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  • Item #: 035996
    ISBN: 9781623410391
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    College-bound high school students are expected to write essays. Of the many, there are two essays that are once-in-a-lifetime experiences the SAT essay and the college entrance essay. These are very specific types of writing tasks and are quite different. One is a timed response to a prompt. It must be completed quickly, coherently, and legibly. On the other hand, you can take as much time as you want writing the other. It must be as close to perfect as possible. You can prepare for these writing experiences. Andrew Pudewa, in his own inimitable style, shows you how in this entertaining, six-hour seminar. This video seminar is contained within a four DVD set two discs each covering the SAT essay and the college entrance essay. There is a bonus CD-ROM disc providing all the necessary handouts in PDF format to be printed prior to watching. These PDF handouts are also available in printed format in the Student Workbook. Also included on the bonus disc is an audio essay preparation seminar by Julie Walker in MP3 format.

    Discussion of the SAT essay includes an examination of the six-point scoring rubric - critical thinking skills, reasoning examples, language and vocabulary, sentence structure, organization and focus, and grammar, usage and mechanics - as well as analysis of scored essays and specific preparation strategies.

    Starting with an overview of what colleges are looking for in essays, the discussion of the college entrance essay progresses to an analysis of samples as well as specific writing strategies including the TRIAC model.

    As expected, the most important preparation activity for these two types of essays is to write - a lot. You can, nevertheless, make the best use of your preparation writing activities by utilizing the strategies presented in this seminar. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054167
    ISBN: 9780325042534
    Retail: $31.88
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    A sentence-composing approach gives students new tools to write mature and varied sentences. This method uses a lot of model writing from both classic and contemporary literature to show students how the pieces of the sentence combine to make it really good. Authors include: John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, J.D. Salinger, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and many others. The process is simplified into four power tools and five techniques which makes it easy to understand and apply. I think students will enjoy seeing samples of authors they may have read to demonstrate good writing. They are more likely to emulate an authors style and format if they like their stories. It is an approach which sets this book apart from others. I found this to be well organized and easy to follow. 233 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 004568
    ISBN: 9780978541316
    Retail: $10.95
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    High school record keeping is more important than tracking the progress of your elementary student, so the good folks that brought you the popular Homeschooler’s Journal now have a high school version. As with the Journal, the bulk of the High School Journal is devoted to the weekly lesson layout. Seven columns (vs. six for the Journal) for subjects times five rows for days gives you 40 squares to work with on each pair of pages. These squares contain seven lines for writing details (as opposed to the open format of the squares in the Journal). In the lower right is a handy chart for keeping track of hours spent per subject each week, recordable in quarter-hour increments. Since the method of study (unit studies, structured text, multiple students per subject, etc.) varies from family to family, several examples show various methods of using the weekly lesson layout to your best advantage. The only other change for the High School Journal is a “Grade Record� which replaces the “Test Score Keeper� in the Journal. Daily grades can be recorded in up to 10 subjects for up to 192 days. Other miscellaneous forms in the Journal remain unchanged.

  • Item #: 020527
    ISBN: 9781932096118
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    If you are preparing to homeschool a highschooler, no doubt you already realize that this is a big responsibility. If you are unsure whether you are going to continue to homeschool through high school, be assured that the same reasons you chose to homeschool in the first place are still applicable through these years. You are still able to provide your students with everything they need to be prepared for college - likely even more than their peers. The focus of this book is homeschooling through high school with the goal of college admission. Frequently homeschoolers approaching these years wonder if they will be able to give their students what they need to be accepted, and they are wary about keeping the right records, being eligible for scholarships, preparing official transcripts, and numerous other considerations that will be encountered. The author of this book, Jeanne Gowen Dennis, has (successfully!) homeschooled her daughter through high school, and she is now excelling in college. Because of the many questions Dennis has received on this subject, she decided to write a book to help prepare parents and show them exactly what they need to do to prepare their students. Not only did she draw on her experience and that of other homeschooling families, she also surveyed over 260 colleges on her own to find out what they looked for, what they required, and what strengths and weaknesses they noticed among homeschoolers enrolled in their colleges. This book begins with a chapter targeting the unsure. Dennis spells out the many advantages of homeschooling through high school, reassuring you that you are qualified to undertake this responsibility. She also lists out the disadvantages, such as not having such wide access to lab science materials, administrative tasks that you will be required to do, potential social problems (no, this does NOT have to be case at all, but she mentions it in order to help you recognize the importance of preparing your students to be in college life) and a few others. She also provides ways to combat these though, with excellent, sound advice. Next, she offers you the "Blueprint for Success", an outline of all the skills you need to build in your student - be it good character, academic, or practical. Planning and Priorities is an excellent chapter listing goals for high school education. Next she instructs in planning schedules, budget, selecting quality curriculum, and other important decisions. Chapter 5 is an extremely helpful chapter, showing by subject what is important for students to learn before going to college. A chapter for the home guidance office offers knowledge about keeping accurate records, college and career planning, alternatives for higher education, college entrance exams (SAT or ACT? What are the pros and cons of taking the GED?), and financial aid. Then is an extensive guide to finding the right college, along with a several page questionnaire to fill out regarding the college. The next chapter highlights noted strengths and potential weaknesses of homeschoolers in college, helping you to build on the strengths and alleviate the weaknesses. Chapters 9 and 10 guide you through all the information you should keep and record, how to prepare your transcript to look professional, assigning credits, writing course descriptions, assigning grades, and everything else you need to package in order to apply to colleges and look professional. There are tons of forms and charts to help you prepare your students records clearly and correctly. Extensive appendices include a chart of college homeschool requirements (gathered from over 100 colleges across the nation), homeschool high school resources, a section for students, and a very complete list of recommended reading - one from a college English professor, one from a literature based homeschooling mom, and an additional compilation of other favorites from the author and other parents. If you are unsure of whether you want to continue homeschooling into this period, if you feel incompetent, or if you know you want to but have questions regarding preparation for college, this guide will prove extremely valuable to you. There is a lot of information here for anyone preparing students for college admission. 306 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 017265
    ISBN: 9780970226525
    Retail: $14.95
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    Another beneficial Homeschool Daily Planner plan book - this time for high school. While this book shares similarities with the others in the series, there are also additions geared toward high school students that set it apart. The book begins with pages for teachers notes, and then a page is provided to record college search information. Another page provides guidelines for calculating credits and the minimum requirements for most states. Then the book is divided into four sections, one for each year of high school. The sections begin with a page to list curriculum, books that have been read, and extracurricular activities. Then come pages for daily lesson plans. These pages feature room for two weeks of plans, divided into two columns of blank boxes, with the day of the week printed at the top of the box. Each chapter then closes with a year end evaluation of credits, allowing you to keep track of the credits your child has completed. - Melissa

  • Item #: 027369
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  • Item #: 008057
    ISBN: 9781593576622
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    I have a lot of skills and Ive achieved more than I thought during high school. Most of us can quickly recognize that this student has not created an effective resume. Do you know how to instruct your child to do better? Obviously, the goal is to prepare a document that highlights the students skills, background, and personal qualities. This 154-page, step-by-step guide gives students the tools they need to describe what theyve done and can do. By providing practice in writing every part of the resume, students will develop the skills necessary to produce a quality document. Although targeting students in public schools, this tool is adaptable tool for homeschooled students. Janice

  • Item #: 046476
    ISBN: 9780944708743
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Written with the high school aged audience in mind, author Don Silver presents his years of financial knowledge in an easy to understand, down-to-earth manner. Although only 162 pages in length, this book is packed full of useful bits of information regarding all aspects of money management including the time value of money, smart shopping, handling debt and credit, giving, saving and paying for college, banking, taxes, savings, investing, working, retirement, and more. Although not the most detailed and comprehensive book on the specific topics covered, the material presented will give the reader a decent, general introduction to some sound financial advice. -Enh

  • Item #: 005899
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    Creative writing course, editing, grammar review. 78 pgs
  • Item #: 053674
    ISBN: 9781467561785
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $32.25

    Internships provide our young people with a time tested method of career exploration and preparation. Unfortunately, this type of learning has slowly been lost in the academic world and is often taught in book format rather than through experiential learning. As homeschool families, our lifestyle affords us greater opportunity to provide this excellent learning advantage to our young people. But where do you start? Frankly, internships are a lost art in our culture today, which is why I am so thankful for this book!

    Author of the popular Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, Sherri Seligson, has given high school students and their parents a vital tool for success at the high school level. Combining education and assessment, this book provides parents and students general information on internships and high school credits as well as practical details on selecting an internship and company. Once these decisions are made, the author walks you through writing a sample letter of introduction and resume. She also provides record keeping worksheets which include semester goals, a work performance evaluation form, weekly hour summary sheets, and journal logs to document work experiences, goals and skills, and evaluation forms. Skills-gained worksheets, a course wrap up (including a writing assignment) and sample thank you notes provide guidelines for concluding the internship experience. Although many internships are one semester in length, the author does provide for individual flexibility. If you choose to complete two semesters of internship, there are documentation pages for an expanded learning experience as well. Non-reproducible, spiral bound. 67 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 043312
    ISBN: 9781463582081
    Retail: $25.05
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) -Two-semester course for English credit -No prerequisites needed -Practical lessons and approximately 100 interesting assignments -Written to the student in a conversational tone -Can be self-taught with guidance or used in co-ops or private schools -For the teen who loves to write stories -13 fact-filled chapters, approximately 300 pages -Hundreds of age-appropriate fiction examples from classics to recent novels -One of only a few fiction texts uniquely designed for high school teens -Optional manuscript track for teens who have already written a story -Discussion guides, assignments, and answers included in teacher's guide
  • Item #: 000354
    ISBN: 9781888827460
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    “A Time Management, Organization, and Career Exploration Course for Christian Home-Schooled Teens.� A rather lengthy subtitle, but very accurate. The author of Spelling Power has placed both a learning and planning tool in the hands of teens. If you want to control your child’s educational plans for the future - skip this. But if you want to empower your teen to begin to take charge of his life - this is great! As students work through this 9-week, -credit course they learn essential planning and organizational skills while constructing a plan for high school and beyond. Definitely Christian in perspective, students are encouraged to seek God’s will when setting goals and to “make time for God� when creating weekly and daily schedules. The book is interesting, well-written, and logically organized into nine main units: Establishing Goals and Setting Priorities; Create Your Tentative High School Plan; Working Out This Year’s Plan; Planning Individual Courses; Completing Assignments and Projects; Making Weekly and Daily Schedules; Keep Records of Your Accomplishments; Making Decisions About Post High School Education; Paying for College. Accompanied by a helpful array of reproducible forms, these take your students through long- and short-term goal setting, through the nuts and bolts of planning each year, down to weekly and daily scheduling, keeping records of progress, and looking into the options for the future, including college. Your student will emerge with a better, “big picture� view of his education and its relevance in his life. The author does not assume a particular philosophy of education throughout, but, rather, does an excellent job of allowing for different educational approaches and learning preferences. She explains how to include outside activities and learning experiences as coursework and translate them into credits. While it would be ideal to use this course at the outset of high school, it could be implemented any time during the high school years.

  • Item #: 027370
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  • Item #: 029491
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This high school planner includes 52 weeks of record-keeping space, enabling you to plan and school year-round or to use the summer or other "break" weeks to record any elective classes or extracurricular activities. Each week is laid out in an easy-to-read two page spread format. The bulk of the right and left-hand pages consists of a weekly assignment calendar that features the days of the week along the top, and nine separate subject rows along the left-hand side. Each grid square contains a box for a checkmark or score, as well as a space to record the amount of time spent on each subject. The far right-hand side contains a listing of additional books and videos to be used that week as well as a grid to list how much time was spent per week on each subject, to make calculation of credit hours easier. The planner also includes a curriculum planning grid in the front, and is helpfully spiral-bound. - Jess

  • Item #: 025980
    ISBN: 9781938176395
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.45
    Designed for high school students - and beyond - this planner does not have games and puzzles. The 2-page Monday through Saturday calendar is more open-ended as subjects are not listed. Even though it is half the size, there is still plenty of space for students to keep track of everything going on in their life.
  • Item #: 054835
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    Covers picture study, dictation, instruction in different forms of creative and free writing, and a complete review in elementary and secondary grammar. Complete language arts curriculum for one academic year includes the U.S. Constitution as copywork and a study of the Bible and how it applies to everyday life. Download a PDF Sample
  • Item #: 028778
    ISBN: 9780152046996
    Retail: $6.99
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    Another inspiring and engaging novel by Avi, and winner of a handful of childrens choice book awards, this is one that is definitely hard to put down. Determined and resourceful Ida Bidson dreams of being a teacher someday, and with 8th grade examinations approaching, and a good year on the farm last year, it just might be possible to convince her parents to let her attend high school in the city. But when an unexpected turn of events forces the teacher of their one-room schoolhouse to return home, the school board decides not to find a replacement until the next year, and expecting the children to repeat the year. Ida is distraught at the idea of repeating 8th grade, and her dreams of being a teacher, already on shaky ground, may bite the dust. Unless they can find a way to finish the school year themselves. Will Idas first teaching job be a success or enough to make her reconsider? And can she still complete her own studies while teaching the other students their lessons, AND helping out with the farm work? And how long can they keep a "secret school" a secret in the valley where gossip spreads like wildfire? Definitely a page-turner, as well as an inspiring story where a girl who refuses to let go of her dreams doesnt mind a lot of challenging work to get there. - Jess

  • Item #: 016662
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  • Item #: 043894
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  • Item #: 016688
    Retail: $0.00
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  • Item #: 043278
    ISBN: 9781477459232
    Retail: $39.98
    Rainbow Price: $35.95
    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) With The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School, they'll learn what they need to know for high school and will be prepared for college writing. First, they'll write five different persuasive essays, including an SAT essay. Next, they'll navigate a comparison-and-contrast essay, a biography, a literary analysis, a research paper with MLA documentation, and much, much more. In addition, students will master description and narration essays. Written by the same author who wrote Apologia Educational Ministries' popular middle school writing curriculum Jump In, this course is the natural next step for those who value college-preparatory material presented in incremental steps with a conversational tone. With over 100 daily lessons and complete instructions for 22 essays and reports, this is an engaging course students will enjoy--or not dread. And, more good news: the course is self-guided. It almost teaches itself. Really. Perfect for your reluctant or skilled writer! Prerequisites: None.
  • Item #: 013274
    ISBN: 9780740334351
    Retail: $56.95
    Rainbow Price: $51.26

    Course is also available as an interactive curriculum software. Features include automatic grading and record keeping, videos, animations, and sound files, custom curriculum options, advanced lesson planning, a variety of desktop themes, printing options, and more. Please refer to the Curriculum/Unit Studies section of this catalog for more in depth information. 2013 version includes new and improved features for both teacher and student. Minimum system requirements: 3GB RAM, Windows XP Service Pack 3/Vista Service Pack 2/7/8.

  • Item #: 047581
    Retail: $16.00
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    Whats the right amount of poetry for a junior high student? I think youll agree that this collection is just right. Assuming the student knows the basics (e.g. rhythm, rhyme patterns, metaphor, etc.), this study provides 32 poems (one for each week) printed right in the book. The collection is eclectic; some classic, some not, but each with something to offer and the invitation to the student to slow down long enough to see, hear, and taste the world the poet has created. Following each poem is a short series of discussion questions, one of which is a vocabulary inquiry. Students are encouraged to keep a notebook with the answers and are often asked to write short paragraphs. Because answers will typically vary, theres no answer key. 105 pgs, pb

  • Item #: 046137
    ISBN: 9780929895253
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    Back by popular demand, author Jane Kiester has written a high school-level book incorporating her highly entertaining and effective Caughtya! method of teaching grammar (please see the description for item #031116 above for more details). For this book, Kiester has turned to the famous works of the Bard himself and provides 3 amusing Caughtya stories. Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Twelfth Night have been modernized and rewritten in a narrative, dialogue style for effective teaching.

    The books introduction provides information on the rationale, research, and background of Kiesters distinct teaching method. Chapter 1 of the book is a condensed version of the first three chapters of the original book, and provides an overview of how to implement the 10 step method as well as guidelines for a 3 step evaluation process. Chapter 2 is brief in content but includes important teaching notes on how to use the particular Caughtyas in the book. Chapter 3 provides a short warm-up activity to familiarize students with the language of Shakespeare before delving into the heart of the program. You may choose to skip this exercise at your discretion as it focuses in on Shakespearean insults. The remaining 3 chapters each focus on one of the three plays and include 120+ Caughtyas each. An exam is included for each of the stories.

    This book covers a wide range of grammar, usage, and mechanics including (but not exclusive to) the following: abbreviations, active vs. passive voice, adjectives, adverbs, agreement, among vs. between, capitalization, clauses and phrases, comma rules, comparisons, diagramming sentences, helping verbs, independent clauses, introductory words and phrases, irregular verbs, modifiers and misplaced modifiers, parallel construction, the eight parts of speech, plurals vs. possessives, common spelling errors, spelling rules, summarizing, titles, and much more! 225 pgs, pb. -Enh

  • Item #: 008009
    ISBN: 9780825162756
    Retail: $26.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    For the high schooler, this series develops critical thinking and reading skills which focus on nine particular competencies. These nine fundamental skills were selected based on a survey of English teachers that asked them to identify the skills which are most important to student success in English. The "winners" were: recognizing and remembering key ideas; identifying the main idea; recognizing similarities; identifying sequences; the ability to cite evidence to support a position or point of view; recognizing differences between fact, probability, and opinion; the ability to judge the adequacy of information for specific purposes; selecting criteria to use for making judgments; drawing valid conclusions from the data studied. As you can see, these are not just skills to aid in reading and understanding, but abilities that will help students to succeed wherever problem-solving skills are needed. The apt title of the book was chosen because the authors "want students to be able to perceive whats important, valid, and the main idea of what theyre reading, and not be misled or distracted by superfluous details or spurious arguments." Answers to the questions (which you will probably need) are included with the student book. Reproducible.

  • Item #: 009087
    ISBN: 9781932012729
    Retail: $8.00
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    Dr. Wile, author of the popular Exploring Creation with____ series, speaks on many of the issues surrounding homeschooling children through the high school years, including: reasons for homeschooling through high school, what different studies have shown about the academic and social development of homeschooled children, how to prepare a high school transcript, what information should appear on a college application, how to prepare for the SAT or ACT and why these tests are important, and his own experiences with homschoolers at the university level. Persuasive and very interesting.

  • Item #: 023828
    ISBN: 9780967381183
    Retail: $10.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.25

    Looking to enhance your high school biology curriculum with a specialized study of cell biology, genetics and biotechnology? This well-organized, religiously neutral workbook may be the exact resource you are looking for! Included are short answer questions and activities in cell biology and genetics, case studies covering forensic and genetic science, a gene search web activity and a smattering of advanced topics appropriate for AP and Honors Biology courses. It is assumed that the student has or is taking a comprehensive biology course prior to integrating the complex activities found in this workbook. Answers are found in the back of the book along with recommended websites for additional research. PB. 62 pgs. Non-reproducible. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 027719
    ISBN: 9780689851865
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

    This cute book by Andrew Clements is about two friends, Natalie and Zoe, who are in sixth grade. Natalie writes a short novel about things that happen at school, and Zoe is sure it is good enough to be published. Natalies mom happens to be a publisher, who has told Natalie that she is looking for stories about kids in school. The girls dont want her to know the book was written by Natalie, so they use a pen name. Zoe acts as Natalies agent, and with the help of a teacher they set up an office and correspond with Natalies mom through voice mail and official-looking papers. Natalie is nervous that her mom wont enjoy the book, but Zoe is sure there is nothing to worry about. This is a fun story about friendship and kids believing in themselves. 196 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 011310
    ISBN: 9781942192060
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $31.95

    Is it a planner? Or a how-to book on homeschooling high school? You’ll have to decide for yourself. For each of the four high school years there is a 44-page planner section; it includes six monthly two-page layouts, a two-page six month calendar, a journal-type semester summary, attendance record, and achievement record for each semester, plus two articles that pertain to planning that year. The layout for each month shows five columns with lined boxes for each day. There’s room to write assignments for six subjects, complete with check-off circle. A sixth column has a character challenge, a monthly summary (e.g. grades, attendance, and activities), and a brief note on future planning. Each month’s pages also include a scripture verse and miniature current and following month’s calendars. The beginning of the book has a sample month, course requirements, a course planning worksheet, transcript requirements, and a sample transcript. The end of the book provides a section on college preparation – a checklist on what to do when, blank high school transcripts, college portfolio worksheet and details, worksheets (college and scholarship considerations), and notes.

    As with other planners from Well-Planned Day, color and graphic schemes (different for each year) are inviting and strike a nice balance in appealing to both genders. Planner is 8.5� x 11� spiral-bound. Janice

  • Item #: 054834
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Covers picture study, dictation, instruction in different forms of creative and free writing, and a complete review in elementary and secondary grammar. Complete language arts curriculum for one academic year includes the U.S. Constitution as copywork and a study of the Bible and how it applies to everyday life.

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