English Review of Types of Nonfiction

Overview There are also a number of types (or genres) of nonfiction, including biography, essays, history, and reports.  Nonfiction differs from fiction in that nonfiction deals with accurate reporting of events, while fiction creates imaginary events.  Much of the writing that students do is nonfiction, whether in essays, reports, or papers. Biography and Autobiography A […]

English Review of Types of Fiction

Overview There are many different types or genres of fiction.  Some of the most common types include adventure fiction, historical fiction, romance, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and horror.  Some people love to read only one type of fiction, such as adventure stories, mysteries, or science fiction, and libraries often shelve books in sections, so that […]

Science Review of Marine Sanctuaries

Overview Marine sanctuaries are like national parks, but in the sea or off the coast. These areas protect many species of marine wildlife, and are in many different locations, as far north as the Arctic, as far south as the Caribbean, as far west as Hawai’i and almost to the Philippines. Marine sanctuaries provide a […]

Science Review of the New Solar System

Overview As a result of discoveries made by the New Horizons mission and other observations, the new solar system may have many more planets than the accepted eight or nine. The new solar system may have hundreds of planets, including asteroids, moons, and dwarf planets. Rather than memorize hundreds of names, it’s more important to […]

Math Review of Uniform Motion Problems

Overview Problem-solving strategies can also be used to solve uniform motion problems that use the relationship between distance, rate, and time.  Students can first understand the problem, develop and carry out a plan, find the answer, and then check the answer. Understand the Problem Suppose one car leaves Calgary, Alberta, Canada traveling north at 56 […]

Math Review of Problem Solving with Systems of Equations

Overview Systems of two equations with two variables can also be used to solve problems.  In order to solve the problem, it can be translated to a system of equations.  Once the problem is understood, students can make a plan, find the answer, and check to make sure it is correct. Understand the Problem In […]

English Review of Paragraphs

Overview Individual sentences express complete thoughts, and individual paragraphs support main ideas.  The development of paragraphs flows naturally to the development of arguments to support a central idea. Paragraph Length All the sentences in a paragraph support one main idea.   Suppose a journalist were writing an article about a city meeting.  She may choose to […]