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  • Item #: 011655
    ISBN: 9780980030211
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    "Modeling Writing after Great Works of World Literature Vol. 1." If you're learning to write, why not learn from the best? It's a great concept that's well-implemented in this new writing offering by Jill J. Dixon, B.S. Ed., M.Ed. Focusing on descriptive writing, Jill has chosen some of the best literary passages as models, including excerpts from:

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Describing an Object)

    A Christmas Carol (Describing a Place)

    Robinson Crusoe (Describing a Character)

    Wind in the Willows (Writing a Dialogue)

    "Gift of the Magi" (Writing a Short Story)

    "Ants and the Grasshopper" and "Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf" (Writing a Fable)

    "Paul Revere's Ride (Writing Poetry - Ballad or Narrative)

    Each of these nine units is broken into ten 15-to-45-minute daily lessons - though Jill cautions not to progress too quickly if a child has not mastered a skill. Objectives for each day are asterisked and should be read by the teacher before beginning each unit. Since lessons are addressed directly to the student, the program will require minimal teacher time in actually completing each lesson. You will need to do some preparatory instruction, dictation (once per unit), and check work completed. Each unit begins with an excerpt from a "classic", includes a good amount of grammar (parts of speech) instruction, some mechanics, has the student find another good example of the genre being studied (and doing some comparative / grammatical analysis), and culminates with student writing and proofreading. Every unit also includes a dictation exercise from the included (or another) classic excerpt. The student is then to check his result against the written copy. Units are systematic, instruction is clear, and the whole course is well-organized and ready to pick up and go. Jill has included several helps and references also, in the back of the volume. The first is a sheet on "The Characteristics that Make the Best Writing The Best". This is used as the basis for discussion of supplied and found excerpts. A proofreading checklist is included to encourage and help with self-editing. For the parent is a helpful sheet on grading criteria. My only dispute with this is the point (out of five) given for having a "topic sentence at the beginning and a concluding sentence at the end of each paragraph". Just skimming the excerpts included confirm much "great" writing is not "formula" writing. I agree that a beginning writer may need to start out this way - but it makes for boring writing if you insist each paragraph be structured so. Additional Literary Passages for Modeling Writing are included and listed by genre so that you can continue or reuse these lessons again and again with different literature, if desired. For the teacher and student is a How to Write Guide that takes you through the steps for each type of writing. And, lastly, a key to the parts of speech exercises in included for you. All in all, there is a fair amount of grammar and mechanics instruction included in this volume in the context of writing and proofreading, though the author suggests supplementing with Easy Grammar, Daily Grams, Editor in Chief or Great Editing Adventures if you feel you need more specific or intensive instruction. Other recommended materials are a dictionary and thesaurus for each student. A writing or grammar handbook would also be helpful - especially if your skills are a little rusty. Permission to reproduce is given for the excerpts and the proofreading checklist. These are the only consumable components, and each student will need his own. All in all, this program looks like a well-organized, easy to use, effective writing program that I'm personally eager to try!

  • 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 #: 053159
    ISBN: 9780980030266
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  • Item #: 056105
    ISBN: 9780980030280
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  • Item #: 056104
    ISBN: 9780980030273
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  • Item #: 053158
    ISBN: 9780980030259
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  • Item #: 052564
    ISBN: 9781943122271
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    The statistics are frightening: 5.4 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD according to the CDC and diagnosed cases are increasing at an alarming rate - nearly 6% per year. But this is not the only issue plaguing our children today. Many of them also battle focusing issues which may be overlooked in light of their overwhelming attention problems or behavior issues. Regardless of the picture presented, as parents we really want to know if our children's struggles stem from biological or psychological problems (or a combination of both), and what resources are available to equip us to help them.

    Drawing from multiple sources including research, input from various physicians and her own personal experience, Dianne Craft takes us on a fast-paced journey into the realm of alternative natural supplements in an effort to better care for children with attention, focusing and behavior issues.

    Working from the core belief that the body desires to be healthy and can heal itself with the proper nutrients, Dianne presents an incremental, eight-week nutritional supplement plan along with rationales, common signs of deficiencies and additional recommended resources. These supplements are not necessarily replacements for medication and families should consult with their personal physician before implementing the suggested regimen of supplements. Dianne puts forth that many children are able to reduce prescribed psychotropic meds as the body heals. Although the information presented here is not designed to replace your primary care physician, if you are one of many families who have not begun prescription therapy to treat your child's focus/attention/behavior issues, you may find the natural therapies presented to be effective in reducing the troubling symptoms. Audio CD set with an updated 2019 Instructional Booklet which is a handy reference to the supplements and additional resources.  2 ½ hours. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 021894
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    Do you need to determine the grade level of your child's reading skills? Math computation? Writing ability? By Jill Dixon, these three simple tests will help you place your child in the appropriate grade. Each grade level's skills are clearly designated. Starting at the level below the child's present grade level, the student is required to read words, work problems, or supply various writing assignments. Mastery of a designated number indicates completion of that grade. The brevity of this volume might raise questions but the credentials of its author suggests rather an ability to get to the heart of the matter in a simple and direct manner. Janice

  • Item #: 071552
    ISBN: 9781630479572
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    This book encompasses so much of what I like in a parenting book: concisely written, broadly scoped, principle-focused, applicable for children of any age and application. Each of the 26 chapters starts with a letter of the alphabet (serving as a mnemonic) and focuses on specific key principles. Each chapter highlights a key verse, then includes a few pages of reading, and finally an Alphabet Soup section providing activities to do personally as a parent, with your children or to ponder. I appreciate this Biblically based, yet non-prescriptive approach. Rather than saying "do this action and you'll get this response," the author discusses principles for important topics such as affirmation, Bible, cultivate, gratefulness, media, value, etc. The author shares her experience of applying these principles as a parent of 5 and as a counselor and behavioral psychologist. 147 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067464
    ISBN: 9780986189937
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    Add on to your ancient world curriculum or provide a framework to build your familys study. This interesting little collection of rhymes that walks through history can be either. From rhymes like, Herodotus, Herodotus, Please tell us!; Why were you the Father of History? to Pompeii, Pompeii, Theres no way! these lines span recorded history from Creation to early A.D. Rome. While they are not great works of poetic art, they nevertheless serve to highlight significant events and provide mnemonic devices. Fill-in-the-blank worksheets of the rhymes serve as reinforcement. Biographical terms, in the form of timeline figures (1.5 2) with brief biographical information can be used either as a resource/reference for the rhymes or as a separate timeline activity. A series of Biography Tests based on the terms (with accompanying tests with answers filled in) is also provided. Recommended reading suggestions for three grade groupings (K-3; 4-8; and 9-12) round out the resource. 125 pg, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 067463
    ISBN: 9780986189920
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    The Teachers Edition contains the student worksheets (with answers filled in), plus two valuable appendices. One is a collection of literature and vocabulary games that will appeal to all learning styles. These can be incorporated into any books study. The other is a set of Supplemental Worksheets that can be used as assessments or for extra credit activities. Most are graphic organizers and focus on literary elements.

  • Item #: 067462
    ISBN: 9780980030297
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    The Student Workbook is composed of the reproducible (for families only) student worksheets

  • Item #: 062892
    ISBN: 9781600779077
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  • Item #: 033284
    ISBN: 9780986189913
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  • Item #: 033258
    ISBN: 9780986189906
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  • Item #: 004033
    ISBN: 9780965326339
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    Memorizing new words and their meanings can be pretty hard or just downright boring! But this innovative book may have your children begging for more! When I (Jessica) reviewed this entertaining book, I could barely put it down long enough to write this review! The words are presented in such a fun way, they're sure to stick with you for a long time. First, each word is written in BIG, BOLD letters with a pronunciation and the definition. Then, under that, the word is changed to what it "sounds" like. Then the best part! There is a short paragraph, a setting that you picture in your own mind, sometimes using the presented word, but centered around what it sounds like. Funny, and interesting, this is the part that really assures retention. Here's an example:

    OBSCURE (obb-SKYOOR) adj.- hazy, unfamiliar, difficult to understand. Sounds like: Hobb's cure.

    Picture in your mind a patient coming out of Dr. Hobb's office. The patient's wife questions him about the examination.

    Wife: What did Dr. Hobb say? Patient: I'm not sure. Wife: Well did he say its curable? Patient: I think so, but maybe not. He was pretty vague. Wife: What's the prescription for? Patient: I have no idea. He told me but I didn't understand. Wife: This is Dr. Hobb's cure? Send yourpatient away in a fog? Patient: It might be. How would I tell?

    See, isn't that fun? Adding to the mental "picture" there are humorous black and white cartoon drawings for about 100 of the words. Each entry ends with an example sentence using the featured word. The book ends with a list of an additional 135 words with definitions and advice on avoiding common "traps" on the SAT. Learn as many new words a day as you want -and keep them with you....for life! 120 pages, pb.