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  • Item #: 029237
    ISBN: 9781937032180
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    Personal finances from the brilliant mind of America's favorite college professor, six-year-old Fred Gauss! Teaching teens the importance of financial responsibility, this course provides thirty-four lessons covering vital topics like needs vs. wants, assets and liabilities, budgeting, net worth, credit cards/debt, simple and compound interests, savings, education, investments/stocks, real estate, retirement, owning your own business, insurance, taxes, constitutional limits, and much more. Complex financial equations are simplified with practical explanations, along with Your Turn to Play chapter questions providing students practice to reinforce important concepts. Answers included. Whether your students have previously fallen in love with the Life of Fred (LOF) math courses or you are new to Fred, this course provides a witty, yet educational story to teach the inherent responsibilities we have as consumers and producers in today's society. HC. 176 pgs. ~Deanne
  • Item #: 007490
    ISBN: 9781883934026
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    By popular demand, we are including this classic in our catalog. Karen Andreola has revised the language somewhat to make it easier to read but has retained the flavor of the original writing. First published in the early 20th century, the book exhorts young girls to maintain high standards of character. Each of the 33 short chapters address a virtue (such as obedience, sincerity, responsibility, and purity) or a situation to be encountered in life (like boyfriends or choosing a career). The book could be read and discussed by mother and daughter together, or you may want to let your daughter read it on her own and answer questions as they come up.

  • Item #: 041409
    ISBN: 9781414362458
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    Looking for a quality devotional for your daughter, but struggling to find the right one? Devotionals for teens are great, but she just isn't quite ready for some of the discussion points, yet the devotionals for elementary ages are too simplistic? This daily devotional may be exactly what you are looking for. Beginning with a "Dear God" question, this book provides scriptural answers to the real questions, about a real God, that the young girls in your life are asking. Questions like: "Dear God. How do I know that the Bible is the true Word of God?" or "Dear God. Why are we supposed to keep ourselves pure?" are answered with insightful responses and NLT (New Living translation) verses. Scripture index included. Leatherflex cover. 372 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 032759
    ISBN: 9780986352911
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    Like the other texts in this series, the Earth Science employs a mastery approach to learning science students should learn, master, and retain, what they learn. A curriculum that uses this approach covers fewer topics but covers each more deeply. This text also integrates learning by combining skills in the areas of science, math, science history, and English language usage. Every chapter follows the same format objectives are stated, vocabulary terms presented, textual information numbered and divided into digestible amounts, learning checks' at the end of each reading section, and an exercise at the end of each chapter. Chapters in this book cover Earth in Space, Visualizing Earth, Thinking About Earth, Matter & Minerals, Rocks & the Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics & Mountain Building, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Weathering/Erosion/Soils, Surface Water & Groundwater, Landforms, Earth History, Oceanography, Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate & Air Pollution. A glossary, mineral chart, and other resources are found at the back of the text. The author believes in questions that require complete sentences as a response, so you won't find any true/false, matching, or multiple choice questions. Colorful illustrations and photos are used to enhance the content of this small format text (6.5" x 9.5").

    The text states three goals for which the student is to strive be good stewards of God's gifts; learn, master, and retain what you learn; learn to keep a lab journal. The student section at the front of the book explains how to keep your lab journal or you can use Student Lab Report Handbook (#47300) for guidelines suggested by this author for keeping a lab journal. This handbook is recommended for use at the high school level. There are eight Experimental Investigations found right in the text and include an overview, basic materials list and step-by-step instructions.

  • Item #: 032226
    ISBN: 9780894558344
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    Critical Thinking Press has taken their excellent approach for improving subject-area skill and higher-order thinking skills and applied it to science in an effort to help students improve both their science knowledge AND thinking skills at the same time! The emphasis here is in helping students learn and understand science with a critical language arts slant so that they will learn to read science passages critically, and write full explanations of their thinking to reinforce their understanding. The book is divided into three units: physical science, life science, and earth science. Each unit contains over a dozen activities, each on a more specific sub-topic, and tied to national science standards. Each activity consists of a reading portion, and a question portion. The reading selection explains the concept in detail, with paragraphs separated and labeled by letter, and important vocabulary highlighted. The right-hand page features questions on the topic the student has just read about. Questions are presented in a variety of formats, including true/false, short answer (full-sentence responses), multiple-choice, graph questions, comparison/contrast and more. An answer key is included at the end of the book. The questions emphasize using "evidence" from the text, and really basing their answers on text evidence before choosing an answer. This helps reinforce what was read, and in many cases, requires the student to really think about their answer before giving it. This would be an excellent supplement to any science curriculum that will aid the student in really understanding concepts, where other workbooks may merely ask the student to regurgitate facts. I could even see using this alongside a full science curriculum, for added reasoning and critical thinking benefits! Currently, only the Beginning level is available, but we look for more levels to be available in the future. - Jess
  • Item #: 027113
    ISBN: 9780936163963
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    "Eighty-five percent of audience members cannot remember the main point of a speech immediately after hearing it." This statement made by Jeff Myers in the DVD portion of this program is shocking. How can you be a great communicator if most of your audience doesn't even remember what you said? Jeff Myers shares six steps to help you become a great public speaker and overcome that statistic in this program. The kit includes a student text, a 6-session DVD series, and a CD-ROM teaching guide for a group setting. Beginning with lessons on shaping the student himself, he shares the effect that the ability to speak can have on one's entire life and helps students conquer their fear of public speaking. He then moves on to teach the characteristics that shape a great speech: gaining maximum impact, reaching the heart of the audience, delivering the talk with confidence, and tips for an unforgettable speech. Each step consists of an interesting book lesson and a 15-30 minute DVD segment. Every lesson begins with a story of a great communicator from history including Billy Graham, Abraham Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. You then turn to your TV to learn from Jeff, via DVD, the heart of each lesson. Jeff animatedly shares stories and advice as he talks you through each step. Pages in the book correspond to his lecture so you can follow along and take away the important points. The next section reviews the points Jeff shared in the DVD and goes in-depth with each as it provides specific insight and encouragement to help you apply each lesson to your own life and communication. Students are faced with thoughtful questions to answer in response to each strategy and provided with helpful outlines and worksheets in the personal application section of each lesson. Each chapter ends with a speech project, complete with a helpful outline, to enable you to incorporate the skills just learned into your public speaking. Outlines for additional types of speaking, such as introducing a speaker, making a presentation to one person, giving a eulogy, and other instances are provided in the back. Quotes from Jeff and famous people throughout history adorn each page to offer additional insight and tips. Please note that student texts are also available separately for multiple students. ~ Steph
  • Item #: 019450
    ISBN: 9780912498997
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    The Bible in the hands of the individual is responsible for the development of civil government first in the American colonies and then through the Constitution of the United States. Thus is the premise of this interesting and intriguing little study. Did you know the first Bible printed in the colonies was in the Algonguin (then called "Indian") language? Neither did I! Starting with this little known fact and tracing basic precepts: mankind is capable of self-government and the Bible is the source of individual liberty, we learn that self-government with union (in other words, American federalism) is the biblical outworking of those two ideas. Interspersed with many quotes from founding fathers, early American church men, and the Bible, each segment concludes with a series of study questions (no answers given, unfortunately). This look at the roots and foundations of our Constitution provides a timely study. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 003945
    ISBN: 9780439199964
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    Young Nikolai greatly desires to be a good person. Believing the keys to doing so are found in knowing the answers to three questions, he goes on a mission to find answers. His questions are simple, yet profound: When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? His friends seek to answer his questions, but their responses don’t seem quite right to Nikolai. Hiking up the mountain to talk with Leo, an elderly turtle, he finds the answers he seeks, just not in the way he expected. Based on the short story, Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy. A beautiful story about compassion and being attuned to the needs of others. Beautifully illustrated. Recommended in Lightning Literature grade 2. 32 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 002236
    ISBN: 9781576876824
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      Meet Carmelo, former elementary science teacher whose passion led him to open the first Brooklyn Preschool of Science. His high energy and fun science approach has made him wildly popular with parents and children alike.

      This book showcases his heart for children and science. Beginning with “What is an experiment?” over thirty-five activities are divided into six, color-coded sections: Inventions, Biology, Air, Engineering, Natural Disasters and Forensics (age appropriate). Activities are presented on a two-page spread and begin with a science activity or question, teaching concept information, a supply list and often a touch of silliness. For example, the activity Flying Water answers the question, “Can you make water fly?” and explains Bernoulli’s principle. A word bubble asks, “What is the difference between a fly and a bird?” and the response: “A bird can fly but a fly can’t bird.” Six steps to test the movement of liquids. Scientific steps are easy to follow and activities use easy-to-find items. While the presentation may be light hearted and silly at times, science principles and methodology are understandable and memorable.

      An impressive collection of science experiments designed to be completed independently with parental/teacher assistance as needed. Includes a link to Next Gen Standards and two “Your Science Notebook” pages. Colorful graphics. 96 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 001403
    ISBN: 9781940110714
    Retail: $18.00
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      The Answer Key and Teaching Notes provides answers to those exercises and questions that have an appropriately objective response (including reviews). This means there are answers when one correct answer is required and also where a set range of answers is acceptable. The Answer Key does not provide suggested answers for open-ended or creative writing assignments. In other instances, the student is given examples and samples to help gauge appropriate responses. Also included with the Answer Key are suggested daily schedules 32 weeks/four days a week

  • Item #: AGMCHO
    Retail: $252.00
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    The 1-Year Online Access includes an online textbook, the optional Lab Workbook and the Instructor Resources including lesson plans, answer keys for the textbook and lab manual, power point teaching notes for the parent/teacher to use, and assessments (with answers) using the included ExamView Assessment software. Please note, this did take a few attempts to download correctly for our review purposes, doing the custom install was successful. Access begins when the parent/teacher registers the course and is available for 365 days. High speed internet access is recommended.

    The Lab Workbook includes chapter reinforcement questions and hands on lab activities. Lab activities are designed to be completed with instructor guidance. Some additional materials are necessary, many are household items, although others require more specific lab supplies. However, due to the sheer number of activities, parents can pick and choose the best options for their family. Pages can be printed or students can complete their assignments online using embedded form fields and then print or e-mail the responses for grading.

    Worth mentioning, the included student materials are reproducible for homeschool and co-op/classroom use.

    A print version of the lab workbookwill be available. Contact us for availability.

  • Item #: 070353
    ISBN: 9781940110332
    Retail: $18.00
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       The Answer Key and Teaching Notes provides answers to those exercises and questions that have an appropriately objective response (including reviews). This means there are answers when one correct answer is required and also where a set range of answers is acceptable. The Answer Key does not provide suggested answers for open-ended or creative writing assignments. In other instances, the student is given examples and samples to help gauge appropriate responses. Also included with the Answer Key are suggested daily schedules 32 weeks/four days a week

  • Item #: 068308
    ISBN: 9781933445243
    Retail: $24.00
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    What a time-saving resource for a classroom teacher, tutor, homeschooling parent or even a sitter! This big book of reproducible templates (for a single classroom use) and activity sheets cover a variety of age groups and subject areas. You will find loads of graphic organizers for making comparisons, ten-frame and base ten activity sheets, fraction pie charts, blank clocks, various classification practice for science, maps to label, word games, response cards and so much more. Perforated pages can be used in wipe-off pockets with dry-erase markers! 30 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 065474
    ISBN: 9781623701345
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       I use to babysit, and I’m sure that many of you did too. I didn’t have a book to help me or train me or tell me exactly what should be done, but it might have been helpful. If you have a youngster who is interested in starting a babysitting business, the Babysitter’s Backpack can be a tremendous help. The book lays out the basic rules that every babysitter should know, safety tips, how to make babysitting a business, and activities to help entertain the children from six months to five years of age. They even tell you how to put together your own activities tote kit. The content is broken down into short, topical reading sections and bulleted lists for easy reading or reference. Blue “What Should You Do?” boxes are scattered throughout the book just to see if you remember what you read. Quiz answers are found in the back, along with four bonus questions. This book will help your child gain the skills and confidence needed to become a responsible babysitter. 128 pgs, p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 063651
    ISBN: 9780764211874
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    Here is accessible, practical help for parents discussing tough topics with their kids: death, Satan and hell, divorce, difficult Bible stories, sexual sin, natural disasters, and why people fight or kill. Each chapter follows the same path. First, through Scripture, metaphor, and life stories, the authors help you as a parent flesh out each topic so that you have a solid grasp before explaining it to your child. Then comes sample discussions, presented in child-friendly ways, for responding to a child ages 5-10 or a child ages 11 and up. The authors stress that these are sample conversations only and not scripts. The focus is to then tailor your response to your style and your child’s needs and questions. Finally, each chapter ends with “In a Nutshell,” which summarizes the truths presented in each chapter. The authors take a walk-along-side approach with parents as they present truths from Scripture on each of these difficult topics. I so appreciate the simple depth of wisdom and grace this mother/daughter team use. The focus of each chapter is to see that God is the answer for the consequences of sin in the world and that effectively conveying this truth is ultimately dependent on the work of the Holy Spirit. Written by the authors of Give Them Grace (#052046). Includes a recommended resource list for further study. 5.5” x 8.5”, 173 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 061217
    ISBN: 9780761172192
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    POW! My eyes and mind popped when I opened this book! What an excellent introduction and overview of the wonderful world of design, presented in a beautiful and hip layout with a rhythm that’s easy to follow. Even though this is geared toward upper elementary and older students, adults will enjoy the read too! What is design? It’s all around you. As the author says, “Everything not made by nature is designed by someone.” Author, Chip Kidd—who has been a working designer for nearly 30 years and is responsible for over 1,000 book cover designs—answers that question and more in a thought-provoking style with his use of colorful visuals, playful type, and real industry examples. Chip gives a brief graphic design history lesson and then explores the core elements of design including layout, typography, color theory, scale, focus, symmetry, content, and more in the first 4 chapters. In Chapter 5, readers are presented with 10 interesting design projects that allow exploration and fleshing out of design concepts with their own creations and hands. For anyone who’s a visual learner, this dynamic book is a treat! It brought me back to my design school days. 8.5” x 11,” 150 pgs, hc. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 060694
    ISBN: 9780764210570
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    This step-by-step response to life’s important questions is from best-selling author and theologian Norman Geisler. The 13 chapters systematically cover truth and how it impacts life, God, miracles, the New Testament, Jesus, and Christianity in comparison to other religions. The author digs deeply (but in an understandable and concise way) into 10 essential questions of the Christian faith. The book is designed to offer clear evidence for such topics as the existence of God, the reliability of the Bible, and Jesus’ resurrection. Simple, useful charts reinforce points. For example, I found the chart comparing five Biblical statements to views from other major religions extremely useful and succinct. This apologetics book will help you defend your faith and would be great for new believers too. NIV scripture. 5.5” x 8.5”, 237 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 048808
    Retail: $19.95
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    Sparring with brilliant minds and finely-tuned rhetorical skills, William Craig (philosophy professor at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology) and Christopher Hitchens (atheist and journalist) squared off on the topic of God's existence. Filmed before an overflow audience at Biola University, Craig opened the debate by presenting five arguments for the existence of God while Hitchens argued that a claim as large as God's existence would need substantial evidence which is lacking. Presented in a formal debate format (a valuable example for debate students), both men present arguments, engage in responsive rebuttal, and answer questions from the audience. The result is a "compelling clash of worldviews and an examination of the major arguments for and against Christianity and atheism." The set includes both the Debate DVD plus a DVD of Bonus Features – the pre-debate press conference, question-and-answer session, and interviews with Hitchens and Craig. 178 mns. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 046123
    ISBN: 9781882514458
    Retail: $19.95
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    Continuing their literature series and including many of the characteristics of the Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature, this course is designed to provide the first year of a three-year survey of British and American Literature. Again utilizing whole works rather than excerpts, this course includes studies of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and selections from the Canterbury Tales and Hamlet (including the modern, worldview-shifting perspective from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead). There are 23 lessons, each expected to take about a week to complete, written directly (and often with a subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor) to the student, leading them to dig deeper into the shades of understanding of the literary piece as well as the culture and worldview of the author. The study guide – really a consumable worktext providing both the questions and plenty of space to write responses – starts with "typical" questions such as vocabulary development and sequence of events, but there is a spiraling intensity as the questions continue that quickly draws out more thoughtful responses. Most of the literature selections are written from a Christian worldview perspective.

    There are occasional writing suggestions (but no writing instruction) and many of the questions could be deepened into essays. Parents are strongly encouraged to read along with the student, and while I always think this is an excellent idea, I tend to be a little irritated when forced to do so: like other Greenleaf guides, there are no answer keys or even talking points provided. Students and parents are on their own in terms of evaluation. With the exception of Hamlet, specific versions (translations) of each work are referenced. We've listed these below. The Medieval Lit Study Package includes each of these books along with the Greenleaf Guide. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 044730
    ISBN: 9780890515471
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    It's easy to see the brilliance of our Creator when you look upon the starry skies or a majestic tree. But when you look at a periodic table? I'll bet most of us (myself included) have rarely been inspired to spiritual thoughts by the sight of one. Of course, that could all change after reading this unique book. Author Richard D. Duncan provides readers an appreciation for both specific elements and their Creator though a discussion of each elements discovery and uses which neatly tie into a biblical application. Volume 1 of the series (I have been assured there is another volume in progress) starts at the very top left-hand side of the periodic table with Hydrogen and continues across the chart offering a two-page mini-lesson on each element. Each two-page spread includes a discussion of the element, its properties and its uses on the left-hand page, along with several bulleted facts relating to its name or discovery. The right-hand page relates the properties and/or uses of the element to a biblical lesson that we can take from the element. A short "quick quiz" follows, with several short-answer and multiple choice questions about the element (answers included at the end of the book). A final "response" closes each lesson and offers a short prayer or thought related to the biblical application. Although the lessons are short, the write-ups on each element are fascinating, especially when science history or uses for the element in the Bible are discussed. While you won't find much in the way of chemical concepts here (oxidation-reduction, electron levels, etc.) this is an easy-to-use, casual study of the elements that be enjoyed by any student of chemistry, or for the whole family to use as a tie-in to a chemistry course taught at any level. The book brought to mind Luke 19:40, where Jesus replies to Pharisees who are criticizing his noisy, exuberant disciples. '"I tell you," he replied, "If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."' – Jess

  • Item #: 044214
    ISBN: 9781420680577
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    This book provides practice for older readers to enhance their reading skills, using a variety of different texts similar to what they would come across in their daily lives. It is divided into two parts: Key Reading Skills and Reading Texts. The first part focuses on specific skills, including scanning, predicting, working out word meanings, understanding a writer's purpose, understanding complex sentences, interpreting graphs and tables, inferring, and reading critically. Each unit focuses on one of those skills, with a brief explanation on what the skill is, how to use it, and why you might need to use it. A follow-up activity provides practice in using the skill, with an example text to read, and a series of related short-answer questions to complete. In the second part, students are given a variety of texts, including excerpts from textbooks, articles, novels, web pages, film reviews and cartoons. Three groups of activities accompany every text, one to complete before reading the text, one designed to test recall, and one intended for a student's personal response to the text. All in all, the book has a very no-nonsense visual appearance, with black-and-white pages and few illustrations. If your previous reading comprehension program does not cover this age level, or you feel that your junior high student could use some additional reading skills practice, you might consider this one. 30 units (lessons) total, with answers included in the back. Reproducible for classroom or family use only. – Jess

  • Item #: 040722
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    Looking to refresh and upgrade your Power Pen flash cards? Check out these answer stickers! Containing 104 Correct stickers and 312 Incorrect stickers, this little package will add fresh life to the Power Pen cards you currently own. Use them to upgrade your current flash cards or create additional questions on your own index cards. Free your child to learn in a fun, interactive way! ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 035916
    ISBN: 9780890516041
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    Too often Christians are asked difficult questions concerning God and their beliefs and they don't know how to answer – If there is a God, why didn't he stop that from happening? Doesn't science prove evolution, not creation? Sometimes coming up with logical, thought out responses comes well after the conversation. This book is full of questions that have been asked of Ray Comfort along with Biblical responses that have been logically thought through. The book is written in an easy to read-and-reference question/answer format in the areas of Humanity: Rights & Suffering, Biblical and Theological issues, Scientific thought and evolution, Beliefs & Worldviews, and God and Atheism.

    Ray is an author, television personality, and operater of his blog, Atheist Central. The questions and answers found in this book are real, and are probably some you may have encountered. The answers are also genuine as Ray Comfort responds to atheists daily – sharing Biblical truths and pointing out flaws in their thinking. Spend some time getting familiar with Ray's responses and Biblical support to help you be prepared the next time you are faced with one of these tough questions – be ready to defend God! - Donna

  • Item #: 028210
    ISBN: 9781438007694
    Retail: $9.99
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    What tools do you use when you read? Background music? Post-it notes? Highlighter? Do you like to read small chunks at a time? Or spend hours? Middle school and high school students are usually still figuring out exactly what tools work best for them – and if they need different tools for different types of reading. In a humorous, conversational manner written directly to the student, the reader has the opportunity to examine a myriad of tools that various people use to make reading more profitable. Each tool/skill is dissected and taken in small chunks with Let's Practice! exercises at regular intervals. Chapters conclude by asking the student to reflect on what he has learned followed by a collection of review questions labeled "Brain Ticklers." (Answers for these are on the following page.) For instance, the chapter on Different Types of Reading focuses on reading textbooks. Students are encouraged to start by looking at how the textbook is set up and then are given specific strategies for textbook reading. The SQ3R method (Survey, Question, Read, Record, Review) is covered thoroughly as well as the idea of using a textbook response sheet. And the book is packed with practical ideas for conquering reading skills – graphic organizers, helpful hints, and mnemonic devices, to name just a few. With reading passages and questions as well, this book is more than a supplement; rather, it is like a study skills class for the wanting-to-succeed student or the need-to-catch-up student. 210 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 027998
    ISBN: 9781438009988
    Retail: $24.99
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    When you're studying for the SAT, you want the most up-to-date guide available. This one is completely revised and reflects all of the new question types for the 2016 SAT. Students will greatly benefit from the timely advice, helpful strategies and tips, example questions reflective of the actual exams, and four practice SAT exams offered in this book. Two online practice tests are also included with purchase.

    The first section of the book familiarizes students with the test. These chapters outline each part of the exam and the typesof questions you will encounter. This section also provides future SAT takers with "winning tactics for the SAT" including advice on setting goals, pacing yourself, guessing, and simple techniques to applywhen taking the test.

    In the second unit, you will find a diagnostic SAT designed to helps students identify the core areas that need improvement before taking the actual test. Following this mock-SAT test are answers, directions for calculating your raw score on each section, and fully explained answers for each question.

    The third section delves into the SAT Reading test. These chapters cover each kind of question asked and the skills needed to successfully workthrough each part of the SAT. The evidence based reading chapters offers an overview of the test, testing tactics, examples, and plenty of practice questions and answers. Also included are reading challenges,critical reading questions, and a selected reading list divided into four sections: US and World literature,Science, Social Studies and U.S. Founding. The final chapter of this section focuses on vocabulary,which is essential for understanding and correctly answering the reading questions. This chapter holds practical ways to increase your vocabulary and a master list of common words used in uncommon ways, with every word. Interactive Vocabulary flashcards are available online. 

    The next section focuses on the SAT Writing and Language test. This section provides an overview of the test, reviews key grammar and graph analysis skills, offers test strategies, examples with explanations and in-depth practice questions and passages. The last chapter in this section prepares students for the(optional) essay portion by providing sample prompts and sample response essay rubric to understand how the essay is scored. Additionally key strategies, skill building lessons and practice, sample essays (of varied quality) and more practice prompts are included.

    The last component of the SAT is mathematics. The first chapter provides tactics for success, helpful hints, using the number grids, calculator use and various practice exercises. The second chapter offers a detailed review of the math concepts covered on the test and practice in each specific area. The format of these chapters allows students to see which areas they need to review so they can focus on those topics.

    The remaining chapters, which comprise the final unit of this guide, hold four model tests complete with answer keys, self-evaluations, and answer explanations, for practice, practice, and more practice. Two full length tests are available online which include answers, explanations,  and automatic scoring. pb, 1034 pgs. ~ Steph/Deanne

  • Item #: 021261
    ISBN: 9780989372206
    Retail: $17.99
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    Anger affects us: everyone from the parent who “snaps” at the child, who then experiences the humiliation and carries it from childhood into adulthood. This book is written to break the anger monster within. Firmly believing the Bible has all the answers for overcoming anger, this study guide provides a framework for change: prayer, key verses, in-depth study, and application. Topics covered include the sufficiency of God, signs of anger, choosing to deal appropriately with anger, personal responsibility, trusting God, obedience, controlling the tongue, bitterness, pride, distractions, solving the root problem, lust and much more. Also includes notes for effective group study. Consumable work text includes 5 days per week lessons for 8 weeks. KJV references. 176 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 018800
    ISBN: 9780078600197
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    ☼Street Law: A Course in Practical Law (7th Ed.) (9-AD) Street Law, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the mission of "empowering people through law-related education." This course strives to fulfill that mission by taking a practical approach to legal studies that shows how the law is relevant to the daily lives of teens (and their families). As it states in the book's introduction, "Students learn substantive information about law, democracy, and human rights through strategies that promote problem solving, critical thinking, cooperative learning, improved communication and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to participate effectively in society." Street Law is definitely not a course that wants you to just memorize legal terminology or learn the various steps of the legal process—it wants to teach you to think, too! This non-consumable student textbook is divided into six units: Introduction to Law and the Legal System; Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice; Torts; Consumer and Housing Law; Family Law; and Individual Rights and Liberties. Each unit is divided into several chapters that explain subtopics in more detail. For example, Unit 4, Consumer and Housing Law, has chapters on contracts, warranties, credit and other financial services, deceptive sales practices, becoming a smart consumer, cars, and housing. The pages follow a traditional textbook format, with bold vocabulary words, captioned photos, diagrams, informational text boxes, and questions after every few pages. The layout is appealing, though, and it includes helpful features in the margins like legal-themed quotes and links to relevant websites. The problems that appear throughout the chapters test the student's comprehension of the lessons; these tend to not be simple right or wrong answers, but instead require critical thinking or some justification for the response. For example, Chapter 12 (Criminal Justice Process: Investigation) describes six scenarios involving accused persons and the police. The student is asked to decide whether the search violates the Fourth Amendment, and then explain his decision. The course does not shy away from controversial issues; some of the questions ask the student to articulate their views on abortion, gay rights, divorce, and other "hot button" topics. (The text takes a neutral view of such issues, and many of the related discussion questions have no clear right or wrong answers.) Other features that appear throughout the text include "The Case of…" files (thought-provoking questions based on real court cases); "For Your Information" and "Steps to Take" (practical advice for the real world); "You Be the Judge" (hypothetical scenarios to analyze); and "Law in Action" (discussion and hands-on activities on contemporary topics). There are also a few "Human Rights USA" features that will get students thinking about what rights are so essential that to do without would violate one's human dignity. An appendix in the back of the book contains the text of the US Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, major federal civil rights laws, charts of state laws, a glossary, and an index. A website that complements the curriculum is www.streetlaw.glencoe.com. This includes chapter overviews, the text of legal cases, unit web extension activities (with lesson plans), and student self-assessment quizzes (multiple choice). Please note that we are only offering the student textbook at this time, and not the teacher's edition. 684 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 015676
    ISBN: 9780825101175
    Retail: $46.00
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    Reading good literature opens wide the windows of the world to students. A body of materials which will link the student with the general experience of mankind is provided in this book. This collection of titles is divided into ten units presenting experiences common to people in all times and societies. Certain works have been selected to provide as wide a scope as possible and while something will interest each reader, all of the titles in this collection will not be suitable for all students. Books such as Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, The Chalk Garden, The House of Mirth, On Golden Pond, The Chocolate War, 2001: Space Odyssey, The Great Gatsby, Great Expectations, and Ivanhoe represent the quality books from all spectrums that this book features. The book includes a reading level identification for and a short description of all 150 featured books and then provides tests for each book. Each test in this volume contains three types of questions. A set of objective questions will measure the student's understanding of the reading content., such as the basics of plot and setting. Five short-answer questions require more inferential responses about the larger ideas that the author wishes the reader to grasp. A final challenge essay asks the student to express observations on what has been read and to support those observations with information gained from the book, other books, and life. 100 More Great Books is constructed in the same format and contains seven units grouped in types of books: Adventure and Survival, The Maturing Self, History in Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Supernatural, Social Issues and Moral Challenge, Success and Achievement and Reflections of the Family. It recommends classics such as Pilgrims Progress, Jacob Have I Loved, Across Five Aprils, A Wrinkle in Time, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Anna and the King of Siam, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and many more. - Rachel S.
  • Item #: 014667
    ISBN: 9780787704551
    Retail: $14.95
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    This book full of reproducible pages traces the development of our nation's most important document. It discusses how our nation was built on democracy and discusses how the Constitution was developed over time using several other documents and with many meetings and conventions. It breaks down the Constitution and explains its principles and shares facts about the amendments that have been made. Each circumstance or person that promoted the Constitution and every section of it is explained in detailed and followed by some "Review and Write" questions. These questions require that students summarize, explain or compare what they have just read and write about how they feel about it. Your students may need additional space to effectively write their responses. These might be good as discussion questions as well. Five tests are provided with multiple choice questions and an answer key is provided. A complete reproduction of the Constitution is included along with all amendments. 110 pp. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 009848
    ISBN: 9781932012989
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    Any book that claims to be the “ultimate” had better deliver, and this one does! Not just an update of an out of print classic, this is THE book to read if you’re planning to homeschool or considering homeschooling. Answering the real questions (i.e. What if I don’t want to homeschool?) as well as the expected (i.e. How do I get it all done?) – and with a candid honesty you will appreciate – it also addresses concerns of seasoned homeschoolers (i.e. preventing burnout). Several themes run throughout the book – organization and planning are good things, creating and maintaining a love-of-learning environment is important, raising independent learners and responsible kids is desirable, and staying connected with other homeschoolers is necessary. The new to homeschooling couple will find a realistic discussion of all the questions rumbling around in your brains/hearts – Can we do this? What will it cost us? How do we choose curriculum? What type of learner is our child? Will this be the best decision for us? A family worksheet is included to help you sort through all the issues and make a wise decision about homeschooling. There is also a lot of help for making curriculum decisions. Subjects are each covered by examining where you want to go and how to get there. Strategies for each grade level along with guidelines and recommended resources are included. In fact, lots and lots of resources are provided – for books, curriculum, publishers and suppliers, programs, organizations, and technology. Though all grades are covered thoroughly, the discussion on homeschooling high schoolers is excellent and extremely comprehensive including discussions that I’ve not seen elsewhere (i.e. What about organized sports?). Any homeschooler – just getting started or seasoned – will appreciate the thoughtful discussions, multitudinous resources, and reality-based encouragement found in these pages. Janice