Teacher's Classroom Guide to Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist [NOOK Book]


Teachers around the US are starting to discover Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist books and if you want to use the books in your classroom, this wonderful guide can help you every step of the way. Beyond being entertaining, the stories offer important life lessons. Through the eyes of the characters, readers discover the importance of friendship, loyalty, truth and trust. Readers grieve with Adrina as she mourns the loss of her mother. They learn the importance of listening, and not just looking at the things around ...
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Teacher's Classroom Guide to Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist

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Teachers around the US are starting to discover Robert Stanek's Ruin Mist books and if you want to use the books in your classroom, this wonderful guide can help you every step of the way. Beyond being entertaining, the stories offer important life lessons. Through the eyes of the characters, readers discover the importance of friendship, loyalty, truth and trust. Readers grieve with Adrina as she mourns the loss of her mother. They learn the importance of listening, and not just looking at the things around them, but truly seeing the world as it is. They learn about modesty, prejudice and how one person's perception of something can be different from another's. But most importantly, they learn that people who are true to each other and themselves can succeed. This wonderful classroom guide is complete with author biography, author interview, vocabulary builders, cooperative learning and critical thinking activities, discussion questions, unit tests and other unit activities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575458632
  • Publisher: RP Books & Audio/Reagent Press
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Series: Teacher's Classroom Guides , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

In spring 2002, Robert Stanek's first books, Keeper Martin's Tale and Elf Queen's Quest, appeared on bookshelves and become instant bestsellers, spending a combined 26 weeks on the Amazon.com Sci-Fi/Fantasy Top 50 list. These stories introduced readers to the fantasy world of Ruin Mist. The name "Ruin Mist" is the common language translation of an elvish word, which means "the lost ages". The stories of Ruin Mist are set in a fictional past of our world.

The popularity of the Ruin Mist books built up through the release of the subsequent books. Readers were taken with the magical realms, the grand adventures, and the combination of classic fantasy elements with a fresh, highly imaginative approach. In spring 2005, Robert Stanek's books were first published in audio and became instant audio bestsellers, spending more than 52 weeks on Audible.com's bestseller lists. In 2005, his book, The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, eventually became one of the Top 100 all-time fiction bestsellers on Audible.com. The book was so popular, it was featured on the Audible.com home page throughout July and August 2005.

It's been a fairly open secret that Robert Stanek is the name of the more familiar bestselling author William Stanek. The main reason for using Robert Stanek for fiction and William Stanek for nonfiction was the astounding pace at which William Stanek produces books. With nearly 50 published books to his credit by 2002, he had many upcoming books waiting to be released by his current publishers, and was creating more and more fiction as a creative outlet to balance his work in nonfiction.

"I wanted to find audiences for both my nonfiction and my fiction. I love writing nonfiction works that help people learn how to do new things, but I also love writing fiction works that open new doorways to the imagination," explains Mr. Stanek. "The Ruin Mist books have been a part of who I am since I started them in the 1980s and they allowed me to create a magical realm with many levels of reality. I was overjoyed that I finally could share the realm and the books with others."

The Ruin Mist books have afforded Mr. Stanek an opportunity to explore relationships, family stories, epic sagas, myths, legends, and more. His books have been popular with fans both young and old.
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    Roleplay Guide~ What it is, How Tos, & More

    Before you read this, keep in mind that it is pretty long. If you want to know only one thing, scroll down until you see a question related to yours in capital letters. When you are done, please post any comments or questions you have in the next result. Thanks! WHAT THE HECK IS ROLEPLAY? Roleplay, commonly reffered to as rp, is hard to understand for most people. I even have trouble explaining it. To break it down, roleplay is when two or more people get together and each act out a character, creating somewhat of a story on a fourm or thread. WHERE CAN I ROLEPLAY? Many people roleplay on social networking sites, fourms, special rp sites, and even on the Nook. I suggest roleplaying either on the Nook or at a site. A favorite site of mine would be W w w . Warriorcatsrpg . C o m (with no spaces or capitalizations). There, they have chat fourms/threads, and mulitiple rp genres, from Maximum Ride to Warrior Cats and Avengers to My Little Pony. And, if you don't find a roleplay you like, you can always create a thread! WHY DO PEOPLE ROLEPLAY? Most people ask, What's the point? I rp because I enjoy it and can create my own characters. I love to write stories, so when I first came across roleplay, I was interested. HOW DO YOU ROLEPLAY? This may take a while to explain. First, lets set up the rules: 1. You are only allowed to rp your own character, not like this; 'Grayhawk padded up to Fireshard. "Hey, would you like to go hunting?" He asked, then led Fireshard out when he agreed.' The only exception would be if that person had previously posted that thier character did that. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. Roleplay is not a chatroom. Some rp sites will have special fourms/threads for chatting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. If you would like to say something that doesn't have to do with your character, you use 'OOC:' (which means out of character). For example; 'OOC: Hi everyone! Sorry I have been inactive. :-)' If you use 'OOC:' before your actual rp post, you put 'IC:' (which means in character) before your rp post. Some rp sites may have different rules, and most people on Nook rp use (( double parenthisis )) as 'OOC:' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some sites may have thier own set of rules, but those were just some basic ones. Now lets explore how to roleplay: Ok. Sometimes, a site may have special help threads. So, if you don't find what you need here, join the site I listed above (in WHERE CAN I ROLEPLAY?) and ask there or just ask in the next result. Basically, you roleplay by posting or adding on to the story that has been created in roleplay. So, I will present an example. Ok, lets say you just joined a roleplay, and someone asks you to go hunting with them. You could post something like this; 'Wolfstreak nodded. "Sure, where should we hunt?" He meowed, tingling with excitement.' Then, the other person may post back saying something such as "how about near the tall oak?" Fireshard asked, grinning.' Then you would post, then other people would post, so on, so on. (If you have anymore questions on how to roleplay, let me know!) HOW DO I JOIN A ROLEPLAY? If you find a roleplay you like and want to join, usually on a site there will be a requiered form you must fill out for your character. On Nook roleplay, you will probably just have to ask if you can join, and the leader/starter of the roleplay will accept you and sometimes tell you where to put a form. HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS AFTER READING? Ask me or comment on my guide in the next result. Thanks for reading!

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