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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on December 5, 2011

Newly acquired samples are available for  Language Arts Hi-Lo reading from Saddleback Educational Publishing.  Here are a few of the series with some of the sample titles.

Choices: Life strategy novels for striving readers. Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

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Carter High Mysteries: High School with a twist.  Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 Grades: Young Adult High School.

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District 13: Edgy Hi-Lo Sports Novels. Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

Series written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences.  The novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers.  Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys:  coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendship, drugs, self-esteem, and school.  Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions.

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The Heights: Low-level gentle reads.  Reading level: 1.0 to 2.0 / Grades: 5 to 8.

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Right Now!: …But what happens next!  Reading level: 1.0 to 2.5 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

The Right Now! series contains colorful high-impact graphics and cutting edge design, which adds drama to every page.  These 40-page stories, containing no more than 600 words each, are intended for striving readers who struggle with traditional classroom fiction.  The gripping realism of each story draws the reader on…but what happens next?  The endings are ambiguous – students can debate what’s next in a series of activities designed to further explore the subject.

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Strange But True: sure to intrigue even the most reluctant reader… Reading level: 3.5 to 4.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School.

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 the creepy to utterly terrifying, from the odd to the awful.  Yet all are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid scholarship of series investigators.

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True Crime: shocking stories of lawlessness and justice.  Reading level: 4.0 / Grades: Young Adult High School. One title in this series is  Forensics.

The science of forensics is little understood except for what we watch in prime time.  Five chapters explore forensic dentistry, ballistics, computer forensics, facial reconstruction, and fingerprinting.

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High Interest Resources

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 29, 2008

Rick Hansen by Terry Barber.

At the age of 15, Rick Hansen suffered an accident and was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Unwilling to let his disability hold him back, Hansen showed the world what a person with a disability can do. He wheeled through 34 countries on a Man in Motion World Tour to raise millions of dollars for spinal cord research and awareness.  Audience: Junior, Intermediate.  Readability: Grade 2.

This biography and many more non-fiction, high interest books are available at the Terry James Resource Library.

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Literacy Collection

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 27, 2008

The literacy collection kits are tubs containing a variety of books on different topics.  Topics include high interest fiction and non-fiction, history, science, math, theatre, art, inventions, sports, graphic novels, media literacy, and more.

Literacy collection kits are booked through our Video Library.  Please see our website for media booking instructions.

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