Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair
Title Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair PDF eBook
Author Patricia Polacco
Publisher Penguin
Pages 41
Release 1996-03-19
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0399229434

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How much TV is too much TV? Welcome to Triple Creek, where the townspeople watch TV day and night. They watch it when they're eating, working, playing, and sleeping. They even use TVs to teach the kids at school. But when Eli's eccentric Aunt Chip (who refuses to own a TV) discovers that her nephew and her neighbors don't remember how to read, she pulls the plug on the whole town, using books that have been piled high to build a dam to spread the magic of reading all around.



Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair
Title Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair PDF eBook
Author Patricia Polacco
Publisher
Pages
Release 1996
Genre Books and reading
ISBN 9780590102506

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Aunt Chip saves the town of Triple Creek, where everyone has forgotten how to read because of the invasion of television.



Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners
Title Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners PDF eBook
Author Jerry D. Flack
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 182
Release 1997-11-15
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 0313079404

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Can creativity be taught? Absolutely! And Meador shows you exactly how to nourish creativity and problem-solving abilities in your students. After presenting valid models of creative thinkers appearing in outstanding children's literature, she offers a variety of activities you can use to develop creative processes through fluency, flexibility, and originality. In addition, there are lists for further reading and guidelines for adapting lessons. Grades K-4 (adaptable to other grades).



Caring Hearts and Critical Minds
Title Caring Hearts and Critical Minds PDF eBook
Author Steven Wolk
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 363
Release 2023-10-10
Genre Education
ISBN 1003841864

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Imagine if going to school meant more than preparing kids for a test, teaching a canned curriculum, and training students for their future as workers. What if school were also about cultivating students to be caring, community-involved citizens and critical, creative thinkers who love to read? In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. I want [my students] to be thinkers and have rich conversations regarding critical issues in the text and be able to formulate opinions regarding these issues, says Leslie Rector, a sixth-grade teacher who collaborated with Wolk on some of the units featured in this book. Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing an inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-grade classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, Caring Hearts & Critical Minds gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about'sfrom media and the environment to personal happiness and global poverty. Wolk shows teachers how to find stimulating, real-world complex texts called for in the Common Core State Standards and integrate them into literature units. I know from experience that a great book changes the reader, says Karen Tellez, an eighth-grade teacher featured in the book. For me, books have helped me escape, fall in love, recover from heartbreak, and have broken open my mind from the age of twelve. . . . I hope [my students] gain better reading comprehension, confidence as readers, connections to the characters and events, a curiosity for the world, and tolerance for others. Caring Hearts & Critical Minds shows teachers how to turn these hopes and goals into reality.



The Power of Story
Title The Power of Story PDF eBook
Author Joan Wink Ph.D.
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 292
Release 2017-11-07
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 144084397X

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Through this book, readers will discover that stories can move the human heart and head in ways that research cannot. Stories bring together readers, writers, librarians, teachers, students, and families in the libraries of today and will continue to do so tomorrow. Written for all those lovers of literacy, this book links libraries and literacies through the power of stories. The book is not filled with data in the form of pie charts, graphs, and tables. Rather, the truth of the research is grounded in authentic stories that reflect not only the interpretation of data, but also the transformative nature of literacies and libraries. The author's primary goal is that readers will come to value and use storytelling in their own professional and personal lives to explain and expand on complex concepts and to make information more accessible for all. The book begins by presenting anecdotes and the author's personal story to lay the foundation for what literacies are, and what literacy is not. An activity, "Spiral of Literacy," allows readers to reflect on their own literacies. Chapters that follow each begin with a story that sets the theoretical foundation. Each chapter concludes with an action section that demonstrates how to turn theory to practice, whether you are in a library, a classroom, or at home. A final chapter envisions what libraries might look like in 10 years, through interviews with librarians, teachers, and others interested in literacy.



The Big Book of Children's Reading Lists
Title The Big Book of Children's Reading Lists PDF eBook
Author Nancy J. Keane
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 287
Release 2006-04-30
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 0897899881

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Use these 100 handy reproducible book lists to instantly create hand-outs for teachers and parents (as well as for older readers), to add to your newsletter, or to post on your Web site or bulletin board. Based on the most common needs of educators and librarians who work with young readers, these lists focus on new titles, as well as classics that are still in print and readily available for purchase. Fiction and nonfiction titles for ages 5-14 are covered. Bibliographic information and a brief description are given for each title. A dozen bookmarks are also included. This is a great time-saving tool and a good source for finding extended reading lists and read-alikes! Looking for folktales from China for elementary children? An informational children's book for a middle school science class? A list of books on the topic of compassion? A sampling of ABC books? These lists and more can be found in Nancy Keane's treasury of great reading lists for children. This versatile guide provides reproducible book lists based on the most common needs of educators and librarians who work with young readers. There are lists for standard curriculum areas (e.g., math, social studies, science), other areas of study such as character education and values, genres (e.g., pop-up, memoirs, ABC books), themes (e.g., animals, food, sports), and read-alikes (on bookmarks). You'll find 100 reproducible lists of fiction and nonfiction books for ages 5-14 (elementary/middle) that you can use to create hand-outs for teachers and parents (as well as for older readers), put in your newsletter, or post on your Web site or bulletin board. Focus is on new titles and classics that are still in print and readily available for purchase. On each list, titles are grouped according to grade level. Room to customize with your library logo or clipart is provided on each reproducible sheet. Bibliographic information and a brief description are given for each title. A dozen bookmarks are also included. This is a great time-saving tool and a good source for finding extended reading lists and read-alikes! Grades K-8.



Sharing the Journey: Literature for Young Children
Title Sharing the Journey: Literature for Young Children PDF eBook
Author David Yellin
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 360
Release 2017-05-12
Genre Education
ISBN 1351812971

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This wonderful resource from two authors with an infectious enthusiasm for children's literature will help readers select and share quality books for and with young children. Specifically focused on infants through the third grade, Sharing the Journey contains descriptive book annotations, instructive commentary, and creative teaching activities tailored for those important years. Extensive book lists throughout will help readers build a library of quality children's literature. Books representing other cultures are included to help celebrate diversity as well as cultural connection. Genre chapters include poetry, fantasy, and realistic and historical fiction. A chapter on informational books demonstrates how young children can be introduced to, and learn to enjoy, nonfiction.