An Important Examination of the Circumstances Surrounding Eight Tragic Moments in American History. This important series explores some of the most dramatic events in American history, namely the cold-blooded assassinations of four of our presidents and four other American political leaders. Each title vividly recounts the days leading up to the heinous crime, the political and social context of the time, the goals of the political figure, and the depraved mind of the assassin. The combination of intrigue and historical fact, and the candid look into the public and private response to these crimes provides fascinating reading for all young adults who are interested in history and politics. By placing these untimely deaths in an easy-to-follow and interesting historical and political context, these books are a must-have for all libraries.
Profiles the man who replaced Babe Ruth as "America's Home Run King" and also set records for RBIs and total bases run, despite the pressures of being one of the few black major league players in the 1950s.
This guide to descriptive writing helps students discover their inner voice and then translate their discoveries into an effectively written piece. Students are encouraged to gather and organize their ideas by using a variety of methods and to improve bland writing by using figurative language, adjectives, adverbs, synonyms, and antonyms. Language basics, such as how to improve sentence and paragraph structure; how to make verbs, pronouns, and tenses agree; and how to vary sentence styles are discussed. Finally, students learn how to proofread and edit their work before making a final presentation.
This resource defines both fiction and nonfiction writing, instructing how to gather ideas and then chart those ideas using graphic organizers. By using bulleted points that reinforce common terms, and key concepts, students will learn about point of view; plot structure, and effective dialogue to tell their stories. Sentence structure, verb tense and agreement, and style are also discussed. Students will find the colorful graphics, exercises, and clear text useful as they build a firm foundation of writing skills.
This guide helps students construct biographies, essays, and expository pieces. Aspiring writers will learn how to narrow their topic choices, how to organize information graphically and in outline form, and how to effectively structure paragraphs to form a cohesive, well-constructed piece. Editing basics are also given with instructions for proofreading for accuracy, clarity, and style. Colorful graphics and writing samples liven up the book.
Here is an instructional how-to resource that explains various types of issue-based writing such as essays a research papers. It uses bulleted points that reinforce common terms and key concepts as well as clearly written samples, graphic organizers, and writing exercises. Tips and techniques are offered throughout the book, helping young writers improve the quality a scope of their writing. This easy-to-use guide shows how to properly cite research material, state findings, write effective conclusion, and list sources in a bibliography.
Like other titles in this exciting series, this book uses clear language, text examples, and graphic organizers to help young writers explore several different types of personal writing. Suggested exercises help students find their authors' voice and gather ideas as they decide which type of personal writing is most expressive to them. Traditional writing techniques are offered along with suggestions on how to deconstruct writing and reorganize it by changing the chronology of the story, stretching the moment of climax, or using literary devices to build interest.
The Persian Gulf War and the Iran-Iraq War have helped to shape modern Iran, though it's the culture of the country that is the focal point of this title. Largely known as a Middle Eastern nation of conflict, Iran, formally known as Persia, harbors some of the oldest human settlements on the Mesopotamian plain. Through a variety of primary sources, students learn how Iran was once an important link between Mesopotamia, India, and China, and that it has hosted many conquerors including Alexander the Great and descendants of Genghis Khan. From the exquisite sites of the Persian Empire to the modern city of Tehran, this book brings to life an Islamic culture. The Iran Contra Affair, the 1970s-hostage crisis, the Islamic Revolution, and Ayatollah Khomeini are also discussed.