A great interview is more than just two people talking. An interviewer must learn how to ask the right questions. The activities in this book will help the reader learn more about interviews and how to turn an interview into interesting text.
Book reports are a great way for young people to share their thoughts about books they have read. The activities in this book will help readers develop the skills needed to identify important information from a text and write a clear and concise book report.
Journaling is a popular activity that allows people of all ages to write about their lives. Readers will learn how to write journal entries to record their daily activities and observations.
Letter writing is an important skill. Readers will complete activities that teach the basic formatting and composition skills needed to write a perfect letter every time.
Describes how to search the Internet effectively, discussing choosing good keywords, using search engines, narrowing down a search by using additional keywords, using subject directories, and using subscription databases.
Describes how to evaluate websites, discussing how to assess their accuracy, authorship, and purpose.
Introduces proper online safety for children, including cyberbullies, limiting personal information, and being responsible.
Designed to educate young readers on how to use an atlas. Includes information explaining various types as well as parts of atlases, including layout, keys, table of contents and index.
So many words, so little time! This exciting new title from Cherry Lake publishing helps students understand and harness the power of print and electronic dictionaries.
This new offering from Cherry Lake Publishing, was developed to educate young readers on how to use both print and electronic encyclopedias.
How many times have your students struggled to find the best word to describe a feeling, a scene, or an impression? This new title from Cherry Lake helps explain to young readers how a thesaurus can be used to help them become more precise and descriptive in their writing.
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)!
E-mail is a popular form of communication. People use it to chat with friends and conduct business. The activities in this book will teach readers what it takes to write e-mail for any situation.
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally learn the true meanings behind such peculiar idioms as 'Great! You let the cat out of the bag!'
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such weird idioms as 'You're clean as a whistle!'
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.