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  • Item #: 008297
    ISBN: 9780965273510
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  • Item #: 043843
    ISBN: 9781890623333
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    ISBN: 9780965273572
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    ISBN: 9781890623340
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  • Item #: 069641
    ISBN: 9781890623425
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       Emma Serl enthusiasts will welcome this sequel to her beloved Primary Language Lessons and Intermediate Language Lessons. Chosen by the author of the PLL and ILL Teacher Guides (Mary Jane Newcomer) to approximate and complement the language learning experience of those texts, this reprint of the 1917 Aldine Third Language Book has been edited and updated only as necessary. Instructions in this book are written directly to the student but assume the presence of a teacher/parent. With an emphasis on effective written communication, grammar coverage is thorough and comprehensive although there are few practice exercises (by today’s standards); there are only a few for each concept covered. There is no answer key or teacher guide (yet) for this book. Editing/updating is minimal but with an eye to conformance with the Chicago Manual of Style. There are a few references to religious content (i.e. Battle Hymn of the Republic or quotes). 5.5”x 8.5”, 348 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

      

  • 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 #: 056834
    ISBN: 9781615383115
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    Plans and checklist for lessons from First Start Reading, Classical Phonics, Core Skills Phonics, and Primary Phonics Readers Sets 1-4. 21 pgs. pb comb-binding.

  • Item #: 060633
    ISBN: 9780925279460
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    Creation itself displays the glory of God! Originally written in 1836, this book is based on the premise that examples of various virtues are exemplified in the animal kingdom. For example, a woodpecker demonstrates honesty. Each of the 50 two-page character lessons describes the animal or individual and then draws the personal application. Most of the readings highlight virtues as evidenced in the behavior of animals; some, however, are human examples that showcase either vices or virtues. This reprint retains all of the original: traditional type-set style font, original language and writing structure, etc. Therefore, some archaic terms are also included such as Esquimaux (Eskimo/Inuit). Consequently, for younger children, this might best serve as a read aloud. A unique way to discuss character development. 96 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 056813
    ISBN: 9781615382606
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    Plans and checklist for lessons from SRA Phonics 2, Classical Phonics, and Primary Phonics Readers Sets 5-6. Spelling instructions and lists are included in the lesson plans book. 59 pgs. pb comb-binding.

  • Item #: 009102
    ISBN: 9781880045282
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    This spelling notebook is specifically designed for younger spellers by providing widely spaced lines with the referential dotted half line. There is ample room to write the set of twenty spelling words covered in the week's lesson from the Wise Guide for Spelling. The log has room for over 1000 spelling words. ~ Enh

  • 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 #: 002525
    ISBN: 9780689715402
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    Eight-year-old Sarah must learn to be brave when she accompanies her father to the wilderness of Connecticut to build a house for their family.

  • Item #: 002251
    ISBN: 9780140501698
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    In this charming story, we travel along to Blueberry Hill to pick sun-ripened blueberries. Sal's mother wants to take the berries home to can them so the family may enjoy them during the winter months. Sal brings along her small tin pail to help, however, she ends up eating more than she picks! On the other side of the hill, Little Bear and his mother are eating blueberries to grow big and fat for the long, cold winter. Both Sal and Little Bear sit down to enjoy the scrumptious berries, and when they get up to find their mothers, they each mistake the other's mother for their own! The soft humor and delightful ending is perfect for any young child, and the detailed blue and white illustrations perfectly accent the story. Pb. A read-along book and CD set are also available, which includes the book plus an audio CD. The CD includes the narrated story and fun activities. - elise

  • Item #: 009208
    ISBN: 9780140564341
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    Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are looking for the perfect place to raise a family. They select a quiet spot on an island in a river in Boston. Although it is a little bit of a walk, it is still close enough for them to go to the Public Garden Park and see their favorite policeman, Michael, who feeds them peanuts. Soon Mrs. Mallard lays eight eggs, which hatch into eight adorable ducklings. One day Mr. Mallard decides to venture down the river, and he tells Mrs. Mallard to meet him at the park in exactly one week. Mrs. Mallard teaches the little ducklings how to swim, dive, stay away from danger, and walk in a straight line, and then they are off to the park to meet their father. Mrs. Mallard leads them to the riverbank and off they march to the park. Will they get through the busy town safely?
  • Item #: 022407
    ISBN: 9780983297949
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    The DVD-ROM features author Jill Pike "talking through" the program and lessons as well as two bonus audios on reading comprehension and public speaking. PDF files for all student materials (except AAS) are also included on the DVD.

  • Item #: 022409
    ISBN: 9780983297932
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    The Teacher Manual provides an overview of the program, specific instruction for teaching both printing and composition along with detailed lesson plans that include the AAS lessons.

  • Item #: 005780
    ISBN: 9780064431439
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    This is a tale about a peddler, but not any ordinary peddler - this one carries his hats balanced on his head! After he walks a while, he decides to take a rest underneath a tree. Just to be sure, he checks that all of the caps are there and in place before he takes a nap. When he wakes up, he feels refreshed, rested, and happy... until he realizes his caps are all gone! Wherever did they go?

  • Item #: 002252
    ISBN: 9780395259382
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    Once there was a little pink house built in the country on a hill with a brook and trees and lots of flowers. The little house loved watching the children play and the seasons change. She could see the lights of the city in the distance, and it made her wonder what it would be like to live there. The city grew closer and closer to the little house until it had all but swallowed her up. The little house didn't like this much; she was very sad as she daydreamed of the old days on her hill with the trees and the flowers. Will anyone save the little pink house? Will she ever get to see the trees and flowers again? 40 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 053453
    ISBN: 9781425817336
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  • Item #: 039836
    ISBN: 9780689818769
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    A creative fifth-grader named Nick is known for his lighthearted way of livening up the school. After a lesson in the origin of words in the English language, Nick decides to create his own word and begins calling a pen a frindle. Soon everyone in school is using the term, and it even spreads to the whole town. His teacher gets upset, but there's nothing Nick can do to stop the new word from spreading across the country. This is a very charming, funny story with occasional black and white illustrations. 106 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 021705
    ISBN: 9781937494018
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    We had a lot of philosophy in college while studying worldviews. This course reminds me of the approach our college used and combines philosophy with important skills that should be part of a good in-depth study: philosophy, worldview, writing, speaking and thinking. The authors three goals for this text are for it to be easy to use, engaging and empowering; I believe she is very successful at achieving her goals. This course may be used as your primary curriculum, to which you would just add math, science and foreign language: or use it as a supplement. Guidelines for using the program either way are included in the front of the reader.

    I find the study of philosophy intriguing and have really enjoyed reading through the Reader (text) of this curriculum. Students will spend time learning about Thales, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Protagoras, and Democritus: what they really believed and what they contributed to the world. Learn how what they believed was shaped by their predecessors and how their thinking shapes culture even today. The idea behind this course is that students will be equipped to understand our changing world.

    The Reader is a spiral-bound, 125-page, softcover book that is printed with full color illustrations. There are specific components found in every lesson presented. First, the student will read the philosophers story (the Readers first component). They will find anecdotes and facts about their lives, accomplishments, beliefs and contributions in sections labeled at the top of the page Meet the Philosopher, His Story Unfolds, Impact of Ideas, and The Story Ends. The second component is the Write, Think, and Speak sections. These are labeled down the side of the reading text and the actual assignments are found on the adjacent page. In the Write section, students will be shown the 7-step writing process, beginning with the first draft, how to build pauses into their writing, how to polish their writing, how to critique, evaluate and revise and do a final draft for a final project. The Think section may include assignments, but also includes information for deeper thinking. Speak works to improve and enhance the students ability to speak orally put their thoughts into words that sound intelligent and well thought-out. The lessons third item is geography. Students will learn about the geography during the featured philosophers life and includes a map and a short summary about the time period. On the adjacent page, students will learn about the philosophers School of Thought. The final section of each lesson is the Contrast section. This is where students read statements, quotations or documents from the philosopher and compare and contrast them to what the Bible says (Biblical Worldview). Scripture found in the reader and workbook is from the English Standard Version (ESV).

    The back section of the Reader is full of valuable resources. There are checklists for writing assignments and what to look for in the writing process and assignments, peer critiques, and evaluation. For each of the philosophers, writing assignments are included with the guidelines and required contents included. These are timed written assignments (15 minutes), but you could turn them into a research paper or essay if you would like a more detailed writing assignment let them choose their favorite philosopher for a year-end project. These assignments are in addition to the writings found within the lessons. A list of recommended resources is also included, just in case your student wants to learn more in a specific area.

    A Teacher Resource CD is included inside the back cover and includes answer keys to mapping assignments, timelines, and at-a-glance instructions.

    The Student Workbook is more like a notebooking journal. There are formatted pages on which students answer questions from each section of the lesson and blank maps to label. The second part of the workbook is the Write, Think, Speak Journal. This journal is referenced in the lessons and this is where the students answer questions found on the Write, Think, Speak pages of the lesson. There are also the same checklists, peer critique and evaluation in the back of the student workbook as those found in the Reader. The glossary pages at the very back of the student workbook are for the student to write the meaning or definition of words. The words even have page number references to help them out. The Student Workbook is not reproducible.

    There are a couple of products referenced in the Reader and recommended for use with this study: Philippians in 28 Weeks and The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions. Adding these books will enhance your study.

    If you are ready to tackle a meaty study, this one is great! Well-laid out and easy-to-use, this course will engage your deep thinking high schooler. Give them a reason to write and help them put their thoughts together for a solid foundation in a rapidly changing world all from a Biblical Worldview. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 071369
    ISBN: 9781893791220
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  • Item #: 065418
    ISBN: 9781930749443
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       More than half of the Bible is written in Hebrew. For Bible study purposes alone, this fact warrants learning the language. This text, originally intended for an adult audience at Bible colleges and seminaries, emphasizes pronouncing and reading Hebrew. Hebrew is complex and this text does not formally introduce grammatical concepts, nor does it follow a direct, traditional language learning method. The primary goal is to read and learn written text rather than communicating in Hebrew.

      The first 6 chapters introduce each consonant letter of the alphabet. Since vowels are not delineated in the Hebrew alphabet, the additional 6 chapters teach the vowels as classes. Then, starting as Jewish children do, students will learn to read the Shema in Hebrew and then work through the 10 Commandments, Sabbath and other blessings, daily worship prayers and blessings and then end with the Hebrew names for God.

      The author, Zola Levitt, a Jewish Christian, recommends following this pattern when studying the lessons: pray, review daily (30 minutes per day); use graph paper to practice the letter forms and make flash cards.

      Each of the 12 lessons in Part I should take one week per lesson for your motivated high school student. Lessons in Part II may be studied and reviewed for months to come. The readings in Lessons 12 through 16 provide the Hebrew writing with a transliteration and then an English translation below. Background information and cultural explanation elaborate on each text.

    Lesson 17 explains the Tanakh (the full Hebrew Bible) and the Brit Chadashah (New Testament), followed by Scripture samples in Hebrew with the corresponding Scripture in English KJV. While no transliteration or direct translation is included at this point, the student should be able to pronounce these. A good Strong’s Concordance would solve the word for word translation. Lesson 18 discusses the Hebrew names of God with transliteration and definitions, with an in-depth discussion on 18 specific names.

      The wealth of language, Biblical and cultural information here is astounding. Even if you do not wish to read full documents in Hebrew, this text would be an excellent source for Bible study—or in preparation for a trip to Israel. Additional resources include an in-depth Hebrew Glossary, an Introduction to the Hebrew Calendar; and a bibliography. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 055627
    ISBN: 9781338113495
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    I am such a proponent of solid phonics instruction! This classic resource authored by Wiley Blevins has been updated! Added are summaries of current research, practical strategies and phonics lessons. In addition are phonogram word lists, picture book suggestions, ready-to-use assessments, scope and sequence, guidelines for ELL (ESL) students and discussion of common reading problems with solutions. There is a lot of in-depth reading here. But information is also accessible: tips for decoding and understanding word parts and phonics instruction, etc. Section 1 defines phonics. Section 2 covers alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness. Section 3 goes in depth in teaching sounds and letters. Section 4 is also full of content, helping you devise phonics lesson plans that work. Section 5 focuses on individual needs. There's not just theory here. There are so many practical helps: word lists for each phoneme; games; activities; lists of most frequently used sounds and words . . . the content goes on and on. While the intended audience is a teacher in a brick-and-mortar school, this resource will help the homeschool teacher understand how language develops and provide a solid foundation to start your student reading with success. 320 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 012866
    ISBN: 9780974769578
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    Whether you've used Little Hands to Heaven or Little Hearts for His Glory and are lamenting the fact that your journey is ending, or you are just starting out with your first or second grader and aren't sure where to begin, take heart! Carrie Austin has taken her organized, enjoyable curriculum series up to the next grade level. Designed for 6-8-year olds, this curriculum guide is laid out similarly to the preceding volumes, with Bible study, language arts, spelling, grammar, mechanics, usage, copywork, reading, story time, math exploration, history, poetry, music, art, science, and geography. The curriculum is divided into 34 units. Each unit is divided into five daily lessons, which follow the history, language arts and math theme for the unit. The daily lessons are divided into two parts (helpfully on facing pages!): "Learning Through History" and "Learning the Basics".

    The history section contains the history, poetry/rhyme, Bible study, and corresponding music portion of the lesson, all visually separated into printed boxes with related icons. Geography, history activities, art, or science make up the remaining part of the "history" portion. These activities are sprinkled throughout each unit, lightening the load while covering each of these topics at least once a week. The necessary resources for teaching history include American Pioneers and Patriots, Stories of the Pilgrims, and Boys and Girls of Colonial Days (2002 copyright). As mentioned above, each unit focuses on one event in American history, from 1565 to 1865. The other activities in the history portion of the lesson complement the history story, so it won’t easily be forgotten! For example, in Day 1 of Unit 2, the history story relates how the Jamestown settlers did not want to work to eat or build a town; they only wanted to find gold. The corresponding Bible study is on Galatians 6:9, and focuses on not giving up, even though we may become weary. The poetry selection is "Father, We Thank Thee", and the science activity asks students to perform a small experiment with paper demonstrating why tree squirrels flatten their body to glide through the air.

    "Learning the Basics" focuses on language arts skills and math, but also incorporates story time and reading. Each unit features a key theme for spelling, grammar and math that is built upon during the week. Four subject assignments are included for this section of the lesson, including language arts, reading, story time, and math. Language arts usually includes spelling and copywork. The spelling lists for the week follow the unit’s "spelling word pattern" or phonetic construct/sound. The copywork portion has students copying bits of poetry, prose, and other things as they fit the grammar concept for the week. Each day's reading assignment offers three options for graded reading material, depending on the reading ability of your student: the phonics program you are already completing, a recommended title for emerging readers recommended for that unit (suggested books and comprehension questions are found in the appendix), or Drawn Into the Heart of Reading for independent reading. Read aloud to your child (or for you to read together) from books in a variety of genres during Story Time. The author has included book suggestions for nine genres, including biography, adventure, historical fiction, fantasy, mystery, nonfiction, humor, realistic fiction, and folk tale. Each of these genres is covered in 20 days of read alouds, except for folk tales, which has 10 days. Because she leaves the Story time discussion open-ended, you can choose your own read-alouds for each genre. Suggestions can be found in the appendix. The math portion of the lesson also follows a theme for the unit, from numbers 1-10, sets, missing numbers, and number pairs in Lesson 1; to money, counting, writing amounts, and making change in Unit 33. The math lessons use Singapore’s Primary Mathematics 1A and 1B, or if you are already ahead of this in math, Carrie has provided an alternate math schedule using Primary Mathematics 2A and 2B. Like her previous curricula, the format is easy to use, and the weekly themes tie the subjects together nicely. The author also places an emphasis on hands-on and full-body activities that develop gross and fine motor skill development (and offer a chance for kids to burn off some "wigglies"). Flexibility is built in, with plenty of options as to which additional resources you use, and how you choose to personalize the lessons. Activities are designed to require no (or very little) preparation time and use around-the-house items. The appendix includes an "Overview of Reading Choices," suggested books for reading time (grouped by unit), suggested books for story time (grouped by genre), two spelling lists for each unit, and poetry and rhymes used for both poetry and copywork time. Whether you’re familiar with Carrie’s approach, or you've never used it before and are looking for a solid guide that lays it all out for you, you are sure to enjoy the early grades. ~ Jess