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Loving Grammar – Mr. Lund’s Guide To Professional Clamdigging

http://lovinggrammar.com/homeschool/ Textbook by Steve Lund, M.Ed. Review by Michael Leppert At first glance, the title of this website seems like an oxymoron – who can possibly be “loving grammar”? But, those of us who enjoy knowing how to punctuate properly and make our subjects and verbs match in number, it is one of the most […]

Up-Words® Reading Program – Great Approach & Clear Lesson Plan Instructions

upwordsreading.com Alan Delk info@upwordsreading.com 160 High Bluff Court Johns Creek, GA 30097 Ph: 678.521.2160 by Valerie Schuetta, M.Ed Up-Words® Reading is an excellent program in 3 Levels, for any teacher of grades K-3 or 4, with children having alphabet familiarity. Also, it is an especially perfect tool for any Reading Specialist trying to help students with […]

Bessie’s Pillow – A Young Immigrant’s Journey to America

Written by Linda Bress Silbert, Ph.D. Two Editions, in English and in Spanish Published by: Strong Learning Publications http://www.stronglearning.com/ 288 pages, $19.95 ISBN: 978-0895442017 ================== Review by Michael Leppert Bessie’s Pillow is the remarkable and touching story of a young Eastern European Jewish immigrant woman, who comes to the United States in the early 1900s […]

La La Logic Multisensory Critical Thinking Curriculum

Age Range: 3 to 6 years old Cost Range: $29 with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a FREE trial Subject: Critical thinking, problem-solving and basic reasoning Location: Littleton, CO Website: http://www.lalalogic.com/ E-mail: sales@lalalogic.com Phone:  303-452-9937 By Michael Leppert La La Logic offers: Brain Challenges – online 100 printable worksheets with images to cut & paste, […]

The Private Eye® the Looking/Thinking by Analogy® Program

Age Range: 4+ Cost Range: $3.95 – $99.75 Subject: Science/Analytics/Art Location: Lyle, WA Website: www.the-private-eye.com Phone: (509) 365-3007 By Matt Barnabei The basis of The Private Eye program is thinking by analogy, something that prominent educators and neuroscientists consider to be a principal factor in understanding. The Private Eye defines themselves as a learning process and […]

K5 Learning – Online Reading, Spelling & 2 Math Enrichment Modules for Grades K- 5

Offers a free 14-day trial of Math & Reading http://www.k5learning.com by Michael Leppert K5 Learning is an online program offered by parents, for Reading & Math enrichment to be used at home, for students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. K5 Learning is not an educational “game” site, but a real, educational resource that will help […]

Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple

Published by Real Reading Company 280 pages, wire bound (432) 213-0383 http://www.realreading.com E-mail: reading@suddenlink.net by Emerson Sandow Reading is the most important academic skill we can possess, tied with Critical Thinking. Today, many children have problems processing letters, sounds and words and special teaching is required. There must also be special books written to address […]

Tixlers Letters — Powerful Tools for Teachers, Tutors & Parents To Teach Reading & Handwriting

POB 831 Pittsford, NY 14534 (585) 313-7994 http://tixlers.com/ by Joseph Grayhaim Tixlers Letters is a website offering a wide variety of imaginative and intelligent products for learning & practicing: handwriting, vocabulary building and reading for Grades pre-K through 5 or 6. Here are some of the original products they offer: • Greek and Latin Word […]

Love 2 Ride Horses/Sonrise Stable Books

www.love2ridehorses.com  By Nicole Alexander Most young girls love horses, and most young Christian girls will almost certainly enjoy the offerings found at Love2RideHorses.com, in particular the Sonrise Stable book series. Love2RideHorses.com is a hub for all kinds of equine-centric products. There are customizable Love 2 Ride T-shirts; horse-themed arts and crafts sets; fiction and non-fiction […]

Easy Grammar Systems – Grammar texts for grades 2-12

www.easygrammar.com P.O. Box 25970 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Email: jenny@easygrammar.com Phone: 800-641-6015 Reviewed by Jennifer Nairne Easy Grammar Systems has developed a series of texts for students that finally make the English language approachable for everyone. Struggling students, English Language Learners, accelerated students — all children can benefit from using this innovative approach to grammar instruction. […]