The Circuit

The Circuit
Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780826317971
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circuit Book Excerpt:

Offers a look at a migrant family, detailing their daily life and the struggles they endured to build an existence on the small opportunities they were given

The Mexican Americans

The Mexican Americans
Author: Alma M. García
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780313314995
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mexican Americans Book Excerpt:

Offers a brief look at Mexico's history, culture, and land; describes the reason for migrating to the United States; and analyzes the adjustment process of immigrants.

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature
Author: Julia Mickenberg,Lynne Vallone
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 601
Release: 2012-11-29
ISBN: 0199938555
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Remarkably well researched, the essays consider a wide range of texts - from the U.S., Britain and Canada - and take a variety fo theoretical approaches, including formalism and Marxism and those related to psychology, postcolonialism, reception, feminism, queer studies, and performance studies ... This collection pushes boundaries of genre, notions of childhood ... Choice. Back cover of book.

Life Stories

Life Stories
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591585279
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Stories Book Excerpt:

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

The Migrants Child

The Migrants    Child
Author: Bud Salsbury
Publsiher: LifeRich Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-02-18
ISBN: 1489721703
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Migrants Child Book Excerpt:

This is the story of a child and his brothers who were abandoned when he was three and left with their grandparents (migrant workers). They were constantly moving to follow whatever crop happen to be in season at the time, living in one room shanties that were called home. His life inside and outside of taverns and bars were all too familiar. This is the story of his struggles to find peace and to obtain acceptance in a world where it seemed that no one cared. Always looking to find the reason for the one question; Why Me?

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child
Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1305854985
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and the Child Book Excerpt:

LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Complete Guide to Service Learning

The Complete Guide to Service Learning
Author: Cathryn Berger Kaye
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN: 1575427311
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Service Learning Book Excerpt:

This project-based guide is a blueprint for service learning—from getting started to assessing the experience—and integrates the K–12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. It provides ideas for incorporating literacy into service learning and suggestions for creating a culture of service. An award-winning treasury of activities, ideas, annotated book recommendations, author interviews, and expert essays—all presented within a curricular context and organized by theme. Digital Content contains all of the planning and tracking forms from the book plus bonus service learning plans, and more.

Talk about Books

Talk about Books
Author: Elizabeth Knowles,Martha Smith
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1591580234
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talk about Books Book Excerpt:

This new guide provides everything you need to run a dynamic, no-fuss book discussion group with elementary and middle school students.

Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults

Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults
Author: Isabel Schon
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810851962
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Whether used for the development and support of an existing collection or for the creation of a new collection serving Spanish-speaking young readers, this outstanding resource is an essential tool. Following the same format as the highly praised 1996-1999 edition, Schon presents critical annotations for 1300 books published between 2000 and 2004, including reference, nonfiction, and fiction. One section is devoted to publishers' series, and an appendix lists dealers who carry books in Spanish. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.

Students With Interrupted Formal Education

Students With Interrupted Formal Education
Author: Brenda Custodio,Judith B. O'Loughlin
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1506359671
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Students With Interrupted Formal Education Book Excerpt:

New hope for our most vulnerable English learners “One of the guiding principles of effective English language teaching is for educators to know their students. And that in a nutshell captures the value of this book. . . . The compassion that Custodio and O’Loughlin feel for our SIFE students, the commitment they have to educating them well, and the comprehension they have of the assets these learners bring to the classroom are evident in the writing, tools, and vignettes they share.” -Deborah J. Short Under the best of circumstances, the academic demands of today’s classrooms can be daunting to our English learners. But for the tens of thousands of newly arrived students with interrupted formal education, even the social challenges can be outright overwhelming. Rely on this all-in-one guide from Brenda Custodio and Judith O’Loughlin for expert insight on how to build the skills these students need for success in school and beyond. Inside you’ll find Essential background on factors leading to interrupted education Specific focus on refugee children and Latino immigrants Guidance on building internal resilience for long-term social and emotional health Recommendations for creating supportive environments at the classroom, school, and district level About one thing, Brenda and Judith are absolutely convinced: our SIFE students can learn and make progress, often at a remarkable speed. But it’s up to us, their educators, to provide the time, attention, and a specific focus. Consider this book your first step forward.

Best Books for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults
Author: Holly Koelling
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0838935699
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Books for Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas
Author: Sharon Kane
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN: 1351813390
Category: Education
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.

Teaching Historical Fiction with Ready Made Literature Circles for Secondary Readers

Teaching Historical Fiction with Ready Made Literature Circles for Secondary Readers
Author: Carianne Bernadowski,Kelly Morgano
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1598847880
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Historical Fiction with Ready Made Literature Circles for Secondary Readers Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive step-by-step guide provides practical guidance to implement literature circles in any social studies or language arts classroom. * Provides an author and title index

Interpreting Literature With Children

Interpreting Literature With Children
Author: Shelby A. Wolf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1135625611
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Literature With Children Book Excerpt:

Clearly organized and beautifully written, Interpreting Literature With Children is a remarkable book that stands on the edge of two textbook genres: the survey of literature text and the literary criticism text. Neither approach, however, says enough about how children respond to literature in everyday classroom situations. That is the mission of this book. It begins by providing a solid foundation in both approaches and then examines multiple ways of developing children's literary interpretation through talk, through culture, class, and gender, as well as through creative modes of expression, including writing, the visual arts, and drama. The result is a balanced resource for teachers who want to deepen their understanding of literature and literary engagement. Because of its modest length and price and its ongoing focus on how to increase student engagement with literature, either pre-service or practicing teachers can use this text in children's literature, language arts, or literacy and language courses.

Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children s Literature

Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children s Literature
Author: M. Stewart,Y. Atkinson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN: 0230101526
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Esteemed contributors expand the range of possibilities for reading, understanding, and teaching children's literature as ethnic literature rather than children's literature in this ambitious collection.

Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage

Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage
Author: Barbara Immroth,Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2000-05-01
ISBN: 9780786407903
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage Book Excerpt:

As the United States becomes ever more comfortable with recognizing the cultural diversity of the many groups that make up its population, library services must seek to meet patrons' needs as they are shaped and expressed by their cultural backgrounds. This goal is particularly important for youth library services. For young people of Hispanic heritage, library services attuned to their specific needs and interests are crucial. Many librarians struggle with how to properly create and maintain library programs and collections that are suitable to the needs of Hispanic youth. In this series of essays prepared for the Trejo Foster Foundation for Hispanic Library Education Fourth National Institute, national leaders in librarianship present their insights about how best to meet the needs of young Hispanic library patrons. The text is introduced by the editors, and the essays are arranged in parts: Programs; Collections; Planning and Evaluating; Bibliographical Resources; and For the Future. Information about the contributors and an index conclude the volume.

Chicano and Chicana Literature

Chicano and Chicana Literature
Author: Charles M. Tatum
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 0816549982
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chicano and Chicana Literature Book Excerpt:

The literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Southwest has its origins in a harsh frontier environment marked by episodes of intense cultural conflict, and much of the literature seeks to capture the epic experiences of conquest and settlement. The Chicano literary canon has evolved rapidly over four centuries to become one of the most dynamic, growing, and vital parts of what we know as contemporary U.S. literature. In this comprehensive examination of Chicano and Chicana literature, Charles M. Tatum brings a new and refreshing perspective to the ethnic identity of Mexican Americans. From the earliest sixteenth-century chronicles of the Spanish Period, to the poetry and narrative fiction of the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, and then to the flowering of all literary genres in the post–Chicano Movement years, Chicano/a literature amply reflects the hopes and aspirations as well as the frustrations and disillusionments of an often marginalized population. Exploring the work of Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Luis Alberto Urrea, and many more, Tatum examines the important social, historical, and cultural contexts in which the writing evolved, paying special attention to the Chicano Movement and the flourishing of literary texts during the 1960s and early 1970s. Chapters provide an overview of the most important theoretical and critical approaches employed by scholars over the past forty years and survey the major trends and themes in contemporary autobiography, memoir, fiction, and poetry. The most complete and up-to-date introduction to Chicana/o literature available, this book will be an ideal reference for scholars of Hispanic and American literature. Discussion questions and suggested reading included at the end of each chapter are especially suited for classroom use.

Celebrating Cuentos

Celebrating Cuentos
Author: Jamie Campbell Naidoo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591589045
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrating Cuentos Book Excerpt:

More effectively meet the diverse literacy needs of the growing Latino population by learning how to evaluate and select quality Latino children's literature. * Figures relating to Latino population growth, home language of Latinos, and stressors of recently arrived Latinos * Extensive bibliography of print and web resources for developing collections of quality materials about Latino cultures, professional publications related relating to evaluating Latino children's literature and integrating the literature into classrooms and libraries, and recommended English, Spanish, and bilingual children's and young adult books about Latinos * Contains useful resources such as reproducible bookmarks of recommended Latino children's books, evaluation sheets for analyzing Latino children's books for stereotypes, and a bingo sheet for professional development related to library services for Latinos and Latino children

The Am ricas Award

The Am  ricas Award
Author: Laretta Henderson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-12-16
ISBN: 1498501613
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Am ricas Award Book Excerpt:

This edited volume performs a critical analysis of the Américas Award, issues related to the content of the award-winning and honored books, and the contexts in which the books are used. It includes chapters by key scholars in the areas of youth literature in English, English Education, Library and Information Science, and Ethnic Studies.

101 Great Ready to Use Book Lists for Teens

101 Great  Ready to Use Book Lists for Teens
Author: Nancy J. Keane
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2012-03-14
ISBN: 1610691350
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Great Ready to Use Book Lists for Teens Book Excerpt:

Building on the author's work in The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists, this book provides 101 new and revised reading lists created in consultation with teachers and public librarians—an invaluable resource for any educator who plans activities for children that involve using literature.