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  • Item #: 012309
    ISBN: 9781580374101
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 012297
    ISBN: 9781580374095
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  • Item #: 025495
    ISBN: 9781936023356
    Retail: $4.99
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    Formatted like others in the Skill Builders series, these books feature reproducible black-and-white worksheets with a variety of practice activities. Level 1 covers the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, parts of the body, and more. In Level 2, students learn common household words as they visit La casa Valenzuela (The Valenzuela's home). In addition to household vocabulary, simple Spanish sentences as more advanced concepts such as basic verb conjugations and grammatical gender are also introduced. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 045512
    ISBN: 9781465438256
    Retail: $5.99
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  • Item #: 025496
    ISBN: 9781936023363
    Retail: $4.99
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    Learn about common words from around the home as you visit La casa Valenzuela (The Valenzuela's home). Designed for the more advanced Spanish student, the material in this second level book is naturally presented at a slightly higher level as compared to the level 1 book. In addition to household vocabulary, simple Spanish sentences as more advanced concepts such as basic verb conjugations and grammatical gender are also introduced. ~ Enh
  • Item #: 024806
    ISBN: 9780544019669
    Retail: $6.95
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  • Item #: 004022
    ISBN: 9781888827149
    Retail: $32.95
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    The 350+ activity task cards contain games and activities that students can complete on their own to reinforce spelling and vocabulary skills. In five categories: Drill Activities, Skill Builders, Writing Prompters, Dictionary Skills, and Homonyms, the cards are color-coded by ability level and keyed to learning style, making it easy to select an appropriate activity. Teacher's manual included.

  • Item #: 064388
    Retail: $21.99
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      It’s a joy to invite ants to this picnic! This cute activity set helps children practice counting; number, upper- and lower-case letter identification; and color matching. They will also solve simple word and color-matching problems. Along with an activity guide, the set includes 30 ant counters (1.5” x 1”), 36 double-sided watermelon cards (English alphabet and numbers 1-10), a double-sided activity board, and 1 number and 1 color die. The instructions (in English, French, German, and Spanish) detail ideas for 6 different letter-related and 7 different number-related activities.

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 060280
    ISBN: 9780877798552
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  • Item #: 045556
    ISBN: 9781465435651
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  • Item #: 045519
    ISBN: 9781465439062
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  • Item #: 045511
    ISBN: 9781465435583
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  • Item #: 030484
    ISBN: 9780825147784
    Retail: $27.00
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  • Item #: 030483
    ISBN: 9780825147777
    Retail: $27.00
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  • Item #: 030482
    ISBN: 9780825147760
    Retail: $27.00
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  • Item #: 026519
    ISBN: 9781580375221
    Retail: $11.99
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    For those learners who learn best by doing, this supplement offers some applicable suggestions for activities with physical and chemical changes. 78 reproducible pages divided into 10 units cover historical perspective, chemistry, elements, four states of matter, structure of matter, physical properties of matter, understanding solids/liquids/gases, physical changes of matter, chemical changes of matter, and evidence of chemical change. The front of the book offers an explanation to the teacher/parent on how to use this book, and each unit begins with a full page of teacher information that includes the topic, correlation to standards, the concepts to be covered, a lesson planner, an extension activity, and a 'real world' application. Student activity pages include student information pages that introduce the concept and vocabulary through a reading passage; a one-page 'quick check' that evaluates comprehension using matching, fill-in-the-blank, time lines, labeling, identifying, etc.; two or more 'knowledge builder' activities provide application through labs and data collecting; and there is an occasional 'inquiry investigation' which is an extension activity. The back of the book is a great reference section and includes definitions, answer keys, national standards, resources for further investigation, and more. Turn your science class from drab to lab with the addition of this helpful and easy-to-use supplement. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 001538
    ISBN: 9780877796701
    Retail: $8.95
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    With its pages of thoughtful exercises teaching students everything they need to know about using a dictionary and thesaurus, we think this book is one of the best for this topic. First of all, it offers a brief introduction to the dictionary and Noah Webster. Then, interesting worksheets cover over fifteen different dictionary skills, progressing easily from alphabetizing, guide words, and pronunciation to variants, homographs, usage labels, definitions, synonyms, and even word history paragraphs. Each of the twenty-one lessons covers two pages and includes explanations, examples, and exercises. Additional writing exercises are described on some of the pages and can be completed as desired. These offer relevant, creative writing ideas. After the dictionary lessons, there are five lessons devoted to the thesaurus, which follow a similar format. The back of the book holds fifteen vocabulary builder word workout pages, filled with fun vocabulary exercises for kids. The worksheets are reproducible and perforated for easy removal. Answers included, 84 pgs.

  • Item #: 072948
    ISBN: 9781683441373
    Retail: $42.99
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  • Item #: 012254
    ISBN: 9781935796046
    Retail: $10.50
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  • Item #: 007729
    Retail: $15.95
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    Increase your children's vocabulary without workbooks or study - learn while playing Rummy Roots! This unique card game will allow students to master 42 different Greek and Latin roots. After learning these familiar roots and practicing alphabetizing via a simple "Go Fish"-type game, players progress to 3 higher levels of play. In Level 1, players combine roots to form English words and practice dictionary skills. In level 2, dictionary skills are improved as players try to stump their opponents. Level 3 is played like Rummy using three root combinations to further expand vocabulary and comprehension. The result of all this fun? Mastering 42 Greek and Latin roots, over 190 vocabulary words learned, and the ability to at least partially decipher over 2,000 words!

  • Item #: 002784
    ISBN: 9781888827392
    Retail: $64.95
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    Homeschool teachers will go to great lengths to help their students overcome difficulties. Take Beverly Adams-Gordon, for example. An engineer and Montessori teacher, she left her teaching job to homeschool in an effort to solve her youngest daughter's severe spelling problems. Finding no suitable material, she thoroughly researched the subject and developed her own spelling curriculum.

    So what is different?

    • * It's all in one book. One purchase for all years for all kids.
    • * A chapter on research details the most effective methods of spelling instruction.
    • * Complete instructions for introducing, implementing and evaluating the program. Directions are given for adapting to different learning styles and ages.
    • * The program takes only 15 minutes/day.
    • * Extensive Word Lists are based on research done after 1979 of most frequently used and misspelled words. Word lists used in most other programs are based on lists created in 1915 or 1947. Two lists are provided, with 5,000 and 12,000 words, respectively.
    • * General and specific placement tests start each student right where he needs to be.
    • * Program is based on phonics and spelling rules, not phonics alone.
    • * Review is built into the program which uses a "spiral" approach (repeated and spaced review) similar to the approach Saxon takes in it's problem sets.
    • * Directions for over 100 games and activities are included which concentrate on specific skills and make spelling more interesting. Most are individual or partner games, but some can be played by up to 6 players.

    Now available in its 4th edition. Spelling Power retains all of its award-winning effective procedures, but it is more user-friendly with larger type and more graphics. Easier to read and less intimidating, there is also improved organization of resources. The 4th edition Spelling Power package includes access to the Teacher's Online Resources on the publisher's website and an updated Quick Start DVD seminar. The Quick Start DVD provides a personal step-by-step introduction to using the Spelling Power program featuring author Beverly Adams-Gordon who explains each step as "real" homeschool moms and students demonstrate. The Teacher's Online Resources includes printable forms, searchable word lists, charts, printable Activity Task Cards, bonus activities, and the Digital Spelling Tutor which allows you to create spelling lists for multiple children, offers learning, drill and testing activities, tracks several children's progress, allows you to create and print progress reports, and can be used with any spelling word list.

    Spelling Power provides the most thorough coverage of spelling that we have seen. This one is a "classic."

  • Item #: SSRWCK
    Retail: $342.87
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    The Combo kit includes all Level 1 components plus Instructor's Directions for Kindergarten, two consumable student worktexts, and a set of six phonetic storybook readers. The student worktexts are totally revised, even down to the theme and names. With a train theme, the All Aboard and On Track workbooks teach alike and different, classification, completing a pattern, tracing, following directions, reading readiness skills, letter recognition, letter sounds, manuscript writing, word blending, vocabulary, beginning reading, comprehension, spelling, listening, and speaking. On Track also includes ten tear-out, color, and read storybooks. The six phonetic storybook readers are correlated to the instruction, reinforcing the phonics, reading, and writing skills taught. One colorful reader covers each short vowel, plus a sixth reader with combined short vowel words. Student materials are also available separately for teaching more than one student with the program. For parents who did not purchase the Combo kit initially, the Instructor's Directions for Kindergarten is not available separately; however, the publisher says that you should not need it. Read on for a full description of the Level 1 kit. We are again able to offer the workbooks and readers for the Sing, Spell, Read & Write kits; see below for Kindergarten components.

  • Item #: 014180
    ISBN: 9781608236763
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    This book contains a collection of 93 reproducible activity pages covering a wide range of standard geography skills designed to help younger students gain an understanding of basic geography vocabulary and concepts. Content is divided into 4 distinct sections. Section 1 focuses on map skills and provides 31 activities covering 9 different map skills (what is a map, positional words, cardinal directions, compass rose, map symbols, map key, distance on a map, borders on a map, and map grids). Section 2 provides 29 activities and covers 8 landforms and 3 bodies of water such as hills & mountains; islands & volcanoes; deserts & plains; canyons & valleys; oceans, lakes & rivers; and landforms & bodies of water. Section 3 presents the seven continents and 4 oceans through the use of 21 various activities. Each continent has an introduction page with quick facts and a corresponding activity. A physical map of each continent is provided as well. The last section of the book focuses on animal life around the world. A world map and individual continental maps showing examples of the types of animals found in various regions are provided. Furthermore, review activities are included for the first 3 sections of material and can be used for student skill assessment. Activities range in style and typically include labeling, coloring, cutting/pasting, multiple choice, short answer, and matching. Two full color fold-out maps, a simplified world map, and a landforms and bodies of water map are included for additional teaching instruction. Answers included. - Enh

  • Item #: 062491
    ISBN: 9780838878224
    Retail: $11.65
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Get Ready, Get Set, and Go (for the Code) have provided homeschooled students a low-stress, engaging introduction to phonics for years. Now the publisher has added this Teacher’s Guide which expands on the skills presented and provides teachers with various options for instruction and reinforcement. There are a wide variety of activities offered with easy adaptability for the one-on-one learning situation of homeschools. The format is simple and consistent: quick review, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, completing student pages, fluency, comprehension, writing, and reinforcement activities. Please note that some of the instruction formerly found in the student books, which made them stand-alone, is now included in the teacher’s guide, so you will probably now need the teacher’s guide. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 017539
    ISBN: 9781935796077
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  • Item #: 007423
    ISBN: 9781935796039
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  • Item #: 007057
    ISBN: 9781557998422
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    Grade 4 emphasizes words with blends, diagraphs, variant vowel sounds, silent letters, and contractions. They also provide practice for prefixes and suffixes and homophones.

  • Item #: 000335
    ISBN: 9781929683581
    Retail: $110.00
    Rainbow Price: $82.95

    "It's just common sense!" Actually, it's the Blue Book Common Sense Reading Program and yes, everything about this program is common sense. A very complete program organized around quality children's literature (like all LLATL programs) and covering phonics, reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, handwriting, and higher-order reasoning. Phonics instruction is systematic, introducing a few sounds at a time and providing opportunities to read a "real" (small story book) book which uses those sounds. The literature component - carefully selected children's favorites - reminds students that the reason for all the hard work in phonics is the joy of reading wonderful books. And woven through both of these elements is comprehensive instruction in all aspects of language arts. Relying heavily on Ruth Beechick's principles for teaching reading (including her letter dice activities), the program includes a wide variety of activities appealing to all learning styles. The teacher's manual is a homeschooler's dream with all the work having been done for you, taking you step-by-step through the 36-week program. New skills are listed for each lesson with a materials list included at the beginning. Almost no teacher preparation is needed - you teach as you read. All answers are provided within the lesson. Higher-order thinking activities are italicized. Examples and diagrams are user-friendly including the easy-to-follow references to the Student Activity Book. Each of the four parts (readiness, short vowels, consonant blends and short vowels, and long vowels) concludes with an evaluation for determining your child's readiness for the next level. The Student Activity Book contains the materials (except for household and school supplies) needed for cut and paste, word wheels, flip books, picture sequencing, story-telling puppets, PLUS handwriting pages that teach all upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation. The comfortable, natural handwriting method that isn't exactly traditional, modern, or italic was developed by the authors. This handwriting instruction is coordinated with the phonics and includes pages for children to carefully complete and display or give as gifts.

    The Student Activity Book is consumable, even having an easy-release binding that allows for clean page removal. Even the back cover is put to good use providing the miniature book covers to be added to the personal reading chart that marks the child's progress. 28 separate readers cover short vowels, blends (bridge readers), and long vowels. They are small-sized for little hands and include black-and-white illustrations. Stories are engaging which is a good thing since a week's worth of learning activities are built around them. The student uses puppets to retell the stories, completes sequencing activities with a series of reader-related events, and answers comprehension questions. One interesting aspect of the teacher-student interaction concerning these readers is that the week's lesson starts off with the teacher reading the small book to the child. After several lessons thoroughly covering the new phonics steps and practice reading parts of the story, the student concludes the week with the successful reading of the small book. This is an effective variation of the typical approach because the goal of reading the book is always before the student. The materials packet is a useful collection of color-coded letter and word cards to use for learning and review along with cards used for reinforcement games and, of course, the letter dice (to be assembled from cardstock patterns). While this part of the program is not exactly consumable - you could use the various components again - the components do get a workout. If you are expecting to use the program with another child, you'll want to save these items and covering them with clear contact paper to preserve them would also be a good idea. The program includes the Teacher's Manual, the Student Activity Book, the 28 Readers, and the Materials Packet.

    We sell additional Student Activity Books, Reader Sets, and Material Packets so you can use the program with a second student. Well-known children's literature (Read-Aloud Library) is suggested each week, so at the same time your child is learning phonics, he is also learning other important reading skills such as literal recall, comprehension, predicting outcome, and drawing conclusions. These books are an integral part of the program and the Student Activity Book relies on them. Although usually available at the local library, for your convenience we also sell them. They are listed in order of use. Although this program focuses on first grade skills, it would be possible to use this program with a "ready" kindergartner. It would also work well with a slightly older child who is still a just-getting-started reader. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $51.95

    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 018743
    Retail: $9.99
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    Young children will appreciate this hands-on approach to developing analytic thinking skills via an exploration of shapes, colors, and patterns. The activities require three types of manipulatives: attribute blocks, pattern blocks, and interlocking (or multilink) cubes. Like the Building Thinking Skills program, activities cover four key areas: Similarities and Differences, Sequences, Classifications, and Analogies. Simple activity instructions appear at the top of each page as a basic guideline for the teacher. The activity book itself is approximately 250 pages. Manipulatives are not included. Required manipulatives for this program are as follows: A) Pattern Blocks – set of 100 in six colors and shapes (triangle, trapezoid, rhombus (2 types), hexagon, square); B) Interlocking Cubes – set of 100 (plastic cubes that link on all sides, 10 cubes of 10 different colors); C) Attribute Blocks – set of 60 (pieces come in 5 shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle, hexagon), 3 colors (red, blue, yellow), 2 sizes (large, small), 2 thicknesses). ~ Anh