How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning


Author: Rosalyn Schanzer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688169937
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Ben Franklin was the most famous American in the entire world during colonial times. No wonder! After all, the man could do just about anything. Why, he was an author and an athlete and a patriot and a scientist and an inventor to boot. He even found a way to steal the lightning right out of the sky. Is such a thing possible? Is it. Take a look inside and find Ben busy at work on every spread. Then find out how he used his discovery about lightning to make people's lives safer. In an inventive way, Rosalyn Schanzer brings us a brilliant and ever-curious American original.

The Natural World Through Children's Literature

An Integrated Approach
Author: Carol M. Butzow,John W. Butzow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583519
Category: Education
Page: 188
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Well-known authors, Carol and John Butzow consider over 25 picture books and correlating integrated activities in all curricular areas that provide examples in nature for children to observe, describe, and appreciate.

Ben Franklin's Big Shock


Author: Judith Jango-Cohen
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9781575058733
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Read about the famous experiment in electricity and its importance.

The Winners! Handbook

A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's Top-Rated Children's Books of 2006
Author: Judy Freeman
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591585107
Category: Education
Page: 217
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Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2006's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. The Winners! Handbook starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2006, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new Winners! Handbook the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; songs, games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs.

Benjamin Franklin

Biographical Overview and Bibliography
Author: Christopher J. Murrey
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590333846
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Benjamin Franklin is generally considered one of America's most versatile and talented statesmen, scientists, and philosophers. His achievements include publisher of Poor Richard's Almanac and many articles on political, economic, religious, philosophical and scientific subjects. He was the inventor of bifocals, the Franklin stove, lightening rod, he was one of the signers of the 'Declaration of Independence', and the founder of, what is now the University of Pennsylvania. This book presents a detailed and riveting review of Franklin's life based on excerpts from the renowned 1899 book on Franklin by Sydney George Fisher. This overview is augmented by a substantial selective bibliography, which features access through title, subject and author indexes.

Benjamin Franklin


Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822522102
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Just the Facts Biographies teach young readers about some of history's most interesting people. Benjamin Franklin was one of America's founding fathers. He started the first library and fire department in North America; was the president of the first US antislavery group; ran a printing press and published a newspaper; and was elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. This volume uncovers the story behind these facts and more!

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms
Author: Carole Cox
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452237611
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

Perfect Pairs

Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2
Author: Melissa Stewart,Nancy Chesley
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109587
Category: Education
Page: 360
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Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow a lion as it stalks a gazelle, visit the exotic kapok tree in a rain forest, or swim alongside the underwater life in a pond. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books. Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty-two lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea--from animal/environment interactions to the role of structure in plant and animal survival, from inheritance of traits to variation of species. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages. "Engaging Students" features a hands-on activity that captures student interest, uncovers current thinking, and generates vocabulary. The heart of the investigative process, "Exploring with Students," spotlights the paired books as the teacher reads aloud and helps students find and organize information into data tables. "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions" shows students how to review and analyze the information they have collected. Bringing high-quality science-themed picture books into the classroom engages a broad range of students, addresses the Performance Expectations outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards, and supports the goals of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

Winners Handbook


Author: Judy Freeman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781591583899
Category: Children's literature
Page: 236
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Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2005's best childrens books, lesson plans, teachers guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. It includes an index.

Language Arts

Process, Product, and Assessment
Author: Pamela J. Farris
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 611
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Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6. Supplement to the seventh edition
Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Catherine Barr
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580829
Category: Best books
Page: 509
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The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.

Shelf-esteem


Author: Sandra Kitain
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555705688
Category: Education
Page: 183
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You can use the emotional power of books to help young readers develop strength, happiness, and confidence. Author Sandra Kitain has identified many of the best books that deal with the tough topics kids face in today's world, including divorce, death, moving, sibling rivalry, fire, substance abuse, friendship, multiculturalism, separation anxiety, and more. Each entry includes: - A booktalk to engage young readers - An activity to help them understand and personalize the topic - Discussion questions to aid in the emotional development of elementary school readers Kitain also encourages involvement with dramatic arts, movement, and music to build student confidence and a lifelong love of reading. Shelf Esteem fills two critical library needs. It's a valuable reader's advisory resource to help you connect children with the right books at the right times. It's also a powerful resource for collection development and programming for both public and school libraries.

Stealing God's Thunder

Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America
Author: Philip Dray
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588364616
Category: History
Page: 304
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“We forget, living in this era of heavily patented research and closely guarded results, how wonderfully exciting the scientific world used to be. In Stealing God’s Thunder, the story of Benjamin Franklin’s invention of the lightening rod and the resulting consequences, that sense of wonder and excitement and even fear comes beautifully to life. Philip Dray does a remarkable job of illuminating the ever-fascinating Franklin and, more than that, the way that he, and his invention, helped create the new scientific world.” –Deborah Blum, author of Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection Stealing God’s Thunder is a concise, richly detailed biography of Benjamin Franklin viewed through the lens of his scientific inquiry and its ramifications for American democracy. Today we think of Benjamin Franklin as a founder of American independence who also dabbled in science. But in Franklin’s day it was otherwise. Long before he was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his experiments with lightning and electricity. Pulitzer Prize finalist Philip Dray uses the evolution of Franklin’s scientific curiosity and empirical thinking as a metaphor for America’s struggle to establish its fundamental values. Set against the backdrop of the Enlightenment and America’s pursuit of political equality for all, Stealing God’s Thunder recounts how Franklin unlocked one of the greatest natural mysteries of his day, the seemingly unknowable powers of electricity and lightning. Rich in historic detail and based on numerous primary sources, Stealing God’s Thunder is a fascinating original look at one of our most beloved and complex founding fathers. From the Hardcover edition.

Summer Reading Renaissance

An Interactive Exhibits Approach
Author: Rita Soltan
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591585725
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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Presents advice for librarians on setting up a summer reading program using interactive centers that are hands-on and involve family members, with examples of three suggested projects that include necessary materials, recommended books, and graphics.