A Beka’s Vocabulary Spelling V – Review

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My family has used A Beka's spelling and vocabulary programs for many years, starting with middle school. We liked how these course were set up. We also appreciated that they were aligned to state standards and included a poetry section in each book. So when we were looking for a solid vocabulary program for my [...]

Scholastic’s Idiom Dictionary :: a handy reference tool! thumbnail

'We can't go to the store now, it's raining cats and dogs out there!' 'You'll get through this, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.' 'If you advertise this for free, every Tom, Dick and Harry will come out to get it.' Recognize the idioms in these sentences?  Are you sure of what [...]

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When my daughter was 10, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering many "why's" and always eager to learn new things.  Sometimes she would take her World Book encyclopedia to bed with her for hours and read about penguins, the life cycle of frogs [...]

Literary Lessons from The Lord of the Rings

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Literary Lessons from The Lord of the Rings is a literature study of the complete Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's designed for grades 7-12 and makes a very complete one year course in literature. Each of the books is further divided into sections within each book. A fill in the blank outline to do [...]

Language Arts Resources from Curriculum Choice Authors thumbnail

Our authors bring you all things language arts today! A selection from our personal blogs and some choice reviews from the archives. Have you browsed our Language Arts section? It's full of reviews covering: Grammar Handwriting Literature Phonics Reading Spelling Vocabulary Writing So pin and bookmark this post today to help you with your language [...]

A Fun Way to Learn About Words

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Don't miss the giveaway at the end! Do you know what PHOTOGRAMMETRY or THERMOPHILE mean? How about ZOOMETRY or SYMPHILY? Your children will be able to tell you quite easily what the definitions of these words are after spending time playing Rummy Roots. This game is teaching my children all about English words through learning [...]

Science Roots :: Vocabulary for High School Biology

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I've written about a great vocabulary resource we've found for high school and today I'd like to share another for high school biology -- Science Roots. While reading through a friend's blog post, I discovered the booklet and decided to give it a try.  Latin study is a regular in our home, but I knew [...]

Marie’s Words :: Vocabulary for High School

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This summer while preparing for our BIG step into homeschooling high school, I came across a set of vocabulary flashcards that seemed interesting and helpful - Marie's Words.  Purchased without even looking up a review (unusual for me!), I'm so glad we got these little cards. Both my high schooler and I are pleased with [...]