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  • Item #: WRTRS1
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  • Item #: 001410
    ISBN: 9781940110301
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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
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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 #: RDRRS1
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  • Item #: 019281
    ISBN: 9781940110813
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    Please note that the Readers in Residence Volume 1 Answer Key will not be available until late in September. Apologia has provided the first several modules of the key in PDF format which can be downloaded at: Answer Key PDF Download or at their Readers in Residence product page.

  • Item #: 043673
    ISBN: 9781946506122
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  • Item #: 001403
    ISBN: 9781940110714
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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 #: 007214
    ISBN: 9780380784301
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    Many teachers and writers understand the benefits of having a writer's notebook. It can help prevent writer's block, is great for brainstorming, is perfect for storing favorite quotes and passages, and gives students a way to talk about their day or notice things around them. In this book, noted author Ralph Fletcher shares with young students why and how they should keep a writer's notebook. He explains the difference between a diary and a writer's notebook and gives examples of how his notebook has helped him better his writing and come up with ideas. He explains what kinds of things are useful to store in a notebook and gives lots of real-life examples from the notebooks of young students. He also shares thoughts about notebooks from famous writers like Paul Fleischman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Louise Borden, and Lillian Morrison and how entries these writers made in their notebooks led to published books. Full of great ideas and examples, this book will excite students about beginning one and will show them how to get started.138 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 021885
    ISBN: 9781932012743
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  • Item #: 070353
    ISBN: 9781940110332
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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
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  • Item #: 029603
    ISBN: 9781933339634
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    Reviews skills covered in Levels 2 & 3 and introduces new, more advanced ones. It spends 18 weeks on fiction and 18 weeks on poetry, as before, but the goal in this course is a story and poem polished enough to submit to a literary journal. This level does not have a separate section on guidance as it is assumed the student is ready to work on his own. Story instruction includes point of view, word choice, description, pacing, voice/style, and a look at genre and format. Poetry instruction includes description, word choice, revision, sound, forms, nonsense, and favorite poet.
  • Item #: 015619
    ISBN: 9780669471861
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  • Item #: 019295
    ISBN: 9781940110851
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  • Item #: 028383
    ISBN: 9781604330960
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    Need more than a basic staff sheet to compose your song? The Song Writer's Notebook gives you a two-page spread to help puzzle out those rhythms in your head, with separate areas for the disparate elements of a song. The left side has a place for the name and date, then six staves for recording the verse, chorus, and bridge; below that is a box for the chord progression. The right side has an inspirational quote from a musician at the top, followed by lines for lyrics, and at the bottom notes for tempo, transitions, overall feel, and chord voicings. After you've gotten the elements of the song down, the back half has a place for putting them all together, with staves, lines for lyrics, and your own thoughts on the song. The next big hit is begging to be pieced together in these sheets. About 120 pgs, softcover. ~ Mark

  • 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 #: 009199
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  • Item #: 039236
    ISBN: 9780945045052
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    In this fast-paced world, not everyone has time to read long explanations, and writers must be able to write concise, informative, and easy-to-read paragraphs. Recommended by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, this book shares everything you need to know about writing effective paragraphs. In an organized, straight-to-the-point way, it first describes paragraphs in general, telling about the history, definition, function, length, development, topic sentence, unity, coherence, and organizing of paragraphs. Then the majority of the book explains and offers examples for 30 distinct types of paragraphs (chronological, descriptive, spatial, analogy, comparison, opinion, narrative, introductory, etc.). For each type of paragraph, a chapter describes the paragraph, tells when it is best used, gives a great example of that style of paragraph, analyzes the example paragraph, and gives a number of helpful tips for writing the featured type of paragraph. This is a great reference for seeing how to write different paragraphs and perfect for showing students that there is more to paragraphs than just a topic sentence and supporting details. 186 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 065719
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    An adorable gift pack of colorful gel pens are just perfect your little pixies! Add a scented notepad or a 3D spiral notebook as a darling birthday gift or thank you. Fine-tip pens are about 4 long with a separate cap that looks like flower petals. The colors are vibrant pink, purple, blue, lime & orange and come in a little case with snap closure. Keep them in an art bin, backpack, the car or even a purse.. 1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 008535
    ISBN: 9781933339740
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    Reviews the skills developed in Levels 1 & 2. Covers independent cross-curricular compositions in the following subject areas: history (significance, cause/effect); literature (fiction, poetry, comparing fiction & poetry, research writing, literary criticism); and science (cause/effect, analysis/review) as well as movie review, place description, chronological narrative, and classic essay.

  • Item #: 040622
    ISBN: 9780945045021
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    One of the big things that keeps students from producing fluid and powerful writing is the lack of originality and effectiveness in transitions. This guidebook is designed to help writers connect ideas and create a smooth flow of sentences and paragraphs. It is conveniently divided and thumb-indexed into 15 categories, each containing one page with a helpful list of transitional words to use for that method of transitioning. Categories are: to indicate time order (presently, afterward, etc.); to indicate how or when something occurs in time (suddenly, always, etc.); to indicate sequence (first, next, etc.); to repeat (all in all, in short, etc.); to provide an example (for instance, to clarify, etc.), to concede (granted, albeit, etc.); to conclude (in conclusion, therefore, etc.); to add a point (moreover, plus, etc.); to compare (similarity, in the same way, etc.); to contrast (and yet, however, etc.); to indicate cause and effect (incidentally, therefore, etc.); to divide or classify (first, to split, etc.); to indicate spatial arrangement (in, adjoining, etc.); to emphasize or intensify (above all, to stress, etc.); and to connect clauses (and, as though, etc.). A page full of substitutes for the word "said" is also provided, allowing students to vary the way they express that word as well. These word lists (with dozens of words per category) are a great reference for students who tend to use the same words and expressions in their writing. While this book is simply a reference with lists of transitional words (which is great to use independently), it also works with A Writer's Guide to Using 8 Methods of Transition, a companion guide that teaches how to use all the methods of transition. With 1,000 entries in all and 500 substitutions for "said", this handy guide is a valuable reference. 20 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 055087
    ISBN: 9781933339566
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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 #: 009163
    ISBN: 9780838820568
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    This 51-page book is a great tool for beginners. Commonly used words are arranged in alphabetical order with examples of usage for some of the words and 12 blanks at the bottom of each page can be used for problem words or words they've just learned and want to remember. A handy little thesaurus in the back contains synonyms for: then, big, small or little, good, great, or nice, went or ran, asked, answered, and said. A word bank of theme words is included for the following categories: The Calendar, Numbers, Colors, Family, Weather, Body Parts, Astronomy and Space, Geography, and several additional items.

  • Item #: 024725
    ISBN: 9781623411701
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    Here's a set of writing "tools" just for emerging IEW writers, providing a visual representation of all the elements of the first five Structure and Style units, but simplified for beginning and young writers. The Tool Kit (looking like a tool box) is a tri-fold folder with a pocket on one leaf. Cardstock cut-apart graphics that are to be positioned on the folder are provided. Designed to be added to as the student is introduced to the concepts, the folder serves as a ready reminder of what has been learned (and what the student is to be incorporating into his daily writing.) Notes from the first five units plus dress-ups, parts of speech, and word lists – even a basic (traditional) handwriting chart – are provided. This toolbox – like all useful toolboxes – can be kept close at hand and opened whenever a student needs a particular tool. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 067544
    ISBN: 9781452155395
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     Creative writing (and art) can be a tricky thing to practice, especially when a student complains he has “no idea.” A teacher/parent can throw a topic out there on the fly, but these writing prompts are here to help. Students can write/draw directly in this book with the prompts provided. The drawing bits can pull your artist into doing more writing! Some topics are a page long, while others are a mere paragraph or half page. Whether they work through systematically or randomly, kids love to have choice! Here are a few examples: Draw your hair when it’s messy (half pg). Write about the latest you stayed up. (1pg) Describe your favorite color and how it makes you feel (half pg). Draw 3 things in your room that are your favorite color (half pg). Describe a super power you wish you had (half pg).If your student really wants to run with the topic, let them do it in a notebook instead. Use one of the topics as a warm-up exercise for the day. 7.5x9”, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 046406
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    Codes are good, but hiding the entire message is better. The Ghost Writer pen contains a built-in black light and two pens; one is a normal ballpoint to allay suspicions, while the other contains special ink that can only be seen under a black light. Send invisible messages to friends, write notes that only you can see, write coded messages with half the letters hidden in invisible ink, or do something entirely new – you're the spy.

  • Item #: 042670
    ISBN: 9780945045076
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    This reference provides a simple explanation of rules accompanied by clear examples for a variety of different punctuation marks. Starting with a brief look at the history and purpose of punctuation, the book is then organized into sections alphabetically, covering apostrophes, brackets, colons, commas, ellipses, em dashes, en dashes, exclamation points, parentheses, periods, question marks, semicolons, and slashes. Each section follows the same no-nonsense, black and white format. A rule for that type of punctuation is presented in bold type, followed by a few sentences illustrating that rule with the punctuation in bold. Any special notes for further clarification are included where appropriate. Recommended by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, this guide is helpful to read straight through or to keep on hand as a quick reference. 71 pgs, index included.

  • Item #: 040623
    ISBN: 9780945045038
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    Designed as a complementary text to A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions, this guide could also be used independently to reference and master eight different methods of transition in writing. Part one of the guide includes 15 explanations and examples of transition that parallel A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions. These include time order, sequence, repeat, provide an example, concede, summarize, add a point, compare, contrast, cause and effect, classify, emphasize, connect clauses, and more. The book explains how to write an effective transition using these various methods and then gives a great example of how each is done (usually in the form of a paragraph that uses the featured style of transitioning). Part two of the guide includes seven additional explanations and examples of transition, including pronoun reference, repeating key words, word substitution, repeating key phrases or clauses, beginning-of-paragraph transition, end-of-paragraph transition, and the transitional paragraph. Again, concise explanations and great examples are included for each transitional method. Each method is presented on one page (at most two) and the methods and examples show how variety and liveliness are keys to good writing. If a student is struggling with writing effective transitions or needs help mixing it up, this guide book is a great reference. 56 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 042766
    ISBN: 9780875525730
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    Suppose you were to attend a symposium; each contributor one of the finest minds in the modern Christendom; each presenting a paper detailing the impact of thinkers on civilizationââ‚™s collective worldview through various periods in history. And further suppose that each of these presenters also emphasized the majesty and lordship of God and His sovereignty in His redemptive purposes. Such a marvelous collection of ââ‚Å"speechesâ₝ (a.k.a. essays) make up the core of this book. From the ancient Greeks and biblical writers through each of the ââ‚Å"periodsâ₝ ââ‚" Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Modern, and Postmodern ââ‚" each contributor works toward providing an understanding of the flow of western thought. Highly readable, though not necessarily an easy read, these essays explore the ideas that have revolutionized the way in which people thought and acted and provide a history of major worldviews. A number of organizational helps contribute to the understandability of their efforts. Each essay includes a number of sidebar quotes. Additionally, in the upper lefthand sidebar of each set of facing pages thereââ‚™s an essay outline that identifies exactly where you are reading within the structure of the essay. A resource list for further reading and a set of discussion questions conclude each essay. One of my favorite parts of the book is found in the appendices ââ‚" a timeline of the turning points in worldview. Also included in the appendices are a list of recommended resources for exploring worldview, several indices (subjects, personal names, scripture), and a glossary. 424 pgs, pb ~ Janice