Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

week of April 25 root words

divi=to separate into pieces or groups
sect=to cut
here=to stick
note=to mark

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Choosing a book to read

Below are links to several different book lists.

Click on a set that sounds interesting to you and look through the titles. You can click on a title to get more information about the book, including its Lexile level.

When you find one that you want to read, one that you believe you would enjoy reading, check the comments. If someone has already chosen that title, look for a different book that you would like.

You cannot chose the the same book as someone else- unless it has a number in front of the title. That number tells how many people can choose that title.

When you find a book that you are interested in and has not been chosen by anybody else, leave a comment with the title. Remember that you have to go through the whole "I'm not a robot" process to make it post. Then check back to see if it really posted! Sign your comment with your initials and period, just like you do on Mondays, so I know who you are but random internet people don't.

Remember, pick a book that you actually would be interested in reading!!

Click a category to view the book lists: 
Anti-Bullying (these books have all been claimed)
Fantasy and Science Fiction (these books have all been claimed)
Fiction (these books have all been claimed)
High-Interest Anthologies (many still available)
History (several still available)
Remarkable Personal Stories (many still available)
Social Issues and Self-Help (many still available) 

Remarkable Personal Stories books

(4) Brother to Brother by Beth Johnson (***4 still available***)
Everyday Heroes by Beth Johnson
Facing Addiction: Three True Stories by Beth Johnson (***still available***)
Guadalupe Quintanilla: A Bilingual Book by Beth Johnson and Guadalupe Quintanilla (***still available***)
Making the Most of Your Life by Various Authors (***still available***)
Maria Cardenas: A Bilingual Book by Beth Johnson and Maria Cardenas (***still available***)
Reading Changed My Life: Three True Stories by Beth Johnson (***still available***)
Roberto Clemente: The Story of a Champion by Jon Volkmer  (***still available***)
Rod Sutton: My Story by Beth Johnson and Rod Sutton (***still available***)
Ten Real Life Stories by Various Authors
The Amazing Harry Houdini by Tanya Savory (***still available***)
 Sister to Sister by Beth Johnson (***still available***)
The Stolen Light by Ved Mehta
The Story of Blima: A Holocaust Survivor by Shirley Russak Wachtel
Voces Latinas: Hispanic Adults Speak to Hispanic Young People by Beth Johnson (***still available***)

Fantasy and Science Fiction books

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs 
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

History books

A Nation Divided: The American Civil War by Mark Thomas (***still available***)
A Nation Created: The War for American Independence by Mark Thomas (***still available***)
Abraham Lincoln by Tanya Savory
Harriet Tubman: Freedom Leader by Tanya Savory (***still available***)
Ida B. Wells: A Woman of Courage by Ruth Rouff (***still available***)
John F. Kennedy by Tanya Savory
The Deadliest War by Mark Thomas
The Story of Blima: A Holocaust Survivor by Shirley Russak Wachtel 
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington

High-Interest Anthologies (books)

Animal Rescue by Tanya Savory (***still available***)
(4) Great Moments in Sports by Ruth Rouff (***1 still available***)
(4) Great Stories of Suspense & Adventure by various authors
Scary Medical Stories by Marie Noble
Scary Stories by Tanya Savory 
The Power of Love: Fifteen Stories & Essays by various authors (***still available***)

Timeless Tales of Heroes, Villians, and Fools by Lisa Barsky (***still available***)

Fiction books

From Best Friend to Bully by Tanya Savory
Lost on the Mountain by Mark Thomas
Rebounding by Kate Fagan 
Scary Stories by Tanya Savory
Second Wind by Kate Fagan

Swamp Curse by Tanya Savory

Social Issues and Self-Help books

Everyday Hereos edited by Beth Johnson
Facing Addiction edited by Beth Johnson
La Vida Real: True Stories of Latino Students Today edited by Tanya Savory (***still available***)
Reading Changed My Life edited by Beth Johnson (***still available***)
Surviving Abuse: Four True Stories edited by Beth Johnson 

Unexpected Blessings: Hope and Healing in the Face of Illness by Roxanne Black (***still available***)

Anti-Bullying books

From Best Friend to Bully by Tanya Savory

Pretty Ugly (Bluford Series) by Karyn Langhorne Folan 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

week of April 18 roots

cip=take or seize
cre/cred=to trust or believe
court=refers to a royal court