I USED TO KNOW THAT by Carolyn Taggart
This small but mighty collection will trigger your memory with fun facts you learned in school from adverbs to the Pythagorean Theorem. Witty, engaging, entertaining book you all pick up again and again.
Author Caroline Taggart discovered two things while researching this book and talking with other people: One, everybody had been to school. And two, they had all forgotten entirely different things. Contained in this handy little book are the facts that you learned in school, but may not remember completely or accurately. Covering a variety of subjects, this book features all the most important theories, equations, phrases, and rules we were all taught years ago.
*History: The first president to occupy the White House was John Adams in 1800
*Religion: The seven deadly sins and the names of the twelve apostles
*Literature: In which Shakespearean play The quality of mercy speech appears
*Science: The periodic table of elements devised by a Russian chemist in 1889 includes the symbol for lead (Pb), silver (Ag), tin (Sn), and gold (Au)
*Nature: How photosynthesis works
The information presented in easy-to-retain, bite-sized chunks is accurate and up-to- date. It will touch a chord with anyone old enough to have forgotten half of what they learned at school. Here is a perfect gift for every perennial student.
I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C by Judy Parkinson
Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adults.
Featuring all the mnemonics you’ll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood—once learned, fix the information in the brain forever—such as learning to count by reciting “One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.” Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious—and sometimes hilarious—sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument.
Take a trip back to the classroom, and rediscover the assortment of practical memory aids covering a range of different subjects, including spelling, time, mathematics, history, general trivia, and much more. The information is organized in short snippets by category such as:
* Geographically Speaking: Remember North East South West by reciting Never Eat Slimy Worms or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.
* Time and the Calendar: “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have 31 excepting February alone; And that has 28 days clear; With 29 in each leap year”
* Think of a Number: Know the Roman numerals by remembering “I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk”
* World History: “In fourteen hundred, ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, And found this land, land of the Free, beloved by you, beloved by me”
The clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious sayings are endless.
MY GRAMMAR AND I by Carolyn Taggart
Avoid Grammatical Minefields with This Entertaining Guide Confused about when to use "its" or "it's" or the correct spelling of "principal" and "principle"? My Grammar and I . . . Or Should That Be Me? is a refresher course for anyone who has ever been stumped by spelling confusion, dangling modifiers, split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are.
Clever, informative, and fun, this delightful little handbook offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls.
Avoid Grammatical Minefields with This Entertaining Guide
Confused about when to use "its" or "it's" or the correct spelling of "principal" and "principle"? My Grammar and I . . . Or Should That Be Me? is a refresher course for anyone who has ever been stumped by spelling confusion, dangling modifiers, split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are.
My Review of these three books:
Simply, as a just retired 37 year teacher, these books are GREAT! So often, the normal things that we know when we are in school, actually can and will be forgotten when now used. Think about the simple math problem a child will need help on for homework and you stumble over it and yet you had all that math. However, when you don't use it...you lose it!
Carolyn Taggart, as well as Judy Parkinson, present so many small rules and facts that everyone should know but also they need to reminded of. Sometimes, they also need to be given an easy way to remember them and both authors do that. I think these are invaluable books for every home. When you sit there and can't remember where an apostrophe goes in a certain possessive noun, here's the place to look. I think the winner of these three books is going to be very lucky. And for those of you who don't win, I strongly suggest you run out and buy them right away....not just if you have children in school but even if you don't! Now let's see how to win them!
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL WIN ALL THREE OF THESE BOOKS!
HOW WILL THAT WORK? AGAIN, VERY SIMPLE!
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