Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons
Author: Sharon Creech
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 1529059682
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk Two Moons Book Excerpt:

Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins. What is the meaning of this strange message left on the doorstep? Only Sal knows, and on a roadtrip with her grandparents she tells the bizarre tale of Phoebe Winterbottom, Phoebe’s disappearing mother and the lunatic. But who can help Sal make sense of the mystery that surrounds her own story . . . and her own missing mother?

Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons
Author: Sharon Creech
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-12
ISBN: 9780613002042
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk Two Moons Book Excerpt:

After her mother leaves home suddenly, 13-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

A Guide for Using Walk Two Moons in the Classroom

A Guide for Using Walk Two Moons in the Classroom
Author: Melissa Hart
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0743931602
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide for Using Walk Two Moons in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

Each book in this series is a guide for using a well-known piece of literature in the classroom. Included are sample plans, author information, vocabulary-building ideas, and cross-curricular activities. At the Intermediate and Challenging levels, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and ideas for culminating and extending the novel are also included.

Walk Two Moons Literature Circle Guides

Walk Two Moons   Literature Circle Guides
Author: Scholastic, Inc,Kathleen Simpson
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2002-09
ISBN: 9780439355407
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk Two Moons Literature Circle Guides Book Excerpt:

"Everything you need for successful literature circles that get kids thinking, talking, writing--and loving literature"--Cover.

Sharon Creech 4 Book Collection

Sharon Creech 4 Book Collection
Author: Sharon Creech
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 870
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 0062375946
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharon Creech 4 Book Collection Book Excerpt:

Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Sharon Creech's stories become instant classics, beloved for their genuine characters and celebration of classic themes such as the gifts of love, family, and forgiveness. This quartet collects four of her bestselling novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning Walk Two Moons. Walk Two Moons: In this Newbery-winning novel, thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother. Ruby Holler: "Trouble twins" Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they're restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. The Great Unexpected: Young Naomi Deane is brimming with curiosity and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. She knows all the peculiar people in town—like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. Just like that. A strangely charming Finn boy. And then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed—three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy—and soon Naomi and Lizzie find their lives changed forever. The Boy on the Porch: When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history. All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him. And, as their connection and friendship with Jacob grow, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family and begin to see the world in brand-new ways.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Author: Phyllis Ann Green
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Activity programs in education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech Book Excerpt:

On a long car trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle regales her grandparents with a story about her friend Phoebe, who receives a message from a potential lunatic and must cope with the disappearance of her mother. Beneath Phoebe's story is Sal's own--and her seach for her own mother who left for Idaho one sunny morning and never returned. 1995 Newery Medal winner. ALA Notable Children's Book of 1995. School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 1994. 1995 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech
Author: Alice B. McGinty
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN: 9781404204683
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharon Creech Book Excerpt:

Discusses the life and work of children's author, including her writing process and methods, inspirations, a critical discussion of her books, and biographical timeline.

Unsettling Narratives

Unsettling Narratives
Author: Clare Bradford
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0889205078
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettling Narratives Book Excerpt:

Children’s books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children’s Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government. Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion—the use of postcolonial theories—relatively new to the field of children’s literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures.

Explaining Reading Third Edition

Explaining Reading  Third Edition
Author: Gerald G. Duffy
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 1462515843
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explaining Reading Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts. Following a concise introduction to the CCSS and explicit teaching, 30 engaging examples show how to be explicit when teaching each Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Skills standard. Grounded in authentic reading tasks that teachers can adapt for their classrooms, the examples guide teachers to differentiate instruction, model and scaffold learning, assess student skills, and align reading instruction with Common Core writing standards. New to This Edition *Significantly revised and restructured with a CCSS focus. *The teaching examples are all new or revised. *Provides practical ways to develop "close reading" of text. *Incorporates recent research on authentic tasks and adaptive teaching.

Some of My Best Friends are Books

Some of My Best Friends are Books
Author: Judith Wynn Halsted
Publsiher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0910707960
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some of My Best Friends are Books Book Excerpt:

Recommends books for gifted readers that provide insights and coping skills for issues they may face from preschool through high school, featuring more than three hundred titles with brief summaries, organized by reading levels; and includes an index arranged by theme.

The Elementary School Grammar Toolkit

The Elementary School Grammar Toolkit
Author: Sean Ruday
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-06-01
ISBN: 1000041271
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elementary School Grammar Toolkit Book Excerpt:

Teaching grammar can be overwhelming and is often an overlooked part of effective instruction. The Elementary School Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! Now in its second edition, this comprehensive guide makes grammar instruction fun and meaningful. You will learn how to... • Teach grammar in a practical way to help students grow as readers and writers by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool. • Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action. • Promote metacognition along the way so that students become responsible for their own learning. • Implement innovative instructional strategies and tools aligned with Common Core and other state standards. Throughout the book, you'll find step-by-step recommendations for teaching each of the grammar tools to help students meet the Common Core State Standards and other state language standards for grades three to five, plus classroom snapshots that show you the tools in action, handy templates that you can use in the classroom, and new tips for extra support at the end of every chapter. New! The second edition features revised classroom snapshots and exemplars to showcase successful practices, new visuals, more free charts and activities, and new "Bonus Tips for Support" in each chapter, with extra practices and strategies to use with students who need extra support. The expanded, free annotated bibliography is updated to include contemporary, high-quality children’s and young adult literature and gives examples of key grammatical concepts found in each work. These resources are available as supplemental downloads on our website.

Absolutely Normal Chaos

Absolutely Normal Chaos
Author: Sharon Creech
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0061972436
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Absolutely Normal Chaos Book Excerpt:

"By turns sarcastic, tender, and irreverent, this will quickly make its way into the hands of readers who loved Walk Two Moons." —Kirkus This beloved prequel to bestselling author Sharon Creech's Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons chronicles the life of a thirteen-year-old during her most chaotic and romantic summer ever via journal entries, filled with hilarious observations on love, death, and the confusing mechanics of holding hands. Mary Lou is less than excited about her assignment to keep a journal over the summer. Boring! Then cousin Carl Ray comes to stay with her family, and what starts out as the dull dog days of summer quickly turns into the wildest roller-coaster ride of all time. Named one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing!

Gateway to Reading 250 Author Games and Booktalks to Motivate Middle Readers

Gateway to Reading  250  Author Games and Booktalks to Motivate Middle Readers
Author: Nancy Polette
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN: 1610694244
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gateway to Reading 250 Author Games and Booktalks to Motivate Middle Readers Book Excerpt:

Get young readers hooked on some of the best titles in juvenile literature, ranging from humor to mystery to fantasy, with unusual and effective methods like games. Getting students to want to read is one of the greatest challenges facing middle school teachers and librarians. Determining which are the "right books" that can spark a child's mental awakening is also difficult. This book from prolific author Nancy Polette furnishes interesting and fun games to pique students' interest in junior novels that are worth reading—carefully selected titles that will contribute to their educational and emotional growth. Gateway to Reading: 250+ Author Games and Booktalks to Motivate Middle Readers is a powerful tool for luring middle-school students away from the distractions of 21st-century media and introducing them to junior or 'tween novels that they won't be able to put down. By presenting children with a challenge to engage their minds—racing to decode book titles, or using their creativity to come up with titles of their own, for example—students are naturally drawn towards reading these books from well-known children's authors. Focuses on the middle grades, an age when reading tends to falter Features 40 of the best children's authors Supplies reproducible games and usable booktalks Applicable for school and public library programming

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1563089203
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 More Popular Young Adult Authors Book Excerpt:

A ready reference for teenagers who seek information about well-known writers, either for school work, out of curiosity, to find more books by a favorite author, or to learn about the writing process.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
Author: Allen Kent
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002-06-04
ISBN: 9780824720742
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Book Excerpt:

This supplement covers topics ranging from academic library funding to visual information querying.

Exploring Children s Literature

Exploring Children s Literature
Author: Nikki Gamble
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-06-24
ISBN: 1446276465
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the role of children's literature in promoting reading for pleasure and creating lifelong readers. Focusing on a range of fiction relevant to the National Curriculum, it covers genres such as poetry, non-fiction, traditional stories and picture books. Concepts and terminology are explained through a wide range of examples. This revised edition includes -Investigative activities and practical exercises for personal or classroom use -Examples from world literature and work in translation highlighting the range of diverse material available for teaching inspiration -Coverage of social, cultural and political reading practices to increase understanding of factors that influence children's reading experience -Coverage of disability and equality issues to help inform teaching strategies that overcome barriers to learning. This book is essential for students on PGCE, BEd and BA Education courses, and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature. It provides useful support material for language coordinators and literacy consultants, and can be used to support distance-learning, as an aid to self-study, or as a course text.

CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners

CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners
Author: Suzanne Pavlos
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2001-03-07
ISBN: 0544179315
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners Book Excerpt:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. The works covered in CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners are a reflection of the society in which they were written. A recurring theme in the novels that won the Newbery Medal Award in the 1990s, regardless of the time period in which they were set, is the interdependence of people. Other significant themes that appear as a common thread are friendship and family, courage and bravery, and the dilemmas of adolescents struggling to become adults. With plenty of background information about each author, plot synopses, character maps, and in-depth analysis of characters and themes CliffsNotes 1990s Newbery Medal Winners is your ticket to understanding and enjoying all of the following novels: Holes, by Louis Sachar Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse The View from Saturday, by Elaine Lobl Konigsburg The Midwife’s Apprentice, by Karen Cushman Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech The Giver, by Lois Lowry Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech
Author: Wendy Mead
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1627122680
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharon Creech Book Excerpt:

Sharon Creech is a writer of children’s novels and was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children’s books. When she was young, she wanted to be many things: a painter, ice skater, singer, teacher, and reporter. As a storyteller, she could be all of them. This intriguing biography about this widely notable author and illustrator, will discuss her childhood and early influences through interviews with the author, family, and professional community.

The Kids Book Club Book

The Kids  Book Club Book
Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2007-05-10
ISBN: 144062920X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kids Book Club Book Book Excerpt:

The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.

Write Your Own Realistic Fiction Story

Write Your Own Realistic Fiction Story
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9780756516420
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write Your Own Realistic Fiction Story Book Excerpt:

Explains how to create realistic fiction, from crafting believable characters to creating intense plots, with examples from successful drama and comedic fiction books.