Children's Books in Print, 2007
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (485 downloads)|
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|Rating||: 4.5/5 (485 downloads)|
|Author||: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa|
|Publsiher||: United Nations|
|Total Pages||: 724|
|Genre||: Political Science|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (92 downloads)|
The 2007 African Statistical Yearbook, the twenty-fifth issue, is published in one volume, and presents data arranged on a country basis for 53 Economic Commission for Africa Member States, generally for the years 1998 to 2006 or for the most recent nine years for which data are available. Published in English and French, it covers a broad range of statistics including population, national accounts, agriculture, industry, transport and communication, tourism, foreign trade, prices, finance, and social statistics.
|Author||: Mildred R. Donoghue|
|Publsiher||: SAGE Publications|
|Total Pages||: 480|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (15 downloads)|
Provides a clear and succinct introduction to teaching the language arts to elementary students Key Features Focuses on integrating the six language arts—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing—with other subject areas Provides guidance on differentiating instruction to bring out the best in the rapidly growing number of students with special needs and English language learners in the regular classroom Includes a detailed lesson plan in each chapter along with instructional activities and techniques to integrate the language arts across all the subjects in the elementary curriculum Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries! Student Resource CD: Bundled with the book, this CD includes video clips and discussion questions that correlate with important chapter concepts. Web-based student study site This interactive study site provides practice tests, flashcards, chapter summaries, links to NCTE/IRA and state-specific Language Arts standards, and much more. Instructor Resources on CD: Available by contacting SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), this CD for instructors offers resources such as lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and sample syllabi for semester and quarter courses. Intended Audience This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary language arts methods, which teaches pre-service teachers and licensure/certification candidates specifically how to teach their students the basics of the six language arts – reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing.
|Author||: Emily Dial-Driver,|
|Total Pages||: 308|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (52 downloads)|
Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.
|Author||: Maria José Botelho|
|Total Pages||: 364|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (47 downloads)|
"Children’s literature is a contested terrain, as is multicultural education. Taken together, they pose a formidable challenge to both classroom teachers and academics.... Rather than deny the inherent conflicts and tensions in the field, in Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors, Maria José Botelho and Masha Kabakow Rudman confront, deconstruct, and reconstruct these terrains by proposing a reframing of the field.... Surely all of us – children, teachers, and academics – can benefit from this more expansive understanding of what it means to read books." Sonia Nieto, From the Foreword Critical multicultural analysis provides a philosophical shift for teaching literature, constructing curriculum, and taking up issues of diversity and social justice. It problematizes children’s literature, offers a way of reading power, explores the complex web of sociopolitical relations, and deconstructs taken-for-granted assumptions about language, meaning, reading, and literature: it is literary study as sociopolitical change. Bringing a critical lens to the study of multiculturalism in children’s literature, this book prepares teachers, teacher educators, and researchers of children’s literature to analyze the ideological dimensions of reading and studying literature. Each chapter includes recommendations for classroom application, classroom research, and further reading. Helpful end-of-book appendixes include a list of children’s book awards, lists of publishers, diagrams of the power continuum and the theoretical framework of critical multicultural analysis, and lists of selected children’s literature journals and online resources.
|Author||: Shelby Wolf|
|Total Pages||: 568|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (72 downloads)|
This multidisciplinary handbook pulls together in one volume the research on children's and young adult literature which is currently scattered across three intersecting disciplines: education, English, and library and information science.
|Author||: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw|
|Total Pages||: 245|
|Genre||: Social Science|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (98 downloads)|
The all new essays in this book discuss black cultural retellings of traditional, European fairy tales. The representation of black protagonists in such tales helps to shape children's ideas about themselves and the world beyond--which can ignite a will to read books representing diverse characters. The need for a multicultural text set which includes the multiplicity of cultures within the black diaspora is discussed. The tales referenced in the text are rich in perspective: they are Aesop's fables, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Ananse. Readers will see that stories from black perspectives adhere to the dictates of traditional literary conventions while still steeped in literary traditions traceable to Africa or the diaspora.
|Total Pages||: 624|
|Rating||: 4./5 ( downloads)|
|Author||: Lesley Pollinger|
|Publsiher||: Hachette UK|
|Total Pages||: 250|
|Genre||: Language Arts & Disciplines|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (76 downloads)|
Designed for writers of any children's literature, be it fiction, non-fiction or faction, this popular and successful title has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field of children's publishing. You will understand the implications of television and film projects, learn new ways of producing your work, the latest technologies and even how to self-publish, guided by two authors who are highly experienced with the genre. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing for children. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
|Author||: Peter Clover|
|Publsiher||: Pollinger in Print|
|Total Pages||: 93|
|Genre||: Juvenile Fiction|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (88 downloads)|
Hannah, Jade and Charlotte are mad about ponies and love riding. So when disaster strikes, they're the first to ride to the rescue... Reports of a phantom pony seen out on the moor send Hannah and her friend, Charlotte and Jade, out on a ghost hunting trek. The mysterious grey pony has been spotted several times by locals, but each tiem, before anyone can get near it, it disappears into thin air. When the girls investigate, they discover it isn't a ghost at all, but a very real, very frightened pony, turned loose by his heartless owner...
|Author||: Kay Bishop|
|Total Pages||: 296|
|Genre||: Instructional materials centers|
|Rating||: 4./5 ( downloads)|
This fourth edition of a best-selling development resource provides an updated overview of processes and procedures associated with developing, maintaining, and evaluating a collection at the building level. It offers principles, techniques, and common practices of collection development and management while weaving in new considerations. New topics include licensing online resources such as subscription databases, creating a collection development policy that meets curriculum standards, circulating and promoting the collection, using online selection and evaluation tools, providing remote access to school library collections, using virtual libraries to increase the collection, and writing policy and procedures manuals. This new edition provides an updated overview of the processes and procedures associated with developing, maintaining, and evaluating a collection at the building level. New topics include licensing online resources such as subscription databases, creating a collection development policy that meets curriculum standards, circulating and promoting the collection, using online selection and evaluation tools, providing remote access to school library collections, using virtual libraries to increase the collection, and writing policy and procedures manuals.
|Author||: KaaVonia Hinton|
|Publsiher||: Scarecrow Press|
|Total Pages||: 148|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (36 downloads)|
Known for her commitment to excellence in education, Sharon Draper was named National Teacher of the Year in 1997. In 1994 her first novel, Tears of a Tiger, was published, and since then she has written more than fifteen books for middle and high school readers. Tears of a Tiger received the John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and her novels Forged by Fire and Copper Sun have both won the Coretta Scott King Award. Most of her books have been featured on the American Library Association Best Books list, their Top Ten Quick Pick list, and IRA's Young Adult Choice list. In Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy, author KaaVonia Hinton reveals how Draper became an exceptional teacher and writer, and how she uses her writing to urge young people to embrace literacy. Hinton also explores how Draper has made a lasting contribution to the field of young adult literature. This book-length study examines both her life and work and will benefit all students, teachers, and scholars in the field of young adult literature.
|Author||: Lars Engwall|
|Total Pages||: 383|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (46 downloads)|
Defining Management charts the expansion of management as an idea and practice from a time when it was limited to churches and households to its current ubiquity, focusing in particular on the role of business schools, consultants, and business media in this process. How did an entire industry develop around business schools, consultants, and business media who are now widely considered the authorities regarding best management practice? This book shows how these actors – on their own and in interaction – became taken-for-granted and gained such definitional power over management and managers, expanded across the globe from often modest and not always respected origins, and impacted, and continue to impact businesses and, increasingly, the broader economic and social context. Building on extant and some new research, the book is unique in bringing together issues and actors that have been examined elsewhere separately. Any student or professional of management interested in the evolution of their field or the rise of business schools, consultants and business media will find this book both novel and thought-provoking.
|Author||: Bowker Editorial Staff|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (485 downloads)|
|Author||: G Whiz|
|Publsiher||: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (65 downloads)|
Did you know the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid was initially aimed at adults? Or did you know Kinney initially thought that the books were too American to sell in other countries? What are the amazingly true facts behind Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.
|Author||: Ji Eun Kim|
|Total Pages||: 293|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (79 downloads)|
This edited book focuses on affordances and limitations of e-books for early language and literacy, features and design of e-books for early language and literacy, print versus e-books in early language and literacy development, and uses of and guidelines for how to use e-books in school and home literacy practices. Uniquely, this book includes critical reviews of diverse aspects of e-books (e.g., features) and e-book uses (e.g., independent reading) for early literacy as well as multiple examinations of e-books in home and school contexts using a variety of research methods and/or theoretical frames. The studies of children’s engagement with diverse types of e-books in different social contexts provide readers with a contemporary and comprehensive understanding of this topic. Research has demonstrated that ever-increasing numbers of children use digital devices as part of their daily routine. Yet, despite children’s frequent use of e-books from an early age, there is a limited understanding regarding how those e-books are actually being used at home and school. As more e-books become available, it is important to examine the educational benefits and limitations of different types of e-books for children. So far, studies on the topic have presented inconsistent findings regarding potential benefits and limitations of e-books for early literacy activities (e.g., independent reading, shared reading). The studies in this book aim to fill such gaps in the literature.
|Author||: Karen Coats|
|Publsiher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Total Pages||: 496|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (51 downloads)|
A COMPANION TO CHILDREN’S LITERATURE A collection of international, up-to-date, and diverse perspectives on children’s literary criticism A Companion to Children’s Literature offers students and scholars studying children’s literature, education, and youth librarianship an incisive and expansive collection of essays that discuss key debates within children’s literature criticism. The thirty-four works included demonstrate a diverse array of perspectives from around the world, introduce emerging scholars to the field of children’s literature criticism, and meaningfully contribute to the scholarly conversation. The essays selected by the editors present a view of children’s literature that encompasses poetry, fiction, folklore, nonfiction, dramatic stage and screen performances, picturebooks, and interactive and digital media. They range from historical overviews to of-the-moment critical theory about children’s books from across the globe. A Companion to Children’s Literature explores some of the earliest works in children’s literature, key developments in the genre from the 20th century, and the latest trends and texts in children’s information books, postmodern fairytales, theatre, plays, and more. This collection also discusses methods for reading children’s literature, from social justice critiques of popular stories to Black critical theory in the context of children’s literary analysis.