Freak the Mighty Scholastic Gold

Freak the Mighty  Scholastic Gold
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 0545600278
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Scholastic Gold Book Excerpt:

Freak the Mighty joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! It has been over twenty years -- and more than two million copies, eight foreign editions, and a popular Miramax feature film -- since the world was introduced to this powerful story of a unique friendship between a troubled, oversized boy and the tiny, physically challenged genius who proves that courage comes in all sizes. This simple yet timeless story explores many themes, including bullying -- an important topic in today's schools. Freak the Mighty is sure to remain fresh, dramatic, and memorable for the next twenty years and beyond!

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: W. Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0439286069
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Book Excerpt:

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Author: Novel Units,Jean Jamieson
Publsiher: Novel Units
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1998-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books and reading
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Book Excerpt:

"New ways to teach reading, writing and the love of literature"--Cover.

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Blue Sky Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 9780545566452
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Book Excerpt:

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues
Author: Cynthia Ann Bowman
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780313305313
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues Book Excerpt:

Discusses the positive impact of young adult novels dealing with disabilities, birth defects, cancer, diabetes, HIV, AIDS, ADHD, depression, Alzheimer's disease, eating disorders, mental health, and alcoholism.

From Wallflowers to Bulletproof Families

From Wallflowers to Bulletproof Families
Author: Abbye E. Meyer
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 1496837584
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Wallflowers to Bulletproof Families Book Excerpt:

Uses of disability in literature are often problematic and harmful to disabled people. This is also true, of course, in children’s and young adult literature, but interestingly, when disability is paired and confused with adolescence in narratives, compelling, complex arcs often arise. In From Wallflowers to Bulletproof Families: The Power of Disability in Young Adult Narratives, author Abbye E. Meyer examines different ways authors use and portray disability in literature. She demonstrates how narratives about and for young adults differ from the norm. With a distinctive young adult voice based in disability, these narratives allow for readings that conflate and complicate both adolescence and disability. Throughout, Meyer examines common representations of disability and more importantly, the ways that young adult narratives expose these tropes and explicitly challenge harmful messages they might otherwise reinforce. She illustrates how two-dimensional characters allow literary metaphors to work, while forcing texts to ignore reality and reinforce the assumption that disability is a problem to be fixed. She sifts the freak characters, often marked as disabled, and she reclaims the derided genre of problem novels arguing they empower disabled characters and introduce the goals of disability-rights movements. The analysis offered expands to include narratives in other media: nonfiction essays and memoirs, songs, television series, films, and digital narratives. These contemporary works, affected by digital media, combine elements of literary criticism, narrative expression, disability theory, and political activism to create and represent the solidarity of family-like communities.

Reel Views 2

Reel Views 2
Author: James Berardinelli
Publsiher: Justin, Charles & Co.
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1932112405
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reel Views 2 Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.

The Adventures of Freak the Mighty

The Adventures of Freak the Mighty
Author: W. Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2004-06-30
ISBN: 9780760763346
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of Freak the Mighty Book Excerpt:

In Freak the mighty, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team. In Max the mighty, fourteen-year-old Max helps a younger girl escape from her abusive stepfather by running away with her to the distant town of Chivalry, Montana, searching for her real father.

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1563089203
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors Book Excerpt:

A ready reference for teenagers who seek information about well-known writers, either for school work, out of curiosity, to find more books by a favorite author, or to learn about the writing process.

Freak the Mighty Student Packet

Freak the Mighty Student Packet
Author: Jean Jamieson,Novel Units, Inc. Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 1999-06
ISBN: 9781561379019
Category: Books and reading
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Student Packet Book Excerpt:

"New ways to teach reading, writing and the love of literature"--Cover.

Max the Mighty

Max the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1998-09
ISBN: 9780590579643
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max the Mighty Book Excerpt:

This is the dramatic, heart-wrenching tale of Max (from Freak the Mighty) and Worm, two outsiders who turn to each other for survival.

Are They Really Reading

Are They Really Reading
Author: Jodi Crum Marshall
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1571103376
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are They Really Reading Book Excerpt:

All too often the poorest readers learn that if they keep quiet during sustained silent reading (SSR), they're doing okay--no reading required. This is especially true in middle school where class sizes are large and instructional emphasis is on content rather than reading. In Are They Really Reading?, Jodi Crum Marshall discusses how to find out if your students are using SSR time wisely and what to do about it if they're not. Her book describes how to support middle-grade readers who need it the most, while embracing a research-proven need to increase independent, self-selected reading time for students. Jodi shares lessons and anecdotes from her classroom and from her experience as a reading specialist implementing her model schoolwide. She expands the traditional concepts of SSR to include read-alouds, writing, and accountability to scaffold struggling middle-grade students. Bolstered by these additional supports, Jodi's students dramatically increased their interest and ability in reading through a program they named Supporting Student Literacy (SSL). Classroom teachers will appreciate the clear direction on how and why to implement an SSR program. Administrators will appreciate the guidance for establishing a schoolwide literacy block that substantially improves student motivation and learning. Are They Really Reading? answers the following important questions: Why should I start an SSR program? How do I build a classroom library? Where do I get funding for books and other materials? How do I prepare the students for SSR? How do I motivate students to read? What is the role of the teacher? How do I assess SSR? If you don't currently use a sustained silent reading program, this book will help you get started on the right track. If you worry that some of your students aren't really reading during SSR or if you want to enhance your program, here is a roadmap that is instructionally sound and flexible enough to fit your students' needs.

From Hinton to Hamlet

From Hinton to Hamlet
Author: Sarah K. Herz,Donald R. Gallo
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780313324529
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Hinton to Hamlet Book Excerpt:

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.

Inspiring Elementary Learners

Inspiring Elementary Learners
Author: Kathleen Kryza,Alicia Duncan,S. Joy Stephens
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2008-08-21
ISBN: 1452298521
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inspiring Elementary Learners Book Excerpt:

Provides differentiated instructional techniques, lesson examples, and assessment rubrics across core subject areas to nurture a love for learning in socially, culturally, and academically diverse learners.

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas
Author: Sharon Kane
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN: 1351206893
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas Book Excerpt:

The Fourth Edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines provides readers with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their disciplinary classrooms. Offering an original, literature-based approach to teaching disciplinary literacy, the new edition shares important ways in which teachers of courses in the disciplines can enhance student learning of subject matter and skills while also fostering their growth in the many facets of literacy. Throughout each chapter, Kane provides engaging and creative strategies and activities to make literacy come alive in discipline-specific courses and to encourage students to explore and learn in the classroom. Embedded in each chapter are examples, resources, and strategies to help readers actively engage with and implement literacy practices. These features include Teaching in Action examples by subject area; Activating Prior Knowledge activities to stimulate critical thinking to prepare readers to learn complex theoretical and conceptual material about teaching, learning, and literacy; and end-of-chapter Application Activities to apply field experiences to classroom use. New to the Fourth Edition Every chapter of this new edition is updated to reflect the current approaches, standards, and benchmarks for discipline-specific literacy. Enhanced Companion Website with BookTalks to introduce relevant books in many genres and subjects, encouraging readers to explore the books for themselves and providing a model for BookTalks in their own classrooms. Expanded practical instructional strategies for teaching literacy in math, science, and social studies. Updated to include newly published titles in children’s literature, young adult literature, and nonfiction.

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts Volume II

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts  Volume II
Author: James Flood,Shirley Brice Heath,Diane Lapp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1317639693
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts Volume II Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts, Volume II brings together state-of-the-art research and practice on the evolving view of literacy as encompassing not only reading, writing, speaking, and listening, but also the multiple ways through which learners gain access to knowledge and skills. It forefronts as central to literacy education the visual, communicative, and performative arts, and the extent to which all of the technologies that have vastly expanded the meanings and uses of literacy originate and evolve through the skills and interests of the young. A project of the International Reading Association, published and distributed by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Visit http://www.reading.org for more information about Internationl Reading Associationbooks, membership, and other services.

Freak the Mighty Study Guide

Freak the Mighty Study Guide
Author: Bookrags Com
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2013-10
ISBN: 9781304489364
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Study Guide Book Excerpt:

The Freak the Mighty Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Freak the Mighty.

The Young Man And The Sea

The Young Man And The Sea
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 0545600308
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Young Man And The Sea Book Excerpt:

A story of determination and survival from the acclaimed author of FREAK THE MIGHTY. "This thrilling and elegant book ... will hold the interest of even the most stalwart landlubber." -- PWTwelve-year-old Skiff Beaman's mom just died, and his fisherman dad is too depressed to drag himself off the couch and go to work. So these days Skiff has to take care of everything himself. But when his dad's boat sinks, Skiff discovers it will cost thousands to buy a new engine. Skiff's lobster traps won't earn him enough, but there are bigger fish in the sea -- bluefin tuna. If he can catch one of those monster fish, Skiff just might save the boat -- and his family.

Serious Fun

Serious Fun
Author: Carolyn Hirst-Loucks,Kim P. Loucks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 1317918231
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serious Fun Book Excerpt:

Discover how to improve student engagement, foster collaboration, and boost achievement with the power of fun. This book provides dozens of instructional strategies that can be implemented immediately into any classroom to increase student motivation and foster love of learning. Backed up with brain-based research, you can use these techniques, activities, and resources for: - priming students to learn at the beginning of class - promoting higher-level thinking and creativity - helping students master critical concepts and skills - without stress! - class-building and team-building Strategies are supplemented with content-specific examples and sample lesson plans. Learn how to make your classroom a seriously fun place to learn!

A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities

A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities
Author: Cynthia Ann Bowman,Paul T. Jaeger
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313328329
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to High School Success for Students with Disabilities Book Excerpt:

Presents information for disabled high-school students and their teachers, discussing academic and social issues, legal rights, the management of educational supports, learning strategies, and participation in extracurricular activities.