Description : A Dramatic Tale of Grizzlies and Gold Fourteen-year-old Cloyd Atcitty has been skipping school for years. He's run away from a group home for Native American boys, and is now being sent to work for Walter Landis, an old rancher on an isolated Colorado farm. In a cave above the ranch, Cloyd finds a turquoise carving of a bear. Knowing that his people, the Utes, have a special relationship with bears, he keeps the small stone, hoping it will bring him strength. A terrible blow-up with Walter ends in near disaster, but the old man offers Cloyd one last chance: they'll ride together into the mountains to reopen Walter's abandoned gold mine. Among the high peaks that harbor Colorado's last grizzlies, Cloyd's courage and loyalty will be tested to the limit.
Description : Cloyd Atcitty, an orphaned Indian boy, is sent to live with an elderly rancher whose caring ways help Cloyd discover his identity and the value of friendship and commitment.
Description : American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature analyzes characters, outlines plots, and evaluates content from a Native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers will find herein essential analytical information about literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. This book also examines reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works.
Description : Take your students on a learning-packed trip across the U.S. with books they’ll love! This resource includes background information, activity ideas, reproducibles, and Internet connections to help you use 35 great novels as springboards to social studies learning. A great way to get your kids to read more deeply—and learn about the seven U.S. regions. For use with Grades 4-8.
Description : In these humor-filled stories, the fast-paced, action-packed police procedural genre is translated into a world inhabited exclusively by teddy bears. Inspector Blue Bearolli of the Grunion Beach P.D. Homicide Division and his two detectives, Bernard Bearstein and Billye Bare, combine their considerable talents to solve baffling murders committed by the ruthless and unscrupulous teddy bear criminal element. In The Trial of Emory Board, the inspector unravels the curiously entangled motivations that led to the shooting of a jumper from a high-rise apartment building as he plummeted to his death. Was this a suicide or a murder? In Hit Bear, Billye is befriended by a handsome cowbear who has been hired to eliminate the inspector and very nearly succeeds. In Billye, the beautiful young detective has difficulty maintaining her objectivity as she works on a case that chillingly recalls an episode in her youth when she was accused of murder.
Description : This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!