Writing an opinion paper isn't 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.
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.
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 business people 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.
When it comes to a group project, the key word is teamwork! When each member of your team is assigned a different job, it allows you to learn from others and develop skills that will benefit you in the working world. Working with others can be challenging and fun, and it can teach you how to address and resolve conflicts that may come up during your project. Make sure your next group project is a success with all the tools you will need! This book will allow students to determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Have you ever been assigned a science project at school? It can be a little overwhelming. But, if you follow a few simple guidelines, it will make it an enjoyable experience. Think about something you wonder about. That is a good start. After picking your topic, conduct research by using the Internet or library, talk to experts about the topic you've chosen, form a hypothesis, test it and write down your observations, and form a conclusion based on them. Record all your information and present your prize-winning project to your class! This book will allow students to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Studying for a test can be a daunting task. Some people wait until the last minute while others are organized and prepared when the time comes. Good study habits are all about paying attention in class, taking good notes, finding a quiet place where you can concentrate, and planning ahead! Learn how to reduce anxiety before a test by following a few simple rules that will help you to ace your next big test. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Want to be more successful in school? This book will help you achieve this by using two important strategies that can help you understand what you are learning: note taking and close reading. With simple steps on how to stay organized for that upcoming quiz or project, readers will be able to tackle new ideas or challenging topics. This book is filled with great ideas on how to use these two strategies to ensure you ace your next test! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
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.
Because of strong herding instincts, Collies often try to round up animals and people. The movie â€œLassie Come Homeâ€ featured one of these dependable dogs and made Collies popular pets. Young children will discover why Collies are known for their close companionship. Blastoff! Series
Muscles help us lift, push, pull, and move. Eager readers will explore the different kinds of muscles, how their muscles work, and how to take care of them. Blastoff! Series
This book focuses on the scientific method, explaining the step-by-step process scientists use for solving science problems.
This book provides detailed instructions, helpful hints, and design information on how to make your science fair project a success.
Properties aren't magic! They are special rules that numbers follow so you can solve problems quickly in your head. Using detailed instructions and rhyming text, students gain understanding of when and how to use mathematical properties. This book will allow students to apply properties of operations as a strategy to add and subtract, or multiply and divide.
In this book, children will learn how to write an autobiography, a biography of a family member who has influenced their lives, a memoir of an event or special occasion, or even a creative journal on their possible future lives. Children will learn how to interview people and write and recite narratives. They will learn more about themselves through their wonderful stories.
This book teaches children about mountains, volcanoes, coasts, valleys, islands, caves, and canyons. For their own books, suggestions for research will begin with the landforms around the children's homes and schools or ones they have visited. Writing their own landform book will offer kids some fascinating creative opportunities to take their own photographs, paint various landforms themselves, and learn how to research and write instructions for activities to add to their books.
This fascinating book shows children what to include in a book about history. Children are shown how to create a book about an event in history or about social history, such as life in a colonial city or a pioneer village. Suggestions for research include a visit to a nearby historic site, reading stories or watching television shows about children who lived during that time in history, and reading non-fiction books about the subject.
This fun book teaches children concepts, or big ideas, about butterflies, including metamorphosis, migration, symmetry, and pollination. Children are encouraged to draw their own butterflies, take photographs, or find butterfly photos on the Internet. The text styles taught in this book include informational text, using headings and different fonts, boxed info, and creative writing.
Today, children in many communities come from different countries, speak more than one language, and practice different customs, celebrations, religions, and traditions. This colorful book helps children write a book about their own familys culture or about the cultures of their friends, highlighting foods, celebrations, dance, or traditional clothing.
With the help of this book, children can write a book about different countries or concentrate on one country. Children will learn how to draw maps showing the continent on which the country is located, its capital city or cities, important regions, and proximity to oceans, polar regions, or the equator. Creating a book about a country's land, people, and culture will inspire kids to learn about other places and ignite a love for travel.
This illustrated dictionary introduces readers to life in North America during the Victorian era, between 1837 and 1901. Beautiful illustrations show how the way of life of the early settlers in North America was influenced by the customs and traditions of Victorian England.
This illustrated dictionary introduces readers to early celebrations of Christmas in North America and around the world. Beautiful illustrations focus on Christmas customs and traditions in the Victorian era, especially those practiced by the early settlers in North America.
This colorful dictionary is a treasure trove of illustrated information that will become a standard for readers of all ages. Topics include colonial houses, a plantation and its outbuildings, wood and metalworkers and their tools, shops and shopkeepers, transportation, the apothecary, milliner, wigmaker, and many more.
This illustrated dictionary introduces the way of life of the early Native peoples who lived across North America. Different nations are featured in spreads that show their way of life in their particular region. Themes include homes, food, clothing, transportation, hunting techniques, and more.
Similar in themes to A Colonial Community, this book illustrates a different kind of life in the early 1900s. A Pioneer Community shows different homes from the first dirt-floor house to the fancy Victorian-era home. A visual map of a pioneer community gives the young reader a quick overview of the buildings it contains. Other topics include early transportation craftspeople and their tools clothing styles farm life
From living on the ranch to life on the trail, this dictionary focuses on the life of cowboys. How was cowboy clothing practical for the work done by cowboys? How were western homes built? Which buildings were part of a ranch? This book also looks at topics associated with western settlers, boomtowns, and the gold rush.