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  1. Writing Strands Level 1 Book and CD

    Writing Strands Level 1 Book and CD

    SKU: 0411

    $16.00

    Writing Strands Level 1 Book and CD. Very different from the rest of the Wrting Strands series, Writing Strands 1 is designed for families not yet writing. It has games, programs and projectsto help young children understand that words are not just things to use to get what they want, but that they can have fun with them. It is a way to have a family demonstrate its value of language use, to present to children models of behavior, and to have all the members of the family help convince the youngest members that the family they are part of loves creating and sharing through language. It consists of a manual of games and projects and an audio CD of examples, made by the author and his son, of what can be done for and with very young children. From National Writing Institute.

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  2. Writing Strands Evaluating Writing

    Writing Strands Evaluating Writing

    SKU: 0410

    $20.95

    Evaluating Writing is the teacher's manual to evaluating Writing Strands assignments. This manual addresses some concerns and conditions that cause children to fear and disdain writing, including: fear and insecurity, motivation, concentration, thinking through ideas, talking about mechanical problems, following directions, not wanting to edit, proofreading and what to do with a child that "just doesn't want to write". It has rough drafts, second drafts and finished papers written by homeschoolers using our exercises. Softcover, 96 pages, indexed. From National Writing Institute. Learn More
  3. Writing Strands Level 7

    Writing Strands Level 7

    SKU: 0408

    $20.00

    Challenging writing projects for homeschoolers. Designed for students of any age who have finished Writing Strands 6. These exercises expand on the same types of writing experiences as are found in Level 6 but present a much more sophisticated approach to writing. It is designed to give seventh level students (generally advanced high school students, if they haven't used Writing Strands) an introduction to the very complicated process of putting their thoughts in written form. This level covers moving chracters, organizing reports, describing for purpose, resolving conflicts, point of view, controlling readers, reporting of surveys, argumentative exposition, book report, scientific reports, interviewing, solving problems, emotional reactions, individualizing characters. From National Writing Institute. Learn More
  4. Writing Strands Level 6

    Writing Strands Level 6

    SKU: 0407

    $21.95

    Challenging writing projects for homeschoolers. For 16 yrs and up or students who have completed level 5. All of the exercises are written directly to the student to encourage independent work. This level covers character traits, organizing ideas, creating conflict, point of view, survey, book report, personal observation, interviewing, creating characters, decisions, character actions, business letters. Recommended for Grade 10. It would be helpful for the teacher to have Writing Strands Evaluating Writing. Learn More
  5. Writing Strands Level 5

    Writing Strands Level 5

    SKU: 0406

    $21.95

    Challenging writing projects for homeschoolers. Student may begin Level 5 at about age 15-16 or any age after completing Level 4. All of the exercises are written directly to the student to encourage independent work. Topics covered in this level are narrative attitude, sentence interest, argument, narrative voice knowledge, active/passive voice, narrative voice position, order, dialogue, reader emotion, tense control, details, flashback, foreshadowing, information control, following a scenario, letters. Recommened for Grade 9. Softcover, 91 pages. It would be helpful for the teacher to have Writing Strands Evaluating Writing.

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  6. Writing Strands Level 4

    Writing Strands Level 4

    SKU: 0405

    $21.00

    Challenging writing projects for homeschoolers. Student may begin Level 4 at about age 13-14 or any age after completing Level 3. All of the exercises are written directly to the student to encourage independent workThe writing exercises are divided into the four categories of basic, creation, organization and descriptive; this includes exercises on writing about feelings, organizing thoughts into cohesive sentences, outlines, specific writing prompts and more. Writing Strands is designed for homeschoolers who work independently, making the writing process easier for both the teacher and student as the demands for student writing increase. Recommended for Grade 8. It would be helpful for the teacher to have Writing Strands Evaluating Writing.

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  7. Writing Strands Level 3

    Writing Strands Level 3

    SKU: 0404

    $21.00

    Challenging writing projects for homeschoolers. Level 3 is appropriate for students starting at ages 8-12. Each lesson is written directly to the child to encourage independent work. Topics covered in this level are following directions, sentence & paragraph control, rewriting sentences, description, description, organization, organization, description, story creation, description, description, narrative events, creative. Recommended for Grades 3 to 7. It would be helpful for the teacher to use Writing Strands Evaluating Writing.

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  8. Writing Strands Level 2

    Writing Strands Level 2

    SKU: 0403

    $21.00

    Challenging writing projects for homeschoolers.This is the only book in the series in which the expectation is that the child cannot work alone. Although "Writing Strands" was not written for grade-level working, this Level Two book has been designed for students who are at what is known as the second grade level or if the child can independently write short sentences, then they are ready for this level.

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  9. The Paragraph Book 3

    The Paragraph Book 3

    SKU: 6161

    $26.99

    This highly specialized writing intervention series targets middle school students with learning differences who have not been successful in conventional language arts programs. The series’ step-by-step approach builds writing competency from the ground up—students learn to edit, format, and build paragraphs while mastering 4 basic writing strands required in regular English and content area classes and standards-based state tests. By the end of the book, students are writing complete essays. Lively writing, illustrations, and a systematic approach make this series easy to teach and to use. After a review of Books 1 and 2, Book 3 presents the Expository Paragraph. Three kinds of Expo Paragraphs are covered in Book 3: the Paragraph That Names Things, the Example Paragraph, and the Paragraph That Tells Why. As in previous books, students start from the ground up. They brainstorm, make lists, and use the number formula to construct simple paragraphs. From there, they learn how to write supporting sentences with sound reasons, add variety with quantity terms and details, and craft introductions and conclusions. By the end of the book, students are writing multiparagraph essays. Editing and revisiting old writing is encouraged, and the highly structured format fosters success. Every fourth or fifth lesson is a review. Skills Addressed • The Expository Paragraph • The number formula • Brainstorming with lists • Transitions • Giving reasons • Topic sentences • Conclusions • Supporting sentences • Editing marks • Quantity terms • Sound reasoning. Grades 5-8 Learn More
  10. The Paragraph Book 2

    The Paragraph Book 2

    SKU: 6160

    $26.99

    This highly specialized writing intervention series targets middle school students with learning differences who have not been successful in conventional language arts programs. The series’ step-by-step approach builds writing competency from the ground up—students learn to edit, format, and build paragraphs while mastering 4 basic writing strands required in regular English and content area classes and standards-based state tests. By the end of the book, students are writing complete essays. Lively writing, illustrations, and a systematic approach make this series easy to teach and to use. Book 2 begins with a review of the editing marks and concepts learned in Book1. Students then continue to use the FNTF formula (First…, Next…, Then…, Finally…), this time to write narrative paragraphs. They explore the difference between fact and fiction, learn alternatives to the FNTF words, add dialogue to their writing, and are presented with openers and closers. New editing marks are presented, and the use of graphic organizers is continued. Two lessons deal with easily confused words and common errors. In the final lesson, students write a multiparagraph story. Each lesson ends with a review section, quiz, and paragraph writing assignments. Skills Addressed The Paragraph that Tells a Story (narrative) Factual events Fiction Fables Myths Editing marks Transitional words Supporting details Direct quotes Point of view Openers and closers Reading comprehension Writing a story. Grades 5-8 Learn More
  11. The Paragraph Book 1

    The Paragraph Book 1

    SKU: 6157

    $26.99

    This highly specialized writing intervention series targets middle school students with learning differences who have not been successful in conventional language arts programs. The series’ step-by-step approach builds writing competency from the ground up—students learn to edit, format, and build paragraphs while mastering 4 basic writing strands required in regular English and content area classes and standards-based state tests. By the end of the book, students are writing complete essays. Lively writing, illustrations, and a systematic approach make this series easy to teach and to use. Book 1: Writing the How-to Paragraph uses the FNTF formula (First…, Next…, Then…, Finally…) to introduce students to basic, four-sentence paragraph writing. From there, students learn how to expand their paragraphs with more details and eventually write multiparagraph essays. Throughout, they are given practice with editing marks, encouraged to use graphic organizers, and provided with ample opportunities to practice new skills. Each lesson ends with a review section, a quiz, and paragraph writing assignments. Skills Addressed • How-to paragraph writing (process) • The FNTF formula • Editing marks • Chronological order • Organizing information in graphic organizers • Editing • Revising • Paragraph format • Punctuation • Capitalization • Checking content • Author’s purpose • Balance • Audience • The How-to Essay Grades 5-8 Learn More
  12. Creating Fiction

    Creating Fiction

    SKU: 4155

    $20.00

    Creating Fiction is for those students who love to write fiction. It presents 17 elements of short story writing with detailed and explicit explanations and directions. It also has these exercises written by high school students. It shows students how to write short stories and how to submit them to publishers. These are very sophisticated exercises and should be attempted only by serious young writers. Each of the exercises in this level has, in the index, a student's paper based on it just as it was handed in to the teacher. There is an 18th exercise that asks students to use the 17 skills in the writing of a short story. Creating Fiction is for those students who love to write fiction. It presents 17 elements of short story writing with detailed and explicit explanations and directions. It also has these exercises written by high school students. It shows students how to write short stories and how to submit them to publishers. These are very sophisticated exercises and should be attempted only by serious young writers. Each of the exercises in this level has, in the index, a student's paper based on it just as it was handed in to the teacher. There is an 18th exercise that asks students to use the 17 skills in the writing of a short story. To be used after completing Writing Strands Level 7. Learn More
  13. Discoveries in Writing (Student Book only)

    Discoveries in Writing (Student Book only)

    SKU: 8169

    $35.00

    Implementing the Structure and Style® Method

    Discover a wide variety of fascinating subjects in Discoveries in Writing! In this theme-based writing curriculum, students write about exciting topics such as the Bayeux Tapestry, tsunamis, Jerusalem and the Crusades, and other interesting subjects while they learn to write with the Structure and Style® writing method. Offering a full year of instruction for students in 4th grade, these lessons cover seven of the nine IEW Units. Literature suggestions and access to vocabulary cards and other helpful PDF downloads are included.

    This book is designed to be used by an instructor who has been through or is currently viewing the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style video course.

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  14. Discoveries in Writing (Teacher/Student Combo)

    Discoveries in Writing (Teacher/Student Combo)

    SKU: 8168

    $55.00

    Implementing the Structure and Style® Method

    Discover a wide variety of fascinating subjects in Discoveries in Writing! In this theme-based writing curriculum, students write about exciting topics such as the Bayeux Tapestry, tsunamis, Jerusalem and the Crusades, and other interesting subjects while they learn to write with the Structure and Style® writing method. Offering a full year of instruction for students in 4th grade, these lessons cover seven of the nine IEW Units. Literature suggestions and access to vocabulary cards and other helpful PDF downloads are included. Purchase the Teacher’s Manual and Student Book together and save!

     This book is designed to be used by an instructor who has been through or is currently viewing the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style video course.

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  15. Portable Walls™ for Academic Writing

    Portable Walls™ for Academic Writing

    SKU: 8167

    $9.00

    Portable Walls for Academic Writing is a quick-reference guide that aids students as they plan to write précis (summaries) and essays of varying lengths. It includes a clear explanation of the TRIAC model–a template for organized, logical paragraphs. It also provides examples of note-taking methods for written sources and oral presentations. Use it as a stand-alone product or as a companion to Andrew Pudewa’s University-Ready Writing course.

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  16. University-Ready Writing (Binder & Student Packet)

    University-Ready Writing (Binder & Student Packet)

    SKU: 8166

    $25.00

    Preparing Communicators for Collegiate Success

    Author: Andrew Pudewa

    EXTRA STUDENT MATERIALS ONLY—NOT A COMPLETE COURSE. Purchase this binder and student packet if you already own the necessary Teacher’s Manual and have access to the accompanying URW video course. This product contains a complete set of student materials for extra students who are watching the University-Ready Writing video course in a group or classroom. The binder and student packet includes a 3-ring student binder with four tabs for organizing student work and a packet of handouts with source texts, checklists, and more!

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  17. Eyewitness Workbooks Ancient Egypt

    Eyewitness Workbooks Ancient Egypt

    SKU: 0389

    $7.99

    Popular history, science, and geography topics brought out of the classroom and into your home with fast facts, activities, and quizzes.

    Some subjects are too interesting to be left at school! Carry on your love of history at home with Ancient Egypt–an activity-packed guide to one of history’s most fascinating civilizations.

    Divided into sections, the book starts with fast facts on topics such as the pharaohs, the afterlife, religion, and the pyramids and ends with charts of famous Egyptian gods and rulers. Using this information, you can complete the puzzles in the main part of the book, plus there are hands-on activities such as designing a mummy’s case and writing in hieroglyphs. Finally, test your newfound knowledge with the quick quizzes (with answers supplied). You can keep track of your achievements throughout with a star chart to fill in every time you finish a page.

    Note to parents: The Eyewitness Workbooks series is devised and written with the expert advice of educational and reading consultants and is designed to appeal to children ages 8 years and up. First published in 2007-2009, this series has been fully revised and updated for 2020.

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  18. Spiderweb: A Bug-Catching Logic Game

    Spiderweb: A Bug-Catching Logic Game

    SKU: 12674

    $19.99

    Spiderweb: A Bug-Catching Logic Game for Ages 8+

    Crawl into the mind of a spider as you spin your web and catch prey in this clever logic game from ThinkFun.

    Players start by choosing one of the 40 Beginner to Expert level challenge cards and placing it in the game base. Each card is loaded with a variety of bugs to ensnare in your web, but catching them all will require some serious brain power. Players stretch elastic web strands across the play area to cover as many bugs as possible. If your web crosses over a bug, it’s trapped! When your web covers every bug on the challenge card – you win!

    Spiderweb is a fun and challenging way to sharpen your spatial reasoning skills.

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  19. Second Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide

    Second Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide

    SKU: 6401

    $42.95

    Make math come alive! Your student will develop both strong number sense and a positive attitude towards math with fun activities like Pretend Restaurant, Measurement Tag, and Polygon Scavenger Hunt. No expensive manipulatives needed, just common household and classroom items base-ten blocks, a clock, a ruler, and so on. All student practice pages are found in the Student Workbook. All answer keys are in the Instructor Guide.

    With this scripted, open-and-go program, parents can help their children master all the concepts typically covered in second grade: reading, writing, and comparing numbers to 1,000; adding and subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers; solving addition and subtraction word problems; telling time, counting money, and measuring length; reading graphs, identifying 2-D and 3-D shapes, and understanding simple fractions.

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  20. My Nature Journal

    My Nature Journal

    SKU: 2933

    $10.00

    Ages 4-11, chronological age or skill level

    Savor small moments of wonder with your child, as he learns to appreciate the simple beauty of nature. Share delight in drawing and describing a solitary toad, a creeping caterpillar, or a crisp, yellow leaf. Visit a forest, a creek, or your own backyard.

    Create a keepsake, as you witness improvement in his attention to detail, writing skills, and knowledge. Help your student make essential connections between oral language and written language, even as you assist his ability to observe and enjoy the wonders of nature

    In My Nature Journal, you will introduce students to the natural sciences through purposeful nature study. Talk a walk. Find a patch of lichen, a beetle, or an ant hill, and allow the student time to draw everything he sees. Nudge his drawings with questions provided for you, or create your own to spark attention to detail. “What colors do you see?” “How many legs does the beetle have?” “What shape is the ant hill?”

    Each journal page provides a large font space for writing. He may write his own observations, or you can create simple copywork sentences from his spoken words. “He is crawling on the leaf!” or “He looks fuzzy.” Find another fact or two from the animal and plant classifications provided for you in My Nature Journal. “A caterpillar is an insect. Insect have six legs.” Record only complete sentences.

    When all sentences are recorded on the page, whether dictated, copied, or written, the teacher or student then reads the words aloud. In this manner, you will help the student create a delightful record of his own nature study while cultivating his powers of observation.

    Select the level of writing based on our student’s ability.

    Step 1 – Dictating and Scribing

    If the student does not yet write words or sentences, simply record his spoken words, as he observes and draws. Through questions such as those provided in the front of the journal, ask questions to evoke descriptions. If desired, the student and teacher may add another fact from the classifications in the journal, from a field guide, or elsewhere. The teacher writes in complete sentences directly into his journal. The teacher or student then reads the journal entry.

    Step 2 – Copywork

    If the student can form letters and words, simply elicit oral descriptions as described above. Then writes a sentence or two from the student’s own observations. The student and teacher may wish to add another fact or two, if space permits. The teacher writes the information in complete sentences. The student copies the sentences into his journal. The student or teacher reads the entry aloud upon completion.

    Step 3 – Writing

    If the student generates thoughts easily and writes sentences well, he may wish to write his own words into the journal. These may be prompted through discussion with questions from the front of journal for more vivid descriptions. The teacher gently corrects for capitalization, punctuation, and spelling as he writes. The student then reads his journal entry aloud.

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  21. Summer Bridge Activities Workbook Grade 8-9 Paperback

    Summer Bridge Activities Workbook Grade 8-9 Paperback

    SKU: 12024

    $12.99

    Don’t let your eighth grade graduate’s knowledge dry up over summer break! Prevent summer learning loss in just 15 minutes a day. Perfect for at home or on-the-go, Summer Bridge Activities®: Bridging Grades 8-9 keeps kids busy with interesting learning activities all summer long!

    Recipient of Creative Child Magazine’s 2018 Kids’ Product of the Year Award and 2018 Travel Fun of the Year Award, Summer Bridge Activities is a distinguished series that engages children's creativity and learning potential.

    Give your soon-to-be ninth grader a head start on their upcoming school year with Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades 8-9. With daily, 15-minute exercises kids can review square roots and conducting research for writing and learn new skills like algebra and writing informative texts. This workbook series helps prevent summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year.

    And this is no average workbook—Summer Bridge Activities keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to help prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities keeps skills sharp all summer long!

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  22. Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors

    Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors

    SKU: 0517

    $19.99

    An Activity Guide

    By Marian Broida

    Children can try their hand at re-creating ancient Israelite culture—along with the cultures of their neighbors, the Philistines and Phoenicians—in a way that will provide perspective on current events. The book covers a key period from the Israelites’ settlement in Canaan in 1200 B.C.E. to their return from exile in Babylonia in 538 B.C.E. This part of the Middle East—no larger than modern-day Michigan—was the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. More than 35 projects include stomping grapes into juice, building a model Phoenician trading ship, making a Philistine headdress, and writing on a broken clay pot. Israelites', Phoenicians', and Philistines' writing and languages, the way they built their homes, the food they ate, the clothes they wore, and the work they did, and of course, their many interesting stories, are all explored.

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  23.  Mockingjay: Discovering Literature Teaching Guide

    Mockingjay: Discovering Literature Teaching Guide

    SKU: 10255

    $14.99

    The Discovering Literature Series is a teaching guide that was designed to help students develop an appreciation for literature, to improve reading comprehension, and to introduce students to the techniques of literacy criticism that reflect our best understanding of how to make meaning from text. Each guide in the series features an award-winning novel and uses a focus on strategic reading in its introduction of a wide range of critical reading skills and literature elements, as well as opportunities for writing in a variety of genres.

    Each literature teaching guide for the Hunger Games trilogy is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes strategic reading lessons that focus on both the individual volume and the series. There are over 50 separate strategies in the series for deeper understanding and meaning.

    In addition to lessons that focus on the standard elements of literature (plot, characterization, setting and mood, theme, diction, style, and narration), students are provided with the Choice Analysis Tool to help them gain a deep understanding of motivation in a complex and terrorized society. They are also offered the opportunity to use historical documents (e.g., the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence) as well as other works of literature and poetry to contextualize the trilogy. Each book also includes Writer’s Forums that guide students in writing while using the books in the series as a backdrop. A vocabulary feature in the final volume provides word study ideas for the entire series.

    This 112-page teaching guide includes an answer key.

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  24. The Hunger Games: Discovering Literature Series - Challenging Level

    The Hunger Games: Discovering Literature Series - Challenging Level

    SKU: 10253

    $14.99

    The Discovering Literature Series is a teaching guide that was designed to help students develop an appreciation for literature, to improve reading comprehension, and to introduce students to the techniques of literary criticism that reflect our best understanding of how to make meaning from text. Each guide in the series features an award-winning novel and uses a focus on strategic reading in its introduction of a wide range of critical reading skills and literature elements, as well as opportunities for writing in a variety of genres.

    Each literature teaching guide for the Hunger Games trilogy is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes strategic reading lessons that focus on both the individual volume and the series. There are over 50 separate strategies in the series for deeper understanding and meaning.

    In addition to lessons that focus on the standard elements of literature (plot, characterization, setting and mood, theme, diction, style, and narration), students are provided with the Choice Analysis Tool to help them gain a deep understanding of motivation in a complex and terrorized society. They are also offered the opportunity to use historical documents (e.g., the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence) as well as other works of literature and poetry to contextualize the trilogy. Each book also includes Writer’s Forums that guide students in writing while using the books in the series as a backdrop. A vocabulary feature in the final volume provides word study ideas for the entire series.

    This 112-page teaching guide includes an answer key.

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  25. Catching Fire: Discovering Literature Series - Challenging Level

    Catching Fire: Discovering Literature Series - Challenging Level

    SKU: 10254

    $14.99

    The Discovering Literature Series is a teaching guide that was designed to help students develop an appreciation for literature, to improve reading comprehension, and to introduce students to the techniques of literary criticism that reflect our best understanding of how to make meaning from text. Each guide in the series features an award-winning novel and uses a focus on strategic reading in its introduction of a wide range of critical reading skills and literature elements, as well as opportunities for writing in a variety of genres.

    Each literature teaching guide for the Hunger Games trilogy is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes strategic reading lessons that focus on both the individual volume and the series. There are over 50 separate strategies in the series for deeper understanding and meaning.

    In addition to lessons that focus on the standard elements of literature (plot, characterization, setting and mood, theme, diction, style, and narration), students are provided with the Choice Analysis Tool to help them gain a deep understanding of motivation in a complex and terrorized society. They are also offered the opportunity to use historical documents (e.g., the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence) as well as other works of literature and poetry to contextualize the trilogy. Each book also includes Writer’s Forums that guide students in writing while using the books in the series as a backdrop. A vocabulary feature in the final volume provides word study ideas for the entire series.

    This 112-page teaching guide includes an answer key.

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