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Sample Eclectic Curriculum

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English and Writing  

Easy Grammar  & Daily Grams - A hands-on approach to grammar. Utilizing the prepositional approach, students memorize prepositions to then eliminate from sentences, making finding the noun and verb much easier. 

For more information or to purchase books from the Easy Grammar series, click here: Easy Grammar

Learning Language Arts Through Literature - An innovative approach to learning grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading, writing and thinking skills. Through the context of literature and writing, the student learns in a highly effective manner.

For more information or to purchase books from the Learning Language Arts Through Literature series, click here:  Learning Language Arts Through Literature

The Write Stuff Adventure - This resource leads students through the basics of the writing process.  From penning letters and essays to creating ad copy an news articles.

For more information or to purchase, The Write Stuff Adventure, click here: The Write Stuff Adventure

Learn to Write the Novel Way - This program is a holistic approach to writing that incorporates writing a complete novel, a full year's worth of English Composition with weekly lessons plans, grammar skills learned with the context of authoring a book and teamwork.  It is designed for grades 5 - 12.

For more information or to purchase, Learn to Write the Novel Way, click here:  Learn to Write the Novel Way    For Teacher's Guide,

click here: Learn to Write the Novel Way Teacher's Guide

 

 Spelling and Vocabulary

Natural Speller - Instead of trying to memorize words letter by letter, students can become "natural" spellers by learning to recognize sight and sound patterns in vocabulary.  This program teaches commonly misspelled words, Latin and Greek word parts, abbreviations, contractions, homophones and numbers.  The program can be customized for grades 1 to 8.

For more information or to purchase, The Natural Speller,  click here:  The Natural Speller

Words on the Vine - A 36-unit vocabulary curriculum based on common Latin and Greek roots of English words.  For grades 5-8.

For more information or to purchase Words on the Vine,                   click here:Words on the Vine

A Word A Week Vocabulary Program -Introduces the student o a word every week. Written lessons prompt conversations using a key word, reinforcing learning.  An excellent tool for improving SAT scores. For grades 6 to 8.

 For more information or to purchase A Word A Week Vocabulary Program, click here:  A Word a Week Vocabulary Program

 

Math and Science 

Moving With Math - The goals of this program closely parallel those of the National Council of Teach of Mathematics Curriulum and Evaluation Standards which emphasize using manipulatives, reasoning, communication, connections and problem solving at all levels.  Real world problems and problem solving strategies, such as drawing pictures, acting out problems and finding the pattern, are an integral part of each lesson plan.

For more information or to purchase books from the Moving With Math series, click here: http://www.movingwithmath.com/

CacuLadder - Consists of a carefully designed sequence of 96 one-page drills divided into six one-year workbooks spanning 16 drills each.  Any workbook may be used as needed at any grade level along with any math curriculum.

For more information or to purchase books from the Calculadder series, click here: Calculadder

Exploring Creation With Physical Science - In this study of Physical Science, the student is introduced to the stunning world we live, as well as, the universe around it.  "On Your Own" questions throughout the text are designed to help cement concepts, while "Study Guide" questions prepare for tests.

For more information or to purchase books from the Exploring Creation With Physical Science series, click here: Exploring Creation With Physical Science

 History and Bible 

 A History Of Us - This series of books weave together exciting stories that bring American history to life.   The author offers continuity and narrative drama as she shares her fascination with the people of the past.  No matter which book they read, young people will never think of American history as boring again.

For more information or to purchase books from, A History Of Us, series, click here: A History Of Us

SanctiFinder - Bible Book Drills used to learn the order of Bible books. Consists of  drills covering the Old and New Testaments, challenging mazes, fill-in-the-blanks and other exercises to sharpen memorization and spelling skills.

For more information or to purchase, Sanctifinder Bible Book Drills, click here: Sanctifinder Bible Book Drills

 

Reading and Critical Thinking

SRA Reading Laboratory - Self-directed, individualized reading instruction color-coded by reading level. For all grade levels. After the initial placement test is given, students progress through each level at their own rate.

Building Thinking Skills - Easy-to-use activity books that help students develop a wide variety of reasoning skills for better academic performance across the curriculum.

For more information or to purchase books from the, Building Thinking Skills, series, click here: Building Thinking Skills

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