Miss Rumphius


Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101654929

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 588

A beloved classic—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney's best-loved book, the illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for Miss Rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Social Studies Through Children's Literature

An Integrated Approach


Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780872879706

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 6685

Themes include child and self, family, community and neighborhood, city and country, states and regions, nation and country, and the world.


Major Themes in Education


Author: David Wray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415277129

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 2412

This four-volume collection covers the major debates about exactly what it means to be literate and how literacy can best be taught. Rather than centering on the emotional reaction of mass media debates, this set focuses on research findings into processes and pedagogy.

Exploring the Environment Through Children's Literature

An Integrated Approach


Author: Carol M. Butzow,John W. Butzow

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086502

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 8402

With the power of stories you can generate student interest in nature and the environment while building skills across the curriculum! Using contemporary and classic children's literature as springboards to learning, this resource offers dozens of stimulating extension activities that engage young learners and teach them important concepts and skills in science, social studies, language, math, music, and art. You'll find puzzles, word searches, suggestions for computer projects, and more for such beloved titles as The Little House, Water Dance, and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. Many of the activities are presented in reproducible format, so they're ready for the classroom. And lists of resources for further study are given for each book. Grades K - 4: (adaptable to higher levels).

Gallagher Girls 4: Mit Spionen spielt man nicht


Author: Ally Carter

Publisher: Planet! in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3522652665

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5133

Aufregung bei den Gallagher Girls! Cammie muss mit ihrer Freundin Bex in London untertauchen, denn sie schwebt in großer Gefahr. Doch auch hier überschlagen sich die Ereignisse. Cammies Lehrer Mr Solomon taucht unerwartet auf und verhält sich höchst verdächtig. Das MI6 ist ihm dicht auf den Fersen. Ist er etwa ein Doppelagent, der für den geheimnisvollen Cavan-Zirkel arbeitet? Cammie weiß nicht, wem sie noch vertrauen soll, und gleichzeitig geht ihr Mr Solomons letzte Warnung nicht mehr aus dem Kopf: Der Gallagher Akademie droht unmittelbare Gefahr ...

EONA - Das letzte Drachenauge


Author: Alison Goodman

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641128161

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 9935

Die Macht eines Drachen, die Seele eines Mädchens, das Herz eines Helden Auf der Flucht vor Lord Sethon, der den Kaiser ermordet hat und nun den Thron für sich beansprucht, ist Eona entschlossen, den Anspruch des rechtmäßigen Erben Prinz Kygo durchzusetzen. Doch sie kann ihre magischen Kräfte nicht voll einsetzen: Der Schmerz der Himmelsdrachen ist so groß, dass Eona ihre Energie nicht mehr kontrollieren kann. Nur einer kann jetzt noch helfen: ausgerechnet der grausame Lord Ido, verantwortlich für den Tod der anderen Drachenaugen ... In dem dramatischen Wettlauf gegen Sethons Armee sieht sich Eona zudem vor eine verhängnisvolle Entscheidung gestellt, denn sowohl Kygo als auch Ido begehren sie – oder geht es nur um ihre magischen Fähigkeiten? Letztlich ist Eona gezwungen, einer erschreckenden Wahrheit ins Auge zu sehen ...

On the horizon


Author: P. David Pearson,Carl Grant,Jeanne Paratore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780663461509

Category: Readers

Page: 622

View: 5152

Discovering World Cultures Through Literature

Grades 3-6


Author: Gerry Edwards

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673361301

Category: Children's literature

Page: 181

View: 778

This text aims to help students explore, through popular literature, the independent and dynamic relationships that exist between culture and environments. The book contains 11 thematic units providing literature suggestions, related activities, questions, discussion points and projects.

Spotlight on Literacy 2000

Grade 3. Teacher's planning guide


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780021859016

Category: Language arts (Elementary)

Page: N.A

View: 2392

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms


Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 9405

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

The Voice of the Narrator in Children's Literature

Insights from Writers and Critics


Author: Charlotte F. Otten,Gary D. Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313263705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

View: 7874

As Otten and Schmidt note in their preface, voice is a broad metaphor. Thus the 41 essays in this collection provide varied approaches, examining point of view, focus, selection of details, tone, and even illustrations as part of the narrative identity. Eight genres, including picture books, fantasy, realism, and biography, receive separate study in generally brief articles by writers and more substantial analyses by critics. . . . In her contribution, Jill Paton Walsh describes contemporary criticism as an `impenetrable thicket of technical terms.' In most cases, the critics here avoid jargon. They speak clearly, offering practical criticsm accessible to anyone seriously concerned about narrative technique in children's literature. Choice Although children's literature is now a recognized branch of English and American literature, much of the criticism of it has focused on teaching methodology, history, and basic exposition. Since children's books are no less a part of the literary tradition than adult books, there is room for new approaches to children's literature. While the importance of the voice of the narrator is emerging in criticism of adult fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, little has been written about this subject in children's literature. Examining the voice of the narrator can identify hitherto unexplored and unrecognized aspects of children's literature. The essays in this collection were contributed by noted authors and critics. Their inquiry is divided into eight genres--the illustrated book, folk literature and myth, fantasy, realism, poetry, historical fiction, biography, and informational books--and each genre is discussed in terms of the authorial voice and the critical voice. Each of the essays works toward an understanding of how the voice of the narrator functions in a given work or in the larger corpus of an author's work. The result is not only a greater understanding of how specific authors shape their material and how authors use voice for particular effects, but also how the narrator differs functionally from one genre to the next. This unique essay collection is particularly suited for use in children's literature courses. Because the contributors are some of the most significant authors and critics in children's literature in English, it should also be part of any academic library's holdings in the criticism of children's literature in particular and literary criticism in general.

Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers, Gr. 1-3, eBook


Author: Debra Flores,Alyssa Moran

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 1591988519

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 4225

Reading Comprehension 1-3 is a resource that provides step-by-step instruction in reading comprehension strategies through the use of graphic organizers, modeled and guided practice, and literature selections.

Children Talking about Books


Author: Sarah G. Borders

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 7005

Provides teachers and other adult leaders with information on popular children's books and how to use them in discussion groups, with examples of what young readers have had to say about the books

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: 9780590873031

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 1561

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

Read It Again, More

Grades K-2


Author: Liz Rothlein

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673463739

Category: Activity programs in education

Page: 128

View: 6103

Imaginative ideas and activities for popular children's books involve kids in music, pantomime, cooking, math, storytelling, geography, and much more! Provides bulletin board ideas, reproducibles, and answer key.