Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Study & Teaching Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Teens: A cursive writing practice workbook for young adults and teens (Beginning Cursive Workbooks)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

Ultimate writing success - Guided Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Tweens/Teens/Young Adults to work on their writing penmanship skills On Sale for a Limited Time Only! Get your copy today! Practice Tracing Positive Affirmations & Inspiring Quotes to instil a sense of well being, Poems & Speeches to Inspire as you work on mastering cursive! Get plenty of practice with this Cursive Penmanship Workbook with 100+ pages of practice starting with writing the alphabet and progressing to writing words & sentences. This workbook is for tweens, teens and young adults who are looking to build cursive writing skills. Get over 100 pages of practice supported by easy illustrated dot to dot method to make learning cursive fun and easy. The book starts with the basic alphabet to develop the required muscle memory and progressively advances to writing using a smaller letter size. It builds an understanding of how to form each cursive letter correctly and connect them. This book takes the writer on a skill building journey of Tracing the cursive letters Connecting two, three and four letter words in cursive Writing simple sentences in cursive The included thoughtful quotes and motivational sentences give a great foundation for writing cursive while helping teens and young adults explore new concepts Buy this today to begin a journey into the beautiful world of cursive handwriting. On sale currently - Under $10

  • Author: Sujatha Lalgudi
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1080543175
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches


2. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today. “One of the most accurate and beautiful depictions of what it is like to be inside the mind of a writer that I’ve ever read.”—Parul Sehgal,  The New York Times For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain , he shares a version of that class with us, offering some of what he and his students have discovered together over the years. Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this book are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. In his introduction, Saunders writes, “We’re going to enter seven fastidiously constructed scale models of the world, made for a specific purpose that our time maybe doesn’t fully endorse but that these writers accepted implicitly as the aim of art—namely, to ask the big questions, questions like, How are we supposed to be living down here? What were we put here to accomplish? What should we value? What is truth, anyway, and how might we recognize it?” He approaches the stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. The process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is a technical craft, but also a way of training oneself to see the world with new openness and curiosity. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain is a deep exploration not just of how great writing works but of how the mind itself works while reading, and of how the reading and writing of stories make genuine connection possible.

  • Author: George Saunders
  • Publisher: Random House (January 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


3. The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8: 125+ Simple Exercises to Improve Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage (English Grammar Workbooks)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

Ace your grammar, improve your grades―125 simple exercises for grades 6, 7, and 8 Grammar is an essential part of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculum. With The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8 , students will build a strong foundation for understanding the concepts of grammar and using them effectively when reading, writing, or speaking. This grammar workbook offers students the flexibility to learn at their own pace while providing the structure they need to successfully retain essential grammar rules, such as parts of speech, sentence structure, phrases and clauses, active and passive voice, mood, punctuation, writing style, and more. Inside the pages of this grammar workbook, you’ll find: Basics and building blocks ―Students can progress at their own pace and build their knowledge as they go. Engaging lessons and reviews ―Strengthen students’ learning and skill retention with simple reviews after every three lessons. Practical quizzes and answers ―Prepare students for real-world grammar usage with helpful quizzes and an easy-to-navigate answer key. Make learning the fundamental concepts of grammar easy and organized.

  • Author: Lauralee Moss
  • Publisher: Zephyros Press; Workbook edition (September 18, 2018)
  • Genre: Reference, Words, Language & Grammar
  • ISBN: 978-1641520829
  • Dimensions: 7.99 x 0.73 x 10 inches


4. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Revised and Updated ed. edition (August 15, 1972)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0671212094
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 1 x 8.25 inches


5. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever Need

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

  • Author: Jessica Brody
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 9, 2018)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0399579745
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.85 x 8.25 inches


6. Amos Fortune, Free Man (Newbery Library, Puffin)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

A Newbery Medal Winner When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dinity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true. "The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom."— Booklist

  • Author: Elizabeth Yates
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Illustrated edition (May 1, 1989)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0140341584
  • Dimensions: 5.13 x 0.5 x 7.75 inches


7. 3-in-1 Hiragana and Katakana Workbook: Japanese hiragana and katakana writing practice, JLPT Level N5 vocabulary and cut-out hiragana and katakana flash cards (Japanese Writing Workbooks)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

If you're starting learning Japanese this is the book for you! Find all the resources required for learning Japanese hiragana and katakana in this 3-in-1 workbook! 1. Hiragana and katakana symbols and words writing practice sheets. 2. All the words needed for Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N5 for you to memorize. 3. Cut-out hiragana and katakana flash cards with JLPT Level N5 words. Don't spend money on fancy expensive cardboard cards! Bonus! Flash card and 'genkouyoushi' writing paper templates for you to multiply in a copying machine and use for your Japanese language practice! All pages are designed to be easily cut out and multiplied using a copying machine! Save money and share with your fellow Japanese learning friends! Buy it now!

  • Author: Lilas Lingvo
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 8, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 979-8643423010
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.44 x 11 inches


8. Writing Fabulous Sentences & Paragraphs, Grades 4-6

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

The creative and structured lessons in Writing Fabulous Sentences & Paragraphs introduce students to essential writing techniques without losing the imaginative spirit that makes writing fun. From main ideas and topic sentences, to figurative language and descriptive details, this book is filled with activities that help your students develop strong writing skills. You'll love Writing Fabulous Sentences and Paragraphs because it: supports 6-Trait writing. Activities are designed to build skills in each trait -- voice, organization, word choice, conventions, ideas, and sentence fluency. And a trait-based writing guide at the beginning of the book makes it easy to see exactly which skills are being developed. contains scaffolded lessons and activities. Help students progress from writing single sentences to multiple paragraphs! introduces students to important paragraph writing skills. From topic sentences and supporting details to using an outline or web diagram -- it's all covered. There's even a paragraph skills checklist to help track student progress. inspires reluctant writers. Motivating topics and delightful illustrations make writing fun! is correlated to state standards. Scaffolded lessons come in four sections: Sentences: Students practice combining sentences, constructing "super sentences," and using figurative language. Paragraphs: Students practice recognizing the main ideas, topic sentences, supporting details, and unnecessary information within paragraphs. Paragraph Forms: Students use scaffolded forms to organize information into narrative, persuasive, descriptive, compare/contrast, definition, and "how-to" paragraphs. Organizing Information into Paragraphs: Students practice organizing sentences within paragraphs and paragraphs within reports while using webs, notetakers, and outlines.

  • Author: Jill Norris
  • Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (March 15, 1997)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1557996015
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.3 x 10.7 inches


9. English Grammar & Punctuation (Quick Study Academic)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

Whether you are looking for a better grade or just a refresher, get your thoughts onto paper the right way with the updated and expanded English Grammar & Punctuation QuickStudy® guide. A concise review of the mechanics of the English language, this new edition features an additional panel of information, including more examples for easy comprehension. This guide will help anyone looking to sharpen their writing skills and avoid common grammar and punctuation pitfalls.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; Reprint edition (May 31, 2012)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1423218654
  • Dimensions: 11.32 x 8.63 x 0.07 inches


10. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Study & Teaching Reference - August 2021

'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.

  • Author: William Strunk JR.
  • Publisher: ESBooks (July 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Reference, Words, Language & Grammar