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  • Item #: 057400
    ISBN: 9781411469457
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    (description by publisher) When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay topics. Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing.

  • Item #: 009281
    ISBN: 9781586093655
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    What makes this series meaty enough to be considered for gifted education? The units were written by the College of William & Mary specifically for Project Clarion. The Project Clarion Science Units introduce young ones to science concepts, processes, and overarching concepts in a hands-on, inquiry approach which allows children to build their knowledge and skills as they explore and play their way through organized information.

    You're probably wondering about Project Clarion, what it is, and why it is important. The College of William and Mary received a research grant from the Department of Education for a five-year study, with the goal of enhancing science concept development among the K-3 group. The subjects of the curriculum they developed are: basic concepts in the world of science, overarching or macro concepts (change is the concept in this series), knowledge of selected topics in science, science process skills, critical thinking skills, creative thinking, curiosity and interest in science. Children will learn about scientific method in age-appropriate terms and learn to apply the method just as a real scientist would.

    Each science unit is divided into two parts. The first part of each unit includes an introduction, instructions for using the unit, grading rubrics, glossary, teacher notes, and resources. "What is a Scientist?" by B. Lehn is required for the four units listed here, along with others which are listed below. Section 2 includes 12 to 15 lessons which have been tested in over 40 classrooms and cover science in the areas of earth science, life science, and physical science. The first two lessons in each unit are much the same ("What is a Scientist?" "What is Change?") and lesson content is similar in each of them, but include slight variations. Pre- and Post-assessments are included in each unit along with reproducible activity pages and appendices which include materials lists, tables, and reference material.

    These units are definitely for children who have a bent for learning and for parents who want to meet their gifted child at an appropriate level. These expansive studies are challenging and thought-provoking while being fun and interactive. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 035324
    ISBN: 9781615380541
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  • Item #: 063623
    ISBN: 9781893103573
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    Covering the tumultuous Civil War through modern times (2009), this vibrantly illustrated guide from Beautiful Feet once again provides homeschool families with an inspiring and challenging historical perspective through quality living books. Designed for 3-4 lessons per week, this guide (with answer key) introduces children to the famous men and women who significantly impacted our world: the Wright brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gladys Aylward, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, Sergeant York, Jackie Robinson and many others.

  • Item #: 010792
    ISBN: 9781882514304
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    After being out of print for a while, it's a pleasure to have this study once again available. With an emphasis on interactive discussion and worldview, the guide provides a lesson-by-lesson framework for studying some of the major works of ancient literature – The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Using an inductive approach, the student is encouraged to use three steps – observation, interpretation, and application – in coming to an understanding of the literary piece. Only after spending some time reading, absorbing, and comprehending the selection does the student seek to discover what others have said about it. The goal is for the student to be able and prepared to evaluate the opinions of others because they have formed their own thoughts first as opposed to just internalizing what others have thought and written.

    The course is divided into 24 lessons, each one taking about a week to complete. This is just about right for the literature component of a high school English course. You could easily lengthen the course to encompass the entire school year (30 or 36 weeks) by inserting writing assignments between the sections. As an example, let's look at the study of Oedipus Rex, which starts with some background information on the Greek Theater. This is to bring the student "up to speed" so to speak and includes all the basic information that a Greek theater-goer would know – such things as the story of Oedipus, how the play is organized, and who appears in the play. There are five lessons covering this reading selection, each organized similarly. First is a list of People and Places along with vocabulary that the student is expected to be able to identify and define. Then follows some reading sections, each accompanied by a set of comprehension questions (i.e. who, what, describe, how, etc.) An early lesson in the series gives some instruction on a literary analysis device – Dramatic Irony – and subsequent lessons ask the student to look for examples. In the second lesson in the series, an Overview Chart is introduced. The student uses this graphic organizer to identify and organize the main events and characters from the play. The series of lessons concludes with an in-depth Essay Question. The course includes four lessons on biblical literature and the Epic of Gilgamesh, four on The Odyssey, five lessons on Oedipus, five on Antigone (please note that both Sophocles' Antigone and the twentieth century play by Jean Anouilh are studied), and a final summary lesson.

    The text is designed as a consumable student workbook providing space to write the short essay answers to the comprehension/discussion questions. It could easily be used as a non-consumable by having the student keep answers in a separate binder/notebook. There are no answers given or an answer key. The parent/teacher is encouraged to be a participant along with the student in completing the readings and discussions. Although I understand this rationale and even agree that this approach is optimum, nevertheless, speaking as a mom, I would have appreciated some talking points.

    Compared to some, this is a relaxed study. This should not be interpreted as "lightweight." There's plenty here – both in organization and in the literature selections and discussion – to provide a challenging examination of ancient literature. One of the best features of the entire course is the fact that it starts with a four-lesson study of Daniel (the literature and culture of the Babylonians) and Genesis (creation, flood, and Tower of Babel) in order to assure that the student is well-grounded in biblical events and principles. Another excellent feature is the final worldview lesson. Although most ancient literature is the literature of pagans, this study provides the biblical grounding to make certain the study is profitable.

    Although a specific book list is not provided, it's obvious that specific versions of these works are being referenced because of the page numbers given throughout the lessons. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 010920
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  • Item #: 057290
    ISBN: 9781425889784
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Jonas lives in a supposedly utopian society, but he discovers that it is really a dystopia and plans to escape when he learns the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world. This instructional guide for literature will encourage early readers to explore the text in this story of hard work and ambition. The challenging activities and lessons in this guide work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in complex literature. Students can practice close reading, improve text-based vocabulary, and determine meaning through text-dependent questions. This guide is the perfect resource to support this well-known story and will add rigor to your students' exploration of rich, complex literature.
  • Item #: 017980
    ISBN: 9781581307023
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  • Item #: 049576
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    A one-year course covering Ancient Sumeria, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. This is a study designed to guide you through ancient history using selected literature as your primary text. Biblical history and geography, ancient mythology, cartography, and an assortment of classical and contemporary books combine to make this a very comprehensive study from 3,000 BC to the fall of Rome. This course includes a recommended course of study for intermediate grades (5-8) and senior high grades (9-12). There are 71 intermediate lessons (recommended pacing is 2-3 per week) and 91 high school lessons (3 suggested per week).

  • Item #: 035411
    ISBN: 9781615380497
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  • Item #: 035339
    ISBN: 9781615380800
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  • Item #: 035367
    ISBN: 9781615380565
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  • Item #: 035413
    ISBN: 9781615380602
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  • Item #: 033311
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  • Item #: 042659
    ISBN: 9781930443969
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  • Item #: 035326
    ISBN: 9781615380640
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  • Item #: 001065
    ISBN: 9781512158649
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    The easy to follow Teacher's Guide is written directly to the teacher. If you feel a bit intimidated teaching literature, this guide, although not scripted, will provide what you'll need to aid your student. Four pages of the TG provide an overview of the key topics covered each month. Answers for all student work and detailed responses to discussion questions, along with where to locate these answers in the literature, are provided. Grading and evaluation are straightforward and fairly simple. The overall course grade is comprised of 3 components: the Grading Grid score, a vocabulary grade and activity grade for each book. The teacher will use the reproducible Grading Grid to evaluate the student's work. With this measuring tool, students are graded on 7 tasks. For five of the tasks, teachers evaluate only the student's level of completion/involvement in certain tasks. The final two evaluations are comprised of the Yes, I Read It (reading comprehension) and Literary Terms quiz grades. At the end of each chapter, students choose from various multiple-learning-style activities that expand on and respond to literary themes: mapping, writing music, reenacting, history, imitating, responding to author or characters, etc. The TG provides brief suggestions and guidance for these activities. However, the teacher will decide how activities are evaluated. 8.5" x 11" 182 pp, sc.

  • Item #: 035250
    ISBN: 9781615380473
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  • Item #: 004702
    ISBN: 9780030573231
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  • Item #: 049580
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    Have you fallen in love with the Beautiful Feet Literature Approaches to history? Then you are sure to love this one on California! Made up of 64 lessons, students will explore the history of the state chronologically through literature. The study covers early exploration and discovery (1400s) through the mid 1900's. Explore the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and more through literature, comprehension, discussion, vocabulary work, map work, student notebook assignments and much more.

  • Item #: 035185
    ISBN: 9781615380589
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  • Item #: 035541
    ISBN: 9781615380763
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  • Item #: 033314
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  • Item #: 033318
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  • Item #: 016722
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  • Item #: 039401
    ISBN: 9780875527406
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  • Item #: 035325
    ISBN: 9781615380558
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  • Item #: 009262
    ISBN: 9781586093143
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  • Item #: 032726
    ISBN: 9781930953833
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