Make reading fun for students in grades 4 and up using Reading Tutor: Weird, But True! This 48-page book captures readers' enthusiasm with interesting, age-appropriate stories and activities relating to hard-to-believe occurrences. This book covers topics such as Paul Revere, the origin of Santa Claus, wedding superstitions, then and now, and in the White House. The book includes activities that reinforce difficult comprehension skills and improve reading levels. It is great for use in the classroom and at home!
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...
Author: Timothy J. Bradley
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Readers will learn about arachnids, insects, arthropods, and even parasites in this fascinating nonfiction reader. Featuring photos of these tiny creatures (some up to 100 times their normal size!), informational text, a glossary, and an index to aid in vocabulary development, this book will have children eager to learn more about these tiny creatures and the big impact they have on human life!
Willy Wonka stand ganz allein in dem großen offenen Fabriktor. Seine Augen waren ungewöhnlich lebhaft. Plötzlich machte er ein paar komische kleine Tanzschritte, breitete die Arme aus und rief: «Willkommen, meine kleinen Freunde! Willkommen in der Schokoladenfabrik!» Der geheimnisvolle Willy Wonka öffnet zum ersten Mal die Tore seiner Schokoladenfabrik. Charlie kann es kaum fassen, dass er als eines der fünf glücklichen Kinder, die eine Goldene Eintrittskarte gewonnen haben, dort hineindarf. Denn Willy Wonka macht nicht nur die köstlichste Schokolade – er ist der beste Süßigkeitenerfinder aller Zeiten! Aber Charlie hätte nie gedacht, welche verrückten Abenteuer ihn in Wonkas Schokoladenfabrik wirklich erwarten würden ...
Strange but True Stories features dozens of reproducible activities in the Teacher's Resource Guide (TRG) extend and enrich students' reading and language skills, simply select and print the activities you need; Attractive, airy page design encourages even your most reluctant readers; Low-readability and short length of stories give many students their first experience of "reading for pleasure". Who isn't fascinated by the world of the weird? These stories are the ultimate in high-interest reading. Fact or fiction? Real or unreal? Let your students decide. The people, places and things in these story collections range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from creepy to utterly terrifying, from the odd to the awful. Yet, all are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid scholarship of serious investigators.
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This is the second in a series of short story books by the author, an easy-to-read book and hard to put down. The stories are engaging and sometimes hard to believe, yet true! It is an interesting travel through the strange and occult. This author shares with us in this work some very personal happenings in her life, which are unusual. Many of us have experienced similar things but are reluctant to talk about them. How many of us have received knowledge of future events? Or we have a feeling of just “knowing” when there is no obvious reason to believe what we feel. Many of the strange happenings reflected in this book were finally confirmed. However, there are some reflected herein that have yet to be confirmed, such as the death of the author. She received knowledge about the circumstances surrounding her death. We can only wait and see if that will happen.
For more than two decades, Terry Pratchett has been regaling readers with tales of Discworld—a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants, which are standing on the back of a giant turtle, flying through space. It is a world populated by ineffectual wizards and sharp-as-tacks witches, by tired policemen and devious dictators, by reformed thieves and vampires who have sworn to drink no blood. It is a world that is vastly different from our own . . . except when it isn't. Now, in The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld, various nuggets of Pratchett's witty commentary and sagacious observations have been compiled by Pratchett expert Stephen Briggs, a man who, they say, knows even more about Discworld than Terry Pratchett. Within these pages, you'll find musings on: Interior decorating: "It's a fact known throughout the universes that no matter how carefully the colors are chosen, institutional decor ends up as either vomit green, unmentionable brown, nicotine yellow, or surgical appliance pink. By some little-understood process of sympathetic resonance, corridors painted in those colors always smell slightly of boiled cabbage—even if no cabbage is ever cooked in the vicinity." (Equal Rites) Travel: "Any seasoned traveler soon learns to avoid anything wished on them as a 'regional speciality,' because all the term means is that the dish is so unpleasant the people living everywhere else will bite off their own legs rather than eat it. But hosts still press it upon distant guests anyway: 'Go on, have the dog's head stuffed with macerated cabbage and pork noses—it's a regional speciality.'" (The Last Continent) Young men: "And then there was the young male walk. At least women swung only their hips. Young men swung everything, from the shoulders down. You have to try to occupy a lot of space. It makes you look bigger, like a tomcat fluffing his tail. The boys tried to walk big in self-defense against all those other big boys out there. I'm bad, I'm fierce, I'm cool, I'd like a pint of shandy and me mam wants me home by nine." (Monstrous Regiment) Class: "'Old money' meant that it had been made so long ago that the black deeds that had originally filled the coffers were now historically irrelevant. Funny, that; a brigand for a father was something you kept quiet about, but a slave-taking pirate for a great-great-great-grandfather was something to boast of over the port. Time turned the evil bastards into rogues, and rogue was a word with a twinkle in its eye and nothing to be ashamed of." (Making Money) . . . and more! Culled from all the Discworld novels, The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld confirms Pratchett's place in the pantheon of great satirists and proves why the Chicago Tribune has praised his Discworld as "entertaining and gloriously funny . . . an accomplishment nothing short of magical."
Author: Caitlind L. Alexander
Publisher: Learning Island
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
It happened in 1887, in the south of France. A now unknown man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was only 25 miles (40 km) from the border of Spain, in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. The man decided to explore the cave. He lit a torch and slowly made his way forward. Inside he found a number of passageways and caverns. Find out what he found deep in the caves in this strange but true tale. Ages 8 and up. Educational Versions have activities to meet Common Core Curriculum Standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.