Home - Rainbow Resource Center, Homeschooling Curriculum and Homeschooling Supplies. Where homeschoolers come for home school curriculum

Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989

Your Story Hour Workbook

Search Results for "your story hour workbook"
Items 1 - 30 of 125
  • Item #: 007020
    ISBN: 9781557998026
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    This workbook includes everything you need to take your child from inspiration to publication. It is creatively divided into seven parts, and each section provides great instructions and insight for you and fun reproducible worksheets for your children. Part 1 of the workbook walks you through the writing process - prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Part 2 teaches your children learn the parts of the story - characters, setting, plot, and conclusion. Part 3 helps your children write a story step-by-step (several story planning forms are provided). Part 4 introduces different genres of writing, such as realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. Part 5 provides forms for your children to write and illustrate as they work on the final copy of their stories. Part 6 will help your child publish their first book as they create a cover and include a title page, a dedication page, and a section about the author. The last section gives you ideas and instructions for setting up a writing and publishing center of your own. Answers for the worksheets that have "right" or "wrong" answers are not provided; however, the correct answers are very apparent. Most of the worksheets have questions that prompt creative writing. Set your expectations and grade accordingly. Black-and-white text and illustrations fill the pages of this 96-page, paperback workbook that will help your budding novelist become a confident storyteller in no time! - elise

  • Item #: 034367
    Retail: $29.75
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

    This set includes the first five audios from the Heritage of Our Country Album. With two 30-minute stories per disc, you'll hear the stories of Columbus planning his voyage, the early Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, the story of the US flag, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address and an additional Lincoln-themed story. An entertaining way to learn about early American history. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.00

    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 #: 027873
    ISBN: 9781600790348
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Bravest One, The Emerald Violin, We Bixby's Stick Together, Betsy's Peanut Butter Manna, All Things for Andrew, A Sheaf of Grain, The Raven and the Ring, Little Em, Fanny Crosby, The Gunner Wore Petticoats and Johann Sebastian Bach.

  • Item #: 069758
    ISBN: 9780986300042
    Retail: $18.50
    Rainbow Price: $14.95


      Knowing your times tables are so important to building your solid foundation for upper level math. Drills aren’t always the best way for students to learn and remember their multiplication facts. Through simple stories and the same lovable number characters found on the Times Tales DVD, children will practice facts for the upper numbers in the 3’s, 4’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, and 9’s. These workbook pages are black and white and provide practice that can be done even if you aren’t using the Times Tales DVD. Children will learn the story, answer questions, work puzzles, review, quiz, and test along with cutting out fact cards and assembling number story books. After completing the multiplication portions of the workbook, a short division section is offered. Answer keys are found in the back of the book and a DVD is also included where students can practice their new multiplication skills in a game show format. 104 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 037524
    ISBN: 9781600790393
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Mystery of the Open Window, Celestrina's Miracle, Woman of Small Importance, Mystery of the Disappearing Hole and 9 more stories.

  • Item #: 048293
    ISBN: 9781589474215
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    With a whopping 320 pages, this workbook will keep your young preschooler busy for hours. Filled with bright and colorful pages and friendly characters, the activities include tracing, mazes, hidden pictures, and alphabet and number (1-25) dot-to-dots. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 027875
    ISBN: 9781600790362
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Robert E. Lee, Johnny Appleseed, The Darling Locomotive Chase, Sacagawea, The Girl Astronomer, and Precious Burdens/Part-Time Indian.

  • Item #: 001051
    ISBN: 9781884377075
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    This is a workbook designed to be used with Prudence and the Millers. A lesson in this workbook corresponds to each chapter in the book. As you join the Miller children you will learn about health, safety, and courtesy from the Bible and from real-life experiences. You will gain a basic understanding of the parts and systems of the human body, as well as how to keep them healthy as our Creator intended. Each lesson expands on what the Miller children learned and provides review questions to ensure children are paying attention. The lessons may include word puzzles, true or false questions, fill in the blanks, or writing essays.

  • Item #: 027877
    ISBN: 9781600790386
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Sojourner Truth, Hudson Taylor, John Newton and Eleanor Roosevelt.

  • Item #: 027874
    ISBN: 9781600790355
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    George Washington, Henry Ford, Honey Creek Heroine, The Autograph (John Hancock), Special Strength, The Most Important Treasure, The Good Neighbor, Sandy's Singing, Bread on the Waters (Louisa May Alcott) and The Clock Struck Ten.

  • Item #: 027876
    ISBN: 9781600790379
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    The Lady of Longpoint, A Dog Named Bear, Elizabeth Blackwell, Jamie, Where Are You? /Giving Love Away, Gold Medal Twins/ Sara, Special Kid, Grandma Miller's Farm, A New Little Kid, The Yellow Fever Fighter, Lost, The Brown Van and God Bless.

  • Item #: 037526
    ISBN: 9781600790409
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Paul Revere, Eli Whitney, Mary Jemison, Sybil Ludington, Lucretia Mott, and the Pony Express.

  • Item #: 060395
    ISBN: 9781601597441
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.50

    This comprehensive supplemental workbook for beginning reading will keep children entertained while learning valuable skills such as sequencing, letter recognition, sight words, phonics, parts of speech, comprehension, and classification. There are a variety of activities with colorful illustrations and picture clues that will hold your child’s attention. Skills build on one another as young students work through this book, learning how to sound out words and read words in the context of a sentence and paragraph. Pages are perforated for easy tear-out. Non-reproducible. 320 pgs. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 010911
    ISBN: 9780486242293
    Retail: $4.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    Begin your study of family history using this introduction to genealogy designed especially for children. Author gives useful background information and suggestions for conducting research. The bulk of this book is a workbook, though, designed to be used by children (but helpful to adults beginning a genealogy pursuit as well). Starting with the child, the family tree is built through generations. More than just diagrammatic, there are pages to fill with interesting information learned through their research into the family tree itself. Examples are pages titled "Words I Have Learned in My Ancestors' Native Languages," "Family Stories" and "Ethnic Foods I Eat." Toward the end of the book, the author supplies you with a reproducible page for a notebook filing system to continue your studies, introduces heraldry, displays the use of standard pedigree charts, suggests a log for tracking correspondence, and suggests where to go for help or to extend your study farther into the past. Some related activities are also suggested and the final page shows the author's own "finished" family tree. A genealogical primer to get even the youngest historian started on the path to the past.

  • Item #: 047958
    ISBN: 9781600791475
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Mice In the Ice Box (Theodore Roosevelt), Teedie Grows Up, The Western Adventure, Man of Courage, The Youngest President, Man Of Vision, The River Of Doubt, Roentgen's Ray, Fleming's Mysterious Ring, Florey, Chain and the Magical Mold (The story of Penicillin), I Love Mathematics!, and The Schoolchildren's Blizzard.

  • Item #: 020894
    ISBN: 9781599221458
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    Looking for a fun way to teach your child the basics of Spanish? This workbook/CD combo offers a fun, musical way for children to learn some common Spanish words and phrases. Stored directly in the book cover, the CD includes 12 original stories and songs with vocals. Through repetition and catchy lyrics, the songs teach Spanish numbers 1-10, greetings, family titles, common foods, weather, clothing, colors, and feelings. Included in the full-color workbook are lyrics to all the songs on the CD. The workbook also includes six Spanish/English mini-books so children can read along with the Spanish recordings of the stories. Spanish/English word searches, crossword puzzles, and vocabulary practice are also included in the workbook. Printable lyrics and an answer key are included on the music CD. CD runtime is 40 minutes; workbook is 48 pages. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 031321
    ISBN: 9781600791468
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Sir Ernest Shackleton—Sailing South, The Relentless Ice, Castaways In a Frozen World, Incredible Voyage, Impossible Journey, Amazing Rescue, The Disappearing Trucker, Three Months Under the Snow, Alone For Christmas, The Golden Locket, Uncle Tootsie Roll, The Ring of Fire, Thirteen O'Clock, and The Wall of God.

  • Item #: 004507
    ISBN: 9781600791512
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Thomas Jefferson: The Young Virginian, Champion of Democracy, and The Third President; Dakota Doctor Lady (Helena Wink); Irena Sendler: True Pearls and False Papers, and Secrets of the Apple Tree; the Zamzam "missionary ship:" Away From Safe Harbor and The Prison Ship; The Secret of Cobble Cottage; and The Best Wiseman Ever.

  • Item #: 041766
    ISBN: 9781600790515
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Mysterious Midnight Ride, Don't Go Today, Grasshopper Stew, The Sharpened Knife, The Last Stop Café, Grandpa Jack's Attic, At Rainbow's End, You Can't Run From God, Christopher, The Thin Excuse, Cyberboy, and The Club.

  • Item #: 066429
    ISBN: 9781500728700
    Retail: $40.00
    Rainbow Price: $35.95

    Continuing in the Cottage Press approach to language arts, this series now crosses over from Charlotte Mason to classical with Fable & Song based on the fable exercise of the ancient progymnasmata. The result? A comprehensive classical grammar and composition course for upper elementary students. The twenty-eight lessons are based on Aesop fables (12), poems (12 most from Robert Louis Stevenson) and parables (4 from the Bible). Language arts coverage includes literary analysis (basic components of a story/poem), grammar and word usage, style aspects, imitation of a worthy literary model (retelling), the writing sequence (plan, write, revise), and copywork. Cover the lessons in a week or several weeks there's flexibility. The Student Book is consumable and provides the daily lessons. Instructional text is written directly to the student. Assignments are included with space provided for writing. Actual compositions (retellings) and copywork are completed on separate paper. Flashcards are encouraged for grammar review and reinforcement. You can make your own or a set is available as a free download from the publisher's website. The Teaching Helps book (sold separately) provides detailed instructions for copywork, grammar, composition, and literary/poetry analysis. There are notes and teacher tips for each lesson as well as an answer key where needed. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 062684
    ISBN: 9780794521219
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.19

    Think you could be the next Stan Lee or Paul Dini? Why not give it a shot with this handy guide to making your own cartoons! The fun workbook style shows you different story ideas, drawing and character creation tips and other tricks of the trade all while giving you plenty of room to come up with you own stories. There are even over 130 stickers of sound effects, speech bubbles and more to help get you started. A really fun hands-on introduction to creating comics. 96 hardcover spiral bound pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 069855
    ISBN: 9780996771337
    Retail: $35.99
    Rainbow Price: $34.95

    Additional literature recommended:

    Much Bigger Than Martin, Arthur's Chicken Pox, If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi?, Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body, Please Say Please, Grumpy Bunny!, Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners, Raggedy Ann and Andy Stories, Are You Quite Polite?, D.W. Guide to Perfect Manners, Crippled Lamb, Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving, Parable of the Lily, Sheep in a Shop, Chair for My Mother, Just Saving My Money, Caps for Sale, Now & Ben, The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Ben Franklin's Big Shock, Little Sailboat, Rattle and Rap, Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes!, How Will We Get to the Beach?

  • Item #: 005572
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    While new homeschool curriculums crop up fairly often for history, science and language arts, it's a rarity that a new homeschool health program is developed! Author Michele Spadafora has done an incredible job in pulling together this easy-to-use, thoroughly Christian P.E. and nutrition course that incorporates weekly lessons in "faith, fitness and fuel." It's an 18-week course that includes three segments on each of those "building blocks" per week, with tests included after every 3rd or 4th week and lots of helpful and inspiring video content as well. Scheduling works most naturally if you do health three days per week for one semester. Each week includes three topical reading segments (each about two pages in length), questions for the student, space to write goals for all three areas for the week, and space to journal about the week. "Faith" reading assignments focus on a biblical message, typically a goal that we could all work towards in our relationship with the Lord. These include: giving God control, replacing stress with peace, prayer, worship, loving others, serving others, making disciples, and more. Scripture references are sprinkled throughout the text, and several questions typically follow the reading. "Fitness" readings focus on the practical and include the benefits of exercising, frequency of exercising, warm-ups and cool-downs, proper form, weight loss basics, core strength, exercise gear, etc. "Fuel" readings focus on nutrition, like eating portions and proportions, understanding food labels, the importance of breakfast, avoiding sugar, the importance of whole grains, eating healthy snacks, avoiding diet mistakes, understanding eating disorders, and more. Readings on fitness and fuel typically do not have questions for the student, but are always followed by a space to write a goal for the week. The tests are fairly short and made up entirely of multiple-choice questions (an answer key for these is included at the end of the book).

    The video content is one of my favorite aspects of the program. It not only allows the author to "talk to" the student via video, but it also provides a way to demonstrate proper exercise form, workout ideas, or cooking technique. There are 32 short videos that complement the content in the book, and prompts to view them are found at the end of the readings. Students are also directed to several "Burst" videos throughout the program. These videos are about ten minutes in length and, just like the name suggests, these offer short energetic workouts to get the blood pumping. These are also found on the author's website. A DVD is also included with the book which features three full-body workouts, each about a ½-hour in length. The workout routines are fast-moving, yet simple enough to follow along with and feature upbeat Christian music from a variety of contemporary Christian artists. No fancy gear is required; while exercise bands make an appearance in several of the workout videos, and weights and exercise balls are discussed in the book, most fitness routines do not require any equipment. Whether you use the routines included or your own fitness program, the student is asked to work out at least three times a week, outside of specific assignments from the book.

    This easy-to-implement program would be perfect to do together as a family. The readings are fairly short and easy for students at different ability levels to understand. Technical details on nutrition and fitness are kept to a minimum, and the fitness routines and exercises will appeal equally to girls and boys. Compared to a full-year health course, you won't find nearly as much content on the human body or physiology here; the emphasis is truly on practical knowledge and motivation to stay fit. It would make sense to incorporate the nutritional information into the whole family's diet as well. The text is designed as a consumable, but if your students all write in their own journals or notebooks, you could use the text as a family. Christian families will especially appreciate the emphasis on building your faith while you build your physical endurance. 171 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 048532
    ISBN: 9781929756292
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.50

    Beginning with the early exploration/colonization and ending with the Civil War, these stories, poems, and songs will give your children a thorough education of our nation's early roots. This MP3-CD contains 200 recordings covering the French and Indian War, tales from the Revolutionary times, sectional differences leading to the Civil War, and the secession and the close of the Civil War. Although recorded as the audio presentation (unabridged) of American History Stories Volumes I-IV, reprinted by Yesterday's Classics, you would not need the books to be able to learn American History from these audios. Over 14 hours.

  • Item #: 047901
    ISBN: 9780806980126
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    If you can't get enough of deductive reasoning puzzles like Mindbenders, check out the logic puzzles in this collection. This book contains 64 logic puzzles, most of them grid-and-clue problems. The story problems covered in the puzzles are fun and varied and include topics such as school, sports, animals, ice cream, parties, and books. The back of the book contains a handy puzzles/skills chart index so you can select puzzles according to specific skills being practiced. Some examples of skills that you can develop while doing the puzzles are averaging, fractions, comparing data, more than/less than, graphs/charts, measurements, sorting, miles per hour, and more. Solutions included. 94 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 028435
    ISBN: 9780325012469
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $22.00

    What better way to convince young writers that "grammar" is a significant component of quality writing than to illustrate the concept over and over again with examples from some of their favorite authors? That is exactly the premise of this unusual elementary school grammar worktext. "Without grammar there would be no sentences. Without sentences, there would be no stories." Actually, it might be more fair to call this little course a writing worktext. The format is actually rather simple, but it may take a little while to really appreciate what is happening here. Starting with instruction in how to break sentences down into various components (chunking) and continuing through an examination of those components, the student is first shown examples – always taken from the stories of well-known authors (we'll talk more about that later). Then they are led step-by-step through replication exercises until they have mastered a basic skill, then on to the next. Sentence parts (subjects and predicates), then those elements that give variety to sentences (clauses and phrases), and lastly, how one fits a collection of sentences together to form a story (parts of a story). At first the student is merely copying sentences without slashes or inserting slashes, but then they progress to inserting words, rearranging clauses or sentence parts, and inserting clauses or phrases. Always, always with an eye to a particular sentence model to follow or imitate. The ultimate goal, of course, is the student writing their own sentences and combining them into their own story. By the time they reach those types of assignments (in the last unit), they are familiar with a wide variety of sentence types and are ready to compose an interesting story.

    The exercises in this worktext use sentences from hundreds of stories, surrounding the student with authors who are really good at writing, learning how good writers build their sentences, and developing practical ways to emulate what they do. You'll find examples from your student's favorite books – The Hobbit, Trumpet of the Swan, Hardy Boys, Secret Garden, Velveteen Rabbit, Harry Potter – to name just a few. (The index at the back of the worktext lists 157 titles.) A few authors are used extensively as examples and in those cases, the instructional wordplay parallels the author's work. For example, the final unit showcases sentences from the Harry Potter novels and tells the student "you'll conjure up everything you've learned to compose your own magic sentences." Because often the "answers will vary," there is no answer key. This is a bit disappointing in a few instances, but you'll soon get the "feel" of what the course is all about and not miss it at all. 111 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 020008
    ISBN: 9781600791536
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $17.95
    Child of Privilege/Woman of China (Lottie Moon); Promise in the Woods/Mama Lillian (Lillian Trasher); Mary Jane's Dream/Dollar and a Half School (Mary Bethune); Mayala, the Congo Chief; Kidnapping of Jemima Boone; Let's Play Ball; When Angels Come; Good-for-Nothing Mutt; Man Called Schafer/Boomer the Bulldog.
  • Item #: 037527
    ISBN: 9781600790447
    Retail: $22.50
    Rainbow Price: $16.16

    This set includes fourteen great character-building stories that are Your Story Hour's most popular tales from the Adventures in Life Series. Through the stories about young children and teenagers facing different trials and adventures, listeners will learn about answered prayer, love, loyalty, courtesy, God's watchful care, honesty, faithfulness, peer pressure, and so much more. This set contains four CDs.

  • Item #: 025050
    ISBN: 9780325002927
    Retail: $24.96
    Rainbow Price: $8.95
    A good story, a gripping story, a story to hold your attention needs to be strong in key points to be successful. Of those points, one of the most obvious that young writers struggle with is creating characters that have depth. Along with the one-dimensional characters, the setting, the scene, and the point of view tend to fall by the wayside as young writers try to construct the best action-filled stories they can, little realizing their action scenes pay a price because of the inadequacy of other crucial elements. The author of this book has observed over time these trends and so decided to write this book, a "chronicle of my observations, a summation of my thoughts over the past five years." In this book, author Karen Jorgensen reveals how she molded the process of teaching fictional writing so that it better suited her students. She explains her ideas on refocusing students toward character-centered stories over action-centered stories through the following five chapters: The Fiction Workshop, Starting with the Scene, Observing Like a Writer, Rewriting Characters, and Refining the Story. Throughout the book she uses many examples from the works of her own students as they progress upwards in their level of ability. This is not a workbook for students to use directly, rather it is the teacher's guide book/idea book from which lessons, activities and assignments can be constructed. The appendix contains handouts to support the lessons. ~ Zach