In spring, the hills and meadows of Texas and Wyoming are ablaze with the reds, oranges, and yellows of the Indian Paintbrush. How this striking plant received its name is told in an old Indian legend. Many years ago, when the People traveled the Plains, a young Indian boy had a Dream-Vision in which it was revealed that one day he would create a painting that was as pure as the colors of the evening sky at sunset. The boy grew up to become the painter of the tribe, but although he found a pure white buckskin for a canvas and made paints from the brightest flowers and the reddest berries, he could not capture the sunset. How the young Indian artist finally fulfills his Dream-Vision is lovingly told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, in words and pictures that capture the spirit and beauty of this dramatic legend.
This unique resource uses 40 popular children's books as springboards to math learning. It's brimming with activities and reproducibles that focus on number sense, operations, fractions, patterns, measurement, money, time, probability, and much more.
"Polette shows a new way to present well-known picture books to preschoolers and primary-grade students. A one-paragraph booktalk introduces the story and is followed by 10 questions based upon the characters or situations. Children are instructed to find someone in their group who can relate to a portion of the story. ... The book will be useful for quick, spur-of-the-monent planning as well as for quality lesson plans in working with ESL groups."--SLJ.
Teaching activities and reproducible pages on nine genres or subgenres of literature: poetry, biography, autobiography, reports of information, realistic fiction in a modern setting, historical fiction, folk literature, mystery, modern fantasy and science fiction.
This integrated teacher resource book is designed to provide intermediate grade level teachers with lesson ideas for the instruction of social studies/history concepts within the context of quality multicultural childrens books and picture books.
Author: Phyllis Howard
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2003
Now teachers can use favorite picture books as springboards to their own adorable class-made books! First read aloud picture books by authors such as Dr. Seuss, Patricia Polacco, and Eric Carle; then invite children to add their own page to a delightful collaborative book. Includes writing prompts, drawing prompts, and reproducible book patterns in appealing shapes. A great addition to any classroom library! For use with Grades K-2.
Author: Jon C. Stott
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Build high-interest theme lesson plans that accurately portray Native peoples and cultures with this authoritative guide to the best children's fiction. Professor Jon Stott describes books on Native Americans and their cultures for readers through junior high school age. This highly readable reference book also provides a balanced discussion of the disservice done to Native Americans by misleading, inaccurate, and insensitive books. Stott's perceptive text explains how some well-loved books make mistakes and reinforce stereotypes. He also includes valuable ideas on incorporating stories about Native American traditions and experiences into your lesson plans.