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Gregor the Overlander Storia Teaching Guide. Free photos. A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin | Redeemed Reader. It’s History Month here at RedeemedReader! So, let’s take a look at some history. Picture Book Biographies This summer, Megan and I posted a short Librarians’ List of some of our favorite picture book biographies–to date. We’re always reading new ones, so any list will be incomplete almost immediately! Today I’m going to walk you through one well done picture book biography: what makes a picture book biography good?

How do we know it’s accurate? What can we really learn when it’s “just” a picture book? The Criteria Essentially, a good picture book biography gives us all the things a good novel-length biography does: To that, a good picture book biography adds something unique: the pictures! A Splash of Red: a good picture book biography A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. I’m a HUGE fan of Melissa Sweet’s artwork. But to the book! What makes this a great picture book biography are the following: A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. Written by Jen Bryant, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet Published by Alfred A. Knopf ISBN: 978-0-375-86712-5 Grades 1-5 Book Review “Horace loved to draw. Teaching Ideas and Invitations Theme Study: Perseverance. Have students choose one of Horace’s “words to live by” and explain why the quote is powerful for them.

The Power of Pictures. Critical Literacy Complexity of War. Further Explorations Online Resources Explore PA History site on Horace Pippin: A brief biography of Horace Pippin: New York Times articles on Horace Pippin’s Work: Jen Bryant's website: Melissa Sweet's website: Books Books about/inspired by artists: Elachner, G. (2012). Markel, M. (2012). Massenot, V. (2011). Parker, M. Venezia, M. Visconti, G.

& Landmann, B. (2000). Waldman, N. (1999). Articles. Teaching Graphs -- Best Children's Books about Graphing for K - Gr. 4. Creating Bar Graphs. One way to stimulate young minds is by creating and displaying information in chart and graph form. By creating simple bar or line graphs, children learn to ask questions and gather information about themselves and their surroundings. They also learn to sort and organize objects based on information. Last, young children can represent this information using real objects, pictures, and graphs. Bar graphs are simple graphs in which the height of each bar provides information. Bar graphs use a few vocabulary words that help us understand the information in the graph.

Young children will love to create graphs based on all sorts of information. Some examples of graphs to create include: number of socks by color, favorite ice cream flavor, number of teeth lost, favorite thing to have for lunch. As an alternative to paper-based graphs, have children use a large sheet of paper. Once a graph is created, ask your child to "read" the graph. Graphs are widely used in math and science. Booktalking Resources | Connecticut State Library. Booktalks. Purple Heart, by Patricia McCormick | Blogging for a Good Book. Matt wakes up in a hospital bed in Iraq. He remembers being on patrol, and he remembers an explosion, but he is blurry about what befell Ali, an orphaned Iraqi boy who had befriended him. In the hospital he can’t remember what day of the week it is, forgets words like “trash,” and gets headaches that are a “bolt of pain.” The medical staff tell him he has TBI (a Traumatic Brain Injury).

Usually mild cases get better on their own, and he’ll be back with his patrol in a few days. Matt struggles to remember what happened, but at the same time is terrified to recall, in case he remembers the unthinkable – that he purposely shot a child. Purple Heart is marketed and classified as a teen book as Matt is only eighteen and enlisted straight from high school. His hometown girlfriend writes him letters about school football games and pop quizzes. Patricia McCormick says, “It isn’t an anti-war book. Check the WRL catalog for Purple Heart. Like this: Like Loading...

2013 Nominations: Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction. APA Style. Book #292: Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Peter Brown. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots, especially the ones that grow in Crackenhopper Field. He eats them before school, on his way to baseball practice, and then again on his way home. Jasper eats them all the time…that is until the creepy carrots start following him. “Tunktunktunk.” Jasper hears and sees creepy carrots everywhere, but when he turns around to look at them they disappear!

After a week Jasper can’t take it anymore. Although “creepy” is in the title, this book isn’t really that scary and it has a happy ending (at least for the carrots). Orange is used with great effect in this book, so add this to an orange themed storytimed along with The Big Orange Splot. You can also cut real carrots into stamps. Set up a creepy carrots photo booth. -Amy. Teacher Tools & Templates - Venn Diagram. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! | Mrs. Kilburn's Kiddos. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault is one of my favorite books to teach letter recognition in class. Here is a compilation of activities that I found on the web. I hope that you will find them as useful as I did! Julie Pieczko’s Kinderhive website is no longer available, but you can still access her ideas using the WayBack Machine. I provided you a link: Mrs. Pieczko’s Chicka Chicka printable activities Hubbard’s Cupboard has lots of adorable ideas and printables to use!

Webbing into Literacy has a printable PDF with lots of ideas to accompany the book, it also has very cute colored letters to printout. Making Learning Fun’s website also has some great ideas to print and use. Virtual Vine has these adorable Chicka Chicka Alphabet Bingo Cards that you can print. Sheri Anderson’s website Kindergarten Tree house has some great ideas! Here is another version of the “In Our Room” printable from above: CCBB In Our Room Like this: Like Loading... Suskyelemlibrary - Kindergarten Library Curriculum. Media Center Lessons - Kindergarten. Kindergarten Library Lessons. Kindergarten. Kindergarten library lessons plans.

Teacher Librarian. The Biggest Bear Unit Study. ‎ ‎ Scholarship Program. The American Library Association (ALA) is committed to promoting and advancing the librarian profession. To demonstrate this commitment, the ALA and its units provide more than $300,000 annually for study in a master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA accredited program, or for a master's degree in school library media program that meets the ALA curriculum guidelines for a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited unit.

See the ALA Office of Accreditation's website for a list of ALA-Accredited programs. See the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) website for the list of Nationally Recognized NCATE-AASL Reviewed & Approved School Library Media Education Programs. You can apply for a variety of scholarships through the single online application hosted by the ALA Scholarship Program. The scholarship process is open annually from September - March. The following items are required for all scholarship applications. Open and Accessible: The Relationship between Closures and Circulation in School Library Media Centers. Gail Dickinson is Associate Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Karen Gavigan is Director of the Teaching Resources Center, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Shana Pribesh is Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. A hallmark of school library media best practice is for the library media center to be open and accessible to patron use before, during, and after the school day and throughout the entire school year. Anecdotal evidence and informal discussion among school library media specialists indicate that library media facilities are sometimes used for activities unrelated to the mission of the school library media program in the school. These activities may close the library media center to regular patron use for all or part of the school day. Review of the Literature The theoretical framework for this research study is drawn from concepts of equitable access to library resources and services. . [ Back to top] Access through Scheduling. RDA Toolkit. Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA: New Working Documents. Please note that these documents are being made available as a means of providing outreach to both library and non-library resource description communities and assisting the Joint Steering Committee in its work.

Under no circumstances should the documents be copied or re-transmitted without prior consultation with the Chair of the Joint Steering Committee. Drafts and proposals are not an official part of RDA until they have received final approval from JSC and have been formally published. NOTE: The documents below are available in a PDF (Portable Document Format) version only. Documents Distributed Since the March 2009 Meeting JSC Document Series List.

RDA in MARC - January 2010: MARC Standards (Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress) MARC Development. MARC STANDARDS (Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress) MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data: 008: Visual Materials (Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress) Field has no indicators or subfield codes; the data elements are positionally defined. Visual materials definition of field 008/18-34 is used when Leader/06 (Type of record) contains code g (Projected medium), code k (Two-dimensional nonprojectable graphic, code o (Kit), or code r (Three-dimensional artifact or naturally occurring object). Field 008 positions 01-17 and 35-39 are defined the same in all 008 fields and are described in the 008-All materials section.

Field 008/18-34 correspond to equivalent positionally defined data elements in field 006/01-17 when field 006/00 (Form of material) contains code g, k, o, or r . Details about specific codes defined for the equivalent character positions in field 006 and 008 for visual materials are provided in the Guidelines for Applying Content Designators section of 008-Visual materials only. 28 - Government publication (006/11) Guidelines for certain types of publications # - Not a government publication c - Multilocal f - Federal/national. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M. Reference citations in text are covered on pages 169-179 of the Publication Manual. Note: APA style requires authors to use the past tense or present perfect tense when using signal phrases to describe earlier research, for example, Jones (1998) found or Jones (1998) has found...

APA citation basics When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. In-text citation capitalization, quotes, and italics/underlining Always capitalize proper nouns, including author names and initials: D. Macintosh Accent Codes. View Windows ALT Codes | View Mac Extended Codes | Mac Character Palette This page list codes for accented letters and other characters.

The list is organized by type. These tables show select codes only, not all possible codes. This Page Letters with Accents - (e.g. ó, ò, ñ) Other Foreign Characters - (e.g. ç, ¿, ß) Currency Symbols - (e.g. ¢, £, ¥) Math Symbols - (e.g. ±, °, ÷) Other Punctuation - (e.g. &, ©, §) Links to External Resources Extra Accents: Extended Keyboard for OS X - (e.g.

Ā, ý, č) New Page Extra Math and Phonetic Symbols: Character Pallete (e.g. ə,ŋ,∀∈,♁,♇ ) New Page Letters with Accents This list is organized by Accent type. For the Template, the symbol "V" means any vowel. Example 1: To input the letter ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Example 2: To input the letter Ó, hold down the Option key, then the E key. Other Accent Marks See the Extended Keyboard Page for additional accent marks Top of Page Other Foreign Characters Other Characters Currency Symbols.