Read and Download Kathleen Karr book The Great Turkey Walk in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Great Turkey Walk. This book was released on 2000 with total page 212 pages. Book excerpt: In 1860, a somewhat simple-minded fifteen-year-old boy attempts to herd one thousand turkeys from Missouri to Denver, Colorado, in hopes of selling them at a profit.
Read and Download Susan Finney book Independent Reading Activities That Keep Kids Learning ... While You Teach Small Groups in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIndependent Reading Activities That Keep Kids Learning ... While You Teach Small Groups. This book was released on 2003-03 with total page 132 pages. Book excerpt: "50 engaging reproductible activity sheets, management strategies, and tips for differentiating instruction that help kids build key strategies independently"--Cover.
Read and Download Alethea Helbig book Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1995-1999 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1995-1999. This book was released on 2002 with total page 636 pages. Book excerpt: Contains author, title, and character entries for various award winning books.
Read and Download Lucy Schall book Booktalks and More in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBooktalks and More. This book was released on 2003 with total page 277 pages. 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.
Read and Download Henrietta Branford book The Fated Sky in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Fated Sky. This book was released on 1999 with total page 132 pages. 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.
Read and Download Karen Davis book More Than a Meal in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMore Than a Meal. This book was released on 2001 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: This scholarly and authoritative book examines the cultural and literal history, as well as the natural history and biological needs and concerns of turkeys. Davis explores how turkeys came to be seen as birds who were not only the epitome of failure or stupidity but also the suitable centerpiece of the celebration of freedom in America itself--Thanksgiving. She examines the many varieties of turkeys and uncovers the methods by which millions of turkeys are raised, fattened, and slaughtered on farms around America today. Davis takes us back to European folklore about turkeys, the myths, fairytales, and downright lies told about turkeys and their habits and habitats. She shows how turkeys in the wild have complex lives and family units, and how they were an integral part of Native American and continental cultures and landscape before the Europeans arrived. Finally, Davis draws conclusions about our paradoxical, complex, and "bestial" relationship not just with turkeys, but with all birds, and thus with all other animals. She examines how our treatment of animals shapes our other values about ourselves, our relationship with other human beings, and our attitude toward the land, nation, and the world.
Read and Download Nancy J. Keane book 101 Great, Ready-to-Use Book Lists for Teens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T101 Great, Ready-to-Use Book Lists for Teens. This book was released on 2012-03-14 with total page 263 pages. 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.
Read and Download Deanna J. McDaniel book Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9. This book was released on 2008-06-30 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.
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Read and Download Walter Hogan book Animals in Young Adult Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAnimals in Young Adult Fiction. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: Of the many themes occurring in young adult literature, one that bears more extensive exploration is the adolescent-animal connection. Although substantial critical commentary has addressed children's animal stories and animals in adult fiction, very few studies have been devoted to adolescent-animal encounters. In Animals in Young Adult Fiction, Walter Hogan examines several hundred novels and stories to explore the ways in which animals are represented in these works. In additional to providing an historical survey, Hogan looks at both realistic fiction and speculative works, including fantasy, supernatural, horror, and science fiction. Hogan reviews stories that feature wild animal encounters, stories centered on relationships with horses, dogs, and other working and performing animals, and those featuring relationships with pets. Drawing upon established scholarship, this book examines human-animal relationships from multiple angles, making it an invaluable resource for librarians, teachers, and students of children's and young adult literature.
Read and Download John Thomas Gillespie book Historical Fiction for Young Readers (grades 4-8) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistorical Fiction for Young Readers (grades 4-8). This book was released on 2008 with total page 489 pages. 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.
Read and Download Martha Seif Simpson book StoryCraft in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStoryCraft. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 294 pages. Book excerpt: While storytelling is a great favorite of preschoolers, many elementary age children are more drawn to crafts and other activities. StoryCraft is an award-winning library program that combines storytelling with crafts in an exciting and engaging activity for children in first through third grades. Each one-hour program includes storytelling, a craft, movement, activities, music, and discussion. This collection of StoryCraft programs presents 50 fun and educational theme-based sessions. Each includes suggestions for promotion, music, crafts, activities, and stories. The sessions also include bibliographies to help direct young readers toward additional reading, as well as diagrams, detailed instructions, and supply lists for the crafts. The themes range from a Jungle Safari to Math Mayhem to a Western Roundup, all encouraging children to enjoy reading in a variety of ways. Each session has plenty of suggestions, so that the program can be customized. Helpful Hints for implementing the program can help any librarian, volunteer, or parent turn a ho-hum storytime into a dazzling StoryCraft time.
Read and Download Harry Eiss book Young Adult Literature and Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TYoung Adult Literature and Culture. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 190 pages. Book excerpt: This book offers a multifaceted approach to the world of young adults, everything from Ray Schrock’s use of Walter Dean Myers’ sports stories to discuss race relations and cultural politics to Joyce Litton’s analysis of the highly popular Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Quartet. The cover illustration is done by Joel Rudinger based on his experiences with the Inuit where he learned many of their legends and myths, resulting in his own excellent work on Sedna, the creation goddess, a story filled with deep tragedy, mystery and the world of the spirits. This mythic world slides into the discussion of Harry Eiss, one that focuses on The Isis Trilogy, best known of Monica Hughes many works, who writes, “Science fiction and fantasy in particular are valid carriers of myth for the 20th century, and most especially for young people.” Margaret Best and Susann deVries also give us literature that uses science. They begin, “The science fair project is the central metaphor and the reality in Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1970), Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bucking the Sarge (2004), and Joyce Maynard’s The Cloud Chamber (2005). After providing an overview science fiction, Sally Sugarman offers a study of the entire genre. “For this study two hundred and thirty-nine high school students from two schools in Vermont and Massachusetts were surveyed.” Alethea K. Helbig provides an overview of her important activities promoting literature for the young. She was a seminal scholar and educator when colleges and universities were just beginning to take the study of such literature seriously, when English departments were initiating serious undergraduate and graduate classes in what previously had been seen as inferior literature. Her life itself provides us with an entertaining and historically valuable autobiographical account of a person at the center of the change that has taken and continues to take place. Jerry Loving expands the horizons of the entire collection of essays, providing a firsthand account of how the young are educated in China, including a detailed history. It begins: “I have been traveling to mainland China at least 4 to 6 times a year as a teacher or education evaluator since 2002. As the visits and years passed, I watched the education system of China slowly improve to the level my schools were like when I went to school in the 50’s and 60’s
Read and Download Cheri Gillard book 99 Ways to Stretch Your Home Budget in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T99 Ways to Stretch Your Home Budget. This book was released on 2009-07-21 with total page 112 pages. Book excerpt: With words like “recession” and “record unemployment” filling the air, the typical family–regardless of how the economy is treating them–will be paying attention to the budget. That’s why 99 Ways to Stretch Your Home Budget will receive a warm reception as it delivers scores of practical ideas to save cash around the house. Cheri Gillard, formerly an obstetrical and NICU nurse, is a freelance writer and editor, plus the mother of quadruplets.
Read and Download Mary Ann Reilly book Deepening Literacy Learning in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeepening Literacy Learning. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 413 pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Walter Hogan book Humor in Young Adult Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THumor in Young Adult Literature. This book was released on 2005 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laugh celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies. This discussion shows how these works are reinforced, not trivialized, by their humorous content. In bringing together the foremost YA authors of comedies, Hogan illustrates their strengths, similarities, and differences. The book is topical to facilitate a comparison of distinctive treatments by various authors of adolescent life events, such as sibling rivalry and first dates.
Read and Download Horace Puglisi book In the Company of Children in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIn the Company of Children. This book was released on 2013-05-07 with total page 187 pages. Book excerpt: Good teachers do much more than instructing children. They develop a relationship built on trust, honesty, humor, and above all love. When two or more students discuss varied ways to solve problems we have the beginnings of a creative dialogue, which is the root of inventiveness and a direct path to successful collaboration skills. Too often we do not recognize the value of friendships that is buoyed up by the brotherhood or sisterhood among children. There is a force that flows between them, an invisible understanding cementing their friendship