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Humans have always connected through stories. And even in our busy, technology-driven lives, stories provide the chance to be fully present with our children and open up opportunities for deep conversations. Listening to read-aloud stories also increases our kids' academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life's challenges. As homeschooler Sarah Mackenzie has found with her own six children, reading aloud long after kids are able to read to themselves can deepen relationships in a powerful way.

Founder of the immensely popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast, Sarah knows first-hand how reading can change a child's life. In The Read-Aloud Family, she offers the inspiration and age-appropriate book lists you need to start a read-aloud movement in your own home. From a toddler's wonder to a teenager's resistance, Sarah details practical strategies to make reading aloud a meaningful family ritual.

  1. Writing & Rhetoric Book 9: Description & Impersonation  Student Edition
    Writing & Rhetoric Book 9: Description & Impersonation Student Edition
    Paul Kortepeter
    Classical Academic Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $17.49 Retail: $19.95 Save 12% ($2.46)

Writing needs to be taught just like any other subject. Letting students be "free" to write without a model is often letting them jump in the deep end without learning to swim first!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by first reading excellent literature and then imitating those writers. Students who complete the entire program will learn to write narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays while developing their own unique style. Each exercise is designed to teach a skill that can be employed across all subjects. Skills are arranged from simple to complex, and the cumulative nature of each chapter reviews skills from earlier in the book, helping students to build a solid foundation of writing skills.

Description & Impersonation, the ninth book of twelve (covering 6 years of instruction) in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, teaches students how to write well-crafted descriptive and expository compositions. The first part, description, emphasizes the use of vivid language to describe people, nature, and processes. The second part, impersonation, introduces the modes of persuasion as a means of imitating the writing style and outlook of four famous individuals: journalist Nellie Bly, writer Henry Williamson, athlete Jesse Owens, and statesman Winston Churchill. In these compositions, students will be making use of a range of writing skills, including the ability to inform, to describe, to narrate, and to analyze.

Lessons start with the reading selection, and are followed by the student's narration of the story plus a few questions or annotation instructions in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. The "Memoria" portion provides quotes or related poems to memorize and discuss. "Writing Time" exercises often take more than one day to complete and include sentence play, copiousness and essay exercises. "Speak It" sections provide opportunities for students to memorize, recite, discuss, debate, read dramatically, and act. "Revise It" exercises provide opportunities to revise their essays and work on proofreading skills.

Students will learn to:
* Favor vivid words that appeal to the senses in fiction and nonfiction
* Use topic sentences for organizing paragraphs and information
* Appeal to readers through modes of persuasion: emotion (pathos), credibility (ethos), and logic (logos)
* Employ rhetorical devices that show clarity of thought: aetiologia, anthypophora, expeditio, and syllogismus
* Incorporate supportive facts and details
* Annotate and narrate texts with a variety of strategies: oral narration, summary, outline, and modes of persuasion
* Craft an effective plot using conflict and character
* Build copiousness through sentence variety and rhetorical devices, including alliteration, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, epistrophe, and anaphora
* Work on delivery in public speaking—volume, pacing, and inflection
* Engage in a group discussions that foster critical thinking
* Improve essays using oration as an aid to revision

250 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. NIV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and is the ninth book in the series; it is designed for grades 7-8 or up. Covers 1 semester.

The Writing & Rhetoric Book 9 Teacher's Guide is available for purchase separately with answers and teacher's helps.

  1. Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education
    Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education
    Susan Wise Bauer
    WW Norton / 2018 / Hardcover
    $17.99 Retail: $25.95 Save 31% ($7.96)

Susan Wise Bauer's Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education shows parents how to flex the K-12 system - regardless of what method of education your family is using.

Challenging the standard school framework that fits changeable, growing, individual children into a system that refuses to take into account individuality or shifting daily needs, she encourages parents to look outside the paradigm of grades and subjects to a more intrinsic style of learning...particularly for children who struggle in the "normal" classroom environment.

With boldness, experience, and humor, Susan Wise Bauer turns conventional wisdom on its head: When a serious problem arises at school, the fault is more likely to lie with the school, or the educational system itself, than with the child.

In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to alter the K-12 system, rather than the child. She analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from "giftedness."

As the author of the classic book on home-schooling, The Well-Trained Mind, Bauer knows how children learn and how schools work. Her advice here is comprehensive and anecdotal, including material drawn from experience homeschooling her own four children and more than twenty years of educational consulting and university teaching.

Rethinking School is a guide to one aspect of sane, humane parenting: negotiating the twelve-grade school system in a way that nurtures and protects your child's mind, emotions, and spirit.

288 pages.

Christian moms today face unprecedented challenges; even their right to determine what's best for their own children. Momstrong moms can't give up. In her new book, Becoming MomStrong, popular author and blogger (The Busy Mom), helps tired mothers find their strength from the Lord.

Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic "me-too" moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God's voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading.

  1. Taking the World for Jesus: The Remarkable Story of the Greatest Commission
    Taking the World for Jesus: The Remarkable Story of the Greatest Commission
    Kevin Swanson
    New Leaf Publishing / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $31.99 Retail: $39.99 Save 20% ($8.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW440796

Taking the World for Jesus: The Remarkable Story of the Greatest Commission by Kevin Swanson tells the riveting, true-life accounts of the missionaries and converts who spent their lives for Jesus across the course of Christian history. From the early Roman martyrs through the Middle Ages through to the numerous missionaries who spread the gospel through the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries through to the state of missions today. Full color photographs complement this accessible overview of the history of Christian missions that tells the story of the growth of the Church. 400 pages, softcover. Please note that this book references abortion, sexual sin, and other mature topics.

New! Banner Board Books Series for Ages 1-3

  1. The Man Who Preached Outside: George  Whitefield
    The Man Who Preached Outside: George Whitefield
    Rebecca Vandoodewaard
    Banner of Truth / 2017 / Other
    $8.99 Retail: $10.00 Save 10% ($1.01)
  2. The Woman Who Helped a Reformer:  Katharina Luther
    The Woman Who Helped a Reformer: Katharina Luther
    Rebecca Vandoodewaard
    Banner of Truth / 2017 / Other
    $8.99 Retail: $10.00 Save 10% ($1.01)
  3. The Woman Who Loved To Give Books:  Susannah Spurgeon
    The Woman Who Loved To Give Books: Susannah Spurgeon
    Rebecca Vandoodewaard
    Banner of Truth / 2017 / Other
    $8.99 Retail: $10.00 Save 10% ($1.01)
  1. Scribbler to Scribe
    Scribbler to Scribe
    MaryEllen Tedrow-Wynn
    Laurelwood Books / 2017 / Spiral Bound
    $19.95
  2. His Name is Wonderful
    His Name is Wonderful
    MaryEllen Tedrow-Wynn
    Laurelwood Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $19.95
  3. Practicing Proverbs - Especially for  Lefties
    Practicing Proverbs - Especially for Lefties
    MaryEllen Tedrow-Wynn
    Laurelwood Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $19.95
  4. Who Made Me?
    Who Made Me?
    MaryEllen Tedrow-Wynn
    Laurelwood Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $19.95

New from The Institute for Excellence in Writing

  1. The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to  Policy Debate Complete Set
    The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Policy Debate Complete Set
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2017 / Other
    $129.00
  2. The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to  Policy Debate Coach's Manual
    The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Policy Debate Coach's Manual
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2017 / Other
    $69.00
  3. The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to  Policy Debate  Competitor's Handbook
    The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Policy Debate Competitor's Handbook
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2017 / Other
    $49.00
  4. The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to  Policy Debate Parent's Guide
    The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Policy Debate Parent's Guide
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2017 / Spiral Bound
    $19.00

The Master & His Apprentices Art History Curriculum

  1. The Master and His Apprentices  Textbook
    The Master and His Apprentices Textbook
    Gina Ferguson
    Rimrock Media Group, Llc. / Hardcover
    $144.99
  2. The Master and His Apprentices  Teacher Guide
    The Master and His Apprentices Teacher Guide
    Gina Ferguson
    Rimrock Media Group, Llc. / Trade Paperback
    $23.99
  1. Peter Martyr Vermigli
    Peter Martyr Vermigli
    Simonetta Carr
    Reformation Heritage Books / 2017 / Hardcover
    $13.49 Retail: $18.00 Save 25% ($4.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW785145

Peter Martyr Vermigli by Simonetta Carr, is a biography on the Italian reformer. Peter Martyr Vermigli was a servant of Christ who left behind a position of prominence in the Roman Catholic Church to courageously join the cause of the Protestant Reformation. He lived in various parts of Europe and influenced many of the most important figures of his time. With illustrations, photographs and additional information about the Reformation era, this account shows young readers how God can use the piety and talents of one man to advance the cause of His truth. Recommended for ages 7 to 12 years.

  1. My First Coding Book: Packed with Flaps and Lots More to Help You Code Without a Computer!
    My First Coding Book: Packed with Flaps and Lots More to Help You Code Without a Computer!
    Kiki Prottsman
    DK Children / 2017 / Hardcover
    $10.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 34% ($5.50)
  2. Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games
    Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games
    Jon Woodcock
    DK Children / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $19.99 Save 33% ($6.50)
  3. Coding Projects in Python: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python Projects
    Coding Projects in Python: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python Projects
    DK Children / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $13.49 Retail: $19.99 Save 33% ($6.50)
  4. DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with JavaScript Workbook
    DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with JavaScript Workbook
    DK
    DK Children / 2018 / Trade Paperback
    $4.99 Retail: $5.99 Save 17% ($1.00)
  1. Teachers Edition: Cartas Illustrated  History of Christianity; For Grades 9-12 - PDF Download [Download]DOWNLOAD
    Teachers Edition: Cartas Illustrated History of Christianity; For Grades 9-12 - PDF Download [Download]
    Amy Paulsen-Reed
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2017 / PDF Download
    $5.69 Retail: $7.99 Save 29% ($2.30)
  2. Carta's Illustrated History of  Christianity
    Carta's Illustrated History of Christianity
    Carta Jerusalem / Trade Paperback
    $24.99 Retail: $32.95 Save 24% ($7.96)
  3. Teachers Edition: Cartas Illustrated  Josephus: The Jewish War; For Grades 9-12 - PDF Download [Download]DOWNLOAD
    Teachers Edition: Cartas Illustrated Josephus: The Jewish War; For Grades 9-12 - PDF Download [Download]
    Amy Paulsen-Reed
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2017 / PDF Download
    $5.69 Retail: $7.99 Save 29% ($2.30)
  4. Carta's Illustrated Josephus: The  Jewish War
    Carta's Illustrated Josephus: The Jewish War
    Carta
    Carta Jerusalem / 2016 / Hardcover
    $42.49 Retail: $60.00 Save 29% ($17.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

The Kingdom Code homeschool curriculum is a money-management, financial literacy, and consumer math course that teaches homeschooled students about growing and managing personal wealth through lessons on budgeting, marketing, financial skills, treating others respectfully, a good attitude, the value of a strong work ethic, and more. | The Complete Starter Kit includes all components (Teacher's Guide, Student Text, and Student Packet). The Student Starter Kit includes the Student Text & Student Packet, but not the Teacher's Guide. The Student Packet includes only the consumable components of the curriculum. The Jr. KCK Kit is an abridged curriculum for younger students.

  1. The Kingdom Code Complete Starter  Kit
    The Kingdom Code Complete Starter Kit
    The Kingdom Code / 2017 / Other
    $79.99 Retail: $89.99 Save 11% ($10.00)
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  2. The Kingdom Code Student Starter Kit
    The Kingdom Code Student Starter Kit
    The Kingdom Code / 2017 / Other
    $69.99 Retail: $79.99 Save 13% ($10.00)
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  3. The Kingdom Code Student Packet
    The Kingdom Code Student Packet
    The Kingdom Code / 2017 / Other
    $39.99 Retail: $45.99 Save 13% ($6.00)
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  4. Jr. KCK Budget Kit (The Kingdom  Code)
    Jr. KCK Budget Kit (The Kingdom Code)
    The Kingdom Code / 2017 / Other
    $8.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 10% ($1.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

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