounds too good to be true, but I kept reading, and I read through the many, many contented, and even ecstatic responses to her program from women who have eliminated their everyday aches and pains, found more energy, feel healthier, and have lost inches from their hips and thighs as a result. The only catch is that you have to keep doing them, or else you'll eventually fall back into your old patterns. However, the exercises are easy to learn, and consist of a lot of stretching, and very simple but effective exercises that maximize results and primarily target those core muscles. Very quickly you'll have the routine down, and will be able to complete all the exercises in only 15 minutes. Obviously, even 15 minutes is a hard commodity to find in anyone's day, but if you have to, set the kids down with an educational video or something, and shut yourself in your room. There's no special equipment, no particular clothes you have to wear, you can do these exercises anywhere, and it's only after you reach the hard-core stage of the Ultimate Core that you'll have to use some 2-5 lb. ankle and hand weights. Besides the chapters on the exercises, Peggy also includes chapters on posture, a kind of "user's manual" to your musculoskeletal system, more science behind her program, her own story and how she developed the program, as well as motivation to get you working, and keep you to it. Now, I must admit I'm intrigued. Having recently taken up running, I've been working in abdominal exercises and some others as well, but I know I'm not isolating many other "core" muscles that she's talking about. I think I'm going to give this a try myself. I'm starting tomorrow - I'll let you know how it goes... - Jess

  • Item #: 006728
    ISBN: 9781888344165
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    Do you want a reading program without a reading curriculum? Or maybe a reading program in which the kids enjoy the "great" books, discuss them at the dinner table, and don't even realize they're in a reading "program"? If either answer is yes, this book is for you. And I do mean for you. Reading Strands is designed for the teacher to use. It shows you how to teach your children to appreciate fiction. Author Dave Marks wants our children to develop a love for reading, first and foremost. Reading should be fun for a child, something he/she eagerly looks forward to. They need to share their reading experience and enjoyment with others, also. Those around them need to express an interest in what they're reading and their opinion of what they've read. Through oral discussion, Dave shows us how to help our children get more out of reading and begin to read for deeper understanding. Reading Strands contains simple Socratic dialogue samples, based on Bloom's taxonomy, showing you how to discuss fiction with your children based on their age level. Literary components and terms are explained so that you can, at appropriate age levels, discuss these intelligently with your children. Mr. Marks also cautions us that, to some extent, "you are what you read." He wants us to become serious about selecting the types of reading materials we want our children to "consume" based on what kind of people we want them to become. To aid us in selecting books, Reading Strands contains numerous reading lists: suggested books based on grade level, a graded list of books popular with reading teachers, a listing of children's favorite books, Coretta Scott King Award Books, Caldecott Medal winners, Newbery Medal winners, Children's Library recommendations, and a list of Great Classics. Whew! Even if you didn't use this approach as your basic reading program, employing the ideas contained in Reading Strands would greatly enhance your children's overall enjoyment and understanding of literature. 138 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 044214
    ISBN: 9781420680577
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    This book provides practice for older readers to enhance their reading skills, using a variety of different texts similar to what they would come across in their daily lives. It is divided into two parts: Key Reading Skills and Reading Texts. The first part focuses on specific skills, including scanning, predicting, working out word meanings, understanding a writer's purpose, understanding complex sentences, interpreting graphs and tables, inferring, and reading critically. Each unit focuses on one of those skills, with a brief explanation on what the skill is, how to use it, and why you might need to use it. A follow-up activity provides practice in using the skill, with an example text to read, and a series of related short-answer questions to complete. In the second part, students are given a variety of texts, including excerpts from textbooks, articles, novels, web pages, film reviews and cartoons. Three groups of activities accompany every text, one to complete before reading the text, one designed to test recall, and one intended for a student's personal response to the text. All in all, the book has a very no-nonsense visual appearance, with black-and-white pages and few illustrations. If your previous reading comprehension program does not cover this age level, or you feel that your junior high student could use some additional reading skills practice, you might consider this one. 30 units (lessons) total, with answers included in the back. Reproducible for classroom or family use only. – Jess

  • Item #: 120782
    ISBN: 9781579241759
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  • Item #: 026329
    ISBN: 9780838851371
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  • Item #: 125641
    ISBN: 9781579244446
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  • Item #: 067921
    ISBN: 9781938700293
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  • Item #: 000335
    ISBN: 9781929683581
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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 #: 011589
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    Bearstone, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Lyddie, The Yearling.

  • Item #: 116582
    ISBN: 9781579241742
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  • Item #: 037828
    ISBN: 9781615386895
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    To provide more reading practice as well as experience with more difficult phonics concepts, First Start Book E provides the perfect preparation for transitioning into StoryTime Treasures, Memoria Press’ first grade reading/literature guides. Each of the eight lessons focuses on a particular phonics concept and each include a story.

  • Item #: 000345
    ISBN: 9781929683598
    Retail: $100.00
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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 #: 026335
    ISBN: 9780838851418
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  • Item #: 011587
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    Red Scarf Girl, Hatchet, The Call of the Wild, Famous Stories for Performance.