Learn how to write thrilling mystery stories.
Learn how to record interesting stories from the lives of real people.
Learn how to write the perfect business letter.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Learn how to create an interesting online portfolio of your work.
New addition to the award winning Language Arts Explorer Jr series, this titles teaches students how to write review.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 youve 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.