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Help Your Kids with English By Carol Vorderman

Help Your Kids with English
by Carol Vorderman

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Suitable for every frustrated parent and desperate child, who wants to understand English and put what they've learnt into practice, this title uses pictures, diagrams to cover all the important areas including punctuation, grammar, spelling, and communication skills, so you can approach even the most complex English concepts with confidence.
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Help Your Kids with English: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide by Carol Vorderman

Continuing the best-selling "Help Your Kids..." series, this simple, visual guide helps parents and their children to understand and use the English language, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, and communication skills.

Carol Vorderman combines pictures, diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions and examples to cover all the important areas, so you can approach even the most complex English concepts with confidence. Whether you are a kid who wants to structure and write the perfect essay, a parent confused by the words "disinterested" and "uninterested", or a teacher who needs a refresher course in using commas, Help Your Kids With English can help. It also includes colour-coded cross-references on every spread to show links between language ideas, as well as a comprehensive glossary of key terms at the back of the book.

This clear and accessible book aims to reduce the stress of studying English and helps your child with their classroom projects and homework. It is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and desperate child who wants to understand English and put what they've learnt into practise.

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The queen of numbers has turned her attention to words. Combining colourful diagrams and illustrations with step-by-step instructions, this makes English easier to fathom. -- Natasha Harding * The Sun *

About Carol Vorderman


Carol Vorderman, one of Britain's best known and loved TV personalities, feels passionately about the value of education. Carol joined forces with DK in 1999 to become DK's Education Champion and has helped them to build the bestselling "Made Easy" series, which includes topics in maths, English, and science and technology. She has also encouraged parents and their teenage children to work together in the "Help Your Kids" series, which includes Help Your Kids With Maths and Help Your Kids With Music. Versatile as ever, Carol has also provided an accessible and fun entry into the world of computer programming with Computer Coding Projects For Kids.

Table of Contents


  • 1: Foreword
  • 2: Why learn the rules?
  • 3: Spoken and written language
  • 4: English around the world
  • 5: Grammar
      • 1: The purpose of grammar
    • 2: Parts of speech
    • 3: Nouns
    • 4: Plurals
    • 5: Adjectives
    • 6: Comparatives and superlatives
    • 7: Articles
    • 8: Determiners
    • 9: Pronouns
    • 10: Number and gender
    • 11: Verbs
    • 12: Adverbs
    • 13: Simple tenses
    • 14: Perfect and continuous tenses
    • 15: Participles
    • 16: Auxiliary verbs
    • 17: Irregular verbs
    • 18: Verb agreement
    • 19: Voices and moods
    • 20: Phrasal verbs
    • 21: Conjunctions
    • 22: Prepositions
    • 23: Interjections
    • 24: Phrases
    • 25: Clauses
    • 26: Sentences
    • 27: Compound sentences
    • 28: Complex sentences
    • 29: Using clauses correctly
    • 30: Managing modifiers
    • 31: Commonly misused words
    • 32: Negatives
    • 33: Relative clauses
    • 34: Idioms, analogies and figures of speech
    • 35: Colloquialisms and slang
    • 36: Direct and indirect speech
  • 6: Punctuation
    • 1: What is punctuation?
    • 2: Full stops and ellipses
    • 3: Commas
    • 4: Other uses of commas
    • 5: Semi-colons
    • 6: Colons
    • 7: Apostrophes
    • 8: Hyphens
    • 9: Inverted commas
    • 10: Question marks
    • 11: Exclamation marks
    • 12: Brackets and dashes
    • 13: Bullet points
    • 14: Numbers, dates and time
    • 15: Other punctuation
    • 16: Italics
  • 7: Spelling
    • 1: Why learn to spell?
    • 2: Alphabetical order
    • 3: Vowel sounds
    • 4: Consonant sounds
    • 5: Syllables
    • 6: Morphemes
    • 7: Understanding English irregularities
    • 8: Roots
    • 9: Prefixes and suffixes
    • 10: Hard and soft letter sounds
    • 11: Words ending in -e or -y
    • 12: Words ending in -tion, -sion or -ssion
    • 13: Words ending in -able or -ible
    • 14: Words ending in -le, -el, -al or -ol
    • 15: Single and double consonant words
    • 16: The "i before e except after c" rule
    • 17: Capital letters
    • 18: Silent letters
    • 19: Compound words
    • 20: Irregular word spellings
    • 21: Homonyms, homophones and homographs
    • 22: Confusing words
    • 23: Other confusing words
    • 24: Abbreviations
    • 25: British and American spellings
    • 26: More British and American spellings
  • 8: Communication skills
    • 1: Effective communication
    • 2: Picking the right words
    • 3: Making sentences interesting
    • 4: Planning and research
    • 5: Paragraphing
    • 6: Genre, purpose and audience
    • 7: Reading and commenting on texts
    • 8: Layout and presentational features
    • 9: Writing to inform
    • 10: Newspaper articles
    • 11: Letters and e-mails
    • 12: Writing to influence
    • 13: Writing to explain or advise
    • 14: Writing to analyse or review
    • 15: Writing to describe
    • 16: Writing from personal experience
    • 17: Writing a narrative
    • 18: Writing for the Web
    • 19: Writing a script
    • 20: Re-creations
    • 21: Checking and editing
    • 22: The spoken word
    • 23: Debates and role plays
    • 24: Writing a speech
    • 25: Presentation skills
  • 8: Reference
    • 1: Reference - Grammar
    • 2: Reference - Punctuation
    • 3: Reference - Spelling
    • 4: Reference - Communication skills
    • 5: Glossary
    • 6: Index
    • 7: Acknowledgements

Additional information

GOR005994127
Help Your Kids with English: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide by Carol Vorderman
Carol Vorderman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
2004-09-13
256
1409314944
9781409314943
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.