|Antonyms and synonyms (Core language skills)|
Author: Murray, Kara
Big and small. Wet and dry. Up and down. These are just a few opposite pairs familiar to most people. Now understand the meaning behind these words through this text, which explores all aspects of antonyms. The text also covers synonyms, teaching how shades of meaning can change writing for the better, and more.
Common Core Standards
Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 2.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 3 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 3.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
School Library Journal (04/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 Gr 2–4—A snappy set on grammar that doesn't waste any time doling out information in accessible and palatable bites. Readers will easily navigate concise and useful explanations, examples, and charts. "Figure It Out" boxes ask children questions to test out how well they learned concepts from that chapter. Art featuring a diverse group of kids connects seamlessly to the text (for instance, a picture of a boy holding an enormous bar of chocolate, accompanied by the caption "If someone tells you this chocolate is semisweet, you can imagine how it will taste."). Questions throughout help readers connect ("Does the simile 'My brother is as happy as a dragon' make sense?") to the information presented, and the design is colorful, fresh, and energetic. VERDICT This series truly grasps a child's point of view. An exemplary grammar and language set. - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.