Adventures In Team Building

Author: Bonnie J. Krueger
Editor: Lorenz Educational Press
ISBN: 1429103973
Size: 19,63 MB
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"Features 60 interactive team-building activities. ... Combines student interaction with problem-solving games. Builds cooperation and community in the classroom. Addresses the National Education Standards."--Pg.4 of cover.

Voices From The Classroom

Author: Brian Hand
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460914519
Size: 17,98 MB
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There is much attention currently being given to argument-based inquiry in national and state curriculum documents. Students are being required to be able to generate and evaluate science knowledge, and to think critically and judge the value of evidence and explanations. The intent of the book is to provide a rich and broad view of the impact of argument-based inquiry in the elementary classrooms from the perspective of the teacher. All the teachers and professional development authors were engaged in promoting and using argument based inquiry as the approach to teaching science. They were implementing the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach as the argument based approach for classroom practice. As researchers we constantly work to present our views of these experiences with the voice of the teachers only being relayed through the perspective of the researcher. The intent of this book is to provide an opportunity for us as a community to listen to what the teachers are telling us. Importantly as demands are being placed on classroom experiences that provide opportunities for students to pose questions, make claims, and provide evidence, that is, to think critically and reason like scientists, we need to understand what this looks like from the perspective of the teacher. This book brings together a range of elementary teachers from kindergarten through to year 6 who have used the Science Writing Heuristic approach to teach argument-based inquiry. These teachers have all gone through professional development programs and successfully implemented the approach at a high level.

Simon Adventures Boxed Set

Author: Scott Semegran
Editor: Mutt Press
ISBN:
Size: 14,37 MB
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For the first time, all three novels in the hilarious literary series are together in one eBook bundle. This eBook collects the entire epic, mind-bending run in the most convenient format available including all three book covers and accompanying illustrations: THE METEORIC RISE OF SIMON BURCHWOOD THE SPECTACULAR SIMON BURCHWOOD SAMMIE & BUDGIE What Reviewers Are Saying About Simon Burchwood: "Simon is such a character that I couldn't wait to find what he did next." —Great Books Under $5 "Simon's self-doubting verbosity becomes oddly endearing." —Kirkus Reviews "Simon Burchwood is a genius. It's true!" —Bitsy Bling Books "His ill-fated journey is strangely captivating." —Indie Reader "Cracked me up!" —Ashton the Book Blogger THE METEORIC RISE OF SIMON BURCHWOOD On his way to New York to celebrate his impending literary success, Simon Burchwood is the prototypical American careerist: arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic. But a quick detour to Montgomery, Alabama to visit a childhood friend sends Simon on a bizarre journey, challenging his hopes and dreams of becoming a famous writer. The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood is a character study that delves into the psyche of a man who desperately tries to redefine himself. Is Simon pompous? Yes. A jerk? Yes. Will you like him? Absolutely! "The book is told entirely from Simon's viewpoint. Simon is not a very likable guy; as a matter of fact, he is a self-centered, pompous jerk. But for some reason, it's pretty fun to be inside his head, mainly because he is an inadvertent, oblivious jerk... A very good novel that was humorous throughout." —Red Adept Reviews. "Verdict: An ambitious, enjoyable read with a superb ending that changed my interpretation of the entire text." —Indie Reader THE SPECTACULAR SIMON BURCHWOOD Recently divorced and his writing career in shambles, Simon Burchwood's life is a complete disaster. He reluctantly finds work as a computer support technician and resigns that his career as the next great American novelist will never come to fruition. When he learns that his ex-wife abruptly moves to Dallas with his children, he embarks on a crazy road trip with a nerdy coworker and a hitchhiking punk rock girl and discovers the inspiration he desperately needs for his new literary masterpiece. Take another trip with the one and only Simon Burchwood. "Simon is starting to understand something, and his luck literally changes. Semegran handles this quite deftly. We see the progress he is making in getting a grasp of what life is about." —The New Podler Review of Books SAMMIE & BUDGIE Sammie & Budgie is a quirky, mystical tale about Simon Burchwood and his young son Sammie, who possesses the gift of foresight. The boy's special ability propels his family on a road trip to visit his ailing grandfather, a prickly man who left an indelible stamp on the father and son. The three are connected through more than genetics, their lives intertwined through dreams, imagination, and longing. The novel explores the bond between a caring father, and his children, one affected by his own thorny relationship with his surly father, and the connection he has with his sweet son is thicker than blood, going to the place where dreams are conceived and realized. "Illustrated throughout by Semegran, this book is the author's best. In these pages, his steadfastly idiosyncratic style really begins to click. An unconventional, beguiling, and endearing family tale." —Kirkus Reviews "Though Simon's love for his children shines through as one of the novel's biggest strengths, its illustrations are perhaps the best part. Expressive, adorable, and adding a fun surprise, they are a welcome addition to the reading experience." —Indie Reader

Build Your Own Information Literate School

Author: Carol Koechlin
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 18,21 MB
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While following a general information literacy model, each skill is a two-page spread of wonderful advice on how to teach and assess how well children and teens can practice what they are taught. But this book is very different The authors present teaching tips for teaching each skill to novices, apprentices, and InfoStars (novice to advanced). Then they give examples from various curricular areas so that the guide can be used across the curriculum and across the grade levels. Their coverage not only covers traditional finding, locating and sorting information, but ideas for teaching.

The Write Start

Author: Jennifer Hallissy
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834823211
Size: 14,19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How do you raise children who love to write? Jennifer Hallissy believes that if you give children a solid foundation of writing basics, they will develop a love of writing that lasts a lifetime. In this book, she shares the secrets for supporting young writers, from the smallest of scribblers to middle-schoolers mastering script. You play an important role in nurturing your child's writing development. You are your child's first writing teacher, and their most important writing role model. From teaching your child how to hold a pencil and form the letters of the alphabet, to creating writing spaces and meaningful writing rituals at home, this book gives you all of the information and inspiration you need to raise a confident writer. Fifty-two playful activities are presented as ways to invite your child to write. Each activity offers specific suggestions to meet the needs of Scribblers (pre-writers), Spellers (emerging writers), Storytellers (beginner writers), and Scholars (more experienced young writers)—providing the just-right combination of fun and functional skill development. The Write Start is a treasure trove of irresistible ideas that will help you introduce your child to the wonderful world of writing, now, and for years to come.

Adventures With Animals And Plants

Author: Elsbeth Kroeber
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 16,34 MB
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The Ramped Up Read Aloud

Author: Maria Walther
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506380034
Size: 14,80 MB
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In this remarkable resource, Maria Walther shares two-page read-aloud experiences for 101 picture books that tune you into what to notice, say, and wonder in order to bolster students’ literacy exponentially. A first-grade teacher for decades, Maria is a master of “strategic savoring.” Her lesson design efficiently sparks instructional conversations around each book’s cover illustration, enriching vocabulary words, literary language, and the ideas and themes vital to young learners. Teachers, schools, and districts looking to energize your core reading and writing program, search no further: The Ramped-Up Read Aloud delivers a formula for literacy development and a springboard to joy in equal parts.