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Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
Inwith the Nazis occupying Holland, year-old Anne and her Jewish family went into hiding in the "secret annex" of an old office building; while living there, Anne recorded her experiences in a diary.
By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and a compelling self-portrait of an extraordinary young woman whose life was tragically cut short. Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech Zinnia Taylor lives in Bybanks, Kentucky, with too many brothers and sisters -- a mess of "tadpoles" and "pumpkins" is what her uncle Nate calls them.
When Zinny discovers a mysterious, overgrown trail that begins on her family's farm, she's determined to clear it, from start to finish. For she's finally found a place of her own, a place where she can go, away from her family, to hear herself think.
But what Zinny didn't realize is that the mysteries of the trail are intertwined with her own unanswered questions and family secrets, and that the trail -- and her passion to uncover it -- is leading her on a journey home.
CHASING REDBIRD is a powerful, beautifully crafted story about a young girl discovering that life is a tangle of mysteries, surprises, and everyday occurences -- a journey that often needs unravelling and that sometimes must be traveled alone.
Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, Paul O.
When fourth grader Leigh Botts asks Mr. Henshaw to write to him personally, he gets more than he bargained for. Henshaw's letters are full of questions, and Leigh is getting tired of answering them. But as he continues his correspondence with his favorite author, he not only gets plenty of tips on writing, but he also finds a wise and thoughtful friend to whom he can tell his troubles.
Frindle by Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick illus. When he decides to turn his fifth-grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Konigsburg The enchanting story of the unappreciated Claudia Kincaid, "boring straight-A Claudia" oldest child and only girl and almost too old for half-fare ticketswho runs away with her little brother Jamie to live in the Metropolitan Museum, FILES is a sentimental favorite with a remarkable heroine.
Crammed with fascinating details -- strategies for hiding in a museum, techniques for bathing in a fountain, the smell of a 16th-century bed mustyand tantalizing peeks at the Met and its treasures -- it's a grand adventure.
In the fulfillment of that quest, her own resourcefulness is bolstered by a statue that may or may not be by Michelangelo; a brother who proves to be a fabulous ally; and the wise, prickly Mrs. Holes by Louis Sachar As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish boys' juvenile detention center in the Texas desert.
As punishment, the boys here must each dig a hole every day, five feet deep and five feet across.
Ultimately, Stanley "digs up the truth" -- and through his experience, finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. HOLES is a wildly inventive, darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment -- and redemption.
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 isand 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.Mar 30, · First Grade Worksheets. Narrative Writing Worksheets.
Desert Island Story Starter. Craft a story of high seas adventure with this creative writing worksheet! Your child can get her creative juices flowing with this desert island story starter that encourages creative thinking and helps reinforce the link between words and pictures/5(4).
Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting. Promotion Speech Genre: Sample Promotion Speeches. These promotion speech samples were all written by sixth grade students. These pieces are excellent examples of promotion speeches, but as with all writing, even the most famous masterpieces, there is room for revision.
The name Antarctica is the romanised version of the Greek compound word ἀνταρκτική (antarktiké), feminine of ἀνταρκτικός (antarktikós), meaning "opposite to the Arctic", "opposite to the north"..
Aristotle wrote in his book Meteorology about an Antarctic region in c. B.C. Marinus of Tyre reportedly used the name in his unpreserved world map from the 2nd century A.D.
Wonderful second grade books filled with adventures, emotions, and life lessons that our panel of children's literature experts recommend for your child.
Science Desert Worksheets I abcteach provides over 49, worksheets page 1 Two printable cards with graphics for writing facts about the desert. Research and Report: Desert. Report planner, KWL, and a lined page to write a report about deserts.
This also includes a survey and graph for favorite desert animal.