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Reading Essentials takes the stress out of reading, learning, and understanding science. This book covers important concepts in science, offers ideas for how to learn the information, and helps you review what you have learned.
Science is a way of learning more about the natural world. Scientists want to know why, how, or when something happened. Learning usually begins by keeping your eyes open and asking questions about what you see.
The Reading Faster, Understanding More developmental workbooks recognize the inseparable links between comprehension, vocabulary and reading rate. With vocabulary and study skills instruction integrated throughout, each chapter guides students through the reading comprehension and rate improvement processes and includes exercises to practice these skills. Book 1 features lively readings-from the 6th to 8th grade level--on the Fry test, with the "textbook" chapter at the 9th grade level. For anyone interested in reading comprehension.
This book is a biography of the famous sharpshooter who toured the country in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Morgan, Julie, and Ned Connor and their father Dan live in New York City. A poor family, they constantly have to move from one building to another to make ends meet. Morgan, the oldest at sixteen, cares for the rest of the family, escaping sometimes from her many responsibilities by daydreaming of a mysterious boy she might meet one day. When the family moves this time, however, Morgan meets a young man, Tom Miller, not realizing that she will fall in love with him. This novel follows the slow groth of Morgan and Tom's friendship and also looks at the two younger children, Ned and Julie, and at Dan's hard and frustrating life. He is an intelligent and poetically inclined man who works in a subway station. Written in the 1950's, this story is somewhat grittier and less lighthearted than many others of its day, but it also has hope and some optimism. A second book, The Day and the Way We Met, follows this one.
The Real Boy, Anne Ursus follow-up to her widely acclaimed and beloved middle-grade fantasy Breadcrumbs, is an unforgettable story of magic, faith, and friendship. On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the village, and spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his masters shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscars world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it. But now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the forest will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it.
Being a Teenage Mermaid is No Day at the Beach A tropical vacation sounds like the perfect way to spend fall break--even for an aqua-phobic mer-girl like Jade. She can't wait to enjoy the warm sunshine and all-you-can-eat buffet with her best friend Cori and boyfriend Luke. (That's right. Boyfriend. It's official.) But when a body splashes into the water as a cruise ship enters the harbor, Jade realizes there might be trouble in paradise. And the mysterious boy selling conch shells in the market definitely knows more than he's letting on. Jade promised herself: No mer drama on vacation! But it couldn't hurt to check things out...right? Praise for Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings: "Bravo to Hélne Boudreau for hitting the bull's-eye with a fresh, affectionate, eatery twist on the classic coming-of-age-story."--New York Journal of Books "The author keeps suspense high...while tapping straight into young teens' angst about friends, enemies, and boys."--Kirkus Reviews
"Smart satire and a rollicking good read!"--Jean Kilbourne, Ed. D, creator of "Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women" film series 5 News Press Release WESTFIELD Reality television is heading to high school! Watch the drama unfold as the three biggest nobodies in Westfield High's senior calls get a shot at becoming popular! Our hidden cameras will catch all the action as they vie for the ultimate label of acceptance and popularity--Prom Queen! It's no surprise to Shannon when she is voted least likely to be prom queen at Westfield High. That is until she's selected to co-star in a hidden-camera reality show, The Prom Queen Wannabes, and undergoes a complete makeover. Now the social hierarchy of the entire senior class is about to be turned upside down. But when Shannon uncovers proof that the beauty business can be awfully ugly, she must find a way to show her BFF and one true crush that underneath the fabulous makeover, she really hasn't changed. This prom night is about to shock everyone's corsages off.
Former boxing champion Dante Blood and Guts Lattanza is being featured in Personality magazine's Sexiest Men Alive issue, and reporter Christiana Artis has the scoop. There's just one hitch: she'll have to fly to her elusive subject's home in Canada. But once she lays eyes on Dante's chiseled physique and sultry Italian looks, she decides it was worth every mile. Too bad his icy demeanor doesn't match his hot body. Since he lost his last fight ten years ago, Dante never gives interviews. But now he's ready to prove to the world--and his ex-wife--that he can still win a championship. He gives Christiana an ultimatum: if she can perform five tasks, she can ask him five questions. And then she can be on her way. Yet Dante's always had a weakness for beautiful black women, and seeing Christiana everyday is enough to melt his defenses. Soon she's an intimate part of the very story she came to write. But when the line between personal and professional gets blurred, it can be difficult to see when you've found the real thing. . . . A sexy story of interracial love that's long on charm, romance and humor. --Booklist
Los estudiantes de hoy en día esperan hablar un español relevante y real y el ciclo de textos de esta colección permite que ellos se encuentren con un lenguaje real, con actividades reales, cultura real y un aprendizaje del idioma real, con los apoyos de la tecnología que tanto motivan a los alumnos. Arte, fotografías, trabalenguas y otros ítemes son tratados en cada capítulo de manera conjunta, haciendo muy fácil integrar el lenguaje, la cultura y la comunicación en el salón de clases. En el nivel 2 encontrarás los temas: tu día escolar, un evento especial, tú y tu comunidad, recuerdos del pasado, en las noticias, la televisión y el cine, buen provecho, cómo ser un buen turista? y, cómo será el futuro?
Los estudiantes de hoy en día esperan hablar un español relevante y real y el ciclo de textos de esta colección permite que ellos se encuentren con un lenguaje real, con actividades reales, cultura real y un aprendizaje del idioma real, con los apoyos de la tecnología que tanto motivan a los alumnos. Arte, fotografías, trabalenguas y otros ítemes son tratados en cada capítulo de manera conjunta, haciendo muy fácil integrar el lenguaje, la cultura y la comunicación en el salón de clases. En el nivel 3 encontrarás los temas: un día inolvidable, cómo te expresas?, cómo mantienes la salud?, cómo te llevas con los demás?, cómo contribuyes a tu comunidad?, cómo será diferente tu futuro?, realidad o fantasía?, un encuentro entre culturas, qué podemos hacer para preservar el medio ambiente? y, derechos y responsabilidades.
Los estudiantes de hoy en día esperan hablar un español relevante y real y el ciclo de textos de esta colección permite que ellos se encuentren con un lenguaje real, con actividades reales, cultura real y un aprendizaje del idioma real, con los apoyos de la tecnología que tanto motivan a los alumnos. Arte, fotografías, trabalenguas y otros ítemes son tratados en cada capítulo de manera conjunta, haciendo muy fácil integrar el lenguaje, la cultura y la comunicación en el salón de clases. En el nivel A encontrarás los temas del 1 al 4: mis amigos y yo, la escuela, la comida y el tiempo libre. Este volumen, como el resto de la serie, logra balancear la gramática con la comunicación y la tecnología, para motivar a los estudiantes hacia un verdadero aprendizaje.
Los estudiantes de hoy en día esperan hablar un español relevante y real y el ciclo de textos de esta colección permite que ellos se encuentren con un lenguaje real, con actividades reales, cultura real y un aprendizaje del idioma real, con los apoyos de la tecnología que tanto motivan a los alumnos. Arte, fotografías, trabalenguas y otros ítemes son tratados en cada capítulo de manera conjunta, haciendo muy fácil integrar el lenguaje, la cultura y la comunicación en el salón de clases. En el nivel B encontrarás los temas del 5 al 9: fiesta en familia, la casa, de compras, experiencias y los medios de comunicación. Este volumen, como el resto de la serie, logra balancear la gramática con la comunicación y la tecnología, para motivar a los estudiantes hacia un verdadero aprendizaje.
When Lilly decides to record a song with her less than stellar singing voice as a gift for her mom, Miley secretly pitches in and lends her vocals to the recording. But then Lilly challenges awful Amber to a singing competition! Can Miley rescue her friend from major embarrassment? Plus, when Miley can't bring herself to admit to her dad that she doesn't like a song he's written for Hannah, she begins sleepwalking--leaving quite a mess behind!
The Volume Three Realms of Gold series brings together all the shorter literary works taught in the Core Knowledge Sequence for the middle school grades. Volume Three includes those for grade eight. Each volume also offers additional classic works in every genre for teachers and students interested in supplementary readings.
Blue Sox 12. The ball shot on a sinking line over second base into right field, and Danny Redd watched it as he charged. It was a treacherous line drive, and it was his or nobody's. Danny saw that he should dive for it; instead he stretched his glove to his shoe tops. He felt the ball hit the glove, but he knew it had hit the turf a fraction of a second before. The umpire didn't see Danny trap the ball and called the play an out. Danny had apparently saved the inning, and he couldn't understand why manager Jug Slavin was angry about it. Danny Redd was the new right fielder for the Blue Sox, and he was on his way. He did everything right, but he wouldn't take a dive or crash into a fence for anyone. His older brother had finished his baseball career before it began by always getting hurt, and Danny wasn't going to make the same mistake. Great ballplayers aren't made that way, however, and how Danny slowly arrived at this painful conclusion is the climax of one of. Mr. Decker's finest baseball stories.
Murder is brewing at a world-famous cooking school in Chicago where two chefs turn up dead shortly after Nancy Drew and Ned enroll for a course on a bet.
Cooking up trouble. Nancy's added the just-washed strawberries into the mix. Then she put the top on and hit the BLEND button. The mixture inside quickly became a pinkish-red mush. Mmmm! Nancy thought. My smoothie is going to be awesome! The smoothie continued bubbling. . . and bubbling. . . and bubbling. Nancy stared at it. Her smile froze on her face. Something was wrong. There were way too many bubbles. In fact the bubbles were pushing against the top of the blender. A few seconds later the top fell away, and the bubbly mixture came pouring out of the blender and onto the counter. Nancy gasped. Her smoothie was going out of control!
Josh knows he's riding recklessly when he knocks down the old man he suspects is the hermit of Lumberman Creek. But he is shocked when the hermit walks into the forest with his bike after the accident. Being without his beloved bike for a week motivates Josh to hike into the woods and confront the crazy old man. The hermit, Jonathan, has fixed Josh's bike, and Josh learns that he has more in common with the old man than he ever imagined. When Jonathan needs help, Josh has to respect the old man's choices in order to save his life.
It's 1963, and Jack's family is still reeling from the SIDS death of his baby sister. Adrift in his own life, Jack is convinced that setting a world record will bring his father back to his senses and his mother back to life. But world events, including President Kennedy's assassination, threaten to overshadow any record Jack tries to beat--from sausage eating to face slapping. Nothing works, and Jack is about to give up when a new friend suggests a different approach that involves listening to, not breaking, records.
In this action-packed CHERUB novel, two siblings on separate special agent missions both end up in deadly danger.CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST. James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He and his sister were recently orphaned, and James has been in a lot of trouble. But he is brilliant in math. And CHERUB needs him. After one hundred days, the grueling training period is over. But the adventure has just begun.
Felicity St. John has it all: loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And she's right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair.Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power--and everybody knows it. That's why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:I know your secret.Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she'd be a social outcast faster than she could say strawberry blond. Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it--money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school.Felicity isn't about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?Praise for RED:"As thought-provoking as it is enchanting."--Rae Carson, author of the FIRE AND THORNS trilogy "Smart, funny, and full of Awesome Ladies Behaving Awesomely, Alison Cherry's RED is everything I look for in a book. It will make you laugh, it will make you think, and it will make you book an appointment with your colorist immediately."--Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of the Hex Hall series"Clever, wickedly funny and with so much heart."--Melina Marchetta, author of the Printz-award winning Jellicoe RoadFrom the Hardcover edition.
The Red Badge of Courage was published in 1895, when its author, an impoverished writer living a bohemian life in New York, was only twenty-three. It immediately became a bestseller, and Stephen Crane became famous. Crane set out to create "a psychological portrayal of fear." Henry Fleming, a Union Army volunteer in the Civil War, thinks "that perhaps in a battle he might run....As far as war was concerned he knew nothing of himself." And he does run in his first battle, full of fear and then remorse. He encounters a grotesquely rotting corpse propped against a tree, and a column of wounded men, one of whom is a friend who dies horribly in front of him. Fleming receives his own "red badge" when a fellow soldier hits him in the head with a gun. "The idea of falling like heroes on ceremonial battlefields," Ford Madox Ford remarked later, "was gone forever." Shelby Foote, author of The Civil The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with afford-able hardbound editions of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.From the Hardcover edition.
There was definitely something strange about Mary Frewin. With her bright orange hair and freckles, she looked like any other child. And she tried to act like other children too, scraping through life at home and at school without calling too much attention to herself. What really separated Mary from her classmates was that she could see ghosts - red-eared ghosts. Recently, two of those forms - a thin man and his large, wolflike dog - seemed particularly interested in young Mary Frewin. In a fast-paced, well-plotted novel that explores the concept of time, Vivian Alcock has brought Mary Frewin and her red-eared ghosts vividly to life.
Normally fearful to play basketball in front of a crowd, Kelly becomes a confident and aggressive player when she dons a mysterious pair of red sneakers that she finds.
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