Integrating Art and Language Arts Through Children's Literature

Author: Debi Englebaugh

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563089580

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 8248


Connecting art and language arts, this guide offers creative lessons for more than 140 favorite children's books, most of which have been published within the last 10 years. The lessons help teachers inspire young students to create art projects related to a book's story. In the first part of the book, the author explains more than 50 art techniques that can be used with almost any book, including batik, collage, decoupage, paste paper, and sponge painting. The second part of the book provides teachers with a wealth of illustrated lessons. Each lesson includes the book's title, the art project, a brief description of the story as it relates to the art project, supplies, instructions, bibliographic information, and a list of relevant Web sites. Children's Books include: - Araminta's Paint Box - Arthur's Pet Business - Birdsong - Charlotte's Web - Dear Peter Rabbit - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Milo and the Magical Stones - Rechenka's Eggs - Where the Sidewalk Ends

The Resiliency Puzzle: The Key to Raising Resilient Kids

Author: Julie Fisher, M.Ed.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483497186

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 88

View: 8810


Kids today seem to be less resilient than they were in previous generations. Many young people in the twenty-first century don't seem to have the coping skills to deal with adversity, and they lack the ability to persevere when the going gets tough. In The Resiliency Puzzle, author Julie Fisher provides a model for understanding how kids can develop the skills they need to cope with adversity and persevere while gaining strength, character, and the fortitude to succeed. It teaches adults what resiliency looks like and provides concrete suggestions for how to instill those specific qualities that empower kids to be resilient. Fisher discusses how it's never too late to help children learn to develop resiliency-building skills. It can be accomplished by actively parenting, coaching, educating, and mentoring kids in a way that provides for and promotes those opportunities to model resiliency ourselves.

Building Essential Vocabulary, Ages 4 - 9

Author: Sherrill B. Flora

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 1602688907

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7754


Facilitate a love of language in children of all ages with Building Essential Vocabulary! This 96-page book includes more than 400 reproducible photo cards, games, puzzles, and activities that provide vocabulary instruction. The activities cover themes such as actions, colors, shapes, clothing, food, everyday objects, school tools, people, careers, toys, and family. This book is great for classroom activities as well as study and practice at home. The book supports NCTE, NAEYC, and NCTM standards.

Teaching Feelings

Author: Lerner Publishing Group,Robin Nelson

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822517566

Category:

Page: 16

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Baby Signing Essentials

Author: Nancy Cadjan

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492612545

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6409


Start "talking" with your baby today and discover what they're really trying to tell you With the gift of sign language, you can communicate with your child as early as four to six months, reduce tantrums, build verbal language skills, and create a stronger bond than ever! Using trusted American Sign Language (ASL), Baby Signing Essentials is the go-to guide for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to create effective two-way communication. Designed to grow with your baby by covering physical, emotional, mental, and linguistic development at each age, this shows you how to start signing right from your baby's birth or later on. Featuring: •200 illustrated ASL signs (including 50 essential signs like MILK, MORE, and EAT) •Easy-to-follow instructions to help you make each sign correctly •Age-specific advice on working with infants, toddlers, and beyond •Fun tips to incorporate signing into daily routines

Sign to Learn

Author: Kirsten Dennis,Tressa Azpiri

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605543519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 2968


Everyone is talking about signing with young children. As a form of early communication for infants and toddlers, or as a transitioning tool for children just beginning to speak, the benefits of signing with hearing children are endless. Sign to Learn is the first complete introduction to sign language curriculum for hearing preschoolers. In this unique resource, you will learn how to integrate American Sign Language (ASL) into your classroom to enhance the academic, social, and emotional development of children, and how to respectfully introduce children to Deaf culture. This comprehensive, fully illustrated curriculum contains captivating activities and lesson plans grouped by themes, including feelings, food, seasons, animals, songs, and families. Sign to Learn also contains strategies for using sign language with children with special needs and in multilingual classrooms, and it describes how ASL can assist you in developing a literacy program and in managing your classroom. Information-rich appendices include a thorough ASL illustration index, sample letters to families, and resources for further reading.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1636

View: 3259


Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Working It Out!

Author: Rosalyn Falcon Collier

Publisher: peaceCENTER

ISBN: 097987663X

Category: Education

Page: 61

View: 2007


Activities for Responsive Caregiving

Author: Jean Barbre

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605542628

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9492


The first three years set the stage for a lifetime of learning. This book provides more than eighty activities and experiences to optimize very young children's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development, as well as strategies that support responsive caregiving. Jean Barbre, EdD, has thirty years of experience working with children and families as a preschool director, teacher, therapist, college instructor, national and international presenter, and guest presenter on public television.

Of Primary Importance

Author: Ann Marie Corgill

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103740

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 8196


From the first chapter of Ann Marie Corgill's Of Primary Importance you experience the swirling energy, the sights, and the sounds of a primary classroom. "Step inside" she says, "and breathe the writing workshop air with me. Take a look at a primary classroom, and take a minute to watch and listen and see real learning, real writing in action." Throughout these pages, you'll see Ann Marie guiding her primary students into deep and meaningful explorations of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. Watch as her classroom community progresses into eager and independent writers speaking with clarity, voice, and an undeniable understanding of the power and purposes of putting pen, pencil, crayon, and paper to work! Forming the heart of the book are detailed units of study on poetry, nonfiction, and fiction writing that provide a clear demonstration of the writing workshop process at work throughout a school year. You'll also find examples of favorite texts for teaching various craft components, ideas for classroom organization and where to purchase materials, suggestions for publishing student work, lists of professional resources and, most importantly, inspiring examples of what children who are empowered to write can and will write. Of Primary Importance is not a how-to manual as much as it is a celebration of the idiosyncratic journey of teaching young children to write. If you are a grade-one through grade-three teacher struggling to get your students writing well, if you want to push your writing workshop to new dimensions, or if you are just plain skeptical that primary kids can write something beyond "I love my mom. I love my dog. The end," this book is for you. You will come away inspired, challenged, supported, and wiser in your classroom writing instruction.