Get ready to take the Math Challenge! Singapore Math Challenge will provide fourth grade students with skill-building practice based on the leading math program in the world, Singapore Math! Common Core Standards accelerate math expectations for all students, creating a need for challenging supplementary math practice. Singapore Math Challenge is the ideal solution, with problems, puzzles, and brainteasers that strengthen mathematical thinking. Step-by-step strategies are clearly explained for solving problems at varied levels of difficulty. A complete, worked solution is also provided for each problem.
Build basic math skills the old-fashioned way! These step-by-step activity pages are perfect for the student who needs plenty of practice to reach mastery levels. Students love racing the clock to show their knowledge, building skills and accuracy as they go. Validate students' achievement with the reproducible award certificates, and use the progress charts to track development. 100 facts per page!
More than 100 problems-solving exercises challenge kids to solve problems that relate to their everyday lives-car repairs, school lunches, yard work, dish duty, and more. Students work with percents, geometry, probability, number theory, fractions, algebraic expressions, and other math concepts. Includes answers.
Publisher: Good Year Books
Product ID: GYB9781596472426
Grades: Grades 6 - 8
Level(s): Middle School
File Size: 4.30 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781596472426
The author defines 14 poetic elements in easy-to-understand terms and illustrates them with more than 100 examples of student written poetry. This handbook addresses both beginning and experienced writers and includes exercises, worksheets, writing ideas, and tips for editing and reading poetry.
By Janes D. Lerster, Jr. and James D. Lester, Sr. Complete with examples, models, and exercises, this easy-to-use guide leads students through the steps of completing a polished research paper. The book covers topic selection, data gathering (including tips on using the Internet, CD-ROM databases, and electronic catalogs as search tools), taking notes and outlining, writing the introduction, body, and conclusion with appropriate style, doing a correct bibliography, and preparing the final paper. In addition, the book presents tips on mechanics, shows how to avoid plagiarism, and explains APA and MLA styles.
Forty-four high-interest worksheets stem from 11 illustrated articles on Renaissance life. For example, students complete a map of Italy, mark statements as fact or opinion, learn about humanism in a word puzzle, solve Sistine Chapel math problems, write a book blurb on Renaissance garb, create a dialogue on Galileo's ideas, work a Protestant revolt crossword, draw the Globe Theater, summarize the causes, events, and results of the Renaissance, and much more.
By Arnold Cheyney. These ready-to-use writing ideas are designed to get students writing quickly. Each prompt consists of a single-page handout with straightforward directions. A section on the basics of writing covers punctuation, parts of speech, and grammar and usage. Sample projects include a biographical sketch, film review, historical newspaper, weather report, and letter to the editor. Poetry writing starters range from personification and license plate poems to recognized forms like haiku and limerick.
By Pamela Marx. Nine easy-to-use plays cover Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter festivals, Valentine's Day, diversity, the environment, Native American folktales, and history. The scripts can be staged or performed as Reader's Theatre. Each play includes a rationale for using it in the classroom, a variety of activities (performing, writing, and cross-curricular) to prepare students for the play, and suggestions for handling costumes and scenery.
By David B. Spangler. How many calories did I consume today? Did that store clerk give me the right change? What is my probability of guessing the right answer to this multiple-choice question? Mostly based on real-life situations, 70 reproducible problem-solving-activity handouts target skills recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Math: whole numbers, decimals, data analysis, fractions and probability, measurement, proportion and percent, geometry, integers, and pre-algebra.
By Nancy De Waard and Jack De Waard. Use word games as a fun way to help students build their science vocabulary. Drawing their terminology from the most popular fourth, fifth, and sixth grade science textbooks, these matching, word-search, fill-in, crossword, and jumble puzzles cover four main subjects: physical science, life science, the human body, and Earth and space science. Each puzzle appears on a reproducible page.
190 creative questions about interesting facts and important locations help kids improve their geography skills day by day and put their knowledge to work in an everyday context. Kids will find a place on earth where the sun doesn't set for months at a time, locate the largest country in the world, research the meaning of the word Mississippi, and discover how glaciers move. Cartoon illustrated and answers provided.
By Patricia Williams and Zenobia Verner. Use newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and even junk mail as sources for reading-comprehension activities. For example, to practice identifying main ideas, separate newspaper stories from their headlines and then challenge students to reattach the right headlines to the right stories. Reproducible handouts lead students through additional clever, real-world activity ideas to develop the following comprehension skills: identifying the main idea and supporting details, distinguishing between fact and fiction, understanding cause-and-effect relationships, evaluating the role of tone and mood in persuasive writing, making generalizations, and drawing conclusions.
Increase cultural awareness among your students with this engaging curriculum that works on key early childhood skills. Covering the family and African American inventors and heroes, 23 lessons feature age-appropriate activities such as circle time, art projects, songs, dramatic play, and snacks. Coloring pages and lists of suggested picture books are included.
By Ed Sobey. Learning science and engineering principles by building and testing model structures and vehicles, kids work in teams to solve 24 technology-based problems. Teacher pages lay out directions; each activity description includes an overview, self-directed opening activities, a demonstration by the teacher, a related reading (from a section of reproducible handouts titled "26 Stories for Young Inventors"), procedures for the activity, homework extension ideas, and a list of suggested resources.
By Vicky Lynott and Anthony D. Fredericks. This straightforward guide contains 51 classroom-tested ideas for using reading and writing to help students become better thinkers. The activities are applicable for use with not only language arts but also science, social studies, and math content. Aligned to International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English standards, the strategies cover all six stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing. Many of the strategies are accompanied by examples.
By Mark Pierce and Karen Jennings. This is just like all the other how-to-write books - except scarier, and funnier, and more likely to make kids really want to write. Taken in sequence, 55 reproducible handouts guide each young writer through brainstorming and skill-building exercises in the vocabulary of fear, description of horror, dialog of dread, characterization of hero and villain, and plotting of suspense, eventually drawing one strong story out of each student.
Big type and simple sentence structures pave the way for young readers to play with - and begin to master - 4000 word origins, similes, metaphors, synonyms, antonyms, homographs, homophones, compound words, contractions, onomatopoeia, palindromes, hink-pinks, hinky-pinkys, and 200 families of rhyming words.
To all the same subjects covered in Words, Words, Words, this book adds common spelling errors, often-confused words, capitalization, punctuation, prefixes and suffixes, parts of speech, collective nouns, plural forms, verb forms, and subject/verb agreement. In smaller type, 7000 words and 500 rhyme families are covered.
By Pamela Marx. Introduce students to each part of the Constitution by means of two-page activity sheets: a "Read-and-Answer" page that prompts them to find answers as they scour the Constitution's articles and amendments, and a "Take Another Look" page that helps students develop the skills of thinking citizens through activities such as debating important issues, researching today's leaders, and more. A final "You Be the Judge" chapter poses three legal cases relating to different parts of the Constitution. After students write their opinions, they read the Supreme Court's decision on a similar case. The full text of the Constitution is included.
By Bertie Kingore and Glenda Higbee. Hundreds of proven hands-on activities, carefully outlined and using inexpensive materials, emphasize learning by doing, encourage creativity, and afford opportunities to develop responsibility. Organized into 19 thematic units (from "Marvelous Me" to "Summertime and the Sun") and correlated to the school-year calendar, the activities cover key curriculum areas such as language arts, math, and science; they also involve art, music, cooking, movement, block play, and role plays. Jargon-free and clearly written, the book is also a great resource for parents.
By Cheryl Callighan. First comes the cutting, pasting, and coloring, and then comes the boisterous activity as children practice vowel sounds while engaging themselves in five skits; 28 other activities that appeal to auditory, tactile, and visual learning styles (e.g., word scrambles, pattern poems, wanted posters for words that break phonics rules, and word relay races); and completing more than 20 reproducible handouts with coloring and fill-in-the-blank activities. A brief introduction equips teachers with the basics they need to teach the vowel sounds.
By Alfred De Vito and Gerald H. Krockover. How much does a dripping faucet raise one's water bill? Which uses more water, a shower or a bath? How much energy did it take for the Egyptians to build a pyramid? Would a windmill be an efficient energy generator at your school? How would you make your own recycled paper? Hands-on constructivist activities using everyday items challenge students to develop more informed ideas about where energy comes from, how we use it, and how we might use it better.
By Cary Seeman DeHan and Shannon Hofstrand Rasmussen. Lesson plans for nearly every subject area and every elementary grade (including ESL/ELL) give substitute teachers an arsenal of standards-based activities to use when an absent teacher leaves no instructions. Fifty surefire lessons (some with reproducible handouts) comprise the main part of the book. A preliminary section lays out the dos and don'ts of subbing, suggests how to equip a personal "sub kit," and provides ideas and forms for classroom management, while a final chapter offers time-fillers for navigating those awkward few minutes between the end of the lesson and the ringing of the bell.
By Susan J. Benjamin. This practical handbook leads students through the process of speech preparation and delivery, helping them feel the confidence that comes from being thoroughly prepared. Readers learn how to craft an attention-getting introduction and strong conclusion, as well as how to gather and organize their material. The guide also addresses how to use nonverbal communication and vocal quality to enhance the delivery of speeches. Numerous examples throughout the book illustrate the ideas presented.
By Randall J. Souviney. Teach mathematical problem solving as a four-step process every student can master. This book's 44 reproducible worksheets present high-interest word problems; accompanying teacher pages provide completely worked-out solutions. In addition, the book's first two chapters provide teachers with a crash course in problem solving. Students not only have fun tackling interesting word problems - they also learn a problem-solving process they can apply to any situation they encounter in real life that requires critical and creative thinking.
By Katherine Scraper and Vickie L. Scraper. Organized into fiction, nonfiction, and word-study units, 32 graphic organizers build reading strategies such as predicting, identifying main ideas, making inferences, analyzing cause and effect, and drawing conclusions. Each organizer is supported by a six-page lesson comprising teacher instructions, a reproducible passage to read, a photocopy master of the organizer, a filled-out copy of the organizer along with model student responses, a writing assignment (for which the graphic organizer becomes a writing planner), and assessment and extension activity ideas.
By Anthony D. Fredericks and Isaac Asimov. Everything you need to know, whether you are a teacher designing and developing the fair or a parent or teacher guiding students to successful participation, you can find in this well-organized, plainly written book, including timetables, project-selection ideas, research suggestions, display dos and don'ts, guidelines for judging projects, and a reproducible planning guide for students.
By Jack Hassard. "Their eyes light up, they ask good questions, they can explain the concept to other students, and they relate what they learn in class to what happens in the world." That's how students respond to the project-based, cooperative-inquiry Earth, life, environmental, and physical science lessons this book fully describes. Theoretical discussion of constructivist learning introduces the detailed lessons, many of which hinge on reproducible handouts to present a puzzling scientific phenomenon for students to investigate.
By Ed Sobey. More than 30 demonstrations of 16 model craft are outlined here in illustrated, reproducible how-to handouts that list materials, describe procedures, and explain scientific principles. A soda-can engine, balloon-powered rockets and rocket cars, air-jet propulsion, pump rockets, and "implosions and explosions even your mother will like" are all on the menu in a book that aims to "convince the kids that they are rocket scientists and the rocket scientists that they are kids."
R.E. Myers. Through the broad range of activities provided, students learn that respect is the foundation for all civil behavior. Each unit contains a story followed by several discussion questions and an activity. Teacher material includes summary remarks about the story and information about the question responses. This book can also be integrated into the core curriculum through discussion points and activities. For example, "Saplings and Cans" can fit into science units, and "Billy the Bully" works with mental health and citizenship units.
By Rebecca Spohn. Practical advice equips children to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers outdoors or indoors in a milk carton or even a paper cup. Readers learn how a seed grows, what tools to use, and how to prepare seedbeds; they learn about transplanting, weeding, watering, and dealing with pests; and they can even follow recipes for turning what they grow into what they eat. Growing instructions are accompanied by glossary terms that build scientific knowledge, "Did You Know" sidebars introducing fascinating facts, "Try This" activity ideas that foster active engagement, "Garden Giggles" to lighten the mood, and reading suggestions that encourage further study.
By Pamela Marx. In the year 3000, you are the first archaeologist to dig up a parking meter - describe the find in your daily log book. More than 60 similarly creative writing exercises, each comprising a teacher page and a reproducible student handout, build skills in nonfiction (such as personal narrative, biography, opinion, informational writing, and business letters), fiction (including descriptive writing, character, point of view, the narrator's voice, and flashbacks and foreshadowing), and poetry. The book includes indexes of authors cited and skills addressed.
By Hope Martin. Grok patterns of smiley faces. Crank answers out of a "function machine." Solve Sudoku puzzles and "math jokes" (riddles students answer by solving problems). Balance a scale so the dominoes on one side match the dominoes on the other side. Correlated to NCTM and Common Core standards, hands-on activities and concrete manipulatives help students learn how to generalize math problems by using variables, seeing patterns and functions in concrete ways, and grasping the concept of equivalence (accomplished by the metaphor of balancing scales). The teacher book offers teaching procedures and reproducible worksheets; the student book conveniently binds one student's worksheets together.