The Historic Home of George Poindexter Poingdestre Criss Cross a Photo Book and History Before and After

First named and known as “Christ's Cross”, due to its shape, a cross, looking
down onto the roof of the house from above, but later called and known as “Criss-
Cross”, which is its name today. George was the first Poindexter family immigrant
to ...

The Historic Home of George Poindexter  Poingdestre    Criss Cross   a Photo Book and History  Before and After


A Guide for Using Criss Cross in the Classroom

Before Reading the Book Before you begin reading Criss Cross. Lesson 1 •
Introduce and complete some or all of the pre-reading activities from “Before
Reading the Book.” (page 5) • Read “About the Author” with students. (page 6) •
Introduce ...

A Guide for Using Criss Cross in the Classroom


Criss Cross Double Cross

Ten-year-old Sophie LaGrange uses her comic-book alter ego to combat the drudgery of her life in 1949 British Columbia, and adventures ensue as the school year begins.

Criss Cross  Double Cross

Ten-year-old Sophie LaGrange uses her comic-book alter ego to combat the drudgery of her life in 1949 British Columbia, and adventures ensue as the school year begins.

Criss Cross

Criss-cross is a collection of thoughts that came into the author’s mind while introspecting and pondering about life, while sitting in her balcony in Singapore.

Criss Cross

Criss-cross is a collection of thoughts that came into the author’s mind while introspecting and pondering about life, while sitting in her balcony in Singapore. The myriad of thoughts delve deeper into human psychology and connect them to day to day life. They are random thoughts and are deeply influenced by the people and culture of the places, she has lived in.

Criss Cross

“I don't know anything about Criss Cross.” Holly said. “What is it?” “Damn, Spots.
Didn't you tell this lady about the fun we had in the Marines? I told that jerk ass
husband of mine all about it.” Carol stood in front of Holly, waiving her revolver.

Criss Cross

The City of Brotherly Love is stunned by the sniper killing of an EMS Technician as he administers aid to victims of a previous shooting. Walter Spotsman (Spots), is a hardened Chief of Detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department. A dying man's whisper, 'criss cross', echoes a chapter of Spots' past, and projects him into a harrowing chase for justice. Unlike most Chief of D's, Spots personally takes charge of the investigation, engaging in a tenacious pursuit to apprehend the shooter. Utilizing his Marine sniper experience, Spots tries to anticipate every move of the shooter responsible for the cold blooded murder of his close friend and EMS Technician, Vince Scardini. When the river docks and the Badlands of Philly become the final venue of the chase, the two legged rats of the city comprehend Spots' true tenacity.

Criss Cross Literature Kit Gr 5 6

Graphic Organizers The three Graphic Organizers included in this Literature
KitTM are especially suited to a study of Criss Cross. Below are suggestions for
using each organizer in your classroom, or they may also be adapted to suit the ...

Criss Cross   Literature Kit Gr  5 6

Students get insight into themselves while reading about this group of teenagers' journey to self-discovery. Incorporate a variety of challenging questions dealing with opinions of the reader as well as asking for evidence from the text to support those opinions. Come up with reasons why most people tend to be reluctant to speak their mind. Identify what motivated Pastor Don to give free guitar lessons. Students find quotations that may appear next to their picture in a yearbook and reflect on how it applies to them. Write complete sentences using vocabulary words found in the text. Design an information card for the Rhododendron plant. List the main events from the novel in the order in which they happened on a Sequence Chart. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Criss Cross is a Newbery Medal-winning story about several teenage characters living in the small town of Seldem in the 1970s. The story intersects between several characters, each with their own issues and each one trying to discover who they are as individuals. There is the shy, introspective Debbie; the multitalented Lenny; the nerdy, guitar-playing Hector; and the brainy, all-together sister of Hector, Rowanne. Criss Cross is a story that deals with first love, the importance of communication among friends and family, self-identity, and coming-of-age. Each character is portrayed in a refreshingly unique and poignant manner, creating a novel that is both humorous and thought-provoking throughout.

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Criss Cross

A killer with all the skills of a master detective has made Alex Cross the subject of his deranged "investigation.

Criss Cross

A killer with all the skills of a master detective has made Alex Cross the subject of his deranged "investigation." In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. "You messed up big time, Dr. Cross." Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as "M" lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details -- details that conjure up decades-old cases. Details that conjure up Cross family secrets. Details that make clear that M is after a prize so dear that -- were the killer to attain it -- Alex's heart would no longer have reason to beat.

Criss cross

Mystery. Divorced from her American husband, Jane was awarded custody of their young daughter and she is determined to take her safely back to England, but Jane is caught up in a web of intrigue, and her life is in mortal danger.

Criss cross

Mystery. Divorced from her American husband, Jane was awarded custody of their young daughter and she is determined to take her safely back to England, but Jane is caught up in a web of intrigue, and her life is in mortal danger.

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