This guide to idioms provides the student with an "ace up your sleeve " Idioms bring color to our speech every day. Included are idioms from Native American and African American speech as well as the Bible, Aesop, and Shakespeare.
Unlock the secret to being a writer Turn to this practical and enjoyable guide by the bestselling author of A Writer's Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.
Surprise There is no secret to being a writer. But there is a process.
Good writing isn't forged by magic or hatched out of thin air. Good writing happens when you follow certain steps to take control of your sentences--to make your words do what you want them to do. This book lifts the curtain on how writers work and helps aspiring writers discover their own writing process.
Perfect for classrooms, How Writers Work is full of practical wisdom. It's tailored especially for young writers, but aspiring authors of all ages can benefit from bestselling writer Ralph Fletcher's tips.
Everyone can struggle with the writing process at times. Unlock your potential by reading How Writers Work
What is a verb? It's easier to show than explain In this fun and animated introduction to grammar, rhyming verse is used to creatively clarify the concept of verbs. Chock-full of colorful, lively examples, the playful rhymes and illustrations of comical cartoon cats combine to hightlight key words in the sentences. Verbs like toss and tumble, jump and jam, jog and juggle, and jig and leap are printed in color for easy identification.
What is a noun? It's easier to show than explain--and this book is brimming with examples. Author Brian Cleary and illustrator Jenya Prosmitsky creatively clarify the concept of nouns for young readers. Nouns are printed in color for easy identification, and the playful rhymes and illustrations combine to highlight key words.
This workbook will help your child develop an understanding of subtracting the numbers one through five from whole numbers up to 20. By using this book, children will be able to understand the concept of subtraction by repeatedly tracing and reciting numbers both forwards and backwards and then gradually shifting to subtracting the numbers one through five.
With a brand new design, 1,000 additional words, and new fun sections like The Four Longest Words in the English Language and The Spelling Words That Made Kids Champions, this is the perfect spelling resource for students. The introduction gives instructions for looking up a word the reader does not necessarily know how to spell, offers more than 150 memory tricks to correct commonly misspelled words, and clearly explains general spelling rules (and their exceptions). Furthermore, to aid pronunciation, each word is divided into syllables with the accented syllable in boldface.
One book is never enough to explore the wide range of amazing adjectives The crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the potent power of adjectives to describe the wonderful world around us--and our incredible imaginations. Brian P. Cleary's playful verse and Brian Gable's comical cats turn traditional grammar lessons on end. Each adjective is printed in color for easy identification. Read this book aloud and share the delight of the sense--and nonsense--of words.
Practice is the most important way that children develop the skills they need to be successful learners. This wipe-off book allows them to do just that By completing the book's colorful exercises, your child will learn to subtract numbers 1 through 10, as well as critical thinking skills and how to follow directions in both English and Spanish. Then he or she can practice over and over again to reinforce subtraction skills. An answer key on the inside back cover allows your child to check his or her work and to recognize and correct mistakes. Use this book at home or on the go to help your child get ahead on the learning curve