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Adventures in the Heartland

by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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Biology: Exploring the Science of Life

by Gustavo Loret de Mola

Contemporary's Science series at a glance: Accessibility- universal design easily adapts to varied student learning needs and styles Differentiated instruction- activities and text structure allow for easy teacher modification Ease of Use- offers a balance of teacher directed and hands-on activities Research Based- builds key instructional strategies into the content Using Contemporary's Biology: Exploring the Science of Life, students will discover the origin, structure, growth, and evolution of species while learning to categorize living organisms.

California Everyday Math: Student Reference Book (Grade 4)

by Wright Group

These consumable books provide lesson support material for students to analyze and complete. They provide a long-term record of each student's mathematical development.

Changes Every Day

by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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Changes Over Time

by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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Changing Roles

by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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Communities Over Time

by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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Connections with the Land

by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill

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Contemporary Foundations: Reading

by McGraw-Hill

Contemporary's Foundations series helps students improve their basic skills. Each book provides skill instruction, offers interesting passages to study, and furnishes opportunities for practice. Foundations provides meaningful contexts for learning, using language which is easy to understand. About Foundations: Reading, Revised Edition: Foundations: Reading will help students improve their reading ability, as well as their writing and thinking skills. Foundations: Reading is divided into four units: Practical Reading: ''survival'' reading that you do everyday. Practical reading includes instructions, advertisements, and explanations. Reading Nonfiction: writing based on facts. Nonfiction includes newspaper and magazine articles, books about real people and real events, and encyclopedia articles. Reading Poetry: verse that captures a person's feelings. Learning to recognize form, rhythm, rhyme, and images will help you read and appreciate poetry. Reading Short Fiction: stories created from an author's imagination. Characters, setting, plot, and theme are important elements in every story. These special features in Foundations: Reading will help students practice language skills: Writing Workshops: detailed instructions that will guide the student through the four-step writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing Language Tips: explanations, pronunciations, study hints, and background information that will help the student understand what he or she is reading Test Skills: a reminder that this skill is often tested on standardized tests Posttest: a test, evaluation chart, and answer key, to gauge the mastery of each skill. Revised Edition Features: New language tips, Updated content, including revised passages, updated graphs and images, More exercises. About the Series: In Foundations: Reading, students will read practical information, nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. They will learn to find the main point and the details; identify fact, opinion, and bias; make inferences; read photographs and cartoons; and understand rhythm, rhyme, plot, and theme. Writing Workshops, Language Tips, and prereading questions are designed to improve reading, writing, and thinking skills. In Foundations: Writing, students will practice the four steps to writing an essay: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. They will read and write five kinds of essays: descriptive essays, personal narratives, how-to essays, essays of example, and comparison-and-contrast essays. A language-skills workbook provides grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure practice. In Your Journal, With a Partner, and Language Tips will help students become better writers, and better readers and thinkers as well. In Foundations: Science, students will learn about the human body, plant biology, physics, chemistry, and Earth science. They will practice putting events in order; reading diagrams, charts, and graphs; using the scientific method; and making comparisons and contrasts. Try It yourself! activities will guide students through simple experiments so they will have a better understanding of what they have been reading about. Writing Workshops and Language Tips will help students use their reading and writing skills to think about science topics. In Foundations: Social Studies, students will learn about world history, U.S. history, civics and government, geography, and economics. They will summarize, make predictions, infer the main idea of cartoons, find information on maps, and read various kinds of graphs. Background Information, Language Tips, and Writing Workshops will let students use what they already know as they read and write about social studies topics. The revised edition includes a new World History chapter. In Foundations: Math, students will practice using whole numbers, money, decimals, fractions, ratios, and percents. Exercises will help students review the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; round numbers; estimate answers; and solve word problems. Math Notes, On their Calculator, and Language ...

Contemporary Foundations: Science


Contemporary'sFoundationsseries helps students improve their basic skills. Each book provides skill instruction, offers interesting passages to study, and furnishes opportunities for practice.Foundationsprovides meaningful contexts for learning, using language which is easy to understand. AboutFoundations: Science, Revised Edition : In Foundations: Science, students will learn about the human body, plant biology, physics, chemistry, and Earth science. They will practice putting events in order; reading diagrams, charts, and graphs; using the scientific method; and making comparisons and contrasts. Try It yourself!activities will guide students through simple experiments so they will have a better understanding of what they have been reading about.Writing WorkshopsandLanguage Tipswill help students use their reading and writing skills to think about science topics. About the Series: In Foundations: Reading, students will read practical information, nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. They will learn to find the main point and the details; identify fact, opinion, and bias; make inferences; read photographs and cartoons; and understand rhythm, rhyme, plot, and theme. Writing Workshops, Language Tips, and prereading questions are designed to improve reading, writing, and thinking skills. In Foundations: Writing, students will practice the four steps to writing an essay: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. They will read and write five kinds of essays: descriptive essays, personal narratives, how-to essays, essays of example, and comparison-and-contrast essays. A language-skills workbook provides grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure practice. In Your Journal, With a Partner, and Language Tipswill help students become better writers, and better readers and thinkers as well. In Foundations: Science, students will learn about the human body, plant biology, physics, chemistry, and Earth science. They will practice putting events in order; reading diagrams, charts, and graphs; using the scientific method; and making comparisons and contrasts. Try It yourself!activities will guide students through simple experiments so they will have a better understanding of what they have been reading about. Writing Workshops and Language Tips will help students use their reading and writing skills to think about science topics. In Foundations: Social Studies, students will learn about world history, U.S. history, civics and government, geography, and economics. They will summarize, make predictions, infer the main idea of cartoons, find information on maps, and read various kinds of graphs. Background Information, Language Tips, and Writing Workshops will let students use what they already know as they read and write about social studies topics. The revised edition includes a new World History chapter. In Foundations: Math, students will practice using whole numbers, money, decimals, fractions, ratios, and percents. Exercises will help students review the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; round numbers; estimate answers; and solve word problems. Math Notes, On their Calculator, and Language Tips will help students improve math skills. The revised edition of Math is a major revision. The language has been updated to make the material even easier to follow than before. Foundations series at a glance

Contemporary Foundations: Social Studies


Contemporary'sFoundationsseries helps students improve their basic skills. Each book provides skill instruction, offers interesting passages to study, and furnishes opportunities for practice.Foundationsprovides meaningful contexts for learning, using language which is easy to understand. AboutFoundations: Social Studies, Revised Edition : In Foundations: Social Studies, students will learn about world history, U.S. history, civics and government, geography, and economics. They will summarize, make predictions, infer the main idea of cartoons, find information on maps, and read various kinds of graphs. Background Information,Language Tips, andWriting Workshops will let students use what they already know as they read and write about social studies topics. The revised edition includes a new World History chapter. About the Series: In Foundations: Reading, students will read practical information, nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. They will learn to find the main point and the details; identify fact, opinion, and bias; make inferences; read photographs and cartoons; and understand rhythm, rhyme, plot, and theme. Writing Workshops, Language Tips, and prereading questions are designed to improve reading, writing, and thinking skills. In Foundations: Writing, students will practice the four steps to writing an essay: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. They will read and write five kinds of essays: descriptive essays, personal narratives, how-to essays, essays of example, and comparison-and-contrast essays. A language-skills workbook provides grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure practice. In Your Journal, With a Partner, and Language Tipswill help students become better writers, and better readers and thinkers as well. In Foundations: Science, students will learn about the human body, plant biology, physics, chemistry, and Earth science. They will practice putting events in order; reading diagrams, charts, and graphs; using the scientific method; and making comparisons and contrasts. Try It yourself!activities will guide students through simple experiments so they will have a better understanding of what they have been reading about. Writing Workshops and Language Tips will help students use their reading and writing skills to think about science topics. In Foundations: Social Studies, students will learn about world history, U.S. history, civics and government, geography, and economics. They will summarize, make predictions, infer the main idea of cartoons, find information on maps, and read various kinds of graphs. Background Information, Language Tips, and Writing Workshops will let students use what they already know as they read and write about social studies topics. The revised edition includes a new World History chapter. In Foundations: Math, students will practice using whole numbers, money, decimals, fractions, ratios, and percents. Exercises will help students review the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; round numbers; estimate answers; and solve word problems. Math Notes, On their Calculator, and Language Tips will help students improve math skills. The revised edition of Math is a major revision. The language has been updated to make the material even easier to follow than before. Foundations series at a glance

Contemporary Foundations: Writing


Contemporary'sFoundationsseries helps students improve their basic skills. Each book provides skill instruction, offers interesting passages to study, and furnishes opportunities for practice.Foundationsprovides meaningful contexts for learning, using language which is easy to understand. Foundations: Writingwill help students improve their writing skills, as well as their reading and thinking skills. Part I: Writing helps students practice the four stages of the writing process: Prewriting: planning and organizing Drafting: writing by following a plan Revising: evaluating and rewriting Editing: correcting grammar, mechanics, and usage Students will learn about five types of essays and practice writing each type: Descriptive Essay Personal Narrative How-To Essay Essay of Example Comparison-and-Contrast Essay Part II: Grammar focuses on language skills that writers need to understand. Grammar: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs Punctuation: periods, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, and semicolons Sentence Structure: incomplete sentences, run-on sentences, and comma splices The following special features will help students practice their writing skills. In Your Journal: ideas to think about and write about on your own Language Tip: explanations, pronunciations, study hints, and background information that will help students understand what they read Test Skills: a reminder that this skill is often tested on standardized tests With a Partner: reading, writing, and thinking activities to do with a classmate, family member, or friend Posttest: a test, evaluation chart, and answer key to guage skill mastery Revised Edition Features: New language tips Updated content, including revised passages, updated graphs and images More exercises About the Series: In Foundations: Reading, students will read practical information, nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. They will learn to find the main point and the details; identify fact, opinion, and bias; make inferences; read photographs and cartoons; and understand rhythm, rhyme, plot, and theme. Writing Workshops, Language Tips, and prereading questions are designed to improve reading, writing, and thinking skills. In Foundations: Writing, students will practice the four steps to writing an essay: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. They will read and write five kinds of essays: descriptive essays, personal narratives, how-to essays, essays of example, and comparison-and-contrast essays. A language-skills workbook provides grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure practice. In Your Journal, With a Partner, and Language Tipswill help students become better writers, and better readers and thinkers as well. In Foundations: Science, students will learn about the human body, plant biology, physics, chemistry, and Earth science. They will practice putting events in order; reading diagrams, charts, and graphs; using the scientific method; and making comparisons and contrasts. Try It yourself!activities will guide students through simple experiments so they will have a better understanding of what they have been reading about. Writing Workshops and Language Tips will help students use their reading and writing skills to think about science topics. In Foundations: Social Studies, students will learn about world history, U.S. history, civics and government, geography, and economics. They will summarize, make predictions, infer the main idea of cartoons, find information on maps, and read various kinds of graphs. Background Information, Language Tips, and Writing Workshops will let students use what they already know as they read and write about social studies topics. The revised edition includes a new World History chapter. In Foundations: Math, students will practice using whole numbers, money, decimals, fractions, ratios, and percents. Exercises will help students review the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; round numbers; estimate answers; and solve word problems. Math Notes, On their Calculator, and Language Ti...

Contemporary's American History 1: Before 1865

by Matthew T. Downey

This textbook is the first part of the story of the American people. It includes Stone Age hunters, Native Americans, European settlers, African slaves, farm families, townspeople, statesmen, and Civil War soldiers. The book covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. The 20 chapters provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives.

Contemporary's American History 1: Before 1865 [Grade 6-12]

by Matthew T. Downey

American History 1: before 1865covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. 20 chapters in provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives. Student Edition: Engaging four-color design Unit openers with timelines and discussion questions Pre-reading strategies and introduction activities Reading and vocabulary support Small-group activities Writing activities Primary source documents Chapter summaries with review questions End of chapter skill builder

Contemporary's American History 1: Before 1865 [Grade 6-12]

by Matthew T. Downey

American History 1: before 1865covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. 20 chapters in provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives. Student Edition: Engaging four-color design Unit openers with timelines and discussion questions Pre-reading strategies and introduction activities Reading and vocabulary support Small-group activities Writing activities Primary source documents Chapter summaries with review questions End of chapter skill builder

Contemporary’s American History 2: After 1865 [Grade 6-12]

by Matthew T. Downey

American History 1covers America's story from its beginning through the end of the Civil War. American History 2begins with Reconstruction and the assassination of President Lincoln, and continues through the modern era. The 20 chapters in each book provide information about American history from economic, geographic, political, religious, technological, social, and cultural perspectives. Highlights: Incorporates the NCSS high school thematic strands Audio and Interactive activities - On the student CD, full audio and interactive activities help the student better comprehend the material, improving their ability to read in the content areas. Reading support - There is extensive attention paid to helping students improve their reading ability. The readability is controlled throughout the program. ELL support - Specific activities target the needs of the second language student Usability - The program is designed to be simple for teachers and students to use. The PDF form of all Teacher CD content makes it easy to print materials as needed. Engaging content - Our series is replete with illustrations, maps, photos and timelines. Value - The program offers a complete, four color social studies curriculum at a very competitive price. Flexibility - the program can be used by a variety of student types, including Adult Ed students.

Contemporary's Economics [Grade 6-12]

by Matthew T. Downey

Economicscovers basic economic theory and practice and is aligned to the National Council on Economic Education voluntary national standards. Topics include scarcity and choice, the elements of a market economy, market institutions, the national economy, and the global economy. Tangible examples and clear and concise graphics introduce students to the basic principles of economics. Case studies provide teachers with the materials needed to explore current economic issues and create a learning environment that is both enriching and learner centered. Key Features: Business Weekarticles Pre-Reading, During-Reading, and Post-Reading activities Correlates to NCEE lesson plansStudent Text Engaging four-color design Unit openers with timelines and discussion questions Pre-reading strategies and introduction activities Reading and vocabulary support Small-group activities Writing activities Primary source documents Chapter summaries with review questions End of chapter skill builderStudent CD-ROM PDF of entire student book Audio narration of student text Spanish narration of key chapter and lesson concepts Spanish audio activity for each chapter Four interactive games per chapter Student presentation builder

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