Essentials of Children's Literature

Author: Kathy G. Short,Carol M. Lynch-Brown,Carl M. Tomlinson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134532592

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 4970


From a well-known, well-respected author team a concise resource for successfully teaching reading to children. With a goal of reawakening pre- and in-service teachers to the joy of reading, this widely popular book focuses on teaching reading to children through today s rich array of available trade books. This book includes the most important knowledge about teaching literature to children and it does so clearly, concisely, and directly using recommended book lists, examples, figures, and tables in combination with narrative and prose. The 9th Edition of Essentials of Children's Literature features: New information on connecting to the Common Core Standards; A new chapter on illustration and visual elements (Ch. 4); Addition of graphic novels to the chapter on picturebooks (Ch. 5); Reorganization of Chapter 10, Historical Fiction; and Updating throughout, including a new section on book-related apps, additional useful resources integrated into each genre chapter; updated book lists and trends; and more. "

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

Author: Gary Ross,Matthew Myers

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763649201

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 92

View: 6804


Follows the adventures of a young boy who rides the wind to a pirate-inhabited island, a not-so-colorful prep school, and a mysterious cove.

Young Adult Literature

Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation

Author: Katherine Toth Bucher,KaaVonia Hinton

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133066791

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 7102


Pre- and in-service teachers get what they need to connect with adolescent students—and to help them connect with good literature—in this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature. Here readers get foundational knowledge combined with a look at the pathways leading to the literature itself, to begin to open the door to exploring young adult literature. Brief enough to give readers the opportunity to read the books themselves, yet comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers truly understand adolescents, their literature, and how to connect the two, Young Adult Literature by Bucher and Hinton provides what's needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.

Promoting Literacy Development

50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners

Author: Patricia A. Antonacci,Catherine M. O’Callaghan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412987083

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 9990


"Promoting Literacy Development: 50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners presents the essential literacy strategies that are used by classroom teachers for teaching reading and writing to children in elementary schools. Intended as a supplement to primary texts that are utilized in the reading methods courses, the proposed book will be used principally in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Reading and English language arts are the primary curricular areas that are the focus of this supplementary text, which provides quick access to the essential instructional literacy strategies"-- Provided by publisher.

Developing and Managing Electronic Collections

The Essentials

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 8777


The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence. Providing comprehensive coverage of key issues and decision points, she offers advice on best practices for developing and managing these important resources for libraries of all types and sizes. With an emphasis on practical solutions that will provide effective and timely access to online resources for library users, she presents an in-depth look at The fundamentals of electronic resource planning, selection, and evaluation The evolving world of acquisition options, licenses, and contracts Fostering and maintaining positive relationships with vendors and publishers Budgeting and financial considerations, with guidance on how to collaborate across library organizational lines to acquire and manage e-content more efficiently Tips, informational sidebars, and suggested reading lists accompany each chapter, and an extensive glossary defines essential terms and concepts.

The Hug

Author: David Grossman

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468316478

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6041


“You are sweet,” Ben’s mother tells him as they walk in the field at sunset, “There is no one like you in the entire world!” “I want there to be someone like me!” Ben exclaims, for if he is the only person like himself in the entire world, he wonders, won’t he get lonely? In The Hug, internationally renowned author David Grossman tells the moving story of the moment when Ben realizes that no two living creatures are alike—not his mother and father, their beautiful dog Miracle or the ants who march side by side at his feet and appear identical—and the loneliness he feels knowing that there is no one else quite like him in the whole world. But just as he is feeling the most alone he has ever felt, he is soothed by his mother’s loving hug. Timeless, touching, and beautifully produced, The Hug is a charming and important work for parents and children encountering the feeling of being different, together

Notebook Connections

Strategies for the Reader's Notebook

Author: Aimee Elizabeth Buckner

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107827

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 4155


The question I grappled with was how to move students from "couch-potato" readers who can answer basic questions with one word-to readers who think while reading-to readers who think beyond their reading. -Aimee Buckner In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner demonstrated the power of notebooks to spark and capture students' ideas in the writing workshop. In Notebook Connections, she turns her focus to the reading workshop, showing how to transform those "couch-potato" readers into deep thinkers. Buckner's fourth-grade students use reader's notebooks as a place to document their thinking and growth, to support their thinking for group discussions, and to explore their own ideas about a text without every entry being judged as evidence of their reading progress. Buckner describes her model as flexible enough for students to respond in a variety of ways yet structured enough to provide explicit instruction. Notebook Connections leads teachers through the process of launching, developing, and fine-tuning a reader's notebook program. Teacher-guided lessons in every chapter help students create anchor texts for their notebooks using various comprehension and writing strategies. As students become more proficient, they grow more independent in their thinking and responses and will begin to select the strategies that work best for them. In the process, the notebook becomes a bridge that helps students make connections between ideas, texts, strategies, and their work as readers and writers. Notebook Connections, filled with lesson ideas and assessment tips, provides a comprehensive model for making reader's notebooks the centerpiece of your reading workshop.

Language Arts Essentials

Author: Gail E. Tompkins

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131720060

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 6833


This new book from the leading name in literacy and language arts has been crafted to provide concise, critical information for teaching the language arts, backed by the most current and applicable research available. The "essentials" format gives teachers the information they need in a price- and time-conscious way. Language Arts Essentials will provide inservice teachers with the needed background information and strategies as they further their professional development. Written by leading Language Arts author Gail Tompkins, this book is: Concise, research driven, critical information for the language arts. Very Applied - The book is divided into six parts, with each part covering the essentials, strategies, and classroom practices appropriate to the topic. A BRAND NEW BOOK - not just chapters of her big book. Written from the ground up to be an essentials book.

Behavior Management: From Theoretical Implications to Practical Applications

Author: John W. Maag

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514349

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 7391


Authored by nationally recognized scholar and behavioral consultant Dr. John W. Maag, this book focuses primarily on students' observable behaviors and the environmental factors that affect their expression. As Maag points out, behavior management is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts in education. Written in a very accessible style, this book demystifies stereotypical beliefs and misconceptions regarding the use of reinforcement, punishment, and self-control. Maag offers clear, but detailed descriptions of proven intervention techniques, supplemented by a range of step-by-step guidelines, sample forms, charts, graphs, and illustrations that assist teachers in implementing the techniques. Although the techniques described in the book are based on a sound theoretical and empirical foundation, the author limits the use of technical jargon and infuses real-life examples and case studies that clarify and illuminate the presentation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Literacy Success for Emergent Bilinguals

Getting It Right in the PreK–2 Classroom

Author: Theresa Roberts

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807758175

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7743


This practical book will help early childhood teachers understand and respond to the multiple influences (school, home, and societal) that affect emergent bilingual children's academic achievement. The author addresses incorporating first-language strengths, learning to read, vocabulary, comprehending, and thinking with text and language, collaborating with families, and more. Book Features: teaching prractices aligned with Preschool Learning Frameworks and the Common Core and other state standards; summaries of teaching strategies and educational principles for easy reference; broad coverage that includes language, literacy, motivation, and family collaboration; key concepts illustrated with detailed lesson examples; and seamless integration of research findings and practical applications.

Looking for Information

A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior

Author: Donald O. Case,Lisa M. Given

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178560967X

Category: Reference

Page: 528

View: 1067


The 4th edition of this popular text presents a comprehensive review of over a century of research on information behavior. It is intended for students in information studies and disciplines interested in research on information activities. Now co-authored, this new text includes significant structural and content changes from earlier editions.

Organizing Information in School LIbraries: Basic Principles and New Rules

Basic Principles and New Rules

Author: Cynthia Houston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440836876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

View: 5382


Covering both classification and cataloging principles as well as procedures relevant to school libraries, this book provides a teaching kit for a course on this critical subject that includes content and practice exercises. • Answers essential questions such as "What is the nature of the bibliographic universe in an electronic information age?" and "What is the relationship of my school library's catalog to the bibliographic universe?" • Addresses RDA standards as well as cataloguing and classification strategies for school library programs • Features practice exercises that readers can apply immediately for in-class use

Alternative Assessment Techniques for Reading & Writing

Author: Wilma H. Miller

Publisher: Center for Applied Research in


Category: Education

Page: 476

View: 2918


This practical resource helps elementary classroom, remedial reading, and LD teachers make the best possible informal assessment of a child's specific reading, writing, and spelling strengths and weaknesses and attitudes toward reading. Written in easy-to-follow nontechnical language, it provides a multitude of tested informal assessment strategies and devices, such as "kid watching, " retellings, journals, IRIs, writing surveys, portfolios, think alouds and more - including over 200 reproducible assessment devices ready for immediate use! You'll find a detailed description of each informal assessment technique along with step-by-step procedures for its use and, wherever possible, one or more reproducible sample devices. Complete answer keys for each device are included with the directions. Among the unique topics covered are the innovative Individual Reading Inventory, San Diego Quick Assessment List, El Paso Phonics Survey, QAD Chart, Holistic scoring of writing and Reproducible devices for portfolio assessment. In short, "Alternative Assessment Techniques for Reading and Writing" offers a wealth of tested, ready-to-use informal assessment information and devices that should save the teacher a great deal of time and energy in making a useful assessment of any student's literacy ability!

Principles of Mucosal Immunology

Author: Society for Mucosal Immuology

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1136665145

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 9841


Principles of Mucosal Immunology is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, researchers in immunology and microbiology, and medical and dental students. It presents the basic and clinical aspects of the mucosal immune system, focusing on the major components of the mucosal barrierÊthe gastrointestinal, upper and lower respiratory, ocular, and genitourinary mucosal immune systems. Topics include the development and structure of the mucosal immune system and its cellular constituents, host-microbe relationships, infection, mucosal diseases, and vaccines. Principles of Mucosal Immunology is sponsored by the Society for Mucosal Immunology and is written by internationally recognized leaders in the field.

Accessible Assessment

How 9 Sensible Techniques Can Power Data-driven Reading Instruction

Author: Michael F. Opitz,Michael P. Ford,James A. Erekson

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325030524

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 5807


"Accessible Assessment combines nine informal techniques into a manageable, calendarized framework that makes sense and drives highly targeted, differentiated instruction. Opitz, Ford, and Erekson help teachers: measure only what matters most assess with the confidence that comes from a strong research base increase consistency and organization across school years, grades, and buildings implement predictable assessment structures flexibly plan short-, medium-, and long-range instructional goals. It can bring a new level of coherence to any crucial assessment task, including: screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostics for RTI assessing for key reading standards (including Common Core) sharing information with colleagues, administrators, and parents."--Publisher.

Literacy Coaching

Learning to Collaborate

Author: Barbara J. Walker

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132301282

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8653


Focusing on the interactions between literacy coaches and teachers and students in the classroom, this book guides readers on how to look for ways to adapt instruction to improve student learning. It includes step-by-step procedures on implementing the suggested techniques.

Papa and Me

Author: Arthur Dorros

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060581589

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3882


In Papá and Me, a young boy and his papa may speak both Spanish and English, but the most important language they speak is the language of love. In this beautiful bilingual picture book, Arthur Dorros portrays the close bond between father and son, with lush paintings by Rudy Gutierrez. Fans of Abuelo; Abuela; and La Isla will be thrilled by this multigenerational picture book that emphasizes the overall message of love between a parent and child.

Introduction to the Library and Information Professions, 2nd Edition

Second Edition

Author: Roger C. Greer,Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus,Susan G. Fowler

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069158X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 3664


This comprehensive book prepares readers for a changing profession in the library and information field, presenting a holistic approach that examines theories and models and utilizes creative problem-solving strategies. • Provides a current, detailed, and creative introduction to the library and information profession for students in LIS programs as well as practicing professionals seeking continuing education • Presents a framework for thinking about the library and information profession through thoughtful models and theories, which place it in the context of general service professions in society • Builds upon the works of such professional luminaries as Pierce Butler, Verner Clapp, Ralph Shaw, and Jesse Shera to create expanded theories and updated models

Library Technology and Digital Resources

An Introduction for Support Staff

Author: Marie Keen Shaw

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442256451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 8832


In the last decade library collections have rapidly evolved from a predominance of print books and journals to an ever growing mix of digital and print resources. Library patrons are predominately served by support staff that is expected to know how to help patrons select and use digital resources. Yet most library support staff (LSS) has not had training to become proficient in finding, using, and instructing others in the abundance of the digital resources of websites, databases, e-texts, digital libraries and their related technologies. Library Technology and Digital Resources: An Introduction for Support Staff is both a text for professors who teach in library support staff programs and an introductory reference manual for support staff who work in libraries. This book will guide the LSS to be able to: Distinguish key features and enhancements found among vendors and providers of digital libraries, digital collections, databases, and e-texts; Plan, budget, fund and write grants for digital resources; Understand the complexity and options of licensing and usage agreements for digital resources; Know copyright permissions and acceptable use guidelines for digital resources. Understand the basic technologies that support library digital resources including network structures, software applications, and protocols; Distinguish between directories and search engines as they relate to digital resources as well as be able to employ advance search skills effectively; Explore the resources of global, national, and state digital libraries and their collections; Use government databases and other digitized systems and information sources; Find exemplary digital resources though other agencies such as museums, university collections and other sources that librarians can share with patrons. Create local digital resources of primary and historical materials and artifacts with metadata and cataloging for searchable access. Interpret meaning from library digital resources using visual literacy skills. Promote library digital resources through a variety of means including social media and online options.

Essentials of Children's Literature: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Carol M. Lynch-Brown,Carl M. Tomlinson,Kathy G Short

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292034572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 9098


This brief, affordable, straightforward book–packed with rich resources–is a true compendium of information about children’s literature and how to use children’s literature in the classroom. It is designed to awaken, reawaken, and motivate students to share literature with children. In clear, concise, direct narrative using recommended book lists, examples, figures, and tables in combination with prose, this book conveys the body of knowledge about children’s literature and about teaching literature to children. The Seventh Edition of this best-selling book adds a new co-author, Kathy G. Short, to the well-known author team of Carol Lynch-Brown and Carl M. Tomlinson.