The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:148147670X

Total Pages:48

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From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!

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Fishes of the World

Author:Joseph S. Nelson,Terry C. Grande,Mark V. H. Wilson

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1119220823

Total Pages:752

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Take your knowledge of fishes to the next level Fishes of the World, Fifth Edition is the only modern, phylogenetically based classification of the world’s fishes. The updated text offers new phylogenetic diagrams that clarify the relationships among fish groups, as well as cutting-edge global knowledge that brings this classic reference up to date. With this resource, you can classify orders, families, and genera of fishes, understand the connections among fish groups, organize fishes in their evolutionary context, and imagine new areas of research. To further assist your work, this text provides representative drawings, many of them new, for most families of fishes, allowing you to make visual connections to the information as you read. It also contains many references to the classical as well as the most up-to-date literature on fish relationships, based on both morphology and molecular biology. The study of fishes is one that certainly requires dedication—and access to reliable, accurate information. With more than 30,000 known species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes, both lobe-finned and ray-finned, you will need to master your area of study with the assistance of the best reference materials available. This text will help you bring your knowledge of fishes to the next level. Explore the anatomical characteristics, distribution, common and scientific names, and phylogenetic relationships of fishes Access biological and anatomical information on more than 515 families of living fishes Better appreciate the complexities and controversies behind the modern view of fish relationships Refer to an extensive bibliography, which points you in the direction of additional, valuable, and up-to-date information, much of it published within the last few years Fishes of the World, Fifth Edition is an invaluable resource for professional ichthyologists, aquatic ecologists, marine biologists, fish breeders, aquaculturists, and conservationists.

The Selfish Crocodile

Author:Faustin Charles

Publisher:A&C Black

ISBN:1408839318

Total Pages:32

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All of the animals are afraid of the Selfish Crocodile - he never let's them into his river, and he's always so snappy! And so when the Selfish Crocodile finds himself in terrible pain, no-one wants to help him - after all, what if he gobbles them up? But, to everyone's surprise, there is one animal in the forest who is willing to help . . . A brilliant tale of friendship, The Selfish Crocodile has become a picture book classic.

When Life Becomes Precious

Author:Elise NeeDell Babcock

Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:0307425282

Total Pages:304

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When you hear that someone you love has cancer... You want to be as supportive as possible. But how? Elise NeeDell Babcock has devoted her life to answering this question and now puts her twenty-three years of experience as a counselor into this immensely useful guide. When Life Becomes Precious contains hundreds of tips for helping patients, primary caregivers, co-workers, and family members, including: What to say (and not to say) to someone when you first find out they have cancer • How to be supportive without being intrusive • How to build a winning health-care team • How to handle holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries • How to explain the disease to children • Which gifts and gestures can do the most good From techniques for handling anger and anxiety, to uplifting success stories, to a comprehensive resource section, here is the information and inspiration you need to help those you love and to make each day--each moment--more precious. When Life Becomes Precious will be the first book to: • Offer tips on ways to help patients, caregivers and co-workers • Provide a long and diverse list of gifts that are appropriate to give to families that are living with cancer • Offers reasons why fear makes people shy away from discussing cancer and techniques on how to overcome that fear • Present the things that families do that doctors like and dislike When Life Becomes Precious will teach readers to assess and put into perspective, their own feelings about the disease so that they can truly help those who are afflicted with it. The use of cartoons, anecdotes and personal stories will set an upbeat and positive tone. Readers will come away fully prepared to deal with the realities of cancer.

Clark the Shark: Tooth Trouble

Author:Bruce Hale

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062279092

Total Pages:32

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Don’t shed a tear, 'cause there’s nothing to fear! Clark the Shark has a loose tooth and needs to visit the dentist. But he's heard that the dentist is scarier than a box of blue whales! Uh-oh, and oh no! Can Clark find a way to stay cool when it comes to tooth trouble? Beginning readers will be entertained and reassured by this clever, funny twist on a dentist visit in this I Can Read story featuring their favorite boisterous shark. The back matter also includes fun, bite-sized facts about shark teeth! With colorful illustrations from Guy Francis and lively text from Bruce Hale, this Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Narrative Inquiries of School Reform

Author:Cheryl J. Craig

Publisher:IAP

ISBN:1607526751

Total Pages:241

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This book culminates five years of extensive fieldbased inquiry with teachers and principals in four reforming school contexts. It arises from living alongside teachers and principals, entering into their realities, engaging them in conversations, seeing school life through their eyes, and employing the words and images they use to wrap around their experiences. It involved thinking narratively about schools as sites of high drama within which teachers and principals negotiate meaning as knowledgeable and knowing human beings. It gave primacy to everyday events taking shape on school landscapes. It meant creating spaces and devoting enormous amounts of time to observing and listening hard to what teachers and principals say and do when reform initiatives become personally lived in contextfrom their points of view.

The High Price of Materialism

Author:Tim Kasser

Publisher:MIT Press

ISBN:0262250349

Total Pages:166

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A study of how materialism and consumerism undermine our quality of life. In The High Price of Materialism, Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health. Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further material gains do little to improve our well-being. Kasser goes beyond these findings to investigate how people's materialistic desires relate to their well-being. He shows that people whose values center on the accumulation of wealth or material possessions face a greater risk of unhappiness, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and problems with intimacy—regardless of age, income, or culture. Drawing on a decade's worth of empirical data, Kasser examines what happens when we organize our lives around materialistic pursuits. He looks at the effects on our internal experience and interpersonal relationships, as well as on our communities and the world at large. He shows that materialistic values actually undermine our well-being, as they perpetuate feelings of insecurity, weaken the ties that bind us, and make us feel less free. Kasser not only defines the problem but proposes ways we can change ourselves, our families, and society to become less materialistic.

Overcoming Barricades to Reading

Author:Sue Teele

Publisher:Corwin Press

ISBN:1483360318

Total Pages:232

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This exciting resource helps teachers capitalize on the individual strengths of their students to unlock the door to literacy.

Jumpstart! Drama

Author:Teresa Cremin,Roger McDonald,Emma Longley,Louise Blakemore

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351038168

Total Pages:122

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Jumpstart! Drama contains more than forty engaging, practical, easy-to-do and highly motivating drama activities which will appeal to busy primary teachers who wish to enliven their practice and make more use of drama in line throughout their teaching. Suitable for use across a variety of subjects and for a wide range of learning styles, the book introduces teaching practitioners to a range of drama conventions and demonstrates how to use them in the primary classroom. Organised in five clear parts, this new edition of Jumpstart! Drama covers the following topics: The relationship and link between drama and literacy Analysing both fiction and non-fiction texts through drama conventions Exploring poetry through drama conventions Developing role play and learning through imaginary worlds With all activities connected to well-known texts, this fully updated second edition now reflects picturebooks and novels published in the last five years, and is ideal for busy primary teachers who wish to encourage their pupils in drama using texts in a dramatic and motivating way.

Complex Simplicity

Author:Peter Dabbene

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1716415659

Total Pages:N.A

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Facts. Opinions. Anecdotes. Reviews. Narration. Persuasion. Speculation. Punctuation. Musings. Meanderings. Lists. Twists. Geography. Astronomy. History. Gastronomy. Athletics. Aesthetics. Comics. Economics. Hiking. Holidays. Hamilton. Politics. Blues. Brews. Tattoos. Earth. Pathos. Ethos. Logos. Mirth. Complex Simplicity reprints the first 101 entries from Peter Dabbene's monthly column in the Hamilton Post newspaper, plus assorted essays focusing on comic books, movies, social media, politics, mixed martial arts, astronomy, and more. With humor and style, these pages probe the important and not-so-important issues of everyday life in New Jersey, and America at large.

Flash the Fish

Author:Paul Kor

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0735229198

Total Pages:32

Viewed:1918

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For fans of Rainbow Fish and Leo Lionni, this lively, sweet picture book about newfound friendship features shiny silver foil on every page. Little Flash's family travels as one big group of shimmering silver fish all over the ocean, but Flash likes to strike out on his own to explore. When Flash comes across a big black thing in the water, he's not sure what to make of it. Could it be a mountain? But mountains don't have eyes, and they don't have teeth, and they certainly don't talk. No, this is not a mountain at all; it's a baby whale—and she's lost in the vast ocean! Can Flash and his family help the whale find her mama and papa? This story truly sparkles: Each little fish is made of shiny silver foil throughout the book, bringing some extra brightness to the charming, colorful illustrations.

Emotional Literacy

Author:Andrew Moffat

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351698273

Total Pages:240

Viewed:878

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This is an exciting, hands-on resource comprising over 200 whole-class lesson plans. These can be used with a class in their very first week at school in Year 1 right through to their last week in Year 6. Each lesson plan focuses on a text, provides prompts for discussion and gives clearly explained, engaging activities to suit all learning styles. The lesson plans are based on 152 popular children's books. There are many cross-curricular opportunities, with specific links to literacy, particularly through the drama, speaking and listening plans of the Renewed Primary Strategy. The scheme also includes Circle Time games specially selected for their positive effect on the emotional well-being of the child. The author, who is an Advanced Skills Teacher, spent two years developing the scheme of work. Each lesson plan has been tried and tested in many schools and is steeped in excellent primary practice. The scheme is designed to support the aims of the Every Child Matters agenda. The plans are differentiated by year group and are set out in modules which each last for six weeks, making the resource a manageable format for class teachers to use and an ideal solution to the delivery of SEAL Primary.

Developing Children's Speech, Language and Communication Through Stories and Drama

Author:Jodi Lea-Trowman

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351698990

Total Pages:220

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Using drama activities based on a range of classic and modern stories, this inspiring resource equips SENCOs, primary school teachers and speech and language therapists alike with simple, practical and effective tools to improve children's speech, language and communication. Key features include: a huge range of activities so that the resource can be used in focused support for those with SGBPN or in mixed ability classrooms topical links to the English programmes of study so that activities support core curriculum learning distinct sections for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 make the book relevant from Reception to Year 6. Unlike alternative resources, this book uses drama techniques to address speech, language and communication needs and can be used for both therapy and mainstream primary education.

Drama Lessons for the Primary School Year

Author:John Doona

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136257969

Total Pages:256

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A year of drama – ready to use schemes at your fingertips. 25 topical schemes of work 100+ drama lessons 'This book really will offer some new and exciting ideas for teachers to teach. Even teachers who enjoy their job often complain that they become stale after teaching the same things every year. They look for new ideas that will reignite their enthusiasm. I think this book could offer some sparks' Jo Howells, English Advisor, Warwickshire Educational Development Service Looking to engage, enthral and educate your pupils in timely and topical drama- based activities? In need of dynamic and inventive cross-curricular exercises for single lessons, extended units or school assemblies? From the September blues of change, through Great Fires, Guy Fawkes, Antarctic penguins, Rainbow Fish and Chinese Walls to Mandela’s mighty day, this book offers a fascinating array of lives to be lived and journey’s to be made. Drama Lessons for the Primary School Year will enable teachers to develop their expertise and confidence in order to create active and imaginative schemes of drama for the classroom. It offers a programme of ready-to-run workshops linked to specific dates in the calendar and specific themes into which teachers can readily dip on a regular basis. The first section uncovers the author’s own creative processes in generating drama experience and offers it to the reader in a set of simple, practical steps. The rest of the book is a wide-ranging compendium of schemes of work attached to specific calendar dates throughout the school year. These detailed drama lesson plans can be run as ‘one-off’ workshops or can be used by teachers as a basis for creating their own drama-led curriculum experiences. The book offers a practical structure to support these new creative planning tasks. This indispensable resource is for all Primary teachers looking for inspiration in developing effective drama sessions, exploring kinaesthetic learning, and developing creative cross-curricular approaches to their teaching.

Harmony the Heavenly Heart Fish

Author:Kathleen Killion

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:1643500937

Total Pages:28

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Kathleen Killion, the author of the beloved five star children’s book The Glass Heart received glowing reviews from several thought leaders: “ The President and I share your hope and optimism for our Nation’s future, and while we have made progress, there is much left to do. Our strength as a country depends on engaged citizens like you working together, So I encourage you to find new ways to serve your community in the months and years ahead.” Michelle Obama, 2011 after reading The Glass Heart ‘ Thank you for your nice letter and for passing on the copy of The Glass Heart and the glass heart pendant from Kathleen Killion. Ms. Killion is kind to have included the sweet inscription. President Bush joins me in sending our best wishes to you. “ Laura Bush 2011 after reading The Glass Heart By popular demand, she now has created a new magical tale of Harmony The Heavenly Heart Fish with the intention of stimulating the imagination of readers to celebrate their individuality and uniqueness. The messages woven within the story stay true to Killion’s core values of self esteem, gratitude, and appreciation for the diversity in our lives, our families and each other.

Character Building (ENHANCED eBook)

Author:Jeri A. Carroll,Marsha A. Gladhart,Dixie L. Petersen

Publisher:Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN:1429111240

Total Pages:144

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Honesty, respect, responsibility, compassion, self-discipline and perseverance-the building blocks of character are the topics of this book. Introduce the theme with a great book and reinforce it with a variety of meaningful and creative follow-up activities.

Pencils Down!

Author:Paula Greene

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1477144501

Total Pages:360

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Pencils Down! has been forty-five years in the making. It is hoped that by sharing classroom experiences, the reader will be entertained, enlightened, and educated. The ideas presented are written for all educators: veteran, novice, substitute and student teachers, parents who homeschool, college and university professors, as well as for anyone who has a child in his or her care. The guide offers the fruit of my experiences, gleaned from a lifetime in the classroom. Writing this book has been a labor of love, and it is my sincere hope that all educators reading this book will find some fresh insight into the wonderful profession of teaching. Pencils Down! will take you on a journey whose itinerary begins in elementary school and spans more than four decades. I have taken that journey at the head of the class. Many an author has written a book on education without ever having stepped into a real classroom. I have stepped into many classrooms, many times, over many years, and now feel qualified to write my first book. Having successfully survived as a teacher forty-five years in the public and private sectors of both the New York and Nevada school systems prompted me to write this book, a book packed with lessons that work, school humor, enrichment activities, and sage advice ready to be used by anyone who desires to instill a love of learning in a child. You may wish to do many of the lessons with your students. Most of the text deals with activities based on beloved children’s books. I have selected more than fifty children’s books I most enjoyed reading and teaching my students. Although some of these books never achieved Newbery Medal award status, each book teaches something of life’s lessons, and each is a gem. My first priority was selecting excellent children’s books. I have selected a broad and diverse collection of children’s books with the hope that by using these books daily with all elementary school children, each child can learn to love books and appreciate the extended benefits of lifelong literacy. To give you a true flavor of what is covered, a summary of each part follows. Welcome to Pencils Down! Part One: School Humor You are reading this either because you are contemplating a career in teaching or are curious to find out whether a veteran teacher can still be sane after spending forty-five years in the classroom. Part One presents the humorous side to an otherwise serious profession. You will get a glimpse of nineteenth and early twentieth century rules for teachers and peruse a copy of the contract teachers were made to sign. Both will make you wonder why anyone would consider a career in education. You will find out what teachers make and be privy to the public’s low opinion of teachers’ salaries. If you survive the reality show for educators, you may continue reading the book. School anecdotal incidents, accrued from many years in the classroom, will be shared. You will learn why God created the teacher and will be introduced to the new school policy. A test designed for preschoolers will challenge you. Answers from kindergartners and first graders as to why we read and write will be sure to surprise and amuse you. Actual student test answers and parental notes are included, both good for a chuckle. The difference between an educator and a teacher will be clarified. Today’s schools, vs. schools in the 50’s and 60’s, will make you wish you were teaching in a simpler era and make you wonder if schools are still teaching math. An Australian school’s answering machine will make you smile, as will the eleven things you did not and will not learn in school. Part Two: Getting to Know You “Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you.

Planning for Learning through What Are Things Made From?

Author:Rachel Sparks Linfield

Publisher:Andrews UK Limited

ISBN:1909101893

Total Pages:27

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Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of what things are made from. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of what are things made from. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together.Weekly topics include a look at materials around us including paper, wood, fabric, wool and shiny materials. Count wooden bricks, make postcard collages and design shiny jewellery. Bring it all together with a jumble sale!

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Author:Lindsey Joiner

Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:9780857004475

Total Pages:256

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For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.