Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook Author Elizabeth Irwin
ISBN-10 9780761160915
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It's the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . . covers everything to get you your best marks: grammar, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook Author Altair Peterson
ISBN-10 0761160965
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher
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An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in math class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in math class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes--noting those crucial "you will get tested on these" facts--but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into the notebook. Part "CliffsNotes," part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace math. Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook is based on common core state standards and has been vetted by a middle school math teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award. Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook includes: * Illustrative and memorable doodles, such as a number being thrown over a parenthesis by a catapult to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication. * Chapter review quizzes with answers Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook covers the following topics and more: The Number System Positive and Negative Numbers Fractions Decimals Inequalities Ratios, Proportions, and Percent Solving Equations Order of Operations Solving and Graphing Inequalities Word Problems Geometry Angles Scale and Transformation Statistics and Probability Graphing Data The Coordinate Plane Functions

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook Author Lily Rothman
ISBN-10 9780761160830
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It's the revolutionary American history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace American History . . . covers Native Americans to the war in Iraq. There are units on Colonial America; the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new nation; Jefferson and the expansion west; the Civil War and Reconstruction; and all of the notable events of the 20th century--World Wars, the Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and much more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook Author Sharon Madanes
ISBN-10 9780761160953
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It's the revolutionary science study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Science . . . takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook Author Ximena Vengoechea
ISBN-10 9780761160946
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It's the revolutionary world history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace World History . . . kicks off with the Paleolithic Era and transports the reader to ancient civilizations--in Egypt, Greece, India, China, Africa, Rome; the middle ages across the world; the Renaissance; the age of exploration and colonialization, revolution and imperialism, and the modern world and the wars and movements that shaped it. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only one book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in marker colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts. Mnemonics for a memorable shortcut. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Arguing From Evidence in Middle School Science

Arguing From Evidence in Middle School Science Author Jonathan Osborne
ISBN-10 9781506375649
Year 2016-09-14
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Teaching your students to think like scientists starts here! Use this straightforward, easy-to-follow guide to give your students the scientific practice of critical thinking today's science standards require. Ready-to-implement strategies and activities help you effortlessly engage students in arguments about competing data sets, opposing scientific ideas, applying evidence to support specific claims, and more. Use these 24 activities drawn from the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences to: Engage students in 8 NGSS science and engineering practices Establish rich, productive classroom discourse Extend and employ argumentation and modeling strategies Clarify the difference between argumentation and explanation Stanford University professor, Jonathan Osborne, co-author of The National Resource Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education—the basis for the Next Generation Science Standards—brings together a prominent author team that includes Brian M. Donovan (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study), J. Bryan Henderson (Arizona State University, Tempe), Anna C. MacPherson (American Museum of Natural History) and Andrew Wild (Stanford University Student) in this new, accessible book to help you teach your middle school students to think and argue like scientists!

The Young Adult s Guide to Flawless Writing

The Young Adult s Guide to Flawless Writing Author Lindsey Carman
ISBN-10 9781601389817
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
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The most important skill you can have in any field or subject is the ability to express yourself with eloquence and confidence in writing. The tools and rules needed are simple and easy to remember. Learn everything you need to know to write engaging and informative essays, stories and research papers. Find ways to take the writing skills you have learned in school and apply them to real world tasks, be they work related or personal.

Teaching Middle School Language Arts

Teaching Middle School Language Arts Author Anna J. Small Roseboro
ISBN-10 9781607095811
Year 2010-04-16
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher R&L Education
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Teaching Middle School Language Arts is the first book on teaching middle school language arts for multiple intelligences and related 21st century literacies in technologically and ethnically diverse communities. More than 670,000 middle school teachers (grades six through eight) are responsible for educating nearly 13 million students in public and private schools. Thousands more teachers join these ranks annually, especially in the South and West, where ethnic populations are ballooning. Teachers and administrators seek practical, time-efficient ways of teaching language arts to 21st century adolescents in increasingly multicultural, technologically diverse, socially networked communities. They seek sound understanding, practical advice, and proven strategies for connecting diverse literature to 21st century societies while meeting state and professional standards. Teaching Middle School Language Arts provides strategies and resources that work. Roseboro's book provides an entire academic year of inspiring theory and instruction in multimedia reading, writing, and speaking for the 21st century literacies that are increasingly required in the United States and Canada. An appendix includes supplementary documents to adapt or adopt, and a companion web site is designed to continue communication with readers.

Be Your Own Fairy Tale

Be Your Own Fairy Tale Author Alison Davies
ISBN-10 9781780287591
Year 2015-10
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Watkins Media Limited
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In this practical and inspiring book, author Alison Davies shows how to use fairy tales to gain confidence, find romance, and discover your own personal yellow brick road. From Sleeping Beauty, symbol of transformation, to the 'rescuer' Prince Charming, to the scary, shapeshifting wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, the characters in these fabulous stories are embedded deep in our imagination and conjure up feelings that we can all identify with on some level. We can use fairy tales to understand what really makes us tick, to access our primal nature and rediscover the latent power within. They can help us to break bad habits, overcome obstacles and emerge from the chrysalis to make our mark in the world. Working with fairy tales can be as easy as aligning to a character in a tale and then putting a positive spin on it. Sometimes the simple act of 'making it real', by living out the story in your mind, can change the way you think and behave. Davies offers a whole host of tips and practical exercises for working with the symbols, characters and storylines in fairy tales. These include storyboarding your own fairy tale to boost your creativity, devising a quest to build energy and confidence, identifying your inner hero to help with problem solving and learning how to be your own fairy godmother in order to bring the changes you want into your life!

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Author Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN-10 9780199646036
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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'An indescribable, aching, futile longing for myself' The young Danish aristocrat Malte Laurids Brigge has been left rootless by the early death of his parents. Now living in Paris, Malte begins to record his life in a series of loosely connected notes, diary entries, prose poems, parables and stories, ostensibly collected by a fictional editor to form the Notebooks. Focusing on Malte's observations and experiences in the present, recollections of his childhood and family, and his reflections on historical events, these notes in highly crafted poetic prose explore the themes of life in the metropolis, poverty, sickness and death, love, memory and time, and perception and language. The only extended prose work by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is a landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel. It marks a radical departure from nineteenth-century realism, transcending conventions of linear narrative to reflect a consciousness in crisis, and an archetypal confrontation with the modern. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know Author American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN-10 0547333226
Year 2010
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher HMH
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Presents one hundred words that middle school students will encounter, giving the pronunciation, part of speech, definition, and origin of each word, and using each in a sample sentence.

Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Vocabulary

Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Vocabulary Author Gary Muschla
ISBN-10 9780071777599
Year 2012-07-20
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of vocabulary Having a strong grasp of vocabulary is essential for your child to read and write with confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary gives your child bite-sized explanations of the subject, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the vocabulary they find challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This book features 450 words that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through it. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: Apply vocabulary rules Understand meaning and usage Differentiate between synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and more Conquer easily confused words

The Pages Between Us

The Pages Between Us Author Lindsey Leavitt
ISBN-10 9780062377739
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Told in letters, posters, blog posts, homework assignments, and more, The Pages Between Us is a totally fun, totally earnest snapshot of middle grade friendship—and what it truly means to be there for someone during the ups, downs, and everything in between. Piper and Olivia have been best friends since…well, forever. But they're distressed to find that their new middle school schedules aren't giving them enough together-time. Luckily, an idea sparks when Piper finds a cute, sparkly notebook to disguise as her "French Class" homework. It's genius—now the two BFFs can stick together all the time. And document their adventures—you know, for anthropology's sake. But as the two navigate the tricky new world of sixth grade, they realize that they may need to branch out more than they originally thought. Their notebook, once a life raft, begins to feel like a big responsibility. Can they grow up, without growing apart?

Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Writing

Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Writing Author Gary Muschla
ISBN-10 9780071748384
Year 2010-11-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of writing Understanding writing is essential for your child to write with competence and clarity. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Writing gives your child bite-sized explanations of this essential skill, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the writing skills that are challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: Find and develop ideas for topics Create first drafts Develop sentences and use correct subject-verb agreement Revise and proofread her or his own work Topics include: Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing, Discovering Ideas, The Value of Keeping a Journal, Focusing Ideas, Developing Ideas, Organizing Ideas, Writing the Draft Sentences: The Foundation of the Draft, Building Paragraphs Using Adjectives and Adverbs, Wisely Order and Sequence, Using Strong Verbs Point of View, Revision, What Is Revision?, Plan for Revision, Revision Peer Consultants, Proofreading, Proofreading Strategies, Proofreading and Computer Screens, The Value of Proofreading Partners