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  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 065696
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    This would be a sweet gift for anyone who like to write, draw, color or organize! The hard cover has a whimsical floral/heart design outlined on white to color in yourself. Inside, all pages are lined with 2.5" border along the bottom that can be colored in with colored pencils (markers may soak through). Use it as a diary or a gardening journal. Keep lists of anything and everything! Have a student use it for daily writing practice/journaling. The spiral binding lies nice and flat when writing. Non-Dated, 100 lined pages, 20 coloring pages in the back. 7" x 9". ~Sara

  • 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 #: 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

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  • Item #: 060315
    ISBN: 9780804126090
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    Princeton Review has been doing test prep since 1981. Their proven test-taking strategies and comprehensive content prepare your student for this very important college entry exam. They emphasize that this one test is not a reflection of the student’s intelligence, but only a reflection of how well the student took this one test. The test itself runs 3hrs 45 minutes and covers math, critical reading grammar and an essay. This book is meant to help you perform better on this test.

    The new redesigned exam started in March, 2016. The specific changes are noted in this book on p.8. So what is on the other 890 pages here? LOADS of practice questions! Ten full-length practice tests, to be exact. Even better than that, you have answers with explanations. Practice questions teach what to look for and familiarize you with exam language as well as content. Don’t wait until a week before the actual test to start practicing! Plan for about 2-3 months. Most students will do better if they nibble away at the practice questions and have time to internalize the material rather than just cramming, memorizing and forgetting it immediately afterwards. The other benefit of test prep is that your student is likely to be less nervous exam day. Test anxiety is real and affects a lot of very bright people. By getting familiar with the lay of the land so to speak, you are more likely to get an accurate representation of your test knowledge. This is a big book, chip away at it. 900 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057420
    ISBN: 9781411469952
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    I always suggest students use notecards as a study tool, and these are prepared for you. Maybe you are reviewing for a big test like the SAT/ACT. Maybe you have a research paper to write and want to brush up on grammar. Maybe you don't need a workbook, but still want to keep your essay writing in tip-top shape. Maybe you are a non-native English speaker wanting to improve your grammar/writing/speaking by polishing up on the rules. 600 study cards review key concepts, conjugations and rules by asking you definition, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Study alone or with a friend. You will cover: adjectives, adverbs, clauses, grammar mistakes, modifiers, nouns, phrases, pronouns, punctuation, sentences, sentence types & verbs. Each card is 3" x 2" and comes in a sturdy blue storage box w/lid. Here is a sample card: "Explain the difference in parts of speech between these and those in the following sentence: These bears are more dangerous than those" (on front). The category for the question ("adjectives") is listed on the bottom front. And on the back: "These modifies bears in the sentence. Therefore, it is a demonstrative adjective. Those, which takes the place of a pronoun, is a demonstrative pronoun." You could read a card as a warm-up activity before you start your language arts for the day. Make up a game with them! Send a box off with your college student! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 069724
    ISBN: 9781567651409
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     The student text provides an up-to-date approach to the development of research papers. Students learn how to select an appropriate topic, write an outline, footnote, sight references, and design each phase of their paper.

  • Item #: 010207
    ISBN: 9780374524524
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    Robert Pinsky translated this edition of Dante's Inferno, and it's an accurate verse translation that captures the poetry and visionary imagery of Dante's original writing. It takes the reader on a journey through nine levels of hell with all the power and wonder that Dante intended. In this edition, the original Italian from Dante is provided on the left-hand page and then Pinsky's English translation is given in stanzas on the right-hand page. With notes by Nicole Pinsky and a forward by John Freccero, this bilingual edition makes the classic story even more enjoyable. 356 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 036492
    ISBN: 9780140275360
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    This is the Robert Fagles translation of the complete epic story of Troy that was written by Homer. It's a great translation that shares all the adventure and poetry of the text in modern verse. This is a classic story that most people don't take the time to examine, but reading the complete account is very rewarding. Characters like Helen, Paris, Hector, Achilles, and Olympian gods come to life. This edition boasts many great features, including a 64-page introduction that analyzes the story and highlights the main points, a guide for pronouncing names, maps of regions involved in the story, and notes on the translation. Every tenth line of the book is numbered for easy reference or group reading and discussion. Though still not a light read, this edition of the amazing tale is the most readable and absorbing complete version that I have seen. 684 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 013488
    ISBN: 9780890519929
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    If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out thisworkbook. Expository writing exposes, puts forth, explains, reveals, orexhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to usewhen you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writingis what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line withwhat my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writingduring my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepareyour child in the same way.

    This book falls naturally into seven sections. You would be hard-pressed totry and do all the sections in one year, as there is so much to cover and thewriting and research process takes time. (Remember, college professors oftengive students a whole semester to work on one very detailed and in-depthpaper.) Section one works on single paragraph formats. Then in section twoyou'll work on the elements of the five paragraph essay and different formatsyou can use. Book reports put the five paragraph formats to use in sectionthree. Section four works on business writing, such as: business letters,letters of complaint, cover letters, political letters, and resume writing. Insection five, you'll work on the principle of condensation as you learn how towrite in various lengths as you reduce, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut,compress, compact, or distill your work! Now you are ready to compose a majorpaper and all its components (title page, endnotes, appendix, bibliography,etc), as outlined in section six. Section seven contains all the check sheetsand forms, tests, answer keys, and sample week-by-week schedules to help youorganize deadlines for the longer, more detailed papers.

    This workbook is very straightforward in its presentation of this writingstyle, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. If my recommendation isn'tenough, then maybe you'd be interested to know that this is also one of CathyDuffy's 100 Top Picks. 160 pgs, pb. - elise

    Writing (9-12)

  • 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 #: 052860
    ISBN: 9780764598364
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    If you feel a little rusty with your math skills and would like to familiarize yourself with the subject again, this resource is a perfect fit. This book is intended to refresh a parent's understanding of elementary school mathematics. Beginning with an overview of arithmetic, this crash course will take you all the way to basic geometry and measurement. The author presents each topic in a straight-forward, simple format, making it easy to follow along. There are 58 lessons in all, with exercises and answers at the end of most lessons. The table of contents is helpful if you just need to find a specific topic quickly. This would also make a great reference if you want to teach your child all of the math concepts without a curriculum textbook. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 065394
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      Keep an ongoing game of Scrabble® or just leave a message – this board is versatile. Measuring 17.75”x 14.25” – a full Scrabble® board covers about ¾ of the area with a message area on the right side. The metal board is framed in wood and the wooden tiles are magnetic. Four metal tile racks can be suspended from the bottom of the board to hold each player’s tiles and a fabric pouch is included for the extra tiles. Take your turn, then leave a note with the included dry-erase marker – or use the tiles to leave your note.

  • Item #: 051473
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    Early humans are studied: hunter-gather societies, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon Humans, and prehistoric tools. The theory of evolution is discussed alongside what is revealed in scientific evidence. Ancient History including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush and Nubia are studied and a report is given by the student. Students are expected to choose a topic, research ideas, take notes, organize an outline, write a rough draft, complete a bibliography, write a final copy and give an oral report. Map skills are utilized throughout the year demonstrating their knowledge of The Balkan Peninsula, Greece, Egypt, Rome and China. The regions, events and people of China and Rome are studied. Also studied are Ancient Rome, the Birth of Christianity, Moses and the Ten Commandments, and Abraham, Father of Many nations.

  • Item #: 067525
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    Use these Post-It Memo Flags to mark pages or make notes and comments. The notes come in a clear dispenser that allows you to easily pull out one at a time. Each arrow-shaped semi-transparent sticky note is approx. 1” wide, outlined in three different colors (pink, blue, and green). Any writing under the note is visible, but text on the note is easily legible. Pack has twenty of each color: sixty total. Perfect size for leaving notes without taking up too much room! -EmilyG

  • Item #: 042556
    ISBN: 9781623412067
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    Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber is enjoyable from start to finish. This course covers TWSS units 1-7 with students learning (in 27 lessons) how to take notes, summarize narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures and compose their own fables, myths and fairy tales. This program also includes three public speaking opportunities – telling stories from key word outlines. This volume is primarily a student book, with information provided inside to download a free accompanying teacher's manual at iew.com. Student pages can be reproduced for a family or classroom. ~ Janice



  • Item #: 051452
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    Dictionary and Thesaurus skills are further developed. Instruction progresses on proper usage of singular, plural and subject noun; verbs including action, compound, helping and state of being, verb phrases and verb endings. Spelling lists with spelling rules are incorporated at this age. Students also study figures of speech, metaphors, imagery and narratives including writing and giving a narrative presentation. To enrich the reading experience students complete several literature compositions, including The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Mayflower Conflict, Paul Revere's Ride and Aunt Polly Shedd's Brigade. Fifth grade students also use the encyclopedia to conduct research and obtain information. They learn to write an outline, revise and rewrite, take notes and complete a finished report.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 060864
    ISBN: 9780486497372
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    Traditional studies of philosophy often bog me down. I struggle juggling the terms and different schools of thought. But this book overviews 3 centuries of philosophy’s big ideas in a playful, easy-to-grasp format. The presentation is chronological, grouped by schools of thought, and outlines key ideas of major philosophers. The almost tabloid-like format shares the meaty ideas in bite-sized pieces interwoven with side notes and 2-toned drawings. Although not written from a Christian or even religious perspective, the author spends one chapter discussing the influence major religions have had on philosophy. As the author states in his preface, “philosophy without an engagement with Judeo-Christian thought only takes thought—and life more generally—so far.” A fine introduction to philosophy by Dover publishing. Author’s revision of his 1999 edition. 6” x 9”, 225 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 019934
    ISBN: 9781629500140
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    Okay, so maybe you've put off actually tackling a "real" research paper. Unlike other writing assignments, this isn't just about how well you can write, it's also about how effective your research and organizational skills are. Also, research papers are often larger assignments than the average paper, both in size and grade. Help is on the way! This step-by-step guide leads you through the entire process. There are twelve chapters in all, each covering a different, crucial step of the research paper. These include choosing a topic and getting organized, selecting the resources and materials, writing the bibliography cards, taking notes, writing the preliminary outline, documenting your sources, writing the first draft, writing the final outline, revising and rewriting the first draft, writing or typing the final paper, completing the finishing touches, and even evaluating the research paper. The book is written in a friendly, knowledgeable tone, packed with instructions, examples, and even reproducible worksheets to help students write a great research paper. 95 pgs.

  • Item #: 019034
    ISBN: 9780980030228
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    This second volume follows the same thorough format as the original but has some enhancements as well. It has a larger answer key and contains proofreading checklists for each genre. Eight separate units cover twelve writing categories, with examples from great writers:

  • Emily Dickinson (Writing Free Verse Poetry)
  • Helen Keller (Writing a Business Letter)
  • Thomas Paine (Persuasive Essay)
  • Francis Bacon (Expository Essay)
  • Edgar Allan Poe of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales (Literary Critique)
  • William Howells of Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Book Review)
  • Ernest Hemingway (Newspaper Article)
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero (Writing a Speech)
  • William Shakespeare (Writing a Dramatic Monologue)
  • Other Examples of Taking Notes, Writing Outlines, and Writing Summaries
  • Daily steps, which are concise, clear, and follow the same general format as the first volume, teach students how to write in these genres and how to become proficient in proofreading and literary analysis. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 004716
    ISBN: 9781933241104
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    Cards feature outlines of uppercase ABCs on the front with the proper stroke order noted. Referse side holds a picture and word beginning with that letter.