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  • Item #: 012264
    ISBN: 9780913063026
    Retail: $27.95
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    Originally developed as a software package, the success of this simple, phonetically-based program encouraged the publication of The Reading Lesson book. The Reading Lesson is broken into 20 lessons, intended to be done side-by-side with a parent or teacher. A correlating Reading Lesson CD-ROM is available from the publisher, which features animations, audio and simple games. However, the book can be used on its own, and at this time the book is the only component we are offering.

    Lessons introduce and use specific letters and sounds. The entire alphabet is not taught at the beginning, nor is it taught in order. Letters and sounds are introduced in groups which can be used to read the corresponding simple stories. For example, Lesson One introduces c, o, s, a and t while Lesson Two features m, d and r. Each lesson contains information for the parent or teacher, words, exercises and short stories. The pacing of the lessons will depend on the child's age, and a suggested number of pages per day is provided. The authors suggest spending no more than 15 minutes on a lesson each day, so as to not exceed the child's attention span. Each page is written to both student and teacher, with instructions in small print at the top. Where letters, words, or sentences are given, small bars underneath the letters remind the reader to focus on one sound at a time, as they point at the letter (these bars disappear towards the end of the book). Gradually (with the parent modeling) the student will start to blend the sounds and read the words. The book teaches most phonetic sounds and blends; however, there are several that might be taught specificially in another course that are designated as "sight words" in this course. Only lowercase letters are taught until the 11th lesson, when several capital letters that look similar to their lowercase counterparts are introduced ('I' is also introduced here, with an explanation on its slightly different look). Other topics, such as the suffix "-ing",and apostrophes are also introduced as they are necessary, but are not covered in a great amount of depth. The emphasis here is to give the child the skills to decode and read words, so that they will "graduate" from the book with a 2nd-grade reading level. With the straightforward presentation, simple effective activities and reinforcement, this book makes the task do-able for student and teacher. Please note that there are several other companion products that are available from the publisher. To preview these, please check out www.readinglesson.com. - Jess

  • Item #: 056811
    ISBN: 9781615382644
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    Lesson plans cover phonics and spelling. Includes spelling lists, supplemental phonics activities and suggestions for studying spelling words.
  • Item #: 030125
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    40+ interactive storybooks and activities, over 100 reading lessons. Phonics, listening and thinking, vocabulary, identifying letters, rhyming words, comprehension, reading aloud, letter sounds, blending sounds, word recognition, sounding-out words, reading sentences, making predictions.

  • Item #: 030248
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    20 interactive storybooks, over 100 reading lessons. Vocabulary, advanced phonics, writing and creativity, predicting, rhyming words, combining syllables, compound words, consonant blends, long and short vowels, superlatives, reading aloud, antonyms and synonyms, visual and auditory word recognition.

  • Item #: 040913
    ISBN: 9781493714698
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  • Item #: 040916
    ISBN: 9781493730780
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  • Item #: 040923
    ISBN: 9781493744435
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  • Item #: 062539
    ISBN: 9781499209662
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  • Item #: 056855
    ISBN: 9781615382712
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  • Item #: 067993
    ISBN: 9781420682908
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  • Item #: 030506
    ISBN: 9780825138034
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    Read faster and retain more of what you read! Using a variety of diverse reading material such as editorials, letters, and primary source materials from several core subject areas, these lessons are geared to improve the student's speed of reading and overall comprehension, which should result in better test-taking skills. This workbook contains sixteen lessons focusing on specific reading skills including vocabulary building, eye movements, reading purpose, previewing, reading in thought, skimming and scanning for the main idea and details, study reading and memory, and how to improve your reading in specific subject areas such as math, social studies, science, and literature. Each lesson has five exercises. The lesson begins with a teacher page describing the skill, which could also be read by the student. Then students work through an interpretation exercise, perception exercise, comprehension exercise, and two stories with questions for the student to answer to determine their average comprehension score and effective word-per-minute speed. Answers are included at the end of the book. This workbook could easily be used for self-study by an individual student or in a "class" situation, as the exercise pages are reproducible. What I like best about this workbook is that it is very realistic in what words we should be able to read per minute (not skim or scan per minute). While other products make loftier promises, this workbook states that the maximum number of words read are 800-900 words per minute. Overall, this is a very thorough course that will teach you how to speed read without sacrificing reading comprehension. – Jess

  • Item #: 022338
    ISBN: 9780980100594
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    This program can be used for Levels A, B or C. 30 lessons are included in a spiral-bound book with ready-made lesson plans, Scripture used as a subject for writing, and multi-level checklists. Each lesson provides a specific objective, at least two translations of Scripture, an assignment with checklists, and a space for the final copy to be written or pasted into the book, which creates a portfolio of the year's work. Checklists are provided for the three different levels. Sample compositions are plentiful, as well as vocabulary development and review exercises to strengthen understanding of stylistic techniques. The story of Noah forms the core of the first two units. Unit 3 focuses on sequencing and sources include the miracle at Cana, the parable of the talents, the story of Jonah, the Good Samaritan, and the Prodigal Son. Unit 4 lessons have students read and summarize Paul on Charity, Jesus' Miracles, Christ's Last Words, along with stylistic exercises taken from Psalms. Custom pictures have been created for Unit 5 lessons (Esther, Daniel, Nativity, Paul's conversion), and Unit 6 uses the synoptic gospels to teach multiple reference summarizing. With Unit 7, a few creative writing opportunities are suggested, and Unit 8 continues the five paragraph model with essays on Job's suffering, Christ's condemnation by Pilate, and the duties of a Christian. Unit 9 presents an analysis of the books of Ruth and Jonah, as well as the story of David and Goliath.



  • Item #: 002274
    ISBN: 9780671631987
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    Four years after using this book to learn to read at age 4, our twins would still take this book off the shelf and re-read the silly stories that made learning to read immediately rewarding. It is a phonics-based, non-consumable book authored by Siegfried Engelmann using the DISTAR method. Faced with two small children eager to read like their older sisters, but who were not ready for the more intensive writing and spelling accompanying most other reading programs, I was at a loss. All they needed at this tender age were enough decoding skills to enable them to read. We had already covered letter sounds (via song), so the twins literally zipped through the early lessons and quickly digested blends, vowel sounds, and digraphs, thoroughly enjoying every lesson. In fact, they begged for "extra" lessons, anxious to get to the next story! Large, bold type assures learning without eye strain. This volume filled a need in our own family and, judging from the numerous requests/recommendations by our customers, has done so for others as well.

  • Item #: 019539
    ISBN: 9780517548233
    Retail: $16.00
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    I am the first to admit that reading a book about economics is not at the top of my list. But once I got into it, I kept reading and reading! The first edition of this book appeared in 1947. Author Henry Hazlitt revised it in 1961 and again in 1978, but don't think for a minute that the information is not relevant to our world today. I found myself drawn into reading about the broken window fallacy. That is, if someone throws a brick through a bakery window, and the owner has to pay a glazier $250 to fix it, the brick-thrower has created work for the glazier. But this is a fallacy because prior to the brick through his window, the baker had a whole window and was planning to use the $250 to buy a new suit. So, the tailor actually lost work due to the brick-thrower. The overall economy is no further ahead due to the brick, get it? There are consequences we can see, such as the glazier getting a $250 window replacement job, and those we cannot see, such as the tailor who never got to make the baker a suit for $250. It's stories such as this that helped me understand economic principles like how need does not equal demand. Building a bridge to create jobs vs. there being a need for a new bridge; it was getting fascinating and kept my attention! Hazlitt made me think of the immediate vs. long-term results of a money decision. I was nervous at first that the language was too sophisticated for most students, but as I got into it, I adapted to the vocabulary and I think a high school student would too. Pb, 14pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 069089
    ISBN: 9781545302729
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  • Item #: 027792
    ISBN: 9781573104104
    Retail: $14.95
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    These 100 reproducible activity sheets are great daily exercises for extra language practice. The format is consistent throughout the pages. Each page holds three separate exercises. At the top of the page is a short story, in which six vocabulary words are underlined and followed by blanks. Below the passage are the six definitions, lettered a-f. As students read through the passage, they write the letter of the correct definition in the blanks after the words. The middle section contains a list of six words for students to practice spelling and writing. The section at the bottom of each page gives six phrases or words for students to replace with a new word. For example, "to move like a rubber ball" or "beautiful." Students would then respond by writing something such as "bounce" and "pretty" on the blanks provided. 112 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 053226
    ISBN: 9780981809342
    Retail: $32.00
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    Primary Language Lessons is one of those engaging programs first published long ago that many have used and loved and said "if only". If only the book would lay flat. If only the course had room for the student to write. If only I didn't have to explain why "tomorrow" has a hyphen after the "o". If only there were some information about the authors and artists. If only this art print were a little clearer – or a little bigger. This newest version will sweep away all your "if onlys". And, the really good news is that none of the well-loved features of the original have disappeared. Content – right down to all the high quality art and literature – is virtually the same, except for those few updates and edits done to provide more clarity. Each lesson still introduces principals of grammar and word use through question and answer dialogue, composition, memorization, oral presentation, and dictation. There's even a few added features you might not have thought to include in your litany of "if onlys." Cute little icons have been added to each segment of the lesson to designate its purpose – read, write, memorize, copy, tell/narrate, or study. Tear-out pages in the back provide copies of all the dictation passages. Lots of lined space for all written assignments is provided. My favorite feature is the fourteen pages of biographical notes on most of the authors and artists found in the back. 258 pgs, coil-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 044214
    ISBN: 9781420680577
    Retail: $16.99
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    This book provides practice for older readers to enhance their reading skills, using a variety of different texts similar to what they would come across in their daily lives. It is divided into two parts: Key Reading Skills and Reading Texts. The first part focuses on specific skills, including scanning, predicting, working out word meanings, understanding a writer's purpose, understanding complex sentences, interpreting graphs and tables, inferring, and reading critically. Each unit focuses on one of those skills, with a brief explanation on what the skill is, how to use it, and why you might need to use it. A follow-up activity provides practice in using the skill, with an example text to read, and a series of related short-answer questions to complete. In the second part, students are given a variety of texts, including excerpts from textbooks, articles, novels, web pages, film reviews and cartoons. Three groups of activities accompany every text, one to complete before reading the text, one designed to test recall, and one intended for a student's personal response to the text. All in all, the book has a very no-nonsense visual appearance, with black-and-white pages and few illustrations. If your previous reading comprehension program does not cover this age level, or you feel that your junior high student could use some additional reading skills practice, you might consider this one. 30 units (lessons) total, with answers included in the back. Reproducible for classroom or family use only. – Jess

  • Item #: 014205
    ISBN: 9780807755402
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  • Item #: 069090
    ISBN: 9781545302842
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    Covers an introduction to parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation.

    Level 2/Blossoming Literature List: Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Blue Fairy Book, Peter Pan, Wind in the Willows, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys.347 pgs. pb

  • Item #: 069091
    ISBN: 9781545302880
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    Covers parts of speech, alphabetizing, plurals, synonyms, antonyms, types of sentences, parts of a sentence, diagramming, introduction to paragraphs, capitalization, punctuation, contractions, and abbreviations.

    Cultivating Literature List: Story of Doctor Dolittle, Marvelous Land of Oz, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, Secret Garden, Princess and the Goblin. Fables are Indian fables from Jataka Tales and More Jataka Tales (Ellen C. Babbitt) and The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai (Maude Barrows Dutton)477 pgs, pb

  • Item #: 069092
    ISBN: 9781545303085
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    Reviews and expands parts of speech, parts of a sentence, types of sentences, and diagramming. Covers appositives, compound and complex sentences, outlines, comparatives and superlatives, phrases and clauses. Focus is on descriptive writing with students completing projects in condensed, amplified, point of view, slant, historical, and scientific narratives. Literary analysis is introduced.

    Level 4/Discerning Literature List: Book of Dragons, Black Beauty, Ozma of Oz, Reluctant Dragon (Dream Days), Heidi, Tanglewood Tales. Fables are African folk tales from West African Folk Tales (Barker) and South African Folk Tales (Honey).545 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 069093
    ISBN: 9781545303122
    Retail: $50.00
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    The Commonplace Book (a place for copying poetry and passages from literature as well as other writings or information) replaces the copywork. Reviews and expands parts of speech, parts of a sentence, types of sentences, diagramming, literary analysis, descriptive writing, various types of narratives and adds sentence and paragraph construction, dialogue, introductions, and advanced punctuation.

    Enlightening Literature List: "Ransom of Red Chief," "Gift of the Magi," Emerald City of Oz, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Happy Prince and Other Tales, Little Women, Around the World in Eighty Days. Fables are Nasrudin stories from Middle Eastern folklore, retold by Rodney Ohebsion (and used by permission).554 pgs. pb.

  • Item #: 048715
    ISBN: 9781882514748
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  • Item #: 014206
    ISBN: 9780807755426
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  • Item #: 014207
    ISBN: 9780807755440
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  • Item #: 014208
    ISBN: 9780807755464
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  • Item #: 014210
    ISBN: 9780807755501
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  • Item #: 069094
    ISBN: 9781545303139
    Retail: $55.00
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    Covers advanced parts of speech, clauses/phrases, simple/compound/complex sentences, verb tenses, capitalization, punctuation, poetry rhyme/rhythm, root words/affixes, active/passive voice, outlines, writing process, expository, descriptive, narration, dialogues, paragraph construction skills, literary elements and analysis,

    Flourishing Literature List: At the Back of the North Wind, White Fang, Patchwork Girl of Oz, Otto of the Silver Hand, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Fables are Chinese and Japanese fairy tales from The Chinese Fairy Book (ed. Wilhelm), Japanese Fairy Tales (Ozaki), and Japanese Fairy Tales (James).

    601 pgs, pb

     

  • Item #: 006016
    ISBN: 9781499770551
    Retail: $35.00
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    Covers parts of speech, alphabetizing, plurals, synonyms, antonyms, types of sentences, parts of a sentence, diagramming, introduction to paragraphs, capitalization, punctuation, contractions, and abbreviations.

    Level 3 Literature List: Story of Doctor Dolittle, Marvelous Land of Oz, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, Secret Garden, Princess and the Goblin. Fables are Indian fables from Jataka Tales and More Jataka Tales (Ellen C. Babbitt) and The Tortoise and the Geese and Other Fables of Bidpai (Maude Barrows Dutton)