Encourage second-grade students to build their reading comprehension and word study skills using daily practice activities. Great for after school, intervention, or homework, teachers and parents can help students gain regular practice through these quick, diagnostic-based activities that are correlated to the Common Core and other state standards. Both fiction and nonfiction reading passages are provided as well as data-driven assessment tips and digital versions of the assessment analysis tools and activities. With these easy-to-use activities, second graders will boost their reading skills in a hurry!
Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has every anticipated a first day of school.
Labor Day is a national holiday that recognizes the important contributions of workers across North America. Celebrated every year on the first Monday of September, people who do all kinds of jobs, from factory work to health care, participate in parades, attend barbecues, and listen to speeches. This interesting book provides a look at the labor movement of the last century, the traditions and symbols of this special day, and how workers are recognized in other parts of the world.
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Product ID: CPC9781427194466
Grades: Grades K - 3
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate
File Size: 6.32 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781427194466
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780778749295
Children will find this book a lot of fun to write! After researching information about animal life, students will then formulate the questions that they would ask animals in an interview. They can then pretend to interview animals about the foods they eat, the ways they move and hide, and the challenges they face to survive. This book teaches interviewing techniques and how to ask questions using the words why, when, where, what, who, and how. Children will be inspired to write creatively and use their imaginations in new ways.
Without water, life on Earth would not exist. This book provides a refreshing look at the uses of water and the importance of conserving and protecting this life-giving resource.
Bordering or flowing through ten states, Ol' Man River meanders southward through the United States, from its headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. This wonderful book takes readers along the mighty Mississippi. Often celebrated in music and literature, its exploration by explorers spurred the growth of a new nation. Today, the Mississippi not only provides transportation for agricultural and industrial goods but also supplies water for millions of people. Informative text also addresses human efforts to tame the Mississippi. Dams and levees have not eliminated destructive floods and have caused pollution and destroyed wildlife habitats.
This informative book has been newly revised in light of the devastating tornadoes that have swept across the United States over the last few years. 2008 was particularly fierce with clusters of tornadoes forming every month in the first half of the year. Tornadoes cause devastation wherever they touch down. Tornado Alert! is a breathtaking journey into the center of these unpredictable and violent twisters. Some of the features included are: a) how supercell thunderstorms form and how they spawn tornadoes ; b) where tornadoes most often occur, including Tornado Alley in the United States ; and c) how to stay safe during a tornado, no matter where you are.
In light of 2008's devastating cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) and hurricanes Fay, Gustav, and Ike in the U.S., this informative book has been newly revised. Hurricanes and typhoons are some of nature's deadliest storms. This book features the science behind these massive tropical storms and how societies around the world cope with their ferocity. Hurricane and Typhoon Alert! includes: a) the phases of a hurricane's formation and how they are named ; b) famous hurricanes and their paths of destruction ; and c) technology used to forecast hurricanes and save lives.
Religion in the Renaissance features the growth and dominance of the Catholic Church in northern Europe, its influence on art and architecture, and how it was eventually challenged and by whom. Other religions were at best accepted but mostly suppressed, threatened, or violently overthrown. Kings and queens working with the Church dominated the political scene.
Great Ideas of the Renaissance surveys the major advances that were made in art, architecture, sculpture, science, medicine, transportation, and culture. Merchants, monarchs, and religious leaders all promoted and encouraged creativity, and artists, scientists, and great thinkers pushed back the frontiers of philosophy, the arts, mathematics, and technology.
Learn how the European Renaissance came to be! See those most notably involved in this fascinating era. Take a look inside a typical Renaissance home. Follow along as great strides were made in trade, exploration, religion, architecture, and the arts.
It's high adventure in this thrilling addition to the Renaissance World series. Learn all about the Age of Exploration, where brave Europeans sailed around the world in search of sea routes to Asia and India-and found much more than anticipated.
This is a volume designed to inform children what taxes are and why they are needed. Emphasis is placed on how taxes provide the funds needed to keep governments running, from local to federal levels. Young readers will understand how taxes are used to dissuade people from buying some items, such as cigarettes and gas-guzzling vehicles. Attractive color images help de-mystify this fascinating and important aspect of government.
In this new edition of Canada the People, candid photos feature Canadian families and how they live. Updated facts and statistics support this fascinating portrayal of a nation built on immigration. Important issues that must be resolved with the Native peoples are sensitively portrayed. Other topics include: a) the First Peoples; b) British, French, and other ancestry; c) immigrants from all over the world; d) settlement of the Canadian West; e) Canadian families; f) school, work, and play; g) Canadian cuisine.
This new title will make a "splash" with young readers! From sailboats and speed boats, to ferries and ocean liners, Boats on the Water introduces readers to different kinds of boats and ships. Children will enjoy learning about the basic parts and functions of various boats.
A legend is a story about a hero, a people, or a natural phenomena. Popular legends include King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Blackbeard, and Robin Hood. This exciting new title teaches readers about the common characteristics found in legends from around the world. Engaging writing activities guide readers as they use these characteristics to create their own legends.
Following lion cubs from birth to maturity, The Life Cycle of a Lion details a cub's place in the pride by discussing the hunt, territory patrols, and pride dominance. Vivid photographs and beautiful illustrations accompany text. Topics include: a) lions in Asia and Africa; b) the network of aunts, sisters, and cousins in a lion pride; c) a lioness's preparation for birth; d) a cub's involvement in the pride's work and play; and e) the lives of lone lions in search of a pride.
This important book provides a snapshot of religion across various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about: a) Valhalla, where Viking warriors go in the afterlife; b) the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome, and Egypt; c) Japan's nature worship, the rise of Shinto, and Buddhism and Confucianism; d) Mesoamerican blood sacrifices to the gods; and e) the belief in reincarnation after death by the people of the Indus River Valley.
This amazing book provides a snapshot of the arts and cultures across various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about: a) Egypt's pyramids, temples, royal tombs, and palaces; b) Africa's oral storytelling culture; c) Chinese games and pastimes; and d) Rome's sports arenas - the Colosseum and Circus Maximus.
Extreme weather has increasingly played a destructive role on planet Earth. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each weather-related disaster from the conditions that triggered it to its dire consequences. Included: hurricanes tornadoes floods wildfires droughts superstorms
The Everglades National Park is made up of several kinds of wetland habitats. Everglade habitats include sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps, and mangrove forests. This fascinating book will introduce children to the plants and animals that make the Everglades their home—including the most famous resident, the alligator! Topics include: kinds of wetlands, weather, how plants make food, how animals find food and water, where animals live, a food chain, and dangerous floods and fires.
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Greek myths and legends. Several ancient Greek myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world. Myths include: Apollo and the oracle at Delphi Demeter and Persephone Pandora's box, and more!
This book teaches students about the different shapes of land on Earth—mountains, volcanoes, coasts, valleys, islands, caves, and canyons. For their own books, suggestions for research will begin with the landforms around the children's homes and schools or ones they have visited. Writing their own landform book will offer students some fascinating creative opportunities to take their own photographs, paint various landforms themselves, or find paintings by landscape artists. Children will also learn how to research and write instructions for activities to add to their books, such as how to make a volcano.
Today, children in many communities come from different countries, speak more than one language, and practice different customs, celebrations, religions, and traditions. This colorful book brings culture to life in every school and classroom. Children will learn how to write a book about their own family’s culture or about the cultures of their friends. They can write about several parts of one culture or one aspect of many cultures, such as foods, celebrations, dance, or traditional clothing. What a fun book this will be to for students to experience, write, share, and enjoy!
With the help of this book, children can write a book about different countries or concentrate on one country. When writing about a country, students need to establish the geographic location of that country with maps and globes. They will learn how to draw maps showing the continent on which the country is located, its capital city or cities, important regions, and proximity to oceans, polar regions, or the equator. Concepts for this book include climate, landforms, languages, history, and culture. Creating a book about a country will inspire students to learn about other places and ignite a love for travel.
A city is not a habitat just for people—it's a home for animals, too! Children will recognize a lot of animals they see living in their own cities, such as all kinds of pets, raccoons, squirrels, and birds. They may be surprised to see other city residents such as opossums, foxes, coyotes, and skunks. Wonderful images of baby animals help show where animals make their homes within a city, how they find their food, and why they have moved from natural to human habitats.
Not all forests are the same. Children will learn about northern, or boreal, forest habitats and the animals that live in them. Cute baby wolves, cougars, bears, lynx, porcupines, and moose are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains, how mothers raise their babies, what kinds of foods different animals eat, and how forest animals survive in cold winters.
Children will learn about river habitats and the animals that live in them and along their banks. Baby beavers, crocodiles, brown bears, otters, swans, geese, tigers, and hippos are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about a river food chain, learn which animals are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, and discover how baby reptiles, birds, and mammals find food in their river homes.
Children will learn about endemic animals, which can only be found on certain islands. The amazing photographs show the land and water habitats of islands such as Galapagos, Madagascar, Sumatra and Borneo, Komodo, Catalina, and more. Cute baby tortoises, lemurs, orangutans, tigers, Komodo dragons, and island foxes are just of a few of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains and how babies hatch or are born, and how they grow with or without the help of animal mothers.
Children will be amazed by images of many kinds of baby carnivores that belong to a group of mammals with sharp teeth and claws. Fascinating text explains how baby carnivores are cared for by their mothers and how they learn to hunt. Young readers will learn about the food chain and where dogs, cats, bears, seals, weasels, meerkats, and other animals live.
Close-up images of baby animals highlight the basic facts about different kinds of mammals, such as hoofed mammals, elephants, rodents, rabbits, marsupials, and primates. Children will learn about the bodies of mammals, the kinds of foods they eat, and how they are raised by their mothers after they are born. The books also show how mammals survive in different habitats.
Young children will love this introduction to baby primates! Simple text and captivating photos inform young readers about these smart animals and the different groups to which they belong, including monkeys, apes, humans, lemurs, and more. Children will also learn about the habitats of baby primates and why some are endangered.
Children will be intrigued by photographs of different kinds of rodents—from cute baby chipmunks to chubby capybaras. Easy-to-understand text explains in which habitats rodents live and how their babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn about rodent teeth, rodent diets, how different rodents move, build their homes, and which rodents are popular pets. Children will also be introduced to animals, like rabbits, which are often mistaken for rodents, but are not rodents.