New Middle School and Beyond Titles
Ehrenhaft, George. Grammar workbook for the SAT, ACT-- and more. Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, c2006.
Provides grammar guidance and preparation tools for tests such as the SAT and ACT, including practice tests, coverage of the twenty-four most common types of grammar questions on standardized tests, and essay tips.
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's shadow. 1st mass market ed. New York : Tor, 2000, c1999.
Bean must overcome his past and prove to the recruiters at the Battle School that he can help save the planet from an alien invasion.
Kordich, Catherine J. Bloom's how to write about John Steinbeck. New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, c2008.
Provides a detailed introduction to writing an essay about literature and discusses sample topics based on ten of author John Steinbeck's works.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Journal of a novel : the East of Eden letters. New York : Penguin Books, 1990.
Presents the daily letters penned by John Steinbeck to his publisher and friend Pascal Covici from January to November 1951 while writing the novel "East of Eden," providing insights into Steinbeck's thinking, writing process, and personal concerns.
Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the giant. 1st mass market ed. New York : Tor, 2006, c2005.
Bean, the embattled right-hand man of Ender Wiggin, must move to another planet to raise a family with his wife, Petra, because enemies lay in wait everywhere on Earth.
Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. 1st mass market ed. New York : Tor, 2001, c2000.
A sequel to "Ender's Shadow," in which the child-warriors, heroes of the Formic War, have returned to their families on Earth only to become the pawns of nations who want to use them as weapons in their quest for sovereignty.
Card, Orson Scott. Shadow puppets. 1st U.S. mass market ed. New York : Tor, 2003, c2002.
Peter Wiggin, leader of the worldwide government in the aftermath of the victory over the alien Formics, makes a tactical error when he arranges for the rescue of his archenemy Achilles who is being held by the Chinese, only to learn Achilles is insane and determined to kill Bean, the genetic anomaly who served as second-in-command during the conflict.
Sparks, Nicholas. Nights in Rodanthe. New York : Warner Books, c2002.
Two people on the mend from broken marriages go to Rodanthe, North Carolina to figure out a way to start over again. When a storm starts moving in, they turn to each for safety and comfort and find feelings strong enough to last a lifetime.
Boushey, Gail, 1956-. The CAFE book : engaging all students in daily literacy assessment & instruction. Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, c2009.
Introduction: the beginnings of the CAFE menu system -- The CAFE notebook and record-keeping forms -- CAFE step by step: the first days of school -- Conferring with children: principles and examples -- Eavesdropping on some conferences -- Whole-class instruction -- Strategy groups. Offers teachers practical advice for integrating the CAFE system, which focuses on comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expanded vocabulary, into elementary classrooms to improve students' literacy skills.
Lightbown, Patsy. How languages are learned. 4th ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Language learning in early childhood -- Second language learning -- Individual differences in second language learning -- Explaining second language learning -- Observing learning and teaching in the second language classroom -- Second language learning in the classroom -- Popular ideas about language learning revisited. A thoroughly updated edition of this prize-winning, readable introduction to the main theories of first and second language acquisition. This book introduces you to some of the language acquisition research that will help you not just to evaluate existing materials, but also to adapt and use them in a way that fits what we currently understand about how languages are learned. -Content including new research and new areas in pedagogy to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of research in the field. -Chapter Preview s and Summaries with round-up questions. -Companion website with vodcasts, content updates, and shared user content. -Also available as an e-book.