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  • Item #: 032082
    ISBN: 9781580372534
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    Note taking is a valuable skill that will help students retain information, organize research, and improve their test-taking abilities. This book provides exercises that will help children start developing this skill at an early age. Sections of the book guide children through an array of note-taking strategies to use when reading from textbooks or novels, researching and using online sources, and taking notes in class or from another spoken source. Each worksheet holds a short, interesting passage followed by a note-taking activity covering a specific tactic such as recognizing the main idea and details, chronological order, summarizing, tables, Venn diagrams and other graphic organizers, scanning, character, note cards, bibliography, and other helpful methods. Suggestions are also given for teachers which will allow students the opportunity to practice taking notes in class, such as reading an article aloud to students or watching an educational video. If students don't recognize the benefits of this skill now, they definitely will when they are in college! ~ Steph

  • Item #: 022861
    ISBN: 9781561752935
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    Learning how to outline can be a confusing challenge for any student, but this workbook provides 24 activities that build upon each other to break down the different steps involved. The book truly takes students step by step through the outlining process, starting small and then growing complex, giving them plenty of practice with each step. Students first learn about the aspects of an outline, such as the title, main topics, sub-topics, and details, and then they put each component to work. Students begin the workbook by learning about titles and making up some title names for different situations. Then they learn about adding topics, sub-topics, and other details. Worksheets include exercises like filling in outlines using word banks and other prompts, making up subtopics and details for an outline, choosing the main topic from a sentence, and much more. By the end of the workbook, students are creating their own outlines and writing a report from an outline. Reproducible, answers provided. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 022872
    ISBN: 9781561750566
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    Subtitled Step-by-Step Outlining Instruction and Practice, this is a complete resource for teaching basic outlining skills. After introducing what an outline is and its purpose, it thoroughly covers the four parts of an outline: title, main topic, subtopics, and details. Incorporated into the instruction is lots of practice on creating outlines from a paragraph, writing paragraphs from an outline, and even using outlines to help plan events. 44 reproducible pgs. - Anh

  • Item #: 008535
    ISBN: 9781933339740
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    Reviews the skills developed in Levels 1 & 2. Covers independent cross-curricular compositions in the following subject areas: history (significance, cause/effect); literature (fiction, poetry, comparing fiction & poetry, research writing, literary criticism); and science (cause/effect, analysis/review) as well as movie review, place description, chronological narrative, and classic essay.

  • Item #: 029564
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  • Item #: 042489
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  • Item #: 040293
    ISBN: 9781554513949
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    Designed to help students who are continuing on to college hone their research skills, this book by two professional librarians is an easy-to-use guide to navigating the sometimes intimidating world of information. Four sections cover the research process from beginning to end, from preparing yourself for research, to locating information, evaluating and processing information, and finally on how to use your research. A variety of information sources are covered, from search engines to libraries, library websites, OPAC, databases, archives, and interviews. Once you've discovered how to find your way around the myriad of information sources available, Section 3 will help you make good use of what you've found. Students will learn the "ABC" method to evaluate sources of information in light of the information's "author and authority", "body" (objectivity, accuracy, completeness, relevancy and format), and "currency". Skimming, scanning, note-taking, and citing skills are also covered here. Throughout the guide diagrams, forms, bullets, quirky illustrations and short paragraphs make the information easily accessible and very digestible. If your students are feeling a little nervous about tackling those college research papers, this is an up-to-date, relevant guide that may be an invaluable help without being a huge time investment. Revised and updated; 122 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 064551
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    Planner is 6.25" x 9".

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  • Item #: 002992
    ISBN: 9781882796199
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    Ideas for math activities cover number systems, algebraic patterns and functions, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability, problem solving, communication (concept maps, note taking, vocabulary), and representation (charts, graphs) in 128 pgs.

  • Item #: 051844
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    Help build confidence in your developing artists with these strong colored pencils that erase effortlessly. Each pencil is equipped with its own eraser, so you can erase pigment and worries of stray lines or marks. These colored pencils are not only great for a wide range of artistic applications (sketching, journaling, realistic drawing, mixed media, etc.), but also for adding style to your everyday note taking when a regular grey pencil won't do.

  • Item #: 035879
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    Out of milk? Running low on bread? Just check it off on this list of common groceries and household provisions! Items are divided into categories with blank spaces provided in each category for additional necessities. Then just rip off your shopping list to take to the store – or send it with your hub without having to worry about him trying to read your handwriting! Features a magnet on the back so you can hang it right where you need it – on the refrigerator!

  • Item #: 001295
    ISBN: 9781629500003
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    Here is a book that will help a student achieve more in all subjects, indeed, in all of life. It starts by helping the student understand what type of learner he is (left brain vs. right brain; visual, auditory, or kinesthetic) and how this affects his ability to study. Assessment tests are provided to make this step easier. From here, step-by-step procedures are included for improving students' organizational skills, time management, problem solving, note-taking, power reading, test taking, memory skills, and more! Peppered throughout are plenty of practical suggestions and ready-to-use forms. Help your students become more effective and efficient learners with this 288-page revised edition.

  • Item #: 062019
    ISBN: 9781429121576
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    These jumbo sized cards contain common music symbols like notes, dynamics, rests, and more to help drill your student on their music knowledge. The note cards are for duration (quarter note, whole note, eighth note, etc.) instead of pitch value such as is found in some sets of flashcards. The set of 94 cards comes with ideas for 9 different activities and games to enrich learning and the cards themselves have a plastic coating for added durability. Each card is approx. 5.5x 8.5 - Laura.

  • Item #: 060635
    ISBN: 9781593177522
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    This book offers help and encouragement to build a habit of memorizing Scripture. This author allows you to choose the Scripture; the book focuses on key methods of memorizing using games and activities, as well as lesson plans for an intensive six-week memorization program. The book starts by explaining the benefits of memorization: for praying, allowing the Spirit to speak, and building faith. The Keys and Methods to memorizing are diverse and helpful: how to start, learn by chunks, learn with pictures, learn by singing, etc. Sometimes the included games aid in memorization; sometimes they initiate or trigger the memory time in a group of students (the winner of this game will lead the group in Scripture memory, for example). The book contains a few black & white photos here and there and provides plenty of note taking space in each chapter. 92 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 051448
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    Students study Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and Late Modern English. They learn suffixes, prefixes, roots, changing connotations, and problems in diction. Students also learn paragraph order, develop paragraphs, and create unity in paragraphs. Various types of speeches are demonstrated: manuscript, memorized, impromptu, and extemporaneous. Students learn to write an introduction, complete the structure of an argument, and apply amplification and conclusion to their speeches. They learn to give interviews, listen actively, and note taking techniques. Also included is the history of radio, television, motion pictures and newspapers. Book reports are completed throughout the year based on novels read in many different genres: science fiction, mystery, humor, adventure, tragedy and drama.

  • Item #: 018615
    ISBN: 9781623411381
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    Here's a tremendous resource if you've been through the Teaching Structure and Style video workshop (as a teacher). Saving you the trouble of gathering all your own source material and creating assignments, this four-section packet provides blackline masters for source texts for supplemental assignments in Units 1-6 as well as teaching helps and assignments. Also included are some of the reproducible handouts from the TWSS course. Written materials are labeled according to reading level, and instruction is included for adjusting teaching for different age/grade levels. All of the source materials are reproducible for one family/class. Part 1 provides 39 articles for note-taking and summarizing (Units 1 & 2) and a "User Guide" - instructions for these articles which include the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level, discussion questions, and assignments. Part 2 provides 30 story sequence sources for Unit 3 and a "Success Guide" for these stories that includes model outlines, tips for teaching students how to rewrite the stories, the Story Sequence Chart and helps for teaching through it. Part 3 provides 41 mini-books – source material for Units 4 & 6. Part 4 provides 19 pictures for Unit 5 along with teaching procedures and suggested outlines and stories. About 100 pgs, 3-hole-punched, loose leaf. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 069066
    ISBN: 9781629820378
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       This great resource can be used at the PK-K level to teach simple science concepts connected with Bible truth. 34 easy-to-use lessons include colored illustrations and pictures and supply list. “What to do” gives the steps for the activity or experiment, an explanation of what happened or was observed, and an application with Bible reference. Lessons are short and age-appropriate and can be used in conjunction with the Christian Liberty Preschool Activity Book or as a stand-alone science program. 28 lessons are themed with a letter of the alphabet. For example, J for Joyful Noise (Music). Children use jars of water in varying amounts to create music by tapping on them. The Bible Application is about music as worship, David playing his harp for King Saul, and the angels singing at Jesus’ birth. The 2-3 page lessons are random science concepts with fun hands-on activities. Note taking pages are included at the back. Spiral bound, 130 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 051463
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    Physical Science: Students study living organisms and their responses to the environment. They also study population growth, food chains, and ecological succession. Students learn to read a weather map and study weather instruments, fronts and masses, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning and clouds. The curriculum includes hands-on laboratory experiences, research projects, textbook information acquisition and note taking techniques. Students also study speed, velocity, acceleration and gravity. Through experiments they evaluate chemical reactions. They study air, water, and chemical pollution as well as fossil fuels, solar energy, and energy conservation. Also studied are: electric currents, fields and circuits along with magnetic fields and electromagnetism. Special lab items are necessary at this level and include beakers, safety goggles, gram scale, copper sulfate, 0.5 M acetic acid, crucible tongs, and zinc (mossy).

  • Item #: 039066
    ISBN: 9781886941038
    Retail: $18.95
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    “A practical plan for school success” is the subtitle of this workbook, and that’s exactly what it is! The title may lead you to believe that it is merely a workbook on “how to study,” but really, it is a comprehensive book on “how to learn” through the use of different skills and strategies. Each of the nine chapters dedicates itself to teaching your child a different strategy, including organizational skills, learning style strategies, communication, improving reading comprehension, note-taking, memorization, test-taking, how to tackle homework, and stress management. The pages within each chapter contain hands-on exercises that will get you moving and implementing these strategies. There are also practical “mini-quizzes” that will help you evaluate what your strengths and weaknesses are. Then the rest of the chapter is full of forms, checklists, tips, and mock tests and assignments to help you master these strategies. Answer key, instructor lesson plan, and certificate of achievement are all included in the back of this reproducible workbook. This item would be helpful for any student planning on taking high school or junior college courses before heading off to college! Pb, 158 pgs. – elise

  • Item #: 037559
    ISBN: 9780984549627
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    Think it might be fun to learn a little history from the land "down under"? This writing course will give you that option – or it could be used to supplement a full-blown Australian history course (there's a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way you'll find this course to be an interesting way to learn and practice the IEW writing skills – note taking, writing from notes, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references, writing stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essay composition, and writing reviews/critiques as well as their stylistic elements. There are 2-4 lessons for each of these units (23 lessons total) that cover history, animals, landmarks and biographical sketches – all pertinent to Australia. Lessons typically include the objective, a source text(s), specific instruction about both structure and style skills, and a check sheet. The consumable text is written to the student and could be used as a sequel to the Student Writing Intensive or as a beginning writing course if the teacher/parent has viewed the Teaching Writing Structure & Style course. Note: the Australian author uses the British spelling of some words (i.e. summarising). 140 pgs, spiral-bound. Please note there is Christian content. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 059818
    ISBN: 9780544227262
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    True to CliffsNotes form, this second edition provides three different game plans to best use a students limited time before taking the ACT: two months, one months, or one week. Start with a diagnostic test to highlight areas of need. Scoring instructions are included. After the test, dig in to specific portions of the test. Youll find a thorough review grammar usage and mechanics. Then concentrate on improving reading strategies. A major bulk of the book then reviews strategies for the Math portion of the test: pre-algebra; elementary and intermediate Algebra; coordinate and plane geometry; and trigonometry. Finally, review science concepts. Twenty three additional pages provide tips on tackling the timed essay. A full-length practice test, scoring instructions and answer explanations are included. Two appendixes cover brief directions for using a graphing calculator and an in-depth list of common math formulas and theorems. 7 2/8 x 9, 353 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 059819
    ISBN: 9780544577916
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    True to CliffsNotes form, this second edition provides three different game plans to best use a students limited time before taking the SAT: two months, one months, or one week. Start with a diagnostic test to highlight areas of need (scoring worksheets are included). Then dig in to specific areas. The book hones in on English and Math skills. Get brief review, tips and practice on sentence completion, grammar and usage, vocabulary study, critical reading passages and the essay. In math, start out with a review of working with numbers. Then tackle Algebra and functions; geometry; probability, statistics, and data analysis; and finally, review logic and problem solving questions. A full-length practice test and answer explanations are included. Students are instructed in scoring the worksheets and using the TI-89 graphing calculator, highlighting specific problems. 7 2/8 x 9, 308 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

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  • Item #: 057633
    ISBN: 9781931181209
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    Fast-paced college note-taking ruined my handwriting and it never recovered, not even when I was teaching handwriting skills to my own children (do as I say, not as I do). If I had stumbled onto this little manual at the right time, I could have changed all that. This manual trains teachers to improve their handwriting so they are better prepared to teach children to have good handwriting. Both a manuscript and a cursive pretest are included (so you can prove you don't need to be trained – or, more likely to understand why you do need training). Next, systematic instruction is given in manuscript and cursive letter strokes, elements of legibility, size, alignment, spacing, paper position, and joinings. Most importantly, there is plenty of room to practice – first on strokes, then letters, then words, and sentences. Just like we want our children to do – practice. A stroke-by-stroke listing of possible errors and ways to correct them is also provided. Each practice page becomes a self-checking worksheet. The final 20 pages of the book is a brief tutorial on how to teach handwriting in the classroom (easily adaptable for the homeschool). This will help you if you end up teaching a lefty (while you're a righty) as I did. The two posttests – manuscript and cursive gives you the opportunity to pat yourself on the back. If you've wanted to hide your own handwriting as you've taught your children – or if you feel your own handwriting inadequacies make you a bit of a hypocrite as you encourage your children to practice, this manual may be just what you're looking for. Use it yourself to get ahead of the game before you teach your children to write or use it alongside your children to show them that no one is too old to learn. 176 pgs, landscape orientation, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 065692
    ISBN: 9781118086919
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    Get ready for your ACT with CliffsNotes. CliffsNotes is a trusted name for help with homework and testing, and they've done it again for the ACT.

    This book begins with an overview of the ACT by telling you about the test format, frequently asked questions, tips and hints, scoring, and approaches to the multiple-choice questions. Following the introduction, there are four parts to this massive 581-page book. Part one is a diagnostic test that will familiarize you with the question types and give you a point from which to start and areas that need improvement. Part two is a review of exam areas English, math, reading, science, and writing. Part three is a math skills review for arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and word problems. Part four includes three full-length practice tests with answers and explanations.

    Pages include a lot of white space for writing notes in the margins and there are additional note pages in the back. Strategies and tips for better test-taking and results are found throughout the book. Give yourself plenty of time to work through this book, and you will be well-prepared for your ACT! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 046241
    ISBN: 9781892427601
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    There can be no doubt that Bright Ideas Press understands homeschoolers and knows what we are looking for in terms of educational experiences. And it’s all here in this music appreciation course. Easy to use with minimal teacher prep, designed for a one-year study arranged into 32 weekly lessons, and adaptable for multiple children of various ages (just like your family!). You see what I mean! Add to this a determined effort to recognize the impact that Christian faith and the church has had on composers and their music, and you’ll begin to understand the benefits of this study.

    Musical periods (ancient to middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and contemporary) and biographies of specific composers (26 ranging from Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach to Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and John Williams) are covered in the textual information provided in the lessons with mapwork and timeline activities. Specific listening recommendations are outlined for each composer and time period. A strong aspect of this program is the effort to show the interrelationship between different composers as well as historical events.

    You can expect to spend three days on a lesson, each of which begins by listening to recommended selections. Other parts of the first day include reading through the textual component, filling in the note-taking pages or answering the Student Review Questions, filling out the Composer Info Card, doing mapwork (where the composer was born and lived) and timeline work. The third day is just listening.

    Composer Info Cards are prepared for each composer and are exactly what they sound like. An illustration of the composer along with his name and musical period are inserted on the front of the card; a map, biographical facts, and names of compositions are on the back. One of the most interesting aspects of this program also shows up on the back of the card. The student is asked to record the evidence that we have that this person was or was not a Christian. This is discussed in the textual part of the lesson and original source information is sometimes contradictory or spotty.

    The Appendices are an amazing compilation of valuable material. Aforementioned composer musical selections with web-links, listening cues and discussion questions are included along with a valuable glossary and suggested resources for students and teachers. Purchase of the text includes access to a downloadable Companion Guide. In this Companion Guide, you’ll find answers to the lesson exercises and student review questions, plus all the reproducibles: student review/lesson exercise pages, Composer Info cards, maps, timelines, coloring pages, and game templates. Purchasing families have complete freedom to make copies of any of these resources as needed for family use but co-ops and schools are asked to contact the publisher.

    The target audience for this course is middle school students. However, I think there’s a lot of room for flexibility here. For instance, it would be easy to draw younger family members into listening both to read-aloud lessons and music and the coloring, leaving mapwork and timeline work for the older kids. But, what about high school credit for this course? The content here is thorough and complete, and if covered as outlined in the course, it would seem adequate for a high school level half-credit in music appreciation. If using it at that level, though, I would encourage the addition of some essay-writing assignments. Text is 2nd ed. HC. 162 pgs. ~ Janice