Combining review with practical exercises, this concise guide is designed to help students learn or refresh their knowledge of the basic tenets of English grammar. The pretest at the beginning and the posttest at the end help students discover their strengths and weaknesses and measure their progress. Sections cover parts of speech, special verb usage and verbals, punctuation, sentences, and style. Answers are provided at the conclusion of the book. Grades 7 and up. Good Year Books. 124 pages.
This revised edition offers 200 puzzles for home or school! Learn science terms, build a solid science foundation, and exercise your higher-level thinking skills with these fun-to-do, and often challenging, science puzzles. This book covers life science, earth science, physical science and the human body. Answers are provided.
From philosophy and rationale to sample lesson plans and evaluation forms, this complete design for the mixed-age primary classroom provides practical answers to teachers', administrators', and parents' questions about planning, implementation, environment, curriculum, management, assessment, and evaluation. Reproducible forms and assessment tools ease use. Grades K-6. Index. Bibliography. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 277 pages.
Being a knight in the Middle Ages wasn't as fun as you might think. Knights and jousts, castles and moats, the bubonic plague, and the Crusades - this book covers it all. Easy-to-read, anecdotal narratives keep students engaged, and the cross-curricular activities and puzzles that follow each chapter enhance language arts, math, and critical-thinking skills. Grades 6-8. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 96 pages. Eleven fascinating historical articles (four or five pages long, and reproducible for easy distribution) summarize main points and deliver colorful, memorable details about history. Following each illustrated article, three or four reproducible worksheets test comprehension and spark deeper engagement through creative writing, arts and crafts projects, research starters, critical thinking questions, what-if scenarios, and other activities. Grades 48. Suggested readings. Answer keys.
To motivate students to practice writing every day, this book explains how teachers can guide students to write daily news reports that will then be "published" in the classroom and read by other students. Two other daily writing lessons are also explained: daily journals and "experience stories." All the guided writing activities begin with the teacher modeling the writing process while getting student input for the contents of the writing; gradually, as the weeks go by, students take more and more ownership of the writing, which eventually becomes less formulaic (based at first on reproducible handouts) and more personal and creative. Grades K-2. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 91 pages.
To fulfill the need of gifted students for exciting, energizing, focused challenges, these two books of activity ideas offer numerous single-period and multi-week activities designed to stimulate creativity and enhance higher-level thinking. The grades K-2 book includes word puzzles, analogies, short-term research activities, Readers Theatre scripts, six guided book discussions, and a booklist for gifted readers. The grades 3-6 volume focuses on developing six thinking skills (literal comprehension, reorganization, interpretation, evaluation, appreciation, and application) through engagement with puzzles and mental challenges, word wizards, analogies, one- to two-week investigative activities, long-term project ideas, and tools for critical analysis of literary characters, settings, and events. The briefer activities are often based on reproducible handouts. Answer keys. Illustrated. Good Year Books.
From the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the 20th century, the United States transformed from an agricultural society to an industrial powerhouse. Learn how the first transcontinental railroad, the growth of cities, immigration, and industrial production created a world power - a "new" America. Eleven fascinating historical articles (four or five pages long, and reproducible for easy distribution) summarize main points and deliver colorful, memorable details about history. Following each illustrated article, three or four reproducible worksheets test comprehension and spark deeper engagement through creative writing, arts and crafts projects, research starters, critical thinking questions, what-if scenarios, and other activities. Grades 48. Suggested readings. Answer keys.