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    President Lincoln, Willie Kettles, and the Telegraph Machine
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    Also available in: E-Book
    By: Marty Rhodes Figley Illustrated By: David Riley
    ©2011
    ISBN-13: 978-1-58013-671-6
    AR Quiz #: 138683
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 4.70
    Guided Reading: S
    Lexile Level: 590
    SRC Reading Level: 3.3
    Pages: 48
    Trim Size: 7 3/4 x 10 1/4
    Dewey: 973.7092
    Reading Grade Level: 3
    Interest Grade Level: 2-4
    Ages: 7-10
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    DESCRIPTION Marty Rhodes Figley
    In March 1865, the Civil War between the North and South and had been going on for four years. The armies of the North were fighting their way to Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate states.  Many people thought that if the northern troops captured Richmond, the war would be over.

    Fifteen-year-old Willie Kettles worked as a telegraph operator in the War Department building in Washington. President Abraham Lincoln stopped by the telegraph office daily to get the latest reports from the battlefields. Would good news from Richmond ever arrive? Will Willie be ready to take the message?

    In the back of this book, you’ll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader’s theater performance of this adventure. Download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader’s theater performance a success through Lerner eSource.


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    Lerner Interactive Books introduce students to knowledge areas in core grade-level curriculum in an engaging format. With titles that span curriculum themes from pre-K - 5th grade, Lerner Interactive Books give readers a digital option for reading that allows them to read, hear, and interact in a way that will engage and motivate them to read more and more often. It's a fast path to deepening students' love of reading and learning.
             
    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

    System Requirements

    Lerner Interactive Books are delivered via the Internet under a single-user license. Additional licensing options are available upon request.

    The following technical specifications are required to implement Lerner Interactive Books in a school or public library:

    • * T1 Connection or higher at building level (minimum); T3 Connection or higher at building level (recommended)
    • * Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher installed on each computer that will access Lerner Interactive Books (free download from Adobe)
    • * Screen resolution adjusted to 1024 x 768 or higher (1440 x 900 recommended)
    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
    • * Speakers or headsets
    For Windows
    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
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    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    Book Features
    Author's Note, Bibliography, Full-Color Illustrations, Further Reading, Glossary, Original Artwork, Online Resources, Pronunciation Guide, Table of Contents, Websites, Free Online Content
    About the Author
    Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject—remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett.
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    About the Illustrator
    David Riley lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, with his wife, Nealy. He currently exhibits his artwork in Prescott and Flagstaff, Arizona. David is often driven to paint by the desire to capture human emotion and the power of telling stories.
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