Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-04-30
ISBN: 9780380805600
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear Book Excerpt:

Within Cole Matthews lie anger, rage and hate. Cole has been stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Alex Driscal in the, parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. Now, Alex may have permanent brain damage'and Cole is in the Biggest trouble of his life. Cole is offered Circle Justice: a system based on Native American traditions that attempts to provide healing for the criminal offender, the victim and the, community. With prison as his only alternative, Cole plays along. He says he wants to repent, but in his heart Cole blames his alcoholic mom his, abusive dad, wimpy Alex -- everyone but himself -- for his situation. Cole receives a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. There, he is mauled by Mysterious white bear of Native American legend. Hideously injured, Cole waits for his death His thoughts shift from from Anger to humility. To survive, he must stop blaming others and take responsibility for his life. Rescuers arrive to save Cole's but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that may save his soul. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots without absolving solving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing

Touching Spirit Bear rack

Touching Spirit Bear  rack
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: HarperTeen
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-01-04
ISBN: 9780060734008
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear rack Book Excerpt:

Will the attack of the Spirit Bear destroy Cole's life or save his soul? Cole Matthews has been fighting, stealing, and raising hell for years. So his punishment for beating Peter Driscal senseless is harsh. Given a choice between prison and Native American Circle Justice, Cole chooses Circle Justice: He'll spend one year in complete isolation on a remote Alaskan island. In the first days of his banishment, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and nearly dies. Now there's no one left to save Cole, but Cole himself.

Ghost of Spirit Bear

Ghost of Spirit Bear
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN: 0062033638
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost of Spirit Bear Book Excerpt:

In award-winning author Ben Mikaelsen’s riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a “hugely satisfying resolution.” Life in the wilderness—exiled from civilization as a punishment for his violent behavior—had its own set of hurdles, but for fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, it's returning home and facing high school that feels most daunting. With gangs and physical altercations haunting the hallways of their school, Cole and his former victim Peter—who Cole has now become friends with—must face it all together. So when Peter’s limp and speech impediment make him a natural target for bullies, Cole’s suppressed rage comes bubbling to the surface a lot quicker than he anticipated. Will he throw everything away that he learned on the healing, remote Alaskan island? In this tale of survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it's not enough to change himself. He has to change his world.

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.

From Hinton to Hamlet

From Hinton to Hamlet
Author: Sarah K. Herz,Donald R. Gallo
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780313324529
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Hinton to Hamlet Book Excerpt:

Uses thematic groupings built around recent young adult literature as bridges to the classics. This second edition has been revised by more than 60% and expanded. It continues to emphasize the goal of helping teenagers become lifelong readers, as well as critical and confident readers.

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature
Author: Paulette Fairbanks Molin
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780810850811
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature analyzes characters, outlines plots, and evaluates content from a Native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers will find herein essential analytical information about literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. This book also examines reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works.

Teaching the Best Practice Way

Teaching the Best Practice Way
Author: Harvey Daniels,Marilyn Bizar
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1571104054
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching the Best Practice Way Book Excerpt:

Everyone talks about "best practice" teaching--but what does it actually look like in the classroom? How do working teachers translate complex curriculum standards into simple, workable classroom structures that embody exemplary instruction--and still let kids find joy in learning?In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting "best practice" standards across subject areas and throughout the grades. Each section begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. Next, several teachers representing different grade levels and school communities explain how they adopted the basic model, adapted it to their students' needs, and made it their own.Fully updating and expanding Methods that Matter (Stenhouse, 1998), Teaching the Best Practice Way adds the stories of twenty more celebrated teachers, including James Beane, Donna Ogle, Franki Sibberson, and others from around the country. A brand-new chapter focuses on reading as thinking, detailing the ways teachers can nurture strategic readers--readers who not only deeply understand the printed materials they encounter in school, but who also bring these cognitive strategies to their "reading" of film, art, music, and their experience of the world. The book also shares new research studies that validate the principles and activities of best practice teaching, along with lists of recommended materials that support each of the seven methods.Unique in the field, Teaching the Best Practice Way speaks to all teachers, K-12, with stories, examples, and practical classroom materials for the teachers of all children. This is the book for teachers, schools, and districts that believe the big ideas about teaching really do cross all grade levels and subject areas. Education professors will also find this an ideal resource for use in methods courses.

Discovering Voice

Discovering Voice
Author: Nancy Dean
Publsiher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0929895894
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering Voice Book Excerpt:

Lessons on diction, detail, figurative language, imagery, syntax, and tone help middle and early high school students understand the concept of voice in what they read and develop a strong, personal voice in their own writing. Each voice lesson takes only 10-20 minutes to complete and includes a quotation selected from a wide range of literature, two discussion questions, and an exercise that encourages students to practice what they have learned about the elements of voice. Discovering Voice also offers a collection of quotations students can use to create their own voice lessons. Discussion suggestions for each voice lesson and additional activities for teaching voice further promote critical analysis. Each of the seven packs on the elements of voice--diction, detail, figurative language 1 (metaphors, similes, and personification), figurative language 2 (hyperboles, symbols, and irony), imagery, syntax, and tone--include an introduction, lessons with discussion questions and an exercise, "write-your-own" voice lessons, a list of additional activities for teaching voice, and discussion suggestions.

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Teacher Guide

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Teacher Guide
Author: Novel Units,Veda Boyd Jones
Publsiher: Novel Units, Incorporated
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 9781581305272
Category: Books and reading
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Teacher Guide Book Excerpt:

In Defense of Read Aloud

In Defense of Read Aloud
Author: Steven L. Layne
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1625310404
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Defense of Read Aloud Book Excerpt:

A teacher's guide to the benefits of reading to students and having the students read-aloud.

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Student Packet

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Student Packet
Author: Novel Units,Veda Boyd Jones
Publsiher: Novel Units, Incorporated
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 9781581305289
Category: Books and reading
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching Spirit Bear Novel Units Student Packet Book Excerpt:

The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky
Author: Henrietta Branford
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 132
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.

Tep Vol 31 N1

Tep Vol 31 N1
Author: Patrick M. Jenlink,Teacher Education and Practice
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN: 1475842414
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tep Vol 31 N1 Book Excerpt:

Teacher Education and Practice, a peer-refereed journal, is dedicated to the encouragement and the dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education. The journal is concerned, in the broadest sense, with teacher preparation, practice and policy issues related to the teaching profession, as well as being concerned with learning in the school setting. The journal also serves as a forum for the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view within these purposes. As a forum, the journal offers a public space in which to critically examine current discourse and practice as well as engage in generative dialogue. Alternative forms of inquiry and representation are invited, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives are encouraged to contribute. Teacher Education & Practice is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Teaching for Social Justice

Teaching for Social Justice
Author: Connie E. North
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1317250893
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching for Social Justice Book Excerpt:

Teaching for Social Justice? Voices from the Front Lines examines the process of four K-12 educators and a university-based researcher discussing, studying, and acting on the potential power of social justice. Through frequent, lively, and complex meetings, these educators examine their varying educational philosophies, practices, and teaching sites. Using experimental writing methods and qualitative methodology, North bridges the great divide between teacher and academic discourse. She analyzes the complex, interconnected competencies pursued in the name of social justice, including functional, critical, relational, democratic, and visionary literacies. In doing so, she reveals the power of cross-institutional, democratic inquiry on social issues in education.

Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences

Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences
Author: Jane A. G. Kise
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 145225771X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences Book Excerpt:

All too often, key education initiatives collapse because leaders fail to anticipate and learn from the concerns of those charged with implementation. This illuminating book shows how education leaders can bring opposing groups to common ground, resulting in a solid plan built on diverse wisdom. Acclaimed education coach Jane Kise demonstrates how polarity thinking-a powerful tool for bridging differences developed by Barry Johnson of Polarity Partnerships-provides an alternative to endless debates and either/or thinking. Rather than seeing conflicting forces, the tools help us view them as equally important-even interdependent-concepts, approaches, or models. Readers will find: Ways to recognize polarities, map the positive and negative aspects, and channel energy wasted on disagreement toward a greater common purpose Tools for introducing and working with polarities Polarity mapping to help leaders improve processes for leading change and creating buy-in Ways to use polarity with students as a framework for higher-level thinking

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature
Author: Shelby Wolf,Karen Coats,Patricia A. Enciso,Christine Jenkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN: 1136913572
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

This multidisciplinary handbook pulls together in one volume the research on children's and young adult literature which is currently scattered across three intersecting disciplines: education, English, and library and information science.

Jungle of Bones

Jungle of Bones
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN: 0545633621
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jungle of Bones Book Excerpt:

Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them. Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morning jogs. Deep in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named SECOND ACE that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down SECOND ACE -- but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try. Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole.

Storytimes for Children

Storytimes for Children
Author: Stephanie G. Bauman
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2010-11-10
ISBN: 1598845667
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storytimes for Children Book Excerpt:

This text presents a compilation of the best of ideas from a group of library science graduate students, providing creative and engaging programs geared especially for children ages 0–12. • Contains 86 storytime programs from a variety of contributors, covering children from toddler-age to pre-teen • Storytimes combine reading, poetry, song, and activities • Chapters are delineated by age group, with separate storytime themes arranged in alphabetical order

LitPlan Teacher Pack

LitPlan Teacher Pack
Author: Mary B. Collins,Beverly Schilla
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN: 9781602491410
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LitPlan Teacher Pack Book Excerpt:

Essentially a complete teacher's manual for the novel, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible resource materials for Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikalesen. It includes: Daily Lessons, Short answer study questions, Multiple choice quiz questions, Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment, 3 detailed writing assignments, Individual and group activities, Critical thinking discussion questions, 5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced), Evaluation forms, Review puzzles & games, Bulletin board ideas, Reproducible student materials, and more!

Guiding Adolescent Readers to Success

Guiding Adolescent Readers to Success
Author: Mark Donnelly,Julie Donnelley
Publsiher: Shell Education
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2011-09
ISBN: 9781425808280
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guiding Adolescent Readers to Success Book Excerpt:

A guide to utilizing guided reading strategies in the middle school classroom provides teachers with strategies, differentiation suggestions, and practical tips for integrating guided reading principles across various fiction and nonfiction genres.