Building Skills by Exploring MapsMaps hold the promise of an adventure. And children really want to know how to read them. At the same time, they still need a lot of practice with the basic map skills of using latitude and longitude, locating places on a grid, estimating distances using scale, using indexes, and understanding common map symbols. This series uses age-appropriate maps to provide opportunities to practice these skills. Background information at the top of each page provides either more information about a map skill or interesting facts about the subject of the map.
Timely, factual, sensitive information for children about America's response to terrorism. Includes: What is War? Why Do We Fight Them? A Brief History of Terrorism in the World Why Do They Hate Us? Afghans, Turbans, and Beards: Who is Who and How Do We Tell Them Apart? Who is Osama Bin Laden? Fighting War Today? Electronic Hot Pursuit': Computers and War What's All This Talk About chemical and Germ Warfare? Keeping a Cool Head: Separating Fact from Rumor and Guesses What Should I Really Be Afraid Of? Normalsville: When Will the End Be in Sight? Why the World is Determined to Fight Terrorism Turning Point: September 11, 2001 Resolve vs. Revenge Seeking Justice The Religion of Islam and the Muslims Who Practice It Tolerance and Understanding Diplomacy vs. War Afghanistan and the Middle East War Yesterday and Today How Good Can Come From Bad The Only Thing We Have to Fear.. Pride and Patriotism Faith and Hope Glossary Further Resources, and more!
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Along a stream a dam pops out of the water. Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland’s vibrant photographs document the beavers’ activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through the winter ice to begin the busy year of eating bark, building dams and gathering food just in time for winter to come again.
These Teacher Resources were developed with the goal to accelerate your students’ intellectual growth and provide additional practice for learning basic skills in and outside of the classroom. We hope you find that our resources will engage your students and create an invigorating classroom environment. With a variety of resources covering mathematics, science and language arts, our goal is to help your students learn, grow and have fun!
Bring the Classics to Life is a series of 50 titles provided as eBooks, audiobook MP3’s and combination bundles. The original classic novel is retained yet condensed in 10 short chapters with student activities after each chapter and answer keys in the back of the book. This high-interest low-readability title is appropriate for all ages. Introduce students to great classic literature while improving comprehension, vocabulary and fluency. Expertly paced narration with custom-created music and sound effects keep interest high as students read-along and pause to work on activities. Each title includes 100 comprehension questions, 60 vocabulary exercises in modified Cloze format, exciting illustrations and preview questions for every chapter along with answer keys at the back of each book. Reading levels were developed and measured by the Fry Readability Scale and written using controlled vocabulary. The audio-book MP3 files contain a word-for-word reading directly from the chapter pages of the printable PDF e-book.
Olympic champion Janet Evans recalls how she faced her fear and won swimming competitions against strong opponents. (eBook and audio file bundle)
From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe. In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in Sydney, but also the anguish of failing to repeat as Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, and his dramatic comeback at the 2008 Beijing Games, when his exhilarating race to a silver medal enthralled millions of fans around the world. Simon's stories of the highs and lows of his running career will captivate readers young and old, but his real message - that the simple pursuit of excellence is its own reward - will also inspire and motivate.
With a gentle nudge (Tell me about it) or a simple question (And then what happens?) a child can create unique moments in time and design a world of fantasy that adults have long forgotten. Amazingly Wonderful Things will take your child on a delightful journey across a sea of pink and blue cotton candy to the top of a Ferris wheel made of diamonds and up a rainbow in a new pair of jelly–bean shoes. This lavishly illustrated book sparks the imagination as a young girl dances in the stardust, races a supernova, and chases fire–breathing dragons across the sky. When the door to a child’s imagination is opened and their creativity is set free every child is capable of Amazingly Wonderful Things. All we have to do is watch… and listen.
In this inspiring Spanish-translated biography, readers will learn about the life of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals at one Olympics. Readers will feel engaged and inspired as they learn about Rudolph's incredible journey from a young girl with polio to one of the best Olympic athletes of her time! A timeline of Rudolph's life, a glossary, and an index are provided for further understanding of the content and improvement in vocabulary.
Introduce students to the varied culture and rich history of Greece with activities that address literature, drama, language, math, athletic competitions, art, architecture, traditions, and legends. Students can participate in classroom Olympic Games, prepare traditional Greek food, make papyrus, study Greek mythology, and much more.