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Recess has been proven to be benefical. When children have recess they tend to be less fidgety. They stay more on task. That causes learning to be quicker because children are paying more attention and there is more time to go over things. Also, children

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Do you think vanilla ice cream is the best flavor? If you do, that's great, but if you don't, you should. Vanilla ice cream has a light and creamy taste. Chocolate ice cream just doesn't taste the same. Plus, vanilla tastes much better than chocolate when

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The teacher looked down at Doug, challenging him to say more. The whole class was holding in laughter and staring, eager to see what'd happen next. They'd love to be the first to know about someone getting in trouble. They'd be able to tell everyone. Doug

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At Hoover Middle School, conferences will be held on Tuesday afternoon and all day Thursday. Students will still have school on Tuesday and conferences will start at 4. They will not have school on Thursday and conferences will be held through out the day

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Have you ever been to Chuck e. Cheese? It's one of the best places for kids to play! They have many games and activities for the children to play, most costing a single token, which you can purchase at the front. And who doesn't love pizza? Plus, they hav

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Trent looked up at Malarie, his eyes glassy and red. He had obviously been crying. Malarie crouched down to the young boy's height. She was concerned, wondering why he was upset and if she could helped. "Trent," she began. "What happened?

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In the book, "Not a Real Book", by Nameless J, a little boy named Trent loses a beloved possesion that he just can't live without. His older sister, desperate to help, offers to help find it. All she wanted was to see her little brother happy. They spend

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Malarie held Trent's hand tightly, not wanting him to get lost. They have never been in such a busy city. They have never seen so many people at once. Cars honked and people hurried along the sidewalk. Everyone had somewhere to go. everyone knew where the

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Trent's eyes felt watery and his throat was dry. He and Malarie still haven't found his toy. Trent felt like they would never find it. He had given up and Malarie was close.

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The easy Chopper 3 will chop your vegetables for you in about 30 seconds. It is easy to use and you can use any vegetable. The cost is $29.95. Order yours today!

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It's New! It's Refreshing! It's Slurpy Soda!
This is the best soda in the world! If you drink this you will jump higher, run faster, and be smarter in school. Try one today!

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Katina and her brother, Jess were playing with the water hose outside one day. Jess was hiding from Katina so she wouldn't squirt him with the water. The back door opened and Katina pointed the water hose toward the door. It was Mom, and she was dripping

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The Underground Railroad was a secret organization which helped slaved escape to freedom. Many slaves were able to escape with the help of the train conductors and station masters. They went up North were they would be free. Many secret codes and signals

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Abraham Lincoln's birthday is on February 12th. He was our 16th President. He is remembered for freeing the slaves.

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On Wednesday morning, May 31, 1911, thousands of people lined the banks of the Lagan River in Belfast, Ireland, to watch the launch of the Titanic." - Titanic: Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure by John Malam

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The Vikings did not have an army. Most men were farmers, merchants, or traders. But when battles began, every man became a warrior.
Summer was the time for fighting. During this season, some Viking clans, or family groups, fought for land in Scandinavia.

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Kostia and Edik's find was big. More than once-in-a-lifetime big. More than once-in-a-millennium big. They had discovered a frozen baby wooly mammoth. People had discovered the bones of mammoths before. They had even found large parts of frozen mammoth b

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In his first season with the senior Santos Futebol Clube, Pele was the league's top scorer. In 1958, Santos won the league championship for Sao Paulo. Paulo. Pele was the top scorer with 58 goals. Just a few months later, he was called up to the Brazil n

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The hagfish is one of several creatures that uses slime to ward off predators. An adult hagfish can produce enough slime to fill a small jug."
"Hagfish can tie a knot in themselves and slide it along their bodies to push themselves out of another animal'

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A true robot is any machine that can move around and do different tasks without human help."
"The word 'robot' was coined by Czech playwright Karel Capek in his play Rossum's Universal Robots, about humanlike machines. Robot comes from the Czech word rob

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The killer whale is one of Earth's top predators, hunting and eating just about anything it can catch in all five of the world's oceans. Groups of killer whales will even attack the largest animals in the sea - whales." Killer Whales by Melissa Gish

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How do you go about choosing a topic that will work for a report?
1. Do some thinking, reading, browsing, and hunting.
If a topic interests you, write it down, and do some more reading.
2. Ask for suggestions.
Ask other people for suggestions.
3. Try it

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Fresh Mudburgers From James and the Giant Peach
1. In a mixing bowl, break up the ground beef.
2. Add all the ingredients except the egg and gently mix together.
3. Add the egg, mix thoroughly, and pat into mudburgers.
4. Preheat the grill and grill for

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This must be a simply enormous wardrobe!" thought Lucy, going still further in and pushing the soft folds of the coats aside to make room for her. Then she noticed that there was something crunching under her feet. "I wonder is that more mothballs?" she

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First she washed her face and hands quite clean, and went in and curtseyed to the Prince, who held out to her the golden shoe. Then she sat down on a stool, drew her foot out of the heavy wooden shoe, and slipped into the golden one, which fitted it perfe

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Alice was not a bit hurt, and she jumped up on her feet in moment: she looked up, but it was all dark over-head: before her was another long passage, and the Whit Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it. There was not a moment to be lost: away went Al

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Ralph threw his leg over the motorcycle and settled himself comfortably in the seat.
"Perfect, just perfect!" The boy was obviously delighted that his motorcycle was just right for a mouse.
Ralph could not have agreed more heartily. It was perfect - excep

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf
As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
Poor Grand

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We looked!
Then we saw him step in on the mat!
We looked!
And we saw him!
The Cat in the Hat!
And he said to us,
"Why do you sit there like that?"
"I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny!" - The Cat in th

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How Not to Have to Dry the Dishes
If you have to dry the dishes
(Such an awful, boring chore)
If you have to dry the dishes
('Stead of going to the store)
If you have to dry the dishes
And you drop one on the floor -
Maybe they won't let you
Dry the dishe

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textbooks, how-to-books

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reference books, general nonfiction

entertain

fiction/novels, poetry, plays

persuade

advertisements, newspaper editorials, some nonfiction

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Rocky The Robot Truck´┐Ż encourages kids to interact with their new best friend - the hardest working truck on the block with the most engaging personality. His rugged design and full-tilting bed are great for manipulative play. Boys will love the hauling a