The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Maya Lin in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a movie director. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the field of movie making.
The term "blog" was coined in 1997. Less than 10 years later there were over 150 million blogs. How did that happen? Who is responsible for their development? This book explores the role innovation and innovators had in the development of blogs.
Writing poems can help teach new ways of thinking about words and their meanings. A poet must consider the sound of the words written on the page. Readers will use the activities in this book to develop their poetry writing skills.
New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write a fairy tale.
New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write a "how to" essay.
New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write a news article.
Find out how you can create interesting stories based on your real-life experiences.
Learn how to organize your ideas for a speech and how to talk in front of an audience.
Activities provide tips and instructions for organizing and presenting information to a group.
Activities provide tips and instructions for making use of the Creative Commons.
Activities provide tips and instructions for creating and sharing audio recordings online.
Learn how to use blogs to record your ideas online for everyone to see.
Learn how to write a play that everyone will want to see.
Learn how to write a well-structured, informative essay.
Activities provide tips and instructions for using and crediting copyrighted material.
Infographics can pack a lot of information into a small amount of space with clever use of text and images. Readers will find out how to unpack, draw evidence from, evaluate, and integrate content presented in this visual format. They will also learn how to make purposeful, informative, and visually appealing infographics of their own.
This book teaches readers how to plan and write comic books. They will discover ways of brainstorming ideas for a comic book story, how to outline a plot using a three-act organizational structure, how to incorporate dialogue and descriptions, and how to write clear and detailed instructions for an artist to draw the accompanying illustrations. A variety of activities provide hints and tips along the way to support the process of planning, organizing, and writing the narrative of a comic book story.
This book teaches readers how to plan and write fractured fairy tales. They will discover what a fractured fairy tale is, how to prepare a plot outline, develop characters, revise and edit the story, and write a final draft of the narrative. A variety of activities provide hints and tips along the way to support the development of characters, clear event sequences, plot elements, and the overall creative writing process.
This book teaches readers how to plan and write lab reports. They will discover how to use the scientific method to perform experiments, how to collect and organize data, and how to present their findings in a clear and compelling way using temporal words and descriptive language appropriate to the task. A variety of exciting activities provide hints and tips along the way to help students introduce a topic, write using precise language, incorporate facts and details, and draw evidence from their data.
This book teaches readers how to plan and write memoirs. They will discover what makes an interesting life story, why details are important to creating an interesting story, and how to organize memories into a compelling narrative. A variety of activities provide hints and tips along the way to support the development of point of view, descriptive detail, logical organization, and the narrative as a whole.
Sometimes the clearest way to introduce a topic or provide important information is with a brochure. Creating digital brochures can also provide opportunities for students to practice writing informative texts to convey ideas and using technology to produce and publish writing. Readers of this book will discover how to plan, write, and publish their own digital brochures. They will also learn how to effectively introduce their topic, organize their ideas, format text and graphics, and edit their brochure.
Learn how to create an interesting online portfolio of your work.
Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.