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  • Item #: 034322
    ISBN: 9780825151040
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    What does it mean to badger someone? To bail out? To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth? To get a dose of one's own medicine? We have all of these sayings in the English language, and we use them everyday, but have you ever thought about what they really mean? Don't most of them sound kind of silly? This book is great for class discussion and is divided into 9 different categories of idioms: animal, business, body, clothes, color, food, medical, money, and number. Daily Warm-Ups can be used at the very beginning of class to get students into learning mode, near the end of class to make good educational use of the transitional time, in the middle of class to shift gears between lessons, or whenever else you have unused minutes.
  • Item #: 031896
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  • Item #: 028214
    ISBN: 9780881603170
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    Often students learn literary terms only within the larger realm of a reading program, where they are brought to light when a particular piece illustrates the meaning of that term well, and then it is again shadowed behind the other activities of comprehension, determining meaning, and interpreting symbolism. If you'd like to work in some lessons exclusively on these terms before encountering them, this makes a great supplement to define these terms and give students practice before they are expected to understand and use these in high school. Each lesson focuses on one of 40 literary terms and gives a definition, examples from literature, provides questions based on the examples, and then includes several written exercises for students to try their hand exploring and using the terms. The activities are a nice mix of short answer questions, writing activities, matching, interpreting, listing, and more to give students great practice both identifying and using each term. The literary terms included here include figurative language (denotation/connotation, idiom, personification, symbol), poetic language (parallelism, rhyme, rhythm, assonance/consonance), and literary techniques (allusion, conflict, flashback, genre, irony, mood/tone, satire, stream of consciousness) and too many more to list! Very well done. 136 pgs. - Jess

  • Item #: 053079
    ISBN: 9781939814678
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    Story Starters; poems; dialogue; idioms; showing emotion; effective endings; compare and contrast graphic organizer; introductions; bullying; protecting our planet; and more.

  • Item #: 044316
    ISBN: 9781438010427
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    Expand and improve your vocabulary in just 15 minutes a day with Barron's! For nearly 40 years, this best-selling book has helped countless students (and adults) learn new vocabulary words to assist in their studies, college entrance exams, and overall reading comprehension. This book contains 46 weeks (plus two bonus weeks) of "lessons," with each week containing five daily lessons. These lessons introduce five new vocabulary words that students learn by reading a brief passage, completing sample sentences, and matching each word to its definition. An idiom is introduced at the bottom of each lesson page as well (briefly defined, with a sample sentence). Each daily vocabulary lesson is only one page, and the exercises are fun, interesting and bite-sized. The book contains a variety of review exercises to test prior words studied, and the end of the book has a multiple-choice Final Review Test as well as pages containing real-life quotes that use the vocabulary words. Index and answer key included, 400 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 023104
    ISBN: 9781937032142
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    Covers ellipses, more plurals, more commas, appositive phrases, conjunctions, poetic meter, idioms, nouns, transitive and intransitive verbs, direct quotes, writing numbers, compound subjects, conjugation of verbs, regular and irregular verbs, usage quirks, and progressive tenses.
  • Item #: 006453
    ISBN: 9781629384658
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    Covers identifying key vocabulary terms, main ideas and detailed descriptions, summarizing and sequencing, cause and effect relationships, separating fact from fiction, informational text elements, dialogue and idioms, symbolism and character development, as well as genre featuring myth and historical fiction.

  • Item #: 038812
    ISBN: 9781425833145
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  • Item #: 012586
    ISBN: 9780877798071
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    This hardcover dictionary boasts 165,000 entries and over 225,000 definitions. Detailed symbols show the most common pronunciations as well as acceptable variants. It also includes more than 40,000 usage examples, over 700 illustrations, diagrams and informative tables, and a coverage of 7500 phrases and idioms that clarifies meanings and illustrates common use. Synonym paragraphs explain different shades of meaning between words, and usage paragraphs provides guidelines for words with confused or disputed usage. Twenty-four "miscellaneous pages" in the back include a handbook of style, index, forms of address, and more. As we have had some complaints from customers, please be aware that this volume does contain some inappropriate language. 1624 pgs; almost 2" thick.

  • Item #: 069972
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  • Item #: 067815
    ISBN: 9780545850384
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  • Item #: 067814
    ISBN: 9780545850377
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  • Item #: 067813
    ISBN: 9780545850360
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  • Item #: 067812
    ISBN: 9780545850353
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  • Item #: 067811
    ISBN: 9780545850346
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  • Item #: 067810
    ISBN: 9780545850339
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  • Item #: 065956
    ISBN: 9781428438484
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    Teacher Book provides lesson objectives, materials, application and practice, and a weekly vocabulary routine (to define, demonstrate and apply). Additional Teacher Resources include a comprehensive word list, morphological elements and generative words, general academic words, and lists of words that are subject specific in Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math and 60 pages of differentiated learning options for helping struggling, not native speakers and advanced readers.  Meets current Common Core National Standards. 225pp

  • Item #: 065955
    ISBN: 9781428438477
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    The Teacher Book provides lesson objectives, materials, application and practice, and a weekly vocabulary routine (to define, demonstrate and apply). Additional Teacher Resources include a comprehensive word list, morphological elements and generative words, general academic words, and lists of words that are subject specific in Science, Social Studies, ELA and Math and 60 pages of differentiated learning options for helping struggling, not native speakers and advanced readers. 225pp. 

  • Item #: 062300
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    If you’ve considered purchasing the larger Word Teaser Word Puzzle set (#044855), this set is a great option to try first. A clever way to learn and review vocabulary words—and just have good family discussions. This is a mini deck with 50 cards (rather than 150 in the larger). One side contains the question; the opposite side defines the word, shares the part of speech, the antonym and also the equivalent word in Spanish. Rather than just asking players to define a word, a “discussion starter” includes the vocabulary word: “Who is the most generous person you know?” “What are two foods you might combine to form an unusual sandwich?” Cards are 2 ½” x 3 ½” and come in a storage box. For 2 or more players. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 061448
    ISBN: 9780062423474
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    Enjoy this boked set of Amelia Bedelia chapter books #5-#8. Story titles include Amelia Bedelia Shapes Up, Cleans Up, Sets Sail, and Dances Off. These are the 2013 editions of her stories, not the original I Can Read stories from the 1960s-80s. Includes a sheet of 60 stickers for added fun. – Laura

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  • Item #: 061447
    ISBN: 9780062209696
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  • Item #: 059447
    ISBN: 9781483816463
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    Grade 5 adds synonyms & antonyms; idioms; combining sentences; paragraph types; and writing letters.

  • Item #: 057516
    ISBN: 9781411470828
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  • Item #: 056129
    ISBN: 9781465408495
    Retail: $19.95
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    In today's world of emails, texts and instant messaging, the use of proper language and communication skills is quickly being devalued and forgotten. However, whether realized or not, future employers, colleges, and even spouses will evaluate our young people on their ability to communicate clearly and effectively. This step-by-step, visual guide may be the perfect tool for teaching or re-teaching valuable language arts skills that produce skilled communicators. Covering the four core English Language Arts subjects-Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling and Communication Skills, this well-organized resource is visually appealing and clearly written. In the grammar section, students will review the purpose of grammar and parts of speech, as well as commonly misused words, negatives, idioms, analogies, figures of speech, colloquialisms, slang and much more. The punctuation section provides review of common punctuation signs as well as appropriate use of bullet points, numbers/dates, asterisks, italics and much more, including a brief look at the alternative use of other punctuation with Twitter®. Spelling covers alphabetical order. syllables, roots, prefixes and suffixes, homonyms, homophones, British and American spellings plus much more. The final section, Communication Skills, covers effective communication, paragraphing, layout, writing skills necessary for letters/ emails and the web, as well as writing essays and speeches. A final section offers a thorough reference guide for quick answers to common writing dilemmas. Interesting tidbits are scattered throughout. Personally, the discussion of how our language has changed intrigued me. For instance, decades ago I was taught the possessive of a word ending with "s" was "apostrophe," but it is more commonly accepted now to use "s apostrophe s"--compare "Jess' to Jess's" car. That is just the tip of the helpful information in this great resource. This would make a perfect supplement for media-saturated students or one who has shutdown from the monotony of endless drilling and diagramming. 256 pgs, sc. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 051451
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    Alphabetizing and dictionary skills, word meaning and origins, and recognizing root words. Fourth graders identify antonyms, synonyms, idioms, and heteronyms as well as learn prefixes and suffixes. They also begin to use thesaurus. Students analyze literature, its themes, plots, and characters. They also learn to distinguish between different literature forms: fables, fantasy, legends and myths. Grammar skills such as organization of simple and compound sentences, applying regular and irregular verbs, appositives and participial phrases are practiced. Students also demonstrate writing ability, making paragraphs, writing a dialogue and giving a speech.

  • 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 #: 045101
    ISBN: 9780071768733
    Retail: $19.00
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    This is a grammar workbook for 2nd and 3rd year Spanish students. It includes explanations and exercises to complete right in the book and would make a good writing supplement to Rosetta Stone L2 and L3. In addition to the direct grammar instruction, there are reading passages to improve your vocabulary and see the grammar rules used in context. The book has 3 parts. The 1st part reviews the present tense and uses of ser and estar, the preterite, imperfect, progressive and subjunctive tenses plus commands (imperative.) The 2nd part goes in depth on nouns, articles, adjectives, pronouns, and the present and past perfect tenses. The 3rd part covers the future, conditional, past subjunctive and idioms. McGraw Hill, answers in the back, sc, 7.5" x 9", 296pp. ~Sara

  • Item #: 040264
    ISBN: 9781587762529
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    Using classic and some modern literature as examples, this book introduces and reinforces literary techniques. The following literary terms/techniques are covered: connotation, dialogue, dialect, imagery, idiom, simile, metaphor, allusion, personification, hyperbole, understatement, irony, sarcasm, oxymoron, paradox, symbol, pun, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Each term is defined and then one or more examples are given in the form of excerpts from classic/modern literature. Simple exercises then have students identify, explain, or use the technique. For example, when discussing idioms, the book defines it, gives three examples from Anne of Green Gables, and then includes four excerpts (one from Treasure Island and three from Little Women) that have idioms in them. The idioms are bolded in the sentence and students must write what the idiom means in standard English. Most literary devices receive 2-3 pages of examples and exercises. The end of the book has a few exercises that review all the topics covered in the book, along with a glossary of literary terms and an answer key. Inviting reviews, examples, and exercises make this a great resource for teaching literary devices. Reproducible, 80 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 038683
    ISBN: 9781586096656
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  • Item #: 038670
    ISBN: 9781586096649
    Retail: $21.99
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