LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom
Author: Caitlin L. Ryan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K–5. The authors show how expanding the English language arts curriculum to include representations of LGBTQ people and themes will benefit all students, allowing them to participate in a truly inclusive classroom. The text describes three different approaches that address the limitations, pressures, and possibilities that teachers in various contexts face around these topics. The authors make clear what LGBTQ-inclusive literacy teaching can look like in practice, including what teachers might say and how students might respond. “Reading the Rainbow is a terrific, nuanced, practical resource that many ELA teachers should come to value. Children in their classrooms, whatever their identities, will be the better for it.” —Mombian “Reading the Rainbow invites us to enact justice in our classrooms as we honor our students’ rights and work to foster equity.” —From the Foreword by Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University “The field has been hungry for this book! It will allow elementary teachers to make immediate and impactful change in their classrooms.” —Elizabeth Dutro, University of Colorado Boulder “This is a warm and vigorous invitation for teachers to create more equitable classrooms where the full humanity of students is honored.” —Mollie V. Blackburn, Ohio State University
Teach Phonics, Reading, Writing, Spelling and Grammar with the Colour Coded Rainbow Teaching Method
Author: Erika Dick
Author and educator Erika Dick developed the colour coded Rainbow approach of teaching phonics, reading, spelling and grammar when she published her three educational board games Top Story, Funny Phonics and Math Mania. Now she has written a book, based on the award winning game Top Story, with lessons, games, and activity pages using those same principles of colour coded words and games to make learning easy and fun for children, parents and teachers. Words are colour coded green for action words, blue for naming words, red for helper words and yellow for descriptive words. Learning to read should be fun and simple. This book will show you everything you need to teach your child to read at home. Lessons are prepared for teachers to use in the classroom ( or for home schoolers) with clear instruction and follow up activities for each lesson. Activity pages may be copied for use in the classroom and word and phonics pages are included.
"Set in the rural Midlands of England, The Rainbow (1915) revolves around three generations of the Brangwens, a strong, vigorous family, deeply involved with the land. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the passion that erupts between them. All are seeking individual fulfillment, but it is Ursula, Anna's spirited daughter, who, in her search for self-knowledge, rejects the traditional role of womanhood." "In his introduction, James Wood discusses Lawrence's writing style and the tensions and themes of The Rainbow. This Penguin edition reproduces the Cambridge text, which provides a text as close as possible to Lawrence's original. It also includes suggested further reading, a fragment of 'The Sisters II' from his first draft, and chronologies of Lawrence's life and of The Rainbow's Brangwen family."--BOOK JACKET.
This kid-friendly book review journal will help teach children how to evaluate their reading in a fun and exciting way! Your child can keep track of their reading progress through notating the number of chapters and pages they are reading and can see their growth throughout their entries. In keeping reading fun, there is a space to draw the child's favorite part of each book they read. They can identify favorite characters, summarize the plot and offer their own rating of the book using a color-in star based system! This reading log for kids is suitable for 5-12 year olds with 50 pages inside. Great gift idea for a reading challenge, a summer reading program or a book club!
Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy Jeremy Ross, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend. By the illustrator of Odd Velvet. Jr Lib Guild.