Exploring the Western Hemisphere Using Literature and Mnemonics

 
9781632790224: Exploring the Western Hemisphere Using Literature and Mnemonics
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ABCDEFG! Can you sing the rest of the ABC song? Of course you can. You probably learned the song when you were four or five years old, and you remember it because it is set
to music. Music is one kind of MNEMONIC (nee MON ick) or memory aid.

Rhyme mnemonics also help us remember information.
Thirty days hath September
April, June, and November

Sentence mnemonics help beginning music students remember the order of the G-cleff notes on sheet music.

E G B D F
Every Good Boy Does Fine

A single word can be a mnemonic. HOMES is often used to remember the names
of the Great Lakes.

H O M E S
H - uron O - ntario M - ichigan E - rie S - uperior

It s time to put on your jogging clothes for a memory trip through the Western Hemisphere: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Using stories, rhymes, and mnemonics you can look forward to where you are going and remember where
you have been. Put on your Social Studies, Literature, and Mnemonics Hats! Off we go!

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Professor of Education,Lindenwood University. Director of the Laboratory School. Former Director of Media Services and Curriculum & Gifted Programs St. Louis County Schools. Author of 100 + professional books including: Reading the Fifty States, Research Without Copying, Whose Tale is True? Gifted Biographies, Gifted Readers, 300 Novel Anticipation Guides and twelve children's books including: Legacy Award Winner Gifted or Goof-Off, , Blunder or Brainstorm, Power or Politics. Damsel or Daredevil, Trial or Triumph and What Is This Thing? The Little Old Woman and the Hungry Cat and The Hole by the Apple Tree
In demand speaker at state and national library, gifted and reading conferences and in- service leader for numerous school districts in the U.S. and Canada in Meeting Performance Standards in Reading, Writing and Research and in Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted.

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