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  • 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 #: 060549
    ISBN: 9781420680706
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  • Item #: 054460
    ISBN: 9780936110226
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    Subtitled "Strategies to Build Writing Skills and Confidence", this book will do just that! Fun writing activities with minimal instruction are designed to provide supplementary creative writing practice, making this a "home-run" for many students, parents, and teachers. The 50 page-length activities utilize familiar topics, and include various steps focused on developing creativity. Here is an example from one of the writing activities called "The Shadow Page". First step: "You wouldn't find a shadow in a completely dark room. Why?" The second step: "Write a Story about a dog that is afraid of its own shadow." The third step contains a picture of a shadow and states, "Here are three hand shadows someone has made on the walls. What do you think they could be?" The final step directs students to "write the first letter of your first name in the box and shadow it. Then use that letter as the beginning of the first word in a sentence that tells something about yourself."

    Single lines are included for writing responses, although notebook paper could be utilized if additional space is needed. Reproducible for the purchaser (one copy /per student/per year), this would make an engaging fun Friday activity to build a student's confidence and ingenuity. and each writing activity contains a teacher page with additional comments, suggested responses (no right or wrong answers here!), and an artistic extension activity. 109 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036002
    ISBN: 9781623412197
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    Rarely has a book appealed more to me at first glance. Remaining uncluttered, the concept of "playing with words" is evident in the colorful, graphic font manipulations (lines of type that sway), the cute illustrations, and the lists wonderful, whimsical, but never wayward words. This is a book about choosing the right word when you write. I use the word "appealing" quite a bit, so I thought I would look through the lists in this book and find a new one. I quickly discovered that this little diction worktext did not include "appealing" in any of its lists (or at least not that I could find). That means that I could put it in a "my words" section on one of the list. Would it best go on the Cheerful Clown Fish page or the Exuberant Sea Otter page or perhaps under the Ways to Describe Appearance or the Ways of Speaking list?

    Confused yet? This not-quite-a-vocabulary program, not-quite-a-thesaurus – it's all about discovering just the right word to use when writing. It features structured word lists organized around Character Traits, Ways to Describe, and Ways to Move with a few miscellaneous lists thrown in for good measure. Each list contains nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Students are encouraged to playfully interact with these lists with the goal of acquiring quality word choices to incorporate into their writing. Using games and family activities to become familiar with the layout and content of the book, students can then use it independently as they endeavor to interject more definitive word selections into their compositions. Interspersed throughout the book are "Quotes to Inspire Your Writing" taken from classic literature as well as biblical quotes designed to underscore whatever topic is the focus of that page's lists.

    The suggested grade levels for this product indicate it should be used by emerging writers – those who need to find exactly the right word – as they practice their writing skills. Such a student might scan the Generous Manatee list looking for "ly" words (abundantly, bounteously, copiously), or strong adjectives (exorbitant, magnanimous, plenteous) or verbs (showered, bestowed) and feel quite empowered by the choices. However, I also think much younger children (upper elementary) could benefit from this book – becoming familiar with the lists, playing around with the words, etc. I can also easily imagine using this book myself as I seek alternatives to my overused word choices.

    At less than 100 pages, one might think this spiral-bound volume by Loranna Schwaeofer published by IEW is a bit pricey. Although it is reproducible for one homeschooling family or classroom, some of the colorful charm will be lost. Also, each student may want to personalize his own well-worn copy. The fact is, I know of nothing else quite like it – an opportunity to build one's vocabulary, a tool for strengthening one's ability to write with style, and a delightful immersion into the world of words. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 037559
    ISBN: 9780984549627
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    Think it might be fun to learn a little history from the land "down under"? This writing course will give you that option – or it could be used to supplement a full-blown Australian history course (there's a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way you'll find this course to be an interesting way to learn and practice the IEW writing skills – note taking, writing from notes, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references, writing stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essay composition, and writing reviews/critiques as well as their stylistic elements. There are 2-4 lessons for each of these units (23 lessons total) that cover history, animals, landmarks and biographical sketches – all pertinent to Australia. Lessons typically include the objective, a source text(s), specific instruction about both structure and style skills, and a check sheet. The consumable text is written to the student and could be used as a sequel to the Student Writing Intensive or as a beginning writing course if the teacher/parent has viewed the Teaching Writing Structure & Style course. Note: the Australian author uses the British spelling of some words (i.e. summarising). 140 pgs, spiral-bound. Please note there is Christian content. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 039357
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      Written for homeschoolers by Rebecca Celsor, The Write Foundation Level 1 Sentence to Paragraph curriculum is not flashy but is certainly deep and incorporates biblical content. Lessons give step-by-step teaching instruction which help you teach your student how to be an independent writer. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, writing structure, and word usage (basic grammar and figures of speech). This level quickly advances from writing descriptive sentences to writing creative and informative paragraphs by teaching how to use the fundamentals of brainstorming, outlining, drafting and editing. Originally these lessons were designed for those who struggle with or dislike writing but this program works well for all students.  This curriculum can easily be used with 1-2 students or in a co-op setting.

      The basic daily lesson format is organized into 3 main areas: sentence structure (practicing grammar, developing sentences, vocabulary and figures of speech); paragraph and essay writing; and poetry instruction (to build vocabulary, grammar, and figures of speech within writing instruction context). The course provides 30 lessons guiding the student from sentence writing to 2-paragraph writings. Two schedules (5-day or 10-day per lesson options, from 30 min to 1.5 hours daily) complete the course in either one or two years.


      The teacher and students are equally engaged in the step-by-step process. All information needed to present each lesson is provided in the spiral teacher instruction manuals which include teaching instructions and Teacher Presentations (TP) which are examples and suggestions to help present the lessons. During the lesson, students discuss ideas with the teacher as the teacher models and highlights items using the Teacher Presentation (TP) information and student input while students copy and highlight on worksheets. Students practice grammar skills through sentence and poetry writing practice and through parts of speech games. The course includes poetry writing as a method of mastering language skills. Literature reading is also strongly recommended. Students choose from a provided list of books with pre-assigned points from 4 to 24 (based on challenge level); students read a minimum of 48 points worth per semester. This system provides variety and encourages students to read frequently. A final recommended component is Mind Benders Book 3 (#003026) to be used to train students to think logically.

      The driving force of the course is contained in the two spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. Teaching instructions and Teacher Presentation (TP) information of examples and suggestions needed to present the lessons, is provided in the spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. The instructions and Teacher Presentation information (TP) in the lessons guide you step-by-step in the daily lessons and show examples and suggestions for the materials discussed. The teaching format is more of a traditional teacher-guiding-the-students format. You, the teacher, will guide the discussion about different writing skills: sentence writing, paragraph writing, and poetry writing. As the students brainstorm or suggest possible answers, you explain the lesson material visually by writing possible answers on a white board or paper while students copy onto the student worksheets. The program allows flexibility. Also, optional technology is provided in the Digital Additional Resources to present each lesson on the computer. The online TP files are interactive, allowing the teacher to type information directly onto the daily lesson's Teacher Presentation (TP) on the computer as the teacher and student discuss and the student copies onto the student worksheets (WS). This original “tech design” requires a computer with Adobe Reader. Internet and Adobe Reader are required to access the digital daily Teacher Presentation (TP) pages. Not techie? Don’t be dismayed! This element is not required or even necessary to teach the course in either a co-op or a typical home setting: good ol’ paper or white board will suffice. With purchase of this product, you'll receive access to the digital and interactive resources through the publisher, The Write Foundation. If you desire the digital full-page Teacher Presentation (TP) lesson materials for teaching using the computer, this material must be downloaded from the publisher. Information is included in the Printed Additional Resources on how to get the Digital Additional Resources. The instructions also give you good direction in grading. Grading rubrics are provided for all student assignments.  A thorough explanation of grading, rubrics for each of the 29 lessons, rubrics for poetry, and how to compile a final grade is provided. The course grade will consist of three portions: composition, poetry, and literature. However, the publisher states that other books could be substituted.

      With this writing curriculum you'll receive one (1) set of student worksheets, two spiral bound Teacher Instructions (Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30), and some Printed Additional Resources. Consumable Student Worksheets (about 230 pages) for one student come printed on 3-hole punched paper to be stored in a 3-ring binder (not provided). More student worksheets may be purchased on TheWriteFoundation.org for multiple students. Directions to more educational games and grading rubrics are included in the Printed Additional Resources. Students will also need a thesaurus, dictionary and highlighters in 6 different colors (pink, blue, yellow, green, orange, and purple). A list of student materials is provided in the Printed Additional Resources. ~ Ruth

     

  • Item #: 040299
    ISBN: 9780545776837
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    Brilliantly formatted in landscape orientation, these 2-sided, perforated pages are perfect for practicing word families and sight words. Blackline illustrations are cute, and the appealing activities are right-sized for the little learner. The first half of the 208 activity pages reinforce short vowel, long vowel with silent e, other long vowel phonograms, variant vowel (-all, -aw, -ook, -ool, -oot), diphthongs and r-controlled vowel (-oil, -own, -ar, -ore, -orn) families. The format of each 2-sided spread is consistent with 5 practice sections per word family. First, children write words from the family. Three onsets are provided, plus three blank lines if they want to include more on their own. Next is a coloring activity to identify pictured family members. On the reverse side, children match a word to its image, fill in the bubble corresponding to the word that isnt part of the family and, finally, draw a picture of their favorite family word. The 104 sight words in the Sight Word portion were chosen from the Dolch Basic Sight Word Vocabulary List. Each single-page presentation includes tracing and writing the word (good to cement memory) and a coloring activity of some type. Helpful teacher pages at the front give suggestions and tips for page use, include a word family reference list and the entire 220-word Dolch sight word vocabulary list, and provide a correlation to the CCR (College and Career Readiness) standards. A lot of books like this cross my sample shelf, but this one stood out as not only useful for a parent but engaging for the child. (See other books in the Now I Know My series in Early Childhood).

  • Item #: 041732
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    An elegant and ancient art form, calligraphy is not only challenging, but relaxing. The key is having the right tools and lots of practice. This quality calligraphy set features a wood handled nib holder and 6 calligraphy nibs for dipping into ink (3 types for flourishing letter styles and 3 various widths for gothic letter styles). Nibs slide into the holder and back out when finished using. Grab a jar of calligraphy or India ink and some smooth parchment paper and then let the creative inking flow! ~ Emily

  • Item #: 028544
    ISBN: 9780838862704
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    This journal encourages students to think critically about the books they read. It has room to document responses to over 30 different books. Inside the front and back covers are spaces for children to create their own word bank. The journal is comprised primarily of blank journaling pages, with a two page spread being used for each book. The left hand page is split in half, and there are lines for students to comment about the book before they read it (questions they have) and after they read it (ideas they have). On the bottom of the page they rate the book. The right hand page provides blank boxes for an illustration and caption. Below the boxes are more lines, one to write the question or guide the student is using, and several for them to write a response on. Lists of guide questions are found in the back of the book and ask for different information about setting, plot, and characters. When you first begin journaling with the students, you may wish to assign a book and pick an appropriate question for their response, but as they get used to the process they may be able to both choose their own books as well as pick a suitable question to answer through their journaling. The teacher's guide provides lots of useful information for successfully incorporating the journal into your routine. - Melissa
  • Item #: 051639
    ISBN: 9781623412050
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    Writing and boys often don't go together but technology and boys? That's a different story. These writing lessons will be right up your tech-y kid's alley – and girls are not excluded. The 30 lessons cover material like touchscreens, lasers, radar, iPods in the military, and much more. At the same time, they manage to cover all nine IEW units. Instruction, source texts, analysis, assignments, and checklists are all in one book which is designed to be used by students and teachers together. Reprinted with a new cover in 2015. 116 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052817
    ISBN: 9781933338927
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    Compliment or complement? Composed or comprised? Allude or elude? Do you know the right word to use? Don't be embarrassed if you don't. Many words are used incorrectly as part of common spoken English. However, the right thing to do is to learn the correct word for the best use in our writing and speaking. This second edition has 2,500 of the most commonly confused words in the English language. The alphabetical arrangement is easy to follow and many of the words are not difficult, just often confused. For example, take the words believe, feel and think. The book gives a definition and a sample sentence for each word. When you see them all together, the difference is clear. Other words may not be used every day, but more in an essay or on an exam, like axiom (an established truth) and axion (a hypothetical particle of matter with no charge.) I think every student preparing to take college exams should read this book. Parents may like it too, I sure did.263 pgs, pb. ~ Sara
  • Item #: 056971
    ISBN: 9781616017156
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    Practice sight word recognition, sentence structure, and comprehension, and develop vocabulary all at the same time! There are over 100 reproducible sight words (for classroom use), 1-page activity sheets in this book. First, students (or an adult) cut out the 4-6 words at the bottom of the page. These are not in order, so the student has to arrange them into a good sentence. One word is capitalized and one has a period after it, teaching some early punctuation and mechanics. At the top of each page is a partially completed illustration. This also gives a clue to what the sentence will be! Students then get to finish the illustration and color the page. Below the illustration is a line to write the sentence with a dotted half-line. Lessons are simple and fun to do! An extra set of all of the sentences are in the back and can be used to create new sentences or as a spare set to use with the illustrations. Pb, 119 pp ~Sara

  • Item #: 024719
    ISBN: 9780439227230
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    Creative, Flexible, Fun or Easy to Use…this description writer struggles to find the right words to portray this supplemental resource! Covering topics such as character, setting, story structure, writing style, vocabulary, genre, and much more, the writing prompts in this book will help develop your student's reading comprehension, critical thinking, and writing skills. Each writing activity is designed to take 10-20 minutes per day and provides creative alternatives to book reports or a fun way to focus on the standardized test preparation for writing skills. A wide variety of writing activities are included: Story Quilts, Tongue Twisters, Story Rap, Creative Collages, Antonym Hunts and much more (95 more to be exact!). Although created for classroom use, it is easily adaptable for homeschool use. Please note, this book is from a secular publisher and does contain references to a crystal ball and wizard. SC 56 pages. Reproducible for classroom. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 050511
    ISBN: 9781935027140
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    WriteShop Junior, or Level D, continues the same incremental, step-by-step approach that has been such a success throughout the WriteShop program. It is designed for parents and children to use in close conjunction while focusing on 10 specific skills: letter of invitation, humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative, and expository writing. Level D also has handy scheduling options laid out for you to choose from, so you can determine whether a 3 week/lesson, 30 week plan or a 2 week/lesson, 20 week plan will fit better into your schooling. It is suggested that an 8 to 11 year-old student would begin with WriteShop Level D if they needed to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revision of his own work. This level can also be stretched into 6th and 7th grades if the students in those grade levels have no prior writing experience. The teacher's guide contains the schedules, materials and supplies lists, teaching tips for hands-on projects and the writing skills used throughout the book, the body of each lesson and instructions for all activities. The student's activity pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson and the Level 1 Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack for making 10 portable grammar and writing reference guides. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. – Zach

  • Item #: 013891
    ISBN: 9780764128226
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    This is a very extensive writing lesson book providing detailed, thorough instruction in many areas of writing that students need to master for success in college. It's probably not geared toward students who hate writing, because although it's easy to read, it provides no extra "fluff" to get students interested – it just gets right to the point. It focuses primarily on ways to master writing skills for compositions, term papers, essays, SAT essays, theses, and dissertations. Unlike a lot of writing books, this one doesn't define writing terms, focus on grammar, or review areas of writing before suggesting how to improve your skills. It assumes the student has basic writing skills and does not need to be told what brainstorming or essays are, or what's expected in a research paper. It really just goes through different areas of writing and shows students some faster, better ways of writing a variety of different assignments and getting good grades on them. The book is broken up into five sections. The first covers compositions and gives tips and guidelines for pre-writing; argumentative, descriptive, and explanatory writing; editing; style; and more. The second covers writing about complex subjects and instructs students how to write in the fields of business, science, technology, statistics, and public finance. Not just writing techniques are included here, it also touches on key information you need to know about these areas in order to write about them effectively. The third deals with the term paper and highlights the Internet's best research sources; discusses format and organization; covers preparing tables, graphs, and other illustrations; and more. The final section focuses primarily on college admission essays and how to write the perfect kind of essay that colleges are looking for. While the text instructs, it has a nice, conversational flow to it and uses examples of both good and bad writing. No real exercises are given; the book simply prompts students to apply the tips to papers they are assigned in other classes. This is a perfect book for a competent writer who wants to become more advanced and prepared for college, and it is a great reference tool on organizing and presenting material. Note: This is the 4th edition of the book formerly titled How to Write Themes and Term Papers. 318 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 017188
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    Word creations are the goal of this fast-paced game. There is no shortage of cards from which to build your compound words – 150 two-sided cards are printed on one side with the word only and the word with a picture on the reverse. Those who aren’t reading well can still play using the pictures. Make 16 piles of 5 cards each in a 4 x 4 grid pattern. Then start looking for combinations of the face-up simple words that can make compound words and collect those cards. The first person to find 8 compound words (and they must be real words) wins the game. Countless combinations of the cards assure that there will be little duplication of the words you create. Use the game to build vocabulary and word recognition, develop visual processing and sequential thought skills, or even use them as writing prompts. You can’t lose the simple instructions, because they are printed right into the packaging.

  • Item #: 050512
    ISBN: 9781935027126
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    WriteShop Junior, or Level D, continues the same incremental, step-by-step approach that has been such a success throughout the WriteShop program. It is designed for parents and children to use in close conjunction while focusing on 10 specific skills: letter of invitation, humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative, and expository writing. Level D also has handy scheduling options laid out for you to choose from, so you can determine whether a 3 week/lesson, 30 week plan or a 2 week/lesson, 20 week plan will fit better into your schooling. It is suggested that an 8 to 11 year-old student would begin with WriteShop Level D if they needed to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revision of his own work. This level can also be stretched into 6th and 7th grades if the students in those grade levels have no prior writing experience. The teacher's guide contains the schedules, materials and supplies lists, teaching tips for hands-on projects and the writing skills used throughout the book, the body of each lesson and instructions for all activities. The student's activity pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson and the Level 1 Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack for making 10 portable grammar and writing reference guides. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. – Zach

  • Item #: 003562
    ISBN: 9781568226613
    Retail: $12.99
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    As you might have already guessed from the evocative title, this is a vocabulary book centered on Greek and Latin root words. There are 36 units that can be used one per week or in concentration. It's a fun, interactive type of book and a good precursor to the more studious Vocabulary from Classical Roots series. Master word lists, along with their roots, are provided up front as a handy reference and summary. It includes several ideas for activities for each study. Every unit contains three reproducible pages for the student, introducing ten vocabulary words and tracing their definitions back to a common meaning. The pages are graphically stimulating and motivating to complete, rather than a dry, fill-in-the-blank presentation. I especially like the little symbol on the upper right-hand corner of each student page which gives a visual reminder of the root from which all these words spring. As an example, the first root studied is the Latin "foli," meaning "leaf." After students match the definitions to words printed on an assortment of leaf shapes, they make up sentences for each and, optionally, with string, tape, and a twig, make a foli mobile. The second student page for this unit is entitled "Comic Re-Leaf." It has a circle of cartoon visuals depicting the meaning of each vocabulary word with little pictures, characters, and word bubbles. In the center are the ten vocabulary words to write on each. For reinforcement, students then turn their paper over and write the definitions for the ten words from memory. The last page "Turn Over a New Leaf" presents news headlines incorporating the vocabulary words. Students have to write the first sentence of each news story, defining the vocabulary words. For example, the first sentence of a story for the headline "Unicorn Uncovers Unusual Unifoliate Under Uncle's Umbrella" might read, "Yesterday, a young unicorn playing in the park moved the umbrella of a family member only to find a rare species of plant having only one leaf." After this, the student is told to choose one of the headlines and illustrate it. This approach to learning vocabulary has something to offer for all learning styles, including the hands-on learner.

  • Item #: 001777
    ISBN: 9781930443105
    Retail: $20.00
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    40 fables for use with Teaching Writing Structure & Style Units I & II (Grades 3-6 & up)
  • Item #: 005940
    ISBN: 9781623411176
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    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    Now there's no reason to wait until your student is in 3rd grade. Bible Heroes is an excellent language arts bridge from IEW's Primary Arts of Language to their theme-based writing lessons. Or you might decide to use it as a new entry point for the IEW program (as you finish your favorite phonics/reading program). Either way, I think you will be very pleased with what this program supplies – lessons that not only provide instruction in writing with structure and style (as the name implies), but also introductory grammar and Bible. The 27 lessons cover IEW Unit 1 (two lessons teaching Key Word Outlines), Unit 2 (seven lessons on Writing from KWOs), Unit 3 (twelve lessons on Summarizing Narrative Stories), Unit 4 (three lessons on Summarizing References), Unit 5 (three lessons on Writing From Pictures), and Unit 7 (one lesson on Creative Writing) The approach is solidly multi-sensory. Lessons include verbal and written activities as well as games for reinforcement and all source material is taken from the Bible. Although the target audience for this course is 1st-2nd grade, material can be adapted for up to 5th grade.

    The consumable Student Book provides instructions which are to be read to the student, additional gray boxes that have notes to the teacher, and space for students to complete lessons and writing assignments. Appendices include: styles helps, game pieces (cardstock), and vocabulary cards (also cardstock).

    Purchasers of this course have access to two free downloads from the IEW website. One of the downloads is the Student Resource Notebook (also available for purchase in hard copy format). It provides supplementary and reference material needed by the student. The other download is the Bible Heroes Teacher's E-book; this Teacher's Manual is a vital part of the course and its use is expected. It provides more detailed instructions for each lesson, a scope and sequence chart, ideas for discussion of each hero and virtue, answers to review questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming pages, instruction for games and activities, copies of checklists, and copies of game boards. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 037812
    ISBN: 9780805494334
    Retail: $14.99
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    If you need a handy, easy-to-use Bible reference, this could be what you're looking for. This isn't an in depth, verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible. This is a QuickSource! It begins with an explanation of how to read this book and use it as a reference. It then proceeds book by book, following the same format for each book. Each book begins with a Key Bible Text, a verse that gives a clue to the meaning of the book. It then gives a Key Term, which summarizes the book in one word. Next there is a One-Sentence Summary which shows how this particular book relates to God's story. The first section after the introductory material is entitled "God's Message in the Book." Here you'll read the purpose of the book, the Christian Worldview Elements as they pertain to twelve themes, teachings about God, teachings about humanity, and teachings about salvation. The second section is called "Christ in …" which explains how we can see Christ within that book. The 3rd section is titled "God's Story." This is a fuller explanation of the summary found at the beginning of each book on how the events in this book fit into God's bigger picture. The fourth section deals with the "Original Historical Setting." It is here that you'll get information about the author, date of writing, first audience and destination, and the occasion for the writing. The fifth and last section of each book is "Literary Features." Genre and literary style, theme and book features, and structure are discussed in this section. Scattered throughout the information are full-color diagrams, maps and photographs pertaining to the contents of that book. All of this information is packed into only about 6 pages per book of the Bible. This book was designed for those beginning their Bible journey, but it could be used by the more experienced as well. This is definitely an easy reference to use! Softcover, 405 pages. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 014528
    ISBN: 9781879478206
    Retail: $19.95
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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 #: 040045
    ISBN: 9780825159046
    Retail: $26.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Not really a "grabber" title, huh? What if I explained instead that these books offer students the opportunity to ponder historical issues in light of relevant historical documents and to then write an informed essay that answers that issue? Well, it still might not excite most students, but wow, what a great way to add a critical thinking and writing component to your study of American history! Each level contains 20-22 "Document-Based Questions" (or DBQs) to study, spanning American history from European exploration to the present time. Each DBQ lesson is titled with a question or issue and follows a similar format. The lesson begins with historical background on the issue, followed by a series of suggested steps for the student to use as they work their way through the lesson. In Part A, introductory and explanatory text surrounds excerpts from primary or secondary historical documents, with one or two questions following each excerpt. Documents may be letters, speeches, books written around the time of the issue, or secondary source documents from historians who have examined the documents and come to their own conclusions. The questions require the student to draw from the short excerpt and begin thinking about the issues. By the end of Part A, they have read several different excerpts and have seen multiple sides and viewpoints to the issue. At this point they're ready for Part B, the essay portion. Here they are expected to write an essay answering the lesson's question or issue by using what they have learned and supporting their opinions from the documents. A grading key at the end of the book offers answers for the questions, sample essays for each DBQ, and teacher comments.

    Historical issues examined in the High School book include economic opportunities in the Colonies, growth of political parties, antebellum reforms, progressivism, clash of cultures in the 1920s, the civil rights movement, the separation of church and state, and more. Middle school issues include the motivation of Europeans to explore America, causes of the American Revolution, Indian removal, reconstruction, the New Deal, immigration, costs and benefits of winning WWII, and what our future will be like. Some of the same topics are found in both levels, although the level of coverage is different. This series is from a secular publisher, so you will not find much religious content, and you will find some more "politically correct" flavoring. On the other hand, much of the book is open-ended, and essays are more likely to be graded on structure and organization than on personal opinion! Whether you're a secular homeschooler, you enjoy exploring issues and debates, or if you can overlook the statements you may not agree with, these lessons offer a great opportunity for historical analysis and writing that would make a beneficial supplement to any U.S. history program. – Jess

  • Item #: 015913
    ISBN: 9781930443129
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95
    Stories for use with TWSS Unit III (Grades 6 & up)
  • Item #: 001855
    Retail: $20.00
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    20 fairy tales for use with TWSS Unit III (Grades 3-6 & up)
  • Item #: 061907
    ISBN: 9781511830119
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    A simple plan for learning/recognizing 83.6% of the vocabulary of three Latin anthologies. The Fab 1500 identifies the basic, and most common Latin vocabulary. Using a reproducible worksheet, an enterprising student will write out, translate, and memorize five words each day; reviewing/testing them every fifth day. Working consistently, in four semesters, this list of 1494 words will be known (and memorized if possible). The list starts with the 300 most frequently used Latin words followed by the remainder. Words are first listed in alphabetical (except for the initial 300) and then, with definitions, according to subject categories identified by Paul Bernard Diederich in 1939. Categories include: Gods, Time, Sky, Fire, Water, Earth, Plants, Food, Animals, People, Body, Mind, Feelings, Talk, Writing/Arts, Work/Play, City/Buildings, Military, Government, Social Approval, Evil, Death, Abstractions, and, lastly, Unclassified. 19 pgs, pb, top-bound, spiral binding, portrait orientation. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 040097
    ISBN: 9780974180571
    Retail: $39.00
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    Produced with Wanda Sanseri's permission but by a different publisher. CDs provides a reading of all lists in the W.I.S.E. Guide in the manner outlined in the Guide – word, sentence, word. These can be a tremendous help to the busy homeschooling mom working to implement the SWR program. After the initial introduction of the spelling list to her students, each student can review the list on his own time and at his own pace – just provide the student with a headset and show them how to use the "pause" button. The lists are contained on five CDs with the sixth CD containing the lists from the diagnostic tests.

  • Item #: 005982
    ISBN: 9781580373043
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75
    The daily warm-ups provided in this book will help young students understand various aspects of the Constitution and U.S. government. Each worksheet provides five quick exercises (one for each school day) that review certain parts of the constitution. Exercise examples include listing items (like listing 5 powers given to Congress), true or false, defining words, writing an opinion about an issue, short answer questions, and more. Thereââ‚™s a wide variety of exercise types so students wonââ‚™t get bored, and each exercise shouldnââ‚™t take more than 5-10 minutes a day. The entire Constitution (with amendments) is printed in the front of the book (taking up 18 reproducible pages) and students can use it as a reference to answer most of the daily questions. Exercise pages are also reproducible and perforated, so you can hand out each exercise day by day, or just give your student the page to complete the entire week of activities. The exercises are organized into convenient units covering the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, Articles 4, 5, and 6, the Bill of Rights, and the rest of the amendments to the Constitution. Answers included in back, 46 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 060777
    ISBN: 9780982987322
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic & Auditory Alphabet (32 pp, 5" x 8.5") is a multi-sensory resource designed to help you teach children their letters. Learn hand motions for each letter, tips on forming letters, activities to deepen learning and tips for preventing backwards letters. You see illustrated hand motions for each letter that are quite clever and easy to learn and do. They use the same terms in all 3 products, such as "make a thin man" means to draw a straight line. I found the motions to be logical and easy to use. The reinforcement activities can be a body movement, a drawing, or collecting things from around the house that start with a certain sound/letter. If you have a right brained learner, these books give some really good ideas that can carry over to other subject areas. You may find yourself learning states and capitals using some of the tips you picked up in this program! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 031624
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Think of this 4" x 6" little chalkboard as a "low-tech laptop" for children. The frame is nice and thick and the black-coated chalkboard surface is on both sides. The same size that is used in the Handwriting Without Tears program, there are lots of possible other uses for this little guy. I can see giving a child or a small group these with a piece of colored chalk; you say a word and ask them to spell it. Make it a race and offer a prize. Do simple math problems as a change from paper and pencil. As a crafting item, the frame is nice and thick for painting and embellishing with gems or glitter, shells or old costume jewelry. Let them write "Happy Mother's Day" (or any occasion) and give it as a gift. Use one to announce what is for dinner tonight. So many possibilities! Outer dimensions are: 5 3/4" x 7 3/8" with a writing surface of approximately 4" x 6." - Sara