Create-a-Story – a Creative Writing Board Game for All Ages

Published by: Create Press www.createpress.com P.O. Box 2785 Carlsbad, CA 92018-2785 760-730-9550 $44.95 plus S&H Online Teachers Manual available at website Ages 5-99 (adult assistance is required for younger children) Can be up to 6 individuals or up to 6 groups o read more

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Little House On the Prairie Books Rich Literature and Unit Study

Named in the Top 20 of all time Children’s Books by Readers for good reason www.walnutgrove.org By Emerson Sandow Ms. Charlotte Mason was a British teacher of the late 1800s who developed a complete instruction method named after her. Many homeschooling families adhere to some or all of Ms. Mason’s precepts in teaching their own children with her very solid and sound approach. Among the Charlotte Mason guidelines are to use living...

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Writing the Basic Analytical Essay: Part Three

By Dr. Rosette Liberman, www.cooperhillstylebook.com The Body This copyrighted article is the third of a series that teaches students how to write an effective essay. Parts One and Two are available at http://cooperhillstylebook.com/archive/ How many paragraphs should an essay contain? There is no absolute answer to this question. It arises because of an arbitrary model called “the 5-paragraph essay.” People who talk about essays that...

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Writing the Basic Analytical Essay: Part Two

  The Introduction   By Dr. Rosette Liberman, www.cooperhillstylebook.com   This copyrighted article is the second of a series that teaches students how to write an effective essay.  The first installment, Writing the Basic Analytical Essay Part One, is available at http://cooperhillstylebook.com/archive/  Function of the Introduction The Introduction hooks the reader’s interest in the topic or theme of the essay. The...

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Carpenter Literacy a Reading Curriculum Whole Word Plus Phonetic Instruction
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Carpenter Literacy a Reading Curriculum Whole Word Plus Phonetic Instruction

By Gail Carpenter http://www.carpenterliteracy.com/ Help! My child can’t read and I don’t know what to do. How many times have we heard this, blanketed with tears and hopelessness from parents and teachers? The kids are defeated, hate reading and just know t read more

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Why Bother with Grammar?

by Rosette Liberman http://cooperhillstylebook.com/ To answer this question, we must first ask, “What does grammar do?” Grammar guides us to exactly what we mean to say much as a GPS guides us to exactly where we intend to go. Reaching an approximate destination is just as unsatisfactory as saying more or less what we mean. The purpose of language is communication, but without knowledge of grammar we’re most likely to end up with...

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