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  • Railway Children

    $13.95

    When Mr. Waterbury is arrested and accused of selling secrets to the enemies of England, his wife and children have to leave London and move to a small house near a railway station. Bobbie, Phyllis, and Peter soon find themselves in a series of adventures, some funny and some frightening involving the train and the people who ride it. After many adventures, the children finally discover the truth about their father, but their quest to reunite their family won’t be easy.

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  • Princess And The Goblin

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    When Princess Irene is sent away to live in a great old castle-house in the mountains, her life is dull until she happens upon a hidden stairway. But whatever-or whoever-she finds upstairs will lead her out of doors and into the mountains where only the miners are brave enough to go…

    “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded George MacDonald as my master: indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him.” ~ C.S. Lewis

    This is one of the best fairy tales ever told, written by George MacDonald, a master storyteller. This book is the kind of book that will keep both children’s and adults’ attention as they wait to find out about what happens to Princess Irene and Curdie as they go underground near the kingdoms of the Goblins.

    This Canonball reprinting includes an Introduction by Timothy Larsen: “Although The Princess and the Goblin is not an allegory, it is nevertheless a deeply Christian piece of writing…. Throughout his entire life George MacDonald was always trying to lead people to God, and it is clear that he hoped that this chief lesson of The Princess and the Goblin would be applied to the person most worthy of our trust and obedience, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Trust and Obey Him.”

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  • Picture Of Dorian Gray Worldview Edition

    $11.95

    “Before Lady Gaga, Madonna, Prince, David Bowie, Salvador Dali, or Liberace, there was Oscar Wilde, the archetype of the artist poseur….Oscar Wilde’s career established a cult of artistic spectacle and personal scandal inspiring provocateurs in every generation since.” -From Marcus Schwager’s Introduction

    Lord Henry Wotton devotes himself to convincing Dorian Gray that physical beauty is the only thing in life worth pursuing. The younger man falls entirely under Wotton’s alluring influence, and Dorian eventually gets the aesthete’s sole desire: his appearance never changes, no matter what he does to his own body. Instead it is a portrait of himself that is increasingly ravaged by time and his mistreatment of himself and others. Dorian’s pursuit of pleasure-beautiful and sensually perfect on the outside-is shadowed more and more closely by his own hideous portrait. Oscar Wilde’s dark tale feels so real because it paints a picture of human nature not only in Dorian’s gullible innocence but also in Wotton’s corrupting influence.

    This Canon Classic shocked its original readers with its portrayal of sin, even as it displayed the unavoidable consequences. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

    This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

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  • Benjy And The Belsnickel Study Guide

    $9.99

    Meant to accompany the middle grade novel Benjy and the Belsnickel, this study guide will not only help students dig deeper into the book, but it will also bring to life the history and setting. With sections for vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion, Biblical instruction, and projects they can do to go along with each chapter, this guide is sure to add enrichment!

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  • Worldview Guide For Much ADO About Nothing

    $6.99

    “If a theatrical performance is primarily seen and heard, the main action in Much Ado About Nothing is principally overheard. The act of noting defines the play. While this dependence on noting seems rather harmless if the task is tricking Beatrice and Benedick to fall in love, Claudio’s mistaken noting threatens to upend the comedy and undo all of the matches. Can anything good come out of this chaos over ‘nothing’?”–

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  • Worldview Guide For Wuthering Heights

    $6.99

    “Mysterious curses pass through a secluded family in Yorkshire’s chilly, windswept moors. Hidden torment and misguided passions spell eventual doom for two prominent households. The haunted, tangled tale of Wuthering Heights continues to captivate readers by the hundreds, thousands, and millions–a tale reflecting family misfortune its author knew all too well”–

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  • Worldview Guide For War And Peace

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    “There is a shelf load of great books whose mere size places them in a special category. These are the heavy hitters; slap some mortar between them and you have a fortress. … Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is perhaps the most formidable of these books. But the most impressive thing about Tolstoy’s magnum opus is that over three hundred and sixty-three chapters and well over half a million words he not only crafts a compelling story, but presents a view of life deeper and more vivid than many authors ever dream of.” ~ from Samuel Dickison’s guide

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  • Worldview Guide To The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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    “Ah, childhood. Boys. Long summer days, barefoot, fishing, swimming, laughter, pocket knives, dirty hands, dirty faces, sweaty brows, trouble, joy. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an unmistakable celebration of youth and in particular boyhood. At the same time, it’s an extended commentary on adulthood, grownups, society, and culture. And that commentary largely consists of a long, exaggerated eye-roll. Welcome to one of the great American stories. Welcome to the wit and the wonder of one of America’s greatest writers”–

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  • 1 Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

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    The Canon Classics Worldview Guides provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. The Worldview Guides focus on the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach — and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key — to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and master the classics.

    The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review. A free classics test and answer key are also available online.

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  • Legacy Fictional Favorites

    $11.99

    Do you dream of stepping inside the covers of a book into a world you have only imagined? You are not alone! Some books excel at invoking a sense of place that captures the imagination. Readers want to walk the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, fly to Neverland and board a pirate ship, and drink a butterbeer in Hogsmeade. Explore the characters and settings that have captivated readers over time with this high-interest informational text. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars and featuring TIME(C) content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader’s Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

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  • Westing Game Instructional Guide For Literature

    $9.99

    This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today’s classrooms with this resource.

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  • Lord Of The Flies Instructional Guide

    $9.99

    Lord of the Flies: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides lesson plans and activities for this classic young adult novel. This valuable resource guides teachers with ways to help students comprehend complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. With various methods of assessing comprehension, this instructional guide offers strategies for cross-curricular activities as students build a greater understanding of this great literary work.

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  • Bound Instructional Guide For Literature

    $9.99

    Using the standards-based lessons and activities in this instructional guide, students will build critical literacy skills as they read Bound, a great literary work that combines elements from ancient Chinese culture with a classic fairy-tale storyline.

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  • Wilderking Trilogy Curriculum Guide

    $12.00

    This curriculum guide is intended to provide a teacher or parent with ideas and tools for using The Wilderking Trilogy to enhance writing, vocabulary, and comprehension skills while at the same time encouraging kids to use their imaginations and to be creative. Suitable for a traditional classroom, a homeschool group, or a family reading the book together, the activities and worksheets are aimed at 4th through 6th grade students but are adaptable to other ages as needed.

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  • Worldview Guide For The Picture Of Dorian Gray

    $6.99

    The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach – and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key – to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.

    The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.

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  • Out Of My Mind Instructional Guide For Literature

    $9.99

    Use this instructional guide to help students analyze the story of how Melody overcame her disability and build their comprehension and literacy skills. The lessons allow students to practice close reading, respond to text-dependent questions, and more.

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  • Hundred Dresses Instructional Guide For Literature

    $9.99

    Captivate readers with the inspiring story of a girl who is bullied by what she wears to school, and the lessons learned from her experience. This instructional guide includes engaging activities and lessons to build key comprehension and literacy skills.

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  • Thunder Boy Jr Instructional Guide

    $9.99

    Students will enjoy reading this story about an American Indian boy who tries to create his own identity. This instructional guide helps students analyze story elements, practice close reading, and respond to text-dependent questions.

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  • In The Year Of The Boar And Jackie Robinson Instructional Guide For Literat

    $9.99

    Journey with Shirley Temple Wong as she shares her immigration story. Using the standards-based lessons in this instruction guide, students build key comprehension skills through analyzing story elements, close reading, text-dependent questions, and more.

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  • Readers Companion To Sherlock Holmes

    $22.00

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in his memoirs, “It is a great mistake to start putting out cargo when you have hardly stowed any on board,” explaining why he didn’t become an author until relatively late in life. Father J. Michael Venditti has Sherlock Holmes cargo in abundance and his A Reader’s Companion to Sherlock Holmes offers fans a friendly and intriguing perspective into the classic stories. Venditti hopes to encourage new readers to crack open the tales of the Sleuth of Baker Street, while offering fresh insight for those already familiar with the cases.

    This is not a book of literary criticism of the Holmes tales – instead Venditti dispels myths and misconceptions about the works, as well as offers insight into the man who created them. Part biography and part history, Venditti’s book frames the Holmes canon as only an avid fan can do. This Companion will send the reader straight to the pages of the Holmes tales with historical context to bring them to vivid life.

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  • Hamilton An American Musical Instructional Guide

    $9.99

    Excite and engage your students with this instructional guide for Hamilton: An American Musical. This classroom resource provides rigorous activities and questions for students studying Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical. This resource provides engaging activities that incorporate the following research-based literacy skills: close reading tasks; text-based vocabulary practice; cross-curricular activities; text-dependent questions; reader response writing prompts; leveled comprehension questions; story elements comprehension tasks; diverse and relevant assessments. Strengthen your students’ literacy skills by implementing this high-interest resource in your classroom!

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  • Esperanza Rising Instructional Guide For Literature

    $9.99

    Detailing the lives of Mexican farm workers during the Great Depression, this indispensable instructional guide provides engaging lessons that will challenge students as they examine the award-winning YA novel, Esperanza Rising.

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  • Crossover Instructional Guide For Literature

    $9.99

    Spark a love for reading from the first page to the last with this instructional guide for The Crossover. With lessons plans geared specifically for this 2015 Newbery Medal winner, this resource helps students analyze story elements more critically.

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  • Last Stop On Market Street Instructional Guide

    $9.99

    Excite your students from the first page to the last with this instructional guide for Last Stop on Market Street. This valuable resource will enhance students’ reading experience with lesson plans tailored specifically for this 2016 Newbery Medal winner.

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  • Cultural Psychology And Christian Diversity

    $89.99

    This textbook applies cultural psychology and cultural competency to the challenges present in diverse Christian colleges and churches. Students are challenged to implement strategies to advance their cultural competence at the individual, interpersonal, and organizational levels.

    The text reviews the current literature base in the fields of multicultural psychology and cultural competence and integrates the material with Christian faith, providing an enriched basis for readers to be motivated to internalize and apply the material. Additionally, the text utilizes recent student narratives to illustrate the material.

    This is the only faith-integrated multicultural psychology book on the market, focusing on applying multicultural psychology and cultural competency to Christian communities, both on university campuses and churches.

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  • Hunger Games Instructional Guide For Literature

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    The Hunger Games: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides lesson plans and activities for this popular Young Adult fiction novel. This valuable resource guides teachers with ways to add rigor with complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically. With various methods of assessing comprehension, this instructional guide offers strategies for cross-curricular activities as students build a greater understanding of this great literary work.

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  • Magic Tree House Series Guide Instructional Guide For Literature

    $9.99

    This instructional guide for the Magic Tree House series provides the perfect support tool that will whisk students away to enchanting worlds while building critical literacy skills.

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  • Leveled Texts For Fifth Grade

    $39.99

    The Leveled Texts for Fifth Grade series comes with leveled reading materials covering the Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies subject areas. Each subject area comes with five texts, differentiated with three levels, providing books for low-, on-, above-level, and English learners, comprising of 60 books in total. Each book comes with comprehension questions leveled for different types of readers. This time-saving series provides teachers with materials already appropriately leveled for different types of readers. Students will enjoy the vivid images, illustrations, and diagrams, designed to keep them engaged and increase content understanding. Aligned with Common Core State Standards, this series also connects to McREL, and TESOL/WIDA standards.

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  • Leveled Texts For Fourth Grade

    $39.99

    Leveled Texts for Fourth Grade features differentiated reading material in several subject areas, including Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The 60 book kit comes with five texts for each subject area. Each text offers three reading levels, for low-, on-, above-level, and English language learners. Texts come with comprehension questions leveled for different reader types. This series saves teachers valuable prep time by providing materials already leveled for different types of readers. Students will be enthralled with the vibrant images, illustrations, and diagrams, with the goal of increasing content understanding. Leveled Texts for Fourth Grade connects with Common Core State Standards, for McREL, and TESOL/WIDA standards.

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  • Leveled Texts For Second Grade

    $39.99

    Leveled Texts for Second Grade provides teachers with leveled texts covering the Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies subject areas. This 60-book kit comes with five texts for each subject area. With each text providing three levels, there is an appropriate book for low-, on-, above-level, and English-language learners. Each text also comes with comprehension questions leveled for each reader type. This kit saves teacher’s valuable prep time by providing materials already differentiated for their classroom. Students will be enthralled with the vivid images, illustrations, and diagrams geared towards increasing content understanding and comprehension. This extensive series is aligned with Common Core State Standards, McREL, TESOL/WIDA standards.

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