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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C Foster s classic guide a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics including symbols themes and contexts that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader the college professor What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road When he hands a drink to his companion When he s drenched in a sudden rain shower Ranging from major themes to literary models narrative devices and form Thomas C Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature a world where a road leads to a quest a shared meal may signify a communion and rain whether cleansing or destructive is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching satisfying and fun This revised edition includes new chapters a new preface and epilogue and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed... over the past decade more
The Official SAT Study Guide includes 4 official SAT practice tests created by the test maker As part of the College Board s commitment to transparency all four practice tests are available on the College Board s website but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 300 pages of additional instruction guidance and test information Launching in March 2016 the new SAT introduces new question formats and content Be ready with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the team that created the exam Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests learning about test structure and gaining a deeper understanding of what is tested on the SAT The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with 4 official SAT practice tests written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections of the SAT targeted practice questions for each SAT question type guidance on the new optional essay including practice essay questions with sample responses a review of math concepts tested in the exam test-taking approaches and... suggestions that underscore important points seamless integration with Khan Academy s free SAT practice resources scaled scoring for all 4 official SAT practice tests available in July on collegeboard orgThere s also a complete chapter on the new PSAT NMSQT which is aligned to the content and scores of the new SAT The new PSAT NMSQT also has over 180 million of scholarships connected to student performance This is the guide for the new SAT that launches in March 2016 and the new PSAT NMQST that launches in October 2015 more
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr the beautiful stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of its thousands of locks When she is six Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home When she is twelve the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo where Marie-Laure s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea With them they carry what might be the museum s most valuable and dangerous jewel In a mining town in Germany the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister enchanted by a crude radio they find Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth then a special assignment to track the resistance More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence Werner travels through... the heart of the war and finally into Saint-Malo where his story and Marie-Laure s converge Doerr s stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors San Francisco Chronicle are dazzling Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner he illuminates the ways against all odds people try to be good to one another Ten years in the writing a National Book Award finalist All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent deeply moving novel from a writer whose sentences never fail to thrill Los Angeles Times more
Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about and 100 simple first words to read and learn too The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold
A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho Combining magic mysticism wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery The Alchemist has become a modern classic selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations Paulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure His quest will lead him to riches far different and far more satisfying than he ever imagined Santiago s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life s path and most importantly to follow our dreams
Everything you need to know about the 2016-2017 ACT test with real full-length practice tests from the makers of the ACT The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 is the bestselling resource for students gearing up for the ACT test This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire test experience from registration through results with expert advice straight from the test s creators You ll find effective test-taking strategies tips for boosting your score on the English math reading and science tests and detailed information on the enhanced optional writing test Three new full-length practice tests help you assess your readiness so you can spot weak areas well in advance and the ACT experts provide valuable advice on preparing both mentally and physically so you can manage anxiety and be fully confident on test day You also get free online bonus content to help you start college on the right foot including tips for preparing an application that gets noticed getting into your first-choice school being a successful student and much more The 2016-2017 version of the ACT guide includes a number of changes including reading test sections with two shorter prose passages and the enhanced writing test s prompts This guide provides a... preview of what to expect for the entire exam so you can go into the test feeling fully prepared and ready to excel Get insider tips and strategies from the exam s creators Improve your score in all five content areas including the optional writing test Practice with full-length test forms taken from the actual ACT Gear up for college with bonus online advice for a successful first year The ACT is different from other standardized tests It tests your accumulated skills and knowledge so sheer memorization and vocabulary lists are unproductive prep strategies For preparation strategies that actually make a difference in your score and beyond go straight to the source with The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 more
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY Over 3 million people have read the 1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement I won t describe what I look like Whatever you re thinking it s probably worse August Pullman was born with a facial difference that up until now has prevented him from going to a mainstream school Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid but his new classmates can t get past Auggie s extraordinary face WONDER now a 1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list begins from Auggie s point of view but soon switches to include his classmates his sister her boyfriend and others These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community s struggle with empathy compassion and acceptance Wonder is the best kids book of the year said Emily Bazelon senior editor at Slate com and author of Sticks and Stones Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic this is a refreshing... new narrative full of heart and hope R J Palacio has called her debut novel a meditation on kindness indeed every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship Auggie is a hero to root for a diamond in the rough who proves that you can t blend in when you were born to stand out Join the conversation thewonderofwondermore
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams acceptance and love that parents have for their children now and forever From brave and bold to creative and clever Emily Winfield Martin s rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children With beautiful and sometimes humorous illustrations and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids both young and old A great gift for any occasion but a special stand-out for baby showers birthdays and graduation The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes
Give your soon-to-be third grader a head start on their upcoming school year with Summer Bridge Activities Bridging Grades 2-3 With daily 15-minute exercises kids can review skip-counting and using adjectives and learn new skills like rounding numbers and writing compound sentences This workbook series prevents summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year And this is no average workbook Summer Bridge Activities keeps the fun and the sun in summer break Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere These standards-based activities help kids set goals develop character practice fitness and explore the outdoors With 12 weeks of creative learning Summer Bridge Activities keeps skills sharp all summer long
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