Consisting Principally of Selections in the Department of History, Biography, Prose Fiction, Travels, the Drama, Popular Eloquence, and Poetry; from the Best Writers of Our County. Designed to be Used as a Reading Book in American Schools
Add pizzazz to your favorite seasonal and monthly themes with hundreds of curriculum-based ideas. We've included skill lines and a handy index, plus you'll have access to a brand-new Internet site that will allow you to fill out forms online and print patterns and reproducibles easily. Includes literature links for seasonal and holiday books; monthly science, math, and writing activities; games and learning centers; class projects; and highlights for special days. Topics include lions and lambs, leprechauns, Dr. Seuss, bubble gum, peanuts, kites, plants, nutrition, and more!
"This resource guide is designed to complement the 12-book Sing & Read with Greg & Steve book series and companion CD. The engaging ideas and activities featured in this resource guide supplement many content areas, and the user-friendly standards chart will make writing lesson plans a breeze."--P.  of cover.
The more than 150 activities in Wild About Literacy feature theme connections, vocabulary, materials and preparation, and extension ideas. Each chapter follows a literacy scope and sequence so teachers can use a targeted approach to help children learn essential literacy skills. With learning centers and story ideas, Wild About Literacy is sure to enrich any curriculum.
Authentic Literature and Literacy Strategies to Help Children Cope with Everyday Problems
Author: Patricia Liotta Kolencik
Help children learn coping skills through literature! This book answers the often repeated question: Is there a children's book I can read in my classroom to give children insight into significant life events? Literature ideas and activities help students cope with real-life situations, such as bullying, that interfere with school. This book will assist educators in guiding and nurturing children's special issues and concerns with outstanding, ready-to-go reading and writing lessons. This professional resource for K-6 educators and parents uses literature with identifiable characters to help children who are facing challenges in their lives. Like bullying, peer acceptance, peer pressure, and being different, as well as family situations such as death, divorce, adoption, and sibling rivalry.
Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013! Covering the essential areas of practice, this book suggests ways to make your literacy teaching as creative and engaging as possible. Children get the most out of their learning when it is exciting, and this book offers great ideas for classroom practice, whilst making careful links to research. Sections advise on teaching narrative, poetry and non-fiction, and each chapter contains case studies and ideas to try out in practice. The authors cover a broad range of topics, including: - exploring traditional tales - writing from experience - using playground games as a foundation for literacy - performing poetry. Written for teachers working with children aged 3-11 years, this book gives you the opportunity to develop children's literacy in enjoyable and interesting ways.
The purpose of my story is to leave a legacy that will point the next generation to the faithfulness of Gods love and to make them aware that with God, all things are possible. God can turn the worst situation into something wonderful like he did for me. I believe that although everyone is created for greatness, without motivation, it could take a lifetime to discover the true talents he or she has hidden inside. After missing out on numerous childhood dreams, I was motivated to write my story, Finding Your Place, in the hope of encouraging others not to give up. My story is a living testimony that Gods love is the source of ones strength. Despite the many hurdles that life throws at us, Gods love never fails! Instead, his love has guided me to discovering my true purpose. I trust that my story, Finding Your Place, will inspire someone out of their struggles and lead many more souls to the kingdom of God.
These quick, engaging activities help students enjoy the amusing literature of James Marshall. Cross-curricular before-, during-, and after-reading activities are provided for a comprehensive study of George and Martha, Tons of Fun.
The underlying goal of today's focus on service learning is helping children experience joy in community service - in cooperating, helping, caring, and demonstrating civic responsibility - while engaging them in learning. It is also the main point of this incredibly practical new book. Truly a hands-on guide to every aspect of implementing "service learning," from organizing the very first project to building school/community partnerships, this resource provides the means to improving education for children of all ages. In it are over 400 involving activities and projects. Some of the projects can be completed in a short time, while others require significant time commitments. All are curriculum-related; drawn from the experiences of actual teachers around the country; and serve to build self-esteem, promote critical thinking skills, and enhance academic, social, and psychological development. For teachers and administrators working with children from kindergarten through junior high school and for parents, community agencies, and educators on all levels. Specific details show how to plan, select, and design projects of varying duration, and thorough guidelines explain how to implement the project. Separate chapters on community service with senior citizens, the homeless, multicultural groups, special children, and the environment provide what's needed to incorporate activities on these pertinent topics.
Transforming Difficult Elementary Classrooms Through Developmental Discipline
Author: Marilyn Watson
Building the teacher-student relationship -- Teaching children how to be friends -- Building the community -- Meeting students needs for competence and autonomy -- Managing mistakes and misbehavior : taking a teaching stance -- Managing mistakes and misbehavior : when teaching and reminding aren't enough -- Competition in the classroom -- Showing students how to compose a life -- Finding the conditions for success.
This new book from the leading name in literacy and language arts has been crafted to provide concise, critical information for teaching the language arts, backed by the most current and applicable research available. The "essentials" format gives teachers the information they need in a price- and time-conscious way. Language Arts Essentials will provide inservice teachers with the needed background information and strategies as they further their professional development. Written by leading Language Arts author Gail Tompkins, this book is: Concise, research driven, critical information for the language arts. Very Applied - The book is divided into six parts, with each part covering the essentials, strategies, and classroom practices appropriate to the topic. A BRAND NEW BOOK - not just chapters of her big book. Written from the ground up to be an essentials book.
Intended to provide elementary school language arts teachers with new and interesting teaching activities, this book contains over 100 teacher-tested classroom activities that are based on the whole language approach to learning. Chapters discuss the following: (1) a world of language in use; (2) literature points the way (including themes and organization, literature and experience, and extended literature); (3) making sense by reading (including predictions and expectations, reading awareness and control, invitations to read, and music, drama, and reading); (4) writing for self-expression; (5) learning to write by writing; (6) writing for an audience (including developing a sense of audience, and messages, notes, and letters); (7) reading, writing, listening, and speaking across the curriculum (including language arts across the curriculum, and reading and writing newspapers); (8) kids helping other kids: the collaborative effort (including cooperative learning, and games and holiday activities); (9) home is where the start is; and (10) valuing and evaluating learners and their language. The 15-page bibliography contains sections on read-aloud books, wordless books, extending literature and reading leading to writing, predictable language, predictable life experience books for upper elementary children, sing-along books, children's magazines, and publishers of children's writing. A list of teaching activities in the book is included. (SKC)