Designed to bolster reading comprehension and enhance writing skills, this imaginative title helps children identify and decipher the meaning of similes. Accessible text and engaging examples support a solid understanding of this figurative language form.
This appealing title helps children identify and understand the meaning of metaphors. Examples familiar to children are used to help them learn how to decode this often tricky figurative language form and distinguish it from a simile. Understanding metaphors will expand children's reading comprehension and give them skills to add creativity to their writing.
Idioms, adages, and proverbs are common expressions and sayings that have meanings beyond what can be understood by their individual words. This insightful title identifies the purpose of each figurative language form and provides strategies to help young readers decode the meanings of these nonliteral expressions.
Attributing human qualities or characteristics to an object or idea is a form of figurative language called personification. This creative resource provides readers with strategies to recognize and decode this literary device. Imaginative examples and vibrant images make the words in this book “leap off the page!“
In this delightful book, readers will learn how to write poems in a five-line poetic form called a cinquain. Examples help show budding poets how to condense text while using natural sentence structure in writing their own cinquains. Easy-to-understand text encourages concrete language, highlights imagery, and provides hints for creating effective titles.
Haiku is a form of short poem that features a set number of syllables. This engaging book describes how to create haiku focusing on setting, seasonal words, and making every word count. As they write their own haiku, readers will learn what else matters besides counting syllables.
List poetry includes a number of forms that rely on parallel structure, repetition, and line breaks. This fascinating book gives readers useful instructions for writing a variety of list poems, including acrostics, biopoems, and riddle poems.
This fun book provides a logical plan for creating concrete poems - a poetic form in which the text creates a shape that mimics its subject. Tips are included for choosing workable topics, arranging words on the page, and making the most of white space.
Children will find this book a lot of fun to write! After researching information about animal life, students will then formulate the questions that they would ask animals in an interview. They can then pretend to interview animals about the foods they eat, the ways they move and hide, and the challenges they face to survive. This book teaches interviewing techniques and how to ask questions using the words why, when, where, what, who, and how. Children will be inspired to write creatively and use their imaginations in new ways.
This lively book shows readers how repetition and word sounds contribute to a limericks impact. Students will discover methods they can use to find appropriate rhymes, and then use them to compose their own limericks.
In this entertaining title, readers will learn about Mother Goose, rhyme schemes, and metered verse. They will look for the logic in nonsense words and be guided through the process of writing their own nursery rhymes.
Political maps are often the first kind of maps children learn about. These maps identify the boundaries of countries, states or provinces, and cities, as well as such physical features as lakes and oceans. Detailed, up-to-date maps and clearly written text help readers understand how to use political maps to solve problems.
Adventure stories are exciting stories that take readers on a journey out of the ordinary and into the dangerous unknown. This action-packed book introduces young writers to the elements of an adventure story and provides fun ideas for writing a daring tale of ones own!
Realistic fiction is a defined as a story that is not true, but could happen in real life. This exciting title encourages budding young writers to draw inspiration from the world around them to develop characters and plot. Engaging writing activities provide guidelines for readers to create their own realistic fiction stories.
Science fiction stories incorporate science and technology that take readers into new worlds where anything can happen. In this fun title, key elements of science fiction are explored using sample texts. Step-by-step instructions help readers compose science fiction stories that are out-of-this-world!
A fable is a short story that teaches the reader a lesson. The characters in a fable are often animals that speak and act like humans. How To Tell a Fable is an engaging title that uses fables from around the world to help readers identify the conventions of this genre. Readers are guided through a series of writing tasks to learn how to incorporate these same conventions in their own writing.
This exciting title introduces readers to the folktale genre. Readers will learn that folktales are often passed down and retold from generation to generation. Readers will discover the similarities and differences between folktales from around the world. The title also includes guided writing activities to help readers write their own folktales.
A legend is a story about a hero, a people, or a natural phenomena. Popular legends include King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Blackbeard, and Robin Hood. This exciting new title teaches readers about the common characteristics found in legends from around the world. Engaging writing activities guide readers as they use these characteristics to create their own legends.
A myth is a story that attempts to explain a natural phenomena - such as how the world was created. Myths often include supernatural characters who have extraordinary powers. How To Tell a Myth is an engaging title that introduces readers to myths from around the world and highlights the common elements that make up this genre. Step-by-step instructions help readers create their own myths.
A drama is a story that is experienced by an audience as a performance. In this engaging title, readers will explore acts, dialogue, stage direction, and other elements that define this genre. Mentor texts and writing prompts guide readers as they compose their own show-stopping dramas.
How To Write a Fantasy Story is an engaging title that identifies the common features that make this genre so imaginative and distinctive. Step-by-step writing prompts guide readers through the writing process as they create their own fantasy stories.
In this informative book, readers will focus on figurative language and using all the senses to create vivid details. Students will also use brainstorming techniques to choose exciting topics and write their own free verse poems.
This easy-to-understand book introduces young readers to poems that tell stories. Students will explore story elements in poem form. They will also learn how to break poetry into lines and stanzas to write their own narrative poems.
Writing this how-to book will not only motivate children to live healthier, happier lives but will also encourage them to share with others what they have learned. Children will learn how to eat a rainbow and be shown how to write healthy recipes for others to try. They can share how they play their favorite sports and games using point-form instructions. They will also share ways to be kind to their families, friends, and the planet. Writing a book is a great way to internalize knowledge. Children will learn and teach others how to live their best possible lives.
Take a globe for spin or explore the pages in an atlas these resources can provide a wealth of information about our world. This appealing title takes a visual approach to geographical inquiry. Readers learn about the history of globes and atlases and how they are created. Practical, hands-on activities help readers learn to use these important resources.