Students, parents, and teachers can easily find answers related to the specific requirements of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This set of expectations and skills needs to be mastered to succeed in school, college, and the real world. The QuickStudy® series aligns with those standards being implemented in most states to help guide students through their classes and to support parents helping their students excel. Each guide in the series focuses on critical areas of the curriculum and features real-world problems, examples, illustrations, and tables to help students retain information. Topics for each grade level include: • Pronoun cases • Usage • Hyphenation • Spelling • Syntax • And more!
Use the variety of activities in this book to plan activities for your Spanish Club.
Mastering Basic Skills Second Grade includes comprehensive content essential to second graders. Topics include reading comprehension, phonics , language arts, grammar, writing, time and money, and math. The Mastering Basic Skills series includes grade-specific math and language arts activities as well as reading lists, skills checklists, awards, and mini books. The comprehensive content and extra features increase the value of this series making it an appealing choice to parents looking for extra at-home practice for their child.
Liam is a fourteen-year-old graffiti artist living in project housing in Minneapolis with his single mother and three younger siblings. When Liam’s estranged older brother coerces him to tag a graffiti symbol for a rival gang, Liam’s life is threatened. Due to his apathetic attitude in the classroom and on the baseball field, Liam’s private-school scholarship is also threatened. His mother decides to send him to Lake Michigan for the summer to live with her best friend, Kat, a sculptor and art teacher, Liam soon delves into the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, and his own personal aesthetics. He’s encouraged to consider his art seriously and how it might contribute to a greater community. Having to decide between staying with Kat and returning home to his siblings who need him, Liam’s story inspires him to reinvent himself for the better.
Carly Rae Jepsen grew up in Mission, British Columbia. After graduating from high school, Carly was a hopeful on the television competition Canadian Idol. She finished third, but her story didn’t end there. This entertaining book describes how Carly persevered and released her first album independently, then became an international sensation through MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube—with a little help from Justin Bieber.
What is the Rock Cycle describes the natural transformation of one type of rock into others. Beginning with igneous rocks made in volcanic eruptions, rock is weathered and eroded gradually to form a sediment. This sediment is then deposited and pressed into layers making sedimentary rocks. These in turn are transformed by heat and pressure into metamorphic rocks. Heat makes these melt into magma which, together with molten rock from the core of the Earth, make new igneous rocks.
These 15 standards-based activities with mystery-picture drawings really motivate students to practice key math skills. After students complete each skill sheet, they use their answers to follow step-by-step directions that guide them to draw a hidden picture. Since only correct answers will create the right picture, these activities are self-checking and make great independent work or homework. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, geometry, measurement, and more.