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Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) Lowest new price: $6.34
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Author: Martine Agassi Ph.D.
Brand: Free Spirit Publishing

It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions.

In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand.

Created in response to requests from parents, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this book belongs everywhere young children are. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Features:

  • Grades - PreK
  • Weight - 0.72
  • Depth - 7.00
  • Width - 7.00

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The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child Lowest new price: $7.98
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Author: Donalyn Miller
Brand: Jossey-Bass

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

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  • Jossey-Bass

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Lowest new price: $6.95
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Author: James W. Loewen
Brand: Touchstone Books

This updated and revised edition of the American Book Award-winner and national bestseller revitalizes the truth of America’s history, explores how myths continue to be perpetrated, and includes a new chapter on 9/11 and the Iraq War.

Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.

In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.

Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.

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  • Touchstone Books

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Mastering Essential Math Skills: 20 Minutes a Day to Success, Book 2: Middle Grades/High School

Mastering Essential Math Skills: 20 Minutes a Day to Success, Book 2: Middle Grades/High School Lowest new price: $25.15
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Author: Richard W. Fisher
Brand: Richard W Fisher

CHECK OUT THE NEW AND IMPROVED 3RD EDITION OF THIS BOOK. IT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY EDITED. IT NOW CONTAINS A HANDY RESOURCE CENTER AND GLOSSARY. ISBN# 978-0999443385

Use by tens of thousands of students.

Perfect Math For Students Who Are Math Challenged.

Includes award-winning online video tutorials. One for each lesson in the Boo

Lessons are presented in a format that everyone can understand.

Each Lesson flows smoothly and logically to the next.

Each lesson is short, concise, and to the point.

Lots of examples with step-by-step solutions.

Each lesson includes valuable Helpful Hints.

Review is built into each lesson. Students will retain what they have learned.

Each lesson includes Problem Solving. This ensures that students will learn to apply their knowledge to real-life-situations.

Includes solutions for each lesson.

An excellent math refresher for adults.

Excellent for SAT/PSAT test prep.

Eight Chapters:

Whole Numbers

Fractions

Decimals

Percents

Geometry

Integers

Charts & Graphs

Word Problems

Features:

  • ISBN13: 9780966621129
  • Condition: New
  • Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

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The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment Lowest new price: $5.47
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Author: Susan Thurman
Brand: Adams Media

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish.
Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for:

  • Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence
  • Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes
  • Using correct punctuating in every sentence
  • Writing clearly and directly
  • Approaching writing projects, whether big or small

Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.

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  • Adams Media

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation Lowest new price: $3.27
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Author: Lynne Truss
Brand: Gotham Books

The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to’s to show how important punctuation is in our world—period.

In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry.

Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation.

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  • Gotham Books

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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World)

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World) Lowest new price: $9.80
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Brand: Peace Hill Press

This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls―over 150,000 copies of the series in print!

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives―and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land?

The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas―find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.

Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of TheStory of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and maps

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  • The Story of the World History for the Classical Child The Middle Ages from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance

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I Miss You: A First Look at Death

I Miss You: A First Look at Death Lowest new price: $5.14
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Author: Pat Thomas
Brand: Barron's Educational Series

When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one's death. Titles in this sensitively presented series explore the dynamics of various relationships experienced by children of preschool through early school age. Kids are encouraged to understand personal feelings and social problems as a first step in dealing with them. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The story lines are simple and direct--easily accessible to younger children. There are full-color illustrations on every page.

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  • Great product!

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What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do Lowest new price: $9.50
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Author: Ken Bain
Brand: Bain, Ken

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.

The short answer is--it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out--but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

In stories both humorous and touching, Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators.

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When I Feel Angry (The Way I Feel Books)

When I Feel Angry (The Way I Feel Books) Lowest new price: $3.98
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Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman
Brand: Albert Whitman & Co

Anger is a scary emotion for young children, their parents, and caregivers. As this little bunny experiences the things that make her angry, she also learns ways to deal with her anger--ways that won't hurt others.

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  • Albert Whitman Company

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