Resentment and compassion link these two reader's theater-style plays that help teach young people how to deal with real situations. Both deal with traumatic changes within a familya separation between the two most important people in a childs life and the loss of a home and a beloved furry family member.
A flashpoint is the critical stage in some process at which action - often violence - occurs. As young people will learn in these two reader's theater-style plays, however, flashpoints can also trigger change. The plays focus on both physical and verbal outbursts of anger and ways to regain control of ones emotions.
One of the key features in a democracy such as that in the United States is the right to elect our leaders. Certain groups in the United States have had to fight for this right. Look inside to learn about the history of American voting rights and the future of elections in the 21st century.
There are many opportunities for people to make a difference, such as delivering meals to the elderly or volunteering with United Way or the Red Cross. This book encourages people to help out where they can.
Do you have time, talent, or money that you can use to help others in need? Have you ever wondered which charities you should support or how much you can afford to give? Read this book to find out more about how your math skills can help you give back to your community.
Super Smart Information Strategies: Team up Online provides students with practical information for online collaboration. Readers are encouraged to think critically as they conduct research, collaborate with fellow students and present their findings in new and different ways.
Introduces proper online etiquette for children, including respect, fairness, responsibilty, and manners.
Introduces proper online safety for children, including cyberbullies, limiting personal information, and being responsible.
Learn how to write the perfect thank-you note.
Learn how to collaborate with other people using the Internet.
As the internet and online interaction have become a major part of more people's lives, the presence of cyberbulling has grown. Readers of this book will find out what makes a cyberbully and consider whether their own actions online could be considered cyberbullying. They will also learn appropriate ways of dealing with cyberbullies and find out what to do if they see one in action.
Bullying is a major problem for kids everywhere. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about what bullying is and how it affects people. They will also find out how to avoid being on either side of a bullying relationship, as well as how to react if they notice other people being bullied. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Caring for others is an important part of maintaining healthy relationships. Readers of this book will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning how they can show their friends, family, and neighbors that they care. Sidebars encourage them to observe the different ways people care for each other and think of new ways to express their own caring. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Showing respect for others is a necessary part of living in a society. Readers of this book will develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering what it means to be respectful, how to show respect for the people they encounter, and why it is important to important to understand and tolerate differences in opinion and culture. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Developing responsibility is a major part of growing up and becoming an adult. Readers of this book will develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering what responsibility entails and why it is important. They will also find out how they can demonstrate responsibility in a variety of common situations. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Learn how to prepare and give an oral presentation with these fun activities. Using their prior relevant knowledge of public speaking, students will learn foundational skills that will benefit them both academically and personally. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Learn how to collect information from books and other sources by taking notes. Students will learn organizational techniques that act as foundational skills for all present and future areas of study.
Readers have to figure out just exactly what it is these animals are doing. A fun reminder on good manners.
Sitting in a beautiful garden, high atop a flower, the impressionable Buzzy reads in the book, Learn to Fly, the very true fact that, "Bumblebees weren't made to fly." He reads again, "Bumblebees weren't made to fly." "Stranded on top of a flower/ Buzzy longed to fly away./ His heart still knew how/ But his head had forgotten the way." The adventure that ensues challenges Buzzy to overcome obstacles without his wings that he had never before thought possible. He travels over the stream and through the high grass, back home where his parents with love and support tell him, "You're doubting yourself./ Fear is in the way./ Listen to your heart Buzzy/ Not what others say./ Ignore labels and limits Buzzy./ They seldom do good./ You start to think, 'I Can't,'/ when you should be thinking, 'I Could.'" Its vibrant illustrations and clear, thoughtful message make Buzzy the Bumblebee a motivating and heartwarming story for all ages. "He stopped doubting himself/ And didn't need to know, 'Why.'/ He believed once again/ And was able to FLY."
Readers will learn how to stay safe by avoiding strangers as well as what they can do if strangers approach them.
Readers will discover the proper way to react when encountering stray animals and what to do if they are attacked.
Readers learn what to do if they are caught in a burning building, how to prepare for such events ahead of time, and how to react to firefighters.
The potential dangers of riding in automobiles are presented, and readers are taught about seatbelt safety and how to avoid distracting a driver.
Readers are taught how to care for their bicycles and avoid situations that could result in injury.
Readers learn the potential dangers of swimming and learn how to avoid injury.