Where Oliver Fits
Title Where Oliver Fits PDF eBook
Author Cale Atkinson
Publisher Tundra Books
Pages 43
Release 2017-09-05
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1101919086

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Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit. Will he be in the mane of a unicorn? The tentacle of a pirate squid? The helmet of an astronaut? When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belongs. Where Oliver Fits is a sweet and funny story that explores all the highs and lows of learning to be yourself and shows that fitting in isn't always the best fit.

Sometimes Reading is Hard
Title Sometimes Reading is Hard PDF eBook
Author Robin Bright
Publisher Pembroke Publishers Limited
Pages 176
Release 2021-08-24
Genre Education
ISBN 1551389517

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When students say that reading is boring, difficult, overwhelming, or they cannot find a good book, it is almost impossible to sell them on the idea that reading is fun and worthwhile. Sometimes Reading is Hard shows teachers how to develop the skills students need to be successful and how to cultivate passionate, lifelong readers. An intriguing look at the science of reading, the book helps teachers understand the foundations upon which language and reading are learned so they can make their own good decisions about programs, resources, strategies, and activities. Classroom vignettes, promising practices, and step-by-step activities illustrate how teachers can weave teaching the skills of decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency with real reasons to read. This hands-on teacher resource shows what a comprehensive, research-based reading program looks like in action.

Teaching Tough Topics
Title Teaching Tough Topics PDF eBook
Author Larry Swartz
Publisher Pembroke Publishers Limited
Pages 170
Release 2020-01-15
Genre Education
ISBN 1551389428

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Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as students make connections to texts, to others, and to the world.

Deepening In-Class and Online Learning
Title Deepening In-Class and Online Learning PDF eBook
Author Larry Swartz
Publisher Pembroke Publishers Limited
Pages 196
Release 2021-08-25
Genre Education
ISBN 1551389525

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This timely book shows teachers how to make learning joyful as they translate successful classroom strategies to virtual learning. More than 60 step-by-step strategies encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination. Each activity is presented in a consistent format, ready-to-use in-class and for online learning. Whether teaching virtually or adding digital activities to in-class instruction, this book explores effective ways for students to present, communicate, and collaborate. Innovative activities range from discussing hot topics and sharing personal stories to visual boards and digital storytelling. An up-to-date glossary of digital tools helps to make sense of the shifting landscape in today’s classrooms.

Monsters 101
Title Monsters 101 PDF eBook
Author Cale Atkinson
Publisher Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Pages 32
Release 2020-08-04
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0593122828

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Kids getting ready for Halloween will love this laugh-out-loud picture book that finally sets the record straight about monsters! Monsters! They're so much more than just that scary thing under your bed. Join Professors Batula McFang, Blobbins, and Howlsworth, and their trusty lab assistant--a zombie named Tina--as they reveal eerie and frankly ridiculous monster facts, never uttered outside a crypt! For example: • Monsters love competitive board-game nights! • Favorite monster foods include clam pudding with fish heads and pickled ant ice cream! • In addition to cauldrons and spider gardens, monster homes often include homemade collages! • Werewolves hate the sound of vacuum cleaners! • Monsters aren't all scary! Try being nice to one for a change! Offer them a compliment! Full of eye-popping illustrations and a story with nonstop sidesplitting laughs, plus a removable Professor of Monstrology diploma at the end of the book, Monsters 101 will have children--and adults--eager to enroll, time and time again!

Layers of Learning
Title Layers of Learning PDF eBook
Author JoEllen McCarthy
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 551
Release 2023-10-10
Genre Education
ISBN 1003842585

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What could happen if we viewed every read aloud as an invitation to learn more about literacy and ourselves? In Layers of Learning: Using Read Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring Conversations , author JoEllen McCarthy explores read aloud strategies designed to enhance your reading and writing standards by capitalizing on the way literature can impact caring communities. Layers of Learning is structured around four key elements: Community, Agency, Respect, and Empowerment, or CARE. The book provides tools necessary to emphasize reading and writing connections, character education, and culturally responsive teaching, all while championing the power of read alouds. Inside you’ll find: Over 200 picture book suggestions introducing the Heartprint Framework , which demonstrates how you can layer literacy with life lessons 60 read aloud based connections that support caring classroom conversations, lesson planning, and extensions Instructional opportunities for nurturing readers and writers during workshop time, small-group gatherings, or individual conferring sessions Literacy Snapshot photo essays with ideas on how to adopt or adapt Continuing connections with additional resources and invitations for further learning Layers of Learning pulls together the ideas that the books we share not only serve an academic purpose, but also convey big, affective messages. This can lead to richer and more meaningful classroom conversations.

American Betiya
Title American Betiya PDF eBook
Author Anuradha D. Rajurkar
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages 368
Release 2021-03-09
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1984897179

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A luminous story of a young artist grappling with first love, family boundaries and the complications of a cross-cultural relationship. Perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon, Erika Sanchez and Jandy Nelson. Rani Kelkar has never lied to her parents, until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw her in--his tattoos, his charisma, his passion for art--make him her mother's worst nightmare. They begin dating in secret, but when Oliver's troubled home life unravels, he starts to ask more of Rani than she knows how to give, desperately trying to fit into her world, no matter how high the cost. When a twist of fate leads Rani from Evanston, Illinois to Pune, India for a summer, she has a reckoning with herself--and what's really brewing beneath the surface of her first love. Winner of SCBWI's Emerging Voices award, Anuradha D. Rajurkar takes an honest look at the ways cultures can clash in an interracial relationship. Braiding together themes of sexuality, artistic expression, and appropriation, she gives voice to a girl claiming ownership of her identity, one shattered stereotype at a time. "A brave, beautiful exploration of identity--those thrust upon us, and those we forge for ourselves." --Elana K. Arnold, award-winning author of What Girls Are Made Of