Timberdoodle's Ninth-Grade Handbook
This guide helps you know which books to use when and how to schedule your school year. A weekly schedule is included to give you enough structure to make sure your child doesn't miss anything, without the stress of an overly specific plan that leaves no room for the give and take of real life.
9th Grade Handbook PDF Sample
Easy Grammar Ultimate 9 Teacher's
Most children dread grammar study because it is too complex. But Easy Grammar is just that--easy. Easy Grammar Ultimate is designed specifically to introduce and teach essential grammar concepts to older students, regardless of their previous grammar background. In just ten to fifteen minutes a day, your child will be functioning at his grade level and be competent to undertake any state or college prep tests. As a bonus, while your child practices his grammar skills, he will also be learning age-appropriate history, science, literature, geography, and so much more. Best of all? The lessons are very manageable, often taking as little as ten minutes to complete.
Writing With Skill 2 Student
From firefighters writing reports to law-makers authoring legal documents, an ability to write clearly will serve your child for the rest of his life. This is why we take writing very seriously. We look for programs that are increasingly comprehensive as a student grows, but not overwhelming or intimidating to a student who has not yet mastered the art of writing. Writing with Skill is the perfect fit. It provides your child with detailed instructions on how to write basic narratives, outlines, metaphors, research writing, poems, and more. It is rigorous, without being too technical or tedious, and even uses selections from famous authors to teach the concepts! Writing with Skill is a comprehensive writing course conveniently segmented into thirty-six weeks of lessons. The included Writing with Skill Instructor Text provides step-by-step directions, answers, and even scripts to use for explaining any trouble areas to your child.
Building Thinking Skills 3 Verbal
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal's activities are sequenced developmentally. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Children learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they observe, recognize, and describe characteristics; distinguish similarities and differences; and identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies.
Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1
This year your child will continue with our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks Math Algebra 1 is a full-year curriculum designed to be completed on the computer. The friendly lessons and automatic grading mean that this program will be a blessing to both you and your child! (Not sure if this is the correct level to start your child in? Have him take this free placement test
and make sure.)
High School 1 Year Planner
This spiral-bound planner is specifically designed to keep students on track and ensure they are ready to prepare for college, should that be their goal. Tips and checklists abound, along with custom spaces for your student to record a year's worth of lesson plans, grades, extracurricular activities, and the books he reads. Not only that, but the Well Planned Day High School Planner will help your teen assume responsibility for his own recordkeeping, an important skill for our maturing children.
2015 Ninth Grade Complete
Editor-in-Chief is our favorite program to bridge the gap between grammar head knowledge and practical application. Your children will enjoy finding the errors in content, grammar, punctuation, and usage in each exercise. And catching the occasional discrepancies between pictures and the text add an extra challenge! Detailed solutions are included.
Sometimes your student needs to take a break from formal schoolwork without disengaging his brain. In Anti-Virus, your child must manipulate the puzzle pieces so that he can push the red "virus" piece out of the game board through the exit in the top corner. A best-seller at homeschool conferences, this very tactile game develops logical thinking, strategic planning, and visual-spatial perception. Includes 60 puzzle challenges with solutions.
Arduino Lab Kit
Discover Arduino Lab Kit teaches your teen about electricity, circuits, and unique circuitry components, then online lessons transition him easily from learning to programming Arduino to control electronics. Arduino has been at the heart of many robots, home automation gadgets, interactive animated sculptures, and much more. Capable of controlling just about any D-I-Y hardware project, Arduino's simple hardware platform and free source code editor is designed to be super-easy to use. Discover Arduino Lab Kit gives you everything you need to get started.
Principles, Theories & Precepts of Biology
Principles, Theories & Precepts of Biology takes a refreshingly bold approach by challenging popular theories using the scientific method, application of DNA, and recent research to point out the strengths and weaknesses of those theories. Students who complete this course will have a strong foundation for college studies in science and theories about the origin of life. Lab experiences are not necessary to fulfill the requirements of this course, making this an ideal program for most home-taught students.
Mystery of History 3 Reader
Written by home-school mom Linda Hobar, The Mystery of History Volume III is one spectacular masterpiece. Not just a textbook, it is brimming with multi-age activities, book and video lists, memory helps, and timeline suggestions. Written in a conversational style, what appeals to us most about this program is its worldwide approach to history. Covering people and events from 1455 AD to 1707 AD, this volume teaches about the Medicis, the Inquisition, Martin Luther, Shakespeare, Pocahontas, and so much more. The Mystery of History Volume III looks at what was going on all over the world in the order that it happened. It brings to life the master painters and sculptors, the scientists and philosophers, and the many explorers whose adventures we still talk about today. In order to best represent the beautiful artwork covered in this time period, Volume III has been printed in full color. Includes both the full-color reader and the companion guide! Suitable for all ages, it is not necessary to have completed Volumes I or II to begin a study in Volume III, but it is recommended. Don't hesitate to call us if you need to customize this bundle.
Biology 101 DVD
The Biology 101 DVDs are outstanding, offering a rare combination of scientific and Biblically sound teaching with appealing, enthralling footage. In fact, we have never seen a more engaging approach to biology. Using eye-catching video footage supported by hundreds of captivating visuals and graphics, filmmaker Wes Olson does an excellent job of explaining even the most complex of topics. And if retention is important to you, then you will especially appreciate the effort to cement any new vocabulary through the use of word pictures.
Graphic Novel - US Constitution
Pull this book from your box and watch a smile cross your teen's face. He knows he needs to study the US Constitution, he just never expected to enjoy it! US Constitution - A Graphic Adaptation undertakes the daunting task of going through the entire Constitution, article by article, amendment by amendment, explaining the meaning and implications of each in a teen-friendly graphic format. Though the text of the Constitution itself is only partly quoted, the substance and explanations remain true to the text.
When one of our children was a preschooler, we received the best advice a parent of a kinesthetic child could receive: Let her wiggle. And wiggle she did. I don't think she sat for schoolwork for many years. Thinking Putty offers your child a way to move without becoming a distraction. An impressive, adult-sized handful of high-quality, moldable putty, the non-toxic, non-gooey Thinking Putty will bounce, stretch, tear, drip, snap, even shatter. Finally, your little wiggler will be able to sit and listen!
Smencils (Scented Pencils) are made from 100% recycled newspapers; you can even see the layers of recycled newspaper when you sharpen them! Individually packed in their own freshness tubes (made of corn-based biodegradable plastic), guaranteed to keep the delicious aromas fresh for two years. (One Smencil included with each Complete Curriculum.)
Christian Reading Companion
Preparing for college often necessitates reading and understanding the classics. The cheapest route is to use the local library, but the Christian Reading Companion for 50 Classics helps you get started by providing age-appropriate suggestions within the context of a Christian perspective. Selections include books and plays with short descriptions of each title; questions to ponder; and insights into character, plot, and more. Christian Reading Companion for 50 Classics is all you need to start a customized study of literature with your teen.
Sugru is the exciting new self-setting product that molds like dough, bonds to almost anything, then hardens into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Challenge your teen to find ways to Sugru, and you'll be challenging his creativity, resourcefulness and engineering aptitude, as well as encouraging him to be conservative. Use it to fix what's broken or to create something new. Sugru will save you money, reduce your trash, and allow you to customize your tools. Completely waterproof, Sugru is easy to clean with soap and water and durable in your washing machine and dishwasher.
20 Ways to Draw a Tree
20 Ways to Draw a Tree is designed to offer budding artists a fun collection of illustrations to spark creativity. There are 45 themes and 20 ways to express each of those themes. Rather than offering step by step techniques, the drawings are simplified and reduced to the most basic elements, and in their simplicity they will motivate your teens to create.
Cracking the PSAT
Every student needs to keep his test-taking skills sharp, and Cracking the PSAT comes from our very favorite testing series. Even if your student is not college-bound, we encourage you to work through this book with him. The test-taking strategies will serve him just as well whether he is applying for his driver's license or becoming an EMT. For those of you who want to know, yes, this book is secular, but so are the tests!
Premium Professor Teaches Office Super Set
Now your teen can master the most essential software used in industries worldwide. Professor Teaches provides realistic, interactive, and complete training for Office 2013 and 2010, Windows, QuickBooks, Web Design, PC Security, Accounting, and Photoshop CC. Over 40 tutorials will teach him what he needs to take his skills from novice to adept. Every interactive tutorial provides practical exercises that build skills quickly and effectively.