Compost Stew

Author: Mary McKenna Siddals
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 0385755384
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A rhyming recipe explains how to make the dark, crumbly, rich, earth-friendly food called compost while collage illustrations made with recycled and found materials echo the eco-friendly message. By the author of Millions of Snowflakes.

Teaching With The Common Core Standards For English Language Arts Prek 2

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462507689
Size: 65.17 MB
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Nearly every state has independently adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), making this practical guide an indispensable resource for PreK-2 teachers and teachers-in-training. Leading authorities explain each of the English language arts (ELA) standards and vividly show how to implement them. The book is filled with grade-specific classroom vignettes, instructional strategies and activities, sample lesson plans, and discussion questions. Chapters cover the major ELA strands: reading (literature, informational texts, and foundational skills); writing; speaking and listening; and language. Issues of assessment and technology integration are also explored. An appendix includes thematic units for each grade level demonstrating ways to embed CCSS/ELA standards into content-area instruction. See also Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, Grades 3-5.

Nurturing Young Thinkers Across The Standards

Author: Wynne A. Shilling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315527928
Size: 24.69 MB
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Nurturing Young Thinkers Across the Standards: K–2 provides multiple practical resources to assist teachers in working with standards across subject areas in ways that bring critical thinking into the everyday process of learning content and skills. The authors provide suggestions for engaging and sustaining children’s interest and illustrate the use of teaching language that actively nurtures the habits of lifelong learning. The book is rich with opportunities for developing tools for design, implementation, and assessment of vibrant integrated curricula for K–2 students that support the development of cognitive skills and increase confidence in their abilities to think and learn.

America Goes Green

Author: Kim Kennedy White
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846574
Size: 17.81 MB
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Explores the history and evolution of environmentalism in modern America, featuring essays that look at environmental issues facing each state, primary source documents, and thematic A to Z entries.

Bringing The Outside In

Author: Mary McKenna Siddals
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375981489
Size: 72.80 MB
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A rollicking book that reminds young readers to go outside and play! “We’re bringing the outside in, oh, bringing the outside in. . . .” Nothing takes the place of splashing in a puddle or jumping into a pile of autumn leaves. Along with the mud and sand that gets tracked indoors come memories that live forever! Mary McKenna Siddals has written a joyous anthem that encourages children to play in the dirt. It will surely resonate with today’s overscheduled as well as sedentary kids, and their parents.

Shivery Shades Of Halloween

Author: Mary McKenna Siddals
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375981667
Size: 28.16 MB
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A rollicking, rhyming Halloween romp—in every color! What color is Halloween? Why, it’s as green as an “eerie glow, evil grin, vile brew, clammy skin,” as white as “cobwebs clinging, a misty trail, a skull, a spook, a face gone pale . . .” Children will learn their colors as they follow a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party! Jimmy Pickering’s stylized settings and adorable monsters add a blast of colorful creepy-crawliness that will make kids giggle. Who knew that learning colors could be such spooky fun?