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Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook

Workman Publishing SKU: 9780761160915
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Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook : The Complete Middle School Study Guide

Workman Publishing, Editors of Brain Quest (From an idea by), Jen Haberling (Guest editor)
Date: August 9, 2016
9780761160915, 0761160914
Juvenile Nonfiction / Study Aids
Ages 11 to 14, Grades 6 to 9
512 pages
Series: Big Fat Notebooks
Full Color Illustration Throughout
Dimensions (cm): 22 x 14.5  x 2
Weight (kg): 0.27

It’s the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.

Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . .takes students from grammar to reading comprehension to writing with ease, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Table of Contents


1. Phrases and Clauses 2
2. Subjective, Objective, and Possessive Pronouns 17
3. Intensive Pronouns 31
4. Verbals 39
5. Active and Passive Voice and Verbs 49
6. Verbs and Mood 57
7. Defining from Context 67
8. Latin and Greek Affixes and Roots 75
9. Reference Materials 85

10. Figurative Language 96
11. Word Relationships 107
12. Nuances in Word Meanings 119

13. Types of Fiction 130
14. Objective Summary 145
15. Textual Analysis and Evidence 155
16. Authorship and Narration 167
17. Setting 175
18. Character 187
19. Plot 209
20. Theme 225
21. Tone 241
22. Poetry 255
Fiction Reading List 273

23. Types of Nonfiction 282
24. Textual Analysis and Evidence 303
25. Authorship 315
26. Central Ideas and Arguments 335
27. Structure 353
Nonfiction Reading List 371

28. Researching for Writing 380
29. Writing Practices 402
30. Writing Arguments 432
31. Expository Writing: Informative and Explanatory Texts 454
32. Writing Narratives


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