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Barton Reading and Spelling
Susan Barton
Barton Reading and Spelling is intended for learners who have some form of dyslexia (which can range from mild to profound). If your child is having any challenge learning how to read, please visit www.brightsoultions.us to learn more about dyslexia. Susan Barton has provided many free online seminars and videos to watch for free. They are very informative! But onto the curriculum review. As taken from Bartonreading.com: ''The Barton Reading & Spelling System is a one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children, teenagers or adults who struggle due to dyslexia or a learning disability.'' Barton is Orton-Gillingham based. This in and of itself is imperative for the dyslexic learner! Susan has put together a tutoring system that is thorough, systematic, hands-on, engaging, and much more! I cannot say enough positive things about this program! But it gets better...their customer service is exemplary! Even if you didn't purchase your level (there are 10 levels total) from them directly, they will still talk to you and guide you along the way. They do not push you to purchase brand new from them, and even give you information on reputable sources to purchase used! Yes, this system is not inexpensive. However, think of it this way. You can sell it used and recoup about 75% of what you spent. Also, if you were to have a Certified Barton Tutor teach your child, you would spend thousands of dollars. Finally, one could keep spending hundreds of dollars on reading curriculum that will not work for the dyslexic learner. Barton works!
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Bob Jones University Press
Elements of Literature, Grade 10
Builds on the foundation provided in the ninth-grade text by focusing on details of the basic elements analyzed when interpreting literature. Completes the year with Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (optional, may also be used in grade 12). Teacher's Edition includes full-sized student pages on each teacher page. Provides material for directing discussion, analysis, and application. Teacher's Edition: 496 pages; spiral binder. Student Text consists of eleven units focusing on particular literary concepts or genres. Also provides brief author biographies and questions for thought and discussion. Student Text: 478 pages; hardbound; color and black-and-white illustrations. Great Expectations Teacher's Edition includes full-sized pages from the student text as well as additional teaching information. Great Expectations Teacher's Edition: 396 pages; spiral binder. Great Expectations provides a softbound copy of the novel. Great Expectations: 592 pages.
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English from the Roots Up
Joegil Lundquist
Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling, and S.A.T. Scores. Greek/Latin. Written by: Joegil Lundquist. Learn and understand the Greek and Latin roots of the English language. Designed and written for 5th grade and up.
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How to Read a Book
Charles Van Doren
Originally published in 1940 this work has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is a most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. The authors offers a 13 page recommended reading list, and reading tests, whereby you can measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension and speed. Great for a high-school or college bound student. It should be required reading Freshman year.
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Improving Your Vocabulary Skills
No words to learn. This is a skills approach to word building. Helps students develop their word power in two ways--via word attack skills and examination of context clues. Teaches the meanings of the 50 most commonly used prefixes, 50 common suffixes and 28 basic roots. Contains intensive teaching on the 13 principal ways of deriving the meaning of words from their context. Consumable. Grades 5 through 12.
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Memoria Press
Tradtional Logic: An Introduction to Formal Logic
An excellent book for teaching the original thinking skill, Logic. This book, designed for grades 8 and up provides a systematic study of formal logic without falling prey to the topic hopping found in most contemporary logic programs.
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A Beka Book
World Literature, Grade 10
This beautifully illustrated literature anthology begins with a collection of enjoyable prose and poetry from classics by such famous authors as Dickens, Poe, Goethe, Tolstoy, and Hugo. Arranged to illustrate literary devices such as character development, plot, theme, setting, and imagery, these selections encourage students to appreciate great literature. The text concludes with a brief study of excerpts from major ancient and modern works presented in historical sequence, enabling students to think through the history of ideas in Christian perspective. Student text: soft-cover, 494 pages.
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