Painless Grammar

Author: Rebecca Elliott
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764181177
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduces the dos and don'ts of English grammar--ranging from punctuation to spelling and sentence construction--using humorous, down-to earth examples.

Painless Junior Grammar

Author: Marciann McClarnon M.S.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764181252
Format: PDF
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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!

Painless Vocabulary

Author: Michael Greenberg
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764181214
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This addition to Barron's "Painless" series is focused to meet the needs of middle school and high school students. The author's friendly, informal narrative style takes the drudgery out of students' vocabulary building, which is a prerequisite for their academic achievement and future success in college and beyond. Each of 24 chapters introduces 15 new words, first placing the words in a brief essay that allows students to comprehend them in a given context. "Brain Tickler" questions that follow challenge students and help them determine whether they have gained some mastery of word usage. Sidebars appear on many pages with titles such as "Major Mistake Territory," alerting students to possible pitfalls and problems involving correct understanding of word meanings and normal usage. Each chapter concludes with an "On Your Own" section, which invites students to use the target vocabulary list within the context of their own everyday speech. Morbid. . . furtively . . . predecessor . . . infer . . . are typical examples of words students will learn to use with ease. The book's vocabulary is neither too easy nor too arcane--focusing instead on words that students should have at their command in high-school and by the time they enter college.

Painless Spanish

Author: Carlos B. Vega
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764132339
Format: PDF
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Seventeen lessons teach an important aspect of the Spanish culture and present a lesson in Spanish vocabulary and grammar.

Painless American History

Author: Curt Lader
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764106200
Format: PDF
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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 American Government

Author: Jeffrey Strausser
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438081205
Format: PDF
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Titles in Barron's Painless series are designed for middle school and high school students, helping them excel in subjects they might expect to be either hopelessly boring or excruciatingly difficult. The authors are all experienced teachers, adept at winning the hearts and minds of adolescents, and skillful in adding a light, humorous touch to even the heaviest and grimmest topics. This book opens with a general description of government and a comparison of democracy as practiced by the founding fathers and how it operates in today's America. The author goes on to discuss the Constitution as our basis of government, civil liberties and civil rights, the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government, elections and political parties, how public policy is created and shaped, and how each citizen can become involved in the process of self-government. The book includes quizzes with answer keys.

Painless Reading Comprehension 3rd edition

Author: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Ed.D.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068271
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Italian

Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764136306
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents an introduction to the Italian language, describing the cultural aspects of Italy while presenting lessons in vocabulary, grammar, and conversational Italian.

Painless Study Techniques

Author: Michael Greenberg
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764140594
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.