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Eureka! Lessons From The News - Great Innovators

This book is uniquely positioned to provide lesson material in line with the 5 Core Competencies of the Ministry of Education's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programme - Self Awareness, Self Management, Relationship Management Skills and Responsible Decision Making.

Eureka! contains eight inspirational stories on famous innovators from various social and cultural backgrounds, supplement with activities formulated to give children a deeper understanding of moral values.

Eureka! is fully coloured and beautifully illustrated, and is written by LRD's resident teacher-journalist to suit children aged 7 and above. To help young leaders through the the character-building lessons in the book, Dot characters highlight key points in the story and guide them through the activities in each chapter. The eight dots are:

  • Persevering Dot - The Wright Brothers, who invented the first plane after many trials and errors. 
  • Determined Dot - Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone after decades of experiments and research. 
  • Purposeful Dot - Samuel Morse, who developed an efficient code of communication for the telegraph.
  • Adventurous Dot - Ferdinand Magellan, who led an expedition to the Spice Islands.
  • Creative Dot - Michelangelo, the renowned Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer.
  • Resilient Dot - Marie Curie, who overcame poverty and social prejudice to become a two-time Novel laureate.
  • Motivated Dot - Louis Braille, who devised a system of writing for the blind.
  • Innovative Dot - Dr Yoshiro Nakamatsu, who has over 3,200 inventions to his name.

Each story helps explain abstract moral values to children by showing them how these values were put into action, and lets them discover how displaying these virtues can benefit themselves and others.


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LKY - Follow that Rainbow, Go Ride It
Follow that rainbow, go ride it. These are the words of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, in a speech to the Singapore Press Club in 1996. Be inspired and get organised with this student’s workbook, which traces the different decades of Mr Lee’s life, his unshakeable priorities and values, and the bold goals he set himself. With thought-provoking articles and motivational activities, this book shows how you, too, can make the world a better place.

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No Sweat : keep up with the news, get ahead in your exams.
No Sweat combines articles from The Straits Times with language exercises that boost users's reading, writing, comprehension and speaking skills. Its activities are the original work of English language expert Sonia Sng, who has current events to teach lower secondary students for more than a decade.
Sonia's work is featured in the multi-award winning Straits Times weekly magazine, IN, for secondary school students. The publication's teaching innovations earned it the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers' (WAN-Ifra) World Young Reader Prize for Newspapers in Education (2010), which recognises the best international young reader programme.

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Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Secondary Edition

Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Secondary Edition is a workbook which

  • is based on the latest ‘O’-level English examination format
  • is aligned with the English syllabus 1128 issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • provides guided practice that help students prepare for the various components in actual examinations
  • contains authentic stories and photographs from The Straits Times that help build students’ vocabulary, improve their general knowledge and raise their awareness of current affairs
  • is filled with rich ideas and sound advice from teachers, better equipping students with the relevant techniques that help them in practical application
  • includes skills-based exercises that give additional tips on the challenging question-types such as summary, flow chart, language for impact and vocabulary questions

The workbook’s content is developed by Straits Times Schools – the team that publishes Little Red Dot and IN – award-winning educational supplements for primary and secondary schools, respectively. It is also the driving force behind successful events such as The Big Spell and The Big Quiz.


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Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Upper Primary Edition

Mastering English with The Straits Times: The Upper Primary Edition is a workbook which

  • is based on the latest Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) format
  • is aligned with the English syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • provides guided practice that help pupils prepare for the various components in actual examinations
  • contains authentic stories and photographs from The Straits Times that help build the pupils’ vocabulary, improve their general knowledge and raise their awareness of current affairs
  • is filled with rich ideas and sound tips from teachers, better equipping pupils with the relevant skills and techniques that help them in practical application

It also includes a visually attractive section on graphics idioms – a fun way for pupils to learn new English phrases! The workbook’s content is developed by Straits Times Schools – the team that publishes Little Red Dot and IN – award-winning educational supplements for primary and secondary schools, respectively. It is also the driving force behind successful events such as The Big Spell and The Big Quiz.


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Small Change 2- Turning cents to Dollars
Goh Eng Yeow, author of the bestselling book SMALL CHANGE – INVESTMENT MADE SIMPLE, has written a second book to demystify investing and make it interesting to the layperson.

Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange, says: “Eng Yeow has an unusual knack for offering simple solutions that get to the core of a difficult financial issue while cutting out distractions which could cloud judgment.” He adds, “Knowledge is power. Only when we are proactive in learning about investing, about our risk profile and the various investment products available, can we expect to make informed decisions on what we should or should not invest in. Prudent investing is for the long term and should be diversified to include stocks, bonds, funds, ETFs, etc. I know that the mere mention of such jargon induces trepidation among some people. This isn’t helped by the fact that we live in an age where information is abundant and at times excessive. Sometimes, it is also difficult to navigate and know where to find the right investment information.”

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Small Change- Investment Made Simple
SMALL CHANGE : INVESTMENT MADE SIMPLE tells you how to grow your nest egg simply by adjusting your approach to making investments. Goh Eng Yeow, who has spent decades around financial markets and writing about investing, reveals why some people make millions while others fail badly; how financial disasters can be golden opportunities for those with the right attitude; and how to apply common sense in making investment picks.

In 30 incredibly easy-to-read chapters, we learn how to, among other things, get lucky by thinking positive; find your way out of a financial maze; adopt an investment strategy for all seasons; go on the trail of smart money. Also not to let emotions cloud your judgment; or to invest by numbers; or bank on the "greater fool" theory.

As Magnus Bocker says of this book, Goh Eng Yeow makes the important distinction between investing and speculating. This he does by using anecdotes including his own investment history. An inspirational book that can be read in one sitting, before making the next New Year's resolution on growing your money.

THE AUTHOR: Goh Eng Yeow, The Straits Times senior markets correspondent for almost three decades, also spent some years as a stock market dealer with Morgan Grenfell Asia Securities and did a stint as executive director in a public-listed company. For a while, he helmed the "Market Talk" column for US wires agency Dow Jones Newswires.
He has spent much of his life educating the investing public on financial literacy through his "Small Change" and "Cai Jin" columns in The Straits Times. In 2006, he was named the Best Financial Journalist of the Year by the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (Sias). Business Times, in writing about his award, observed that he was known to be a champion of minority shareholders. In 2013, he received the SIAS Outstanding Commentaries Award.

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48 Values From The News: The Straits Times Guide To Building Character
Study the highs and lows of the human condition using stories which make the headlines. This book highlights how the newspaper can be used in the classroom to teach values such as acceptance, compassion, loyalty, integrity, resilience and sportsmanship, among others. Its creative ideas, based on news articles, infographics, photos and comics, will prompt students to reflect on their relationships and choices, and help them gain a better understanding of their emotions, as well as who they are in relation to their schools, families and communities.

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WHAT’S INSIDE THE RED BOX?
This is a story about a box that holds big dreams for a little country.

There is a man whose red box is always by his side. What’s inside the red box? Three children are determined to find out. Little could they have imagined what’s inside it!

This book is inspired by Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his red box, which he used while he was in political office. It contained his work – papers, speech drafts, letters, readings, notes and cassette tapes with his recorded instructions.

Today, the red box has become a symbol of his unwavering passion for and dedication to Singapore. What’s Inside The Red Box? gives children a peek into the big dreams Mr Lee had for the nation.

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