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President Barack Obama, “Back-to-School Speech,” made on September 8, 2009.

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Prepared text of President Barack Obama's “Back-to-School Speech,” made on September 8, 2009.

Link to the video from New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/1247464458756/president-addresses-america-s-students.html

Excerpts from the text can also be found in the Grade 6: Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 12 on EngageNY.

Happy Endings

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Copies: 7

Yikes! When the suffixes hear that the students will tackle word endings after lunch, they head to the gym and prepare to defend themselves. Meanwhile, Mr. Wright discovers the lesson has disappeared. He threatens the kids with no summer vacation unless they find the word endings. The class scrambles to track down the endings, quickly hanging up (suffix-less) wanted posters all over the school. Relived to know the kids' true intentions, the suffixes leave clues around the school that help save summer vacation and teach the kids a lesson they'll never forget — a very happy ending!

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AD430L
Happy Endings

Jason & Marceline

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Copies: 4

Jason and Marceline have been friends since the end of seventh grade. Now in ninth grade, Jason's starting to think that they could be more than friends, and Marceline's starting to think so, too. But does the beginning of romance mean the end of their friendship?

Sequel to Space Station Seventh Grade.

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620L
Jason & Marceline

Mary Marony and the Chocolate Surprise

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Copies: 25

Mary Marony's teacher has brought in chocolate bars for the whole class! She has hidden something inside the wrappers of five of them. Who will pick the chocolate surprises? Mary hopes not classmate Marvin Higgins—he wins everything and he's MEAN. When Mary takes the matter into her own hands, her actions reveal the biggest surprises of all.

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490L
Mary Marony and the Chocolate Surprise

The Almost Awful Play

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Copies: 30

Second-grader Ronald Morgan inadvertently turns a failing class play into a success.

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410L

Class Clown

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Copies: 29

Lucas Cott is one of the smartest kids in Mrs. Hockaday's third grade—but he's always in trouble. He races pencils, cracks jokes, and calls out in class without raising his hand.

Lucas doesn't mean to be the class clown. He even decides to become the perfect student. But when he tries to change his ways, the most unexpected things happen....

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670L
Class Clown

Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell

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Dong! Dong! Dong! The school bell is ringing. The fall wind is blowing. Mr. Putter wishes he could go back to school—even for just one day. Then he has an idea: How about a visit during show-and-tell with his fine cat, Tabby? And Zeke and Mrs. Teaberry? The teacher agrees, but there’s one problem. She and the students expect pet tricks. Will Tabby and Zeke be able to deliver?

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370L
Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell

Space Cadet (Unabridged)

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Matt Dodson arrives at Space Academy little prepared for the rigorous program he is about to enter. But that's the point of the academy: to take young men and steep them in a demanding tradition of honor, courage, and sacrifice until they have earned the right to join the Patrol as guardians of the solar peace.

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Space Cadet (Unabridged)

The Best School Year Ever (Unabridged)

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The Worst Kids in the History of the World!

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1020L
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02:09
The Best School Year Ever (Unabridged)

Guys Write for Guys Read: Boys' Favorite Authors Write About Being Boys (Unabridged)

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This fast-paced, high-energy collection of short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators writing about what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more.

Guys Write for Guys Read: Boys' Favorite Authors Write About Being Boys (Unabridged)

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