Vulture Verses

Author: Diane Lang
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
ISBN: 9781938849640
Size: 50.21 MB
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A collection of poems and illustrations that help children appreciate and befriend even the scariest critters.

There S No Place Like School

Author: Jack Prelutsky
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060823380
Size: 22.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A day at school is: a. marvelous b. dreadful c. silly d. all of the above—and much, much more! From suspicious hot lunches (yuck!), to pop quizzes (oh, no!), to recess and best friends (hooray!), everything you love—and love to hate—about school is front and center in this collection of eighteen poems by thirteen celebrated poets. One thing's for certain: there's no place like school!

Fur Feather Fin All Of Us Are Kin

Author: Diane Lang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481447106
Size: 17.84 MB
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Come along on a rhyming tour through the amazing animal kingdom—from mammals to millipedes and everything in between—with this engaging picture book about how all creatures are connected! There are so many wild and wonderful animals in our world. Some have fur, some have feathers, some have fins, but all are connected. This fact-filled rhyming exploration of the diversity of the animal kingdom celebrates mammals, birds, insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and more! It’s a perfect match for budding naturalists and animal enthusiasts everywhere.

Animals Nobody Loves

Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452109028
Size: 74.38 MB
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In 26 giant photographs—of a roaring grizzly, a piranhas razor-sharp teeth, a rattlesnakes poisonous fangs—Seymour Simon reveals the truth about natures most misunderstood animals and lets the reader decide what to really think about natures grossest, fiercest, and most fascinating survivors.

Poetry Mentor Texts

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109498
Size: 53.28 MB
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"In Poetry Mentor Texts, Lynne and Rose show teachers how to use poems in both reading and writing workshops and across content areas. Written in a friendly, conversational tone, this practical book explores a variety of poetic forms, including poems that inspire response, list poems, acrostic poems, persona poems, and poems for two voices--versatile forms of poetry that can be used in every grade. Each of these poetic forms has its own chapter featuring five poems with applications for both reading and writing classrooms. Reading connections present skills and strategies to move students forward as readers, helping them to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Writing connections help students and teachers discover their own voices and grow as poets and wordsmiths as they try out many poetic forms. Poems help students at all grade levels learn to better address complex reading texts, offering them a chance to dig deeper and use higher-order thinking skills. Additionally, Your Turn writing lessons provide a scaffold for seamlessly moving from modeling to the shared or guided experience and the transfer to independent work. The Treasure Chest offers a brief annotation of the poems discussed in each chapter as well as companion pieces that extend and enhance the work of the reading and writing classroom."--Publisher's description.

Kobee Manatee

Author: Robert Scott Thayer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988326941
Size: 64.89 MB
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Kobee Manatee wants to surprise his sister Kim, who lives in the Bahamas, on her birthday. But it won't be easy to get there from Key West, Florida. Kobee travels across the mighty Atlantic Ocean and into the strong Gulf Stream current. Not only that it's hurricane season! Can Kobee and his friends Tess, the seahorse and Pablo, the hermit crab, travel safely through all of the wild tropical weather coming their way? A thrilling tale loaded with surprises, fun, and exciting facts about weather. This is the second title in the Kobee Manatee children's informational picture book series.

The Fat Boy Chronicles

Author: Diane Lang
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1410307522
Size: 44.11 MB
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It's bad enough being the new kid, but as a freshman, Jimmy finds school less enjoyable than many of his classmates. Standing 5'5" and weighing 187 pounds, he's subjected to a daily barrage of taunts and torments. His only sources of comfort are his family, his youth group, and his favorite foods. When his English teacher assigns a journal as a writing project, Jimmy chronicles not only his struggles but also his aspirations - to lose weight and win the girl of his dreams. Inspired by a true story and told in first-person journal entries, The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.

Vulture

Author: Thom van Dooren
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861899998
Size: 23.30 MB
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Simply because they are large scavenging birds, vultures are often viewed as harbingers of death. But, as Thom van Dooren shows in this cultural and natural history, that dominant association leaves us with a very one-dimensional understanding of a group of actually rather fascinating and diverse creatures. Vulture offers an enlightening new history of this much-misunderstood bird. Vultures vary in type and size, and while some have a diet mainly of bone, others are actually almost completely vegetarian. Most interesting, despite its notorious association with death, the vulture very rarely, if ever, kills for itself. In different cultural mythologies, vultures play a role in disposing of the dead and officiating over human sacrifices, but they have often been viewed as courageous and noble creatures as well—believed to be indispensable in the containment of waste and disease and even to be world creators and divine mothers. Van Dooren explores these many histories, from some of the earliest-known Neolithic sites in which vultures are thought to have consumed the dead to contemporary efforts to reintroduce the bearded vulture into the Alps. Highlighting the rich diversity of vultures and the many ways in which people have understood and lived with them, Vulture invites a new appreciation and wonder for these incredible birds.

We The People Servants Of Deception

Author: Christopher M. Dawson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469197774
Size: 13.13 MB
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Using the principles and tools of sociology presented in his university course, Chris Dawson challenges the reader to reconsider the social reality of our society. This book exposes inconsistencies and deceptions in the conventional portrayal of America’s experiment in democracy. His provocative social commentary explores the role of our military, the culture of fear, strategies in the war on terror, the excesses of corporate power, and our misconceptions about crime. He speaks of social inequality, social and racial group divisions, and offers unconventional views about education, medicine, universal healthcare, and the origins of religion. The doubts he raises will merit your serious reflection.