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  • Item #: 051559
    ISBN: 9781600510182
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    ISBN: 9781600510632
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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 #: 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.

  • 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

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    ISBN: 9781601445070
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  • 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 #: 064840
    ISBN: 9781600513015
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    ISBN: 9781591281399
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    ISBN: 9781600513008
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    As a homeschool student, my mother gave us each pencils of a different color to stop any arguments of "Hey, that's my pencil!" After seeing this, I wish this was my assigned set. Each has a matte black finish with little graphics of ninja faces as well as a hearty "Hi-Ya!" for good measure. What's even cooler? The pencil wood is black, so you have completely black pencil. Do your studies in stealth mode with this boxed set of 12. HI-YA! – Laura

  • Item #: 016149
    ISBN: 9781550354270
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    Most of the book is written to the student. There are five main instructional units. The first section describes what an essay is and how to recognize an essay and its different parts. The second section covers prewriting techniques like brainstorming, research, selection of arguments, and outlining. The third section shows the steps to write a first draft. Aspects such as the thesis paragraph, transitions, paragraphs in the body, the concluding paragraph, using quotes in an essay, and footnotes and bibliography are described. The fourth section is the largest and covers editing and revising. They instruct students on how to develop and improve style and make sure the mechanics are correct. Diction, tone, sentence variety, and syntax are just a few of the subjects covered. The final section shows the student how to write the final draft. A sample essay is included, as are charts to show diagramming of certain writing techniques. There are a few reproducible worksheets and activities included in the book but, overall, it is mostly informational text, describing the writing process for the essay.

  • Item #: 003893
    ISBN: 9780545495998
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    ISBN: 9780545495981
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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.

  • Item #: 068556
    ISBN: 9781623412616
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      The 436 pg. binder  Coach’s Manual  covers similar materials as the Parent’s guide, but also provides an in-depth, scripted guide to teaching the material, with a class agenda, preparation checklist, activities, teaching ideas, topics, etc., for each of the 11 speech events. The Appendix includes rules and speech ballots for each of the 11 speech events and a list of apologetics topics.

  • 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 #: 066786
    ISBN: 9781425816452
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    Text-Dependent Questions is another way to say reading comprehension. In the area of science, it is important to think about the key ideas in the text and the desired outcomes of the lesson. This book offers 480 question stems questions that guide students to connect what they are learning to previous knowledge. Question stems in this book cover 12 skill areas understanding scientific concepts, identifying key details, summarizing, using text features, identifying the author's purpose or position, defining science vocabulary, drawing conclusions, analyzing text structures, evaluating scientific arguments and reasoning, developing ideas or processes, comparing and contrasting texts, and making inferences. Each skill area includes an overview, four levels of question stems (K-1, 2-4, 5-8, 9-12), examples, 10 question stems, and an activity page for each level. Question Stems can be used as written or adapt them to meet your needs to promote clarity in a variety of science topics. The pages in this 160-page book may be copied for classroom or family use. ~ Donna