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Steck-Vaughn School Supply's Core Skills series offer parents and educators high- quality, curriculum-based products that reflect the concepts and skills outlined in national standards. The newest title, Core Skills: Phonics, serves to develop another important skill that is the building block of all learning. Core Skills: Phonics books provide skill-specific pages that link phonics with spelling and reading, allowing students to build language skills through integrated activities. In Core Skills: Phonics, you will find: two-page lessons that provide ample opportunity to practice one specific phonics skills.
Welcome to the Steck-Vaughn Core Skills: Reading Comprehension series! You have selected a unique book that focuses on developing your child's comprehension skills, the reading and thinking processes associated with the printed word. The stories are comprised of words carefully chosen from the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary and the Kucera-Francis word list. Words that appear most frequently in primary reading basal series were also used. This vocabulary list does not include every word students are expected to read in the stories, but rather is a list of words that are introduced as new vocabulary and defined.
Social studies focuses on developing knowledge and skill in history, geography, culture, economics, civics, and government. It also focuses on people and their interaction with each other and the world in which they live. Core Skills: Social Studies addresses these areas of study and correlates with social studies curriculum throughout the United States. With this book, students can: gain a better understanding of their family and neighborhood, practice map and geography skills, work with charts and other graphic devices. The book features 16 chapter lessons on a variety of social studies topics. It also includes: interactive questions about the text or pictures, chapter checkups, unit skill builders to enhance social studies skills, unit reviews, and unit tests.
Writing is one of the core skills necessary for success in school and in life. The better writer a person is, the better that person can communicate with others. Good writing is a skill acquired through guidance, practice, and self-evaluation. This book provides guidance for success in different writing formats. This book also provides many opportunities, for writing practice. Finally, this book encourages writers to examine their own work and judge its qualities and flaws.
Ghost stories aren't the only things to be afraid of at the Pony Tails' big Halloween party The Pony Tails--Corey, May, and Jasmine--are planning a big party for Halloween, and Corey can't wait to host it. But in the days leading up to the event, Corey's pony Samurai starts acting strange. Samurai seems to get spooked whenever he is around a pony named Midnight--a gray who, according to some, could be bad luck. With black cats crossing their paths and the weather report calling for a big thunderstorm on the big night, the Pony Tails wonder if there's any truth to superstition. Will the girls be able to save their party from the spooky forces that seem to be all around them?
Corey's pony has run away, and it's up to the Pony Tails to rescue himCorey's newly divorced parents are still working out which days Corey stays with each of them. Most weekends, Corey can be with her beloved pony, Samurai, and hang out with her best friends and neighbors, May and Jasmine. But this weekend, she is going to her dad's, so she has asked her fellow Pony Tails to keep an eye on Samurai. Corey hates to leave, but she knows that no one could take better care of him than her two best friends.Soon after Corey leaves, however, Sam disappears from his stall. May and Jasmine are desperate to find him. How could they have let Sam get away? The Pony Tails must solve the mystery of Samurai's disappearance and get him back before something terrible happens.
Cork is a short muskrat who likes to win at games. Fuzz is a tall possum who also likes to win at games. Two best friends. Both like to win. What will happen when they play games against each other? An Easy-to-Read series that critics compare to "the measured dialogue and sweet illogic of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad.
When his father is badly injured in an accident, a young Mayan boy called Tigre wonders who will plant and harvest the corn that they need to survive--and to please the Mayan gods. Twelve-year-old Tigre has never done a man's work before. Now he will have to take his father's place. <P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book
All Jeff wanted was a part in the school play, but now he has to be a real hero . . . It's hard to be a normal kid in the Weird Zone!Jeff Ryan wants to play the Wizard in his school's outer-space version of The Wizard of Oz. To help with his audition, Jeff plans to bring his favorite childhood toy: a Cosmic Boy Space Helmet. But the Weird Zone seems to have other plans. On Jeff's way to school, a strange man with an even stranger face blasts him with an X-ray, and Jeff's Cosmic Boy helmet gets stuck on his head. He soon discovers that the man is actually an alien who plans to take over the world with his own mind-controlling Mezmo Head helmet!But the alien is not the only one with a supernatural weapon. Jeff's helmet gives him amazing powers, and now Cosmic Boy must save the world!
In the vast realm of outer space, accidents happen all the time. Things bump into each other. Stars blow up. Space rocks smash into planets. Black holes gobble up everything in their path. The sun is burning out. A comet swarm is bearing down. Any of this could change--or even eliminate--life on a planet like Earth. Countdown to cosmic catastrophes! From asteroid hit to alien invasion, astronomer David Aguilar builds the scientific case for seven extreme events that could impact Earth. (Though not as we know it: most of these catastrophes are way down the cosmic line . . . we hope!) He tells an exciting nonfiction story about how and why these space catastrophes could happen and then creates beautiful, original art to show just how devastatingly spectacular it will be when any one of these seven "big ones" hit! The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUION is the world's largest museum and research complex. Founded in 1846, it includes nineteen museum and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Its vast collections house 138 million artifacts, specimens, and works of art, which represent our nation's rich heritage, art from across the globe, and the immense diversity of the natural and cultural world.
How the cottontail rabbit explores its environment, eats, washes, senses danger, rests, and cares for its young. Also describes wild and domestic rabbits around the world. Images are described.
In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing--and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda's body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom. This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters, but the conclusion is sure to satisfy devoted fans of the series.
From Chris Rylander, author of the breakout hit Fourth Stall saga, comes the second book in the Codename Conspiracy series, an incredibly funny and clever mash-up of middle grade school story and spy adventure.Ever since Carson Fender was let go by the secret agency that had enlisted his services to help foil a nefarious plot perpetrated by one of their former agents, he's been back to hanging with his friends, pulling pranks, and not having to lie to everyone about how he's spending his days. And that's for the best, isn't it?Of course, this was all before a note showed up in his school lunch, informing him that Agent Nineteen had three days left to live, and that there might still be someone inside the Agency working against them. Carson has always been able to rely on his friends--but what happens when there's no one left to trust?
The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.
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