Help Your Kids with Language Arts

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465431985
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework! The perfect guide for parents who want to assist their children with schoolwork, Help Your Kids with Language Arts is designed to make all facets of studying the English language easy and interesting. Presenting the ins and outs of English in a clear, visual, and accessible style, Help Your Kids with Language Arts covers everything from the basic concepts of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and communication skills to some of the more challenging ideas that face students today.

Help Your Kids with English

Author: Carol Vorderman
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241011833
Format: PDF
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A simple, visual guide to helping children understand English from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with English, a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Carol Vorderman uses clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-steps to cover all the important areas including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills, so you can approach even the most complex English concepts with confidence. Includes cross-references throughout to show links between language ideas and a glossary of key terms. Help Your Kids with English is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child who wants to understand English and put what they've learnt into practise.

Language Processing Problems

Author: Cindy Gaulin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462834612
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Language Processing Problems: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is an easy-to-read but thorough treatment of a problem which is quite prevalent but often overlooked. Children (and adults) vary in their language processing capacities. Recognizing this variation can be very useful in understanding why certain children are having unexpected difficulties with school or social interactions. Split-second delays in recognizing words, problems remembering what was said, difficulties finding the word needed or organizing a complex sentence can all interfere with communication. For some children these problems are quite significant in spite of perfectly adequate or even exceptional knowledge of words and grammatical rules. The book explains, in laymans terms, how people use language to communicate, the components of the language processing system and the types of problems that can arise with its use. In particular an attempt is made to discriminate between language processing problems and other disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Dyslexia. Guidelines are provided for recognizing language processing problems and for deciding how to proceed toward a solution. The book ends with many suggestions which parents, teachers and children can use to address specific and general language processing problems. A quick pass through the book finds that it begins with several examples of children who have language processing problems. It then provides down-to-earth descriptions of what language processing is and how we use speech to communicate. This is followed by discussions of the difference between language knowledge and language processing and other psycholinguistic topics such as word recognition and working memory. Distinctions are drawn between input and output processing and between auditory and visual language processing. These topics are followed by a chapter about how children learn to process language. After this introduction to the workings of language processing, problems with language processing are treated in detail. What are the problems? Who has them? And what causes language processing problems? Confusions of terminology are dealt with and then come two chapters which lay out the intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (environmental) factors related to language processing problems. In these chapters I compare and integrate information about related problems which can co-occur or be confused with language processing problems. The next two long chapters help parents and teachers recognize whether a child has a language processing problem and then decide what to do about it. The first of these chapters is divided into sections dealing with preschoolers, school-age children and high school students. The second chapter helps parents and teachers decide whether a speech-language evaluation is needed, what that evaluation should include, and details various possible treatment routes. There are four chapters which provide suggestions for improving listening and following directions, verbal memory, word retrieval and organization of language output, respectively. In each chapter there are suggestions for external strategies (to be used by parents and teachers) and internal strategies (to be used by the child) as well as descriptions of the kinds of treatment available from speech-language pathologists for these problems. A short, final summary is followed by a glossary and references.

Help Your Kids with Music

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465445692
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A step-by-step visual guide to music theory DK's Help Your Kids with Music is the perfect primer to help students gain a solid foundation in music, no matter the their age, skill level, or instrument. This visual guide clearly explains key concepts in five step by step chapters: - The Basics explains the types of instruments, notation for keyboard and stringed instruments, the "musical alphabet," and counting a beat. - Rhythm covers the length of notes and rests, as well as basic rhythms and meters, phrasing, syncopation, tempo, and using a metronome. - Tone and Melody includes everything a student needs to know about tones and how they work together to build a melody. - Chords and Harmony shows how intervals work together and includes examples for horn and woodwind instruments. - Form and Interpretation helps students understand how musical form can aid appreciation and interpretation for classical, jazz, blues, and other musical styles.

Help Your Kids with Science

Author: Carol Vorderman
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241011922
Format: PDF, Docs
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A simple, visual approach to helping your child understand science from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying science and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with Science, a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Using clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-steps - and covering all the important areas of biology, chemistry and physics - you'll learn to approach even the most complex science problems with confidence. Includes a glossary of key science terms and symbols. Help Your Kids with Science is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child, who want to understand science and put it into practice.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671631985
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Help Your Kids with Math Second Edition

Author: Barry Lewis
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465421661
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using an illustrated approach, a guide to math tutoring looks at every aspect of the subject, from simple sums to simultaneous equations, in a book with explanations and illustrations that parents can share with their children.

Why the Banana Split

Author: Rick Walton
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586858414
Format: PDF
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The people and objects of a town panic and flee when they see a Tyrannosaurus rex approaching, but they discover that only the bananas have anything to fear from this fruit-eating dinosaur.

Teaching for Joy and Justice

Author: Linda Christensen
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961439
Format: PDF
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Presents a collection of essays and practical advice, including lesson plans and activities, to promote writing in all aspects of the curriculum.

Computer Coding for Kids

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781740333399
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Computer coding is now firmly on the Australian education agenda, as a key skill for children to start learning. Computer Coding for Kids is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids interested in computer programming and how computers work. A computer program is a set of instructions that a computer follows to complete a task. Coding', or programming', means writing the step-by-step instructions that tell the computer what to do. Avoiding computer jargon, this book guides children through creating computer programs, starting with the very basics. Computer Coding for Kidsis the only programming book that teaches both Scratchand Pythonprogramming languages, with illustrated, simple, step-by-step explanations that make the complex art of computer programming clear for the complete beginner. Starting with simple explanations of programming basics, the book progresses to more advanced projects where children can build their own games. Computer Coding for Kidsis ideal for kids looking to take their first steps into programming, as well as those that are already interested and eager to learn more."