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Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers


Title : Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers
Author : Lucy Schall
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Total pages: 261 pages
ISBN: 1598847368

In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title


Ready Reference Treatise: Paper Towns


Title : Ready Reference Treatise: Paper Towns
Author : Raja Sharma
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 1329645200

"Paper Towns" was first included in the school reading lists, but it became controversial because several critics pointed to its sexual content. According to the author, he was inspired to write the novel through his own experience and knowledge of ‘paper towns,’ while he was on a road trip through South Dakota. The book was adapted into a highly successful movie. It was ranked at number five on the New York Times bestseller list for children’s books. The novel won the Edgar Award for best young adult novel in 2009. It is a novel in three parts. The three different parts are titled The Strings, The Grass, and The Vessel. These three are specific metaphors. The third part of the novel has been divided into subsections. Each section is given to the hour of the characters’ road trip. Ready Reference Treatise: Paper Towns Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis


Quotes to Inspire Great Reading Teachers


Title : Quotes to Inspire Great Reading Teachers
Author : Cathy Collins Block,Susan E. Israel
Publisher: Corwin Press
Total pages: 200 pages
ISBN: 1483361942

A year's worth of thought-provoking quotations will inspire you to reflect on the way you teach and provide you with tools to inspire your students, too!


Readings in Classical Political Thought


Title : Readings in Classical Political Thought
Author : Peter J. Steinberger
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Total pages: 625 pages
ISBN: 9780872205123

Designed to include all of the texts from Presocratics through Machiavelli likely to be read in an undergraduate course on classical political thought, this anthology has at its core generous selections from Plato and Aristotle. Building on this core is a sufficiently diverse and substantial selection of texts from other writers--including Thucydides and the Sophists--to allow for inquiry into the variety of Classical Greek approaches to politics, as well as into Roman, Medieval and Renaissance developments of the classical tradition. Preeminent translations and the editor’s own thoughtful introductions further distinguish this unique anthology.


Making Connections Through Reading and Writing


Title : Making Connections Through Reading and Writing
Author : Maria Valeri-Gold
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total pages: 304 pages
ISBN: 9780534214982

This book brings you an exceptional collection of readings that invite your interaction and response to a world of ideas and experiences.


Diagnosis and Remediation of the Disabled Reader


Title : Diagnosis and Remediation of the Disabled Reader
Author : Eldon E. Ekwall,James L. Shanker
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Total pages: 692 pages
ISBN:

Reviews reasons for failure in reading and important operational procedures and surveys in detail diagnostic and remedial techniques and administrative procedures.


Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading


Title : Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading
Author : Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Total pages: 268 pages
ISBN: 1591588464

This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids want to read. New features include numerous booklists to copy and save (similar to the bookmarks in Gotcha for Guys!) and profiles and interviews of some innovative authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8. This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians, as well as elementary and middle school teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high-interest topics kids love as the authors provide irresistible book descriptions to guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids will want to read. Features include numerous booklists that can be copied and saved (similar to the bookmarks in the authors' Gotcha for Guys!), as well as profiles and interviews of some innovative nonfiction authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.


Early Patristic Readings of Romans


Title : Early Patristic Readings of Romans
Author : Kathy L. Gaca,L. L. Welborn
Publisher: A&C Black
Total pages: 237 pages
ISBN: 9780567029317

This volume traces the earliest receptions of Paul's Letter to the Romans, seeking to elucidate their hermeneutical strategies as they endorse, explain, construct, and rework Romans as a normative authority. These early patristic readings of Romans by Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, Origen, and others are pivotal. Long before Augustine and Luther they set formative interpretive principles upon which is built the imposing yet diverse edifice of subsequent interpretations and uses of Romans. By the end of the second century CE, the letters of Paul had established themselves as authoritative bearers of divine revelation. Yet, the task of tracing the earliest receptions of Paul's Letter to the Romans is challenging, because the thought world of the early Christians is remote, molten, largely oral, and as such hard to trace. The essays in this volume rise to the challenge by explicating significant aspects of Paul's reception among early Christian readers. They ask: How did these readers construct Paul's view of pagan and Christian relations? of the Gentiles? Of Jewish salvation? Of faith? Of resurrection? Of Christian Platonist principles? Contributors to this volume demonstrate specific ways in which Romans was appropriated to define the philosophy of Christian Platonism, a development which has had an enduring impact upon the creation of a Christian paideia. >


Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons


Title : Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Author : Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 395 pages
ISBN: 0671631985

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.


Vera Clark's Teach Me to Read English in 100 Easy Lessons


Title : Vera Clark's Teach Me to Read English in 100 Easy Lessons
Author : M. A. Clark,Vera Clark
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total pages: 292 pages
ISBN: 1598587226

[ Easy, fast, phonics-based reading program [ 2 page lessons [ 15 minutes a day [ Simple, step-by-step instructions [ Great for children and adults [ Made by teacher, designed for parents [ Starts at the very beginning - from non-reader to total fluency [ Everything you need in one volume - Flash cards included [ No education required - anyone can do this! [ Students learn at their own pace [ Perfect for remedial instruction and for developing a confident reader [ Perfect for home schooling! Parents often make the best teachers! VERA CLARK is a special education teacher whose specialty is teaching young and old alike to read. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Education, with an emphasis in Special Education. She is currently teaching Special Education students as a Resource Specialist. She lives in Southern California with her two youngest children. Vera has taught in private and public schools and has homeschooled her children. She is the mother of four children, three daughters and one son. Her passion is teaching children how to read. She taught each of her children to read when they were toddlers. She has also taught many struggling children and adults to read. What Vera finds especially rewarding is showing parents how to teach their own children. She is pleased to share this book with you so that you, too, may experience the great joy of teaching your children to read.


Reading Comprehension Boosters


Title : Reading Comprehension Boosters
Author : Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total pages: 465 pages
ISBN: 0470399929

An effective resource for improving young students' comprehension skills With 100 high-interest reading activities, this book is designed to help students gain fundamental comprehension skills so they can succeed in reading complex and varied types of texts. Each lesson includes a brief reading selection followed by questions, multiple-choice selections, and thinking and writing activities. The activities, all on reproducible worksheets, can be used to give individual students or groups extra practice, or as supplemental skill-building and test-prep activities for the full class. Activities are grouped within seven units, each focusing on an important aspect of comprehension Units increase in difficulty level so that students gain proficiency as they work through the material High-interest themes include stories about robots, animal helpers, space, and famous people Offers activities that build the advanced cognitive skills called for in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Each lesson includes a teacher section with guidance on how to introduce the activities to students and support them in their reading practices.


How to Read a Photograph


Title : How to Read a Photograph
Author : Ian Jeffrey
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Total pages: 400 pages
ISBN: 9780810972971

An art appreciation introduction to photography helps readers gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work in a richly illustrated resource that includes biographical profiles of more than one hundred major photographers, including Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, and Evans--along with a history of the medium, essential styles and movements, and techniques.


Ready to Read Music


Title : Ready to Read Music
Author : Jay Althouse
Publisher: Alfred Music
Total pages: 120 pages
ISBN: 9781457419911

Don't ask your students to read music until they are "ready to read music." This 100% reproducible book is packed with four sequential units of eight lessons each, all designed to prepare your students to read music. Most of the lessons are followed by a page of exercises, ideal for student assessment. And, as a bonus, there are page after page of large, reproducible music symbols...great for bulletin boards and flash card learning.


Let's Read


Title : Let's Read
Author : Leonard Bloomfield,Clarence Lewis Barnhart
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Total pages: 465 pages
ISBN: 9780814311158

Provides a systematic program for reading instruction, based on the correlation of auditory and visual images.


100 More Little Reading Comprehension Lessons


Title : 100 More Little Reading Comprehension Lessons
Author : Margaret Brinton
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
Total pages: 104 pages
ISBN: 0787786985

Entertain and educate students with this versatile resource! These 100 short stories, poems, and articles introduce readers to an incredible variety of topics and provide essential reading and vocabulary practice. Each story is followed by comprehension questions that reinforce language arts concepts and encourage critical thinking. Ideal for lead-in, skill-building, or homework activities, these simple and effective lessons will prepare students for the next step in reading comprehension.


100 Little Reading Comprehension Lessons (ENHANCED eBook)


Title : 100 Little Reading Comprehension Lessons (ENHANCED eBook)
Author : Margaret Brinton
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Total pages: 112 pages
ISBN: 1429112697

Read a short story. Discover new things. Learn new words. Think about them. Answer some questions. Show what you know! Watch reading comprehension and retention, analytical, vocabulary and test-taking skills improve. Wow! Students will enjoy reading the 100 short stories and articles in this book, carefully written for the reading ability of early readers. The questions will help them review and analyze what they have read as well as think about the meanings of words that may be new to them.


Common Threads


Title : Common Threads
Author : Sharon Kallis
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 0865717788

A guide to creating community-based art installations using green waste, invasive species and natural materials


How to Read the Bible


Title : How to Read the Bible
Author : James L. Kugel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 848 pages
ISBN: 1451689098

As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”


Ready player one


Title : Ready player one
Author : Ernest Cline
Publisher: Singel Uitgeverijen
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 9021449765

We schrijven 2044. Sinds de Grote Recessie leeft een aanzienlijkdeel van de wereldbevolking in diepe armoede.Als James Halliday kinderloos sterft, laat hij de hongerendemensheid een fantastisch spel na: oasis, een onlinegame die door miljarden spelers tegelijk gespeeld kan worden. Kort na zijn dood blijkt dat hij drie sleutels in het spel verstopt heeft, die leiden naar een kluis waarin de rest van zijn erfenis ligt opgeborgen. Wie de sleutels vindt, wordt in één klap multimiljonair. De jacht op de sleutels voert honderdduizenden nerds, geeks en gamers terug naar de jaren tachtig van de twintigste eeuw, de tijd waarin Halliday opgroeide. In de popcultuur van the eighties gaan ze op zoek naar aanwijzingen en naar geluk.


Reading and the History of Race in the Renaissance


Title : Reading and the History of Race in the Renaissance
Author : Elizabeth Spiller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 113949760X

Elizabeth Spiller studies how early modern attitudes towards race were connected to assumptions about the relationship between the act of reading and the nature of physical identity. As reading was understood to happen in and to the body, what you read could change who you were. In a culture in which learning about the world and its human boundaries came increasingly through reading, one place where histories of race and histories of books intersect is in the minds and bodies of readers. Bringing together ethnic studies, book history and historical phenomenology, this book provides a detailed case study of printed romances and works by Montalvo, Heliodorus, Amyot, Ariosto, Tasso, Cervantes, Munday, Burton, Sidney and Wroth. Reading and the History of Race traces ways in which print culture and the reading practices it encouraged, contributed to shifting understandings of racial and ethnic identity.