The Scrambled States of America

The Scrambled States of America

by Laurie Keller
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The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller

The Scrambled States of America

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805068313
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 95,090
Product dimensions: 7.63(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Dr. Short is a division director at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, D.C. She has worked as a teacher, trainer, researcher, and curriculum/materials developer. Her work at CAL has concentrated on the integration of language learning with content-area instruction. Through several national projects, she has conducted research and provided professional development and technical assistance to local and state education agencies across the United States. She directed the ESL Standards and Assessment Project for TESOL and co-developed the SIOP model for sheltered instruction.

Dr. Short's monographs include: Extend Your Students' Reach and Move Them Toward Independence, Base Your ESL Instruction in the Content Areas, Reach for the Common Core, Structural Supports for English Learners, Comprehensive and Responsive Assessment, and Developing Academic Literacy in Adolescents.

Dr. Tinajero specializes in staff development and school-university partnership programs and has consulted with school districts in the U.S. to design ESL, bilingual, literacy, and bi-literacy programs. She has served on state and national advisory committees for standards development, including the English as a New Language Advisory Panel of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the Texas Reading Academies. She is currently professor of Education and Interim Dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso and was President of the National Association for Bilingual Education, 1997-2000.

Dr. Tinajero's monograph is titled Teaching the Fundamentals.

Dr. Schifini assists schools across the nation and around the world in developing comprehensive language and literacy programs for English learners. He has worked as an ESL teacher, reading specialist, school administrator and university professor. Through an arrangement with California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, Dr. Schifini currently serves as program consultant to two large teacher-training efforts in the area of reading for second language speakers of English. His research interests include early literacy and language development and the integration of language and content-area instruction.

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Scrambled States of America 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Having just returned from a cross-country trip from Pennsylvania to Montana, the kids were super excited to help me review THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA. The package comes with both a paperback copy of the story as well as an unabridged reading of the book. The CD has a read-along section with chimes to indicate when to turn the page, and also an uninterrupted version of the story. No matter which option you choose, be it reading the book, just listening to the story, or a combination of both, everyone will come away amused, entertained, and yes, I'll admit, a little bit educated. The story is told with different voices to take on the personalities of the States. Kansas, being landlocked in the middle of the country, is bored. With the assistance of its neighbor, Nebraska, the two states decide to throw a party and invite all the other States. The party is a brilliant success, and Idaho and Virginia suggest that all of the States change places. Well, they all agree and soon, Florida is where Minnesota used to be and complaining of the cold. And Minnesota winds up with sunburn, having moved to the south. Arizona doesn't like being on the Atlantic Ocean because it messes up her hair. And poor Alaska, used to being alone, is being crowded by both Oklahoma and Michigan. Poor Kansas, having complained about being in the middle of the country, is now all alone out where Hawaii used to be. Things are worse rather than better. A very fun and at times silly story, the narrators bring life to all the States and their interactions. If following with the book, there are many side illustrations that the narrators also share. The story goes quickly and is one that can be listened to over and over again. In reading the book, the vibrant colors and illustrations are eye-catching and informative. Plus, my 9-year-old son tried to trick me up when testing me on the states and their capitals that are added at the back of the book.
morgangirl74 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book for teaching children about the states.  We give every state a different voice and make up other silly things for the states to do.  Also recommend the game for older elementary age.  My 9 yo loves it. 
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fortheloveofliteracy More than 1 year ago
When I read this book for the first time, I was so stricken by the creativity of the author to come up with the main idea for this books story line. Not only is it a great story, it can help kids learn about the 50 states and where they are located. The DVD of the story read by Chevy Chase is wonderful as well. If you have a child that is having difficulty learning the states and where they are located, this book may be what helps them memorize the information.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story and illustrations of the states interacting with one another is great. My daughter loved this book when she was beginning elementary school to help her learn the individual states in a fun way; I recently bought a coy for my nephew.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My son was 4 when we got this book and puzzle and it jump started an obsession with states and capitals. He learned them all really quickly and continued to want more books about states. 'Scrambled States' gives all the states a personality, making them much more real and interesting to young children. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 6 year old and not only does he love it but my 3 year old does too. Both are able to identify alot of states. My 3 year old brings the book to me to read when his brother is at school. We also have the game and love that too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 4 yo to help explain what a 'state' was and what the 'United States' was and, boy, does it fulfill ALL my expectations! It's educational but, more importantly, it's fun to for both the audience AND the reader. My goal wasn't to teach him to recognize the states by their outlines but just by reading the book he knows close to 20. We also love the Great States Jr game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We borrowed this book from the library and my 3 year old loved it. We've borrowed it so many times that we are finally just buying a copy. He has even learned some of the states and their nicknames!! This book is entertaining for kids of all ages!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We bought the book for our 7 year old niece but our 2.5 yr old daughter picked it up and it has become her favorite book. SHe is now 4 and loves geography ... we read the book almost every night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful book for children. The illustrations are unique and fun. This would be an excellent book to use in an introductory lesson about the United States. Also, in the back of the book is an illustration of every state and a couple of facts about that state.