Language Arts

Natural Speller

The only book you will ever need to teach spelling. Teaching strategies include additional tips for use with the learning disabled, and word lists are organized by both sight and sound patterns. Build vocabulary skills with Latin and Greek roots and word lists, and by using the spelling rules to add prefixes and suffixes to root words. Choose from among the suggested activities to include practice with grammar, dictionary, and composition skills. Phonic, spelling, and punctuation rules are listed for easy reference. Word lists are divided by grade, 1 through 8. However, this method is easily adapted for older students or adults who need remedial work. Because of its multi-sensory and simplified approach to spelling, and because each child can work at his own pace, this program is ideal for students with learning disabilities. Placed second in the 1999 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards, placed third in 2001, and received an Honorable Mention in 2005.
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Print Edition:   $38.00 (USD) 

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Comprehensive Composition

Just one volume covers grades K-12. The outlined teaching strategy encourages better writing through editing, allowing students to develop at their own pace, improving with practice. Boredom is eliminated by choosing a type of composition and an appealing topic from among those listed which suit the student’s needs and interests. Topics include: paragraphs, essays, reports, outlines, biographies, narratives, letters, and short stories; persuasive, descriptive, expository and creative writing; choosing and narrowing a topic; content and structure skills; mechanics; and sample lessons. Use it alone or as a reference. Recommended by reviewer Cathy Duffy as “one of the most concise yet comprehensive books for teaching the writing process available to home educators.”
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Critical Conditioning

Now you can see all of the K-12 components of reading comprehension, along with definitions, explanations, and activity ideas. Teaching suggestions include ways to incorporate analysis and thinking skills while covering comprehension objectives. Topics include elements and types of literature, reference skills, SQRRR study skills, propaganda techniques, discussion questions, and more. This is an area too easily forgotten when library books are used as the reading program. For anyone using readers, this helps eliminate the busy work.
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Print Edition:  $17.00 $8.50 (USD) 

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Movies As Literature

This complete, one-year high school English course uses classic movies on video/DVD to introduce and study the elements of literary analysis. The student portion of this book contains discussion and composition questions for each of the 17 lessons, several of which can also be used to supplement studies in grades 7 and 8. This portion may be photocopied by the purchaser for personal family use or the student workbook may be purchased separately for convenience. This volume also contains an extensive teacher’s guide/answer key with ideas to help in directing students’ thinking and suggestions for evaluating the content in their compositions. Also included are plot summaries, a glossary of literary terms, a final exam, and guidelines for writing and evaluating an essay. This course will not only give students the tools to appreciate good books more fully, but will also equip them with the ability to discern underlying messages in movies rather than simply absorb them.
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Movies As Literature Student Workbook

Movies As Literature Student Workbook includes the instructions to the student, lesson questions, and glossary found in Movies As Literature. In addition, it contains movie trivia and space for students to write notes or answers.
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Print Edition: $20.00 (USD)

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