A Quick Guide To Teaching Reading Through Fantasy Novels 5 8 Workshop Help Desk

Author: Mary Ehrenworth
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ISBN: 0325042810
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Supporting dreams of fabulous escape and transformation, fantasy literature can be especially compelling for adolescents. Mary Ehrenworth offers a unit of study that harnesses the power of this expansive and poignant genre to lure even reluctant readers into reading epic novels with passion and stamina.

Adhering to reading workshop principles and the classic session architecture honed by Lucy Calkins in the Units of Study series, this unit of study begins by launching the kids into fantasy book clubs that foster literary conversations. After exploring ways to read with deep comprehension and to synthesize across pages, students learn to develop thematic understandings. During the course of this unit, students likewise explore where their novels fit within the larger literary tradition. Throughout the unit, students read several books-tackling at least one series, and sometimes moving across series. (This unit of study is drawn from Constructing Curriculum in the Units of Study for Teaching Reading series.)

A Quick Guide to Teaching Reading Through Fantasy Novels is part of the Workshop Help Desk series.

About the Workshop Help Desk series
The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your students, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development.

For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.


Teaching Fantasy Novels From The Hobbit To Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Author: Phyllis J. Perry
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563089874
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Capitalize on the child appeal of fantasy literature to create challenging activities that address the 12 Standards of the English Language Arts sponsored by NCTE and IRA. This guide contains practical ideas that enable the teacher or librarian to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature in the elementary and middle school curriculum, and also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding examples of fiction for students. Each fantasy novel is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities. Fantasy book selection includes: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The Hobbit The Dark is Rising Tuck Everlasting Poppy James and the Giant Peach Ella Enchanted The Amber Spyglass


The Sandman Vol 4 Season Of Mists

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Vertigo
ISBN: 1401230423
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Volume Four of New York Times best selling author Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed creation, with updated coloring and new trade dress.

Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a woman who loved him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family, The Endless, have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell to rescue his banished love — and Hell’s ruler, the fallen angel Lucifer, has already sworn to destroy him.


Amphigorey Fifteen Books

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An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories.
 
In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory (nonsense verse or composition) with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings. A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike.
 
Stories included:
"The Unstrung Harp"
"The Listing Attic"
"The Doubtful Guest"
"The Object Lesson"
"The Bug Book"
"The Fatal Lozenge"
"The Hapless Child"
"The Curious Sofa"
"The Willowdale Handcar"
"The Gashlycrumb Tinies"
"The Insect God"
"The West Wing"
"The Wuggly Ump"
"The Sinking Spell"
"The Remembered Visit"

The Manga Guide To Calculus

Author: Hiroyuki Kojima
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271948
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Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake Times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye.

In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor).

Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to:
–Use differentiation to understand a function's rate of change
–Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function's derivative and its integral
–Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions
–Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions
–Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials

Whether you're struggling through a calculus course for the first time or you just need a painless refresher, you'll find what you're looking for in The Manga Guide to Calculus.

This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

The Manga Guide To Databases

Author: Mana Takahashi
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271905
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Want to learn about databases without the tedium? With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics and serious educational content, The Manga Guide to Databases is just the book for you.

Princess Ruruna is stressed out. With the king and queen away, she has to manage the Kingdom of Kod's humongous fruit-selling empire. Overseas departments, scads of inventory, conflicting prices, and so many customers! It's all such a confusing mess. But a mysterious book and a helpful fairy promise to solve her organizational problems—with the practical magic of databases.

In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they design a relational database, understand the entity-relationship model, perform basic database operations, and delve into more advanced topics. Once the Princess is familiar with transactions and basic SQL statements, she can keep her data timely and accurate for the entire kingdom. Finally, Tico explains ways to make the database more efficient and secure, and they discuss methods for concurrency and replication.

Examples and exercises (with answer keys) help you learn, and an appendix of frequently used SQL statements gives the tools you need to create and maintain full-featured databases.

(Of course, it wouldn't be a royal kingdom without some drama, so read on to find out who gets the girl—the arrogant prince or the humble servant.)

This EduManga book is a translation of a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan.

The Manga Guide To Physics

Author: Hideo Nitta
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271964
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Megumi is an all-star athlete, but she's a failure when it comes to physics class. And she can't concentrate on her tennis matches when she's worried about the questions she missed on the big test! Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a patient physics geek who uses real-world examples to help her understand classical mechanics—and improve her tennis game in the process!

In The Manga Guide to Physics, you'll follow alongside Megumi as she learns about the physics of everyday objects like roller skates, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis serves. In no time, you'll master tough concepts like momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration.

You'll also learn how to:
–Apply Newton's three laws of motion to real-life problems
–Determine how objects will move after a collision
–Draw vector diagrams and simplify complex problems using trigonometry
–Calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases

If you're mystified by the basics of physics or you just need a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physics will get you up to speed in a lively, quirky, and practical way.

The Chimera S Curse Companions Quartet

Author: Julia Golding
Publisher: Two Lions
ISBN: 0761457267
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Connie Lionheart is the only Universal Companion, able to communicate with all of the mythical creatures hidden in our world. She’s the most important member of the secret society sworn to protect the bonds between humans and creatures. But the shape-shifter Kullervo wants to use her power to wipe out humanity. Connie must stop him, but how? There are no simple answers in the exciting conclusion to this award-winning eco-fantasy series by a Nestlé Prize-winning author.

"Come to the mark. Come to me. You know you must. Connie surfaced from sleep, struggling like a swimmer caught in weeds, thrashing to reach air. When she woke, she found the bedclothes twisted around her. She threw them off and sat up to gulp some water from the glass on her bedside table, her handshaking slightly. The voice had crept into her dreams again: the voice of Kullervo, the shape-shifter, her enemy—and her companion creature. He said the same thing each time, repeating the message again and again so that she could hear its echo during the daylight hours as well as in the stillness of the night. She knew where he wanted her to go: he wanted her to meet him at the mark he had made deep in her mind, the breach in the wall between her and his dark presence. But she would not give in to him."


The Manga Guide To Molecular Biology

Author: Masaharu Takemura
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593272022
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Rin and Ami have been skipping molecular biology class all semester, and Professor Moro has had enough—he's sentencing them to summer school on his private island. But they're in store for a special lesson. Using Dr. Moro's virtual reality machine to travel inside the human body, they'll get a close-up look at the fascinating world of molecular biology.

Join them in The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology, and learn all about DNA, RNA, proteins, amino acids, and more. Along the way, you'll see chemical reactions first-hand and meet entertaining characters like Enzyme Man and Drinkzilla, who show how the liver metabolizes alcohol.

Together with Ami and Rin, you'll learn all about:
–The organelles and proteins inside cells, and how they support cellular functions
–The processes of transcription and translation, and your genes' role in synthesizing proteins
–The pieces that make up our genetic code, like nucleotides, codons, introns, and exons
–The processes of DNA replication, mitosis and cytokinesis
–Genetic technology like transduction and cloning, and the role of molecular biology in medicine

Whether you need a molecular biology refresher or you're just fascinated by the science of life, The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology will give you a uniquely fun and informative introduction.

Waterfire Saga Book One Deep Blue A Waterfire Saga Novel

Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 1423133161
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Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence.

Teaching Fantasy Novels

Author: Phyllis Jean Perry
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089879
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This guide contains practical ideas that enable the teacher or librarian to incorporate acclaimed fantasy literature in the elementary and middle school curriculum, and also serves as a reference guide to parents seeking outstanding ...

A Quick Guide To Teaching Reading Through Fantasy Novels 5 8

Author: Mary Ehrenworth
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If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your students, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've ...

Teaching Fantasy Novels

Author: Phyllis J. Perry
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417616572
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Capitalize on the child appeal of fantasy literature to create activities that are challenging and address the 12 Standards for the English Language Arts sponsored by NCTE and IRA.

Fantasy Media In The Classroom

Author: Emily Dial-Driver,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489413
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The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games with explanations of how ...

Literature Based Teaching In The Content Areas

Author: Carole Cox
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Students who read fantasy novels such as J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series,
Brian Jacques' Redwall series, or J. Tolkien's The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings
trilogy can create a map of it based on the information about the locations in the
story ...

Fantasy Novels Invitations To Hell

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9781101199053 The book I just quoted goes on to teach readers that witchcraft
can improve their lives, and also quotes from the infamous Satanist Aleister
Crowley! It doesn't matter what someone wants to BELIEVE aboutThe Chronicles
of ...

Teaching Amidst The Neon Palm Trees

Author: Lee Ryan Miller
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"This book is extremely entertaining and very accurate. It is a very good read." – Steve Sisolak, Regent, University and Community College System of Nevada "THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BOOK.

Teaching Fiction In The Primary School

Author: Dennis Carter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134112092
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A classical heritage approachto the teaching of literature to children, used
exclusively,would alienate. Thelanguage ofliteraturewould ... Similar
developments have taken place in thescience fiction and fantasy novel. The
greatest contributionof ...

Teaching Strategies In Gifted Education

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
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These activities included developing “treasure” maps of characters' journeys,
creating characters' résumés for the major tasks in the ... Each student also
created a computer-generated “Fantasy Newspaper” based on the events in the
novels.