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Telling God's Story, Year Two: The Kingdom of Heaven: Student Guide & Activity Pages (Telling God's Story)

by Justin Moore

Host a feast like ones Jesus and his disciples might have eaten. Defend a flock from wolves. Learn about compassion by playing the Good Samaritan Game, and re-create Jesus' final days with the Passion Week comic strip. These lesson plans, designed to accompany the weekly lessons laid out in Telling God's Story: Instructor Text and Teaching Guide, Year Two (sold separately), provide enough additional activities to fill out an entire week of home school or private school study. A core set of activities is also provided for the use of Sunday School teachers. Coloring pages accompany each lesson and accurately reflect the historical setting of the original stories, while a full range of crafts, games, and activities help young students understand and remember.

Telling God's Story, Year Two: The Kingdom of Heaven: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Telling God's Story)

by Peter Enns

Weekly religion lessons for second-graders, scripted for parents and teachers to make preparation and instruction straightforward and simple. The second in a twelve-year series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story, Year Two provides scripted weekly lessons for second graders and the adults who teach them. Each weekly lesson provides pithy, content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage from one of the four Gospels to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for children to grasp with ease.

Telling God's Story, Year One: Meeting Jesus: Instructor Text & Teaching Guide (Telling God's Story)

by Peter Enns

A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World. The first level in a twelve-level series designed to take young students from elementary through high school, Telling God's Story: Year One provides weekly lessons for elementary-grade students, based on the parables and the Gospels. The Instructor Text and Teaching Guide contains pithy, content-filled background information for the teacher, a biblical passage to read aloud, and a scripted explanation of the passage designed especially for young children to grasp with ease. This Year One curriculum provides a full year of religious instruction.

Telling God's Story: A Parents' Guide to Teaching the Bible (Telling God's Story)

by Peter Enns

A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World. In this accessible and engaging book, Peter Enns (author of the controversial and best-selling Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament) provides parents and teachers with a straightforward and intelligent twelve-year plan for teaching the Bible. Written for lay readers but incorporating the best scholarly insights, Telling God's Story avoids sectarian agendas. Instead, Enns suggests beginning with the parables of the Gospels for the youngest students; continuing on with the more complex stories of the Old and New Testaments for middle grade students; and guiding high school students into an understanding of the history and culture of biblical times.

The Parables of Jesus

by Earnest Graham

A hurricane howls towards a house built on sand. A nighttime intruder creeps onto enemy land. A boy leaves home to seek adventure. Robbers menace a lonely traveler. And the unexpected happens. This new and innovative graphic novel translation puts a modern twist on an ancient art form. The parables of Jesus begin with mundane events and end with a glimpse of a deeper reality; Earnest Graham's illustrations, ranging in style from West African kente and Japanese prints to vivid modern realism, interpret these well-loved stories for the next generation of readers.

James: A Letter to the Scattered

by Earnest Graham

An ancient letter that inspired deeds bravery and compassion in millions of lives. In James: A Letter to the Scattered, Earnest Graham's dramatic illustrations follow women and men around the globe and through time. Follow hunted Christians into Roman catacombs, accompany errands of mercy in modern hospital corridors, see courage and kindness amidst the carnage of the Thirty Years' War, witness the fight for justice in 19th-century Mexico, and march beside protestors in 1960s Alabama. A Letter to the Scattered, the first in a series of graphic novels from Olive Branch Books, brings the ancient wisdom of the Epistle of James to a new audience.

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading--no experts need apply! Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills--and don't know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading--from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This one book supplies parents with all the tools they need. Over the years of her teaching career, Jessie Wise has seen good reading instruction fall prey to trendy philosophies and political infighting. Now she has teamed with dynamic coauthor Sara Buffington to supply parents with a clear, direct phonics program--a program that gives them the know-how and confidence to take matters into their own hands.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 4 Student Workbook (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A simple-to-use, scripted workbook to grammar and composition that accompanies the First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 4 textbook and makes successful teaching easy--for both parents and students. This workbook, accompanying the Level 4 Instructor Guide (available separately) in the First Language Lessons complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. This Level 4 Student Workbook provides complete worksheets for the student, making it possible for busy parents and teachers to spend more time teaching and less time preparing. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 4 Instructor Guide (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

A simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching easy--for both parents and students. This volume, the Level 4 Instructor Guide in the complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. The text covers a full range of grammar topics, including parts of speech, punctuation, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing and storytelling. Optional end units provide practice in dictionary use and letter writing. Designed to follow Levels 1-3, the Level 4 Instructor Guide can also be used as a first grammar text for older students. A Level 4 Student Workbook is available separately with worksheet and activities. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 3 Student Workbook (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

First Language Lessons is a simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching simple--for both parents and teachers. The Level 3 Student Workbook (Grades 2-4) for First Language Lessons, used alongside the teacher's Level 3 Instructor Guide, gives teachers everything they need to spend more time teaching their students--and less time preparing lessons, making copies, or gathering supplies. It's all right here: inside this book, you'll find poems for memorization, empty sentence diagram frames, and blank lines perfectly sized for young students' copywork, dictation, and narration. First Language Lessons, Level 3 is a complete grammar and writing text that covers a wide range of topics--including parts of speech, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing, storytelling, and narration. This Level 3 Student Workbook is the perfect complement to the lessons. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 3 Instructor Guide (First Language Lessons)

by Sara Buffington Jessie Wise

The third volume in the First Language Lessons series, this scripted guide uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the formative first years of study. The Level 3 Instructor Guide for First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind reinforces the grammar and writing concepts introduced in the previous levels. It also introduces new material, including sentence diagramming. This instructor book has the same simple-to-use, scripted format as the previous levels. (The Level 3 Student Workbook is available separately; the workbook makes it easier for busy parents to spend more time teaching, and less time preparing--you don't have to hand-draw any diagram frames!) First Language Lessons Level 3 is designed to follow Levels 1 and 2, but can be used as a first grammar text for older students. The optional end-units on writing letters, dictionary skills, and oral usage allow you to tailor the instruction to the needs of your child. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 2 (Second Edition) (First Language Lessons)

by Jessie Wise

A complete beginning grammar text that uses copywork, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability. Scripted lessons give the teacher direction and confidence, while exquisite pencil reproductions of great paintings are used to encourage children in oral composition. Originally published as a single two-year volume, Level 2 (Grade 2, this book) and Level 1 (Grade 1, available separately) have been redesigned as two separate simple-to-use one-year programs. Grade Recommendation: Grade 2.

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind: Level 1 (Second Edition) (First Language Lessons)

by Jessie Wise

A complete beginning grammar text that uses copywork, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability. Scripted lessons give the teacher direction and confidence, while exquisite pencil reproductions of great paintings are used to encourage children in oral composition. Originally published as a single two-year volume, Level 1 (Grade 1, this book) and Level 2 (Grade 2, available separately) have been redesigned as two separate simple-to-use one-year programs. Grade Recommendation: Grade 1.

The Creative Writer, Level Four (The Creative Writer)

by Boris Fishman

The culminating volume in the four-book series that guides students into the creation of sophisticated short fiction and mature poetry. Building on the skills taught in the first three levels, The Creative Writer, Level Four: Becoming a Writer guides young writers from idea to polished short story or poem in a single volume. Becoming a Writer also walks students through the transition from study to practice, broadening the series' focus by discussing the writing life -- how to find and submit to literary journals, how to develop discipline, and how to persevere in the face of rejection. Reviews and strengthens the writer's grasp on the five essentials of fiction: plot, character, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Guides the writer into the effective, sophisticated use of the essentials of poetry: sound, rhythm, word choice, and structure. All exercises build toward the production of mature, finished creative piece Can be used as a complement to Writing With Skill or on its own.

The Creative Writer, Level Three: Building Your Craft (The Creative Writer)

by Boris Fishman

The third volume of the four-book series that guides students into the creation of sophisticated short fiction and mature poetry. * Complements Peace Hill Press's expository series Writing With Skill by providing the imaginative element that many students want. * Unlike most "how to write" books, these are designed to be used in a mentor/student relationship, with teaching, guidance, and evaluation tips provided for the mentor or teacher. * All exercises build towards the production of finished creative pieces * Sequential, logical, step-by-step instruction * The third level builds on the introductory volume, The Creative Writer: Five Finger Exercises, but can be started directly by older students. * Instruction in the five essentials of fiction: plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Level Three leads students into the construction of more complex plots, evocative settings, and three-dimensional characters * Guidance in the essential art of poetry: sound, rhythm, word choice, and poem construction. Level Three draws students into even more sophisticated use of words and themes.

The Creative Writer, Level Two: Essential Ingredients (The Creative Writer)

by Boris Fishman

The second volume of the four-book series that guides students into the creation of sophisticated short fiction and mature poetry. Complements Peace Hill Press's expository series Writing With Skill by providing the imaginative element that many students want. Unlike most "how to write" books, these are designed to be used in a mentor/student relationship, with teaching, guidance, and evaluation tips provided for the mentor or teacher. All exercises build towards the production of finished creative pieces. Sequential, logical, step-by-step instruction. The second level builds on the introductory volume, The Creative Writer: Five Finger Exercises, but can be started directly by older students. Instruction in the five essentials of fiction: plot, characters, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Offers guidance in the essential art of poetry: sound, rhythm, word choice, and poem construction.

The Creative Writer: Level One: Five Finger Exercises (The Creative Writer)

by Boris Fishman

A gentle, imaginative introduction to the skills all creative writers need. Breaking down the elements that go into successful imaginative works, The Creative Writer leads aspiring writers through the skills needed to construct each. The assignments, designed to make students more aware of language and more confident in their own ingenuity, build on each other until beginning creative writers have successfully created their own stories, poems, and essays. * Simple but innovative exercises encourage young writers to strengthen their vocabulary and become aware of the patterns of sentences * Legends and folklore are used to teach point of view, characterization, plotting, and other vital skills * Classic poetry serves as a model for the student's own original poems * Unlike most "how to write" books, The Creative Writer is designed to be used in a mentor/student relationship, with teaching, guidance, and evaluation tips provided for the mentor or teacher * Can be used as a complement to Writing With Skill or on its own

Writing With Skill, Level 3: Student Workbook (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

This third volume of the groundbreaking writing series prepares students for advanced work in rhetoric and composition. Straightforward, detailed instructions lead students through brainstorming, researching, and constructing original compositions. Building on the first two levels of Writing With Skill, Level 3 reinforces skills in original composition and introduces new skills in researching, organizing, and writing expository essays. Models from great writers provide inspiration; assignments in history, science, biography and literature expand the student's horizons. This third level is marked by a focus on writing about cause and effect, as well as more advanced instruction in literary criticism, science writing, descriptions, and paragraph construction. Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combine with original essay assignments. Along with the accompanying Instructor Guide, this Level Three Student Workbook provides a complete year of advanced middle-grade writing instruction.

Writing With Skill, Level 3: Instructor Text (Vol. 3) (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

The third volume of the groundbreaking writing series that prepares students for high-level work in rhetoric and composition. Full support for parents and teachers, including rubrics, model compositions, teaching tips, and suggested dialogue. Building on the first two levels of Writing With Skill, Level 3 reinforces skills in original composition and introduces new skills in researching, organizing, and writing expository essays. This third level is marked by a focus on writing about cause and effect, as well as more advanced instruction in literary criticism, science writing, descriptions, and paragraph construction. Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combine with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Along with the Student Workbook, this Level Three Instructor Text provides a complete year of advanced middle-grade writing instruction.

Writing With Skill, Level 2: Student Workbook (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combined with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature The Student Workbook encourages independent composition, while the Instructor Text contains easy-to-use supporting information for the teacher, rubrics for grading, sample compositions, and dialogue to use while teaching. Together, the Student Workbook and Instructor Text provide a full year of middle-grade writing instruction, preparing students to enter high-level rhetoric. Skills Taught: One- and two-level outlining Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry Researching and documenting source material First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction All source material for assignments is provided--no other books are needed This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student's work Second volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

Writing With Skill, Level 2: Instructor Text (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combined with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. The Student Workbook encourages independent composition, while the Instructor Text contains easy-to-use supporting information for the teacher, rubrics for grading, sample compositions, and dialogue to use while teaching. Together, the Student Workbook and Instructor Text provide a full year of middle-grade writing instruction, preparing students to enter high-level rhetoric. Reviews Level One skills in narration, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences Teaches new skills in writing comparisons, drawing contrasts, and tracing cause and effect Improves sentence style through prose exercises drawn from Erasmus, Aristotle, and other classical rhetoricians Covers three-level outlining, composition planning and structure Guides the student through critical essay writing in both fiction and poetry Provides practice in research and documentation skills

Writing With Skill, Level 1: Student Workbook (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught: * One- and two-level outlining * Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum * Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry * Researching and documenting source material * First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: * Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction * All source material for assignments is provided--no other books are needed * This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student * Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student's work * First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

Writing With Skill, Level 1: Instructor Text (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught: * One- and two-level outlining * Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum * Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry * Researching and documenting source material * First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: * Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction * All source material for assignments is provided--no other books are needed * This Instructor Text provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student's work * Student Workbook (sold separately) encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student * First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

The Complete Writer: Level Four Workbook for Writing with Ease (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

A student-friendly supplement to Writing with Ease. This companion text to Writing with Ease walks students, step by step, through the difficult transition into original writing. Scripted, fully-developed lessons equip parents and instructors with all the tools of the professional writing teacher. Selections from classic children's stories are designed to hold the student's attention and fire her imagination, while accompanying exercise allow the young writer to develop her own composition skills. Designed for older elementary students, The Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Workbook 4 builds on the groundwork laid in earlier volumes. Both challenging and reassuring, Workbook 4 begins the all-important preparation for the middle grade years. Grades 3-5.

The Complete Writer: Level Three Workbook for Writing with Ease (The Complete Writer)

by Susan Wise Bauer

These workbooks provide lessons, student worksheets, and teacher instructions for every day of writing instruction. Each covers one year of study. Used along with Writing with Ease, the workbooks complete the elementary-grade writing curriculum. Level Three is the third of a planned four-volume set to accompany Writing with Ease.

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