Island of the Blue Dolphins

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ISBN: 9780547488899
Release Date: 2010-02-08
Number of pages: 192
Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Island of the Blue Dolphins in PDF and EPUB Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.


Island of the Blue Dolphins

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ISBN: 0590373552
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Number of pages: 16
Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online Island of the Blue Dolphins in PDF and EPUB Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel Island of the blue dolphins by Scott O'Dell.


The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

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ISBN: 9780545922470
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Number of pages: 240
Author: Avi
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle in PDF and EPUB Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition! Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832. But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy . . . and is put on trial for murder! After Words material includes author Q & A, journal writing tips, and other activities that bring Charlotte's world to life!


Streams to the River River to the Sea

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ISBN: 9780547347820
Release Date: 2008-05-05
Number of pages: 208
Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Streams to the River River to the Sea in PDF and EPUB In Scott O'Dell's classic novel, a young Native American woman, accompanied by her infant and her cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.


Dear Miss Karana

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ISBN: 1597143235
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Number of pages: 64
Author: Eric Elliott
Publisher: Heyday Books

Download and read online Dear Miss Karana in PDF and EPUB "While reading Island of the Blue Dolphins at school and learning about the real woman stranded on San Nicolás Island, ten-year-old Tíshmal begins writing emails to 'Miss Karana' in hopes of talking to her spirit"--


The Black Pearl

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ISBN: 0547350465
Release Date: 1967-09-09
Number of pages: 144
Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Black Pearl in PDF and EPUB From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. No diver, not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever found a pearl like this! But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon’s warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon’s courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.


The Last Wolf

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ISBN: 9781409012290
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Number of pages: 96
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Last Wolf in PDF and EPUB Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations. Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats. There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too . . .


Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans

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ISBN: 9781317922162
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Number of pages: 240
Author: Lauren Davis
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans in PDF and EPUB Schools nationwide are transitioning to the Common Core--our advice to you: Don't go it alone! Our new book, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, K-5, shows you that teaching the Common Core State Standards in the elementary grades doesn't have to be intimidating! This easy-to-use guide provides model lesson plans for teaching the standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language.


Gooseberry Park

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ISBN: 0152061592
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 133
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Gooseberry Park in PDF and EPUB When a storm separates Stumpy the squirrel from her newborn babies, her animal friends come to the rescue.


Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms English Language Arts Grades 3 5

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ISBN: 9781452278254
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Number of pages: 224
Author: Margo Gottlieb
Publisher: Corwin Press

Download and read online Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms English Language Arts Grades 3 5 in PDF and EPUB Make every student fluent in the language of learning. The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language. Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can: Design and implement thematic units for learning Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students Examine standards-centered materials for academic language Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students Create differentiated content and language objectives Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language Reflect on teaching and learning


Monkey Island

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ISBN: 9781504037419
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Number of pages: 160
Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Monkey Island in PDF and EPUB Eleven-year-old Clay must find a home on the streets of New York City in this award-winning, heartbreakingly honest novel. He was eleven years old, and he had never felt so alone in his life. Clay Garrity lived a normal life until his father lost his job and abandoned the family. Now his pregnant mother has deserted him too, leaving Clay alone in a welfare hotel with a jar of peanut butter and half a loaf of bread. Fearing being placed in foster care, Clay runs away. Alone in the city, Clay wanders down streets with boarded-up buildings and through dark alleys, until he comes to a small triangular park that looks like an island in a stream. In the light of a street lamp, he sees cardboard boxes, blankets, bundles—and people. Some are lying on benches, others inside boxes. Two of the men, Calvin and Buddy, offer to share their shelter, and Clay is grateful to have a place to stay during the bitter November cold. Before long, Calvin, Buddy, and Clay form a family amid the threatening dangers and despair of the streets. Clay knows that leaving the streets and going into foster care means that he may never see his parents again. But if he stays, he may not survive at all. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults, this acclaimed novel offers an intensely moving and candid look at the all-too-real lives of homeless teens.


One Crazy Summer

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ISBN: 9780061966675
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Number of pages: 240
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online One Crazy Summer in PDF and EPUB In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer. This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama. Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. This novel was the first featured title for Marley D’s Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a New York Times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original."


By the Great Horn Spoon

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ISBN: 0606037411
Release Date: 1988-01
Number of pages: 193
Author: Sid Fleischman
Publisher: Turtleback

Download and read online By the Great Horn Spoon in PDF and EPUB Jack and the butler stow away on a side-wheeler bound for California where they join the Gold Rush of 1849.


In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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ISBN: 9780064401753
Release Date: 1986-09-25
Number of pages: 176
Author: Bette Bao Lord
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson in PDF and EPUB Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams.Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. Jackie Robinson is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America and for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.