Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook Author Ximena Vengoecheo
ISBN-10 0761160949
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher
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An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in world history class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in world history class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes--noting those crucial "you will get tested on these" facts--but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into her notebook. Part "CliffsNotes," part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace world history. Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook is based on state standards and has been vetted by a middle school world history teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award. Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook includes: * Illustrative and memorable doodles, such as a doodle of a scary sea monster next to the sidebar: "The Phoenicians told stories of sea monsters to scare off other people from trying to compete for trade." * Chapter review quizzes with answers * Clever mnemonics, such as "The MAIN causes of WWI were Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism." Everything You Need to Ace World History in One Big Fat Notebook covers the following topics: The Paleolithic Era Mesopotamia Ancient Civilizations The Middle Ages The Golden Age of China The Crusades The Renaissance The Age of Exploration American Colonies Scientific Revolution Industrial Revolution American and French Revolutions Imperialism The Great Depression World War I & II The Cold War Global Security

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook Author Lily Rothman
ISBN-10 9780761160830
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It's the revolutionary American history study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace American History . . . covers Native Americans to the war in Iraq. There are units on Colonial America; the Revolutionary War and the founding of a new nation; Jefferson and the expansion west; the Civil War and Reconstruction; and all of the notable events of the 20th century--World Wars, the Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and much more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook Author Altair Peterson
ISBN-10 0761160965
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher
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An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in math class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in math class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes--noting those crucial "you will get tested on these" facts--but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into the notebook. Part "CliffsNotes," part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace math. Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook is based on common core state standards and has been vetted by a middle school math teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award. Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook includes: * Illustrative and memorable doodles, such as a number being thrown over a parenthesis by a catapult to illustrate the distributive property of multiplication. * Chapter review quizzes with answers Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook covers the following topics and more: The Number System Positive and Negative Numbers Fractions Decimals Inequalities Ratios, Proportions, and Percent Solving Equations Order of Operations Solving and Graphing Inequalities Word Problems Geometry Angles Scale and Transformation Statistics and Probability Graphing Data The Coordinate Plane Functions

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook Author Sharon Madanes
ISBN-10 9780761160953
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It's the revolutionary science study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Science . . . takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook Author Elizabeth Irwin
ISBN-10 9780761160915
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It's the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . . covers everything to get you your best marks: grammar, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Arguing From Evidence in Middle School Science

Arguing From Evidence in Middle School Science Author Jonathan Osborne
ISBN-10 9781506375625
Year 2016-09-14
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Teaching your students to think like scientists starts here! Use this straightforward, easy-to-follow guide to give your students the scientific practice of critical thinking today's science standards require. Ready-to-implement strategies and activities help you effortlessly engage students in arguments about competing data sets, opposing scientific ideas, applying evidence to support specific claims, and more. Use these 24 activities drawn from the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences to: Engage students in 8 NGSS science and engineering practices Establish rich, productive classroom discourse Extend and employ argumentation and modeling strategies Clarify the difference between argumentation and explanation Stanford University professor, Jonathan Osborne, co-author of The National Resource Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education—the basis for the Next Generation Science Standards—brings together a prominent author team that includes Brian M. Donovan (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study), J. Bryan Henderson (Arizona State University, Tempe), Anna C. MacPherson (American Museum of Natural History) and Andrew Wild (Stanford University Student) in this new, accessible book to help you teach your middle school students to think and argue like scientists!

Do Not Say We Have Nothing A Novel

Do Not Say We Have Nothing  A Novel Author Madeleine Thien
ISBN-10 9780393609899
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize "A vivid, magisterial novel that reaches back to China's civil war and up to the present day" —The Guardian “In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old.” Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations—those who lived through Mao’s Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming’s father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China’s political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences. With maturity and sophistication, humor and beauty, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of life inside China yet transcendent in its universality.

Bedtime Math This Time It s Personal

Bedtime Math  This Time It s Personal Author Laura Overdeck
ISBN-10 9781466868786
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Feiwel & Friends
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"We want kids to feel about math the way they feel about dessert after dinner." —Laura Overdeck, Time magazine Our mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives. In, Bedtime Math: This Time It's Personal, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems that kids can't wait to figure out. With over 100 math riddles on topics from pillow forts and and sneeze speeds to overfed pets and underwear, kids will find math isn't just fun, it can be found in their everyday lives. And with three different levels of challenge (Wee ones, Little kids, and Big kids), plus a brand-new Bonus question, there's something for everyone. Just as we all love stories before bedtime, families will find math is equally as fun and engaging. Many generations—kids and parents included—have been intimidated by math, but Bedtime Math is here to change all. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.

Wonder

Wonder Author R J Palacio
ISBN-10 9781448119141
Year 2012-03-01
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Soon to be a major film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. 'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know Author Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN-10 9780547487687
Year 2010-07-07
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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More is expected of middle schoolers—more reading, more writing, more independent learning. Achieving success in this more challenging world requires knowing many more words. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps students in grades 6 to 8 (ages 11-14) to express themselves with distinction and get the most out of school. The 100 words are varied and interesting, ranging from verbs like muster and replenish to nouns like havoc and restitution to adjectives like apprehensive and imperious. Knowing these words enables students to express themselves with greater clarity and subtlety. Each word has a definition and a pronunciation and appears with at least one quotation—a moving or dramatic passage—taken from a book that middle schoolers are assigned in the classroom or enjoy reading on their own. Both classic and contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction are represented. Among the authors are young adult favorites and award-winners such as Kate Di Camillo, Russell Freedman, Neil Gaiman, E.L. Konigsberg, Lois Lowry, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, J. K. Rowling, and Gary Soto. Readers can see for themselves that the words are used by the very best writers in the very best books. It stands to reason that they will see them again and again in higher grades and throughout their lives. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps students to gain useful knowledge and prepares them to step into a broader world.

Speak

Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN-10 1429997044
Year 2011-05-10
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Made to Stick

Made to Stick Author Chip Heath
ISBN-10 9781407008240
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Random House
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What is that makes urban myths so persistent but many everyday truths so eminently forgettable? How do newspapers set about ensuring that their headlines make you want to read on? And why do we remember complicated stories but not complicated facts? In the course of over ten years of study, Chip and Dan Heath have established what it is that determines whether particular ideas or stories stick in our minds or not, and Made to Stick is the fascinating outcome of their painstaking research. Packed full of case histories and thought-provoking anecdotes, it shows, among other things, how one Australian scientist convinced the world he'd discovered the cause of stomach ulcers by drinking a glass filled with bacteria, how a gifted sports reporter got people to watch a football match by showing them the outside of the stadium, and how high-concept pitches such as 'Jaws on a spaceship' (Alien) and 'Die Hard on a bus' (Speed) convince movie executives to invest vast sums of money in a project on the basis of almost no information. Entertaining and informative by turns, this is a fascinating and multi-faceted account of a key area of human behaviour. At the same time, by showing how we can all use such cleverly devised strategies as the 'Velcro Theory of Memory' and 'curiosity gaps', it offers superbly practical insights, setting out principles we all can adopt to make sure that we get our ideas across effectively.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns Author John Green
ISBN-10 9781408811627
Year 2010-05-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Who is the real Margo? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. She has disappeared. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. Trailing Margo's disconnected path across the USA, the closer Q gets, the less sure he is of who he is looking for.