Give young writers plenty of practice with Daily Journal Writing Prompts. These valuable resources include ready-to-use journal starters, along with special holiday topics for each month. Word banks are provided to help introduce seasonal vocabulary, and topical prompts give students plenty of writing practice throughout the month.
Tiger lives in the jungle but Tiggy lives on the porch. What are the differences between the largest wild cats and our small domestic companions? What are the similarities? Children will learn about a new big cat and little kitty each day of the week in BIG CAT, Little Kitty.
The activities in this book clearly explain the three levels of government in the United States, with special emphasis placed on the federal government. All aspects of executive, legislative, and judicial organization and powers are addressed. This book also presents important information about political parties, special interest groups, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Each page includes several questions or activities that require students to demonstrate their understanding of the information they have learned.
Publisher: McDonald Publishing
Product ID: MCR0561
Grades: 6 - 9
Level(s): Middle School, High School
File Size: 452.99 KB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 1557086265
From wet and wild water sports to the thrill of speed skating, this book contains sports-related topics that will enthrall young readers while improving their reading comprehension skills! Each story is followed by questions and activities that address a variety of reading comprehension skills and concepts, including improving vocabulary, recalling details, ordering events, drawing conclusions, using context clues, and making inferences.
The activities in this book are designed to give students a heightened awareness of the impact they can have in protecting and improving the environment. Many of the pages are appropriate for use with small groups or with individual students. This book works well in conjunction with research projects on the various topics. Opportunities for creative writing and problem solving are plentiful, and many of the pages include interdisciplinary activities using math, art, social studies, and other subjects.
This book helps teach students about the background and events of World War I, including the major battles, methods of warfare, weaponry, and the war's aftermath. Each page clearly presents information and then requires students to answer questions or complete activities that involve recall, critical thinking, matching, interpretation, sequencing, and more. Page 28 is a comprehensive review that allows students to demonstrate what they have learned about World War I.
Whether your entire class studies your state or each student studies a different state, this book will help students show what they know! A variety of interesting activities focuses on location, farm production, natural resources, area, population, regions, and much more. The activities also make students more aware of the history, people, and symbols of a state. Students will complete several projects, such as designing T-shirts and promotional brochures, that allow them to demonstrate their knowledge in a fun, creative way. Some of the activities in this book require students to do research on a state. Page 1 helps students compose effective letters in which they request information about a state. Be sure to have encyclopedias and other reference books available for student use. The Internet can also be a helpful reference source.
This book is designed to teach students about the election process in the United States. The first several pages present information about the purpose of voting and explain important developments in the history of voting. The middle pages teach students about the Electoral College and the election of a U.S. President, senators, representatives, judges, and local officials. The remaining pages deal with campaigns and require students to create campaign materials and compose a speech in support of a candidate. Page 28 presents a crossword puzzle which provides a comprehensive review of election terms. The teacher's guide contains activity sheet answers as well as a variety of creative challenge activities that extend students' learning.After students complete the activities in this book, you may wish to invite community leaders, such as judges, city council members, or election officials to speak to your class. Students can then use the information they have learned about elections to compose questions for the speakers and engage them in discussion.
This book helps teach students about medieval times. It begins with the barbarian invasions of Europe that resulted in the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and it concludes with the events that led to the Renaissance. Students will enjoy reading and learning about such high-interest topics as feudalism, knighthood, castle life, legends and myths, medicine, the Crusades, and the Black Death. Each activity sheet presents clear and concise information and then tests students' understanding with a variety of objective, subjective, and critical thinking questions and activities. Page 28 may be used as a review or to assess students' knowledge of medieval times.
This book focuses on important pre-algebra concepts and provides valuable practice with related skills. Use these activity sheets to complement the lessons in your mathematics textbook or to provide additional reinforcement of concepts students find challenging. The activities in this book are a combination of number problems and word problems. The word problems require students to apply what they have learned by creating equations and then solving those equations.
"When will we ever need to know this?" Sound familiar? Not with this book. These pages give students practice with vocabulary and reading skills they will need to do everyday tasks throughout their lives. The activities focus on real-life situations such as ordering through a catalog, reading maps and graphs, being a smart shopper, using reference sources, understanding labels, and much more. Each page is designed to teach important skills while making the learning meaningful to students.
This book is designed to introduce or review the skills required to write sentences and paragraphs. Explanations of the concepts are included, but the main focus is on student practice. Engaging activities help students understand that writing is an important communication tool. You can use the pages that focus on skills your students need to develop, or you can use the pages sequentially to give students a comprehensive review of various sentence and paragraph types. (Page 28 is a review page that can also be used as a pretest to gauge students' familiarity with the concepts covered in this book.)
This book contains activities designed to help students develop a vital reading comprehension skill: the ability to identify the main idea of a passage and find its supporting details. The passages cover a variety of high-interest topics, and the information is followed by exercises that provide students with practice on important comprehension skills such as analytical reading, critical thinking, writing, and outlining.
These teacher-created activity sheets clearly explain information about basic physical science concepts and offer a variety of follow-up questions and activities designed to assess students' understanding of that information. A welcome addition to any science curriculum, this book can serve as a physical science unit or it can be used to reinforce and supplement the physical science information presented in your science textbook.
The activity sheets in this book address important health-related topics for students in grades 6 through 9. Each page clearly presents health information and then tests students' understanding of the facts with questions and/or activities. Page 28 serves as a comprehensive review of the information presented throughout the book. These pages may be used to supplement your current classroom science program or as an independent science unit on health.
This book helps expand students' vocabulary by providing them with instruction and practice on such topics as synonyms, homophones, homographs, and word relationships. The activity sheets encourage students to use context clues, prefixes, suffixes, and word parts to discover the meaning of new vocabulary words. A variety of interesting and fun activities help students to master new words quickly and easily while encouraging them to build their own vocabularies. Students will need a dictionary or thesaurus to complete some of the activity sheets in this book.
Your students may be surprised to learn that even the most talented professional authors cannot write a publishable work from start to finish in one sitting. Writing is a process. A great deal of work is involved in producing a finished piece of writing. However, this work can be fun. The activity sheets in this book are geared toward nonfiction writing. Your students will enjoy learning and practicing the steps in the writing process while working through the activities. The first half of the book teaches (or reviews) the steps in the writing process. The activity sheets in the second half of the book guide students through the writing process as they work on an original nonfiction writing assignment.
This book teaches students about the life and works of the great English playwright William Shakespeare. The first six pages present background information that helps students see the influence of the Elizabethan Age on Shakespeare's writing. Pages 7 through 21 cover some of Shakespeare's most popular works. The wide variety of activities included on these pages encourages students to focus on Shakespeare's techniques in developing plots, characters, and themes as well as his use of language. The remaining pages provide exercises that tie together common themes and techniques used in Shakespeare's works. These pages also check students' knowledge about the well-known bard.
The purpose of this book is to help students improve their reading comprehension skills. The high-interest mysteries are designed to grab readers' attention. Each story is followed by questions and activities that address a variety of reading comprehension skills and concepts, including improving vocabulary, recalling details, ordering events, drawing conclusions, using context clues, and determining cause and effect.
The activities in this book focus on reading comprehension objectives commonly addressed in grades six through nine. Many of the passages are similar in format to reading comprehension passages that students will encounter on standardized tests. The high-interest topics make reading enjoyable for students. This book may be used to review reading comprehension skills as well as to provide students with practice on specific skills.