The Talking Eggs

A Folktale from the American South

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0803706197

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 463

A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

The Talking Eggs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439572408

Category: Children

Page: 23

View: 9055

Intended as a literary study guide with activities designed for group and individual projects. Includes a book summary, author information, vocabulary builders, comprehension and discussion questions and cross-curricular activities. Some pages are reproducible for classroom use.

Fairy Tales

Author: Hayes,Jeanne King

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557342466

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 6994

Includes activities based on: The jolly postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg; and The talking eggs by Robert D. San Souci.

Oology and Ralph's Talking Eggs

Bird Conservation Comes Out of Its Shell

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292779402

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 2622

Before modern binoculars and cameras made it possible to observe birds closely in the wild, many people collected eggs as a way of learning about birds. Serious collectors called their avocation "oology" and kept meticulous records for each set of eggs: the bird's name, the species reference number, the quantity of eggs in the clutch, the date and location where the eggs were collected, and the collector's name. These documented egg collections, which typically date from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, now provide an important baseline from which to measure changes in the numbers, distribution, and nesting patterns of many species of birds. In Oology and Ralph's Talking Eggs, Carrol L. Henderson uses the vast egg collection of Ralph Handsaker, an Iowa farmer, as the starting point for a fascinating account of oology and its role in the origins of modern birdwatching, scientific ornithology, and bird conservation in North America. Henderson describes Handsaker's and other oologists' collecting activities, which included not only gathering bird eggs in the wild but also trading and purchasing eggs from collectors around the world. Henderson then spotlights sixty of the nearly five hundred bird species represented in the Handsaker collection, using them to tell the story of how birds such as the Snowy Egret, Greater Prairie Chicken, Atlantic Puffin, and Wood Duck have fared over the past hundred years or so since their eggs were gathered. Photos of the eggs and historical drawings and photos of the birds illustrate each species account. Henderson also links these bird histories to major milestones in bird conservation and bird protection laws in North America from 1875 to the present.

Easy Literature-Based Quilts Around the Year

Reproducible Patterns and Writing Prompts for 20 Collaborative Paper Quilts That Build Important Literacy Skills and Brighten Up Your Classroom

Author: Mariann Cigrand,Phyllis Howard

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439138987

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 4126

Reproducible patterns and writing prompts for 20 collaborative paper quilts that build important literacy skills and brighten up your classroom.

Cat Person


Author: Kristen Roupenian

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216846

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2615

Brillant, lakonisch und bitterkomisch: Das Psychogramm unserer Zeit. Mann und Frau. Mutter und Tochter. Freunde und Freundinnen. In zwölf Stories erkundet Kristen Roupenian das Lebensgefühl von Menschen in einer schönen neuen Welt. Fragile Hierarchien und prekäre Lebenssituationen auf der einen, das Bedürfnis nach Sicherheit und Spaß auf der anderen Seite: Alles ist möglich, aber wer sind wir, wenn wir alles sein können? Mit so viel Einsicht in die Wünsche und Ängste des Einzelnen hat man noch nicht über das Zusammenleben in dieser neuen Zeit gelesen - einer Zeit, in der alles greifbar ist, und es doch immer schwerer wird, auch nur das Geringste davon zu erreichen. „Einzigartig – zum ersten Mal werden die Befindlichkeiten der Millennials beschrieben.“ Washington Post

Too Many Eggs--A Counting Book: Deviled Eggs Recipe

Author: Sharon Draznin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148077362X


Page: 4

View: 8241

Cooking projects provide a highly motivating, real-life application for learning. This child-friendly recipe is based on a piece of children's literature. Read the book, and then collaborate to make this delicious food to enjoy together.

25 Fun-Filled Collaborative Books Based on Favorite Picture Books

Author: Phyllis Howard,Mariann Cigrand

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439323307

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 7734

Now teachers can use favorite picture books as springboards to their own adorable class-made books! First read aloud picture books by authors such as Dr. Seuss, Patricia Polacco, and Eric Carle; then invite children to add their own page to a delightful collaborative book. Includes writing prompts, drawing prompts, and reproducible book patterns in appealing shapes. A great addition to any classroom library! For use with Grades K-2.

Reading Africa into American Literature

Epics, Fables, and Gothic Tales

Author: Keith Cartwright

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813158338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 7374

The literature often considered the most American is rooted not only in European and Western culture but also in African and American Creole cultures. Keith Cartwright places the literary texts of such noted authors as George Washington Cable, W.E.B. DuBois, Alex Haley, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Joel Chandler Harris, Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, and many others in the context of the history, spiritual traditions, folklore, music, linguistics, and politics out of which they were written. Cartwright grounds his study of American writings in texts from the Senegambian/Old Mali region of Africa. Reading epics, fables, and gothic tales from the crossroads of this region and the American South, he reveals that America's foundational African presence, along with a complex set of reactions to it, is an integral but unacknowledged source of the national culture, identity, and literature.


Schönes und Schreckliches aus meiner Kinderzeit

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499156939

Category: Authors, English

Page: 200

View: 3891


Ente! Hase!

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal


ISBN: 9783833903809

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6722

Alle die hier einen Hasen sehen, wackeln mal mit der Nase! Alle die hier eine Ente sehen, wedeln mal mit der Schwanzfeder! Alle die hier noch mehr Bilder sehen, laufen mal flink in die Buchhandlung und holen sich dieses Buch! Jeder Betrachter - ob groß oder klein - kann hier selbst entscheiden, was er in diesen komischen Bildern sehen will. Das Buch wird ihm Recht geben, egal ob er eine Ente oder einen Hasen sehen will. Oder ist das alles doch ganz anders und nur eine Täuschung? Probieren Sie ́s aus. Mit Kindern oder bei der nächsten Party!

Latch on to Literature

A Teacher's Guide to 12 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

Author: Jody Hamm

Publisher: Upstart Library Promotionals

ISBN: 9780913853276

Category: Education

Page: 97

View: 6549

This guide for literature-based reading programs includes author biographies, story synopses, discussion questions, critical thinking exercises, and additional extension activities.

Haunted Houses

Author: Robert D. San Souci

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429943000

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 999

Scare-master Robert San Souci serves up ten chilling tales about untraditional haunted houses: a mansion full of pirate treasure, a ghost trapped in a mysterious dollhouse, a boy whose vacation house comes complete with people-eating spiders, and many more. But beware because not all of the protagonists in these stories get out alive.

Das Kuckucksei


Author: Carolyn J. Cherryh

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641183936

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3466

Fremder unter Fremden Ein fremdes Schiff dringt in das System der Shonunin ein. Es kommt zu einem Missverständnis, infolge dessen es zu einer bewaffneten Auseinandersetzung kommt. Das fremde Schiff vernichtet einen Großteil der Shonunin-Flotte, ehe es zerstört werden kann. Als das Wrack untersucht wird, findet man lediglich fünf Tote. Was muss das für eine Spezies sein, wenn nur fünf Individuen ein solches Blutbad anrichten können? Was für eine überlegene Technik steckt hinter dieser verheerenden Feuerkraft? Die Shonunin wissen, dass die Fremden einen Funkspruch absetzen konnten, ehe ihr Schiff vernichtet wurde. Um mehr über die zweibeinigen, haarlosen Fremden zu erfahren, lassen sich die Shonunin auf ein gefährliches Experiment ein ...

Jerry Pinkney

Author: Sheila Griffin Llanas

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614785023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7448

This biography introduces readers to Jerry Pinkney, illustrator of more than 100 children's books, including the award-winning The Lion and the Mouse. Readers will learn about Pinkney's childhood in Pennsylvania and his current family life in New York State, his early interest in drawing, and the inspiration behind his traditional African-American stories such as John Henry and The Talking Eggs. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Pinkney's family, his life as an illustrator, and his beloved works, including The Patchwork Quilt. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.