Juvenile Nonfiction

Charlie Parker Played be Bop

Author: Christopher Raschka

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 372

Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Charlie Parker Played Be Bop

Author: Chris Raschka

Publisher: Turtleback Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 458

Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop.
Literary Criticism

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 230

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Chop-monster Jr

Author: Margaret Fitzgerald

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing


Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 388

Chop-Monster Jr. is a teacher's handbook that clearly outlines how to teach jazz to elementary classroom music students. No prior jazz experience is necessary for teachers or students. Imaginative call-and-response activities, movement, and circle games teach young people how to sing and play JAZZ! Students will be able to groove to and play jazz "swing" beats; vocalize and play swing eighth-notes; communicate musically through call-and-response; scat-sing and improvise one-, two- and three-note phrases; independently perform kid-sized jazz works.

Children's Books for Grown-Up Teachers

Author: Peter Appelbaum

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 871

Teachers and prospective teachers read children's books, but that reading is often done as a "teacher" – that is, as planning for instruction – rather than as a "reader" engaged with the text. Children’s Books for Grown-Up Teachers models the kind of thinking about teaching and learning – the sort of curriculum theorizing – accomplished through teachers’ interactions with the everyday materials of teaching. It starts with children’s books, branches out into other youth culture texts, and subsequently to thinking about everyday life itself. Texts of curriculum theory describe infrastructures that support the crafts of inquiry and learning, and introduce a new vocabulary of poaching, weirding, dark matter, and jazz. At the heart of this book is a method of reading; Each reader pulls idiosyncratic concepts from children’s books and from everyday life. Weaving these concepts into a discourse of curriculum theory is what makes the difference between "going through the motions of teaching" and "designing educational experiences. This book was awarded the 2009 AERA Division B (Curriculum Studies) Outstanding Book Award.
Children's literature, American

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults

Author: Ginny Moore Kruse



Category: Children's literature, American

Page: 120

View: 253

"A careful selection of children's and young adult books with multicultural themes and topics which were published in the United States and Canada between 1991 and 1996"--Preface, p. vii.

To Be, Or Not-- to Bop

Author: Dizzy Gillespie

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press


Category: Music

Page: 634

View: 609

Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 1979.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading Instruction for Diverse Classrooms

Author: Ellen McIntyre

Publisher: Guilford Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 773

This practical, teacher-friendly book provides indispensable guidance for implementing research-based reading instruction that is responsive to students' diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Structured around the “big five” core topics of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—the book explains tried-and-true teaching strategies for fostering all students' achievement. Key topics include engaging diverse students in classroom discussion, involving families in learning, and assessing and teaching new literacies. Numerous classroom examples demonstrate a wide range of easy-to-implement lesson ideas and activities for students at different grade levels, including struggling learners. Issues specific to English language learners are woven throughout the chapters.