Reading Detective® SeriesNew
This series uses highly-effective, literature-based critical thinking activities to develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping students understand challenging critical reading concepts such as making inferences, drawing conclusions, determining cause and effect, using context clues to define vocabulary, and making predictions and generalizations. Students read and analyze short literature passages and stories that include fiction and nonfiction genres. Then they answer multiple-choice and short-response questions, citing sentence evidence to support their answers. Concepts and skills covered in the series include:Literary Analysis Skills • Define vocabulary using context clues • Recognize figurative language • Identify main idea, supporting details, and theme • Recognize literary devices • Identify story elements: theme, plot, setting, and charactersReading Detective® products include the following genres:-Award-Winning Literature Excerpts • See individual products for lists-Stories and Articles • Mystery • Humor • History • Adventure-Nonfiction Topics • Science • Math • Geography • History • Biography • Inventions • SportsThe Grades 3–4 (Beginning) and Grades 6–12+ remedial (Rx) levels are organized into single-skills units with a concluding mixed-skills unit. The Grades 5–6 (A1) and 7–8 (B1) levels include mixed-skills throughout. All levels provide an introductory lesson for each skill. Rx activities are "prescriptive" to help under-performing students in Grades 6–12+ improve their comprehension skills. Reading level is Grades 4–6; story content is Grades 6+.Teaching SupportIncludes pretests, post-tests, lesson guidelines, and answers with detailed evidence. Reading and literary analysis skills are based on grade-level standards
Red Rock Mysteries SeriesNew
Bryce and Ashley Timberline are normal teenage twins, except for one thing--they discover action-packed mystery wherever they go. Whether it's searching for a missing writer or fearing for their lives at the bottom of a canyon, Bryce and Ashley never lose their taste for adventure. Wanting to get to the bottom of any mystery, these twins find themselves on a nonstop search for the truth. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Remembering the War of 1812 SeriesNew
As heritage sites plan reenactments for the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this fascinating series gives great insight into the significance of this brief and much-debated conflict. Although it lasted only three years and yielded no transfer of territory to the United States, Britain, or Canada, the conflict still resonates two centuries later. Each volume in this series describes a key element of the War of 1812 including its causes, the battles, the heroes, and the war's lasting legacy for both the United States and Canada. Full-color maps, primary sources, period illustrations, and contemporary photographs bring the battles and leaders to life.
Science Detective Series SeriesNew
The mind-building lessons and activities in these books teach topics and skills drawn from state and national science standards to prepare students for more advanced science courses and new assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in science. Students read lessons that include a variety of charts, tables, and graphs. Then they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the science concepts and develop their reading comprehension and inferential and deductive thinking skills. Students can't just scan the story for answers—they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text, charts, tables, and graphs to explain and support their answers.Many questions in these books ask students to use complete sentences to explain their thinking. The ability to express their thoughts—supported by evidence—in writing, is not only important in science assessment, it is essential when communicating with other people in school and work. It also promotes better understanding of the concepts being studied. The questions in Science Detective® are modeled after questions found on science assessments but require more critical thinking. There is a growing trend to evaluate responses to open-ended questions in the context of logical reasoning, and many science students score poorly on these test items. The carefully designed questions in in these books will not only develop thinking, reading, and writing skills, but will also familiarize your students with questions found on contemporary science assessments.Teaching SupportIncludes teacher and student introductions, a chart of topics and key ideas to help select activities, and detailed answers.
Item #: N958
In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known — but not well understood — Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled — George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson — call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.
Item #: N956
What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.
Skill Sharpeners: Geography SeriesFeaturedNew
Skill Sharpeners: Geography engages your child in exploring the world while learning important map skills and geography concepts. The cross-curricular activities integrate the most current geography standards. Each geography topic includes nonfiction reading selections, comprehension questions, vocabulary practice, writing prompts, and authentic activities that bring the concepts to life. These activities invite your child to be creative while using higher-order thinking skills. Includes answer key.
Spotlight on My Country SeriesFeaturedNew
Spotlight on my Country introduces young readers to countries around the world. Each book contains maps, photographs, the history and geography of the country, its people, regions, cities, and wildlife. The books also show the holidays, celebrations, and symbols of each country.
Teach Them DiligentlyFeaturedNew
Publisher: Master Books
Item #: A146
How many generations does it take to lose the culture?According to the Bible — it only takes one.In her first book, author Leslie Nunnery shines a much-needed light on the struggle many parents are having to pass on a godly legacy to their children. She gets right to a fundamental weakness of Christian parenting in this post-modern era: we have forgotten the importance and the privilege of parenting children today. Nunnery offers highlights from the cautionary tale of the Israelites' poor parenting to illuminate what is happening today in many Christian homes: though God has given us the tools to teach our children, we often fail to use them.— Heidi St. JohnIt’s easy to say we trust Christ for everything, but are we living that truth? We’ve been given clear instruction in a powerful promise for parents. God tells us in Deuteronomy to “teach our children diligently.” This passage and many others give us great insight as to how to do that and enjoy the promised blessing that always accompanies the mandates we are given.-Learn the practical view of discipleship parenting, what God expects from parents, and how to put these truths into action-See how parenting with the vision of teaching them diligently will intentionally bear fruit and affect change in your own life as well-Move beyond giving lip-service to what you believe, and make the conscious choice to rely on the wisdom of God’s holy instruction for your life and parenting.So, why are we as Christian parents still uncertain? Why do we live in fear? Why are we losing our children in record numbers? What can we do about it?
The Baker Family Series SeriesNew
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Baker and their four children: responsible Phil, sensible Abby, daring Andy, and inquisitive Tom. The Bakers are a Christian family who love serving and helping others, but they have a knack for finding adventure while they’re at it! Exciting reading for youth in the six volumes of the Baker Family Adventures Series by C. R. Hedgcock. Recommended for ages 11-15, but make great family read-alouds too, for ages 6-10.People sometimes think that the Christian’s life is rose beds and sunny skies, but when the thorns start jabbing and the sun starts burning — that’s when the true test of character comes. The Bakers must deal with mysteries, kidnappers, buried treasures, and more, with each challenge forcing them to grow in courage and learn important lessons in godliness.
The Black Stallion Series SeriesNew
ABOUT THE AUTHORWalter Farley‘s first book, The Black Stallion, was an instant hit when it appeared in 1941. Mr. Farley went on to write thirty-three other enormously popular books about the Black Stallion and other horses which were published in more than twenty countries. He died in 1989, shortly before the publication of his last novel, The Young Black Stallion, written with his son Steven.
Item #: A133
Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers—even bestselling novelists—had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people—individuals with dyslexia—share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity.Blending personal stories with hard science, The Dyslexic Advantage provides invaluable advice on how parents, educators, and individuals with dyslexia can recognize and use the strengths of the dyslexic learning style in: -material reasoning (used by architects and engineers)-interconnected reasoning (scientists and designers)-narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers)-dynamic reasoning (economists and entrepreneurs.)With prescriptive advice and inspiring testimonials, this paradigm-shifting book proves that dyslexia doesn’t have to be a detriment, but can often become an asset for success.