The Book Whisperer

Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Author: Donalyn Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470623428

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.
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Der Todesflüsterer

Thriller

Author: Donato Carrisi

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492956823

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4946

In einer Waldlichtung bergen Spurensicherer menschliche Gliedmaßen: die Arme von sechs vermissten Mädchen. Für Profiler Goran Gavila und Sonderermittlerin Mila Vazquez steht fest, dass sie es mit einem extrem kaltblütigen Serientäter zu tun haben. Aber sie ahnen noch nicht, wie perfide der gesichtslose Mörder zu Werke geht. Wie ein Marionettenspieler benutzt er andere dazu, seine grausamen Phantasien Wirklichkeit werden zu lassen. Und auch sie selbst sind längst Figuren eines beängstigenden Spiels geworden, in dem der Gesuchte allen seine makabren Regeln diktiert.
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Reading in the Wild

The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits

Author: Donalyn Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235010

Category: Education

Page: 304

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In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Miller continues the conversation that began in her bestselling book, The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealed the secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in the Wild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes how to truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in our students. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as well as students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice and strategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five key reading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Also included are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, and comprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished with Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week and Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packed with ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of "wild" reading. "When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time to grab Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resources and management techniques will enhance and improve existing classroom systems and structures." —Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek School District, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? "With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educators another important book. She reminds us that creating lifelong readers goes far beyond the first step of putting good books into kids' hands." —Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin City Schools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond Leveled Books "Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary The Book Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating a stimulating literature program that also gets students excited about pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best prepares students for understanding demanding academic texts. In other words, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems in language education." —Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University of Southern California
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Buch des Flüsterns

Author: Varujan Vosganian

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552056599

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1991

Varujan Vosganian breitet einen fein gewebten Teppich an Geschichten und Figuren vor uns aus. In Focsani, einer Provinzstadt in Rumänien, scheinen sich die Wege des aus seiner Heimat vertriebenen armenischen Volkes zu kreuzen: Da ist Sahag, der von seiner Mutter für einen Sack Mehl verkauft wurde, und Siruni, die von den Russen nach Sibirien deportiert wurde. Und da ist Großvater Garabet, der weise die Fäden dieser so wunder- wie grausamen Saga zusammenhält. Eine fremde und ferne Welt, voll von phantastischen Geschichten und von tragischer Geschichte - das Schicksal des Volkes von Armenien als epochaler Roman.
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Der Elefantenflüsterer

Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten

Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864152283

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.
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Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences

Polarity Thinking in Our Schools

Author: Jane A. G. Kise

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483340376

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Move from entrenched differences to common goals! All too often, education initiatives collapse because leaders fail to learn from the concerns of those charged with implementation. Acclaimed education coach Jane Kise demonstrates how polarity thinking—a powerful approach to bridging differences—can help organizations shift from conflict to collaboration. Readers will find: Ways to recognize polarities, map the positive and negative aspects, and channel energy wasted on disagreement toward a greater common purpose Tools for introducing and working with polarities Polarity mapping to help leaders improve processes for leading change and creating buy-in Ways to use polarity with students as a framework for higher-level thinking
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Bestechung

Roman

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641174287

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Wir erwarten von unseren Richtern, dass sie ehrlich und weise handeln. Ihre Integrität und Neutralität sind das Fundament, auf dem unser Rechtssystem ruht. Wir vertrauen darauf, dass sie für faire Prozesse sorgen, Verbrecher bestrafen und eine geordnete Gerichtsbarkeit garantieren. Doch was passiert, wenn sich ein Richter bestechen lässt? Lacy Stoltz, Anwältin bei der Rechtsaufsichtsbehörde in Florida, wird mit einem Fall richterlichen Fehlverhaltens konfrontiert, der jede Vorstellungskraft übersteigt. Ein Richter soll über viele Jahre hinweg Bestechungsgelder in schier unglaublicher Höhe angenommen haben. Lacy Stoltz will dem ein Ende setzen und nimmt die Ermittlungen auf. Eins wird schnell klar: Dieser Fall ist hochgefährlich. Doch Lacy Stoltz ahnt nicht, dass er auch tödlich enden könnte.
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Archie Greene and the Alchemist's Curse

Author: D. D. Everest

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571307426

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Archie's cousin, Thistle, is about to start his apprenticeship at the Museum of Magical Miscellany. But when it comes to his initiation, the firemark that burns into Thistle's hand is a strange one, and Archie and Bramble are given it too. The Golden Circle is the mark of an ancient alchemist's club and when Archie and his cousins learn about a curse that threatens their beloved museum, they have no choice but to start their own alchemist's club, and face the darkest kind of magic.
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Literacy and the Common Core

Recipes for Action

Author: Sarah Tantillo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118839080

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Tools and Insights for Meeting and Exceeding the Common Core Standards Literacy and the Common Core offers K–12 teachers clear guidance on how to design units, lessons, and objectives to meet the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts; it’s filled with practical strategies that teachers can use immediately to target key standards; and it describes how to analyze the standards to support instructional planning and curriculum development. This book aims to make life a little easier for everyone—teachers, school leaders, parents, and students—as we all strive to prepare students for college and the careers they most desire. The book includes practical tools, templates, and rubrics ready to be downloaded and customized to meet your needs. Additional resources may be found on the companion site, www.literacycookbook.com. Here are just a few of the essential topics addressed: Which standards to start with and how to tackle them How to bridge the gap when students are not on grade level How to engage and support parents How to teach students to write effectively How to translate the standards for actual use Take the recipes in this book, make them your own, and enjoy your new “Common Core Master Chef” status!
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Weißt du nicht, wie schön du bist?

Was geschieht, wenn Frauen das Geheimnis ihres Herzens entdecken

Author: Stacy Eldredge,John Eldredge

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570230

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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"Sanfte Schönheit" oder "wilde Frau" Was macht das Wesen echter Weiblichkeit aus? Wie kann eine Frau heute selbstbewusst und erfüllt leben? John und Stacy Eldredge zeichnen ein neues Bild authentischer Weiblichkeit. Tatkraft, Mut und Selbstbewusstsein haben darin ebenso Platz wie das Bedürfnis, zu lieben und geliebt zu werden. Und welche Rolle spielt die Schönheit für das "schöne Geschlecht"? Schönheit ist keine Frage von Diätplänen und Fitnessprogrammen. Sie ist ein Wesensmerkmal jeder Frau seit Eva, oft genug verborgen hinter den Schutzmechanismen, mit denen wir uns vor den Verletzungen des Lebens schützen. Aber sie kann wieder ans Licht treten, dort, wo eine Frau ihre ureigene Bestimmung entdeckt.
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Fish On!

Secrets of the Snook Whisperer

Author: Sloane Golden

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143436335X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

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What are the secrets most fishermen miss right under their noses, which if they only knew, would instantly improve their chances of becoming the "lucky" 20% who catch all the fish, the fortunate few who know how to turn their dreams into reality? FISH ON! (SECRETS OF THE SNOOK WHISPERER) is more than a fishing guide-book, it is a guide to living, to catching big fish and landing bigger dreams. Fish On, tells the story of how author and columnist, Sloane Golden, was taken under the wing of a master fisherman from Key West--"The Snook Whisperer," and of the life-changing lessons learned... "Sloane Golden...in his book, Fish On, shows the fisherman how to dream big and catch big fish. But the book is about more than fishing, however; it's about the test of character, something every winner must have." -Foreward, Coach John Tortorella, Stanley Cup winner and Head Coach, Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Anna Forster erinnert sich an die Liebe

Roman

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641201780

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Auch wenn du deine Erinnerung verlierst, wirst du doch nie die Liebe vergessen ... Anna Forster ist erst achtunddreißig, als sie die erschütternde Diagnose Alzheimer erhält. Sie weiß, dass ihr Zwillingsbruder Jack nur ihr Bestes will, und dennoch tut es weh, als er ihr vorschlägt, in ein betreutes Wohnheim zu ziehen. Sie weiß außerdem, dass in der Einrichtung nur eine weitere Person in ihrem Alter lebt – Luke, mit dem sie so viel mehr verbindet als mit allen anderen Menschen, die sie kennt. Anna und Luke verlieben sich ineinander, doch nach einem tragischen Vorfall setzen ihre Familien alles daran, die beiden zu trennen. Nur eine Person kann dem Liebespaar helfen: die Köchin Eve, die selbst einen schweren Schicksalsschlag verkraften musste. Doch ist sie bereit, alles für Anna und Luke aufs Spiel zu setzen?
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Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research

Author: Carolyn Babione

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118603532

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores the concept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and prepares students in teacher education courses and programs to conduct research in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensive experience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher training and teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guides students through the background, theory, and strategy required to successfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the book tackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the second part provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry research projects across a range of school settings, content areas, and teaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics such as: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding the teaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power and voice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on modern developments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfully guides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand the importance of their involvement in studying and researching their classroom settings, giving a better understanding of how their beliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.
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Die bittere Gabe

Roman

Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492978592

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Noch nie im Leben durfte die zehnjährige Lilly ihre Kammer auf Blackwood Manor verlassen. Die Menschen würden bei ihrem Anblick zu Tode erschrecken, so ihre Mutter. Umso erstaunter ist das Mädchen, als sie eines Tages mit in den Zirkus darf. Doch statt eine Vorstellung zu bestaunen, wird Lilly an die Freakshow verkauft und fortan als »Eisprinzessin« ausgestellt. Ihr Schicksal bessert sich erst, als sie entdeckt, wie gut sie mit den Elefanten umgehen kann. Aber erst zwanzig Jahre später wird ihr hartes Los gesühnt ...
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Homeschool Your Child for Free

More Than 1,400 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Educating Your Family at Home

Author: LauraMaery Gold,Joan M. Zielinski

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307459947

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 9735

For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending Are you considering homeschooling your child, but don't know where to go for the best educational resources? The Internet is an open door to the biggest library/laboratory the world has ever seen—and it's all at your fingertips for free! This never-ending source of information, adventure, and educational experiences for the entire family is now compiled in a complete curriculum for any age in Homeschool Your Child for Free. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond. You'll discover: ·Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators ·Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, for preschool through high school ·Online lesson plans arranged by subject, from American history to zoology ·Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers ·And much, much more! "Wow! Everything I have been trying to organize—all in one book! This is going to be part of my resource library for the support group I lead. Thanks, ladies."—Kimberly Eckles, HIS Support Group Leader, Home Instructors I'm impressed! There are more sites and links than I knew existed. A great resource for homeschoolers."—Maureen McCaffrey, publisher Homeschooling Today From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret

Author: D. D. Everest

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057130740X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Archie Green receives a mysterious present on his birthday. Deep within an ancient wooden box he finds an old book, written in a language he doesn't recognise. With the book comes a Special Instruction - Archie must travel to Oxford to return the book to the Museum of Magical Miscellany. Soon Archie will meet family that he never knew he had, and discover the world of the Flame Keepers - a community devoted to finding and preserving magical books. But the magical book under Archie's protection is dangerous, and dark spirits hunt it out. With the help of his cousins, Archie must do everything he can to uncover the book's hidden powers and save the Flame Keepers from evil. Welcome to a wonderful, magical world where bookshelves are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and spells come to life.
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Midnight Games

A Killer Instincts Novel

Author: Elle Kennedy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615206

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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She wears a thousand deadly identities. He sees through them all. A master of disguise, Isabel Roma spends her life pretending to be other women. Normally, her emotions are reined in tight—but sexy mercenary Trevor Callaghan has a knack for getting under her skin. The elite operative’s quiet strength and raw magnetism affect her in ways she’s never felt before, a distraction that can quickly turn deadly in their dangerous line of work. After putting his tragic past behind him, Trevor is ready to focus on his future—and he damn well intends for Isabel to be in it. When their entire operation is thrown into chaos, Trevor enlists Isabel’s talent for deception. And as they attempt to save their team in a world where the stakes are high and the danger is grave, Trevor must convince Isabel that the woman beneath all the disguises is the one worth having....
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The Horse Whisperer

Author: Nicholas Evans

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780440295457

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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After her teenage daughter and the girl's horse are injured in a tragic accident, Annie Graves journeys across the continent in search of Tom Booker, the Horse Whisperer, in the hope that he can use his ancient gift to help both the horse and the maimed girl
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