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3rd Grade Core Skills 8-Subject Basic Homeschool Package

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CORE SKILLS 8-SUBJECT HOMESCHOOLING PACKAGE (2014 EDITION)
 
Core Skills offers comprehensive skills practice in a reproducible workbook format. Varied lessons target specific skills in key curriculum areas. Units and lessons break subject areas into manageable pieces, and ample practice ensures mastery. Ideal for classroom or home use, Core Skills is aligned to state and national standards. Some books are aligned with Common Core and have been indicated. All books include ANSWER KEYS!

Language Arts
**COMMON CORE ALIGNED. Designed to develop and reinforce language skills, the simple-to-use targeted practice pages in this series encourage learners to communicate effectively. The workbook format presents only one skill per page, beginning with the grammatical rule and specific examples that model the activities to follow. 139 pages.
• Varied exercises present skills in different contexts
• Comprehensive resources cover all areas of language arts
• Ideal as an overall review or as targeted practice of a specific skill
• More than 100 lessons per book

Writing
**COMMON CORE ALIGNED. Writing is a key to success in school and in life, but many writing programs fail to engage students and encourage them to think and write clearly, apply a wide range of strategies, and critique their own work. This book reaches out to writers of all abilities with a light tone and an approach that allows students to "see" their writing in a new light. Targeted lessons focus on specific writing skills, and extension activities encourage students to write creatively by applying the skills they have learned. 128 pages.
• Includes the seven traits of writing
• Guides students through the writing process through the four units (Laying the Foundation, Building Sentences, Building Paragraphs, and Writing Forms)
• Graphic organizers are provided to help students organize their thoughts before writing and to evaluate their writing
• Clear explanations, bulleted hints, and helpful questions enable students to actively review and improve their writing
• The program helps prepare students to succeed on the writing portion of standardized tests
• A scoring rubric makes it easy to analyze student writing


Reading Comprehension
**COMMON CORE ALIGNED. Meaningful practice actively involves students in reading while engaging and developing reading comprehension skills. Each reading selection features scenarios to which students can relate. Following the reading passages are exercises to apply comprehension skills in context while improving vocabulary. 152 pages.
• Multiple-choice exercises build test-taking skills
• Exercises include 35 skills covering all aspects of reading comprehension
• Short, age-appropriate reading selections engage reader's interest

Spelling
This research-based, systematic program features word lists built around similar sounds and patterns with varied and relevant exercises. The lessons provide students with multiple exposures to words through skill lessons that help link spelling to meaning. 129 pages.
• Students learn spelling strategies and common spelling patterns as well as troublesome words
• Lessons include reading comprehension activities, analogies, word origins, and word families
• Engaging vocabulary and context activities encourage students to explore word meanings and use words in meaningful contexts
• Challenge sections present opportunities to enrich vocabulary and extend spelling skills

Science
This engaging series covers the basics of science instruction for grades 1-6. It provides informative readings and worksheets on a wide variety of topics in earth, life, and physical science. Activities are logically sequenced, transitioning smoothly from basic comprehension of concepts to higher-order thinking skills. Aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas. 132 pages.
Worksheets include activities that target:
• Scientific Vocabulary: Activities challenge students to show their understanding of scientific terms by a variety of methods, such as differentiating between words, and using them in meaningful sentences.
• Reading Skills: Comprehension questions ascertain that students understand what they have read and develop reading skills that pertain to science.
• Scientific Inquiry Skills: Students will learn the basic skills of scientific inquiry, including hypothesizing, observing, experimenting, and classifying data.
• Critical Thinking: Activities increase students' ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate scientific information.
• Test Prep Questions: Science questions in standardized-test format help students in grades 3-6 prepare for state exams.

Social Studies
The Core Skills: Social Studies series engages students with easy-to-understand passages, helping students to build a better understanding of the world around them. Interactive lessons encourage active participation with the text, including practice with maps, charts, and illustrations. Students are given many opportunities to reflect on the text through higher-level thinking questions. 124 pages. Unit tests included.
• Addresses history, geography, culture, economics, civics, and government
• Covers a wide range of social studies concepts
• Includes reference maps and glossary of key terms
• Correlates with social studies curriculum across the United States
 
Math
**COMMON CORE ALIGNED. Build math skills through meaningful practice and problem solving. 154 pages.


Test Preparation
Provides an authentic test-taking experience as well as refreshing basic skills, familiarizing students with test formats and directions, and teaching test-taking strategies for standardized tests. Features test questions and models covering basic concepts in reading comprehension, math and language arts. 134 pages.
 
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Product Reviews

  1. GREAT PRICE... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2017

    I'm very pleased with this workbook set. It gives extra practice to all of the core curriculum.


  2. 3rd grade bundle 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2017

    I love the ease of buying a full curriculum at a great price. The books are quality materials. They seem easy to use.


  3. great curriculum! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2017

    Great curriculum and really a nice price! I've been home schooling for 7 years now and I'm very pleased with this set!


  4. 3rd grade curriculum 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2017

    Very user friendly for someone who just started home schooling.


  5. We like it so far 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Aug 2016

    We really like the books, I'm actually saving the Test Prep book for like the end of the year testing... If we continue to do well with it and like it as we do right now, we will be getting 4th grade as well!!


  6. great starter 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2016

    I enjoyed the books. It's a great starter set for first time homeschoolers. Only down side was the books could of used more pages on the subject but still a good curriculum!


  7. Exactly what we needed! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Aug 2015

    As Eclectic Secular Homeschoolers, this curriculum provided the perfect foundation for us to build on at a price we could afford. The Test Prep Workbook was also a great bonus for us. I love it! I plan to continue to purchase these kits in the future and will recommend to others.


  8. Great core curriculum 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jul 2014

    This is a very comprehensive modular program. It should satisfy the requirements of any school district and it is a good value.
    I would like to get instructor companion manuals, if they are available.
    I would also suggest provision for advanced addendum for gifted students. The vocabulary and spelling units are below my daughter's level and the company could gain additional sales by offering advanced modules as add-ons for the curriculum.


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