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  • Adventist Resource
    Elementary English Language Arts Standards Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Download the performance standards for K-8 language arts classes in North American Adventist schools: Reading...

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    NAD Modern Languages Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    The NAD curriculum guide for teaching French, German or Spanish to Grades 9-12 includes a philosophy statement, rationale, essential learning objectives for each major subtopic, and teacher resource listing of national and international support organizations,...

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    NAD Pathways Elementary Language Arts Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Pathways 2.0: Journey to Excellence through Literacy provides instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Explore the overview, instruction details, assessment, multigrade information, and additional resources.

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    Pathways Original - NAD Integrated Language Arts Website Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Note: This website is for the original program, not Pathways 2.0. Many components may still be useful. See current Pathways 2.0 resources, here Resources to successfully implement the NAD integrated...

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    Teacher Bulletin Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Prepared by the NAD Atlantic Union annually, Teacher Bulletin provides busy teachers with creative units for multi-grade/multi-age elementary classes.

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    2010 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2010. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote, nurture and empower young adults.

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    2011 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2011. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote nurture and empower young adults.

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    2013 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2013. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote, nurture and empower young adults.

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    A Day at Greenhill Farm Lesson Plans - NAD Reading Grade 1 Grade 1-Grade 2
    Note: This title is not included on the Pathways 2.0 theme book list.This set of session plans is for NAD's reading selection for theme 2, grade 1: A Day at Greenhill Farm. Download a Word version (2nd URL) to adapt for your own classroom.

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    A No-Paper Day Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A multigrade teacher shares how to implement a no-paper day each week. This is a day where students learn but the teacher doesn't have to take home papers to grade for the day. The author shares ideas for how to teach math, reading, Bible, language, spelling,...

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    A Personalized Daily Five - Teaching Small Groups of Math & Language Arts in a Multigrade Classroom Grade 1-Grade 8 New!!
    The presentation and handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session will show you how to implement a personalized Daily Five routine in your multi-grade classroom.

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    A Phonics Patchwork Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This article follows a new teacher's discoveries of how to teach phonics in a fun and exciting way. Utilizing many different sources, she divided the consonants into 'good guys' and 'bad guys,' taught vowel sounds through chants and songs, as well as sight...

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    A Place In God's Heart Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Kay Rizzo shares the secret of contentment, the guarantee of abundance, the heart of worship, the solution to spiritual thirst, and more in this daily devotional book. Devotional exercises concluding each chapter will help you apply the principles of shared...

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    Adventist Girl Series Grade 3-Grade 6
    A new series of long-ago stories for Adventist girls that shares our Adventist heritage. The series is divided into four sets, and each set has four books. Series titles include: Sarah,...

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    An Evaluation of the Impact of Reading Adventure Packs on a Six, Seven and Eight Year Old Child’s Attitude Towards Literacy Tertiary-Lifelong
    "This study examined a School-Home partnership literacy improvement program, the Reading Adventure Pack (RAP), that aims to support the child's involvement in and attitude to reading, and involve the members of the family in the child's reading by supplying...

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    Basal Readers and Trade Books Kindergarten-Grade 4
    This article gives a detailed overview of how to combine the Life Reading Series basal readers with trade books, using a unit from the readers with a book, or several books, which have the same theme. The ultimate goal is that students will see reading as...

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    Blizzard of Glass - Daily Lesson Guide Grade 8
    This downloadable Pathways Daily Lesson Guide is for teaching Canada's selection for Heroes, Grade 8.

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    Comics as a Textual Genre and the Development of Reading and Writing Tertiary
    The objective of this research was to conduct a study on textual genres with a greater emphasis on the comic book genre. Through bibliographic data, it seeks to relate the influence of comics in the development of reading and writing in elementary school...

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    Creating Innovative Reading and Math Centers Preschool-Grade 4
    These 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handouts include engaging ideas for math and reading centers where students can practice and apply strategies that have been taught utilizing various methods, games and technology. It also includes a unit which features...

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    Creating Reading Excitement Through Character Dialogue Journals Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this article, a teacher education professor shares how her college students would communicate with elementary students through character dialogue journals. Each college student assumed the persona of a literary character, and each week, would answer letters...

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    Definition of a Learning Disability Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue defines learning disabilities and lists characteristics of the learning disabled. The characteristics of oral expressive, reading/spelling, mathematics calculations, auditory perception, fine motor,...

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    Detective Zack Series Grade 5-Grade 8
    A ten book series of adventure stories that build faith in the Bible and God. Titles include: Detective Zack and the Secret of Noah's Flood Detective Zack and the Secrets in the Sand Detective Zack and the Red Hat Mystery Detective Zack...

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    Direct Instruction Lesson Plan with Manipulatives - Language Arts Kindergarten-Grade 1
    A kindergarten language arts lesson developing phonemic awareness, practicing letter recognition, letter sounds and sight words, and more.

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    Discerning Shapes, Reading Words Like Faces - The Current Science of Literacy and its Implications for Low-Income Countries Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Despite much donor investment in low-income countries, student populations may fail to learn even the first steps of literacy. To some extent this may be due to teaching materials and methods that were developed for high-income students who get more...

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    Effective Early Reading Instruction - Aligning Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment for Special Education Kindergarten-Grade 4
    “The primary purposes of this article are to provide background knowledge about language and reading development; describe new assessment tools; share practical guidance for developing early reading standards to reduce reading problems; and suggest ways...

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    Ellen White - Friend Of Angels Grade 5-Grade 8
    In Ellen White: Friend of Angels, author and historian Paul Ricchiuti presents Ellen White as a real human being-one who got sick, had pain, cried, laughed, and had close friends and bitter enemies. Yet she was loving, kind, thoughtful, and dedicated...

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    Ellen White related children-youth books Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Utilize this bibliography of Ellen White-related children's/youth books available through the Adventist Book Center. Book name, author, targeted age, and publisher are provided.

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    Fiction and Film - Thoughts on Teaching Potentially Controversial Narratives Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Consider why fiction is an important part of a student’s educational experience. Gain tips on selecting fictional materials including how to address any possible concerns.

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    Finally Free - The James Finley Story Integrated Unit Grade 5-Grade 8
    "Students become immersed in the Great Depression, World War II, Biblical truths, and Seventh-day Adventist doctrine as they read the conversion story of James Finley, father of noted world evangelist Mark Finley. The unit begins by introducing the six...

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    For His Honor Grade 9-Grade 12
    A compelling true story of Terry Johnson, a young man who God singled out to become the first handicapped person to serve in the President's Honor Guard. His story is one of perseverance and Christian witness.

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    Foundational Reading Skills - Standards Tell Us What, Research Tells Us How Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Attendees of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session learned "how to accelerate reading achievement by understanding the research and importance of all aspects of the foundational reading process and how to implement a path toward successful student...

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    Getting Action Into Phonics Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Shirani de Alwis-Chand describes action phonics and shows how music, rhythm, and movement can be used to enhance memory. Discussed are the essential features of action phonics: breath control, pointer control, verbal clues, exaggerated articulation, vowel...

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    Grouping Students for Reading Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Ideas for teaching reading more effectively in small schools. Reading instruction provides unusual challenges because students must be taught at a mastery level and provided with enrichment and reinforcement. Suggestions dealing with general group management...

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    Guided Reading and Pathways Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Discover how guided reading is used as an integral part of Pathways. Barbara Plubell's 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides insights and resources for lower elementary reading classes.

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    Guided Reading Resources Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This list links to guided reading resources, including strategies and book lists.

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    Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction in Elementary Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 6
    With this packet from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn how to use informal assessments to find the reading level of each student and place them in small flexible reading groups... discover how to use leveled reading materials to meet students'...

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    Guided Reading, Literature Circles, and Reading Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The purpose of this article is to familiarize teachers with terms and practices that will make the implementation of the new North American Division (NAD) Office of Education's Elementary Reading Curriculum (Pathways) as effective as possible. The article...

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    Help! REACH Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The title of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session was "Help! Dick can't read, Jane can't do math, and Sally (and Spot) can't sit still! What do I do?" View the copy of the PowerPoint for an overview of REACH - Reaching to Educate All Children...

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    Helping Struggling Readers and Students With Limited English Proficiency Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This article examines reading expectations for students, particularly in kindergarten through grade 3, as well as strategies that regular classroom teachers can use to identify and assist struggling readers. Many teachers know what reading materials and strategies...

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    Helping Struggling Readers Succeed in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Use these strategies to help struggling readers with the five key elements of literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency & comprehension.

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    Holiday Materials - October - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6 Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Activities for celebrating the following holidays and events in the month of October: Book It! Reading Incentive Program Black Poetry Day National Popcorn Popping Month

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    Honors Club Series Grade 5-Grade 8
    Pathfinder mysteries that help teach an honor. Titles include: Photography Honor: The Bandit of Benson Park Wilderness Living Honor: The Storm on Shadow Mountain Marine Animals Honor: The Secret of Scarlet Cove Cooking Honor: The Great...

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    Horses Here, Horses There, Horses Everywhere - Unit Plan Grade 5-Grade 8
    Written for the intermediate grades, this unit of study “is based on the reading of two books: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. The cross-curriculum possibilities are endless!"

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    How Can I Help My Students Who Struggle With Reading Comprehension? Kindergarten-Grade 6
    The most important skill in reading is constructing meaning. Reading and comprehension are defined, as a precise definition of both will help teachers understand how to choose appropriate classroom interventions for individual needs. Comprehension instruction...

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    I Can Read Series - Review and Herald Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Developed for the classroom and home school teaching, this series of early readers are all bilingual (English and Spanish). Topics include Bible stories, character development, and living things/animals. Each book features a vocabulary list, reading comprehension...

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    If You Teach K-3 You Need This Book Kindergarten-Grade 3
    Findings of the National Reading Panel show what it takes to make successful readers in the early grades. In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention workshop, learn about the five elements essential to teaching reading in the early grades: phonemic awareness, phonics,...

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    Independent Studies Endorse Superior Strategies for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Hilliard's Journey Kindergarten-Grade 6
    When students are learning to read, "the precise way in which the complex processes combine must be understood and demonstrated by teachers in order to identify their students’ needs and to teach most effectively. The activities initiated at...

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    Inspired Instruction - RTI, Guided Reading & Differentiated Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session introduced "benefits of RTI (Response-to-Intervention), implementation of a balanced literacy program utilizing guided reading and guided math, and use of the Daily 5 model" to positively impact student outcomes....

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    Introducing Children to Authors Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses the importance of introducing students to authors, not just nameless stories in a basal reader or trade book. Learning more about authors helps students to connect with the literature they are reading. Some ideas for introducing an author...

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    JAE Editorial: Reading, Writing, and Revolution Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ian Bothwell's editorial discusses some of the controversy surrounding the teaching of reading, including phonics, whole language, basal readers and more. Articles are divided into the following categories: Elementary Level Teaching...

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    JAE Editorial: Pathways to Excellence Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Guest editor Erma Lee describes the new reading program for the North American Division. Pathways: Journey to Excellence Through Literacy is a reading program adapted from the Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company's core program and developed specifically...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Ideal Content of High School Presented by U.S. Education Secretary; Changes Foreseen in Job Training by Year 2000; Early Semester Calendar Gains Popularity; Saving...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Summer Institute Offered for School Improvement Through Staff Development; High-Achieving Teens Tell of Considering Suicide;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers - December 1990 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Average Teacher Work Week; What Teachers Do All Week; Teachers Rate Problems in SDA Schools; Violence in Schools; Teachers...

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    Jaime Jorge - No More Broken Strings and Crescendo Grade 9-Tertiary
    The intriguing story of world-renowned violinist Jaime Jorge in his search for God's purpose in his life is told in his two books.

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    Jonah - Daily Lesson Guide Grade 6
    NAD Pathways Grade 6 selection for Theme 4: Walking with God is the Bible book of Jonah.

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    Journey Through Israel Unit Plan Grade 3-Grade 8
    "Journey Through Israel is designed to take the students on a walk through the Holy Land - the places where Jesus walked and ministered. It is a religious pilgrimage with some history included. It is hoped that after working through this unit,...

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    Julius & Friends Series Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Seventh-day Adventist-developed trade book series of funny and interesting animal stories that build character. Titles include: Julius, the Pesky Pet Parrot Tina, the Really Rascally Red Fox Thor, the Thunder Cat Nibbles, the Mischievous...

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    K-2 BRIDGE Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session's presentation covers "an integrated curriculum especially designed for multi-grade K-1 and K-2 teachers." Read how to seamlessly teach both Stepping Stones and Pathways.

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    K-2 Multi-Grade Bridge Kindergarten-Grade 2
    From the Southern Union Conference, "K-2 BRIDGE is an option for K-1 or K-2 multi-grade teachers trying to teach Pathways 1-2 and the new Kindergarten Stepping Stones. Both can be accomplished by teaching one core book using one Daily Lesson Guide. All...

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    Kendall Hunt Religious Publishing Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Kendall Hunt is the publisher of the NAD Adventist K-8 reading series (Pathways), as well as Kindergarten Stepping Stones and ByDesign Science.

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    Kindergarten Stepping Stones Lead Teacher Follow-up Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation for Kindergarten Stepping Stones Lead Teachers includes a great PPT overview of booklists, K-2 multigrade P.R.E.P. resources, and sample schedules.

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    Language Arts for the Gifted Student Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Students who are gifted in language arts need to learn to use higher thinking skills in analyzing literature. They need encouragement and affirmation. This article also introduces the TAG (Talents and Gifts) curriculum developed by the Pacific Union Conference....

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    Learning A-Z Kindergarten-Grade 4
    From a 2018 NAD convention workshop titled 'Digital Differentiation for Elementary Readers,' this correlation chart compares Learning A-Z levels with Age, Grade, Accelerated Reader, Fountas & Pinnell, Reading Recovery, DRA, PM Readers, and Lexile.

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    Letters and Sounds - Establishing the Foundation for Reading Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides best practice techniques to teach letter sounds and letter formations.This systematic instruction ensures that even our at-risk students master these foundational skills and have a successful start to...

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    Lewis and Clark Study Guide - NAD Reading Grade 5 Grade 3-Grade 5
    This study guide is designed to be used with the NAD reading selection for theme 2, grade 5, Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West, and its associated Daily Lesson Guide. It was created to help students in a multi-grade classroom stay on task while...

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    Literacy Resource List Preschool-Grade 12
    This list links to resources on literacy, from early language acquisition to elementary school reading and beyond.

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    Literary Clubs: Enhancing Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Skills Grade 11-Lifelong
    Forming literary clubs is one way of enriching the curriculum and motivating in-coming freshmen to think, read, and write critically at a college level. Daley discusses the educator's role in assisting students who arrive at college with inadequate reading,...

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    Literature - Bringing Pleasure and Value to Young Readers Grade 3-Grade 6
    McGarrell discusses how young readers can learn to love great literature. They can learn a lot from what they read and they will be able to apply what they learn in the stories. This paper was presented at the 18th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Literature: Bringing Pleasure and Value to Young Readers Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This JAE article argues that students in elementary school can understand and learn from literature as well as older students. In good literature, the story is basic; it promotes ethical sensitivity; it inspires imitation; and it communicates values. There...

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    Make it Count - Integrated Unit of Study Grade 5-Grade 8
    Each unit integrates instruction in Directed Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Students also incorporate social skills development, character building, and service experiences throughout the unit. The North American Division Curriculum Guides...

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    Making Education Work Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The combined efforts of school and home as well as reading, phonics, math, writing, science, and homework are important areas in which schools can make education work. A discussion of the U.S. Department of Education's "What Works: Research About Teaching...

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    Math and Reading Help For Kids Preschool-Grade 10
    Math and Reading Help for Kids is a directory of hundreds of original articles, tips, and resources centered on the topic of children's learning. Although the articles in this site are primarily written to help parents make informed decisions about their child's...

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    Math-Related Problems of Dyslexia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Strategies for helping the learning-disabled child master math. Math difficulties may be traced to dyslexia and/or reading related problems, may be part of an overall learning disability, but for some math may be the only subject in which they have problems....

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    Meaningful Reading Assessment with the Use of Running Records Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces and reviews the why and how-to of using running records during reading instruction. This powerful assessment tool is useful in tracking progress and informing your instruction.

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    Media Education - A Need in Teacher Education Courses Tertiary
    This article evaluates the importance and necessity of a discipline in teacher education courses that emphasizes the use of the media not only as a didactic resource, but also as an opportunity for the critical formation of students regarding the media contents....

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    Messiah Grade 5-Grade 8
    A contemporary adaptation of The Desire of Ages. Jerry Thomas' friendly style amplifies the beautiful message of this devotional classic, making the sublime themes of the original easier to grasp.

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    Michael Asks Why Grade 5-Grade 8
    Have your children ever asked questions about the Time of Trouble, or why we go to church on Sabbath when so many of their Christian friends go on Sunday? Michael Asks Why is a creative adaptation for children of Ellen White's classic The Great Controversy....

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    My Best Friend Jesus Preschool-Grade 2
    Cheryl Woolsey makes it easy to bring your preschool children to Jesus every day with 180 short, simple devotionals. These well crafted devotionals build on Jesus' action-based style of teaching and explore Jesus’ life through the book of Matthew....

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    NAD Adventurer-Club.org Preschool-Grade 5
    The official website for Adventurer club ministry in the North American Division (NAD) includes resources and spiritual refreshment tools for leaders and parents. It links to resources - clubs, conferences, family resources, and leadership; Adventurer products...

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    NAD Grade 3 Reading Comprehension Worksheets Grade 3-Grade 4
    Note: This resource is based on the original Pathways theme book selections. There is some overlap with Pathways 2.0. Access worksheets and keys created by Wisconsin small school teacher Ron Wood for each of the North American Division of Seventh-day...

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    NAD Grade 4 Reading Comprehension Worksheets Grade 3-Grade 4
    Note: This resource is based on the original Pathways theme book selections. There is some overlap with Pathways 2.0. Access worksheets and keys created by Wisconsin small school teacher Ron Wood for each of the North American Division of Seventh-day...

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    NAD Grade 5 Reading Comprehension Worksheets Grade 5-Grade 6
    Note: This resource is based on the original Pathways theme book selections. There is some overlap with Pathways 2.0. Access worksheets and keys created by Wisconsin small school teacher Ron Wood for each of the North American Division of Seventh-day...

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    NAD Grade 6 Reading Comprehension Worksheets Grade 5-Grade 6
    Note: This resource is based on the original Pathways theme book selections. There is some overlap with Pathways 2.0. Access worksheets and keys created by Wisconsin small school teacher Ron Wood for each of the North American Division of Seventh-day...

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    NAD Grade 7 Reading Comprehension Worksheets Grade 7-Grade 8
    Note: This resource is based on the original Pathways theme book selections. There is some overlap with Pathways 2.0. Access worksheets and keys created by Wisconsin small school teacher Ron Wood for each of the North American Division of Seventh-day...

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    NAD Grade 8 Reading Comprehension Worksheets Grade 7-Grade 8
    Note: This resource is based on the original Pathways theme book selections. There is some overlap with Pathways 2.0. Access worksheets and keys created by Wisconsin small school teacher Ron Wood for each of the North American Division of Seventh-day...

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    Parent Inspiration - Developing Literacy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Inspire parents to model and prompt a love of reading, and critical thinking skills for lifelong literacy. Ready to print or link parents to; available in color and black/white editions. Part of a series of undated topical parenting tools for schools to build...

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    Pathways 2.0 - What's New! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Pathways 2.0 is set to be rolled out across the NAD for the 2019-2020 school year. With this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention workshop, "learn the role of faith connections, essential questions, and big ideas in the revised program."

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    Pathways Resource List Grade 1-Grade 8
    Note: This resource was developed for the original curriculum, not Pathways 2.0. There is some overlap. This list links to general Pathways (language arts) resources. At the end are resources for specific theme books.

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    PET 11-05: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' May 2011 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features free resources to facilitate reading, writing and arithmetic.

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    Please Read to Me 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Reading to children is crucial for many aspect of literacy development as well as benefiting children in other ways. This article looks a some of the reasons for reading to children and give some tips on how to read to children effectively.

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    Predictors of sixth-grade English-reading performance in Adventist schools in Mindanao, Philippines Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Proficient reading determines the academic success and eventually the future of the school child. Reading is among the important skills upon which other academic learning can be achieved by school children. In the Philippines, reading is an interactive process...

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    Profile 4: Student Missionary Program Kindergarten-Lifelong
    SALUDS is a student missionary program with a unique mission: literacy. Based at Mountain View College in the Philippines, this program sends student missionaries to reach indigenous tribes, such as the Manobo. Entire villages have learned to read and write...

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    Profile 5: Parent Involvement Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Language Literacy Program at Canberra Christian School enlists the help of parents and community members to meet the need of students. They have achieved a ratio of one adult to every two students. Serving the Australian community since 1972, the school...

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    Promoting Reading Month Grade 1-Grade 8
    Are you ready to get your students excited about reading? Making reading month special and exciting is a great way to promote reading in all grades. In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, discover techniques that have generated noticeable improvement...

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    Readers Theatre - A Unique Approach to Reading and Writing Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Readers Theatre provides opportunities for readers and audiences to interact. Students develop writing and communication skills, along with comprehension and understanding of subject matter. The author gives examples of how Readers Theatre can be used across...

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    Readers Theatre - Bringing the Bible to Life Grade 1-Grade 7
    A collection of 12 Reader's Theatre scripts teaching Bible stories and Christian themes (ex. heaven). Each script also has a page of Extension Activities in various areas of the curriculum so the teacher can introduce the script in an interesting fashion or...

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    Readers Theatre for Christian Worship - Biblical Stories of Courage and Faith Grade 5-Lifelong
    This book includes 20 presentational scripts taking around 8 minutes to read. These scripts are not interactive with the audience. Readings include stories from both the Old and New Testament writings: Christmas, Prodigal Son, Good Samaritan, Ruth, Noah, Abraham,...

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    Reading and Writing: The Autobiographical Connection Grade 9-Grade 12
    The author discusses a reading/writing course he created, "The Art of Autobiography." His course focuses on six stylistic features present in autobiographies and common to most narrative writing: the use of dialogue to replace some indirect discourse,...

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    Reading Boys Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article suggests positive steps teachers can take to foster in their male students a greater engagement with reading. From the JAE special issue on reading.

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    Reading Comprehension Strategies Grade 1-Grade 8
    Educational products specifically designed by Adventist special educators to assist classroom teachers to successfully work with students with learning difficulties. Featuring the enhanced DVD Understanding Dyslexia: A Guide for Educators with corresponding...

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    Reading Comprehension Strategies to Improve Writing Skills in the High School English Class Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Whether students pursue employment as blue-collar or white-collar workers, employers expect them to be able to read, write, and comprehend numerous types of communication."

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    Reading for Information Unit Template Grade 5-Grade 9
    Created by an education student, this document will help teachers instruct students to read texts with understanding. Use as a unit plan or as a template to create your own.

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    Reading for Meaning - Fluently Kindergarten-Grade 8
    With materials from this 2018 NAD convention workshop, "explore three powerful, research-based strategies for accelerating reading achievement: teacher modeling, repeated readings, and progress monitoring."

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    Reading in Minecraft - A Generation Alpha Case Study Grade 3-Grade 12
    “This qualitative case study reports the Four Resource Model (FRM) reading practices used by a Generation Alpha while playing the game Minecraft. . . . This game presents a multimodal text which this child is able to successfully navigate while designing...

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    Reading Like a Writer - Thinking, Experiencing, and Writing Enthusiastically Grade 1-Grade 12
    In order to teach students to think, teachers must, themselves, be thinkers. Since writers must be thinkers, teachers must also teach thinking when teaching writing. The teacher must model the whole process to teach writing well. To model writing, one must...

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    Reading Like Writers - Writing for Readers Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows how early readers use reading purposefully. See the process and the product of a shared reading/writing experience. There are also ideas for creating shared reading and writing products based on Pathways...

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    Really Reading from A to Z Kindergarten-Grade 5
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation helps you find ways to obtain the best bang for your Learning A-Z Membership bucks. Four teachers show how they have successfully used Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids with their students.

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    Relationships between learning style preferences of selected elementary pupils and their achievement in Math and Reading Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose was to determine (1) which learning style elements, as characteristic of High and of Low Achievers in Math and in Reading, effectively discriminate between these groups, and (2) which learning style elements may be predictors of achievement in...

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    Scripture Worthy and Complex Text for Close Reading Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Presented at the 2018 NAD convention, these close reading exercises were prepared for three grade level groups: K-2 3-5

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    Shoebox Kids Adventure Series Grade 4-Grade 6
    A twelve book Seventh-day Adventist-developed trade book series created to build faith in school aged children. The series is full of adventure including topics such as baptism, prayer, forgiveness, trust, prejudice, and more. Current titles include:

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    Shoebox Kids Bible Stories Grade 3-Grade 4
    A six book Seventh-day Adventist-developed trade book series covering the Old Testament that make truths relevant to today's kids. Titles include: Creation to Abraham From Isaac to the Red Sea From Sinai to the Walls of Jericho From...

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    Sonrise Farm Series Grade 5-Grade 8
    A four book series about a girl and her horse that builds faith in God. Meet Jenny Thomas and her courageous Palomino mare Sunny. Their inspirational adventures are based on true stories, and are sure to inspire horse lovers of all ages. Titles include:

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    Spiritual Resources for NIGHT Grade 9-Grade 12
    Elie Weisel's Nobel Peace Prize winning NIGHT is a profound work of literature and an excellent choice for the teacher who wishes to teach for spiritual growth as well as literary understanding and skills. This resource provides accompanying thought questions,...

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    SQ3R - Language Arts Unit Plan Grade 4 Grade 4
    This Unit Plan integrates the Bible in a Language Arts lesson on SQ3R. It also provides opportunities for learning across other content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based, and best of all, fun for everyone.

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    Strategies for Helping Beginning Readers With Dyslexia Kindergarten-Grade 2
    A multisensory approach to phonics is important for reading success. Dyslexics' problems are not caused by lack of intelligence, incompetent instruction, or insufficient social interaction. What can a teacher do? The teacher must bolster the child's sense...

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    Student Success: How to Help Your Child - A Primer for Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What can parents do to help their children succeed? Ed Christian provides a practical discussion of how teachers and parents can work together to help students be successful. Special emphasis is given to the role of the parents, however. Christian suggests...

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    Summary Writing Unit Plan Grade 4-Grade 6 New!!
    This Unit Plan integrates faith in a Language Arts lesson on summary writing. It also provides opportunities for learning across other content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based, and best of all, fun for everyone.

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    Teacher E-Clips - Movie Book Trailer, Come Back, Salmon Grade 1-Grade 4
    Are you looking for a creative way to integrate technology and provide media rich assignments? Have your students create a book trailer. This culminating activity allows students to show what they have learned, along with adding their own personality and excitement...

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    Teacher E-Clips - Reading Loft Preschool-Grade 6
    This short clip shows a classroom reading loft, complete with puppet show theater.

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    The Case of My Favorite Book - Creating a Reading Class Skit Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This play can provide lots of fun and at the same time be great reading motivation. It could be presented at chapel, a parent meeting, or in class.

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    The Circuit Riding Judge Grade 4-Grade 8
    In the format of Reader's Theater, this reading is designed to remind us that God is our Father, our Judge and our Advocate. The participants are 3 readers and 3 seekers.

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    The Daily 5 - Language Arts Resources Kindergarten-Grade 4
    This list links to resources describing The Daily 5, a method of teaching language arts.

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    The Digital Medium as a Space for Reading in a Foreign Language - Advantages and Challenges Tertiary
    Reading is one of the language activities that has received much attention in online language research and teaching, given the potential of digital that this medium offers. This paper presents, at first, some reflections on the electronic medium as a space...

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    The Learning-Disabled Child: A Challenge for Christian Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue questions how Christian teachers can deal with learning-disabled children. Children must be tested to determine their specific problem, then given material at the proper reading level. Ideas for teaching...

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    The Man Who Couldn't Be Killed Grade 9-Grade 12
    An unforgettable story of faith and miraculous deliverance in Communist China that will inspire teens to believe in a God who is greater that any problem.

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    The Proper Role of Ellen G Whites Writings In Resolving Church Controversies Tertiary
    This paper is focused on the role Ellen G. White's writings have in resolving disputed issues of interpretation in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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    The Puzzle of Student Success - Assessing Without Stress Leading to Great Differentiated Instruction Preschool Thru 6th Grade Preschool-Grade 6
    Read this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session to "learn why today's child comes to school with a different brain than you did, how it impacts your instruction, and what is required to accelerate student outcomes...learn the science...

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    The Travels of Tavers: Using Theme/Journal Books in Your Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Carolyn Scheller shares a creative way of stimulating interest and inspiring creativity in the social studies classroom. Each year she selects a mascot for her class; the mascot travels with the class and their families on field trips or family excursions....

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    Third Grade Independent Reading Series Grade 3
    This series of packets is designed to guide third grade student independent reading of informational texts that align with NAD Pathways reading texts. Each packet includes reading comprehension and vocabulary activities that can be used with any book on the...

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    Thirteen Ways to Make Children Want to Read Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Thirteen suggestions for helping children want to read.

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    Transforming Classroom Practice - Is It Possible to Encourage the Development of Discerning Reading Habits in Students by Using a Blog? Grade 3-Tertiary
    After noticing their students were more likely to read books they recommended, two English teachers created a blog with short book reviews and ratings. This is a great way for teachers to model good reading habits and help cultivate their students' interest...

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    Twenty and Ten! Pathways Reading Program Unit Grade 4-Grade 5
    This unit plan is written for the book Twenty and Ten! by Claire Huchet Bishop, the fourth grade theme book in the Pathways Reading Program. The book follows the plight of ten Jewish children in the midst of World War II as they find refuge with twenty French...

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    Underground to Canada - Daily Lesson Guide Grade 6
    This downloadable Pathways Daily Lesson Guide is for teaching Canada's selection for Heroes, Grade 6.

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    Unique Hands-on Literature Units Grade 5-Grade 8
    "These interactive literature units make reading class fun while actively engaging the students in a hands-on experience that helps them understand and appreciate the story. These lesson plans will also help to organize the teacher and help to teach a...

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    Using a Direct-Instruction Approach With the Life Series Readers Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this article, Shirley Freed interviews a teacher who uses the Direct-Instruction approach to teaching in her third and fourth grade classroom. She shares her strategy for incorporating the Seventh-day Adventist Life Series Readers, and using a system of...

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    Using Literacy Support Strategies to Enhance Reading Comprehension in Science Grade 1-Grade 12
    “This article discusses methods for helping students understand—not just memorize—the scientific concepts presented in the textbook and reinforced by the activities.” Davidson and Overstreet note research that has found that “the...

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    When the Cherry Blossom Fell - Daily Lesson Guide Grade 5
    This downloadable Pathways Daily Lesson Guide is for teaching Canada's selection for Friends and Family, Grade 5.

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    Where the Waves Break - Life at the Edge of the Sea Unit Plan Grade 3-Grade 4
    "This 4-week unit utilizes a revised template for a Pathways Daily Lesson Guide that aligns with the Elementary English Language Arts Standards (2013). The unit also demonstrates how the Adventist worldview can be made visible in a unit of study."...

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    Who is Ellen G White? Kindergarten-Grade 5
    This lesson plan leads grades K-5 students to answer Who is Ellen G. White? As they learn who Ellen White is, they are also lead to make connections between Sister White and their own personal experiences.

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    Whole Language in the Middle and Secondary School Grade 5-Grade 12
    This article shows how whole language can be used in middle and secondary schools. It dispels some myths of whole language, shows how it could be used in mathematics and literature classes, and gives examples of what would be changed in a classroom if a teacher...

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    Windows on God's World - Glimpses of the Creator through His Handiwork Grade 4-Lifelong
    A great worship text for classroom or home. Each devotional story share an object lesson from nature. From the holy cross toad to the grizzly bear, students are engaged in reading, sharing, and catching glimpses of the Creator through his handiwork. Used copies...

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    You've Got Mail Grade 5-Grade 8
    Use this interactive bulletin board to illustrate that God's Word is 'mail' ready to open, read and learn from.

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    Youth and Young Adult Ministries - North American Division Grade 1-Grade 12
    The official site of the North American Division (NAD) Youth & Youth Adult Ministries department. Webpages within the site for youth, Pathfinders, Adventurers, camp, and more. It contains director's updates, committee updates, links, events, resources,...