Studying for a test can be a daunting task. Some people wait until the last minute while others are organized and prepared when the time comes. Good study habits are all about paying attention in class, taking good notes, finding a quiet place where you can concentrate, and planning ahead! Learn how to reduce anxiety before a test by following a few simple rules that will help you to ace your next big test. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Want to be more successful in school? This book will help you achieve this by using two important strategies that can help you understand what you are learning: note taking and close reading. With simple steps on how to stay organized for that upcoming quiz or project, readers will be able to tackle new ideas or challenging topics. This book is filled with great ideas on how to use these two strategies to ensure you ace your next test! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
What does it take to win a game? When you pass the ball, someone has to be there to receive it. In order to win, you have to have teamwork. What makes a team successful? Strong teamwork makes winners, no matter what the scoreboard says.
You don't always win by being fast. Sometimes slow is the way to go. You have to wait to see things change and this takes patience. You should be persistent and keep practicing. This title will allow students to analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Do you dread the idea of doing hard work or do you think of work as a way to make an important contribution? Working hard creates a strong feeling of self-worth and confidence. Working hard inspires people around you to do the same. Learn how to prepare yourself for the future and work to achieve your goals in life.
Everyone needs help sometimes. Helping others is called philanthropy. You can give time, work, or money to someone who needs it. Small acts of kindness add up to big results. Good citizens help each other. Learn how you can win by giving in this social skills title. This title will allow students to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Do you face challenging situations? Human diversity encompasses all the ways that people differ from one another. Rather than avoiding these challenges, it is important to recognize that progress comes from embracing and celebrating diversity. See why diversity is important and learn how to respect people who are different from you. This title will allow students to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Trying to figure out a difficult math problem is hard, but sometimes dealing with your social life at school can be even harder. Figuring out friendships, managing time, and learning about yourself are all important parts of growing up. This title will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Have you ever faced a challenging situation? Have you or your team lost a game? It can be really disappointing to lose, but stay in control of your emotions and be calm. Recognize what went wrong and refocus your energy. Learn from loss and move on. This title will allow students to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Have you ever been faced with a bullying situation? Bullying happens to all kinds of people in all kinds of places. If you are ever the victim or a bystander, get help so that you can act in a responsible way. Learn how to deal with tough situations and act accordingly when faced with a bully. This title will allow students to explain events in a text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Darling and Lovey were two turtledoves in a class full of graceful eaglets. They could not fly as well and were made fun of by the other students. They practiced and practiced and slowly got better. A tornado threatens during flight school and due to their perseverance and always listening to their teacher, they lead the class safely through the storm.
When the cast of characters decide to have a food fight in the school cafeteria it turns into a real mess. The lunch lady tries to stop them but they pay no attention to her. As the animals get up to leave they notice the sad look on the lunch lady's face and decide to miss recess that day to stay and clean up their mess.
Wendy was always being forgetful. She never turns off lights or the TV, and always leaves the fridge open when searching for a snack. When her mom tells here that is like throwing money down the drain Wendy finally thinks she understands. She starts to empty the money from her piggy bank down the drain until her mom explains that was just a figure of speech.
Ernest Elephant wore hats for every day of the week. He needed a hat to wear on Fridays and when he saw the beautiful, red cowboy hat Priscilla Pony was wearing he knew he had to have one. The only problem was he didn't have enough money. After finding five dollars on the playground and wanting to keep it to buy the hat, he remembers it is his friend Mike's lunch money. He returns the money to Mike and three weeks later Ernest gets the red cowboy hat as a birthday present.
As the cast of merry hikers start along the trail they decide to mark the trees with forks and spoons so they can find their way home. After a relaxing hike they start back only to find all the forks and spoons are gone. They are lost and begin to get scared when a ranger finds them and leads them to a shelter. He offers them something to eat and they notice the spoon he gives them is one of theirs. He told them he thought someone had littered and he collected the forks and spoons to give to someone who really needed them. The hikers remarked by saying that made him like Robin Hood.
Alden promises to build the people of Thatchville new homes after theirs had been blown away in a windstorm. After having some trouble he runs into a beaver who supplies him with bamboo to build the homes in the promise that Alden would not follow him. Needing more bamboo Alden ventures into the forest again and this time the beaver would only give him more bamboo if he could guess his name. When Alden could not the beaver left, and Alden broke his promise and followed the beaver to the bamboo forest. After apologizing for breaking his promise and following the beaver, he decided to supply Alden with more bamboo.
This is a rhyming twist on the tale of Red Riding Hood. All the animals are discovering that food is missing and all they see is a red blur as they try to unravel the mystery of who could be doing this. When they arrive at Little Red's house they determine it was her and she was feeding wolf pups with the food she had taken because they had no mother. Astonished, because wolves were their enemies, they decide to transport the tiny wolf pups to Yellowstone.
As Priscilla Pony and Lucy Goose prepare to play a game of Duck, Duck, Goose they are finding trouble finding anyone to join them. So, they decide to ask Cooper Cub and Calypso Cat whom they have never talked to before. After the two decide to join in the game and neither Priscilla or Lucy choose them as the goose they lose interest, leaving Priscilla and Lucy wondering why.
Spike and Mike monkey have a game called Snatch and Stow. They take items from their friends and hide them inside a secret cave. They think it is all in fun but when their friends call a meeting to discuss who could be doing this, they confess to their mother and learn a valuable lesson of not taking what is not yours.
Peering out the window on a cold, snowy day Jonathan sees something in the doghouse in the backyard. Only it can't be his dog, Gizmo, because he's safe and warm inside the house. As he investigates he finds it is a rabbit trying to stay warm. He and his mom give the rabbit some fruit and veggies, only to discover each time they check there are more and more rabbits. As the snow melts and Jonathan goes out to check on the rabbits they are all gone. He was proud he had provided a nice, warm place for them.