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In His Hands
Song of the Brook
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Spelling 4 TE

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

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.

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.

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.
Road Trip East
Fables and Folktales
Gifts and Gadgets
Road Trip West
Reading Comprehension 4
Adventures in Other Lands
Language Arts Curriculum Lesson Plans
Language 4 TE
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

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 TE
Grammar III Student Book
Themes in Literature
Themes in Literature TE
Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III
Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III Teacher Key
Science: Matter and Energy

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

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 TE
Grammar III TE
English 9
History 11

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