Supports Common Core State Standards.
Barron's popular "Painless Series " of study guides for middle school and high school students offer a lighthearted, often humorous approach to their subjects, transforming details that might once have seemed boring or difficult into a series of interesting and mentally challenging ideas. Most titles in the series feature many fun-to-solve "Brain Tickler" problems with answers at the end of each chapter.
Ancient Latin and Greek live on in the words we speak every day. Introduce your students to the fun and challenge of word genealogy with Words on the Vine, a 36-unit vocabulary program based on common Latin and Greek roots that will provide you with a framework for an entire school year. Each unit introduces 10 related words and shows how their definitions can be traced back to a common meaning. Students first examine each word in context to understand its correct usage. Then they have the opportunity to put the words to work for themselves in creative and challenging assignments. Each unit provides easy-to-remember visual clues, fun-to-read usage examples, and hand-on activities.
Thousands of fascinating entries, definitions, photographs and pictures make this dictionary essential reference for readers, writers and curious minds of all ages.
Organised like a traditional dictionary from A to Z, clear descriptions and examples explain and illustrate everything from Astronaut to Zoo. Perfect for building your child's understanding of language and improving their spelling and grammar.
Packed with special full-page features on major subjects and developed in close consultation with experts in children's language teaching, this is the ultimate reference tool for your child.
Supports Common Core State Standards.
Large initial letters are displayed in bright colors to begin each alphabetical entry, and a colorful alphabet header runs across the top of every page. These are useful navigation tools for young children as they learn to recognize letters and understand alphabetical order. The carefully chosen photographs and illustrations are visual clues to each word, helpful for children learning to read. The grid design is easy to follow and accessible, with bold entry words encouraging picture-and-word association. The clear text is perfect for parents to read aloud or for beginner readers to read themselves. The book starts with parents' notes that explain the best way for children to use the dictionary, and ends with fun games that help children practice their alphabet, spelling, word recognition, and dictionary skills.
This comprehensive workbook doesn’t stop with focused practice–it encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 6 includes an answer key and a supplemental Writer’s Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
Don’t let your child’s spelling skills depend on spellcheck and autocorrect. Make sure they have the knowledge and skills to choose, apply, and spell words with confidence–and without assistance from digital sources. Complete with a speller’s dictionary, a proofreader’s guide, and an answer key, Spectrum Spelling offers the perfect way to help children strengthen this important language arts skill.
This comprehensive workbook doesn’t stop with focused practice–it encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 2 includes an answer key and a supplemental Writer’s Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
Spectrum Reading will help your child improve their reading habits and strengthen their ability to understand and analyze text. This best-selling series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it is carefully designed to be both effective and engaging—the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.