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Hidden danger by Herman, Gail, 1959- author. Hidden danger

A brief telling of how Ana, a new immigrant living in the United States, went about finding health care for her younger brother who was injured.

May 18, 2017
Inventions that changed the world by Maule, David, author Inventions that changed the world

May 20, 2017
Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories by Taylor, Nancy, 1947-, adapter Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories

May 20, 2017
Job hunt by Higgins, M. G., author. Job hunt

A brief telling of how Nina finds work as an immigrant living in the United States.

May 18, 2017
Managing money by Schlesinger, Emily, author. Managing money

A brief introduction for new immigrants on available financial institutions for managing one's money and for personal savings.

May 18, 2017
Marley and me by Collins, Anne, 1952- author, adaptor Marley and me

"A young husband and wife buy a puppy and call him Marley. Marley gets bigger and bigger, and he is not an easy dog. He eats everything. He breaks things. He doesn't listen. But he loves John and Jenny and they love him. Is this really the story of the world's worse dog?"--From back of book.

May 20, 2017
Money basics by Schlesinger, Emily, author. Money basics

A brief introduction for new immigrants on U.S. currency and paying for items.

May 18, 2017
Money matters by Liss, Jennifer, author. Money matters

A brief telling of how Pedro, a new immigrant living in the United States, went about managing his money and opening a bank account.

May 18, 2017
New American by Gray, P. J., author. New American

A brief telling of how NIcle became a legal resident of the United States.

May 18, 2017
New York by Shipton, Vicky, author. New York

May 20, 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.

May 20, 2017
Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 3-5 by McRae, Karen, author. Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 3-5

"Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage close analysis and call for evidence to support claims. This resource also includes suggestions for creating and maintaining Interacti

May 18, 2017
Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 6 & up by McRae, Karen, author. Rigorous reading - an in-depth guide for any novel. Grade 6 & up

"Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage close analysis and call for evidence to support claims. This resource also includes suggestions for creating and maintaining Interacti

May 18, 2017
Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow by Murphy, Margaret, author, adaptor Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow

May 20, 2017
School basics by Lukidis, Lydia, author. School basics

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the U.S. on the how and why of attending schools.

May 18, 2017
School expectations by Klepeis, Alicia, 1971- author. School expectations

A brief introduction for new immigrants to the U.S. to common activities and expected behaviors at school.

May 18, 2017
Second thoughts by Buteyn, Leslie, author. Second thoughts

A brief telling of how Hom, a new immigrant living in the United States, went about finding a place to live in an apartment with a roommate.

May 18, 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.

May 20, 2017
Teacher's guide Megawords 1 - Decoding, spelling, and understanding multisyllabic words. 1, Syllable types and syllabication rules by Johnson, Kristin, author. Teacher's guide Megawords 1 - Decoding, spelling, and understanding multisyllabic words. 1, Syllable types and syllabication rules

May 18, 2017
Teacher's guide Megawords 2 - Decoding, spelling, and understanding multisyllabic words. 2, Common prefixes and suffixes by Johnson, Kristin, author. Teacher's guide Megawords 2 - Decoding, spelling, and understanding multisyllabic words. 2, Common prefixes and suffixes

May 18, 2017

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