eBook Help Your Kids with Language Arts, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465417451
  • ISBN-13: 9781465417459
  • DDC: 371.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework! The perfect guide for parents who want to assist their children with schoolwork, Help Your Kids with Language Arts is designed to make all facets of studying the English language easy and interesting. Presenting the ins and outs of English in a clear, visual, and accessible style, Help Your Kids with Language Arts covers everything from the basic concepts of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and communication skills to some of the more challenging ideas that face students today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Foreword.
Contents.
1: Why Learn the Rules?.
2: Spoken and Written Language.
3: English Around the World.
4: Grammar.
5: The purpose of grammar.
6: Parts of speech.
7: Nouns.
8: Plurals.
9: Adjectives.
10: Comparatives and superlatives.
11: Article.
12: Determiners.
13: Pronouns.
14: Number and gender.
15: Verbs.
16: Adverbs.
17: Simple tenses.
18: Perfect and continuous tenses.
19: Participles.
20: Auxiliary verbs.
21: Irregular verbs.
22: Verb agreement.
23: Voices and moods.
24: Phrasal verbs.
25: Conjunctions.
26: Prepositions.
27: Interjections.
28: Phrases.
29: Clauses.
30: Sentences.
31: Compound sentences.
32: Complex sentences.
33: Using clauses correctly.
34: Managing modifiers.
35: Commonly misused words.
36: Negatives.
37: Relative clauses.
38: Idioms, analogies, and figures of speech.
39: Colloquialisms and slang.
40: Direct and indirect speech.
41: Punctuation.
42: What is punctuation?.
43: Periods and ellipses.
44: Commas.
45: Other uses of commas.
46: Semicolons.
47: Colons.
48: Apostrophes.
49: Hyphens.
50: Quotation marks.
51: Question marks.
52: Exclamation points.
53: Parentheses and dashes.
54: Bullet points.
55: Numbers, dates, and time.
56: Other punctuation.
57: Italics.
58: Spelling.
59: Why learn to spell?.
60: Alphabetical 0rder.
61: Vowel sounds.
62: Consonant sounds.
63: Syllables.
64: Morphemes.
65: Understanding English irregularities.
66: Roots.
67: Prefixes and suffixes.
68: Hard and soft letter sounds.
69: Words ending in -e or -y.
70: Words ending in -tion, -sion, or -ssion.
71: Words ending in -able or -ible.
72: Words ending in -le, -el, -al, or -ol.
73: Single and double consonant words.
74: The “i before e except after c” rule.
75: Capital letters.
76: Silent letters.
77: Compound words.
78: Irregular word spellings.
79: Homonyms, homophones, and homographs.
80: Confusing words.
81: Other confusing words.
82: Abbreviations.
83: British and American spellings.
84: More British and American spellings.
85: Communication Skills.
86: Effective communication.
87: Picking the right words.
88: Making sentences interesting.
89: Planning and research.
90: Paragraphing.
91: Genre, purpose, and audience.
92: Reading and commenting on texts.
93: Layout and presentational features.
94: Writing to inform.
95: Newspaper articles.
96: Letters and e-mails.
97: Writing to influence.
98: Writing to explain or advise.
99: Writing to analyze or review.
100: Writing to describe.
101: Writing from personal experience.
102: Writing a narrative.
103: Writing for the Web.
104: Writing a script.
105: Re-creations.
106: Checking and editing.
107: The spoken word.
108: Debates and role plays.
109: Writing a speech.
110: Presentation skills.
111: Reference.
112: Grammar reference.
113: Punctuation reference.
114: Spelling reference.
115: Communication skills reference.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.