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The Early Readers Series - Set 1

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These early readers are phonetically based and contain simple stories that young children will find enjoyable and entertaining. Each story has a beginning, middle and an ending. The stories are gently humorous, while honoring nature, animals and the environment.

The six books use simple words that the early reader will easily grasp. They have been carefully chosen by a reading specialist to help students advance from the short vowels to the silent "e" to the vowel combinations. At the back of this book is a list of sight words that should be reviewed with the child before reading the book.


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The Secret Pet

The Secret Pet by Shelley Davidow

The Secret Pet, by Shelley Davidow is a continuation of the phonetically based early reader series. The Secret Pet is the first chapter book in this series and focuses on the phonetic vowel teams, such as ea, ie, oe, ue, diagraphs, open and closed syllables and more.

The story interweaves the animals from the first six books into a more in depth, entertaining and adventurous story. Shelley’s ability to create a humorous and thoughtful story is once again shown in The Secret Pet. Her beautiful drawings bring the story to life and capture the attention of those early or struggling readers and keep them reading until they finish the entire book.


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The Secret Door

The Secret Door by Shelley Davidow
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Perfect for 2-4th Grades

The Secret Door, is the second chapter book in our phonetic reader series. It continues with the phonetically-based principles that focus on ar, or, er, ir, ur, oo, ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw, and ea words. This story is filled with mystery and adventure and any reader will delight in reading this chapter book.

Mali Kate Biggin-Johnston
Class 5 Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

"I finished it in three days. It was exciting and it made me want to read on and on. It makes you feel like you are in the story and you want to find a secret door as well. Tiny bit scary but I believed it all. I loved Mina because she was brave and really adventurous. I like it how they go out at night and they think it is a dog in the cellar."


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The Voices of Nature

The Voices of Nature - Stories for Young Readers

Ana Spotts drew all the wonderful illustrations in this book for her high school Senior Project at The Denver Waldorf School. Each drawing brings to life what animals do and how they play in nature.

These stories were carefully selected because they are easy for the young reader and they depict the wonderment of nature and its enchanting forms of expression and voices. Some of the stories are very old tales; The Fox and the Bag and The Country Mouse, while others are short versions of what happens in nature without us even noticing; The Wind and the Sun, The Gray Squirrel, and The Frogs’ Secret. View excerpts in PDF format.


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The Last Little Cat

The Last Little Cat by Meindert DeJong

Back in print after four decades - With its simple vocabulary and repetitive text, it is the perfect early reader book. Ideal for 2nd - 4th grades.

The Last Little Cat, written by Meindert DeJong, the 1954 Newbery award winner for The Wheel on the School, is a loving compassionate book perfect for the early reader. The ideal book for 2nd - 4th grades, and younger children delight in having the story read to them over and over again.


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Sticks Across the Chimney

Sticks Across the Chimney by Nora Burglon

Richly layered with mystery and intrigue, Sticks Across the Chimney: A Story of Denmark tells a captivating story of two Danish children and their widowed mother struggling to survive on a dilapidated farm. The mother's positive beliefs combined with the children's wit, compassion and creativity influence events and touch everyone around them.

Scandinavian author Nora Burglon skillfully weaves Viking history, folklore, and archeology among the story fibers, bringing ancient sagas alive in fascinating detail. She writes authentically of rural Denmark in the 20th century, offering a rare understanding of the spiritual importance of land and sea in the everyday life of the people. Burglon is author to several other books, including Children of the Soil: The Story of Scandinavia, which received a Newbery Honor Award.

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The Gate Swings In

The Gate Swings In by Nora Burglon

A Story of Sweden: The Gate Swings In, by Nora Burglon, is a great companion to her book, A Story of Denmark: Sticks Across the Chimney. Nora has a wonderful way of interweaving Swedish history and the hardships of living in a rugged land with the mystery and intrigue experienced by a young orphan girl. Nora once again demonstrates her creative ability to bring a wonderful set of values and inner spirit to her characters.

Minda and her intelligent, crafty goat try to earn enough money for her winter schooling. As Minda tries to earn money, she has frequent talks with a wise Tomte (elf) and encounters a huldran (forest creature). She has the fortitude to go forward in the midst of all kinds of struggles and hardships. It's also a book about friendship and the love of land and animals.

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Gilgamesh: Man's First Story

Gilgamesh - Man's First Story by Bernarda Bryson

This wonderful story of Gilgamesh, by Bernarda Bryson, has been out-of-print for over 30 years. Whole Spirit Press is pleased to bring this book back to life, using Bryson's exact story and illustrations. It is the perfect book for the Waldorf schools 5th grade class studies, California 6th grade Social Studies or public/private school Mythology studies.


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The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter

The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter by Padraic Colum

A forgotten treasure is now back in print. The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter by Padraic Colum, takes place during the middle ages. It is filled with intrigue, mystery and adventure. The tale of Eean, the fisherman's son, who overcomes the evil Zabulun with the aide of the kings horses and Bird-of-Gold and Merlin the Magician. The story takes Eean to the Tower of Babylon, Chiron the Centaur and Hermes Trismegistus. It is the perfect reader for the sixth grade class as they solidify their view of ancient to modern history.


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String, Straightedge and Shadow

String, Straightedge and Shadow - The Story of Geometry

Back in print after 34 years! String, Straightedge and Shadow - The Story of Geometry, recreates the atmosphere of ancient times. Using only three simple tools - The string, the straightedge, and the shadow - men discovered the basic principles and constructions of elementary geometry more than two thousand years ago. This engrossing book reveals how these discoveries were made and shows how they were related to the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece.

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Making Math Meaningful - A Source Book for Teaching Math in Grades One through Five.

Making Math Meaningful - A Source Book for Teaching Math in Grades One through Five.

By Nettie Fabrie, Wim Gottenbos, and Jamie York

Teachers have asked for this book for years. Whole Spirit Press is pleased to announce this soon to be released math book especially written for teachers in grades one through five. This extensive source book will include Jamie York's well thought out ideas for teaching math in the lower grades. Incorporating the expert lower grade math experience of Nettie Fabrie and Wim Gottenbos, each chapter is divided by grade and covers such topics as:

Overview of child development for each grade.
General math goals by grade.
Ideas for teaching math in each grade.
Lessons and math topics by grade


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Making Math Meaningful
Fun with Puzzles, Games
and More!
Third Edition

Making Math Meaningful

By Randy Evans, Mick Follari,
and Jamie York

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What's New in the Third Edition?

· Now includes easier puzzles for 4th and 5th graders
· Additional puzzles for grades 6-12
· More than 100 new puzzles in this edition

Are you looking for a new math challenge for your students?

Do you need a resource of ideas that will give your students the opportunity to experience the thrill of mathematics?

And, what about providing a good puzzle or game that will give everyone the understanding of true problem solving?

Randy Evans, Mick Follari and JamieYork have combined their knowledge and skills to create a puzzle and game book that is a perfect reference for middle school and high school teachers.

The book is divided by grade level, with an average of 20 puzzles per grade. It contains not only, puzzles and games, but also math magic tricks and classroom activities. It's an ideal solution for providing something different for tomorrow's math class!


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Making Math Meaningful ®
3rd Edition

Making Math Meaningful - 3rd Edition by Jamie York

How to Make Math Meaningful? That is one of the greatest challenges for math teachers - particularly in today's world! This Waldorf inspired math curriculum guide for sixth through eighth grades, provides a method of teaching that helps develop the whole human being. Now in its Third Edition!

Download or View the Table of Contents and additional information in .PDF format!


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Making Math Meaningful ®
6th Grade
Student's Workbook

Making Math Meaningful - 6th Grade Student's Workbook

The sheets found in this saddle-stitched, lay-flat workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the sixth grade year. The whole thing emerges from a carefully thought out, developmentally-based math curriculum, which is fully described in my book, Making Math Meaningful ® - A Middle School Math Curriculum for Teachers and Parents, a book that makes available the material I have discovered and developed while teaching middle school math for several years in a Waldorf school. This material is both exciting and age-appropriate for developing the minds of this age group. It is an alternative to the normal "they-need-all-this-stuff-in-order-to-stay-ahead" approach.

Download or View sample pages from the Student's workbook in .PDF format!


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Making Math Meaningful ®
A 6th Grade Workbook
Teacher's Edition

Making Math Meaningful - A 6th Grade Workbook Teacher's Edition

The Teacher's companion to the 6th Grade Student's Workbook. The Teacher's Edition is spiral bound with a full color cover and includes all the same worksheets as the Student's Workbook - plus all the answer keys to those worksheets.

Download or View sample pages from the Student's workbook in .PDF format!


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Making Math Meaningful ®
7th Grade
Student's Workbook

Making Math Meaningful - 7th Grade Student's Workbook

The sheets found in this saddle-stitched, lay-flat workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the seventh grade year. The whole thing emerges from a carefully thought out, developmentally-based math curriculum, which is fully described in my book, Making Math Meaningful ® - A Middle School Math Curriculum for Teachers and Parents, a book that makes available the material I have discovered and developed while teaching middle school math for several years in a Waldorf school. This material is both exciting and age-appropriate for developing the minds of this age group. It is an alternative to the normal "they-need-all-this-stuff-in-order-to-stay-ahead" approach.

Download or View sample pages from the Student's workbook in .PDF format!


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Making Math Meaningful ®
A 7th Grade Workbook
Teacher's Edition

Making Math Meaningful - A 7th Grade Workbook Teacher's Edition

The Teacher's companion to the 7th Grade Student's Workbook. The Teacher's Edition is spiral bound with a full color cover and includes all the same worksheets as the Student's Workbook - plus all the answer keys to those worksheets.

Download or View sample pages from the Student's workbook in .PDF format!


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Making Math Meaningful ®
8th Grade
Student's Workbook

Making Math Meaningful - 8th Grade Student's Workbook

The sheets found in this saddle-stitched, lay-flat workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the 8th grade year. The whole thing emerges from a carefully thought out, developmentally-based math curriculum, which is fully described in my book, Making Math Meaningful ® - A Middle School Math Curriculum for Teachers and Parents, a book that makes available the material I have discovered and developed while teaching middle school math for several years in a Waldorf school. This material is both exciting and age-appropriate for developing the minds of this age group. It is an alternative to the normal "they-need-all-this-stuff-in-order-to-stay-ahead" approach.

Download or View sample pages from the Student's workbook in .PDF format!


ALL THE MAKING MATH MEANINGFUL BOOKS ARE NOW SOLD DIRECTLY BY THE AUTHOR. PLEASE GO TO MEANINGFULMATHBOOKS.COM TO ORDER.

Making Math Meaningful ®
A 8th Grade Workbook
Teacher's Edition

Making Math Meaningful - A 8th Grade Workbook Teacher's Edition

The Teacher's companion to the 8th Grade Student's Workbook. The Teacher's Edition is spiral bound with a full color cover and includes all the same worksheets as the Student's Workbook - plus all the answer keys to those worksheets.

Download or View sample pages from the Student's workbook in .PDF format!


ALL THE MAKING MATH MEANINGFUL BOOKS ARE NOW SOLD DIRECTLY BY THE AUTHOR. PLEASE GO TO MEANINGFULMATHBOOKS.COM TO ORDER.

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