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Romance

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603812

A survey of the romance fiction genre, from its mythological origins and love-story influences to the famous authors—such as Jane Austen—whose works have defined the genre over time.

Writing a Research Paper

Valerie Bodden (author), Nate Williams (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604307

With the help of Classroom How-To—a set of approachable guidelines to mastering key writing, speaking, and listening skills—students can conquer their nerves and organize their thoughts to gain confidence in the classroom and beyond. This engaging new series features whimsical illustrations and inspirational quotes to assure those prone to sweaty palms and late-night cramming that they, too, can excel in the real world when armed with the proper tools and attitude. A terrific resource for the CCSS Speaking & Listening standards. In this title find an approachable guide to help master and apply the writing, speaking, and listening skills involved in conducting research projects, composing arguments, and conveying results.

Giving a Presentation

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604277

With the help of Classroom How-To—a set of approachable guidelines to mastering key writing, speaking, and listening skills—students can conquer their nerves and organize their thoughts to gain confidence in the classroom and beyond. This engaging new series features whimsical illustrations and inspirational quotes to assure those prone to sweaty palms and late-night cramming that they, too, can excel in the real world when armed with the proper tools and attitude. A terrific resource for the CCSS Speaking & Listening standards. In this title find an approachable guide to help master and apply the writing, speaking, and listening skills involved in preparing for and confidently delivering an effective presentation.

Mystery

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603805

A survey of the mystery fiction genre, from its detective-story origins and puzzle-solving influences to the famous authors—such as Agatha Christie—whose works have defined the genre over time.

Horror

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603799

A survey of the horror fiction genre, from its folkloric origins and Gothic influences to the famous authors—such as Stephen King—whose works have defined the genre over time.

Adjectives

Ann Heinrichs (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837614

What is your favorite kind of book? Is it thick or thin? Long or short? If your favorite books are fun, colorful, and helpful, then this is the right book for you. You will discover the interesting and exciting world of adjectives! Learn what they are, where they go, and how to use them. Adjectives are great! Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful photos, a table of contents, sources for further research including websites, information about the author, activities for further learning, and an index.

Similes and Metaphors

Ann Heinrichs (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837690

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. Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful photos, a table of contents, sources for further research including websites, information about the author, activities for further learning, and an index.

Spelling Rules

Ann Heinrichs (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837706

Weekly quizzes or the annual spelling bee can instill a sense of dread in most students. But 'Spelling Rules' makes this often tricky subject easy and fun. Simple strategies and effective examples help kids comprehend when and why words are spelled the way they are. Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful photos, a table of contents, sources for further research including websites, information about the author, activities for further learning, and an index.

Synonyms and Antonyms

Ann Heinrichs (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837713

Young writers get tired of using the same old words over and over. By learning to identify synonyms, kids are able to express themselves with greater clarity and creativity. This title also helps students unlock the mystery behind antonyms and illustrates how a few simple letter combinations can transform a word into its complete opposite. Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful photos, a table of contents, sources for further research including websites, information about the author, activities for further learning, and an index.

Read, Recite, and Write Nursery Rhymes

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175236

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.

Read, Recite, and Write Limericks

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175212

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.

I can write a book called "If I could talk to animals"

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180001

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.

Hatchet

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643742

When Brian Robeson goes to visit his dad in Canada, the last thing he expects is that his plane will crash and he’ll be stranded in the wilderness. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll learn about the author’s harrowing real-life experiences that are the basis of the novel. Get the facts about the dangers Brian faces in the Canadian North Woods and learn about foraging, fishing without gear, and how to start a fire without matches. Would you have what it takes to survive on your own? The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643711

Ling, the narrator of Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, can’t imagine a different life than the comfortable one she’s known, living with her physician parents in Wuhan, China. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll explore what real life was like in 1970’s China––from foods and traditions, to medicine and marketing. It covers historical elements, such as Mao’s rise to power, the Red Guard, and Barefoot Doctors, as well as broader cultural topics, like Chinese food, Chinese New Year, and origami. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

The War That Saved My Life

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643704

Imagine what it might be like to be sent away from home in wartime. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s award-winning novel The War That Saved My Life tells the story of fictional siblings whose lives unexpectedly change for the better in spite of the war. In this nonfiction companion, you'll dive deeper into the story and discover more about the real spies of World War II, ration books, the dangers of poverty, horses in the English countryside, and contributions women made on the home front. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643759

In Gennifer Choldenko’s novel Al Capone Does My Shirts, Moose Flanagan has to figure out how to navigate life on Alcatraz. Not only is the island home to infamous criminals like Al Capone, but Moose also has to help his parents with his sister, who has autism, and learn how to fit in at school. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll read about what life was like for real kids who grew up on Alcatraz, prisoner escape attempts, autism in the 1930s, and exactly why Al Capone was so famous. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Bud, Not Buddy

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643728

Bud Caldwell, the protagonist of Christopher Paul Curtis’s novel Bud, Not Buddy, is on a mission to find the man he believes to be his father––bandleader Herman E. Calloway. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll explore what real life was like during the Depression-era setting of the book, who the real jazz musicians of the era were, and what life was like living in a cardboard town called a Hooverville. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Esperanza Rising

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643735

In Esperanza Rising, Esperanza lives a comfortable, well-to-do life on her family’s ranch in Mexico. When her life suddenly changes and she must become a farm worker in California, she has a difficult time adjusting. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, readers learn about the struggles farm workers faced during the Great Depression, including illness, dust storms, and the decision of whether or not to strike, as well as the small joys, like favorite foods and weekly fiestas. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Understanding Sayings

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116154

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.

Understanding Similes

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116123

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.

Understanding Metaphors

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116130

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.

Understanding Personification

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116147

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!“

Read, Recite, and Write List Poems

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175991

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.

Read, Recite, and Write Concrete Poems

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175977

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.

Read, Recite, and Write Haiku

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175984

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.