Using Children's Books As a Fun Way to Introduce Literary Concepts in the Secondary Classroom
Author: Shevonne Elliott,Dawn LaFleur
View: 2682The secondary ELA classroom is an amazingly important place. It's where students transition from learning to read to reading to learn, and they need a tremendous amount of guidance to make that leap. In Big Ideas for Little Books, authors Shevonne Elliott and Dawn LaFleur present opportunities to help teachers tap into secondary students' childhoods and carry the excitement of story time into more complex concepts.Detailed and engaging, these forty-five lessons use the simple text of children's books to introduce and reinforce the skills required in the secondary ELA classroom. The easy-to-follow lesson plans require little prep work and employ creative methods for helping students learn about concepts such as argumentation, characterization, dialect, imagery, irony, parody, parallelism, and more. Ideas for extension accompany every lesson and provide opportunities for teachers to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of all learners.Big Ideas for Little Books is an ideal resource for teachers who want to engage their students' imaginations while teaching literary analysis and cohesive writing skills. It offers a fresh approach to energizing students and generating excitement about learning.
Thematic Learning Activities for Every Day
Author: Elizabeth Cole Midgley
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 9155Yet another creative book in the popular Daily Discoveries series! Special days for your students to celebrate in the classroom include: Robinson Crusoe Day, Singing Telegram Day, Magazine Day, Telephone Book Day, Levi Strauss' Birthday, Pizza Pizzazz Day and many more in addition to the familiar ones such as Groundhog Day, Lincoln's Birthday and Valentine’s Day. The creative activities can be plugged into your regular curriculum: language arts, social studies, writing, math, science and health, music and drama, physical fitness, art, etc. Your class will look forward to every day of the month when you give them a day to celebrate! Also included are reproducible patterns for writing assignments and art projects as well as lists of correlated books and bulletin board ideas.
A Chocoholic Mystery
Author: JoAnna Carl
View: 7714When Lee hires a free-spirited employee with a tie-dyed, troubled past, she discovers that even the counterculture can conceal a killer.... As much as the chocolate concoctions at TenHuis Chocolade can tantalize people’s tongues, Lee’s newest hire is more likely to make them wag. Forsythia “Sissy” Smith is the granddaughter of Warner Pier’s resident hippie, but the fact that Sissy is a third-generation flower child is the least of Lee’s concerns. The previous winter, Sissy’s husband, Buzz, was found dead, and even though her alibi was airtight, the gossips are still pointing their fingers at her. Then the chief gossip is found dead, with Sissy on the scene. Was she lured there? Or is she the killer? Lee has a sneaking suspicion that someone is out to keep a dark secret from coming to light. And they would have no problem killing a certain clever chocolatier who might uncover the truth.... With Tasty Chocolate Trivia!
Author: Sayantani DasGupta
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 8154*** Einmutiges Mädchen mit überraschender Vergangenheit, zweiindische Prinzen mit schwierigem Auftragund haufenweise Abenteuer voller Monster und Magie! *** Kiranmala glaubt nicht an Geschichten über Prinzessinnen und eine Welt voller Magie, wie ihre Eltern. Bis Ma und Baba an Kirans 12. Geburtstag plötzlich weg sind. Und im Vorgarten ein Rakkhosh steht, ein sabbernder, hungriger Dämon. Als wäre das nicht genug, klopfen auch noch zwei Prinzen an Kirans Tür, die sie unbedingt retten wollen. Zu dritt machen sie sich auf die Reise in eine andere Dimension, um zwischen geflügelten Pferden und sprechenden Vögeln Kirans Eltern zu befreien. Denn Kiran ist eine Prinzessin – und es gibt Magie! Band 1 der Serie »Kiranmalas Abenteuer«. Band 2, »Das Spiel der Dämonenjäger«, erscheint im November 2019.
Author: Amanda B. Arens,Karen L. Loman
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
View: 6079Meet the needs of all learners using differentiated instruction through the Big-Blocks(TM) Literacy Model in grades 4–8. Checklists for Implementing Big Blocks(TM) provides guidance for teachers and administrators. This 80-page book includes Self-Selected
Author: Molly Mackay
Publisher: Shell Education
View: 3292Help students develop literacy and language skills through research-based, student-centered vocabulary activities. A Teacher Resource CD is provided that contains all of the activities in full color. 176pp.+ CD.
Author: Carol Simpson
Publisher: Good Year Books
View: 7227For teachers who know that a little daily writing practice can dramatically improve student's writing abilities, but who aren't sure how best to incorporate daily writing into their classes, this book explains - in jargon-free writing - exactly how such a classroom works. In addition to more than 40 ideas for what to write about, the book discusses teacher-student dynamics, a conference-based editing process, assessment, and how to turn student writings into finished products that generate pride and motivate students for future writing tasks. Grades K-3. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 112 pages.
Author: John Freeman
View: 6537Highlights baby books, preschool and picture books, poetry and anthologies, early readers, fiction, special needs, award winners, and titles appropriate for toddlers. A section on how to use the internet to look for children's books is also included.
a read-aloud guide
Author: Judy Freeman
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 4239Keep children on the edge of their seats with this guide to captivating read-alouds for grades K through 6. Tips on presentation and references to related titles help you plan effective programs and instill a love of books and reading.
What Every Teacher Needs to Know
Author: D. Ray Reutzel,Robert B. Cooter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
View: 2307"Teaching Children to Read" has always been well known for its comprehensive look at literacy instruction. This streamlined edition of that text has been developed to provide readers a brief version that offers essential information about reading instruction based on research that aligns with No Child Left Behind directives. The focus of this book is how to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and ongoing classroom assessment. Special features include: A theory chapter to ground literacy background knowledge. An infusion of the most current research available to inform practice and all five No Child Left Behind initiatives regarding phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. A newly organized assessment chapter presenting four purposes of assessment as identified by Reading First legislation, including outcome assessment; screening instruments; diagnostic assessment tools; and ongoing, progress-monitoring assessments.
Author: Catherine Rayner
Publisher: Boje Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 9965Erik ist groß. Sogar sehr groß. Er ist nämlich ein Elch. Und er hat ein ziemlich großes Problem: Er ist so groß, dass er nicht in dieses Buch passt! Und das, obwohl er alles versucht und sich unbedingt hineinzwängen und -quetschen will. Zum Glück hat sein Freund, das Streifenhörnchen, eine großartige Idee ...
Author: Joan I. Glazer
Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company
Category: Best books
View: 4509Designed to help both pre-service and in-service teachers recognize high quality and developmentally appropriate children's books to share with PreK-3 children, the major goal of this volume is to show how to use children's literature to help develop children's language skills and their intellectual capacity, encourage healthy social and moral development, and nurture children's creativity. Coverage encompasses discussions of both contemporary and classic literature for young children, providing teachers, parents, and child-care professionals opportunities to talk about reading while engaging children in experiences with good books. Teachers and day care professionals will find a myriad of practical strategies, extensive book lists, and relevant websites valuable for PreK-3 curriculum planning. For teachers, parents, and child care professionals.