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Approximately one-third of America's teenagers uses tobacco, and most adult smokers started the habit before age 21. This book provides information for teens who do smoke and those who are grappling with the decision of whether to try smoking--as well as those teens trying to quit.
A series of anthologies on current issue that are of particular interest to young teen readers. A diversity of opinion on the topic is presented, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
Offering instructive guidance while avoiding a typical classroom feel, < I>Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide < /I> directly supports student achievement. This exciting new series is specifically designed to help students write effective five-paragraph essays. < I>Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide < /I> expands Greenhaven Press's celebrated < I>Opposing Viewpoints < /I>product line, providing easy access to multiple sides of current, yet timeless debates - ideal subjects for persuasive writing. < P>< I>Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide < /I> has all a student needs to complete an essay on a chosen controversial topic. Using exemplary presentations of opposing viewpoints as research material, each book features: < ul>< li> Model essays guiding students in writing a particular five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays< li> Guided reading and discussion questions helping students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments< li> A final essay encouraging students to go beyond the five-paragraph model< li> Sequential step-by-step exercises helping students outline arguments, write introductions and conclusions, and ultimately construct their own essays< li> Supplemental materials providing essay topic ideas< li> Bibliographic and electronic resources for further research< li> And more< /ul>
Each book in the series focuses on one energy source such as hydrogen, oil, or wind. Volumes trace the development of the technology, examine the controversies surrounding the energy source in a pro-con format, and explore how the source will meet future energy needs.
Natural gas is a fossil fuel widely used for multiple energy needs. As consumption grows, supply diminishes, and environmental problems become more evident, some believe it is time to explore other energy sources. Others believe that finding new sources of natural gas is the answer. This book looks at a variety of issues in the use of natural gas as an energy source.
Introducing < I>Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints< /I> is inspired by the highly acclaimed < I>Opposing Viewpoints< /I> series. Like its parent < I>Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints< /I> explores a specific issue by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a unique pro/con format. Each anthology features 14-16 carefully edited, accessible articles that clearly express various perspectives on the topic at hand. Useful charts, graphs, and cartoons illustrate each article, while attractive color photos enliven the text. Engaging fact boxes further provide the reader with at-a-glance information. Thought-provoking questions that focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension enhance each viewpoint and help prepare students for the verbal sections of the SAT test. Furthermore, every title is supplemented with annotated bibliographies and information for further research < I>Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints< /I> titles are a wealth of information in a bright, engaging package; this disarming combination helps students grasp the controversies of our increasingly complex world.
The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. Even more user-friendly and accessible than its parent series, it offers information at a lower reading level by utilizing charts, graphs and cartoons, and engaging fact boxes that provide at-a-glance information and questions that focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension.
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