Each one of the 12 projects featured inside this book looks just like a meticulously hand-woven basket. But, you can actually make these beautiful gift and decorative projects at home on a scroll saw. It's simple and easy. By using any one of the patterns found inside, you'll make your own authentic-looking wooden basket-weave projects in a few hours. No special tools required, just your scroll saw and common wood. Choose from a dozen all new, never before published designs. From the practical Planter Box to the decorative 1880 New England Basket, these projects are guaranteed to please.
Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In A New Home we meet Meg and follow her journey as she finds a new home with a difference. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
Ruby D.A.R.E.Born of two dragons but raised in a lab, Ruby has lived a life of quiet regulation, waiting until the project proposed decades earlier can be started. When Dimensional Arrest, Retrieval and Extraction gets underway, her innate ability to jump dimensions puts her on the front lines with her sisters, retrieving people from earth whose travel is tearing their home world apart. Meeting one of her own kind is a shock. He offers her a life without walls, in the sun, and wind in her hair. What dragon could resist?
Topaz has been enjoying the small freedoms that each assignment for retrieval has given her. When confronted by deadly insects that have already killed her targets, she has to choose running for her life or finishing her job. She is assisted by another dragon who offers her an option for her time off. Dragons, kidnapping, giant bugs, poisons and meeting a sister she thought dead make for quite the short layover for an active D.A.R.E. agent.
Raised for one purpose, Emerald is pulled between two facts. One, she doesn't want to live in a lab forever, and two, her sisters are disappearing into the dimensions they have worked in. When she meets two males of her kind, she has to make a choice and doesn't even hesitate. Her choice has to release her to win her, a conflict he has to wrestle with while she returns to the lab.
Opalite has struggled to keep her self-contained while she travels and retrieves lost humans. Meeting up with a shackled dragon male has upset her attempts to keep her life under her control. When her association with him gets the attention of her handlers, the humans charge her with manhandling one of their own. Defending herself would be hard enough with one witness on her side, but alone against the humans, what chance does she have?
Instead of going back to Earth after one of her targets shoots her with a poison-tipped dart, Sapphire takes her mother's advice and seeks out the greatest healer their people have. When five males arrive to convince her that Galen is not the right dragon for her, will Sapphire run for cover or will she fight alongside the dragon who saved her life and preserved her freedom to choose.
The Sails Take-Home Library features two sets of stimulating texts to support take-home reading programs. The books are filled with amusing characters, humorous situations and colourful pictures, to engage students and encourage them to read outside the classroom. The inclusion of Parent Notes in each book enables parents to play an integral part in strengthening their child's reading skills.
The Sails Take-Home Library features an exciting mix of titles in both Set A and Set B. Covering a variety of genres and styles, the vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction titles will engage every student.
This reader is classified as Reading Level 8 / Fountas and Pinnell Level E. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.
What is it? The Public Administration Genome Project (PAGO) is a grand attempt to digitally 'map' and then usefully employ the full set of topics, variables, and interrelationships that comprise and involve all of the 'genes' that make up public administration. It is based on the highly regarded and useful Human Genome Project. Why do it? Like the world in general, the P. A. world is becoming more diverse and complicated. Hence, few administrators can be expected to know, much less remember, the many relevant strategies, external forces and related impacts that might be part of a particular situation. There thus is a need for a comprehensive, logic-based, readily accessible system (called 'COMPASS') to help in finding and elaborating on such topics, variables, and interrelationships. What is in the book? It starts with a broad overview of the whole PAGP. It then turns to an elaboration of both the basic and then the more comprehensive analogies with the human genome; the Human Genome Project; and other related concepts (like catalysis and evolution). These are followed by a set of new and seemingly unconnected subjects: norms for citizens and public administrators, and semantic and syntactic analyses. Then come some interesting and diverse case studies, and comparisons of such to theories. All these set the scene for development of procedures for contributing to and using COMPASS, the information and guidance system which is the central product of the PAGP. The whole concept of the PAGP subsequently is revisited through an example that encompasses all of its major elements and processes. The last part of the book focuses on future directions, asking questions like 'Is the PAGP (and COMPASS) an impossible dream or a much needed reality?'
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