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  • Item #: WRTRS1
    Retail: $98.00
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  • Item #: 001410
    ISBN: 9781940110301
    Retail: $80.00
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      The Student Text is consumable and is meant to show the personal progression toward the goal of finished writing assignments that will ultimately find a place in the student’s Writing Portfolio. This portfolio is a record of writing progress and gives your child a sense of accomplishment. You can and should share this keepsake with others. The Appendices in the Student Text are plentiful. An Apprentice Log includes module checklists, rubrics, a unit review and follow-up reports. Also included are Reviewer’s Rubrics featuring the Traits of Writing, a Memory Chart, and Follow-Up Reports.

  • Item #: WRTRS2
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  • Item #: 070354
    ISBN: 9781940110325
    Retail: $80.00
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    The Student Text is consumable and is meant to show the personal progression toward the goal of finished writing assignments that will ultimately find a place in the student's Writing Portfolio. This portfolio is a record of writing progress and gives your child a sense of accomplishment. You can and should share this keepsake with others. The Appendices in the Student Text are plentiful. An Apprentice Log includes module checklists, rubrics, a unit review and follow-up reports. Also included are Reviewer's Rubrics featuring the Traits of Writing, a Memory Chart, and Follow-Up Reports.

    Assignments include:  Into the Wild (research writing project), Making the Case (persuasive/argumentative writing), Poetry Jam (poetry writing projects – acrostic poem, lyric poem, haiku, and cinquain), and A Fantastastical Tale of Extraordinary Exploits (fantasy).

  • Item #: 070353
    ISBN: 9781940110332
    Retail: $18.00
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       The Answer Key and Teaching Notes provides answers to those exercises and questions that have an appropriately objective response (including reviews). This means there are answers when one correct answer is required and also where a set range of answers is acceptable. The Answer Key does not provide suggested answers for open-ended or creative writing assignments. In other instances, the student is given examples and samples to help gauge appropriate responses. Also included with the Answer Key are suggested daily schedules 32 weeks/four days a week

  • Item #: 043674
    ISBN: 9781940110288
    Retail: $39.00
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     Student Workbooks are an optional purchase and contain only the consumable student pages from the Student Text. These are not a stand-alone product and can only be used in conjunction with the full Student Text. The workbook provides a Suggested Daily Schedule (4 days/week for 32 weeks).

  • Item #: 043673
    ISBN: 9781946506122
    Retail: $39.00
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     Student Workbooks are an optional purchase and contain only the consumable student pages from the Student Text. These are not a stand-alone product and can only be used in conjunction with the full Student Text. The workbook provides a Suggested Daily Schedule (4 days/week for 32 weeks).

  • Item #: 001403
    ISBN: 9781940110714
    Retail: $18.00
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      The Answer Key and Teaching Notes provides answers to those exercises and questions that have an appropriately objective response (including reviews). This means there are answers when one correct answer is required and also where a set range of answers is acceptable. The Answer Key does not provide suggested answers for open-ended or creative writing assignments. In other instances, the student is given examples and samples to help gauge appropriate responses. Also included with the Answer Key are suggested daily schedules 32 weeks/four days a week

  • Item #: 021885
    ISBN: 9781932012743
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  • Item #: 037639
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    Whether your children have smaller hands that struggle to hold the original sized pencil grips or an older child who is not quite ready to write without the support pencil grips provide, this alternative pencil grip may fit your needs perfectly. Measuring a petite ¾" in length and nearly ¾" in diameter, this soft rubber grip slides easily into place on your pencil and is adaptable for right- or left-handed writers. Colors vary; if you order more than one, we will assort. ~Deanne
  • Item #: 029601
    ISBN: 9781933339610
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    Builds on the skills developed in Level 1 and includes using narrative summaries, two-level and three-level outlines, using the basics of documentation in almost everything written, combining forms of writing, writing fully-formed essays, using intensified adjectives and metaphors, writing more involved stories, comparing poems, combining poetry analysis with biographical sketches, and completing several independent projects.
  • Item #: 003767
    ISBN: 9781929683543
    Retail: $18.00
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    This is the junior version of the Wordsmith program. Grades 4-6 are an ideal time to teach your kids the "tools" of writing. Of course, at that age, if it isn't fun, kids don't want to learn. Wordsmith does a great job of introducing vital writing skills in a fun and enthusiastic way. Throughout this workbook, students pretend to be writers for the local newspaper. Fun comics are interspersed throughout the book to "instruct" your child on the concept they are learning. The lessons will cover sentence review, paragraph writing, reporting, creative writing, and expressing opinions. These skills are covered in three different sections of the book. Part one introduces nouns, verbs, and basic sentence structure to your children. Some of the projects in this section have your child write an invitation, a thank you note, haiku poetry, and four-sentence captions - just to name a few. Part two focuses on modifiers and more complex sentences. Here your child will create some advertising, work on editing, and write a book review. Part three moves on to organizing sentences in a logical fashion and reporting skills. Some of the projects your child will do include writing sports stories, giving household hints, composing a news article, and creating a comics column. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of every project to help them complete it independently. Answers are printed in the back to help you correct their work. This spiral-bound workbook has black-and-white text and illustrations. 85 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 053054
    ISBN: 9781939814623
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    Copywork, free drawing and simple questions are used to guide students in learning basic writing skills. Measures 11" x 8.5", in landscape format for early writers.

  • Item #: 049578
    ISBN: 9781481403948
    Retail: $7.99
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    Some of the best stories are the ones that come from real people in history. One such story starts with a boy who was raised a Quaker in the Pennsylvania region before the founding of the United States. Benjamin West enjoyed painting so much he did what most would never think of doing: He made paint from clay, plants, and dirt, and fashioned paintbrushes from the tail of his cat, Grimalkin! Follow the great American writer Marguerite Henry as she traces the early years of this young man and his cat in this exciting tale. 147 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 001924
    ISBN: 9781930443136
    Retail: $22.00
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    An excellent resource, this book teaches students to write poetry by studying the forms and styles of great writers such as Shakespeare, Scott, Tennyson, and Longfellow. Students then complete a number of practice activities which reinforce the concepts learned.

    The student workbook contains 30 lessons. It is recommended that three lessons be covered each week. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

    As the teacher you will likely want to read through the new concepts at the top of the page with your student. Concepts covered in this volume include: simile, rhyme, how to use a rhyming dictionary, metaphor, meter, pun, iamb, personification, trochee, synecdoche, anapest, hyperbole, dactyl, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhetorical question, refrain, oxymoron, spacial poetry, and euphemism. The student will then work through the activity. After every few lessons, review questions are given to insure that the concepts are retained and to provide additional practice of previously-covered information. Upon the completion of this program, the student should have mastered several figures of speech called tropes. A cumulative test is also included. Teacher's edition contains teaching instructions as well as completed student pages. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 026537
    ISBN: 9780152047184
    Retail: $7.99
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    Virginia Sorensen has acquired the prize, "Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children," with this fine work. When Marly's father returns from the war, he is a different man. However, with a few days "syruping" out in the country, the treasured aspects of his personality begin to reappear. Near Maple Hill, Marly's family spends most of their time with the neighbors, the Chrises. Mr. Chris has so much to teach about syrup-making, plants, flowers, and animals, and Marly quickly comes to regard him affectionately. Since their short stays at Maple Hill are doing father so much good, the family is faced with the decision to reside there permanently. Marly considers all the miracles she has witnessed there as valid reason to stay. This is a wonderful story about family relationships, neighborly friendship, and all of the beauty that nature bears. It is a story which must not be passed up.

  • Item #: 016736
    Retail: $7.08
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     1-subject, wide-ruled notebook with 100 sheets. Wire binding is on right side for left-handed writers.

  • Item #: 014595
    ISBN: 9780486251868
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    Learn about and color 31 medieval castles in varying styles from around the world - Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Syria, Belgium, Holland, Czechoslovakia, and even Japan. Castles are presented in chronological order, showing the evolution from fortress to residence. Accompanying text imparts a brief history of each castle. A fascinating architectural study.

  • Item #: 011655
    ISBN: 9780980030211
    Retail: $24.95
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    "Modeling Writing after Great Works of World Literature Vol. 1." If you're learning to write, why not learn from the best? It's a great concept that's well-implemented in this new writing offering by Jill J. Dixon, B.S. Ed., M.Ed. Focusing on descriptive writing, Jill has chosen some of the best literary passages as models, including excerpts from:

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Describing an Object)

    A Christmas Carol (Describing a Place)

    Robinson Crusoe (Describing a Character)

    Wind in the Willows (Writing a Dialogue)

    "Gift of the Magi" (Writing a Short Story)

    "Ants and the Grasshopper" and "Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf" (Writing a Fable)

    "Paul Revere's Ride (Writing Poetry - Ballad or Narrative)

    Each of these nine units is broken into ten 15-to-45-minute daily lessons - though Jill cautions not to progress too quickly if a child has not mastered a skill. Objectives for each day are asterisked and should be read by the teacher before beginning each unit. Since lessons are addressed directly to the student, the program will require minimal teacher time in actually completing each lesson. You will need to do some preparatory instruction, dictation (once per unit), and check work completed. Each unit begins with an excerpt from a "classic", includes a good amount of grammar (parts of speech) instruction, some mechanics, has the student find another good example of the genre being studied (and doing some comparative / grammatical analysis), and culminates with student writing and proofreading. Every unit also includes a dictation exercise from the included (or another) classic excerpt. The student is then to check his result against the written copy. Units are systematic, instruction is clear, and the whole course is well-organized and ready to pick up and go. Jill has included several helps and references also, in the back of the volume. The first is a sheet on "The Characteristics that Make the Best Writing The Best". This is used as the basis for discussion of supplied and found excerpts. A proofreading checklist is included to encourage and help with self-editing. For the parent is a helpful sheet on grading criteria. My only dispute with this is the point (out of five) given for having a "topic sentence at the beginning and a concluding sentence at the end of each paragraph". Just skimming the excerpts included confirm much "great" writing is not "formula" writing. I agree that a beginning writer may need to start out this way - but it makes for boring writing if you insist each paragraph be structured so. Additional Literary Passages for Modeling Writing are included and listed by genre so that you can continue or reuse these lessons again and again with different literature, if desired. For the teacher and student is a How to Write Guide that takes you through the steps for each type of writing. And, lastly, a key to the parts of speech exercises in included for you. All in all, there is a fair amount of grammar and mechanics instruction included in this volume in the context of writing and proofreading, though the author suggests supplementing with Easy Grammar, Daily Grams, Editor in Chief or Great Editing Adventures if you feel you need more specific or intensive instruction. Other recommended materials are a dictionary and thesaurus for each student. A writing or grammar handbook would also be helpful - especially if your skills are a little rusty. Permission to reproduce is given for the excerpts and the proofreading checklist. These are the only consumable components, and each student will need his own. All in all, this program looks like a well-organized, easy to use, effective writing program that I'm personally eager to try!

  • Item #: 204875
    ISBN: 9781591662044
    Retail: $6.99
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    Mala, called Sparrow, and her brother Abdon struggle to survive after the death of their parents. Mala sews for the wives of wealthy Roman aristocrats, and watches in dismay as Abdon turns to a life of crime. In the midst of her sorrow and loneliness, the whole village is rocked by the transformation of one of its residents at the hands of the healer from Nazareth. Mala tries to make sense of it all, while praying continually to Jehovah. In the end she witnesses the most significant day in all of history and because of it, life would be forever changed.

  • Item #: 050490
    ISBN: 9781933339559
    Retail: $16.95
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    Delves into the basics of story writing and includes exercises to develop skills in plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Poetry is introduced and covered with an emphasis on choosing the right word and overall sound patterns.

  • Item #: 036002
    ISBN: 9781623412197
    Retail: $0.00
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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 #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
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    For years, teachers and aspiring writers have asked Lee Roddy (author of "Grizzly Adams," countless short stories, and over 50 novels) to compile a guide from his 20 years of convention seminars. This is that much-anticipated guide. Whether adults use this book to instruct young students or utilize the guidelines to write a best-selling short story or novel of their own, the practical system for writing laid out in this guide will be beneficial. This is not a workbook, and it's not very fancy either, but it lays out a straightforward approach to writing which has been proven to work for the author and many others. It's filled with tips, outlines, suggestions, and rules for writing techniques that will get students to write proper stories and enjoy it as well. The guide begins with a helpful introduction that tells teachers how to use the book and then contains eight lessons on ideas, story building, objectives, obstacles, outcome, characters, plots, and scenes. Goals and the importance of these eight story aspects, outlines, ideas for writing, examples, and so much more are included in each lesson. The end of each lesson also includes a few short-answer questions and a simple writing assignment that will help them use what they have just learned in their own writing. An encouraging conclusion is also included in the guide, with the author giving final tips for making sure your writing is strong and successful. A handy guide presenting a solid method for writing fictional stories. 88 pgs.

  • Item #: 016739
    Retail: $8.30
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     1-subject, college-ruled notebook for left handed writers measures 9 inches x 11 inches and has 100 sheets.

  • Item #: 000283
    Retail: $29.99
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    Create your own long lasting, professional looking book! The IlluStory A+ kit contains non-toxic, washable markers, writing pages, instructions, hints, a story planner, and a postage paid envelope. Write your story, then illustrate it. When you're finished, mail it in (at no additional charge) for completion and production. They'll typeset and bind your book, returning a 7" x 9" hardcover book that even has a place for a dedication. The kit produces an 18 page book, and the author's bio can be placed on the back cover.

    Authors have the choice of either creating their book by hand using the materials in the kit, or producing their book online using the company's website. Working online allows kids to upload photos or scanned images and use digital drawing tools and effects (like speech bubbles, pre-designed backgrounds and more). Designing online also allows them to place more text on each page (there are per-page word limits for hard copy bookmaking). Planning sheets, informational sheets on types of writing and quite a few "story web" graphic organizers flesh out the contents of IlluStory A+ and may be helpful to tie the project in with your current writing curriculum. Next step, the Library of Congress! - Megan

  • Item #: 067843
    ISBN: 9781454919353
    Retail: $14.95
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    Even the most creative writer appreciates a good writing prompt! This book writes like a journal. It’s not a fussy one with lots of curlicues and color, no, this one has white pages with simple black type and lines. The topics are current such as: what’s your favorite viral video? And what do you like about it? There is only space for a paragraph on that one. A longer prompt, where you are given a page to write would be: you catch a stranger stealing from your school. What do you do? What if it’s actually your friend who is stealing? Other topics include homework, music, and your perfect day. There are hundreds of prompts here. This would appeal to boys or girls, in both the topics and appearance of the book. 7x9”, sc. ~Sara

  • Item #: 055087
    ISBN: 9781933339566
    Retail: $16.95
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    Builds on Level 1 or can stand alone for a writer with comparable experience. The thirty-six week syllabus covers fiction and poetry in 18 weeks each. The fiction section includes plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. The poetry section include rhyme, meter, line breaks, sound, and word choice.

  • Item #: 051952
    ISBN: 9780615492704
    Retail: $9.99
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    Writers often have a larger spoken vocabulary than they do written. They may know the first sound in a word, but are unsure how to spell it out. This quick reference tool is meant to help struggling spellers and writers and is suitable for a broad range of skill levels from grade 4 to adult. The first section has a letter per page in alphabetical order. Words are categorized by how they are used (noun, verb, adjective, etc.) The second section is a word list of commonly misspelled words. Section three is for students to write their own word list to have as reference. There is a reading tool for you, from See-n-Read, in the back of this guide. I like how this book can be personalized by the student. It seems very simple in format and easy for kids to use. 40 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 045578
    ISBN: 9780880620260
    Retail: $6.99
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    If you're looking for a formula-driven writing program look elsewhere in our catalog. However, if you want a small treatise that assumes writing is an art and presents a natural way to encourage maturing writers to communicate with clarity, look no further. There are three paths to explore - message, sentences, and words; each directly impacted by the bonus fourth section – a short history of how English came to us. Message includes both a planning (nudging an idea "germ" into an outlined topic) and a writing (deftly opening a story thread and proceeding) portion. Sentence construction looks and sounds vaguely like grammar – skillfully using words to transport ideas through linking strategies, comma concerns, and usage quirks. Words gets down to the least element and makes sure their selection maximizes meaning and intensity. One of the main tenets of author Ruth Beechick is that English has come to use through a rambling amalgamation of linguistic elements rather than an orderly acquisition of grammatical precepts and thus discovering an inherently English (language not nationality) manner is the secret (and often missing) ingredient of effective writing. 83 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 026639
    ISBN: 9780060652951
    Retail: $14.99
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    In this novel, we follow the writer as he takes a very unusual journey - one that takes him through heaven and hell. He crosses paths and converses with a number of different supernatural beings which lead him to realizations that there are ultimate consequences to everyday behavior. This novel, another of C. S. Lewis's allegorical accomplishments, should inspire some profound meditation upon good and evil.