Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day

180 Reproducible Cartoons That Help Kids Build a Robust and Prodigious Vocabulary
Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439517690
Category: Education
Page: 96
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Use vocabulary cartoons to boost students' reading, writing, and test-taking skills.

Vocabulary Cartoons

Building an Educated Vocabulary With Visual Mnemonics
Author: Max Burchers,Bryan Burchers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780965242271
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 250
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Collects cartoons and rhyming phrases designed to improve vocabulary.

Vocabulary Cartoons, SAT Word Power

Learn Hundreds of SAT Words with Easy Memory Techniques
Author: Bryan Burchers,Sam Burchers Jr.,Sam Burchers III
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1939389100
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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"My students made six times more As...why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" - Melissa Skinner, High School English Teacher No longer do students have to try to memorize long boring vocabulary lists by using archaic rote memory techniques. Vocabulary Cartoons makes learning vocabulary fun and easy by using brain-friendly memory aids in the form of visual and rhyming mnemonics. A mnemonic is a device used to improve memory. It helps you remember something by associating it with something you already know. Mnemonic devices have been used in many forms including keywords, acronyms, rhymes, poems, songs and visual aids. For example, you may remember this mnemonic from grade school, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two." This helps you remember when Chistopher Columbus discovered America. Vocabulary Cartoons incorporates a visual and rhyming mnemonic for every vocabulary word. Students learned 72% more words with 90% retention in actual school tests. This book is a must for visual learners, ADD, ESE and all college bound students. Excellent teaching resource for improving standardized test scores like the common core, SAT, and ACT. All 290 words found in this book are taken from SAT and ACT word lists and after every ten words there is a matching and fill-in-the-blank review quiz. Recommended for 7th - 12th grade students.

Quick Nonfiction Writing Activities That Really Work!


Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545048743
Category: Education
Page: 80
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Developed by a widely published writer and humorist, these 15-minute reproducible activities teach key nonfiction writing skills—and have major kid appeal! Activities cover all the essentials, including finding and developing a topic, describing vividly, using quotations, organizing ideas effectively, strengthening sentence structure, and many more. For use with Grades 4–6.

Vocabulary Word of the Day

180 Wonderful Words with Quick and Creative Activities That Expand Kids' Vocabularies, Enrich Writing, and Boost Test Scores
Author: Martin Lee,Marcia Miller
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439077491
Category: Education
Page: 80
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As ex-drug baron Bazza Mackenzie runs for parliament, ex-cop Paul Winter knows that his time with Bazza must, at whatever cost, come to an end, in the 12th in this highly acclaimed series of police procedurals DI Faraday is gone and the police are left reeling. As his boss attempts to limit any possible PR damage, his one time shadow on the force, ex-DC Winter, is ever more concerned that he may have made the biggest mistake of his life throwing in his lot with the city's drug baron, Bazza McKenzie—especially as Bazza becomes increasingly desperate and violent as his empire begins to crumble under the weight of austere times. And, in the person of DS Jummy Suttle there's a new will at the heart of the embattled police force to nail Bazza once and for all, the one man Faraday was always desperate to bring to justice. Graham Hurley's trademark authenticity has been allied to an ever increasing sense of drama as he charts the lives of his vivid characters and paints a stunning portrait of a city and a country at war with itself, a war which throws the police into the front line.

1100 Words You Need to Know


Author: Murray Bromberg,Melvin Gordon
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438092059
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 408
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A proven Barron’s best-seller, the brand-new sixth edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated with more words lists and definitions; analogy exercises; and word in context exercises.All new words for students to learn are placed in the context of sentences that have been selected from well-known novels, plays, poems, newspaper editorials, and TV broadcasts. For optimal ease and enjoyment in learning, the authors recommend 15-minute sessions with this book. Over the years, thousands of students preparing for the SAT and ACT have relied on previous editions of 1100 Words You Need to Know as an ideal way to strengthen their word power. A new feature in the sixth edition is The Lighter Touch 100, a collection of 100 funny one-liners which use words from the book that you need to know.

Vocabulary Cartoons II

SAT Word Power : Learn Hundreds of SAT Words Fast with Easy Memory Techniques
Author: Sam Burchers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780965242240
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 347
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Collects cartoons and rhyming phrases designed to improve vocabulary.

New Word a Day for Kids

Computer Terms
Author: Elliot Carruthers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541200227
Category:
Page: 186
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Improve your computer vocabulary with a word a day! 365 words in a calendar format help you to learn one new word a day. Phonetic and simple explanations help you to use the words in daily conversation. Enjoyable and entertaining!

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609294
Category: History
Page: 528
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

Vocabulary Word-Of-The-Day Writing Prompts


Author: Marcia Miller,Martin Lee
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439276030
Category: Education
Page: 96
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Boost students’ vocabularies, bring new words to life, and prepare kids for standardized tests with these instant, high-interest writing prompts-- one for each day of the school year! A rich selection of vocabulary words is correlated with the calendar to support vocabulary development all year long. Includes kid-friendly definitions, common synonyms and antonyms, and prompts that inspire a range of writing genres. For use with Grades 3-6.

Boys of Steel

The Creators of Superman
Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 044981064X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two high school misfits in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent--meek, mild, and myopic--than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote his own original stories and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, the summer they graduated from high school, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format--the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about the long struggle Jerry and Joe had with DC Comics when the boys realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130.

Scholastic Atlas of the United States


Author: David Rubel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780439474368
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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A revised reference presents maps of each state in the United States, organized by region, accompanied by facts and statistics on geography, population, industries, and agriculture. Reissue.

Word Sorts and More, Second Edition

Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3
Author: Kathy Ganske
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462533345
Category: Education
Page: 493
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Tens of thousands of teachers have used this skillfully crafted book to build children's word knowledge with engaging categorization activities organized by spelling stages. Featuring rich classroom examples, the revised and expanded second edition gives increased attention to teaching English learners (ELs), among other enhancements. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume includes over 200 reproducible word, picture, and letter sorts, plus additional reproducible forms and activities in the appendices. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible appendix materials. The website also features supplemental PowerPoint assessment slides and 16 pages of Spanish?English cognate sorts. New to This Edition: *Greatly expanded content on teaching ELs, including a chapter showcasing researcher perspectives as well as supplemental online resources. *Cutting-edge SAIL (survey, analyze, interpret, link) framework for small-group lesson planning, complete with a detailed sample lesson and script. *Additional user-friendly tools: student performance records and the No-Nonsense Word Recognition Assessment. *Firsthand teacher perspectives now get a full chapter; many are new. See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4?8, which presents word study activities for the intermediate and middle grades.

Film Adaptation and Its Discontents

From Gone with the Wind to The Passion of the Christ
Author: Thomas Leitch
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801891876
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 372
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Most books on film adaptation—the relation between films and their literary sources—focus on a series of close one-to-one comparisons between specific films and canonical novels. This volume identifies and investigates a far wider array of problems posed by the process of adaptation. Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of literacy, Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity are possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how some films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources. After examining the surprisingly divergent fidelity claims made by three different kinds of canonical adaptations, Leitch's analysis moves beyond literary sources to consider why a small number of adapters have risen to the status of auteurs and how illustrated books, comic strips, video games, and true stories have been adapted to the screen. The range of films studied, from silent Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to The Lord of the Rings, is as broad as the problems that come under review. -- Shannon Wells-Lassagne

Disney Stories

Getting to Digital
Author: Newton Lee,Krystina Madej
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461421012
Category: Computers
Page: 196
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Disney Stories: Getting to Digital explores how Disney, the man and the company, used technological innovation to create characters and stories that engage audiences in many different media, in particular in Video Games and on the Internet. Drawing on Disney films from the twenties and thirties, as well as the writings of historians, screenwriters and producers, Disney Stories: Getting to Digital explains how new film and animation techniques, many developed by Disney, worked together to evolve character and content development and produce entertaining stories that riveted audiences. Through an insider’s perspective of Disney’s legendary creation process, the book closely examines how the Disney Company moved its stories into the digital world in the 1990s and the virtual, online communities of the 2000s. By embracing the digital era, Disney led storytelling and technological innovation by granting their audience the unique opportunity to take part in their creation process through their online games, including The Lion King Animated Story Book, Disney Blast and Toontown. Disney Stories: Getting to Digital is intended for Disney fans and current practitioners looking to study the creation process of one of the most famous animation studios in existence. Professors teaching courses in new media, animation and interactive storytelling will also find this book a valuable asset.

Mindhacker

60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Author: Ron Hale-Evans,Marty Hale-Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118166434
Category: Computers
Page: 408
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Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics


Author: N.A
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439103348
Category: Music
Page: 512
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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”

The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra


Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399174435
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Three anxious goats scramble to avoid being eaten by the legendary chupacabra, whose favorite food is not what they expect.