Author: Clyde Robert Bulla
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Who ever heard of a shoeshine girl? The last thing Sarah Ida wants to do is spend the summer with her Aunt Claudia. But when her parents send her away because of problems at home, that is exactly what she has to do. With no allowance and no fun to be had, Sarah Ida decides to look for a job. But who will hire a ten year old? Al, the shoeshine man, will! Sarah loves her job, even if it means getting knee-deep in shoe polish everyday. Then something terrible happens and it looks like the shoeshine stand will have to close forever. If Sarah Ida wants to keep it open, she'll have to learn a few lessons about growing up along the way ...
Houghton Mifflin Soar to Success
Author: Read (COR)
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Determined to earn some money, ten-year-old Sarah Ida gets a job at a shoe shine stand and learns a great many things besides shining shoes.
Author: Darrell Morris
Publisher: Guilford Publications
This widely adopted text and teacher resource provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and remediating reading difficulties in grades K-6. Darrell Morris presents rich case studies of beginning and older readers struggling with different types of reading problems. He shows how to administer a thorough diagnostic battery and provide instruction tailored to each student's needs. In addition to one-to-one tutoring strategies, small-group and whole-class applications are discussed. Reproducible tools, book lists, and other user-friendly materials can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Detailed explanations of how to adapt the techniques for classroom use. *The latest research findings pertaining to reading diagnosis. *Updated and expanded book lists.*Chapter on historical and theoretical foundations. See also the Morris Informal Reading Inventory: Preprimer through Grade 8, a complementary assessment tool that yields systematic data on K-8 students' reading abilities.
Guiding Kids to Good Books
Author: Matt Berman
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Category: Literary Criticism
Suggests thirty juvenile titles for grades three and up and links them with 500 other titles
Exploring 9 Types of Literature to Develop Lifelong Readers and Writers
Author: Tara McCarthy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Teaching activities and reproducible pages on nine genres or subgenres of literature: poetry, biography, autobiography, reports of information, realistic fiction in a modern setting, historical fiction, folk literature, mystery, modern fantasy and science fiction.
Author: Harris Wolfson
Brach LaFave went from boy to man in the same last beat of his father’s heart. The man’s body went to prison, and his mind went to the hell of why me and screw you. Perhaps it has become a cliche ́’ to say that there was a lot happening in 1960s San Francisco. The changes from that era are now a part of history, but there were also the unsolved murders. “Park & Die” is based upon true events, embellished around the main character Brach Lafave. His battle pursues unanswered questions literally left in smoldering ashes to present day. Despite the twists and turns and sleight of hand, Brach’s never-ending troubles are really just the anxiety of the story, the frame around the tortured portrait of an old man in pain. Brach LaFave is huge character set into a mystery, and historical fiction with a pinch of romance, to understand him, you have to go back to the beginning and not loose sight of that scared, frail weakling, a boy 14, being bullied by some punk in a vacant lot. His father coming to his rescue is shot, right in front of his eyes; an excruciating transformation of boy to man. Along with the oozing blood, Brach seeped into the misery of hell. Decades, fate and love bring him incredible success, but he is still a haunted man. On a dreary Christmas Eve the answer he has been searching for literally comes to him while parked at a vista point overlooking the Pacific.
Share Your Pet's Secret Language!
Author: The Editors of Pets: Part of the Family
Publisher: Rodale Books
What is your pet trying to tell you? The best way to understand dogs and cats is to see the world through their eyes, and this book shows you how to do just that. Packed with expert advice, easy-to-follow training techniques, and real-life examples, PetSpeak is the only book you'll ever need to make your pet a fully responsive (and responsible) part of the family. Between these covers, you'll find eye-opening answers to hundreds of puzzling questions, such as: * Why does my dog sneak a drink from the toilet bowl when his own water dish is filled to the brim? * Why does my cat insist on walking on counters? * Why does my dog like rolling in smelly things so much? * Why does my cat suddenly scratch me while I'm petting her? Discover how to put an end to these perplexing behaviors, and: * Learn how to give commands so your dog will obey--the first time. * Uncover the secret meaning of incessant yawning, teeth chattering, and other signals. * Meet dozens of delightful, inspiring pets and people who have already mastered petspeak.
Author: Ginger Baggette
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Graphic organizers are tried-and-true, effective teaching tools. The blank organizers in 60 Must-Have Graphic Organizers are ready to go: teachers of grades K–5 need to supply only the topics. Students can use these reproducible organizers to practice pre-writing skills, identify story elements, collect and sort information, organize schedules, and solve problems. This 128-page book is packed with teacher-generated ideas for multiple subject-area uses that can be adapted for students of varied ages, abilities, and learning styles, as well as for individual and whole-class needs.
Author: Tom Lisanti
Category: Performing Arts
During the 1960s, many models, Playboy centerfolds, beauty queens, and Las Vegas showgirls went on to become “decorative actresses” appearing scantily clad on film and television. This well illustrated homage to 75 of these glamour girls reveals their unique stories through individual biographical profiles, photographs, lists of major credits and, frequently, in-depth personal interviews. Included are Carol Wayne, Edy Williams, Inga Neilsen, Thordis Brandt, Jo Collins, Phyllis Davis, Melodie Johnson, and many equally unforgettable faces of sixties Hollywood.