Reading the Rainbow

Author: Caitlin L. Ryan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807777110
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on examples of teaching from elementary school classrooms, this timely book for practitioners explains why LGBTQ-inclusive literacy instruction is possible, relevant, and necessary in grades K–5. The authors show how expanding the English language arts curriculum to include representations of LGBTQ people and themes will benefit all students, allowing them to participate in a truly inclusive classroom. The text describes three different approaches that address the limitations, pressures, and possibilities that teachers in various contexts face around these topics. The authors make clear what LGBTQ-inclusive literacy teaching can look like in practice, including what teachers might say and how students might respond. “Reading the Rainbow is a terrific, nuanced, practical resource that many ELA teachers should come to value. Children in their classrooms, whatever their identities, will be the better for it.” —Mombian “Reading the Rainbow invites us to enact justice in our classrooms as we honor our students’ rights and work to foster equity.” —From the Foreword by Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University “The field has been hungry for this book! It will allow elementary teachers to make immediate and impactful change in their classrooms.” —Elizabeth Dutro, University of Colorado Boulder “This is a warm and vigorous invitation for teachers to create more equitable classrooms where the full humanity of students is honored.” —Mollie V. Blackburn, Ohio State University

Before Words

Author: Judith T. Lysaker
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807777005
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book, the author challenges reductive views of emergent literacy prevalent in many of today’s kindergarten and pre–K classrooms. As an alternative, Lysaker explains how reading wordless books with young children helps them to develop a range of comprehension abilities that are important for understanding narrative texts. Readers will find concrete methods to help them gauge, document, and respond to children as they make meaning of and respond to wordless books. Through description and analysis, the text reveals the undervalued richness of young children’s emergent comprehension and the intricate, purposeful nature of their specific early thinking activities. Before Words encourages readers to think about young children’s comprehension as complex meaning-making and suggests new ways of responding to the unique sense-making tools young children use during wordless book reading. Book Features: Demonstrates how young children develop reading comprehension abilities even before learning to read print.Expands on reading as more than just a technical skill.Engages the whole child and scaffolds their formation of relationships with other people, including peers, teachers, families, and communities.Nurtures students’ creativity, positive relationships with storytelling, and social-emotional growth.Offers guidance for building a wordless book library, including a selected list of books. “A breakthrough work. Prepare to have your mind opened to completely new terrain in children’s literate development.” —From the Foreword by Peter Johnston, The University at Albany–SUNY “Before Words is a kidwatcher’s delight! Her sensitive descriptions of reading conversations provide concrete strategies that will be welcome additions to both novice and experienced teachers’ toolkits!” —Deborah Wells Rowe, Vanderbilt University “Scholars of early childhood literacy development will find much of interest in this book.” —Nell K. Duke, University of Michigan

Seeing the Spectrum

Author: Robert Rozema
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807777293
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With 1 in 59 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), odds are that students on the spectrum will be in many classrooms across every subject area.Seeing the Spectrum argues that secondary English teachers are uniquely equipped to prepare students with autism for future success, both in school and in life. Writing for preservice and current English language arts teachers, Robert Rozema offers practical, evidenced-based strategies for teaching literature, informational texts, writing, and communication to students on the spectrum. These strategies are appropriate for inclusive classrooms with both neurotypical students and students with autism. The final chapter includes a complete unit plan on Of Mice and Men, illustrating how curriculum focused on commonly taught literary works can be reimagined to accommodate the needs and draw on the strengths of students on the spectrum. “I appreciate this book. I appreciate the gift Robert Rozema has given me. My thinking and teaching will now be more diverse, more consciously competent, more compassionate, and therefore more vital.” —From the Foreword by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, distinguished professor of English Education, Boise State University, and author of “You Gotta BE the Book” “Seeing the Spectrum examines real young people and daily classroom interactions to help teachers better understand the mental and emotional processing of their autistic spectrum students and devise assignments to scaffold their success. Rozema knows what matters in English: reading literature, developing empathy, understanding complex ideas and interpersonal relationships, writing to express complicated ideas. The diverse tools, strategies, and ideas he describes foster inclusiveness, compassion, and success for all students.” —Allen Webb, professor of English, Western Michigan University

Aufstieg und Fall des au erordentlichen Simon Snow Roman

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423432373
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Liebe, Freundschaft, ein Auserwählter und viel Magie Simon Snow ist der mächtigste Zauberer, den die Welt der Magie je hervorgebracht hat. Wäre da nur nicht die Tatsache, dass Simon völlig unfähig ist, seine magischen Kräfte zu steuern. Aber dafür ist ja Watford da, das Zaubererinternat. Für Simons Zimmergenossen Baz – Vampir aus angesehener Familie und Simon in freundlichem Hass zugetan – ist er, der Auserwählte, eine wahre Fehlbesetzung. Am liebsten würde Baz den Magie sprühenden Simon mit seinen spitzen Zähnen ein für alle Mal erledigen. Doch dazu kommt es nicht, vorerst zumindest. Denn die verfeindeten Jungs tun sich zusammen, um gemeinsam mit ihrer blitzgescheiten Schulkameradin Penelope den Mord an Baz' Mutter aufzuklären. Für Simon beginnt eine Achterbahn der Gefühle. Und die Welt der Zauberer steht fortan nicht nur in Liebesdingen kopf.

Dieses Leben geh rt Alan Cole bitte nicht knicken

Author: Eric Bell
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3733649966
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Mein Name ist Alan Cole, und ich bin kein Feigling. Nicht mehr. Alan Cole ist zwölf Jahre alt, ein Kunstgenie, und er hat ein Geheimnis: Er ist in seinen Mitschüler Connor verliebt – aber das darf niemand erfahren! Doch dann bekommt ausgerechnet sein älterer Bruder Nathan davon Wind, und er erpresst Alan. Sieben hundsgemeine Aufgaben muss er erfüllen, sonst erzählt Nathan der ganzen Schule von Alans Schwärmerei. Zum Glück hat Alan genügend Mut, um sich seiner Herausforderung zu stellen – und er hat noch etwas: zwei verrückte Freunde, die fest zu ihm halten. »Diese Geschichte ist ebenso wichtig wie unterhaltsam, aufrüttelnd, herzerwärmend, mutig und vor allem wahnsinnig komisch!« Brooks Benjamin, Autor von »My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights«

Zusammen werden wir leuchten

Author: Lisa Williamson
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3733601092
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Eine Geschichte über Freundschaft und Vertrauen – leichtfüßig, humorvoll und herzerwärmend Es ist Davids vierzehnter Geburtstag und als er die Kerzen ausbläst, ist sein sehnlichster Wunsch ... ein Mädchen zu sein. Das seinen Eltern zu beichten, steht auf seiner To-do-Liste für den Sommer – gaaaanz unten. Bisher wissen nur seine Freunde Essie und Felix Bescheid, die bedingungslos zu ihm halten und mit denen er jede Peinlichkeit weglachen kann. Aber wird David jemals als Mädchen leben können? Und warum fasziniert ihn der geheimnisvolle Neue in der Schule so sehr? Mutig, wichtig und mit Witz erzählt – ein Buch wie ein Leuchtfeuer! »Eine Geschichte, die man in einem Rutsch liest, und die noch lange in einem nachklingt.« The Bookseller