To Kill a Mockinbird, Harper Lee

Author: Beth Sims

Publisher: York Notes

ISBN: 9781408248836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 9073

Rewritten and redesigned in full-colour, A4 format, this new York Notes for GCSE edition of To Kill a Mockingbird will help your students achieve the best possible grade. Written by GCSE examiners to give all students an expert understanding of the text and the exam, it includes: * *An invaluable exam skills section with essay plans, sample answers and expert guidance on understanding the question so students will know exactly what they need to do to succeed. *A wealth of useful content including key quotes, checklists, study tips and short activities that will help students revise efficiently and remember everything they need to write the best answers. *The widest coverage with in-depth analysis of character, themes, language, context and style, all helping students to succeed in the exam by demonstrating how well they understand the text.

Heroes

Author: Robert Cormier

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307530817

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5876

Francis Joseph Cassavant is 18. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero. Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored my many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. A man who destroyed Francis’s life.

English & English Literature

Author: Franz Fitzsimmons,John Mannion

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 9781843156420

Category: English language

Page: 96

View: 7949

This volume covers the 2006 subject specifications for all exam boards. The text is laid out in 'sound bite' boxes to aid recollection, with clearly labelled diagrams to add visual clarity and further demonstrate the subject matter.

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

Author: Martin Stephen

Publisher: York Notes

ISBN: 9781408248805

Category: American fiction

Page: 56

View: 4582

Rewritten and redesigned in full-colour, A4 format, this new York Notes for GCSE edition of Of Mice and Men will help your students achieve the best possible grade. Written by GCSE examiners to give all students an expert understanding of the text and the exam, it includes: * *An invaluable exam skills section with essay plans, sample answers and expert guidance on understanding the question so students will know exactly what they need to do to succeed. *A wealth of useful content including key quotes, checklists, study tips and short activities that will help students revise efficiently and remember everything they need to write the best answers. *The widest coverage with in-depth analysis of character, themes, language, context and style, all helping students to succeed in the exam by demonstrating how well they understand the text.

Oxford Literature Companions: To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Carmel Waldron

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199128792

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6466

Oxford Literature Companions offer student-friendly, assessment-focused support for set texts, so you can be confident your students will achieve their full potential. This full colour guide to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is ideal for the classroom or as revision.

Feminine Gospels

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206894

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 1871

In Feminine Gospels, Carol Ann Duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions – and revisions – of female identity. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect – as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door. ‘Part of Duffy’s talent – besides her ear for ordinary eloquence, her gorgeous, powerful, throwaway lines, her subtlety – is her ventriloquism . . . From verbal nuances to mind-expanding imaginative leaps, her words seem freshly plucked from the minds of non-poets – that is, she makes it look easy’ Charlotte Mendelson, Observer

Mockingbird

Author: Kathryn Erskine

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409541673

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9675

Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of “closure”, she decides that’s what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...

Education Nation

Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools

Author: Milton Chen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118157400

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4694

"In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media--from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his current role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation--to support his vision for a new world of learning. Presented in five parts and divided into "module" chapters, this book examines the ways in which K-12 learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology. Due in large part to new technologies, over the lastfew decades we've witnessed a huge shift in how we imagine teaching and learning. A good example is the educational revolution sparked by Sesame Street--which in its first season had a goal of teaching preschool-age children the numbers 1 to 10. At the time, experts dismissed it as an unrealistic goal since many kindergarten students were having trouble mastering this simple counting. Yet the research proved that preschool-age children learned those skills and many others directly from the TV screen. NowSesame Street's curriculum teaches the numbers from 1 to 40. In today's digital age the number of new ways to teach and learn is ever-expanding and includes: television, Google, YouTube, TeacherTube, Facebook, iPhones, video games, GPS devices, open source textbooks, interactive whiteboards; and there are countless examples of ways technology positively impacts student learning--from voice-recognition software that helps children learn to read to translation tools that help teachers communicate with non-English speaking parents. As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we're quickly moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks--and teachers locked away in classrooms."--

How to Cool the Planet

Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate

Author: Jeff Goodell

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547487134

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 9565

“Thoughtful, informative, and darkly entertaining. It’s the best treatment of this important (and scary) topic you can find.” —Elizabeth Kolbert Right now, a group of scientists is working on ways to minimize the catastrophic impact of global warming. But they’re not designing hybrids or fuel cells or wind turbines. They’re trying to lower the temperature of the entire planet. And they’re doing it with huge contraptions that suck CO2 from the air, machines that brighten clouds and deflect sunlight away from the earth, even artificial volcanoes that spray heat-reflecting particles into the atmosphere. This is the radical and controversial world of geoengineering, which only five years ago was considered to be “fringe.” But as Jeff Goodell points out, the economic crisis, combined with global political realities, is making these ideas look sane, even inspired. Goodell himself started out as a skeptic, concerned about tinkering with the planet’s thermostat. We can’t even predict next week’s weather, so how are we going to change the temperature of whole regions? What if a wealthy entrepreneur shoots particles into the stratosphere on his own? Who gets blamed if something goes terribly wrong? And perhaps most disturbing, what about wars waged with climate control as the primary weapon? There are certainly risks, but Goodell believes the alternatives could be worse. In the end, he persuades us that geoengineering may just be our last best hope—a Plan B for the environment. His compelling tale of scientific hubris and technical daring is sure to jump-start the next big debate about the future of life on earth. “Goodell explores with infectious curiosity and thoughtful narration this strange, promising, and untested suite of climate fixes.” —BusinessWeek “A quick, enjoyable read through a complex, timely topic. And after you read it, you’ll never look at the sky or the ocean—or Earth, really—in quite the same way again.” —The Christian Science Monitor

The Death of Common Sense

How Law is Suffocating America

Author: Philip K. Howard

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812982746

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 8885

In this attack on legal regulations and bureaucratic red tape, a corporate lawyer shows how rules interfere with common sense and have taken away citizens' power to make decisions.

Of Mice and Men

Author: Steve Eddy

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781444108729

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 6145

Written by our team of experienced GCSE examiners, and teachers Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you get the grade you want. Packed with all you need to boost your chances, the Literature Guides cover context, plot and structure, characters, themes and style. In addition, there is advice on how to tackle the assessments, a full explanation of the assessment objectives and skills you need to do well, and comments on sample student essays.

Understanding To Kill a Mockingbird

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documents

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313291937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 4536

Collects documents and commentary illuminating Southern life in the 1950s

Tamar

A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal

Author: Mal Peet

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763652148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3941

In England in 1995, fifteen-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and the climactic events that forever cast a shadow on his life and that of his family.

To Kill a Mockingbird Classroom Questions

Author: Amy Farrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910949009

Category: Education

Page: 46

View: 7648

Scene by Scene guides are teaching resources. They are short books of questions, designed to save teachers time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. Each guide is broken down by scene or chapter, to match and complement the text it accompanies. This means that the teacher is provided with a clear list of questions, at every stage of teaching the text. These questions can be used in class, or as homework, and so provide underlying structure to lesson planning. Scene by Scene Classroom Questions contain both closed, comprehension testing questions, and open, higher order questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. Closed questions can be used to check understanding and make sure students are on-task, while open questions promote thinking and reflection. In this way, Scene by Scene Classroom Questions keep students engaged with and focused on the text, and involved in classroom discussion. To Kill a Mockingbird Classroom Questions is a teacher's resource intended for use in lesson planning, and in the classroom. It contains 178 questions to provoke student engagement and personal response while studying Harper Lee's classic novel. Why choose to study To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee? Themes of racism, prejudice, injustice, friendship, loneliness and courage. The setting of the Deep American South of the 1930's. Memorable narration of Scout Finch. Interesting characters - Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Miss Maudie Atkinson. Exciting storyline.

I'm the King of the Castle

Penguin Essentials

Author: Susan Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241970782

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5489

Young Edmund Hooper doesn't want anyone else in Warings, the large and rambling Victorian house he shares with his widowed father. Nevertheless Charles Kingshaw and his mother are soon installed and Hooper sets about subtly persecuting the fearful new arrival.