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You just wait - a poetry Friday power book by Vardell, Sylvia M., author. You just wait - a poetry Friday power book

"The way the Outside Poems are joined together here with twenty-four new poems by Janet Wong, they form a story featuring Paz, an Asian-Latina soccer player with dreams of stardom in college, the Olympics, and ultimately the World Cup; Lucesita, her feisty movie-loving cousin; and Joe, an older brother with dreams of the NBA. Sylvia Vardell's inventive PowerPlay activities make it easy for writers to get inspired, while her Power2You writing prompts extend learning. Vardell also created extensiv

Jul 17, 2017
World folktales by Burke, Kathy. World folktales

Jul 17, 2017
The wizard of Oz by Walker, Elizabeth. The wizard of Oz

Jul 17, 2017
Student success handbook - strategies for studying, note-taking, reading, and test-taking by DesMarais, Ron. Student success handbook - strategies for studying, note-taking, reading, and test-taking

Jul 17, 2017
Stranger than fiction - urban myths by Key, Patty, author adapter Stranger than fiction - urban myths

"A man fell from a very tall building. Why didn't he die? Why did a dead woman have a frozen chicken under her hat? What fell out of an old man's ear, and why did everybody laugh? And how did a cow fly? Find the answers in these strange stories"--Publisher's description.

Jul 17, 2017
Seedfolks' companion - Student's work - text for the novel by Flager, Joyce, author. Seedfolks' companion - Student's work - text for the novel

Seedfolks' Companion / Student's Work-Text for the Novel: Teach a novel for ESL? Of course. SEEDFOLKS has infatuated readers of all ages since 1997, and has been chosen as a Citywide Read in communities across the country. The author is Paul Fleishman, a Newberry Award winner - one of many other awards. From the very first page, students won't fail to be drawn into this compelling tale - this work of art. The book is very short. The story is timeless. In thirteen chapters, thirteen apartment hou

Jul 17, 2017
Seedfolks by Fleischman, Paul, author. Seedfolks

One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed

Jul 17, 2017
Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow by Murphy, Margaret, author, adaptor Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow

Jul 17, 2017
Read this!. 3 - fascinating stories from the content areas by Savage, Alice, 1962- Read this!. 3 - fascinating stories from the content areas

Jul 17, 2017
Read this! intro - fascinating stories from the content areas by Mackey, Daphne. Read this! intro - fascinating stories from the content areas

"Read This! is a four-book reading series designed for adult and young adult ESL students at the high beginning to intermediate levels. Read This! Intro contains fifteen fascinating stories relating to the fields of Education, Sociology, Science, Marketing, and TV and Film Studies. For example, students read about schools in which students, not teachers make the rules; apartments that are designed to be difficult to live in; and reality TV shows in which the audience likes the meanest judges the

Jul 17, 2017
Read this! 2 - fascinating stories from the content areas by Mackey, Daphne. Read this! 2 - fascinating stories from the content areas

Jul 17, 2017
Read this! 1, Teacher's manual by Mackey, Daphne. Read this! 1, Teacher's manual

Jul 17, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean - the curse of the black pearl by Trimble, Irene, author. Pirates of the Caribbean - the curse of the black pearl

"Set in the Caribbean Sea in the 17th Century, Jack Sparrow, a gentlemanly rogue of a pirate, teams up with the daughter of a governor to stop the evil plan of a ship of dangerous pirates"--Publisher's description.

Jul 17, 2017
The picture of Dorian Gray by McGovern, Kieran, author, adapter. The picture of Dorian Gray

Jul 17, 2017
The phantom tollbooth by Juster, Norton, 1929- author. The phantom tollbooth

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams.

Jul 17, 2017
The phantom of the opera by Degnan-Veness, Coleen, adapter. The phantom of the opera

Jul 17, 2017
Persuasion by Austen, Jane. author. Persuasion

At nineteen Anne Elliot refuses an offer of marriage from Frederick Wentworth, persuaded to do so by Lady Russell, a friend of her dead mother. Wentworth is a sailor, with no money and an uncertain future, says Lady Russell - just a nobody, certainly not worthy of a baronet's daughter. Eight years later Wentworth returns, a rich and successful captain, looking for a wife. Anne is still unmarried, but Captain Wentworth clearly prefers the company of the two.

Jul 17, 2017
Pattern explorer - Level 2 by Beigie, Darin, author. Pattern explorer - Level 2

"Mathematics and science can be thought of as a search for patterns and structure. Discovery and insight comes when patterns are recognized and structure is understood. From a developmental perspective, the ability to recognize a pattern signals the transition from concrete to abstract thinking. So having children explore pattern problems helps sensitize them to the discover process that provides a foundaton for authentic learning and abstraction..." - Introduction, p. iv

Jul 17, 2017
Pattern explorer - Level 1 by Beigie, Darin, author. Pattern explorer - Level 1

"Mathematics and science can be thought of as a search for patterns and structure. Discovery and insight comes when patterns are recognized and structure is understood. From a developmental perspective, the ability to recognize a pattern signals the transition from concrete to abstract thinking. So having children explore pattern problems helps sensitize them to the discover process that provides a foundaton for authentic learning and abstraction..." - Introduction, p. iv

Jul 17, 2017
Painless reading comprehension by Jones, Darolyn. Painless reading comprehension

"This book--for junior and senior high school students--asks students meaningful questions about their reading preferences and difficulties and helps them discover what type of reader they are and how to improve overall comprehension. Guided by the author, who is an experienced teacher, students will gain important and useful techniques and exercises to learn how to read with ease, and to comprehend what they are reading. Most important, they discover how to transform a once-arduous task into a

Jul 17, 2017

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