Too Many Tamales

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524737321
Format: PDF, ePub
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Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring . . . This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate adn funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all. Also available in Spanish as ¡Qué montón de tamales!

Starting with Comprehension

Author: Andie Cunningham
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103961
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It is never too early to start comprehension instruction. In fact, reading begins with meaning making. Andie Cunningham and Ruth Shagoury designed a reading program for five- and six-year-olds based on this premise. Most of the students in Andie's Portland, Oregon, kindergarten class have little or no alphabet knowledge when they enter the classroom in the fall. English is a second—or third—language for many of the children in this low-income neighborhood. Through research-based principles, carefully structured routines, and innovative activities, even the youngest learners can develop comprehension skills from their first days in school. The children in Starting with Comprehension are grappling with school culture for the first time and learning to work with classmates who speak a variety of different languages. These emergent readers learn to present their understanding of what they read through writing, talk, movement, and art. Kindergartners and preschoolers are different from readers who know how to decode texts. Andie and Ruth show how comprehension skills can be nurtured and strengthened even before decoding begins. In this classroom, meaning making becomes part of community building as children link reading, thinking, and communicating.

The Literacy Gaps

Author: Ivannia Soto-Hinman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975212
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors provide strategies, examples, and tools to address the gap between ELLs and texts, socio-cultural differences between teachers and ELLs, and language differences between ELLs and peers.

Books on Wheels

Author: Janice McArthur
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563085352
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents a guide to children's literature and activities revolving around such themes as farm animals, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and poetry, along with teaching strategies that encourage children to read.

Character Building ENHANCED eBook

Author: Jeri A. Carroll
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429111240
Format: PDF
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Honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline and perseverance-the building blocks of character are the topics of this book. Introduce the theme with a great book and reinforce it with a variety of meaningful and creative follow-up activities.

Que Monton de Tamales Too Many Tamales

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780698114135
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Maria esta ayudando con la preparacion de los tamales de Navidad y decide calarse el anillo de diamantes de su mama ... pero no descubre que el anillo a desaparecido hasta horas despues.

Wild about Literacy

Author: Between The Lions
Publisher:
ISBN:
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"Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS literacy series."

Strategies for Powerful Comprehension Instruction It Takes More Than Mentioning

Author: Holly Diehl
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425892264
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Understanding text is key to students' learning success! This notebook, developed for grades K-8, provides explicit instructions for teaching six fundamental comprehension strategies; predicting, making connections, visualizing, questioning, inferring, and summarizing. Great for novice, experienced, and content-area teachers, this resource includes templates and tools as well as instructions on how to incorporate these strategies into a core curriculum. 296pp. plus Teacher Resource CD.