Summarizing I is the first part of our two-part summarizing series. This workbook is designed to build reading comprehension, attention-to-detail, and listening skills. The exercises in this book teach students how to summarize text and edit these summaries for missing information. With enough repetition of the exercises in this book, students should gain automaticity in their attention-to-detail and paraphrasing skills.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Already purchased an Xbox One gaming console? Most Xbox One bundles come with a game included — but when it's time to move on to more, choosing can be hard. That's why we made it easy for your and rounded up some of our top picks. Try one of these favorite Xbox One games for kids.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
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Super Submarines follows the animal crew as they become sailors. Sink below the waves with the crew, explore the ocean depths, and... learn how to navigate with sonar! Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love: periscopes, submersibles, deepsea creatures, and much more!From airplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for children to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures! read more
Mythological Adventures: Dragons will take you on an amazing journey to encounter these legendary creatures.Mythological Adventure...s: Dragons offers a unique learning experience for kids as they get the chance to meet different dragons face-to-face. They'll have fun learning while they encounter Western and Eastern dragons—large and small, gentle and fierce—with vibrant illustrations and fascinating facts. Then, kids can build a diorama of their very own and add to the fantastical world of dragons. - This unique kit includes a book full of colorful illustrations and intriguing facts about dragons, plus 3-D animal models and a diorama with reusable stickers. -Explore the world of dragons and learn everything you need to know about these mythological creatures. Mythological Adventures: Dragons will take you on an amazing journey to discover the secrets of dragon lore. read more
Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does ever...y town need? A good Piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat - albeit one that talks - so although he has the ideas, he needs rats and someone to play the pipe. Who better than the kid to play the pipe? And Dangerous Beans and Peaches. And Hamnpork (who doesn't really like what's been happening since The Change: all a rat leader needs is to be big and stroppy - thinking is just not his thing). Then they arrive in Bad Blintz which is suffering a plague of rats and find there are NO other rats anywhere (though the two resident rat-catchers seem to have plenty of tails to show, at 50 pence each). Someone else has ideas, and Maurice is not pleased... read more
Summarizing II is the second part of our two-part summarizing series. The exercises in this book follow the same structure as the ...exercises in Summarizing I, using passages at a more advanced level. Students learn to summarize more advanced text and edit these summaries for missing information. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Highlighting I, is the first part of our three-part highlighting series. The workbook is designed to... build reading comprehension and active reading skills. Students learn to identify three important elements when reading: the topic, main idea, and important details. This workbook focuses on the pictorial level, teaching students how to find and highlight the topic, main idea, and important details so that they can later identify these elements in varying levels of text. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Webbing, is the first part of our three-part Note Taking series.
Simple Paragraphs is the first part of our three-part expository writing series. In this workbook, students learn how to brainstor...m, write, and self-check simple paragraphs using a systematic approach. Students learn how to organize and develop these simple paragraphs, which are composed of a topic sentence, three detail sentences, and a conclusion sentence. They are taught how to write example, process, reason, and compare/contrast simple paragraphs in an organized format. Students learn to self-check their paragraphs for Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling (COPS). read more
The Strategies for Study Success Teacher s Manual gives teachers guidelines for how to teach and implement the strategies in the e...ntire workbook series. Answers to all questions from the books are provided. read more
Visualizing Text helps students build reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Learning to visualize text is an importa...nt study skills strategy for academic success. Many students with strong reading comprehension sills automatically visualize as they read. Most students, however, need this strategy systematically taught to them. By practicing the step-by-step, picture-by-picture exercises in this workbook, students learn how to visualize and process information that they read and hear. read more
Extended Paragraphs is the second part of our three-part expository writing series. In this workbook, students learn how to brains...torm, write, and self-check extended paragraphs using a systematic approach. Students learn how to extend their simple paragraph into an extended paragraph, containing nine additional supporting details. They are taught how to write example, process, reason, and compare/contrast extended paragraphs in an organized format. Students learn to self-check their paragraphs for Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling (COPS). read more
In this multi-sensory workbook, students learn how to express their thoughts in the form of well-written sentences. They first lea...rn to differentiate between a complete and incomplete thought. Then they learn the parts of a sentence and different types of sentences, as well as how to expand sentences and write compound sentences. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Executive Functioning, helps students build their executive functioning skills, including time manag...ement, following multi-step directions, managing their homework, and improving their organization. With this workbook, students will complete a series of practice exercises to build their fundamental executive functioning skills and will learn to tackle academic tasks in an organized, more efficient manner. read more
Strategies for Study Success, Highlighting II, is the second part of our three-part highlighting series. This workbook helps stude...nts build reading comprehension and active reading skills using passages with basic text. This workbook begins at the pictorial level and proceeds to passages with basic text, teaching students how to find and highlight the topic, main idea, and important details of various passages. read more
Five Paragraph Essays is the third part of our three-part expository writing series. In this workbook, students learn how to brain...storm, write, and self-check five paragraph essays. Students learn how to develop well-organized essays using a step-by-step, systematic approach. They are given extensive practice structuring each part of the essay, including the introduction paragraph (composed of the Opening, Lead-in, and Thesis Statement), three body paragraphs, and the conclusion paragraph. Students learn to self-check their essays for Capitalization, Tense, Organization, Punctuation, and Spelling (CTOPS). By the end of this book, students should develop mastery in organizing and developing well-written five paragraph essays. read more
Column-Style Note Taking is the second part of our three-part Note Taking series.
Guided reading is wonderful in theory, but how do you manage it? In this practical resource, two veteran teachers provide a step-b...y-step guide to guided reading, sharing their lesson plans, management strategies, and assessment tools. They show you how to manage flexible groups, match books to student needs, incorporate phonics, and use assessment to inform instruction. Transcripts of guiding reading sessions and lots of teacher prompts show exactly how guided reading can work for you. Also included is a list of over 650 book titles leveled by reading stage and by Reading Recovery levels. For use with Grades K-3. read more
Inclusion Strategies for Young Children
"I Read It, but I Don't Get It" is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehe...nsion skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humor about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement-from those who have mastered the art of "fake reading" to college-bound juniors and seniors who struggle with the different demands of content-area textbooks and novels. Enter Cris' classroom, a place where students are continually learning new strategies for tackling difficult text. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area. The book features: anecdotes in each chapter about real kids with real universal problems. You will identify with these adolescents and will see how these problems can be solved;a thoughtful explanation of current theories of comprehension instruction and how they might be adapted for use with adolescents;a What Works section in each of the last seven chapters that offers simple ideas you can immediately employ in your classroom. The suggestions can be used in a variety of content areas and grade levels(6-12);teaching tips and ideas that benefit struggling readers as well as proficient and advanced readers;appendixes with reproducible materials that you can use in your classroom, including coding sheets, double entry diaries, and comprehension constructors. In a time when students need increasingly sophisticated reading skills, this book will provide support for teachers who want to incorporate comprehension instruction into their daily lesson plans without sacrificing content knowledge. read more
The purpose of the Strategies for Teaching series is to help music teachers implement the K-12 National Music Education Standards ...and M.E.N.C.'s Prekindergarten Standards. Hundreds of music teachers across the country participated in this project, the largest such participation in an M.E.N.C. publishing endeavor. Each publication focuses on a specific curricular area and a particular level. Each includes teaching strategies based on the content and achievement standards, a preface and an introduction, and a resource list. read more
The first player to place their Sphere on the Bullseye is the winner. How hard can that be? Well, you got one, two or three oppone...nts trying to stop you and take you out of the game. In your corner you have 10 character pieces to be your soldiers on the board, to eliminate the opponents' pieces to support your own. If you think this does not sound hard enough, add a Red Zone where any player can change the conditions of the game. Geometry Strategy is the board game for tactic players, an exciting, highly-invigorating mix of the thought, luck and strategy board game. It's the game where you will never have the same game to play, ever. read more
The 17th Century Was Not an Easy Time to be a Farmer. A game for 1-4 players ages 12 and up; play time is 30 minutes per player. A...mazing replay value. The Agricola base game is a revised edition of Uwe Rosenberg’s celebrated classic. The game is designed for 1-4 players, features improved all-wood components and a card selection from the base game as well as its expansions, revised and updated for this edition. Players begin the game with two family members and can grow their families over the course of the game. This allows them more actions but remember you have to grow more food to feed your family as it grows! Feeding your family is a special kind of challenge and players will plant grain and vegetables while supplementing their food supply with sheep, wild boar and cattle. Guide your family to wealth, health and prosperity and you will win the game. read more
Being harmonious combo of monkey king riding on dragon, Zodiac Monkey and Dragon are together creating propitious flowing water th...at is extremely beneficial for one's career and business.Monkey King is also known as Sun WuKong in China. He is the main character in the novel Jouney to the West which is one of the four famous classic novels in China. In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone and gains super powers through Taoist pratices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under the Five-finger Mountain by Sakyamuni Buddha, he later accompanies the Monk TangZeng on a jouney to retrieve the Buddist sutras from India.Monkey King is the skilled fighter who has powers to transform herself to any other objects, such as tree, house, animals. He also knows spells that can command wind, part water, conjure protective circles against demons, and freeze humans, demons, and gods alike. He has specia eyes (huoyan jingjing) that can recognize ghost or evils whatever how those ghost or evils change themselves to others (from wikipedia.org).Monkey King represents strength and loyal. He is the worrier who can expel ghost or evil and safeguard people. Displaying him at home/office can dismiss evil thing.Display this feng shui monkey on dragon statue in the southeast in 2016 to stimulate the prosperity and career fortune. The statue of Monkey King on Dragon is made of alloy. It can be opened from the base for storing wishing note or small coins. The dimension of it is approx. 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 5 1/4". read more
Discover the Secrets of Science Fair Success with This EssentialGuide . . .Written by a science fair judge and an international sc...ience fairwinner, this must-have resource is packed with strategies andpointers for putting together a winning science fair project. Hereyou'll get the nitty-gritty on a wide variety of topics, from thefundamentals of the science fair process to the last-minute detailsof polishing your presentation, including:* Choosing the right project for you * Doing research and taking notes* Using the scientific method* Writing up procedures, data, and conclusions* Creating eye-catching backboards* Handling pre-contest jitters* Dealing with difficult judges* and much more With insider tips, checklists, and solid advice from people who'vebeen there, Strategies for Winning Science Fair Projects is the oneguide you'll need for science fair season and beyond. read more
Blind accessible game with tactile piecesGet 3 pegs in a row and remove opponent’s pegFirst player with only 2 pegs left losesAll ...wooden game with smooth stained finishMeasures 5.125” square x 1.625” highThe object of Strategy is to place three pegs of your color in a continuous line, while preventing your opponent from doing the same. Each time you get three in a row, you remove one of your opponent's pegs from the board. The first player with only two pegs left loses. For two players. Pegs are color-coded (nine each of two colors) and half have tactile markings on top, making the game accessible to blind players. Includes wooden game board/storage box and 18 pegs. All pieces have a smooth stained finish. Measurements: 5.125" square x 1.625" high. Weight: 7.3 oz. read more
Have you ever wanted to drive a race car? This new edition of 'Race Cars' looks at how the fastest cars on the track are designed,... built, and driven. Lined up for inspection are the V8 NASCAR stock cars, the Audi R10 Le Mans sports car, the caged-in supercharged Top Fuel Dragsters. Take a closer look at the McLaren MP4-22 and what its Formula 1 team does to keep it on top. Start your engines. The revised and updated 'Designed for Success' series shows how designers create the very best cars, planes, motorcycles, and other exciting vehicles. It explains the many design challenges that designers and engineers must overcome and the factors they must take into account, such as materials, cost, and new technology. read more