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Hatchet

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643742

When Brian Robeson goes to visit his dad in Canada, the last thing he expects is that his plane will crash and he’ll be stranded in the wilderness. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll learn about the author’s harrowing real-life experiences that are the basis of the novel. Get the facts about the dangers Brian faces in the Canadian North Woods and learn about foraging, fishing without gear, and how to start a fire without matches. Would you have what it takes to survive on your own? The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643711

Ling, the narrator of Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, can’t imagine a different life than the comfortable one she’s known, living with her physician parents in Wuhan, China. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll explore what real life was like in 1970’s China––from foods and traditions, to medicine and marketing. It covers historical elements, such as Mao’s rise to power, the Red Guard, and Barefoot Doctors, as well as broader cultural topics, like Chinese food, Chinese New Year, and origami. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

The War That Saved My Life

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643704

Imagine what it might be like to be sent away from home in wartime. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s award-winning novel The War That Saved My Life tells the story of fictional siblings whose lives unexpectedly change for the better in spite of the war. In this nonfiction companion, you'll dive deeper into the story and discover more about the real spies of World War II, ration books, the dangers of poverty, horses in the English countryside, and contributions women made on the home front. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643759

In Gennifer Choldenko’s novel Al Capone Does My Shirts, Moose Flanagan has to figure out how to navigate life on Alcatraz. Not only is the island home to infamous criminals like Al Capone, but Moose also has to help his parents with his sister, who has autism, and learn how to fit in at school. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll read about what life was like for real kids who grew up on Alcatraz, prisoner escape attempts, autism in the 1930s, and exactly why Al Capone was so famous. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Bud, Not Buddy

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643728

Bud Caldwell, the protagonist of Christopher Paul Curtis’s novel Bud, Not Buddy, is on a mission to find the man he believes to be his father––bandleader Herman E. Calloway. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll explore what real life was like during the Depression-era setting of the book, who the real jazz musicians of the era were, and what life was like living in a cardboard town called a Hooverville. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

Esperanza Rising

Lisa Kurkov (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643735

In Esperanza Rising, Esperanza lives a comfortable, well-to-do life on her family’s ranch in Mexico. When her life suddenly changes and she must become a farm worker in California, she has a difficult time adjusting. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, readers learn about the struggles farm workers faced during the Great Depression, including illness, dust storms, and the decision of whether or not to strike, as well as the small joys, like favorite foods and weekly fiestas. The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.

I can write a book called "If I could talk to animals"

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180001

Children will find this book a lot of fun to write! After researching information about animal life, students will then formulate the questions that they would ask animals in an interview. They can then pretend to interview animals about the foods they eat, the ways they move and hide, and the challenges they face to survive. This book teaches interviewing techniques and how to ask questions using the words why, when, where, what, who, and how. Children will be inspired to write creatively and use their imaginations in new ways.

Read, Recite, and Write Limericks

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175212

This lively book shows readers how repetition and word sounds contribute to a limericks impact. Students will discover methods they can use to find appropriate rhymes, and then use them to compose their own limericks.

Read, Recite, and Write Nursery Rhymes

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175236

In this entertaining title, readers will learn about Mother Goose, rhyme schemes, and metered verse. They will look for the logic in nonsense words and be guided through the process of writing their own nursery rhymes.

Commas

Kate Riggs (author), Randall Enos (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607674

An illustrated guide to the punctuation mark known as the commas, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them.

Parentheses and Ellipses

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607704

An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as parentheses and ellipses, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them

Hyphens and Dashes

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607698

An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as hyphens and dashes, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them

End Punctuation

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607681

An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks found at the end of all sentences, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use statements, exclamations, and questions.

Colons and Semicolons

Kate Riggs (author), Randall Enos (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607667

An illustrated guide to the punctuation marks known as colons and semicolons, including descriptions and examples of how to properly use them in lists and in relation to independent clauses.

Poking Fun in a Poem

Valerie Bodden (author), Etienne Delesserte (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606820

An elementary exploration of word play and attitude in poetry, introducing puns, stanzas, and limericks as well as poets such as Edward Lear. Includes a writing exercise.

Writing a Research Paper

Valerie Bodden (author), Nate Williams (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604307

With the help of Classroom How-To—a set of approachable guidelines to mastering key writing, speaking, and listening skills—students can conquer their nerves and organize their thoughts to gain confidence in the classroom and beyond. This engaging new series features whimsical illustrations and inspirational quotes to assure those prone to sweaty palms and late-night cramming that they, too, can excel in the real world when armed with the proper tools and attitude. A terrific resource for the CCSS Speaking & Listening standards. In this title find an approachable guide to help master and apply the writing, speaking, and listening skills involved in conducting research projects, composing arguments, and conveying results.

Giving a Presentation

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604277

With the help of Classroom How-To—a set of approachable guidelines to mastering key writing, speaking, and listening skills—students can conquer their nerves and organize their thoughts to gain confidence in the classroom and beyond. This engaging new series features whimsical illustrations and inspirational quotes to assure those prone to sweaty palms and late-night cramming that they, too, can excel in the real world when armed with the proper tools and attitude. A terrific resource for the CCSS Speaking & Listening standards. In this title find an approachable guide to help master and apply the writing, speaking, and listening skills involved in preparing for and confidently delivering an effective presentation.

Science Fiction

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603829

A survey of the science fiction genre, from its Industrial Revolution-era origins and technological influences to the famous authors—such as Jules Verne—whose works have defined the genre over time.

Romance

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603812

A survey of the romance fiction genre, from its mythological origins and love-story influences to the famous authors—such as Jane Austen—whose works have defined the genre over time.

Mystery

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603805

A survey of the mystery fiction genre, from its detective-story origins and puzzle-solving influences to the famous authors—such as Agatha Christie—whose works have defined the genre over time.

Horror

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603799

A survey of the horror fiction genre, from its folkloric origins and Gothic influences to the famous authors—such as Stephen King—whose works have defined the genre over time.

Young Adult Literature: Magical Worlds

Christina Hill (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757011

There are many fantastical elements in the magical realms found in young adult literature. But there is more to these books than just magic spells and wands. At their hearts, these books tell deeply human stories. From the Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, students will learn about the themes and conventions found in young adult fantasy fiction with this high-interest book! Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

Young Adult Literature: The Worlds Inside Us

Jill K. Mulhall (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757028

Realistic fiction novels are a great place to find characters who are a lot like you. Moving to a new town, attending a new school, dealing with peer pressure, and feeling like you don't fit in are themes and elements found in YA realistic fiction books. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

Young Adult Literature: Dystopian Worlds

Kiley E. Smith (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757035

Take a look at the rebellious teens who have stood up against dystopic societies with Young Adult Literature: Dystopian Worlds. This high-interest book examines the themes and elements found in YA dystopian novels like The Selection, Maze Runner, The Giver, The Hunger Games, Matched, Delirium, Divergent, and The 5th Wave. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

Science Fiction

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680783834

This title examines the genre of science fiction in Kindred, A Wrinkle in Time, 1984, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and The 5th Wave. It features four analysis papers that consider science fiction, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.