Learn how to write a well-structured, informative essay.
Learn how primary sources can help improve your research projects.
Activities provide tips and instructions for using and crediting copyrighted material.
Learn how to write the perfect thank-you note.
Learn how to collaborate with other people using the Internet.
Learn how to write the perfect business letter.
Learn how to record interesting stories from the lives of real people.
Learn how to write thrilling mystery stories.
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.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the information you are looking for in a text. Readers of this book will discover tips and tricks for proficiently comprehending informational texts and carefully searching them for the knowledge they need. They will find out how informational texts are organized, how to identify important points and key details, and how to demonstrate understanding of a text using information from both illustrations and text.
Learn how to perform research using video sources with these fun activities. Using their relevant prior knowledge of how to find video clips, students will learn how to use videos as effective research tools. With tips that are relevant across multiple academic disciplines, this book encourages students to incorporate visual elements into their project research, rather than only text-based sources.Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Learn how to prepare and give an oral presentation with these fun activities. Using their prior relevant knowledge of public speaking, students will learn foundational skills 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.
Learn how to collect information from books and other sources by taking notes. Students will learn organizational techniques that act as foundational skills for all present and future areas of study.
Learn how to gather, organize, and present information using slideshow software on your computer. Students will use relevant prior knowledge of technology to present their ideas in a new way. The domain-specific vocabulary helps students grow deeper in their understanding of how to create slide shows.
Learn how to select a topic for a research project with these fun activities. Students will build foundational skills as they learn how to begin new projects effectively. With tips that are relevant across multiple academic disciplines, this book encourages students to think critically about their project before they begin, to avoid wasting time, effort, and resources. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Learn how to design, carry out, and present the results of a science project. Students will use relevant prior knowledge of scientific experiments to present their ideas in a new way. The domain-specific vocabulary helps students grow deeper in their understanding of how to carry out experiments effectively.
Learn how to avoid developing a bad reputation or revealing too much personal information on the internet. This book will challenge students' prior knowledge of Internet safety and help them adopt better habits, both academically and personally. By learning these foundational skills so early, students will be able to build upon them as technology inevitably advances.
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.
New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write review.
Learn how to create an interesting online portfolio of your work.