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On Academic Writing
Simplified Writing 101: Top Secrets to College Success
For all high school and college students — must-have writing know-how, to write in the academic style and get the “A.”
Get all the how-to-write info you need to make writing simple, direct, and fun. This book is used in high school and college writing courses across the world.
What does learning new words have to do with great writing? Everything! Because words are the bricks to build your ideas and clarify your thoughts to others. Whether you’re sculpting great phrases, great paragraphs, or great pieces of writing, your word know-how is critical to your success. With this guide, learn almost 800 must-know words for academic writing — including pronunciations, definitions, and examples of how to use the words in sentences. Words are presented in 32 lists, with 22 to 25 words per list in an easy-to-use format and straightforward weekly guide to build your teen’s vocabulary.
On Education and Learning
With key information from over thirty outstanding authors, teachers, and professionals, Why Should I Learn This is a resource to read and share with your students to increase motivation, gain encouragement, and ensure success in learning. Each chapter shares why teaching and learning a specific subject — or why learning through a specific pedagogical approach — will help your student become a person of excellence. Whether it is philosophy, math, or creative writing, with this book, you can now find the answers to your question: Why Should I Learn This?
“Here’s the answer to many of the “Why’s you (or your children) have asked about education. Whether you homeschool or not, this book is a treasury of well-crafted answers that will leave you with answers and, amazingly, even entertained! —Sarah Reinhard, author and blogger, SnoringScholar.com and CatholicMom.com
“Why Should I Learn This is a treasure trove of information that can equip a homeschooler for years to come. I am impressed by the organization of the book, by the remarkable contributors, and by the depth of knowledge shared. As harried homeschool moms, it’s often times difficult to rise above our daily lesson plan book to look at the bigger picture. Why Should I Learn This makes it easy to take a moment or two to contemplate on our philosophy of education and the essence of our calling.” ~ Rosario Reilly, founder AquinasLearning.org
On Family and Parenting
20 Secrets to Success with Your Child:
Wit and Wisdom from a Mom of 12
The top 20 practical tips to make parenting easier. (Written when I had 12 kids…then had another. Lucky 13.) These are the top 20 things I wish I’d known when I started parenting 32 years ago. It’s so that you can avoid the mistakes I made and enjoy your kids more.
“My Kid is Driving Me Crazy!”
14 Realistic Expectations that Make Parenting Easier
How to think in order to love and laugh in the parenting journey with right expectations that bring peace to your home. This is the book to make you laugh and lighten up — and to make parenting easier.
40 Days to Balanced Parenting: How to Bring Your Busy Life Back Into Balance
Get life back in balance with this 40-day workbook that helps moms move from frazzled to finally peaceful.
Miracle in the City of Angels:
An International Adoption Story
“A touching story you can’t put down” – Amazon Review
I ghostwrote Elle Conner’s story of her Russian adoption that had many similarities to my own travels to Russia for our two from there…and ended up writing a non-fiction ending to help adoptive families and those who know adoptive families.
For Beginning Readers
For ages 2 – 6
The Basic Code Sound Signs,
from True North Reading:
The Complete Mastery Reading and Spelling Program
This is the visual guide for all beginning readers — to learn to read and say all of the letters of the alphabet with a special Sound Sign that helps the child remember the letter.
For ages 4-8
A First Chapter Book for Beginning Readers
This is a chapter-book story with all “sound-out-able” words to make the leap to reading chapter books with ease. For any child who reads at a beginning level — and who wants to read chapter books — this story has teaching notes, parent helps, and a decoding key that match up with the True North Reading / Complete Mastery Reading & Spelling program.
These books are companion books to the Basic Code and Combination Code learning levels in the hands-on, multi-sensory True North Reading: The Complete Mastery Reading and Spelling Program online.
The multi-sensory, hands-on learn-to-read program online for kids ages 2-15. Get five levels of reading instruction with videos, hundreds of pages of worksheets and activities, and games to read faster, smoother, and with more comprehension. Visit True North Reading to learn more.