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  • Item #: 052852
    ISBN: 9781593578671
    Retail: $16.95
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    Like having a career counselor in your hand; these quizzes will to help you choose a great college major. Several of these quizzes could be given to 9th and 10th graders to see if they show a preference in potential careers. Learn how to connect your favorite subjects, interests, skills and values to a career. Examine your academic motivation and set goals. Chapters include: preparing to make a choice, looking at your strengths, getting to know yourself better and how to develop a plan of action. Hopefully kids will feel less anxious about making such a big decision after completing the fun exercises in this book. I like how books like this make kids look at themselves and think about what they really enjoy in life. What a feeling of satisfaction to have a career doing something you love to do. Imagine if you were able to determine your career goal while still in high school; you could focus on learning subjects that will help you reach your goal. 226 pgs, pb. Sara

  • Item #: 015676
    ISBN: 9780825101175
    Retail: $44.00
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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 #: 015673
    ISBN: 9780825118999
    Retail: $38.00
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  • Item #: 064827
    Retail: $6.95
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       Assessments, quizzes, and extra practice are available in a CD-ROM format. These are in pdf.file format for you to print off (Adobe Acrobat Reader required). This is a great supplementary tool that will help ensure that your student has mastered the content.

  • Item #: 060812
    ISBN: 9781601448842
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    The quality of Critical Thinking Press is now in a test preparation product. Algebra Test Prep and Review is arranged topically, so you only review the concepts you need or want. Important topics from algebra 1 and algebra 2 are set up in units and each unit is rounded out with a summary of those topics and a practice quiz. Units cover algebra basics and include factoring, radicals, exponents, graphing, linear equations, quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, conics, logarithms, determinants, matrices, and more. Each topic is defined and clear examples given, along with a thorough explanation of any information connected to that topic. There are no exercises for practice, just the quizzes at the end of each unit. The pages are perforated for easier copying for family, classroom and repeated review of topics. Use this great test prep product for help with homework, review, or extra practice on key algebraic concepts. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 059293
    ISBN: 9781938913716
    Retail: $29.95
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  • Item #: MPC7PK
    Retail: $834.17
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     This package includes:

    Horatius at Bridge(All-in-1 Poem Stdy Gd/Tst)

    Pre-Algebra Quizzes & Tests Answer Key

    Classical Comp IV: Refutatn/Confirmation Stdt

    Classical Comp IV: Refutatn/Confrmtn Tchr Gd

    Classical Comp IV: Refutation-Confirmatn DVD

    Exploring the World of Biology

    Third Form Latin Complete Set

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level H Student Edition

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level H Teacher Edition

    Book of Trees Package

    Exploring World of Biology Suppl Stdt ?s 2ED

    Exploring World of Biology Tchr Key/Tests 2ED

    Seventh Grade Curriculum Manual

    Core Skills: Language Arts 2014 Grade 7

    Story of the World Vol. 4: Modern Age sc

    Memoria Press Literature Seventh Grade Pkg

    Famous Men of Greece Set Book, Student, Tchr

    Christian Studies IV Reader

    Christian Studies Book IV Student

    Christian Studies Book IV Teacher Manual

    200 Questions About American History Stdnt Gd

    200 Questions About American History Tchr Gd

    Greek Alphabet Book

    Greek Alphabet Book Key

    Famous Men of Greece Flashcards

    Story of 13 Colonies & Great Republic Set

    Pre-Algebra Quizzes & Tests

    Pre-Algebra Textbook w/Answer Key

    Pre-Algebra Textbook Solutions Manual

    English Grammar Recitation Workbk IV Stdnt Bk

    English Grammar Recitation Workbk IV Tchr Gd

    200 Questions Abt American History Flashcards

  • Item #: 032873
    ISBN: 9781683441007
    Retail: $13.99
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    Everything you need to use with Todd Friel's video It's Not Greek To Me to create a good one-semester (9-week) starter course for your middle and high school students. You get a suggested daily schedule, alphabet chart, worksheets, practice sheets, quizzes and answers in a user-friendly format. Not a typical language course, you won't have daily work in pronunciation or conjugating verbs. Instead, you will gain a working knowledge of biblical Greek, a survey or introduction if you will, not a mastery of it. This is perfect for a student planning to enter seminary or just wanting a deeper understanding of biblical text. You will cover: the Greek alphabet, punctuation, nouns, verbs, voice & mood, nominatives, genitives, vocatives, accusatives, datives, the important of properly translating the Bible, basic understanding of how a concordance and lexicon work, and how to apply these new skills. Great for families to learn together! Pb, 128p. ~ Sara

  • Item #: MPC7CS
    Retail: $246.31
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    This package includes:

    Horatius at Bridge(All-in-1 Poem Stdy Gd/Tst)

    Famous Men of Greece Student Guide

    Classical Comp IV: Refutatn/Confirmation Stdt

    Book of Trees Student Guide

    Spelling Workout 2001 Level H Student Edition

    Exploring World of Biology Suppl Stdt ?s 2ED

    Core Skills: Language Arts 2014 Grade 7

    Anne of Green Gables Literature Stdt Study Gd

    Bronze Bow Literature Student Study Guide

    Hobbit Literature Student Study Guide

    Trojan War History Student Study Guide

    Christian Studies Book IV Student

    200 Questions About American History Stdnt Gd

    Greek Alphabet Book

    Third Form Latin Student Workbook

    Third Form Latin Quizzes & Tests

    Story of 13 Colonies & Great Republic Stdt Gd

    Pre-Algebra Quizzes & Tests

    English Grammar Recitation Workbk IV Stdnt Bk

  • Item #: 013295
    ISBN: 9781562349349
    Retail: $17.05
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    This art workbook contains project ideas to do with your toddler—what fun! Great for a Mom or teacher who is not naturally inclined to think of art projects on their own. 220 engaging art activities will cover an entire school year or more. Plan on a bath after art time as you fuel their little imaginations! 128 pgs, pb ~Sara

  • Item #: 028072
    Retail: $7.99
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    This set of 105 cards includes common words and their corresponding ASL signs. Each 5 7/8" x 3" sturdy cardstock card features a word on one side, and a full-color illustration of a girl or boy demonstrating the sign on the other. Great for learning the signs, quizzing each other, or for use in learning games! - Jess

  • Item #: 051984
    Retail: $49.98
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    Looking for an engaging way to teach nutrition to your high schoolers? This comprehensive DVD series may be exactly what you are looking for. Correlated to state standards, this fast paced and fun series provides an overview of health and nutrition. Topics include: What is nutrition?; Macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats, and protein; digestion; metabolism; metabolic syndrome; sugar overload and processed foods; calories; nutrients; hunger and appetite; food groups; vitamins and minerals; water; nutritional disorders; exercise; weight management and weight loss; alternative diets; psychology of eating; the food industry; organic foods; fresh/local foods; food safety; how to make healthy choices and being an informed consumer.

    Produced by Cerebellum, the company behind the Standard Deviant Nutrition DVD, this set provides a more comprehensive look at nutrition and offers a printable workbook. Bundle consists of four DVDs and a digital PDF workbook. The digital workbook contains graphic organizer with lecture outline; group activities-which may be modified for homeschool use; transcript of video information; short answer questions-recall and critical thinking; and quizzes. Answer key provided, running time is 220 min. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 061356
    Retail: $3.09
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    A dry erase board with an attitude! This white, dry-erase paddle is a super convenient size. It is big enough to use for drawings: 8” x 6 5/16”. The handle is 1 1/2” x 3 3 1/4" long with rounded corners and is also dry erase. The chipboard paddle is sturdy enough to be placed in a support and used as a sign. Only one side is dry erase. It would be great used in a group setting, as a way to add some pizzazz to oral discussions or quizzes, or to write answers as part of a game. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 069721
    ISBN: 9781465443465
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

     

    DK offers another in the line of First Encyclopedias to encourage young learners. Divided by the geologic time periods, this book presents dinosaurs in chronological order – Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. The book is rounded out with sections on other forms of life, fossils, and the end of the dinosaurs. Every page is filled with illustrations and bite-sized pieces of information. At the bottom of each two-page spread, there is a question and answer about one of the creatures found on those pages. Each section of pages has color-coding at the bottom, and special sections throughout the book encourage readers to look more closely at the pages – “picture detective” encourages you to find specific things on the page and “weird or what” gives some type of interesting fact. The back of the book includes activities and a glossary. Another great dinosaur resource from DK! 136 pgs, hc. ~ Donna 

  • Item #: 010677
    ISBN: 9781908177698
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

       It’s a fun and cool doodle-type book where you are designing t-shirts, drawing make-up on faces, creating style-boards, and more drawing/doodling pages. But there are also word searches, word scrambles, grids for creating patterns, and fun quizzes about style. If you have or know a teen/tween that is artsy and into fashion, this book with a nice set of colored pencils is the perfect gift! It would be great on a long car ride to get them off their phones too. The models have a manga flair to them – thin bodies with large, expressive eyes. 95pp, with some cute stickers and die-cuts in the back. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 015556
    ISBN: 9780544763425
    Retail: $9.99
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    A great book for the beginning stargazer! Authored by H.A. Rey (of Curious George fame), the book starts with the more well-known constellations, introducing and naming them and showing you the constellation both with, and without, lines connecting the stars. Also, it shows you the names of the bigger stars, and which constellation they are in. Quizzes are given after several constellations, and "sky views" show you the sky from the north and south at different times in the year. These pages give you plenty of practice picking out constellations on the page before you move outside for the real thing. It also helps you to find out exactly what months, days, and times a certain constellation will be visible. Stories about constellations are fun to read and make the constellations easy to remember. The sun and planets are also covered, and you learn what planets you can expect to see from earth, and when. Soon, you'll be ready for your own trip to outer space! - Megan

  • Item #: 020039
    ISBN: 9780825115516
    Retail: $26.00
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    This reproducible lab resource manual contains 60 labs which are referenced in the teacher guide, but will correlate with many other high school chemistry courses as well. Pick and choose labs that correlate well with your chemistry program. Each lab includes a materials list, procedures, and questions. Teacher notes, post-lab quizzes, and answers are included. This manual features your "standard fare" labs but also covers some of the more interesting applications of chemistry, such as photography, glass manipulation, and papermaking. These labs should be used to reinforce concepts that have already been taught. Please note that it was written for a high school lab and will require a significant amount of lab equipment and chemicals as well. A comprehensive materials list is provided at the beginning of the book. All in all, they're great labs, but will require some investment to do on your own. Consider this one for a co-op class as well! ~ Anh

  • Item #: 028020
    ISBN: 9780764126017
    Retail: $9.99
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    Like the other terrific books in the Painless series, this one endeavors to make learning easier and more enjoyable, without skipping out on any of the "meat." We begin with a description of government in general and a comparative look at the founding father's view of democracy versus how it actually operates in America today. We then learn about the Constitution and how it forms the basis for our government, civil liberties and civil rights, the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government, our election system, political parties, and much more. The book also includes discussion questions and quizzes, to use either as self-evaluation, or for more formal assessment. Easy to use, and enjoyable to read, this would make an excellent supplement to an American history program, or a great introductory-level read before starting a heavier-weight government course in high school. Answer key included. - Jess

  • Item #: 009145
    ISBN: 9780972873130
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $54.95
    Subtitled "Mastering the Paragraph," this course teaches students how to write nine different types of paragraphs: descriptive, definition, narrative, process, compare/contrast, cause/effect, analogy, defending a position, and literary character analysis. As well as learning these different types of writing, students will also learn to evaluate paragraphs critically, the way teachers do. The text is set up to be a 36 week course, which includes cyclical lessons for the different styles of paragraph writing, a few introductory chapters on sentences, formal writing guidelines, the purpose of writing, writing process overviews, and a final test week. The book also lists outlines for a slower, two-year schedule and an accelerated schedule of 20 weeks.

    How is writing in each paragraph style taught? A three-week rotation begins with students constructing an assigned paragraph, progressing to researching and preparing notes for a timed-write session in the second week of class, and finally, correcting and editing the paragraph from week one. The lessons are clearly laid out, with plenty of examples to illustrate the type of writing being taught. The answer key/test booklet is extremely helpful to have, as it contains answers for all of the daily assignments, as well as quizzes and a final exam. Another bonus to the course is its author, Shari Barrett, with a wealth of experience in the subject area and in the homeschool realm, having taught her own children at home since the 1980s, and other chidren as well. She holds a degree in secondary education, a passion for writing, and a real desire to teach - now that's a great combination! ~ Zach

  • Item #: 046706
    ISBN: 9781594763229
    Retail: $6.45
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  • Item #: 058787
    ISBN: 9781595572035
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Designed for the serious student of God, this awe-inspiring study focuses on the God-head and what it means to magnify His Majesty. Beginning with the knowledge of God, you will dig deep into the nature of God, the attributes of God, the History of Christ, the Person of Christ, and the Holy Spirit. A recommended reading list is included with aligned application activities to expose the student to the important works of great men of God, like A.W. Tozer, Thomas Watson, C.H. Spurgeon and many others.

    Consumable softcover Student Manual contains introductory reading assignments, charts/diagrams and outlines corresponding to the teacher's lecture, inductive study questions completed independent of class time, application activities, and a glossary. The Teacher Manual on CD contains 35 lessons, weekly schedules for three-, four-, or five- day per week Bible classes, learning objectives, teaching strategies, optional scripture memorization plan, weekly quizzes and unit tests (answer keys included), and reduced student pages with answers. Both components were updated in 2016 with the addition of new student exercises, discussion questions and expanded coverage of challenging topics. While designed for upper level students, I suspect many adults will be brought to their knees as they study the fathomless topic of the God-head. I personally was overwhelmed by the complexity of the One I call my Lord and Savior as I read through this book. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 040162
    ISBN: 9781118785560
    Retail: $16.95
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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 #: 050477
    ISBN: 9781932786477
    Retail: $44.95
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    Grab your passport and let the adventures begin! In the vibrant pages of this hard cover book, you will make fascinating discoveries of the sights and sounds of all 195 countries of our world. Learn about the people who live there: their history, culture, religious beliefs, currency, languages, population, crops and food, music, the physical geographical traits of their land and even a sampling of recipes. Each country is presented in a one page layout and includes the flag, a fact box, brief history notes, and a "Did you know" section which contains fun and fascinating information. For instance: "Did you know that Russia is the world's largest country and stretches almost 5,000 miles from east to west and covers nine time zones?" or "Did you know that North Korea is a little smaller than the state of Mississippi?" or "Were you aware that there are over one hundred active volcanoes in Japan?" You will learn these tidbits plus much more in this great resource. The accompanying CD-ROM contains three hundred printable pages (PDF file format) of blank template maps, full color maps, quizzes, passport booklet (US or Canada cover options), and flashcards. You will also find lesson plans for thirty five weeks creating a one year world geography course and supplemental internet links. HC, 216 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 055001
    ISBN: 9780892217236
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.75

    Capturing all the major Old and New Testament stories (over 200), this Bible story book is designed for older elementary children who are ready to read on their own but still have a great appreciation for informative illustrations. Stories are presented chronologically with scripture references. The colorful illustrations are beautiful, frankly, with realistic detail. Each page is typically one story but sometimes related stories are presented across two-page spreads. Numerous sidebar articles provide maps as well as background, archaeological, or just plain interesting “tidbits.” For example, on the two pages that tell the Samson story, each page has one story (Strong enough to kill a lion based on Judges 13-14 and Samson falls in love based on Judges 16). These are carefully told to reflect the truth of the story without being unnecessarily graphic. There is a lovely illustration covering about one-fourth of the two pages that shows Samson with the lion. There are also three side-bar articles - lions (in Canaan), honey bees (their value to Israelites), and what being a Nazirite meant.

    The book starts with a brief introduction to the Bible and ends with ten pages of Bible references (Daily Life in OT/NT, Plants/Animals, The Holy Land and Other Bible Lands) plus four pages of quizzes (Who’s Who in the Bible? and Test your Knowledge).

    Used by New Leaf Press as the spine for their Elementary Bible and English Grammar course, this is a well-done book that would be a lovely addition to any homeschool. 256 pgs, hb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 014628
    ISBN: 9781557086693
    Retail: $4.99
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    This reproducible workbook is an excellent tool for introducing your students to one of the greatest writers of all time. Students will gain insights into Shakespeare's life and work such as the influence of the Elizabethan age on his writing, his usage of language, his best-known dramas and sonnets, common Shakespearean themes, and his performances at the Globe Theatre. The first six pages of the book give background information on the era that Shakespeare wrote in and then quizzes students on the information using short-answer questions, true or false exercises, a crossword puzzle, and more. The majority of the worksheets then cover Shakespeare's most popular works, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, The Tempest, Sonnet 18, and Sonnet 29. A wide variety of activities (matching, short-answer, completing puzzles, and writing ads, letters, and scripts) encourages students to focus on plot, characters, themes, and language. A few worksheets are provided for each of the plays mentioned. The plays are not included in the workbook, but students will have to read them to be able to answer all the questions thoroughly. This is a great workbook to help teachers evaluate how well students understand Shakespeare. An answer key is included. 28 pages, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 061294
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.00

    So, you could pick up a deck of cards or start through an endless series of workbooks in your quest to become educated about Greek and Latin roots. Alternatively, you could thoroughly enjoy an entertaining DVD backed by online access to flashcards, quizzes and games that test your abilities to retain, recognize, match, listen, spell, and type word roots! Dwane Thomas (Visual Latin) hosts this engaging DVD series, each of which includes 10 lessons (15-18 minutes in length) that explore a total of 20 Latin and Greek roots. 10 or so English words derived from each root means over 200 English words are explained. Honestly, this doesn't even feel like learning! The lessons are to the point – and fun to watch. And the additional activities and games online can quickly become competitive – child vs. child or child vs. parent (don't be too sure of yourself mom or dad: you may think you're out of the age bracket for this course, but I guarantee a challenge!) The online component is very easy to use (I was able to start working on the lesson 1 quiz and games within seconds of going to the website). You can even create an account (or multiple accounts) and then your game scores are ranked against other Wordup! users. Simple, effective and a great value. – Zach

  • Item #: 058788
    ISBN: 9781595572073
    Retail: $28.95
    Rainbow Price: $26.95

    Designed for the serious student of God, this awe-inspiring study focuses on the God-head and what it means to magnify His Majesty. Beginning with the knowledge of God, you will dig deep into the nature of God, the attributes of God, the History of Christ, the Person of Christ, and the Holy Spirit. A recommended reading list is included with aligned application activities to expose the student to the important works of great men of God, like A.W. Tozer, Thomas Watson, C.H. Spurgeon and many others.

    Consumable softcover Student Manual contains introductory reading assignments, charts/diagrams and outlines corresponding to the teacher's lecture, inductive study questions completed independent of class time, application activities, and a glossary. The Teacher Manual on CD contains 35 lessons, weekly schedules for three-, four-, or five- day per week Bible classes, learning objectives, teaching strategies, optional scripture memorization plan, weekly quizzes and unit tests (answer keys included), and reduced student pages with answers. While designed for upper level students, I suspect many adults will be brought to their knees as they study the fathomless topic of the God-head. I personally was overwhelmed by the complexity of the One I call my Lord and Savior as I read through this book. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 052505
    ISBN: 9781438007717
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    This "Painless" addition does a great job of explaining the concepts of chemistry. Chemistry is presented in easy-to-understand terminology that will help students understand. Chapters cover the topics of matter, periodic table of the elements, phases of matter, gas laws, mixtures, molecules and compounds, chemical reactions, acids/bases/salts, nuclear reactions, and environmental chemistry.

    Every chapter includes textual information that is written to the student, diagrams, illustrations, 'brain ticklers' which review material from the previous section, boxes with vocabulary and important facts, and a summary of the chapter in bulleted format. You even have the option of downloading a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android, which includes quizzes and games. The quizzes test over material taken directly from the book, but the games are simply for fun not content related.

    Use this 257-page book as a self-study course in the middle school grades, or as a course summary, review, or introduction for chemistry. You could also use this as a supplement to your existing curriculum, to add simpler explanations and fun review, for a 'painless' understanding of the subject. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 052506
    ISBN: 9780764146015
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Another addition to the "Painless" series, this book does a great job of explaining the concepts of earth science. Earth science is presented in easy-to-understand terminology that will help students understand. Chapters cover the topics of earth structure, atmosphere, weather and climate, hydrosphere, lithosphere, weathering, erosion and deposition, earthquakes and volcanoes, plate tectonics, earth's history, and earth in space.

    Every chapter includes textual information that has been written to the student, diagrams, illustrations, 'brain ticklers' which review material from the previous section, boxes with vocabulary and important facts, and a summary of the chapter in bulleted format. You even have the option of downloading a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android, which includes quizzes and games. The quizzes test over material taken directly from the book, but the games are simply for fun – not content related.

    Use this 300+ page book as a self-study course in the middle school grades, or as a course summary, review, or introduction for Earth Science. You could also use this as a supplement to your existing curriculum, to add simpler explanations and fun review. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 045541
    ISBN: 9781930953253
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.45

    If you are planning on doing Latina Christiana I with your children this coming year, here is a great opportunity to study the Latin words you'll be learning as vocabulary roots as well, reinforcing the word meanings in both places! Of course, even if you're not studying Latin concurrently, this book offers a strong root-based vocabulary course that examines Latin roots and some Greek roots as well. Each lesson presents a group of roots, prefixes, and suffixes to learn which correspond to the order of lessons in Latina Christiana I. Roots, prefixes and suffixes are introduced with their meanings, and are also clearly labeled with an "R", "P" or "S." Words that contain these parts are listed below in shaded boxes, and meanings are also provided for these words along with additional explanation or notes that are helpful. After the meaning has been given, a sentence with a blank is provided where the student can see how the word is used in context. Some lessons also contain a continuation of a story with blanks here and there, where students must supply the appropriate root-based word they have studied to complete the story. There are challenging review quizzes at the end of every lesson, which test students' knowledge of definitions, prefix meanings, suffix meanings, root meanings, and even the differences between a word's meaning in Latin and the word's meaning in English! Context Quizzes are also provided periodically, where students fill in the blanks in sentences by using words from the word bank above, gathered from several different lessons. There is no separate teacher's guide, so occasionally, teacher notes are referenced in the margins and explained at the end of the lesson. Complete answer keys are provided at the end of the book, along with alphabetical lists of all words introduced, words by prefix, words by suffix, root words, prefixes and suffixes all indexed by lesson number. With no fancy layout or graphics and a rigorous examination of roots, prefixes and suffixes, this a solid choice for root-based vocabulary study. 192 pgs, pb. – Jess

    Rockin' Root Words (3-8)