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الأولاد المشاغبون

by سو كولي

حين تعرف كيف تتعامل مع سوء السلوك تصبح حياتك سهلة وتجد نفسك حرا للقيام بوظيفتك ألا وهي التدريس. في صف منضبط يعتبر التدريس من أروع المهن في العالم. فكل يوم يقد م لك تجربة جديدة ومختلفة: فرصة رؤية التلاميذ وهم يكتشفون مفاهيم جديدة ويتعل مون أشياء لم يعرفوها من قبل فرصة صنع اختلاف حقيقي في حياة التلاميذ. وكما يقال: لا أحد ينسى المعلم الجيد ولكن ماذا يعني المعلم الجيد بالضبط

كافئي نفسك

by دانيال ستيل جودي صفير

كان صباحا هادئا ومشمسا من شهر نوفمبر عندما أبعدت كارول باربر نظرها عن شاشة الكمبيوتر وحد قت إلى حديقة منزلها في بيل - آير. كان منزلا حجريا كبيرا عاشت فيه طوال خمس عشرة سنة. الغرفة الزجاجية المشمسة التي تستعملها بمثابة مكتب تطل على شجيرات الورود التي زرعتها والنافورة والبركة الصغيرة التي تعكس صورة السماء. المشهد هادئ والمنزل صامت. بالكاد تحركت يداها فوق لوحة مفاتيح الكمبيوتر خلال الساعة الأخيرة. الأمر محبط فعلا . فعلى الرغم من مسيرتها الطويلة والناجحة في الأفلام كانت تحاول تأليف كتابها الأول. لقد كتبت العديد من القصص القصيرة على مر السنوات لكنها لم تنشر أبدا أيا منها. لقد حاولت ذات مرة المشاركة في تأليف سيناريو فيلم. طوال فترة زواجها تحدثت هي وزوجها المرحوم شون عن إعداد فيلم سينمائي معا لكنهما لم يحققا أبدا ذلك. كانا مشغولين كثيرا في إنجاز أمور أخرى كل في مجال عمله الأساسي. كان شون منتجا ومخرجا بينما كانت هي ممثلة. لكنها لم تكن مجرد ممثلة عادية. كارول باربر نجمة كبيرة وقد حققت النجومية منذ كانت في الثامنة عشرة. أصبح عمرها الآن خمسين سنة واحتفلت بذكرى ميلادها منذ شهرين. وبمحض إرادتها لم تشارك في أي فيلم سينمائي منذ ثلاث سنوات. ففي عمرها وحتى مع جمالها الذي لا يزال مميزا أصبحت الأدوار الجيدة نادرة.

مخاطر العولمة

by روبرت إسحاق سعيد الحسنية

ظهر "الرجل العادي" في أوائل القرن العشرين بعقل عادي وكان شخصا راضيا بالرخاء المادي والكسل بدلا من الكفاح من أجل التفو ق أو امتلاك السلطة . أما في نهاية القرن العشرين المنصرم فقد تميزت بما يمكن تسميته بـ "ثورة الأثرياء" ضد هذه المفاهيم سواء كانت بالمفهوم البرجوازي أم الاشتراكي. رو جت هذه الردة المحافظة التي تزعمتها رئيسة الوزراء البريطانية مارغريت تاتشر والرئيس الأميركي رونالد ريغان في الثمانينيات مقولة أن الأسواق الرأسمالية الحرة هي مثال مجر د لأنها محر ك المرونة الفردية والحرية.

1-800-WHERE-R-YOU #1: When Lightning Strikes

by Meg Cabot

Just because her best friend wants to exercise, Jessica Mastriani agrees to walk the two miles home from their high school. Straight into a huge Indiana thunderstorm. And straight into trouble.

1-800-WHERE-R-YOU #2: Code Name Cassandra

by Meg Cabot

In Code Name Cassandra, Jess thinks she's finally left her "gifted" days behind and attempts to lead a normal life. But when working at a summer camp becomes more than fun in the sun, Jess must use her abilities to save a young girl--while evading her old enemies.

1-800-WHERE-R-YOU #3: Safe House

by Meg Cabot

Jess Mastriani was on vacation when Amber went missing. Most people blame Jess for Amber's brutal slaying, but how could Jess -- even with her psychic ability to find anyone, anywhere -- have stopped the cheerleader from turning up dead, without having known she was even missing? When yet another cheerleader disappears, Jess has a chance to redeem herself. If she can just find the girl before it's too late, maybe Jess will finally have a chance to be part of the in crowd. Except that it's starting to look like being "in" might just get you -- not to mention your loved ones -- killed. So much for popularity.

1-800-WHERE-R-YOU #5: Missing You

by Meg Cabot

Ever since a walk home on a particularly stormy day, Jessica Mastriani has had an ability like no other. She became known worldwide as Lightning Girl--a psychic who could find the location of anyone, dead or alive. Jess finally had no choice but to embrace her new found talent, and ended up lending her skills to the U.S. government. But her work for them has taken a terrible toll, and Jess resurfaces months later a shadow of her former self, her powers gone, Lightning Girl no more. Her only hope is starting over in a new place, a big city where nobody knows her. It's only when Rob Wilkins unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep that she's forced to face her past. Rob, all the way from back home, needs her help. But how can Jess, her powers gone, find anyone, let alone the sister of a man she once loved ... when she can't even find herself? Missing You, the fifth and final book in the 1-800-Where-R-You series

1 and 2 Peter: Courage In Times of Trouble

by John Macarthur

An uplifting Bible study in which MacArthur guides the reader through a clear exploration of St. Peter's two letters.

100 Women Who Shaped World History

by Gail Meyer Rolka

A comprehensive collection of one page synopses of 100 women of major importance in our history. Presents information in chronological order, contains timeline, and a trivia quiz. The book begins in 1503 BC and ends by telling the stories of women who are still making history.

100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

by The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

In addition to carefully choosing a well-balanced mix of terms from A to Z, the book balances straightforward vocabulary entries, such as bellicose, loquacious, and vehement, with words chosen directly from the disciplines of learning, such as parabola and hypotenuse from mathematics, gerrymander and enfranchise from civics, and photosynthesis and hemoglobin from biology. As a result, students often have an easier time with the list than adults, especially if they've been paying attention in their classes! The book also offers exercises at the end of the text to assist in the incorporation of the words into one's active vocabulary.

10th Grade

by Joseph Weisberg

Jeremiah Reskin has big plans for 10th grade. He wants to make friends and take a girl's shirt off. It is not as easy as he thought it would be, until he meets some semi Bohemian outcasts.

145th Street: Short Stories

by Walter Dean Myers

A salty, wrenchingly honest collection of stories set on one block of 145th Street. We get to know the oldest resident; the cop on the beat; fine Peaches and her girl, Squeezie; Monkeyman; and Benny, a fighter on the way to a knockout. We meet Angela, who starts having prophetic dreams after her father is killed; Kitty, whose love for Mack pulls him back from the brink; and Big Joe, who wants a bang-up funeral while he's still around to enjoy it. Some of these stories are private, and some are the stories behind the headlines. In each one, characters jump off the page and pull readers right into the mix on 1-4-5.

16 Things I Thought Were True

by Janet Gurtler

Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one--until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought... Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty sweet...in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone? 5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.

1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT

by Tom Fischgrund

The author describes the seven qualities that make students who achieve a perfect SAT score stand out. He bases these claims on interviews with students, responses from parents, and College Board data. During his research, Fischgrund asked students about how much time they spend working, reading, watching TV, etc. His conclusions support some of the commonly-accepted thinking about what makes a teen "smart," but he disproves many beliefs as well.

172 Hours on the Moon

by Johan Harstad

It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them. In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

The 1990s

by Richard A. Schwartz

Aimed at students and general readers, this reference collects hundreds of eyewitness accounts to provide an overview of the 1990s as they were experienced by people from all segments of society. These accounts include (for example) diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper articles. Each chapter covers one year and features an introductory essay and chronology. The text of a number of critical documents--such as the Charters of Paris for a New Europe--are found in the appendix, along with 20 capsule biographies of key figures.

20th Century American Short Stories

by Jean A. Mcconochie

The revised edition of this classic text introduces students to American literature through a rich selection of contemporary authors from the 20th century.

21 Proms

by David Levithan Daniel Ehrenhaft

In a collaboration that brings together an impressive array of 21 authors, Levithan and Ehrenhaft have produced a collection worthy of exploration. Ranging from sad to funny to truly disastrous, these memorable stories mark that oh-so-important right of passage for many teenagers. Starting with dress-hating, heel-hating, bra-hating Emilie in Elizabeth Craft's You Are a Prom Queen, Dance Dance Dance; moving on to Daniel Ehrenhaft's Better Be Good to Me, in which aging Zack remembers his prom and being in love with his best friend's girlfriend; and ending with rebel chicks Maggie and Carly, who throw the ultimate anti-prom party in John Green's The Great American Morp, readers are drawn into a wide cross section of prom nights from both male and female perspectives. A celebration of all that is good, bad, and sometimes unforgettable about these events, this fast-paced but carefully strung anthology speaks of pink dresses, tuxedos, first kisses, unrequited love, and the thrill of taking love to its ultimate climax. Clever writing featuring many unexpected twists and turns, as well as a stunning display of each writer's razor-sharp wit, makes this an enjoyable read. Older teens will flock to this book, which undoubtedly features some of the best teen fiction writers of our era

21st Century Wicca: A Young Witch's Guide to Living the Magical Life

by Jennifer Hunter

This eye-opening, by a witch with a refreshingly modern attitude toward the ancent intricacies of the Craft, answers common questions about Wicca. Whether you have read a dozen books on witchcraft or are completely new to the subject, you will find here a trove of unique and useful information - from the basics of Wiccan practice to lessons in the practicalities of magic, to the final section, which addresses the complexities of a life in which the magical and mundane are intertwined. The text is highlighted with quotes from practicing Wiccans and Pagans who tell of the magic in their lives. Also featured are exercises to teach grounding and empowerment techniques. By developing their own inherent magical abilities, readers will learn more about themselves - for the ultimate Mystery is that which lies within.

24 Girls in 7 Days

by Alex Bradley

When Jack Grammar was little, his sisters used to dress up and pretend he was their prom date. Now it is two weeks until his senior prom, something he's looked forward to since those days of pretend, and he is dateless. But Natalie and Percy, his two best friends, have a solution. Unbeknownst to Jack, they post an ad in the school's online newspaper and the challenge is on. Who will be Jack Grammar's prom date? Amid much angst, hilarity, and plot twists, Jack dates and discards girl after girl until the fateful day when he must choose. Bradley captures the trials of many nice-guy teenage boys, who are insecure in today's high-school culture of dating and in need of an infusion of self-confidence. Jack and his friends are fully developed characters, full of promise and senioritis. Although the girls who court Jack border on stereotypes, the descriptive details are dead on. A satisfying dose of humor and reality in a "boy romance" that many readers may enjoy but are too embarrassed to request.

3-D Band Book: Conductor

by James D. Ployhar George B. Zepp

The 3-D Band Book is a three-dimensional approach to rehearsal preparation. This complete tune up/warm up program will reduce rehearsal stress and permit greater accomplishment with less effort. The overall preparedness that this book provides will make every rehearsal a more rewarding and enjoyable experience. The book is divided into three parts: tune up/warm up, key preparation, and rhythm preparation. In addition, there are three pages of harmony and ear training which will provide the basic knowledge necessary for relating to the exercises and chorales found in the book.

30 Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend

by Clea Hantman

Even Gwyneth, even Cameron, even Madonna have been on the losing end of love. The part you might not believe is that no matter how brutally your heart's been broken, those wounds will heal.

38 Basic Speech Experiences (11th Edition)

by Clark S. Carlile Dana V. Hensley

This book provides guidance on Personal Speeches, Speeches to Share Information, Speaking Persuasively, Social, Speeches for Special Occasions, Contest Speaking, Business and Career Speaking, and The Mass Media.

5 Steps To A 5: AP U.S. History

by Stephen Armstrong

Get ready for your AP exam with this straightforward and easy-to-follow study guide, updated for all the latest exam changes! 5 Steps to a 5: AP U. S. History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and provides model tests that reflect the latest version of the exam. Inside you will find: 5-Step Plan to a Perfect 5: 1. Set Up Your Study Program 2. Determine Your Test Readiness 3. Develop Strategies for Success 4. Develop the Knowledge You Need to Score High 5. Build Your Test-Taking Confidence 2 complete practice AP U. S. History exams 3 separate plans to fit your study style Review material updated and geared to the most recent tests Savvy information on how tests are constructed, scored, and used.

5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language, 2012-2013 Edition

by Estelle M. Rankin Barbara L. Murphy

This book is designed to serve many purposes. It will: -clarify requirements for the AP English Language and Composition exam; -provide you with test practice; -show you models and rubrics on which you can model and evaluate your own work; -anticipate and answer your questions; -enrich your understanding and appreciation of the writing process; -help you pace yourself; and -make you aware of the Five Steps to Mastering the AP English Language and Composition exam.

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