Teaching Kids About The Dentist And Taking Care Of Their Teeth

Getting Kids Excited About Teeth

Reading about the tooth fairy and studying dental health can be exciting for young children. Parents and educators can foster this enthusiasm and turn it into a lifelong positive habit of taking excellent care of their teeth.

thumb-2 The Tooth Fairy

by Anastasia Suen (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781618104298

This fun little book talks about the experience of losing a tooth and the excitement of placing it under your pillow anticipating a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

Dental Vocabulary

Introduce Kids To Academic Vocabulary

Try to practice the word at least five to seven times in the next few days with the child. This helps the brain to remember the word for the long term.

Practice Words By:

• Looking them up in the dictionary

• Finding examples of words in written text

• Using the word in conversation

• Finding the word in a newspaper or magazine. Cut it out and make a collage.

Make a wordbook and create a new page for each word. Each page should contain:

  • a word
  • the definition
  • an example of how the word is used in written text
  • a synonym for the word
  • a visual representation of the word ( a picture, symbol or graphic)

Dental Vocabulary

Anterior Teeth – the teeth in the front of your mouth.

Cavity – a tiny hole in the tooth caused by decay.

Denture – a removable set of artificial teeth.

Filling – a plug made of metal or composite material used to fill a tooth cavity.

Gums – the firm flesh that surrounds the roots of the teeth.

Posterior Teeth – the teeth in the back of the mouth.

Primary Teeth – also known as “baby teeth” or deciduous teeth.

Plaque – a sticky buildup of acids and bacteria that causes tooth decay.

Retainer – an appliance to stabilize teeth following orthodontic treatment.

Root – the portion of the tooth below your gum line.

Root Canal – cleaning out and filling the inside nerve of a tooth.

Scaling – removal of plaque, calculus, and stain from teeth.

Sealant – plastic coating applied to teeth to prevent decay. Used most commonly for children.

Secondary Teeth – the permanent teeth.

 

Teach Children To Take Care Of Their Teeth

Recommended Reads

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Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach students kids about the value of their teeth! These expository texts can be used to introduce students to the dentist and the dentist’s office. These texts offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new academic content and vocabulary. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts that help learn about taking care of themselves at www.biguniverse.com

thumb Smile! A Trip to the Dentist

by Loren I. Charles
ISBN: 9781433304187

Join the children in this book on a trip to the dentist. Going to the dentist can be fun, especially if you use addition to help you find answers to questions like these: How many teeth do you have? How many times should you floss your teeth each week? Make your next trip to the dentist an adventure with addition. 32pp.

thumb Meet my neighbor, the dentist

by Marc Crabtree (author)       © 2010
ISBN: 9780778791522   AR:   /   /

Smile! Meet David Meisels, the dentist! Peek behind the curtain of a busy dental office. David shows us how to clean our teeth and which tools he uses to keep them healthy and white. He will also introduce us to his daughters, Shiraz and Brit, and his wife, Hila.

thumb-2 Dentists

by Cari Meister (author)       © 2014
ISBN: 9781624961595   AR:

In Dentists, early readers will learn how dentists keep our teeth healthy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover what a dentist’s job is like.

A labeled diagram helps readers identify the tools in a dentist’s office, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about dentists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dentists also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Dentists is part of Jump!’s Community Helpers series.

Use Songs To Engage Students In Learning

 

thumb-1 Clean Teeth, Dirty Teeth

by Jo Cleland (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781618103468

Sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, this book teaches young readers about how eating, sleeping, and other things we do require us to brush and floss our teeth everyday. Also emphasizes how dental check ups are part of good oral hygiene.

Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

The recommended texts meet the CCSS for grade one.

Key Ideas and Details:

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Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
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Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
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Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Craft and Structure:

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Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
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Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
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Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

 

 

 

Teaching High Frequency Words

Helping Students To Read With Automaticity

books-around-world-22302531High-frequency words are the most commonly used words in printed text.  At least 50 percent of all text is composed of HF words. Many sight words are phonetically irregular. Children do not sound out sight words. The words tend to be abstract, and have limited visual correspondence. Students must memorize the words in order to read quickly and fluently.

Strategies to help students learn high frequency words:

  • Provide students with books to practice high frequency words.
  • Use texts specifically created to practice high frequency words
  • Make high frequency flashcards
  • Construct tactile flashcards-students can use glue and sand to write high frequency words
  • Create high frequency word books
  • Cut HF words out of a newspaper or magazine. Glue them on construction paper or poster board.

High Frequency Readers

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that practice high frequency words. These colorful texts can be used to introduce students to sight words. These texts offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new academic content and vocabulary. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that help children learn to read at www.biguniverse.com

thumb The Zoo

by Sharon Lewis (author), Sou Saetern (illustrator)       © 2011
ISBN: 9781620468470

Using the high-frequency word “I,” this book introduces several useful vocabulary words for zoo animals. Repetitive language and interesting illustrations support beginning readers.

thumb-1 My Clothes

by Sharon Lewis (author), Sou Saetern (illustrator)       © 2011

ISBN: 9781620468449

Readers learn the high-frequency word “my,” along with several useful vocabulary words for articles of clothing. They can color the black-and-white illustrations and follow along with the text by using the dots below each word.

thumb-2 Food

by Sharon Lewis (author), Sou Saetern (illustrator)       © 2011
ISBN: 9781620468463

Illustrations and familiar content provide support for emergent readers as they learn the high-frequency word “like” and vocabulary words for food.

Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

The CCSS address high frequency words.

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Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).

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Early Literacy Ideas: Teaching Word Families

Word Families Help Students Unlock And Read Many Words

word familiesTeaching word families builds phonemic awareness, a key to success in reading. Students should note that, in most cases, words look alike at the end if they sound alike at the end. Word family pattern recognition is an important skill for beginning readers. Explicit instruction on these patterns builds children’s fluency skills.

The Common Core State Standards require students to use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families) in writing words. If educators or parents give students a spelling word list, early and emergent writers should focus on word families.

Research shows that if pupils can read and spell one little chunk (for example “-an”), they can unlock lots of words! This table indicates 37 common word families that over 500 words can be derived from.

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Information taken from researchers Wylie & Durrell

Early Literacy Readers

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that introduce students to word families. These texts offer a great opportunity to enhance student’s educational skills by introducing them to words that have the same endings. This build their phonemic awareness, a key factor in reading. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts that help youngsters learn to spell and read new words at www.biguniverse.com

thumb The -ag Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984751

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

thumb-5 The -an Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984799

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

thumb-2 The -ad Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984720

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

thumb-1 The -ed Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984737

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

thumb-3 The -id Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984744

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

thumb-4 The -ub Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984713

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

thumb-6 The -ug Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984782

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

thumb-7 The -op Word Family

by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984850

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

 

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Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/3/2/f/

For more information visit http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/3/2/f/

Resources For Teaching Math Vocabulary And Concepts

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Teaching Kids Vocabulary Helps Them To Succeed In Math

Introducing academic vocabulary prior to direct instruction of the lesson is a key teaching technique. This is known a preteaching. Research has shown that people tend to acquire vocabulary after five to seven concrete exposures of the word. Explicit instruction in academic vocabulary is necessary. The word should be introduced along with a picture and representation of the word. Using math texts, or through real-life situations, children can be introduced to the vocabulary of math words and symbols. The brain is more likely to remember connected information and vocabulary. Therefore, using real life situations to practice mathematical vocabulary increases word retention.

 

Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach students critical math vocabulary and concepts. These expository texts can be used to introduce students to math words and symbols. These texts offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new academic content and vocabulary. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts that help kids learn about mathematics at www.biguniverse.com

thumb-5 Math Words and Symbols

by Lynn Peppas (author)       © 2011
ISBN: 9780778797654   AR:

Through real-life situations, children will be introduced to the vocabulary of math words and symbols. Fundamental vocabulary such as “greater than” and “less than,” and the meaning of symbols such as +, _, =, are all explained with engaging photographs and easy-to-understand text.

thumb-1 Line, Bar, and Circle Graphs

by Claire Piddock (author)       © 2010
ISBN: 9780778791560   AR:

Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club’s members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.

thumb Slides, Flips, and Turns

by Claire Piddock (author)       © 2010
ISBN: 9780778791621   AR:

Sofia makes a special birthday card for her Grandma by sliding, flipping, and turning shapes. Using the same simple steps, young children will learn about transformations as well as concepts such as diagonal, horizontal, and vertical.

 

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/mathematics-glossary/glossary/

thumb-1 Lines, Segments, Rays, and Angles

by Claire Piddock (author)       © 2010
ISBN: 9780778791577   AR:

Grace and Ethan are going to the fair with their Aunt Sarah. Lines and angles are everywhere they look. Young readers will love to follow along with them and learn what lines and angles are.

thumb-2 Measurement

by Penny Dowdy (author)       © 2011
ISBN: 9780778790211   AR:

Colorful photographs of measuring tools show the reader how they can measure using common tools at home. This book offers the young reader a clear insight into understanding length, weight, capacity, and temperature.

thumb-3 Geometry

by Penny Dowdy (author)       © 2011
ISBN: 9780778790204   AR:

Colorful photographs show the reader how they can understand the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs.

thumb-4 Area

by Dorianne Nardi Marsha Arvoy (author)       © 2010
ISBN: 9781427194992

What is area? It is a measure of space or of a place! The kids in Mrs. Jacksons class are learning all about area, and you can, too. See why area is important, what it is used for, and how to measure area in meaningful ways. Soon you will be measuring area in your own everyday experiences.

Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

The Common Core State Standards offers a mathematics glossary. http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/mathematics-glossary/glossary/

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Kids And Money: Teaching Kids To Save For The Future

Teaching Kids About Being Financially Responsible Pays Big Dividends

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Building Financially Savvy Students

Introducing kids and teens to financial literacy helps them learn ways to spend wisely. Students should learn why it’s important to save a part of what you earn for things you want in the future and emergencies. Kids can earn money, too. Teaching them about age-appropriate jobs kids can do sparks an interest in learning and earning!

Important Financial Topics For Kids and Teens

  • Saving for the future
  • Making wise choices with money
  • Ways for kids and teens to earn income
  • Making good decisions
  • Smart shopping

Recommended Reads About Money

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy many titles that teach about almost money and fiances. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. These are great for beginning readers. More advanced readers can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is helpful for second language learners of all ages. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to another language and new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts for children of all ages at www.biguniverse.com

thumb Saving for the Future

by Mattie Reynolds (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781937529383   AR:   /   /

There are many things a person needs. But there are also things we want. With this introduction to financial literacy, you can learn why it’s important to save a part of what you earn for things you want in the future.

thumb-1 Dollars and Sense: Developing Good Money Habits

by John Burstein (author)       © 2010
ISBN: 9781427195326

Slim Goodbody provides children with the fundamentals of money including intrinsic value, and how to save and spend wisely. Money and the way people deal with it, affects almost every aspect of life from purchasing healthy foods to buying running shoes.

 

thumb-1 Kids Making Money

by Mattie Reynolds (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781937529376   AR:   /   /

Grown-up people earn money in different ways. But kids can earn too. Learn about age-appropriate jobs kids can do and how money earned can add up to spend, save, and share wisely.

thumb-2 Super-Smart Shopping

by Mattie Reynolds (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781937529390   AR:   /   /

People shop for things they need and things they want. Before spending money, smart shoppers save, budget, and compare. This introduction to financial literacy helps us learn ways to spend wisely.

thumb What Should I Do? Making Good Decisions

by John Burstein (author)       © 2011
ISBN: 9780778797906   AR:

Its very important for a child to learn how to make good decisions. In this informative new book, Slim Goodbody helps children learn the steps they should follow in making almost any decision: Stop, Think, Act, Review (STAR).

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Math Vocabulary: Symbols And Words

Big Universe has dozens of picture books to inspire math mojo.

 Educators And Parents Can Use These Steps To Teach Math Vocabulary

Building Academic Vocabulary

Describe

The teacher or parent provides a description, explanation or example of

the new term.

Restate

Students write and restate in their own words the description,

explanation, or example given in class.

Draw
Students create a picture, symbol, or graphic representing the terms
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Introduce Students To The Glossary Of Mathematical Terms

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Introducing Kids To Banks, Bank Accounts, And Economics

 

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Educating Kids About Banking Pays Big Dividends

Adults can get a lot of bank for their buck by teaching children about money and banking institutions. Families may maximize instructional time by taking kids to the banks with them and talking them through the banking process. Starting at a young age, youngsters should be introduced to the academic vocabulary of banking. Students have the ability to learn content specific words at an early age. Using real items (realia) and vivid pictures helps learners to better understand the word.

Banking Vocabulary

Educators and parents can teach children these important terms about money and economics.

  • Bank An institution where you can save money and earn interest, or borrow money and pay interest
  • Barter To trade goods and services without exchanging money
  • Benefit The satisfaction of your wants; the value attached to the satisfaction of your wants
  • Budget A plan that includes a detailed list of expenses and income
  • Choice an option that you have selected
  • Consumers People whose wants and needs are satisfied by using goods and services
  • Demand To need or want
  • Goods Objects that can satisfy your wants or needs
  • Hyperinflation Quick and uncontrollable inflation
  • Income Money earned in exchange for your time and labor
  • Inflation An increase in the average level of prices you must pay to receive goods and services; reduces the purchasing power of money
  • Interest Money paid to you for borrowing your money, or money you pay for the use of someone else’s money; interest can be earned from a bank or credit union
  • Investment Money put into a company or business with hopes of making more money
  • Loss A negative return on an investment (i.e., you end up with less than your original investment
  • Market A place where trade occurs
  • Money A medium of exchange that is used to buy goods and services
  • Opportunity cost What you give up when you make a choice
  • Price The value of goods or services you are expected to give up in exchange for other goods or services
  • Producers People who produce or have a good or service that they sell to others
  • Productive resources The natural resources, human resources, and capital goods available to make other goods and services
  • Purchase To buy; to exchange for money or its equivalent
  • Save To put aside for later use; to accumulate money; the opposite of spend
  • Scarcity The problem of having unlimited wants while resources will always be limited
  • Services Actions that satisfy your wants or needs
  • Spend To use up; the opposite of save
  • Supply To sell or provide
  • Trade To give up something of value that belongs to you in order to receive something of value that belongs to someone else.

Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach students about banks and banking institutions. These expository texts can be used to introduce students to the business of economics. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format, which is very helpful for emerging readers and writers. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new academic content and vocabulary. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts that help learn about dollars and sense at www.biguniverse.com

thumb-3 The Bank

by David and Patricia Armentrout       © 2009
ISBN: 9781615907182   AR:   /

Banks and their uses are described in this book. Includes details such as who works there, why they are necessary, and special equipment bankers use.

thumb-4 Bank Tellers Then and Now

by Lisa Zamosky
ISBN: 0743993837

Bank tellers help people take care of their money. Long ago, bank tellers did most of their work by hand. Today, computers make their work faster and easier. There are even machines called Automatic Teller Machines, or ATMs. Although convenient, ATMs cannot replace bank tellers.

thumb-7American Coins and Bills

by Tim Clifford       © 2009
ISBN: 9781604724028   AR:   /   /   /

Provides the history of American coins and bills and shows how they have changed over time.

Teaching Resources For Educators And Parents

Budgeting & Banking Math

Budgeting & Banking Math

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)       © 2011
ISBN: 9781612470016

The reproducible lessons in each of the six books in this series presents topics students are likely to encounter in everyday life. Each book contains problems that involve estimation, equations, mental math, calculators, and critical thinking. Additional concept-specific skills in each book include graphing, averages, statistics, ratios, and measurement. These 112-page reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more. Units include: Paying Your Way, Buying Large Items, Unplanned Expenses, Credit Card Buying, Rental Budgeting, Self-Employment, Going on a Trip, Keeping the Books.

Looking At Money Calculations From The Common Core State Standards

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Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

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Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

Information and standards taken from www.corestandards.org/

Students require a wide-ranging, rigorous academic preparation and, particularly in the early grades, attention to such matters as social, emotional, and physical development and approaches to learning. Similarly, the Standards define literacy expectations in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects, but literacy standards in other areas, such as mathematics and health education, modeled on those in this document are strongly encouraged to facilitate a comprehensive, schoolwide literacy program.

Easy To Use Resources To Help To Teach The Common Core State Standards

Adults Can Save Time By Using These Common Core Based Resources

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Many resources for educators and parents have been created to address The Common Core State Standards. Selecting professional resources and reading books aligned with the CCSS saves adults precious time. Almost every state in America requires schools to instruct students on the CCSS. Parents and families can help students to meet these rigorous educational standards.

Excerpt taken from http://www.corestandards.org/what-parents-should-know/

Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Common Core Based Professional Resources For Parents and Educators

Big Universe offers hundreds of resource titles on a wide range of topics. Find these instructional guides and professional resources at www.biguniverse.com

thumb-2 Common Core Skills & Strategies for Reading Level 3

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781612477121

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. Aligning each lesson in these six Common Core titles to the CCSS ensures that students are being taught and assessed on what they are expected to learn and know. The alignment helps educators think critically about their curriculum, instruction, and assessments as they work to ensure that their students meet the rigorous new standards. Beginning with foundational skills, the activities teach students what they need to learn. The alignments offer a progressive development of reading comprehension skills so that students advancing through the levels are able to gain more from whatever they read. Each title includes a table of contents, a CCSS alignment chart, 130 reproducible lessons individually aligned to the CCSS (each lesson contains a discrete alignment at the bottom of the page), a scope and sequence chart, and an answer key.

thumb-2 Building Vocabulary Skills and Strategies Level 5

by Joanne Suter (author)       © 2010
ISBN: 9781602911246

Here’s a great vocabulary program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have “forgotten” or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic—from primary level phonics to the specialized terminology of essay tests—is developed “from the ground up.” Includes answer key, 144-pages.

Books For Kids That Address The Common Core State Standards

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy many titles that incorporate The Common Core State Standards. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children of all ages about a variety of topics at www.biguniverse.com

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by L. E. Carmichael (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781624010477   AR: /

Explore the scientific method! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of the scientific method to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of the scientific method, including Aristotle, Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin. Major concepts covered include the four steps of the scientific method (observe, explain, experiment, share), forming a hypothesis, Ockham’s razor, theories, variables, controls, and bias. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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by Rita Milios (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781624010484   AR: /

Sound is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of sound to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a train whistle to a thunder clap. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of sound, including Pythagoras and Galileo. Major concepts covered include sound waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, sonar, echoes, the Doppler effect, sonic booms, cochlear implants, noise pollution, echolocation, and decibels. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

thumb-5 Gold

by Christine Petersen (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781624014314

This title introduces young readers to gold, the metal that can stay shiny for thousands of years. Learn how gold is formed and where it is found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed, including the discovery of kimberlite pipes. The many uses of gold are examined, from industrial applications in products such as electronics to illuminated manuscripts and space telescopes. See how artisans such as goldsmiths and lapidaries use gold to create beautiful and useful jewelry. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

thumb-6 Canada

by Julie Murray (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781624013942

Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they journey through Canada – home of the vast Hudson Bay, the famed Montreal Canadiens hockey team, and pop singing sensation Justin Bieber. Readers will learn about Canada’s history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources, culture, and more! Maps, a timeline with photos, fun facts, and pronunciation guides aid readers. The book closes with a facts page including Canada’s population and total area, as well as images of the Canadian flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring Canada! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

thumb-7 Shapes in Food

by Oona Gaarder Juntti (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781624014604

Shapes are everywhere! Shapes in Food helps introduce young readers to various shapes found in daily life, from a cube of cheese to a triangle pizza slice. Simple sentences along with large eye-catching photographs help illustrate the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes found in food. Prompts for recognizing shapes at the beginning and end of the book help strengthen vocabulary, math comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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What Families Can Do To Help Kids Reach Academic Success

Learning From The Family And Community

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Teach Kids About Learning And How The Brain Works

Teaching students about the brain helps them to understand how they learn. Kids and teens can also learn the value of their brain, and the importance of protecting it. Once people understand the rationale behind it, they are more apt to protect it. For example, children may be more likely to wear a helmet if they understand the importance of doing so.

thumb Inside the Brain

by M.D. Halvorson (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781614809753   AR: /
Find out what goes on every day inside of the human body! This title offers children an exciting voyage through the brain. Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how the brain works. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Reaction Action, Thinking Cap and how to make a Brain with how-to photos to further engage young learners. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Families Should Teach Math Skills While Shopping

Parents and families raising children should be reminded to take advantage of all opportunities to advance student’s academic progress. Educating kids about math and applying it to events in the real world helps to increase student’s understanding of math and mathematical calculations.

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)       © 2011
The reproducible lessons in each of the six books in this series presents topics students are likely to encounter in everyday life. Each book contains problems that involve estimation, equations, mental math, calculators, and critical thinking. Additional concept-specific skills in each book include graphing, averages, statistics, ratios, and measurement. These 112-page reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more. Units include: Improving Your Space, Looking Sharp, Eating Smart, Getting Around, Communicating, After School, Family Fun, Hanging Out with Friends.
ISBN: 9781612470030

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by Mattie Reynolds (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781937529390   AR:   /   /

People shop for things they need and things they want. Before spending money, smart shoppers save, budget, and compare. This introduction to financial literacy helps us learn ways to spend wisely.

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)       © 2011
ISBN: 9781612470009

The reproducible lessons in each of the six books in this series presents topics students are likely to encounter in everyday life. Each book contains problems that involve estimation, equations, mental math, calculators, and critical thinking. Additional concept-specific skills in each book include graphing, averages, statistics, ratios, and measurement. These 112-page reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more. Units include: Retail & Wholesale, Reading Ads, Rental Sales, Buying on Layaway, Getting the Best Deal, Online Shopping, Shopping for a Neighbor, Second Time Around.

Create A Family Tree To Build Interest In Social Studies

This book uses illustrations and informational text that matches social studies standards in order to explain how to create a family tree. Readers can make connections as they learn about a variety of family types. Families can frame the family trees they create and cherish them forever.

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by Tony Losongco (author), Chris Ratzlaff (illustrator)       © 2012
ISBN: 9781620461495

Recommended Reads For Families

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy many titles that teach about almost everything! Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. These are great for beginning readers. More advanced readers can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is helpful for second language learners of all ages. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to another language and new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts for children of all ages at www.biguniverse.com


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by Oona Gaarder Juntti (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781624014581

Shapes are everywhere! Shapes at Home helps introduce young readers to various shapes found in daily life, from a square tile to a cylinder dog bowl. Simple sentences along with large eye-catching photographs help illustrate the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes found in the home. Prompts for recognizing shapes at the beginning and end of the book help strengthen vocabulary, math comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Easy To Use Professional Resources For Parents and Educators

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)       © 2011
ISBN: 9781612471488

The reproducible lessons in this series focus on practical vocabulary terms, skills, and concepts in relevant situational settings. Struggling students learn over 3,000 high-utility words in 28 self-contained thematic lessons. Additionally, each lesson activates prior knowledge and continually reinforces fundamental language arts skills and concepts. These reproducible books include teacher notes and tips, answer keys, reference guides, lessons, unit reviews, and more

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Writing Ideas: Genres

A-Z Writing List

Adventure
Animals
Art
Audiobooks
Autobiography
Biography
Business
Children’s Book
Classics
Comics
Computers
Crafts
Crime Fiction
Disasters
Fantasy
Film
Food
Fiction
Friendship
Health
Historical Fiction
History
Horror
House and Homes
Literary Criticism
Music
Non Fiction
Philosophy
Poetry
Politics
Radio
Romance
School
Science
Science Fiction
Short Stories
Thrillers
Travel
Travel Guides
True Crime
Television
War
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Professional Resources For Parents and Educators

Big Universe offers hundreds of resource titles on a wide range of topics. Find these instructional guides and professional resources at www.biguniverse.com

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by Joanne Suter (author)       © 2008
ISBN: 9781602914902

There is no such thing as too much writing practice. This two-part program builds skills incrementally from bright idea to polished final product. These stimulating lessons will enable students to actually enjoy the writing process. Includes Traits of Writing correlation. The Enhanced eBook edition available gives you the freedom to cut and paste any portion of the text into your own document; to project the eBook contents on a whiteboard; and more! Topics Include: Pre-writing, Brainstorming, Grammar Basics, Rewriting Fragments and Run-Ons, Choosing Precise Adjectives and Adverbs, Linking Relating Thoughts, and more…

thumbWriting 4 Descriptive Writing

by Emily Hutchinson (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781612476674

Motivation makes all the difference. And what’s more motivating than the expectation of success? The instructions are clear and to the point, so students can quickly get down to writing practice in these 64-page worktexts. Helpful prompts pack the worktext lesson pages including illustrations, examples, and sample responses.

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by Laurel Associates Inc. (author)       © 2008
ISBN: 9781602915107

There is no such thing as too much writing practice. This two-part program builds skills incrementally from bright idea to polished final product. These stimulating lessons will enable students to actually enjoy the writing process. Includes Traits of Writing correlation. The Enhanced eBook edition available gives you the freedom to cut and paste any portion of the text into your own document; to project the eBook contents on a whiteboard; and more! Topics Include: Sentence & Paragraph Completion, Cloze Exercises, Using Literal & Figurative Language, Similes & Metaphors, answering Essay Questions.

thumb-3Writing 4 Narrative Writing

by Emily Hutchinson (author)       © 2013
ISBN: 9781612476698

Motivation makes all the difference. And what’s more motivating than the expectation of success? The instructions are clear and to the point, so students can quickly get down to writing practice in these 64-page worktexts. Helpful prompts pack the worktext lesson pages including illustrations, examples, and sample responses.

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