Orca Book Publishers Orca Book Publishers get in touch © 2015 Orca Book Publishers. All Rights Reserved. The Landlady About this BritLit kit Billy Weaver, a young man visiting the City of Bath for the first time, is looking for accommodation. He is inexplicably drawn to a house where the landlady seems to be expecting him. The house and the landlady seem friendly and welcoming, and he looks forward to staying there. Signing the guest book, two names disturb him. Short Stories at East of the Web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger.
The Top 10 Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction Pairings for Middle Grade Readers by Susan Dee While it’s certainly not a new idea to pair fiction and non-fiction texts, it’s one I’ve been spending more time thinking about over the past few years in my work with middle grade readers. About three years ago I began to notice that as I was conferring with readers in my classroom, they very rarely self-selected historical fiction stories. Trying to be responsive and knowing that sometimes readers need a gentle nudging to try something new, I started choosing more historical fiction books as read alouds, hoping that by reading and discussing these titles with my community of readers, they would begin to seek out more titles in this genre.
14 Mr Willy Wonka - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mr Wonka was standing all alone just inside the open gates of the factory. And what an extraordinary little man he was! He had a black top hat on his head. He wore a tail coat made of a beautiful plum-coloured velvet. His trousers were bottle green. His gloves were pearly grey. Vocabulary placement test – intermediate students Have you tried our vocabulary placement test for elementary students, and it was too easy for you? Have you scored close to 2000? Then this is the vocabulary test you should take. Here we test the words which belong between 2,000 and 5,000 most frequent words in English. ADVERT: There are 60 questions and the score at the end tells you how many words from the 3,000 words you know.
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Reading Skills: A compilation of games created by devoted teachers and organizations. Language Arts and Reading Skills Mixed: Literacy Games and Activities More Spelling Games Reading Comprehension Many Reading Comprehension Games on One Page! Reading Comprehension Worksheets "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web. They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks so much!" 9 classic horror stories you can read right now 1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving (1820) There's a good chance you read Washington Irving's classic short story in high school. But the surprise success of Fox's new TV series loosely based on the story is a great excuse to go back and reread the original. The story follows the meek Ichabod Crane as he contends with the town bully, Brom Bones, for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel — but an appearance by the legendary Headless Horseman threatens to tip the scales in Brom's favor. This sequestered glen has long been known by the name of Sleepy Hollow, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country.
40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-14 40+ of the absolute BEST books for boys in their pre-tween, tween and teenage years. Let me start by saying that my now-teenage boys are not avid bookworms. They’re decent readers, but my sons don’t just hunker down with a book whenever they’re bored. They’d just rather be doing something rather than reading – like throwing a baseball or watching hockey game. My boys, however, always loved it when I read to them, and I did, every night, from the time they were babies until they were far too old for bedtime stories.
Free Online Young Adult Novels 7 Days in November by Grant Cravens13 on Halloween (Shadow Series #1) by Laura A.H. Arousing Love, a teen novel by M.H. StromAspeans The Invasion by Roy Dias [Young Adult / Science Fiction] Become by Ali Cross [Young Adult / Paranormal / Romance] Bedful of Moonlight by Raven HeldBeyond by Maureen A.
10 best short-story collections of 2015 Posted by Trisha on December 03, 2015 This year was a stellar one for short fiction. In addition to releases from celebrated practitioners of the form, like Kelly Link and Edith Pearlman, it also saw the emergence of fresh, exciting voices—and a short story collection even managed to nab the National Book Award. These 10 collections were standouts for us.