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  • Item #: 016091
    ISBN: 9781936706242
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  • Item #: 061276
    ISBN: 9781423216513
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  • Item #: 060700
    ISBN: 9781423221647
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  • Item #: 060699
    ISBN: 9781423209515
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  • Item #: 060698
    ISBN: 9781423205456
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    This handy, laminated guide covers a wide range of photography elements. Learn about types of cameras, how to hold your camera (Yes, there is a right and wrong way, and it does make a difference!); memory cards; shutter speed; exposure; reading histograms; resolution; f/stop and aperture; composition; and how all of these elements affect your final image. While the information given is surface level, it can be a great reference to take with you when you’re out shooting instead of lugging around a big book. While very similar to the Photography Basics guide, this guide offers digital-specific elements that are omitted from the other. Approx. 8.5” x 11” – Laura

  • Item #: 060697
    ISBN: 9781423205449
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    This handy, laminated guide covers a wide range of photography elements. Learn about types of cameras; lenses and focal length; how to hold your camera (Yes, there is a right and wrong way, and it does make a difference!); shutter speed; exposure; lighting; f/stop and aperture; composition and how all of these elements affect your final image. While the information given is surface level, it can be a great reference to take with you when you’re out shooting instead of lugging around a big book. While very similar to the Photography Digital Essentials guide, this guide offers a more well-rounded, complete approach to the information while the other contains some digital-specific elements that are also important for digital photography. Approx. 8.5” x 11” – Laura

  • Item #: 060696
    ISBN: 9781423218586
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  • Item #: 060695
    ISBN: 9781423209829
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  • Item #: 043334
    ISBN: 9781423224419
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  • Item #: 043330
    ISBN: 9781423225935
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  • Item #: 043328
    ISBN: 9781423225898
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  • Item #: 043327
    ISBN: 9781423225874
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  • Item #: 024971
    ISBN: 9781609964269
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    Stick and re-stick where you need while you study multiplication and fact families. Self-adhesive and pre-cut, set has 14 charts, each measuring 8.5"x 12." Thirteen of the charts cover fact families 0-12, while the last chart shows all fact families together. Charts can be placed on any smooth surface and removed without damage to walls. Bright and attractive enough for bedroom or bathroom décor too! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 016099
    ISBN: 9781936706259
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  • Item #: 002784
    ISBN: 9781888827392
    Retail: $64.95
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    Homeschool teachers will go to great lengths to help their students overcome difficulties. Take Beverly Adams-Gordon, for example. An engineer and Montessori teacher, she left her teaching job to homeschool in an effort to solve her youngest daughter's severe spelling problems. Finding no suitable material, she thoroughly researched the subject and developed her own spelling curriculum.

    So what is different?

    • * It's all in one book. One purchase for all years for all kids.
    • * A chapter on research details the most effective methods of spelling instruction.
    • * Complete instructions for introducing, implementing and evaluating the program. Directions are given for adapting to different learning styles and ages.
    • * The program takes only 15 minutes/day.
    • * Extensive Word Lists are based on research done after 1979 of most frequently used and misspelled words. Word lists used in most other programs are based on lists created in 1915 or 1947. Two lists are provided, with 5,000 and 12,000 words, respectively.
    • * General and specific placement tests start each student right where he needs to be.
    • * Program is based on phonics and spelling rules, not phonics alone.
    • * Review is built into the program which uses a "spiral" approach (repeated and spaced review) similar to the approach Saxon takes in it's problem sets.
    • * Directions for over 100 games and activities are included which concentrate on specific skills and make spelling more interesting. Most are individual or partner games, but some can be played by up to 6 players.

    Now available in its 4th edition. Spelling Power retains all of its award-winning effective procedures, but it is more user-friendly with larger type and more graphics. Easier to read and less intimidating, there is also improved organization of resources. The 4th edition Spelling Power package includes access to the Teacher's Online Resources on the publisher's website and an updated Quick Start DVD seminar. The Quick Start DVD provides a personal step-by-step introduction to using the Spelling Power program featuring author Beverly Adams-Gordon who explains each step as "real" homeschool moms and students demonstrate. The Teacher's Online Resources includes printable forms, searchable word lists, charts, printable Activity Task Cards, bonus activities, and the Digital Spelling Tutor which allows you to create spelling lists for multiple children, offers learning, drill and testing activities, tracks several children's progress, allows you to create and print progress reports, and can be used with any spelling word list.

    Spelling Power provides the most thorough coverage of spelling that we have seen. This one is a "classic."

  • Item #: 049348
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    From the author of Latin Centered Curriculum (Memoria Press), this comprehensive K-12 resource for memorization, copywork, and dictation provides a vast array of memorization material in all academic areas, as well as Latin and Greek. Weighing in at a hefty 450 plus pages, this book provides you ample choices for memory work, and has been designed for use with any classical curriculum or simply as a handy reference for home or school. At first glance, the sheer size of this book appears to be overwhelming. However, the author reminds us this book has been created to provide 13 years worth of memorization options and we simply integrate what we feel is the best selection.

    Beginning with the importance of memorizing, this detailed book takes you through the steps of how to memorize and includes general principles to make memory work easier; you are then set free to select memorization selections from a vast array of subject areas. Read on for more details! The Latin chapter is divided into six parts: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; Prayers; and Hymns and Carols. The first three sections contain mostly secular material, while the last three are religious. The Greek chapter is divided into five sections: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; and Prayers and Hymns. These selections are drawn from both classical and ecclesiastical Greek, and the author has also included some background information on Easter Christian traditions. Translations are provided throughout. The Arithmetic and Mathematics chapter includes an extensive resource selection, including (but not limited to): addition/subtraction fact families, properties and orders, prime numbers, multiplication table, Euclid's Definitions and Common Notions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Grammar and Composition chapter is designed to support the study of classical languages and to reinforce principles taught in your individual writing program. It includes grammar rhymes, grammar rules, and 100 commonly misspelled words. The Literature chapter contains five sections: Literary facts and lists; Sayings, Proverbs, and Famous Quotations, Teaching Rhymes, Poetry and dramatic speeches from Shakespeare's plays. The Religion chapter contains six sections: Scripture, Prayers, Catechism, Poetry, Hymns and Carols. Using the King James Version of the Bible, the religious selections include material drawn from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. The Geography chapter contains a large number of lists from both a World and US Geography perspective. The World History chapter covers events and personalities from around the globe, with the emphasis on those topics of enduring importance. Please note: dating encompasses an old earth perspective, dating back to 35,000 BC. The United States History and Civics chapter stresses key dates in American history, as well as the founding documents of our nation. Patriotic songs, verse and oratory are also included. The Natural Sciences chapter brings together lists and mnemonics for basic information in the natural sciences and is written primarily for elementary and middle school. It is best if the child memorizes material in this chapter, as it is encountered in their course of studies in the science curriculum of your choice. Extensive reference charts are found at the end of the book. These are meant for quick reference in Latin and Greek and are not meant to replace a Latin or Greek curriculum. They are, however, a good basis for Latin and Greek recitation.

    As you can see, this extensive resource book provides ample opportunities for memorization success. I was impressed with the extensive selection in each academic area, and believe this truly will be a valuable resource for families who desire to incorporate memorization from the classical perspective. 450 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 002447
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  • Item #: 070736
    ISBN: 9780985723101
    Retail: $65.00
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    Learning the keyboard is imperative for today's student. Take your typing course to the next level with this 34-week course. Weekly lessons follow a similar format: a classroom or group lesson (parents can read through this lesson with their children) and four daily practice lessons. Practice lessons have the student review the material from the group lesson in daily increments followed by 10-20 minutes of typing practice per day. The author recommends a simple text editor like Microsoft Notepad®, Microsoft Wordpad® or Apple Textedit® (free with your computer operating system) for practice. These programs do not include spell checkers or auto correct features that will cover mistakes and prevent the student from learning correctly.

    The first weekly lesson in the textbook is critical to success. Covering the differences between typing and keyboarding, various keys, the QWERTY keyboard, correct typing posture along and more, the first week ends with a baseline 3-minute typing test. I appreciate the focus on correct hand position and sitting posture as a preventative measure against carpal tunnel syndrome. Lessons cover nearly every aspect of the computer keyboard. Here is just a sample of the skills learned: the space bar and enter key; home row, the letter keys, punctuation and special keys, shift key/caps lock key, practice with typing common words including articles, conjunctions, helping verbs, pronouns and prepositions, learning to use the numeric key pad, tabs/text alignment, typing a friendly letter or business letter, making a certificate of completion plus many others. Complete table of contents is available on our website. Keyboard shortcuts are covered in the appendix. Each lesson focuses on 3-4 letters before advancing to more complicated keys and skills which allows for mastery of material. Students needing more practice can review the practice lessons as necessary, as the suggested practice time is flexible to meet individual student needs.

    A timed typing test is included with every even-numbered lesson to assess student progress. Timed tests begin as one minute tests and progress in length to five minutes by the end of the course. A keyboarding speed progress chart is available at the back of the book to measure progress.

    You may wonder how this course compares to the author's Keyboarding for Homeschoolers -Summer Text? The complete content (13 lessons) from the Summer Text are repeated in this course. Additionally, this course provides more instruction on various special keys like the colon, apostrophe, question marks, brackets, tab key and text alignment, along with additional practice typing commonly used suffixes, helping verbs, pronouns, and prepositions and typing a friendly or business letter. This one year course provides more depth and practice, although some students may do well with a quick summer overview followed by time spent teaching themselves the additional keys and skills for keyboarding aptitude.

    All in all, this is a fully developed, systematic typing course that will provide your high schooler an elective credit on his transcript. It is worth mentioning that the course focuses on memorization of the keyboard through practice on a covered keyboard. A mini-keyboard with color-coded keys is a recommended resource and the author has included a reproducible copy in the textbook. Unfortunately, the color-coded keys are not well distinguished in the black and white graphic. I would recommend printing a keyboard with color-coded keys (coded for finger use) from the internet rather than using the included graphic. Whether college or workforce bound, keyboarding is a valuable skill that our young people need for success and this well-organized, easy to use course may provide them everything necessary for success. SC. 284 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 018108
    ISBN: 9781628630060
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    Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 015208
    ISBN: 9781423214274
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  • Item #: 012923
    ISBN: 9781423220275
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  • Item #: 051241
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    So you’ve spent all this time making your weekly menu, shopping for groceries and then you realize that your menu doesn’t fit with your schedule for the week! Don’t worry about trying to juggle it all – have all the info you need right there at your fingertips. This handy 9” x 12” pad contains 50 identical sheets – with a bright orange border so you can always find it! The sheet is divided into two main sections – the top portion features all the days of the week across the top with three boxes under each day labeled “Lunch,” “Dinner,” and “Snacks/Dessert”. A column all the way on the left is labeled “Need to Buy” for your necessary provisions. The lower portion has blanks for each day labeled “A.M.,” “Noon,” and “P.M.,” with a notes portion on the left so you can see your family’s schedule at a glance. This way you can remember which night you’re hosting friends, when you have evening commitments and need a quick, easy-to-make dinner, or if you have a jam-packed day and need to throw in a crock-pot meal. Megan

  • Item #: 032002
    ISBN: 9781423238591
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  • Item #: 021529
    ISBN: 9781423201823
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    This handy Quick Study from BarCharts® is great for concisely showing how to dry, store, prepare, and more with herbs and spices. It's only four 3-hole punched, laminated pages, but tons of information is included. The first page gives definitions of terms you need to know when dealing with herbs and spices, gives step-by-step directions for drying and storing, and shares tips, tricks, and salt facts (so you know why using other herbs and spices is important). The two inside pages list numerous spices and herbs, showing a full-color picture of them and listing a description, flavor, forms, uses, and additional comments/tips for each. Directions for adding spices/herbs to butters, oils, and vinegars are also included. The back page shares info on growing at home, preparation, blends, presentation, and making marinades for different meats. A handy guide for having around the kitchen to spice up your life. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 017443
    ISBN: 9781572227262
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  • Item #: 015324
    ISBN: 9781423214427
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    Includes 1.5 pgs of comprehension strategies and 2.5 pgs of comprehension skills.

  • Item #: 012985
    ISBN: 9781423218494
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  • Item #: 012980
    ISBN: 9781572225503
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  • Item #: 012954
    ISBN: 9781423234715
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  • Item #: 012939
    ISBN: 9781423219538
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