Who says there’s only one way to write a story? A young boy wants to write a story, but he only knows his letters, not words. His sister says, “Why don’t you start there, with a letter?” So the boy tries. He chooses an easy letter to begin with. The letter I. And to his delight, with just the power of his vivid imagination, and no written words, an amazing story begins to unfold. Right before his eyes. This playful tale about creativity will inspire budding authors everywhere to envision new ways to write stories of their own. With or without words!
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- Author : Marilyn P. Arnone
- Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
- Release Date : 2005
- Genre : Information retrieval
- Pages : 32
- ISBN : 1591581974
An educator's guide to using the book "The Curious Kids and the Squiggly Question" designed to teach primary school children the fundamentals of the research process.
Help teachers transform young learners into independent readers and writers with this must-have resource authored by Cathy Collier, a reading specialist and former kindergarten teacher. This easy-to-use classroom resource is packed with kindergarten reading and writing routines, lessons, centers, charts, resources, and teaching tips. Learn to give students the tools they can use on their own to become independent readers and writers by breaking key literacy concepts and skills into manageable, teachable pieces. The writing section covers implementing writing instruction, spelling strategies, composition strategies, and journal writing. The reading section covers strategies for teaching reading, providing lessons for phonological awareness, phonics, concept of print, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development. Flexible differentiation strategies are also included within each section to allow teachers to be responsive to the needs of all learners.
Every Sunday morning, no matter the weather, Eli could count on Zaida to bring bagels from Merv's Bakery. Eli loved the time they spent together enjoying their favorite treats. ?Warm. Chewy. Salty,? Eli thought. ?Bagels were the best thing about Sunday.? But one Sunday, Zaida didn't come. He had fallen at Merv's and ?hurt his tuches,? and the doctor said Zaida had to rest at home for two whole weeks. This meant Eli had no Sunday morning bagels. And neither did Zaida's friends, who had been receiving their own weekly deliveries from Zaida. Will they all go hungry for bagels on Sunday? Or is there something Eli can do? Award-winning author Andrew Larsen's picture book story offers a gently humorous take on the special bond between a boy and his grandfather and the simple ritual that looms so large in their lives. It also highlights a terrific character education lesson about how a young child can take responsibility and, with a little initiative, help a family member in need. With a blend of retro and contemporary styles, Sandy Nichols's softly colored illustrations cleverly convey the story's timelessness and capture Eli's diverse neighborhood. This book will spark wonderful discussions about family traditions and community. A mini glossary and pronunciation guide for the Yiddish words that are sprinkled throughout the story (like mensch and oy) provides an opportunity to learn about the many words we use in English that come from other languages, and to explore the connections between culture and language.
Kindergarten teachers know that a child's first taste of school should be engaging, active, social, and fun! Yet teachers are presented with a challenge. How do they nurture the holistic, exploratory nature of early childhood while teaching with the intentionality and rigor required to meet learning goals? Let this resource pave the way. English Language Arts the Kindergarten Way contains methods for teaching foundational reading skills, building vocabulary, inspiring and developing writing, and helping children respond to literature and informational text--while inherently fulfilling the needs of the whole child. An entire year of activities is included. And all activities are classroom-tested and naturally infuse visual art, music, drama, poetry, movement and puppetry--so that kindergartners meet learning goals their way.
- Author : Rebecca L. Thomas
- Publisher : ABC-CLIO
- Release Date : 2018-06-21
- Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
- Pages : 1636
- ISBN : 9781440834356
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
Literacy stations should be more than just busy work. Simply Stations: Writing shows how to ensure that kids are purposefully and effectively practicing comprehension, deeper thinking, vocabulary, and communication skills every day. You’ll be amazed at what your students can do when you incorporate this important station with intention! Debbie Diller has been refining literacy stations for over 40 years, working with thousands of teachers and students. She gives everything you need to plan, teach, and refresh the Writing station year-round, including... Step-by-step instructions for launching and maintaining the station; Whole-group lesson plans, based on key literacy standards, to introduce and support partner work; Printable teacher and student tools; On-the-spot assessment ideas and troubleshooting tips; Lists of grade-level specific materials; and Countless real-classroom photos so you see the possibilities first-hand. Simply Stations: Writing gives you invaluable tips, solutions, and insight that can transform the way your students learn. It’s time to boost the impact of your literacy stations! Don’t miss the other books in the Simply Stations series! Visit corwin.com/simplystations for more.
- Author : Hartsfield, Danielle E.
- Publisher : IGI Global
- Release Date : 2021-06-25
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 727
- ISBN : 9781799873778
Perspectives and identity are typically reinforced at a young age, giving teachers the responsibility of selecting reading material that could potentially change how the child sees the world. This is the importance of sharing diverse literature with today’s children and young adults, which introduces them to texts that deal with religion, gender identities, racial identities, socioeconomic conditions, etc. Teachers and librarians play significant roles in placing diverse books in the hands of young readers. However, to achieve the goal of increasing young people’s access to diverse books, educators and librarians must receive quality instruction on this topic within their university preparation programs. The Handbook of Research on Teaching Diverse Youth Literature to Pre-Service Professionals is a comprehensive reference source that curates promising practices that teachers and librarians are currently applying to prepare aspiring teachers and librarians for sharing and teaching diverse youth literature. Given the importance of sharing diverse books with today’s young people, university educators must be aware of engaging and effective methods for teaching diverse literature to pre-service teachers and librarians. Covering topics such as syllabus development, diversity, social justice, and activity planning, this text is essential for university-level teacher educators, library educators who prepare pre-service teachers and librarians, university educators, faculty, adjunct instructors, researchers, and students.
A young boy is fondly remembering last summer, when his dad built an awesome tree house in their backyard. He played with his brother in the tree house for the majority of the summer. It was the best summer ever. Sadly, everything changed. His brother became too busy with his friends to come to the tree house. However, one night the power unexpectedly goes out while the young boy is there by alone, and he's treated to an amazing view of his neighbourhood. And then, just as unexpectedly, his brother appears, wanting to join him, to savour the magic of the night.
Take word learning to the next level in your classroom Hungry for lively and engaging ways to augment word study? This hands-on guide to word study instruction connects research with experience to make word learning jubilant and fun. With the goal of instilling curiosity and a self-starting attitude in students, Word Study That Sticks delivers challenging, discovery-based instructional practices that support all learners in any subject area. Lesson ideas, routines, key practices, and special advice for beginning teachers make word study instruction accessible for educators working at every experience level.
Ask successful writers and they'll tell you, the key to writing well is revision. Ask elementary school teachers and they'll tell you, the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she's discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that's accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map. This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that's practical and doable--and best of all, see results. Part 1 walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step by step how to read students' writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process. Chapters will help you address challenges students face within each mode of writing (narrative, expository, persuasive), and provide tools young writers can use to evaluate their own writing and make revision decisions accordingly. Part 2 dives into instruction, offering specific guidance for how to use what you've learned from reading student writing to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft decisions and revisions. In addition, there's an entire chapter devoted to mentor texts that you can use to model traits and key qualities for your students.
A hockey fan’s best night ever. A young boy doesn’t want to go to bed. The hockey game is on! And he’s worried he won’t be able to fall asleep. After his parents have tucked him in and turned out the light, he decides he’ll listen to the hockey game on a radio placed under his pillow. With the familiar drone of the announcer’s voice for company, the boy drifts off to sleep. And there he is on the ice playing for his favorite team — and scoring the winning goal! “What a play! What a goal! What a game!” What a beautiful dream!
Oy! What’s a Sunday without bagels? Every Sunday morning, no matter the weather, Eli could count on Zaida to bring bagels from Merv’s Bakery. To Eli, “bagels were the best thing about Sunday.” But then one Sunday, Zaida didn’t come. He’d fallen and “hurt his tuches,” and the doctor said he had to rest for two whole weeks! This meant Eli had no Sunday morning bagels. And neither did Zaida’s friends, who had been receiving their own weekly deliveries from Zaida. Will they all go hungry for bagels on Sunday? Or is there something Eli can do? With a schmear of humor and an oven-warmed heart, this is a timeless story kids will crave!
Andrew Larsen’s latest story celebrates the eternal hope and joy of baseball. Lenny loves playing baseball. He also loves reading about it. He wants to be in the big leagues, and, he figures, the more he knows, the better his chances. The only thing is, when he’s in the outfield, the ball somehow always ends up by his feet and not in his glove. But he and his dad practice. And practice. Lenny doesn’t give up. And it pays off. He makes a game-changing catch! Now he’s proven he can be great some of the time. Which makes him just like the greatest Hall of Famers, right? All you need is glove — as long as you believe!
The complex world of urban public transit is explored using five different characters' journeys through the imaginary city of Zoom.
As a garden takes root, so does a community. Vincent is staying with his aunt Mimi for the summer, and her drab city neighborhood doesnÕt seem too promising. But then he meets a boy named Toma, and things start looking up. When Mimi asks Vincent to get rid of her Òdirt balls,Ó the boys have fun throwing them into a nearby empty lot. And then one day, they notice new shoots are sprouting all over the lot. Maybe those balls werenÕt just made of dirt after all! Sometimes friendships and flowers Ñ and neighborhoods Ñ can bloom from the same soil.
Instead of volunteering to provide halftime snacks, a dedicated Soccer Dad decides to join his son's soccer team. In a hilarious role reversal, the son becomes the frustrated expert who teaches his dad how to be a team player. Dad complains about having to play defense (boring!) and thinks playing soccer is all about winning. When his son explains that soccer is about having fun, Dad picks dandelions, fools around on the sidelines and kicks the practice balls everywhere. When his son further explains that having fun also means participating and getting your head in the game, Dad plays like he's the only one on the field, groans loudly when the other team scores a goal and throws a hairy fit when a another player accidentally trips him. The boy's patience and understanding are tested over and over again as he tries to desperately--and finally successfully!--instruct his father on how to behave on the field."--
- Author : Micela Leis
- Publisher : Center for Creative Leadership
- Release Date : 2020-03-02
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 182
- ISBN : 9781604919769
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. The better they can understand themselves and work effectively with others, the greater impact they can make on the world around them. Based on research from the Center for Creative Leadership, Social-Emotional Leadership: A Guide for Youth Development identifies 14 student leadership attributes and offers tools for adults to use to develop social-emotional leadership in youth inside and outside the classroom. Social-Emotional Leadership: Reflection Journal, a blank companion journal for students is also available. ISBN 978-1-60491-987-5