This handbook style reference is the perfect start to preparing for the rigors of high school writing. It defines and discusses fifty terms commonly used in English classes. A thorough understanding of these terms will make that transition to high school much smoother. This is a great addition to a summer reading list. More
Making the academic transition from middle school to high school can be intimidating. But starting with some basic terminology under your belt can be great for both your confidence and your success. The information provided in this book is written by a high school teacher with twenty years of experience teaching all levels of high school English. She knows what you NEED to know as you enter those very important high school years. This book is written in plain, easy to understand language that will make the transition from middle school to high school much easier. If you have a familiarity with and an understanding of these terms and concepts and can make them a part of your academic vocabulary, you will put yourself a step ahead of most other students, impress your teachers, and be one step closer to becoming an outstanding, successful high school student! Each entry includes an easy to understand definition followed by the teacher’s discussion and explanation of the term, and concludes with an example sentence to demonstrate how the word is properly used. This is a great addition to your summer reading list.