Juvenile Fiction

The Liberation of Gabriel King

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Author: K. L. Going

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101657539

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 359

Gabriel King is afraid of everything: spiders, the rope swing over the lake, andmost of all, going to fifth grade. Frita Wilson, his best friend, decides Gabriel needs some liberating from his fears, so they make a list and plan to tackle each one. But one of the reasons Frita is so determined to help Gabe is that she needs his help too. Hollowell, Georgia in 1976 isn't exactly the most integrated place, and Frita's the only black student in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.
African Americans

The Liberation of Gabriel King

The Liberation of Gabriel King

Author: Kelly L. Going

Publisher:

ISBN: 0545044618

Category: African Americans

Page: 151

View: 244

In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 4 & 5

Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 4 & 5

Author: Workman Publishing

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761189206

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 580

Stop summer slide, stay summer smart! From the creators of America’s #1 educational bestseller Brain Quest comes Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 4 & 5—a workbook, a game, and an outdoor adventure! It’s an interactive and personalized quest to keep kids excited about learning all summer long between 4th and 5th grades. Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 4 & 5 begins with a map that guides you through a workbook filled with activities based on reading comprehension, research and informative writing, grammar, multiplication and division, American history, and more. As you complete activities, you earn stickers to track your progress on the map. Jam-packed with curriculum-based exercises, bonus challenges, outside activities, over 150 stickers, a summer reading list, and a Brain Quest mini deck, Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 4 & 5 covers the core concepts in English language arts, math, science, and social studies so kids keep essential skills sharp all summer.

Literature Discovery Guide - The Liberation of Gabriel King

Literature Discovery Guide - The Liberation of Gabriel King

Author: Kimberly Bredberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 1937200485

Category:

Page:

View: 184

Blackbird & Company literature discovery guides teach students to independently analyze and respond to great stories while freeing up the teacher's schedule to read and discover alongside their students. Empowering teachers to become mentors releases them from the confines of a tedious, and often frustrating, language arts schedule and affords golden opportunities to nurture the child's heart and mind.As students embark on the adventure of studying literature they will learn to:1) Observe and evaluate what they read.2) Respond with their own ideas through the process of writing.3) Apply what they learn to their life and the world around them.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading

Getting Beyond

Author: Olga M. Nesi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

View: 943

Make use of a detailed plan and ready-to-use lessons for teaching appeal terms and Book Hook writing to students.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598848472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 311

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Children's Literature in the Reading Program, Fifth Edition

Children's Literature in the Reading Program, Fifth Edition

Author: Deborah A. Wooten

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462535866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 277

This indispensable teacher resource and course text, now revised and updated, addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of incorporating outstanding children's literature into the K–8 reading program. A strong emphasis on diverse literature is woven throughout the fifth edition, with chapters emphasizing the need for books that reflect their readers and presenting dozens of carefully reviewed books that teachers will be eager to use in the classroom. Leading authorities provide advice on selecting texts, building core literacy and literary skills, supporting struggling readers, and maximizing engagement. The volume offers proven strategies for teaching specific genres and formats, such as fiction, nonfiction, picturebooks, graphic novels, biographies, and poetry. This title is a copublication with the International Literacy Association. New to This Edition *Many new teaching ideas and book recommendations, with an increased focus on culturally diverse literature. *Scope expanded from K–5 to K–8. *Chapter on using read-alouds and silent reading. *Chapters on diverse literature about the arts and on transitional chapter books. *Chapter on engaging struggling readers with authentic reading experiences.
Young Adult Fiction

Full House

Full House

Author: Pete Hautman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440621178

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

View: 975

Is there any greater thrill than staring down your opponent across the poker table, waiting for the card that will make or break your hand? Acclaimed YA novelist Pete Hautman would know—he’s been a poker fanatic for thirty years. And with poker now an international TV phenomenon, the time seems right for an anthology about this most exciting game. From a contest that pits a hapless teen against his girlfriend’s redneck family, to a midnight game with the Devil, to an Internet poker scheme gone horribly wrong, the stories here brilliantly reveal how poker can both irrevocably affect and eerily imitate teenage life.
Juvenile Fiction

Jefferson's Sons

Jefferson's Sons

Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101529454

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 905

This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children. As each child grows up and tells his story, the contradiction between slavery and freedom becomes starker, calliing into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This poignant story sheds light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.
Juvenile Fiction

Pieces of Why

Pieces of Why

Author: K. L. Going

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780147509871

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 802

From the award winning author of Fat Kid Rules the World and The Liberation of Gabriel King comes a lyrical, middle grade gem that asks all the hard questions and hits all the right notes--perfect for fans of Cynthia Rylant and Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine Tia lives with her mom in a high-risk neighborhood in New Orleans and loves singing gospel in the Rainbow Choir with Keisha, her boisterous and assertive best friend. Tia's dream is to change the world with her voice; and by all accounts, she might be talented enough. But when a shooting happens in her neighborhood and she learns the truth about the crime that sent her father to prison years ago, Tia finds she can't sing anymore. The loss prompts her to start asking the people in her community hard questions--questions everyone has always been too afraid to ask. Full of humanity, Pieces of Why is a timely story that addresses grief, healing, and forgiveness, told through the eyes of a gifted girl who hears rhythm and song everywhere in her life.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating a Tween Collection

Creating a Tween Collection

Author: Karen M. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538116944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 344

Creating a Tween Collection shows librarians how to evaluate their current juvenile and teen collections; meet all tween needs for recreation, education, and life skills; and carve out space, market, budget, and justify the need for a tween collection.
Education

The Joyful Reading Resource Kit

The Joyful Reading Resource Kit

Author: Sally M. Reis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470391884

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 296

The Joyful Reading Resource Kit All children deserve a chance to learn to love reading. The Joyful Reading Resource Kit offers teachers an impressive array of tools, resources, and activities for getting students at all levels excited about reading while developing their proficiency in comprehension. Serving as a companion to Joyful Reading, the book offers teachers everything they need to implement the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Reading (SEM-R), a differentiated instructional approach that encourages students to read independently for a period of time each day on books of their own choice. Implemented in three phases, the SEM-R program has been shown by research to improve fluency and comprehension among at-risk students. The Joyful Reading Resource Kit includes: Reproducible "bookmarks" for scaffolding students in critical thinking and comprehension activities Extensive lists of recommended books Tips for supporting students in selection of appropriately challenging books Materials for managing independent reading in the classroom, including log sheets, five-minute conference tips, writing prompts, assessment rubrics, and a reading growth chart Exciting enrichment resources to develop students' reading interests, including a survey form, online books, Web-based activities, and Renzulli Learning resources Hands-On Creativity activities that help students elaborate ideas, develop fluency, brainstorm, and much more Reproducible X-ploration projects on varied topics that students can pursue independently at their own pace The Joyful Reading Resource Kit is a vital compendium not only for classroom teachers but also for parents and after-school educators who wish to support students in discovering the rich rewards and delights of reading.