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"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth

  • Author: Eric Carle
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399239545
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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As all the animals of the forest race past him throughout the day and night, they become curious as to why sloth just hangs in his one spot all the time, yet after asking him, the other animals begin to see the wisdom in sloth's simple outlook on the world.

Reading Instruction for Diverse Classrooms

Reading Instruction for Diverse Classrooms

Research-Based, Culturally Responsive Practice

  • Author: Ellen McIntyre,Nancy Hulan,Vicky Layne
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1609180569
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 300
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This practical, teacher-friendly book provides indispensable guidance for implementing research-based reading instruction that is responsive to students' diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Structured around the “big five” core topics of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—the book explains tried-and-true teaching strategies for fostering all students' achievement. Key topics include engaging diverse students in classroom discussion, involving families in learning, and assessing and teaching new literacies. Numerous classroom examples demonstrate a wide range of easy-to-implement lesson ideas and activities for students at different grade levels, including struggling learners. Issues specific to English language learners are woven throughout the chapters.

The Picture Book Experience

The Picture Book Experience

Choosing and Using Picture Books in the Classroom

  • Author: Larry Swartz
  • Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • ISBN: 1551382350
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 32
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A deeper way of looking at picture books as tools for learning, this book shows how reading and response can improve understanding. The book includes reading tips and comprehension activities, and lists of books and authors to ensure that every reader will discover a new favourite.

Mindful Games

Mindful Games

Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

  • Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834840529
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3132
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Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are fifty simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine. These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults! Susan Kaiser Greenland encourages parents to play these games themselves to develop their own attention, balance, and compassion. As caregivers, our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives, especially children.

A Box Full of Tales

A Box Full of Tales

Easy Ways to Share Library Resources Through Story Boxes

  • Author: Kathy MacMillan
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838909604
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 222
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Encourages the creation of storytelling prop boxes, explaining a way to gather songs, books, flannel boards, toys, and finger plays together in a single location to be used by multiple librarians.

Mrs. E's Extraordinary Alphabet Activities (eBook)

Mrs. E's Extraordinary Alphabet Activities (eBook)

  • Author: Kathy Etringer
  • Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
  • ISBN: 0787786454
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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Filled with more than 80 stimulating and creative ways to teach the individual letters of the alphabet, Extraordinary Alphabet Activities is an ideal resource for both experienced preschool and kindergarten teachers as well as those beginning a career teaching your learners. With multiple literature-based lessons for each letter, the well-organized format makes it easy to plan and fun to teach. Each lesson is divided into five sections—Before the Lesson, Have on Hand, Read Aloud, Talk About and Kids Create.

The Shadows of Consumption

The Shadows of Consumption

Consequences for the Global Environment

  • Author: Peter Dauvergne
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262260573
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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The Shadows of Consumption gives a hard-hitting diagnosis: many of the earth's ecosystems and billions of its people are at risk from the consequences of rising consumption. Products ranging from cars to hamburgers offer conveniences and pleasures; but, as Peter Dauvergne makes clear, global political and economic processes displace the real costs of consumer goods into distant ecosystems, communities, and timelines, tipping into crisis people and places without the power to resist. In The Shadows of Consumption, Peter Dauvergne maps the costs of consumption that remain hidden in the shadows cast by globalized corporations, trade, and finance. Dauvergne traces the environmental consequences of five commodities: automobiles, gasoline, refrigerators, beef, and harp seals. In these fascinating histories we learn, for example, that American officials ignored warnings about the dangers of lead in gasoline in the 1920s; why China is now a leading producer of CFC-free refrigerators; and how activists were able to stop Canada's commercial seal hunt in the 1980s (but are unable to do so now). Dauvergne's innovative analysis allows us to see why so many efforts to manage the global environment are failing even as environmentalism is slowly strengthening. He proposes a guiding principle of "balanced consumption" for both consumers and corporations. We know that we can make things better by driving a high-mileage car, eating locally grown food, and buying energy-efficient appliances; but these improvements are incremental, local, and insufficient. More crucial than our individual efforts to reuse and recycle will be reforms in the global political economy to reduce the inequalities of consumption and correct the imbalance between growing economies and environmental sustainability.

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

  • Author: Carole Cox
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452237611
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 352
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

The Natural World Through Children's Literature

The Natural World Through Children's Literature

An Integrated Approach

  • Author: Carol M. Butzow,John W. Butzow
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 1591583519
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 188
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Well-known authors, Carol and John Butzow consider over 25 picture books and correlating integrated activities in all curricular areas that provide examples in nature for children to observe, describe, and appreciate.

More Simply Super Storytimes

More Simply Super Storytimes

Programming Ideas for Ages 3-6

  • Author: Marie Castellano Boyum
  • Publisher: Upstart Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 172
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Storytime stories and activities about medieval times, the Old West, oceans and ocean life, beaches, crops, cattle, farmers, farm animals, tractors, circus, rain forests, jungle plants and animals, sports, the Olympics, shopping, travel, multicultural festivals, pets, body awareness, the five senses, opposites, humorous stories, imagination, astronomy, stars, planets, space travel, astronauts, family life, kitchens, bath time, bedtime, outdoor life, camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking, wildlife.