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Once Upon a Story
Pilgrim's Progress
In His Hands
Song of the Brook
Spelling 4
Spelling 4 TE

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.
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Fables and Folklore
Gifts and Gadgets
Road Trip West
Reading Comprehension 4
Adventures in Other Lands
Writing with Purpose
Language Arts Curriculum Lesson Plans
Language 4
Language 4 TE
Intermediate Math

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.
Int. Math Digital Teaching Aids
Pre-Algebra
Pre-Algebra TE
Science: Matter and Energy
Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III
Vocabulary Spelling Poetry III Teacher Key
Themes in Literature

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!

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.

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.
Science: Matter and Energy TE
Themes in Literaure TE
Grammar III
Grammar III TE
English 9
History 11

Research & Development

Research and Development

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