by Susan Randol
Kids need easy ways to recall stuff - especially now that they don't even have to remember a phone number because their cell phones do it for them. This book is jammed with easy-to-use tricks for remembering lots of stuff. Through entertaining examples, kids will learn to remember everything they need to know about the earth, reading and writing, history, math and music.
Get a grip on the globe with fun geographical facts about the world around you. After all, as Jimmy Buffet said, “Without geography, you’re nowhere.” Filled with hundreds of cool ways to remember the tallest, largest, longest, and most desolate, this is the perfect companion to get a grip on the globe.
With its "a-ha! " facts, useful illustrations, and interesting sidebars, rediscover what you learned in history class about the world and its inhabitants, along with new geography quick facts. Explore both the physical and human aspects with its entertaining, easy-to-understand language.
Have you ever been excited to find out you knew something others didn't? With I Wish I Knew That you'll learn fascinating tidbits -- on everything from art, literature, and history to geography, science, and math -- from just one quick-and-easy read crammed with fun and cool stuff.
Practical, innovative, and powerful methods to enliven classrooms and ignite a passion for learning in each and every child. It is time to “GET ON THE DESK” and make every school in America the absolute best it can be. These are the 101 most successful strategies we have used to help uplift our children and enliven our classrooms.
Whether you're writing a report or a creative essay, the more you understand about the workings of the English language, the better you'll do. Write (Or Is That "Right"?) Every Time provides a fun-and-easy way to tackle tenses, sort out spelling slip- ups, put a full stop to punctuation problems, and conquer clauses.
Sharpen your language skills and navigate your way around grammatical minefields with this entertaining and practical guide. For anyone who has ever been stumped by dangling modifiers and split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are, My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls.
Proverbs -- those colorful time-honored truths -- have become part of our everyday language. But how often do we think about their origins or meanings?
This essential resource introduces a framework for 21st century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world.
Rachel Simmons argues that in idealizing the "good girl" -- unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless -- we teach girls to embrace a version of selfhood that curtails their power and potential.
While other children were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was trying to figure out how to go from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.
It's no myth: The legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans touches each of us in some way every day. In fact, the great thinkers from this period laid the foundation for much of our language, art, architecture, and science. Unfortunately, learning about such things can often be oh, so boring. But nil desperandum (do not despair). It's really no Herculean task. With The Classics, author Caroline Taggart presents a lively refresher course of the most important "stuff" you need to know.