Planned and edited books on the theory and practice of language arts teaching. Titles include Critical Literacy, Launching a Reading and Writing Workshop, and Teaching the Elements of Powerful Writing.
Directed all aspects of development and publication of 36-book “hi-lo” reading program, for middle to high school grades. Collaborated with writers to develop their ideas and edited their manuscripts. Completed 24-month project within budget and on time.
Actively acquired, edited and promoted picture book, novel, and non-fiction books by award-winning authors and illustrators, including the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award-winning book, Talkin’ About Bessie by Nikki Grimes.
Complete Classroom Library includes one each of the following: Math Library Science Library Social Studies Library Content Area Classroom Libraries include: 1 display box containing 10 6-packs (60 little books) 1 Teacher Resource Portfolio 1 Assessment Book (where available) Classroom Library Add-on Packs include 1 copy of each title from the social studies, science, and math libraries. Add-On... read more
Fearing that Edison-Armstrong School will close and force him into a school away from his closest friends, Julio rallies Lucas, Cricket, and Zoe into a campaign to save the school that tests his school spirit.
The sudden death of her beloved uncle triggers a chain of events that threaten to overwhelm Spider and her family.Fifteen-year-old Phoebe Bernstein (a.k.a. Spider) has been collecting rocks since she was a child. She keeps her prized specimens in a musty underground garage, stored in the drawers of an old desk that was a gift from her beloved young uncle, Bradford. News of Bradford’s sudden de... read more
WINNER OF 2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD: DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION In 1846 the Reed and Donner families leave Illinois on a 2,000-mile journey to California in search of free land and a healthy climate. Thirteen-year-old Virginia Reed is thrilled to ride ahead of the wagons each day beside her adored father. But enthusiasm turns to alarm when her father and other party leade... read more
The author describes her work studying dolphin communication and her invention of a listening device that allows researchers to tell which of a group of dolphins is vocalizing underwater.
Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she ... read more
Even though eight-year-old Ernestine lives with her family up North, "back home" is Lumberton, North Carolina, the place where she was born and where her mama grew up. From the moment she steps off the train, Ernestine feels right at home in the lush, green countryside, working on the family farm, and spending time with her aunt, uncle, and cousins. This nostalgic, sweetly humorous visit home-... read more
Condemned to a penal colony in Australia for stealing a woman's bonnet, young Mary braves every danger in Britain's newest colony, Australia: disease, famine, rape, and the cruelty of the penal system. Mary is the first convict married in Australia, Mary learns from aboriginal friends how to survive. Eventually, she and her husband Will escape. Her daring run up the coast and all the way to Ti... read more
"This unique collection of short stories celebrates the creative power of imagination. At Hurwitz's invitation 10 well-known children's authors have written pieces based on a single premise: a young person finds an empty box among his or her birthday gifts. The enormously varied responses range in tone from amusing to heartwarmingly sad; all provide food for thought....An excellent surprise pa... read more
Story of a young girl's trip to New York City.
A teacher shows how personal creativity and willingness to grow are the main ingredients of successful transition into whole language
Aliveness. Clarity. Strength. These are characteristics of good writing, characteristics too often lacking in student work. Jane Sullivan and Midge Madden have developed a successful approach that helps students to see and appreciate these qualities in literary models-and then to revise their own writing with the ideas in mind. Includes 15 classroom-tested lessons in a format that lets teacher... read more
Depicts a young Ethiopian Jewish boy and his family, including their typical daily routine followed by preparation for and celebration of the Sabbath
From the fierce battle tactics of the courageous Boudicca to the reforming spirit of Catherine the Great, this collection of ten essays, covering a two-thousand-year span of reigns, outlines the lives of ten women who ruled in their own right. Reprint.
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