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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wording and Tone

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607650

An introduction to the ways that authors form distinctive writing styles. Novel and short story excerpts and analysis help to explain the importance of rhythm and tone in writing.

Dialogue and Characterization

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607629

An introduction to the ways that authors develop fictional characters. Novel and short story excerpts and analysis help to explain how to create effective characters and dialogue.

Practical Reading 2

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612471556

The reproducible lessons in this series were designed for students who still have trouble understanding what they read. All lessons (16 in each reproducible) feature a two-page reading selection followed by four pages of correlated exercises. The emphasis is on variety for maximum interest and involvement--covers traditional reading comprehension skills, language arts skills (e.g. vocabulary, syllabication, variant word forms, etc.) and critical thinking skills.

English-Language Arts Skills & Strategies Level 7

Pearl Production (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911321

Here's a great English-language arts program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic--from capitalization and punctuation to transitive/intransitive verbs--is developed "from the ground up." Includes answer key, 144-pages.

English-Language Arts Skills & Strategies Level 4

Pearl Production (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911291

Here's a great English-language arts program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic--from capitalization and punctuation to transitive/intransitive verbs--is developed "from the ground up." Includes answer key, 144-pages.

Building Vocabulary Skills and Strategies Level 6

Lorna Peck (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602911253

Here's a great vocabulary program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic--from primary level phonics to the specialized terminology of essay tests--is developed "from the ground up." Includes answer key, 144-pages.

When Zachary Beaver Goes to Town Reading Guide

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915398

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

Tangerine Reading Guide

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915343

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

The Pigman Reading Guide

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915329

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

The Pearl Reading Guide

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915312

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

Midwife's Apprentice Reading Guide

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915268

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

Long Way from Chicago Reading Guide

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915237

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

Holes Reading Guide

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915213

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.