Title: Trials and Courage in Award-Winning Literature with Classroom-Ready Curriculum, Grades 3-8.
Books: Twenty-three cross-genre selections from respected literary-award lists including Newbery Honor Books (Splendors and Glooms and Three Times Lucky), the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master ListSM for 2014-2015, and the Kids' Wings Award Books,
Audience: Librarians, Teachers, and Administrators Grades 3-8 (Bring a group of colleagues!)
Descriptor and Focus:
Through this year's award-winning literature, we will join characters in award-winning literature including 20 Texas BluebonnetSMNominees! As the stories spark kids' imaginations, the Kids Wings literature guide will enrich their vocabularies, challenge their choices, stretch the skills, work successfully in groups, and provide problem-solving opportunities. Perhaps, more important, the activities will lead students to explore exciting literature with traditional values that help chart paths toward a bright future.
Educators who KNOW the best literature will be able put the right book into the hands of a child who is searching for strength in skills, focus, or character. Master writers can become their role models to inspire students to develop their own talents as they persue their dreams. These role models can be foundational to success in helping students make wise decisions that can expand their choices, and enable them to become skillful leaders and citizens in their families, communities, and nation.
Outstanding literature with focused instructional strategies in the Kids' Wings Trials and Courage in Award-Winning Literature workshop will help young readers become better, more avid readers, thinkers, and writers. The real-life lessons in their stories cross disciplines and nurture creative and critical thinking for your gifted and talented students as well as those who are not yet identified. Award-winning literature in all genres will inspire your students to discover how characters interact to create, design, invent, and problem solve. From here, it is only a short hop to adopting these techniques, making better choices, and becoming stronger American citizens in the future.
literature for grades 3-8 will transform your classroom into a vibrant,
interactive, exciting place.
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 for all students! Join us for a breath of fresh curriculum
that includes laughter, songs, problem solving, character building,
and new approaches to skill building!
Let this award-winning literature lead your students into an active, interdisciplinary curriculum that is rich in character, reading and math skills, science, social studies, research, problem solving, internet projects, and FUN...all keyed Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills objectives with creative STAAR practice. This authentic learning will help improve your students' preparation for the future...preparation that values right over wrong from character to STARR testing! Come enjoy the curriculum that transforms award-winning literature into high test scores!
The units in our extensive guides can be used for exciting parent participation and cross-grade tutoring in your school's tutoring program!
With special thanks to Natamur for allowing us to use her "fantoccini" drawing as our cover picture that reminds us of Splendors and Glooms, a Newbery Honor book for 2013. Included in the new Trials and Courage collection are two Newbery Honor Books for 2013 (Splendors and Glooms and Three Times Lucky) and SPY, a full-length two-voice novel about Nathan Hale.
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Disclaimer: Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM 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 ListSM was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association.
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