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1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian and satirical novel where society is tyrannized by The Party and its totalitarian ideology. Orwell introduces readers to a new set of vocabulary including Big Brother, thoughtcrime, double think, and Newspeak.

Oxford English Dictionary Newspaper Advert James’ big idea was to advertise in newspapers distributed to bookshops and libraries for readers of the English language. He wanted these readers to read books, and then send extracts of these books that contained a word that needed defining. James wanted these people to scour every piece of written text for any word that could be defined; these books included scientific journals, song sheets, recipe books, and medieval literature.

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Traditional Tales Big book set

A set of six big books for shared reading including The Gingerbread Man, Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Three Little Pigs

Something big is ending, including, for better or worse, the excruciating U.S. election. The final curtain drops, the pain is over, a new day comes. Continue Reading

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Wonders Reading Accelerated Reader test list for first grade

This is a list of the Wonders Reading titles and their corresponding Accelerated Reader testing information. 108 titles, including Big Books, Literature Anthology selections, and Leveled Readers for first grade are here, and sorted by unit and week. There are a total of 135 books/tests.

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McGraw-Hill Wonders 2nd Grade Big Red Lollipop 6 activities by Kathy Driver

This is for Wonders 2nd Grade Unit 1 Story 2 Big Read Lollipop. This is great for workstatio/centers. Included is... Essential Reading Question fo...

"Thanks to Henry Ford Centennial Library’s Henry Fischer for organizing the Big Read Wrap-Up author event. I was (and am) so proud that my mom Susie Duncan Sexton was among so many great writers, that she has an essay included in their book Animal Tales, and that my canine 'siblings' Jack and Zelda are featured on the front cover." Read more... - enjoy!

The Massillon Public Library and the Massillon Museum are proud to participate in The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to bring communities together in celebration of reading and literature. Over the next several weeks, the library, the museum and other organizations are encouraging people to read stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe and share their experience by taking part in any or all of the planned events!