Life of Fred: Australia (Language Arts)


Stan Schmidt scores again with this fun high school course that teaches English through knowledge from other core areas. It doesn't just teach English, it teaches kids!

(This book might be read by above average 8th graders)


Seven billion = 7,000,000,000
Indentation to begin paragraphs
Three punctuation marks to end a sentence
Punctuation began common usage around 1450 (with the invention of the printing press)
Two to the third power
Subjunctive mood used much more frequently in German, French, and Latin than in English
Six question words (who, when, where, why, what, and how)
State abbreviations
Correct way to hold a pencil
Plurals of words (two cases)
Irregular plurals
Finding your calling in life
Opening and closing salutations
Only the first word in a closing salutation is capitalized
Australia is between the Indian and the Pacific oceans
Silent letters
Islands vs. continents—the four questions to ask
Daniel Boone
Is noon a.m. or p.m.?
A bus with no door
Exaggerating vs. lying
That vs. which
Land of Nod
Using commas in lists
Five- and fifteen-year-olds think about clothing differently
When to omit the s after the apostrophe when forming a possessive
When to ask questions
Magnetic north pole is moving
Pole reversals
Continual vs. continuous
Less vs. fewer
Two past tenses of kneel and of dream
Verbs defined
Winter in June
How to have two summers and no winters each year
Stich and hemistich
International Date Line
Five ways to make plurals
Two uses of an apostrophe
Six ways to make plurals
Two past tenses of sneak
A seventh and eighth way to make plurals
Which countries use the metric system

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  • Model: 4333
  • Author: Schmidt, Stan
  • Format: Hardback
  • Specs: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Polka Dot Publishing
  • Grade: 8th - 12th

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