25 Latino Craft Projects

Author: Ana-Elba Pavon

Publisher: American Library Association


Category: Art

Page: 80

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Provides twenty-five craft projects that revolve around Latino culture to create such items as masks, piänatas, and dolls.

Reclaiming Reading

Author: Richard J. Meyer

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 304

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Inviting teachers back to the role of reflective advocates for thoughtful reading instruction, this book presents theory and pedagogical possibilities to reclaim and build upon the knowledge base that was growing when government mandates, scripted commercial programs, and high stakes tests took over as the dominant agenda for reading instruction in U.S. public schools. Focusing on literacy learners’ and their teachers’ lives as literate souls, it examines how the teaching of reading can be reclaimed via an intensive reconsideration of five pillars as central to the teaching and learning of reading: learning, teaching, curriculum, language, and sociocultural contexts. Reclaiming Reading articulates the knowledge base that was marginalized or disrupted by legislated and policy intrusions into classrooms and provides practical examples for taking good reading instruction out of the cracks and moving it back to the center of the classroom. Explaining what happens in readers’ minds as they read and how teachers can design practices to support that process, this book encourages teachers to initiate pedagogy that will help them begin or return to the stance of reflective, knowledgeable, professional decision-makers.
Performing Arts

Cesare Zavattini: Selected Writings

Author: David Brancaleone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 672

View: 299

Cesare Zavattini: Selected Writings offers, for the first time in English, a substantive selection of the Italian screenwriter's writings across two volumes. Through translation and detailed cultural and contextual commentary, translator and editor David Brancaleone traces not only Zavattini's theory of the screen, but also his experimentation in new film practices, including the flash-film (film lampo), the inquiry film (film inchiesta), cinema as encounter (cinema d'incontro), the diary film (film diario), the confessional film (film-confessione), and the grass-roots community film (cinema insieme or cinema di tanti per tanti).

Poetry in Literature for Youth

Author: Angela Leeper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Education

Page: 316

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Poetry in Literature for Youth offers teachers, librarians, parents, and students with an instrumental guide for incorporating all forms of poetry into the curriculum. More than 900 annotated entries provide descriptions of books and other resources, including anthologies, classics, various poetry formats, poetry novels, multicultural poetry, performance poetry, teen poetry, poet biographies, and curriculum connections. Lists for building a core poetry collection, along with resources for teaching poetry criticism and writing, electronic poetry resources, booktalks, classroom activities, and lesson plans complement this guide. For anyone interested in knowing about poetry in literature, this is an indispensable guide.
Literary Criticism

The World Through Children's Books

Author: Susan Stan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Collects international titles published between 1996 and 2000, and provides an annotated bibliography organized by the more than seventy countries represented.

Deeper Writing

Author: Robin W. Holland

Publisher: Corwin Press


Category: Education

Page: 232

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Your best tool for building fluent writers Make your classroom's writing time really count, with smart and compelling texts designed to enhance the instruction you're already providing. Whether you teach 4th grade, 12th, or anything in between, you'll foster authentic writing every day, building fluency and teaching students to write for a variety of purposes—top priorities in the Common Core. Look for: 45 quick writes in an easy-to-use framework with suggested grade levels Carefully selected mentor texts that provide models and inspiration Guidelines for crafting your own quick writes, tailored to your students’ needs
Language Arts & Disciplines

Matching Books and Readers

Author: Nancy L. Hadaway

Publisher: Guilford Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Providing practical guidance and resources, this book helps teachers harness the power of children's literature for developing ELLs' literacy skills and language proficiency. The authors show how carefully selected fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can support students' learning across the curriculum. Criteria and guiding questions are presented for matching books and readers based on text features, literacy and language proficiency, and student background knowledge and interests. Interspersed throughout are essays and poems by well-known children's authors that connect in a personal way with the themes explored in the chapters. The annotated bibliography features over 600 engaging, culturally relevant trade titles.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas

Author: Sharon Kane

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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The 3rd Edition of Literacy & Learning in the Content Areas helps readers build the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence they need as they integrate literacy into their middle and high school content area classrooms. Its unique approach to teaching content area literacy actively engages preservice and practicing teachers in reading and writing and the very activities that they will use to teach literacy to their own studentsin middle and high school classrooms . Rather than passively learning about strategies for incorporating content area literacy activities, readers get hands-on experience in such techniques as mapping/webbing, anticipation guides, booktalks, class websites, and journal writing and reflection. Readers also learn how to integrate children's and young adult literature, primary sources, biographies, essays, poetry, and online content, communities, and websites into their classrooms. Each chapter offers concrete teaching examples and practical suggestions to help make literacy relevant to students' content area learning. Author Sharon Kane demonstrates how relevant reading, writing, speaking, listening, and visual learning activities can improve learning in content area subjects and at the same time help readers meet national content knowledge standards and benchmarks.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Language and Content to Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

Author: Yu Ren Dong

Publisher: IAP


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 341

This book is intended for high school content teachers, preservice teachers preparing to teach in a subject matter area, college faculty involved in both pre-service and in-service teacher preparation, curriculum developers, and policy makers in teacher education. They will find teaching principles as well as concrete ideas for teaching content subject matter knowledge to diverse students.

Focus on Fluency

Author: Nancy L Cecil

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 663

This valuable book is written for preservice and inservice teachers who are searching for best practices with which to promote fluency in reading and writing. Fluency is one of the primary building blocks for creating successful readers and writers, and the practical discussions and activities found here will help teachers develop effective ways to promote fluency and to engage and motivate children, while always remembering that the essential purpose of reading is to gain meaning from text and that of writing is to convey meaning through text.