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Anna Casey S Place In The World

Author: Adrian Fogelin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497694442
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How do you face life without a place to call home? Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin follows up her critically acclaimed novel Crossing Jordan with the story of a young girl’s trials and triumphs as she tries to find a home. With warmth and humor, Fogelin has created a memorable character in Anna, who must deal with the loss of her family and adjust to living in a foster home. Feeling abandoned and alone, Anna turns to her closest companion, her explorer journal. With the help of a scrawny new friend named Eb, Anna discovers a sense of belonging . . . and her own place in the world.

Dictionary Of American Young Adult Fiction 1997 2001

Author: Alethea Helbig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313324301
Size: 70.11 MB
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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.

Engaging The Eye Generation

Author: Johanna Riddle
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107495
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Literacy in the twenty-first century means more than just reading and writing. Today's students must learn how to interpret and communicate information through a variety of digital and print-based media formats, using imagery, online applications, audio, video, and traditional texts. In Engaging the Eye Generation, library media specialist and National Board Certified Teacher Johanna Riddle draws on twenty-five years of education experience to show teachers how to update the curriculum for twenty-first century learners. Technology neophytes need not despair. Johanna suggests enhancements ranging from low-tech to high-tech and explains how teachers, even those with limited technology skills, can effectively guide students to proficiency. Each chapter--filled with meaningful and motivating activities--thoughtfully explains how to elevate traditional learning and add new layers to students' reading comprehension, critical thinking, and communication skills. Through proven methods and practical examples, teachers will discover how to: · use multiple literacies to weave together standards and disciplines; · identify and apply appropriate tools to ensure relevant information literacy; · integrate information and research skills; and · design rubrics collaboratively with students so all learners can effectively assess the learning process. To help students meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world, teachers must become comfortable in the twenty-first-century learning community. Engaging the Eye Generation isaccessible, manageable, and inspiring; it will help teachers bridge the generational gap with enthusiasm and savvy. Engaging the Eye Generation takes a fresh approach to infusing twenty-first century skills into the classroom. In addition to practical examples of lessons and units, Johanna shares her own learning process, which will allow the reader to easily adopt the best practices outlined in the book] Her attention to sound pedagogical practices, with an emphasis on both visual and information literacy, will support teachers as they move their students toward the skills they will need to succeed! --Kathy Schrock, Creator of Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators and Administrator for Technology for the Nauset Public School

Integrating Literature In The Content Areas

Author: Sharon Kane
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351813390
Size: 24.40 MB
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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.

The Big Book Of Children S Reading Lists

Author: Nancy J. Keane
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591583349
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Presents one hundred annotated book lists for educators and librarians who work with young readers, covering both fiction and nonfiction books in print as of August 2005.

What Do Children And Young Adults Read Next

Author: Janis Ansell
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787648008
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Lists books by subject and title and recommends what book children and young adults should read next based on their previous likes and dislikes.

Something About The Author

Author: Lisa Kumar
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787687991
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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Something About The Author

Author: Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 9780787647179
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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs. Also availa is a cumulative author index, published in odd-numbered volumes.