The St. Louis Cardinals had only won 83 games all season. No one thought they could win the 2006 World Series. No one, that is, but Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein! At 5' 7", David may not be the tallest player in the major leagues, but he is one of the best leadoff hitters around. Could he lead his team to victory? Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on David and the Cardinals. David Eckstein and the St. Louis Cardinals is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
Sometimes the personal stories behind famous writers can be as compelling as the works they pen. This series introduces the life and writings of authors whose works forever changed the time period in which they lived, and whose writing continues to be a dynamic part of the literary landscape. Each title contains a comprehensive list of the author's works, while highlighting and analyzing the writings most often discussed in high schools.
America was founded on the ideas practiced by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Follow Chester the Crab as he helps a runner in the Olympics, visits a theater with Poseidon, goes to war with Alexander the Great, enlists in the Roman legion, builds an arch for an aqueduct and outraces the lava from Mount Vesuvius. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
Saddle up and leap into the pages of this book to read all about show jumping! You'll learn about verticals, oxers, combinations, and other jumps that horses - and their riders - attempt to complete quickly and flawlessly. You'll also discover the breeds and care of show horses, how they train and compete in Olympic and other jumping events, and the history of this challenging equestrian sport.
Each unit prepares third-grade students to complete a text-dependent writing prompt with activities that include close reading, vocabulary, and text-dependent questions. Downloadable home–school connection activities help to extend learning at home.
Fulfill state-mandated objectives and national guidelines AND spark student learning with Prestwick Activity Packs. Providing a wide variety of activities such as role-playing, completing maps and charts, comparing authors' styles, and drawing from an array of sources, Activity Packs give students, individually or in small groups, hands-on experience with abstract literary concepts, including the intricacies of theme, nuances of style and plot, and motivations of characters. The clear-cut directions, spirited interactions, and valuable payoffs add up to time well spent.
Here they are! Dozens of fresh, practical, and appealing bulletin board ideas with a purpose - to teach language arts! What's inside? Publishing centers, seasonal story walls, sequencing stations, story stacks, and more - all student-made and designed to grow and change over time. Includes detailed photos of each bulletin board, step-by-step how-to's, teaching ideas, and management tips!
Expand students reading and vocabulary skills as well as their listening skills as they follow directions, step-by-step, to solve word problems and make creative, seasonal art projects. The results may be surprising, even to the students! The activities are organized by seasons and include major holidays and special days as well as fun topics such as sports and vacation.