After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs. On board pages.
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With up-to-date annotations for all the medal and honor books since the inception of the awards (Newbery in 1922 and Caledcott in 1938), librarians and teachers everywhere have come to rely on this indispensable guide for quick-reference, collection and curriculum development, and readers' advisory. Fully indexed by title and author/illustrator, the 2005 edition includes background on the awards and photos of the new medalists and their books. For all those professionals committed to introducing literature to young people,
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Shell Education
- Release Date :
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9781425893903
Brain surgery. Assault weapons in the bed of a pickup truck. Sophia Loren at the Oscars. Rilke, Rodin, and the craters of the moon. Recovery and disintegration. Monkeys stealing an egg outside a temple in Kathmandu. Brushing teeth bloody on long car rides under blue skies. Pain, ours and what we bring to others. Wildfires in southern California. Rats in Texas. Childhood abuse. Dreams of tigers and blackout nights. John Wayne and stomach cancer. The sweetness of mangoes. A son born into a shadowy hospital room. Love. Joy. In Feverland, Alex Lemon has created a fragmented exploration of what it means to be a man in the tumult of twenty-first-century America—and a harrowing, associative memoir about how we live with the beauties and horrors of our pasts. Along the way, Lemon navigates questions of recovery, redemption, and humanity in the face of suffering. How to move forward when trapped between the demons of one’s history and the angels of one’s better nature? How to live in kindness—to become a caring partner and parent—when one can muster very little such tenderness for oneself? How to be here, now? Lemon asks. How to be here, good? Immersed in darkness but shot through with light, Feverland is an intensely felt and thrillingly experimental memoir from one of our most heartfelt and inventive writers.
How can children grow to realize their inherent human rights and respect the rights of others? This book explores this question through children's literature from 'Peter Rabbit' to 'Horton Hears a Who!' to Harry Potter. The authors investigate children's rights under international law - identity and family rights, the right to be heard, the right to be free from discrimination, and other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights - and consider the way in which those rights are embedded in children's literature.
CAROUSEL CURRICULUM Definition- carousel: a merry-go-round, a conveyer on which items are placed for later retrieval. (Education should be fun, and we learn by retrieving old information and building on it.) My curriculum is a collection of literature-based thematic units for early learners. The units are developmentally appropriate for all early learners. They are standards based and Creative Curriculum friendly. Carousel Curriculum has been used successfully with young learners including English language learners, children with special needs and diverse learning styles as well as homeschoolers. I am a teacher with 35 years of teaching experience in the areas of early childhood education and early childhood special education. Principals and co-workers always expressed an interest in my thematic units. This planted the bug for me to write down and market what I have used successfully for so many years. The curriculum was created through years of education, experience, trial and error, revisions, and updating. Each unit covers a span of 4-6 weeks. Each unit includes an introduction, weekly outlines, daily plans, poems and songs, a book list, additional activities listed by domain, and related ideas for centers. Each unit can be used independently or be used as part of the collection of units to create an interwoven curriculum: Animals And Their Environments. The total collection includes: Farm Animals, Forest Animals in Winter, Polar Animals, Jungle Animals, Pond Animals, and Ocean Animals. Additional units available are Farm Crops, A Safari, The Zoo, and The Circus. I hope the units will be a great resource for you and your class. Enjoy!!!
- Author : Isabel Schon
- Publisher : Scarecrow Press
- Release Date : 2008-12-23
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 424
- ISBN : 9780810863873
Following the same format as the highly praised 2000-2004 edition, Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 2004-2008 is an outstanding reference tool that includes annotated entries for more than 1,200 books in Spanish published between 2004 and 2008 in the U.S., Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. Each entry includes an extensive critical annotation, title in Spanish as well as English, tentative grade level, and approximate price. The books have been selected because of their quality of art and writing, presentation of material and appeal to the intended audience, and support the informational, educational, recreational and personal needs of Spanish speakers from preschool through the twelfth grade. Whether used for the development and support of an existing library collection or for the creation of a new library serving Spanish-speaking young readers, the books in this volume are of value to Spanish-speaking children and young adults (or those who wish to learn Spanish). This volume is arranged in four sections: Reference, Nonfiction (Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Social Science, Folklore, Language, Science, Technology, Health and Medicine, The Arts, Recreation and Sports, Literature, Poetry, Geography, History, and Biography), Publishers' Series, and Fiction (Easy Books, General Fiction and Graphic Novels). This volume also includes an appendix of merchants who sell books in Spanish, as well as author, title, and subject indexes.
Introduces twenty-four activity programs for children and families using books, songs, crafts and dance to approach common topics including the seasons, animals, holidays, and the sea.
A previously unknown species of seahorse is discovered by oceanologist Drew Boone and his daughter, Karissa, in the small New England town of Seaside Cove. Karissa has been withdrawn and troubled since her parents' divorce, and is spending the summer with her father. Karissa becomes the first kid to make contact with Star, a sea creature that is a unique hybrid of seahorse and normal horse. Her father believes Star is the result of seismic activity near an offshore oil drilling platform. Karissa is brought out of her shell by her friendship with Star and becomes the envy of the other children. Before long, other seahorses join Star on land, coming from an underwater passage at Seahorse Cove. All the kids claim their own seahorse as a family pet. One day, Martin Thompson, owner of the local offshore drilling site, sees a child riding his seahorse in the ocean. Thompson tracks down all the seahorses, confiscating them as his own property. He puts the seahorses in glass tanks and plans to open a theme park. The children are heartbroken as are the seahorses. Karissa organizes a peaceful protest of the theme park. What happens next is truly unbelievable.About the Author: Randy James White lives in Anaheim, California. This story came to me as a dream. I saw a little girl on a beach stroking the muzzle of a creature that looked to be a hybrid of a Shetland pony and a seahorse. I was going through a divorce myself at the time. A lot of the book is about how children of divorce can become disconnected from their parents. Publisher's website: http: //www.sbpra.com/RandyJamesWhit
Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible graphic organizers and other useful tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
- Author : Penny Peck
- Publisher : ABC-CLIO
- Release Date : 2015-01-26
- Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
- Pages : 225
- ISBN : 9781610697842
This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play
- Author : Olga M. Nesi
- Publisher : ABC-CLIO
- Release Date : 2012-07-19
- Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
- Pages : 183
- ISBN : 9781610692250
Make use of a detailed plan and ready-to-use lessons for teaching appeal terms and Book Hook writing to students.
Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2006's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. The Winners! Handbook starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2006, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new Winners! Handbook the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; songs, games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs.
This trusted teacher resource and course text provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and building children's word knowledge (grades K–8). Kathy Ganske shows how carefully planned word study can improve students' reading and writing skills while fostering their appreciation of language. Complete instructions are provided for implementing the Developmental Spelling Analysis (DSA), an easy-to-use assessment tool, and for tailoring instruction to learners' strengths and weaknesses. Numerous word lists, student work samples, and "Literature Links" are included, along with 27 reproducible forms. The large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition: *Addresses the Common Core State Standards. *Incorporates additional activities and technology tips, plus updated research findings. *Chapter explaining the meaning of word study and its role in literacy instruction, including "Researcher Voices" perspectives from noted experts. *Ideas for making the most of small-group instructional time. *Expanded "Literature Links" book lists, now including informational texts. *DSA answer sheets have been enhanced for easier scoring and several new reproducibles added. See also the companion volumes from Ganske, Word Sorts and More, Second Edition: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K–3 and Mindful of Words, Second Edition: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations, Grades 4–8, which provide a wealth of ready-to-use word study activities.
Growing up in Walltown, Italy presents an ethnographic account of the culture of early childhood education, as it is constructed in two municipal schools (a nursery and a childhood school) of an Italian town, explored through extensive participant observation and interviews of educators, teachers, school coordinators, mothers, and cooks and school staff. After providing background information on Italian early childhood education, the author describes and interprets the process of children's insertion into the world of the school as a "passage" whose ritual steps—initially accompanied by a parent—are carefully prepared by educators and teachers, so that the "passengers" will successfully settle in, and become competent members and participants of the respective educational communities. The author focuses on the educational and cultural learning that children between six months and five years of age attain by exercising their agency, capacity for communication, interaction and responsibility, and imagination in planned educational projects, daily activities as the "reading time" and convivial appointments as meals. The educators' and teachers' professional and personal engagement and care, together with the collaboration of the other school people, are thoroughly illustrated, and their meaningful attention to, and respect for children's pace of learning and participation are pointed out.
Well-known authors, Carol and John Butzow consider over 25 picture books and correlating integrated activities in all curricular areas that provide examples in nature for children to observe, describe, and appreciate.
Working with two- and three-year-olds is an important job, one that will influence children’s lifelong learning. With strategies to plan a developmentally appropriate program, build positive relationships with young children, and support young children’s learning in all areas, Teaching Twos and Threes is a classroom essential. What’s more, it’s packed with creative activity ideas! It will help you Reflect on your teaching practices as you plan a developmentally appropriate program that is stimulating and authentic for all twos and threes Foster children’s independence in an environment that is filled with opportunities for free exploration Plan hands-on and engaging art, circle time, dramatic play, science and nature, cooking, and writing exploration activities and experiences Deborah Falasco is lead teacher for the two- and three-year-old program at Wimpfheimer Nursery School, the laboratory school at Vassar College. Deborah is a frequent presenter and has received several awards recognizing her outstanding work with toddlers.