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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807743140
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Background of the Book 1
2 The Common Experience of Mobility 13
A New Home for Tiger by Joan Stimson 16
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan 19
Painted Words and Spoken Memories by Aliki 24
Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat 29
Bloomability by Sharon Creech 33
3 The Process of Transition 41
Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move by Judith Viorst 47
Dandelions by Eve Bunting 51
Scrumpy by Elizabeth Dale 55
We Are Best Friends by Aliki 58
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord 61
4 Personal and Cultural Identity 68
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon 72
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say 76
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant 79
Little blue and little yellow by Leo Lionni 81
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman 83
5 Friendships and Relationships 90
Best Friends Together Again by Aliki 93
Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco 96
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger 99
The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park 103
Beyond the Mango Tree by Amy Bronwen Zemser 107
6 Problem-Solving Skills 114
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco 117
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes 121
Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Waber 124
Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen 128
The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland 131
7 Moving Back 136
When Africa Was Home by Karen Lynn Williams 141
Tea With Milk by Allen Say 146
Going Home by Eve Bunting 150
The Trip Back Home by Janet S. Wong 154
"They Don't Do Math in Texas" in If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand by Kalli Dakos 156
App. A Cross-Referenced Literature and Transition Links 161
App. B Children's Literature Resources 163
App. C Suggested Resources Related to Transition 165
App. D Suggested Transition Activities 167
App. E Approaches to Transition 169
App. F Tips for Parents 171
References 175
Index 177
About the Authors 185
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