Activities provide tips and instructions for making use of the Creative Commons.
Learn how to use wikis effectively and responsibily.
Learn how to take photos and share them online.
Activities provide tips and instructions for creating and sharing audio recordings online.
Learn how to use blogs to record your ideas online for everyone to see.
Learn how to write a play that everyone will want to see.
Learn how to write the perfect thank-you note.
Learn how to write a well-structured, informative essay.
Activities provide tips and instructions for using and crediting copyrighted material.
Learn how primary sources can help improve your research projects.
Learn how to collaborate with other people using the Internet.
Learn how to record interesting stories from the lives of real people.
Learn how to write the perfect business letter.
Learn how to write thrilling mystery stories.
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 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 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 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.
Bring the magic of poetry to life with R is for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet. From acrostics and ballads to meter and metaphor, author and poet Judy Young has written a delightful collection of poems to illustrate poetic tools, terms and techniques. Each term or technique is demonstrated in an accompanying poem so readers can see the method at work. Whether haiku or rap, sonnets or cinquain, budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put their imaginations to work crafting their own poems.Judy Young remembers showing one of her poems to her grandmother when she was about 10 years old, and she has been in love with writing poetry ever since. Judy is the author of another Sleeping Bear Press book, S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet. Judy lives with her family near Springfield, Missouri. Victor Juhasz's humorous illustrations and caricatures have been commissioned by such clients as Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times. He is also the illustrator of the popular D is for Democracy: A Citizen's Alphabet. Victor lives and works in Stephentown, New York.
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.
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.