An understanding of language arts concepts is key to strong communication skillsÑthe foundation of success across disciplines. Spectrum Language Arts for grade 7 provides focused practice and creative activities to help your child master parts of speech, vocabulary, sentence types, and grammar. --This comprehensive workbook doesnÕt stop with focused practiceÐit encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 7 includes an answer key and a supplemental WriterÕs Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
Little children need to learn a huge amount of vocabulary before they start to read, and one of the best ways to help them is to share books with them. This book is a perfect vocabulary builder, with over a hundred school-themed words, each with a picture. Simply point to a picture and say the word and your child will soon be picking up new words. An essential word book that will help to familiarise and explain what happens at school.
Nonfiction Craft Lessons
Author: JoAnn Portalupi, Ralph J. Fletcher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Contains eighty lessons for teaching students the craft of nonfiction writing, each with a discussion of the lesson, directions on how to teach it, and resource material; grouped by grade level, including kindergarten through second, third and fourth, and fifth through eighth.
Author: Hannah Watson
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
A fun, engaging book of early ABC for preschool children. With flaps to lift and lots of simple vocabularly. A delightful book to share and talk about. Each page has lots to spot and talk about, even for pre-readers, as children learn to recognise letters of the alphabet and their sounds.
A colourful board book with flaps to lift to teach little children about numbers in a fun way. Part of a series of lift-the-flap first concept books which introduce young children to colours, counting, numbers, first words and more.
This is the first detailed and definitive study of the development and initial success of fascism as it originated in Italy right after the First World War.
Author: Hamish Fulton, Crawford Centre for the Arts
The teasing, squabbling, competition, and ferocious fights of brothers and sisters can drive any parent to frantic desperation. At the same time, Drs. Brazelton and Sparrow point out, siblings are learning from one another and deep, close relationships are forming that will last a lifetime. In this absolutely indispensable addition to the Brazelton Way series, the authors show how parents can defuse much of the bickering, while helping to strengthen warm relationships. They help parents understand the universal “Touchpoints” of sibling rivalry at each age, as well as the problems in particular family situations. From the combined delight and resentment that a sibling feels toward a new baby, to birth order, blended families, sex play, scapegoats, meltdowns, and competition in school, parents will find welcome advice in this wise, comforting book.
Author: Leni Zumas
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
In this dazzling premier collection, Leni Zumas shines a bright light into the far corners of a dark, dreamlike America populated by a cast of characters on the brink of survival. With the Gothic style of Flannery O’Connor, the urgent lyricism of Jayne Anne Phillips, and the quirky humor of Sam Lipsyte and George Saunders, Zumas blends a lyrical, poetic voice with remarkably original storytelling. A teenage boy finds his blind mother making a pass at his new best friend; a lonely woman works in a pillow factory by day and at night tends to a menagerie of sick animals; an aspiring witch is disillusioned by her spiritual shortcomings; a girl from a town so small it doesn’t exist on any map runs away with a rock band. The odds stacked against them, these lovingly rendered outsiders find redemption in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Zumas so skillfully intertwines the utterly fantastic with the absolutely believable that the reader has no choice but to follow in fascination and wonder. Even the most surreal moments take on a surprising familiarity, and the bleakest moments are imbued with unexpected hope. To become engrossed in Zumas’s world is a strange and beautiful delight.
The Game of Mix-up Art
Author: Hervé Tullet
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Presents colorful paintings on split pages to allow young readers to mix up the pictures to make new artistic creations. On board pages.
The Chess Instructor 2009
Author: Steve Giddins, Jeroen Bosch
Publisher: New In Chess,Csi
The popularity of chess is no accident, as learning chess means improving basic skills (analysis, decision making, strategic thinking, stamina, and dealing with stress) while interacting meaningfully with other pupils. But how do you teach chess, what material do you use, is there a particularly successful method, how do you sell a chess curriculum, how do you motivate your pupils and monitor their progress? This compendium is for chess training at all levels, raises topics for discussion, and gets chess teachers at local schools to learn from top coaches, as well as the other way around. With ready-to-use teaching exercises.
The Feminine in Fairy Tales
Author: Marie-Louise von Franz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White and Rose Red," and "Rumpelstiltskin." Some tales, she points out, offer insights into the psychology of women, while others reflect the problems and characteristics of the anima, the inner femininity of men. Dr. von Franz discusses the archetypes and symbolic themes that appear in fairy tales as well as dreams and fantasies, draws practical advice from the tales, and demonstrates its application in case studies from her analytical practice.