Reading and Writing (and Talking and Drawing) Across Texts in K-2
Author: Shari Frost
Today's early literacy programs are more demanding than ever. No longer is it sufficient to teach letters, letter sounds, sight words, and simple texts in kindergarten through second grade. Children are expected to read and comprehend texts in a variety of genres with increasing complexity. Then they must integrate the ideas and concepts from those texts into their own writing. Two Books are Better Than One: Reading and Writing (and Talking and Drawing) Across Texts in K-2 helps teachers meet those demands. Each chapter contains an anchor lesson focused on a different way of connecting texts, including: by theme, characters, perspective, structure, or genre. The lessons feature research-based and common core aligned strategies: interactive read-alouds; shared reading and writing; scaffolded small group reading; accountable talk; close reading; and opinion, narrative, and explanatory writing. Each anchor lesson features two high-quality children's books, and each chapter is rounded out with a list of other recommended book pairs to support you in creating your own lessons.
What do Casanova, Pope Pius XI, Benjamin Franklin and first lady Laura Bush have in common? At one time, all were members of the librarian profession. While librarians are often stereotyped as quiet, shy ladies who wear their gray hair in a dignified bun, that doesn’t reflect the variety and diversity of today’s library professionals. As of 2004, 159,000 people in the United States held the job of librarian. Although only 18 percent of that number was male, the median age for librarians was a young 47—far from the gray-haired, bun-wearing ladies of our imaginations! From pick-up lines to bumper stickers, this volume takes a light-hearted look at the many facets of the librarian occupation. Beginning with statistics, it enumerates gender divisions, personality types, salaries and educational requirements for various types of librarians including public, academic, school and special librarians. Other topics include specific occupational health risks, job-related recreation and novelty gifts for library professionals. Instances of librarians found in prose, poetry, film and musicals are also discussed.
Meet Kelsey. Shes your average, every day girl trying to decide where her life is taking her. Her best friend, you ask? Shes crazy. Her name is Morgan. She loves all the mad, wild stuff. Such as skydiving, surfboarding, roller coaster riding, etc. You get the idea right? Well, Kelsey is not like Morgan. No matter how hard she tries, she really just cannot help her stomach not doing the flips when she goes with Morgan on these absurd outings. She just isnt as crazy as Morgan, and trust me, thats a good thing. Now Kelsey is about to dive off a cliff on a hang glider (which she so does not want to do by the way) when she gets a call. Its her cousin. Wanting her to do him a favor. For the whole summer. Kelsey may be crazier than she seems. Especially when she agrees.
Children discover that doing things together can be a lot more fun. "Two people are better than one. They get more done by working together.” Ecclesiastes 4:9. Suggested for ages 6 and under. For more kids products and free downloads, visit our website at www.icharacter.org
Successful people and companies do two things at the same time: they are efficient day to day and they see great new opportunities. They use different styles of thinking and management to deliver cash today, and sustainable growth tomorrow. Wearing Two Hats is essential to business: but how and when to wear each one?