Basic information about the books and materials for our essential courses follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

 

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Cap & Punc Intro

Recommended for Cycle G.

 

 

Capitalization & Punctuation (SFES)

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Garlic Press, Apr 1990. .
  • ISBN:        9780931993329
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Grammar

Recommended for Cycle A.

 

Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC's to Help You Grow [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Kenneth Taylor
  • Publisher/Copyright: Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publ., 2009, 1971+. Print..
  • ISBN: 084230164X        978-0842301640
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com



Intermed Gram I

Recommended for Cycle H.

 

Easy Grammar Plus, Teacher Edition

  • Author: Wanda C. Phillips
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9780936981130
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


Easy Grammar Plus, Student Workbook

  • Author: Wanda C. Phillips
  • ISBN:        9780936981147
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


The Write Source [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Patrick Sebranek
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0669385794        978-0669385793
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com



Intermed Gram II

Recommended for Cycle I.

 

Easy Grammar Plus, Teacher Edition

  • Author: Wanda C. Phillips
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9780936981130
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


Easy Grammar Plus, Student Workbook

  • Author: Wanda C. Phillips
  • ISBN:        9780936981147
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Intro to Grammar

Recommended for Cycle G.

 

 

Winston Grammar Program: Basic Level

  • Author: Paul R. Erwin
  • ISBN: 1889673005        9781889673004
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Rdg&Spell Skills

Recommended for Cycle B.

 

Little Angel Readers Set A-D: Readers, Workbooks, and Teacher’s Manual

  • Author: Linda Bromeier, M.Ed.
  • Publisher/Copyright: Fenton, MO: Stone Tablet Press, 1997. .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Stone Tablet Press


 

Article: "Growing" Flashcards

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


 

Article: Tracking Exercises

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone


 

Article: The First 100 Words

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone



Reading Skill

Recommended for Cycle A.

 

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

  • Author: Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox and Ealine Bruner
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0671631985        9780671631987
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


The Three R’s series

  • Author: Dr. Ruth Beechick
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Mott Media, 2006. Print.
  • ISBN: 0880620749        9780880620741
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Reading Skill

Recommended for Cycles D, E, and F.

 

 

Catholic National Reader Volume 2

  • Publisher/Copyright: Post Falls, ID.: Lepanto Press, . .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School


 

Catholic National Reader Volume 3

  • Publisher/Copyright: Post Falls, ID: Lepanto Press, . .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School


 

Catholic National Reader Volume 4

  • Publisher/Copyright: Post Falls, Id: Lepanto Press, . .
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School



Reading Skill

Recommended for Cycle G.

 

 

Everyday Graces

  • Author: Karen Santorum
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Intercollegiate Studies Institute, . .
  • ISBN:        9781932236095
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Spell&Reading Skills

Recommended for Cycle D.

 

 

Explode the Code Book 4

  • Author: Nancy Hall and Rena Price
  • ISBN: 0838814638        9780838814635
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Spell&Reading Skills

Recommended for Cycle D.

 

 

Explode the Code Book 5

  • ISBN: 0838814646        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Spell&Reading Skills

Recommended for Cycle D.

 

 

Explode the Code Book 6 (2nd Edition)

  • Publisher/Copyright: Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service, 2004. .
  • ISBN: 083881610X        9780838878064
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Spelling

Recommended for Cycle E.

 

 

My Catholic Speller C

  • Author: Nancy Nicholson
  • ISBN: not assigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula



Spelling

Recommended for Cycle F.

 

 

My Catholic Speller D

  • Author: Nancy Nicholson
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: not assigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula



Spelling

Recommended for Cycle G.

 

 

My Catholic Speller E

  • Author: Nancy Nicholson
  • ISBN: not assigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula



Spelling

Recommended for Cycle H.

 

 

My Catholic Speller F

  • Author: Nancy Nicholson
  • ISBN: not assigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula



Spelling 8

Recommended for Cycle I.

 

 

Spelling 8 for Young Catholics

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Seton Press



High School Penmanship

Recommended for Grades 9 through 12.

 

Self-Instruction in Handwriting [or other formal, daily cursive penmanship practice]

  • Author: Zaner-Bloser
  • Publisher/Copyright: Columbus: Zaner-Bloser, Inc., 1996. Print.
  • ISBN: 0880853794        978-0880853798
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Better Handwriting for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN: no isbn        
  • Supplier: Seton Press


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Handwriting 5 for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Seton Press


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Handwriting 4 for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Seton Press


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Writing Can Help Book 5: Spiritual Crib

  • ISBN: 0968849369        
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Writing Can Help Book 5B: Scripture Handwriting eBook

  • Author: Marie Picard
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Holy Family, . PDF.
  • ISBN: 0973111208        
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Writing Can Help Book 5PR: Proverbs eBook

  • Author: Marie Picard
  • ISBN: 0973111224        
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books


 
OPTIONAL BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Retrain the Brain: Quick Start; Exercises for Grades 3+ Kit

  • Author: Jeanette Farmer (willed to her daughter Margaraet Farmer)
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Write Brain Press, 2004. Spiral-bound.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retrain the Brain



Penmanship

Recommended for Cycle H.

 

 

Writing Can Help Book 3: Handwriting Practice

  • Author: Marie Picard
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Emmanuel Books



Penmanship

Recommended for Cycle A.

 

 

Handwriting Without Tears 1: My Printing Book (Yellow)

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • ISBN:        9781934825597
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 

Handwriting Without Tears: 1st Grade Printing Teacher Guide

  • Author: Jan Z. Olsen, OTR and Emily F. Knapton, OTR/L
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9781934825594
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 

Handwriting Without Tears: Slate Chalkboard

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Penmanship

Recommended for Cycle C.

 

 

Handwriting 2 for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN: no isbn        
  • Supplier: Seton Press



Penmanship

Recommended for Cycle B.

 

 

Handwriting Without Tears 2: Printing Power

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 

Handwriting Without Tears 2nd Grade Printing Teacher's Guide

  • Author: Jan Z. Olsen and Emily F. Knapton
  • Publisher/Copyright: Cabin John, MD: Handwriting Withough Tears Publishing, 2013. .
  • ISBN:        9781891627682
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 

Handwriting Without Tears: Slate Chalkboard

  • Author: Jan Olsen
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource


 

Handwriting Without Tears: 1st Grade Printing Teacher Guide

  • Author: Jan Z. Olsen, OTR and Emily F. Knapton, OTR/L
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9781934825594
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



Penmanship D

Recommended for Cycle D.

 

 

Handwriting 3 for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Seton Press



Penmanship E

Recommended for Cycle E.

 

 

Handwriting 4 for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Seton Press



Penmanship F

Recommended for Cycle F.

 

 

Handwriting 5 for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Seton Press



Penmanship G

Recommended for Cycles G and I.

 

 

Better Handwriting for Young Catholics

  • Author: Seton Staff
  • ISBN: no isbn        
  • Supplier: Seton Press



What questions can we answer for you?

We would love to hear from you!  Please reach out with your questions by phone or email, schedule a courtesy telephone consultation with an advisor, or submit an enrollment application if you are ready to start planning for the upcoming school year.

 

We have all enjoyed the way STAA ties the courses together for the whole family.

Alyse M.

California

Thanks for all you do on your end to help make our homeschooling academically, intellectually, spiritually, and morally enriching!!

Denise

Michigan

My advisor helps me to understand what needs to be done and how to make it really fun for the kids. What I really like are the tips she gives me for dealing with the little ones while trying to school the older ones.

Amber

Texas

This is our first year homeschooling. STAA and [our advisor] have made this a very easy transition. We have had a great year!

Gwen H.

Kansas

I really don't know what I would do without your kindness, and very helpful advice. You are a blessing to our family.

Pat

Idaho

The assessment testing was quick and easy to do, so I didn't expect much valuable feedback. Boy was I wrong!!! It was like my advisor had met my kids and spent hours/days with them.

Mary Ellen

Maryland

We have been so very happy with our first year with STAA! Thank you for walking me through it and for all the fantastic resources and materials we are using. There is not one we don't like!

Elizabeth

California

Our family so enjoyed our wonderful relationship with STAA as our [son] worked his way through high school. It was a wonderful and outstanding experience for him and we continue to suggest your program to all those who are looking for an excellent homeschool experience.

Debra S.

Colorado

Since I am writing, I will also sing more praises of the Greek Studies plan. [My daughter] moaned over the timed-essay and then did very well. So easy to implement with the choose one reflection topic from each subject and then get ready, get set, go! Apparently the school also gave suggestions for the process essay in "Format Writing." Thank you! For a mom of many this is real time saver.

Alisa from Indiana

mother of 9th grade daughter and several STAA graduates

The academy works as a team to accomplish for your family specific ideas or needs for education, but more importantly, what each individual in your family needs, even Mom.

Anne

Illinois

God bless you for the job you are doing -- the peace you have helped us find as a family is priceless!

Cerita

Texas

We can’t imagine going without these wonderful, enhanced lesson plans! Thank you!

On the STAA Study Guides

Anonymous

I especially appreciate the advice and wise counsel I receive from the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy staff during our phone appointments and their understanding of my children's needs.

Stephen T.

Illinois

It is a thrill to receive the delightfully arranged weekly guidelines from STAA that keep us on track but allow for flexibility.

Dee Dee C.

Florida

I can honestly say that our children have blossomed into well rounded individuals because of your program.

Diane B.

California