Shining Star, Introductory Level

Shining Star, Introductory Level

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Shining Star is a four-level program specifically designed for English language learners in grades 6-12. Shining Star gives students all the support they need to master reading, writing, literature, and content, within a systematic language development framework. Shining Star helps teachers create a rich learning environment where language thrives, students feel motivated to learn, and academic success is the reward. (Also see Keys to Learning for a much lower, structured approach for students.) This four-level program has a package that supports both students and teachers: * Comprehensive assessment tools, such as diagnostic tests, test prep worksheets for standardized test practice, and four-skills tests. * Outstanding technology resources, including an interactive student CD-ROM, audio reading selections, a Companion Website, and the Focus and Connect video program, to help address multiple learning styles. * Abundant classroom management and support tools, such as a fully annotated Teacher's Edition, point-of-use teaching suggestions, daily lesson plans, graphic organizers, reproducible newcomer worksheets, practice transparencies, and more.
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  • Hardback | 289 pages
  • 203.2 x 256.54 x 17.78mm | 793.78g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0131112856
  • 9780131112858

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"Shining Star" is a four-level program specifically designed for English language learners in grades 6-12. "Shining Star" gives students all the support they need to master reading, writing, literature, and content, within a systematic language development framework. "Shining Star" helps teachers create a rich learning environment where language thrives, students feel motivated to learn, and academic success is the reward. (Also see "Keys to Learning" for a much lower, structured approach for students.) This four-level program has a package that supports both students and teachers: Comprehensive assessment tools, such as diagnostic tests, test prep worksheets for standardized test practice, and four-skills tests. Outstanding technology resources, including an interactive student CD-ROM, audio reading selections, a Companion Website, and the Focus and Connect video program, to help address multiple learning styles. Abundant classroom management and support tools, such as a fully annotated Teacher's Edition, point-of-use teaching suggestions, daily lesson plans, graphic organizers, reproducible newcomer worksheets, practice transparencies, and more.
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Table of contents

GETTING STARTED

Numbers and Letters

Days and Months

Colors and Shapes

Directions

Classroom Objects

Language Arts

Reading

Writing

Social Studies

Maps

Timelines

Science

Matter

Ecosystems

Mathematics

Operations and Word Problems

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Health and Fitness

Your Body

Keeping Healthy



Unit 1: JOURNEYS

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Content: Social Studies

Nomads

Review and Practice

Extension: Different Kinds of Shelters

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Folktale

Jewel in the Sand

Review and Practice

Extension: Birthstones

Connect to Writing

Grammar: Articles

Skills for Writing: Writing a Journal Entry

Writing Practice: Journal Entry

Link the Readings

Check Your Knowledge





Unit 2: HIDDEN FORCES

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Legend

The Trojan Horse Review and Practice

Extension: Greek Gods

Prepare to Read

Focus on Content: Science

Earthquakes Review and Practice

Extension: Models

Connect to Writing

Grammar: The Simple Past Tense: Regular and
Irregular Verbs

Skills for Writing: Writing a Personal Narrative

Writing Practice: Personal Narrative

Link the Readings

Check Your Knowledge





Unit 3: PLAY BALL!

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Content: Social Studies

The Bouncing Ball Review and Practice

Extension: Artifacts

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Biography

Roberto Clemente Review and Practice

Extension: Games

Connect to Writing

Grammar: Information Questions

Skills for Writing: Writing a Biographical Narrative

Writing Practice: Biographical Narrative

Link the Readings

Check Your Knowledge





Unit 4: FAMILY TIES

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Folktale

The Clever Daughter-in-law Review and Practice

Extension: Chinese Lantern Festival

Prepare to Read

Focus on Content: Science

Family Traits Review and Practice

Extension: Family Tree

Connect to Writing

Grammar: Adverbs

Skills for Writing: Writing a Personal Letter

Writing Practice: Personal Letter

Link the Readings

Check Your Knowledge





Unit 5: THE POWER OF WORDS

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Content: Social Studies

Early Writing Review and Practice

Extension: Other Early Writing

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Folktale

The Great Minu Review and Practice

Extension: Kente Cloth

Connect to Writing

Grammar: Pronouns

Skills for Writing: Writing Notes for a Report

Writing Practice: Report

Link the Readings

Check Your Knowledge





Unit 6: EXPLORING THE SENSES

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Fable

The Blind Men and the Elephant Review and Practice

Extension: Similes

Prepare to Read

Focus on Content: Science

Animal Senses Review and Practice

Extension: Sensory Images

Connect to Writing

Grammar: Adjectives

Skills for Writing: Writing a Descriptive Paragraph

Writing Practice: Descriptive Paragraph

Link the Readings

Check Your Knowledge





Unit 7: THE WORLD OF PLANTS

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Content: Science

Amazing Plants Review and Practice

Extension: Folk Song

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Myth

Apollo and Daphne Review and Practice

Extension: Song

Connect to Writing

Grammar: The Comparative Form of Adjectives

Skills for Writing: Writing a Comparison

Writing Practice: Comparison

Link the Readings

Check Your Knowledge





Unit 8: WINGS

Part 1

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Biography

Bessie Coleman, American Flyer Review and Practice

Extension

Connect to Literature: Poem

This Big Sky

Link the Readings

Connect to Writing

Grammar: Imperatives

Skills for Writing: Writing Instructions

Writing Practice: Instructions

Check Your Knowledge



Part 2

Objectives

Prepare to Read

Focus on Literature: Short Story

Aaron's Gift Review and Practice

Extension

Connect to Content: Social Studies

Cher Ami-World War I Hero Link the Readings

Connect to Writing

Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement in the Simple Present

Skills for Writing: Writing a Review

Writing Practice: Review

Check Your Knowledge



Put It All Together

Objectives

Listening and Speaking Workshop:

Tell a Story

Writing Workshop: Short Story

Projects

Further Reading





Handbooks and Resources



Phonics Handbook

Grammar Handbook

Reading Resources Handbook

Dictionary

Maps

Diagrams

Graphs

Writing Process Handbook

Glossary

Index
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