Storytelling and QAR Strategies

  • Filename: storytelling-and-qar-strategies.
  • ISBN: 9781598844948
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 123
  • Author: Phyllis Hostmeyer
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Promotes a Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) between teachers and students and offers an explanation of this reading comprehension framework, and also provides the tools needed to incorporate a QAR into the educational setting.

Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children s Literature

  • Filename: developing-partnerships-with-families-through-children-s-literature.
  • ISBN: 0130313513
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 287
  • Author: Elizabeth Lilly
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall



This book blends information on contemporary families, research on early literacy, and practical strategies for sharing children's literature in classrooms, homes, and pre-school settings. Content is based on the belief that adult-child interactions around story-reading play a significant role in fostering and developing children's language and literacy skills. This role manifests itself differently according to the social, cultural, and linguistic environment of a child's home. The authors present a selection of children's books from all genres and an array of field-tested ideas for developing early literacy. Authentic voices of teachers, children, and family members illustrate vivid descriptions of successful teacher-family partnerships and literacy strategies that work. FEATURES: Extensive lists of children's books--Coded by age range for easy selection, culturally-diverse titles are incorporated that sensitively portray children with exceptionalities. Supplies readers with a wealth of choices in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, and picture books--provides a starting point for building a personal library to share with their children and families. Significant coverage of family life, including respectful, positive treatment of diversity in traditions, style, and structure--embedded in discussions in every chapter. Gives readers practical suggestions for promoting reading in daily families. Includes daily routines (bedtime, playtime, preparing meals), as well as transitions such the birth of a new child or a death in the family. A Literacy Partnership Cycle --Highlighted by numerous literacy strategies that promote family involvement. Gives readers a simple framework for engaging families in their children's early literacy development--describes effective literacy practices for collaborating with families at home and at childcare centers and preschools. Teacher to Teacher and Family to Family features--Throughout the book. Illuminates text content through the unique experiences of preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, and other childcare specialists--address common concerns and challenges, and offer practical suggestions shown to be effective in translating theory into practice. Internet Resources sections--Highlighted within chapters wherever appropriate. Refer students to Web sites relevant to early literacy, family involvement, children's literature, and advocacy--are ideal for in-class discussions, assignments, or self-study. AUTHOR BIOS: Elizabeth Lilly, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education at Berry College. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years as a preschool, primary, and elementary teacher and teacher educator. Dr. Lilly was closely involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Georgia's Pre-K program. She has conducted workshops for teachers and authored publications on early literacy, family involvement, and children's literature. Her research has focused recently on story reading in linguistically and culturally diverse families. Connie Green, Ph.D., is a professor in the Reading and Birth through Kindergarten programs at Appalachian State University. For 20 years she has worked with both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs and has conducted research on early reading and writing in both home and early childhood settings. A former kindergarten, elementary, and preschool teacher, she continues her work in early childhood settings. Her favorite times are spent sharing books and playing with her grandchildren and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Things They Carried

  • Filename: the-things-they-carried.
  • ISBN: 9780547420295
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Dark Territory

  • Filename: dark-territory.
  • ISBN: 9781476763279
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Fred Kaplan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



“A consistently eye-opening history...not just a page-turner but consistently surprising.” —The New York Times “A book that grips, informs, and alarms, finely researched and lucidly related.” —John le Carré As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Fred Kaplan. Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the "information warfare" squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House, to tell this never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning—and (more often than people know) fighting—these wars for decades. From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles, in fascinating detail, a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future.

The Winner s Curse

  • Filename: the-winner-s-curse.
  • ISBN: 9781408858219
  • Release Date: 2014-04-10
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher: A&C Black



As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined. The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly – and everything is at stake.

The Future of Power

  • Filename: the-future-of-power.
  • ISBN: 9781586488925
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Joseph S. Nye
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs



Power evolves. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, unsurpassed in military strength and ownership of world resources, the United States was indisputably the most powerful nation in the world. But the global information age is rendering these traditional markers of power obsolete. To remain at the pinnacle of world power, the United States must adopt a strategy that considers the impact of the internet on global power resources. The Future of Power examines what it means to be powerful in the twenty-first century and illuminates the road ahead.

The Carrot Seed Board Book

  • Filename: the-carrot-seed-board-book.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015079360833
  • Release Date: 1993-05-30
  • Number of pages: 12
  • Author: Ruth Krauss
  • Publisher: HarperFestival



Despite everyone's dire predictions, a little boy has faith in the carrot seed he plants. On board pages.

The 33 Strategies of War

  • Filename: the-33-strategies-of-war.
  • ISBN: 9781861979780
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 471
  • Author: Robert Greene
  • Publisher: Profile Books



From bestselling author Robert Greene comes a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war that can help us gain mastery in the modern world. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life. Based on profound, timeless lessons, it is abundantly illustrated with examples of the genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as diplomats, captains of industry and Samurai swordsmen.

Lawrence in Arabia

  • Filename: lawrence-in-arabia.
  • ISBN: 9781782392019
  • Release Date: 2014-03-06
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Scott Anderson
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd



The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, 'a sideshow of a sideshow'. Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theatre. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the centre of it all was Lawrence. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in the sands of Syria; by 1917 he was battling both the enemy and his own government to bring about the vision he had for the Arab people. Operating in the Middle East at the same time, but to wildly different ends, were three other important players: a German attach, an American oilman and a committed Zionist. The intertwined paths of these four young men - the schemes they put in place, the battles they fought, the betrayals they endured and committed - mirror the grandeur, intrigue and tragedy of the war in the desert.

Monday s Warriors

  • Filename: monday-s-warriors.
  • ISBN: 0879239158
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Maurice Shadbolt
  • Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher



Dragooned into the British Army in the middle of the nineteenth century and shipped to New Zealand to fight the Maori, unlikely hero Kimball Bent finds himself leading a Maori band that fights the British to a standstill

Rainbow Fish The Dangerous Deep

  • Filename: rainbow-fish-the-dangerous-deep.
  • ISBN: 069401639X
  • Release Date: 2002-01-08
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Leslie Goldman
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



After hearing Old Nemo the explorer speak to their class, Rainbow Fish and some of his classmates venture beyond the safety of the reef, but at the edge of the forbidden area, they understand why they should not go there.

Exodus

  • Filename: exodus.
  • ISBN: 9781453225738
  • Release Date: 2011-09-27
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Leon Uris
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



This #1 New York Times–bestselling saga traces Israel’s earliest days and the people who fought to make it their home The Exodus was just one ship among many that carried survivors of the Holocaust to Palestine to establish a new nation. But the path that Jewish immigrants took to enter British-controlled Palestine was a difficult one, fraught with danger and political intrigue. The boat was intercepted by British forces and the refugees were placed in concentration camps. Uris’s blockbuster novel traces the lives of the men and women who brave British naval blockades to help Israel come into being, from Ari Ben Canaan, who works tirelessly to smuggle in settlers, to Kitty Fremont, an American nurse drawn into a vast, tragic history. Weaving together fact and fiction, history and dramatic storylines, Exodus stands today as one of the most influential narratives of the founding of the State of Israel. A #1 New York Times bestseller for nineteen months, Exodus was made into an Academy Award–winning film. It is as essential to understanding the state of Israel today as when it was first published. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author’s estate.

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