Blogs are a great place to practice using technology to produce and publish writing, interact and collaborate with others, and share ideas with the world. Readers of this book will learn how to set up and maintain their own blogs for personal or educational use. They will find out how to write and edit posts using clear and descriptive language, add photos and other media to emphasize facts or details, and interact appropriately with readers in collaborative discussions held through blog commenting systems.
Bring the magic of poetry to life with R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet. From acrostics and ballads to meter and metaphor, author and poet Judy Young has written a delightful collection of poems to illustrate poetic tools, terms and techniques. Each term or technique is demonstrated in an accompanying poem so readers can see the method at work. Whether haiku or rap, sonnets or cinquain, budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put their imaginations to work crafting their own poems.
What is a first draft? What is a narrative? In S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to help explain, explore, and examine the tools, techniques, and strategies for those hoping to live the literary life. Writing terms and topics are explained using a two-tier format. C is for the Character, every story's star, the one for whom we cheer, we care, with whom we travel far. Specific genres, story elements (setting and plot), and the mechanics of how to write (including editing and revision) are covered, while quotes from famous authors provide examples of the writer's thought process. Budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers on keyboards)!
Explains the basics of how parentheses are used in text, their purpose, and the rules for their use.
Explains the basics of how the period is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
Explains the basics of how the question mark is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
Explains the basics of how quotation marks are used in text, their purpose, and the rules for their 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 exclamation point is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
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 comma is used in text, its purpose, and the rules for its use.
The key to making literacy more exciting is finding ways to liven up the written word. Students will be amazed to see how certain figures of speech can add creativity to the simplest of sentences. Discover how similes and metaphors can paint vivid pictures that are sure to make both reading and writing more pleasurable.
Learn about the sound of the letter S, as Sara and her mother go to the store to buy sandals, but end up buying surprises for the entire family.
Learn about the sound of the letter R, as Roy and his horse Big Red and dog Rascal have adventures on their ranch.
Exclamation points, periods, question marks, and commas--all these are common forms of punctuation, and each has the potential to prove confusing to kids learning grammar. Discover the proper use of punctuation and find out why it's such an important concept to master.
Where can you find prepositions? Are they under a rock? Around the corner? Over a hill? The easiest place to find them is right here in this book! Young readers will learn all about prepositions and how to use them.
When learning to read, kids are often intimidated by 'bigger' words. This title teaches younger audiences how to break such words apart and introduces them to the concept of roots. Reading becomes easy and fun once it's clear how various letter combinations can change a word's meaning.
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.
Learn about the sound of the letter L, as Lilly gets up late, loses her left shoes, and can't find her lunch.
Learn about the sound of the letter K, as Kella gets a new kitten Kippy and learns to love him.
Learn about the sound of the letter J, as Jeff wants to have a fun job, just as his brother Jake and sister Jasmine do.
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!
A simple overview of adjectives--the words that describe nouns--including their uses in sentences, their common and proper types, and how to spot articles and different forms.
A simple overview of verbs--the words that tell what subjects do--including their uses in sentences, their tenses and person, and how to match them with singular and plural nouns.
A simple overview of nouns--the words that name things--including their uses in sentences, their common and proper types, and how to spot singular and plural forms.