Parents and Education
100 Best Books for Children
100 Best Books for Children
Paperback      ISBN: 0618618775
The author recommends one hundred of the best books for children, including a variety of works to suit diverse interests, reading levels, and special needs, while also revealing the sometimes humorous process she undertook in choosing entries for the list.
7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
7 Keys to Comprehension
How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0761515496
A parents’ and teachers’ guide to teaching reading comprehension offers advice for the millions of American children who read below their grade level, helping them synthesize ideas, solve problems, ask questions, and draw inferences. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Addition Facts That Stick: Help Your Child Master the Addition Facts for Good in Just Six Weeks
Addition Facts That Stick
Help Your Child Master the Addition Facts for Good in Just Six Weeks
Paperback      ISBN: 1933339926
Addition Facts That Stick will guide you, step-by- step, as you teach your child to understand and memorize the addition facts, from 1 + 1 through 9 + 9. Hands-on activities, fun games your child will love, and simple practice pages help young students remember the addition facts for good.In 15 minutes per day (perfect for after school, or as a supplement to a homeschool math curriculum) any child can master the addition facts, gain a greater understanding of how math works, and develop greater confidence, in just six weeks!Mastery of the math facts is the foundation for all future math learning. Lay that foundation now, and make it solid, with Addition Facts That Stick!
African Americans and Homeschooling: Motivations, Opportunities, and Challenges
African Americans and Homeschooling
Motivations, Opportunities, and Challenges
Hardcover      ISBN: 113880732x
Despite greater access to formal education, both disadvantaged and middle-class black students continue to struggle academically, causing a growing number of black parents to turn to homeschooling. This book is an in-depth exploration of the motivations behind black parents’ decision to educate their children at homeand the strategies they’ve developed to overcome potential obstacles. Citing current issues such as culture, religion and safety, the book challenges the commonly expressed view that black parents and their children have divested from formal education by embracing homeschooling as a constructive strategy to provide black children with a valuable educational experience.
Ahead of the Curve: What Parents Need to Know to Get Their Kids into College
Ahead of the Curve
What Parents Need to Know to Get Their Kids into College
Paperback      ISBN: 0768938716
Taking the "Google-work" out of college preparation, a guide for parents who want to begin preparing their high school students for college contains tasks to perform, questions to ask, tests to take, resources to take advantage of and much more. Original.
Algebra Survival
Algebra Survival
Paperback      ISBN: 0984638172
Now announcing the second edition of the Algebra Survival Workbook, your tool for reaching algebra mastery. Now that the award-winning Algebra Survival Guide has been expanded and revised, the companion Algebra Survival Workbook has also been enhanced and updated. The second edition Algebra Survival Workbook features a whole new section with practice word problems. And not just any word problems. These are advanced algebra word problems. As a result of this addition, the Guide and Workbook now provide thorough, expert instruction on the toughest word problems that algebra can throw at students. The 2nd Edition Workbook’s word problems cover the following topics: mysterious numbers and percents, coin problems, rate-time-distance, wind speed, current speed, fractional work problems, and those tricky mixture problems, too. All instruction for these word problems is contained in the Algebra Survival Guide, which contains a number of practice problems, too. But if you want many more additional practice problems, the Algebra Survival Workbook is the book to get. The Workbook contains thousands of additional practice problems with all answers displayed in the back. By working through these problems, students can attain a level of algebra excellence that is rightfully called mastery. Learn from the Guide; practice in the Workbook, and watch your understanding and grades improve dramatically!
Ancient Times
Ancient Times
Paperback      ISBN: 1933339217
A subject as moving and powerful as humanity's past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package. Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history. A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child's retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests. These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history. A combination of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions gives students a chance to show what they've learned. Used with The Story of the World Text Book and Activity Book (sold separately), the Test and Answer Key gives educators a complete history curriculum for their elementary school students.
Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
Ancient Times
From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
Paperback      ISBN: 1933339004
What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americasfind out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.
Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask
Answers for Homeschooling
Top 25 Questions Critics Ask
Paperback      ISBN: 1683441109
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Any Child Can Write
Any Child Can Write
Paperback      ISBN: 0195153162
Harvey S. Wiener shows how parents can encourage their children to write with a home program that can be used from preschool through high school. Beginning with the building of attitudes, Wiener moves through simple, varied and practical experience with the written word. By setting up an atmosphere in the home that encourages creative written expression, coupled with a parent's guidance in writing, children gain an outlook on writing that builds confidence in their abilities to use language. This new edition addresses many heated issues about children's education and touches on today's critical debates: parents' roles in school preparations, the increased stress on writing assessment and performance measures throughout a child's education and across school sectors, and the debate over phonics. A revised and expanded section called "Key Books for Young Writers and Their Parents" will help any family stock its shelves with useful books for a home writing program. A new chapter discusses the ubiquity of home computers and word processing programs and assesses their positive and negative influences on children's home learning experiences. In addition, Wiener describes how to find the best educational online resources and how to supervise a child's work on the Internet. Furthermore, he emphasizes the importance of collaboration--child and parent, child and sibling--to help avoid computer abuse and establish good computer practices. Finally, he integrates discussion on computers through the text, and also offers writing exercises and samples for children to obtain from Oxford's website.