Moving West, Grades 4-6


Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers,Martha Cheney

Publisher: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9781557999023

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 8935

Includes: "historical background and facts; maps and a time line; arts and crafts projects; reading and writing connections; evaluation forms."

Native Americans

Grades 1-3


Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers,Karen Lowther

Publisher: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9781557999016

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 8668

Includes: "historical background facts; reproducible reading booklets; picture dictionary; arts and crafts activities; evaluation forms."

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

Bible Based Homeschooling


Author: Robin Sampson

Publisher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9780970181671

Category: Education

Page: 508

View: 6457

"The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is for all homeschoolers who want to make the Bible the center of their school day. This giant 500+ page book provides you with the methods, program, and resources for a course of study where students spend half the school day studying God?s Word and the other half studying God?s world (academics). Students study history chronologically and science in the order of the days of Creation. This book will encourage, motivate you and instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible-focused, comprehensive education from preschool through high school; one that will train him or her to read, to study, to understand, to love to learn and, most importantly, to desire and seek true wisdom. This approach can be used for all grade levels" --from the publisher.

Phonics and Word Study for Struggling Readers

Grades 4-6


Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan-Moor Corporation

ISBN: 9781596732193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 287

View: 7168

Provides lessons, activities, pre-tests, and reproducible words lists to help struggling readers develop phonics skills.

Story Dramas for Grades 4-6

A New Literature Experience for Children


Author: Gretchen Courtney,Sarah Jossart

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596472405

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 8479

The teacher, playing the role of a park ranger, takes an "accident report" to find out what students know about that nasty fall taken yesterday by Humpty Dumpty. Developing similar strategies for engaging students imaginations, these two books encourage students to respond to stories by discussing and analyzing story elements as preparation for writing or acting out scenes. In addition to each books step-by-step directions for staging 30 or more story dramas based on specific popular books, both books train teachers to develop dramas for their own favorite literature. Grades 4-6. Illustrated. Good Year Books.

Soft Rain

A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears


Author: Cornelia Cornelissen

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307568253

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3438

It all begins when Soft Rain's teacher reads a letter stating that as of May 23, 1838, all Cherokee people are to leave their land and move to what many Cherokees called "the land of darkness". . .the west. Soft Rain is confident that her family will not have to move, because they have just planted corn for the next harvest but soon thereafter, soldiers arrive to take nine-year-old, Soft Rain, and her mother to walk the Trail of Tears, leaving the rest of her family behind. Because Soft Rain knows some of the white man's language, she soon learns that they must travel across rivers, valleys, and mountains. On the journey, she is forced to eat the white man's food and sees many of her people die. Her courage and hope are restored when she is reunited with her father, a leader on the Trail, chosen to bring her people safely to their new land. Praise for Soft Rain: "An eye-opening introduction to this painful period of American history."--Publisher's Weekly "The characters themselves transform a sorrowful story of adversity into a tale of human resilience."--Kirkus Reviews "This gentle child's-eye view will move readers enormously."--Jane Yolen From the Trade Paperback edition.

Writing Mini-Lessons for Upper Grades, Grades 4 - 6

The Big-BlocksTM Approach


Author: Patricia M. Cunningham,Dorothy P. Hall,Amanda B. Arens

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1604184922

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 8404

Learn when and how to teach the Writing block using Writing Mini-Lessons for Upper Grades for grades 4–6. This 160-page resource, addresses specific issues and skills that help students become better writers. These mini-lessons are divided into three sections for use throughout the year. Students learn about different writing genres, making decisions about what to write, paragraphing in stories and informational text, self/peer editing, spelling, using commas, and writing to a prompt. This book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model.

History Pockets

Ancient Egypt: Grades 4-6


Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman,Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9781557999047

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 762

Bring history alive as students explore the fascinating past by making the interactive projects in History Pockets. Students store the projects in easy-to-make construction paper pockets that are wonderful portfolios for assessment and display.

The Complete Book of World History


Author: School Specialty Publishing,Vincent Douglas

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781561890897

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 8526

A comprehensive history of our world, from the dawn of human history to the present day.

Family Values Through Children's Literature and Activities, Grades 4-6


Author: Patricia Roberts

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810850576

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 1612

This resource provides teachers, librarians, parents, and others who work with children ages 9 - 12 with an annotated bibliography of children's books that contain characters who display positive family oriented values in their relationships with others. Sample activities and lessons related to the books in the bibliography will help children in responding to the thoughts and feelings of selected characters as they strive to understand their own thoughts and actions about family oriented values. Educators and parents can initiate the activities as presented or use them as a starting point for their own lessons. Parents and educators, including homeschooling parents and instructors in religious settings, will benefit from this helpful resource.

The Incredible Westward Movement

A Musical Play for Kids


Author: John Heath,Ron Fink

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886588172

Category: Children's plays

Page: 42

View: 8107

WHAT IT IS: This fun and hilarious musical play helps you teach the standards while bringing your classroom to life! Easy-to-do play comes with script, audio CD, and teacher's guide. NO music or drama experience is required¿you don't have to sing or play a note! Go big and perform on stage, keep it simple with a classroom performance, or simply do reader's theater in class. No fancy sets, costumes, or performance spaces are needed, so it's all up to you! Flexible casting for 8-40 students and permission to edit the script and songs make it easy to tailor the play to the needs of your class and community. Your purchase of one copy per teacher includes permission to photocopy the script for students. /// WHAT IT TEACHES: "The Incredible Westward Movement" is all about the rush west and Manifest Destiny, including the Louisiana Purchase, Oregon Trail, California Gold Rush, Trail of Tears, and Transcontinental Railroad. 25 minutes; grades 2-6. /// SYNOPSIS: Follow the exciting adventures of Delivery Girl as she races across the country desperately trying to deliver packages to Americans who keep "movin' West." She'll meet Daniel Boone, James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, Sacajawea, 49ers, and even prairie children working the land. /// WHAT IT DOES: "The Incredible Westward Movement" is a great complement to your curriculum resources in social studies. And, like all Bad Wolf Press plays, this show can be used to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, performance and speaking skills, class camaraderie and teamwork, and school engagement and parental involvement¿all while enabling students to be part of a truly fun and creative experience they will never forget!

California History for Kids

Missions, Miners, and Moviemakers in the Golden State, Includes 21 Activities


Author: Katy S. Duffield

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569769664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 6003

The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles—including earthquakes, economic hardships, and the forced internment of Japanese citizens—yet they persevered. To get a better idea of the scope of California history and the lives of the state’s residents, children will create a Chumash rock painting, play the Miwok game of Hoop and Pole, bake and eat hardtack like a gold miner, design a cattle brand, assemble an earthquake preparedness kit, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.

Grasshopper Summer


Author: Ann Turner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689835221

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7165

In 1874 eleven-year-old Sam and his family move from Kentucky to the southern Dakota Territory, where harsh conditions and a plague of hungry grasshoppers threaten their chances for survival.

Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3


Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers,Jill Norris

Publisher: Evan Moor Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9781557999009

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 9773

Includes: "historical background facts; reproducible reading booklets; picture dictionary; arts and crafts activities; evaluation forms."--Cover.

Everything You Need To Know About American History Homework


Author: Anne Zeman,Kate Kelly

Publisher: Scholastic Reference

ISBN: 9780439625203

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 3362

Covers the principal events of United States history; lists causes, effects, and other key points; and provides information about the Constitution and the federal government. Original.

Blast Off to Earth!

A Look at Geography


Author: Loreen Leedy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823414093

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9293

A group of aliens on a field trip visit each of the continents on Earth and learn about some of their unique features.

Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness


Author: Karen Rauch Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501127527

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 2766

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Ready-to-use Motor Skills & Movement Station Lesson Plans for Young Children


Author: Joanne M. Landy,Keith R. Burridge

Publisher: Addison Wesley

ISBN: 9780130139436

Category: Education

Page: 434

View: 7811

This practical series is designed to help early childhood teachers, P.E. specialists, special educators, and therapists develop and improve motor skills abilities in all children who have coordination and movement difficulties, ages 5 and up. Each book in the series contains hundreds of developmentally age-appropriate activities to build young children's competence and confidence in specific skills in a positive, enjoyable learning environment. The primary focus is to provide quality teaching, assessment, and remediation to meet the specific needs of each individual child.

Westward to Home

Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary


Author: Patricia Hermes

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606249669

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 108

View: 2120

In 1848, nine-year-old Joshua Martin McCullough writes a journal of his family's journey from Missouri to Oregon in a covered wagon. Includes a historical note about westward migration.