Everything You Need to Know about English Homework

Everything You Need to Know about English Homework

by Anne M. Zeman, Kate Kelly

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ISBN-13: 9780590493611
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Series: Everything You Need To Know..
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.03(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1.Languages and Alphabets
1.Languages2
Languages Spoken Around the World
The World's Most Commonly Spoken Languages
Indo-European Languages
The Scientists of Language
2.Alphabets6
A History of Our Alphabet
Hieroglyphics, Pictographs, and Syllabaries
Alphabet Spin-offs
3.Sign and Symbol Languages11
Sign Language
Braille
Native American Sign Language and Smoke Signals
Semaphore
Morse Code
Part 2.Letter Sounds and Words
1.Vowel and Consonant Sounds15
Where Sounds Are Made
Picture Keys to Vowel Sounds
Vowel Digraphs
Blends
Voiced and Unvoiced
Schwa
Accentuate the Syllable
2.Prefixes and Suffixes19
Prefixes
Suffixes
3.Spelling Sounds and Words24
Five Basic Rules for Spelling
Commonly Misspelled Words
Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs
Palindromes
Abbreviations
Contractions
Part 3.Using the Dictionary
1.The Parts of a Dictionary32
2.Dictionary Notations34
Synonyms and Antonyms
The Secret of Nyms: Antonyms and Synonyms
3.Pronunciation Keys35
Acronyms
Part 4.Parts of Speech
1.Nouns37
Common and Proper Nouns
Concrete and Abstract Nouns
Three Little Words: Articles
Collective Nouns
Compound Nouns
Singular and Plural Nouns
Making a Singular Noun Plural
2.Pronouns39
Personal and Possessive Pronouns
Presto, Change-o: Substituting Pronouns for Nouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Intensive Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
3.Verbs41
Action and Linking Verbs
Helping Verbs
Infinitive Form
Verb Tenses
Participles
Principal Parts of Verbs
Regular and Irregular Verbs
To Be or Not to Be
4.Adjectives44
Common Adjectives
Proper Adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives
Using Adjectives to Compare
5.Adverbs46
Adverbs and Verbs
Adverbs and Adjectives
Adverbs and Adverbs
Comparing Adverbs
A Whole New Word: Making Adverbs from Adjectives
6.Prepositions48
List of Common One-, Two-, and Three-Word Prepositions
7.Conjunctions49
Coordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Correlative Conjunctions
Adverbial Conjunctions
8.Interjections51
9.Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences52
Phrases
Appositives
Clauses
Subjects and Predicates: Simple, Complete, and Compound
Sentences
Four Types of Sentences
You Understood
Punctuation Marks and Some of Their Uses
Sentence Diagrams
10.Combining Sentences to Make Paragraphs64
Topic Sentences
Detail Sentences
Order of Sentences
Theme
Part 5.Writing Tools
1.Outlines and Story Maps66
Outlines: Skeletons for Organized Writers
Story Maps: The Path of Fiction
Story Map
Circle Story Framework
Flow Chart
Time Line
Cause/Effect Diagram
Venn Diagram
2.Rough Draft to Final Copy74
Every Author Needs an Editor: Editing Sense and Symbols
3.Terms and Techniques in Writing76
Alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
Cacophony
Characters
Climax
Composition
Dialogue
Figure of Speech
Hyperbole
Imagery
Metaphor
Meter
Mood
Nonfiction
Onomatopoeia
Parable
Personification
Plot
Poetry
Prose
Rhyme
Setting
Simile
Subject
Theme
Tone
Topic
4.Understanding Other People's Writing81
Part 6.Creative Writing
1.Writing Poetry86
Forms of Poetry
Poem Types and Terms
The First Poets
Rhyme Schemes
Writing a Poem
2.Writing Prose Stories90
Prose Story Forms
Writing a Story
Just What Kind of Prose Story Is It?: Glossary of Fiction Forms
3.Writing Plays92
Forms of Plays
Drama: A Brief History
Writing a Play
Scribing a Script: Writing Down Dialogue and Stage Directions
Part 7.Practical Writing
1.Journals96
Keeping a Journal
2.Letters98
The ABCs of Letters
Writing a Formal Letter
Addressing an Envelope
Writing a Personal Letter
A Party?: Writing Invitations
3.Essays101
Writing an Essay
4.Reports102
Writing a Report
Using the Library to Research Your Report
Reviews: Cross Between Essay and Report
Nonfiction: Getting Real
Bibliography
Better Book Reports: A Seven-Step Plan
5.News Stories106
Extra! Extra! Read All about It!
Writing a News Story
Part 8.Reading Literature
1.Expressions109
Adages, Proverbs and Maxims
Cliches
Expressions from History, Literature, and the Bible
Idioms
AppendixSome Good Books to Read113
Index127

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