The Talking Eggs

A Folktale from the American South

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0803706197

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7104

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.

Fairy Tales

Author: Hayes,Jeanne King

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557342466

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 5979

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

The Talking Eggs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439572408

Category: Children

Page: 23

View: 2754

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.

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: 3722

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: 3459

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

Gallagher Girls 4: Mit Spionen spielt man nicht

Author: Ally Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3551312184

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9247

Der vierte Band der beliebten Mädchenserie: Die Gallagher Girls schweben wieder einmal in großer Gefahr! Cammie und ihre Freundin Bex müssen in London untertauchen, doch auch hier sind sie nicht sicher. Unerwartet treffen sie auf Cammies Lehrer Mr Solomon, der sich höchst verdächtig verhält. Das MI6 ist ihm dicht auf den Fersen. Ist er etwa ein Doppelagent, der für den geheimnisvollen Cavan-Zirkel arbeitet? Cammie weiß nicht, wem sie noch vertrauen kann ...

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

Author: Sharon Draznin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148077362X


Page: 4

View: 9060

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: 1583

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: 5510

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.

Mediale Medizin

Der wahre Ursprung von Krankheit und Heilung

Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641183901

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

View: 5929

Seit seiner Kindheit besitzt Anthony William eine einzigartige Gabe: Ein göttlicher Geist flüstert ihm äußerst präzise Informationen zum Gesundheitszustand seiner Mitmenschen ins Ohr. Diese medialen Botschaften zeigen nicht nur, an welcher Krankheit der Betroffene leidet, sondern auch, wie er wieder vollständig gesund wird – und sind dem heutigen Stand der Medizin oft um Lichtjahre voraus. Dieses Buch enthält erstmals das revolutionäre Heilwissen, das sich Anthony William in seiner langjährigen, erfolgreichen Praxis als medizinisches Medium erwarb. Es zeigt die wahren Ursachen von Krankheiten, die in der Medizinwissenschaft als chronisch oder unheilbar gelten, wie beispielsweise Rheumatoide Arthritis, Multiple Sklerose, Typ-2-Diabetes, hormonelle Erkrankungen, chronisches Müdigkeitssyndrom oder Borreliose. Neben der Ursache benennt William einfache, leicht gangbare Wege der Heilung: Detox, Superfoods, Ernährungstipps und eine reinigende 28-tägige Heilkur.

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: 2257

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

Crash, Bang, Boom

Exploring Literary Devices Through Children's Literature

Author: Karen A. Gibson

Publisher: Upstart Books


Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 3545

Explores 11 reading skills and literary devices through 55 popular children's books.

Louisiana Folk-tales

In French Dialect and English Translation

Author: Alcée Fortier

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 122

View: 5313


The Talking Horse

And Other Tales

Author: F. Anstey

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 177545472X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 278

View: 1241

Get ready for a non-stop barrage of chuckles and belly laughs when you settle in with The Talking Horse and Other Tales from renowned humorist F. Anstey. In the title story, sophisticated man-about-town Gustavus Pulvertoft finds himself the proud owner of a steed that has somehow been gifted with the power of speech. This novelty is amusing at first, but before long Pulvertoft's chatty stallion lands him in a world of trouble.

Inviting Children's Responses to Literature

Guides to 57 Notable Books

Author: Amy A. McClure,Janice V. Kristo

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814123799

Category: Children

Page: 145

View: 4761

Intended to encourage teachers and students to take a fresh look at children's literature, this practical collection of ideas offers plot summaries and suggests teaching strategies for 57 notable children's books. Books in the collection were chosen "outstanding trade books" by a National Council of Teachers of English committee on trade books. Selections in the collection include poetry, historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, folktales, picture books, biographies, and nonfiction. Included in the collection are works by Mary Hoffman, Ken Kesey, Arnold Lobel, Karen Lynn Williams, James Howe, and Avi. Each of the 57 response guides is composed of four sections: suggested grade levels, a plot summary, teaching suggestions, and a list of related books. Teaching strategies presented in the collection offer a wide range of possibilities, from dramatization to storymapping to journal writing--the focus is on stimulating critical thinking that leads readers to new insights. (NKA)