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Books in Core Skills series

  • How to Write an Opinion Piece

    Sara Howell

    Paperback (Powerkids Pr, Jan. 1, 2014)
    Explains how to write an opinion piece, discussing how to select and introduce a topic, gather facts, organize ideas, use linking words, write a conclusion, and use technology to research and share one's piece.
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  • Share It: Using Digital Tools and Media

    Miriam Coleman

    Library Binding (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 10, 2012)
    The digital world offers a plethora of options and tools for researching and sharing information. The sheer volume of this media may seem daunting. Readers will explore the various kinds of media and digital tools available to students, and review step-by-step tips on how to make the best use of them. They will also learn how to share information with friends, family, teachers, or classmates.
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  • Analyze It: Looking at Texts Critically

    Gillian Gosman

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Analyzing text is one of the greatest skills a young reader can develop. This book helps readers gain an understanding of what it means to read a text for information, recognize point of view, and search for evidence. Readers will also learn to recognize important components of texts, including the main idea, theme, and structure. Finally, readers will learn how to form and express their own opinions. Quick Tip boxes give opportunities to apply real-world advice to a situation. The book includes a glossary, table of contents, index, supplemental websites, and vivid visuals.
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  • Find It: Searching for Information

    Miriam Coleman

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2012)
    There is a skill to research that can improve the efficiency with which we can find information on a topic. Readers will learn ways to improve this skill in both the print and digital realm. There is a daunting amount of information available in multiple formats, and the challenge can be assessing which sources are worth looking at. Quick tips, informative text, and enlightening examples will put a world of information at readers fingertips.
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  • Prove It: Gathering Evidence and Integrating Information

    Miriam Coleman

    Library Binding (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 10, 2012)
    A variety of source materials exist and are available to students today. Libraries are filled with books on a multitude of topics, and the age of Google and other search engines means that more information than ever before is accessible. Readers will learn how to gather the data and then integrate information from different sources into a cohesive final product. Informative text and Quick Tip boxes will help readers learn how to manage each of the presented tasks.
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  • Graph It: Reading Charts and Graphs

    Gillian Gosman

    Hardcover (PowerKids Press, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Charts and graphs help students illustrate their point in research papers, presentations, and other class projects. This book teaches readers how to read, understand, and create charts and graphs. It also teaches them how to apply that knowledge to real-world situations. Readers will learn different kinds of charts and graphs for different subjects, including science, social studies, and ELA. Quick Tip boxes give applicable advice, while supplemental websites provide a gate for further exploration. A glossary, table of contents, and index make it easy to gain full understanding of the topic.
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  • Find It: Searching for Information

    Miriam Coleman

    Library Binding (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 10, 2012)
    There is a skill to research that can improve the efficiency with which we can find information on a topic. Readers will learn ways to improve this skill in both the print and digital realm. There is a daunting amount of information available in multiple formats, and the challenge can be assessing which sources are worth looking at. Quick tips, informative text, and enlightening examples will put a world of information at readers’ fingertips.
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  • Plan It: Conducting Short-Term and Long-Term Research

    Miriam Coleman

    Library Binding (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 10, 2012)
    Every project needs a good plan. This title explains the difference between short-term and long-term research projects and the different approaches each project requires. Readers find out the best ways to delineate project goals, conduct research, and why it is important to plan with the final product in mind. They will also get quick tips on research, outlining, and more.
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  • Plan It: Conducting Short-Term and Long-Term Research

    Miriam Coleman

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2012)
    Every project needs a good plan. This title explains the difference between short-term and long-term research projects and the different approaches each project requires. Readers find out the best ways to delineate project goals, conduct research, and why it is important to plan with the final product in mind. They will also get quick tips on research, outlining, and more.
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  • Prove It: Gathering Evidence and Integrating Information

    Miriam Coleman

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2012)
    A variety of source materials exist and are available to students today. Libraries are filled with books on a multitude of topics, and the age of Google and other search engines means that more information than ever before is accessible. Readers will learn how to gather the data and then integrate information from different sources into a cohesive final product. Informative text and Quick Tip boxes will help readers learn how to manage each of the presented tasks.
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  • Analyze It: Looking at Texts Critically

    Gillian Gosman

    Hardcover (PowerKids Press, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Analyzing text is one of the greatest skills a young reader can develop. This book helps readers gain an understanding of what it means to read a text for information, recognize point of view, and search for evidence. Readers will also learn to recognize important components of texts, including the main idea, theme, and structure. Finally, readers will learn how to form and express their own opinions. Quick Tip boxes give opportunities to apply real-world advice to a situation. The book includes a glossary, table of contents, index, supplemental websites, and vivid visuals.
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  • Send It: Writing Different Kinds of Emails

    Gillian Gosman

    Hardcover (PowerKids Press, Jan. 1, 2015)
    Email is one of the most useful methods of communication between families and friends. Its become a vital tool in the workplace and at school. This book introduces readers to using email, including how to write an email and how to send it. It takes a look at the different parts of an email, as well as proper email etiquette. Bright visuals help readers gain an understanding of email formatting. Readers can use the books glossary, table of contents, index, and supplemental websites to delve into the topic. Quick tips apply real-world advice to sending and receiving emails.
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