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HOMESCHOOLING BEYOND DEFINITIONS: A Family Journey (and some useful resources!)

by Magda Levin

Homeschooling Beyond Definitions follows one family’s experiences with homeschooling, showing what the homeschool process looks like for them, going outside the traditional homeschool definitions to allow for educational opportunities in all aspects of life.

Additionally, the book encourages parents to consider homeschooling as a viable option for their kids’ education as well as find their own definition of homeschooling and includes brief explanation of the science behind how children learn best. You will find lots of resources to help and encourage parents whether or not their children attend school. These include:

1. How to make learning fun

2. Learning activities for preschoolers

3. The Laws on Homeschooling in the United States

4. Other Countries’ Laws on Homeschooling



College-level Reading: How to improve your comprehension (and reduce your frustration) (Poor Student’s Almanack Book 3)

by Annie Whetmore

This book teaches you how to absorb the easier textbooks faster and also how to make sense of those books that are the most difficult to read and comprehend. First, you will learn about how best to digest those difficult but standard textbooks, and then you will learn how to maximize your understanding of other types of information books and academic journal articles.



The Seven Days of Creation

by Analiese Rogers

Hey Kids! This is a short picture book about God creating our world. Enjoy beautiful photographs and simple descriptions of what happened on each day of creation.



Ten Things Your Child Should Know: Pre-K and K

by Danita Smith

Have you ever wondered if your child was developing important skills in school?

I have had several experiences that have inspired me to write this book series. For me, my first and foremost inspiration was my own desire to educate my son. I believe strongly that raising my son is one of the most important things I will do in my life.

In addition, several other experiences have driven home for me the need to address the lapses in our children’s education in this book.

On one specific occasion, I was helping a teenager find a part-time job so that she could earn extra money during the summer and not have to ask her parents for funds. We went around to several storesâ??shoe stores, record stores, and fast food restaurants. When we finally found a place she liked, we sat down to fill out the application. There was a part of the application that required her to write some information about herself. I realized as we began writing that this young lady had trouble putting her words into sentencesâ??even just two sentences. I helped her think about what she wanted to say and the kinds of things an employer might want to know about her, but it was obvious that she hadn’t developed the skills to even begin to approach this task with confidence. She was going into her senior year in high school.

What was surprising about this entire situation was what happened when she went back to school for her senior year. She told me that she was participating in a work study program, which would last for a half-day of school on most days. The work study program was at a local dry cleaners and she said she was told this would help her gain real skills that she could use upon graduation. I thought, “She had trouble writing two sentences on a sheet of paper, but she’s taking dry cleaning to prepare her for life after graduation?”

For some of our children who do graduate, questions are being raised about how much they truly know about the subjects they were taught and how well they are actually prepared to go on to college.

I wasn’t surprised by some of these reports because, as I have said, I have seen it with my own eyes. I think it’s time we do something about it as parents, regardless of whether or not local or state governments come to the rescue.

What if you could ask yourself a series of questions that would help you assess whether your child is learning key skills in reading, writing, and math as he or she progresses through school?

What if you had a list of activities that you could do with your child at home that would help reinforce the skills he or she will learn in class?

This book may be able to help.



Ten Things Your Child Should Know: 3rd Grade

by Danita Smith

Have you ever wondered if your child was developing important skills in school?

I have had several experiences that have inspired me to write this book series. For me, my first and foremost inspiration was my own desire to educate my son. I believe strongly that raising my son is one of the most important things I will do in my life.

In addition, several other experiences have driven home for me the need to address the lapses in our children’s education in this book.

On one specific occasion, I was helping a teenager find a part-time job so that she could earn extra money during the summer and not have to ask her parents for funds. We went around to several storesâ??shoe stores, record stores, and fast food restaurants. When we finally found a place she liked, we sat down to fill out the application. There was a part of the application that required her to write some information about herself. I realized as we began writing that this young lady had trouble putting her words into sentencesâ??even just two sentences. I helped her think about what she wanted to say and the kinds of things an employer might want to know about her, but it was obvious that she hadn’t developed the skills to even begin to approach this task with confidence. She was going into her senior year in high school.

What was surprising about this entire situation was what happened when she went back to school for her senior year. She told me that she was participating in a work study program, which would last for a half-day of school on most days. The work study program was at a local dry cleaners and she said she was told this would help her gain real skills that she could use upon graduation. I thought, “She had trouble writing two sentences on a sheet of paper, but she’s taking dry cleaning to prepare her for life after graduation?”

For some of our children who do graduate, questions are being raised about how much they truly know about the subjects they were taught and how well they are actually prepared to go on to college.

For some of our children who do graduate, questions are being raised about how much they truly know about the subjects they were taught and how well they are actually prepared to go on to college.

I wasn’t surprised by some of these reports because, as I have said, I have seen it with my own eyes. I think it’s time we do something about it as parents, regardless of whether or not local or state governments come to the rescue.

What if you could ask yourself a series of questions that would help you assess whether your child is learning key skills in reading, writing, and math as he or she progresses through school?

What if you had a list of activities that you could do with your child at home that would help reinforce the skills he or she will learn in class?

This book may be able to help.



Easy Speed Reading: Double Your Reading Speed and Improve Comprehension in 12 Days – Easy Exercises – Unique Reading Strategy – Life-Changing Results

by David Butler

Powerful New Way to Learn to Read Faster

Make This the Year YOU Learn to Improve YOUR Reading Skills!

“Something that most speed readers eventually have to figure out”

Hundreds of books have been written about Speed-Reading, so what makes this one different? Well, maybe you’re an overworked student or a busy executive, or perhaps you just want to improve yourself and be more informed. Whatever the case, you’re looking for results, otherwise you’ll probably waste a lot of time, and come away disappointed and disillusioned. You need a System.

Instant Results – Practice Real Speed-Reading Immediately

In Easy Speed Reading (formally Speed Reading Practice), top-selling independent author David Butler gives you a simple, logical technique to change the way you read; from slow word-by-word reading, to reading whole phrases. You’ll learn to read faster while enjoying 12 fun and interesting excerpts of contemporary fiction, displayed in a phrase-highlighted format that will give you a short-cut to faster reading. These exercises will fast-track you to reading success, by showing you how to maintain better concentration while you read. Click on “Look Inside” to see the complete list of excerpts.

Improve Your Reading Speed, Comprehension, and Retention

Here you’ll find the truth about how to read faster and get the most out of your reading. You’ll learn by practicing with 12 Unique and Fun-to-Read Exercises. You’ll discover why it’s important to learn to read whole ideas at a time, and how the usual method of reading word-by-word, just slows you down.

  • Why you should learn to concentrate on larger ideas
  • Why you should pay more attention to comprehension than speed
  • What are the best reading strategies to stop subvocalizing and regression?
  • How to learn to read whole ideas instead of just words
  • How to read faster and become a true speed reader

In fact, this is the quickest and easiest way to learn to read faster.

Speed Reading Simplified for Busy People

You’ll discover the most effective strategies for quick reading success.

  • How to focus your attention while reading
  • The importance of visualizing what you read
  • Using the right techniques for deeper understanding
  • How to strengthen concentration and comprehension
  • Unique New Exercises Make Faster Reading Automatic

As you practice reading with these entertaining excerpts, you’ll quickly be learning the most important skill you need to know to be able to speed through any text, while keeping a firm connection with the material. Along the way, you’ll acquire the Secret Weapon that will propel your reading to the top 1% or even 1/10% of adult readers. When you learn to read faster and improve reading comprehension, it will change your life!

David Butler is the independent Author and Publisher of Reading with the Right Brain, a best-seller on Amazon.com, and is also the creator of popular online speed-reading tools with over 60,000 users.

Click on “Look Inside” to Find Out Much More!



Ten Things Your Child Should Know: 2nd Grade

by Danita Smith

Have you ever wondered if your child was developing important skills in school?

I have had several experiences that have inspired me to write this book series. For me, my first and foremost inspiration was my own desire to educate my son. I believe strongly that raising my son is one of the most important things I will do in my life.

In addition, several other experiences have driven home for me the need to address the lapses in our children’s education in this book.

On one specific occasion, I was helping a teenager find a part-time job so that she could earn extra money during the summer and not have to ask her parents for funds. We went around to several storesâ??shoe stores, record stores, and fast food restaurants. When we finally found a place she liked, we sat down to fill out the application. There was a part of the application that required her to write some information about herself. I realized as we began writing that this young lady had trouble putting her words into sentencesâ??even just two sentences. I helped her think about what she wanted to say and the kinds of things an employer might want to know about her, but it was obvious that she hadn’t developed the skills to even begin to approach this task with confidence. She was going into her senior year in high school.

What was surprising about this entire situation was what happened when she went back to school for her senior year. She told me that she was participating in a work study program, which would last for a half-day of school on most days. The work study program was at a local dry cleaners and she said she was told this would help her gain real skills that she could use upon graduation. I thought, “She had trouble writing two sentences on a sheet of paper, but she’s taking dry cleaning to prepare her for life after graduation?”

For some of our children who do graduate, questions are being raised about how much they truly know about the subjects they were taught and how well they are actually prepared to go on to college.

I wasn’t surprised by some of these reports because, as I have said, I have seen it with my own eyes. I think it’s time we do something about it as parents, regardless of whether or not local or state governments come to the rescue.

What if you could ask yourself a series of questions that would help you assess whether your child is learning key skills in reading, writing, and math as he or she progresses through school?

What if you had a list of activities that you could do with your child at home that would help reinforce the skills he or she will learn in class?

This book may be able to help.



YouTube for Seniors – Including People with Alzheimers or Dementia: An Assisted Living Activity

by Kelsy Hamilton

This book provides suggestions to develop playlists of videos that seniors can enjoy alone, with another person, or a group situation. Suggestions are provided to encourage attendance within a group home. Options are given for activities that will encourage active participation and socialization. The goal is to individualize a written playlist of videos and the way they are presented to keep participants actively engaged and interested.



Portuguese: How To Learn Portuguese With Music – The Easy And Fun Way To Master Portuguese In Months

by Leonardo de Mello

Learn Portuguese 10X Faster!

I believe that learning Portuguese can be fun, enjoyable and fast.

If you want to learn Portuguese in months instead of waiting years, I can show you how.

In the book “How to Learn Portuguese With Music – The Easy and Fun Way to Master Portuguese in Months” you will learn:

How the Right Mindset Will Make Your Learning Much More Effective

Have you ever wondered why some people spend five years or more in a Portuguese course and cannot even speak the basics while others who have studied for less than one year have become fluent in Portuguese?

The mindset has a huge performance in your learning, and in this chapter is what you will learn.

What Are the Two Portuguese Stages and How They Work?

Do you know what input and output are? In this chapter you will learn the process that every Portuguese student must go through to reach the fluency in the language, and why most people who ignore this process cannot learn Portuguese.

Do You Know What is the Best Way to Study A Song?

In the chapter “How to Learn Portuguese With Music” you will learn step by step what to do and how you need to do to make your study efficient, and it brings fast results!

The Power of Goals: What They Can Do For You

Have you ever felt lost with your Portuguese learning? In this chapter, I tell how, by having one goal, I managed to go from zero to advanced in my second language in just four months.

The Best Way to Study A New Language

In the chapter “The Subconscious Mind”, you will learn the most efficient and fast way that will bring consistent results in your Portuguese learning. You will learn why learning Portuguese consciously only slows your progress and why your subconscious is your best friend to learn a new language.

What Are You Waiting For?

Get this book now and start learning Portuguese the fun way.

Scroll to the top of the page and buy the book now!



Ten Things Your Child Should Know: 1st Grade

by Danita Smith

Have you ever wondered if your child was developing important skills in school?

I have had several experiences that have inspired me to write this book series. For me, my first and foremost inspiration was my own desire to educate my son. I believe strongly that raising my son is one of the most important things I will do in my life.

In addition, several other experiences have driven home for me the need to address the lapses in our children’s education in this book.

On one specific occasion, I was helping a teenager find a part-time job so that she could earn extra money during the summer and not have to ask her parents for funds. We went around to several storesâ??shoe stores, record stores, and fast food restaurants. When we finally found a place she liked, we sat down to fill out the application. There was a part of the application that required her to write some information about herself. I realized as we began writing that this young lady had trouble putting her words into sentencesâ??even just two sentences. I helped her think about what she wanted to say and the kinds of things an employer might want to know about her, but it was obvious that she hadn’t developed the skills to even begin to approach this task with confidence. She was going into her senior year in high school.

What was surprising about this entire situation was what happened when she went back to school for her senior year. She told me that she was participating in a work study program, which would last for a half-day of school on most days. The work study program was at a local dry cleaners and she said she was told this would help her gain real skills that she could use upon graduation. I thought, “She had trouble writing two sentences on a sheet of paper, but she’s taking dry cleaning to prepare her for life after graduation?”

For some of our children who do graduate, questions are being raised about how much they truly know about the subjects they were taught and how well they are actually prepared to go on to college.

I wasn’t surprised by some of these reports because, as I have said, I have seen it with my own eyes. I think it’s time we do something about it as parents, regardless of whether or not local or state governments come to the rescue.

What if you could ask yourself a series of questions that would help you assess whether your child is learning key skills in reading, writing, and math as he or she progresses through school?

What if you had a list of activities that you could do with your child at home that would help reinforce the skills he or she will learn in class?

This book may be able to help.



Englisch Ã?bungsbuch und Vokabeltrainer – 2. Ausgabe: Verbessern Sie Ihr Englisch – Für Anfänger empfohlen (German Edition)

by Stephen Turner

Englisch Ã?bungsbuch und Vokabeltrainer – 2. Ausgabe

Sie möchten Ihr Englisch verbessern und Ihren Wortschatz ausbauen?

Dann ist dieses Buch genau das Richtige für Sie.


Hunderte Seiten mit Vokabeltraining und �bungen für die alltäglichen Situationen des Lebens, inklusive der folgenden Themen:

  • Sport
  • Einkaufen
  • Schulaktivitäten
  • Formen
  • Werkzeug
  • Gemüse
  • Haushaltsgeräte
  • Uhrzeit
  • Möbel
  • Schulfächer
  • Obst
  • Gartengeräte
  • Körperteile
  • Verkehrsmittel
  • Küchenzubehör
  • Geld


Was können Sie mit diesem Buch erreichen?

  • Die geeignete Grammatik, sowie Vokabeln, für die Anfänger Level A1, A2 und B1 wurden sorgfältig ausgewählt, um bereits in diesem frühen Lernstadium ein Maximum an Effizienz in Bezug auf Wortwahl, Worteinsatz, sowie den Aufbau von Sätzen, zu gewährleisten. Auch Sprecher der Level B1 können ihren Wortschatz mit diesem Buch ausbauen, sowie das Wissen um den typischen, englischen Satzaufbau manifestieren.
  • Dieses Buch behandelt Alltagsthemen und verwendet Worte, die im Alltag täglich in Verwendung sind, daher hilft es Ihnen dabei, Ihren Wortschatz langsam und konsequent auszubauen, was Ihnen die Möglichkeit eröffnet, über verschiedene Themen zu sprechen.
  • Alle Wörter und Sätze wurden von einem deutschen Muttersprachler übersetzt, um Ihnen als Anfänger dabei zu helfen, die Bedeutung von jedem einzelnen Wort zu verstehen und um den Aufbau von englischen Sätzen zu verdeutlichen.
  • Dieses Buch beinhaltet hunderte Wörter und Phrasen, welche einfach und übersichtlich dargestellt werden, um Ihnen zu zeigen, wie diese in typischen Alltagssituationen in der englischen Sprache eingesetzt werden.

Wie Ihnen dieses Buch helfen kann

Nachdem ich seit vielen Jahren Englisch unterrichte, wei� ich, wie wichtig es ist, gerade am Beginn, die Wörter, Phrasen und Sätze auch in der eigenen Muttersprache zu sehen, anstatt einfach zu versuchen, den englischen Satz zu verstehen, ohne jedoch die tatsächliche Bedeutung, auch jedes einzelnen Wortes, zu verstehen.

Durch diesen zweisprachigen Aufbau erlernen Anfänger, aber auch leicht Fortgeschrittene, nicht nur die Vokabel, sondern bekommen auch ein Gefühl für den Satzaufbau in der englischen Sprache.

Schneller lernen, besser verstehen

Ich habe immer wieder festgestellt, welchen Unterschied und positiven Effekt ein zweisprachiger Unterricht insbesondere für Anfänger macht, nicht nur in Bezug auf die Lerngeschwindigkeit, sondern auch in Bezug auf das Verständnis und die Qualität des Lernprozesses.

Der Buchaufbau

Das Buch ist in zwei Teile unterteilt.

Der erste Teil zielt darauf ab, Ihr Verständnis für Englisch an sich zu verbessern und beinhaltet schriftliche �bungen, sowie �bungen mit Bildern:

  • Handlungen verstehen und darüber sprechen
  • Die korrekte Präposition einsetzen
  • Richtige oder Falsche Sätze
  • Lückentexte
  • Die passende Option wählen
  • Wörter in die richtige Reihenfolge bringen

Der zweite Teil zielt besonders darauf ab, Ihren Wortschatz zu erhöhen und beinhaltet hunderte Multiple-Choice-Fragen zu Bildern.

Im Verlauf der �bungen werden alle neuen Vokabeln Seite für Seite gelistet. Diese Methode wird oftmals von Englisch-Trainern, wie auch mir, verwendet, weil es sich bestätigt hat, dass das Erlernen der Vokabeln auf diese Weise weit effektiver ist, als das Lernen von Vokabellisten ohne Bilder.

Ã?bung macht den Meister!



Looking Up: An e-card suitable for recognizing nobility when you see it. A significant reward, sendable by e-mail, under a dollar, U.S. (Cyber Sonnet Card Book 102)

by Brian Randolph Wilson

Looking Up

Though others often fail to do whats right

I saw you choose a higher path today

To brave the truth and cloak yourself in light

While others just content themselves with gray

I saw a kind heart bend to reach the sword

The sword we wield when others are afraid

The path we walk unnamed with no reward

Yet know when others live we are repaid

And so I offer witness to a knight

Who knows the Holy Grail is not a cup

Its having faith when others hide their eyes

Its when you have the courage to look up

A knight exists unburdened by the shade

And dares to see the light from which were made



Cosplay as Religion

by Beverly Holoka

A book intended as an educational theory for those who are in religious studies or are interested in religious studies on a college level. Also this book is a guide for those who are just curious about cosplay in general.



How to Use The Times Table For Creative Learning Involving Fractions: A Collection of Ingenious Games

by Hensley Pink

This book is an ingenious collection of games based on the traditional ‘times table’. It offers a much more effective and efficient approach, than the traditional one, to learning in relation to the ‘times table. In addition to remembering the product in relation to the multiplier and multiplicand, the student will also realize the relationship between factors and multiples. It also provides great motivation for learning and lots of lots of fun and excitement for younger students, in particular.



Pequeno Glossário de Tecnologia e Internet (Portuguese Edition)

by Ricardo Garay

Para você que quer saber o significado de algum termo em tecnologia ou internet, preparamos este e-book.
Um pequeno glossário com mais de 350 verbetes organizados de A a Z.



Guia Migração Word 2003/2007 (Portuguese Edition)

by Ricardo Garay

Se você quer migrar ou migrou do WORD 2003 para o 2007 e está tendo alguma dificuldade com os comandos no menu, neste guia você tem a sequência de comandos cruzando 2003 com 2007, para que fique fácil para você.



Dominios de internet do Mundo (Portuguese Edition)

by Ricardo Garay

Um item de curiosidade e de pesquisa relevante sobre domínios de internet são os dominios de todos os países e territórios no mundo. As vezes você acessa um site com final desconhecido como .ac ou .to e fica se perguntando de onde será? Neste pequeno e-book montamos a lista todos os dominios de a a z para consulta.



Polyglot’s Secret Tricks: How To Become Fluent

by Dmitry Slomov

Did you ever try to learn a foreign language?
Whether you are learning Spanish or French, German or Japanese, these tricks will always make your learning faster and your life easier.

Dmitry Slomov, a hyper-polyglot (fluent in more than 6 languages) claims, that once you’ve acquired your native language, you have an in-born ability to learn more.
It is just the matter of proper memorizing techniques. And this book contains plenty of them.



Applying Mathematics to Spelling, Book 3: Addition and Subtraction with Spelling

by Hensley Pink

This book is the third in a series that presents an application of Mathematics to spelling. The focus is on applying arithmetic operations and thus it may be referred to as a second work book for book 1.
The book presents a series of problems involving fractions (related to book 1) – halves, quarters, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, sevenths and eighths.
The major aims of the series are to generate interest in spelling and to present a unique application of math. This is a most ingenious way of positively impacting your child/ward in both Mathematics and Spelling, simultaneously.



Achieving Classroom Confidence: What You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive as a New Elementary School Teacher

by Betsy Weigle

Everything You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive as a New Elementary School Teacher

This is the book that I wish had existed when I was training to become a new teacher and taking over my first classroom. There was SO much to learn! And so much conflicting advice… it drove me crazy to think that I couldn’t find the most-critical information in one place.

Well, I’ve taken care of that for you! In Achieving Classroom Confidence, I explain:

  • Things they will never tell you in college about the way the education system really works.
  • How to act as a new teacher so children want to learn from you.
  • The fundamentals of getting children to behave.
  • The basics of setting up your room effectively without spending too much time or money.
  • How to schedule, plan and deliver your lessons.
  • And a thousand other details I wish someone had told me so I didn’t have to learn them all the hard way!

Shortcut Your Sucess by Learning from My Experience

And from my mistakes!

This is the book for first-time teachers starting new jobs and pre-service teachers who are just beginning their education journeys.

The “new teacher” phase is a time of intense learning – a critical time for laying a foundation that will ensure you thrive in this profession rather than burning out and leaving. I want you to stay, because you are desperately needed by children, but you have to know what you are getting yourself into.

In short, if you have made a commitment to becoming not just a teacher, but an awesome, life-changing teacher…

This the book for you.

Betsy Weigle
Classroom Caboodle

Table of Contents

PART 1: Teaching Reality vs. Teaching Romance

Teaching in the Education “System”
What Makes a Good Teacher?
Your First Classroom Experiences

PART 2: Building a Community of Learners

Taking Center Stage
Creating Teacher/Student Relationships
Managing Your Classroom
All About Expectations
All About Consequences
Caring for Vulnerable Children

PART 3: Classroom Setup and Organization

Effectively Organizing Your Classroom
Managing Student Desks
All About Supplies
Your Classroom Library
Decorating Your Room

PART 4: High-Impact Teaching

Planning Lessons
Creating Lessons
Delivering Lessons
Assessing and Reflecting
Setting up Subs for Success

PART 5: From Zero to Awesome in Record Time

Supercharging Your Experience
Making School Connections
Partnering with Parents
Parents and Discipline
Teacher Observations and Assessments
Falling Down and Getting Up
Your Adventure Begins



Christian’s Guide to College Admissions for the Rising High School Senior

by Glenda Durano

College planning should be a time of excitement and expectation, not fear and frenzy! The Christian’s Guide to College Admissions (Senior Edition) is a faith-based, weekly, what-to-do-when guide for the final year of the college application process. By breaking college planning into manageable, weekly assignments such as developing college criteria, planning university visits, and brainstorming for essays, students gain control over this often overwhelming yet necessary responsibility.

Not only does the book instruct students what to do when, it also provides specific directions about how to do the job. This book is unique because each week, students also work through a corresponding devotional in order to focus on God during this stressful time. For example, if the week’s lesson concerns standardized testing, the devotional may be about the tests God allows in our lives. Created to be used within the constraints of a college application timeline, the book is best utilized when started in June prior to the student’s senior year, but it can be accelerated in order benefit any student in the final phases of college planning.



Deutschkurs – Basiswissen der deutschen Sprache (German Edition)

Dieses digitale Nachschlagewerk enthält vier wichtige Säulen der deutschen Sprache in einem Band: Rechtschreibung, Grammatik, Fremdwörter und Synonyme. Mehr als 3.000 Digitalseiten vermitteln das Basiswissen der deutschen Sprache, mit dem sie problemlos komplizierte Sachverhalte aus dem alltäglichen Sprachgebrauch lösen. Ein praktischer Ratgeber für Schule, Studium, Alltag und Beruf. Deutsch lernen, Regeln verstehen und Erlerntes gezielt umsetzen. Geeignet für alle Gerätetypen und Systeme – und immer zur Hand(!).



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