The A in STEAM

Author: Jerilou J Moore,Kerry P Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000385027

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 6591


Discover new and exciting ways to teach STEM content through the arts in your early childhood program with this innovative and comprehensive guidebook. Chapters feature playful activities divided by age band that bridge early academic learning and social, emotional, physical, and mental development with active engagement in the arts. Structured activities include a materials list, safety concerns, key takeaways, and related readings, as well as explicit connections to research and national standards. With clear and concise lesson plans that walk you through activities in music, dance, media arts, visual arts, and theater, it becomes easy to bring development and learning through movement and creativity to your classroom or program.

Children’s Literature and Culture

Author: Harry Eiss

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 9764


This collection of scholarship on the world of the child offers an eclectic overview of several aspects of youth culture today. The first essay focuses on Donna Williams, Joanna Greenberg, Temple Grandin and other children whose unusual minds raise questions that take us deep into the mysteries of all of human existence. The second, “Colonel Mustard in the Library With The Sims: From Board Games to Video Games and Back,” gives a historical context and theoretical frame for considering contemporary video and board games in our current age of television The third, “Just a Fairy, His Wits, and Maybe a Touch of Magic; Magic, Technology, and Self-Reliance in Contemporary Fantasy Fiction,” takes on the technological world of childhood, in this case considering how it is represented in three fantasy series, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and Faerie Wars, The fourth essay offers a detailed view of the history of children’s literature in China, including discussions of the important philosophical views that controlled what got taught and how, detailed charts of significant historic dates, genres of children’s literature, and award winning books of Chinese literature. The fifth considers contemporary Western world consumerism, in this case three popular book series, Clique, Gossip Girl, and The A-List, all published by Alloy for teenage girls. The sixth, “Surfing the Series: A Rhizomic Reading of Series Fiction,” once again deals with series fiction. The seventh explores the recent “Monet Mania” that has sparked interest in the great Impressionist Claude Monet among adults and educators. The final essay, “Jean Craighead George’s Alaskan Children’s Books: Love and Survival,” focuses on her book Julie of the Wolves and how it expresses aspects of Alaskan culture.

Children's Book Corner

Author: Judy Bradbury

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 463

View: 2551


Provides teachers, librarians, and parents with tips, techniques, activities, and twenty-five read-aloud plans for books that can be used with children in fifth and sixth grade.

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466828048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 7429


Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Journey to Literacy: No Worksheets Required

Author: Krista Flemington,Linda Hart-Hewins,Una Villiers

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 155138261X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 6433


"The play-based learning and individualized strategies in this practical book build on the wide range of literacy skills present in the kindergarten classroom. This resource explores simple ways to use traditional learning centres to provide children with real and authentic reasons to listen, speak, read, write, and view. Teachers will find a wealth of resources for creating meaningful learning experiences, including: answers to often-asked questions; milestones to inform teaching instruction; activities and games for both individuals and groups, and literacy extensions that involve children with quality literature, authentic artifacts, and recordings This highly readable book will support teachers as they move beyond worksheets and nurture students on their journey to lifelong literacy."--Publisher.

Learning Centers in Kindergarten, Grade K

Author: Dorothy P. Hall,Karen L. Loman

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1604184493

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7308


Keep students engaged with Learning Centers in Kindergarten. This 176-page book includes suggestions for how to set up learning centers, arrange the room with appropriate furniture, determine the number of students at each center, move in and between centers, develop activities, and find materials. It supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and includes ideas for center time and month-by-month activities for eight centers.

Claude Monet

Author: True Kelley,Steven Packard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448426136

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3792


Offers information about the life and work of the painter Claude Monet in the form of a student's report.

Claude Monet:

Author: Nathalia Brodskaïa,Nina Kalitina

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1785256262

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6770


With Impression, Sunrise, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (18401926) took part in thecreation of the Impressionist movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he captured natural movements around him and translated them into visual sensations. A complex man and an exceptional artist, Monet is internationally famous for his poetic paintings of waterlilies and beautiful landscapes. He leaves behind the most wellknown masterpieces that still fascinate art lovers all over the world. In this twovolume illustrated work, Natalia Brodskaya and Nina Kalitina invite us on a journey across time to discover the history of Impressionism and Monet; a movement and an artist forever bound together. Specialists of 19th and 20th century art, the authors shed light on the birth of modernity in art, a true revolution responsible for the thriving art scene of the 20th century.

Best Books for Children

Author: Catherine Barr,John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591580850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1783

View: 9281


Offers reviews and recommendations of over 25,000 titles for children, and includes brief annotations, bibliographic data, and review citations.

The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

Author: Myrl Coulter

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 177212348X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6791


Secrets aren’t good for families. — from “Big Luck Island” In The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories—a collection of new, delightful, distinctive short stories—everyone is missing something or someone; every family is riven by secrets and absences. From “The Remedy,” a tale of revenge and justice, to “The Smart Sisters,” a story of tricky family dynamics, Coulter’s narratives portray relationships, loss, and what we learn in the aftermath of death. Ghosts, echoes, memories, regrets...Coulter’s characters are haunted in many ways. With style and sweep that hints at Lynn Coady and Alice Munro, Myrl Coulter is a strong, fresh voice in contemporary Canadian fiction.