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10 Common Core Essentials: Nonfiction: Selections from New and Classic Books for the English Language Arts Standards for Middle and High Schoolby Harper Academic
The excerpts featured in this free sampler come from some of our most popular nonfiction books for middle and high school classrooms--making them ideal choices to meet the new Common Core Standards for the English Language Arts. From the primary documents of The American Reader to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind--the story of young man from an impoverished African village who built a windmill to bring life-changing electricity to his community--these books will take students across time periods and around the world. They'll grapple with complex ideas and meet people from the past and present who will inspire them. Along the way, your students will come to understand the components of critical thinking and good writing--and why they matter.
You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Ben Franklin's life, including: A cunning escape from a cruel brother. A shrewd plan to save the colonies. A treacherous spy game in Paris. A shocking battle with a vengeful aristocrat. And a last-minute triumph that bound American together. These days and five others shook Franklin's world- and yours.
10 Days to a Less Distracted Child: The Breakthrough Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen, Learn, Focus and Behaveby Jeffrey Bernstein
A recent study reported that 10 percent of schoolchildren show symptoms of ADHD, and more children now face learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and increased stress. Dr. Bernstein's plan works for all types of distracted kids.
From The Princeton Language Institute. In only 10 days, this self-help instructional book ensures that the reader will never forget a fact again. This book is part of a series designed to improve skills in such subjects as vocabulary, public speaking, & reading.
"It's time to take back your power and your life--take it back from the bad relationships, bad careers, bad investments, bad company, and bad memories. It's time for you to live a fuller, happier, more productive, and wholesome life. This is your time to claim your blessings. God has given you a choice. Choose wisely, sis--choose to win, and enjoy every moment of it." With her national bestseller,10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives, beloved television personality, lecturer, and author Dr. Grace Cornish wrote a self-help classic for black women who wanted to face and erase the relationship problems. Now, in her 10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives, Dr. Grace takes readers beyond healing just their romantic relationships--she's ready to show black women how to incorporate new, empowering, good choices into every aspect of their lives. Inspiring and insightful, this is Dr. Grace's tried-and-true prescription for finding the right balance between work, love, and spirituality. From "Trust Your Intuition" to "Taking Calculated Chances" and "Embracing the Skin You're In," Dr. Grace outlines ten positive choices that will help black women move onward and upward in their personal and professional lives. Full of first-person anecdotes from Dr. Grace's patients, friends, and fans, this is a real book about real people in tough situations and the choices they have made that led to renewed success, happiness, and peace of mind. With her trademark brand of smart, sympathetic, sister-to-sister counseling, Dr. Grace Cornish's10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives is destined to become a classic of self-help for African-American women of all ages and backgrounds.
10 Fun, Innovative Relationship-Building Dates for Seriously Dating and Engaged Couples! 10 Great Dates Before You Say 'I Do' combines the best of marriage preparation research with a fun, easy-to-follow format. Couples will love growing together while going out together. Share your hopes and dreams Appreciate your differences Communicate and connect Develop spiritual intimacy Evaluate your relationship Celebrate romance And more!
Finding the right person to provide guidance on important financial decisions can be difficult. This book explains the differences between the various types of financial professionals and discusses how to find them and how to check their credentials and references.
Rhodes exposition of the history, doctrine and practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses is truly eye-opening, and will greatly encourage all who seek to reach out to Jehovah's Witnesses with the truth. His strong biblical stance, and his passion for the truth are infectious, and will aid anyone in their conversations with a Jehovah's Witness. This is an easy-to-use layout, and has clear, concise descriptions. this book is great for a quick reference.
A veritable "Globalization for Dummies," 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Banklays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing them with democratic institutions that would make the global economy more accountable to an informed and active citizenry. Conceived as an effort to educate the public about how international institutions of "free trade" are widening the gap between the rich and poor globally, Danaher reveals how the lending policies of the IMF and the World Bank fail to benefit Third World peoples, and instead line the pockets of undemocratic rulers and western corporations while threatening local democracies and forcing cuts to social programs.Through anecdotes, analysis, and innovative ideas, Danaher argues that the IMF and the World Bank undermine our most basic democratic values, and calls for reframing the terms on which international economic institutions are operated using the principles of environmental sustainability, social justice, and human rights.
Is your life path lit by your inner candle flame, or are you stumbling along in the dark? In Dr. Wayne Dyer's new book, he reminds us of what so many people easily forget in the day-to-day grind of life -- that material success isn't what we're ultimately trying to achieve, and therefore it shouldn't be our driving force. Within each of us lies success and inner peace, which can be found once we understand that a deeper, richer life experience is characterized by a burning desire, or as Dr. Dyer describes it, an "inner candle flame." In this thought-provoking book, Dr. Dyer offers simple ways to change your life -- and your outlook on life. The ten principles presented here apply to people who are just beginning their journey of discovery, as well as those who have already embarked on life's winding path. Dr. Dyer urges us to listen with an open heart, and to apply the secrets that resonate with them and discard the rest. By doing so, we'll learn to feel the peace of God that truly defines success.
Have you ever received a rejection letter stating your characters were one-dimensional? Did the editor simply jot a note at the top of your manuscript declaring your characters to be light, slight, and trite? Are you ready to breathe life into your characters and make them so authentic they leap from the page? If so, 10 Steps to Creating Memorable Characters is the book you need. Follow the 10-step process and you will learn to create multi-layered, realistic characters through the use of worksheets, instructive narrative, exercises, and examples. By the end of this informative, helpful book you will be ready to put your newly created and unforgettable characters into a novel.
Back to her outrageous and humorous best, Dr Laura Schlessinger, still America's #1 radio talk-show host, gives advice on what must be avoided to preserve, protect, and prolong intimate relationships. In Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships, Dr Laura addresses the problems men and women face in finding peace, joy and self-fulfilment in relationships. She identifies the 10 most common reasons that mess up relationships, including: Stupid Secrets, Stupid Egotism, Stupid Pettiness, Stupid Power, Stupid Priorities, Stupid Happiness, Stupid Excuses, Stupid Liaisons, Stupid Mismatch and Stupid Break-ups. Dr Laura has been solving people's problems on the air for 25 years. Filled with letters and phone-in situations from her show, this book offers the sort of no-nonsense expertise that made her a star.
The Knowledge Every Man Needs for a Successful Divorce Each year 500,000 men will face divorce, and most of them make at least one crucial--and often irreversible--mistake. These errors might seem minor, such as moving out while things get sorted out, or thinking of "temporary" orders as being truly temporary. But when they get to court, these men discover they have put themselves in a terrible position. They may have to give up their house, pay impossibly high alimony, or even lose custody. You could be one of these men. But you don't have to be. Joseph Cordell, the founder of the nation's largest law firm focusing on men's divorce and the creator of DadsDivorce.com, has seen the consequences of the mistakes men make. Drawing upon the huge number of cases that Cordell & Cordell has handled, this book identifies the 10 most common mistakes that end up hurting men in divorce. Cordell demystifies the divorce process, explains what judges consider in making their final decisions, and lays out a road map for positive actions men can take to achieve the best possible outcome. No man should face divorce without this book.
Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled, and completely entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of absolutely true trivia from the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex. Nothing is too insane, too inane, or too sacred for Karl Shaw's eclectic lists of the world's very worst. DID YOU KNOW... ...that according to recent estimates (2010) your body is worth between $10,000-$100,000 on today's open market--from companies legitimately trading body parts from willing donors to recognized medical facilities? ...that the great plague of Athens in 404, which lead to the defeat of the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War, was probably caused by contaminated cereals? ...that Benjamin Franklin liked to sit stark naked in front of his open windows, calling the practice "taking an air bath"? ...that in the last days of his life, the actor Steve McQueen lived on a diet largely comprised of boiled alligator skin and apricot pits, washed down with urine? From the Trade Paperback edition.
September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena. The purpose of this book is to show the true patterns of change--those innovations that will influence coming decades. This is more than a timeline, it is the tale of an extraordinary decade. Within each year, Napoleoni presents events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. Thus the main topics--politics, economics, people, technology, and the environment--cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization is speeding up the pace of change in our world.
The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success explains a series of practical proven methods, techniques, principles and "laws" that underlie virtually all business activity.
Meet the bad asses, the tough guys, the guys you don?t want to make mad. These are the guys you?d want to have backing you up in a fight. And these are the guys who make bad so much fun. From hard-bitten heroes to vile villains ? including Wolverine, Batman, Luke Cage, Galactus, and more ?100 Baddest Motherf*#!ers! gives you the lowdown on the down low in a full-color, fully illustrated, butt-kicking format.
Even in a weakened economy, research shows interest in travel is still strong and this book provides 100 great ways to satisfy your wanderlust without breaking the bank. Like the other books in this popular series, The 100 Best Affordable Vacations to Enrich Your Life features out of the ordinary opportunities. They will just be less expensive, with some even free! Vacation categories include Classic Americana; Learning Vacations; Wilderness Trips; and Mind, Body, and Soul themed getaways. With this mix, there are lots of creative ideas and appealing destinations for everybody, whatever their interests, schedule, or budget. This book also offers profiles of inspirational travelers, as well as fun, lively sidebars about off-season travel, how to be a traveler and not a tourist, and more.
If there's one thing that we know about the future, it's this: It has already begun. The changes that will shape our lives in the next ten to twenty years are already in motion-from demographic changes to new technology, and from social trends to novel ways of doing business. The pace of change can be overwhelming, and until now, there hasn't been an accessible reference guide that summarizes the most important trends in every industry.
Travel industry experts report that more and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work--the growing phenomenon called "voluntourism." Professionals predict this will be a key growth area for years to come; the voluntourists themselves find it a rewarding activity, good for body and soul. And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview of the possibilities as savvy travel writer Pam Grout in the latest title in our 100 Best Vacations series. With its elegant two-color design, playful cover, and winningly positive goal, it's a travel guide with heart, inexpensive yet inspiring--an ideal gift book for people who care to share. From building houses in Appalachia to saving sea turtles in Costa Rica to teaching English in Thailand, this book is a rich resource of ways to use your skills to help out the world and reap some lasting benefits yourself. Like its two predecessors, it includes an engagingly descriptive menu of choices for tastes and talents of all kinds, along with detailed specifics to turn good intentions into satisfying reality. Throughout, sidebars describe nearby places to visit, little-known facts, and more, providing depth and variety, while a comprehensive resource listing gives additional information about the different organizations offering volunteer vacations.
The scholarly discipline of Bullshit Studies has blossomed in the last several years, fertilized by a number of critical works on the subject and the growing importance of the issue across a wide range of professions. Now, best-selling author and lifelong practitioner Stanley Bing enters the field with a comprehensive look at the many attractive jobs now available to those who are serious about their bullshit and prepared to dedicate their working life to it. What, Bing inquires, do a feng shui consultant, new media executive, wine steward, department store greeter, and Vice President of the United States have in common? What, too, are the actual duties performed by a McKinsey consultant? Other than sitting around making people nervous? Could that possibly be his core function? Likewise, what does an aromatherapist actually do, per se? Sniff things and rub them on people, for big fragrant bucks? Is that all? The answer in all cases is "Yes." They all have bullshit jobs. These few, of course, are just the beginning. Across the length and breadth of this shrinking globe, skillful bullshit artists have secured pleasant, lucrative employment, and are enjoying themselves more than you are. In virtually every occupation, from Advertising to Yoga Franchising, lucky individuals who "work" in these coveted positions enjoy the best lives imaginable -- they are paid well, they rarely break a sweat, and their professions are highly respected, because nobody really knows what they do. At once funny, useful, and tolerably philosophical, this groundbreaking work takes a close look at 100 bullshit jobs -- the money they bring with them, the actual tasks and activities involved (if any), and famous and successful examples of each position, who will provide the neophyte with inspiration. Most crucially, Bing goes on to offer what others so far have not--a clear, concise strategy to help job-seekers at every level reach for that brass ring, knowing full well that it may be attached to the nose of a bull.
Be a part of the diet revolution and change your relationship with calories forever America's favorite diet and fitness expert, Jorge Cruise, will change the way you think about calories. For years, conventional wisdom has continued to state the wrong and outdated research that says simply counting calories is the key to weight loss, and if you cannot follow that plan, you must lack willpower. Now Jorge Cruise's passion for dietary science has revealed the true cause of the obesity epidemic--counting the wrong calories! The 100 will free you from counting calories and points and constantly trying to eat less with the conclusive truth: all calories are not created equal. Jorge has been working to uncover the latest advances in dietary science for more than a decade, and now the newest science confirms that Sugar Calories are the only calories you'll need to keep track of on this simple, fast, and guilt-free weight-loss plan. Enjoy unlimited amounts of delicious and healthy no-count calories and still eat the foods you love. Learn the right foods to eat without ever feeling hungry or deprived on a plan that is so easy to incorporate and maintain that you can finally put an end to the vicious cycle of dieting. In addition to the 4-week plan, you get shopping lists and recommended food guides that can help you drop up to 18 pounds of stubborn belly fat. The 100 is the only plan you'll ever need. Stop counting the wrong calories and start losing weight and changing your life today with the help of Jorge Cruise and the no-count calorie revolution!
Part how-to, part scrapbook, this parenting guide helps turn the grueling task of learning to read into an everyday pleasure. Taking into account a family's busy schedule, these activities and suggestions make reading fun whenever and wherever--turning short car trips and even breakfasts into opportunities to read. Parents are encouraged to create a reader-friendly environment at home by setting aside space for a reading comfort zone and time for a family reading group, and incorporating professional storytelling tips that make each read-aloud experience one no child wants to miss. Scrapbook and journal space transforms this parenting tool into a cherished keepsake by allowing parents to track their child's progress, record favorite books, and note accomplishments.
This title features step-by-step instructions for 100 adorable card making projects, perfect for whether you're crafting a last-minute birthday card or looking to stretch your papercraft skills with an all-occasion 'anytime' card. With 50 basic cards and another 50 cards with an interactive or dimensional feature, there are plenty of options no matter how experienced you are or no matter how much time you have to spend. Step-by-step photos will help readers work through all the tricky bits to create truly memorable cards with swivels, pop-ups, spinners, shakers, sliders and more for birthdays, holidays, celebrations and no reason at all.
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