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  • Item #: 045256
    ISBN: 9780553590128
    Retail: $6.99
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      Revised and updated, this dictionary has more than 70,000 words and phrases. It also has lots of extras like Late Latin, Neo-Latin vocabulary and many feminine forms to meet modern language. Includes both the Classical and Ecclesiastical pronunciations. This would be a good reference for students and parents. Recommended for the program Latin Road to English Grammar. 708pp, pb, 4x7”. ~ Sara

     

  • Item #: 041921
    ISBN: 9780979505102
    Retail: $21.95
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    Subtitled "Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age," I could see this book serving as a great introduction to Latin for the family who is not sure they want to jump right into a full-fledged Latin course. Of course, it would be just as useful for an older student (or even Mom and Dad), if they have never studied Latin but want to learn it on their own. The course was designed out of necessity by author William E. Linney, after he was asked by a relative to teach Latin to her children. He set out looking for a course that would not require a Latin teacher, was self-paced, self explanatory, offered lots of practice exercises, was non-threatening, and inexpensive. When he couldn't find a course that suited his needs, he designed this one. The book contains 134 lessons, which are short (usually less than a page in length), un-fluffy, and incremental in progression. Lessons strike a nice balance between introducing new vocabulary, explaining simple grammatical concepts, and memorization of noun and verb forms. No lesson covers all of these tasks, but instead focuses on one objective and covers it well. Lessons that introduce new Latin vocabulary feature a new Latin word, its English meaning, and sometimes a pronunciation tip. This is usually followed by about ten sentences to translate. Lessons on grammar are also bite-sized, and different forms and cases are introduced gradually. As they are introduced, they are added to a chart, and students will translate sentences that use the forms and cases that they have learned. As charts are filled with endings or forms, students may be asked to memorize them, to aid in future lessons. Just for fun, "Latin Expressions" are scattered throughout the book. In each one, the author takes a common Latin phrase like "caveat emptor," or "etc." and explains the Latin history behind each phrase. Don't underestimate how these little "sparks" of knowledge whet your appetite to learn more! By the end of the book, students will have stockpiled basic vocabulary of around 100 words, be comfortable translating simple sentences in Latin, and have a grasp of basic Latin grammar.

    There are a couple of aspects of this course worth noting. First of all, because the book is more of a text than a worktext it is not designed to be consumable. For translation purposes, the author recommends translating the sentences in a separate notebook. If extra practice is desired, you may wish to translate the sentences back to the form given in the lesson. Secondly, while we all realize that pronunciation is very difficult to teach "out of a book", the author has considered this, and has come up with an ingenious solution. He has provided MP3 audio files free of charge on his website, which can be downloaded and used with the lessons. As an added bonus, you can choose from either classical pronunciation or ecclesiastical pronunciation. Audio commentary on the lessons and a host of other helpful resources is also included on the website. Lastly, this course would be excellent prep for an older student who will be studying Latin in high school or college who hasn't had the benefit of laying a basic Latin foundation earlier in life. Upon completion of this book, I think students would be more ready to tackle Lingua Latina, Oxford University Latin, Henle Latin, or Cambridge Latin, than if they were starting off cold. Latina Christiana I or other complete courses designed for younger students could also be considered reasonable continuations, although there would be much more overlap/review between courses. This is a terrific way to get started in Latin and I am glad that the author did not find what he was looking for to teach Latin, because he has certainly written a course that fulfills all of his goals! – Jess

  • 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 #: 058133
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    Starline's general psych course summarizes the major theories, concepts and treatment approaches in the field of psychology. Upon completion, your student will have a good basic understanding of the field. Set includes 10 consumable student worktexts, each with a quiz in the back, and a separate spiral-bound answer key. Students can certainly work independently with a parent administering the exams. The text is not overly complicated and could be appropriate for a younger high-schooler in my opinion. The booklets get more challenging as you work through the course, and students are exposed to the vocabulary terms used in the field. Each booklet is 27-41pp, Score key is 74pp, pb. ~Sara

  • Item #: 044316
    ISBN: 9781438010427
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    Expand and improve your vocabulary in just 15 minutes a day with Barron's! For nearly 40 years, this best-selling book has helped countless students (and adults) learn new vocabulary words to assist in their studies, college entrance exams, and overall reading comprehension. This book contains 46 weeks (plus two bonus weeks) of "lessons," with each week containing five daily lessons. These lessons introduce five new vocabulary words that students learn by reading a brief passage, completing sample sentences, and matching each word to its definition. An idiom is introduced at the bottom of each lesson page as well (briefly defined, with a sample sentence). Each daily vocabulary lesson is only one page, and the exercises are fun, interesting and bite-sized. The book contains a variety of review exercises to test prior words studied, and the end of the book has a multiple-choice Final Review Test as well as pages containing real-life quotes that use the vocabulary words. Index and answer key included, 400 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 026753
    ISBN: 9781601441447
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    Are you looking for a way to challenge your middle school students while your youngers are enjoying Story of the World (or another world history course)? Becoming a world history detective will do it! This course combines critical thinking and reading comprehension skills with your students' standards-based history studies (ancient and medieval history)! Covered skills are impressive for this grade level: using supporting evidence, drawing inferences and conclusions, distinguishing between facts and opinions, understanding chronology or sequence of events, use of vocabulary using context clues, geographical and concept maps, and timelines. There's even grade appropriate experience with college-level analytical essay questions. The worktext provides a passage to read followed by a series of questions - both multiple choice/short answer as well as short essay. A complete answer key is available in the back which includes sample essay answers that identify key points). Free bonus review lessons are available at criticalthinking.com/whd1). 362 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 021554
    ISBN: 9780764142604
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    This workbook, formerly titled English the Easy Way is full of examples and review exercises to teach or refresh memory in different areas of English. Although the book was written specifically for adult students who want an all-inclusive self-help program in English, the easy-to-read text and step-by-step explanations and examples make it accessible to much younger students. The book builds upon itself, starting with complete sentences and moving on to different tenses, parts of speech, descriptive words and phrases, linking verbs, word agreement, pronouns, balanced sentences, punctuation, the different formats of different styles of writing, word usage, and much more. A chapter on spelling is included with a large list of commonly misspelled words, as is a chapter on vocabulary with tips on how using more exciting or precise words leads to better writing. Instruction is given in a conversational tone, with plenty of examples of correct English. While describing and giving examples of English concepts in an easy to understand way, the book provides review exercises to practice those skills and actually use the rules being taught. Several small (5-10 questions) practice sections are included in each chapter where students complete sentences, fill in blanks, identify different elements of writings, and more to get a hands-on review of the information given. After reviewing several topics, the book provides a cumulative review, with a total of four cumulative reviews and one final review in the book. These tests include multiple-choice questions and exercises where students must identify English aspects in writings or pick the correct way to finish a sentence. After each cumulative review is a skills assessment page that shows students which skills they did well in and which ones need more attention. The easy to follow explanations and examples of terms throughout the book will make it easy for students to understand various elements of English. All of the answers to the practice sections and tests are included. This is a great source for independent learning about English, although it is clearly a review or supplement and not a complete curriculum. The book is perfect for an overall review of English concepts and is especially useful to ensure coverage and knowledge of important English topics before standardized or college testing. 292 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 021551
    ISBN: 9780764141348
    Retail: $18.99
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    What a wealth of information you have at your fingertips in these books! They're designed to include all the basic, important concepts vital to a full understanding of each subject, broken down into small, manageable chunks to help any student understand the subject better, and improve their grades along the way. Each chapter covers a broad biological concept, such as "Homo Sapiens: A Special Vertebrate," further subdivided into smaller body systems such as skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory and more. The chapters are fairly lengthy, and cover a wide range of topics, from the branches of biology, to cell chemistry, classification systems, basic chemical reactions, bacteria/viruses, the protists, fungi, green plants, invertebrates, chordates, humans, nutrition, diseases and the immune system, heredity/genetics, ecology, and evolution. Most evolutionary information is contained within one chapter, so you can easily skip over it - or use it as an opportunity to contrast current evolutionary thought against creationist theories!. Black and white illustrations complement the chapter information, providing charts, illustrations of organisms, life cycles, and more. Following each chapter is a series of study and review questions, including short answer, multiple choice, vocabulary, true/false, and long answer, as well as a short section on how this information pertains to real life skills in the field of a biologist, and a short chronology of the famous scientists whose work is featured in that chapter. At 370 pages, there is a lot of good, solid information here, and can be used as a backbone to a biology curriculum fleshed out with experiments and further reading, or as a handy reference to make sure you don't leave any gaps in your studies. After reviewing this book, I felt that I could have used it even in college to get some more background on some concepts that they breeze through rather quickly in college biology! (formerly titled Biology the Easy Way) - Jess

  • Item #: 008236
    ISBN: 9781615385423
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      For those who want to take a slower pace for their Latin studies, these lesson plans provide a 33-week daily checklist for each of two years. The plans incorporate all elements of the Latina Christiana I program – Teacher, Student, DVDs, CD, Flashcards, and Review Worksheets. Ludere Latine I and Lingua Angelica are added for enrichment. Suggestions (and directions) for nine vocabulary games are also provided. 20 pgs, comb-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 007374
    ISBN: 9780977691609
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    Subtitled "A Spiral Study of Latin and Greek Roots." I love it when you know exactly what you're looking at, just by the title. This very straight-forward, no-frills root-based vocabulary study is exactly that, a guide to help students learn 108 roots, their spellings, and their definitions. The program is designed around a 36-week schedule, with three roots studied each week. Of course, it could be easily adapted to work at whichever pace you prefer. Each "vocabulary day," the student will choose a root to study from the "main list" in the book. This list contains each root to be studied, several words using that root, a definition of the root, a definition of one of the example words, and the language the root is taken from. The student will create their own "root card" on an index card. To do this, they'll record the root, its definition, and its source language on an index card. Then they'll have to define the example words given for that root, paying particular attention to all roots used in the words, and using the root glossary as needed. If any unfamiliar words are encountered, they'll begin new root cards for those roots, and set them aside to complete when they get to that root in their study. By the time they are finished with the program, they should have 108 complete cards. Because the student is doing much of the work himself, and starting cards each time an unfamiliar root is encountered, they will have seen many of the roots multiple times by the time the program is over. Though slim, this book contains plenty of information to get you started, optional games to make learning the roots a little more fun, and some good advice about learning roots, root glossaries, and an English-to-root-word glossary, divided by part of speech. The author also recommends using a good college dictionary to help you with your word research. This no-nonsense program expects students to do plenty of work in learning the roots, and contains no "workbook-y" root activities. However, the author has taken pains to include only words that directly relate to the root words, so the connection should always be clear to the student. Unlike other root-based vocabulary programs like English from the Roots Up, this one is more labor-intensive, but if your student is more hands-on, and enjoys creating their own study aids, this program might be a good fit for you. - Jess

  • Item #: 069825
    ISBN: 9780321567918
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    For grades 7-9, this softcover textbook introduces the basic concepts of physical science: mechanics, forms of energy, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy. The book is divided into 34 chapters and each includes very readable text in short sections, colorful graphics, "Explore!" (experiments), Concept Checks (questions with answers), and a chapter review (no answers). Appendices include measurement and unit conversion, linear and rotational motion, working with vector components, exponential growth and doubling time, and safety. The glossary will help with new vocabulary. This book is 888 pages.

    We are carrying just the student text, which is the required text for the Physical Science Explorations Self-Study Online Course from Conceptual Academy (#069872).

  • Item #: 067071
    ISBN: 9781594764790
    Retail: $59.55
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     Concluding with the profound observation, America is a great nation and people are needed to practice, protect and promote economic liberty, this course introduces students to the history of economic thought, and modern economic issues currently facing America, before family economics, entrepreneurship and power of education are explored.

      One semester in length, the full course kit contains 3 Texts, 3 Activity books and the Teacher’s Resource Kit (TRK), along with the TRK digital download.  Designed for independent study, each text, called a chapter, cover fifteen topics.  Each text contains the lesson reading, bold vocabulary words with definitions in a vocabulary “box” on the page, life principle quotes and video clips via a QRC codes. Corresponding activity books provide questions for each topic. Questions are fill in the blank and matching, with lines to write the life principle.

    The Teacher’s Resource Kit includes black line masters for section quizzes (9), chapter tests (3), quiz and chapter test answer keys, activity answer keys, and the table of contents. Black line masters are reproducible for classroom use.

      Chapter 1 introduces students to economics as the engine by which capitalism, free enterprise, private property and the relationship between employees, employers, and entrepreneurs create jobs. Additionally, this chapter also explores government regulation, supply and demand, and economic factors such as taking risks, investments and profit and loss. The evolution of economic precepts and principles, from ancient Greece, Rome, Europe and the Dark Ages are explored. Historical persons that shaped modern economic theory are presented including Moses, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, William Penn, Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan. This chapter also delves into the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War, and their impact on economics. Worth mentioning, the impact of an economy based on Biblical principles is discussed for its historical value and includes a look at Marxism and Darwinian theory. Chapter 2 further explores the history of the Judeo-Christian and European influences that were foundational to the capitalism in the United States. The authors compare the historical teachings of Catholic and Ana-Baptist beliefs and provide a brief overview of the Protestant reformation and the influences of the Church on economic philosophy. This is done neutrally with no scripture verse support or proselytizing noted.  An in-depth look is given to the economic significance of the US Constitution, Mayflower Compact and the Bill of Rights. Students will briefly examine the impact of the industry, railroads, progressive education, unions, the New Deal, welfare, immigration, private organizations and “trickle-down economics.” Chapter 3 reviews contemporary economic issues including banking, creditors, credit cards, checking accounts, debt, impulse buying, mortgages, dividends, stock market, collateral, loans, bankruptcies, insurance, real estate, gross and net income, inflation, IRAs and 401Ks, tax audits, and much more.  Students are also introduced to the pros and cons of starting and operating a small business, along with post high school options: college, trade school, and military.

      A captivating look at the foundations of economic philosophy that will appeal to students-especially those without a desire to study the math and deeper theories of economic thought. All texts and activity books are softcover. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 061907
    ISBN: 9781511830119
    Retail: $21.95
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    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

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  • Item #: 061393
    ISBN: 9780768941883
    Retail: $24.95
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    So much can hinge on one SAT that the whole process can seem quite formidable. This hefty, high-quality study aid from Petersons is bound to ease those fears and help you prepare for the SAT. A special section also instructs parents in ways that will best help their student prepare. In-depth subject reviews in Reading, Writing, Language and Math, numerous practice exercises and prep strategies are all especially geared to the SAT newly formatted as of March 2016. Much of test preparation is strategy and practice. This guide helps you diagnose your strengths and weaknesses, provides strategies and reviews and then lots of practice. Also offered are the best of both worlds as far as practice tests: 6 available in the text and access to 3 online tests (Extremely useful if you will be taking the final test via computer.). All tests supply detailed answer explanations. Printed on paper with 10 % post-consumer waste using vegetable-based ink. When test day arrives, you will be well prepared with this volume! 8.5 x 11, 1058 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 061297
    ISBN: 9781562906924
    Retail: $30.99
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    If you follow a unit study approach, or simply don’t have time to incorporate a stand-alone art program in your curriculum, this is an incredible resource to “plug in” art to your current curriculum. Subtitled “Multidisciplinary Lessons That Teach Across the Curriculum Through Art,” this full-color resource holds 30 art lessons that tie in with math, science, language arts or history topics and include a variety of instructional material for the teacher. Written by a classroom teacher for classroom teachers, each lesson includes a list of the featured elements of art, materials used, suggested art works for reference, art vocabulary, discussion questions, national standards, learning objectives, background information, instructional steps for the project, alternate projects (for some lessons), and grading criteria; but this is all presented in brief, almost bullet-point format making it easy to read, peruse, and pick-and-choose what you want to use. Lessons include designing Gothic-style stained glass window with scratch art paper, drawing overlapping shapes using compass and protractors then coloring in with watercolor pencils, creating a cave-like painting of animals using sticks and neutral paints, color mixing by spraying simple marker designs with water, making a multi-media collage out of black paper, pastels, candy and candy wrappers to illustrate the poem, “The Sugar-Plum Tree” by Eugene Field, illustrating the human anatomy with major organs and more. The art materials used range by lesson, and there are at least a handful that use scratch art paper. You will probably need to purchase some materials unless you have a well-stocked art area. In other cases, specific materials are suggested, such as Lick-A-Stick shapes, but you could cut shapes from construction paper and adhere with a glue stick instead. The projects are well-thought out and complement studies of other cultures, time periods, science topics and other academic subjects, but there is room to tweak and modify as desired based on the supplies and tools you have available, to modify for students of different ages or skill levels, or to adapt more specifically to a lesson. This would also be a great resource for an art co-op. 72 pages, spiral-bound.