I'm as Quick as a Cricket

Author: Audrey Wood

Publisher: Childs Play International Limited

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 556

A young boy describes himself as "loud as a lion," "quiet as a clam," "tough as a rhino," and "gentle as a lamb." On board pages.

Quick As a Cricket

Author: Audrey Wood

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 874

A joyful celebration of self-awareness and acceptance known and loved by millions of children around the world, now with art remastered by the illustrator. In this classic children's book by celebrated author-illustrator team Don and Audrey Wood, a young boy describes himself as "loud as a lion," "quiet as a clam," "tough as a rhino," and "gentle as a lamb." Readers will delight in the variety of animal expressions as they discover many different emotions, and learn to accept that all feelings are valid.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Author: Scott O'Dell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 963

Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.

Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children

10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 110

In this innovative and engaging text, Vivian Maria Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The strategies presented are solidly grounded in relevant theory and research. The author describes how she and her students negotiated a critical literacy curriculum; shows how they dealt with particular social and cultural issues and themes; and shares the insights she gained as she attempted to understand what it means to frame ones teaching from a critical literacy perspective. New in the 10th Anniversary Edition New section: "Getting Beyond Prescriptive Curricula, the Mandated Curriculum, and Core Standards" New feature: "Critical Reflections and Pedagogical Suggestions" at the end of the demonstration chaptesr New Appendices: "Resources for Negotiating Critical Literacies" and "Alternate Possibilities for Conducting an Audit Trail" Companion Website: narratives of ways in which the audit trail has been used as a tool for teaching and learning; resources on critical literacy including links to other websites and blogs; podcast focused on critical literacy and young children

Great Grammar Lessons that Work

Using Poems, Picturebooks, Games, and Writing Activities to Teach Grammar and Help Students Become Better Writers

Author: Lee Karnowski

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 760

A hands-on discovery mode of teaching English grammar using a variety of techniques.

Treasury of Literature

Level 1-1 ; Whisper a song

Author: Roger C. Farr

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language arts (Elementary)

Page:

View: 514

More Story Stretchers

More Activities to Expand Children's Favorite Books

Author: Shirley C. Raines

Publisher: Gryphon House Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 254

View: 917

Shows how to use such children's books as "Are You My Mother?" "A Pocket for Corduroy," and Ezra Jack Keats's "The Snowy Day" as a basis for activities in writing, art, science, and math.

Writing Lesson Level 2--Lucky Me Similes

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 5

View: 667

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Sticking Together

Experiential Activities For Family Counselling

Author: Jaclyn S. Gerstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 600

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cracking the SAT Literature Subject Test, 15th Edition

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 663

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT Literature Subject Test with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 4 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations; detailed review of key literary terms and genres; and targeted strategies for every question type. This eBook edition has been formatted for on-screen reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. SAT Literature can be a tough nut to crack, but the experts at The Princeton Review have written a guidebook that will enable you to take on the exam and achieve your highest score. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for every test topic • Up-to-date information on the SAT Literature Subject Test • Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessment Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Practice drills throughout each content review chapter • Sample passages from works of prose, poetry, and drama

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

Tellability

Author: Ana Lado

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 110

Picture your beginning ELLs reading their way to success! For beginning ELLs, a picture really is worth a thousand words! Picture books are useful tools for building important language and social foundations that students may miss through traditional instruction. Ana Lado provides all the tools you’ll need to engage ELLs of any age with picture books, including how to: Design lessons around picture books Select appropriate titles using specific criteria Incorporate fun and engaging strategies like singing and reenacting Access the book’s searchable online database to find the right book Integrate picture-book learning to facilitate development of English Language Proficiency

Developing Literacy in Preschool

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 363

Preschoolers are passionate about learning, and a high-quality preschool program offers rich learning experiences in the areas of language and literacy. This engaging book gives teachers and other professionals fresh ideas, inspiration, and practical tools for integrating age-appropriate literacy instruction into the preschool curriculum. Including helpful vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducibles, the book shows how to create a motivating classroom environment, balance child-initiated exploration with structured activities, and support students' developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Essential topics include preschool assessment and working with English language learners.

Effective Questioning Strategies in the Classroom

A Step-by-Step Approach to Engaged Thinking and Learning, K-8

Author: Esther Fusco

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 324

This practical guide provides teachers with a step-by-step process for implementing a set of questioning strategies known as the Questioning Cycle. This strategy supports teachers in planning and asking questions, assessing students' responses, and following up those responses with more questions to extend thinking. --from publisher description.

Writing Lesson Level 4--Show Me Your Voice

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 9

View: 762

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Writing Lesson Level 3--Banished, Boring Words

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 7

View: 509

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Learn All About Creepy Crawlies

Grades 1-4

Author: Robin Bernard

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 470

Go "buggy" with this fantastic resource packed with information and learning-rich activities.

Writing Lesson Level 3--Interesting Idioms

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 5

View: 346

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Writing Lesson Level 3--Transition Words

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 7

View: 278

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.