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  • Item #: 039702
    ISBN: 9780439640435
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    If you don't have much time to monitor your student's reading, try this reproducible book. For each of the literary elements (setting, plot, character, conflict, theme, point of view, and author's style), it includes nine activities for students to complete. Students can use the activities with any book of their (or your) choice. The reproducible activity sheets feature templates, easy-to-follow directions, grading criteria, and examples. The activities are varied, so students won't get bored completing them, and they can't fake their way through; a good understanding of the reading is needed. For example, for setting, students create a diorama of one of the key scenes in the book; for plot, students make a scrapbook of the main events in their book; for character, students compare and contrast a character with themselves by making a comparison poster; for point of view, students rewrite a part of the story from another point of view and analyze how it changes the story, and so on. Besides the activity sheets in this book, students will need a few art supplies like construction paper, markers, index cards, etc. The projects provide a great way to engage students and make sure they're getting the most out of what they are reading, without requiring much teacher help. A student contract and daily log for keeping track of reading are included. 112 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 047093
    ISBN: 9780439027991
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    From the same publisher and series as Teaching Literary Elements with Chapter Books, students can learn literary elements using picture books. You usually don't find short, illustrated picture books being used at the middle school level, but they are something familiar to students from their childhood and can be used effectively. Students will learn about point of view, theme, voice, imagery, simile, metaphor, personification, irony, satire, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idiom, parody, word choice, and style and be introduced to methods and ideas for transferring writing skills and literary devices from literature to their writing. There are 15 lessons in this book, and each begins by identifying a literary device, its definition, and an example. Selected literature for that particular element is listed along with 2 additional selections for the purpose of expanding on the element. A materials and reproducibles list for each lesson is printed on the first page of each lesson and 'before, during, and after' reading strategies are offered. A writing activity and lesson extensions are given in each lesson and may include writing ideas for the alternative literature selections or options for crossing over to other content areas. Reproducible forms and organizers are found in the back of the book. The picture books utilized in the book are from 2000 to 2007 and include titles like Elephant Dance to illustrate simile, The School is not White for the subject of theme, and Scoop for the device of voice. This 80-page book offers an alternative way of teaching, and allows students to connect with familiar books while learning the literary elements.

  • Item #: 026107
    ISBN: 9780753460856
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    This very "personable" introduction to the elements presents each element as if it were a person, with character traits that correspond to its elemental attributes. After a brief introduction on the periodic table and its organization, we jump right into the chapters. Chapters cover the periodic table from left to right, and include hydrogen, the alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, transition elements, boron elements, carbon elements, nitrogen elements, oxygen elements, noble gases, lanthanides and actinides, and the transactinides. Each chapter opens with a paragraph or two that addresses all elements in that group (or family), and discusses how they are alike. Following this, we look at a few of the elements in the family individually. Each individual profile provides a list of information including symbol, atomic number, color, standard state, classification, density, melting point, boiling point, and date of discovery. This is followed by a conversational paragraph that sounds as if it were written by the element itself! For example, Tin's information states "I am a wily old metal with a long and distinguished history. Starting way back in the Bronze Age, I have been the ultimate mixer for metals." The information shared here is simple enough for children to understand, and covers some of the interesting uses, past and present, for each element. A cute aspect of the book is the illustrations, which are bold, edgy graphics that depict each element as a human or animal-like form with features that correspond with their attributes. As an added bonus, an illustrated periodic table poster is included at the end of the book, each element portrayed with its character from the book. Entertaining, visually pleasing, and even funny, this is probably the most interesting introduction to the elements I've ever had the pleasure of reviewing! 128 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 030500
    ISBN: 9780439365345
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    It makes perfect sense to use favorite books to learn about literary elements. Students will learn about character as they read Amber Brown is Not a Crayon, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Dear Mr. Henshaw, and Holes. How to Eat Fried Worms, Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and Bud, Not Buddy are used to teach plot. Sarah, Plain and Tall, Knights of the Kitchen Table, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler help students understand setting. Theme is taught using StoneFox, The Whipping Boy, The Prince of the Pond, and Shiloh (books are not included).

    Each section of this book includes an explanation of the literary element, its importance to the story, an example of its use in the featured book, and a lesson for each book. Within each lesson you will find a story summary, learning goals, discussion starters, and activities (2 per story) to be completed, such as graphic organizers, writing exercises, making games, and a variety of other activities. For example, after students read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory they make their own tourist brochure highlighting the interesting parts of the chocolate factory. Students make a snapshot timeline for the events of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Encourage a love of reading and learning through the content of this book. Activity pages are reproducible for classroom or family use. 96 pages, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 054479
    ISBN: 9781931181921
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    Do you have a budding writer in your home? He or she will love this journal, which is all about outlining the elements of a story. I can see it being used one of two ways: to analyze literature, or to outline your own story. Either way, there's enough space for 40 stories, so you'll be set for a while. The story elements you'll record in this journal are: setting, characters (and their characterizations), point of view and mood, plot, theme, conflict, climax, and resolution. There's an element guide on the inside of the cover that briefly explains each one. You'll also be able to record the title of the story, the date you've journaled it, the author, number of pages, total wordcount, and the average number of words per page. –Chad

  • Item #: 052403
    ISBN: 9780545330190
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  • Item #: 065497
    ISBN: 9781566445320
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  • Item #: 004201
    ISBN: 9780486600888
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    This unabridged Dover edition contains the complete English text (translated by Sir Thomas Heath) of the Elements, written by the famous Greek mathematician Euclid, plus a critical apparatus which analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It encompasses almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study, and though the material is fairly old, it's still considered by many to be the standard by which all other geometry texts are measured. The book is divided into sections, the first of which introduces the life and other works of Euclid, Greek and Islamic commentators,

    surviving manuscripts, translations, bases of Euclid's thoughts, and Books I and II of the

    Elements (which cover straight lines, intersection of lines, angles, triangles, parallelograms, etc.). It covers the basics of geometry while Books III to XIII (which are not included in this edition) expand upon the info and add details on the more complicated aspects of geometry. Hundreds of figures help illustrate the proofs and rules that are explained. Like many Dover editions, lots of text is crammed onto one page to make the book shorter and more affordable. No practice exercises or reviews are provided, but the rules of geometry are explained with examples in a very straightforward way. 432 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 028151
    ISBN: 9780545052566
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    Parents want their children to be good readers and effective writers, but how do you teach these skills in a way that is engaging for kids? What if you have a reluctant reader or writer in middle school, or even in high school? Literary elements such as character, setting, point of view and theme are not just for college-bound kids to study. All students can improve their reading comprehension with a better understanding of these elements. Authors Michael Smith and Jeff Wilhelm have two goals in this book: 1) to foster a deep appreciation for and understanding of literature, and 2) helping students read as writers, providing them with tools for their own creative writing. Each chapter covers an element listed above with activities and models for your student.

    While this looks like a workbook, it is mostly reading. Parents can read this to help them teach their middle school students, or older kids can read it to teach themselves. It explains the what, why and how of teaching literary elements to students. Plenty of examples demonstrate the points being made. A helpful resource parents and teachers will turn to again and again for literature class. 208 pgs, pb. ~Sara

  • Item #: 008571
    ISBN: 9781557086556
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    Roughly one-third of this reproducible activity book is devoted to describing various types of literature, both fiction and nonfiction. Novels, short stories, myths and fables, biographies/autobiographies, diaries/histories, essays, poetry, and dramatic literature are all covered. This section is followed by a brief review via crossword puzzle. The remainder of the book explores the following literary elements: plot, theme, characterization, setting, mood, conflict, point of view, symbolism, foreshadowing and flashback, personification and hyperbole, irony, simile, metaphor, satire, dialogue, suspense, and poetic devices. A literary review page, this time in matching format, closes the 28-page booklet. Exercises throughout the book present explanations of the constructs and require written student response, ranging from short answers to lists to full paragraph exposition.

  • Item #: 029539
    ISBN: 9781603761987
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    If your visual learner needs to learn and remember the elements of the Periodic Table, this is the perfect product. This deck of cards offers photos of the 118 elements based on Theodore Gray's book The Elements along with a lot of information. These aren't your average flash cards! These 4x4 inch cards are glossy finished heavy cardstock and can stand up to hours of viewing. Along with one card for each of the elements, there are other helpful cards in the set. One card offers an explanation of the Periodic Table and suggested activities for the cards like spelling words using the atomic symbol, element scrabble, go fish, or just as flash cards. Another card tells how to read the element cards with explanations of each item on the card. A third card explains the different arrangements of the Periodic Table – standard, wide form, Scerri standard, and Scerri wide form. 2 cards for Actinides and Lanthanides, and another card which lists the elements according to various properties and is used with one of the activities.

    On the front of each card you will see a beautiful, clear photo of the element, the atomic symbol, atomic number, name, and atomic weight. On the reverse you will find a large amount of information for that particular element – atomic symbol, number, radius in picometers, name, crystal structure, mini electron shell diagram, placement on the Periodic Table, density, melting and boiling point, electronegativity, number of valences, electron shells, and percent found in the universe, earth's crust, oceans, and humans, when it was discovered, and other basic information. A bar graph at the left of the card shows its placement on the density scale, a bar graph on the right shows the temperature range for solid, liquid, and glass states of the element, and the graph at the bottom shows the electron orbital filling order. Wow, that is a lot of information in one compact place, but everything is placed in such a way that the information is easy to read and isn't super overwhelming.

    If you have a student who needs a wonderful visual aid for science, this would be it. They can be used with middle-school age students as well as high school as a helpful reference tool. No one would mind studying the elements when the cards are as interesting and gorgeous as these. - Donna

  • Item #: 056598
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    Sometimes all your budding artist needs is a model to follow and lots of practice. Author and former Walt Disney animation artist Bruce McIntyre covers a lot of drawing tips in a unique, appealing way. Rather than starting at the beginning and running through basic art concepts, here you get a condensed page of hand-drawn illustrations that exemplify the element covered on that page. A short explanation or tip on that element appears at the bottom, and the fun illustrations offer tips themselves through word balloons and signs as part of the drawing. This is not a step-by-step how to guide. The pages look rather like a comic book done in black and white. Each page covers a specific element and the illustrations depict how to use it effectively. Even the titles across the top of each page are visually exciting as they illustrate the element being taught on that page. Over 60 tips are explored and include: grouping, stripes, balance, variety, tilt, shading, sunbursts, texture & more. With the simple explanations and apt illustrations, students will quickly grasp each element and be ready to incorporate it into their own sketches. It is a small book at 5.5 x 8.5" and 61 pp, just right for throwing into a portfolio with a sketchpad! If your student is into illustration, graphic design, cartooning or such, they will appreciate the lessons found here. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062046
    ISBN: 9780753471975
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    Updated and expanded – this new edition introduces your students to even more characters of the Periodic Table (all 118 of them!). Now 192 pages the chapters include Alkali Metals, Alkaline Earth Metals, Transition Elements, Boron Elements, Carbon Elements, Nitrogen Elements, Oxygen Elements, Halogen Elements, Noble Gases, Lanthanoid Elements, Actinoid Elements and the Superheavies (elements 104-112). Each element is represented by a little animated character (much like Anime) and accompanied by that element’s data– symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, color, standard state, density, melting point, boiling point, date of discovery or earliest known use and classification. A summary, written in first person, tells the reader a little more about the element.

    A poster of the Periodic Table is included in the back of the book (perforated for easy removal), and includes the whimsical, animated character for each. This is a fun reference that reminds us that chemistry doesn’t have to be boring and dull; it can also be full of personality! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 060061
    ISBN: 9780545195720
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    Poetry is a perfect avenue for teaching literary elements. They are typically short, allowing you to focus on particular elements without losing sight of the poem as a whole. This book has 12 reproducible lessons, each following the same format. First comes a definition of the literary element and suggestions for introducing it and the poem to your students, a vocabulary box, reading the poem aloud, discussion and activity suggestions, a writing activity and some ideas to extend the lesson. In the back of the book is a glossary of key terms and reproducible activity pages (graphic organizers) to help students understand the literary elements. Terms learned are plot, setting, character, theme, symbolism, metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, mood and poetic patterns. The poems themselves are as varied as the literary elements. Some are quite short, only a couple are longer, but still not more than a page. The subjects have broad appeal and are very well chosen to demonstrate the elements. A ballad called “The Golden Vanity” teaches plot and a short one called “Quilt” demonstrate symbolism, for example. If you are wanting to add poetry and are not sure how, this book walks you through the process in a very user-friendly presentation. 96pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 029583
    ISBN: 9781609964924
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  • Item #: 029584
    ISBN: 9781609964931
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  • Item #: 029585
    ISBN: 9781609964948
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  • Item #: ELMJNL
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    This package includes:

    Elemental Journal (Science Discovery Guide)

    Periodic Table: Elements with Style! Basher Science

    Scholastic Discover More: The Elements

  • Item #: 029545
    ISBN: 9780316390231
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    Are you familiar with the book The Elements by Theodore Gray? It is a beautiful book about the elements of the Periodic Table with photographs that have taken him over 5 years to snap and compile into an informative book for students and curious people of all ages. This calendar is based on that beautiful book, and chooses 12 of the elements to highlight for that year. The calendar is a large 12 x 12 inch format and each month is a 2-page spread with the top page being a large photo of an element in its pure form, the atomic weight, atomic radius, atomic emissions spectrum, informative text about the element, and state of matter and electron filling order graphs at the lower edge. It looks a lot like its square on the Periodic Table. The bottom page is the calendar on which daily squares are large with large numbers for easy viewing, and a couple of smaller pictures of the element in forms we might recognize. My daughter was thrilled when she got this calendar for Christmas, and looks forward to another each year they are published; the perfect calendar for the science people in your family – beautiful and informative. Donna

  • Item #: 066852
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  • Item #: 046886
    ISBN: 9781432900595
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    Chemicals in Action, Elements, Compounds & Mixtures, Classifying Elements, Elements on the Earth, Compounds, Organic Compounds, and Mixtures.

  • Item #: 026148
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  • Item #: 029714
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  • Item #: 000835
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    This durable and useful chart portrays the various families of elements in different colors, with a legend explaining the difference between the element types. The symbol, atomic number, name, atomic mass, and number of electrons in each shell are included for each element. Expanded information about the elements and reproducible activities are included on the back of the chart. 17" x 22".

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  • Item #: 058147
    ISBN: 9781465474049
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