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Reading, Grade 4 (Spectrum)
Spectrum Reading brings curriculum content reading passages to life! The lessons, perfect for students in grade 4, strengthen reading skills by focusing on cause and effect, character analysis, context practice, research skills, and more! Each book provides activities that reinforce phonemic awareness, phonics, word recognition, decoding, and reading comprehension. It features easy-to-understand directions, is aligned to national and state ...
Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
MEET THE MEN WHO SHAPE THE GAME OF BASEBALL the men who can make--or break--careers, the men who, more than any others, were responsible for getting Mike Schmidt, Al Kaline, Darryl Strawberry, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, and Brooks Robinson--to name just a few--into their major league positions. Here is all the inside information--trade secrets, player development, original scouting reports; the history and economics of ...
Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT, Book 3
Daniel A. Reed
Prestwick House Inc
Intended for 11th grade. Your students will score higher on the SAT once they've used Prestwick House's Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT, the only program that addresses all of the revisions in the test without compromising the vocabulary studies students need. Each unit alternates focusing on the critical reading and essay portions of the test with questions focusing on sentence completion, reading comprehension, inference, essay, root ...
The Johnstown Girls
University of Pittsburgh Press
Ellen Emerson may be the last living survivor of the Johnstown flood. She was only four years old on May 31, 1889, when twenty million tons of water decimated her hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Thousands perished in what was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history at the time. As we witness in The Johnstown Girls , the flood not only changed the course of history, but also the individual lives of those who survived it. A century ...
The Endless Forest: A Novel
A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance from bestselling author Sara Donati In the spring of 1824, in the remote village of Paradise on the New York frontier, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner celebrate a glorious reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners’ ward, from Manhattan. In the peace that follows a devastating flood, ...
American Tall Tales (Puffin Books)
Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! This collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac, with evocative illustrations by Richard M. Powers.
Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 4
Spectrum Reading for Grade 4 includes focused practice for reading comprehension including fiction and nonfiction passages, theme and summarization, integration of knowledge and ideas, and key ideas and details. Spectrum(R) Reading workbooks contain focused practice for reading comprehension, including letters and sounds, word recognition, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details, main idea, story structure, theme, and ...
Rand Mcnally Easy To Read: Pennsylvania State Map
Rand McNally's Easy To Read State Folded Map is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around Pennsylvania, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll ...
Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)
Avalon Travel Publishing
Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from riding up the Duquesne Incline to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side to visiting the Andy Warhol Museum. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Out with the Parents, Fun and Cheap, and Go Where the Locals Go. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with ...
The Johnstown Flood
Simon & Schuster
The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a ...
Writing Better English for ESL Learners, Second Edition
Write in English like a native speaker! Taking a developmental approach to improving writing skills, Writing Better English helps you increase your levels of proficiency in both grammar and vocabulary. Before tackling sentence structures, the book helps you reinforce those grammar elements you may have trouble with, like verb tenses and pronouns. You'll then expand your written communication abilities through comprehensive explanations, ...
Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT - Book Three
Daniel A. Reed
Prestwick House, Inc.
Your students will reap the benefits of a comprehensive study of vocabulary and achieve higher standardized test scores with the Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT series. Covering critical reading passages, essays, and questions based on testing format, each book focuses on crucial practice with sentence completion, reading comprehension, inference, root practice, and more to give your students the edge on test day. Vocabulary Power Plus for ...
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt
C. Coco De Young
Eleven-year-old Margo Bandini has never been afraid of anything. Her life in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with Mama and Papa and her little brother, Charlie, has always felt secure. But it's 1933, and the Great Depression is changing things for families all across America. One day the impossible happens: Papa cannot make the payments for their house, and the Sheriff Sale sign goes up on their door. They have two weeks to pay the bank, or leave ...
Looking For Jane
Judith Redline Coopey
Fox Hollow Press
“The nuns use this as their measuring stick: who your people are. Well, what if you don’t have no people? Or any you know of? What then? Are you doomed?” This is the nagging question of fifteen-year-old Nell’s life. Born with a cleft palate and left a foundling on the doorstep of a convent, she yearns to know her mother, whose name, she knows, was Jane. When the Mother Superior tries to pawn her off to a mean looking farmer and ...
The Clinchfield No. 1: Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine (Transportation)
The History Press
As general manager for Erwin, Tennessee-based Clinchfield Railroad, Thomas D. Moore found an eighty-six-year-old vintage 4-6-0 ten-wheeler steam engine--the Clinchfield No. 1. Miraculously, the engine had escaped the cutter's torch when, in the mid-1950s, the railroad retired its steam fleet, shuttered passenger service and embraced the diesel era. Moore wanted the No. 1 fully restored and its long life on the rails--which had included being the ...
After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters
Owen J. Hurd
“Where Are They Now?” meets History 101. We’re all familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation’s history. But what about the lives lived after the fact? Picking up where traditional histories leave off, After the Fact uncovers the telling details of history’s most compelling subplots: After his famous midnight ride, Paul Revere was later kicked out of the militia for his role in the Penobscot ...
The Wright Brothers (The Diaries)
Simon & Schuster
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright’s Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And ...
Streetcars of America (Shire Library)
The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen in classics including Meet Me In St. Louis and A Streetcar Named Desire . Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from the earliest animal-drawn carriages to the height of their popularity in the 1920s, when there were more ...
Treasured Amish & Mennonite Recipes: 627 Delicious, Down-to-Earth Recipes from Authentic Country Kitchens
Published In Cooperation With Mennonite Central Committee
Fox Chapel Publishing
The Pennsylvania Dutch are known for their unique traditional foods--recipes that reflect their German heritage and agricultural roots. Experience PA Dutch cooking for yourself with the authentic Amish and Mennonite recipes found in the pages of this cookbook. Inside, you'll find recipes for everything from apple butter to chicken pot-pie, ham loaf to classic mashed potatoes. The book is also filled with interesting facts and fun stories about ...
Backroads & Byways of Pennsylvania: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)
With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled. Pack a lunch and take off on any of these 17 drives into all corners of PA. Visit the beaches of Lake Erie or the banks of the Delaware, the Endless Mountains of the northern tier or the Amish farms of Lancaster County. Explore old mining villages, lumber towns, battlefields, college campuses, and so much more. Each trip covers history and trivia, recreation, ...
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