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Resources for Parent, Teacher, and Educator

Drawing on her years in the California public school system, Virginia has taken some of her most successful teaching and learning strategies and made them easily available to teachers and parents. With pdf files now on the internet, the content of these books is easy to access, simple and practical. Written by Virginia Pong

Time and Time Again

The students loved it.

     Times and Time Again, A Program That Eliminates Student Calculation Errors of Multiplication Facts in Numerical Operations ~ During her years as a teacher in the California public school system, Virginia watched as students struggled with math homework made unnecessarily difficult by insufficient mastery of the basic facts in multiplication and division. To address this wide spread and growing problem, Virginia developed her program Times and Time Again based on her childhood timed practices with her siblings.

   The flood of objection from the teaching community schooled in more modern educational theory was shrill and derogatory. They called it drill-and-kill. They said it was out of date and that it would never work because the students would hate it. However, Times and Time Again did work. Times and Time Again proved itself in greatly decreased homework time and a spectacular increase in calculation accuracy. Not only did the students not hate it, they complained when an occasional school wide schedule change required skipping their "times facts" practice. Year after year every student, no matter what the beginning score, always made dramatic improvement in the Times and Time Again program.     

    Perhaps the hardest parts of this classroom program to grasp are the effectiveness of its simplicity and consistency throughout the academic year and that fact that the strength of the student's internal motivation is such that little, if any, external motivation is necessary because individual scores continue to increase and progress is obvious. 

    Paperback book, 8.5" x 11", 26 pages. Have your own bound copy for handy reference. $7.95 

    For your convenience the .pdf file of the table of contents and the book Times and Time Again are available for download below. The book file includes all text and blank pages necessary in the layout of the printed edition. Feel free to download, print and use the document as needed. 

Times and Time Again by Virginia Pong

Times and Time Again by Virginia Pong

Writing: A Sixth Grade Program

Writing basics they won't forget.

   Writing: A Sixth Grade Program ~ was developed to meet an obvious lack of student ability to write the clear, well-organized, and understandable assignments needed for school, college, career, and life. It is successful across a broad spectrum of student ability. Student writing resulting from assignments in this book won as many as five of the six district-wide awards given in the annual writing festival held each spring for the school district’s fourteen elementary schools.
    A sell-out at the California State Conference for Gifted and Talented Education, Writing: A Sixth Grade Program provides teachers and parents with an excellent framework on which to build student grammar and writing development in both language arts and content areas.
    Each writing assignment includes teaching notes, student guidelines, and real student samples. A yearlong strand of basic grammar instruction (and how to test) and a seventeen page student reference/study section are provided in this inclusive program.  

    Paperback book, 8.5" x 11", 106 pages. Have your own bound copy for handy reference. $7.95    

    For your convenience the .pdf file of the table of contents, student pages, and the book Writing: A Sixth Grade Program are available for download below. The book file includes all text and blank pages necessary in the layout of the printed edition. Please feel free to print student pages as appropriate. 

Writing: A Sixth Grade Program

Writing: A Sixth Grade Program

Writing: The Final Step

Satisfaction equals finished and complete.

Writing: The Final Step. Creating an Attractive Presentation ~ shows the reader how to take a handwritten or typed document and transform it into an attractive creative publication that makes everyone look good—whether it be student, teacher, parent, employee, or company.
   The difference between a finished printed product and a handwritten text or standard typed manuscript cannot be overstated. The days of real carbon copies are long gone and electronic wizardry has removed the scissors, glue and tape from the term “cut and paste.” 

   Now is the time to transform that written text into a truly finished work. Challenge yourself to use computer technology to create a flyer, booklet, or real paperback book that gives a meaningful purpose and validation to all your time and effort, a product of which to be proud—a publication ready for gift, distribution or sale.

   Paperback book, 8.5" x 11", 34 pages. Have your own bound copy for handy reference. $7.95  

   For your convenience the .pdf file of the table of contents and the book Writing: The Final Step are available for download below. The book file includes all text and blank pages necessary in the layout of the printed edition. Please feel free to print pages as appropriate. 

Writing: The Final Step by Virginia Pong

Writing: The Final Step by Virginia Pong

Waiting for Waif, Educational Supplement

Exploring with Waif the details of daily living

Waiting for Waif Educational Supplement ~ is a companion book to Waiting for Waif by A. V. Pong, a delightfully simple yet deeply meaningful children’s novel. Read it for personal pleasure and entertainment, use it as a basis for developing skills in the language arts, or encouraging investigation into other related subject areas.

   Waiting for Waif Educational Supplement, is filled with instructional material and suggestions to use with a more in depth reading of Waiting for Waif. It includes vocabulary/spelling words and activities, chapter summaries, comprehension questions, testing methods, multiple choice questions, and numerous topics for extension into content area subjects for the purpose of discussion, research, writing prompt, written assignment, report or just plain fun. 

   Paperback book, 8.5" x 11", 48 pages. Have your own bound copy for handy reference. $7.95  

   For your convenience the .pdf file of the table of contents, test questions, and the book Waiting for Waif, Educational Supplement are available for download below. The book file includes all text and blank pages necessary in the layout of the printed edition. Please feel free to print pages as appropriate. 

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