• Secular Language Arts Curriculum

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    Language Arts
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    Online/Multisensory

    PreK-12

    This "open-and-go" program is easy to learn and easy to teach. Your student will learn essential pre-reading skills, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation. Promote reading success with this multisensory program!

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    Online/Multisensory

    K-12

    Take the struggle out of spelling! All About Spelling is a complete, multisensory spelling program that works with all types of learners – including those who struggle. This phonics based, "open-and-go" program is easy to learn and easy to teach.

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    Bookshark

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    Textbook-based K-8

    From the leaders who built the award-winning Sonlight® curriculum, BookShark offers a literature-based academic program that meets the needs of all homeschool families. BookShark’s comprehensive curriculum schedules an unrivaled selection of books and is filled with thought-provoking questions. All the preparation is done, enabling you to focus on teaching.

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    Online/Literature-based/Digital

    K-12 Brave Writer makes it easier for you to nurture a happy writing relationship with your child. We help you create emotional safety to take writing risks, while giving you tools to teach mechanics and the know-how to foster power in writing. We offer both online classes and manuals.

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    Global Village School

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    Online/Workbook-based/Textbook-based/Multisensory/CD-Rom/Literature-based/Book K-12

    GVS is an international, non-profit, K-12 distance learning school. We work closely with families to provide creative and progressive curricular options whether you want to enroll or use our curriculum on your own. Our K-8 guides are designed to be very flexible while our 9-12 offerings are more structured.

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    Oak Meadow

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    Textbook-based/Multisensory/Literature-based/Book/Other

    PreK-12

    Learn organically with Oak Meadow! Their homeschooling curriculum for K-12 encourages creativity and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects. Child-centered and nature-based, families love their organic approach to personalized learning. Use independently or enroll in their distance learning school.

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    Study
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    Online

    PreK-1 StudyDog is the only online learn-to-read program for kids 4-8 that adapts to your child’s unique learning pattern. So they learn faster—and enjoy every moment of it.

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    Time4Learning Language Arts

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    Online

    PreK-12 A comprehensive language arts program that works well with visual learners at each grade level. The materials are delivered using a combination of animated lessons, instructional videos, worksheets, quizzes, tests and both online and offline projects designed to develop and build literacy from the basics through college and career readiness.

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    Online

    2-12 8-week targeted online writing courses that help elementary, middle, and high school students build writing skills through one-on-one interaction with a certified teacher

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    Vocabulary Spelling City

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    Online

    PreK-12 A vocabulary and spelling resource with most popular homeschool curriculum word lists available. Or create your own. Very low cost ($29.95/year per family!)

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    All About Spelling

    Multisensory

    K-7 based on Orton-Gillingham approach; can be used as both a reading and spelling program

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    Alpha Phonics

    Teachers Guide

    PreK-2 easy-to-use guide that can help teach phonics, spelling, and handwriting

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    Analytical Grammar Teachers Guide and Student Workbook 4-12 program designed to be taught over a three-year period (Jr. Analytical Grammar available for younger students)

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    Basic English

    Workbook

    6-12 remedial English instructions

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    Bob Books

    Beginning Readers

    PreK-1 controlled vocabulary beginning reader books

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    ClickN KIDS

    Online

    K-3 beginning reading program for kindergarten through 3rd grade (includes ClicknRead phonics and ClicknSpell program)

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    College Prep Genius
    Workbook-based/Textbook-based/Multisensory/Book/DVD 9-12
    DVD curriculum with goal of helping homeschool students raise their SAT/PSAT scores

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    College Prep SAT, ACT, TOEFL College Prep English Practice by K. Titchenell

    Book

    8-12 English text by and for homeschoolers for the serious college-bound student with limited patience and a low boredom threshold.

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    The Creative Writer

    Book/PDF

    5-11

    series of four courses, each of which should take one school year or 36 weeks to complete

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    Cursive First

    Book/Multisensory

    K-3 program built on the idea that children should be taught cursive handwriting before manuscript.

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    The Daily Dazzle
    Workbook
    4-8
    32 weeks of language arts skills review lessons

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    Don't Forget to Write
    Book
    K-12
    set of creative writing lesson plans for elementary and secondary grades

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    Easy Grammar

    Textbook

    3-12 incremental development which focuses heavily on review; uses the prepositional approach

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    Editor in Chief

    Workbook or CD-Rom

    3-12 learn grammar by editing reading selections

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    English for the Thoughtful Child

    Charlotte Mason style

    1-4 mixture of oral composition (or narration), memorization, recitation, written composition, and language exercises

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    Essentials in Writing
    DVD/Workbook-based
    1-12
    DVD-driven writing curriculum geared to help produce confident writers who enjoy the study of language

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    Excellence in Literature

    Classical/Literature-Based

    8-12 reading and writing through the classics; optional honors track

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    Explode the Code

    Workbooks OR Online

    1-3 exercises in matching, reading, spelling, writing, copying, and more

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    Exploring Poetry

    Workbook-based/Literature-based

    5-12 students are introduced to poetry through reading, learning techniques and terms, and the writing of original poems

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    Fitzroy Readers

    Books/Teacher's Guide

    PreK-5 Australia-based systematic phonics program designed to create reading mastery

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    Fundanoodle

    Workbook/Multisensory/Mobile App

    PreK-2

    early education product line created by pediatric occupational therapists and education experts for preschool thru 2nd grade

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    Funnix

    CD-Rom

    K-3

    small-step, carefully sequenced series of beginning reading lessons

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    GO Phonics

    Multisensory

    K-2 phonics reading program based on Orton Gillingham; good for students with dyslexia

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    Grading with a Purple Crayon: A Developmental Approach to High School Composition for Homeschooling Families

    Book

    8-12 helps students develop skills by using an individualized rubric that identifies clear goals, prioritizes essential qualities, and facilitates measurable growth

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    Grammar and Writing

    Workbook/Teachers Packet

    4-8

    language arts program based on the Saxon model of incremental development and continual review

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    The Grammar Key

    Software or Online

    4-12 simple approach to grammar that works well for visual or auditory learners

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    Grammar with a Giggle
    Book
    1-12
    series of books using an entertaining method for teaching grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary

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    Growing With Grammar

    Manual/Workbook

    1-8 comprehensive grammar program which includes diagramming and based upon a 36 week program

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    Growing Up Writing: Mini Lessons for Emergent and Beginning Writers

    Teacher's Guide

    K-1 detailed mini-lessons including operational mini-lessons, print awareness mini-lessons, foundational mini-lessons, and craft mini-lessons

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    Headsprout
    Online
    K-5
    provides teachers and parents with an adaptive, individualized reading solution

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    Holt Elements of Language Homeschool Packages

    Book/DVD

    6-12

    includes practical teaching strategies and streamlined technology tools for today's students

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    Institute for Excellence in Writing
    Online/Workbook/Multisensory/DVD
    K-12
    award-winning approach provides tools proven to teach your students how to write, think, and speak with clarity and confidence  

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    Language Smarts - Critical Thinking

    Workbook

    1-3 each section introduces a specific topic, followed by appropriate practice and application activities.

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    The Literary Terms Handbook
    Workbook
    9-12
    handbook that features an in-depth look at 29 literary terms 58 pages of activity sheets and a complete answer key

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    Logic of English Essentials Curriculum

    Teacher's Manual/Workbook/Multisensory

    1-12

    holistic approach to mastering written English

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    Lost Classics - English Grammar

    Literature-based

    1-6 Emma Serl makes liberal use of writings by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge as well as fables, folklore and maxims

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    MCP Plaid Phonics

    Workbook

    K-3 full-color layout style and standardized test prep included

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    Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts

    Student book/Teachers' Manual

    3-12 fits well with the Classical approach; designed for gifted students and covers grammar, composition, poetics (poetry), and vocabulary

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    Mosdos Press
    Textbook/Workbook/Literature-based 3-8
    secular literature anthology series that does not compromise values

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    Movable Alphabet - A Montessori Approach to Language
    Online/Mobile App
    PreK-K
    allow children to express themselves with words and phrases prior to mastering the skills to write with pencil and paper

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    Ooka Island

    Online/Workbook/Literature-based/Book

    PreK-2

    a learn-to-read System for PC & Mac Computers that includes real-time data reporting

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    OpenReading

    Online/Multisensory/Phonics

    PreK-1

    free game-based phonics lessons that adapt to your child's reading level and learning pace

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    Painless Grammar

    Book (part of the "Painless" series)

    6-12 humorous approach to grammar

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    Peak with Books

    Literature based

    PreK-K uses popular children's books to teach reading, writing, and cognitive skills

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    PhonicBooks
    Books
    PreK-8
    decodable reading books for beginner and catch-up readers; includes books for reluctant readers

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    Phonics Pathways

    Multisensory

    K-2 reproducible games, a step-by-step spelling guide, teacher/student record sheets

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    The Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading

     

    Classical/DVD/Teacher's Notebook

    K-4 teaching spelling, writing, reading, grammar, composition through quality children’s literature, and an introduction to Latin

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    Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar

    Workbooks

    6-12

    develops and reinforces skills through a three-part chapter organization of writing, grammar usage and mechanics, and academic and workplace skills

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    Primary Art of Language Reading Package
    Workbook/Multisensory
    PreK-1
    by learning phonics and recognizing sight words, children will quickly begin to read while building a solid foundation in decoding

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    Primary Art of Language Writing Package
    Workbook/Multisensory
    K-2
    complete writing program introduces printing, sentence construction, early grammar, story sequence analysis, and composition for the brand new writer.

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    Progressive Phonics

    Online/Printable

    PreK-4 free online phonics program that allows books to be read on-screen or downloaded for printing

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    The Reader's Odyssey: An Individualized Literature Program for Homeschooling Middle and High School Students

    Book

    6-12 four-year literature program for homeschoolers that combines structure and flexibility

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    Read, Write, and Type

    Online, multimedia

    K-2 reading software that integrates reading, spelling, keyboarding, and phonics

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    Reading Eggs

    Online

    PreK-6

    teaches children aged 3-13 how to read with fun and interactive online reading lessons and phonics games 

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    The Reading Game
    Online/Multisensory/Literature-based
    PreK-1
    build confidence in reading for beginning and struggling readers with card games, flashcards, and book

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    Reading Kingdom

    Online

    PreK-3

    online program that teaches children 4-10 years old how to read and write to a third grade level

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    Rhythm of Handwriting

    Workbook/Multisensory

    1-5

    cursive or manuscript letters are taught using a multisensory approach that begins with large-motor movements

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    SAT Practice: The New Verbal Section by K. Titchenell

    Book

    10-12 preparation for the verbal SAT exam, developed in a collaborative homeschooling environment

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    See The Wish

    CD-Rom/Literature-based/Book/Plays & Musicals

    1-6

    curriculum and character-building books, music and "Dramaterials" with Teacher's Kits and worksheets to entertain, educate and inspire elementary school children

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    Sequential Spelling

    Books/DVD

    1-12 seven-level spelling program for the teaching of the patterns of English spelling within seven school years

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    Shurley English

    Workbook/Recitation

    1-7 scripted lesson plans and use of "jingles" to teach concepts

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    Sing, Spell, Read, & Write

    Multisensory

    PreK-2 teaches phonics, reading, comprehension, spelling, beginning grammar, and printing

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    Snap! Learning

    Online/Book/Mobile App

    PreK-7

    guided reading program for kids that has over 133 engaging books and lesson plans

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    Soaring With Spelling and Vocabulary

    Workbook

    1-8 spelling and vocabulary program which utilizes commonly used age appropriate words and is based upon a 36 week program

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    Sonday System
    Multisensory
    K-2
    guides beginning reading, writing and spelling instruction, reading intervention, instruction for English Language Learners

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    Spell by Color

    Multisensory

    2-4 uses color-coding to reinforce organized instruction in the rules of spelling

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    Spelling 911: Spelling Success System (SSS)

    Workbook/Multisensory/CD-Rom/Literature-based/Book

    6-12

    older students with chronic spelling problems will finally remember correct spellings long term

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    Spelling Plus

    Book

    K-6 help you learn how to teach spelling as your kids master 1000 commonly used and misspelled words

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    Spelling Power
    Book
    2-12
    individualized, self-paced, systematic, multi-sensory procedures to teach spelling to homeschoolers (Note: Author is evangelical Christian and has included some faith-based words in lists which can be skipped over)

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    Spelling Workout
    Workbook-based
    1-8
    the 36 lessons in the Student Workbook each focus on a spelling rule, pattern, or origin.

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    SpellQuizzer Spelling Software

    PC Software

    K-8 software to help students practice and master their spelling words fast.

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    Stack the Deck Writing

    Composition Books

    3-12
    choose from eight composition books, an essay exam booklet, six computer software programs, and writing folders

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    Student Writing Intensive - Level A, B, and C
    Workbook/DVD
    3-12
    introducing a variety of structural models and stylistic techniques, this DVD course lays a solid foundation of writing skills   

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    Teaching Writing: Structure and Style
    Workbook/DVD
    1-12
    how to incrementally teach students to write with clear structure and compelling style

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    Tin Man Press
    Online/Workbook-based/Textbook-based/CD-Rom K-6
    originates thinking skills materials for the elementary grades

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    Voyages in English

    Book/CD-Rom/Online

    1-8

    an emphasis on the writing process and grammar instruction

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    Winning With Writing

    Workbook

    1-8 comprehensive writing program which includes age appropriate topics and methods and is based upon a 36 week program

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    Wise Owl's Vowels

    Online/Workbook

    K-2

    'Wise Owl's First Sounds and Sight Words' and 'Wise Owl's Vowels' take a child from a non-reader to reading

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    Wordly Wise

    Books/Teacher's Resources

    K-12 systematic academic vocabulary instruction that develops the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension

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    Wordsmith series
    Workbook-based
    4-12
    a creative writing course for grades 4-highschool

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    Write Bright

    Online/Video

    1-6

    offers online video instruction focusing on Expository, Narrative, Persuasive, & Research essay forms in a guided writing approach

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    The Writer's Jungle
    Book/Digital Download
    K-12
    teaches parents how to facilitate the writing process in their children while protecting the parent-child relationship

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    Write Source

    Book/Online

    K-12

    personalized K–12 print and digital program that supports Common Core writing standards

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    Write Outside the Lines: a creativity catapult (ebook)

    Online/Workbook/Book

    3-12 over 300 offbeat, original writing exercises that develop creative thinking and valuable insights into the writing process that build confidence

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    Writing Skills Mastery

    Online

    9-12 course is for college-bound students who lack confidence in writing skills and need support with assignments and college applications

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    Writing With Skill

    Workbook/Textbook

    1-5 diagnostic evaluations within the instructor text (or on the Peace Hill Press website) will help determine where student should start

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    Zaner-Bloser Handwriting
    Workbook/Teachers Guide
    PreK-6
    teaches a vertical manuscript alphabet with student edition, practice masters and teacher resources

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