Curriculum & Resources
All curriculum is purchased by Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy for your use. Unused portions (textbooks etc) are returned to Ignite.
The following curriculum links have been organized according to grade levels. Choose the level of curriculum that meets your child’s needs for each subject area. There are links to placement tests where applicable.
Your Educational Specialist will be able to help guide you in your curriculum selection.
It has been determined that many students find it easier to understand the mechanics of grammar by focusing on diagramming sentences while learning basic grammar concepts. There are 41 lessons in this sentence diagramming book. Each lesson contains sentence diagramming instruction as well as sentence diagramming problems to be completed by the student. The book starts with basic sentence diagramming and progresses through more difficult sentence diagramming concepts. Learn More
Comes With: Workbook and Answer Key.
This level covers direct, indirect quotations, dialogue, the writing process, creative writing, personal narrative, descriptive writing, persuasive writing, informational writing, compare and contrast writing, and explanatory writing, among other things. Learn More
Comes with: 2 Workbooks and Answer Key.
eSpark automatically differentiates for your child based on his/her current needs, giving them targeted instruction in reading.
Diverse third-party games, videos, and resources spark a love of learning and help your child practice new skills.
Within eSpark’s adaptive, self-paced pathways, your child will master new standards, receive immediate feedback, and synthesize their learning along the way.
Explore how earthquakes, climate, ocean waves, and volcanoes make the world such a dynamic planet. Journey to the microscopic world of cells to learn how building blocks of life function and reproduce. Read incredible stories about men and women in our country’s past who sacrificed to ensure freedom and equal treatment for all. Experiment with chemical and physical changes.
At Moving Beyond the Page, we believe that children learn when they are actively engaged in their learning. This is why we include many hands-on and engaging science kits to teach your child the science topics being covered. You cannot find a more hands-on science curriculum available for homeschoolers.
The Age 10-12 level uses these and many more activities to thoroughly cover the state and national standards in science, social studies, and language arts.
In this level, we want students to begin taking more responsibility for formulating their own ideas and directing their day. For this reason, our 10-12 units are all student directed. The primary lesson plans are written for your child to read and follow. As a parent, you will still be actively involved. We provide parent overviews of each lesson that include descriptions of the activities and answer keys for you. There are still many activities and opportunities for you to work with your child. Learn More
Comes with: Each Concept comes with a variety of Literature, Manipulatives, a Teachers Manual and Student Activity book.
Notes: Moving Beyond The Page is a literature based curriculum. It does become overwhelming with so many activities. Our favorite way to use it is to pick and choose between activities and not become bogged down by doing all of them. Placement Test
For your rapidly growing writers! (11-12 years)
Watch your emerging writers take more and more responsibility for their writing with our 12 month-long writing projects found in this amazing program! You’ll guide and coach your middles in writing forms that facilitate growth in skills like:
At the same time, you’ll help your kids emotionally invest in their work by appealing to their creativity, personal passions, and expanding curiosity!
The Faltering Ownership program product:
Includes 12 month-long writing projects
Week-by-week plans for each project
A semester-long guide to writing a report (and throwing a party!)
Faltering Ownership is visually engaging, easy to use, and lasts an entire school year. The instructions for each project are detailed with illustrations as needed. Learn More
Content provides research-based, multi-sensory instruction best for beginning and struggling readers. Reinforcement for every skill in the “1/2 books” series allows for extra practice. Consistent exercise formats with simple directions and concrete examples allow students to work and learn independently. Learn More
Needs: Semester 1- Book 7, Semester 2- Book 8 (1/2 books are available only if extra practice is needed)
Notes: Great for the child who is beginning to read but needs practice.
Frontier taps into student interests and experiences to build confident, engaged writers. Aligned to ELA state standards, Frontier writing projects feature thought provoking guiding questions, curated multimedia texts and resources, and formative assessments.
Every Frontier writing project culminates in an extended narrative, opinion, or informational writing challenge that asks students to think critically and apply what they learned while citing evidence from complex texts.
As students write, they’re given automated, real-time feedback on their use of purpose, organization, evidence, and spelling and grammar conventions. Once they submit their first draft, students review and provide feedback on the writing of two of their peers.
Modern Milestones is designed for students in the Word Extension stage of spelling. Students will read about the contributions of many different people during the last four centuries. Students will begin to learn details about specific spelling patterns, particularly how prefixes and suffixes are used to expand or change the meaning of words.
Features artists, musicians, scientists, and others who have influenced our world since early modern times
Expands and adapts the familiar Spelling You See activities:
marking word patterns – focuses attention on the ways in which suffixes and prefixes affect the spelling of different words
copy work – continues to be a valuable tool to help the brain pay attention to details in print
dictation – gives an opportunity for the student to demonstrate decoding and encoding in a meaningful context Learn More
Comes With: Instructors Handbook and Student Pack.
Each lesson within the Level 5 spelling and vocabulary program contains 14 list words. List words are progressively more difficult than those used in prior levels. Multi-syllable words and more complex words are common in this level. Lessons contain games such as deciphering puzzles, word jumbles, crossword puzzles, word search, definition matching, unscrambling words, identifying misspelled list words in a paragraph or sentence, alphabetizing word groups, and complete the sentences. Learn More
Comes with: Workbook and Answer Key.
Spelling Workout has all the components you need to lead students from simple sound-letter relationships to more complex spelling patterns. Students learn spelling skills based on phonics through unique, cross-curricular reading passages, practice, and high-interest writing activities. Packed with flexible lessons, motivating activities, including fun riddles and puzzles, this dynamic program leads students to spelling success!
In Level 5, your student will continue to learn encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies for spelling, along with exciting new concepts including 7 new phonograms, words with multiple suffixes, words with unaccented syllables, plurals, I-Before-E generalizations, and more words with Silent E. Phonological awareness and encoding skills are taught throughout Level 5. Learn More
Comes With: Teachers Manual, Student Pack and Interactive Kit (If you are using this curriculum with All About Reading the Interactive Kit is the same so you only need one).
Susan Wise Bauer wrote the Writing with Skill for students to begin to work through independently, and the text is written directly to the student. Organized by days, each “step” progressively moves students through the workbook as they move from one day to the next. Covering the basics of composition, outlining, sentence skills, beginning literary criticism of poetry and prose, writing narratives and descriptions, and researching and documenting sources, the course culminates with a final project. Using extensive literary models and step-by-step instructions on the lesson concepts, students will gain the tools needed to write with clarity and confidence. All source material is included; students will need to write their assignments in a separate book. Grade 5-8. Learn More
Comes With: Instructor Text and Student Workbook.
Teach writing skills using this innovative new approach. The Four Square method can be used with all forms of writing and will fit any reading or language arts program. This step-by-step approach is built around a simple graphic organizer that first shows students how to collect ideas and then helps them use those ideas to create clear and polished prose. Open-ended reproducibles make the technique accessible to writers of all ability ranges. Learn More
Simple subjects and complete subjects, simple predicates and complete predicates, diagramming compound subjects and predicates, avoiding run-ons, divided quotations, outlining, advanced capitalization, appositive nouns, multiple direct objects, predicate nouns, subject-verb agreement with more than one subject, confusing verbs, the antecedent, subject and object pronouns, reflexive pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, interrogative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, interrogative pronouns, compound words, proper and predicate adjectives, using apostrophes, degrees of adverbs. Learn More
Comes with: Workbook and Answer Key.
Students learn the meaning and spelling of roots, prefixes, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning these word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. The activities focus on using these words in context to help students incorporate each word into their vocabulary and retain the correct spelling. There are periodic reviews to make sure students retain what is taught in the lessons. Word Roots books will add hundreds of words to your students’ vocabulary and greater depth to their thinking and writing. Learn More
The standards-based critical thinking activities of Reading Detective® develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills students need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping students understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, making conclusions, determining cause-and-effect, and using context clues to define vocabulary. Students read and analyze short literature passages and stories that include fiction and nonfiction genres. Then they answer multiple-choice and short-response questions, citing sentence evidence to support their answers. Learn More
(Grades 4-7) The Language Mechanic is a comprehensive program that uses fun examples and logical reasons to eliminate the confusion students often feel while learning the mechanics of language. This book demonstrates and reinforces why each language rule is important. Lessons begin with a “grabber”—a humorous miscommunication that results when a rule is broken. Examples are followed by an explanation of the specific rule, the logic behind it, then guided and independent practice. Learn More
Wordly Wise 3000® provides direct academic vocabulary instruction that develops the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Direct instruction of important, useful, or difficult words for each grade level helps students successfully comprehend content-area texts and improve test results. Learn More
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Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is a complete handwriting program that can be taught in as little as 15 minutes a day! The Zaner-Bloser style teaches a cursive alphabet that is made up of four basic strokes: the undercurve, downcurve, overcurve, and slant.
This fifth-grade cursive workbook focuses on manuscript maintenance and mastery of cursive. Colorful and engaging exercises include tracing and writing letters, joinings, words, sentences, and longer passages. Review and application exercises are included throughout. Shape, size, spacing, and slant are emphasized as the keys to legibility. The last unit is “using what you have learned” and focuses on real-life applications of cursive handwriting such as writing notes, writing an outline, writing a list, writing a poem, and more. Learn More
D’Nealian Handwriting is the original continuous stroke handwriting program! It’s based on a few simple connecting strokes that children use to write in cursive.
Three units are included in this Grade 4 workbook: Reviewing Manuscript Letters, Writing Cursive Letters and Applying Handwriting Skills. Students will practice writing capital and lowercase letters (paying particular attention to the finer details of each letter’s strokes), copy the provided letters/words/sentences provided, practice correct spacing, and finish assignments based on real-life situations. Learn More