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Subject: Bless you for your tagging!
Date Posted: 12/29/2007 8:51 PM ET
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I don't know who did it but I noticed that some books that are tagged for Sonlight,levels are included too.   for instance sonlight core 5 or whatever.  It is happening with MOH as well.  Someone is tagging books with what lesson they would corespond with. And Ambleside too.  I'm sure there are others that I have not noticed. 

Wonderful Idea. A great way for us to see what others are using with various curriculums. We should all go back in and edit our tags to the correct levels/lessons if we know them. 

I have a question I noticed that "Homeschool share" is used over 500 times.  What is that referring to?


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Date Posted: 12/30/2007 12:22 PM ET
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Can you search for all books tagged Sonlight?  How do you do that?


Date Posted: 12/30/2007 1:04 PM ET
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I don't think you can search by tag specifically yet?   I just put a book I knew was sonlight in the search engine and then clicked on the tag.  Here's an example http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=981

Date Posted: 12/31/2007 9:58 PM ET
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I've been working on tagging Old Fashioned Education books (although I haven't been putting in grade levels).  They are tagged OFE book (or books, can't remember).  Maybe I need to start adding the grade level for them.


Date Posted: 1/1/2008 4:41 AM ET
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It has stuff like free lapbooks and materials on certain books & subjects.

Date Posted: 1/1/2008 9:04 PM ET
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I've been tagging Ambleside Online. I figured the tags aren't going to do anyone any good unless they are helpful to the general public, so I've been tagging all of the AO books I come across, since that's the curriculum we use. I've done over a hundred so far. I'm glad to hear others are tagging properly, too! =)

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 10:00 AM ET
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Aahh.... I wondered what OFE was.

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 11:20 AM ET
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There are also tags for FIAR (Five in a Row)http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=6763

Beyond FIAR http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=2071

Before FIAR  http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=2073

I've also seen K-12 tags, in various levels depending on the book.   http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=3975 I am not familiar with that curriculum


Date Posted: 1/25/2008 9:13 AM ET
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You can now search by Tags!!

Go to the communtiy tab and click on Tag Cloud


Date Posted: 2/2/2008 4:44 PM ET
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I've been tagging MOH books. :) I realized after going through my entire wish and reminder lists, that I didn't mark which VOLUME.... LOL But maybe it will be obvious that they are ancient history books. So far, I've covered younger and middle aged suggestions for the first quarter, and as we move along and either obtain those or pass them up, I'll move into the second quarter. :)

I'm glad the FIAR books, Ambleside suggested books, and homeschool share books are being marked as well! Thanks to all who take the time to mark their shelves and lists!

Date Posted: 2/3/2008 10:44 PM ET
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Homeschool Share is over 100 Free Unit Studies and Lapbooks


Couldn't sleep one night and tagged every one I could find. :-/

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 12:02 PM ET
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When searching Homeschool books why can't you just click on a grade level like 10 for 10th grade materials?  Maybe  need to read up more on this tagging, is that how you find grade levels??



Date Posted: 2/5/2008 7:44 AM ET
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Oh this is so interesting. I love that idea of tagging here on PBS!

Not on PBS but on my Library Thing account I have been tagging my fiction books for children with the Lexile scores. I now file my fiction books for ages 9-12 and 12-16 in boxes by Lexile score. That is how I can match a book by its reading level to my child's reading ability. I have not tagged with Lexile scores on PBS as I didn't think anyone would know what they are. I put "870L" as the tag.

If you want to know more about Lexile scores and how I use them I blogged about it here.


Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:18 AM ET
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Lexile tags would be great!  I'll add them to my tagged novels!

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 11:11 AM ET
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I read the link about Lexile scores and searched a few books myself.  I don't think they're very accurate.  According to them, Lord of the Rings is far easier to read than the Series of Unfortunate Events.  My dd, who is 13, easily read and understood the Series of Unfortunate Events, but is struggling through Lord of the Rings.  Based on other books I searched, I would say that I completely disagree with their scores.  What does everyone else think?