Reaching Out Through Reading

Author: Carrie Sorby Duits
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781563085147
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Based on 20 popular children's books, these service learning projects will help you integrate service learning with your literature curriculum while teaching students new concepts and building valuable life skills. More than community service or volunteerism, service learning nourishes relationships among students and within the community. Lessons are complete with reproducibles and activity bridges for classroom learning. Practical strategies and resources for starting a service learning program in your school are also included. Grades 4-6.

Deconstructing ServiceLearning

Author: Janet Eyler
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607528487
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This work looks at service learning. It cover such topics as: challenges for servicelearning research; enhancing theorybased research on service learning; dilemmas of service learning teachers; the diffusion of academic service learning in teacher education; and more.

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0609801090
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level

The good heart book

Author: David E. Driver
Publisher: Noble Press Inc
ISBN: 9780962268311
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers practical advice on becoming a volunteer, looks at particular social problems, and lists agencies state-by-state

The Possessed

Author: Elif Batuman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429936415
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED—ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!—TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS No one who read Elif Batuman's first article (in the journal n+1) will ever forget it. "Babel in California" told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford University during a conference about the enigmatic writer Isaac Babel. Over the course of several pages, Batuman managed to misplace Babel's last living relatives at the San Francisco airport, uncover Babel's secret influence on the making of King Kong, and introduce her readers to a new voice that was unpredictable, comic, humane, ironic, charming, poignant, and completely, unpretentiously full of love for literature. Batuman's subsequent pieces—for The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and the London Review of Books— have made her one of the most sought-after and admired writers of her generation, and its best traveling companion. In The Possessed we watch her investigate a possible murder at Tolstoy's ancestral estate. We go with her to Stanford, Switzerland, and St. Petersburg; retrace Pushkin's wanderings in the Caucasus; learn why Old Uzbek has one hundred different words for crying; and see an eighteenth-century ice palace reconstructed on the Neva. Love and the novel, the individual in history, the existential plight of the graduate student: all find their place in The Possessed. Literally and metaphorically following the footsteps of her favorite authors, Batuman searches for the answers to the big questions in the details of lived experience, combining fresh readings of the great Russians, from Pushkin to Platonov, with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence—including her own.