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  • Item #: 025865
    ISBN: 9781572227880
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  • Item #: 051952
    ISBN: 9780615492704
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    Writers often have a larger spoken vocabulary than they do written. They may know the first sound in a word, but are unsure how to spell it out. This quick reference tool is meant to help struggling spellers and writers and is suitable for a broad range of skill levels from grade 4 to adult. The first section has a letter per page in alphabetical order. Words are categorized by how they are used (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) The second section is a word list of commonly misspelled words. Section three is for students to write their own word list to have as reference. There is a reading tool for you, from See-n-Read, in the back of this guide. I like how this book can be personalized by the student. It seems very simple in format and easy for kids to use. 40 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 037812
    ISBN: 9780805494334
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    If you need a handy, easy-to-use Bible reference, this could be what you're looking for. This isn't an in depth, verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible. This is a QuickSource! It begins with an explanation of how to read this book and use it as a reference. It then proceeds book by book, following the same format for each book. Each book begins with a Key Bible Text, a verse that gives a clue to the meaning of the book. It then gives a Key Term, which summarizes the book in one word. Next there is a One-Sentence Summary which shows how this particular book relates to God's story. The first section after the introductory material is entitled "God's Message in the Book." Here you'll read the purpose of the book, the Christian Worldview Elements as they pertain to twelve themes, teachings about God, teachings about humanity, and teachings about salvation. The second section is called "Christ in …" which explains how we can see Christ within that book. The 3rd section is titled "God's Story." This is a fuller explanation of the summary found at the beginning of each book on how the events in this book fit into God's bigger picture. The fourth section deals with the "Original Historical Setting." It is here that you'll get information about the author, date of writing, first audience and destination, and the occasion for the writing. The fifth and last section of each book is "Literary Features." Genre and literary style, theme and book features, and structure are discussed in this section. Scattered throughout the information are full-color diagrams, maps and photographs pertaining to the contents of that book. All of this information is packed into only about 6 pages per book of the Bible. This book was designed for those beginning their Bible journey, but it could be used by the more experienced as well. This is definitely an easy reference to use! Softcover, 405 pages. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 015623
    ISBN: 9780669471977
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    The Language Programs for these editions contain the Program Guide, Handbook, Skillsbook, and Skillsbook Teacher Edition. The Program Guide is a 3-ring binder containing daily lesson plans, teaching notes, assessment strategies, and blackline masters for student activities and writing assignments. Writing assignments coordinate with the Handbook and are referenced in the daily lesson plans in the Program Guide. The Program Guide also contains reference information, writing evaluation guides, guidance for directing student research, vocabulary building strategies, and more. Skillbooks focus on editing and proofreading, while Daily Language Workouts focus on mechanics, word usage, grammar, and sentence combining and are intended to be quick and fun. Please note that the Daily Language Workout books are NOT included in the Language Program.
  • Item #: 009658
    ISBN: 9781423215059
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  • Item #: 007459
    ISBN: 9782035700032
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    This is my favorite name-brand bilingual dictionary! While larger, more cumbersome versions exist, the pocket Larousse offers the best of quick reference in a portable format. Includes modern language of 150,000 words, expressions and translations. You can even look up a form of a verb and see the infinitive, an especially helpful feature for students. It includes both French/English and English/French with phonetic guidance. Beginners will usually look up an English word in the Eng/Fr side, while more advanced students will use the Fr/Eng more. As the Frenchy here in the office, I have this one on my desk. Copyright 2001, 969, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 014180
    ISBN: 9781608236763
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    This book contains a collection of 93 reproducible activity pages covering a wide range of standard geography skills designed to help younger students gain an understanding of basic geography vocabulary and concepts. Content is divided into 4 distinct sections. Section 1 focuses on map skills and provides 31 activities covering 9 different map skills (what is a map, positional words, cardinal directions, compass rose, map symbols, map key, distance on a map, borders on a map, and map grids). Section 2 provides 29 activities and covers 8 landforms and 3 bodies of water such as hills & mountains; islands & volcanoes; deserts & plains; canyons & valleys; oceans, lakes & rivers; and landforms & bodies of water. Section 3 presents the seven continents and 4 oceans through the use of 21 various activities. Each continent has an introduction page with quick facts and a corresponding activity. A physical map of each continent is provided as well. The last section of the book focuses on animal life around the world. A world map and individual continental maps showing examples of the types of animals found in various regions are provided. Furthermore, review activities are included for the first 3 sections of material and can be used for student skill assessment. Activities range in style and typically include labeling, coloring, cutting/pasting, multiple choice, short answer, and matching. Two full color fold-out maps, a simplified world map, and a landforms and bodies of water map are included for additional teaching instruction. Answers included. - Enh

  • Item #: 052129
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    Kids will easily pick up their states, capitals, and U.S. geography as they yell, slap cards down, and use their quick-thinking skills to win state cards and put an impossibly scrambled-up United States back to rights. Each player receives 5 State Cards to create their own "State Line", along with a U.S. map. Then, as a Scramble card is uncovered, players race to fit one of their states to the Scramble card, with clues such as matching the color of the state to the Scramble card, or finding words or names within the state capital. Each of the state cards contains the name of the state, a state outline map, the capital city as well as the state nickname, and, of course, any of this information is fair game to be matched with a Scramble card. When a player is able to match one of their State cards with a Scramble card, they immediately slap it down on the Scramble card and yell out the name of the state. Or, a "Go the Distance" card is played, and the players have to determine which of them has a state that is the closest to that in question, and of course, if they have the lucky card, more slapping and yelling goes on. The game can be played with 2-4 players, and several variations are included to keep it challenging for players of all ages. Loud, noisy, and boisterous as it is, there's plenty of hidden motivations here for them to pick up vital information about each state - and remember it! - Jess

  • Item #: 027104
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    The fast-paced word connection game, now in a smaller size for travel! Includes new pictures with 132 double-sided cards, compared to 100 in the original.

  • Item #: 002784
    ISBN: 9781888827392
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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 #: 062757
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    Quick! What do a pen and a squid have in common? Hopefully, this wasn't an association you had to ink much about! Each player starts the game with an equal deck of cards beside them and five picture/word cards face up in front of them. Two cards are placed face up in the middle of the playing surface. Race to be the first player to come up with a connection between one of your five cards and a center card! If you succeed, place your card over one in the center and say why the two objects are linked. You card becomes a new card that players try to form an association with. Then fill the empty space in front of you with a card from your deck. The first player to correlate all of their cards wins! For 2 or more players. Game time: approx. 30 minutes.
  • Item #: 054406
    ISBN: 9780971756175
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    All in one small 4" x 6" book, you will find 101 scientific facts found in scripture. The format of this book is very straightforward: each fact is numbered 1 through 101, and a short paragraph gives an explanation on the topic which includes a passage from supporting scripture. Paragraphs range in length from 3 to 20 lines. Topics range from origin of the universe to dinosaurs to love to the shape of the earth – "The earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22). At a time when many thought the earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical." This tiny book concludes with an explanation of the Bible being the inspired Word of God and what one needs to do to be saved. 101 Scientific Facts & Foreknowledge would be great to carry in your pocket or purse for quick reference or give as a witnessing tool. 31 pgs.

  • Item #: 040162
    ISBN: 9781118785560
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    This popular book by Jane Straus is both a reference guide for the rules of grammar and punctuation, but also a workbook that provides exercises to review those rules. The first 60 pages of the book contain the most common rules of grammar and punctuation. Topics include subject and verb agreement, pronouns, modifying parts of speech, problems with prepositions, fragments, commas, semicolons, parentheses, hyphens, dashes, capitalization, writing numbers, and much more-basically all the grammar rules you need to know in high school and college. The middle section of the book has over 60 pages of rules for commonly confused words like who vs. whom, that vs. which, good vs. well, etc. Along with each rule, there are one or two examples so students can see the rule put into practice. The final part of the book contains numerous quizzes (2 sets of exercises for each grammar topic or punctuation mark), as well as a grammar pretest, a grammar mastery test, and a punctuation, capitalization and writing numbers pretest and mastery test. The pretest and mastery tests given are great for before and after evaluation, and the exercises for each topic ensure that students know how to use the rules they are learning. Exercises generally prompt students to find errors in sentences, rewrite sentences, pick the correct word for the sentence, or identify parts of a sentence. These review methods are probably more effective at incorporating the rules into real life than multiple choice or matching exercises found in other books. Answers for all the exercises are included in the book. This is a great quick reference book with effective tests and exercises, and it is also well organized, practical, and easy-to-use. Reproducible. 201 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 002606
    ISBN: 9780794530594
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  • Item #: 027662
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    Queens, kings, knights and dragons! This card game requires some strategy and some luck as you try to awaken sleeping queens, stop your opponent's knights with a dragon, put another's queen back to sleep with a potion, or defend yourself with a magic wand. The directions are clear and the game is quick to learn, just how I like them! Your goal is to collect queens and the winner is the one with the most points when all of the queens are awakened. – Ages 8+, 2-5 players, ~ Sara
  • Item #: 025701
    ISBN: 9781423221579
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  • Item #: 020785
    ISBN: 9780794530617
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  • Item #: 074181
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    A word-guessing game in which teams compete against each other’s time until one team is too slow? This could be interesting! In Smash Talk, it’s all about speed: clue givers draw a card with 5 words on it, such as “Carnival”, “Fog”, “Reptile”, “Tube”, and “Tuesday.” Once they press the timer, it’s game on as they rush to give verbal clues for each word to their team! When finished, they press the timer again (though it really is more of a “smash” as the title suggests), and it records their time. The second team must then beat their time. If they do, play continues with team 1, until one team is too slow and they lose the round! The first team to win 3 rounds wins the game. It sounds simple, but can you keep up with the pressure as the time available gets oh-so shorter? For 4+ players.

  • 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 #: 042566
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    The third grade level, Healthy Happy Habits, focuses on every-day habits, physical safety, and getting along with others. Lessons are quick and working two days per week to complete each lesson, you will finish in 30 weeks. The thirty lessons are divided equally into five chapters, and each chapter is rounded out with a chapter review and test (tests are found at the back of the book). There is no separate teacher edition (no answer key), but at the front of the student workbook there is an explanation of the course and lesson suggestions. The publisher suggests purchasing an extra student workbook to fill in with answers – an answer key for future students. Some of the exercises include word searches, drawing, cutting and pasting, short answer, and more. The workbook is only 60 pages long, so perfect for younger children.

  • Item #: 025696
    ISBN: 9781423221562
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  • Item #: 001615
    ISBN: 9781930092242
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    Noah Webster, a master of the English language, wrote a phonics program called the Blue-Backed Speller. Christian Liberty now provides us with an updated version of the book that was a standard for reading instruction in years past. Concepts are presented in a logical progression, starting with short vowels, then a combination of consonant, short-vowel sounds, then practice words and sentences. Phonics rules are provided throughout, and there are a few teacher helps in the back of the book.

  • Item #: 021824
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    Visually appealing, this memory card is handy for children and adults alike who want to memorize the books of the Bible or need a quick reference to finding the books of the Bible. With a background of cliffs and rocks, we are subtly reminded of the words of Psalm 18: "The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer…in whom I take refuge." Heavy duty cardstock, measures 4" x 6 1/2". ~Deanne

  • Item #: 019010
    ISBN: 9781603292627
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    If you've written a research paper for any outside accountability source (i.e. anyone other than your mother), then you've probably run across the term MLA style or form. "MLA style represents a consensus among teachers, scholars, and librarians in the fields of language and literature on the conventions for documenting research, and those conventions will help you organize your research paper coherently" (foreword). In other words, if you're going to be writing research papers at any point now or in the future (i.e. college), MLA style is at least an acceptable form if not the required form for doing so. This official publication of the Modern Language Association will both teach you MLA style and provide help for you at all stages of your research/writing project. Covering all issues of citing/documenting references as well as plagiarism, mechanics and general format, and providing countless examples, this is the book that will take a student from high school writing through college (and beyond). The 7th edition provides access to a web-based component that includes a (searchable) full text document and other complementary materials. 291 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 018292
    ISBN: 9780965730013
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    A non-technical book that explains math from counting to calculus. Topics build on one another, providing the reader with a complete overview of mathematics. This book is divided into three sections - elementary (numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, negative numbers, exponents, pre-algebra), intermediate (solving one algebraic equation, solving a system of equations, word problems, functions, graphing, geometry, measurement of geometric figures, trigonometry), and advanced (logarithms, complex numbers, finding geometry, using algebra, introducing calculus, the derivative, the integral). This is not a text, but a discussion that includes numerous worked examples. For parents, students, or anyone who wants to understand math. Also useful as a comprehensive math reference.

    It does no good to have a text without practice of the concepts. Students read the content found in the main text "Understanding Mathematics," then complete the corresponding section in the solutions (companion) guide. The first half of the guide offers hints, examples, explanations, exercises, and problems for practice. Each chapter's content builds on the previous chapter, and initial problems incorporate the new concept presented in the main text and more challenging problems with multiple concepts by the end of the chapter. The second half of the book gives the solutions for all of the problems in the book. A 20-question chapter summary concludes each chapter. The text along with the solutions guide provide extra practice in specific skill areas, allow students to work ahead of their curriculum for an added challenge, or can be used for a comprehensive review before taking a standardized test. Sc.~ Anh / Donna

  • Item #: 017661
    ISBN: 9780486426716
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  • Item #: 013954
    ISBN: 9780794533946
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    This Usborne picture book has several uses. As a child begins speaking, you can point to a picture and tell them what the word is. Before you know it, the child will be able to name and describe the pictures on its own. As the child begins reading, he will be able to match the written word to the picture. The words are categorized in 25 settings, like home, travel, store, or farm. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 013840
    ISBN: 9781429663366
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    These colorful picture dictionaries will inspire young language learners to study those important vocabulary words. Vivid color photos show themed scenes from everyday life with items labeled in both English and the target language. Pronunciation helps are provided for each word. Topics include the family, body, clothes, toys, rooms, food, colors, and more. The back of each book features counting from one to ten, greetings, and other useful phrases. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 012962
    ISBN: 9781423218715
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  • Item #: 012586
    ISBN: 9780877798071
    Retail: $22.95
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    This hardcover dictionary boasts 165,000 entries and over 225,000 definitions. Detailed symbols show the most common pronunciations as well as acceptable variants. It also includes more than 40,000 usage examples, over 700 illustrations, diagrams and informative tables, and a coverage of 7500 phrases and idioms that clarifies meanings and illustrates common use. Synonym paragraphs explain different shades of meaning between words, and usage paragraphs provides guidelines for words with confused or disputed usage. Twenty-four "miscellaneous pages" in the back include a handbook of style, index, forms of address, and more. As we have had some complaints from customers, please be aware that this volume does contain some inappropriate language. 1624 pgs; almost 2" thick.