Centered around Common Core State Standards, Common Core: Elements of Literature is designed to help students understand such complex elements of literature as irony and symbolism. Practice pages, student charts, graphic organizers, research challenges, discussion starters, writing prompts, games, group activities, and recommended reading lists enable students to practice: Pinpointing character, setting, plot, and theme; uncovering common symbols in fiction; detecting similes, metaphors, and other figures of speech; spotting verbal, situational, and dramatic irony; and recognizing allegory, parody, and satire. Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
Milliken's Creative Writing books provide a variety of meaningful writing experiences. Activities are designed to allow each writer to draw upon his or her unique background of experiences to create poetry and prose. Ideas for sharing and extending writing across the curriculum are included. Writers are encouraged to use the steps of the writing process discussed the Guide to the Writing Process. A proofreading checklist and Holistic Writing Evaluation form are included.
Living fossils, or modern-day animals that very closely resemble their ancient relatives. Meet the coelacanth, horseshoe crab, dragonfly, tuatara, nautilus, and Hula painted frog. All are living fossils. Why have they changed so little over time, while other animals evolved or went extinct? Using contrasting "then" and "now" illustrations, veteran nonfiction writer Caroline Arnold alternates between a prehistoric creature in its native environment and its contemporary living-fossil counterpart. An amazing way to experience the ancient past!
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Product ID: CBP9781607348375
Grades: 2 - 5
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 3.63 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781580896917
Lyrical descriptions, a lush historical backdrop, and colorful artwork tell the story behind Camille Saint-Saёns's composition of Danse macabre. Inspired by his visit to the underground catacombs of Paris, Saint-Saёns writes a chilling instrumental waltz. CD recording of Saint-Saёns's composition of Danse macabre included.
Based on a true story, Prisoner 88 is the story of ten-year-old Jake, sent to the Old Idaho Penitentiary in 1885 to serve a five-year sentence for manslaughter. Issues of racism, justice, literacy, and frontier life inform James's story, with a compelling first-person voice that instantly transports the reader to the 19th-century American West.
Based on the actual fire that swept through Columbia, South Carolina, Ocean of Fire details life in the South at the end of the American Civil War.
With more than 80 recipes for chocolate truffles & ganache, candies & cookies, sheets & other treats, you can open up a whole new world of deliciousness.
In this "biography of a single day," the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812 is told from the viewpoint of the people who were there, including First Lady Dolley Madison, a British officer, and a nine-year-old slave. Jane Sutcliffe draws upon first-person accounts to recreate a compelling chronology of the events of August 24, 1814.
Tips on nail care, products, and basic manicures (including a French one) help you keep your hands in tip-top shape. One thing’s for sure: with this art on your nails, you’ll never want to wear gloves again!
It’s time to eat healthy. Avoid all those chemicals, preservatives, and unhealthy ways to grow and raise our food. Here are some of our favorite dessert treats, and they are all organic. You’ll find delicious cookies, cakes, bars, treats for kids and adults, pops and snacks--all tantalizing and all 100% organic. There are complete cooking instructions, colorful photos of the how-to and the finished desserts, and everything you need to know to create your own.
Finally . . . here is the first and only book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, through their own words and with iconic images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America’s heart. The very best of thousands of photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world’s top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in the 1960s, when Mary was the most desired, beautiful, and charismatic performer and a new role model for women.
Well-researched and rich with ghastly details, this third historical fiction novel in the Horrors of History series is based on the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Actual and fictionalized victims and survivors, like the young, heroic Barium and the concerned, wise Doctor Wilmer Krusen, help weave together a gripping account of how Philadelphia coped with the outbreak.
The fourth book in the Horrors of History historical fiction series follows several characters in Colorado in 1914, just before and during the Ludlow Massacre, which was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families.
Liam is a fourteen-year-old graffiti artist living in project housing in Minneapolis with his single mother and three younger siblings. When Liam’s estranged older brother coerces him to tag a graffiti symbol for a rival gang, Liam’s life is threatened. Due to his apathetic attitude in the classroom and on the baseball field, Liam’s private-school scholarship is also threatened. His mother decides to send him to Lake Michigan for the summer to live with her best friend, Kat, a sculptor and art teacher, Liam soon delves into the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, and his own personal aesthetics. He’s encouraged to consider his art seriously and how it might contribute to a greater community. Having to decide between staying with Kat and returning home to his siblings who need him, Liam’s story inspires him to reinvent himself for the better.
From fresh-from-scratch noodles to sauces to delicious fillings, Pasta offers recipes that are deliciously simple with easy-to-follow instructions for cooks of all skill levels. These are authentic recipes from renowned chef Carlo Lai that will surely tempt a wide-variety of diners and are easily concocted by even the most novice of cooks. Create to-die-for spaghetti carbonara, lasagna with salmon and zucchini, meat-stuffed tortellini, gnocchi gorgonzola, and much, much more. This is dining Italian-style . . . right at home. Buon Appetito!
Providing unique insight on how to respect nature's seasons and colors and which fish to pick when, Sushi Specials offers a delectable collection of advanced recipes. This vibrant collection also tackles techniques and skills that will enable aspiring sushi chefs to prepare the most amazing presentations that any restaurant would be proud to call their own.
Bar Stool Yoga features over 40 yoga poses, all photographed in a variety of alcoholic establishments. From local pubs to glitzy bars, the postures presented will challenge the fit and fabulous millenials and gen Xrs, while also appealing to their boomer parents and grandparents with some poses for flexibility and joint health. An ideal gift book, perfect for the hip, slick, and cool of all ages.
When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel’s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub’s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searching—he wants to sell the cub’s body parts on the black market. Neel and his sister, Rupa, resolve to find the cub first and bring her back to the reserve where she belongs.
In this Spanish translation of Leo Loves Baby Time, Leo loves to go to Baby Time with his mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zooooom to the moon! And, Leo's favorite thing: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story.
A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getting kids to think with their eyes.
BFFs 4-Eva Show your friends how much you care—and add instant fashion to any outfit—with a friendship bracelet you can make yourself. Through clear, photographed instructions, learn to make 35 colorful and classic designs ranging from simple to complicated that require only basic materials and craft techniques like braiding, macramé, and weaving. With a variety of cool textures, beadwork, and knots, these friendship bracelets are chic and simple accessories for you and your best friend to wear on any occasion. On trend, these chic and fun friendship bracelet designs are perfect for fashionable friends.
With more than ﬁfty easy, creative, and sophisticated recipes, explore how this versatile confection can be utilized for any occasion. Make caramel the center of every meal with mouth-watering entrees like steak with caramel brandy sauce or chicken in cider caramel. Sweet desserts include caramel tiramisu, chocolate caramel truﬄes, and traditional classics like caramel corn and so caramel candies. No matter what the course, this book oﬀers straightforward recipes that are great to make, attractive to display, and endless fun to eat.
Meet familiar friends and new neighbors in this playful collection of nursery rhymes. On a misty, moisty morning, we meet the snoring old man, and by evening we’re running through the town with Wee Willie Winkie in his nightgown. A day full of nursery rhyme enchants, delights, and enlightens young readers. Gorgeous illustrations paired with quintessential nursery rhymes introduce familiar friends like Little Bo Peep, Georgie Porgie and the Grand Old Duke of York, as well as meet new neighbors, including Little Polly Flinders, Honest John Boldero and Little Tommy Tucker. An attractive and easily giftable collection of tried and true favorites.
Featuring spectacular images straight from the vaults of the National Wildlife Federation, these should be the very first books to introduce children to animals from around the world. Every photo shows these creatures in their natural habitats. Each books in the series carries the logo and name of the National Wildlife Federation.
Irresistibly original, elegant, and humorous, Cattitudes features over 70 watercolor illustrations that are certain to elicit purr-aise from cat enthusiasts.
A sweet tiger cub, padding softly on its paws across the ground. A little lion getting its head nuzzled by mama as they soak in the sun. Two young kangaroos�joeys�at play. An infant chimpanzee, clinging lovingly to its mother�s back. Nothing�s more irresistible than an animal baby, and with these magnificent photos, kids can meet the cutest ones of all, and their families, too. From two fox kits climbing on logs, to an adorable baby bunny, to a trio of polar bears huddling close to stay warm, to penguins, polar bears, eaglets, and foals, these precious creatures will fascinate human "cubs"�and entice them to look at the pictures over and over again.
Howl with laughter at dozens of the very best dog jokes ever collected--and made even funnier by the comic color illustrations that enliven every spread.
One of the most beloved children's songs gets a rollicking picture book treatment by the beloved trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Featuring witty and whimsical art by the renowned illustrator Christine Davenier, this stunning new book offers plenty of fun, whether it's raining or not.
I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog was recorded by Peter, Paul, and Mary in 1967 and was a huge hit. The playful song has been a favorite in classrooms, camps, and sing-alongs ever since. Up-and coming artist Joshua S. Brunet creates an amusing and lively world in which being a little unconventional can be a beautiful thing.
Pre-readers and beginning readers meet the adorable and playful baby beluga whale. The questions that kids will have for the baby beluga are answered simply and clearly by the baby whale himself. Young learners discover that baby belugas stay close to their mothers and live in large pods, they eat shrimp and fish and other sea creatures, and they can make many sounds like chirps, moos, whistles, and more.
Illustrator Ralph Masiello reveals a spritely world of fluttering fairies in his popular drawing series. Step-by-step diagrams show young artists how to draw tiny fairies, a fairy godmother, a fairy princess, a garden fairy, and more. Challenge steps encourage kids to add fairy accessories and details. A fairy-fete conclusion celebrates the wide-variety of pixies.
Hummus: the delicious, nutritious treat! With more than seventy recipes included, Chickpeas offers everything from spreads to dips to entrees. Concoct a dish perfect for any occasion, with recipes ranging from a snack of buttery-flavored spread with pine nuts to a refreshing salad with oranges and clementines—perfect for Sunday brunch. Spice up your meals and take your health in your own hands with these easy, delicious dishes that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate! This beautiful, photo-illustrated cookbook makes it easy to prepare healthy and delicious hummus to accompany every meal.
Ralph Masiello has taught young artists how to draw robots, dragons, dinosaurs, farm animals, fairies, and bugs. He’s introduced readers to techniques to capture creatures from the ocean, objects from Ancient Egypt, and spooky characters from Halloween on paper. In the tenth book in his drawing series, Ralph Masiello brings the spirit of Christmas alive. Starting with the snowman - a winter staple - Ralph guides budding illustrators through to the "Decoration Station" where step-by-step instructions teach them to draw trees, lights, ornaments, and wreaths. Then there’s the fireplace and the stockings - not to mention Santa and Mrs. Claus and all their friends and helpers at the North Pole! The book provides artists with the tools to create a true holiday scene.As in all of Ralph’s drawing books, there are extra steps outlined in blue for artists who want more of a challenge. Back matter includes a list of books and websites for further celebration of the winter and holiday season.