• Language Arts & Disciplines

Painless Writing


Author: Jeffrey Strausser
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438007847
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
View: 9456
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Painless Grammar, 4th edition


Author: Rebecca Elliott, Ph.D.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068255
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 312
View: 8361
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.

    • Mathematics

Painless Algebra


Author: Lynette Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1438068247
Category: Mathematics
Page: 368
View: 9152
Defines algebraic terms, shows how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problem-solving fun. 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.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Painless American Government


Author: Jeffrey Strausser,Denise Gilgannon
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764126017
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 296
View: 2781
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Painless Vocabulary


Author: Michael Greenberg
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438007786
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 314
View: 1934
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.

    • Mathematics

Painless Pre-Algebra


Author: Amy Stahl
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764145889
Category: Mathematics
Page: 254
View: 4806
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.

    • Foreign Language Study

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


Author: Jeffrey Strausser,Jose Paniza
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438083793
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
View: 1901
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.

    • History

Painless American History


Author: Curt Lader
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764142314
Category: History
Page: 298
View: 6910
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.

    • Mathematics

Painless Geometry


Author: Lynette Long
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438010397
Category: Mathematics
Page: 384
View: 4069
The thought of solving theorems or postulates leaves some students quivering in their boots. . . but not anymore! This must-have guide takes the pain out of learning geometry once and for all. The author demonstrates how solving geometric problems amounts to fitting parts together to solve interesting puzzles. Students discover relationships that exist between parallel and perpendicular lines; analyze the characteristics of distinct shapes such as circles, quadrilaterals, and triangles; and learn how geometric principles can solve real-world problems. Like all titles in Barron's Painless Series, this book presents informal, student-friendly approaches to learning geometry, emphasizing interesting details, outlining potential pitfalls step by step, offering "Brain Tickler" quizzes, and more.

    • Poetry

Painless Poetry


Author: Mary Elizabeth
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764145919
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
View: 2048
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.

    • Study Aids

Painless Reading Comprehension, 3rd edition


Author: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones, Ed.D.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068271
Category: Study Aids
Page: 256
View: 9579
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Painless Junior: Writing


Author: Donna C. Oliverio M.S.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764181245
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 164
View: 1444
(back cover) Don't be chicken. . . Learning different ways to write is fun! Travel with Sammy Octopus on a reading and writing adventure. You will learn different methods of writing so you can discover for yourself the way that works best for you. You will also learn how to revise and edit what you have written, how to make good word choices, and even to write poems.

    • Fiction

Painless


Author: Derek Ciccone
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 160844094X
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 8983
When Billy Harper, trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, rents a cottage in New Canaan, Connecticut, from Chuck and Beth Whitcomb, he meets their four-year-old daughter, Carolyn. As she thaws his frozen heart, he begins to realize there is something strange about her, something that draws the attention of a rogue military organization called Operation Anesthesia.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Painless Spelling


Author: Mary Elizabeth
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764134357
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
View: 1111
Analyzes sound and letter patterns, diphthongs, silent letters, homophones and homographs, compound and abbreviated words, contractions, prefixes, suffixes, and base words to teach spelling skills.

    • Mathematics

Painless Fractions


Author: Alyece Cummings
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438000008
Category: Mathematics
Page: 264
View: 1988
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.

    • Education

Painless Study Techniques


Author: Michael Greenberg
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764140594
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 3384
Suggests ways to stop procrastinating and advice on how to approach such difficult subjects as foreign language textbooks and essay exams.

    • Mathematics

Painless Math Word Problems


Author: Marcie Abramson,Marcie F. Abramson
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764143359
Category: Mathematics
Page: 280
View: 6289
Discusses strategies for solving math problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages, statistics, probablility, geometry, and algebraic equations, and offers practice problems and internet ideas.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Painless


Author: S. A. Harazin
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 0807562904
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 565
David has congenital insensitivity to pain with anhydrosis—or CIPA for short. One of only a handful of people in the world who suffer from CIPA, David can't do the things every teenager does. He might accidentally break a limb and not know it. If he stands too close to a campfire, he could burn his skin and never feel it. When David's legal guardian tells him that he needs to move into an assisted living facility, David is determined to prove him wrong. He creates a bucket list, meets a girl with her own wish list, and then sets out to find the parents who abandoned him years ago. All David wants to do is grow old, beat the odds, find love, travel the world, and see something spectacular. While he still can.

    • Science

Painless Chemistry


Author: Loris Chen
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764146022
Category: Science
Page: 257
View: 2714
Really. This won't hurt at all ... The thought of having to learn chemistry once turned brave students into cowards ... but no more!

    • Fiction

Painless

The Story of Samantha Smith #3
Author: Devon Hartford
Publisher: Devon Hartford
ISBN: 0989769755
Category: Fiction
Page: 425
View: 2690
At last! The exciting, steamy, action packed conclusion to the Story of Samantha Smith! PAINLESS follows Samantha through the remainder of her first year in college at sunny San Diego University. Oh, and what about that hot hunk Christos Manos? When we last left him, his life balanced on the brink of disaster. What is going to happen to him? You’ll have to read PAINLESS to find out! Find out what happens to Samantha, Christos, Romeo, Kamiko, Madison, Jake, and everyone else in PAINLESS, the third and final volume of the series! This book is full of surprises!! WARNING!! Once again, the steam factor in PAINLESS is much higher than in FEARLESS (book 1), but similar to RECKLESS (book 2).