• Secular Language Arts Curriculum

    SHS Curriculum - Language Arts
    Complete and Multi-Subject Fine Arts (Art, Music, Drama) Language Arts Foreign Language Math Geography Science History/Social Studies Other Electives Preschool

    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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    Online/Literature-based/Digital monthly downloads

    PreK-12 Brave Writer makes it easier for you to foster a happy writing/editing 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 for "do it yourself" instruction.

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    Global Village School

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    Online/Workbook-based/Textbook-based/Multisensory/Literature-based/Movies & Videos

    K-12

    Global Village School is a flexible, creative program offering enrollment and curriculum only options. Critical thinking, service learning, and an appreciation for diversity in a pluralistic society are encouraged. GVS helps students grow into global citizens living authentic and meaningful lives through studies about peace, justice, science and sustainability.

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    IEW

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    Online/Workbook-based/Multisensory/Literature-based/DVD-based

    K-12

    Institute for Excellence in writing is designed to provide your student with the critical skills of thinking, and communicating through writing. Andrew Pudewa's award-winning writing program engages a wide range of ages and aptitudes and is guaranteed to work—or your money back!

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    JPASS

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    Online

    10-12

    JPASS offers affordable access to more than 1,500 academic journals in the JSTOR library. Included are easy-to-use journals in science, literature, mathematics, history, world culture, art, social sciences, and more. Tap into this vast collection: you’ll stimulate teaching ideas and introduce your students to the leading academic research over centuries.

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    Workbook-based/Multisensory/Mobile App

    PreK-12

    Holistic approach to mastering written English, this systematic, multisensory program teaches students of all ages to read and spell! LOE Foundations for beginning readers, ages 4-7; LOE Essentials for students in grades 1-6, ESL students, and struggling readers or spellers; Uncovering the Logic of English for teachers, plus supplemental materials.

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    Workbook-based/Multisensory/Mobile App

    K-12

    A multisensory approach to handwriting for all ages, The Rhythm of Handwriting provides explicit and rhythmic directions to form each letter. Handwriting games and ideas for large-motor practice are included in the student workbook. Available in manuscript and cursive. Also available: Handwriting Flash Cards, Rhythm of Handwriting Quick Reference, lined whiteboard.

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    Online/Workbook-based/Literature-based

    PreK-8

    Moving Beyond the Page offers a comprehensive curriculum designed for creative, hands-on, and gifted learners. Your child will engage in real-life application and will read amazing literature throughout each year. Moving Beyond the Page is the only curriculum that integrates science, social studies, and language arts from kindergarten through middle school.

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

    PreK-12

    Oak Meadow believes all students deserve an education that nurtures confidence, curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning. The uniquely creative curriculum and accredited distance learning school give students the chance to explore their interests, develop their talents, and find their most inspired path to learning.

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    Online Classes for Groovy Kids

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    Live Classes/Personal Mentoring/Reading-Writing Based version available 6-10

    Courses with quirk! Shine offers social, fun and challenging courses to home-schooled 6th-10th graders. There are less than six students per session. Students receive individual feedback and are mentored to become confident readers and writers. There is an emphasis on social justice, critical thinking, responsible citizenship and joyful living.

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    Online

    PreK-8 A comprehensive language arts program that works well with visual learners at each grade level

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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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    Online/Textbook-based/Multisensory/Special Needs 3-8

    Verticy Learning is the solution for students who are dyslexic or struggle with reading, writing, or spelling. Available as a complete homeschool curriculum or as a supplement to your existing curriculum, Verticy Learning will improve your child’s confidence and rekindle the love of learning!

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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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    WriteBright

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    Online/Video Instruction

    1-6

    Elementary Writing Curriculum: Provides guided writing instruction for Explanatory, Narrative & Persuasive forms by a writing coach via video instruction. Students will learn to write Source, Prompt, & Research writing. Creativity is taught through modeling and brainstorming as students gain confidence. All inclusive, subscription covers all children in a household!

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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
    This DVD curriculum has been helping homeschool students raise their SAT/PSAT scores for nearly a decade.

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

    Book

    8-12 An 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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    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 The 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
    Essentials in Writing is a 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

    Fundanoodle is an early education product line created by pediatric occupational therapists and education experts for pre-school thru 2nd grade.

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    Funnix

    CD-Rom

    K-3

    Funnix is a small-step, carefully sequenced series of beginning reading lessons.

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    GO Phonics

    Multisensory

    K-2 A 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 Help 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 A 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 A comprehensive grammar program which includes diagramming. It is 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 Includes very detailed mini-lessons including operational mini-lessons, print awareness mini-lessons, foundational mini-lessons, and craft mini-lessons

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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
    IEW's 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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    Logic of English Essentials Curriculum

    Teacher's Manual/Workbook/Multisensory

    1-12

    A 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 A 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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    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

    Ooka Island is 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 A 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
    This 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 Entice avid and reluctant readers alike to engage with increasingly sophisticated literature by maximizing student choice and minimizing course requirements

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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

    Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works!

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    The Reading Game
    Online/Multisensory/Literature-based
    PreK-1
    Build confidence in reading for beginning and struggling readers. Card game, flashcards and books work together to make learning fun.

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    Reading Kingdom

    Online

    PreK-3

    Fun, easy-to-use 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

    Snap! Learning is a guided reading program for kids that has over 133 engaging books and lesson plans.

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    Soaring With Spelling

    Workbook

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

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    Spell by Color

    Multisensory

    2-4 This program 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 Spelling Plus will help you learn HOW to teach spelling as your kids master 1000 commonly used and misspelled words.

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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
    In this powerful and inspiring seminar, Andrew demonstrates how to incrementally teach students to write with clear structure and compelling style

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    Time4Learning.com Language Arts

    Online

    PreK-8 A comprehensive language arts program that works well with visual learners at each grade level

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    Time4Writing.com Online Writing Courses

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

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    VocabularySpellingCity.com Premium

    Online

    PreK-12 A vocabulary and spelling resource with most popular word lists available. Or create your own. Very low cost ($25/year!)

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    Voyages in English

    Book/CD-Rom/Online

    1-8

    Strong course with an emphasis on the writing process and grammar instruction

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    Winning With Writing

    Workbook

    1-8 A comprehensive writing program which includes age appropriate topics and methods. It 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
    The Wordsmith series is a creative writing course for grades 4-highschool. Included in Cathy Duffy's 101 Top Picks!

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    Write Bright

    Online/Video

    1-6

    Offers online video instruction focusing on Expository, Narrative, Persuasive, & Research essay forms. It is a guided writing approach

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    Write On
    Online/Book
    3-8
    Write On: The Kid-Friendly, Mother Pleasing, Gentle Way to Learn to Write motivates even the most reluctant writers

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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 (free trial available now) - Beta

    Online

    9-12 This 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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