Every Child a Super Reader

Every Child a Super Reader Author Pam Allyn
ISBN-10 0545948711
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 208
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Literacy experts Pam Allyn and Ernest Morrell maintain that when we build on children's key strengths and immerse them in an intellectually invigorating, emotionally nurturing, literature-rich community, we grow "super readers"avid readers who consume texts with passion, understanding, and a critical eye. Organized around the 7 Strengths inherent in super readers (belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope), this powerful resource helps children: Develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills Learn comprehension strategies Build a robust vocabulary Deepen analytical prowess and an ability to talk and write about text Develop empathy, a strong identity as a reader, and an expanded understanding of the world Featuring stirring reading and writing lessons, robust assessment tools, ready-to-share Family Guides, and embedded videos that illuminate the 7 strengths and more, Every Child a Super Reader shows teachers, parents, caregivers, and out-of-school providers why reading is the ultimate super power, opening a world of possible for every student. For use with Grades K-8."



What to Read When

What to Read When Author Pam Allyn
ISBN-10 9781101032398
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 336
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Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)



Your Child s Writing Life

Your Child s Writing Life Author Pam Allyn
ISBN-10 9781101529324
Release 2011-08-02
Pages 240
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An illuminating, first-of-its-kind resource to help parents foster a love of writing in their child's life. New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child's development as reading. But though there are books that promote literacy, no book guides parents in helping their child cultivate a love of writing. In this book, Pam Allyn, a nationally recognized educator and literacy expert, reminds us that writing is not only a key skill but also an essential part of self-discovery and critical to success later in life. Allyn offers the "the five keys" to help kids WRITE-Word Power, Ritual, Independence, Time, and Environment-along with fun, imaginative prompts to inspire and empower children to put their thoughts on the page. A groundbreaking blueprint for developing every child's abilities, Your Child's Writing Life teaches parents how to give a gift that will last a lifetime.



Raising a Superstar

Raising a Superstar Author Terri A. Khonsari
ISBN-10 1600373569
Release 2008-06-01
Pages 139
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Single parent and businesswoman Terri Khonsari offers personal advice on how to bring out the best in your child.



Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Author Ellen Notbohm
ISBN-10 9781935274995
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 155
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Brimming with insight, compassion, and spirited humor, Ellen Notbohm’s timeless book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical role adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. An all-new section explores ten more essential, thought-provoking “things” to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and a thoughtful appendix offers more than 70 questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. A perennial autism bestseller, Ten Things now sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.



Open a World of Possible

Open a World of Possible Author Lois Bridges
ISBN-10 0545777747
Release 2014
Pages 256
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"188 distinct voices from every region of the country, including Alaska and Hawaii ... all celebrate reading for enriching their lives ..., and share a fervent wish that children around the world enjoy abundant access to books so that they too may 'live many parallel lives' and dream what may bepossible for their own." --P. 255.



Unlocking the Reader in Every Child

Unlocking the Reader in Every Child Author Susan Elkin
ISBN-10 1841679704
Release 2010
Pages 233
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This book helps parents and teachers unlock the reader in every child. It provides a basic, quick-to-read guide to teaching reading, drawing on best practice over the years and avoiding ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ fashions. But it is not just a guide. It is a toolkit too. Each section includes practical activities, games and ‘try this’ ideas to help develop reading skills and overcome obstacles.Every page offers some fresh perspectives to try - either at home or in the classroom- all with a practical focus. There are games and activities to:build phonological awarenessturning decoders into real readershelp strugglersovercome resistance to readingharness visual literacy and children's passionsmeet individual needs (including children with specific learning difficulties) and achieve literacy outcomes without even teaching literacy.Published in mid-2010 and fast becoming a classic, Unlocking the Reader in Every Child has received five-star ratings from teachers.Published by Ransom Publishing for reluctant and struggling readers.



December s Child

December s Child Author Thomas C. Blackburn
ISBN-10 0520040880
Release 1980
Pages 359
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As Reviewed by Eugene N. Anderson, University of California, Riverside in The Journal of California Anthropology, Vol. 2, No. 2 (WINTER 1975), pp. 241-244: A child born in December is "like a baby in an ecstatic condition, but he leaves this condition" (p. 102). The Chumash, reduced by the 20th century from one of the richest and most populous groups in California to a pitiful remnant, had almost lost their strage and ecstatic mental world by the time John Peabody Harrington set out to collect what was still remembered of their language and oral literature. Working with a handful of ancient informants, Harrington recorded all he could--then, in bitter rejection of the world, kept it hidden and unpublished. After his death there began a great quest for his scattered notes, and these notes are now being published at last. Thomas Blackburn, among the first and most assiduous of the seekers through Harrington's materials, has published her the main body of oral literature that Harrington collected from the Chumash of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Blackburn has done much more: he has added to the 111 stories a commentary and analysis, almost book-length in its own right, and a glossary of the Chumash and Californian-Spanish terms that Harrington was prone to leave untranslated in the texts.



The Last Child

The Last Child Author John Hart
ISBN-10 1429961937
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 384
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Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain. Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing . . . Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.



Content Area Writing That Rocks

Content Area Writing That Rocks Author Rebecca G. Harper
ISBN-10 9781425896751
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 160
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Engage third through twelfth grade students with creative strategies to develop their writing skills with the help of Content Area Writing That Rocks.This standards-based resource provides teachers with strategies and suggestions to build writing skills based on students' interests in technology, social media, and other contemporary topics. This guide supports overall writing instruction across the content areas.



The Secret Subway

The Secret Subway Author Shana Corey
ISBN-10 9780307974570
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 40
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From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known—and true!—story of New York City’s first subway. New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece—and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. The Secret Subway will wow readers, just as Beach’s underground train wowed riders over a century ago. A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016



Every Child Welcome

Every Child Welcome Author Katie Wetherbee
ISBN-10 9780825443503
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 176
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A guide to children's ministry that serves families with special needs Jesus set a high standard when He said "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." The call is not limited to children who will sit quietly at His feet and listen, who color between the lines, who raise their hands and wait to be called upon, and who work at grade level. Children's ministries are responsible to be ready to bring children with disabilities to Jesus' feet too. "Every Child Welcome" is the guide for leaders and volunteers to assist in purposeful planning and skill development for a ministry inclusive of children with unique needs. Experienced children's ministry leaders, and parents of special-needs children themselves, the authors are superbly equipped to offer a thoughtful, thorough approach to creating a positive environment for children--one where all children will be able to digest the important concepts being taught. For leaders and volunteers, "Every Child Welcome" will provide the knowledge and tools to - create a welcoming environment before kids arrive - help children learn more effectively by connecting new information to what they already know - reinforce the main idea of a lesson, building background knowledge and reviewing important concepts - supplement instruction with hands-on activities to increase attention and participation - reinforce and wrap up an activity effectively



Ticktock Banneker s Clock

Ticktock Banneker s Clock Author Shana Keller
ISBN-10 9781627539654
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 32
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Throughout his life, Benjamin Banneker was known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy, just to name a few pursuits. But even when he was born in Maryland in 1731, he was already an extraordinary person for that time period. He was born free at a time in America when most African Americans were slaves. Though he only briefly attended school and was largely self-taught, at a young age Benjamin displayed a keen aptitude for mathematics and science. Inspired by a pocket watch he had seen, at the age of 22 he built a strike clock based on his own drawings and using a pocket-knife. This picture book biography focuses on one episode in a remarkable life.



The Reading Zone 2nd Edition

The Reading Zone  2nd Edition Author Nancie Atwell
ISBN-10 0545948746
Release 2016-11-16
Pages 160
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Long an advocate of frequent, voluminous reading in schools, the author draws on evidence gathered in twenty years of classroom teaching to make the case for reading workshop more powerful than ever. The book establishes the top ten conditions for making engaged classroom reading possible for students at all levels and provides the practical support and structures necessary for achieving them.



Icky Sticky Super Sharks Scholastic Reader Level 2

Icky Sticky  Super Sharks  Scholastic Reader  Level 2 Author Laaren Brown
ISBN-10 0545872316
Release 2015-12-29
Pages 32
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Discover all the weird, crazy, and gross things you could ever want to know about sharks Explore everything awesome about sharks in a fun, accessible, and laugh-out-loud format! Find out which shark has the biggest teeth, and which shark is the biggest of them all! Learn about sharks' super-sharp senses, and how their bodies make them the perfect hunters. Can you see as well as a shark can? Probably not--the blue shark has a special layer in its eye for seeing in the dark ocean! Bursting with attention-grabbing facts, fun, and stickers, this Reader will keep every child turning pages.



Ada s Ideas

Ada s Ideas Author Fiona Robinson
ISBN-10 9781613129135
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 40
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Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron’s “mad” love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics “poetical science.” Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in “programming” his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world’s first computer programmer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art.



Glow Kids

Glow Kids Author Nicholas Kardaras
ISBN-10 9781250098009
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 256
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We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses—and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces—the Glow Kids—are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids—a form of interactive educational tool. Don’t believe it. In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology—more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity—has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can. Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids. Glow Kids also includes an opt-out letter and a "quiz" for parents in the back of the book.