English 2 Student Worktext places the emphasis on traditional grammar as well as practice with vital reference skills and step-by-step use of the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as friendly letter, make-believe story, descriptive paragraph, and more. The student worktext provides guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, and cumulative reviews. Located at the back of the worktext, the Writing Handbook contains a thesaurus and writing models, and the Grammar Handbook contains a lists of abbreviations, prepositions, homophones, and diagramming models
The French Revolution is in full swing and Paris is awash in fear and the blood of its own nobility. However, one mysterious man (some say phantom!) seems able to whisk away doomed nobles seemingly from under the very nose of the executioner - the infamous Scarlet Pimpernel. French official Chauvelin will stop at nothing to uncover the Scarlet Pimpernel's identity, including forcing the unwilling help of Marguerite Blakeney, French wife of England's richest and most foppish lord, Sir Percy Blakeney. In this world of intrigue, death, and danger, nothing is as it seems.<|><|>Interactive CD-rom.
Mr. Utterson, the lawyer, is perplexed and disturbed. His close friend of many years, the well-respected Dr. Henry Jekyll, has fallen into the company of one Edward Hyde - a man who, by all accounts, is cruel, unfeeling, and seemingly pure evil. Fearing for his friend's life, Utterson tries to persuade Jekyll to rid himself of his new companion. Although Jekyll swears he can and will, Utterson continues to hear reports of the doctor's closeness to Hyde. When Hyde murders a Member of Parliament, Utterson decides the situation is critical. Jekyll's relationship with Hyde must be stopped. Utterson, however, does not realize the full extent of that relationship, and the desperate lengths to which Jekyll must go to sever it. ... more
'Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. . . . And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.'<|><|>~Ecclesiastes 2:11, 4:4<|><|>Having recently returned from military duty overseas during the Great War, Nick Carraway is restless and tired of his provincial life in the Midwest. He moves East to get into the bond market and soon finds himself living among the wealthy on Long Island. Nick reacquaints himself with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and her husband, Tom, and through them he meets the 'incurably dishon ... more
After the death of her grandfather, Kit Tyler is forced to leave her home in Barbados to live with an uncle and aunt she has never met. Arriving in Connecticut, Kit encounters a stern Puritan community and quickly raises the suspicions of the superstitious Goodwife Cruff.<|><|>Kit's Aunt Rachel and her two cousins Judith and Mercy warmly welcome her into their family. But Kit's Uncle Matthew is a strict man, and he expects her to work hard if she is to be part of his household. Kit is willing to work, though she is unused to manual labor and unskilled at the many tasks she is given to do. Nevertheless, Kit struggles to fit in and soon finds herself hired to help Mercy teach school. She also attracts the attention of Will ... more
In this book, Laura tells the story of growing up in the Big Woods of Wisconsin in the 1860's. There were no houses for miles around, just the Ingalls family: Charles and Caroline (Pa and Ma), Mary, Laura, and baby Carrie.<|><|>Here we follow the day-to-day events of the life of Laura Ingall's over the course of a year. The story begins as the family prepares for winter, storing away food and preserving meat. During the long nights Pa tells stories and entertains the girl's with his fiddle. In the spring the family makes maple syrup. Summertime brings long days of hard work in the fields, and the fall brings the harvest. As the seasons change the chores and play-time of Laura and her big sister, Mary, also change. Little ... more
Jane Eyre is the story of a mistreated orphan who learns to rise above her adversities by relying on God's grace and the intelligent and independent spirit He has given her. The path of Jane's life is lined with temptations and difficulties: her desires war with her conscience and her faith is sorely tested. But though Jane sorrows, she is not broken. She learns and grows, and she rises above life's storm.<|><|>Jane's first ten years are unhappy ones. She is raised in the home of her aunt where she is unloved and despised. After a passionate outcry against her condition, Jane is sent to a charitable institution where she lives for the next eight years. She moves up through the classes and eventually becomes a teacher. At ... more
Out of the Dust is the story of a teenage girl growing up in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. She and her family endure the hardships associated with the raging dust storms, poor economy, and difficult living conditions.<|><|>Billie Jo Kelby is an only child - her mother has endured numerous miscarriages. Though she knows he loves her, she believes her father views her as a substitute for the son he really wanted. Billie Jo is a good student, but her true joy is playing the piano. Billie Jo's piano playing leads to a job with a local musical group and gives her the opportunity to bring home a little money for the family. When her mother reveals that she is pregnant again, and the pregnancy seems to be going well, th ... more
'But the greatest difference between your old Master and me is this: he owned you one way, and I must own you another. You must belong to me - not because I have broken your collar or paid gold for you - but because you have truly come to love me.'<|><|>Krea, a humble slave girl, is a juggler in a traveling troupe led by a wicked master. When she falls ill one day and it appears she will die she is rescued by the Wise Woman, who buys her from her terrible master.<|><|>The Wise Woman nurses Krea back to health with comfort, love, and acceptance. She teaches the girl not only a physician's trade but also honor, loyalty, and the value of compassion.<|><|>The kingdom of Bracken is in danger and Krea becomes a courier in the ... more
Oscar Otter<|><|>Oscar Otter is a young otter who loves to play on an otter slide, which leads into the water where he lives with his family. One day a busy beaver chews down a tree that falls and blocks the slide. Oscar is annoyed. His father tells him to build another slide, but to stay close to the water so that other animals won't catch him.<|><|>Ignoring his father's advice, Oscar builds a secret slide way up to the top of the mountain; but when Oscar decides to explore, he gets lost and attracts the attention of a fox, a wolf, a mountian lion, and a curious moose. Thankfully he finds his slide in time to slide down the mountain, all the other animals following behind, and he makes it back to the water before he is ... more
When Faith's family packs their covered wagon for the long journey to California, there is no room for Faith's pet hen, Josefina. She is too old to lay eggs and too tough to eat; but Faith's father allows her to bring Josefina on the trip, provided that Josefina makes no trouble. As the wagon train begins the journey, Faith starts working on patches for a quilt that will tell the story of their trip.<|><|>In spite of Faith's promise to keep her pet out of trouble, Josefina nearly causes a stampede and falls in the river during a river crossing. Faith's father is ready to get rid of the chicken, but Josefina suddenly begins laying eggs again, and so she is allowed to stay.<|><|>Soon the voyage becomes harder and food more ... more
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Two night watchmen at the castle at Elsinore have seen a ghost they believe to be the former king of Denmark, the father of Prince Hamlet. The soldiers entreat Horatio, Hamlet's confidant, to wait with them for the ghost's appearance during the night watch. Horatio is horrified by its resemblance to the dead king. The men ask Hamlet to join the watch, and when the ghost appears, it reveals to Hamlet that it is, indeed, the spirit of his father. The ghost informs Hamlet that his father was murdered by Claudius, the current king of Denmark. Claudius, Hamlet's uncle and brother of the former king, has not only usurped the throne of Denmark, but has also taken Gertrude, Hamlet's m ... more
Okonkwo lives with his Ibo clansmen in a Nigerian village in the late 1800's. Driven by fear that he will be considered a failure like his father, he is determined to prove himself stronger, tougher, more violent, and more honorable than anyone else. He works hard at growing yams, the 'man's crop'; he fights hard, bringing back his enemies' skulls; and he takes two titles - signs of power and honor which involve generously giving to the community. He marries three wives and has eight children, all of whom he tries to keep under strict control. A fiercely proud and short-tempered man, Okonkwo fears being seen as a failure above anything else.<|><|>The author of Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, introduces the complex rule ... more
Twelve year-old Matt and his father have come to Maine territory to clear land and build a home for their family. After the two of them build a log cabin, Matt's father returns to Massachusetts to bring back the rest of the family: Matt's mother, his sister, and a new baby. While his father is gone, Matt stays alone in the cabin to guard their home and care for the corn.<|><|>Matt knows that he will get lonely without his father and his family, but he expects to enjoy his independence and freedom. What he does not expect, however, is the arrival of a stranger who is both friendly and treacherous. When the stranger disappears - along with his father's gun - Matt now faces much greater danger, and discovers the challenge o ... more
Eleven-year-old Shan, son of Lord Weldon, grows up studying to become a knight and great swordsman like his father. When a long lost uncle appears one night and begins to abuse his father's hospitality, Shan begins to worry. Everything changes when his father disappears and Shan must hide his father's sword from his angry uncle and flee the castle with his mother. So begins Shan's quest to restore his heritage and claim to Weldon castle, taking his quest all the way to Camelot and the feet of King Arthur himself! <|><|>Interactive CD-rom.
When the prince is a brat and you aren't supposed to punish him because he is 'royalty,' what is a king to do? Call the whipping boy; he takes the whippings the prince's guardians aren't allowed to give to 'Prince Brat.'<|><|>This high-paced story begins with the prince making trouble - again. Jemmy, the whipping boy, is called for and receives the prince's punishment - again. This becomes the pattern for every day: the prince refuses to learn his school lessons and Jemmy gets punished. The prince pulls a prank, and Jemmy gets punished. Jemmy decides, however, that as long as he is there he might as well learn proper manners and how to read and write, even it the prince won't.<|><|>Then, one fateful night, the prince dec ... more
In the year 1947, Shirley Temple Wong and her mother receive a letter from her father. He asks them to come and join him in New York City where he has been working and preparing a home for them. New York is a long way from Chungking, China, but Shirley is excited that her family will be together again at last.<|><|>To Shirley, America is a strange new country, but she is anxious to prove to her parents - and to herself - that she can adapt. Although she receives a warm welcome at her new school, Shirley has trouble making friends. She doesn't speak English well, and she doesn't understand many of the customs.<|><|>Then Shirley discovers baseball, and she learns about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play ba ... more
Accused of a crime he did not commit, Stanley Yelnats is sentenced and sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp. But there is no lake at Camp Green Lake; only a dried-up lake bed. Every morning, the boys at Camp Green Lake are sent out to the lake bed where they are made to dig a hole five feet deep and five feet wide. 'You're digging to build character,' the counselors tell Stanley.<|><|>As Stanley digs holes under the hot Texas sun, readers dig into Stanley's family history and the tale of Stanley's great-great-grandfather, Elya Yelnats. Elya's desire to marry the beautiful (but empty-headed) Myra Menke puts him on the receiving end of a family curse when he fails to fulfill a promise made to a Madame Zeroni. ... more
'The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?'<|><|>~Jeremiah 17:9 KJV<|><|>Charles Marlow is a young man desiring adventure in exotic lands. With the help of an influential aunt, Marlow is assigned to be captain of a Belgian trading company's steamer in the Congo Free State (modern-day Zaire) of Africa. As he prepares to journey up the Congo River to the company's inner station, he hears tales about the station's manager, Mr. Kurtz, an ivory trader who has amazing power over the natives of the region. Determined to meet this man, Marlow begins his journey. Instead of excitement and glamour, Marlow finds horror, and far up river, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz. <|><|>Interactive C ... more
It is the year 1757 and the French-Indian Wars are in full swing. An escalating cycle of events begins when British Major Heyward decides to escort the General's daughters through the woods, following an Indian scout. Betrayed by this scout to the Hurons and French, they are saved by two Mohicans and a white scout named Hawkeye. Thus begins a cycle of war, danger, flight, revenge, loss, and eventually an ultimate sacrifice that will change their lives forever.<|><|>Interactive CD-rom.
Containing lesson plans, student worksheets and a parent-teacher manual, Individualized Keyboarding introduces letters slowly to achieve mastery. Even the most severely dyslexic/dysgraphic student can begin the learning-to-read-and-spell process, while he thinks he is just learning the keyboard so that he can make better use of a computer. This empowering book teaches keyboarding skills as it teaches reading and spelling skills through the context of patterns rather than isolated key positions.
While visiting their nasty cousin Eustace, Lucy and Edward are transported back to Narnia, to the ship of Caspian, now king of Narnia. To their dismay, Eustace gets dragged along with them! Caspian has set sail for the Eastern Islands to find seven lords who were banished there by his evil uncle. But the Eastern Islands are full of strange places and people, and Eustace learns some particularly difficult lessons.<|><|>Interactive CD-rom.
Turn practice, practice, practice into fun, fun, fun with these double-sided learning mats that will reinforce three important phonics skills. The mat presents visually guided techniques to master these educational building blocks. Use a set of five colorful wipe-off crayons (Sold separately - ISBN 9780012625545) or a #2 pencil.
Turn practice, practice, practice into fun, fun, fun with this double-sided learning mat. The mat present visually guided techniques to master this educational building blocks with colorful graphics. Use a set of five colorful wipe-off crayons (Sold separately - ISBN 9780012625545) or a #2 pencil.
This new CD book edition of Creating Books with Children includes two versions of the original paperback book: An updated version entitled Creating Books with Children, in printable PDF files, which leads parents and teachers through making a 24-page book, as well as an abridged version entitled Creating Short Books with Young Children, in printable PDF files, which leads parents and teachers through making an 8-page book.<|><|>The books produced in this course are of a professional, handmade quality. They are hardbound, hand-sewn, cloth-covered, typed, illustrated in full color, and enveloped in decorative book jackets. The books are 24 pages, or 8 pages long, and the dimensions are 8 1/2”x11”. Included in this guide ar ... more