In this book, readers learn what the clock measures and why knowing how to tell time--in seconds, minutes, and hours--is important. They learn the history of the clocks, including sundials and hourglasses. They also learn how to read analog and digital clocks to tell time. Sidebars instruct math by showing readers how to add and subtract hours.
Watch as Opal Owl and Stew Rabbit learn to use search engines to find information online, evaluate online resources, and discover the difference between fact and opinion.
Learn from Opal Owl and Stew Rabbit how to protect library materials and what to do if an item is damaged.
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.
Learn About How We Communicate Using Verbal And Nonverbal Methods. Social Studies Based Leveled Readers For Use In Guided Reading And Social Studies Instruction.
Young Readers Learn About The U.S. Flag Through Simple Text And Photos.
Young Readers Learn About U.S. Coins And Bills Through Simple Text And Photos.
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 seen an empty lot and wondered what it would take to build something on it? Well, this book describes the step-by-step process of everyone involved. From the architect, who designs the plans, to the contractor who oversees the work of the carpenters, plumber, electrician, concrete mason, and finally, the landscape architect who puts the finishing touches on the outside of the building! Photographs with captions, informational sidebars, and simple to understand text helps kids sequence and order events. This title will allow students to distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Where do bicycles come from? Bicycles dont grow on trees or in the ground, they are created with the help of many people. From the designer who draws out the bike plans, to the assembly worker who puts the parts together, to the shop owner who sells the bike. There are many steps in place to make sure you get a well-constructed bicycle to ride. Filled with photographs with captions, informational sidebars, and simple, sequenced text, children with see the importance of each step of the process. This title allows students to describe the relationship between the illustrations and the text.
Ever wonder what is going to happen to that car broke down on the road? Well, this book explains the trip that car will take to recovery. From the tow truck driver, who tows the car, to the mechanic, who diagnosis the work that needs to be done. Photographs and informational sidebars explain all the different jobs needed to fix a single car. This title will allow students to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
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Do you know the journey food takes to get onto your plate? A French fry isnt grown, its made! It starts on a farm as a potato and then many hands help move it along to become the French fry on your plate. Explore all the helpers along the way such as the farmer tending the crop, workers at the processing plant, the delivery driver, and the chef. Sequenced text, real photographs, and informational sidebars provide an engaging text for children to understand the world around them. This title allows students to describe the relationship between the illustrations and the text.
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 students of Mr. Brown's class make a list of their parents' careers. This book can be used to introduce lessons on families, careers, community helpers and goals.
Readers compare and contrast a variety of footware.
America in the 1800s was a very hardworking society. Early in the century, farmers, craftsmen, and housewives worked very much the way they had for centuriesby their own physical labor and the sweat of their brow. The growing industrial economy brought millions of workerspeople leaving their farms and new immigrantsinto the factories and workshops of America, where the work was hard, the hours were long, and the pay was low. Women and children made up a large percentage of the industrial workforce, and conditions were often miserable and dangerous. Meanwhile, a small class of industrialists built vast fortunes. As the century progressed, improved technology, workers rights legislation, and the rise of trade unions helped to alleviate some of the misery of American workers, but for much of the 1800s, the lives of an average workingclass person was one of hard toil, limited opportunities, and the constant threat of poverty.
Grown-up people earn money in different ways. But kids can earn too. Learn about age-appropriate jobs kids can do and how money earned can add up to spend, save, and share wisely.
There are many things a person needs. But there are also things we want. With this introduction to financial literacy, you can learn why it's important to save a part of what you earn for things you want in the future.
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.
What great STEM job may be waiting for you? How about a job in food and nutrition? Have you ever looked at your dinner and thought about all the people who helped get it to your table? Learn all about food chemists, dieticians, and the farmers who grow the food we eat. How and what animals eat to ensure our meat is healthy, how fertilizers play a part in the safety of our fruits and vegetables, and how what you eat plays an important role in your health. So, count your calories and read along to find out all about this exciting STEM career! This book will allow students to understand how systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.