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  • Item #: 056404
    Retail: $19.99
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    See the natural world in 3-D with the iconic View-Master®. Set includes a red View-Master®, 3 reels and a reel storage case. 21 large, eye-popping images from Discovery Kids® portray the "Age of Dinosaurs," "Marine Life," and "Safari Adventures." Read the accompanying interesting facts above each picture on the viewing reel.

  • Item #: 031173
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  • Item #: 001280
    ISBN: 9780692271100
    Retail: $14.00
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    Originally published in 1854, this book by Reverend Nehemiah Adams provides an eyewitness account of slavery in the Antebellum South. Reverend Adams expected to see cruel bondage and other evils touted by the Abolitionists, but instead he found a well-ordered society in which the slaves were mainly content and properly cared for by their masters. He warns his Northern brethren that a continued assault upon the South's "peculiar institution" of slavery would ultimately destroy the Union and the Black population. Needless to say, this book was attacked by the Abolitionists, but despite its outdated views, it provides a perspective on slavery that rarely makes it into the history books. The book is full of insightful detail about the daily lives of slaves, including their dress, housing, family life, and worship. Reverend Adams' mixed feelings about slave auctions are included, and he even wrote a chapter in response to the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Facsimile reprint of the nineteenth century original. 214 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 057351
    ISBN: 9780804842358
    Retail: $18.95
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    I've been waiting for a good beginning Mandarin Chinese COURSE to come across my desk and this is it! Perfect for independent student learning, or even for a family. Some Chinese language materials either don't include an audio component or don't give enough help with pronunciation in the text; here you have both. It starts at the very beginning with Pinyin. These are the 4 tones that a syllable may have and they help a native English speaker immensely, almost like arrows telling you if your voice goes up or down. Our familiar letters are used rather than the beautiful, but intimidating, Chinese characters. From there you go to 16 chapters of daily conversation including: greetings, introductions, socializing, apologizing, thanks, weather, numbers, time, dates, phones, restaurant, tea house, directions, touring, bank, shopping, and transportation. English is used to introduce the lessons and explain what you will hear on the audio CD. It is super user-friendly and these are topics taught in most first year foreign language courses. There are exercises in the book (with answers), but you could use it without writing in the book, as it's not really a workbook. You will learn about Chinese culture too. Did you know there were 56 ethnic groups in China? I didn't! The author is encouraging every step of the way. I am reluctant to say this book is enough for a full high school credit; more like a semester. CD has PDF files to view or print and 190 audio files to play on a computer or mp3 player. Pb, 190pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 045128
    ISBN: 9780890516423
    Retail: $16.99
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    This teacher-directed Bible book alphabetically teaches truths from Noah’s Ark and the Genesis flood. Using the tent format book, the teacher presents the lesson from one side while the student views the cartoon-illustrated, poem-format story on the opposite side. Each story highlights an alphabet letter and a tangible or Biblically-themed word such as “C is for Continent” or “W is for Watchfulness.” The low-prep teacher’s portion includes the story and a scripted-format lesson using activities and questions that review and expand upon key ideas and additional vocabulary using the same letter. By Ken /Mally Ham; resource for the Biblical Beginnings for Preschoolers program. Top spiral bound, 84 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 012712
    ISBN: 9780890518618
    Retail: $16.99
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    Part of the Wonders of Creation series. From a creationist point of view, this book covers what causes the weather, water in the atmosphere, thunderstorms, hurricanes, winter storms, wild weather, historical climate, climate change, and our responsibility to the environment. The creation-Genesis flood model, El Niño, jet streams, green house effect, clouds, warm and cold fronts, and weather predicting. A fold-out weather poster is included. 96 pgs, hc ~ Anh

  • Item #: 045131
    ISBN: 9780890517024
    Retail: $16.99
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    This teacher-directed Bible book alphabetically presents the importance of trusting God’s promises using the story of Noah and the flood. Using the tent format book, the teacher presents the lesson from one side while the student views the cartoon-illustrated, poem-format story on the opposite side. Each story highlights an alphabet letter and a tangible or Biblically-themed word such as “R is for Raven” or “C is for Called.” The low-prep teacher’s portion includes the story and a scripted-format lesson using activities and questions that review and expand upon key ideas and additional vocabulary using the same letter. By Ken /Mally Ham; resource for the Biblical Beginnings for Preschoolers program. Top spiral bound, 84 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 045123
    ISBN: 9780890516256
    Retail: $16.99
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      This teacher-directed Bible book teaches Gospel truths from Genesis chronologically and alphabetically. Using the tent format book, the teacher presents the lesson from one side while the student views the cartoon-illustrated, poem-format story on the opposite side. Each story highlights an alphabet letter and a tangible or Biblically-themed word such as “B is for Bible” or “U is for Utterly”. The low-prep teacher’s portion includes the story and a scripted-format lesson using activities and questions that review and expand upon key ideas and additional vocabulary using the same letter. By Ken /Mally Ham; resource for the Biblical Beginnings for Preschoolers program. Top spiral bound, 84 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 026971
    ISBN: 9780890519059
    Retail: $16.99
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    This title in the Wonders of Creation series dives into the ocean. Through interesting text and an abundance of appealing pictures, students will learn about the ocean and its many facets from a creationist point of view. The book includes eleven chapters, which include: introduction to the ocean, oceanic research; physical characteristics of the ocean; the composition of the oceans' waters; tides, waves, and currents; weather; harvesting the ocean; marine life; exploring the coral reef; oceanic vessels; and the Genesis flood.

    Now updated, a page at the front of the book explains how to use the content with three different learning levels and the page content has color-coded backgrounds for clarity. Text on white background is for 5th/6th, text on light green is for 7th/8th, and text on blue background is for 9th- 11th. An 11"x 24" poster of the ocean's depths is included at the back of the book. Hardcover, 96 pages.

    A study guide is available for The Ocean Book. It corresponds by chapter, summarizing the main ideas and providing short answer questions for students to answer as they read through The Ocean Book. Each chapter of the study guide also includes discussion questions, vocabulary, activities, and projects to complete for better understanding of the concepts. These activities may include memorization of scripture, labeling maps, or reading weather maps. The study guide is a supplement to the text and is very helpful as you strive to comprehend and retain the facts presented. Guide is 72 pages, paperback, includes answers, and is not reproducible. - Melissa/Donna

  • Item #: 053254
    ISBN: 9780890516416
    Retail: $34.99
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    This beautiful book is so much more than just a guide to the stars. Written from a Christian perspective, Dr. Jason Lisle explains the celestial phenomena of God's creation. Beautiful photography, illustrations, and information take you on a tour through the event of stargazing – the movement of heavenly bodies, celestial events, telescopes, the moon, sun, stars, and planets, deep sky objects, and the relevance of astronomy.

    One especially interesting chapter that makes this stargazing guide a bit different is the chapter concerning the eye and how it works. This is a short chapter that explains the structure of the eye – cones, rods, iris, pupil, retina – and how they are involved in your vision and adaptation to lighting conditions. There are tips for adapting to night sky viewing with a telescope, binoculars, and with the naked eye.

    You will find this book helpful before you begin viewing, and while you are gazing at the night sky. Star charts will help guide you through the constellations, major stars, nebula, the Milky Way, and neighboring galaxies. Incredible photographs of the sun and its activity, the moon and its terrain and phases, and planets with their moons will leave you in awe of the universe in which we live. A planisphere (designed for 40 degrees north) is also now included with the book.

    This is a reference that will serve your family well, no matter the ages; and one that can be used for many years. 240 pages, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 040673
    ISBN: 9780890514931
    Retail: $16.99
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    This fascinating book by the author of Body by Design delves into the world of microbiology from a Christian perspective. Although many biologists look at microbes as clues to our evolutionary history, many Christian biologists see microbes as further evidence for an all-powerful, innovative Creator. Like other life forms, there are both helpful and harmful microorganisms in our world, and this book is designed to introduce the reader to the world of viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. While discussing infectious disease and pathogens, it takes the stance that these are the result of a sinful world and were not part of God's original design. Ten textbook-like chapters cover: microbes and their unique design, useful bacteria, harmful bacteria, protists, fungi, viruses, the immune system, emerging diseases, the origins of disease, and future plagues and pestilence. Formatted similarly to a textbook, chapters are divided into segments with interesting "asides" and chapter summaries, and black-and-white illustrations and diagrams augment the text. A full page of true/false and multiple-choice questions for each chapter is found towards the end of the book, and a page of critical thinking questions has also been included. I also appreciate the appendix on bacterial genetics, as this is often covered in college courses and will be useful for students to become familiar with. A lengthy reference list, glossary, and index are also included. 188, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 009459
    ISBN: 9780890518588
    Retail: $13.99
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  • Item #: 067722
    ISBN: 9781683440635
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

     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 #: 067726
    ISBN: 9781683440611
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

     

    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 #: 057182
    Retail: $14.99
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      Newly updated with special effects, improved graphics and bonus full-length running commentary with Dr. Jason Lisle, this tour through the universe is based on the popular planetarium show from the Creation Museum. Young people will be captivated as they view the beauty, diversity and vastness of space. While most of us will never travel through space, we can catch a glimpse into the miraculous heavens above that will leave us asking, “What is man that God is mindful of him?” 23 minutes. Part of the New Leaf Press Survey of Astronomy course. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 032793
    ISBN: 9780890518007
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    Learn about Earth Science from a Biblical worldview. Use this 160-page book as a resource or pair it up with your science curriculum to add more dimension to the history and methods of discovery and invention. Dr. Gary Parker will take you from Newton’s discovery of gravity to the formation of the Grand Canyon using as your guide the Bible as the ultimate “history book of the world”.

    Not just an information book, this will challenge you to think about your view of creation through questions called Building Inspection. After reading each chapter (which uses science to support the Scriptures), content is reviewed using these questions to help solidify a Biblical outline of Earth’s history. Earth structure, atmosphere, minerals, rocks, water table, and types of volcanoes are just a few of the topics covered. Full of black and white illustrations and photos on almost every page, this book offers visuals to enhance understanding. Important facts and vocabulary are in bold throughout the reading and answers to the questions are found in the back of the book. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 067721
    ISBN: 9781683440628
    Retail: $34.99
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    Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Intermediate 2 or who are in grades 9 or 10. Focuses on advanced skills such as persuasive writing, reports, and developing characters. Students will recognize the three points of view writers use, describe what has been seen over a period of days and writing reports; understand the organization of an explanatory exposition; and develop effective characters and conflict in creative writing. Literature lessons include identifying common literary devices in the Bible; understanding why literary devices are used (allusion, imagery, symbolism, personification, metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, puns/wordplay, irony, hyperbole, sonic devices/meter, parallelism, anaphora, repetition, and polysyndeton). 318 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 067724
    ISBN: 9781683440192
    Retail: $34.99
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    Designed for grades 3-7 as a one-year course. Focuses on foundational skills, written exercises, and the overall writing process. Students will learn how to effectively master using sentences and writing paragraphs, main/supporting ideas, point of view, the process of rewriting, and creating characters; apply the skill of planning and writing a short story; organize objects so their placement can be understood; understand that all people do not see the same things in the same ways; and demonstrate the ability to connect complicated sentences to make a story. Literature lessons include discerning setting from a Biblical passage; identifying cultural aspects of literature, and how this can help in better understanding biblical passages; explaining how to search for setting clues, the setting and mood of a story, symbolism, and illustrating how one can use setting clues to understand characters and their actions. 267 pgs, pb.

    For a limited time, Master Books is making a downloadable file of the Writing Strands Teacher Companion available for free until the print version is published. Find more information at the Master Books site.

  • Item #: 068997
    ISBN: 9780890519165
    Retail: $24.99
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       The Teacher Guide guides the parent and student through the content of this course. A weekly lesson schedule lays out a schedule of 3 days per week (30 to 45 minutes per lesson) to equal a one-year course (one credit) in Cultural Philosophy. The schedule also provides space to write due dates and grades for each assignment. Answer keys, worksheets, and tests are also found in the teacher guide, perforated for easy removal and 3-hole punched for notebook storage. Worksheets are labeled at the top of the page with the day on which it is to be done and the corresponding chapter. These might include vocabulary, study questions, and application questions. There are five essay assignments with a word range of 750 to 1000. There are five exams to be taken throughout the course that include a variety of questions – matching, multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, identification, ordering of events, and true/false. 298 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 068996
    ISBN: 9780996171915
    Retail: $49.99
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     The Student Text tackles explanations of today’s worldviews and conflicts. Chapters 3 through 15 treat Worldviews in Philosophy, chapters 16 through 20 covers Worldviews in Literature, and chapter 21 is Worldviews in Culture. Worldviews in Philosophy addresses the thinking of great philosophers

  • Item #: 051450
    Retail: $204.40
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    Skills center on the ability to complete different types of sentences and designate the proper usage of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in those sentences. Students also learn about different types of writing, such as fairy tales, folk tales, fables, legends and myths. They will be introduced to the media and differences in facts and opinions as well as differing points of view. Homophones, homographs and compound words are the spelling focus. They will also master beginning research, writing and speaking skills.

  • Item #: 000423
    Retail: $14.99
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    This CD-ROM is a real time saver, containing a multitude of reproducible forms for almost everything you’ll need for school, plus several for household use as well. You get more than a hundred pages of assignment sheets, curriculum planning charts, report forms, timeline pages, menu planners, chore forms, calendars, pages for outlining and writing, checklists, portfolios, and various notebooks. Also included are forms for Bible study, including a journal, prayer log, and scripture memorization. Almost everything you need in this one CD!

    You can view each sheet on your computer screen and print out whatever forms you need! The CD-ROM contains 3 different formats: MS Word Templates, PDF Files, and Interactive GP. System requirements depend on which format you will use. MS Word Templates require MS Word 97 or higher. PDF files are useable on any Mac or PC with Acrobat Reader, and Interactive GP requires Windows 98 or higher, 16 MB of RAM, 800x600 screen resolution and 130 MB of hard disk space. - Melissa

  • Item #: 068995
    Retail: $29.99
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      Presenting money tips and strategies for Christian families, Pastor Chad Hovind uses Biblical principles to teach a deeper understanding of money management. Teens (and parents!) will learn biblical principles and insights to understand God’s view of money, and practical ways to avoid debt, build savings, spend wisely and give with grace. Concludes with simple guidelines for life and work to restore purpose and meaning to your life through managing finances to the glory of God. The Money Wise DVD is a combination of the previously released presentations Godonomics and Whistle While You Work. Total of 14 lessons that are 30 minutes each. 3 DVDs. Recommended resource for Master Books Intro to Economics:  Money, History and Fiscal Faith. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: FDSCON
    Retail: $240.00
    Rainbow Price: $222.50

    The 1-Year Online Access includes an online textbook, the optional Lab Manual/Workbook and the Instructor Resources. The Instructor resources include lesson suggestions for 12, 18 and 36-week scheduling, strategies for teaching, introductory material, assessment techniques (including portfolios), test masters, content standards, lesson plans, answer keys for the textbook, tests, labs and lab manual/student workbook, instructor presentations, and more. Also includes the ExamView software download for personalized test creation and management. Access begins when the parent/teacher registers the course and is available for 365 days. High speed internet access is recommended.

    The (optional) Lab Manual/Workbook includes chapter reinforcement activities and the lab experiments. The worksheets are a variety of fill in the blank activities, puzzles and other writing exercises. Lab activities are designed to be completed with instructor guidance. Some additional materials are necessary, many are household items, although others require more specific lab supplies, including a microscope. However, due to the sheer number of activities, parents can pick and choose the best options for their family. Workbook pages are printable pdf files or a print version will be available. Contact for us availability.

    Worth mentioning, the included student materials are reproducible for homeschool and co-op/classroom use.

  • Item #: 059720
    ISBN: 9781613220450
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.00

    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 #: 021093
    ISBN: 9780898031751
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      Thomas Jefferson once wrote, ‘The God who gave us life, gave us liberty.’ Statements such as this would have been understood by most Americans years ago, but in modern American society where neither the value of life or liberty is truly comprehended, these remarks are received as mere platitudes. The classic book entitled The Law, written centuries ago by a Frenchman named Frederic Bastiat, provides modern Americans who have embraced secularism and socialism with the principles they need to regain the true freedom they have lost. The author does a masterful job at unmasking the lies and falsehoods of politicians that promote collectivism and tyranny while claiming to be compassionate guardians of the people. Bastiat helps modern readers to recognize both the value and limitations of law, and why a right view of the law and of limited government is so necessary to a free society. This edition of The Law also contains a valuable foreword by the well-respected economist, Walter E. Williams. Students of economics or political science should consider this classic book to be worthwhile reading. 76 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 016673
    ISBN: 9780985261146
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $69.00

    The three DVDs in this set from the Institute for Excellence in Writing aim to help upper high school and college students improve their communications and information processing skills. Each DVD is 90 to 100 minutes long and is accompanied by a CD-ROM with student seminar handouts, teacher's notes, and more (access to a downloadable booklet with the same content as the CD-ROM is also included, but no print booklet is included with this product).

    Covers planning and writing a persuasive paper. Beginning with selection of a topic, the focus is on moving the reader or listener to your point of view. The first half of the tape deals primarily with a paper, while the second half coaches the student on public speaking techniques.

    Speaker Andrew Pudewa demonstrates a flexible "stick and branch" approach to note taking. He believes this is a more effective method of understanding complicated ideas taken from text or lectures. Mastering this technique can make a big difference in school and work performance.

    A basic model is presented which can be adapted to a variety of needs. The author also provides a method for identifying the preferences of the teacher and modifying the writing style to appeal to the teacher.

  • Item #: 060843
    ISBN: 9781882796663
    Retail: $0.00
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      This resource book details how to use anything from CD sleeves, to letter and business envelopes, to manila envelopes (from 2” x 4” to 12” x 15”) as learning tools. Repurpose envelopes for projects, study guides and daily work. Dinah is a master at repurposing—even reusing envelope clasps. Learn how to make 3 dimensional “foldables” such as display cases, cubes, shutter-fold displays, picture frames, accordion folds and pocket projects. Why do all this? Dinah says that in doing so children are not merely learning to recycle, but they are also practicing collaboration, problem solving, and synthesizing using kinesthetic and visual manipulatives. The basic principal of this book is project-based learning (PBL). The learning occurs as the student creates the project: researching topics and building to present to others. For example, in literature class, study different points of view and then make a trifold display. Show examples of muscle types in an accordion fold. Demonstrate integers on a cube. The author includes several pages of idea stimulators for different subjects such as listed above. She also shares how to make a “publishing center” for your classroom. The included DVD details each project type. Click on the icon next to the title to locate the appropriate video. An economical and hands-on approach tool for learning (and remembering!) a plethora of things.

  • Item #: 003588
    ISBN: 9780825138027
    Retail: $26.00
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    Residing in this handy volume are the explanations and examples of literary and poetic elements you've been looking for! After a short preface, the entire book consists of reproducible student pages, and is pretty much self-instructional. According to the author, "Words are tools, and mastered words are power tools." In this spirit, all of the exercises are reality-based and constitute actual practice in using each new term as a tool. The first part of the book covers the basic tools: setting, plot, mood, conflict, style, theme, point of view, slant, and character, with a special section on outlining. The second part covers the shared vocabulary of poetry and prose: figures of speech (antithesis, apostrophe, hyperbole, irony, literary allusion, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, personification, simile, synecdoche, and understatement). Each of these first two sections contains a definition of the term, a cartoonish depiction of the concept, additional explanation, examples, and exercises. Answers to these exercises are included in the back of the book. The final part covers the specialized vocabulary of poetry: melody (alliteration, assonance, and rhyme), onomatopoeia, rhythm, and rhyme schemes. It also presents and explains various types of poetry including: epic, narrative, lyric, acrostic, ballad, blank verse, didactic, dramatic, elegy, epigram, epitaph, free verse, haiku, light verse, limerick, ode, parody, pastoral, satire, sonnet, and wordplay. A special section on poetry explication, complete with sample questions and sample explication elements ends the unit. One of the problems I've encountered in using a non-text approach to literature in the upper grades is the hit-or-miss presentation of literary terms. Some guides touch on a concept or two in each guide but what are the chances that my high schoolers will be exposed to all of them in our course of study? So, I've been on the lookout for a book just like this, to make sure my children have the familiarity and understanding of literary and poetic terms they'll need in college - regardless of the literature program we use.