Celebrates the variety of rocks that can be found, including skipping rocks, chalk rocks, and splashing rocks.
Author: Peggy Christian
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Contains eighty lessons for teaching students the craft of nonfiction writing, each with a discussion of the lesson, directions on how to teach it, and resource material; grouped by grade level, including kindergarten through second, third and fourth, and fifth through eighth.
Teaching Information Writing K-8
Author: JoAnn Portalupi,Ralph J. Fletcher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
In LEANING ON THE ROCK, motivational humorist Denise Laborde shares an uplifting, candid, and amusing compilation of personal anecdotes and accompanying scripture that illustrate how God has helped her achieve a fulfilling life, ultimately enabling others to view themselves as victorious overcomers rather than perpetual victims. As Laborde offers a poignant, faith-filled glimpse into the joys and sorrows of her journey through life, she illustrates how she found comfort and guidance in the Bible and through prayer, despite facing seemingly insurmountable challenges following the birth of two children with cerebral palsy, her fathers sudden blindness, a divorce after more than twenty years of marriage, and bankruptcy. Instead of falling into a bitter, deep despair, she details how each event instead deepened her faith in the God who had become her constant ally, steady companion, and the never-ending source of daily strength. For anyone desiring peace, joy, and contentment, Labordes experiences offer methods on how to choose Gods will in order to move forward, regain hope, and achieve a gratifying life. Let him rely on, trust in, and be confident in the name of the Lord, and let him lean upon and be supported by his God. Isaiah 50:10 (Amplified Bible)
When You Find Yourself Between a Rock and a Hard Place ... Lean on the Rock
Author: Denise G. Laborde
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.
40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms
Author: Carole Cox
Rocks may seem like boring objects--until you discover that rocks can spark a fire and glow in the dark. Through rhyming text and glowing illustrations discover how rocks decorate and strengthen the world around them.
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Mineral Book is a part of the best-selling Wonders of Creation Series! It has been developed for multi-level teaching, with special color-coding on three skill levels. This educational resource is filled with full-color pictures and illustrations, and can be used in the classroom, for independent study, or homeschool settings. Created to make mineralogy accessible to beginners, students, and hobbyists as well as: Learn about the order and beauty of minerals shaped by the Creator Find out the properties of minerals, where they can be found, and how they are used, along with fun facts Includes a 24-inch, full-color pull-out poster! Minerals are a gift of God’s grace. Every day we touch them, seeing the diamond in an engagement ring or a copper chain with a cross on it. Minerals are touched on in video games like Minecraft® and Mineral ValleyTM, making them more a part of our daily experience. Salt, one vital mineral, helps maintain the fluid in our blood cells and is used to transmit information in our nerves and muscles. Also, Jesus told his followers that we are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13), something thus needed for health and flavor. Here is a God-honoring book that reveals the first mention of minerals in the Bible, symbolic usages, their current values in culture and society, and their mention in heaven.
Author: David McQueen
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Don't let detours become dead ends that hinder you from fulfilling your destiny! Christianity in the Crosshairs will help you to avoid the many tantalizing shortcuts that appear along life's way seeking to minimize cost, increase energy and save time. You will learn how to: Walk in faith as you face impossible situations. Remain faithful when others abandon the cause. Persevere in the midst of challenging situations. Enter into your own destiny and make your dreams come true. Overcome doubt and despair in the midst of hopeless circumstances. Tested in the fires of life these truths are not peppered with religious rhetoric but are living principles that will encourage, motivate and hopefully provoke you into action as you stand in the crosshairs of the Enemy who seeks to destroy your dream.
Real Solutions Discovered in the Line of Fire
Author: Bill Wilson
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
The fly-fishing trio offers winning practical advice and years of wisdom for catching trout all year long, no matter the season.
Author: Rick Hafele,Dave Hughes,Skip Morris
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
A guide to 122 hikes to more than 300 publicly accessible waterfalls .
A Guide for Hikers & Photographers
Author: Scott E. Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
From the opening and closing of oceans over millions of years to the overnight reshaping of landscapes by volcanoes, the Earth beneath our feet is constantly changing. The Rough Guide to the Earth explores all aspects of our dynamic planet, from the planet’s origins and evolution and the seasons and tides to melting ice caps, glaciers and climate change. Featuring many spectacular images and helpful diagrams, this Rough Guide provides a fascinating and accessible introduction to Earth science.
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
With Using Graphic Organizers, students can practice analyzing nonfiction texts by using visual symbols to represent ideas and concepts, as well as learn to engage in information processing and higher-order thinking skills. Each lesson contains a blank organizer and a completed organizer with sample answers provided. Topics include the tropical rain forest, camels, types of clouds, and more. The book also provides differentiated instruction strategies and an interactive CD that allows organizers to be completed on a classroom whiteboard, computer projection device, or desktop computer. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
Author: Marilyn K. Smith
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-193
Author: Jackie Clay
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
A true New Yorker, Jules Ferguson serves as an active-duty Sailor in the United States Navy, and now calls Virginia home. After successfully overcoming many of lifes challenges, Jules Ferguson humbly recaps a compilation of successful life lessons that he has learned through trial and error and cohesively pieced them together as a potential guide for self-development. In his darkest hour Jules Ferguson decided to reach out to Christianity and church for the answers in which he so desperately sought. And after finding some answers in church, but not others, even though he faithfully followed religious text to the letter, he felt seriously short-changed which led to a moment of clarity. Finally, after coming to a realization about whats at stake regarding his salvation, and desperately wanting to get it right this time Jules became determined to find out the truth for himself; which ultimately led him toward the pathway of Enlightenment Oneness with himself and God.
The Path to Enlightenment
Author: Jules Ferguson
Category: Family & Relationships
A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8
The Middle Years
Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Josh Clemens vanishes from an immense forest, leaving law enforcement and friends baffled by his sudden, mystical disappearance. His trail ends where the mystery begins - inside a small, remote clearing in the middle of the wilderness. Within this secluded clearing stand six peculiar rock formations, each an upright pillar consisting of diverse rocks that have been meticulously stacked and balanced one on top of the other. Steve Adams, a member of the search party and a close friend of Clemens, discovers a myriad of unusual pictographs engraved into the age-old rocks. His discovery leads to an extraordinary secret that has been hidden in the woods for thousands of years. Jim Fletcher grew up in the forest covered mountains of Connecticut. There he recognized the wonders and mysteries of nature. Fletcher, a teacher and an artist, has exhibited his artworks around the country. He and his wife, Dee, reside in Minnesota. They enjoy their family, the lakes and the outdoors.
Lore: the Discovery
Author: James D. Fletcher
Author: Edward Hitchcock
Category: Bible and geology
A text-dense guide to those seeking strategies: "For those of you who wish to take a few intermediate steps towards actual reading rather than basic, non-linguistic visual perusal, we suggest a great favorite among hangover victims: Map Reading. Maps are absorbing under any condition but can be particularly helpful in focusing one's attention on visualizing where things (including you) actually are."
A Complete Hangover Cookbook & Guide to the Art of Creative Suffering
Author: Patrick Meanor
Publisher: XOXOX Press
Category: Social Science