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  • Item #: 049158
    Retail: $8.00
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    I'm not sure what's more likeable here – the simple concept or the cute packaging! The small, portable game consists of nine picture dice packaged in a sturdy flip-out box about the size of a card deck. The dice are printed with simple black-and-white pictures on each face for a total of 54 different images. A few examples include: a clock, a bee, a shooting star, a key, a flashlight, an apple, fire, a magnifying glass, a question mark, a book, a light bulb, and a tree. Originally designed for storytelling, there are three game ideas included inside the cover, each of which entails rolling the dice and using some or all of the dice to create a story. You can modify the number of dice, play solo or as a group for more variety. Of course, you could also use a roll of the dice to pick a theme for extemporaneous speaking, to inspire young children to write a story (using just one or two cubes), or as writing prompts. I'm sure you can come up with some of your own educational and party ideas as well! - Jess

  • Item #: 064206
    ISBN: 9780794535124
    Retail: $12.99
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       Play some warm-up games to get creative-writing juices flowing. Spend time perfecting story planning - beginnings, middles and ends! Your budding writer can do both of those things as well as focus on developing characters, descriptions and actions amidst the full-color designs on these lively colored pages. 8” x 9.5”, spiral bound, HC, 64 pp.

  • Item #: 071667
    Retail: $2.26
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  • Item #: 067903
    ISBN: 9780794538743
    Retail: $14.99
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     Open a smorgasbord of writing options for your student and let them fill the pages with ideas. Quick tips, varied writing space and appealing designs help introduce and practice writing skills. Pique their interest with brief introductions to important skills such as developing characters, genre, imagery, poetic forms, dialogue, plot mapping, and generating ideas. Besides the classic story writing, you’ll also get a little taste of more unusual genre like listicles, poetry, diary, blogging, sports writing, comics, screenplay and shock journalism. The book includes a glossary, space to record a reading list, and a student bio page. Access to Quicklinks provides more writing inspiration and tips. Consumable, spiralbound, 96 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 068326
    ISBN: 9780829443110
    Retail: $3.89
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    The Assessment Books provide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 056275
    Retail: $29.99
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    Graphic novels, comics, illustrated stories, cartoons call it whatever you like, after all, it's your book! Create your own comic book from a kit, send it off (postage paid) and receive a real published version in the mail that is all YOU! Detailed instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are even story ideas and writing prompts just in case you need them. If you have a student who loves to read comic books, challenge them to come up with their own. It's easier than you might think with this cool kit from Lulu Jr. You could make this a summer project. Make a book about your family or a memorable vacation, or let kids veer off wherever their imagination may take them! You could make one as part of a history study! The kit comes with directions, idea guide, a postage envelope to mail it in, 20 pages for your book and cover, a set of8 broad-line markers, a black felt-tip pen for the dialogue, 1 pencil with sharpener and a white art eraser. You even have the option to have the printer typeset the title & author's name on the cover or to use your own lettering. All inside printing will be in the student's hand. The publisher will take about 2 weeks to make your book. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 040051
    ISBN: 9780756061548
    Retail: $17.95
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    Manipulatives and games are a great way for children to learn. These cubes allow you to come up with your own games for any subject. Cool Cubes are made of lightweight foam and measure 3". They come in a set of four - one each of pink, yellow, blue, and green - and there is a 2.5" dry-erase writing surface on each side of the cubes. Pick a topic, any topic, and let the games begin. Use them for writing prompts, role-play, and parts of speech for language arts review. Play matching games for social studies review with geography, countries, states, capitals, presidents, and more. Math facts can be fun to practice with these oversized cubes, and science vocabulary can be learned with a roll of the dice. Each set includes the four cubes, a dry-erase marker and a sheet of suggestions for use. Versatility in a product is as important as price, and the possibilities of this set are limited only by your imagination. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 066905
    ISBN: 9781601448880
    Retail: $0.00
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     Level 2 covers argumentative, narrative and informative/explanatory writing for grades 6-7.

  • Item #: 051196
    ISBN: 9781937494049
    Retail: $21.95
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    Freewriting is when you let a student write about a topic (either of their choosing or a prompt) without having to think about sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and other such finicky details. The idea is to get them writing! It sounds simple, right? This format still can make a reluctant writer nervous though. I would call this a book of guided freewriting which sounds counter-intuitive, but it works! Each of the 10 writing exercises begins with a few short paragraphs for the student to read. The topics in this book are all from ancient Greece: some are about people, others are myths and tales. You are then given a writing suggestion related in some way to what you just read. These are pretty short and open-ended. The actual "assignment" includes bullet points that you should have in your writing. These are pointed questions about the task you were given, dialogue prompts, and then the writer is told to incorporate their 5 senses into their writing. You are supposed to set a timer for 15 minutes and write! Space is provided in this workbook, but there are no lines (perhaps part of the "free" writing). I would write on other paper so I could see the assignment page, rather than flip back and forth. This style of writing can be a stress reliever for a middle or high school age student who is either reluctant to write at all or a student who is a perfectionist. It could really help that kiddo to let their ideas flow! I liked the themes and found them to be things most older kids would have thoughts about, even if they had never heard the stories before. The 10 lessons could be done once a week for a quarter or even daily for 2 weeks as an exercise in letting ideas flow before beginning more structured writing instruction. Includes Christian content. Spiral binding, 59 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 028255
    ISBN: 9781601448873
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     Level 1 covers narrative, opinion and explanatory writing for grades 3-5. 

  • Item #: 024816
    ISBN: 9780545231374
    Retail: $10.99
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    The goal is to get young students writing, and sometimes they just don't know where to begin. This book provides 20 prompts per month from September through June to help get them started. The topics chosen may include seasons, friends, feelings, animals, food, sports, or something else that may be familiar. The prompts are great for daily journal writing, seatwork, and filling time in a beneficial way as you work with your other students. Two cutely illustrated templates are found in the back of the book if you want something other than ordinary paper for their writing, and this book is reproducible for classroom or family use. This inexpensive resource can help assure that you won't hear those words again, "I don't know what to write." ~ Donna

  • Item #: 073334
    ISBN: 9780794541330
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 071709
    ISBN: 9780439271769
    Retail: $11.99
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  • Item #: 071529
    ISBN: 9781452154756
    Retail: $19.95
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    This oversized journal has loads of clever writing prompts. Between 1 and 4 prompts on a page, with dotted lines to write on. Here are a few examples: Think of 3 things that are definitely bigger than you, then write a dialogue between these 3 things. Your house is a jar of sand and your bed is a lock with a key in it – what are you? Write about a squirrel that is trapped in a shopping mall. What is your favorite sound and why? Use the words you hear to create a poem. Lots of great ideas to get creative flowing and writing practice started. 9”x 11”, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 071289
    ISBN: 9780735315051
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    I have such good memories of family vacations we took when I was younger. But I have to wonder if I am remembering the details from my point of view or from the pictures I saw later on. How cool it would be to see what I was actually thinking at that time! This particular travel journal has prompts on every page. This journal captures the entire trip starting with the "pre-trip" pages that include prompts on packing, what you know about where you are going, and finding your destination on a map. During-the-trip pages capture every moment from what you did and saw during the travel time; the weather, food and other cultural questions; and then day-to-day pages to record what you did, what you saw and what/where you ate each day. In the back are pages to keep in touch with new friends, write about your souvenirs, and space to reflect on your trip such as what you found the best/worst about the trip. With about 90 day-to-day pages, it would be perfect for a long summer vacation journal. The light blue/teal pages are great for a girl or boy. What a fun keepsake! pb, 126pp, 6x8". ~ Sara

  • Item #: 070557
    ISBN: 9780792264026
    Retail: $24.95
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       This is a gorgeous hardcover book loaded with color photos, maps and illustrations. The text is very readable (i.e. not boring) and informative. Organized by region, each state is summarized through four pages that include a brief timeline; information on natural resources, physical features, and climate; and fascinating ‘did you know’ points. One page is dedicated to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. and children are familiarized with the U.S. Territories through the two page spread at the conclusion of the book. Additional facts & figures comparing the 50 states, additional book and web resources and index conclude this exceptional resource. Recommended resource for Layers of Learning Level 4.  Keep this in the car for your next road trip, add it to your social studies, come up with some imaginative writing prompts by randomly opening to a page and writing about what you would do there! hc, 240pp, 8.5” x 11”.  ~ Sara/Deanne

  • Item #: 068356
    ISBN: 9780829445886
    Retail: $265.34
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       Kindergarten material in this series is new. Course components are two oversized “Big Books,” a large box of Writing Cards, and a Teacher’s Manual and are only available as a Kindergarten Kit. The Grammar Big Books, designed for the teacher to hold and show, cover 36 grammar concepts with clear definitions and examples. The Writing Cards are writing prompts - 90 cards in six different genres (personal narrative, friendly letter, directions, description, book report, and informational writing). There are three different levels of writing proficiency that allow students to start at their current level and grow. These two strands are woven together through the scripted Teacher Edition. Provided are materials lists, and reproducible blackline masters along with CCSS correlations. Lessons with both grammar and writing aspects are covered weekly.

  • Item #: 068351
    ISBN: 9780829443165
    Retail: $4.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.85

    The Assessment Books provide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068346
    ISBN: 9780829443158
    Retail: $4.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.85

      The Assessment Books provide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters. 

    Please note that there is a separate Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068341
    ISBN: 9780829443141
    Retail: $4.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.85

    TheAssessment Booksprovide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separate  Answer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068336
    ISBN: 9780829443134
    Retail: $3.89
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

    TheAssessment Booksprovide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separateAnswer Key for the Assessment and Practice books.

  • Item #: 068331
    ISBN: 9780829443127
    Retail: $3.89
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

    TheAssessment Booksprovide grammar section tests and summative tests (multiple sections) as well as a writing skills test and a writing prompt for each of the writing genre chapters.

    Please note that there is a separateAnswer Key for the Assessment and Practicebooks.

  • Item #: 068323
    ISBN: 9780829442892
    Retail: $114.60
    Rainbow Price: $107.95

  • Item #: 068322
    ISBN: 9780829442878
    Retail: $33.26
    Rainbow Price: $31.95

     Colorful, consumable worktext with a focus on basic skills. The early language skills are presented in a systematic manner: types of sentences, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, contractions, and antonym/synonym/homophone study. The writing chapters conclude with a writing workshop introducing a simplified version of the series’ writing process – prewriting, drafting, editing, revising, proofreading, and publishing – and covering some basic writing skills – personal narratives, friendly letters, how-to articles, descriptions, and book and research reports. These last two workshops are well –constructed although some might argue that it’s a little early for these particular skills.

  • Item #: 068069
    ISBN: 9781612126524
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

       Reluctant writers still benefit from daily journaling. But when you meet resistance at every turn, it becomes a battle we are tempted to put aside. Sometimes, structure can help guide these young writers and draw them out of their shell. There are some great tips in here like: set up a routine for writing with a space and time, encouraging them to think about what they see every day in a new way, and writing about your own interests like collections you may have. Students will need a separate blank journal to do their writing in. This book is packed with 60 ideas, not actual writing pages. There are some pretty patterned papers & dialogue stickers in the back to use in your journals. I think this is perfect for the middle and high school ages. Your creative-types will take right to it, and I think it has enough direction for the not-so-creative child to surprise themselves with what they can create and write about. sc, 145pp.

  • Item #: 067988
    ISBN: 9781420680058
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 067987
    ISBN: 9781420680041
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 067843
    ISBN: 9781454919353
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

     

    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 #: 067816
    ISBN: 9780439140072
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

     These step-by-step drawing lessons with pictures provide a creative outlet for your young children. Lessons begin with simple three-step drawings and then move on to six- and eight-step drawings. The teacher pages include written instructions, theme links, book links, and extension activities. These pages give the teacher unique ideas to expand the art lesson into other subject areas. This beginner art book will build listening skills as well as fine motor skills and early drawing abilities. 25 reproducible lessons are included. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 067781
    ISBN: 9781441318374
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

     

    This journal for teens and adults is an introspective journey to learn oneself better. It could even be used with high school students to help shed some light on a career path. Each daily prompt falls into one of the following areas: who are you? What do you do? Your stuff, your people, food, your body, memories, places, dreams, outdoors and lastly a topic called this or that? They suggest you work through the book front to back. The questions really do get you thinking about what you value in life. Some days you will write a page, others will be just a short question with a few lines. A student could use this as a daily writing warm-up activity. A grandparent could fill it in for their grandchildren, creating a cherished memento as grandchildren (and probably their own children!) learn new things about them. However it is completed, and by whomever completes it, this is sure to become a keepsake for posterity. hc, 158pp, 6x8”, with an attached satin ribbon bookmark. ~ Sara