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  • Item #: 042780
    ISBN: 9781933339290
    Retail: $34.95
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  • Item #: 042781
    ISBN: 9781933339771
    Retail: $29.95
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  • Item #: 008514
    ISBN: 9781933339733
    Retail: $34.95
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    ISBN: 9781933339429
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  • Item #: 019745
    ISBN: 9781933339306
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  • Item #: 007752
    ISBN: 9781939814470
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    The Printing Power Plus Workbook Set includes the Printing Power workbook, plus a new workbook, Kick Start Cursive. In Kick Start Cursive, students learn beginning cursive using Handwriting Without Tears' simple, continuous strokes. It provides gentle instruction and practice to ease the transition into the Grade 3 program. The 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide includes a short chapter on Kick Start Cursive, if you decide to use it.

  • Item #: 065089
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      Keep track of your daily nutritional information in this pocket-size yellow journal. 120 pages printed on manila paper with soy ink (made in the USA), and spiral-bound for ease of use, and a hardcover for durability. For every day, there is a two-sided page with space to write what you eat with nutritional info for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, beverages, snacks, and water intake. The back of the page has space to record three activities with duration and calories burned, along with space to write how you are feeling and goals. It doesn’t take long to keep a log this simple, and the results can be very rewarding.

  • Item #: 064965
    ISBN: 9781457538094
    Retail: $24.99
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       Take a different approach to teaching phonics and reading with your students. The Stretch & Catch Method can help children learn to read in 10 minutes a day. Whether you are teaching your children at home or they need extra help with their classroom learning, this method is easy and can be a tremendous help.

      The instructions for employing the Stretch & Catch Method are presented in a systematic fashion, so that anyone can use it. Developed by Amanda McNamara Lowe, her goal is to help all children learn to read. To learn to read, children must understand how words work. Stretch & Catch will help them see patterns in words, sound out the words, hear the sounds, feel the sounds, and use their fingers to “catch” the sounds.

      There are nine chapters in the book; chapter one is the explanation, preparation, and assessment portion of the book. This chapter is very important to understanding the Stretch & Catch methodology, The Word List (TWL), daily reading and placement. Stretch & Catch is a technique that uses the fingers to represent word sounds – Stretch is sounding out the word by raising one finger at a time per sound, Catch is saying all the sounds together, quickly, while bringing the fingers into a fist. Example: Spelling the word ‘dot’ – say /d/ and raise the first finger, say /o/ and raise the second finger, say /t/ and raise the third finger; say the word fast and pull the three fingers into a fist. My example is a simplified explanation of the methodology, and there is a scripted dialogue to be used along with it (8 steps). The Word Lists (TWL) are five colored lists of high-frequency words that the student learns to identify, these words make up 50% to 60% of the child’s reading and must be mastered. TWL are found in chapters 3 through 7. Assessments for TWL are found in chapter one, but you won’t use them until the appropriate time. Daily Reading to and with your child is a very important part of this program. There are no designated readers, but the author suggests reading alphabet and ABC books for children who need to learn basic letter sounds (children beginning with chapter two of this book). Early reader books for children in chapters three through six of this book, fluent readers (children in chapters 7-9) can read anything of interest to them. Chapter One includes a vital assessment tool to help you determine where to begin in this program. For children who need to learn basic letter sounds, begin with chapter two. Others start with chapter three, where Stretch & Catch begins teaching letter patterns. The word ‘feature’ is used to refer to the spelling pattern(s) being introduced in each chapter – there are 26 features total. 

      Chapter Two teaches the basic alphabet sounds (feature 1) and instructions are given at the beginning of the chapter. The author suggests that you have index cards on which to write the letters (lowercase and uppercase on separate cards), consonants in one color and vowels in another. Spend one week per letter for children who are being introduced to letters and sounds, one per day for those who just need review. Each letter has a key word that will be associated with it throughout the lessons. Only short vowels are presented in chapters two and three.

      Chapter Three introduces the first TWL words (you will want to use index cards to write them on for practice), Daily Reading suggestions, explanation of short vowels using Stretch & Catch, and scripted templates for teaching ‘features’ 2 through 6. There are two templates, one that is adult-led and another for child-led. These are examples of how to teach the lessons included in the chapter. You will then find lessons (lists of words) to use within the template for teaching each day. This chapter also includes some optional lessons.

      Chapter Four focuses on beginning and ending blends (features 7-11), and chapter five is beginning and ending digraphs (features 12-13). These chapters follow the same format as chapter three: TWL words, Daily Reading suggestion, explanation of the features in the chapter, templates, lessons, and examples.

      Chapters 6-9 cover features 14-26, and at this point your child is no longer considered a beginning reader. Lessons become child-led and you (parent/teacher) are there to be a guide. Children will learn about silent e, common long vowels, diphthongs, and r-controlled vowel patterns. Each chapter includes the TWL words, Daily Reading suggestions, explanation of the ‘features,’ an optional template for introducing the ‘features,’ child-led templates, lessons, and examples.

      Children should be reading fluently upon completion of this book, and just 10 minutes a day! Lessons may take more than ten minutes a day in the beginning; but once the methodology is mastered, teacher and student will love the ease of doing a short lesson each day. The method is multi-sensory and repetitive, which helps children to commit things to memory. The more a child is exposed to letters, sounds, and words, the quicker they will be imprinted on the brain (memorized). This method works well with beginning readers, but can also help struggling readers. 137-pgs, p/b. ~ Donna     

  • Item #: 061393
    ISBN: 9780768942491
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    So much can hinge on one SAT that the whole process can seem quite formidable. This hefty, high-quality study aid from Petersons is bound to ease those fears and help you prepare for the SAT. A special section also instructs parents in ways that will best help their student prepare. In-depth subject reviews in Reading, Writing, Language and Math, numerous practice exercises and prep strategies are all especially geared to the SAT newly formatted as of March 2016. Much of test preparation is strategy and practice. This guide helps you diagnose your strengths and weaknesses, provides strategies and reviews and then lots of practice. Also offered are the best of both worlds as far as practice tests: 6 available in the text and access to 3 online tests (Extremely useful if you will be taking the final test via computer.). All tests supply detailed answer explanations. Printed on paper with 10 % post-consumer waste using vegetable-based ink. When test day arrives, you will be well prepared with this volume! 8.5 x 11, 1058 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 041466
    ISBN: 9780486409030
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    Many great people and many great times throughout the history of the world have been remembered through speeches. It's easy to think of some of these in the modern times – Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream," Richard Nixon's speech to astronauts on the moon, John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, and Winston Churchill's "Their Finest Hour," for example. Perhaps not so easy to name are some of those speeches that have held their place in time throughout the centuries – such speeches as Julius Caesar's "On the Treatment of the Conspirators," Socrates on his condemnation and death, Danton's "To Dare Again, Ever to Dare!" and Martin Luther before the Diet of Worms. Divided into seven parts, the 292 speeches in this book are drawn from: Earlier Times (Ancient Greece and Rome, Great Britain and Ireland, the early United States, Canada, South America, South Africa, India, and China), Recent Times (US domestic affairs, world affairs and WWII, and US affairs and WWII), Modern Times (US government, international affairs, and the United Nations), Informal Speeches (of the last two centuries), Important Speeches of the Sixties, Speeches by Black Americans, and Speeches from the period 1974 – 1997. From Pericles and Isocrates to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ronald Reagan, and the Earl of Spencer, these speeches are a great resource for history, inspiration, quotations, and much more. Speeches are indexed by topic, by nationality, and by speaker for ease of reference. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 036603
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    Measuring 15" x 5", this single-sided place value card can be moved from desk to table or easily attached to a desk using tape or removable magic mounts (#35644). Highlighted yellow on the top with billions (100, 10, 1) through decimals (1/10, 1/100, 1/1000) places clearly marked plus empty boxes below each place for students to write in the numbers they are assigning place value. Place value boxes alternate yellow and white for ease of writing and reading.

    KEY CCSS: 1.NBT.2-3, 2.NBT.1, 2.NBT.3-4, 3.NBT.3, 4.NBT.1-2, 5.NBT.1-3
  • Item #: 026904
    ISBN: 9781941383216
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    Stand-alone Latin supplement, Olim series component, or vocabulary program? You decide! This efficient little workbook designed to increase vocabulary retention can be used alongside the Once Upon a Time (Olim in Latin) Latin reading program. Or, it could be used alongside any Latin program. Lastly, it could be used just to increase vocabulary. Impressive in its simplicity and its ease of use, the whole world of derivatives (English words that are derived from Latin roots) is accessed. As the author says, "Studying Latin is hard, but this book is not!"

    There are fifteen lessons in Derivatives Book I, each with ten Latin root words (all Latin words are from the Olim Readers) and their meanings. Usually 2-3 derivatives are provided for each root, but sometimes there are as many as 8-10. Lesson exercises are spread over two weeks and include the following: tracing the Latin and English words, choosing the right word to fill in the blank, matching, a story with blanks, multiple choice questions, a write-your-own story exercise, and, lastly a crossword or wordsearch puzzle. A pronunciation guide precedes the lessons, and a complete answer key is included in the back. 143 pgs. pb ~ Janice