This educator's guide is a comprehensive tool for your classroom or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest experience. This guide includes: a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest, sample lesson plans that follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards, a complementary website complete with extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.
Each story is preceded by a Guided Reading Lesson plan. The lessons are formatted using curriculum expectations and allow for before, during and after reading segments. Wherever possible we have included tips for incorporating assistive technology, suggestions for English Language Learners, teaching tips and ways to explore your students multiple intelligences. Ideas for practice in the different writing styles are included too. Independent practice pages for before, during and after reading help assist you with reading assessments. 18 Story Titles include: Brandon's Blog; What In The World?; Get The Message; No Way...; Lions Leap to Victory; Hockey Pains and Music is Life. Includes a CD with whiteboard ready enhanced pdf's and a BONUS of the 18 stories in booklet format.
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The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of James Monroe, beginning with his childhood in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Information about Monroe's education at the College of William and Mary, as well as his early career as a lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years in Virginia, where he was a regent at the University of Virginia, and New York, is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Monroe's military service in the Third Virginia Regiment in the American Revolution, during which he crossed the Delaware River with General George Washington, and his political career in the Virginia House of Delegates, the Council of State, the Continental Congress, and as minister to France, governor of Virginia, signer of the Louisiana Purchase, minister to Great Britain, and secretary of state and secretary of war under President James Madison during the War of 1812. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic-Republican president Monroe's administration, including the First Seminole War, the Missouri Compromise, and the Monroe Doctrine. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president.
Easy-to-read text paired with colorful photos and informative captions introduces readers to a Christian holiday, Easter. Readers will learn the story of Easter and the religious periods and days leading up to it, including Lent, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday. Associated symbols, such as Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny, and Easter lilies are described, as well as traditions including egg hunts, egg decorating, Passion plays, and special foods and candies. This title concludes with a full page explaining Easter traditions around the world. Features include a table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Large bodies of water are all around us: rivers flow through our towns and cities, inland lakes collect pools of fresh water, and the salty ocean covers nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. In this volume, readers will learn about the importance of these three natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources, both in terms of constructive use of these precious resources and the risks inherent in pollution. Readers will walk away with a better comprehension of the science behind bodies of water and the delicate balance of the ecosystem.
Written for students who are struggling in math, Math Tutor: Mastering Algebra Skills is an excellent tool for providing additional concept reinforcement. Each lesson in this book contains an “Absorb” section to instruct and simplify math concepts, as well as an “Apply” section to help students grasp concepts on their own. Topics covered include fractions, order of operations, expressions and equations with variables, solving linear equations, polynomials, and more! It is great for use in the classroom or at home and fully supports NCTM standards! Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
Ulysses S. Grant was a great war hero and served two terms as the President of the United States. Readers will learn about his life in this appealing biography that highlights his time working as secretary of war as well as leader of the Union Army--including such events as the Battle of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and what he told Confederates about terms of surrender. The vivid images and illustrations work in conjunction with intriguing facts, helpful glossary, and easy to read text to engage readers from cover to cover!
This resource contains six sections: Vocabulary Development, Identifying Important Information, Character Analysis, Summarizing & Sequencing Events, Reasoning & Critical Thinking, and Creativity & Design. Each section begins with a Teacher's Notes page that will provide suggestions to help you to introduce the sections and to obtain the best results from your students. Students in the Intermediate Division have more sophisticated reading skills and require purposeful and challenging activities that will promote successful and enjoyable reading experiences. Book reports allow the young readers to share their thoughts about the stories they have heard or have read themselves. As well, students need the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the materials. 64 Pages