Young writers get tired of using the same old words over and over. By learning to identify synonyms, kids are able to express themselves with greater clarity and creativity. This title also helps students unlock the mystery behind antonyms and illustrates how a few simple letter combinations can transform a word into its complete opposite.
Explains the basics of how the apostrophe is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
Explains the basics of how the colon is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
Explains the basics of how the comma is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
Explains the basics of how the exclamation point is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
Explains the different materials used in shoes; discusses how shoes are put together and shaped in a factory; and how shoes become available to consumers.
Introduces payment methods including cash, checks, and credit; features a glossary; and lists resources to explore the subject further.
Explains how wood is cut and milled; discusses how graphite is produced and pencils are assembled at a factory; and how pencils become available to consumers.
A book about nouns? How could you have a book without them? Nouns make up the world around us, and they make up most of our writing and speaking, too. With this book, young readers will learn how to identify and use different kinds of nouns.
Wow! A book all about interjections! What is an interjection, anyway? Find out just that as you explore the ways interjections work in reading, writing, and speaking. Interjections will make your sentences more exciting--no kidding!
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'Hold your horses.'
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally uncover the true meanings behind such odd idioms as 'Oh, go fly a kite.'
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such weird idioms as 'Don't look a gift horse in the mouth!'
What would we do without conjunctions? We would have no 'cookies and milk,' no 'ready or not,' and no 'slowly but surely.' Reading this book will help young readers learn all about conjunctions and how to use them. No ifs, ands, or buts about it!
Explains how cotton is grown and harvested to make fabric; discusses how blue jeans fabric is made at a mill and how the fabric is sewn together to make jeans at a factory; and how blue jeans become available to consumers.
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such odd idioms as 'Break a leg!'
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'Put a bug in one's ear.'
What is your favorite kind of book? Is it thick or thin? Long or short? If your favorite books are fun, colorful, and helpful, then this is the right book for you. You will discover the interesting and exciting world of adjectives! Learn what they are, where they go, and how to use them. Adjectives are great!
No matter if you read quickly or slowly, or whether you start off grumpily or happily, you will surely have a smile on your face once you've learned about adverbs. This book will help young readers identify adverbs and use them in writing and speaking. Adverbs just make reading more fun!
The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was killed by an assassins bullet on April 15, 1865. Lincoln preserved the union of the nation, but after the Civil War he struggled with Congress and the people over Reconstruction. Despite the war and political strife, Lincolns life and legacy touched the hearts and souls of millions then as it does today. This play draws from the writings of many of those people and from Lincoln himself.
In the early 1800s, white settlers and missionaries were intent on bringing the English language to the illiterate Native Americans. Sequoyah was intrigued by these leaves of paper with strange marks that talked. Doing what no one had ever done before, Sequoyah set about creating a written Cherokee languagehelping preserve the tribe's history and culture even today.
There are certain steps you can take when writing a research paper that will make the finished product a lot easier! Many people, such as scientists and businesspeople use research skills to make products better or more useful, and to teach others how to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Picking a topic, gathering and organizing your information, and putting it all together are discussed in this title. By following these steps, you are guaranteed to get an A on your next research paper! This book allows students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Essays are a big part of schoolwork. They can be found in newspapers, books, and magazines. There are several types of essays but when you write to give information and facts about a specific topic, its writing an informational essay. This book will give you all the tips on staying organized, how to perform your research, and explain the topic or process clearly for your readers. Tips on sequencing, cause and effect, and comparing and contrasting are given to ensure your next informational essay is a winner! This book 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.
Writing an opinion paper isnt writing about factual information, but writing about what your opinion on a topic is. The challenge is to appeal to other peoples feelings and emotions, while leaving yours out. This type of paper can be more challenging than you think. Organizing your thoughts, writing a list of reasons that support your opinion, and which reasons can be proven with facts and which are simply how you feel. Learn how to frame your paragraphs, formatting, and transition words that help you make your opinion clear and persuasive! This book 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 assigned a science project at school? It can be a little overwhelming. But, if you follow a few simple guidelines, it will make it an enjoyable experience. Think about something you wonder about. That is a good start. After picking your topic, conduct research by using the Internet or library, talk to experts about the topic youve chosen, form a hypothesis, test it and write down your observations, and form a conclusion based on them. Record all your information and present your prize-winning project to your class! This book will allow students to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.