Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575426501
Release Date: 2012-08-27
Genre: Education

This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.

Being Your Best

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Pub
ISBN: 1575420635
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Text, anecdotes, and activities introduce and discuss how to build important character traits, such as caring, citizenship, cooperation, courage, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015062097749
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Character and community development

Author: Gordon G. Vessels
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015039043503
Release Date: 1998-08
Genre: Education

Finally there is a book available that approaches the topic of character education scientifically, objectively, and comprehensively. It includes a developmentally appropriate K-12 core curriculum, a description of many strategies and techniques, and seven new program evaluation instruments.

1998 1999 Directory of American Youth Organizations

Author: Judith B. Erickson
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575420341
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Entries include brief information about each organization, along with the phone number and address, and suggested age range

A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum

Author: Claudia Fuhriman Eliason
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132193779
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them. The focus is on creating a child-centered curriculum that addresses children's needs in all developmental areas–physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive. The authors provide a wealth of meaningful teaching strategies–accompanied by lesson plans, activities, recipes, and more–that will meet the needs and interests of children ages three to eight, all synchronized to these children's developmental skills and cognitive capabilities. For teachers and future teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education.

Children s Writer s Illustrator s Market

Author: Alice Pope
ISBN: 0898798779
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Authors and publishers

An annually published directory containing over 800 listings of publishers for authors and illustrators of children's books.

Transition Education and Services for Adolescents with Disabilities

Author: Patricia L. Sitlington
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205309011
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

This book covers the transition of individuals with mild and moderate disabilities to all aspects of adult life. It includes not only the transition to employment, but also the transition to future living and post-secondary educational environments. Transition Education and Services for Adolescents with Disabilities builds upon the success of past editions, but it also presents a new and fresh look at the areas of transition education and transition services. Two separate models are proposed: one to cover transition education and the other to provide an overview of transition services. The separate-but-equal emphasis on each model component will help readers see their own roles more clearly. For those in pre-service education programs as well as those currently in the field.

Lifetime Guarantees

Author: Shelley Harwayne
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: UVA:X004439072
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Imagine a school where students don't just learn to read and write-they "choose" to read and write, and do it with enthusiasm. Now, Shelley Harwayne takes us behind the scenes at the Manhattan New School.