Trolls are often depicted as vile tricksters and enemies of humanity. The authors in this volume move beyond these stereotypes to bring us trolls in a variety of settings and situations. Herein the trolls are good and evil, villain and hero, literal or of the new cyber variety - dark tales with unexpected twists and turns.
A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled texts. The strategies are organized by grouping situations including whole group, small group, partner, independent, and performance. Strategies for Building Fluency provides teachers with assessment tools, templates, and a family support letter to support instruction. Students canalso hear a model of fluent reading by listening to the included audio recordings of all the texts. This resource is correlated to College and Career Readiness and other state standards.
Increase student fluency through repeated readings of interesting, animal-themed reader's theater scripts for 2nd graders. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's fluency research, these scripts are ideal for improving fluency through dramatic readings.
Coauthored and compiled by fluency expert Timothy Rasinski, this selection of engaging texts for Grade 1 will make reading enjoyable for students so that they will want to read, reread, and perform! Research has shown that readers who engage in regular repeated readings improve their word recognition, reading rate, comprehension, and overall reading proficiency. As students regularly read and perform these age-appropriate texts, they improve their decoding, interpretation, and ultimately comprehension of the materials. A variety of genres are included: poetry and rhymes, song lyrics, readers theater scripts, and famous speeches and quotations. 112pp.
The D?Artigo sisters are half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Camille is doing her best to juggle magic, men, and the demonic war into which they?ve been thrust?until she discovers a secret that could change all their lives.
“Featuring short, edgy fiction on the Emerald City’s seamy underbelly . . . seedy characters, private detectives and the like from all over urban Seattle.” —Kitsap Daily News Early Seattle was a hardscrabble seaport filled with merchant sailors, longshoremen, lumberjacks, rowdy saloons, and a rough-and-tumble police force not immune to corruption and graft. Now it’s home to big businesses and a flourishing art, theatre, and club scene. Seattle’s evolution to high-finance and high-tech has simply provided even greater opportunity and reward to those who might be ethically, morally, or economically challenged (crooks, in other words). Seattle Noir features stories by G.M. Ford, Skye Moody, R. Barri Flowers, Thomas P. Hopp, Patricia Harrington, Bharti Kirchner, Kathleen Alcalá, Simon Wood, Brian Thornton, Lou Kemp, Curt Colbert, Robert Lopresti, Paul S. Piper, and Stephan Magcosta. You’ll find tales of a wealthy couple whose marriage is filled with not-so-quiet desperation; a credit card scam that goes over-limit; femmes fatales and hommes fatales; a group of mystery writers whose fiction causes friction; a Native American shaman caught in a web of secrets and tribal allegiances; sex, lies, and slippery slopes . . . “Stories that reflect Seattle’s ethnic diversity as well as tales from its rough past to its glory days of Boeing, Starbucks and Microsoft.” —Publishers Weekly “A new collection of stories all set in Seattle, with characters that break the mold. In many of the Seattle Noir stories, it’s the heroes, not the subsidiary characters, that are African-American, Native-American, Hispanic-American.” —The Seattle Times
Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again. From the hard-working Red Hen to the foolish Gingerbread Man, these stories will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading. Each book includes 32 pages of fresh, captivating illustrations, and measures 8" x 8". In this beloved tale, the three goats must outwit the evil troll lurking under the bridge! Children will eagerly continue reading to see if the goats make it across so they can eat their dinner. This title, retold in English and Spanish, is an excellent skill-builder for reading and foreign language comprehension.
This is a unique book eminently usable by practitioners in both early childhood/elementary and music education. So many materials for use in the classroom. A one-source book. New lesson plans have been added to help teachers plan more effectively. Weaves the growth and development of young children with a rich and diverse tapestry of musical experiences. Provides individual and cultural diversity for teaching music. For educators and administrators in early childhood, elementary and music education.
Neville's adventures continue when he is faced with a band of troll pirates! As if that isn't rotsome enough, the evil troll Jaundice is back...oh dungle droppings! The third book in Steven Butler's troll-tastic series will delight and disgust parents and children alike.