An elementary exploration of rhyme and rhythm in poetry, introducing syllables, rhyme schemes, and sonnets as well as poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Includes a writing exercise.
An elementary exploration of images and personification in poetry, introducing similes, metaphors, and haiku as well as poets such as William Carlos Williams. Includes a writing exercise.
An elementary exploration of word play and attitude in poetry, introducing puns, stanzas, and limericks as well as poets such as Edward Lear. Includes a writing exercise.
An elementary exploration of the forms and themes of poetry, introducing famous poets William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda. Includes a writing exercise.
If you struggle to turn sticks into figures, then perhaps it is time to seek out a Trained Professional Artist! Illustrator Elwood H. Smith consults his expert funny bone as he leads budding artists through a tutorial on how to draw tricycle- riding pigs, silly-grinning cars, and jousting ketchup bottles. Emphasizing that subjects can be based on everyday materials and that artists have unique styles, this is a workbook that will encourage readers to experiment with their own types of visual expression.
Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a16 year-old, is a classic introduction to the marine habitat. This 1994 alphabet and alliteration book continues to be a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere. It is truly an exceptional swim through an alphabet of sea creatures. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Walk in the Rainforest) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth.
Learn how to review other people's work and provide constructive advice with these fun activities. Students will practice giving tactful critiques, a foundational skill that will benefit them both academically and personally. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Introduces readers to the basic features of nonfiction books, such as headers and indexes. Readers will learn how to use these features to gather information and write reports. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
A simple overview of adverbs--the words that describe actions--including their uses in sentences, their degrees of comparison, and how to spot different and irregular forms.
Young readers meet Jen and Ben, who can't seem to gather all of the piglets at the farm, while learning words in the en word family. Includes word family word bank.
Arjun, Nora, and Ping use conjunctions to join up parts of their sentences while they make pizza. Will they have anchovies or jalapeños? Includes a grammar review page.
Scarlett, Ping, Bernard, and William use prepositions as they play hide-and-seek at the farm. Scarlett finds everyone, but there is a noise in the loft. Who is up there? Includes a grammar review page.
William and Ping use pronouns as they get ready for Bernard's surprise birthday party. Someone ate the cake! But who ate it? They need to find out! Includes a grammar review page.
Young readers meet Dan, a boy who thinks he can do everything, while learning words in the an word family. Includes word family word bank.
Young readers meet a young girl and her Pop, who is always in a hurry, while learning words in the op word family. Includes word family word bank.
Young readers meet Ted, a boy who refuses to go to bed, while learning words in the -ed word family. Includes word family word bank.
Young readers meet a young girl and her friend Hap as they attempt to follow a map to the lake, while learning words in the -ap word family. Includes word family word bank.
Young readers meet Min as she tries to win her soccer game, while learning words in the -in word family. Includes word family word bank.
Scarlett uses adjectives to describe the animal she sees to Arjun and William as they take a walk through the woods. Just how big is that animal? Includes a grammar review page.
Nora, William, and Arjun use adverbs to describe their actions while getting a boat ride from Arjuns dad. How fast can the boat go? Includes a grammar review page.
Scarlett, Nora, and Bernard use interjections while they learn about spiders after one bites Scarlett. Ouch! Includes a grammar review page.
Scarlett, Ping, and Arjun have fun with nouns as they play outside on a snow day. They use nouns to tell about the people, places, and things in their sentences. Includes a grammar review page.
An older child walks home from school with a younger child and teaches him which strangers are safe to ask for help and which aren't.
A young child teaches her toys, dolls, and action figures the water safety rules she has learned.
A fun sports theme introduces young readers to the concept of homophones.