Painless Vocabulary

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Author: Michael Greenberg

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438007786

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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This fun-filled guide to learning vocabulary replaces the fear with fun! Students will learn the meanings of new words by seeing them used in amusing contexts, find examples of vocabulary for modern technology, learn Greek and Latin word roots, track progress with challenging games, and more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. The authors’ main goal is to clear up confusion and pique interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which students can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble. Includes a new appendix.

Painless Grammar, 4th edition

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Author: Rebecca Elliott, Ph.D.

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438068255

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Students who cower in terror when confronted by grammar can stop worrying—because Painless Grammar replaces the fear with fun! They'll learn correct ways to construct sentences by applying rules of grammar to funny statements, see how to apply their new-found knowledge of grammar for fun school activities, such as editing the school paper, track their progress with challenging games, and more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels.

Painless Algebra

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Author: Lynette Long,Hank Morehouse

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764106767

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

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Introduces the language, number systems, integers, and different types of problems of algebra, including variables, quadratic equations, exponents, roots, and radicals.

Painless Writing

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Author: Jeffrey Strausser

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438007847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Learn how to express your thoughts clearly, enliven your writing with vivid images, avoid the dull passive voice, and more. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting Common Core Standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help. Most of these books take a lighthearted, humorous approach to their subjects, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Bonus Online Component: includes additional games to challenge students, including Beat the Clock, a line match game, and a word scramble.

Painless Spelling

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Author: Mary Elizabeth Podhaizer

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764105678

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 255

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Provides guidelines for spelling American English words; explains visual and sound patterns, letter combinations, syllables, compound words, and hyphenation; and includes practical exercises.

Painless American Government

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Author: Jeffrey Strausser,Denise Gilgannon

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764126017

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 296

View: 7179

Presents an easy-to-understand discussion of the United States government, including the Constitution, civil liberties and rights, the different governmental branches, and how the original democracy of the nation differs from that of today.

Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages, 2nd ed.

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Author: Jeffrey Strausser,Jose Paniza

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438083793

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. Both ESL students and teachers of ESL courses have found this bookÕs previous edition extremely helpful, especially in the way it anticipates and answers studentsÕ most frequently asked questions about correct American English usage. The new second edition is better than ever.

Painless Reading Comprehension, 3rd edition

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Author: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Ed.D.

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438068271

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

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Reading comprehension assignments that first seem confusing become easy when students answer the author's key questions about their own reading habits. For example: "What can kids do to warm up their brains before starting to read?" and "How can they keep the facts they read in their head?" The author offers interesting answers to these and many more questions. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in some cases, just plain boring. Painless Series authors, all of them experienced educators, are experts at clearing up aspects of their subjects that students are likely to find confusing. These books also perk up students' interest by emphasizing the attention-catching ways in which the subjects can be put to practical use. Most Painless Series titles take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, and all of them present fun-to-solve challenges with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems. Although Painless Series titles are written primarily for middle school and high school students, older students and adults who need to refresh their skills will also find these books extremely helpful.

Painless Earth Science

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Author: Edward J. Denecke

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764146015

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting state standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring, and may need a little extra help. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title describes the exciting revolution in our understanding of Earth's processes and changes, focusing on movement of tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more.

Painless Fractions

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Author: Alyece Cummings

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438000008

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

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This book shows students how to play many different fascinating numbers games, such as Dazzling Division of fractions, which makes numbers grow larger when they are divided! Painless Fractions is filled with intriguing “Brain Ticklers” and complemented with humorous illustrations. Titles in Barron’s extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing—or in some cases, just plain boring. Painless Series authors, all of them experienced educators, are experts at clearing up aspects of their subjects that students are likely to find confusing. These books also perk up students’ interest by emphasizing the attention-catching ways in which the subjects can be put to practical use. Most Painless Series titles take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, and all of them present fun-to-solve challenges with puzzles, games, and “Brain Tickler” problems. Although Painless Series titles are written primarily for middle school and high school students, older students and adults who need to refresh their skills will also find these books extremely helpful. NEW BONUS FEATURE: Printed inside each new title is a code that gives kids FREE access to subject-related apps. They’re arcade games themed to match each book’s Painless subject. The apps can be downloaded on any iPhone, iTouch, iPad, or Android device.

Painless Italian

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Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764147616

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This user-friendly textbook supplement demonstrates that learning a foreign language can be both easy and fun when approached in the proper spirit. Students are introduced to interesting aspects of Italian culture and coached in conversational Italian while they learn basics of grammar and vocabulary.

Painless Poetry

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Author: Mary Elizabeth

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764145919

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

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Kids who are convinced that they hate poetry or think it's dull and difficult, are likely to change their opinions when they open this book. Using examples that range from exciting, well-told stories that grip the imagination to song lyrics and slam poetry, the author shows that there is more to poetry than many imagine. This revised and updated edition guides middle school and high school students through poetry created for many purposes and written in many forms, and offers insights, guidelines, and techniques to enable students to read and evaluate poems, as well as to write original poetry. Titles in Barron's Painless series cover a wide range of subjects taught in middle school and high school, presenting each subject in a student-friendly format, and demonstrating that learning can be exciting and mind-expanding.

Painless American History

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Author: Curt Lader

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764142314

Category: History

Page: 298

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With a narrative style designed for students, this study guide covers major events in American history from ancient times to the present, with timelines and ideas for Internet projects.

Painless Pre-Algebra

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Author: Amy Stahl

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764145889

Category: Mathematics

Page: 254

View: 9777

Presents a guide to pre-algebra using word problems and number puzzles, and includes easy-to-utilize methods for solving equations and examples of using pre-algebra in everyday life.

Words Fail Me

What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing

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Author: Patricia T. O'Conner

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547546874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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From the bestselling author of Woe Is I: A guide to grammar fundamentals that’s sympathetic to the struggling writer and often just plain funny” (The Seattle Times). Whether you need to improve your skills for work or school, or aspire to the Great American Novel, a grounding in grammar, spelling, and punctuation is essential—not just to make you look like a professional but to communicate effectively in emails, essays, or anything you need to write. This painless, practical book is filled with short, snappy chapters, crystal-clear examples, and a “playful sense of humor” (The New York Times Book Review)—covering everything from “Pronoun Pileups” and “Verbs That Zing” to “What to Do When You’re Stuck.” With these simple, straightforward tips, you can learn how to sort your thoughts and make sentences that make sense. “Students writing papers, employees preparing reports, and those who just want to be understood in print may benefit from this fun-to-use answer to Strunk and White. O’Connor uses humor as she takes apart sentences and their parts and shows how each element is used effectively.” —Booklist

Painless Study Techniques

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Author: Michael Greenberg

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764140594

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Suggests ways to stop procrastinating and advice on how to approach such difficult subjects as foreign language textbooks and essay exams.

Illustrated Word Smart

A Visual Vocabulary Builder

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Author: Tom Meltzer

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375751899

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 2504

Provides definitions, pronunciation keys, and parts of speech to help memorize words with simple memory techniques

Painless Junior: Grammar

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Author: Marciann McClarnon M.S.,Marciann McClarnon

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764181252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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(back cover): Honest, kids! . . . It's fun to learn. . . Enter Grammar World, a make-believe amusement park where kids are introduced to animals who describe different kinds of sentences . . . then take rides and learn about parts of speech . . . and later go on to visit a water park, see a dolphin show, and enjoy a fireworks display. All of these fun events teach you something new about grammar!

Thesaurus Rex

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Author: Laya Steinberg,Debbie Harter

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781841481807

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Thesaurus Rex starts his day: stretching, reaching, extending, bending. Uh oh, his pants need mending!