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"K" Words: SSAT-ISEE Essential Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Cozy Pet Bed

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Cozy Pet Bed

Finished Size: approximately 26˝ × 26˝

What Do I Need?

1⅝ yards of heavy decorator-weight fabric

26˝ × 26˝ pillow form

1 ball of yarn for pom-poms

Pinking shears (optional—refer to the tip)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making pom-poms

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 1 piece of fabric to measure 26¾˝ × 26¾˝ for the front.

2.Cut 2 pieces of fabric to measure 19˝ × 26¾˝ for the back.

TIP

Cut the pieces as shown. This is especially important if your fabric is narrower than 54˝.

Let’s Make It

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.

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Envoy

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

MANY pleasures of youth have been buoyantly sung—

And, borne on the winds of delight, may they beat

With their palpitant wings at the hearts of the Young,

And in bosoms of Age find as warm a retreat!—

Yet sweetest of all of the musical throng,

Though least of the numbers that upward aspire,

Is the one rising now into wavering song,

As I sit in the silence and gaze in the fire.

’Tis a Winter long dead that beleaguers my door

And muffles his steps in the snows of the past:

And I see, in the embers I’m dreaming before,

Lost faces of love as they looked on me last:—

The round, laughing eyes of the desk-mate of old

Gleam out for a moment with truant desire—

Then fade and are lost in a City of Gold,

As I sit in the silence and gaze in the fire.

And then comes the face, peering back in my own,

Of a shy little girl, with her lids drooping low,

As she faltering tells, in a far-away tone,

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Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

What Do I Need?

Cotton clothesline (can be found in a hardware store)

Gluestick

¼ yard of quilting-weight fabric

Fun-colored thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Prepare the Pieces

Cut strips of fabric ½˝ × the full width of the fabric, selvage to selvage. You should only need around 4 or 5 strips.

Let’s Make It

Cut a piece of clothesline approximately 75˝ long.

Apply some glue to the tip of a fabric strip.

Glue the strip to the cotton clothesline and begin wrapping the fabric around the clothesline on an angle, making sure to wrap tightly and with the fabric strip overlapping each time around the clothesline.

1.When you get to the end of a fabric strip, simply apply some glue and then start on a new strip.

2.Continue wrapping until you have filled the length of clothesline.

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Notes on Contributors

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

Thomas Austenfeld is Professor of American Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Jewel Spears Brooker is Professor of English Literature emerita at Eckerd College, Florida.

Dimiter Daphinoff is Professor of English Literature at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Joachim Knape is Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Beth Alvarez is Curator of Literary Manuscripts emerita at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr. is Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English and Director of the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

Christine Hait is Professor of English at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C.

Anne-Marie Scholz is Adjunct Professor of American Studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Alexandra Subramanian is Adjunct Professor of English at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.

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"U" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Squeaky Dog Bone

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Squeaky Dog Bone

What Do I Need?

¼ yard of canvas-type fabric

Dog toy squeaker (available at pet stores and online)

Polyester stuffing

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a whipstitch

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the Dog Bone pattern to cut 1 complete bone piece from the canvas fabric. The pattern shows only half a bone. To make a full bone template, fold a large piece of paper in half, place the fold on the dotted center line of the pattern, and trace. Cut out the template and open it up.

2.Cut another piece of canvas to measure 8˝ × 15˝ for the backing.

Let’s Make It

Lay the fabric bone on top of the backing fabric with right sides together and pin in place.

Mark a 3˝ no-sew zone along a straight edge of the bone (refer to the pattern piece for the markings).

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"C" Words: SSAT-ISEE Essential Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Winter Fancies

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

I

WINTER without

And warmth within;

The winds may shout

And the storm begin;

The snows may pack

At the window pane,

And the skies grow black,

And the sun remain

Hidden away

The livelong day—

But here—in here is the warmth of May!

Swoop your spitefullest

Up the flue,

Wild Winds—do!

What in the world do I care for you?

O delightfullest

Weather of all,

Howl and squall,

And shake the trees till the last leaves fall!

The joy one feels,

In an easy chair,

Cocking his heels

In the dancing air

That wreathes the rim of a roaring stove

Whose heat loves better than hearts can love,

Will not permit

The coldest day

To drive away

The fire in his blood, and the bliss of it!

Then blow, Winds, blow!

And rave and shriek,

And snarl and snow

Till your breath grows weak—

While here in my room

I ’m as snugly shut

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Coordinate Geometry: SSAT-ISEE Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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"Before the Voyage Ended"

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

"Before the Voyage Ended"

Beth Alvarez

Prior to its April 1962 publication, more than half of the text of Ship of Fools had previously appeared in a total of twelve installments in seven periodicals. This exploration of the relationship between the previously published portions of the novel and the 1962 work is informed by primary source materials at the University of Maryland Libraries. Surviving among Porter's papers are manuscript copies of six of the excerpts (Partisan Review, Fall 1945; Harper's, October, November, December 1950, November 1953; Mademoiselle, July 1958). Her papers also hold Porter's personal copies of eleven of the twelve serials in which the excerpts were originally published (Sewanee Review, October 1944; Accent, Summer 1946; Sewanee Review, January-March 1947; Harper's, October, November, December 1950, November 1953; Atlantic, March, April 1956; Mademoiselle, July 1958; Texas Quarterly, Autumn 1959). There is also correspondence with editorial staff of the seven periodicals in her papers and additional relevant correspondence in the papers of Seymour Lawrence and Cyrilly Abels. My research began with the manuscripts and correspondence, followed by reading the twelve excerpts in the order in which they were published. After reading the text of the entire novel, I compared it with the texts of the excerpts and noted differences between them. What follows are the results of these efforts and some preliminary conclusions. Appended to the paper are charts detailing the relationship between the excerpts and the novel.

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Quadratic Equations and Radicals: COOP-HSPT Algebra

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
Medium 9781622500246

To the Student

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Lesson

1

Using Vivid Nouns

Nouns are words that name persons, places, things, or events. Good writers choose nouns that are specific rather than general. The word dog, for example, does not give the reader an exact mental picture. A specific noun such as whippet, greyhound,

Dalmatian, or cocker spaniel would create a much more precise image.

A. Rewrite each sentence, replacing the underlined word with a more specific noun that creates a clearer picture.

1. Please pass the vegetables.

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2. We went to a restaurant for dinner on Saturday.

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3. After dinner, we split a dessert.

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4. Patrick bought a new car.

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5. Jean lives in a place with an ocean view.

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"D" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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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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