Skip Reske - ESL-BITS.NET - ESL English Listening - Audiobooks - Listen to a Book and Read Along - fast and slow listening speeds Holes by Louis Sachar "Stanley Yelnats and his family have never had anything but bad luck, so it's not really a surprise to him when he is falsely accused and convicted of theft. Given the choice of jail or Camp Green Lake, Stanley chooses Green Lake because he's never been to camp before. Unfortunately, Camp Green Lake doesn't have a lake and it isn't really a camp. It's a juvenile detention facility. And to build character, the warden, who paints her fingernails with snake venom, has each "camper" dig a hole five feet deep by five feet wide by five feet long every day, even Saturdays and Sundays.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Storia Teaching Guide Book Summary Arnold, aka Junior, introduces his hardscrabble life on the Spokane Indian reservation in the first chapter called The Black-Eye-of-the-Month Club. Through his “absolutely true” diary, Arnold describes his impediments and vulnerabilities, the biggest of which is living on a reservation where he is a zero with a zero future. A pivotal conversation with a teacher spurs Arnold to make a daring life choice—to attend an all-white school miles from the reservation. His rocky start there, riddled with stereotypes and misunderstandings, slowly develops into surprising friendships and successes in academics and basketball.
For ESL English Language Learners Bilbo Baggins is an upstanding member of a "little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves." He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, "looking for someone to share in an adventure," Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere.
mrsarudi - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Welcome to "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" (TATDOAPTI) Page. Here you will find all homework assignment, projects and activities associated with TATDOAPI unit. A Letter to the Parents Please click on this link to get a better understanding of why this book should be read by your child and why we read it in 7th grade TATDOAPTI Parent Letter Here are some thoughts about the novel from others who have reviewed it.
For ESL English Language Learners William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of sports and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Critically acclaimed, it became a cult favorite compared it to J.D.
Teaching Guide: Exploring The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Susan Ketcham, East Central High School, St. Leon, Indiana This teaching guide helps instructors use a specific primary source set, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, in the classroom.
ESL English Listening & Adult Literacy - News - Audiobooks - Songs - Radio Dramas The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming, but can't remember the nightmare that caused his fright. Slowly over the next couple of days he comes to realize he's been reliving the same day over and over. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans. Quantitative Measures Lexile Level: 600L | ATOS® Reading Level: 4 | Word Count: 44,275 Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. Reader and Task Considerations