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  1. Natural Speller
    Natural Speller
    Kathryn Stout
    Design A Study / 1989 / Trade Paperback
    $27.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 7% ($2.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW65005

Instead of trying to memorize words letter by letter, your children can become "natural" spellers by learning to recognize sight and sound patterns in vocabulary. This program allows you to customize a curriculum for grades 1 to 8 that teaches commonly misspelled words, Latin and Greek word parts, abbreviations, contractions, homophones, numbers, and more at a pace that's suited to your students. 92 pages, softcover from Design-A-Study.

    1. Critical Conditioning
      Critical Conditioning
      Kathryn Stout
      Design A Study / 1989 / Trade Paperback
      $13.99 Retail: $17.00 Save 18% ($3.01)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW75021

    Your child's thinking skills are much like an athlete's muscles---they need conditioning. This supplement shows you how students can build comprehension by carefully analyzing various elements of fiction and nonfiction works. The gains of this mental "workout" are improved reasoning, reading comprehension, and study skills. A fine teaching tool for grades K to 8, and a handy reference for grades 9 to 12. 90 pages, softcover.

    1. Guides to History Plus
      Guides to History Plus
      Kathryn Stout
      Design A Study / 1988 / Trade Paperback
      $17.99 Retail: $20.00 Save 10% ($2.01)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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      Stock No: WW41486

    Fit this history guide to your needs! Guides to History Plus will put the tools in your hands-you just have to "design-a-study!" Divided into sections, the primary components include a question guide, analysis questions on specific topics, outlines, resources and objectives.

    The Question Guide may be used as an outline for independent study; reference for activities & resources to supplement your normal lessons; or as the base for your own unit study. Providing a series of questions on a number of cultural and historical topics that should be answered when looking at any civilization or people group throughout time, it's perfect for guiding discussions or as a checklist. Topics include customs, religious beliefs, government, achievement, changes, geography, and more.

    Analysis questions for middle & high school students make connections to economics, geography, government and history, and include era-specific question lists. A list of similarly formatted activities covers composition, vocabulary/spelling, music, art, science, health, math and geography. Outlines are included, as well as objectives by grade and topic, and extensive lists of recommended resources (including games & videos) arranged by time period. 115 pages with some reproducibles included; softcover. Grades K-12.

    1. Science Scope
      Science Scope
      Kathryn Stout
      Design A Study / 1991 / Trade Paperback
      $20.99 Retail: $23.00 Save 9% ($2.01)
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      Stock No: WW41476

    From Design-A-Study, Science Scope provides a list of skills, topics for discussion, and interesting topics that are part of most science curricula. Use as a checklist to make sure you cover all appropriate concepts; as an overview from simple to complicated science subjects; or as a guide to ensure you're on track for your child's age. Divided into subjects such as "energy" or "Technology" each chapter has sections for each age range with vocabulary, things students should know, and activities. 119 pages, softcover.

    1. Movies as Literature
      Movies as Literature
      Kathryn Stout, Richard Stout
      Design A Study / 2002 / Trade Paperback
      5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews

    Good storytelling teaches---whether heard, read, or seen. Through cinema, your students can learn to critique narrative content and form, identify underlying messages, and analyze from a moral standpoint. The Stouts' guide includes plot summaries, discussion and composition questions, extended-study activities, and teacher's guide for 17 movies (chosen for literary merit and effective filmmaking). Use as a one-year high school course or supplement to grades 7 to 12 English. 335 pages, softcover from Design-A-Study.

    1. Movies As Literature Student Workbook
      Movies As Literature Student Workbook
      Design A Study / Trade Paperback
      $18.49 Retail: $20.00 Save 8% ($1.51)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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      Stock No: WW975129

    Movies often have resounding messages just as literature does; themes of right and wrong, ethics, moral dilemmas, coming of age, plot development and irony are just a few of their common traits. Each chapter begins with information on the film, its background and things to watch for before delving into detailed, multi-layered discussion questions. Students will use thinking skills as they sort out character's actions and intentions throughout the movies. Composition questions and activities for further studies allow you to expand your movie watching experience into as detailed an adventure as you wish! 191 pages, softcover with glossary. 17 movies covered.

    1. Teaching Tips & Techniques
      Teaching Tips & Techniques
      Kathryn Stout
      Design A Study / 1991 / Trade Paperback
      $8.99 Retail: $13.00 Save 31% ($4.01)
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      Stock No: WW65072

    Simple and straightforward, this slim volume contains gentle advice and tips for teaching. From setting the tone in your classroom to what to expect from each grade, useful information and reminders will help beginning and even advanced educators keep on track. 106 pages, softcover.