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ISBN 13: 1466801328
Total Pages : 148 pages
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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13: 1591586216
Total Pages : 489 pages
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Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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ISBN 13: 9781404204621
Total Pages : 120 pages
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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13: 9780810853911
Total Pages : 120 pages
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Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
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ISBN 13: 1420631470
Total Pages : 98 pages
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Publisher : Good Year Books
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ISBN 13: 9780673363954
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ISBN 13: 1551303442
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ISBN 13: 1420632191
Total Pages : 98 pages
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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 13: 1563089203
Total Pages : 379 pages
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ISBN 13: 9780590603461
Total Pages : 212 pages
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Download Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994 PDF

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13: 9780313287633
Total Pages : 504 pages
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Read and Download Alethea Helbig book Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994. This book was released on 1996 with total page 504 pages. Book excerpt: Contains author, title, and character entries for over 180 various award winning books

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ISBN 13: 0897899687
Total Pages : 316 pages
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Read and Download La Vergne Rosow book Accessing the Classics: Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English Language Learners in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAccessing the Classics: Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English Language Learners. This book was released on 2005-12-30 with total page 316 pages. Book excerpt: Help readers improve reading skills while stimulating their appreciation and increasing their understanding of great literature. Using a scaffolding approach, this guide leads readers from simple and engaging reads to more challenging texts, and simultaneously cultivates their interest and skills. An invaluable resource for middle and high school, ABE and ESL educators, as well as for readers' advisors. All readers—even those still learning to speak English—can enjoy the delights and benefits of great literature with the help of this motivational and practical book guide. Rosow takes you on a journey through the history of Western literature, beginning with ancient myths and moving to medieval tales and classics of the Renaissance, Romantic Movement, and Modernism. Along the way, she shows you how to give readers easy access to some of the best literature of all time. Scores of collections focus on such ancient and enduring stories as Gilgamesh, Beowulf, the tales of Chaucer; historical masterpieces of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens; and stellar names of more recent times, such as Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Each carefully selected collection lists an assortment of titles, ranging in reading level and arranged progressively from simple renditions, such as picture book re-tellings, through more advanced selections and readings where audio versions and simpler formatting support the reader, and on to the most challenging reads. Author profiles and narrative, as well as detailed descriptions of each title provide further insights into the story lines and features of the books; while building a scaffold of reading experience and knowledge to help readers better understand the texts. For example, the Mark Twain collection begins with a brief biographical sketch of the author, followed by descriptions of two illustrated books about the author and two readers' theatre skits based on his work. A collection of Twain's short stories is recommended next, and then several illustrated versions of his novels, and an illustrated edition of Twain's memoir, Life on the Mississippi, which is supported by an audiotape version. Each recommended title is rated as start here, next read, support here, or challenging read; and related reads, and audio and video versions are listed when appropriate. The author also notes author and student favorites, titles with exceptional illustrations, and other features of interest. Focus is on authors and titles of the Western canon that are generally lu2768 le in library collections. Because some of the titles cited are older editions, this is a valuable collection development tool in libraries; as well as an essential resource for readers' advisors, Adult Basic Education, and English as Second Language educators, and young adult educators and librarians. Young adult and adult or Grades 9 and up.

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ISBN 13: 9780439444040
Total Pages : 164 pages
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ISBN 13: 9780810877672
Total Pages : 175 pages
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Read and Download Joanne Brown book Immigration Narratives in Young Adult Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TImmigration Narratives in Young Adult Literature. This book was released on 2010-12-02 with total page 175 pages. Book excerpt: Although the United States prides itself as a nation of diversity, the country that boasts of its immigrant past also wrestles with much of its immigrant present. While conflicting attitudes about immigration are debated, newcomers—both legal and otherwise—continue to arrive on American soil. And books about the immigrant experience—aimed at both adults and youth—are published with a fair amount of frequency. In Immigration Narrative in Young Adult Literature: Crossing Borders, Joanne Brown explores the experiences of adolescents as portrayed in young adult novels. Her study features protagonists from a wide variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds in order to provide a complete discussion of the immigration experience of young adults. In this volume, Brown analyzes young adult novels that portray various aspects of the immigrant experience—journeys to the shores of the United States, the difficulties of adjustment, and the tensions that develop within family units as a result of immigration. Brown also examines how ethnicity, religion, and country of origin affect the adolescent characters' adjustment to their new country, as well as the process of moving from social outsiders to accepted citizens. This thoroughly researched book includes theories of adolescent development and perspectives on immigration itself applied to the literary analyses. It also offers a framework for anticipating the success of young immigrants and relates this analysis to the novels Brown discusses. With an appendix of additional novels for further reading, this book will be a useful resource for librarians and teachers of adolescent literature, as well as for students, both those born in the United States and those who are immigrants themselves.

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1135605173
Total Pages : 432 pages
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Read and Download Marcia S. Popp book Teaching Language and Literature in Elementary Classrooms in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTeaching Language and Literature in Elementary Classrooms. This book was released on 2006-04-21 with total page 432 pages. Book excerpt: The goal of this book -- a theoretically based, well-organized, useful guide for teaching -- is to help the beginning teacher create a classroom environment that integrates literacy development with learning in all areas of the curriculum. The major components of an integrated language program are identified, and the skills teachers need to implement this kind of program in their own classrooms are described. Designed to be kept and used as a resource in the classroom, this text provides fundamental information about language arts teaching. A constructivist orientation, an emphasis on teachers as reflective decision makers, and vivid portrayals of the classroom as a community of learners and inquirers are woven throughout the book. Key features include: * a wealth of models, suggestions, and step-by-step guidelines for introducing integrated teaching and learning practices into elementary classrooms at the kindergarten, primary, and intermediate levels; * a focus on relevant research in language arts and professional teacher development; * true-to-life classroom narratives that model instructional strategies and demonstrate interactions between real teachers and students; and * an innovative chapter format that makes the text accessible as a resource for student, beginning, and experienced teachers.

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 13: 1101161752
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Erica Bauermeister book Let's Hear It for the Girls in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLet's Hear It for the Girls. This book was released on 1997-03-01 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: "Bravo! They've given adults and young girls a much-needed treasure map of heroines and 'she-roes'...It blazes an important path in the forest of children's literature."—Jim Trelease.