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S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet

Esther Hershenhorn (author), Zachary Pullen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585365982

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)! Author, and writing coach, Esther Hershenhorn admits S is for Story is the book she wishes she'd owned as a little girl, dreaming of a writing career. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio and the Newberry Library. Zachary Pullen's character-oriented picture book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators' juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.

How to Write an E-mail

Kate Roth Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800297

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.

How to Write a Review

Kate Roth, Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803151

New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write review.

Creating a Digital Portfolio

Suzy Rabbat (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610801256

Learn how to create an interesting online portfolio of your work.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Matter

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731641

Explains what matter is and its different states; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different matter concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Plants

Shirley Duke (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731658

Explains what plants are and how they grow; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different plant concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Simple Machines

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731603

Explains what simple machines are and what they do; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different simple machine concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Soils

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731665

Explains what soil is made from and what it contains; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different soil concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Sound

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731672

Explains what sound is, how it travels, and how we hear sound; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different sound concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with the Water Cycle

Shirley Duke (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731696

Explains what the water cycle is; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different water cycle concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Electricity

Gina Hagler (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731580

Explains what electricity is and how it is conducted; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different electricity concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Insects

Katie Marsico (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731597

Explains what insects are and how they live and grow; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different insect concepts.

Step-by-Step Experiments with Life Cycles

Katie Marsico (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731610

Explains what life cycles are and how plants and animals grow; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different life cycle concepts.

Similes and Metaphors

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore (illustrator), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730383

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.

Punctuation

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore (illustrator), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730376

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.

Prefixes and Suffixes

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730130

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.

Prepositions

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore (illustrator), Dan McGeehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730147

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.

Nouns

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730123

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.

It's a Long Shot! (And Other Strange Sayings)

Cynthia Amoroso (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735210

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'It's a long shot.'

Interjections

Ann Heinrichs (author), David Moore (illustrator), Dan Mc Geehan (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730116

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!

I'm All Thumbs! (And Other Odd Things We Say)

Cynthia Amoroso (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735203

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'I'm all thumbs.'

Writing a Research Paper

Colleen Hord (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179317

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.

Writing an Informational Essay

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179294

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

Meg Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179300

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.

Library Skills and Internet Research

Precious McKenzie (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179249

What is one of the first things you think of when your teacher assigns a big project? Its probably how you will gather all the information you need to get a good grade! The first two places to look are the library and the Internet. This book teaches you how to organize your ideas, where to begin your research in the library by using the cataloging system, to library etiquette, and finally how to use the Internet in a safe, effective way that will give you the fastest, best resources for you assignment. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.