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    The monkey’s paw had driven a previous owner to wish for death. Now it is in the hands of the White family, whose members are blissfully unaware of the sorrow it will bring them. Despite a few differences, the characters, plot, and mood in the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs (first published in September 1902) and the short film adaption, The Monkey’s Paw by Lewisworks Studios and Ricky Lewis Jr. (produced in 2011), are very similar. In both the short story and film, the White family

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    Publishing Information: Wiesner, David. Hurricane. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1990. Print Overview: A storm is on the way and the family is getting ready for it. The boys are worried about their cat and go look for him while the mother puts the groceries away. They find the cat outside on the back porch in the wind with leaves blowing all around. The boys are a little scared of the storm because it was already bad outside and the hurricane was still 50 miles away. While drying the cat and watching

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    Truth of Humanity in Lord of the Flies

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    We would like to believe that humans are inherently good at heart, yet with all the tragic and horrific events going on in the world, this thought seems like a childish fantasy or dream. What if it were the opposite of what we would like to believe, and that people are evil inside, and society is just structured to hold the evil in? Without a society, Thomas Hobbes believed there would be “war... of every man against every man,” and that life would be “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”

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    What is revenge? Why do we think revenge is okay? Do we actually mean to commit revenge to others and ourselves? We tend to seek revenge after something that has happen that was bad that makes us mad. Why do we think revenge can be justified or misunderstood? Revenge can be sought out to be justified by others. Personally revenge is not a good thing to say that’s it the best thing to do as mad person. As most people would say revenge is a bad thing which it is but others say that its’ okay to

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    The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

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    those difficult tasks that the majority of American’s back out on should call for our nation to support our troops. Works Cited O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: a Work of Fiction. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Print. "The Things They Carried; ISBN-13: 9780547391175." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Distinguished Book Publishing since 1832. Web. 10 May 2011. . "Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried." UK Poet Blog, Creative Writing. Web. 10 May 2011. . "Symbolism in Tim OBriens The Things They

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    Sofia Pennia Ela-1 11/16/16 Immigration- Language,Communication, False Hopes Imagine moving to America and dreaming about riches, an easy life, no worries, safety and freedom. I hate to break it to you but… that is not that easy. To make the transition easier, it would be beneficial to learn English. This can be accomplished by forcing oneself to communicate with other Americans in English. Another way is to embrace the American culture. Finally, lose the false hopes. The streets are not

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    Use of Digressions in Beowulf

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    their character. Multiply digressions throughout the poem warn against the evil affects power and greed can have on once honorable men. Works Cited 1. Tolkien, J. R. R., and Christopher Tolkien. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. Print. 2. Christ, Carol T., Catherine Robson, Stephen Greenblatt, and M. H. Abrams. "Beowulf." The Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York, NY: W.W. Norton &, 2006. Web.

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    How to Effectively Teach Strategic Reading

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    direct explanation and modeling using these tools teachers can successfully aid students in the process of become a strategic reader. Works Cited Company, H. M. (2002). The american heritage college dictionary. (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Guthrie, J.T., & Alvermann, D.E. (1999). Engaged reading, processes, practices, and policy implications. New York, NY: Teacher College Pr. Tompkins, G.E. (2011). Literacy in the early grades, a successful start for prek-4 readers and

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    Pro Con, as of August 19th, 2016 has updated their information regarding the controversial topic of Tablets vs. Textbooks. This website asked the question “Should tablets replace textbooks in K-12 Schools?”. A large amount of pros and cons were listed for readers. The first pro is tablets help students learn more material faster. The US Department of Education and National Training and Simulation Association have found technology can reduce the time students take to learn new material by 30-80%.

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    Is it comedy?

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    In Jonathan Miles’ comedy novel “Dear American Airlines”, first published in 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a man finds himself stuck in the Chicago O’hare airport on the way to his daughter’s wedding. Miles delivers the narrative of his novel in a very clever way by writing a long drawn out complaint letter requesting a refund for his airfare in the name of his character, and addressing the recipient as “Dear American Airlines” (using “dear” as both a term of endearment and as a form of address

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