a compass rose labeled with the cardinal directions.
Add the following vocabulary words and
definitions to the bulletin board:
Map: a drawing that tells you about a place.
Legend or Key: explains what the symbols of the map stand for.
Symbol: small drawings on a map that indicate what is in that place.
Landmark: something that is easy to find like a mountain or building.
Route: a path or road that you will travel.
Compass Rose: a symbol that always shows north and most often also includes south, east, and west.
Globe: the Earth represented on a sphere.
Cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west.
Contiguous: sharing boundaries. The 48 states are contiguous.
Part Three will give the teaching instructions.
Marilyn Buehrer was a public-school English teacher in Washington, California, and Arizona, a national motivational speaker and educator to home-schoolers for nearly a decade, as well as a workshop speaker at home school conventions nationwide and at public middle school consortia in Arizona. She is the developer of Lyric Power Publishing’s comprehensive Workbooks and Activity Sheets.
A teacher’s role is multifaceted. Their job is to counsel students, help them learn how to use their knowledge and integrate it into their lives so they will become valuable members of society. Teachers are encouraged to adapt learning methods to each individual student’s learning style, to challenge and to inspire them to learn.
Marilyn Buehrer was a public-school English teacher in Washington, California, and Arizona, a national motivational speaker and educator to home schoolers for nearly a decade, as well as a workshop speaker at home school conventions nationwide and at public middle school consortia in Arizona. She is the developer of Lyric Power Publishing’s comprehensive Workbooks and Activity Sheets.
Studies have proven that there’s a significant link between family dinners and academic performance. A report by CASA (Christian Academic Support Association) found that teens who have between five and seven family dinners per week were twice as likely to report receiving mostly A’s and B’s in school, compared to those teens who have fewer than three family dinners per week. In addition, only nine percent of teens who ate frequently with their families did poorly in school, according to the report.”
And the conversations that take place around the dinner table help boost children’s verbal skills and thinking skills.
Marilyn Buehrer is a teacher and creator of Lyric Power Publishing’scomprehensive, fun, and engaging workbooks that bridge the summer gap between school years, stave off the overuse of electronics, and fill in those bored hours on the weekends.
Facebook had a challenge where you’re supposed to tell the books that most influenced you as a child. Yes, many of these Facebook activities are to help marketers target you, but this one I thought had additional value. I have many fond memories of books I read as a child, which influenced who I became.
A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
I was asked, “What was the first book I remember reading to the end?” Robert Louis Stevenson’s, “A Child’s Garden of Verses,” is that book. I enjoyed the poems and the adventures they stimulated in my mind. I read them over and over and enjoyed them each time as if it was the first time.
I have traveled a great deal in my life. Maybe these poems were the first to stir interest in seeing faraway places, especially oceans and their beaches.
Secondly, I am now writing rhyming children’s books. Perhaps these early poems instilled in me the thrill I find in rhyming.
The first full-length novel I remember thoroughly enjoying and finishing was Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.” I loved the science mixed with adventure. I read everything I could find that Verne had written. I would compare the science in the books with what was known in modern science. I was always amazed at how much Verne got right!
Learn about our latest science-based children’s books and workbooks. Read here about reptiles, birds, cats in a variety of locations. Read the blog to learn how the books come to be, what inspires an author to write, and many more interesting aspects of the publishing business.
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