Having a pet is one of the biggest responsibilities a young child can have. Early readers will love learning about Lucy, the pet parrot that loves to give her owner kisses. With exciting facts about what Lucy eats and what she likes to do, readers will love learning how to take care of and love a pet of their own. Theyll also learn about Jordans pet dog, Lucky, with the help of color photographs and engaging, accessible text.
Grab your spyglass and compass and set sail for adventure! Like a map that leads to great treasure, this revised edition of the NIrV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers takes kids on a thrilling, enriching quest. This yearlong devotional is filled with exciting fictional stories about kids finding adventure in the real world. Boys and girls 6-10 will learn more about God and the Bible, and be inspired to live a life of faith—the greatest adventure of all. Companion to the bestselling NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers.
In this funny rhyming story, Clark the Shark is excited about his new pet, Lulu the dogfish. He can’t wait to teach Lulu tricks and feed her lots of treats. But Clark discovers there's more to having a pet than he thought! Young animal owners and ones hoping for a pet will enjoy this funny book about pets and caring for them. With easy-to-read text and Clark’s trademark rhymes, this Level One shark tale will have beginning readers ready to take a bite out of reading! Also included are fun, bite-sized facts about different types of sharks. Clark the Shark Gets a Pet is a Level One I Can Read, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Share this leveled reader with the pet or shark fan in your home or classroom!
When a boy and his pet dragon play soccer with friends, what will they learn? They learn about equipment needed to play, how to show sportsmanship to their teammates and more. The Dear Dragon Developing Readers series provides young readers practice reading with simple story lines, familiar topics and vocabulary, and fun illustrations that support the text written at F&P level B. Each book contains educators' resources which include a picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities. Teachers' notes also available on publisher's website.
When a boy and his pet dragon enjoy a winter day exploring, what will they do? They enjoy making a snowman, going sledding, building a fort and more. The Dear Dragon Developing Readers series provides young readers practice reading with simple story lines, familiar topics and vocabulary, and fun illustrations that support the text written at F&P level A. Each book contains educators' resources which include a picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities. Teachers' notes also available on publisher's website.
When a boy and his pet dragon play a game of hide-and-seek, where can Dear Dragon be? The boy checks in the toy chest, closet, outside and more. The Dear Dragon Developing Readers series provides young readers practice reading with simple story lines, familiar topics and vocabulary, and fun illustrations that support the text written at F&P level C. Each book contains educators' resources which include a picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities. Teachers' notes also available on publisher's website.
When a boy and his pet dragon enjoy a summer day exploring, what will they do? They enjoy the pool, the beach, a fireworks show and more. The Dear Dragon Developing Readers series provides young readers practice reading with simple story lines, familiar topics and vocabulary, and fun illustrations that support the text written at F&P level A. Each book contains educators' resources which include a picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities. Teachers' notes also available on publisher's website.
When a boy and his pet dragon grow a garden, what will they learn? They learn about planting vegetables, what makes plants grow, what vegetables we can eat from the garden and more. The Dear Dragon Developing Readers series provides young readers practice reading with simple story lines, familiar topics and vocabulary, and fun illustrations that support the text written at F&P level A. Each book contains educators' resources which include a picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities. Teachers' notes also available on publisher's website.
An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children’s literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children’s fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity’s relationship to animals and the natural world. In complicating questions of human identity, ecology, gender, and technology, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to understand how philosophy can emerge from children's fantasy, disclosing how such fantasy can build upon earlier traditions to represent complex issues of humanness to younger audiences. Interrogating the place of the human through the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this book to have interpretations that radically depart from the critical tradition, which, in its concerns with the socialization and representation of the child, has ignored larger epistemologies of humanness. The book considers canonical texts of children's literature alongside recent bestsellers and films, locating texts such as Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Pinocchio (1883) and the Alice books (1865, 1871) as important works in the evolution of posthuman ideas. This study provides radical new readings of children’s literature and demonstrates that the genre offers sophisticated interventions into the nature, boundaries and dominion of humanity.
In Civilized Creatures, Jennifer Mason challenges some of our most enduring ideas about how encounters with nonhuman nature shaped American literature and culture. Mason argues that in the second half of the nineteenth century the most powerful influence on Americans' understanding of their affinities with animals was not increasing separation from the pastoral and the wilderness; instead, it was the population's feelings about the ostensibly civilized animals they encountered in their daily lives. Americans of diverse backgrounds, Mason shows, found it attractive as well as politic to imagine themselves as most closely connected to those creatures who shared humans' aptitude for civilized life. And to the minds of many in this period, national prosperity depended less on periodic exposure to untamed, wild nature than it did on the proper care and keeping of such animals within suburban and urban environments. Combining literary analysis with cultural histories of equestrianism, petkeeping, and the animal welfare movement, Civilized Creatures offers new readings of works by Susan Warner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles W. Chesnutt. In each case, Mason demonstrates that understanding contemporary relationships between humans and animals is essential for understanding the debates about gender, race, and cultural power enacted in these texts.
A groundbreaking integrated approach to reading assessmentthat addresses each child's unique Learning Profile Fifteen to twenty percent of our nation's children have readingdifficulties. Educational evalua-tors must be able to use progressmonitoring and diagnostic tools effectively to identify studentswho may be at risk, evaluate the effectiveness of school-widereading programs, and suggest interventions that will improvereading skills. Written from a strengths-based perspective,Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, andCognition is the first book of its kind to present aresearch-based, integrated review of reading, cognition, and orallanguage testing and assessment. Author Melissa Lee Farrall explores the theoreticalunderpinnings of reading, language, and literacy, explains thebackground of debates surrounding these topics, and providesdetailed information and administration tips on the wide range ofreading inventories and standardized tests that may be used in areading psychoeducational assessment. With a focus on how to craftprofessional evaluation reports that illuminate a student'sstrengths—not just weaknesses—Reading Assessmentenables school psychologists and diagnosticians, readingspecialists, and special education professionals to conductevaluations and develop effective interdisciplinary remedialrecommendations and interventions. Clear, engaging, and inviting, Reading Assessmentfeatures: Case examples and practice exercises Chapter-opening reviews of each theory Strengths, weaknesses, and potential problems of tests and theirinterpretations Chapter-ending review questions that foster skill developmentand critical thinking Comprehensive information on more than 50 different assessmenttests Reading Assessment is an invaluable resource that helpsprofessionals gain the knowledge and skills to confidentlyinterpret test results and prepare detailed and effectiveevaluation reports designed to meet each child's unique needs as alearner.
ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education describes the challenges ESL students in U.S. postsecondary institutions face when studying in a second language, and offers suggestions for how teachers, advisors, tutors, and institutions might provide support that meets the reading and writing needs of this very important student population. Because the ESL profession as a whole, including what professionals are doing in the classroom, sits under the umbrella of an institutional response to a language-related challenge, some solutions aimed at helping students achieve optimal proficiency lie outside of the classroom. As such, this book is based on the assertion that language development support is not the sole responsibility of language teachers. Everyone on campuses that hosts ESL students bears some responsibility for these students' language development. Chapters are therefore, intentionally adapted to appeal to a wide variety of readers from classroom teachers, and teachers in training, to admissions officers, academic advisors, and international student advisors.
Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions that change students' lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide to reading assessment and intervention. It provides a detailed discussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, which will help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accurately assess why a student is struggling. Readers will learn a framework for organizing testing results from current assessment batteries such as the WJ-IV, KTEA-3, and CTOPP-2. Case studies illustrate each of the concepts covered. A thorough discussion is provided on the assessment of phonics skills, phonological awareness, word recognition, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. Formatted for easy reading as well as quick reference, the text includes bullet points, icons, callout boxes, and other design elements to call attention to important information. Although a substantial amount of research has shown that most reading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standard reading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. School psychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students with reading difficulties and to make recommendations to address such difficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessment and intervention techniques, backed by the most current research findings. Bridge the gap between research and practice Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student struggles in reading Improve reading skills using the most highly effective evidence-based techniques Reading may well be the most important thing students are taught during their school careers. It is a skill they will use every day of their lives; one that will dictate, in part, later life success. Struggling students need help now, and Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties shows how to get these students on track.
What do dogs mean in America? How do Americans make meaning through their dogs? The United States has long expressed its cultural unconscious through canine iconography. Through our dogs, we figure out what we're thinking and who we are, representing by proxy the things that we don't quite want to recognize in ourselves. Often, it's a specific breed or type of dog that serves as an informal cultural mascot, embodying an era's needs, fears, desires, longings, aspirations, repressions, and hopeless contradictions. Combining cultural studies with personal narrative, this book creates a playful, speculative reading of American culture through its canine self-representations. Looking at seven different breeds or types over the last seven decades, readers will go on an intellectual dog walk through some of the mazes of American cultural mythology.
The Falklands, at the time of this story, were a little known group of islands miles away from anywhere that most people hadn’t even heard of. Of course, nearly everyone has now heard of them and most even have a good idea where they are. Back in the late 60’s and early 70’s they were a sleepy spot on the map where nothing much happened. They didn’t bother anyone and no-one bothered them. For two hundred years nothing much had changed in that respect and the modern world had only just begun to impinge on the islanders’ way of life. There was no TV and, of course, no internet. Telephone communications to “Home”, as the UK was called, were limited to a few minutes per day when a particular satellite passed by and then only from a special room in Port Stanley, its capital. The author was pitched into a way of life that was completely unlike anything most Brits ever experience and this book describes his struggle to adapt to a new way of life at the same time as learning how to teach in extraordinary circumstances. The things that happened to him were unusual, often very funny (in retrospect) and his story gives the reader a unique insight to the Falklands at that time, the place and its people. The islands have, of course, changed dramatically since the war of 1982 and the advent of fishing licences, tourism and, latterly, oil exploration have had a major impact, not to mention the presence of thousands of military personnel. The sovereignty row with Argentina rumbles on and the islanders’ future has a dark cloud looming over the horizon. It is in the hands of politicians outside of their homeland. This book depicts an altogether more innocent, unspoilt and peaceful time.