Books Every Child Should Know by Nancy J. PoletteA book that every children's librarian will love, this series of games and quizzes (cryptograms, word searches, scavenger hunts, plays, and much more) will encourage reading, reading competitions and games. Covering all types of children's literature from Mother Goose to the Classics to the Award winners, this is a hands-on book made up of reproducible game and quiz pages that will be easily and often used in school and public library programming. A book that every children's librarian will love, this series of games and quizzes (cryptograms, word searches, scavenger hunts, plays, and much more) will encourage reading, reading competitions, and games. Covering all types of children's literature from Mother Goose to the Classics to the Award winners, this is a hands-on book made up of reproducible game and quiz pages that will be easily and often used in school and public library programming. The quizzes can be easily adapted to Battle of the Books programs and other library- and classroom-based literature competition programs.
Call Number: Z 718.1 P74 2006
Fairy Tale Feasts by Jane Yolen; Heidi E. Y. Stemple; Philippe Beha (Illustrator)From the earliest days of stories, when hunters told of their exploits around the campfire, to the era of kings in castles listening to the storyteller at the royal feast, to the time of TV dinners, stories and eating have been close companions. So it is not unusual that folk stories are often about food: Jack's milk cow traded for beans, Snow White given a poisoned apple, Hansel and Gretel lured by the gingerbread house. Exquisitely illustrated by Phillip Beha, Fairy Tale Feasts is more than a collection of stories and recipes. In it, Caldecott-winning author Jane Yolen and her daughter. Heidi Stemple, imagine their readers as co-conspirators, cooks, and tellers of tales themselves. All the stories have been retold by the amazingly prolific Jane Yolen, who has been called "America's Hans Christian Andersen." She is the author of over 200 books, including Owl Moon and Devil's Arithmetic Her daughter.
Call Number: TX 652.5 Y65 2006
Happily Ever After by Terrell A. Young (Editor)As an instructional tool, folk literature can foster literacy, promote cultural awareness, and create connections with the content areas. Yet most of the professional literature on folklore addresses either the scholarly aspects of the genre or how teachers can encourage their students to read it. Few resources exist that provide teachers with a background about folk literature and how to use it in their classrooms. Happily Ever After fills that gap by offering ideas for teaching folklore as a literary genre to children in grades K-8. Rooted in contemporary views of reading and literature-based instruction, this collection of essays defines folk literature and its subgenres, provides strategies for incorporating folklore into and across the curriculum, and describes techniques for teaching students to write their own folk stories. Contributors to the volume offer a variety of perspectives and approaches that make the book relevant to teachers, teacher educators, librarians, and administrators.
Call Number: LB 1583.8 H36 2004
12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays by Justin McCory MartinStudents will have oodles of fun building essential reading skills with rib-tickling versions of beloved fairy tales turned into read-aloud plays! Even your most reluctant readers won¹t be able to resist these hilarious twists on their favorite tales Spiderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bullfrogs, The Popsicle Boy, Little Late Riding Hood, The Cheetah and the Sloth, Rafunzel and many more! Plus: Each play comes complete with instant discussion starters, vocabulary boosters, imaginative writing prompts, and a brief history of the fairy tale.
Call Number: PS 3563 A7852 A12 2002
The Beanstalk and Beyond by Joan M. WolfUse popular fairy tales and fairy-tale characters as springboards for learning, and help students develop problem-solving abilities and creative-writing skills. Adaptable to virtually any fairy tale and to a variety of learning environments and levels, these activities will challenge students to move beyond the simplistic study of tales to develop in-depth writing skills.
Call Number: GR 550 W59 1997
Beauties and Beasts by Betsy HearneThe empty force is one of the most difficult and revered Chinese martial arts that utilizes the mysterious power of chi, a circulating life force energy. This text reveals the secret of this extraordinary technique and explains how it can be used in both healing and martial arts, where masters use its power to defeat opponents without making physical contact.
Call Number: GR 75 C8 B384 1993
Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends and Myths by Bette BosmaIn this second edition of her work, Bette Bosma includes a new chapter, Folk Literature in Multicultural Education, and incorporates more information about native American tribes and their tales, offering many engaging ideas for children to respond to stories through writing and other activities. In addition, over half of the 180 books annotated in the final section, A Guide to Recommended Folk Literature, are new to this edition. This material allows teachers from pre-school through middle school to involve students in art, music, drama, storytelling, improvization, puppetry, and pantomime through the use of folk literature-based reading program. Included are more than 50 suggested lesson plans and clear and precise explanations of the cultural and historical background of folklore and concepts. These are provided to stimulate, but not to prescribe, practical lessons using the unique and valuable interactive medium of folk literature.
Call Number: LB 1583.8 B74 1992
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