Northstar 2

Author: Natasha Haugnes
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0133382168
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Foreign Language Study

NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis. Conceptualized to promote critical thinking, NorthStar infuses analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application throughout every lesson, not just in a critical thinking section like in other series. Components: Print or eText Student Book with MyEnglishLab — Building on the success of previous editions, NorthStar continues to engage and motivate students through new and updated contemporary, authentic topics in a seamless integration of print and online content. eText with MyEnglishLab — Offering maximum flexibility for different learning styles and needs, a digital version of the Student Book can be used on iPad and Android devices. MyEnglishLab: NorthStar — Students use MyEnglishLab to access additional practice online, view videos, listen to audio selections, and receive instant feedback on their work. Teachers assign MyEnglishLab activities to reinforce the skills students learn in class and monitor progress through an online gradebook. Teacher Resource eText — Each strand of NorthStar has an accompanying Teacher Resource eText with the following: digital Student Book, downloadable achievement tests, classroom audio, lesson planners, video activities, videoscripts, teacher's manuals, answer keys, and a downloadable placement test. Accessible through MyEnglishLab: NorthStar. Classroom Audio CD — Listening and Speaking audio contains the recordings and activities as well as audio for the achievement tests. The Reading and Writing strand contains the readings on audio.


Author: Laurie Frazier
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0132409895
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Northstar, now in a new edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands - Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking - provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers. What is Special about the New Edition? New Themes and Updated Content - presented in a variety of genres and in authentic materials - challenge and engage students intellectually. Enhanced Focus on Academic Skills, more purposeful integration of critical thinking, and an enhanced focus on academic skills such as inferencing, synthesizing, notetaking, and test taking help students develop strategies for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. A structured approach gives students opportunities for more extended and creative oral practice, for example, presentations, simulations, debates, speeches, public service announcements and more. A New Design with full color pages, more photos, illustrations, and graphic organizers fosters student engagement and makes the content come alive. MyNorthStarLab , the easy-to-use online companion of the NorthStar series, saves time and improves student results. Saves Time With automatically graded exercises for every unit of each book, instructors no longer have to create or grade homework. This gives them more time to prepare classroom lessons. Instructors can choose exercises and set due dates with just a few clicks. Homework for an entire semester can be set up in less than an hour. Improves Results Students have more opportunities to practice English in more ways - from video exercises and audio discussion boards to vocabulary games and academic practice. These new exercises help students learn more English, more quickly. Immediate feedback on their performance allows students to come to class better prepared. If students do not pass a section of a unit test, they automatically receive new exercises targeting areas that need improvement. The MyNorthStarLab Access Code card is also available on its own, without the Student Book.

Northstar 2

Author: Mills &. Frazier
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 013608298X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Foreign Language Study

These NorthStar Listening and Speaking DVDs provide an integrated approach, in five levels, to motivating students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. A structured approach gives students opportunities for more extended and creative oral practice, such as in presentations, simulations, debates, speeches, public service announcements and more. Each DVD contains 10 video segments, including segments from ABC News, featuring topics correlated to the themes in the NorthStar Student Books. The DVD Guides contain unit-by-unit video scripts, as well as vocabulary for comprehension and background notes to enhance the accessibility and enjoyment of the video material. Each of the video segments on these DVDs has a corresponding Video Activity that is designed for students to use in class before, during, and after viewing the video. The activities can be downloaded from the NorthStar jCompanion Website at and can be found in MyNorthStarLab. Each DVD approximately 30 min. long.

Northstar Reading and Writing 2

Author: Beth Maher
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0138130108
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The NorthStar Audio CDs contain the audio of all reading passages in the Student Book. NorthStar, now in its third edition, motivates students to succeed in their academic as well as personal language goals. For each of the five levels, the two strands-Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking—provide a fully integrated approach for students and teachers.

Finding Your Own North Star

Author: Martha Beck
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307453138
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Genre: Self-Help

New York Times bestselling author and Life Designs, Inc. creator Martha Beck shares her step-by-step program that will guide you to fulfill your own potential and create a joyful life. In this book, you'll start by learning how to read the internal compasses already built into your brain and body--and why you may have spent your life ignoring their signals. As you become reacquainted with your own deepest desires, you'll identify and repair any unconscious beliefs or unhealed emotional wounds that may be blocking your progress. This will change your life, but don't worry--although every life is unique, major transformations have common elements, and Beck provides a map that will guide you through your own life changes. You'll learn how to navigate every stage, from the first flickering appearance of a new dream to the planning and implementation of your own ideal life. Based on Dr. Beck's work as a Harvard-trained sociologist, research associate at Harvard Business School, instructor at Thunderbird Business School, and especially on her experiences with her clients over the last six years, Finding Your Own North Star offers thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercises to help you articulate your core desires and act on them to build a more satisfying life. “Explorers depend on the North Star when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unaltering spot.” -- Martha Beck

The North Star

Author: Peter Reynolds
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763636777
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After following paths and signs determined by others, a young boy finally realizes that he must find his own individual way in life.

Mountain Angel

Author: Suzie O'Connell
ISBN: 9781300044802
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Aelissm Davis figured she would eventually return home to Northstar, Montana, but not like this-desperate for the tranquility of the secluded valley and plagued by memories of her dead boyfriend and the advances of an obsessive former friend. Just when she begins to relax, a call from her old friend makes it clear he wasn't deterred, and she calls her overprotective uncle for advice. Things become even more tangled when he sends Patrick O'Neil "on vacation" to keep an eye on her. Aelissm is pretty sure her uncle is playing matchmaker again, but despite her annoyance, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Pat. He is a haunted man with a kind smile and sad eyes, and he may just be the best thing to ever happen to her... if she can convince him to stay.

North star

Author: Laurie Betta
ISBN: 0201458179
Release Date: 1999-09-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study


Author: Tracey Ward
Publisher: Tracey Ward
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Fiction

Jenna Monroe never cared which side of the tracks I came from. She didn't care what my reputation was, what my face looked like, or what my body could do. She never asked for anything but me. The real me. The boxer. The orphan. The animal. I met her my senior year when she was just a thirteen year old kid with honest eyes and fire in her veins. She was the greatest friend I'd ever known and I loved her like blood. I fought for her, I protected her, and as she grew older, I wanted her. Now my biggest worry isn't how to keep her safe from the world. It's how the hell am I going to keep her safe from me? *Due to language and sexual content, this book is recommended for readers 18+.

Summer Angel

Author: Suzie O'Connell
ISBN: 9781312645783
Release Date: 2015-04-26
Genre: Fiction

Five years ago, Ben Conner killed a man. If that were the worst of it, he could have swallowed the guilt, but the man had a son-an eleven-year-old boy who was now no one's son. When he returns home to Northstar in a last-ditch effort to flee his guilt and nightmares, he prays he can reconnect with his best friend June Montana, because he knows her friendship is the only thing that can help him find peace. Instead of the escape he hoped for, Ben is reunited with the boy he orphaned. He will have to face the consequences of that fateful night or risk destroying his friendship with June. Before he can begin to forgive himself, an entirely new and disturbing problem arises. Someone from June's past wants revenge for a broken heart... and he's willing to kill to get it.

North Star Cocktails

Author: Johnny Michaels
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 1681340704
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Cooking

Recognized as one of the twin cities' best drink makers, Johnny Michaels is the cocktail connoisseur's answer to a gourmet chef. His home base is the James Beard award-winning La Belle Vie, but he's designed the cocktail menus for several of its sister restaurants and other top metro eateries. Together with premiere bartenders such as Pip Hanson, Nick Kosevich, Jesse Held, Thea Sheffert, and others in the North Star Bartenders' Guild, Michaels shares 125 original, crafted cocktail recipes utilizing fresh fruits and vegetables, tips on barkeep techniques and tools, and guides to artisanal liquors and bitters. From signature cocktails such as the Handsome Devil with bourbon, B�n�dictine, Frangelico, and spicy bitters, to the Chloroform Kiss with citrus vodka, gin, yellow chartreuse, lemon, and cava, to high-end, nonalcoholic beverages and party punches tasty enough for anyone to enjoy, Michaels and the North Star Bartenders' Guild's recipes will help you not only learn the art of cocktails for entertaining and relaxing at home but also gain an appreciation for the unique originals, modern flavors, and sublime classics you enjoy on your next night out on the town. All author royalties earned from the sale of the book will be donated to SPCA International, an organization committed to advancing the safety and well-being of animals (


Author: John Beaumont
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0131885650
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines