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Reading Comprehension 4
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Adventures in Other Lands
Once Upon a Story
Pilgrim's Progress
In His Hands
Song of the Brook
Road Trip East
Spelling 4
Spelling 4 TE

Reading Comprehension 4

Reading Comprehension 4

The newly updated Reading Comprehension 4 is a collection of short, captivating readings designed to take your students’ comprehension skills to a whole new level!

Questions included with each reading evaluate recall of plot, characters, and setting . . . but new features challenge students to go beyond basic comprehension to apply literary concepts and think critically about what they read.

With the all-new Teacher Edition, you’ll be well-equipped to guide your students to a deeper understanding of the stories they read and help them discover spiritual applications along the way.

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Teachers

  • The Teacher Edition has everything you need to dig deeper into important literary concepts—saving you valuable preparation time.
  • Notes equip you to develop within your students the ability to evaluate, analyze, appreciate, and enjoy the written word.
  • Step-by-step discussion prepares you to walk students through more challenging activities.

Students

  • Focus on silent reading builds confidence in independent work.
  • Questions teach students to recall important details, notice implications, support answers with text evidence, and develop critical thinking skills.
  • Activities prompt the development of critical thinking in an environment where teachers can reinforce sound thinking and redirect faulty reasoning.

Bible 4 Journal

Bible 4 Journal

Like archaeologists searching for treasure, your students will discover truths and practical applications as they explore the Old and New Testaments with the Bible 4 Journal. Designed to help students dig deep into Scripture, this brand-new book will reinforce what is being taught in Bible class. Students will learn from godly examples and biblical principles portrayed in the lessons and be challenged to think from a biblical worldview and make personal applications in weekly entries.

Prompts for regular Bible reading and prayer will help students develop a daily reliance on God. As they dig into the Word of God, your students will learn to depend on it for the answers to life’s questions and challenges.

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Students

  • Weekly Entries stimulate spiritual application as students learn to exercise biblical principles in their own lives and to view the Bible as relevant and personal.
  • Review of Bible Lessons brings the men and women of the Bible to life by requiring personal thought and application from students.
  • Independent Daily Bible Reading Prompts encourage the personal study of God’s Word and daily devotional time with God.
  • The weekly Daily Living section provides prayer lists that will teach students to consistenly pray for others, a life skill they can practice outside the classroom.
  • The Assemblage Analysis provides an opportunity at the end of each lesson series to reinforce the most significant takeaways.
  • Creative Writing and Profile Drawing will bring Scriptures to life and provide an outlet for creativity.
  • Decorative Verse Pages provide a creative and visual reminder of God’s Word.
  • Students will develop a Biblical Worldview while learning to make the truths of God’s Word the basis for practical decisions.

God’s Gift of Language 4

Spelling 4 TE

With this updated version of God’s Gift of Language 4, your students will develop effective communication skills—they will learn not only grammar and punctuation, but also how to research and write for assignments in manageable steps. Lessons are unified by engaging themes that will intrigue and motivate your students to keep learning. Language concepts will guide students in a logical flow from the known to the unknown.

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Students

  • Grammar concepts integrated throughout lessons
  • Spiral review throughout the exercises ensures students are prepared for assessments and future learning.
  • Intentional class discussion allows students to practice critical thinking
  • Take 5! activities assess students’ understanding of recently-taught concepts
  • Dedicated homework section provides timely reinforcement of classroom instruction

God’s Gift of Language 4 TE

Spelling 4 TE

The thinking skills and communication ability your students will develop in your fourth grade language class will benefit them for a lifetime.

With your new God’s Gift of Language 4 Teacher Edition, you’ll be thoroughly equipped to guide your students through the valuable process of analyzing each part of a sentence and then applying that insight to improve their own writing.

You’ll love how helpful and flexible this book is: whenever you need a new idea or want another way to explain a concept, you’ll find a variety of teaching tips, activities, and games ready to help you succeed.

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Teachers

  • Guide students to dive deeper into developing their communication skills through thought provoking questions and activities that help develop critical thinking skills.
  • Enrichment activities and games are perfect for class review, reinforcing complex topics, one-on-one tutoring, or extra motivation—and they won’t require a lot of preparation time or expensive supplies.
  • An at-a-glance list of the language skills covered each day provides an easy resource for teachers or administrators who want to keep track of daily objectives.
  • Teacher checkpoints throughout the book help you lead and engage your students with suggested techniques that enhance the learning process.
  • Teaching notes and tips provide extra explanations and steps for successfully applying each concept.
  • The new hard cover and spiral binding make your book easier to use while teaching.

Writing with Purpose 4

Writing with Purpose 4

Ignite your students’ imagination with the new, colorful edition of Writing with Purpose 4. Exciting practice activities improve their cursive and creative writing skills. You’ll find that assignments tie learning together with cross-subject integration. And by the end of the year, your students will gain the confidence to write better and express their imagination through writing.

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Students

  • Learn important character traits while practicing penmanship.
  • Improve their handwriting and boost confidence with weekly tests.
  • Challenge students’ creative thinking skills while practicing penmanship.
  • Introduce students to literature while analyzing content.
  • Creative writing prompts encourage students in using their imagination.
  • Students put the writing process into practice with research reports, organization, and note-taking.
  • Cross-subject integration relates writing practice to spelling, language, history, science, and reading.

Adventures in Other Lands

Adventures in Other Lands

Help your students develop speed and comprehension skills as they read about children and missionaries from faraway places in Adventures in Other Lands.

Each weekly selection assesses reading speed and includes a corresponding comprehension quiz. Critical thinking discussion questions, combined with stories from around the world, will help fourth graders understand different cultures and will inspire them to be missionaries wherever they are.

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Students

  • Selections are organized to provide natural progression in story length.
  • Thought Provokers prompt students to consider how they would respond if they were in the main character’s place.
  • The “My Great Adventure” chart provides a visual activity students can use to track their progress throughout the year.
  • Calculating students’ word-per-minute speed (wpm) is quick and easy. Pre-calculated wpm for each selection is available at abeka.com/downloads and in the Reading 4 Curriculum Lesson Plans.

Once upon a Story

Once upon a Story

Once upon a Story is a brand-new reader featuring Build on It activities and a variety of talented authors. Because of the story selection and writing quality, it’s fun to read! At the same time, it helps you teach important skills and truths. You’ll also see a focus on literary terms, with review including symbolism, moral, and plot. Narrative text structure and point of view will be introduced and reviewed to build students’ understanding.

In Once upon a Story’s shrunken-page Teacher Edition, you’ll find so many teaching helps—including critical thinking questions and spiritual application.

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Teachers

  • Have the resources to teach fluency and comprehension in addition to asking recall questions and listening to students read.
  • Walk students through logical thought processes so they can take the facts they are learning, combine those with biblical principles, and formulate practical application.
  • Critical thinking questions are included for you so you can start valuable discussions and develop your students’ personal worldview based on biblical truths.
  • With the deeper level of biblical application, you’ll be able to encourage your students to live victorious in Christ.
  • Since questions and answers are already provided in the Teacher Edition, you can check students᾿ comprehension faster (taking up less of your valuable class time).

Students

  • Factual and inferential questions prepare students to analyze characters, develop critical thinking, and strengthen their biblical worldview.
  • They’ll be guided toward becoming successful independent readers equipped for a lifetime of learning.
  • With the increased biblical application and thought-provoking questions, your students will be encouraged to apply the lessons they learn for victorious Christian living.
  • Reluctant learners will have the tools to improve comprehension and retention.
  • Students will become better writers through practice writing in narrative style.

Pilgrim’s Progress: Christiana’s Journey

Pilgrim's Progress: Christiana;s Journey

Pilgrim’s Progress: Christiana’s Journey is a new addition to the fourth-grade reading program! The story has been redeveloped at grade level to better encourage students to understand the realistic elements of living a victorious Christian life. Activities and questions help make students see the story for what it is, rather than just an adventure.

In the shrunken-page Teacher Edition, you’ll find so many teaching helps—including critical thinking questions and spiritual application.

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Teachers

  • Because of all the Teacher Edition features, you’ll have extra knowledge—without the extra prep time.
  • With the level of biblical application, you’ll be able to encourage your students to live victorious in Christ. It’s easier to be more intentional about including faith in an academic subject where it naturally fits.
  • Critical thinking questions are included so you can start valuable discussions and develop your students’ personal worldview based on biblical truths.
  • Since questions and answers are already provided in the Teacher Edition, you can check students’ comprehension quicker (taking up less of your valuable class time).

Students

  • Through the application questions and Christiana’s Journal, your students will learn to organize their thoughts and become better writers.
  • Silent reading opportunities will help them learn to read faster, increase comprehension, and improve writing skills.
  • Discussing themes will help them better understand allegory and the main idea of each chapter.
  • Factual and inferential questions prepare students to analyze characters, develop critical thinking, and strengthen their biblical worldview.

In His Hands

In His Hands

In this fascinating new reader, your students will develop an appreciation for the wonderful, diverse world God has created as they strengthen their reading skills. Selections organized by continent show God’s hand in many cultures and lands by exploring wildlife, geography, folk tales, language, and more with missionary stories demonstrating God’s hand as He works through His people around the globe.

The Teacher Edition contains all the help you’ll need to ignite your students’ excitement and deepen their knowledge. From downloadable audio files to critical thinking activities to optional enrichment projects, you and your students will enjoy seeing the world held lovingly in God’s hands.

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Teachers

  • Discover interesting facts and observations to share with your students, expanding their engagement with what’s in their books.
  • You’ll find plenty of suggested activities for critical thinking and enrichment—saving you time.
  • Through an emphasis on descriptive text structures, your students will move from learning to read to reading to learn.
  • Through an emphasis on sequential text structures, you’ll be able to help your students learn to follow step-by-step written instructions independently.
  • Introduce students to different languages and cultures, showing how God can be seen in all aspects of life including vocabulary and common phrases.
  • Review and reinforce literary concepts with comprehension questions and critical thinking activities.

Students

  • Through descriptive and persuasive selections, students will develop critical thinking skills and a biblical worldview.
  • Review sections prepare students to analyze literature to ensure comprehension.
  • Through the practice of identifying text structures and examples of well-written literature, students will become better writers.
  • Focusing on descriptive and sequential text structures will help students become more independent in their reading and comprehension, learning to notice events and transitions without needing explanation from the teacher.
  • Students will love learning about different places and will be inspired by God’s design and handiwork throughout all His creation.

Song of the Brook

Song of the Brook

The student text has been updated and features new art to illustrate the well-loved story of Hilda. New end-of-chapter activities keep your students engaged and thoroughly prepare your students to write a book report.

Flip open the new Song of the Brook Teacher Edition for comprehension questions, character themes, enrichment ideas, spiritual application, critical thinking questions, and activities. You’ll have everything you need to reinforce learning through review and assess students’ progress.

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Teachers

  • Because of all the Teacher Edition features, you’ll have extra knowledge—without the extra prep time.
  • With the deeper level of biblical application, you’ll be able to encourage your students to live victorious in Christ.
  • Critical thinking questions are included for you so you can start valuable discussions, develop your students’ personal worldview based on biblical truths, and teach solution-focused thinking supported by the facts students have learned.
  • Since questions and answers are already provided in the Teacher Edition, you can assess comprehension faster (taking up less of your valuable class time).

Students

  • Through the application questions and end-of-chapter activities, your students will learn to organize their thoughts and become better writers.
  • With the increased biblical application and thought-provoking questions, they’ll begin to filter their choices through biblical principles.
  • Factual and inferential questions prepare students to analyze characters, develop critical thinking, and strengthen their biblical worldview.
  • They’ll see how to apply what they’re learning to their own lives. For instance, in thinking through cause and effect of characters’ actions, they’ll see how their own actions affect the people around them.

Road Trip East

Song of the Brook

Explore the eastern half of the US with the Jacksons, a Canadian family taking a road trip east of the Mississippi River. Students will enjoy the ride: meeting inspiring characters, reading exciting stories, and discovering the rich heritage of four regions.

With this cohesive and delightful theme, students will be motivated to dig deeper into each selection as they evaluate text structure, analyze literary elements, engage their critical thinking, and develop their own writing skills.

Teachers will find a wealth of facts, ideas, and activities that make it easy to steer their students through this journey of fun and learning.

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Teachers

  • Interactive application activities with helpful charts and diagrams provide opportunities to organize ideas, demonstrate practical writing and analysis techniques, and evaluate students’ understanding.
  • Spark students’ interest and show them the relevance of what they’re reading by connecting stories and ideas to fascinating physical places that they could potentially visit.
  • The Author’s Pen feature will complement the writing skills taught in God’s Gift of Language 4 and Writing with Purpose 4, highlighting creative writing techniques used in this book’s selections and giving you the tools to challenge your students to try these techniques in their own writing.
  • Prepare your students for testing and develop their critical thinking skills with Build On It sections that discuss literary concepts and prompt students to analyze and apply what they’ve learned.
  • Introduce and review literary concepts with comprehension questions and critical thinking activities.

Students

  • The exciting theme of a road trip will grab students’ attention as they imagine visiting each destination.
  • Spotlights on poet Robert Frost and author/illustrator Robert Lawson give students context to appreciate their literature and art selections, plus a review of sequential text structure as students place events from these men’s lives in the correct order.
  • Students will study rhyme scheme, repetition, meter, descriptive details, figurative language, and many other literary concepts.
  • Build On It activities reinforce what students have learned from their reading and encourage them to think beyond simply recalling facts as they analyze elements from what they’ve read.
  • Students learn to spot signal words that pinpoint similarities and differences between items as they analyze compare-contrast text structure and then apply that skill to their own writing.
  • With the variety of genres in this compilation, students will continue reading for enjoyment while learning to read for knowledge and development of critical thinking.

Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry 4

Spelling 4

The new Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry 4 offers many improvements—starting with the size. It’s now 8 ½” by 11”, just as customers requested. And just as customers requested, more application activities have been added.

You’ll also find improved word lists, now arranged by spelling rule, phonics focus, challenge words, and vocabulary words (instead of arrangement by theme). Since the rule/pattern is taught as the “hook” followed by the spelling words, students don’t have to try to remember a string of letters; they can focus on the reason why a word is spelled as it is. Rather than coaching memorization, this improvement will help you teach spelling.

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Students

  • Through exercises like Spelling Bridges, students learn the thinking processes they need to be successful.
  • As students practice with words, they learn definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and correct usage of words in sentences.
  • Through “A Word to Live By” and biblical truths woven into exercises, they’ll be reminded of biblical principles and encouraged to apply them in their lives.
  • Exercises encourage thinking beyond rote memorization, helping students learn to analyze words and apply concepts to new words.
  • Analogies help students learn how to break down a complex problem and determine the answer.

Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry 4 Teacher Edition

Spelling 4 TE

This new teacher edition of Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry 4 is as helpful as a book could possibly be!

Sentence Bank, Spelling Hints, Teaching Tips, and Discussion Starters provide practical suggestions to connect with students and make spelling exciting and effective. Teacher Information supplies helpful suggestions for teaching spelling, vocabulary, and poetry while integrating critical thinking and biblical worldview.

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Teachers

  • Save prep time with plenty of ideas for presentation, spelling clues, and review.
  • Sample sentences use the words in context—you can guide students to increase critical thinking skills and figure out word meanings.
  • Apply spelling words and poems to students’ daily life through character-building discussion starters.
  • Build student interest (and perhaps even your own interest!) in poetry with poetry introductions and teaching helps.
  • Give students greater understanding of the poems they learn with unfamiliar words defined.
  • Reinforce what you’re teaching in language and reading class—and help students enjoy what they’re memorizing—by teaching literary terms through examples in the poems.
  • Use comprehension questions to stimulate class participation and focus on poetic elements such as imagery, similes, and rhyme scheme.
Intermediate Math
Intermediate Math Digital Teaching Aids

Intermediate Mathematics

Intermediate Math

The new Intermediate Mathematics for 7th grade replaces the previous Basic Mathematics. When you flip through it, it won’t take you long to see why!

New concepts and features have been added. It’s more relevant and a better fit within math’s scope and sequence. Review is more strategically inserted. Whether you’re teaching 7th grade math for the first time or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ll find the Teacher Edition and student text give you everything you need to engage and explain. It’s loaded with teaching notes, teaching tips, daily quick quizzes, and more.

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Teachers

  • With teaching tips, you can share alternate ways for performing operations or fascinating extra information even if you don’t have time to find it yourself.
  • The pacing of review helps you ensure your students’ retention while keeping them excited about learning math.
  • You’ll have extra information in Fast Facts so you can present other methods of solving problems.
  • With unannounced 5-question Quick Quizzes, you can get immediate feedback on students’ understanding and quickly address weak areas.

Students

  • Because of what students learn in Intermediate Mathematics, they can finish 7th grade ready to tackle Pre-Algebra or Algebra I.
  • Students see how math is exciting and relates to their everyday lives.
  • They’re engaged throughout the year and challenged early to progress beyond where they were last year.
  • Their reasoning ability is developed through critical thinking questions, preparing them for geometry and for life.

Intermediate Mathematics Digital Teaching Aids

Intermediate Math Digital Teaching Aids

Prepare to hear a lot of “Oh, cool, I get it!” from your students.

Take your explanations to a whole new level with customizable interactive web pages that provide hands-on learning experiences for your students. It’s like working problems on the board—but so much better!

Hard-to-visualize concepts come alive with helpful images and videos.

Your students will understand more and pay more attention in class . . . and you’ll spend LESS time preparing your lessons.

  • 139 images of examples, problems, and charts that correspond with the textbook: students will be looking up at you instead of down at their books as you point out key elements.
  • 36 detailed videos demonstrate visual topics such as factoring, surface area, volume, graphing, constructing angles, and more. You can show videos while explaining concepts and then leave videos playing silently in the background as you walk around the room checking students' work.
  • You’re in the driver’s seat with 2 interactive web pages: tailor your instruction to your class’s needs with endless problems of your choosing as your students visualize signed number arithmetic, plot inequalities, and identify types of numbers.
  • 6 tutorial videos will teach you how to maximize your use of these Digital Teaching Aids.
  • Easily incorporate DTAs into your usual lesson plan. Whether on a computer, tablet, or other mobile device, these images, videos, and interactive webpages can be downloaded and displayed (16:9 HD format) on an interactive whiteboard, television, or projector using PowerPoint, Keynote, or your favorite compatible presentation software—or a web browser that supports .jpg, .wmv, .flv, .mov, .mp4, and .html file formats.
Pre-Algebra
Pre-Algebra Teacher Edition

Pre-Algebra

Pre Algebra

This book is loaded with practical content and helpful features. Thorough step-by-step explanations, multiple examples and illustrations for each lesson, strategically placed review sections—students can go directly to the textbook when they need help understanding new material.

Topics presented are current, exciting, and relevant. Critical thinking opportunities train students to think beyond a surface level of knowledge and understanding. And as you’d expect from Abeka, math is presented from a biblical worldview: a way to discover the order in which God created the world.

With this bridge between Intermediate Math and Algebra I, students will enter Algebra I confident and prepared.

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Students

  • A quick pace through introductory review concepts keeps students engaged and makes time to focus on preparing for Algebra I.
  • Review sections reinforce new concepts and help students with challenging material.
  • Level Ups provide optional extra content to challenge more advanced students and classes.
  • Critical thinking is strengthened, improving students’ reasoning ability and giving them experience that will enable them to shine in their future careers.
  • Since students do their work right in the book instead of on separate paper, they’ll be better able to study by looking at how they solved previous problems.
  • Biblical worldview helps students to build math understanding upon a proper foundation, contrasting with the world’s man-centered perspective that math is created by humans.

Pre-Algebra Teacher Edition

Pre Algebra

Whether you are a new teacher or have years of experience, you’ll find everything you need to inspire your students and present concepts effectively.

Daily lessons within the teacher edition guide teachers in being able to thoroughly cover material. The examples and illustrations within the text help support the teacher’s lesson. You’ll even find interesting extra information you can share to get students excited about what they’re learning.

Help your students develop their reasoning skills to think through current issues. Present a biblical worldview—not by forcing in verses or stretching biblical applications to make them fit, but by taking real opportunities that dovetail nicely within your lesson. This Teacher Edition will help you be intentional about using math to invest in your students’ personal growth beyond their ability to get the right answer.

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Teachers

  • Teaching information is now right next to the inset student text instead of in a second book. Since this new resource is divided into 2 smaller volumes—volume 1 for the first semester and volume 2 for the second semester—you’ll teach with everything you need held comfortably in one hand.
  • 70 quick quizzes can be used as graded or ungraded assignments.
  • Develop your students’ reasoning ability and prepare them for their future careers with critical thinking opportunities throughout both the student text and your Teacher Edition.
  • If you choose to integrate calculators and other technological applications like spreadsheets and graphing utilities, Technology Tips will help you teach students why they are beneficial and how to use them correctly and effectively.
  • Expert teachers have shared their teaching tips throughout the book, giving you advice on how to get difficult concepts across to students.
  • Level Ups provide optional extra material and problems to enhance lessons. You won’t have to come up with new ideas to challenge your advanced students: these sections will provide additional depth and interest.
  • Answers are right next to the problems for quick reference, with fully worked out problems provided in the Solution Key.
  • Digital Teaching Aids are available for Pre-Algebra. Make hard-to-visualize material come alive, using videos that make your job easier.
STEM Project Guide Student Book and Teacher Key
Grammar III Student Book
Grammar III Teacher Key
Themes in Literature
Themes in Literature Teacher Edition
Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III
Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III Teacher Key
Science: Matter and Energy
Science: Matter and Energy Teacher Edition
English 9 Curriculum Lesson Plans

STEM Project Guide Student Book and Teacher Key

Science 9 STEM Student Book and Teacher Key

The brand-new STEM Project Guide Student Book and Teacher Key equip students and teachers in preparing successful science-investigation or engineering-design projects for both in-class presentations and entry into STEM fairs. Replacing the Science in Action project guide in 9th grade, this unique guide aligns with current STEM fair requirements. Detailed directions and background information compliment any science curriculum and are incorporated into Abeka’s Science 9 daily lesson pacing.

Building on the biblical view of the nature of science taught in Abeka’s middle-school science texts, both teacher and student will benefit from detailed directions for every step of the project—from choosing a topic and researching to developing and then presenting the project—along with grading forms for evaluation. Students will be able to perform science-investigation or engineering-design projects at a grade-appropriate rigor and will be graded on their science and engineering content.

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Teachers

  • All terminology and concepts needed to guide students in completing a STEM project are included within the Teacher Key, equipping teachers to assist as needed.
  • Notes throughout the Teacher Key provide tips on how to guide students in completing a successful STEM Project.
  • The Teacher Key insert helps teachers plan logistics by providing additional suggestions for pacing, grading, and project approval.
  • Grading forms in checklist format benefit both students and teachers.

Students

  • The Student Book will guide students to perform a complete STEM project independently.
  • Students will think critically as they plan their study, analyze their dat, and interpret their results.
  • Students will practice biblical principles of honesty and integrity, as they track their own data and results, accurately record information from other sources to avoid plagiarism, and design data analysis to avoid bias.
  • Students will follow the practice of professional scientific and engineering researchers by creating a single source document to record all facets of their project.
  • Safety information allows students to perform a broad range of projects and to use appropriate scientific models.
  • Students will gain broad experience and build skills by completing science-investigation or engineering-design projects.

Grammar and Composition III

Grammar and Composition III

The new edition of Grammar and Composition III will equip your students with grammar and writing skills that will prepare them to meet future academic and career goals by incorporating assignments using real-world scenarios and modern technology. Students sharpen their grammar and writing proficiency while improving their creative, rhetorical, and business writing styles.

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Students

  • New topics establish grammar and writing skills and prepare students to advance to the 10th—12th grades.
  • Students learn logical patterns of writing essays and short stories with full examples to follow.
  • Cross-subject integration reinforces ideas from other subjects with grammar and composition skills.
  • Students practice a variety of academic, business, and creative writing assignments to build confidence.
  • Equip students for their future careers with business-style writing.
  • Thought-provoking questions prompt students to think critically as they practice answering a variety of problems.
  • Biblical worldview themes naturally woven into exercise content

Grammar and Composition III Teacher Key

Grammar and Composition III

As a grammar and composition teacher, you need easy access to the answers to every exercise that your students will be completing. With your new Grammar and Composition III Teacher Key, you’ll have just what you need to equip your students with lifelong critical thinking and communication skills. Clear explanations and a user-friendly format work simultaneously with your curriculum. This resource will make your job easier and give you more time to focus on helping each student excel.

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Teachers

  • Teaching tips and notes anticipate students’ questions and point to pages that provide the help they need.
  • Thought Provoker answers help students think through concepts thoroughly by presenting questions in a style different from what they’ve seen in their exercises.
  • User-friendly teacher information puts due dates, tips, page numbers, and checkpoints in this Teacher Key for easy reference to your curriculum while you teach.
  • Creative, affordable ideas for bulletin boards give you excellent learning tools for your classroom. Since they use Abeka digital clip art, you’ll save both time and money.

Themes in Literature

Themes in Literature

Students will reach a higher level of understanding literature—and enjoy it—with the new 9th grade Themes in Literature. Features previously included only in the Teacher Edition are now presented in the student book, giving students background information and literary concepts that will expand their thinking skills and get them excited to read more.

Critical thinking exercises, unit reviews, and defined literary terms guide students to focus on what’s most important as they read the works and study for tests. Illustrations and introductions are now included for EVERY selection to spark students’ imagination and help them understand what they’re about to read.

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Students

  • Class discussion questions teach students to think critically and show them how to analyze for deeper understanding and appreciation.
  • Students go beyond rote memorization and learn to apply what they read with Write About It creative writing prompts.
  • Unit reviews develop students’ study skills and habits.
  • Students gain a foundation of literary analysis skills by learning literary terms, seeing them demonstrated, and applying them throughout the text.
  • Background information and author biographies help students understand and enjoy selections in their intended context.

Themes in Literature Teacher Edition

Themes in Literature Teacher Edition

The newly updated Teacher Edition of Themes in Literature maintains the previous edition’s strong emphasis on character-building principles and universal themes. But now, students will move beyond mere knowledge—toward understanding and discernment—with an increased focus on literary concepts, text analysis, and critical thinking.

You’ll find an abundance of tools and tips to make your lessons helpful and interesting, inspire class discussion, assess student comprehension, and make your class preparation easier: saving you time and making you a more effective, engaging instructor.

It’s even easier to hold as you teach! The Teacher Edition is divided into two volumes, spiral bound … a simple change that makes a big difference for you.

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Teachers

  • Inset student pages with notes in the margins keep all the information you need right in one place.
  • Teacher notes, planning tools, checkpoints, and answers to student questions save you time and make it easier for you to incorporate critical thinking and discussion into your lessons.
  • It’s easy to know how to explain selections to students. Each piece is introduced and summarized, and key points, important lines, and literary terms are provided.
  • Analysis charts help students to think through material in several different ways throughout a lesson, giving opportunities for class discussion and analysis.
  • You can use the quiz questions provided with each selection for quiz grades or informal class review.
  • Literary terms are described and explained, equipping you to help students understand how each term is used and why it’s important.
  • Building a strong foundation in literary terms and concepts, 9th grade students learn to analyze text and are better prepared for 10th grade.

Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry III

Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III

Your students are capable of learning more. With the new 9th grade Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry III book, now they will learn more!

Many features have been added or updated to equip students with the skills they need to understand vocabulary terms and to spell accurately and confidently. You’ll find 2 additional vocabulary words on each list, and each list now has 5 exercises to practice instead of only 2. Updated definitions help students understand each word fully, and brand new example sentences effectively illustrate the words—no more ambiguous fill-in-the-blank options.

With these added features, it’s no surprise that the book is larger. This 8” x 10” size also allows plenty of room for your students to make insightful decisions when choosing the right word by completing exercises that prompt them to do higher-level thinking, while a world of new vocabulary will be opened to them by studying common roots of English words.

Plus, with the new larger size, it won’t get lost among your students’ larger books.

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Students

  • Students will be able to practically apply the words they have learned and be better equipped for testing through expanded unit exercises and review exercises.
  • Extended vocabulary word lists increase students’ knowledge and prepare them better for 10th grade.
  • Students can apply common roots to deduce the meaning of words they haven’t seen before.
  • Reference material will enable students to find the answers they’re looking for when studying or working on exercises.
  • Exercises that encourage critical thinking will help students implement words into their own personal vocabulary and correctly use new words in everyday situations.
  • Students experience how beautiful words can be by memorizing well-known, classic poems.
  • Students will have a mastery of commonly misspelled words and will be able to confidently apply standard spelling rules.

Vocabulary, Spelling, and Poetry III Teacher Key

Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III Teacher Key

It won’t take years of experience to feel like a master teacher when you have this incredible resource in your hand. So much more than “just” an answer key, this teacher key contains a wealth of helpful information to save you time as you develop your students’ minds and their biblical worldview. Sample sentences, suggestions for explaining and reviewing concepts, reminders to prompt your students—all here, ready for you.

While your students are studying words, why not use the chance to slip in some review from other parts of their school day? You’ll find terms from their other textbooks sprinkled throughout the lessons, as well as concepts from grammar class reinforced in optional writing exercises.

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Teachers

  • Save preparation time with notes that remind you of quiz information, teaching tips, and other useful tools.
  • Reinforce what you teach in other subjects by pointing out spelling and vocabulary terms students have seen in their textbooks.
  • Even a new teacher can succeed like a master with checkpoints suggested by experienced teachers.
  • Sample spelling sentences give you flexibility as you review before a test or help individual students.
  • Assess and solidify students’ understanding with mastery sentences included for each vocabulary word.
  • Use provided introductions and questions to help students understand poems and encourage them to think deeply when memorizing.
  • Analogies can be tricky to explain—but they’re made simple for you with an easy-to-understand example you can use in class.
  • Optional writing assignments encourage students to integrate spelling and vocabulary words into a paragraph: perfect to use for review or an extra challenge.

Science: Matter and Energy

Science: Matter and Energy

With the newly revised 9th grade Science: Matter and Energy your students will discover detailed illustrations, helpful study aid features, and exciting new thinking opportunities! These improvements will stimulate critical thinking and prepare your students to apply scientific knowledge in a variety of formats.

You’ll also find a greater emphasis on reasoning and fallacies in science—giving your students the ability to evaluate scientific claims through a biblical worldview. With these improvements—and more—your student will be able to transition into higher-level science studies from their study of Science: Matter and Energy.

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Students

  • Reorganized topics will help students to easily make connections between physical science concepts.
  • Opportunities to apply scientific thinking to complex scenarios, develop and stretch student’s critical thinking skills.
  • Exercises exploring the process of engineering design will help students become goal-oriented problem solvers who consider practical, social, and economic factors.
  • With an added focus of mathematics in science, students will understand that scientific equations are a succinct representation of how God ordered the natural world.
  • As lifelong learners, students will be able to evaluate scientific claims through a biblical worldview.
  • With over 500 pictures, charts, and graphs your students will better understand and enjoy science!

Science: Matter and Energy Teacher Edition

Science: Matter and Energy Teacher Edition

Hands-on student lab ideas, suggested writing applications, and thought-provoking questions will help you be a science teacher who truly inspires students to love science—to see how it relates to daily life—and to think deeply about the exciting new concepts they’re learning.

This new Teacher Edition makes it easy for you to focus on what’s important. Your class preparation is made simple with detailed lesson plans, daily objectives, and checkpoints provided for you. The book is easy to navigate, too: the student page is inset next to your teaching information, chapter tabs and lesson-end indicators help you find your place, and the Teacher Edition is now divided into two manageable spiral-bound volumes.

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Teachers

  • Inspire students to think deeply and apply their language skills to science through suggested writing prompts and discussion questions.
  • Get students involved with hands-on lab experience, not just teacher demonstrations.
  • Simple-to-follow format with chapter tabs, clear lesson endings, plus teaching information right next to the corresponding student page.
  • Teacher checkpoints give you procedures for keeping students engaged and ideas for developing difficult concepts.
  • Save time and prepare effective lessons with detailed suggested lesson plans and daily objectives.

English 9 Curriculum

English 9 Curriculum

In the updated edition of English 9 Curriculum, you’ll discover daily lesson plans that let you confidently focus on what really matters: teaching your students.

Abeka’s master teachers have organized each lesson in advance for you to have a successful year—whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran. Tips help you teach new concepts while fun ideas and prompts freshen up well-known content. Time saved from lesson planning and choosing homework exercises will allow you to make the most of the time in the classroom with your students, strengthening their foundation in the English language.

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Teachers

  • Follow lesson plans that are written by teachers for teachers to equip you for success while using the English 9 Curriculum.
  • Maximize prep and class time with Teaching Helps, which provide supplementary information and exercises as well as due dates and additional lesson notes.
  • Spend more time teaching lessons without needing to plan assignments when using Homework Sections.
  • Lesson Prep materials guide, prompt, and even provide fun ideas that enable students’ critical thinking skills and biblical worldview development.
  • Prepare for the year with flexibility and individual planning styles with the Scope and Sequence, a condensed overview of lessons grouped according to test schedules.
  • Connect academic concepts with practical applications to help students grasp concepts and remember them longer with Game Ideas.
  • Give meaningful feedback with Grade Forms that make it simple to communicate areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
English 9
United States History
United States History TE

United States History: Heritage of Freedom

History

The updated United States History: Heritage of Freedom explores America's heritage in a narrative style that allows students to learn from the successes and failures of the past through a biblical worldview. As your students follow the events, people, and ideas that shaped the country over the years, they will discover the Christian values and patriotic spirit that the United States of America was founded upon.

Designed to flow from one major event to the next, each chapter begins with a timeline and an overview of related events. This edition includes additional charts, maps, and illustrations to help with visualizing a variety of concepts. With a foundation of knowledge to build upon, students will practice presenting and discussing their opinions in class after researching to support their viewpoint. The historical accounts and applications in this book will inspire appreciation for America's heritage of freedom.

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Students

  • Each chapter starts with a timeline, providing students an overview of events.
  • A biblical worldview is woven throughout the text in historical accounts and application exercises for students.
  • Students will benefit from the additional maps, charts, and illustrations, seeing information in different formats.
  • Students are challenged to think critically through Thought Provokers while learning to voice their opinions with supporting facts.
  • Write About Its prompt students to write and present creative pieces to discuss before class.

United States History: Heritage of Freedom Teacher Edition

History

The new U.S. History: Heritage of Freedom Teacher Edition for grade 11 includes an inset copy of the student text along with lesson plans and teacher helps in the side margins—exactly where you need them! Notes and discussion prompts go beyond the simple facts of history, preparing you to teach the why behind historic events.

With this Teacher Edition, you’ll be well equipped to present interesting, informative lessons on American history. Most importantly, you’ll be prepared to help students recognize God’s hand in the founding of the United States and teach them to see His role in this country’s continued success.

Take a Look at What’s New!

Teachers

  • Biblical Worldview is woven throughout for teachers to draw students back to a biblical perspective on history and current events.
  • Teacher Checkpoints provide tips for developing master teacher skills.
  • Supplemental information in the sidebars provides a variety of ideas to draw student interest and promote critical thinking—also saves you valuable prep time!
  • Thought Provokers, Discussion prompts, and Write About Its provide opportunities for teachers to help students think through scenarios, historical events, philosophies, consequences, biblical principles, why questions, and current events to formulate comprehensive and articulate answers.
  • Teachers can give reading quizzes based on homework, easily found in the margins of the inset page.
  • Review questions with answers give teachers a quick reference when reviewing lesson content.
  • The Teacher Edition is now divided into two manageable spiral-bound volumes.
  • Digital Teaching Aids are available for U.S. History. Make hard-to-visualize material come alive, using videos that make your job easier.

Students

  • Newly added projects help students apply the concepts and biblical worldview they have been learning.
  • Entire class days dedicated to oral presentations and teacher-led discussions develop students’ critical thinking skills and ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
  • Students are encouraged to develop personal beliefs, convictions, and worldviews in an environment where the teacher can reinforce biblical thinking and redirect faulty reasoning.
  • Editorials help students understand and interpret current events in the light of God’s Word.
  • Write About It assignments and presentations provide creative and persuasive writing opportunities for students to apply their knowledge of history.
History

Research & Development

Research and Development

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