What is one of the first things you think of when your teacher assigns a big project? Its probably how you will gather all the information you need to get a good grade! The first two places to look are the library and the Internet. This book teaches you how to organize your ideas, where to begin your research in the library by using the cataloging system, to library etiquette, and finally how to use the Internet in a safe, effective way that will give you the fastest, best resources for you assignment. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
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 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.
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.