Stargirl

Stargirl
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2001-11-13
ISBN: 0375890025
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stargirl Book Excerpt:

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A modern-day classic from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, this beloved celebration of individuality is now an original movie on Disney+! And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday! Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first. Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Don’t miss the sequel, Love, Stargirl, as well as The Warden’s Daughter, a novel about another girl who can't help but stand out. “Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times

Stargirl

Stargirl
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BMI Educational Services
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-05-27
ISBN: 1609337743
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stargirl Book Excerpt:

Love Stargirl

Love  Stargirl
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN: 1408315459
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Stargirl Book Excerpt:

By award-winning author Jerry Spinelli, the story of Stargirl continues... The emotive sequel to the bestselling modern classic, STARGIRL, by Jerry Spinelli - soon to be an original film on Disney+! In the form of letters to Leo, written over the course of a year, this moving and lyrical book charts Stargirl's feelings as she comes to terms with the loss of Leo and starts to make new friends.

The Bully in the Book and in the Classroom

The Bully in the Book and in the Classroom
Author: Christie Jo Bott
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810850484
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bully in the Book and in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

Offers suggestions to stop bullies in the classroom and outlines a program which uses literature as a starting point for discussion of bullying.

Using Literature to Support Skills and Critical Discussion for Struggling Readers

Using Literature to Support Skills and Critical Discussion for Struggling Readers
Author: Nancy S. Williams
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781578860968
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Literature to Support Skills and Critical Discussion for Struggling Readers Book Excerpt:

Discusses children's literature as a tool to invite discussion and analysis, promote personal connections with text, understand and use descriptive vocabulary, and extend meaning through research, writing, art, and drama.

Call Me Star Girl

Call Me Star Girl
Author: Louise Beech
Publsiher: Orenda Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-02-18
ISBN: 1912374641
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call Me Star Girl Book Excerpt:

A taut, emotive, devastating dark and all-consuming psychological thriller, reminiscent of Play Misty for Me ... from the critically acclaimed author of Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost... WINNER of Best magazine’s BIG Book of the Year 2019 LONGLISTED for Guardian‘s NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE 'A complex and layered tale that charmed me as a much as it traumatised me. An atmospheric, haunting and beautifully written page turner!’ C L Taylor ‘Noirish psychological thriller with fascinating, disturbing characters. Compelling, twisty, and seriously addictive. EXCELLENT’ Will Dean 'As twisty and deadly as barbed wire, this book will leave you breathless’ Erin Kelly Stirring up secrets can be deadly ... especially if they’re yours... Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago – and her killer hasn’t been caught. Tonight is Stella McKeever’s final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she’ll share some of hers. Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after fourteen years. She might tell you about the perfume bottle with the star-shaped stopper, or about her father ... What Stella really wants to know is more about the mysterious man calling the station ... who says he knows who killed Victoria, and has proof. Tonight is the night for secrets, and Stella wants to know everything... With echoes of the Play Misty for Me, Call Me Star Girl is a taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller that plays on our deepest fears, providing a stark reminder that stirring up dark secrets from the past can be deadly... ‘It's a slow burn at first until it twists and turns at a head-staggering rate to a devastating climax. Original, moody and totally gripping’ Claire Allan ‘Louise Beech blasts into the world of thriller writing with this moody and tense tale. With secrets, lies and plenty of twisty turns, it’s story is dark and it’s setting eerie and evocative. Definitely one where you might look over your shoulder more than once while reading!’ Fionnuala Kearney ‘An original story and beautifully written, so atmospheric ... Dark, mesmerising and utterly devastating' SJI Holliday ‘Beech has used her unique flair and constructed a crime fiction story that will have you frantically turning the pages until you get to the end’ Michael Wood ‘It’s EXTRAORDINARY – tense, twisted and utterly compelling, written with such raw beauty and unflinching honesty’ Miranda Dickinson ’A thriller with heart, passion and twists that will surprise even the most astute readers’ John Marrs ‘With Call Me Star Girl, Louise proves that she can blow us all away with her writing powers – in whatever genre she chooses’ Jack Jordan ‘A Smart, complex and beautifully written psychological thriller, with a raw intensity at it’s heart. Twisty, addictive and completely compelling, this powerful story will keep you hooked and leave you haunted’ Best Magazine ‘Call Me Star Girl is a unique psychological thriller which is packed with tension and suspense ... A Dark and atmospheric read which sends shivers down your spine’ Margaret Madden, Irish Independent ‘Part psychological thriller, part literary noir and part tragic family drama, its multiple strands slowly merge to reveal a captivating truth’ Heat Magazine ‘MUST READ’ Daily Express ‘Psychologically unsettling and with a sting in the tail, it's another cracker published by Orenda Books’ Russel McLean

Booktalks and More

Booktalks and More
Author: Lucy Schall
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1563089823
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Booktalks and More Book Excerpt:

Inspire teenagers to read quality literature and help them explore issues relevant to their lives. This outstanding book offers motivational, ready-to-use booktalks for more than 100 of the best new reads for teenagers, guaranteed to pique teen interest. With a focus on recently published fiction and nonfiction titles in a wide variety of genres and themes, these dynamic booktalks center around issues, problems, and challenges that young adults are facing.

Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature

Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature
Author: Victor Malo-Juvera,Crag Hill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN: 1000769992
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

Recognizing the determination of a canon as an ongoing process of discussion and debate, which helps us to better understand the concept of meaningful and important literature, this edited collection turns a critical spotlight on young adult literature (YAL) to explore some of the most read, taught, and discussed books of our time. By considering the unique criteria which might underpin the classification of a YAL canon, this text raises critical questions of what it means to define canonicity and designate certain books as belonging to the YAL canon. Moving beyond ideas of what is taught or featured in textbooks, the volume emphasizes the role of adolescents’ choice, the influence of popular culture, and above all the multiplicity of ways in which literature might be interpreted and reflected in the lives of young readers. Chapters examine an array of texts through varied critical lenses, offer detailed literary analyses and divergent interpretations, and consider how themes might be explored in pedagogical contexts. By articulating the ways in which teachers and young readers may have traditionally interpreted YAL, this volume will extend debate on canonicity and counter dominant narratives that posit YAL texts as undeserving of canonical status. This text will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, academics, professionals, and libraries in the field of young adult literature, fiction literacy, children’s literacy and feminist studies.

Crossing Textual Boundaries in International Children s Literature

Crossing Textual Boundaries in International Children   s Literature
Author: Lance Weldy
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2011-01-18
ISBN: 1443827606
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing Textual Boundaries in International Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

“As the first part of the title indicates, my interest in looking at intertextuality and transformation still maintains a prominent place throughout this book as well. If we believe that ‘no text is an island,’ then we will understand that the relationships between and within texts across the years become a fascinating place for academic inquiry. I included the word ‘boundaries’ into the title because we never get tired of voicing our opinions about texts which traverse relegated boundaries, such as genre or medium. Not only am I interested in discussing what these changes across boundaries mean socially, historically, and culturally, but also what they mean geographically, which accounts for the second part of my title. “I am very excited that this book will be placing even more emphasis on children’s literature in an international scene than my first book did, in the sense that I have added more scholars on an international level. I hesitate to list the nationalities of all of the contributors here because quite a few have themselves crossed international boundaries in different ways, by either studying abroad or finding permanent residency in foreign countries. Nevertheless, the writers have lived extensively in or identify as being from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States of America, and Wales.” —Introduction

Jerry Spinelli s Outsiders and its Relevance in Children s Literature

Jerry Spinelli s Outsiders and its Relevance in Children s Literature
Author: Jessica Narloch
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN: 3869437499
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jerry Spinelli s Outsiders and its Relevance in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.3, University of Duisburg-Essen, language: English, abstract: The main aim of children’s literature is to be readable for young people, to be amusing, exciting, to have a good story and to make readers enjoy it. Some books do not only fulfill this aim but also have a message. Young children should learn something important by reading those books. Those books are relevant for children’s literature because the children enjoy learning when the story is good and interesting. But what makes a book a relevant book? Is it only the message, only the story, the characters or all of those? This essay will show if Jerry Spinelli’s books Stargirl, Loser and Wringer do have a relevance in children’s literature and why by characterizing the protagonists and by finding out what Spinelli’s messages are. Those three books have been chosen because the protagonists are outsiders and therefore the books are of comparable topics.

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas
Author: Sharon Kane
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN: 1351813390
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas Book Excerpt:

This practical, accessible resource will help future and practicing teachers integrate literature into their middle school or high school classrooms, while also addressing content area standards and improving the literacy skills of their students. Two introductory chapters are followed by five chapters that each cover a different genre: Chapter 3, Informational Books; Chapter 4, Fiction; Chapter 5, Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir; Chapter 6, Poetry; and Chapter 7, How-to and Hands-on Books. Each genre chapter consists of four parts: Part 1: Discusses the genre and how content area teachers can use books within that genre to further content learning and enhance literacy skills. Part 2: Offers hands-on instructional strategies and activities using literature, with activities for use in a variety of disciplines. Part 3: Presents individual author studies (three or four per chapter) with bibliographies and guidelines for using the authors' books in content area courses. Part 4: Features an annotated bibliography of specially selected children and young adult literature for that genre, organized by content area. The annotations provide information about the book, which can be used to prepare booktalks, and teaching ideas for using in a specific content area. Altogether these sections contain more than 600 annotated entries tabbed by subject area, including art, English/language arts, languages and culture, math and technology, music, PE/health, science, and social studies/history.

Textual Analysis Made Easy

Textual Analysis Made Easy
Author: C. Brian Taylor
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1317361709
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textual Analysis Made Easy Book Excerpt:

In this new book, you’ll learn how to teach evidence-based writing using a variety of tools, activities, and sample literary texts. Showing elementary and middle school students how to think critically about what they’re reading can be a challenge, but author C. Brian Taylor makes it easy by presenting twelve critical thinking tools along with step-by-step instructions for implementing each one effectively in the classroom. You’ll learn how to: Design units and lesson plans that gradually introduce your students to more complex levels of textual analysis; Encourage students to dig deeper by using the 12 Tools for Critical Thinking; Help students identify context and analyze quotes with the Evidence Finder graphic organizer; Use the Secret Recipe strategy to construct persuasive evidence-based responses that analyze a text’s content or technique; Create Cue Cards to teach students how to recognize and define common literary devices. The book also offers a series of extra examples using mentor texts, so you can clearly see how the strategies in this book can be applied to excerpts from popular, canonical, and semi-historical literature. Additionally, a number of the tools and templates in the book are available as free eResources from our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138950658), so you can start using them immediately in your classroom.

Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction 1997 2001

Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction  1997 2001
Author: Alethea Helbig,Agnes Perkins
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0313324301
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction 1997 2001 Book Excerpt:

Looks at 290 award-winning books for young adults, using 750 alphabetical entries on individual works, authors, characters, and settings to provide plot summaries, critical assessments, and biographical information.

Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy

Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy
Author: Jill Lewis
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2009-05-04
ISBN: 1606233661
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy Book Excerpt:

In each chapter of this unique volume, an exemplary teacher collaborates with a prominent scholar to present real-world strategies for putting literacy research to work in grades 5–12. These lively dialogues tackle key questions in adolescent literacy, including issues of motivation, critical thinking skills, content-area writing, differentiated instruction, assessment, English language learning, and technology. Suggestions for incorporating adolescents' out-of-school literacies and working with reading specialists and coaches show how to build connections between the classroom and wider communities. In-depth portraits of challenges and successes in the classroom, practical instructional tips, and stimulating questions for reflection make the book a valuable resource for inservice and preservice teachers.

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide New Edition

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide New Edition
Author: Melanie Scott,DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN: 0241392691
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide New Edition Book Excerpt:

Is Superman the strongest Super Hero alive? Where is Wonder Woman from? Is Darkseid the most evil Super-Villain ever? Who is the fastest man alive? Who are Batman's allies? Have to know the answers to these questions? Look no further than the DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition. Written by DC Comics experts, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 200 incredible characters and Super Hero teams, including Batman, Harley Quinn, Justice League, and so many more. The DC Comics Universe changed forever following their epic Rebirth event, and so did the characters. This comprehensive guide covers the latest key storylines for each character and includes stunning new images from the comics. It is also packed full of vital statistics and explains each character's super powers, from indestructibility to sorcery. The DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide: New Edition is guaranteed to enthral fans for hours on end. TM & © DC Comics. (s18) Previous Edition: 9781405367783

Jerry Spinelli

Jerry Spinelli
Author: EPUB 2-3
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN: 1438149255
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jerry Spinelli Book Excerpt:

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Booktalking Across the Curriculum

Booktalking Across the Curriculum
Author: Nancy J. Keane
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1563089378
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Booktalking Across the Curriculum Book Excerpt:

Contains more than 160 booktalks and 330 book suggestions designed to help middle-school teachers promote fiction-reading in their classrooms.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition

The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition
Author: Matthew K. Manning,Stephen Wiacek,Melanie Scott,Nick Jones,Landry Q. Walker
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN: 0241541697
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition Book Excerpt:

The definitive e-guide to the characters of the DC Multiverse Iconic Super Heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash have been transformed in recent years, along with many other DC characters. This new edition of the most comprehensive A-Z e-guide to DC's pantheon of Super Heroes and Super-Villains includes the latest earth-shaking developments in the DC Multiverse, with profiles of more than 1,200 characters. Created in full collaboration with DC, the encyclopedia features characters and art from every key crossover event, including Dark Nights: Metal and its sequel Dark Nights: Death Metal. With a foreword by DC legend Jim Lee, a brand-new cover design, and thrilling comic artwork, the fun and excitement of more than 80 years of comics history explodes off every page. Experience the DC Multiverse like never before with The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition. Copyright ©2021 DC Comics. All DC characters and elements © & TM DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)

Reid s Read alouds

Reid s Read alouds
Author: Rob Reid
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0838909809
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reid s Read alouds Book Excerpt:

Offers a list of two hundred books targeted at children that work well when read aloud, with summaries and recommendations based on grade level and popular topics.

The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky
Author: Henrietta Branford
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780763607753
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fated Sky Book Excerpt:

Ran, a sixteen-year-old Viking girl, struggles to control the events of her life and escape from the death that is supposed to be her destiny.