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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Zip Strips – Engaging, Fun & Effective for Reading and Math Work

http://www.wendysbookworks.com/ wendy@wendysbookworks.com (714) 955-2104 By Valerie Schuetta, M.Ed. As a first grade teacher and Reading Specialist, I am always on the lookout for resources that will not only advance my students learning, but are engaging, easy to use, and fun. Zip-Strips do all the above and much more. I had the opportunity to review the Phonics Pocket Sliders with Vocabulary and Spelling Zip Strips, grades 1 through...

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What if I’m Not a Grammarian or a Particularly Good Writer?

By Rosette Liberman, co-author of The Cooperhill Style Book, http://cooperhillstylebook.com/ All parents ask themselves this question when they try to help their high schoolers revise their writing. After all, for most of us it’s been a long time since high school English. We ask ourselves should this be: who or whom? lie or lay? me or I? like or as? bring or take? different than or different from? On a more advanced level, we want to...

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American Academy English Uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) Curriculum

American Academy offers an excellent Christian online education for homeschoolers. Here is a partial Scope & Sequence of the English curriculum: English 1 (Grade 1) (PACEs 1001-1012) The student: • Reviews consonant and vowel sounds. • Is introduced to reading and writing of word families and sentences. • Studies blends, diphthongs, ending sounds, and suffixes. • Develops reading comprehension skills. • Copies sentences using...

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ED Anywhere – Fully Accredited Online Middle School & High School

http://www.educationanywhere.com/ 10 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 70 Sterling, Virginia 20165 Phone: (703) 4ED-0805 Fax: (703) 4ED-0378 Toll Free: (877) 4ED-0805 Email: info@edanywhere.com By Michael Leppert One of the premier online middle school and high school institutions is ED Anywhere, based in Sterling, (northern) Virginia, near Washington, DC. ED Anywhere has had a bricks-and-mortar school for many years and they began their...

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Homeschool Students Outperform School Counterparts on the SAT — Again

by Joseph Grayhaim Once again, homeschoolers in America have scored decisively better — by 126 points — on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) than their age-peers in institutional public and private schools. A recent study included the results of 13,549 homeschool seniors who took the SAT in 2014 and compared their results with approximately 1.7 million high school seniors and juniors in the United States who also took...

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