To the Top!

Author: Sydelle Kramer

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385374682

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Illus. in full color. Here is the gripping story of Hillary and Norgay's perilous ascent of Mount Everest as they battled snow and ice slides, whipping winds, and the grim knowledge that 19 others had died in the same attempt.

My Journey to the Stars (Step into Reading)

Author: Scott Kelly

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0593307992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An easy-to-read autobiography of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, in jacketed hardcover, that takes readers on his awe-inspiring journey from childhood to his record-breaking year among the stars. A autobiography of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly! Scott wasn't sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. He struggled in school and often got in trouble with his twin brother, Mark. Then one day Scott discovered a book about test pilots and astronauts that set him on a new path. His new focus led him to fly higher and higher, becoming first a pilot and then an astronaut, along with his brother--the first twin astronauts in history. But his greatest accomplishment of all was commanding the International Space Station and spending nearly a year in space, which set the record for the longest spaceflight by an American. This story of an ordinary boy who grew up to do extraordinary things will amaze and inspire young readers.

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4)

Author: Michaela DePrince,Elaine Deprince

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385755171

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Perfect for newly independent readers—discover the amazing life of one of America’s top ballerinas, Michaela DePrince, whose story is soon to be told in a major motion picture directed by Madonna. At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true. She has been dancing ever since and is now a principal dancer in New York City and has been featured in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Oprah magazine. Young readers will love learning about this inspiring ballerina in this uplifting and informative leveled reader. This Step 4 Step into Reading book is for newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.

Step into the Desert

Author: Howard Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433336294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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Presents information about deserts, including what they are, the different deserts of the world, where they exist, how they form, and the kinds of animals that live in them.

Little Witch Learns to Read

Author: Deborah Hautzig,Sylvie Wickstrom

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375821790

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

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Little Witch's family is not at all helpful when she is learning to read, so she hides her books and reads by flashlight until late at night and becomes so sleepy that she cannot stay awake during the day. Simultaneous.

Guided Practice for Reading Growth, Grades 4-8

Author: Laura Robb,David L. Harrison

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1071820443

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Guided Practice for Reading Growth provides all you need to support middle grade students reading two or more years below grade level. Twenty-four powerful reading lessons feature original poems and short texts that interest students and encourage them to think deeply. This unique book shows you how to: · Build students’ background knowledge by watching and discussing videos. · Use poems to improve reading and fluency through practice and performance. · Invite students to write about their reading and increase comprehension and recall. · Encourage meaningful talk to enlarge students’ analytical thinking and understanding.