New Kid in School: Using Literature to Help Children in Transition / Edition 1

New Kid in School: Using Literature to Help Children in Transition / Edition 1

by Debra Rader
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807743143

ISBN-13: 9780807743140

Pub. Date: 03/17/2003

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This book provides educators and support staff with viable and inspired ways to meet the particular needs of children in transition. This ground-breaking volume provides a model of transition education that can be used in all elementary schools -- public, independent, and international -- and is easily integrated into an existing curriculum. The authors have chosen…  See more details below

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This book provides educators and support staff with viable and inspired ways to meet the particular needs of children in transition. This ground-breaking volume provides a model of transition education that can be used in all elementary schools -- public, independent, and international -- and is easily integrated into an existing curriculum. The authors have chosen quality children's literature as a springboard for learning about transitions and have developed excellent follow-up activities to use in the classroom and creative ideas for cross-curricular connections. Appendices include Children's Literature Resources, Suggested Resources Related to Transition, and Tips for Parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807743140
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
03/17/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Background of the Book1
2The Common Experience of Mobility13
A New Home for Tiger by Joan Stimson16
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan19
Painted Words and Spoken Memories by Aliki24
Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat29
Bloomability by Sharon Creech33
3The Process of Transition41
Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst47
Dandelions by Eve Bunting51
Scrumpy by Elizabeth Dale55
We Are Best Friends by Aliki58
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord61
4Personal and Cultural Identity68
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon72
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say76
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant79
Little blue and little yellow by Leo Lionni81
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman83
5Friendships and Relationships90
Best Friends Together Again by Aliki93
Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco96
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger99
The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park103
Beyond the Mango Tree by Amy Bronwen Zemser107
6Problem-Solving Skills114
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco117
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes121
Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber124
Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen128
The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland131
7Moving Back136
When Africa Was Home by Karen Lynn Williams141
Tea With Milk by Allen Say146
Going Home by Eve Bunting150
The Trip Back Home by Janet S. Wong154
"They Don't Do Math in Texas" in If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand by Kalli Dakos156
App. ACross-Referenced Literature and Transition Links161
App. BChildren's Literature Resources163
App. CSuggested Resources Related to Transition165
App. DSuggested Transition Activities167
App. EApproaches to Transition169
App. FTips for Parents171
References175
Index177
About the Authors185

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