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American accent training book - a guide to speaking and pronouncing American English for everyone who speaks English as a second language by Cook, Ann, 1940-

American accent training book - a guide to speaking and pronouncing American English for everyone who speaks English as a second language

Four all-new chapters in this expanded third edition discuss the psychology of accent acquisition, explain American voice quality, and present both students and teachers of American Engish with detailed pronunciation overviews. Five instructive audio CDs use professional male and female voices to complement the text and present in-depth demonstrations of American English as it is spoken today.

Aug 26, 2014
Building understanding with base ten blocks (middle) by Smart, Margaret A.

Building understanding with base ten blocks (middle)

Uses any available model of base ten blocks to develop further understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Aug 26, 2014
Building understanding with base ten blocks - manipulative interludes algebra - a collection of hands-on activities by Laycock, Mary.

Building understanding with base ten blocks - manipulative interludes algebra - a collection of hands-on activities

Uses the Metric Blocks or Algebra Tiles from Cuisenaire to present algebra activities.

Aug 23, 2014
Building understanding with base ten building blocks (primary) by McLean, Peggy.

Building understanding with base ten building blocks (primary)

Uses any available model of base ten blocks to develop understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Aug 20, 2014
Chart Sense. Common Sense Charts to Teach 3-8 Informational Text and Literature by Linder, Rozlyn

Chart Sense. Common Sense Charts to Teach 3-8 Informational Text and Literature

Aug 26, 2014
Common core basics. Science - building essential test readiness skills. by

Common core basics. Science - building essential test readiness skills.

"Common Core Basics: Building Essential Test Readiness Skills, Science will help you learn or strengthen the skills you need when you take any Common Core State Standards-aligned science test"--Page v.

Aug 26, 2014
Fireworks & festivals- U.S. holidays and culture for English language learners. by Fues, Gretchen.

Fireworks & festivals- U.S. holidays and culture for English language learners.

Aug 21, 2014
It's alive - math like you've never known it before- and like you may never know it again by Kleiman, Asa.

It's alive - math like you've never known it before- and like you may never know it again

A collection of problems based on known, but offbeat, scientific facts designed to teach children to translate statements and questions into mathematical equations. Includes step-by-step solutions in the back of the book.

Aug 26, 2014
Mastering grammar by Muschla, Gary Robert.

Mastering grammar

Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for students grades 6-8 to expand their grammar and vocabulary skills.

Aug 21, 2014
Math projects by Stulgis-Blalock, Joyce A.

Math projects

"Math projects correlates to NCTM standards and specific math concepts, helping teachers to coordinate exciting group and individual projects for their students"--Back cover.

Aug 21, 2014
Math stories for problem solving success - ready-to-use activities based on real-life situations, grades 6-12 by Overholt, James L.

Math stories for problem solving success - ready-to-use activities based on real-life situations, grades 6-12

This second edition offers updated true-to-life situations designed to motivate teenagers to use math skills for solving everyday problems. It features short stories followed by sets of problems related to the stories that are correlated to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.--[book cover].

Aug 21, 2014
More stories to solve - fifteen folktales from around the world by Shannon, George.

More stories to solve - fifteen folktales from around the world

Fifteen brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented.

Aug 21, 2014
Occumatics. by Poor, Scott Robert.

Occumatics.

'Occumatics I' was developed as a method of showing students the complete cycle of math from learning the facts to using math as an adult in the work force. Activities are provide that require students to apply math skills to real life situatuions without being unduly intimidated.--introduction.

Aug 26, 2014
On-the-job math mysteries - real-life math from exciting careers by Tyler, Marya Washington.

On-the-job math mysteries - real-life math from exciting careers

"The math problems are tied to NCTM standards, and students will use skills such as selecting an operation, determining place value, using fractions and decimals, working with geometry, applying measurement skills, estimating, and recording and analyzing data to solve them."--Pg.4 of cover.

Aug 21, 2014
Painless reading comprehension by Jones, Darolyn.

Painless reading comprehension

"This book--for junior and senior high school students--asks students meaningful questions about their reading preferences and difficulties and helps them discover what type of reader they are and how to improve overall comprehension. Guided by the author, who is an experienced teacher, students will gain important and useful techniques and exercises to learn how to read with ease, and to comprehend what they are reading. Most important, they discover how to transform a once-arduous task into a

Aug 21, 2014
Painless speaking by Mary Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth Podhaizer)

Painless speaking

Discusses oral communication from the mechanics of speaking, through effects of culture, to conversational speech, reading alone or aloud, memorized or extemporaneous speaking, and more.

Aug 21, 2014
Real-world math by Rhodes, Genene.

Real-world math

Gives the teacher workbook materials to help students relate their math skills to the problems they will encounter in adult life, such as personal budgeting, major purchases, figuring discounts, balancing a checkbook, etc.

Aug 21, 2014
Stories to solve - folktales from around the world by Shannon, George.

Stories to solve - folktales from around the world

Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented.

Aug 21, 2014
The amazing story generator - mix-and-match creative writing prompts by

The amazing story generator - mix-and-match creative writing prompts

Combines characters, plots, and settings in three parts to inspire story ideas.

Aug 21, 2014
The complete book of maps & geography. Grades 3-6. by

The complete book of maps & geography. Grades 3-6.

"Step-by-step map skill building ; state, regional, and global geography ; comprehensive review pages ; hand-on activities"--Cover.

Aug 21, 2014
The ins and outs of prepositions by Yates, Jean.

The ins and outs of prepositions

Aug 21, 2014
The math of homes and other buildings by Martin, Hope.

The math of homes and other buildings

Aug 21, 2014
The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8 - Strategies & Routines For Higher-Level Comprehension In The Content Areas by Akhavan, Nancy L., author.

The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8 - Strategies & Routines For Higher-Level Comprehension In The Content Areas

Aug 21, 2014
True lies - 18 tales for you to judge by Shannon, George.

True lies - 18 tales for you to judge

Presents a collection of eighteen brief folktales in which the reader is asked to explain how the folk character lied and told the truth at the same time.

Aug 21, 2014
United States Constitution and Bill of Rights by

United States Constitution and Bill of Rights

Discusses the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Also discusses all the subsequent amendments made to the U.S. Constitution. These amendments include such important national issues as slvery, prohibition, and the extension of voting rights to all citizens.

Aug 22, 2014