Everything You Need To Ace English Language Arts In One Big Fat Notebook by Elizabeth Irwin
An exciting book for all middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) who wish they had taken better notes in English class or just want to jump to the head of the class. Each Big Fat Notebook is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in English class, the one who not only writes down the important points the teacher makes--noting those crucial "you will get tested on these" facts--but also meticulously transcribes key points from the chalkboard and pastes teacher handouts into her notebook. Part "CliffsNotes," part workbook, this study hack will help kids focus on the things they need to remember in order to rock their middle school exams and ace english language arts. Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook is based on state standards and has been vetted by a middle school english teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award.
Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook includes:
- Illustrative and memorable doodles, such as a family tree to symbolize the analogy 'My brother is to me as my uncle is to my mom.'
- Chapter review quizzes with answers
- Clever mnemonics, such as 'FANBOYS' to remember the most common coordinate conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook covers the following topics and more:
- Defining from Context
- Greek and Latin Roots
- Figurative Language
- Fiction and Non-fiction
- Textual Analysis and Evidence
- Central Ideas and Arguments
- Writing Practices