The Ripple Effect
Presenter: Suzy Red
The Ripple Effect, Award-Winning
Literature for the Classroom, selections from the Texas
Bluebonnet Award Master List
Bluebonnet Award Master List
Audience: Librarians, Teachers, and Administrators Grades 3-7 (Bring a FRIEND!)
"Each choice we make causes a ripple effect in our lives. When things happen to us, it is the reaction we choose that can create the difference between the sorrows of our past and the joy in our future." As our youngsters face present difficulties and future challenges, it is essential that they understand the importance of choices and the value of their reaction to it. Each choice sets in motion a series of RIPPLES. Fortunately, our young people, themselves, do not always have to personally experience the consequences of choices. They can learn from others who have thrown the rocks, from their stories, from their ripples.
literature for grades 3-7 presents many lessons in The
Ripple Effect. In the new
Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
will receive a bound professional guide filled with hundreds of pages
of creative, active ideas--excellent for literary circles as well as
for individual and whole class interaction and tutoring. The activities
are perfect for extending and enriching your G/T curriculum as well
as an excellent source of material for directing literature circles
and tutoring! Join us for a breath of fresh curriculum that includes
laughter, songs, problem solving, character building, and new approaches
to skill building!
A foundation in great literature is essential in our preparation for standardized testing, and most importantly, for a LIFELONG LOVE OF LEARNING. Character lessons, academic skills, and authentic life skills are transmitted through refreshing, authentic ways as a natural part of fine literature. Hone those skills in our workshop and guide, The Ripple Effect. Life is not a drill-kill-test! It is true heroes facing everyday challenges together, developing character supported by lasting friendships, and hope that comes from strength in numbers to stand strong against terrorism, peer pressure, fears, depression, and substance abuse. These heroes are present in the best literature for children! Throw your rock in our pond and watch the ripples!
Let this award-winning literature lead your students into an active, integrated curriculum that is rich in character, reading and math skills, science, social studies, research, problem solving, internet projects, and FUN...all keyed into Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and TEKS objectives with the creative TAKS practice. This authentic learning will help improve your students' preparation for the future...preparation that values right over wrong from character to TAKS! Come enjoy the curriculum that ripples from award winning literature!
The units in our guides can be used for exciting parent participation in your school's tutoring program!
Texas Bluebonnet Award is a service mark of the Texas Library Association, which is in no way affiliated with Kids' Wings or Suzy Red. Use of the Texas Bluebonnet Award mark in these materials does not imply any endorsement of any kind on behalf of the Texas Library Association. The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master List was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association.
The book list presented here is an altered presentation of the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List and is not endorsed in any way by the Texas Library Association. The complete MasterList may be found at www.txla.org/groups/tba/masters/masterlisst07_08.html.
Note from Suzy Red: Chicken Boy was not included in The Ripple Effect because of several occurances of cursing in the text. Since students are punished for cursing in the classroom, we believe it is inappropriate to hold up award-winning literature with cursing in it as their model. "Children learn what they live."