"The first part of the book covers specific parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, and adverbs as well as the structure of sentences. The last part provides games for a bit of fun, task cards for extra practice, and word banks to save teachers some time. The overall goal is to help students learn enough about grammar to communicate easily and effectively, to evaluate the myriad of messages that surround them, and to function successfully in business and society"--P.  of cover.
In addition to roomy pages for a 40-week school year, this book also has a built-in calendar of daily writing prompts, information on standards, a student roster, seating chart, and space for notes to help the substitute teacher.
Keep fast finishers busy while other students are still working. Choose from 35 Lively Language Arts activities, 35 Mind-Bender Math activities, and 31 Beyond Brainy activities that focus on critical thinking. Each activity is labeled with an estimated amount of time it will take to completeusually just 5 to 15 minutes.
Mastering Skills takes a fresh approach to the mastery of grade-specific skills. Each book uses a wide range of activities to spark students' interest in learning. As students complete the activities, they develop the skills they need to meet academic standards in reading, writing, math, social studies and science.