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The response of the United States to the events of September 11, 2001, including the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, have brought upon the world a new awareness of human history in a global context.
Benjie can stop using heroin anytime he wants to. He just doesn't want to yet. Why would he want to give up something that makes him feel so good, so relaxed, so tuned-out? As Benjie sees it, there's nothing much to tune in for. School is a waste of time, and home life isn't much better. All Benjie wants is for someone to believe in him, for someone to believe that he's more than a thirteen-year-old junkie. Told from the perspectives of the people in his life-including his mother, stepfather, teachers, drug dealer, and best friend-this powerful story will draw you into Benjie's troubled world and force you to confront the uncertainty of his future. .
From the book jacket: In temperament, Collun is more of a gardner than a warrior, and with his blacksmith fatherand his secretive mother, he leads an uncomplicated rustic life until his sister, Nessa, disappears. Reluctantly, he leaves behind the only things he knows-his mother and father, their humble home, and his beloved garden-and sets off to look for Nessa in Temair, the largest city in the kingdom of Eirren. But his sister's disappearance is only one of many sinister happenings- Collun encounters several malevolent characters who are trying to bring his journey to an end. Against his gentle nature, he finds himself battling an evil greater than he'd ever imagined, an evil that threatens all of Eirren. All hope rests on Collun and his companions: an enigmatic wizard, an aspiring bard, a magical prince, and a feisty archer with a mission of her own. Their quest leads them from one insurmountable danger to another, and finally to the lair of a giant white Wurme-a creature that Collun must somehow kill if he is to rescue his sister and save his world. The First Song of Eirren An IRA Young Adults' Choice
Ax and the Animorphs flee the Yeerks, who seek to find the blue cube that gives the kids the ability to morph.
A gripping tale of one young girl's struggle to survive during the Holocaust. When her mother is killed by the Gestapo, a Jewish girl named Lola is sent into hiding. At first, Lola secretly lives in the home of a Ukrainian woman. But when someone threatens to expose her to the Nazis, Lola must flee again, this time hiding with another family in a dirt hole beneath a barn for 9 months. Struggling against cold and hunger, the hidden family lives under the constant threat of discovery. Lola has lost everything--her home and her family. All she has left is one article of clothing, a dress lovingly embroidered by her mother. Will Lola ever find safety--or freedom?
Beneath the mountain, the king's reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cecile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king's power. Or his manipulation. Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high. To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cecile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted.
Nancy investigates mysterious attacks at a newly opened hotel. Bess is working at a conference for high school journalism students. While helping her, Nancy witnesses an attack on a student in the lobby. As the conference continues, several more dangerous events occur and Nancy is determined to figure out why anyone would attack a high school student.
From the book jacket:<P><P> This is a glowing, intimate story of medieval England, absorbing for all who love adventure, beauty, authentic details of the period and, above all, books themselves.<P> Young Hugh, a cripple with a love of ancient manuscripts inherited from his dead mother, is left by his mysterious father one stormy night in the sanctuary of the great Abbey of Glastonbury. Assisted by the good Brother John, librarian of the monastery, by his delightful friend, Dickon, and by the half-crazy songs and stories of a strange hermit, Hugh pieces together clues from partly destroyed documents which lead him on an exciting trail to a thrilling discovery, to recovered health, and to a glimpse of the Holy Grail itself.<P> A Newbery Honor book.
From the book jacket: Alissa never believed in magic. But then she went to the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers once learned magic from enigmatic Masters. Under the tutelage of the last surviving Master, Alissa discovered that she had inherited her father's abilities. But the Hold is ruled by Bailic, the renegade Keeper who seized the First Truth, a book of magic he will use to harness the might of the city of the dead and wreak a war of total devastation. The book has thwarted Bailie's every attempt to access it, while it continually calls to Alissa-who must summon all her will to resist it. For, if she gives in to the First Truth's ultimate power and knowledge, she will be utterly changed-and the man she loves could be lost to her forever...
My friends and I used to play lying games. Now my twin sister is living one. When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, has taken my place to solve my murder, we're both learning just how flawed my family really is. Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret-could it be the reason I'm dead? How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she's not careful, she'll end up buried, too...
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A paragraph is a group of sentences that all tell about the same idea. One sentence gives the main idea of the paragraph. The other sentences give details that support the main idea.
Look at the picture. Work with a group to tell a story about it. Listen to other groups' stories.
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Young Tiria Wildlough is an ottermaid touched by the paw of destiny. Her epic adventure takes her on a journey from Redwall Abbey across the Great Western Sea, to the mysterious Green Isle. There she must fulfill an ancient prophecy and gain her inheritance. Green Isle is home to the otterclans, but they are beset by dangers from wildcat chieftain Riggu Felis and his catguard slave masters. Aided by two birds and a platoon of Long Patrol hares, Tiria joins forces with the outlaw leader of the otterclans in a battle that will test all their courage and skill. In the true tradition of Redwall comes a new saga full of feasts and fighting, riddles and quests, and a heroine you're not likely to forget as she strives to become the chosen one--the High Rhulain!
Meet Lucy - a teenager who's about to get an A in fighting vampires Lucy Hellenberg is not your typical Pacific Cedar High student. Because in between hanging out with her friends, hating her hair and her math teacher, and trying to decide whether she should dump her on-again off-again boyfriend, she has to deal with a father who refuses to go outside and a house that bears way too much resemblance to the set of The Munsters. And that's not all. Lucy has just discovered that she's a descendent of the lovely Lucy in Bram Stoker's Dracula-and that vampires really do exist (right here at Pacific Cedar High!). Now, she has to accessorize her homecoming dress with a necklace of garlic and learn how to drive while driving away vampires-without becoming their next victim.
High school journalists share the same objectives as professional reporters--finding the story, writing the story, and packaging the story so that it appeals to an audience. Understanding how to best accomplish these objectives is key to the student on the newspaper, yearbook or Web site staff, but the fundamental art of storytelling and story presentation are not always at the center of high school journalism classes. Student journalists must first understand that storytelling, at its most basic level, is about people, and that understanding the audience is essential in deciding how to present the story. This handbook for high school journalists and teachers offers practical tips for all elements of school journalism. The author covers the essential components that students must understand: information gathering, writing, standard and alternative coverage and packaging. Students will find valuable information about identifying news, interviewing, research, narrative writing style, editing, visual presentation and layout. The book also covers the legal rights of student journalists, objective vs. opinion writing, staff planning and organization and Web-based journalism. Each chapter includes study guides for practical applications of the concepts discussed. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Developed specifically to be used in the first part of a two-year global history course, this text covers world history through the Enlightenment period.
The Northeast National Offshore Races are coming to Bayport, showcasing some of the fastest and most powerful racing boats in the world. The winner will walk away with a $100,000 prize, but much more than money is at stake. Someone is rigging the boats and rigging the game--putting every racer's life at risk! The Hardy's are not about to stand onshore and let danger take its course. They're going to rev up their engines and make some waves of their own. The fix may be in, but once Frank and Joe kick into gear, all bets are off--because when the fists and the flames begin to fly, they're sure to be right in the thick of it! Check out Bookshare for over 200 more adventures with the Hardy boys.
AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP IN A WILD, WIRE-TO-WIRE RACE AGAINST CRIME! NANCY DREW has come to Saratoga, New York, playground of the rich and famous and home to some of the most valuable horses in the world, to visit her friend Eileen Reed. The visit takes a disturbing turn when Eileen's fiance, Jimmy English, suddenly vanishes without a trace. A reporter for the local paper, he's the prime suspect in the theft of petty cash from his office. But Nancy suspects a deeper, darker motive behind his disappearance. Much more is at stake than a few dollars...and even Jimmy's life may be at risk. Meanwhile... At a glittering party preceding a big-money horse auction, Nancy runs into an unexpected pair: FRANK and JOE HARDY. They've been hired as security for Goldenrod, a yearling expected to sell for two million dollars. But the jet set comes in for a hard landing when the party ends in murder! Searching for a kidnapper, a killer, and a connection between the crimes, Nancy, Frank, and Joe find that intrigue, deception, and danger are all part of the game...
Completely revised new edition of the market-leading Biology textbook for HL, written for the new 2014 Science IB Diploma curriculum. Now with an accompanying four-year student access to an enhanced eText, containing simulations, animations, worked solutions, videos and much more. The enhanced eText is also available to buy separately and works on desktops and tablets. Follows the organizational structure of the new Biology guide, with a focus on the Essential Ideas, Understanding, Applications & Skills for complete syllabus-matching. Written by the highly experienced IB author team of Alan Damon, Randy McGonegal, Patricia Tosto and William Ward, you can be confident that you and your students have all the resources you will need for the new Biology curriculum. Features: * Nature of Science and ToK boxes throughout the text ensure an embedding of these core considerations and promote concept-based learning. * Applications of the subject through everyday examples are described in utilization boxes, as well as brief descriptions of related industries, to help highlight the relevance and context of what is being learned. * Differentiation is offered in the Challenge Yourself exercises and activities, along with guidance and support for laboratory work on the page and online. * Exam-style assessment opportunities are provided from real past papers, along with hints for success in the exams, and guidance on how to avoid common pitfalls. * Clear links are made to the Learner profile and the IB core values.
From the back of the book: Rolling thunder! The highway can be a very dangerous place-especially when you're carrying a heavy cargo. The Hardys have gone undercover, determined to crack a truck hijacking scheme, but a ruthless gang of thugs are just as determined to run them off the road. The hijackers are spreading terror on the interstates, and whoever gets in their way could end up on a one-way dead-end street. Someone's going to eat asphalt, but Frank and Joe are prepared. They're gunning the engines and riding the roads on eighteen wheels of diesel-powered chrome and steel! ================ From inside the book: TRUCKIN' INTO TROUBLE Frank's right hand was anchored to the door handle of the eighteen-wheeler by the handcuffs, but he reached his left hand back, extending himself as far as possible. He missed the crank that connected the rig to the cab by a couple of feet. It was obvious that he couldn't possibly reach the handle that way. The truck hurtled around a sharp turn, and Frank's door flew wide open. For a moment he dangled just above the onrushing asphalt road. Grabbing frantically for the door frame with his left hand, he pulled himself back against the side of the cab. "I'll never get it this way," he gasped. "Hurry, Frank!" Pat screamed. "I can't keep us on the road much longer!"
Discover the unforgettable New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional Mormon family--and finding escape, adventure, and hard-earned wisdom on the road... What would you do if your stepfather pinned you down and tried to cast Satan out of you? For thirteen-year-old Ingrid, the answer is simple: RUN. For years Ingrid Ricks yearned to escape the poverty and the suffocating brand of Mormon religion that oppressed her at home. Her chance came when she was thirteen and took a trip with her divorced dad, traveling throughout the Midwest, selling tools and hanging around with the men on his shady revolving sales crew. It felt like freedom from her controlling mother and cruel, authoritarian stepfather--but it came with its own disappointments and dysfunctions, and she would soon learn a lesson that would change her life: she can't look to others to save her; she has to save herself.
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