πŸ“’ Author : Ben Mikaelsen
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harper Collins
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-04-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0062009680
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemptionβ€”from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and from himself.


πŸ“’ Author : Mary B. Collins
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-06-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 248
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1602491410
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : Essentially a complete teacher's manual for the novel, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible resource materials for Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikalesen. It includes: Daily Lessons, Short answer study questions, Multiple choice quiz questions, Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment, 3 detailed writing assignments, Individual and group activities, Critical thinking discussion questions, 5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced), Evaluation forms, Review puzzles & games, Bulletin board ideas, Reproducible student materials, and more!


πŸ“’ Author : Margaret Whisnant
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-09
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1934538663
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

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πŸ“’ Author : Middle School Inc.
πŸ“’ Publisher : CreateSpace
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-08-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 68
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1515342220
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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SYNOPSIS : This is an interactive notebook for teaching the novel. It includes the following activities along with answers for parts of speech, point of view, setting, tone, theme, mood, and a brief plot summary. Parts of Speech Point of View Setting Tone and Theme Plot A Letter to a Character Antagonist and Protagonist Comparing and Contrasting to Another Book Cause and Effect Character Analysis Character's Response to an Event Comparing and Contrasting 2 Characters A plan to have the students write a 3 paragraph, 4 paragraph, or 5 paragraph essay on the mood of the story (There are instructions and handouts for whichever length you choose plus a grading rubric.) Conflict Dialogue Falling Action Figurative Language: hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, alliteration, onomatopoeia Foreshadowing and Prediction Inference Main Event Movie and Book Comparison Paraphrasing Quotations Rising Action Sequence of Events The Five W's and an H Vocabulary and Context Clues Narrative Writing: Write a new ending It covers the following Common Core Anchor Standards: R.1 R.2 R.3 R.4 R.5 R.6 R.7 R.8 R.9 W.3 W.4 W.5 S.L. 1


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πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1896168906
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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πŸ“’ Author : Ben Mikaelsen
πŸ“’ Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-05-09
πŸ“’ Pages : 98
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1546598103
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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SYNOPSIS : The Quick Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and providing a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use them to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text.


πŸ“’ Author : Ben Mikaelsen
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harper Collins
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-03-29
πŸ“’ Pages : 176
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780062033635
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Alone in the wilderness, Cole found peace. But he's not alone anymore. Cole Matthews used to be a violent kid, but a year in exile on a remote Alaskan island has a way of changing your perspective. After being mauled by a Spirit Bear, Cole started to heal. He even invited his victim, Peter Driscal, to join him on the island and they became friends. But now their time in exile is over, and Cole and Peter are heading back to the one place they're not sure they can handle: high school. Gangs and violence haunt the hallways, and Peter's limp and speech impediment make him a natural target. In a school where hate and tension are getting close to the boiling point, the monster of rage hibernating inside Cole begins to stir. Ben Mikaelsen's riveting saga of survival and self-awareness continues in the sequel to his gripping Touching Spirit Bear. This time, he weaves a tale of urban survival where every day is a struggle to stay sane. As the problems in his school grow worse, Cole realizes that it's not enough just to change himself. He has to change his world.


πŸ“’ Author : Steven L. Layne
πŸ“’ Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 200
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781625310408
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : "Amidst the clanging noise of today's technology, Steven Layne offers here a clear clarion call on behalf of reading to children. It is insightful, reasoned, entertaining (rare in the field), and carefully researched for those who might doubt the urgent need for something that doesn't need a Wi-Fi hot spot. It should be on every teacher's must-read list." -- Jim Trelease, author, The Read-Aloud Handbook As accountability measures for schools and teachers continue to grow, instructional practice is under the microscope. The practice of reading aloud to children may be viewed by some educators as an "extra"--a bit of fluff used solely for the purposes of enjoyment or filling a few spare minutes. But researchers and practitioners stand in solidarity: the practice of reading aloud throughout the grades is not only viable but also best practice. In Defense of Read-Aloud reinforces readers' confidence to continue the practice of reading aloud and presents the research base to defend the practice in grades K-12. Steven Layne also offers significant practical insights to strengthen instructional practice--answering the questions of "Why should we?" and "How should we?"--and provides practical advice about how to use read-alouds most effectively. Leading researchers in the field of literacy provide position statements, authors of professional books share insights on books they have loved, leaders of the largest literacy organizations in the United States write about their favorite read-alouds, award-winning authors of children's and young adult book (Katherine Paterson, Andrew Clements, Lois Lowry, to name a few) share the powerful behind-the-scenes stories of their greatest books, and real classroom teachers and librarians speak about books that have "lit up" their classrooms and libraries around the world. Last but not least, In Defense of Read-Aloud features many great recommendations of books to share with children. Read-aloud is an essential practice in teaching literacy in grades K-12. In this book, Steven Layne has provided everything needed to support, sustain, and celebrate the power of read-aloud.


πŸ“’ Author : Connie E. North
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-12-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781317250883
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : Teaching for Social Justice? Voices from the Front Lines examines the process of four K-12 educators and a university-based researcher discussing, studying, and acting on the potential power of social justice. Through frequent, lively, and complex meetings, these educators examine their varying educational philosophies, practices, and teaching sites. Using experimental writing methods and qualitative methodology, North bridges the great divide between teacher and academic discourse. She analyzes the complex, interconnected competencies pursued in the name of social justice, including functional, critical, relational, democratic, and visionary literacies. In doing so, she reveals the power of cross-institutional, democratic inquiry on social issues in education.


πŸ“’ Author : Stephanie G. Bauman
πŸ“’ Publisher : ABC-CLIO
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011
πŸ“’ Pages : 252
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1598845659
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : This text presents a compilation of the best of ideas from a group of library science graduate students, providing creative and engaging programs geared especially for children ages 0-12. * Contains 86 storytime programs from a variety of contributors, covering children from toddler-age to pre-teen * Storytimes combine reading, poetry, song, and activities * Chapters are delineated by age group, with separate storytime themes arranged in alphabetical order