Elementary Language Arts, Literature, and Humanities Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625134886
  • ISBN-13: 9781625134882
  • Grade Level Range: Pre K - 6th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Providing important support to elementary language arts and reading subjects, this collection familiarizes youngsters with the basics of oral and written language while also introducing students in the elementary grades to various genres and text types, ranging from fables and folktales to songs, plays, and technical text. Additional titles in the collection offer essential guidance to help students access various kinds of resources for research, including a database, dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia.

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What Is a Fable?  (ISBN-10: 1622752015 | ISBN-13: 9781622752010)

With bright photographs and illustrations, this volume explains the concept of a fable—defining the genre, detailing its characteristics, and reproducing some of the most famous examples of these stories from cultures around the world. Included in the Common Core Reading standards, the fable is an irrefutably fundamental genre that allows young readers to learn universal morals by using animals to teach them important lessons. After learning all about fables, a hands-on, guided activity at the end helps readers go through the steps necessary to write their very own.

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What Is a Fairy Tale?  (ISBN-10: 1622752163 | ISBN-13: 9781622752164)

Fairy tales have existed in every culture around the world, teaching children stories of characters in imaginary worlds who undergo hardship but learn to overcome their difficult circumstances. This compelling book covers the basic components that make up fairy tales, as well as the purpose these fantastic tales serve in culture. Some of the most famous fairy tales are retold in varying versions, unique to different cultures, followed by activities that help readers identify what these tales share in common and what sets them apart. After learning the key elements of fairy tales, readers are given a step-by-step guide to plan out their own magical characters, setting, and plot.

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What Is a Folktale?  (ISBN-10: 1622752112 | ISBN-13: 9781622752119)

This enchanting book delves into the history of folktales, or stories made up by peoples around the world to teach important values to their children. Traditional folktales from a variety of Native American communities and distant countries such as India and Botswana are all presented to show the commonalities shared by such diverse cultures in their classic stories. Artwork and paintings illustrate the tales, while textboxes explain important terms that are also defined in the glossary. As a part of the Common Core standards, understanding folktales is an essential skill for students—one they can develop with the help of the narrative and examples herein.

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What Is a Legend?  (ISBN-10: 1622752066 | ISBN-13: 9781622752065)

Legends are riveting tales that are based on real events, but exaggerated so that they are not completely true. In this book, readers will learn the most important aspects of what defines a legend, as well as how to tell fact from fiction in these semi-historical tales. Famous legends, such as those of Robin Hood and El Dorado, are presented in abridged versions that help anybody identify what various legends have in common and what is unique to the culture where the tale originated. Well-known classics are paired up with legends from various other cultures, including the Native American tribes of the Americas, encouraging readers to open their minds to stories from all around the globe.

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What Is a Myth?  (ISBN-10: 1622751965 | ISBN-13: 9781622751969)

Every culture in human history has created its own myths to describe how the natural world works. These stories that explain the cultural lessons, values, and religious beliefs of a specific group of people are a prime component of the Common Core Reading standards for grade levels 2 and 3, and within this book some of the best-known myths are reproduced in a way that readers can grasp and interpret their meanings. Norse, Egyptian, and Chinese myths are among those included—each told in a way that prompts cross-cultural comparisons and awakens an interest in exploring more myths.

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What Is a Poem?  (ISBN-10: 1622752252 | ISBN-13: 9781622752256)

Included in the Common Core standards, poetry was one of the earliest genres of literature and remains one of the most important today. Rhythm, word stress, and the other central elements of poetry are explained, as well as themes that are common in this sensory-based form of writing. Many examples of short poems are featured, including samples of the haiku form that originated in Japan or the Irish limerick known for incorporating humor, among others. After reading this guide, readers will feel confident in understanding many types of poems and may even try writing some verses of their own!

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Me  (ISBN-10: 1625134061 | ISBN-13: 9781625134066)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Me and You  (ISBN-10: 162513407X | ISBN-13: 9781625134073)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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People and Places  (ISBN-10: 1625134088 | ISBN-13: 9781625134080)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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The World Around Us  (ISBN-10: 1625134096 | ISBN-13: 9781625134097)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Animals  (ISBN-10: 162513410X | ISBN-13: 9781625134103)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Colors  (ISBN-10: 1625134118 | ISBN-13: 9781625134110)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Shapes  (ISBN-10: 1625134126 | ISBN-13: 9781625134127)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Sounds  (ISBN-10: 1625134134 | ISBN-13: 9781625134134)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Words  (ISBN-10: 1625134142 | ISBN-13: 9781625134141)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Numbers  (ISBN-10: 1625134150 | ISBN-13: 9781625134158)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Time  (ISBN-10: 1625134169 | ISBN-13: 9781625134165)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Just for Fun  (ISBN-10: 1625134177 | ISBN-13: 9781625134172)

This colorful, illustrated title is part of a "concepts and values" set of books geared towards pre-readers and early readers. The title introduces children to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles.

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Britannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set)  (ISBN-10: 1625131720 | ISBN-13: 9781625131720)

Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2015, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student Encyclopedia is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.

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How Do I Use a Database?  (ISBN-10: 1622753755 | ISBN-13: 9781622753758)

A database is something that most students use every day, yet they may be in the dark when it comes to understanding how one works. Understanding the mechanics behind computer databases is likely to help them better put the technology to good use. The information compiled in this book sheds light on the types of databases, as well as how they organize, store, and retrieve information. Readers are also guided through an activity that gives them hands-on experience, putting what they've learned through the text to the test.

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How Do I Use a Dictionary?  (ISBN-10: 1622753461 | ISBN-13: 9781622753468)

This engaging narrative introduces readers to the world of words and their meanings. Students learn that they can determine the subject of speech a word is and often the synonyms and antonyms for the words. The volume describes the different types of dictionaries, how they are compiled and organized, what pronunciation symbols and accents mean, and what abbreviations represent. Word Workers and vocabulary boxes explain well-known lexicographers and important words to know. Readers practice their dictionary skills in an activity section.

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How Do I Use a Library?  (ISBN-10: 1622753801 | ISBN-13: 9781622753802)

Amidst the labyrinthine collection of books where readers and researchers can lose themselves for hours, libraries also host a wealth of digital resources; allow visitors to check out movies, music, and video games; and organize talks, story times, and much more. This lively volume helps readers navigate the physical and digital bookshelves of libraries, explaining the various types of libraries and breaking down how to use library catalogues and classification systems. Readers are then guided through a short research project, encouraging them to connect information from multiple sources in line with Common Core requirements.

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How Do I Use a Thesaurus?  (ISBN-10: 1622753704 | ISBN-13: 9781622753703)

The greatest remedy for writer's block--and an effective way to expand one's vocabulary--is the use of the writer's go-to resource: a thesaurus. Thesauri are easier to use than ever before, thanks to numerous online options that complement traditional print editions. Readers will not only discover how to zero in on just the right word for the occasion, but they will also learn how to identify parts of speech, related words, and the fine distinctions among words. This is an indispensible guide to mastering the most important tool of a wordsmith.

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How Do I Use an Atlas?  (ISBN-10: 1622753429 | ISBN-13: 9781622753420)

Cell phones and GPS gadgets abound, but there is no substitute for learning the tried and true method of using an atlas. In this concise volume, readers learn how atlases came to exist and how they have evolved over the years. Exercises and fact boxes throughout the book engage readers in hands-on activities to familiarize them with using an atlas and its features. This instructive volume supports Common Core Standards (such as using glossaries and indexes, interpreting charts, and drawing on information from multiple sources) with content that encourages and inspires thinking, reading, and discussion.

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How Do I Use an Encyclopedia?  (ISBN-10: 1622753852 | ISBN-13: 9781622753857)

A welcome edition for the digital age, this volume teaches young people how to do encyclopedia research in the traditional sense. Readers learn the basics of how to use an encylopedia, how to search for information both offline and online, and how to utilize their findings in school projects. They also learn how to do online research, and search tips and information on online citations are given. Finally, this volume lets readers test their research skills. Following the Common Core curriculum standards for preparing readers to use online tools and resources, this resource is a bridge to the digital age for young learners.

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What Is Nonfiction?  (ISBN-10: 1622756592 | ISBN-13: 9781622756599)

What Is Nonfiction? explains to young readers the difference between fiction and nonfiction works with clear and engaging examples of nonfiction in action. Aimed at students in grades 2-5, the guide includes excerpts from and comparisons between essays, reports and more.

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What Is Fiction?  (ISBN-10: 1622756630 | ISBN-13: 9781622756636)

What Is Fiction? explains what constitutes a work of fiction for young readers. Aimed at students in grades 2-5, the instructive volume includes excerpts from famous authors, comparing and contrasting their styles, and highlighting some of the prominent features in their works.

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What Is a Song?  (ISBN-10: 1622756673 | ISBN-13: 9781622756674)

What Is a Song? teaches young readers about the many different kinds of songs around the world and throughout history. Targeted for grades 2-5, the book includes a step-by-step process to allow students to write their own songs.

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What Is a Play?  (ISBN-10: 1622756711 | ISBN-13: 9781622756711)

What Is a Play? is geared towards students in grades 2-5 and teaches them how to write and perform their own plays. The guide includes excerpts from famous and not-so-famous plays to educate, inspire and entertain young readers.

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What Is a Technical Text?  (ISBN-10: 1622756754 | ISBN-13: 9781622756759)

What Is a Technical Text? introduces students in grades 2-5 to technical texts and their uses. Students learn about the purposes and types of technical texts, and actually analyze sample texts.

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