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Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, CONNECT: COLLEGE READING is an intermediate level book for reading levels 8-10. CONNECT strives to build students' confidence by showing them that many of the skills needed to become stronger readers are skills they already possess and use on a daily basis. Using popular media as a springboard, Dole and Taggart show students how thinking skills used while watching television or movies can easily transfer to reading. CONNECT's comprehensive approach includes extensive vocabulary coverage, critical thinking practice throughout, and textbook readings in every chapter to help students master college reading. The second edition includes a full chapter on inferences, enhanced coverage of main idea, and guides for specialized reading situations such as reading visuals, novels, and a guide to taking tests.
Employment consultant Dulworth instructs how to take a conscious, systematic approach to networking in order to improve personal and professional development skills. After a brief introduction explaining the importance and benefits of networking, he presents a quiz for the reader to determine networking quotient. He then identifies three kinds of networks--personal, professional, and virtual--and examines each for their specific characteristics, further offering strategies, tools, and resources for increasing and making the best use of each network. Two resource-oriented appendices include information on forming a person board for decision-making, and online networking sites. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
What if a "Once in a Lifetime" could happen twice? In Dahlia London's world, happily ever after is a far cry from reality. Her soul has been left completely shattered by tragedy. But a surprising reunion with someone from her past is about to give her a reason to love again... When rock star River Wilde comes back into Dahlia's life, their super-charged connection runs deeper than either of them ever expected. The more time they spend together, the more intense their relationship becomes, and Dahlia believes at last she has found her soul mate. But as old bonds fade and Dahlia's grief begins to lift, her guilt and confusion remain. River desperately wants to be the one who mends what's been broken--but with a past that refuses to stay buried, is it possible for their future to begin? It's been 2 weeks since I finished Connected and Dahlia and River are still in my head so it has to be a heart swelling 5 stars!!!" --Bookaholics Blog "Emotional, unpredictable, and downright hot." --K.A. Tucker, author of Ten Tiny Breaths "This book had all my favorite things. Sweet, all-consuming romance, smart and real characters, and just enough of every emotion to keep me unable to put the book down. This was one of those holy-smokes kind of books!" --Shelly Crane, New York Times bestselling author of Significance
Coding, once considered an arcane craft practiced by solitary techies, is now recognized by educators and theorists as a crucial skill, even a new literacy, for all children. Programming is often promoted in K-12 schools as a way to encourage "computational thinking" -- which has now become the umbrella term for understanding what computer science has to contribute to reasoning and communicating in an ever-increasingly digital world.In Connected Code, Yasmin Kafai and Quinn Burke argue that although computational thinking represents an excellent starting point, the broader conception of "computational participation" better captures the twenty-first-century reality. Computational participation moves beyond the individual to focus on wider social networks and a DIY culture of digital "making." Kafai and Burke describe contemporary examples of computational participation: students who code not for the sake of coding but to create games, stories, and animations to share; the emergence of youth programming communities; the practices and ethical challenges of remixing (rather than starting from scratch); and the move beyond stationary screens to programmable toys, tools, and textiles.
The title of this new book: "The Connected Home" reflects the move away from the idea that smart homes would alter the lives of those living in them by providing technologies to take over tasks that were previously the responsibility of the householder, such as managing entertainment, education - and even eating! Up until around 10 years ago this view was commonplace but time has shown that the technologies to support a smart home have not developed in such a way as to support this premise. Instead, what people do in their homes has moved the concept of a smart home into that of the 'connected home'. The rise of on-line games technologies, video connections via Skype, social networking, internet browsing etc are now an integral part of the home environment and have had a significant effect on the home. The contributors to this exciting new book consider and discuss the effects and ramifications of the connected home from a variety of viewpoints: an examination of the take-up of personal computers and the Internet in domestic situations; an analysis of the changing intersection of technology and human habits in the connected home; the impact of gaming, texting, e-book readers, tablets and other devices and their effect on the social conditions of a household; the relationship between digital messaging applications and real geography; and an overview of how sensing technologies for the smart home might evolve (lightweight medical technologies for example). The book culminates by addressing unfinished ambitions from the smart home agenda, the factors that have prevented their realisation, and addresses the need for extending research into the area.
New Unit: Bits and Pieces III provides experiences in building algorithms for the four basic operations with decimals New resource: CMP Strategies for English Language Learners Video Tutors available on-line Academic vocabulary support added in each Student Unit
This book has an engaging Unit Opener, Investigations, Go Online web codes, ACE Homework, Mathematical Reflections, a Unit Project, Looking Back and Looking Ahead, and a Glossary of Terms in English and Spanish.
The most common type of package is the rectangular box. Rectangular boxes come filled with everything from cereal to shoes and from pizza to paper clips. Most rectangular boxes begin as flat sheets of cardboard. The sheets are cut and then folded into a box shape and glued or taped together.
Learn all you can about the Pythagorean Theorem in this book. Topics covered are: coordinate grids squaring off, Pythagorean Theorem and using the Pythagorean Theorem.
In Shapes and Designs, you will explore important properties of polygons.
In Variables and Patterns, you will study some basic ideas of algebra and learn some ways to use those ideas.
In Covering and Surrounding, you will explore areas and perimeters of figures. Attention is given especially to quadrilaterals and triangles. You will also explore surface area and volume of rectangular prisms.
Math textbook for 6th grade
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In Accentuate the Negative, you will learn about integers and how to use them to represent real situations.
We use lots of different words to make comparisons--faster, stronger, taller, richer, smarter, heavier, safer, tastier, and so on. Sometimes, words alone give us all the information we need. It is enough to know that one box is heavier than another, one printer is faster than another, or one car is safer than another.
Moving Straight Ahead explores properties of the most important type of relationship among variables, linearity.
Stretching and Shrinking explores the geometry concept of similarity.
The book takes an approach that will make students extend their work with linear relations and explore important non-linear relationships. The book has a collection of units that will guide the students throughout.