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!
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.
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.
The problem-solving skills learned through STEM can take you to the next level in just about any career field. Learn all about the engineers who work with NASCAR, the design behind the GPS system in the cars we drive every day, and the engineers who start with a blueprint and turn it into a design! Improving the sound, safety measures, and ways in which cars can be better for our environment with the introduction of hybrid cars, which use less fuel and decrease the amount of pollutants into the atmosphere. Buckle up and learn all about STEM in cars. This book will allow students to analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
STEM fields are increasingly important today and into the future. People who focus their education on STEM can choose from a wide range of exciting, in-demand careers. This book will introduce students to the importance of the problems our environment faces and the scientists, engineers, and other workers who have made careers trying to correct those problems. Each environmental STEM career is highlighted with the education needed to obtain these jobs and what each of these people do. Maybe one day you will make a difference for our environment by choosing one of these STEM careers! This book will allow students to use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
STEM jobs are careers for the future. When you work in an animal related field, the possibilities for STEM are endless. From the zookeeper who looks after the animals and maintains the daily operations of the zoo, to the veterinarian who gives shots and performs surgery on injured animals, to the engineer who designs better cages or habitats for animals, all these wonderful careers and more are explained in this book. It also details the different degrees it takes to obtain these jobs and what each of these people do. This book will allow students to realize that small changes in one part of a system might cause large changes in another part.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on the scientific method. The scientific method is a step-by-step process for solving science problems. Scientists use it every day. Explaining each of the five parts: observing and asking questions, researching your topic, forming a hypothesis and testing it, designing and conducting an experiment, and analyzing and drawing conclusions from your result are all mapped out in detail. Learn how this straightforward topic can sometimes be a little trickier than it seems! This book will allow students to generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on light and sound. Every day, waves bring light and sound. A wave is a disturbance that travels through matter or space. Students will learn about electromagnetic and mechanical waves, the properties of waves and sound, pitch, amplitude, and the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as how all these things affect the products we use and even us as humans! This book will allow students to apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on electricity! We depend on electricity to light our homes, power our computers, and so much more. It all starts with atoms, and this book explains just how these tiny building blocks are at the center of electrical currents. Conductors, insulators, and electrical safety tips are all discussed to make this topic come together. So, turn on the light and read this interesting book on electricity! This book will allow students to make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on Hypothesis, Theory, and Law. All three of these are important in the process of scientific inquiry, which is the way scientists study the natural world. As they explore, they develop explanations based on what they learn from their work. By forming a hypothesis, testing and evaluating theories, and describing the laws that exist in chemistry and physics, students will learn all about this important science topic. This book will allow students to learn that cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change.
FEMA stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Learn all about how FEMA responds to earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and hurricanes, and brings relief and help to the people in need. During a tragedy FEMA responds by helping people find lost family members, friends, and even pets! Offering loans to rebuild and counseling victims, this federal agency is a life-saving organization for people in need. 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.
Can you imagine having to disable a bomb? Well, that is exactly what bomb disposal experts do every day around the world. Using robots equipped with cameras to see inside suspicious packages, to dogs with special training to sniff out explosive materials, its all in a days work for these brave, highly-trained individuals. Learn all about the ways bomb experts detect, disarm, and dispose of bombs. This book will allow students to analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Hazmat teams are responsible for cleaning up hazardous materials. Dressed in body-covering suits with hoods and visors, they protect us from liquids or gases that are harmful to people or the environment. Learn about the training, techniques, and equipment these brave men and women use, as well as when the first hazmat teams were formed and who the individuals that work on a hazmat team are. Different, real-life examples of actual hazmat clean-up missions are also discussed. This book will allow students to determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Police have the duty to uphold and enforce the laws of the town, district, state, or even the country in which they work. Police serve alongside firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians, as first responders. They risk their lives every day in dangerous situations to protect the public from crime. Learn all about the training, ranks, politics, equipment, and skills needed to be a police officer, as well as the history of how the police force was established. This book will allow students to analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
A SWAT team is called in when criminal emergencies become too dangerous for regular police officers. Although most SWAT team members are police officers, they are trained in the use of powerful firearms and military tactics, and only used in very high-risk situations. The skills, equipment, training, and courage of these individuals are all discussed in this book, as well as how SWAT teams originated and have become one of our biggest defenses against terrorist attacks. This book will allow students to determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.