In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The fifth-grade version includes • 6 picture books: Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street; A. Lincoln and Me; Dear Mrs. LaRue; Blood & Gore Like You've Never Seen!; Black Cat; and Francine Fribble, Proofreading Policewoman • Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities; • 12 transparencies; and • 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you’ve got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 5.
Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion Writing with Mentor Texts
Author: Ruth Culham
Publisher: Scholastic Professional
Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 5 Mentor Texts: Ideas: Buried Sunlight Organization: Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad Voice: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Word Choice: Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson Sentence Fluency: Jangles: A Big Fish Story Conventions: What’s New? The Zoo! Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.
Ready-to-Use Labs, Projects, and Activities for Grades 5-12
Author: Pam Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In this second edition of Hands-On General Science Activities with Real Life Applications, Pam Walker and Elaine Wood have completely revised and updated their must-have resource for science teachers of grades 5–12. The book offers a dynamic collection of classroom-ready lessons, projects, and lab activities that encourage students to integrate basic science concepts and skills into everyday life.
“A dazzling story by a fine writer. Fintan Dunne is a memorable hero who you want to meet again and again” (James Patterson). Judge Joe Crater’s disappearance in 1930 spawned countless conspiracy theories and captured the imagination of a nation caught in the grip of The Depression. Twenty-five years later, Fintan Dunne, the detective encountered in Quinn’s novel Hour of the Cat, recently retired and bored, answers a summons to New York where he is asked to solve the old case for a newspaper magnate only interested in making a profit from the story. Peter Quinn once again has written a compelling blend of history and fiction that is simply unputdownable. “In The Man Who Never Returned, Peter Quinn shapes a tantalizing tale around the enduring mystery of Judge Joseph Force Crater, whose disappearance remains a major mystery . . . This is noir fiction at its finest.” —William Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Ironweed “A masterful and evocative tale, set in a beautifully rendered 1950s New York, it combines true crime with vivid imagining. This is that rare book: A first-rate thriller that seamlessly weaves together page-turning narrative with richly detailed characters whose motivations—complex, suspect, hidden—always ring true.” —Thomas Kelly, author of A Testament of Devotion “Peter Quinn brings wit, panache and a deep knowledge of the Big Apple to his latest Fintan Dunne novel . . . A taut thriller.” —T. J. English, New York Times–bestselling author of Whitey’s Payback “An utterly compelling story . . . Gripping from the first page to the last, Peter Quinn creates a unique and utterly believable world, part history, part fiction.” —Gabriel Byrne, Golden Globe Award–winning actor
This exuberant picture book demonstrates key math concepts to children as ten math-loving chicks make a new friend. As the Arithmechicks slide down the slide, swing on the swings, and play hide-and-seek, they don't realize that a lonely mouse is copying them, longing to join in. However, when their basketball becomes stuck, the chicks discover that a two-inch-tall new friend is exactly what they need. In this heartwarming story, there are many ways to add up ten cheerful chicks--but a new friend is what makes them cheer. The book includes a helpful glossary that defines the eight arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout the story, providing a playful introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers.