Owl Babies

Author: Martin Waddell

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763662844

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7172

When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations capture the worried owls as they wait—and the joyous flapping and bouncing and dancing that greet her return.

Owl Babies Fly

Author: Janet Palazzo-Craig

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780816742486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9597

When an owl's eggs hatch, the owlets are covered with soft down. Their parents bring them food so they can grow stronger. Then the owl babies beat their wings and learn to fly.

Building a Community of Writers

Author: Kim Cernek

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 1591983762

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 5238

"Featuring: writer's workshop teaching techniques ; activities directly linked to writing standards."--Cover.

Picture Books for the Literacy Hour

Activities for Primary Teachers

Author: Guy Merchant,Huw Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134112866

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 382

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beyond Good Night, Moon - 75 Reviews of Classic Books for Young Children

Author: Joan Louthain Ayer

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598582402

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 931

According to a recent census, there are more than 18 million preschoolers in this country, and hopefully all of them have a caring adult who reads to them on a regular basis. Whether you are the parent of a young child, an early primary teacher, a busy nanny, a doting grandparent or simply a wise and loving aunt or uncle, I have written "Beyond Good Night, Moon - 75 Reviews of Classic Books For Young Children" just for you. As the title suggests, it contains concise reviews of classic children's books that are appropriate to be read aloud to little ones. Here are some titles reviewed in the book- (1) Madeline, (2) Clifford, the Small Red Puppy, (3) Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? (4) Freight Train, (5) Jamberry, (6) Are You My Mother?, (7) Corduroy, (8) Millions of Cats, (9) Bedtime For Frances, (10) The Snowy Day, (11) Little Bear and (12) The Monster at the End of this Book. Joan Louthain Ayer graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville and received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Butler University in Indianapolis. She has taught in the public schools in Madison, Wisconsin and in several Indiana communities. She has taught all of the early primary grades and five years of preschool. Joan reviewed children's books for the Tribune-Star newspaper in Terre Haute for 15 years. She and her husband Gordon live in Indianapolis and have been married for 41 years. They have three adult children, a daughter-in-law and three very young grandchildren. All are book-lovers!

Introducing Nonfiction Writing in the Early Grades

Lessons, Activities, and Graphic Organizers That Teach Young Children What Nonfiction Is and How to Write It

Author: Jodi Weisbart Mahoney

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439338165

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 1872

Presents tools, including lessons, activities, and graphic organizers, for teaching children in grades K-2 how to understand and write nonfiction; covers using research tools, conducting whole-class research, sharing resources, and editing and compiling.

Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children and Teenagers in English Language Education

Author: Janice Bland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441165991

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 9297

Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.

Snowy Owls

Hunters of the Snow and Ice

Author: Elaine Landau

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766034648

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9441

"Provides information for young readers about snowy owls, including habitat, eating habits, mating, babies, and conservation"--Provided by publisher.

Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents

Author: Heather McNeil

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 5209

Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities

Motivating Reading Comprehension

Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction

Author: Allan Wigfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135620644

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 8514

Concept Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) is a unique, classroom-tested model of reading instruction that breaks new ground by explicitly showing how content knowledge, reading strategies, and motivational support all merge in successful reading instruction. A theoretical perspective (engagement in reading) frames the book and provides a backdrop for its linkage between hands-on science activities and reading comprehension. Currently funded by the Interagency Educational Research Initiative (IERI), this model has been extensively class tested and is receiving national attention that includes being featured on a PBS special on the teaching of reading. Key features of this outstanding new volume include: *Theoretical Focus--CORI's teaching framework revolves around the engagement perspective of reading: how engaged reading develops and the classroom contexts and motivational supports that promote it. *Content-Area Focus--Although science is the content area around which CORI has been developed, its basic framework is applicable to other content areas. *Focus on Strategy Instruction--CORI revolves around a specific set of reading strategies that the National Reading Panel (2000) found to be effective. In some current CORI classrooms collaborating teachers implement all aspects of CORI and in other classrooms teachers implement just the strategy instruction component. *Illustrative Vignettes and Cases--Throughout the book vignettes and mini-case studies convey a situated view of instructional practices for reading comprehension and engagement. A detailed case study of one teacher and of the reading progress of her students is featured in one chapter. This book is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in education and psychology, for practicing teachers, and for researchers in reading comprehension and motivation.