Description : In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.
Description : A timeless classic that will enchant readers who love Jennifer L. Holm and Thanhha Lai, about an immigrant girl inspired by the sport she loves to find her own home team—and to break down any barriers that stand in her way. Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams. Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle happens: baseball! It's 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is a superstar. Suddenly Shirley is playing stickball with her class and following Jackie as he leads the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory after victory. With her hero smashing assumptions and records on the ball field, Shirley begins to feel that America is truly the land of opportunity—and perhaps has also become her real home.
Description : Looking for ways to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature? Students will be engaged as they analyze this classic story about Shirley Temple Wong's journey from China to America. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides engaging activities that incorporate the following research-based literacy skills: close reading tasks; text-based vocabulary practice; cross-curricular activities; text-dependent questions; reader response writing prompts; leveled comprehension questions; story elements comprehension tasks; diverse and relevant assessments. Strengthen your students' literacy skills by implementing this high-interest resource in your classroom!
Description : Offering 100 ready-made book club instructions for popular children's and YA titles, this guide provides comprehensive background information needed to conduct lively book discussions for four types of family-oriented book clubs--family, mother/daughter, father/son, and readers' rap--as well as a book club for kids only. Perfect for public library programs and after-school book clubs, this is a one-stop resource, with practical, ready-made plans that can easily be adapted to multiple environments.
Description : This book provides educators and support staff with viable and inspired ways to meet the particular needs of children in transition. This ground-breaking volume provides a model of transition education that can be used in all elementary schools, public, independent, and international, and is easily integrated into an existing curriculum. The authors have chosen quality children's literature as a springboard for learning about transitions and have developed excellent follow-up activities to use in the classroom and creative ideas for cross-curricular connections. Appendices include Children's Literature Resources, Suggested Resources Related to Transition, and Tips for Parents.
Description : This ground-breaking edited volume includes chapters which explore the past, present and future position of Chinese American authors within the framework of what Harold Bloom identifies as the “Western literary canon.” These selections, which simultaneously represent the exciting “transnational turn” in American literary studies, not only examine whether or not Chinese American literature is inside or outside the canon, but also question if there is, or should be, a literary canon at all. Moreover, they dissect the canonicity of Chinese American literature by elucidating the social, political and cultural implications of inclusion in the canon. Ultimately, however, this collection is designed as a preliminary step towards exploring the impact of Chinese American literature on the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant-dominated American literary world, and probing the by-products of both cultural fusion and cultural collision.
Description : Writing time is topical and fun with this huge collection of instant prompts correlated with the calendar-two for each day of the school year! Topics include historical happenings, famous folks, inventions, world-wide holidays, funny factoids, and so much more. A must-have for every teacher who uses journals! For use with Grades 3-6.