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"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto

"Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto

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Classic Short Stories This is a listing of the stories by author with mention of the books that the stories were taken from or mention of the person who so graciously supplied the story to Classic Short Stories. Bravo!! We have also added a word count for those who have a limited amount of time and would prefer to gauge the length of the story to the amount of time they have. Thomas Bailey Aldrich Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, Marjorie Daw, FAMILY BOOK OF BEST LOVED SHORT STORIES 189-207 (1954) Word Count: 7419. Honore de Balzac

The Ransom Of Red Chief by O Henry IT LOOKED like a good thing: but wait till I tell you. We were down South, in Alabama -- Bill Driscoll and myself -- when this kidnapping idea struck us. It was, as Bill afterward expressed it, "during a moment of temporary mental apparition"; but we didn't find that out till later. There was a town down there, as flat as a flannel-cake, and called Summit, of course. It contained inhabitants Of as undeleterious and self-satisfied a class of peasantry as ever clustered around a Maypole.

Reading Comprehension - Free Worksheets Home- English- Math - Reading - Research - Keys - Newsworthy - Links - Contact Reading Comprehension, Volume 5: Number 32, Word Meanings From Context Number 31, The Painting Number 30, Word Meanings From Context Number 29, Charity, Poem "The Fan Club" by Rona Maynard There was a ripple of dry, humorless laughter—almost, Laura thought, like the sound of a rattlesnake. Rachel stood before the class now, her face red, her heavy arms piled with boxes. Diane Goddard tossed back her head and winked at Steve. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening-- the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the good of that? They were very large slippers, which her mother had hitherto worn; so large were they; and the poor little thing lost them as she scuffled away across the street, because of two carriages that rolled by dreadfully fast. One slipper was nowhere to be found; the other had been laid hold of by an urchin, and off he ran with it; he thought it would do capitally for a cradle when he some day or other should have children himself. So the little maiden walked on with her tiny naked feet, that were quite red and blue from cold.

"The Story of an Hour" Teacher's Guide: Teaching Ideas & Quiz Plot and Characterization You'd probably be better off reading the actual story. It's only 1,009 words, but I told you I'd explain the plot as part of the guide, so here it is: Richards tells Mrs. Mallard that her husband dies in a train wreck. CAE Reading Test part 4. Free Practice for the First Certificate exam This page will let you practise for the Certificate in Advanced English exam (from Cambridge ESOL). This is the format of the 4th part of the reading section. This is a Multiple matching exercise.

Online Stories Ballymana National School, NS, Craughwell Online Stories Stories on Vimeo Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell Owl Babies by Martin Waddell Noah’s Ark by Lucy Cousins Autumn in Verse To poets, autumn often symbolizes change, maturity, wisdom, or the harvest. Explore many interpretations of Autumn in this collection of poetry by Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Ellen Robena Field, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Richard Henry Wilde. Passages Nature, Poem 28: Autumn by Emily Dickinson Lesson Plan for Langston Hughes Short Story "Thank You, M'am" written by: Peter Boysen • edited by: Trent Lorcher • updated: 2/8/2012 This lesson plan for Langston Hughes' classic short story about a young boy desperate enough to start purse-snatching will help your students encounter the themes and devices associated with this Harlem Renaissance writer. Getting Things StartedWrite the number "10" on your board, and below it, write this list (or a similar list that has crimes that get progressively more serious):egg your friend's house.key your neighbor's car.steal from a convenience store.steal someone's purse or wallet.steal a car, knock someone out with a weapon.Then, ask the class how many of them would egg a house for $10. Add zeroes to the 10 until everyone would say, "Yes."Then, do the same for the next crime. This may take you into the millions -- and for some items, you may have students who won't switch from "No" to "Yes."

Engelska år 8 Sacrifice Watch the video above and write about sacrifice. As seen in the clip Katniss Everdeen, the main character in The Hunger Games, volunteers to be a tribute to save her sister’s life. Have you ever sacrificed something for someone you love? Describe your sacrifice and how it made you feel to give something up for another person. Here are som more clips from the film. LITTLE EXPLORERS Picture Dictionary by EnchantedLearning Advertisement. is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.)

Aesop's Fables Aesop was a Greek fabulist credited with a collection of stories known as Aesop's Fables. The fables usually feature an important moral or "life lesson" that is usually wrapped up in a clever final pronouncement delivered with proverbial flair; "There's a time for work and a time for play", "Slow and steady wins the race", "Familiarity breeds contempt", and "A kindness is never wasted". Though Aesop's own story is a result of myth and legend, it is widely believed that he was a slave from Phrygia, around 600 BC. Aesop lived at the court of King Croesus, after having served many masters as a slave. He shared his wisdom and clever wit by telling humorous tales, while serving on several missions at the pleasure of the King. There are over 145 of Aesop's Fables here for you to enjoy -- this catalog of fables is also accesible from the Children's Library.