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  • Item #: 070868
    ISBN: 9781945841040
    Retail: $39.95
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    Consumable Student Workbook interacts with the Core Instructor Text. The Student Workbook also provides all the exercises that the student is expected to complete. There is variety in these exercises some are underlining and labeling, some are diagramming, some require the student to construct his own new sentences. Answers to these exercises are provided in the Student Workbook Answer Key (#078066)

  • Item #: 070865
    ISBN: 9781945841026
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    The Core Instructor Text is the scripted teacher's book for the entire four years. All rules and examples as well as teaching notes explaining the ambiguities and difficulties of each grammatical construct are built into student-teacher dialogues. There are question/answer dialogues for 130 lessons. Including reviews, the expectation is lessons on 4 days a week for 36 weeks. It helps to have an understanding of classical methodology to appreciate what is here. Essentially, each of the lessons contains a single theme that will be repeated in each of the program's four years. The idea is that at first concepts will be imperfectly grasped but through repetition and through four years of exercises, mastery of both concept and applications will be perfected. The instruction is done through teacher-student dialogues. That means a significant time investment will need to be made by the teacher (I'm guessing 15-20 minutes per lesson) for each of the four years. While this may seem a bit daunting, remember that everything is scripted (i.e. provided for you) with little to no teacher prep and that you will also gain familiarity with the dialogues as you progress through the years.  PB. 387 pgs.

  • Item #: 068343
    ISBN: 9780829443202
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  • Item #: 068337
    ISBN: 9780829443073
    Retail: $19.94
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    Practice Book provides additional practice for each chapter and include a series for "daily maintenance." Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 005181
    ISBN: 9781888344462
    Retail: $15.00
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    This level is mainly for the teacher. It is a fun and amusing collection of oral games and exercises to motivate and interest children in the use of language. Includes CD.

  • Item #: 070866
    ISBN: 9781945841064
    Retail: $15.95
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    Student Workbook Answer Key contains reproduced exercises with answers as well as detailed notes that explain or clarify the answers. Students are encouraged to check their own work much of the time and to discuss any discrepancies they find between the answers and their own work

  • Item #: 068352
    ISBN: 9780829443103
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    Practice Book provides additional practice for each chapter and include a series for "daily maintenance."

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068349
    ISBN: 9780829442977
    Retail: $83.94
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  • Item #: 068347
    ISBN: 9780829443097
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    Practice Book provides additional practice for each chapter and include a series for "daily maintenance."

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068342
    ISBN: 9780829443080
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    Practice Book provides additional practice for each chapter and include a series for "daily maintenance."

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 067824
    ISBN: 9780545806176
    Retail: $16.99
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    Laying a foundation for reading success begins in infancy. Nestled into Mom’s warm lap as she reads a brightly colored, quality book, little ones begin to fall in love with reading, which is considered foundational to reading success in the elementary years. Beginning with read aloud suggestions (includes popular series to award-winning books) from infancy to early elementary years, the authors describe an array of activities designed to develop reading and writing success. Verbal exercises, sensory activities, simple games, and more are provided with step-by-step instructions to meet a range of ages from infancy through elementary years and independent reading. Includes website and app recommendations. Destined to become a treasured friend that you will reference again and again. 128 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 062232
    Retail: $19.95
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    Sara Jordan's series of language learning songs has been around for a while now (item #053347). This, however, is an enhanced version of Bilingual Beginners Spanish and uses the same songs as on that CD, but is expanded on. A nicely done workbook is included so you now have lessons to go with the songs. Students will work on oral skills (greetings, following instruction, singing, rolling R's), writing (made for beginner writers with dotted letters/words to trace), reading (simple words, word boxes, coloring activities, matching), grammar (questions, affirmative, negative, nouns, gender, articles, present tense verbs), vocabulary building (greetings, colors, numbers, home, time, food, family, body) and spelling (alphabetizing, capitalizing, Spanish accent marks). There are 12 lessons all together with answers in the back. For each lesson, there are cards for games and teaching activities: requires printing off cards from the publisher's website. Lessons are shown in both English and Spanish and have a group activity, the audio portion from the CD, and 2 or 4 writing activity pages. Since the CD models pronunciation, knowing how to speak Spanish isn't necessary. I think it would be helpful to have some prior exposure to aid your young learners' pronunciation. Reproducible for one classroom/homeschool. 63pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 056204
    ISBN: 9780757866814
    Retail: $16.99
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    Research-based activities in an easy-to-use workbook, whether you have 1 student or a whole class. The author identifies 5 stages of new language acquisition to help you understand the process your student is going through. Exercises provide opportunities to practice oral language skills, and games offer a fun platform to review language and grammar. Each lesson begins with a list of vocabulary words to learn and practice. Then you have a scene incorporating the new words. The teacher is given several sample questions to ask to make the vocabulary meaningful to the student. Pages are reproducible. There are 8 units: land forms, family, world/US geography, technology, health/fitness, safety, animal adaptations/habitats, & plants. In the back are paper word cards to cut out and use in your lessons. This would be helpful to anyone working with a non-native speaker. Pb, 168pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 045024
    ISBN: 9780976638636
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    Have you ever used a book and just kept thinking about the changes you would make? Perhaps that was the experience of Margot Davidson. Taking a classic – Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl – she tweaked it just a bit. The result is all the warmth of the original with just a little more practicality, more beauty, and more applicability. The same wonderful balance between oral and written work has been preserved along with all the basic elements – copywork/dictation, picture study, memorization selections, grammar sequences, and composition. Some of the pictures are now in full color, and some are changed to appeal more to young readers. Also, some changes were made to bring it in line with today's English. Already flexible (could be used as either a full third grade course or spread over second and third grade), some of the exercises toward the end of the 164 lessons have been broadened, making them more appropriate for students at the end of third grade. Perhaps the most noticeable change is the typesetting, which is modern; the pages having much more "white space" and an added coil-binding making it so much easier to use for copywork or for "teacherwork." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 041584
    ISBN: 9780071463386
    Retail: $14.00
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    If you're looking for a simple but fairly thorough way to learn Spanish, this book teaches it in 15 straightforward grammatical steps. You'll learn Spanish the way people naturally acquire a language, with each step building upon the one before. First you learn the elements of a sentence with steps including: Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives; Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns; Hay, Interrogative Words, Days, and Months; Numbers, Dates, and Time; Regular Verbs; Irregular Verbs; Ir and the Future; Adjectives and Adverbs; and Negatives and Prepositions. Then you move on to more complicated steps like Indirect Objects, Direct Objects, Reflexive Verbs, Present Subjunctive, Preterit Tense, and finally Imperfect Tense. Each chapter contains clear grammar explanations and students will need to make sure they understand every concept before moving to the next or they may struggle to keep up. The book explains each component of Spanish grammar in an uncomplicated way, with plenty of examples to help students understand. After the explanations, varied written and oral exercises are included so students get used to reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish. While speaking with a native Spanish speaker is the best way to learn how to pronounce the words correctly, a pronunciation guide is included in the book that's very helpful in describing how words should be pronounced. Each chapter also includes Spanish readings with comprehension questions to help students learn new vocabulary and practice reading aloud. Some may find that there's not enough review or drills in this book to help them cement the language into their head, because it does move rather quickly from step to step. However, if students are willing stay with each step until they truly understand the section and have memorized the vocabulary words, this program will give them a working knowledge of the language and allow them to communicate in everyday Spanish. You'll need a Spanish/English dictionary to get the most out of this book because while some of the Spanish words are shown with their English translation (including over 300 of the most commonly used verbs), many are not and the actual number of vocabulary words (specifically nouns) is limited. Overall, this is a great book that can quickly give students the knowledge they need to comminute in Spanish with confidence. An answer key for all the exercises is included in the back. By Barbara Bregstein, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 018187
    ISBN: 9780867094190
    Retail: $28.13
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    What is a sentence? Only the most basic component of all writing – and perhaps its most neglected. This course goes a long way toward correcting that situation. The general idea is that just as we acquire good oral language skills by hearing/listening, we can acquire good written language skills by observing and mimicking excellent writers. Using model sentences written by professionals, the student is taught four basic sentence manipulation techniques – sentence unscrambling, sentence imitating, sentence combining, and sentence expanding. Each of these techniques is developed through a series of activities, 33 in all, each of which provide one to three practice exercises. To give you an idea, Unit 1, Sentence Unscrambling, Activity 7 gives the student practice in identifying and removing comma splices. Unit 3, Sentence Imitating, Activity 22 includes two practice exercises that require the student to practice adding words, adding phrases, and adding clauses as they combine, then imitate. If this sounds just a little like grammar, well, you would be correct. These are exercises in applied grammar. After all, composing sentences is the "other side of the coin" from dissecting them (the basic activity of most grammar programs). All in all, even though this is a very skill-targeted course, the value of the skill makes it an excellent choice for the writing component of any particular middle school year's language arts. A reference in the back of the book includes the author's original sentences which serves as an answer key of sorts.136 pgs, pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 004031
    ISBN: 9781619991064
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  • Item #: 068877
    ISBN: 9781619991408
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 050490
    ISBN: 9781933339559
    Retail: $16.95
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    Delves into the basics of story writing and includes exercises to develop skills in plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Poetry is introduced and covered with an emphasis on choosing the right word and overall sound patterns.

  • Item #: 004048
    ISBN: 9781619991255
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  • Item #: 070864
    ISBN: 9781945841125
    Retail: $17.95
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    Comprehensive Handbook of Rules is indeed both comprehensive and a rule book. It contains all the principles that govern the English language as well as examples of each. Included are parts of speech, sentences, parts of sentences, dialogue and quotations, capitalization (summary of rules), punctuations, documentation (Turabian method), and sample conjugations. To give you an idea of the scope, nouns are covered thus: types, capitalization rules, gender, plural formation, noun imposters, and nouns that serve as other parts of speech. Each is clearly illustrated by examples that come from great literature (often classic but sometimes contemporary). In the verb section, there is a helpful five-page verb summary chart that provides active and passive formation with examples for four verb tenses (indicative, modal, imperative, and subjunctive). An index is provided (thankfully). Although a key component of the Grammar for the WTM series, it could easily be used as a reference by anyone wanting a solid, definitive English grammar resource. 

    Nonconsumable.  95 pgs, hb. 

  • Item #: 067723
    ISBN: 9781683440185
    Retail: $34.99
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    Designed for grades 2 – 3 as a one-year course. Students will learn basic principles of reading and writing, including spelling and structure; demonstrate the meaning and usage of adjectives, nouns, pronouns, and commas; and assess learning through a writing skills mastery list utilized throughout the courses. Literature lessons include main idea, characters, character’s actions, character appearances, developed characters, protagonist/antagonist, cause/effect, foils, personification, drawing conclusions, physical appearance, character motivation, character consistency, and character comparisons. 231 pgs, pb.

    For a limited time, Master Books is making a downloadable file of the Writing Strands Teacher Companion available for free until the print version is published. Find more information at the Master Books site.

  • Item #: 004032
    ISBN: 9781619991071
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  • Item #: 000700
    ISBN: 9780890519943
    Retail: $25.00
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    This volume combines both former books Major Punctuation and General Punctuation. It is "the complete guide to all your punctuation needs." The first part covers rules for the five basic errors that account for 75-90% of punctuation errors in student writing. The second section deals with all punctuation from the comma to the parenthesis. Both reference manual and practice book, it contains complete explanation of rules along with plenty of practice. We have used these with great success and all four older daughters credited this systematic program with increasing their score on the English portion of the ACT. All exercises are taken from classical or historical texts, adding to the educational value. Instructions and answer key included.

  • Item #: 068876
    ISBN: 9781619991392
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  • Item #: 067724
    ISBN: 9781683440192
    Retail: $34.99
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    Designed for grades 3-7 as a one-year course. Focuses on foundational skills, written exercises, and the overall writing process. Students will learn how to effectively master using sentences and writing paragraphs, main/supporting ideas, point of view, the process of rewriting, and creating characters; apply the skill of planning and writing a short story; organize objects so their placement can be understood; understand that all people do not see the same things in the same ways; and demonstrate the ability to connect complicated sentences to make a story. Literature lessons include discerning setting from a Biblical passage; identifying cultural aspects of literature, and how this can help in better understanding biblical passages; explaining how to search for setting clues, the setting and mood of a story, symbolism, and illustrating how one can use setting clues to understand characters and their actions. 267 pgs, pb.

  • 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 #: 046362
    ISBN: 9780940406032
    Retail: $10.08
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    Exercises and activities in hand-eye coordination, mazes, eye movement, memory, figure ground, space orientation, similarities, rhyming, categories, sequence, language, and awareness.

  • Item #: 046361
    ISBN: 9780940406025
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    Exercises and activities in left-right tracking, hand-eye coordination, mazes, similarities, memory, figure ground, rhyming, associations, sequence, and language.

  • Item #: 041921
    ISBN: 9780979505102
    Retail: $21.95
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    Subtitled "Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age," I could see this book serving as a great introduction to Latin for the family who is not sure they want to jump right into a full-fledged Latin course. Of course, it would be just as useful for an older student (or even Mom and Dad), if they have never studied Latin but want to learn it on their own. The course was designed out of necessity by author William E. Linney, after he was asked by a relative to teach Latin to her children. He set out looking for a course that would not require a Latin teacher, was self-paced, self explanatory, offered lots of practice exercises, was non-threatening, and inexpensive. When he couldn't find a course that suited his needs, he designed this one. The book contains 134 lessons, which are short (usually less than a page in length), un-fluffy, and incremental in progression. Lessons strike a nice balance between introducing new vocabulary, explaining simple grammatical concepts, and memorization of noun and verb forms. No lesson covers all of these tasks, but instead focuses on one objective and covers it well. Lessons that introduce new Latin vocabulary feature a new Latin word, its English meaning, and sometimes a pronunciation tip. This is usually followed by about ten sentences to translate. Lessons on grammar are also bite-sized, and different forms and cases are introduced gradually. As they are introduced, they are added to a chart, and students will translate sentences that use the forms and cases that they have learned. As charts are filled with endings or forms, students may be asked to memorize them, to aid in future lessons. Just for fun, "Latin Expressions" are scattered throughout the book. In each one, the author takes a common Latin phrase like "caveat emptor," or "etc." and explains the Latin history behind each phrase. Don't underestimate how these little "sparks" of knowledge whet your appetite to learn more! By the end of the book, students will have stockpiled basic vocabulary of around 100 words, be comfortable translating simple sentences in Latin, and have a grasp of basic Latin grammar.

    There are a couple of aspects of this course worth noting. First of all, because the book is more of a text than a worktext it is not designed to be consumable. For translation purposes, the author recommends translating the sentences in a separate notebook. If extra practice is desired, you may wish to translate the sentences back to the form given in the lesson. Secondly, while we all realize that pronunciation is very difficult to teach "out of a book", the author has considered this, and has come up with an ingenious solution. He has provided MP3 audio files free of charge on his website, which can be downloaded and used with the lessons. As an added bonus, you can choose from either classical pronunciation or ecclesiastical pronunciation. Audio commentary on the lessons and a host of other helpful resources is also included on the website. Lastly, this course would be excellent prep for an older student who will be studying Latin in high school or college who hasn't had the benefit of laying a basic Latin foundation earlier in life. Upon completion of this book, I think students would be more ready to tackle Lingua Latina, Oxford University Latin, Henle Latin, or Cambridge Latin, than if they were starting off cold. Latina Christiana I or other complete courses designed for younger students could also be considered reasonable continuations, although there would be much more overlap/review between courses. This is a terrific way to get started in Latin and I am glad that the author did not find what he was looking for to teach Latin, because he has certainly written a course that fulfills all of his goals! – Jess