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Amal Unbound
A Book

by Aisha Saeed

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0399544704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Saeed's timely and stirring middle-grade debut is a celebration of resistance and justice."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The compelling story of a girl's fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude. Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when--as the eldest daughter--she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens--after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt. Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal--especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal's growing awareness of the Khans' nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.

The Middle School Grammar Toolkit

The Middle School Grammar Toolkit
Using Mentor Texts to Teach Standards-Based Language and Grammar in Grades 6–8

by Sean Ruday

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2020-05-17
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1000073084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching grammar can be overwhelming and is often an overlooked part of effective instruction. The Middle School Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! Now in its second edition, this comprehensive guide makes grammar instruction fun and meaningful. You will learn how to: Teach grammar in a practical and applicable way by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool for students. Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action. Promote metacognition along the way, so that students become responsible for their own learning. Implement innovative instructional strategies and tools aligned with Common Core and other state standards. Throughout the book, you’ll find step-by-step recommendations for teaching grammatical concepts, such as understanding intensive pronouns, choosing language that expresses ideas precisely, forming verbs in different moods, and maintaining consistency in style and tone, and much, much more. Organized to help students meet the Common Core State Standards and other state language standards for Grades 6–8, the book includes tips addressing teaching for each of these grades, classroom snapshots that show you the tools in action, and specific instructional recommendations to engage students. New! The second edition features revised classroom snapshots and exemplars to showcase successful practices, and new flowcharts to visually represent instructional recommendations. The expanded, free annotated bibliography is updated to include contemporary, high-quality young adult literature and gives examples of key grammatical concepts found in each work. These resources are available as Supplemental Downloads on our website.

Adolescent Realities

Adolescent Realities
Engaging Students in SEL Through Young Adult Literature

by Judith A. Hayn,Holly Sheppard Riesco

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1475856555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Adolescent Realities uses contemporary, reality-based young adult literature to promote social and emotional (SEL) skills that students need. Each chapter has suggested books for both middle and high school levels and includes suggested vocabulary, high-level questions, prompts for further discussions, and before and after reading activities"--

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines

Integrating Literature in the Disciplines
Enhancing Adolescent Learning and Literacy

by Sharon Kane

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-30
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1000040089
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Second Edition of this practical and comprehensive resource offers a multitude of ways to incorporate literature into teaching and learning across a range of disciplines. Future and practicing teachers, librarians, instructional coaches, and school leaders can implement the ideas within this text to improve the literacy skills and knowledge of students, while also addressing standards and curricular goals of various content areas. The new edition recognizes a paradigm shift from content areas to disciplines, reflecting the specific ways reading and writing are used in different fields of study. Updated with current research and practices, the volume recommends and evaluates books in different genres and categories, with chapters on informational books; fiction; biography and memoir; poetry; and hands-on and how-to books. For every category, Kane provides a rationale, instructional strategies, and author studies, as well as lists and descriptions of books related to curricular areas. With a wealth of activities and new BookTalks, this Second Edition is greatly revised and features expanded attention to technology, digital learning, diversity, and culture. Using this text will create opportunities for deep discussions and will stimulate students’ interest and motivation to read and learn. Integrating Literature in the Disciplines helps educators identify books that fit with any subject to enhance the creative and affective dimensions of school life; encourages interdisciplinary connections; and increases the depth and relevance of lessons. It is ideal for professional development and serves as a tool for Readers’ Advisory to match books with readers throughout the school day and beyond.

The Reading Turn-Around with Emergent Bilinguals

The Reading Turn-Around with Emergent Bilinguals
A Five-Part Framework for Powerful Teaching and Learning (Grades K–6)

by Amanda Claudia Wager,Lane W. Clarke,Grace Enriquez

  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 0807778230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical resource will help K–6 practitioners grow their literacy practices while also meeting the needs of emergent bilingual learners. Building on the success of The Reading Turn-Around, this book adapts the five-part framework for reading instruction to the specific needs of emergent bilinguals. Designed for teachers who have not specialized in bilingual instruction, the authors provide an accessible introduction to differentiating instruction that focuses on utilizing students’ strengths, identities, and cultural backgrounds to foster effective literacy instruction. Chapters include classroom vignettes, teacher exercises, illustrations of powerful reading plans for the student and teacher, resources for culturally and linguistically diverse children’s literature, and tools to engage with students’ families and communities. “Emergent bilinguals are the fastest growing population in our schools, and this important resource equips literacy educators with tools for providing equitable literacy experiences for emergent bilingual students. The authors have done an exceptional job of presenting their turn-around framework in a way that not only puts forth a vision for effective language and literacy development, but also presents a practical approach for applying the framework in today’s multilingual, multicultural classrooms.” —Jana Echevarria, professor emerita, California Statute University, Long Beach

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 3rd Edition
A Book

by Rose Brock

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2019-06-14
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 1440866945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians and for librarians who are new to working with young adults • Focuses on timely topics such as diverse books, LGBTQ+ selections, the role of book formats, and the relevance of librarians serving teen populations • Provides updated information on audio and e-books, accessible books, and graphic novels • Shows how YALSA and AASL standards and competencies can be demonstrated

Better with Books

Better with Books
500 Diverse Books to Ignite Empathy and Encourage Self-Acceptance in Tweens and Teens

by Melissa Hart

  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release : 2019-04-23
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1632172283
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends–such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia–characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers’ lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books–all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality

Hope Nation

Hope Nation
YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration

by Angie Thomas,Jason Reynolds,Nicola Yoon,Marie Lu

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-02-27
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1524741841
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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★ "This amazing outpouring of strength and honesty offers inspirational personal accounts for every reader who wonders what to do when everything seems impossible." --Booklist, starred review A 2019 Texas Topaz Reading List Selection A Junior Library Guild Selection Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more! "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power. Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make. Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul or Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement. Authors include: Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Libba Bray, Howard Bryant, Ally Carter, Ally Condie, Christina Diaz Gonzales, Gayle Forman, Romina Garber, I. W. Gregario, Kate Hart, Bendan Kiely, David Levithan, Alex London, Marie Lu, Julie Murphy, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jeff Zentner, and Nicola Yoon. Praise for Hope Nation: "A salve when days are bleak."--Kirkus Reviews "An important and inspiring read for thoughtful teens."--School Library Journal

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
A Book

by Ashley Herring Blake

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-03-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0316515493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish. When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks--and hopes--that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the courage to follow her true feelings? Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World exquisitely enriches the rare category of female middle-grade characters who like girls--and children's literature at large.

Partnering with Parents: Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Partnering with Parents: Boosting Literacy for All Ages
A Book

by Mary Schreiber

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1440863938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caregiver involvement is key to a child's reading success story, and libraries are in the perfect position to provide the guidance needed for parents and caregivers to embrace their role as their children's first and most enduring teachers. • Teaches librarians how to mentor parents and caregivers, offering different strategies to make a child a reader for life • Includes a go-to list of books and materials to recommend and display • Offers programs that work to engage parents and caregivers in their children's reading life • Shows how to make the library a center for education and learning

Strange Birds

Strange Birds
A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers

by Celia C. Pérez

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0425290441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the award-winning author of The First Rule of Punk comes the story of four kids who form an alternative Scout troop that shakes up their sleepy Florida town. "Writing with wry restraint that's reminiscent of Kate DiCamillo... a beautiful tale." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review!) When three very different girls find a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion, the promise of adventure and mischief is too intriguing to pass up. Ofelia Castillo (a budding journalist), Aster Douglas (a bookish foodie), and Cat Garcia (a rule-abiding birdwatcher) meet the kid behind the invite, Lane DiSanti, and it isn't love at first sight. But they soon bond over a shared mission to get the Floras, their local Scouts, to ditch an outdated tradition. In their quest for justice, independence, and an unforgettable summer, the girls form their own troop and find something they didn't know they needed: sisterhood.

Language Arts

Language Arts
Process, Product, and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms, Sixth Edition

by Pamela J. Farris,Donna E. Werderich

  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release : 2019-01-08
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN : 1478638796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the first edition to the latest, Language Arts: Process, Product and Assessment for Diverse Classrooms has presented sound language arts theory and methodology in a nonthreatening, straightforward manner at a reasonable price. Coverage focuses on the 2017 Standards for Literacy Professionals. Each chapter identifies and addresses the standards applicable to that chapter’s topics. Farris and Werderich infuse their foundational guidelines with the latest research, teaching practices, and assessment and evaluation techniques. Ideas for lesson plans, use of technological applications, internet resources, and comprehensive, up-to-date listings of children’s, young adult, and multicultural fiction and nonfiction titles are among the text’s outstanding features. Other features geared expressly for pre- and inservice teachers include: • Engaging, real-life classroom anecdotes • Instructional activities for reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing • Boxes containing teaching hints and mini lessons • Section on Response to Intervention (RtI) with the various tiers of intervention • Theories, instruction, and teaching activities for English language learners (ELLs) • Guidelines to meet the needs of special needs learners • Suggestions for literacy-based interdisciplinary instruction (including STEM and STEAM) • Examples of children’s work to help readers understand what to expect from different ages and ability levels • Questions and assignments to strengthen readers’ aptitude, awareness, and application of topics to real life

The Great Peach Experiment 1: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie

The Great Peach Experiment 1: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie
A Book

by Erin Soderberg Downing

  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Release : 2021-04-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1645950603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mix together a used food truck, a road trip that doesn't exactly go as planned, and a lot of pie, and you have the recipe for this sweet middle grade series starter brimming with humor, heart, and a family you'll fall in love with. Perfect for readers who gobbled down The Penderwicks and The Vanderbeeks of 141st Street. Sweet summer has taken a rotten turn . . . After a tough year, Lucy, Freddy, and Herb Peach are ready for vacation. Lucy wants to read all of the books on the summer reading list. Freddy wants to work on his art projects (when he isn't stuck in summer school). Herb wants to swim every day. Then their dad makes a big announcement: one of the inventions their mom came up with before she passed away has sold, and now they're millionaires! But Dad has bigger plans than blowing the cash on fun stuff or investing it. He's bought a used food truck. The Peaches are going to spend the summer traveling the country selling pies. It will be the Great Peach Experiment--a summer of bonding while living out one of Mom's dreams. Summer plans, sunk. And there's one more issue Dad's neglected: none of them knows how to bake. . . . A perfect blend of humor, heart, and family antics, When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie is a delectable treat to be gobbled down or savored slowly. (Slice of pie on the side, optional, but highly recommended.) A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Culturally Relevant Teaching in the English Language Arts Classroom

Culturally Relevant Teaching in the English Language Arts Classroom
A Guide for Teachers

by Sean Ruday

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-11-20
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0429687028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a practical, research-based, classroom-ready resource for English language arts teachers interested in learning how to incorporate culturally relevant pedagogy into all aspects of their instruction, including writing, reading, and vocabulary lessons. It also provides suggestions for building an inclusive classroom environment in which all students’ backgrounds are valued. Topics covered: Writing strategies and diverse texts Dialect and student writing Applying reading strategies to texts that represent diverse backgrounds Using reading strategies in out-of-school contexts Considering students’ funds of knowledge and language awareness Connecting linguistic diversity to word-root instruction Building an inclusive classroom environment The appendix features several useful tools, including a study guide, a comprehensive list of suggested texts, recommendations for parent communication, and reproducible tools for the classroom. The study guide and reproducibles are available for free download from our website at www.routledge.com/9781138393318.

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James
A Book

by Ashley Herring Blake

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-03-26
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0316515507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin and Erin Entrada Kelly. When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a "New Life Plan": 1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before; 2) find a new best friend; and 3) kiss a boy for the first time. Her "New Life Plan" seems to be racing forward, but when she meets her new best friend Quinn, Sunny questions whether she really wants to kiss a boy at all. With the reemergence of her mother, Sunny begins a journey to becoming the new Sunny St. James. This sweet, tender novel dares readers to find the might in their own hearts.

Once Upon an Eid

Once Upon an Eid
Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices

by S. K. Ali,Aisha Saeed

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2020-05-05
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1683358031
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations. The full list of Once Upon an Eid contributors include: G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen, Ms. Marvel), Hena Khan (Amina's Voice, Under My Hijab), N. H. Senzai (Shooting Kabul, Escape from Aleppo), Hanna Alkaf (The Weight of Our Sky), Rukhsana Khan (Big Red Lollipop), Randa Abdel-Fattah (Does My Head Look Big in This?), Ashley Franklin (Not Quite Snow White), Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (Mommy's Khimar), Candice Montgomery (Home and Away, By Any Means Necessary), Huda Al-Marashi (First Comes Marriage), Ayesha Mattu, Asmaa Hussein, and Sara Alfageeh.

Teaching Tough Topics

Teaching Tough Topics
How do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity, and diversity?

by Larry Swartz

  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Release : 2020-01-15
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 1551389428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Everyday People

Everyday People
The Color of Life--a Short Story Anthology

by Jennifer Baker

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-08-28
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1501134957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience. Representing a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives, these selected stories depict moments that linger—crossroads to be navigated, relationships, epiphanies, and times of doubt, loss, and discovery. A celebration of writing and expression, Everyday People brings to light the rich tapestry that binds us all. The contributors are an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, including Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Brandon Taylor. Some of the proceeds from the sale of Everyday People will benefit the Rhode Island Writers Colony, a nonprofit organization founded by the late Brook Stephenson that provides space for speculation, production, and experimentation by writers of color.

Inquiry-Based Literature Instruction in the 6–12 Classroom

Inquiry-Based Literature Instruction in the 6–12 Classroom
A Hands-on Guide for Deeper Learning

by Sean Ruday,Katie Caprino

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-29
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 100029935X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical and engaging book will help you learn how to teach literature with an inquiry-based approach. Inquiry-based literature instruction is an effective method to facilitate student engagement, motivation, and understanding in middle and high school English Language Arts (ELA) classrooms. Easy-to-implement and adaptable for many types of texts, this method encourages students to make authentic connections between texts, their lives, and real-world issues. In this classroom-ready resource, Ruday and Caprino walk through this instructional approach to demonstrate how using essential questions and a variety of texts will engage students in thought-provoking inquiry and promote meaningful learning. This book features: Three inquiry-based units applicable for middle and high school ELA and English classrooms. A range of models of what inquiry-based literature instruction looks like in practice. A chapter on culturally responsive teaching and supporting English Language Learners (ELLs). Guides, templates, and resource lists to help you plan your own inquiry-based literature teaching. Throughout the book Ruday and Caprino share a wealth of insights and resources to support you when putting inquiry-based instruction into practice.

Reading Together

Reading Together
Share in the Wonder of Books with a Parent-Child Book Club

by Noah Brown,Dominic de Bettencourt,Luci Doherty,Owen Lowe-Rogstad,Ronan McCann

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2022-03-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1797208578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reading Together is the essential guide for parents interested in starting a book club with their kids and raising their children to become book-loving adults. This book is the first guide to parent-child book clubs. Written by a group of moms and their adolescent children who started a book club while the kids were in first grade, this how-to book shares the dos and don'ts they learned over more than 100 meetings and 100 books. Brimming with insight and inspiration, Reading Together includes the details of organizing and structuring meetings, tips on finding diverse books and choosing titles that spur discussion, common book club challenges and how to overcome them, and more. Readers will also find plenty of curated booklists with brilliant recommendations for middle grade and YA readers across genres, from sci-fi to mystery, adventure, and graphic novels. This book is a go-to gift for bookish parents who hope to raise a reader and connect with their community through the magic of books. ONE-OF-A-KIND: With detailed advice gathered over more than a decade and an engaging story at its core, Reading Together is an inspiring and useful handbook for parents looking to start a book club of their own and nurture a love of reading in their kids. A WINNING FORMULA: This book promises a stronger parent-child bond and is a pure celebration of books and reading—a winning recipe. GIFT APPEAL: Reading Together is an attractive gift or impulse-buy for a bookish parent or a parent of bookish kids. Perfect for: • Bookish parents with children • Parents of bookish children • Parents looking to encourage reluctant readers • Parents looking for after-school activities that are good for their kids • Grandparents of school-age children • Elementary school teachers and librarians