Fuzzy Mud

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408868709

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4988


If you go down to the woods today ... Well, every child knows NOT to, don't they? Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through the woods. And when they arrive at school they stop talking to each other – because Marshall can't be seen to be friends with a little kid like Tamaya. Especially not with Chad around. Chad-the-bully, who makes Marshall's life utterly miserable. But today, hoping to avoid Chad, Marshall and Tamaya decide to go through the woods ... And what is waiting there for them is strange, sinister and entirely unexpected. The next day, Chad doesn't turn up at school – no one knows where he is, not even his family. And Tamaya's arm is covered in a horribly, burning, itchy wound. As two unlikely heroes set out to rescue their bully, the town is about to be turned upside down by the mysterious Fuzzy Mud ... A funny, sinister and thought-provoking comic thriller from the multimillion-copy selling author of Holes and There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom.

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated

How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0525576975

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 9649


A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.

Leaders of Their Own Learning

Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment

Author: Ron Berger,Leah Rugen,Libby Woodfin,EL Education

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111865577X

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 7801


From EL Education comes a proven approach to student assessment Leaders of Their Own Learning offers a new way of thinking about assessment based on the celebrated work of EL Education schools across the country. Student-Engaged Assessment is not a single practice but an approach to teaching and learning that equips and compels students to understand goals for their learning and growth, track their progress toward those goals, and take responsibility for reaching them. This requires a set of interrelated strategies and structures and a whole-school culture in which students are given the respect and responsibility to be meaningfully engaged in their own learning. Includes everything teachers and school leaders need to implement a successful Student-Engaged Assessment system in their schools Outlines the practices that will engage students in making academic progress, improve achievement, and involve families and communities in the life of the school Describes each of the book's eight key practices, gives advice on how to begin, and explains what teachers and school leaders need to put into practice in their own classrooms Ron Berger is Chief Program Officer for EL Education and a former public school teacher Leaders of Their Own Learning shows educators how to ignite the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, meet Common Core and state standards, and reach higher levels of achievement. DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

When Love Calls Again

Author: Benita Chalmers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595206344

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 4448


The Player Gets Played Trey Stephens, a self-proclaimed player runs into an alluring woman who reeks of old wisdom and soft fuzzies. He knows that without effort, he could snuggle down into her cozy world forever, without a whimper. But he's not ready for forever, he still has hearts to score. He thinks of himself as a fantasy weaver. His MO is to be the perfect lover for whomever he is involved with, for however long they're involved. He could never see himself confined to one woman when there were so many who wanted the opportunity to be with a good man. He senses, however, if he were to hook up with only one woman, this would be the one. Another translation of that--he may've just met his match--which to him is tantamount to being challenged, and he's never walked away from a good challenge. He vacillates between the urge to get it on with this siren, and the inclination to follow his foreboding feeling to ignore her. That should've warned him that this wasn't going to be a sashay-in sashay-out situation.


Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307798367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2117


Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada


Author: Patsy A. McLaughlin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crustacea

Page: 545

View: 8230


This edition represents the second edition of the list of decapod crustaceans and the first edition of the list of all other crustacean groups, including terrestrial, freshwater, and marine forms. The list has been greatly expanded to include more than 9,000 species from the United States (now including Hawaiian species) and Canada. Several detailed appendices have been added, including changes and additions to the entries for decapod crustaceans from the first edition and lists of endangered or threatened species, presumably extinct species, and nonindigenous species. The introduction is also expanded to include a detailed description of the diversity within the subphylum Crustacea.

Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth?

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307797147

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 4578


This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination! Marvin Redpost has never felt like he fits in with his family. So when he hears a news report about a missing prince who looks just like him, he knows exactly what happened. Now all he has to do is tell Mr. and Mrs. Redpost that it’s time for him to move in with his real parents at the castle…. Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yearling 50th Anniversary Collection

Author: Various

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 9780399555961

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6329


Eight children's classics from yesterday and today together in a collectible box set! Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of "the imprint that has set the standard for children's trade paperback publishing." The books you remember and the stories you'll never forget come together in a collectible box set in honor of the Yearling imprint's fiftieth anniversary. The box set features: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls Holes by Louis Sachar Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm Together, the books have won three Newbery Medals, one National Book Award, one Coretta Scott King Award, countless state awards, and numerous spots on bestseller lists. It's the classics of yesterday and today, and the memories of tomorrow.