In this fun-filled book, the Word Wizard helps readers understand synonyms and antonyms. From exploring shades of meaning and making comparisons to using a thesaurus, readers learn how to use synonyms and antonyms to enrich their writing and strengthen their communication skills.
What do you and I have in common? They are both pronouns of course! In this engaging book, the Word Wizard introduces readers to the different types and functions of pronouns. From personal and possessive to indefinite and reflexive, this book will help readers put the "pro" in pronouns!
In this enchanting book, readers discover how prefixes and suffixes can change the meanings of words before their eyes! Guided by the Word Wizard, readers learn to create new words by combining root words with prefixes and suffixes. Discover how these spell-binding syllables can help unlock the meanings of new words.
In this fascinating title, the Word Wizard guides readers through the world of homonyms, homophones, and homographs. Readers learn how to use context clues to help distinguish between words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Supportive definitions make word meanings accessible and memorable.
This juicy book shows how some insects get the food they need to survive from plants, while others get it from animals, or both plants and animals. Readers will be surprised to learn that the mouthparts of an insect usually determine what it eats—some chew, some sip.
Many insects work together to survive. Engaging text and exciting images help give readers a close-up look at bees, wasps, termites, and ants. They will discover how these insects organize their groups into a social order. Each insect plays a particular role within their group and cooperates in order to complete daily tasks and increase the group's chances of survival.
From blending into their surroundings to biting and releasing stinky smells, this informative book introduces young readers to the different ways insects protect and defend themselves from predators. The interesting ways in which insects sense danger are also explored.
From crawling and burrowing to jumping and swimming, insects move in many different ways! This action-packed title introduces readers to the different ways insects get around and explains the link between form and function by examining how an insect’s body is suited for a certain type of movement.
Collaboration and communication are important 21st Century skills and key science practices. Using accessible examples, readers will discover how scientists work together, and share ideas and information. Children also learn how and why scientists record information and put this practice into action by using their own science notebook.
Scientists look for patterns to help them make predictions. This motivating title explores different patterns in the natural world, such as day and night and the changing seasons. Using their new knowledge, readers will act like scientists by identifying weather patterns and making predictions.
We all learn about the world around us by making observations. Scientists are no exception! This intriguing title explains how scientists observe using their senses and tools. Readers will apply what they learn by making observations, comparing, sorting, and classifying.
Children ask questions to help them understand the world around them. This sense of wonder and curiosity is a trait shared by scientists. This fresh and thoughtful title encourages readers to embrace inquiry as they learn about the kinds of questions scientists ask and how they investigate to find answers.
Children spend a lot of time at school—why not encourage them to find ways to make it the best it can be! This motivating title inspires readers to brainstorm different ways they can use their interests, talents, and skills to enrich their school environments. From starting a welcome club for new students to organizing litter less lunch days, there are countless ways kids can promote positive changes at their schools.
This empowering title will help readers discover that they have the ability to create positive changes in their communities. Inviting text and relatable examples prompt children to learn what it means to be a citizen of a community and find meaningful ways to act for the common good. Ideas include creating artwork to brighten up a local retirement facility and donating old books to a library or reading program.
In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. From water wells in Africa to global disaster relief, children will learn about different needs around the world and discover their own abilities to make the world a better place.
Caring for Earth is everyone’s job! Readers will discover some of the different ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. From planting trees and eating locally grown foods, to “pre-cycling” and protecting animal habitats, children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship. Readers will discover how they can be effective problem-solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.