A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven.

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547251271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 121

View: 528

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan. By a Newbery Medal-winning author.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Long Walk to Water

Long Walk to Water

International Bestseller Based on a True Story Linda Sue Park. A Long Walk to Water was originally published in 2010. Since then, many young readers who have learned about Salva's amazing story have been inspired to action: they have ...

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786074638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 500

A gripping tale of conflict and survival that has inspired millions of young readers and adults alike, with three million copies sold worldwide Eleven-year-old Salva is forced to flee on foot when his village comes under attack. Braving every imaginable hardship – including killer lions and hungry crocodiles – he is one of the 'lost boys' travelling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a safe place to stay. Nya goes to the pond two times a day to fetch water. It takes her eight hours. But there is unexpected hope, as these two stories set in Sudan – one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985 – go on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Reading the World s Stories

Reading the World s Stories

Both assistant authors write for the National Geographic Society. DAU, JOHN BUL; AKECH, MARTHAARUAL; REFUGEES; CIVIL WAR; SUDAN; LOST BOYS; LOST GIRLS; BIOGRAPHY; YOUNG ADULT Park, Linda Sue. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story.

Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442270862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 839

Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Disciplinary Literacy in Action

Disciplinary Literacy in Action

Kamaria Shauri-Webb, an ELA teacher at Peachtree Charter Middle School in DeKalb County, also found herself in a leadership role when her students read A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Park, 2010), a story about two Sudanese ...

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544317465

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 973

You wouldn’t tell a heart surgeon to also do pediatrics—so why would we tell content area educators they must “do” literacy? Math, history, English and science teachers are passionate about their specialties, and that’s why authors Releah Lent and Marsha Voight designed a framework that keeps teachers’ subjects at the center of daily classroom life while also helping them pool strengths with colleagues. Based on years of successful implementation, this powerful PL cycle “drops in” seamlessly to any school setting, so teachers schoolwide take on innovative practices of reading, writing, thinking, and doing within their areas of expertise.
Categories: Education

The ABCs of Diversity

The ABCs of Diversity

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park Synopsis: The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two elevenyear-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy ...

Author: Carolyn B. Helsel

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827200951

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 536

Learn the language of diversity and raise kids who respect differences and honor similarities. The ABCs of Diversity equips parents, teachers, and community leaders to have intergenerational and intercultural conversations about the differences between us. In addition to discussions of race, intercultural dialogue involves understanding our differences related to political affiliation, gender, class, religion, ability, nationality, and sexual orientation. This book helps parents and teachers of children, youth, and young adults navigate conversations about differences so they can raise up individuals committed to respectful civic engagement. Such intercultural dialogues can support communities as they work for the mutual well-being of all. This book includes specific resources and activities for persons of various ages that parents and community leaders can employ to encourage compassion and empathy. An ideal resource for teachers, parents, ministry personnel, non-profit leaders, human resources directors, and librarians.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

Connecting Children with Classics  A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature

A compelling and incredibly moving tale, A Long Walk to Water is based on the true story of Salva Dut, a person who endured separation from his family, homelessness, and life in refugee camps. As the narrative progresses, readers wonder ...

Author: Meagan Lacy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440844409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 482

View: 905

This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Booktalking Around the World

Booktalking Around the World

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (Clarion, 2010) 120p. Sudan. IL 5–8 RL 6 Imagine being in school one day when all of a sudden you hear gunshots outside. Your teacher tells you to run away from the school, but no matter what, ...

Author: Sonja Cole

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846133

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 109

Contains book talks for contemporary fiction and nonfiction books set in every continent around the globe, designed to aid librarians and teachers serving students in grades three to nine.
Categories: Education

Vocabulary Is Comprehension

Vocabulary Is Comprehension

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2011 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Simon & Shuster, 2006 Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, HarperCollins, 2013 Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, ...

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483320342

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 298

Tackle students’ biggest barrier to complex text: word knowledge In our rush toward complex texts, somehow we forget to put a new systematic vocabulary plan in place. Luckily, Laura Robb provides that instructional plan in Vocabulary Is Comprehension. The best part? Laura’s plan takes just 10 to 15 minutes, and much of it is spent in partner and independent work so this is no “add on” to squeeze in. All materials are included. There are 35+ lessons paired with 50+ complex texts that: Cover academic vocabulary, figurative language, denotative and connotative meanings, and more Align with specific CCSS vocabulary and writing standards Include strategies for ELLs and developing readers, along with formative assessments
Categories: Education

Literature for Young Adults

Literature for Young Adults

This award has been presented since 1953, with the picture book category added in 1993. 2011 Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser with paintings by Claire A. Nivola. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story ...

Author: Joan L. Knickerbocker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351813037

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 807

Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their students (and others) when communicating about books. It will help readers teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.
Categories: Education

When the World Runs Dry

When the World Runs Dry

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story. Clarion Books, 2011. This story focuses on how two young people—one in 1985 and the other in 2008—face water challenges in Sudan. Shusterman, Neal, and Jarrod Shusterman. Dry.

Author: Nancy F. Castaldo

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643752273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 977

What would you do if you turned on the faucet one day and nothing happened? What if you learned the water in your home was harmful to drink? Water is essential for life on this planet, but not every community has the safe, clean water it needs. In When the World Runs Dry, award-winning science writer Nancy Castaldo takes readers from Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey, to Iran and Cape Town, South Africa, to explore the various ways in which water around the world is in danger, why we must act now, and why you’re never too young to make a difference. Topics include: Lead and water infrastructure problems, pollution, fracking contamination, harmful algal blooms, water supply issues, rising sea levels, and potential solutions.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction