The Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday Wars
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0618724834
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wednesday Wars Book Excerpt:

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns muchof value about the world he lives in.

Secondary School Literacy Instruction

Secondary School Literacy Instruction
Author: Betty Roe,Nancy J. Kolodziej,Barbara Stoodt-Hill,Paul C. Burns
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN: 1285500016
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondary School Literacy Instruction Book Excerpt:

Well known for its detailed and practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies, SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION is required reading for all non-literacy teaching majors. Its motivational pedagogy especially appeals to pre-service teachers, who quickly realize that the text will help them improve their students' progress. Two hallmark chapters on content area teaching have brought this text wide acclaim for its unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text also is recognized for its proven pedagogy, including Meeting the Challenge, which puts ideas into classroom practice, and Focus on English Language Learners and Focus on Struggling Readers, which highlight important applications for these special needs learners in easy-to-locate sections in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Just Like That

Just Like That
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publsiher: Clarion Books
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN: 0544084772
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Like That Book Excerpt:

In this poignant, perceptive, witty novel, Gary D. Schmidt brings authenticity and emotion to multiple plot strands, weaving in themes of grief, loss, redemption, achievement, and love. Following the death of her closest friend in summer 1968, Meryl Lee Kowalski goes off to St. Elene's Preparatory Academy for Girls, where she struggles to navigate the venerable boarding school's traditions and a social structure heavily weighted toward students from wealthy backgrounds. In a parallel story, Matt Coffin has wound up on the Maine coast near St. Elene's with a pillowcase full of money lifted from the leader of a criminal gang, fearing the gang's relentless, destructive pursuit. Both young people gradually dispel their loneliness, finding a way to be hopeful and also finding each other.

The Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday Wars
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780545178136
Category: Families
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wednesday Wars Book Excerpt:

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.

Booklist s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000

Booklist   s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000
Author: Gillian Engberg,Ian Chipman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0838911501
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Booklist s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000 Book Excerpt:

With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklistmagazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this book Includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults Collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends Indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference The thoughtful professional review coverage for which ALA’s Booklist is known makes this volume an ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development.

Active Reading Activities for Librarians and Teachers

Active Reading  Activities for Librarians and Teachers
Author: Beth McGuire
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN: 1598845047
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Reading Activities for Librarians and Teachers Book Excerpt:

Teacher Librarian Beth McGuire provides librarians and teachers with reproducible activities to encourage students to think about, discuss and provide a purpose for reading current star reviewed and award winning literature while practicing their comprehension strategies. Activities reinforce comprehension of the material and include an extension activity for going beyond the text, allowing the students to practice their higher level thinking skills. Librarians and teachers can make copies of the activities to directly incorporate into their lessons in the content areas. Titles included are organized by level and by curricular area. Usable for grades 6-8.

Shakespeare and Millennial Fiction

Shakespeare and Millennial Fiction
Author: Andrew James Hartley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1107171725
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and Millennial Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book analyses the ways contemporary fiction writers draw on Shakespeare - the man, his work and his cultural legacy.

Using Young Adult Literature to Work through Wobble Moments in Teacher Education

Using Young Adult Literature to Work through Wobble Moments in Teacher Education
Author: Dawan Coombs,Jon Ostenson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2022-07-25
ISBN: 1000619990
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Young Adult Literature to Work through Wobble Moments in Teacher Education Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a novel approach to exploring how literary response groups can be used as part of teacher education programs to help preservice teachers navigate "wobble" moments. Focusing uniquely on the potential of young adult literature (YAL), the text draws on the first-hand experiences of teacher candidates and uses a range of well-known books to demonstrate how narrative-based inquiry and analysis of fictional depictions of teaching and learning can support reflection on a range of common challenges. The volume presents how YAL literary response groups are shown to enhance participants’ ability to reflect on practice, build resilience, and develop deeper understanding of pedagogical principles by offering a shared dialogical space. These insights ultimately contribute to teacher education program improvement by enhancing teacher candidates’ understanding of pedagogy. This text will benefit researchers, doctoral students, and academics in the fields of teaching, teacher mentoring, and teacher education more specifically. Those interested in literature studies and young adult literature (YAL) more broadly will also benefit from this volume.

Get Those Guys Reading

Get Those Guys Reading
Author: Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1598848461
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Get Those Guys Reading Book Excerpt:

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Representing Children in Chinese and U S Children s Literature

Representing Children in Chinese and U S  Children s Literature
Author: Claudia Nelson,Rebecca Morris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1317065980
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representing Children in Chinese and U S Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. The volume’s five sections highlight the differences between and overlapping concerns of Chinese and American scholars, as they examine children’s literature with respect to cultural metaphors and motifs, historical movements, authorship, didacticism, important themes, and the current status of and future directions for literature and criticism. Wide-ranging and admirably ambitious in its encouragement of communication between scholars from two major nations, Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children’s Literature serves as a model for examining how and why children’s literature, more than many literary forms, circulates internationally.

Sentence A Period to Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers

Sentence   A Period to Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers
Author: Geraldine Woods
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0393714829
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sentence A Period to Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers Book Excerpt:

Sometimes it’s better to start small, with a sentence. Every English teacher has experienced it: students staring at an empty page, seemingly paralyzed by a writing assignment. When this happens, it may be time to back off from the Big Idea approach to the art of reading and writing, and zero in on a single sentence. In this book, a master teacher offers a complete guide to a sentence-level approach. Helping students recognize the techniques that make sentences great is the first step, and there are plenty of examples here from YA novels, TV shows, and song lyrics as well as the novels, poetry, and nonfiction pieces that form the canon of middle and high school reading lists. Lesson plans include activities to introduce the featured element of style; questions to guide students in their analysis; and writing prompts and activities to spark students’ interest and creativity. With this Little-to-Big strategy, students move quickly from analysis of the words between two periods to the universe of ideas of which that sentence is a part. They may even be eager to write their own

2011 Children s Writer s And Illustrator s Market

2011 Children s Writer s And Illustrator s Market
Author: Alice Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2010-07-12
ISBN: 1599634260
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2011 Children s Writer s And Illustrator s Market Book Excerpt:

Now includes a subscription to CWIM online (the children’s publishing area of writersmarket.com). The 2011 CWIM offers more than 650 listings for book publishers, magazines, agents, art reps and more. It’s completely updated and is the most trusted source for children’s publishing information. CWIM also contains exclusive interviews with and articles by well-respected and award-winning authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals as well as nuts-and-bolts how-to information. Readers will learn what to do, how to do it, and get loads of information and inspiration.

Reality Rules II

Reality Rules II
Author: Elizabeth Fraser
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1598847902
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality Rules II Book Excerpt:

A must-have resource for librarians, teachers, and parents on the popular and growing area of teen nonfiction—a genre now mandated by the Common Core Standards.

Books That Teach Kids to Write

Books That Teach Kids to Write
Author: Marianne Saccardi
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN: 1598844520
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books That Teach Kids to Write Book Excerpt:

This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field

Exploring Teachers in Fiction and Film

Exploring Teachers in Fiction and Film
Author: Melanie Shoffner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1317371682
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Teachers in Fiction and Film Book Excerpt:

This book about teachers as characters in popular media examines what can be learned from fictional teachers for the purposes of educating real teachers. Its aim is twofold: to examine the constructed figure of the teacher in film, television and text and to apply that examination in the context of teacher education. By exploring the teacher construct, readers are able to consider how popular fiction and film have influenced society’s understandings and views of classroom teachers. Organized around four main themes—Identifying with the Teacher Image; Constructing the Teacher with Content; Imaging the Teacher as Savior; The Teacher Construct as Commentary—the chapters examine the complicated mixture of fact, stereotype and misrepresentation that create the image of the teacher in the public eye today. This examination, in turn, allows teacher educators to use popular culture as curriculum. Using the fictional teacher as a text, preservice—and practicing—teachers can examine positive and negative (and often misleading) representations of teachers in order to develop as teachers themselves.

Literature for Young Adults

Literature for Young Adults
Author: Joan L. Knickerbocker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 135181303X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature for Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Young adults are actively looking for anything that connects them with the changes happening in their lives, and the books discussed throughout Literature for Young Adults have the potential to make that connection and motivate them to read. It explores a great variety of works, genres, and formats, but it places special emphasis on contemporary works whose nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions make them well suited to young adult readers. It also looks at the ways in which contemporary readers access and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers ways to incorporate nontraditional ways of accessing and sharing books throughout their literature programs. In addition to traditional genre chapters, Literature for Young Adults includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; cover art, picture books, illustrated literature, and graphic novels; and film. It recognizes that, while films can be used to complement print literature, they are also a literacy format in their own right-and one that young adults are particularly familiar and comfortable with. The book's discussion of literary language--including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms--enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their students (and others) when communicating about books. It will help readers teach young adults the language they need to articulate their responses to the books they are reading.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers grades 4 8

Historical Fiction for Young Readers  grades 4 8
Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1591586216
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Fiction for Young Readers grades 4 8 Book Excerpt:

Presents an introduction to historical fiction for readers in grades four through eight, listing eighty titles of works for this age group and providing plot summaries, characters, historical background, and selected passages for discussion.

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.

Literary Conversations in the Classroom

Literary Conversations in the Classroom
Author: Diane Barone,Rebecca Barone
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2017
ISBN: 080777524X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Conversations in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

Combining research with real-life classroom examples, this book demonstrates how high-level conversations centered on fiction and nonfiction can promote student understanding and help them meet and exceed a spectrum of standards. The authors demonstrate how to use literary conversations in small, heterogeneous groups to address multiple expectations within classrooms, such as close reading, vocabulary, background knowledge, literal and inferential comprehension, and responses to multimodal interpretation, nonfiction text features, and graphic organizers. The text includes the theoretical why, and the very practical how-to, to help teachers (grades 3–8) successfully implement serious, sustained student-group conversations about their reading. The recommendations for heterogeneous groups, rather than groups based on book selection or reading ability, will support all students—struggling readers and those reading at or above grade level. This practical resource shows teachers how to: Group students heterogeneously, from inexperienced participants to sophisticated readers.Support each student as he or she reads a nonfiction or fiction book.Engage students in critical conversations centered on their reading.Be mindful of the roles for each student and how these change based on genre. Assess student participation and literacy outcomes. “Barone and Barone show us how to guide students’ literacy development through interactions. They articulate the support teachers and students need to engage in deep conversations about narrative and informational texts such that students uncover their thinking and explore the thinking of their peers relative to complex texts. The ideas contained within this volume have the potential to unleash student learning in powerful ways.” —Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University “Barone and Barone have created a valuable resource--perfect for meeting the expectations of the Common Core and fostering students’ comprehension, as well as their speaking and listening skills.” —Maureen McLaughlin, Professor of Reading, East Stroudsburg University of PA, 2013–2014 President of the International Literacy Association

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
ISBN: 1610691342
Category: Education
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.