Knuffle Bunny

Knuffle Bunny
Author: Mo Willems
Publsiher: Gardners Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781844280599
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knuffle Bunny Book Excerpt:

After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.

The Question is the Answer

The Question is the Answer
Author: Molly Ness
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN: 1475816901
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question is the Answer Book Excerpt:

The Question is the Answer is a teacher’s guide to helping young readers generate text-based questions. The purpose of this book is to help teachers and parents value and promote student-generated questions to facilitate motivation, engagement, and cognitive development.

Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education

Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education
Author: D. Ray Reutzel
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2014-07-09
ISBN: 1462519253
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research Based Practice in Early Education Book Excerpt:

Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.

Differentiating for Success

Differentiating for Success
Author: Nancy Witherell,Mary C. McMackin
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 1496606531
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Differentiating for Success Book Excerpt:

"In this book, Nancy Witherell and Mary McMackin share easy-to-follow lesson plans that address key reading skills for students in grades 3-5"--

Craft Moves

Craft Moves
Author: Stacey Shubitz
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1625310226
Category: Children's literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Craft Moves Book Excerpt:

Foreword by Lester Laminack How do you choose mentor texts for your students? How do you mine them for the craft lessons you want your students to learn? In Craft Moves, Stacey Shubitz, cofounder of the Two Writing Teachers website, does the heavy lifting for you: using twenty recently published picture books, she creates more than 180 lessons to teach various craft moves that will help your students become better writers. Stacey first discusses picture books as teaching tools and offers ways to integrate them into your curriculum, and classroom discussions. She also shares routines and classroom procedures to help students focus on their writing during the independent writing portion of writing workshop and helps teachers prepare for small-group instruction. Each of the 184 lessons in the book includes a publisher's summary, a rationale or explanation of the craft move demonstrated in the book, and a procedure that takes teachers and students back into the mentor text to deepen their understanding of the selected craft move. A step-by-step guide demonstrates how to analyze a picture book for multiple craft moves. Using picture books as mentor texts will help your students not only read as writers and write with joy but also become writers who can effectively communicate meaning, structure their writing, write with detail, and give their writing their own unique voice.

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books
Author: Gail D. Nordstrom
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN: 1442239247
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books Book Excerpt:

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders
Author: Rita M. Bean,Allison Swan Dagen
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 1609189442
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders Book Excerpt:

Bringing together leading experts, this book presents the principles of effective literacy leadership and describes proven methods for improving instruction, assessment, and schoolwide professional development. The book shows how all school staff--including reading specialists and coaches, administrators, teachers, and special educators--can play an active role in nurturing a culture of collaboration and promoting student achievement. Best practices are identified for creating strong elementary and secondary literacy programs, differentiating instruction, supporting English language learners, utilizing technology, building home-school partnerships, and much more. User-friendly features include case examples, guiding questions, and engagement activities in each chapter.

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Children s Book a Day Almanac
Author: Anita Silvey
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 1466828048
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Book a Day Almanac Book Excerpt:

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Books Come Alive

Books Come Alive
Author: William Teale,Miriam G. Martinez,Junko Yokota
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN: 1475859953
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books Come Alive Book Excerpt:

This book provides research-based information about the many ways in which teachers can use read alouds to foster children’s literacy development;

What s Black and White and Reid All Over

What s Black and White and Reid All Over
Author: Rob Reid
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2012-01
ISBN: 0838911471
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s Black and White and Reid All Over Book Excerpt:

Reid shows you how to share humor with children, in order to connect them to literature and imagination. The programs and the books he uses are kid-tested and ready for you to share.

Appliable Linguistics and Social Semiotics

Appliable Linguistics and Social Semiotics
Author: David Caldwell,John S. Knox,J. R. Martin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2022-10-06
ISBN: 1350109304
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appliable Linguistics and Social Semiotics Book Excerpt:

Exploring the relationship between theory and practice in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), this volume offers a state-of-the-art overview of Appliable Linguistics. Featuring both internationally-renowned scholars and rising stars from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA, Appliable Linguistics and Social Semiotics examines the theoretical insights, questions, and developments that have emerged from the application of Systemic Functional theory to a range of fields. Beyond simply reporting on the application of SFL to particular sites of communication, both linguistic and semiotic, this volume demonstrates how SFL has critiqued, developed and transformed theory and practice and foregrounds the implications of application for Systemic Functional theory itself. Covering established fields for application, such as education, medicine and media, to relatively uncharted areas, such as software design and extremist propaganda, this volume provides an overview of recent linguistic and semiotic innovations informed by SFL and examines the advances that have been made from many years of productive dialogue between theory and practice.

Sharing the Journey Literature for Young Children

Sharing the Journey  Literature for Young Children
Author: David Yellin
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN: 1351812971
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing the Journey Literature for Young Children Book Excerpt:

This wonderful resource from two authors with an infectious enthusiasm for children's literature will help readers select and share quality books for and with young children. Specifically focused on infants through the third grade, Sharing the Journey contains descriptive book annotations, instructive commentary, and creative teaching activities tailored for those important years. Extensive book lists throughout will help readers build a library of quality children's literature. Books representing other cultures are included to help celebrate diversity as well as cultural connection. Genre chapters include poetry, fantasy, and realistic and historical fiction. A chapter on informational books demonstrates how young children can be introduced to, and learn to enjoy, nonfiction.

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature
Author: Daniel Hahn
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 0191057266
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Your Child s Writing Life

Your Child s Writing Life
Author: Pam Allyn
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN: 1101529326
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Child s Writing Life Book Excerpt:

An illuminating resource to help parents foster a love of writing in their child's life--filled with writing prompts, engaging home learning activities, and more. New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child's development as reading. But though there are books that promote literacy, no book guides parents in helping their child cultivate a love of writing. In this book, Pam Allyn, a nationally recognized educator and literacy expert, reminds us that writing is not only a key skill but also an essential part of self-discovery and critical to success later in life. Allyn offers the "the five keys" to help kids WRITE-Word Power, Ritual, Independence, Time, and Environment-along with fun, imaginative prompts to inspire and empower children to put their thoughts on the page. A groundbreaking blueprint for developing every child's abilities, Your Child's Writing Life teaches parents how to give a gift that will last a lifetime.

A Lifetime of Fiction

A Lifetime of Fiction
Author: William Patrick Martin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 1442229411
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lifetime of Fiction Book Excerpt:

A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 is the most authoritative set of fiction book recommendations in the United States because it is a composite of the most noteworthy book award lists, best book publications, and recommended reading lists from leading libraries, schools, and parenting organizations from across the country. Who are these formidable experts? A Lifetime of Fiction amalgamates over 100 reading lists, including Time Magazine’s Top 100 Novels, Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, Horn Book Children’s Classics, The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children, Harvard Bookstore Favorite Books, College Board’s Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers, National Education Association’s Top Books for Children and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. The definitive lists incorporate the Newbery Medals, Caldecott Medals, Coretta Scott King Awards, Pura Belpré Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, the Man Booker Awards, PEN/Faulkner Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, New York Times Notable Books, and Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, and many more. A Lifetime of Fiction integrates the most widely recognized and respected literary award winners and runners up since the inception of the awards. The book is organized into five age group lists of 100 books – preschoolers (ages 2-5), early readers (ages 4-8), middle readers (ages 9-12), young adults (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18+) – the books are in effect the selections made by the most formidable panel literary experts ever assembled. Each entry includes an annotation. To the perennial question, “What books are worth reading?” A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 answers with best-of-the best booklists distilled from the most preeminent and trustworthy literary authorities.

Creating a Beautiful Mess

Creating a Beautiful Mess
Author: Ann Gadzikowski
Publsiher: Redleaf Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-07-20
ISBN: 160554387X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating a Beautiful Mess Book Excerpt:

Parents will appreciate Creating a Beautiful Mess because it's fun and helpful. This book isn't about parenting rights or wrongs; it's about playful, joyous play experiences for childhood that are universal. It boils down the essential play experiences in an accessible, practical, and easy way. The chapters represent an optimal balance among experiences that support learning, provide physical activity, encourage creative expression, and promote social and family connections. Ann Gadzikowski is an early childhood educator and the author of several books. She is a frequent presenter at professional conferences on the topics of both early childhood education and gifted education.

A to Zoo Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 10th Edition

A to Zoo  Subject Access to Children s Picture Books  10th Edition
Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1636
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 1440834350
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A to Zoo Subject Access to Children s Picture Books 10th Edition Book Excerpt:

Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

More Family Storytimes

More Family Storytimes
Author: Rob Reid
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0838909736
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Family Storytimes Book Excerpt:

Introduces twenty-four activity programs for children and families using books, songs, crafts and dance to approach common topics including the seasons, animals, holidays, and the sea.

Popular Picks for Young Readers

Popular Picks for Young Readers
Author: Diane Foote for ALSC
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN: 0838936059
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Picks for Young Readers Book Excerpt:

Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years. Ranging from books for newborns through readers to age 14, the selected books encompass a wide variety of formats and themes to reflect the diversity of contemporary society. Popular Picks for Young Readers is equally useful for readers' advisory and collection development, and includes High-quality, well-reviewed books that are popular with kids Only original titles, eliminating derivative works such as those based on a movie or licensed characters Picture books, graphic novels, poetry, informational books, fiction, and more Thorough annotations, with summary, author, and publication information Multiple indexes for easy searching by title, author, type of book, genre, award-winners, and subject matter With selections geared towards every child's interest and reading level, this guide will help librarians, teachers, caregivers and others connect young readers to books they're sure to love.

Getting to the Core of Writing Essential Lessons for Every First Grade Student

Getting to the Core of Writing  Essential Lessons for Every First Grade Student
Author: Richard McNeel,Jan McNeal,Vickie Wallace-Nesler
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 1425895026
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting to the Core of Writing Essential Lessons for Every First Grade Student Book Excerpt:

This resource helps teachers to incorporate writing instruction in the first grade classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. As a classroom-tested resource, Getting to the Core of Writing shows positive results in students' writing and simplifies the planning of writing instruction. It assists teachers in becoming familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing and provides resources to support the implementation of these standards. The included ZIP file contains information on how to establish a daily writing workshop that includes consistent, structured instruction to engage students in the writing process. This resource was developed with Common Core State Standards as its foundation and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.