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Evaluating Formulas: COOP-HSPT Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9780253022790

Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

UNCLE Sidney, when he wuz here,

Maked me a squirtgun out o’ some

Elder-bushes ’at growed out near

Where wuz the brickyard—’way out clear

To where the toll-gate come!

So when we walked back home again,

He maked it, out in our woodhouse where

Wuz the old workbench, an’ the old jack-plane,

An’ the old ’pokeshave, an’ the tools all lay’n’

Ist like he wants ’em there.

He sawed it first with the old hand-saw;

An’ nen he peeled off the bark, an’ got

Some glass an’ scraped it; an’ told ’bout Pa,

When he wuz a boy an’ fooled his Ma,

An’ the whippin’ ’at he caught.

Nen Uncle Sidney, he took an’ filed

A’ old arn ramrod; an’ one o’ the ends

He screwed fast into the vise; an’ smiled,

Thinkin’, he said, o’ when he wuz a child,

’Fore him an’ Pa wuz mens.

He punched out the peth, an’ nen he put

A plug in the end with a hole notched through;

Nen took the old drawey-knife an’ cut

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Medium 9781576336267

"R" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781574415933

Ship of Fools

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

Ship of Fools

Alexandra Subramanian

When Ship of Fools was published on April Fool’s Day, 1962, Porter knew that her honeymoon with the critics was over. "[L]et it [come]," she had told her publisher, Seymour Lawrence.1 Indeed, since its publication Ship of Fools has invited admiration but also biting criticism from friends, critics, and biographers alike. Some of the criticism, moreover, has been highly personal, highlighting Porter’s own faults, prejudices, and shortcomings, at times disregarding her complex humanity, which included a capacity for kindness that cannot be easily dismissed. Theodore Solotaroff, writing a review of Ship of Fools in Commentary in 1962, summed up the prevailing feeling against the novel. He virtually decimates it from almost every angle, claiming that the "soul of humanity is lacking."2

This paper argues against those who have judged Ship of Fools as marred by cynicism, prejudice, and the author’s darkened view of humanity. The novel will be analyzed, rather, in light of Porter’s debilitating sensitivity, deep understanding of human behavior and motives, and acute awareness of the consequences of casual or calculated cruelty, misogyny, and violence. Porter was attuned to the suffering of the vulnerable, whether afflicted by poverty, parental cruelty and neglect, or disability. To Porter’s mind, acts of unkindness, insensitivity, and a failure to take responsibility, especially regarding the weak and vulnerable, created a tragic and unnecessary cycle of violence, alienation, and despair.

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1. Mannahatta

Richard Panchyk Chicago Review Press ePub
Medium 9781576336991

Sets: SSAT-ISEE Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9780253022790

Bear Story, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

W’Y, wunst they wuz a Little Boy went out

In the woods to shoot a Bear. So, he went out

’Way in the grea’-big woods—he did.—An’ he

Wuz goin’ along—an’ goin’ along, you know,

An’ purty soon he heerd somepin’ go “Wooh!”

Ist thataway—“Woo-ooh!” An’ he wuz skeered,

He wuz. An’ so he runned an’ clumbed a tree—

A grea’-big tree, he did,—a sicka-more tree.

An’ nen he heerd it ag’in: an’ he looked round,

An’ ’t’uz a Bear!—a grea’-big shore-nuff Bear!

No: ’t’uz two Bears, it wuz—two grea’-big Bears—

One of ’em wuz—ist one’s a grea’-big Bear.—

But they ist boff went “Wooh!”—An’ here they come

To climb the tree an’ git the Little Boy

An’ eat him up!

An’ nen the Little Boy

He ’uz skeered worse’n ever! An’ here come

The grea’-big Bear a-climbin’ th’ tree to git

The Little Boy an’ eat him up—Oh, no!

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Happy Little Cripple, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

I’M thist a little cripple boy, an’ never goin’ to grow

An’ get a great big man at all!—’cause Aunty told me so.

When I was thist a baby onc’t, I falled out of the bed

An’ got “The Curv’ture of the Spine”—’at’s what the Doctor said.

I never had no Mother nen—fer my Pa runned away

An’ dassn’t come back here no more—’cause he was drunk one day

An’ stobbed a man in thish-ere town, an’ couldn’t pay his fine!

An’ nen my Ma she died—an’ I got “Curv’ture of the Spine!”

I’m nine years old! An’ you can’t guess how much I weigh, I bet!—

Last birthday I weighed thirty-three!—An’ I weigh thirty yet!

I’m awful little fer my size—I’m purt’ nigh littler ’nan

Some babies is!—an’ neighbers all calls me “The Little Man!”

An’ Doc one time he laughed an’ said: “I ’spect, first thing you know,

You’ll have a little spike-tail coat an’ travel with a show!”

An’ nen I laughed—till I looked round an’ Aunty was a-cryin’—

Sometimes she acts like that, ’cause I got “Curv’ture of the Spine.”

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Yo-Yo Garland

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Yo-Yo Garland

What Do I Need?

Fabric scraps slightly larger than the pattern pieces (approximately 8˝ × 8˝ for the large yo-yo and 6˝ × 6˝ for the small yo-yo)

Basic sewing supplies

TIP

I have included patterns for 2 different sizes of yo-yo circles just in case you want to vary the design of the garland a little. The large finished yo-yo is approximately 3¼˝ in diameter, and the small finished yo-yo is approximately 2¼˝ in diameter.

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a running stitch

• Sewing a whipstitch

Prepare the Pieces

Trace the large and small yo-yo template patterns on paper and cut out. Use the patterns to cut a few circles out of fabric in varying sizes.

Let’s Make It

1.Thread an arm’s length of button thread into the needle and knot the end about 2˝ from the end.

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Beautiful Bow-Tie Belt

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Beautiful Bow-Tie Belt

What Do I Need?

⅜ yard of fun fabric

½ yard of featherweight fusible interfacing

2 D-rings (1˝)

Fun-colored sewing thread to coordinate with the fabric

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Using an iron

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing to measure 6˝ × 10˝ for the bow tie.

2.Cut 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing to measure 3˝ × 3½˝ for the center piece of the bow tie.

3.Cut 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing to measure 5˝ wide and your waist measurement plus 8˝ in length for the belt.

TIP

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Medium 9781576336984

Multiplication: Whole Numbers: SSAT-ISEE Arithmetic

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781607059950

Rockin’ Summer

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

Whether you spend your summers at sleepaway camp, on vacation, or home with your family, what you wear is important! In this section you will design and stitch up a ribbon tie dress and some fashionable flip-flops. Mix and match and make it your own. And feel free to add in favorite summer fashions that you already have in your closet.

WHAT YOU NEED

¾–1 yard of fabric at least 54˝ wide, such as lightweight cotton, voile, or knit (See Let’s Prep, to figure out how much.)

1½–2 yards of ribbon or rickrack, ½˝–1˝ wide (See Let’s Prep, to figure out how much.)

Pattern paper

Basic sewing supplies

Safety pin

LET’S PREP

1 Grab your measurements. You may need a friend and a measuring tape to take some new ones for this dress. Fill in the blanks below to get the correct dimensions you will use to make this dress a custom fit.

Example

A My chest is 30˝ ÷ 2 = 15˝, then 15˝ + 9˝ = 24˝.

2 Draw a rectangle that is as wide as A and as long as B on your pattern paper. Cut it out and label it Ribbon Tie Dress.

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"Mad with Virtue and Piety"

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

"Mad with Virtue and Piety"

Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.

In this paper I want to bring into dialogue William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses and Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools. At first glance the two novels appear to have nothing to do with each other: Go Down, Moses, which appeared in 1942, focuses on the lives of an extended family in rural Mississippi over the course of more than a hundred years; and Ship of Fools, which appeared in 1962, follows the complicated interactions of various shipmates on a 1930s voyage across the Atlantic. While I am not suggesting any specific matters of influence—Porter clearly knew the work of Faulkner, but I’ve yet to find any evidence that she had read Go Down, Moses—the two novels (both of which had their origins in the late 1930s, despite their vastly different publication dates) dovetail in terms of several key concerns and themes, particularly regarding issues of idealism, responsibility to history and one’s community, and what might be called the negative collusion with evil. Especially striking are the parallels between two principal characters, Faulkner’s Ike McCaslin and Porter’s Dr. Schumann. In my discussion here, I want to focus primarily on these two figures, and particularly on the way that the noble, but finally misguided, idealism of Ike McCaslin sheds light on Dr. Schumann’s similarly admirable but ultimately flawed commitment to a principled life. Typically understood as the moral center of Ship of Fools, Dr. Schumann emerges in this reading as more complicated and less trustworthy, not the moral compass of the novel but finally another of its foolish denizens.

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Medium 9781622500253

Grammar: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Grammar: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Remember that each pronoun in your writing must agree with its in number and gender. (An antecedent is the noun or nouns to which the pronoun refers.) Here are a few examples:

Sandra carried a bright pink umbrella as she took a stroll in the park.

Bobby and Ted walked through puddles, getting their boots and socks all wet.

A word’s shows whether it is masculine, feminine, or neuter.

A. Draw an arrow from the underlined pronoun to its antecedent. Then, if the sentence shows pronoun-antecedent agreement, write “correct” on the line.

If not, rewrite the sentence correctly. The first one has been done for you.

1. When the museum opened, crowds of people swarmed through their doors.

When the museum opened, crowds of people swarmed through its doors.

__________________________________________________________________________

2. A young woman sat before an easel, her eyes fixed on the canvas.

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Back to School

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

The outfit for the first day seems to always be top of mind. Now that you are learning to sew and craft, you can make your outfit like no one else’s and really stand out. Sound fun?

Let’s make this outfit a reflection of you and your style. Maybe you are inspired by one of the mood boards or fashion illustrations you made. In this section the outfit is all about a playful and chic skirt paired with a cardigan (a sweater that opens in the front) and fun accessories you can make and style.

Let’s do a little designing before we get started.

Here is a sketch of the outfit we will make. Grab some markers or colored pencils, and maybe some fabric swatches too, and color, doodle, and show how you would like your outfit to look. Then we can get to stitching. On the following pages I show you the steps to make it!

WHAT YOU NEED

½ to ¾ yard each of 2 different fabrics*

Knit non-roll elastic, 1˝ wide

Basic sewing supplies

Pattern or kraft paper

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