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  • Item #: 056906
    ISBN: 9780310820130
    Retail: $129.99
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    The Beginner's Bible was the first Bible story book that my children read by themselves. It will always have a fond place in my heart for that reason alone. But the brightly illustrated, simply written book that tells the story of God's people and His Son, Jesus, is a favorite of many. You can take that well-loved story book one step further with this curriculum kit. Designed to provide 30 preschool lessons based on the stories from the Beginner's Bible, each video lesson covers three or so book lessons and utilizes the same artwork but with dramatized audio. You can either watch the video lessons or read the stories from the Bible (or both). Additional Resources in the Kit include PDF files for each lesson. A teacher's lesson sheet includes a master supply list and an optional supply list, step-by-step lesson plans, suggested activities, and applications for the lesson. Color sheets and a family page outline devotion activities for the week. Included in this kit: The Beginner's Bible hardcover storybook Bible, The Beginner's Bible Curriculum DVD-ROM (28 animated stories, 2 review lessons, 30 printable lessons in PDF format, and a Getting Started Guide). Although technically designed as a preschool curriculum, I could see this being used as a young family's first homeschool Bible curriculum; it even provides reading practice for emerging readers. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 022338
    ISBN: 9780980100594
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    This program can be used for Levels A, B or C. 30 lessons are included in a spiral-bound book with ready-made lesson plans, Scripture used as a subject for writing, and multi-level checklists. Each lesson provides a specific objective, at least two translations of Scripture, an assignment with checklists, and a space for the final copy to be written or pasted into the book, which creates a portfolio of the year's work. Checklists are provided for the three different levels. Sample compositions are plentiful, as well as vocabulary development and review exercises to strengthen understanding of stylistic techniques. The story of Noah forms the core of the first two units. Unit 3 focuses on sequencing and sources include the miracle at Cana, the parable of the talents, the story of Jonah, the Good Samaritan, and the Prodigal Son. Unit 4 lessons have students read and summarize Paul on Charity, Jesus' Miracles, Christ's Last Words, along with stylistic exercises taken from Psalms. Custom pictures have been created for Unit 5 lessons (Esther, Daniel, Nativity, Paul's conversion), and Unit 6 uses the synoptic gospels to teach multiple reference summarizing. With Unit 7, a few creative writing opportunities are suggested, and Unit 8 continues the five paragraph model with essays on Job's suffering, Christ's condemnation by Pilate, and the duties of a Christian. Unit 9 presents an analysis of the books of Ruth and Jonah, as well as the story of David and Goliath.



  • Item #: 036857
    ISBN: 9780738212418
    Retail: $19.00
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    Mark Kistler, cartoonist and author of the ever-popular Draw Squad and Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler, has taught children to draw using his methods for years. In this book, he takes his fun, yet start-with-the-basics approach and offers it up to adults who think they can't even draw a straight line! He promises that yes, anyone can learn to draw if they set aside twenty minutes a day for a month. If you're game, you can grab any old pencil and sketchbook and embark on an adventure that will take you from drawing spheres to tackling the human face! I like the balance of simple form and more advanced skills he meshes together here. Although you begin by drawing a circle, you immediately turn it into a three-dimensional sphere by adding shading. So you skip that whole "drawing a straight line" thing and head straight into the world of 3-D. Lesson drawing subjects progress in difficulty, beginning with the basics: spheres and cubes. From there you build onto the cubes and spheres that you know, creating koalas, roses, cylinders, houses, rippling flags, pyramids, mugs, trees, rooms and cities in one-point perspective, buildings in two-point perspective, and the human eye and face. Each lesson goes step-by-step, with Mark's illustrations showing the student exactly what to add each time and his written instructions are clear, easy-to-follow and entertaining. Many of the lessons are reminiscent of those in Draw Squad, but the pace is a bit quicker, and the subject matter slightly more sophisticated. Lessons often end with a "Bonus Challenge" where you can take your new skill to the next level, and several examples from Mark's other adult students offer inspiration as well. Drawing supplies are minimal, although Mark makes suggestions and recommendations in several lessons. With its 30-day commitment and incremental lessons, I would recommend this one as an introductory drawing course for your high-schoolers, especially if they have not had much drawing instruction in the past.

  • Item #: 037144
    ISBN: 9780890519233
    Retail: $39.99
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      In Book 1, Charlie and Charlotte visit their grandparents farm and learn numbers, shapes, place value, adding and subtracting. Along the way, the children also learn about gardening, baby farm animals, nature, family and love. In the first 30 lessons children will learn about numbers 0-9, place value, rectangles, circles, addition, subtraction, skip counting with 2, 5, and 10, telling time with minutes and hours, and more. The last 6 lessons of the book are review.

  • Item #: 063848
    ISBN: 9781615386017
    Retail: $19.95
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      This is your project and lesson guide for 3rd grade Memoria Press curriculum. It includes 14 projects each to be completed in a 30-45 minute lesson with about 1-15 students. You can easily use this book at home with one or a few children--no problem. A materials list is at the front of the book and includes pretty common household art supplies like white paper, construction paper, scissors, brushes, glue and paints. A few items you will also need are butcher paper, colored chalk, decoupage glue, glow in the dark paint, a hole puncher, wood skewers and yarn. The goal is to build a general understanding of color theory, basic art techniques, and some art history that will reinforce your MP curriculum. All you need to know as the teacher is right there on the lesson page for you. You are told what to say and given the answers to questions you will ask the students. Easy-peasy even for the non-artiste instructor! In the back are some reproducible templates to use in the activities, followed by short quizzes over the lesson content. These are well organized lessons that will be a peach to implement. Specific books mentioned in the lessons are Charlotte’s Web and The Moffats. 75pp, sc ~ Sara

  • Item #: 015358
    ISBN: 9780890517468
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    This planner acts as a study guide for only one book, For You They Signed. Together they provide a one-year study (one high school credit) of the historical events and figures surrounding the Declaration of Independence. Many US history courses include a small section on this topic, but this study is for those who want to know more about the details, character, and circumstances of the time. The study is set up in 180 daily lessons that take 30-45 minutes each. The suggested schedule offers an easy-to-use format that not only shows the lesson content, but also includes space for recording grades and due dates. The planner also includes reproducible worksheets and quizzes (for homeschool families and small groups of ten or less) and an answer key. Worksheets are discussion questions that can be done orally or written out in the space provided. Quizzes are all short-answer questions. If you have a student that shows an interest in this very specific topic, this is a good study for them. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 029492
    Retail: $14.95
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    This 52-week unit study planner/record keeper is laid out in a easy-to-use format with the intent that you should be able to plan and reference your unit study plans at a glance, in a handy two-page spread format. The left-hand page contains a four-subject weekly assignment calendar at the top of the page and a nice lengthy list for books and videos used during that week at the bottom of the page. The right-hand page features a day-by-day activity chart that can be referenced in the subject grid at the bottom, the lesson title in the upper-right-hand corner, a 30-item spelling and vocabulary list, space for featured timeline characters, and an area for notes. Yup, and all this on two facing pages. The spiral-bound plan book contains 52 of these two-page spreads, as well as a blank curriculum planning grid at the very beginning.

  • Item #: 035478
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    If you can't remember the preamble to the Constitution without singing it you probably have Schoolhouse Rock to thank! "Conjunction Junction," "I'm Just a Bill," "Interjections," "Lolli Lolli Lolli" – all 46 original, animated songs that we know and love are here. In addition, there is another disc with loads more learning songs (that I haven't heard of before) and behind the scenes footage, commentaries, even puzzles and a trivia game! Take this on your next road trip and sing along, or use them in your lessons to help kids remember information in a fun way. If you were a kid who watched Saturday morning cartoons in the 1970s, these will be a walk down memory lane. I had forgotten about many of these until I listened to them again and went, "Oh yeah! I loved that one!" ~Sara

  • 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 #: 007917
    ISBN: 9781888659030
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    This supplement provides several ideas and outlines for 175 Bible lessons corresponding to each of the 55 stories covered in the first three volumes of Five in a Row.

  • Item #: 005940
    ISBN: 9781623411176
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    Now there's no reason to wait until your student is in 3rd grade. Bible Heroes is an excellent language arts bridge from IEW's Primary Arts of Language to their theme-based writing lessons. Or you might decide to use it as a new entry point for the IEW program (as you finish your favorite phonics/reading program). Either way, I think you will be very pleased with what this program supplies – lessons that not only provide instruction in writing with structure and style (as the name implies), but also introductory grammar and Bible. The 27 lessons cover IEW Unit 1 (two lessons teaching Key Word Outlines), Unit 2 (seven lessons on Writing from KWOs), Unit 3 (twelve lessons on Summarizing Narrative Stories), Unit 4 (three lessons on Summarizing References), Unit 5 (three lessons on Writing From Pictures), and Unit 7 (one lesson on Creative Writing) The approach is solidly multi-sensory. Lessons include verbal and written activities as well as games for reinforcement and all source material is taken from the Bible. Although the target audience for this course is 1st-2nd grade, material can be adapted for up to 5th grade.

    The consumable Student Book provides instructions which are to be read to the student, additional gray boxes that have notes to the teacher, and space for students to complete lessons and writing assignments. Appendices include: styles helps, game pieces (cardstock), and vocabulary cards (also cardstock).

    Purchasers of this course have access to two free downloads from the IEW website. One of the downloads is the Student Resource Notebook (also available for purchase in hard copy format). It provides supplementary and reference material needed by the student. The other download is the Bible Heroes Teacher's E-book; this Teacher's Manual is a vital part of the course and its use is expected. It provides more detailed instructions for each lesson, a scope and sequence chart, ideas for discussion of each hero and virtue, answers to review questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming pages, instruction for games and activities, copies of checklists, and copies of game boards. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 037751
    ISBN: 9780876285893
    Retail: $34.95
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    What do you call a unit study designed for the classroom? A ready-to-use interdisciplinary lesson and activity! While designed for the classroom, homeschool families will find the lessons and activities easy to implement at home with children of multiple ages or an excellent resource for a history focused co-op.

    Divided into three units, the 120 lessons immerse students in the history and culture of the United States. Beginning with the thirteen colonies, students will explore New England, the Middle and the Southern colonies before traveling into the Expanding Nation of the Midwest. This second unit covers the Midwest & Great Plains as well as the Mississippi Valley. The final unit traipses through the beckoning west as students explore the Southwest, Northwest and West. Units are formatted similarly and provide lessons in social studies, practical mathematics, language arts, music, art, consumer/family living and physical education. Extension activities are plentiful and include additional food experiences, research projects and reading suggestions.

    The lessons begin with a "For the Teacher" introduction, which provides parent/teachers with material lists and necessary teacher preparations, as well as a list of lesson activity worksheets. These reproducible worksheets vary and include map activities, word searches, fill in the blank outlines/sentences, matching definitions to vocabulary words, craft/art lessons, etc. Answers are provided as necessary. Art projects and other hands-on activities utilize common, easy-to-find items. Folk tales and literature suggestions abound and provide exposure to a wide range of options to enhance the language arts portion of the study. Some of the folk tales have been adapted and are included within the pages of this comprehensive resource, along with other historical information for the student.

    Let me share from Unit 2, Getting to Know the Southwest. Students begin with a map of the Southwest and are called upon to locate and label Arizona, New Mexico and Texas along with their capitals. They also locate the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico. The next lesson covers the people of the Southwest, introducing them by name along with a one-sentence summary; a word search puzzle follows and then students are asked to write a report on one of the famous people from this region. A reproducible outline is provided to guide their research. A "Life in Early Texas" lesson follows. In this lesson, students are given a word bank and asked to "fill in the blanks" to complete the reading on Texas in the 1800s and today. Following this concise historical view, an assignment is given to plan a trip to the Southwest. The teacher prep notes recommend students make use of travel agency pamphlets and books, but it may be easier for students to discover this information on the internet. Following the "trip" to the Southwest, a worksheet of various story problems is given with the focus of determining the costs for a family of four to travel to San Antonio. Vocabulary, folk-tales, literature, pastimes and games, music suggestions, craft projects, and authentic recipes and dining activities conclude the Southwest study. Helpful information in the back of the book includes a glossary of terms and summary of the fifty states including the date of union entry, capital and largest city.

    As with any interdisciplinary study, you will want to add a comprehensive math curriculum at grade level along with language arts topics like spelling and grammar. Correlated vocabulary words are included as are writing assignments, although you may wish to provide writing instruction for students who may be weak in composition. You will need to add science as it is not covered within the text. An excellent way to immerse children in the culture of the lower 48 states. As I perused the abundance of lessons, I was quickly impressed with the content and easily understood why it is a recommended resource for the Tapestry of Grace curriculum. 365 pgs. Spiral bound, reproducible for classroom use. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 061911
    ISBN: 9781456505837
    Retail: $18.95
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    Translation exercises based on Biblical parables. Start with the shortest (one verse), build translation skills and progress to the longest (22 verses) of 30 Biblical parables from the Latin Vulgate. Each parable is listed verse-by-verse with space provided to write the English translation. Each parable is accompanied by a lovely monochromatic illustration – usually renditions of classic artwork. Answer key is provided with the New King James Translation of the parable. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 051639
    ISBN: 9781623412050
    Retail: $0.00
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    Writing and boys often don't go together but technology and boys? That's a different story. These writing lessons will be right up your tech-y kid's alley – and girls are not excluded. The 30 lessons cover material like touchscreens, lasers, radar, iPods in the military, and much more. At the same time, they manage to cover all nine IEW units. Instruction, source texts, analysis, assignments, and checklists are all in one book which is designed to be used by students and teachers together. Reprinted with a new cover in 2015. 116 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 029490
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    If you are looking for a very complete, well-rounded art program for the upper elementary and junior high grades that requires very little teacher preparation time, you might want to take a look at Discovering Art from Calvert School. One of the advantages of this program is that a large part of the instruction is on DVD, taking a lot of the stress of presenting the concepts off of the teacher. The program consists of 32 lessons, which are shared between the teacher's Guidebook and the DVDs. Each lesson in the Guidebook begins with objectives and a summary of the DVD lesson. Following the summary, the DVD segment corresponding to that lesson is to be viewed by the students. Then, we turn back to the Guidebook for several follow-up activities and discussion questions which complement the topics discussed on the DVD. Then it's time to break out the art supplies for the "creating" portion of the lesson. An introduction to the art project, approximate working time, materials, and detailed, step-by-step directions are all laid out in the Guidebook, to make things fairly simple for the teacher. Finally, a list of suggested titles for further reading is given for those who would like to learn more, or take the lesson further. While this sounds pretty intense for an art program, the lessons are designed to be completed within a week, giving you ample room to split up the different parts of the lesson as it fits into your week.

    The lessons themselves are designed to walk the student or group through a thorough introduction to the visual arts. We begin by discussing art in general and then progress to discuss lines and types of lines, shapes, three dimensions in art, space, pattern, texture, principles of design, composing space, perspective, light, value, color, seeing and mixing colors, the use of color, and more. While I've seen these topics discussed in a fairly dry way in many art books, the activities and the DVD lessons make the finer details of art truly "come alive" for the student who would rather be set loose with his paints than learn a lengthy lesson about perspective or value. The DVD lessons, each of which span about 10-15 minutes, center around several boys and girls that frequently visit an old mill, where two artists work. On every visit to the mill, the artists explain artistic concepts through their own examples, by visually showing the youngsters (and viewers) on paper, and through the use of well-known masterpieces that clearly illustrate a concept. The DVDs are very professionally done, and manage to bring a lot of enthusiasm to every lesson. One thing I particularly like about the DVDs are the small "field trips" the viewer takes every five or so lessons. Six lessons are devoted to visiting an artist's studio, and getting a glimpse of their work, how they go about making their artwork, and what is important to them in their art. This is an aspect you often don't get to enjoy in art class, where you learn about classic masters, but never get to see an actual "artist" at work, unless you are lucky enough to know one you can visit.

    The lessons that surround the DVD viewing expand on what has been learned in the video, and offer plenty of guidance and freedom to explore the topic to your heart's content. The follow-up activities offer students a chance to find examples of lesson content in the world around them, looking at things in more depth, discussing what was learned in the DVD as well as what they have noticed themselves, and looking closer at great masterpieces that reflect the lessons they are learning. The taste of art history woven into the program seems seamless as students examine great works of art in light of color, line, value, perspective, and more. Although these masterpieces are not covered in a lot of depth in the DVD lessons (due to time constraints), they are helpfully listed in the back of the Guidebook so that you may locate them and have them on hand for the rest of the lesson, if desired. Several of these masterpieces are included as small reproductions to be used in more depth in several lessons. Most kids should truly enjoy the art activities as well, as they are complex enough not to be trite and over-simplified, and give the young artist plenty of freedom and opportunity to practice artistic concepts through their own work. The students are not limited to pencil and paper either - they will get to create their own masterpieces through sculpture, collage, paintings, rubbings, drawings, and more. The art activities are both original and open-ended, for those kids who just "get into them." The "field trip" lessons where we get to visit with different artists in their studios present an interesting diversion, where the activity centers around creating art in the featured artists' medium, and using their normal subject material as well!

    One more timesaving aspect I've failed to mention as of yet is the inclusion of nearly all the materials the student will need to complete the art activities. The art kit includes over 30 quality art supplies required to perform the activities, including painting and sculpting materials, drawing tools, printing materials, paper and more, conveniently packaged in a carrying box to avoid the "scattering" of supplies that happens when tools are packaged only in shrink wrap.

    This format, structure, and substance of this program make it terrific to use as a whole family, homeschool group, or co-op. With the DVD presentations, the lessons are accessible to everyone, and the other components of the lessons are ideally suited to group work, especially as the suggested "finale" to the program is an art exhibition for the students to display the great masterpieces they have created during art class. Don't just read about art, study drawing, or aimlessly freehand - discover it in every aspect! Program includes spiral-bound Guidebook, art materials kit, two DVDs, and several art reproductions. - Jess

  • Item #: 061297
    ISBN: 9781562906924
    Retail: $30.95
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    If you follow a unit study approach, or simply don’t have time to incorporate a stand-alone art program in your curriculum, this is an incredible resource to “plug in” art to your current curriculum. Subtitled “Multidisciplinary Lessons That Teach Across the Curriculum Through Art,” this full-color resource holds 30 art lessons that tie in with math, science, language arts or history topics and include a variety of instructional material for the teacher. Written by a classroom teacher for classroom teachers, each lesson includes a list of the featured elements of art, materials used, suggested art works for reference, art vocabulary, discussion questions, national standards, learning objectives, background information, instructional steps for the project, alternate projects (for some lessons), and grading criteria; but this is all presented in brief, almost bullet-point format making it easy to read, peruse, and pick-and-choose what you want to use. Lessons include designing Gothic-style stained glass window with scratch art paper, drawing overlapping shapes using compass and protractors then coloring in with watercolor pencils, creating a cave-like painting of animals using sticks and neutral paints, color mixing by spraying simple marker designs with water, making a multi-media collage out of black paper, pastels, candy and candy wrappers to illustrate the poem, “The Sugar-Plum Tree” by Eugene Field, illustrating the human anatomy with major organs and more. The art materials used range by lesson, and there are at least a handful that use scratch art paper. You will probably need to purchase some materials unless you have a well-stocked art area. In other cases, specific materials are suggested, such as Lick-A-Stick shapes, but you could cut shapes from construction paper and adhere with a glue stick instead. The projects are well-thought out and complement studies of other cultures, time periods, science topics and other academic subjects, but there is room to tweak and modify as desired based on the supplies and tools you have available, to modify for students of different ages or skill levels, or to adapt more specifically to a lesson. This would also be a great resource for an art co-op. 72 pages, spiral-bound.

  • Item #: 069439
    ISBN: 9781770783638
    Retail: $15.99
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  • Item #: 032082
    ISBN: 9781580372534
    Retail: $8.99
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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 #: 041404
    ISBN: 9781892427212
    Retail: $39.95
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    Includes 30 lessons grouped into 6 units: "Foundations of Physics," "Matter," "Mechanics," "Matter in Motion," "Energy in Motion" and "Electricity & Magnetism." This volume was also authored by Robert W. and Elizabeth J. Ridlon.

  • Item #: 015476
    ISBN: 9780890517277
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75
    Using the True North series and Awesome Science DVD series together, you can teach your students about what the rocks tell us about the earth and its history. This planner pulls them all together to make a full one-year curriculum that equals one high school credit. The 180 daily lesson plans lay it all out for you, along with reproducible worksheets (for ten or less and homeschool families), quizzes and tests, and the answer key. The worksheets include activities, discussion questions, short answer, fill-in-the-blank and vocabulary. The daily schedule is formatted in an easy-to-follow chart that also includes space for assignment due dates and recording grades. Lessons take 30-45 minutes daily, and some labs are suggested but not required. If you have a geology buff in your family, why not take the time to teach them about the geological record from a biblical perspective? ~ Donna
  • Item #: 069430
    ISBN: 9781770783591
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  • Item #: 038824
    ISBN: 9781582703824
    Retail: $9.99
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    I had to make myself stop reading this book to write the description! Meet 30 intelligent, strong women of all ages and backgrounds who risked their lives for causes they believed in. Dangerous missions and narrow escapes make this book hard to put down! As you learn their stories, there are sidebars with ideas to make and try like various secret messages to write and send to your friends. Spanning over 300 years and several countries, these women's tales are so engaging and interesting they will feed your appetite for adventure! Some of the women are Aphra Behn, Emily Geiger, Leona Vicario, Belle Boyd, Marguerite Harrison, and Eva Wu and involve important historical events from the American Revolution to the Cold War. Read it for fun or add it to a history lesson, this is not just for the girls in the family! 160pp, pb ~ Sara
  • Item #: 009145
    ISBN: 9780972873130
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    Subtitled "Mastering the Paragraph," this course teaches students how to write nine different types of paragraphs: descriptive, definition, narrative, process, compare/contrast, cause/effect, analogy, defending a position, and literary character analysis. As well as learning these different types of writing, students will also learn to evaluate paragraphs critically, the way teachers do. The text is set up to be a 36 week course, which includes cyclical lessons for the different styles of paragraph writing, a few introductory chapters on sentences, formal writing guidelines, the purpose of writing, writing process overviews, and a final test week. The book also lists outlines for a slower, two-year schedule and an accelerated schedule of 20 weeks.

    How is writing in each paragraph style taught? A three-week rotation begins with students constructing an assigned paragraph, progressing to researching and preparing notes for a timed-write session in the second week of class, and finally, correcting and editing the paragraph from week one. The lessons are clearly laid out, with plenty of examples to illustrate the type of writing being taught. The answer key/test booklet is extremely helpful to have, as it contains answers for all of the daily assignments, as well as quizzes and a final exam. Another bonus to the course is its author, Shari Barrett, with a wealth of experience in the subject area and in the homeschool realm, having taught her own children at home since the 1980s, and other chidren as well. She holds a degree in secondary education, a passion for writing, and a real desire to teach - now that's a great combination! ~ Zach

  • Item #: 015669
    ISBN: 9780890517383
    Retail: $5.99
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    Evolution: Grand Experiment series is a very good creation-based science option. This Parent Lesson Planner (PLP) is the tool you need to turn it into a complete one year (36-week) curriculum. The 57-page PLP offers you a schedule for use with volume 1 and volume 2 of the series. The schedule is printed in a chart format and is divided by weekly, then daily lesson assignments. Lessons take approximately 30 to 45 minutes per day. Also in the chart is space to write due dates for assignments and the grade received. The book also offers alternate sectional exams (four for volume 1 and two for volume 2), and an alternate final exam for each volume. Answer keys are found for all of them at the back of the book. Labs aren't included in the PLP, but you will find suggestions for purchasing labs at the bottom of the scheduling chart. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 025261
    ISBN: 9781930443594
    Retail: $20.00
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    The Imitation in Writing series is designed to teach aspiring writers the art and discipline of crafting delightful prose. This Poetry Primer was created to provide introductory level instruction and practice before the student begins The Grammar of Poetry by the same author, Matt Whitling.

    Starting with a lesson designed to debunk the notion that poetry is only flowery snippets that appeal to girls, the student is challenged to take the time to investigate what poetry really is and to determine to enjoy it. To make this challenge more palatable, a poetic quote from Master Samwise of Lord of the Rings fame is given. Poetry is defined as a language of pictures and music. To illustrate the diversity of poetic language, riddles are scattered throughout the student pages.

    Remarkably thorough but not overwhelming for an introductory book, the seventeen lessons include such poetic devices as simile, rhyme, metaphor, personification, and inclusion, combined with a more lengthy look at meter particularly iamb and trochee. Lessons are varied, including both analysis and original composition. I would expect the lessons to take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. It could be used either as a quarter's study (two lessons per week) or over the course of a semester (one lesson per week). A final exam is provided.

    The Teacher Edition contains exact copies of the student book with answers. Annoyingly, the page numbers between the two books do not correspond. The Student Book also includes an anthology of poetry designed to capture the interest of even the most reluctant poetry student. Although no instructions are given for the use of the selections from this anthology, it wouldn't take much planning or creativity to incorporate its use as part of this study or as continuing exposure to poetry selections. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 014429
    ISBN: 9781892427229
    Retail: $39.95
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    This volume consists of 30 lessons divided into 5 units: "Basics of Chemistry," "Atoms and Molecules," "The Nature of Chemistry," "States of Matter," and "Organic Chemistry." Unlike Biology and Earth & Space, this volume was authored by husband-and-wife team Robert W. and Elizabeth J. Ridlon.

  • Item #: 058794
    ISBN: 9781595571373
    Retail: $18.95
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    Young people today are bombarded with examples of foolish behavior and humanistic thinking. How can we as parents, teachers and youth group leaders equip them with wisdom for making right choices through their later teen and adult years? How about guiding them into a right understanding of wisdom? Looking at the differences between Godly wisdom and worldly thinking as well as wisdom and foolishnesses, this study leads students in understanding what God's word says about every decision they will make in life. Topics include: Attitudes, Friendships, Loving people, dealing with the flesh, walking in the Spirit, integrity, meekness and humility, self-control, finances, controlling our words, being a good leader and much more. Consumable softcover Student Manual contains introductory reading assignments and lesson reviews, outlines for teaching sessions and inductive study questions designed to challenge students to "dig into" God's Word. The Teacher Manual on CD contains 35 lessons, schedules for three-, four-, or five- day per week Bible classes, learning objectives, teaching strategies, optional scripture memorization plan, weekly quizzes and unit tests (answer keys included), and reduced student pages with answers. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 006027
    ISBN: 9781499767513
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    Reviews and expands parts of speech, parts of a sentence, types of sentences, and diagramming. Covers appositives, compound and complex sentences, outlines, comparatives and superlatives, phrases and clauses. Focus is on descriptive writing with students completing projects in condensed, amplified, point of view, slant, historical, and scientific narratives. Literary analysis is introduced.

    Level 4 Literature List: Book of Dragons, Black Beauty, Ozma of Oz, Reluctant Dragon (Dream Days), Heidi, Tanglewood Tales. Fables are African folk tales from West African Folk Tales (Barker) and South African Folk Tales (Honey).

  • Item #: 058795
    ISBN: 9781595570284
    Retail: $25.95
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    Young people today are bombarded with examples of foolish behavior and humanistic thinking. How can we as parents, teachers and youth group leaders equip them with wisdom for making right choices through their later teen and adult years? How about guiding them into a right understanding of wisdom? Looking at the differences between Godly wisdom and worldly thinking as well as wisdom and foolishnesses, this study leads students in understanding what God's word says about every decision they will make in life. Topics include: Attitudes, Friendships, Loving people, dealing with the flesh, walking in the Spirit, integrity, meekness and humility, self-control, finances, controlling our words, being a good leader and much more. Consumable softcover Student Manual contains introductory reading assignments and lesson reviews, outlines for teaching sessions and inductive study questions designed to challenge students to "dig into" God's Word. The Teacher Manual on CD contains 35 lessons, schedules for three-, four-, or five- day per week Bible classes, learning objectives, teaching strategies, optional scripture memorization plan, weekly quizzes and unit tests (answer keys included), and reduced student pages with answers. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 069092
    ISBN: 9781545303085
    Retail: $45.00
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    Reviews and expands parts of speech, parts of a sentence, types of sentences, and diagramming. Covers appositives, compound and complex sentences, outlines, comparatives and superlatives, phrases and clauses. Focus is on descriptive writing with students completing projects in condensed, amplified, point of view, slant, historical, and scientific narratives. Literary analysis is introduced.

    Level 4/Discerning Literature List: Book of Dragons, Black Beauty, Ozma of Oz, Reluctant Dragon (Dream Days), Heidi, Tanglewood Tales. Fables are African folk tales from West African Folk Tales (Barker) and South African Folk Tales (Honey). 545 pgs, pb.