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  • Item #: 051559
    ISBN: 9781600510182
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  • Item #: 052580
    ISBN: 9781600510632
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    ISBN: 9781600510618
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  • Item #: 067726
    ISBN: 9781683440611
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    Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Intermediate 1 or are in grades 5 – 9, depending on skill level. Focuses on skills such as organization, narration, and argumentation. Students will identify and create attitudes in narrative voice; recognize the points of an argument and writing a successful argument; develop a narrative voice for fiction writing; punctuate dialogue and create speech patterns for characters; organize a description by seeing objects as groups of parts; and write concise, insightful business letters. Literature lessons include basic literary elements, themes, genres, point of view (limited, objective, omniscient, third person, first person, tense, participant, observer, plural/singular, and second person), dialogue, tone, foreshadowing, and mood. 284 pgs, pb.

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  • Item #: 070354
    ISBN: 9781940110325
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    The Student Text is consumable and is meant to show the personal progression toward the goal of finished writing assignments that will ultimately find a place in the student's Writing Portfolio. This portfolio is a record of writing progress and gives your child a sense of accomplishment. You can and should share this keepsake with others. The Appendices in the Student Text are plentiful. An Apprentice Log includes module checklists, rubrics, a unit review and follow-up reports. Also included are Reviewer's Rubrics featuring the Traits of Writing, a Memory Chart, and Follow-Up Reports.

    Assignments include:  Into the Wild (research writing project), Making the Case (persuasive/argumentative writing), Poetry Jam (poetry writing projects – acrostic poem, lyric poem, haiku, and cinquain), and A Fantastastical Tale of Extraordinary Exploits (fantasy).

  • Item #: 070353
    ISBN: 9781940110332
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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 #: 067828
    ISBN: 9781425814755
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  • Item #: 067725
    ISBN: 9781683440604
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     Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Beginning 2 or are in grades 4 – 9, depending on skill level. Focuses on skills such as organization, description, and paragraphing. Students will understand that ideas in sentences are connected, and flow from one sentence to the next; list the main points in the summary of a story; understand that there is a voice which speaks to the reader; realize the structure of description, and start descriptions with general statements; use past tense, present tense, and future tense; and recognize a character’s physical positions and realize how position controls what characters know. Literature lessons include plot (sequence of events, cause/effect, character, driving forces, exposition, complication, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, putting it all together, and conflict among individuals, society, setting, and internally. 279 pgs. pb.

  • Item #: 067722
    ISBN: 9781683440635
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     Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Advanced 1 or who are in grades 9 or 10. Focuses on advanced skills such as research and writing, scientific reports, effective argumentation, and developing point of view. Literature lessons include Pilgrim’s Progress book study (genre, characters, setting, theme, plot, dialogue, point of view, imagery, metaphor, simile, tone, mood, interactions, and symbolism); writing a literary analysis essay; and writing your own allegory. 333 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 064770
    ISBN: 9780984601103
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      A framework for understanding western literature and culture. In explaining why we should read the “classic” literature of our culture, it’s many times been said that that literature represents an ongoing conversation – The Great Conversation. By reading, understanding, and then writing we enter that conversation of the ages. The author of this book, Robin Finley (author of Analytical Grammar), taught language arts to 8th graders for over 30 years and contends that the conversation is actually more of an argument with two main contenders – those who believe that God is in charge and those who believe that man is in charge. She traces western civilization/culture through history, illustrating how literature and historical events are intertwined. To understand literature, one needs to be acquainted with the historical framework and understand the underlying argument. A fascinating and helpful book. Discussion questions are provided at the end of each chapter. Read aloud as a family. Provide lots of time for discussion. 286 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 062138
    ISBN: 9781475087598
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       Many of us have ideas to share but struggle to do that effectively, particularly when supporting a thesis or in argumentation. This handy reference focuses on organizing ideas using classical oration style. The book’s first portion defines the components of classical oration - the introduction (exordium, narration, partition), the body (confirmation, refutation), and the end (peroration). The second portion explains the sequence for building an effective essay or speech: choosing proofs and supporting them and refuting arguments while combining them into a coherent whole. This text would serve well as a supplement/guide for those using the classical educational approach. An appendix provides a sample essay and speech. 6x8”, 71 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 059720
    ISBN: 9781613220450
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    The book to have on hand for high school essay writing. This is not just an attempt on my part at a play on words; its the best description of this book. A compilation of two books from a Canadian author that have impacted the authors writing (Janice Campbell, author of the Excellence in Literature series), this book has an abundance of guidance for correct essay (persuasive) and argument construction plus extensive sections on mechanics and usage.

    The author maintains that one of the single most important intellectual skills in an undergraduate education is learning to write an essay that clearly and convincingly presents a point of view. Students entering high school have usually written who (personal/autobiographical) or what (objective/factual) papers. High school is the time to focus on the abstract/universal papers to master the art of the why paper in a logical and compelling way. The first half of this handbook provides a step-by-step guide to arguments taking the student from simple first principles through defining key terms, deductive/inductive arguments, organization and paragraph structure. Multiple examples illustrate the covered skills.

    The second half of the handbook is devoted to usage and style and provides systematic coverage of sentence construction, word usage, punctuation, reference citing (MLA and APA), bibliographies and paper formats.

    Whether using one of the authors literature courses or completing any other high school writing assignment, this book will be useful and put to use. 420 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 022555
    ISBN: 9780965326353
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    An excellent resource! This book was designed especially for students before they begin high school. The subtitle is "Stuff You Need to Know, and Mistakes You Need to Stop Making, Before You Step Foot into High School." It's an awesome book designed to ensure students know some relatively basic facts before they hit high school. For example, they should know the order of the planets, most of the more familiar presidents (although if they want to learn them all, they can do that here too), a basic timeline of world and U.S. events, how to find the diameter, radius and circumference of a circle, how to make subjects and verbs agree in sentences, at least five major artists and musicians, and the most famous works of some of the most famous authors in history. It sounds like a lot of information - and it is - but this book is in no way overwhelming. It is very non-threatening, with only about 70 pages including the introduction and other informational pages. The size isn't the only thing that is non-threatening -the text is written in very personable, often entertaining style from an author who doesn't want to bore students or surround them with long definitions, but really wants them to learn the basics to create a good foundation for their more advanced schooling. He speaks not in a know-it-all tone, but in a this-is-great-stuff-to-know manner. The book starts at the very broadest of issues, the universe, and works its way down to the smaller things like individual topics and famous people. Each topic is usually presented on a two-page spread, although some (like World History) take up a little more space. Here is a sampling of the spread and type of knowledge given on each topic, using the universe pages as an example. A column on the left side of the pages gives a brief overview to what we can know about the universe, and then we move on to "stuff you should know about your universe." This section provides a basic yet in depth summary of the universe, with important terms in bold. These bolded terms are Earth, the Solar System, star, galaxy, Milky Way, cluster, and light year. Enough information is given to students about each of them to give them a basic knowledge and understanding, sufficient but not enough to write a research paper about. The right hand page covers constellations, good terms to know such as black holes, nebula, and supernova, and finally a small section titled "Don't Make These Mistakes Anymore!" which tells students the difference between astronomy and astrology, what exactly a light year is (it is not a measure of time, but a distance), that the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, which moves with the entire galaxy as it turns and moves through space, and what exactly an astronomical unit is. This same format (although it varies by topic) is used throughout the book to provide students with an excellent base for further learning. I know this is kind of a long list, but I want you to be able to see how complete this book actually is, so here is the table of contents: the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, Continents and Oceans, Countries and Cities, Islands and Mountains, Lakes and Rivers, U.S. Geography, Canadian Geography, World History, American History, U.S. Presidents, Canadian History, Math, Science, Writing and Grammar, Art and Music History, Literature, Major Religions, Languages, People, and Life and Miscellaneous. I think every pre-highschooler should definitely have access to and read a copy of this book, as well as any high school student or even beyond who would enjoy keeping a copy of the basics around. By the same author as 500 Keywords for the SAT, and How to Remember Them Forever and 100 Math Tips for the SAT, and How to Master Them Now! - Melissa

  • Item #: 006800
    ISBN: 9780486270579
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    Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) is a Russian writer whose stories influenced later authors such as Dostoyevsky. This collection includes the The Overcoat, Old Fashioned Farmers, The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich, and The Nose. Because this was an author with whom I was unfamiliar, I read the story with the 2 Ivans. It was funny, ridiculous, sad, and unfortunate, with a clear lesson to be learned. I have read other Russian authors and they seem to have a similar style: extremely detailed settings, argumentative conversations, and passionate relationships between both friends and enemies. Some are humorous, others are serious, and all of them are richly written. This small book would be a great option if you are looking to add some world literature to your high school language arts curriculum. 103 pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 036127
    ISBN: 9781591281399
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  • Item #: 060813
    ISBN: 9781601445070
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  • Item #: 050475
    ISBN: 9781935495093
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    Eight lessons help kids understand what it means to be salt & light to the world and encourage them to develop a Christlike servant attitude. 262 pgs, hc.

    I Peter 3:15 says "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have," and this book offers the information you need to prepare to give those answers. This hefty 400+ page book will prepare believers to defend their faith and offers solid research and scientific fact for those who are skeptics, from the perspective of two gentlemen who were atheists and came to Christ through evidence.

    This text explores the meaning of truth and the truth of religion through evidence that supports Bible content in the areas of origins, miracles and signs of God, testimony to Jesus' life, inspiration of the Word of God, and more. The curriculum guide follows the text chapter by chapter and is designed to help students remember and understand the content presented in the text. This guide is published by Apologia and co-authored by Frank Turek & Chuck Winter. Frank is also one of the authors of the text, so the two books work together flawlessly for a complete one-year study of worldview and apologetics. The curriculum guide presents supplemental material, study questions, and activities for discussion, writing, and reflection. There is no answer key for the guide, but the author suggests that most answers can be found easily in the text, and sometimes page numbers are given to help you find them. Each lesson begins with pages to read from the text, important vocabulary with space to write their definitions, and four sections titled hook, book, look, and took. Hook is designed to get your attention and make you think; Book takes you deeper into the topic covered in the chapter; Look allows opportunities for the student to research assignments or other suggested activities; and Took summarizes the information and helps you apply it. A DVD series has been developed which features Frank Turek and enhances the content of the course, but it isn't required to complete the course.

    This course is easy to read and presents arguments for Christianity in a truly logical fashion. Humorous anecdotes are presented to reinforce some topics, and biographical information of some very famous scientists dot the landscape of this text and curriculum. Even if you don't want to use this as a high school course/elective, the text is an interesting read for anyone who has questions or wants to know how to defend their faith.

  • Item #: 037554
    ISBN: 9781591281689
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  • Item #: 068243
    ISBN: 9780544652002
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       The 2016 version of an old favorite. The reference you’ll want by your side as you complete high school writing assignments, college application essays, or job applications. The Proofreader’s Guide (a 100-page section) provides a complete grammar review. Other units include Writing Process, different forms of writing (narrative, argumentative, etc.), writing across the curriculum, and technology-based research. Both MLA and APA documentation style are covered. A section on reading strategies and test-taking skills completes this valuable handbook. 659 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 018294
    ISBN: 9780880620062
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    This book provides a convincing argument for using McGuffey's readers. Starting by examining the life of William Holmes McGuffey, the author shares the story of how the readers were developed and makes a case for McGuffey's significant impact on 19th century education. It also examines the strong moral values built into the readers. Critics' statements about the readers are included, as well as arguments in favor of using the original readers instead of "updated versions" developed without McGuffey's input. Excerpts from McGuffey's writings are included, illustrating his views on education. If you want to know more about the McGuffey readers, you should check out this book – just be warned that you may be inspired to switch over to using the McGuffey readers. 214 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 014528
    ISBN: 9781879478206
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    Do you want to see improved spelling in your students' writing? Research shows that 90% of English text consists of just 1000 words. This book focuses on teaching the most commonly used and misspelled words and ensuring that students of all ability levels receive intense instruction on core words. The book is divided into four main parts; Incredible English, Spelling and Teaching, Recommended Teaching Techniques, and Spelling Lists.

    The Incredible English chapter lists rules for spelling and then lists exceptions to the rules. It also compares the difficulty of spelling other languages to spelling English and covers the history of the how the English language has evolved. It also gives arguments for and against spelling reform in a humorous manner.

    The Spelling and Teaching section discussing ways a spelling program can be transferred to writing. Many students spell words correctly on tests but then forget to use the correct spelling in their writing. This part of the book gives ideas to keep that from happening. It discusses the importance of good spelling and explains why schools do not do a better job teaching it. It talks about the different types of memory a student uses to assist with spelling and gives suggestions for improvement.

    Recommended Teaching Techniques is the section of the book that suggests a few teaching methods that provide the greatest amount of practice in the least amount of time. Daily Practice provides six guided practices per word per day, each in about thirty seconds. Homework provides eleven independent practices per word per day, each in less than one minute. Diction provides distributed practice and allows the teacher to continually reinforce spellings, homophones, punctuation, capitalization, and form. Personal Words provide an optional method for dealing with misspellings in student writing in an effective and flexible way.

    The Spelling Lists section includes the 1000 Word Core List. It provides lists for grade levels K-6 and pretesting, review testing, and post-testing to assess students' learning. It also includes spelling rules and lessons and worksheets that correspond with the lists. This instructional book also includes a word bank and other teacher resources like a step-by-step checklist and challenge spelling lists. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 036562
    ISBN: 9781591281702
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  • Item #: 035673
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    Challenge your students with this entertaining bingo game. Set includes 12 bingo cards – six from each half of the book. Bingo squares feature the meaning of a Greek or Latin root, such as "small." 120 game tiles are included, with one root on each tile. 108 of the roots are study roots (from Vocabulary Vine), while the remaining 12 are other important incidental roots. Two "Matching Sheets" are also included, which feature the meanings of each root. A root glossary is provided featuring all the roots and their definitions in case you need to look up a root to settle an argument or refresh everyone's memory! The glossary, bingo cards and tiles are all printed on cardstock, while the matching sheets and instructions are printed on paper.

  • Item #: 028885
    ISBN: 9781400317141
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    Newly republished, we are excited to once again offer this resource in our catalog! Do your kids feel a little uncertain when discussing the origin of life with someone opposed to the biblical account of creation? Well, arm them with this! Presenting the evolutionist's arguments, this book gives you the ammunition to shoot them down - true, scientific facts - in language they can understand. Easy to read, filled with fascinating evidences of God's design, accompanied by photographs and illustrations. By Lawrence O. Richards, 256 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 018381
    ISBN: 9780890514962
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    Author Emil Silvestru, PhD combines his findings from over 28 years of studying and exploring caves. Using compelling photographs and concrete scientific evidence, Silvestru presents a solid argument suggesting that the conditions provided by a world-wide flood could have decreased the generally believed "millions of years" formation time of rock structures to mere thousands of years – or less. Six chapters explore the history of humans and caves, mythology associated with caves, technical details of caves, classification of caves, a guide to exploring caves for yourself, and a systematic method of studying caves and their surrounding areas.

  • Item #: 003893
    ISBN: 9780545495998
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  • Item #: 068558
    ISBN: 9781623412647
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     The Complete Set includes the Parent’s Guide and the Coach’s and Competitor’s manuals. Purchase of any of the course components provides access to sample supplementary educational resources, including PowerPoint and video streaming available for your family or classroom. Instructions included. 

  • Item #: 068557
    ISBN: 9781623412623
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    Written to the student, the Competitor’s Handbook (348 pgs, 3-hole binder) directs the student to writing and presenting each type of speech with a Q & A with National Speech champions, readings, worksheets and guides to thoroughly craft their writing and presentation, assignments and activities.