The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Unless there's been a miscalculation? A celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different.

Author: Stacy McAnulty

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781524767594

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens. Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school! Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that's not a math textbook!). Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation? A celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different. AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR "An engaging story, full of heart and hope. Readers of all ages will root for Lucy, aka Lightning Girl. No miscalculations here!" --Kate Beasley, author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The World Ends in April

The World Ends in April

Is middle school drama scarier than an asteroid heading for Earth?

Author: Stacy McAnulty

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781524767631

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Is middle school drama scarier than an asteroid heading for Earth? Find out in this smart and funny novel by the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. Every day in middle school can feel like the end of the world. Eleanor Dross knows a thing or two about the end of the world, thanks to a survivalist grandfather who stockpiles freeze-dried food and supplies--just in case. So when she reads about a Harvard scientist's prediction that an asteroid will strike Earth in April, Eleanor knows her family will be prepared. Her classmates? They're on their own! Eleanor has just one friend she wants to keep safe: Mack. They've been best friends since kindergarten, even though he's more of a smiley emoji and she's more of an eye-roll emoji. They'll survive the end of the world together . . . if Mack doesn't go away to a special school for the blind. But it's hard to keep quiet about a life-destroying asteroid--especially at a crowded lunch table--and soon Eleanor is the president of the (secret) End of the World Club. It turns out that prepping for TEOTWAWKI (the End of the World as We Know It) is actually kind of fun. But you can't really prepare for everything life drops on you. And one way or another, Eleanor's world is about to change.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Teacher s Guide Classroom Worksheets The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Teacher s Guide Classroom Worksheets The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Classroom Worksheets and Activities is a series of books designed to provide teachers ready to use activities with students. The focus of this book is to provide student focused material.

Author: David Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: 1079723838

Category:

Page: 76

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Classroom Worksheets and Activities is a series of books designed to provide teachers ready to use activities with students. The focus of this book is to provide student focused material. Information evaluating, labeling and discussing the text will not be presented in this series.This includes several labeled graphic organizers and advice on how to use them in the classroom. Several of these organizers can be used for assessment.
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Millionaires for the Month

Millionaires for the Month

And spending it isn't always as easy and fun as they thought it would be. . . . As smart as it is entertaining, Millionaires for the Month is a thought-provoking story about friendship, privilege, and the value of a penny.

Author: Stacy McAnulty

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780593175279

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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How would you spend five million dollars in 30 days? A billionaire's wallet, a bizarre challenge, and an unlikely friendship send two kids on a wild adventure. From the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. Felix Rannells and Benji Porter were never supposed to be field-trip partners. Felix is a rule follower. Benji is a rule bender. They're not friends. And they don't have anything to talk about. Until . . . They find a wallet. A wallet that belongs to tech billionaire Laura Friendly. They're totally going to return it-but not before Benji "borrows" twenty dollars to buy hot dogs. Because twenty dollars is like a penny to a billionaire, right? But a penny has value. A penny doubled every day for thirty days is $5,368,709.12! So that's exactly how much money Laura Friendly challenges Felix and Benji to spend. They have thirty days. They can't tell anyone. And there are LOTS of other rules. But if they succeed, they each get ten million dollars to spend however they want. Challenge accepted! They rent cool cars, go to Disney World, buy pizza for the whole school-and that's just the beginning! But money can't buy everything or fix every problem. And spending it isn't always as easy and fun as they thought it would be. . . . As smart as it is entertaining, Millionaires for the Month is a thought-provoking story about friendship, privilege, and the value of a penny.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Study Guide Student Workbook for The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Study Guide Student Workbook for The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention.

Author: David Lee

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1079725733

Category:

Page: 116

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The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character IdentificationEventsLocationVocabularyMain IdeaConflictAnd more as appropriate to the text.
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Ocean Waves for All

Ocean  Waves for All

Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by David Litchfield, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years; Sun! One in a Billion; and Moon! Earth's Best Friend.

Author: Stacy McAnulty

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781250788863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 21

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From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean! Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself. Dude. Ocean is incredible. Atlantic, Pacific, Artic, Indian, Southern—it's all excellent Ocean! Not part of any nation, his waves are for all. And under those waves, man, he holds so many secrets. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Ocean in this next "autobiography" in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by David Litchfield, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years; Sun! One in a Billion; and Moon! Earth's Best Friend.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Better with Books

Better with Books

128 THE MiscAlculations of LIGHTNING GIRL by Stacy McAnulty (Random House, 2018). Twelve-year-old Lucy is a homeschooled genius who survived being struck by lightning and has obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her grandmother insists that ...

Author: Melissa Hart

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781632172280

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 726

Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends–such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia–characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers’ lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books–all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality
Categories: Family & Relationships

Schoolwide Collaboration for Transformative Social Emotional Learning

Schoolwide Collaboration for Transformative Social Emotional Learning

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty, Random House 2018. • Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora, Little Brown 2018. • A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey, Chronicle Books 2019. • Here Come the Girl Scouts!

Author: Kristy Hill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440876608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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The authors of this helpful text define transformative social-emotional learning and its impact on students and schools. They present current brain research to support social-emotional programming in a whole school program with collaborative lesson ideas adaptable to all age levels for the use of counselors, librarians, administrators, classroom teachers, and all special area teachers. All lessons provide lists of extended student and faculty readings. Illustrating and highlighting how social-emotional programming helps foster and transform the culture of a school to one of belonging and acceptance, the authors also provide necessary application lessons for all educators in all areas of a school, including ideas for such common areas as playgrounds, cafeterias, classrooms, and libraries, and even ideas for implementation by school administrators. Research cited predicts desired outcomes, including a culture of belonging, increased student engagement and achievement, and a more compassionate school staff. Ideas and activities provided for professional development for educators benefit students and staff alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Partnering with Parents Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Partnering with Parents  Boosting Literacy for All Ages

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. New York, NY: Random House, 2018. 293p. $16.99. 9781524767570. Lucy was struck by lightning, and it left her a math genius who has trouble relating to her peers, which is even more complicated when ...

Author: Mary Schreiber

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Caregiver involvement is key to a child's reading success story, and libraries are in the perfect position to provide the guidance needed for parents and caregivers to embrace their role as their children's first and most enduring teachers. • Teaches librarians how to mentor parents and caregivers, offering different strategies to make a child a reader for life • Includes a go-to list of books and materials to recommend and display • Offers programs that work to engage parents and caregivers in their children's reading life • Shows how to make the library a center for education and learning
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sun One in a Billion

Sun  One in a Billion

And not just any star—he's one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial "autobiography.

Author: Stacy McAnulty

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781250229915

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 850

From the author of Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years comes a new picture book about space— this time starring our Sun! Meet Sun: He's a star! And not just any star—he's one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial "autobiography." Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully illustrated, Sun! One in a Billion is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction