Timberdoodle's Seventh-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.
Samples coming soon.
Easy Grammar Plus Teacher's
Most children dread grammar study because it is too complex. But Easy Grammar Plus is just that--easy. By deleting and marking certain words or phrases, Easy Grammar Plus employs a virtually "hands-on" approach. The vocabulary has been kept simple and, in most cases, the sentences are rather short. This very logical, simple, no-nonsense grammar program is easy to use because each lesson focuses on just one topic. Lots of review helps to ensure comprehensive learning with excellent results.
+ Teacher's Guide
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. For young people who want to improve their writing skills, step-by-step instructions are provided that will help any writer improve his techniques. The introduction provides a brief review of grammar, followed by instruction on building stronger sentences, as well as exercise in descriptive and narrative writing, creating dialogue, story writing, and writing from a particular point of view. Plus, practice the essential skills of every good writer, proofreading and revising. Best of all, Wordsmith is filled with practicality, humor, and topics that will make your child smile as he writes. Includes both the Wordsmith student book and the Wordsmith teacher's guide.
Word Roots Level 1
Children who have a solid grasp of word roots are bound to be children with better reading comprehension skills, primarily because they have acquired the ability to decode words. Word Roots will teach your children the meanings of Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes of words commonly used in English.
Teaching Textbooks 7
This year your child will continue with our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks Math 7 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.)
The Fallacy Detective
Abundantly easy to use and engaging to boot, we read The Fallacy Detective out loud as a family and enjoyed some friendly competition as we raced to answer the questions aloud. The Fallacy Detective is self-teaching, meaning no other resources are needed, but it is intended for children and parents to use together. It deals primarily with misleading notions, the most practical segment in the study of logic!
The Thinking Toolbox
Written by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn, the same young men who wrote the widely popular The Fallacy Detective, The Thinking Toolbox is destined to be one of those rare must-have books for all homes where thinking skills are prized. Lessons cover: (1) When it is dumb to argue; (2) Using the scientific method; (3) Five rules of brainstorming; (4) Who has a reason to lie?; (5) How to analyze opposing viewpoints; (6) How to analyze evidence and sources; (7) How to list reasons why you believe something; and much more. The The Thinking Toolbox is abundantly easy to use and engaging to boot!
2015 Seventh Grade Complete
Pathway Reader 7
Designed to be used in Amish classrooms, these basal readers are solidly wholesome, with none of the fantasy that is commonplace in both Christian and secular readers. Because the Amish don't use electricity, you won't find stories dealing with the latest in films, computers, or TVs. Instead, the stories are centered on farm life, with horse auctions, harvests, and LARGE families. With simple typesetting and a few black-and-white sketches, these hardback books are not splashy, but are lovely in their simplicity.
One note: While we believe that reading is the single most important skill to foster in your seventh grader, you'll notice that we did not include many traditional readers. Don't let this puzzle you. Our experience is that the best way to help your child become an eager reader is to constantly supply him with reading materials that interest him. Future doctors may want to read up on anatomy, young explorers are drawn to the escapades of adventurers young and old, and the baby-lover in your family will be captivated by adoption stories. Assign reading if you must, but encourage it at all costs; a child who enjoys reading will find it easier to excel in every area.
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.
This was the most popular item during our catalog photo shoot. Children of all ages gravitated to it and delighted in firing the laser just to see how it bounced off the mirrors, split, or lit up targets. Laser Maze is the first logic game that employs a real laser to flex your child's strategic thinking muscles. Using mirrors and targets, he will need to beam, bend, and split a laser to solve the challenge. This powerful-but-safe game will teach your children the science of lights and mirrors through increasingly difficult puzzles. Laser Maze comes with sixty card challenges and everything you will need to recharge your brain! The laser included is specifically designed to be safe, but it could cause eye damage if someone intentionally stared directly into it. We think by seventh grade most children are mature enough to handle that risk.
Engino Mechanical Simple Machines
Engino's celebrated components, a colorful sixty-four-page student instruction manual, and nine twenty-page activity booklets combine to create the most remarkable hands-on approach to engineering/physics ever available for homeschooling children. Experiment with the models to understand how machines actually work, how you can change speed, convert motion, increase or transfer force, and easily move heavy objects. Covers the eight most common areas of mechanical science: Levers, Linkages, Gears, Wheels & Axles, Inclined Planes, Pulleys, Cams & Cranks, and Screws. Simple Machines includes detailed directions for building nearly sixty working models, along with reproducible worksheets for thirty-one activities (fourteen printed and seventeen to download) that present a unique, hands-on method of testing your children after each section. But if testing is not how your family rolls, then use this extra booklet as an additional source of experiments pertaining to simple machines.
Chemistry and Physics
Tell your child he is going to learn to build a smoke bomb and watch him enthusiastically reach for Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. This captivating course introduces your child to two breathtaking subjects which lend themselves quite naturally to a multitude of hands-on demonstrations that bring science to life. Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics will gently but thoroughly prepare your child for the more rigorous classes he will need in high school. Your Complete Curriculum includes the Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics hardbound text, including instructions for a wide range of engaging hands-on projects, and a Notebooking Journal. One note: Don't feel you need to fill in every spot in the notebook; pick and choose what your time and your child's interest allows!
Batman is not your average crime-fighting superhero. Lacking any superpowers, technology is Batman's greatest weapon. He creates out of necessity, using science to give him an edge over his enemies. But is it fiction, or could it really exist? From the Batsuit and Batarangs to the Batmobile and the Batplane, Batman Science explores real-life science and technology and their often very real connection to Batman's remarkable success.
The Mystery of History 1
Did you know that less than ten years after Jonah's trial in a fish, Rome was being established? Or that the last book of the Old Testament was written at about the time of Alexander the Great and that the Great Wall of China was built 200 years before the birth of Christ? As they read the Bible, Christians tend to forget that there were other civilizations warring, struggling, and searching for truth. So The Mystery of History is written with both Biblical and secular history combined. While decidedly Christian in bent, other cultures and faiths are presented with deference. Not just a textbook, it is brimming with multi-age activities, book and video lists, memory helps, and timeline suggestions. Each week includes a pre-test, three lessons, a review, and an exercise or quiz. If your family is ready to study history in an in-depth, Bible-centered, chronological fashion, then The Mystery of History is for you.
We review drawing programs on a regular basis and not a single one of them compares to Simply Draw. The lessons are simple and come with clear, step-by-step explanations. Because each exercise introduces a new idea or adds to drawing concepts already introduced, Simply Draw is so basic that even those of us who despair of ever learning to draw can do so. Plus, there are almost three hours of additional video instruction included, making this the easiest drawing program available. (And your student will love the humorous drawings and witty asides throughout Simply Draw!) Simply Draw includes nearly 200 pages, close to three hours of DVD instruction, and a PDF document containing all the practice pages. The DVD is designed to play on a computer only.
Dream House Doodles
Why settle for drab when dazzling is just a few pencil strokes away? With Dream House Doodles your child will be decorating living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, adding street value with every stroke of his pencil. Add furniture, wallpaper, art, and more to fully customize your home; the options are endless.
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!
Spectrum Test Practice 7
Spectrum Test Practice offers a comprehensive and sequential way to practice the content areas offered on numerous standardized tests, plus access to online state-specific test practice. The up-to-date content reflects national standards and includes practice tests in reading, language arts, and math.
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.)
Extreme Dot-to-Dot Around the World
Unlike conventional dot-to-dot puzzles that reveal too much of the picture and ruin the mystery, the Extreme Dot-to-Dot puzzles are intricate and so challenging that, when your child looks at a page he will have no idea what the result will be. And you're not only reinforcing numbers and number order - these are each effective brainteasers and even many an adult has found both provoking and relaxing! This will be a treat for sluggish minds or weary bodies, a perfect way to start a slow-moving school day.
Bigger and better than ever, Chem C1000 will lead your child through 125 diverse experiments to broaden the hands-on component of this year's science, as it lays the groundwork for understanding chemistry and builds a strong foundation in this fascinating subject. The 80-page full-color Experiment Manual introduces young scientists to a broad range of chemical phenomena and hands-on laboratory experience.
Draw and Write Through History 1
+ Draw and Write Through History 2
Because your child will likely retain more of what he learns when illustrating each time period, Draw and Write Through History is not mere busywork. Not only will your child be taught how to draw true historical figures and places with easy-to-follow, step-by-step, illustrated instructions, but at the end of each section a page of cursive copywork is given, summarizing the history lesson. Intriguing, bite-sized historical facts interspersed throughout the pages may even jump-start the most reluctant of readers into wanting to learn more. Draw and Write Through History Book 1: Creation through Jonah will teach your young artist to draw dinosaurs, wooly mammoths, a pyramid, the sphinx, Moses, David, a locust, a giant panda, the Trojan horse, and more. The second book in the Draw and Write Through History series covers the time period from c. 600 B.C. to A.D. 395. Learn to draw the Parthenon, a Greek soldier, Hannibal's war elephants, the Great Wall of China, a Roman gladiator, a lion, and more!