Just when Marilyn Peterson Haus thought she had escaped life as the child of born-again farmers on the Minnesota plains, her twin brother’s manic violence catapults her back to the fissures of her childhood. Half of a Whole is the haunting chronicle of her twin’s encroaching mental illness, her mother’s blatant favoritism, and the stultifying strictures of her family’s religious zealotry. Sentence by sentence, she battles to break free from a painful past and live life on her own terms. “This is the unadorned, compelling story of the author’s struggle to both protect and individuate from her bipolar twin brother, while enmeshed in the repressive, stifling culture of her evangelical family. An inspiring, courageous, and complex journey toward the freedom we all need to fulfill our own individual potential as human beings.” —Joan Kavanaugh, Minister, Psychotherapist, Author of For the Living of These Days: Prayers for a Troubled World
By the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Night Diary, a thoughtful and relatable story about cultural identity, friendship, and what it means to fit in without losing who you are. After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni, half Indian and half Jewish American, finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education. For the first time, Sonia's mixed heritage makes her classmates ask questions—questions Sonia doesn't always know how to answer—as she navigates between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren't part of the "in" crowd. At the same time that Sonia is trying to make new friends, she's dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parent—it's hard for her family to adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia's father goes missing. Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are—and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole. What greater praise than to be compared to Judy Blume!--"Each [Blume and Hiranandani] excels in charting the fluctuating discomfort zones of adolescent identity with affectionate humor."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred
The authors describe the results of their study of one school where some kindergarten classes were changed from half-day to full-day sessions. They include specific details about their methodology and assessment results and suggest plans for designing the curriculum and organinzing the classroom for both full- and half-day sessions.
Chromosomes play so important a role in heredity & development that it is desirable to know their entire life cycle since this knowledge will provide a basis for better understanding of their behavior. Contents of this study: Introduction; The genus ¿Holomastigotoides¿; Species of ¿Holomastigotoides¿ in ¿Prorhinotermes¿; ¿Holomastigotoides tusitala¿ species novum; ¿Holomastigotoides diversa¿ species novum; Centrioles & achromatic figure; Relation of chromosomes to nucleoli; Relation of chromosomes to nuclear membrane; Single chromatids; Double chromatids; Discussion; Summary; & References. 35 plates.
Because fluency practice is not a worksheet. Fluency in mathematics is more than adeptly using basic facts or implementing algorithms. It is not about speed or recall. Real fluency is about choosing strategies that are efficient, flexible, lead to accurate solutions, and are appropriate for the given situation. Developing fluency is also a matter of equity and access for all learners. The landmark book Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning offered educators the inspiration to develop a deeper understanding of procedural fluency, along with a plethora of pragmatic tools for shifting classrooms toward a fluency approach. Now, teachers have the chance to apply that inspiration through explicit instruction and practice every day with the classroom companion Figuring Out Fluency: Multiplication and Division with Whole Numbers. With this book, teachers can: • Dive deeper into the Significant Strategies for fluency explained in the anchor book • Learn how these strategies grow from and relate to the basic fact strategies children learn • Access over 100 strategy-aligned and classroom-ready activities for fluency instruction and practice in multiplying and dividing multi-digit whole numbers, including worked examples, routines, games, and centers • Find activities for assessing all components of multiplication and division fluency plus support for engaging families • Download all of the needed support tools, game boards, and other resources from the companion website for immediate implementation. Give each and every student the knowledge and power to become skilled and confident mathematical thinkers and doers.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE is a practical and ideal commentary for Sunday school teachers, Christian workers, Bible students, libraries, and ministers. Each of the durably bound volumes in this handsome set is designed with an eye to the convenience of the user. The large, double-column pages are distinctive and easy-to-read. The helpful running commentary is always on the same page with the actual Bible text, making it simple for the user to locate the information he or she seeks. The comments in every case are crisply written and wonderfully practical and up-to-date. You, the user, will not have to read pages of extraneous material to get the important information. If you ever need help for: Sunday sermons Prayer Meeting talks Messages for Young People's Groups, etc. Sunday school lessons Personal Bible study Messages for special occasions you will find it in ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE.