Ben Franklin s Almanac

Author: Candace Fleming
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481417991
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"What good shall I do today?" How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding the famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident"; and it was all in a day's work when he planted the first willow trees in America. Modeled on his own Poor Richard's Almanack, this unique scrapbook captures Franklin's countless accomplishments. Biography and anecdote, cartoon and etching mesh to create a fascinating portrait of this most fascinating man. Anyone interested in the birth of American democracy...or curious about the rise of the U.S. postal system...or wondering how paper money came to be...or wanting to know how Ben Franklin was part of it all, is sure to pore over Ben Franklin's Almanac.

Best Books for Young Adults

Author: Holly Koelling
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838935699
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas

Author: Sharon Kane
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351813390
Format: PDF
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This practical, accessible resource will help future and practicing teachers integrate literature into their middle school or high school classrooms, while also addressing content area standards and improving the literacy skills of their students. Two introductory chapters are followed by five chapters that each cover a different genre: Chapter 3, Informational Books; Chapter 4, Fiction; Chapter 5, Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir; Chapter 6, Poetry; and Chapter 7, How-to and Hands-on Books. Each genre chapter consists of four parts: Part 1: Discusses the genre and how content area teachers can use books within that genre to further content learning and enhance literacy skills. Part 2: Offers hands-on instructional strategies and activities using literature, with activities for use in a variety of disciplines. Part 3: Presents individual author studies (three or four per chapter) with bibliographies and guidelines for using the authors' books in content area courses. Part 4: Features an annotated bibliography of specially selected children and young adult literature for that genre, organized by content area. The annotations provide information about the book, which can be used to prepare booktalks, and teaching ideas for using in a specific content area. Altogether these sections contain more than 600 annotated entries tabbed by subject area, including art, English/language arts, languages and culture, math and technology, music, PE/health, science, and social studies/history.

Gotcha Covered

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591582250
Format: PDF
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Presents over 300 all-new nonfiction booktalks for children K-8 in the same enthusiastic tone as the first two successful books.

Literacy for Life

Author: Donna E. Norton
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Best-Selling Author Donna Norton! Drawing on her expertise in using children's literature to foster literacy in today's classrooms, Donna Norton has crafted a contemporary, application-rich textbook that will prepare future teachers to "put reading first" and provide high-quality, research-based instruction in reading and the language arts. "Book Earns High Praise From Reviewers" "A great number of activities listed at the end of each chapter provide students with many opportunities to discuss the chapter content, apply to field work, and reflect." - Shelley Hong Xu, CSU Long Beach "Chapter 3, Assessment. This chapter is so current, it is scary! This chapter helps to give a clear, but realistic picture of the types of assessments our students will be faced with in the public schools." - Carol L. Butterfield, Ph.D., Central WA University This publication marks a major advance over existing reading methods texts. It broadens the context of literacy with meticulously chosen examples of children's literature, real (and very detailed) lesson plans, classroom tested instructional units, and vividly illustrated examples. Read All About It feature demonstrates that reading is a current and dynamic field of study. Lesson Plans are clear, concise examples of how a master teacher systematically creates a lesson plan based on specific books. Differentiating Instruction provides relevant, practical material on: ELL; Struggling Readers and Writers; and Gifted and Accelerated Readers and Writers.

Winners Handbook

Author: Judy Freeman
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591583899
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the years best childrens books, lesson plans, teachers guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. Includes index

Essentials of young adult literature

Author: Carl M. Tomlinson
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Essentials of Young Adult Literature Based on a genre approach to literature, this long-awaited book offers a comprehensive, clear, and succinct overview of adolescent literature. It includes recommended books listed by genre and topic, and engages readers by offering a thorough discussion of the major trends and issues affecting young adult literature such as censorship, the literary canon, and accountability. It provides clearly stated positions on the current issues affecting schools and literature. Written by well-known authors Carl Tomlinson and Carol Lynch-Brown, Essentials of Young Adult Literature places emphasis on reading a wide variety of young adult literature and addresses all types and formats of literature including novels, short stories, graphic novels, and picture books for older readers. In addition, notable authors are featured in each genre chapter and multicultural and international literature is integrated throughout the book and then treated more fully in its own chapter. Current and future teachers will appreciate the authors' practical strategies for connecting secondary school students with young adult books, such as how to select books that students will read and enjoy, how to motivate resistant readers to read, and how to develop text sets for classroom study across the curriculum. Readers will be equipped with the knowledge to use trade books as excellent teaching and learning materials and will not be limited to using textbooks alone. Key Features bull; Literature Across the Curriculum features found in all genre chapters give examples of how young adult literature can help students and teachers in the content areas learn or present course content in a more interesting, memorable way. Extensive lists of recommended books briefly annotated with topics and age levels follow each genre chapter. One full chapter devoted to addressing the specific needs of resistant readers give middle and high school teachers much-needed strategies for addressing common obstacles to reading and for motivating students to read. Every chapter presents one to three charts with information about milestone books, history of specific genres, and research. Appendices feature Young Adult Book Award lists and YA Magazines, organized by content area and include ordering information. By the same authors Essentials of Children's Literature, Fifth Edition copy;2005, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN 0-205-42015-X For more information, please visit www.ablongman.com

Using Children s Literature Across the Curriculum

Author: Patricia A. Antonacci
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Catherine M. O'Callaghan, Patricia A. Antonacci, Lucy P. Murphy, Florence D. Musiello, and Eugene Wolfson" Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies" This resource uniquely offers preservice and inservice teachers templates for using quality children's literature to implement six themes across grades K-8. The themes are based on national curriculum standards and text sets are carefully selected to facilitate discussion, analysis, and problem solving across the grades. "Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum, "provides teachers with a guide to using multilayered texts to facilitate students' attainment of critical literacy. It is designed to be a supplemental guide for teachers in designing literacy instruction. The instructional sequence includes collaborative inquiry activities across the curriculum to extend each theme to math, science, technology and social studies. Teachers are shown how to incorporate family literacy with a component entitled 'Home School Connections' and to differentiate instruction for individual learners with a section entitled 'On Your Own Activities'. The theme concludes with a critical literacy activity that applies the content knowledge of the theme with collaborative inquiry. ""I'm excited to have this tool to share with the teachers in our program ...""I had been given this as a first year teacher, I would have been thrilled. It's wonderful - all encompassing."" - Susan T. Weakland, Pathways Educational Program, Curriculum Coordinator, Moultrie, GA "Highly recommended!" - Dr. Gail Singleton Taylor, Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education, Norfolk, VA ""A useful reference for teachers (new and experienced) to use to see how interdisciplinary work can be accomplished. It provides good examples, activities, and references that would provide a successful first experience for teachers working""with thematic studies."" - Lisa Grundstrom, Bloomington Public Schools, K-2 Teacher, Bloomington, MN