Item #: C365
A Writer's Guide to Using 8 Methods of Transition is a short guide designed for all writers. The eight methods of transition help writers connect sentences and paragraphs to create a smooth flow of ideas in order to communicate clearly and effectively. Writers will find simple, concise explanations of each transitional method, as well as short examples to demonstate how each method can be used effectively. This book is a companion text for A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions.> Both work well together for writers.
Answers for HomeschoolingFeaturedNew
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Item #: A103
The decision to homeschool is difficult. There is so much to learn, and there are often radical changes that take place in your family. Unfortunately, not everyone will be supportive.Well-meaning friends and relatives may believe you are going to “ruin your child.” How can you make sure that you have laid a good foundation for your child’s future? How can you respectfully defend your choice to those who disagree with you?You’ve made the decision to homeschool. Suddenly, you find that some of those who were once in your corner supporting you are now questioning your competency as a parent and maybe even your sanity. Their lack of confidence may sting, but in reality, the critic provides a wonderful opportunity to replace fear and stigma with truth and reality. This book equips you to answer the critic in your life with resolve and confidence.ANSWERS to help you become confident in your homeschooling journey!-Socialization-Qualifications-College-Legality-Academics-Sports-Affordability-CompetencyTable of ContentsIntroduction1. Is Homeschooling Legal?2. Are You Qualified to Teach Your Child?3. How Can You Afford to Homeschool?4. Is That How It’s Done in Public School?5. What about Accountability?6. What about Socialization?7. Isn’t Sheltering a Child Harmful?8. What about Being Salt and Light in Public School?9. Is Homeschooling Elitist?10. Will Homeschoolers Be Good Citizens?11. What If I Don’t Have Enough Patience?12. What Does Dad Do in Homeschooling?13. Can Every Family Homeschool?14. Are You Cut Out for This?15. Won’t I Be Wasting My Own Education?16. What about Public School at Home?17. What about Vouchers for Homeschoolers?18. How Can You Teach Multiple Grades?19. What about Special Needs Education?20. What about Extracurricular Activities?21. What about High School?22. What about College?23. How Can You Find Time for Everything?24. Do You Know What Causes That?25. How Should I Respond to Opposition?
Becoming Mom StrongFeaturedNew
Item #: A150
Becoming Mom Strong: How to Fight With all That's In You For Your Family and Your FaithHave you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you “mom” and wondered what in the world you got yourself into?If you’re like many Christian moms today, you’ve been reading the headlines and watching the rapid-fire changes in our culture with frustration and fear. Let’s face it: Moms today are facing questions that previous generations didn’t even see coming, and even our right to determine what is best for our own children is under fire. Popular speaker and blogger Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom) believes that today’s mothers need a special kind of strength. We need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We dare not rely on human strength for the battles we’re facing right now. In Becoming MomStrong, Heidi has a powerful message just for you—the mom in the midst of it all. Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic “me-too” moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God’s voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading. God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary:-To be strong in the Lord-To know who you are in Christ, and-To impart that strength to your kids.In other words, He wants you to be MomStrong! So if you’re feeling tired or inadequate today, get ready to find new strength as you join Heidi St. John in Becoming MomStrong.
Becoming Mom Strong Bible Study FeaturedNew
Item #: A150st
Becoming MomStrong Bible Study: A Six-Week Journey to Discover Your God-Given CallingA six-week guided journey of learning to trust God with your deepest parenting questions.There’s nothing wrong with good advice—but today’s moms need so much more than that. We moms are crying out for true wisdom and strength that will teach us how to parent our kids well, and to help us navigate challenges and cultural issues previous generations never saw coming.The Bible tells us that the beginning of wisdom is knowing the Lord. And that’s right where the journey to becoming MomStrong starts.Join Heidi St. John in this six-week Bible study based on her popular book Becoming MomStrong. Each week, you’ll find stories from Heidi, Scriptural reflections, encouraging Bible verses, and prayer prompts to help train your own heart—and your kids’—to know Scripture, hold biblical values, discern true teaching, and develop godly character.A great resource for churches, women’s groups, or individuals, the Becoming MomStrong Bible Study will help you seek God’s guidance every day in your parenting hopes, fears, struggles, and victories.
Beyond the Code SeriesNew
This four-book series helps students develop important comprehension and thinking skills at the earliest level. The books contain charmingly illustrated stories with exercises following the same phonetic structure as the Explode The Code series. Each story is preceded by writing and spelling activities that introduce new sight words and teach phonetic patterns, and followed by questions and exercises that help develop comprehension and critical thinking.Skills Addressed:-Spelling patterns -Sight words-Vocabulary development-Sequencing -Categorizing-Following directions-Critical thinking-Story recall-Inferential thinking-Rhyming words-Multi-syllabic words-Matching sentences to pictures
Building Writing Skills SeriesNew
This highly-effective series teaches writing as a 5-step process. The 5-step process is made up of Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing. The step-by-step lessons use examples and easy-to-understand concept maps that teach brainstorming, planning, editing, and revising. Each lesson is followed by practice that includes a simple, time-saving scoring rubric.Level 1: teaches narrative (personal and story), opinion, and informative/explanatory writing for Grades 3-5.Level 2: teaches argumentative, narrative, and informative/explanatory writing for Grades 6-7.
Christian History: Biographies of Faith SeriesNew
An exceptional study on faith and leadership that focuses on the US presidents Washington and Jackson, as well as the Christian reformers Knox, Newton, and Luther. Students will discover their influences, struggles, and accomplishments, and take away lessons on the lives of these great leaders. Are great men simply born great or do they make a choice in their life to be something more? Study the lives of these Christian men to discover how they were transformed by their faith, moral values, and pure courage. In this unique course, students will go beyond historical footnotes to really see what has been revealed about their hearts, their fears, and their vision for changing the world as they knew it. An inspiring study designed to encourage students to lead!
Christs Psalms - Our PsalmsFeaturedNew
Item #: A530
From the Psalms to your HeartSeasoned pastors speaking from the Psalms to your heart about life’s struggles and Christ’s saving grace – that about sums up the year’s worth of meditations found in Christ’s Psalms, Our Psalms – Devotional. Whether serving God’s people in a settled church or ministering to new believers on the mission field, the sixteen ministers behind the devotions know the troubles Christians face and how God provides real relief and comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ.Our PsalmsChristians everywhere love the Psalms. They have touched the hearts and lives of countless believers for centuries. They speak to both our plights and our prosperity, our gaffes and our gifts. They teach us deep truths and bring us profound comfort. The Psalms give us words to praise our God and pleas to cry out to him in prayer. The Holy Spirit has truly made them to be our Psalms. Each meditation connects a key thought from the psalm to our daily lives and lets us take them over for ourselves.Christ’s PsalmsBut there’s another dimension to the Psalms. Each also speaks of Christ Jesus in various ways. We may see the outline of Christ in David’s experiences – in his intense suffering and waiting upon God, in his victories and success, in his role as the King who defends and judges. Jesus fulfills all these. We can see the Son of God lifted up on the praises of so many psalms and the One in whom every believer finds ultimate refuge. We also catch glimpses of Christ as our great High Priest and our Prophet who teaches us wisdom from above.Each meditation is an effort to bring out of the psalm some aspect of Christ’s person or work for us to ponder and wonder at. The emotions we feel and the hard questions we ask in the many trials of life are honestly and skillfully brought forward and then dealt with in the light of Christ’s own trials – and his great work of salvation! The answer to our sin and sorrow is found only and abundantly in Jesus, and each devotion leads us to him.Short & to the PointYou might be wondering: with so much packed in, how long are these pieces? I haven’t got that much time! Do not worry: each devotion is 400 words or less – no easy feat for us sermon-writing ministers! Two meditations are offered per psalm with the result that often the main Bible reading divides the psalm into two parts (typically up to 12 verses per reading). At times a secondary reading from elsewhere in Scripture is offered for those who wish to read more and reflect further on the subject matter. Each author has chosen one key verse from the psalm and worked out one main thought.The idea is to allow busy individuals and families to take in a focused, Word-based meditation that will feed their souls with the gospel of Christ and still allow them to catch the bus, get to work on time or arrive at soccer before the whistle blows. We hope and pray that our heavenly Father will bless you in this way.Special EventsThere is one more feature of the Devotional that we hope will interest you. At certain times of the year we often commemorate and celebrate the saving works of Christ: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Day and Pentecost Day. Many Christians and churches also pay attention to the need for God’s blessing during the planting of the crops (Crops and Labour prayer service), gathering in of the harvest (Thanksgiving Day), and the turning of the New Year of our Lord. Several contributors have worked out a series of psalm-based, Christ-centered meditations that bring each of these topics to light.When a special event is coming up on the calendar, you can prepare to mark it by using the specific meditations found in the back of the Devotional. There are several on each topic so you or your family can read a few over the days leading up to the occasion. It may sound amazing but it’s true: the Psalms do speak to all of Christ’s work and make for thought-provoking, encouraging meditations that direct all glory to our Saviour.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Item #: J221
An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate geographical and mapping skills.This introductory atlas for secondary school students aged 11-14 is designed to help students develop map, atlas and data handling skills. The content adheres closely to the requirements of the Curriculum and incorporates results of classroom testing.Its clear and accessible layout will motivate pupils of all abilities. An easy to follow introductory 'map and atlas skills' section, useful for both teacher and pupil, is followed by clear, easy to read reference maps presented with locator maps, fact boxes and flags, descriptive text, detailed map keys and photos.Detailed reference and thematic mapping of Canada and its provinces provide perfect support material for social science subjects studies at secondary level.Carefully selected focus country studies include mapping on contrasting regions and special topics.The latest available country-by-country statistics are listed in a separate section and the index includes full latitude and longitude values.The world section covers all the global issues required by the National Curriculum e.g. climate change, population, biomes, earthquakes and volcanoes.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Item #: J224
An ideal world reference atlas for young primary school geographers aged 9-11 years at Keystage 2. Published in association with the Geographical Association, enabling students to learn about the world today by exploring clear and engaging maps, study satellite imagery, understand key facts and statistics, and learn how maps and atlases work.• The atlas is organised into sections covering the UK, Europe, the world and continents with more detailed larger scale maps of countries and regions popular for focus studies.• This atlas has topographical based mapping which helps the young geographer understand the processes which take place during the formation of the earth’s landscapes.• The reference mapping is designed for maximum clarity and accessibility, and is supported by photographs and data boxes, with detailed map keys and scale information on each map.• Specially selected topic maps give additional information linking to knowledge and understanding of distant places.• Tables of key world country data include an Ecological Footprint figure for each country.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Item #: J223
Completely new edition and rebranded edition of the best-selling Collins Longman Student Atlas. Perfectly created for Key Stage 4 students and a vital tool for all students.Collins Student Atlas is a completely new edition of the highly successful Collins Longman Student Atlas. It features 128 pages of up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, 8 pages of World country-by-country statistics and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on the reference maps.The Atlas has been specifically designed for students aged 14 to 16, however its well-researched uncluttered design makes it easy for all student use.This new edition features extended map coverage on each page and colour coding has been introduced in the titling and marginalia to create distinct, easy to use sections.Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables adhere strictly to the National curriculum and cover topics such as tourism, telecommunications, environmental and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully up-dated using the latest statistical information available. The inclusion of a list of relevant web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic.High quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within the special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues.Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphics to support individual geographical, tourist, mathematical, economic or IT projects.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Item #: J222
About the BookThe clear and detailed mapping in this bestselling Collins world atlas has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect all recent geopolitical changes. Great value and contains all the world maps you need in a budget atlas, for family, study and business use.FEATURES:• Fully revised, detailed reference maps of the world.• Map of the world's countries and physical features.• Introductory section includes facts on all the countries of the world, including flags, area, population, capital city, languages, religions and currency.• Map of the world’s time zones.• Over 10,000 index entries.A new, fully updated edition of this bestselling atlas of the world.