Download PDF or read online Windows on the World: International Books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers Book by Rosanne Blass and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This resource book for librarians and teachers of elementary and middle grade readers introduces over 400 titles of books (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) written and illustrated by international authors and illustrators. • Comprises 475 entries on recommended titles for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • Offers over 300 curriculum responses correlated to national curriculum standards related to 100 featured titles • Includes comprehensive author/title/subject index • Presents titles of books for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • An appendix lists national curriculum standards identified by nine national professional associations: American Association of School Librarians, National Council of Teachers of English, Inernational Reading Association, National Council of Social Studies, National Science Education, National Association for Music Education, National Art Education Association, National Dance Association, and American Alliance for Theatre Education
Download PDF or read online Strategies for Struggling Writers Book by James L. Collins and published by Guilford Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Featuring a wealth of real-life examples, the book helps readers to understand the default strategies students bring to the classroom, and to work collaboratively on developing these into strategies for successful writing.
Download PDF or read online Discovering World Geography with Books Kids Love Book by Nancy A. Chicola and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 1999 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Develop a rich foundation of world geographical knowledge and skills using the best of children's literature.
Download PDF or read online A Study Guide for Suzanne Fisher Staples's "Shabanu" Book by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2016-07-12 with total page 29 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A Study Guide for Suzanne Fisher Staples's "Shabanu," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Download PDF or read online Spirituality in Young Adult Literature Book by Patty Campbell and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-06-24 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task. Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo tackles a subject rarely portrayed in fiction aimed at teens. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Distinguished YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books. By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. A timely look at an important subject, Spirituality in Young Adult Literature will be of interest to young adult librarians, junior and senior high school teachers, and students and instructors of college courses in adolescent literature, as well as to parents of teens.
Download PDF or read online Honey for a Teen's Heart Book by Gladys Hunt and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.
Download PDF or read online Building Character Through Multicultural Literature Book by Rosann Jweid and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A comprehensive reference to 50 titles that will help children cultivate ethics, assume personal responsibility, and practice moral judgment in unfamiliar cultural contexts.
Download PDF or read online Social Studies Today Book by Walter C. Parker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-04-10 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Social Studies Today will help educators—teachers, curriculum specialists, and researchers—think deeply about contemporary social studies education. More than simply learning about key topics, this collection invites readers to think through some of the most relevant, dynamic, and challenging questions animating social studies education today. With 12 new chapters highlighting recent developments in the field, the second edition features the work of major scholars such as James Banks, Diana Hess, Joel Westheimer, Meira Levinson, Sam Wineburg, Beth Rubin, Keith Barton, Margaret Crocco, and more. Each chapter tackles a specific question on issues such as the difficulties of teaching historical thinking in the classroom, responding to high-stakes testing, teaching patriotism, judging the credibility of Internet sources, and teaching with film and geospatial technologies. Accessible, compelling, and practical, these chapters—full of rich examples and illustrations—showcase some of the most original thinking in the field, and offer pre- and in-service teachers alike a panoramic window on social studies curricula and instruction and new ways to improve them. Walter C. Parker is Professor and Chair of Social Studies Education and (by courtesy) Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Download PDF or read online Easy Mini-Lessons for Building Vocabulary Book by Laura Robb and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 1999 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Offers ideas for fourth- to eighth-grade English classes
Download PDF or read online Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education Book by James A. Banks and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2012-05-24 with total page 2601 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Presents research and statistics, case studies and best practices, policies and programs at pre- and post-secondary levels. Prebub price $535.00 valid to 21.07.12, then $595.00.
Download PDF or read online Life Sciences Book by Amy Jo Bain and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2001 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Everything you need to create exciting thematic science units can be found in these handy guides. Developed for educators who want to take an integrated approach, these guides contain resource lists, reading selections, and activities that can be easily pulled together for units on virtually any science topic. Chapters identify and describe comprehensive teaching resources (nonfiction) and related fiction reading selections, then detail hands-on science and extension activities that help students learn the scientific method and build learning across the curriculum.
Download PDF or read online From Hinton to Hamlet Book by Sarah K. Herz and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Uses thematic groupings built around recent young adult literature as bridges to the classics. This second edition has been revised by more than 60% and expanded. It continues to emphasize the goal of helping teenagers become lifelong readers, as well as critical and confident readers.
Download PDF or read online Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: Reflections on Critical Issues Book by Mingshui Cai and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2002-10-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : There is much discussion of multiculturalism in education. This is especially true of multicultural literature for children and young adults. The rise of multicultural literature is a political rather than a literary movement; it is a movement to claim space in literature and in education for historically marginalized social groups rather than one to renovate the craft of literature itself. Multicultural literature has been closely bound with the cause of multiculturalism in general and thus has been confronted with resistance from conservatives. This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature. The second part of the book addresses issues related to the creation and critique of multicultural literature, including the authorship of such works and the role of the reader in determining whether or not a work is multicultural. The third looks at the place of multicultural literature in the education of children and young adults. Throughout its discussion, the book makes extensive references to a large body of multicultural fiction and provides a thorough review of research on this important topic.
Download PDF or read online The World Through Children's Books Book by Susan Stan and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2002 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Collects international titles published between 1996 and 2000, and provides an annotated bibliography organized by the more than seventy countries represented.
Download PDF or read online Self-Study and Diversity II Book by Julian Kitchen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-08 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Self-Study and Diversity II is a book about the self-study of teacher education practices in a diverse world. In this volume, the authors examine the preparation of teachers through a shared orientation to diversity grounded in a commitment to addressing issues of identity, equity, diversity, social justice, inclusion, and access in their professional practice. The first chapters are autobiographical studies in which teacher educators reflect on how their personal identities as minorities within a historically oppressive culture inform their professional practice. These powerful narratives are followed by accounts of teacher educators addressing diversity issues in the United Arab Emirates, India, South Africa, and Thailand. The closing chapters attend to the challenges of preparing teacher candidates to become inclusive educators in a diverse world. Even though each chapter focusses on a particular dimension of equity and social justice or dilemma of practice, the insights in these self-studies are relevant to all teacher educators interested in improving teacher education by respecting diversity and becoming more inclusive. Particular strengths are the diversity of authors and international scope of the book.
Download PDF or read online Animals in Young Adult Fiction Book by Walter Hogan and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Of the many themes occurring in young adult literature, one that bears more extensive exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. Although substantial critical commentary has addressed children's animal stories and animals in adult fiction, very few studies have been devoted to adolescent-animal encounters. In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works. In additional to providing an historical survey, Hogan looks at both realistic fiction and speculative works, including fantasy, supernatural, horror, and science fiction. Hogan reviews stories that feature wild animal encounters, stories centered on relationships with horses, dogs, and other working and performing animals, and those featuring relationships with pets. Drawing upon established scholarship, this book examines human-animal relationships from multiple angles, making it an invaluable resource for librarians, teachers, and students of children's and young adult literature.