Novel Perspectives: Writing Minilessons Inspired by the Children in Adult Fiction
For the first time, Shelley Harwayne shares her own writing minilessons with you. Combining her passion for reading adult literature with her commitment to supporting students' efforts to produce powerful and effective writing, Harwayne presents fifty-seven lessons for upper elementary and middle school that take teaching with exemplar texts in a dynamic new direction. Each minilesson includes passages from carefully chosen novels, all of which feature children as m direction. Each minilesson includes passages from carefully chosen novels, all of which feature children as main characters. You'll find lessons built around passages from such famed writers as Toni Morrison, Dorothy Allison, Sandra Cisneros, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver, Pete Hamill, Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Wells, Philip Roth, Ann Beattie, Ursula Hegi, and Jamaica Kincaid, lessons that will inspire students to be as inquisitive, observant, and reflective as their fictional counterparts. The minilessons in Novel Perspectives contain the actual words Harwayne uses in sharing these lessons with students and are divided into five categories: discovering topics marveling at the world revising writing loving language learning from fictional characters who take their reading and writing seriously. Each minilesson promotes engagement with text as a way into successful writing but also stimulates classroom conversation, builds community, fights passivity, and gives students a chance to reinforce the notion that their lives are worth writing about. Novel Perspectives will inspire you to make time for your own reading and to begin merging your passion for books with your passion for teaching. Keep it next to your stack of must-reads, and as you discover passages perfect for your classroom, consult it for the best way to energize your writing workshop.… read more
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Virgil’s classic tale of a hero’s mythical journey comes to life in this graphic retelling for kids. From the smoldering ruins of ...Troy, the warrior Aeneas sets out to find a new homeland for his people. But it’s no easy task, for his adventure is filled with great sacrifice, angry gods, tragic love, and brutal battles. Will Aeneas be able to fulfill his destiny and found the mighty city of Rome? With extra background on the original Latin epic poem and its author, plus discussion questions and writing prompts, it’s easy to introduce young readers to this literary classic. read more
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After sleeping for centuries below the ground, Little Hippo, a blue hippo from ancient Egypt, wakes to find everything changed and... goes out in search of his family. read more
A beloved emblem of world peace--the dove--comes to life in this moving story that introduces Pablo Picasso and his art to young r...eaders. read more
The Aldens are spending sunny days at the shore and summer nights in a mobile home right on the beach! One morning, Benny finds a ...gold necklace in the sand. Soon a search for its owner begins, and a trail of clues leads the children to Tower House. What will the Boxcar Children find in the strange old mansion? read more
In addressing "the way to write for children," Joan Aiken starts at the beginning. Is writing a children's book as simple as it lo...oks? Do you want to write for children or about them? Do you want to write a picture book for young children, a book for new readers, or a chapter book for preteens? Why is Beatrix Potter so beloved? E. Nesbit? A. A. Milne? Maurice Sendak?After more than fifteen years as a writing shelf classic, The Way to Write for Children has been completely revised and updated. From analysis of what makes the best-loved children's books so successful, to where to look for inspiration, to practical advice on how to structure a plot, Aiken delivers an extremely useful book for anyone who's ever considered writing a children's book. read more
Drawing on ancient Egyptian sculptures seen in museums around the world, this enchanting story for children reveals the powerful c...onnection between Egyptians and the hippopotami that inhabited the Nile. To the ancient Egyptians, the hippopotamus was one of the most dangerous animals in their world. The huge creatures were a hazard for small fishing boats and other river craft. But in this delightful story, a young boy befriends a little hippo and together they live out their days along the banks of the Nile. After many years, when the boy’s life comes to an end, the hippo finds himself in a strange world populated with deserts, cities, forests, and finally a museum where he is reunited with his friends. Early Egyptian civilization has long been a source of curiosity and fascination for children. Through this simple, moving, and beautifully illustrated story young readers will discover how and why the hippopotamus was such an important figure in that ancient world. read more
This time-saving, easy-to-use teacher guide includes inspiring lesson plans which provide a comprehensive novel unit--the legwork ...is done for you! The guide incorporates essential reading, writing and thinking practice. (This is NOT the paperback novel.) read more
Peter, Alexandra, Rudy, and Theroux are not your average middle schoolers. They are fledglings, the children of immortal warriors ...called Centurions fighting against a vicious enemy called the Horde. Living among humans in the small picturesque city of Boulder, Colorado, nestled against the Rocky Mountains, they study and train to one day become Centurions themselves to protect humans and paranormals alike. Ashley Morgan has known the fledglings all her life; but right before her fourteenth birthday, she discovers her friends are not who or what she'd always believed them to be: and neither is she. The question is, will her friends stand with or against her when they discover her true identity? The fledglings and Ashley must learn to trust one another and work together if they are to survive their coming confrontations with the Horde. The author paints a story that is fun, sassy, and edgy that depicts a realistic representation of the lives of today's youth. You can contact the author at www.wljames.com read more
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are spending the summer on a houseboat! Throughout the journey, the children have the feeling the...y're being watched―and they are! Someone wants something on their boat, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Can the Boxcar Children figure it out what it is before it's too late? read more
Henri Matisse's massive and joyous cutout work, The Parakeet and the Mermaid, is the basis for this delightful children's book abo...ut the unlikely friendship between a mermaid and a parakeet. read more
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Can you solve the mystery of the missing letters? This Fill in the Blank Workbook for Kids is an excellent reading and writing res...ource that will boost word power, especially spelling and vocabulary. It’s a fun book to work on independently or with family and friends helping. Encourage word knowledge. Grab a copy of this book today! read more
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The booklet contains fifteen short bedtime stories. They cover creation accounts, tales about a giant called Choldit, and other re...lated stories featuring lions, foxes, elephants, and other creatures. Each story is brief and crafted in a way that teaches children or adults, too, certain ethics. The authors point to morals learned at the end of each story. These oral stories, indeed, enable children to appreciate nature and, by extension, teach them lifelong values worth emulating. They teach children to shun out vices, such as deceit, cowardice, and wickedness, among others. These stories are unique too; they come from a remote and unknown village—Ajok. Given that oral stories are from a memory, which is bound to fail, they may not be the same across every village in South Sudan among the Dinka Malual, let alone the entire Jieng. Hence, readers should expect even village variations if they are to read other accounts. read more
Time-saving, inspiring lesson plans provide a comprehensive novel unit--created by teachers for teachers. The legwork is done for ...you! The chapter-by-chapter guides incorporate research-based, high-order reading, writing and thinking activities. (This is NOT the paperback novel.) read more
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The first step to reading is to recognize the alphabet. A child has to know that A is a and B is b. Instead of singing the alphabe...t song and showing pictures after pictures, why not try the more inclusive style of learning? Connect the dots will do the trick! This themed edition is perfect for a preschooler’s learning needs. Grab a copy now! read more
The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling ...: Just So Stories for Little Children