Shining Star, Level A

Shining Star, Level A

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Shining Star, a program specifically designed for English language learners in grades 6-12, gives students all the support they need to master reading, writing, literature, and content, within a systematic language development framework. Standards-based and research-driven, Shining Star helps teachers create a rich learning environment where language thrives, students feel motivated to learn, and academic success is the reward.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 203.2 x 248.9 x 12.7mm | 680.4g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0130939315
  • 9780130939319

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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.) Features: Research-based and standards-driven. Systematic, explicit reading and writing instruction. Expository content readings and a wide variety of literature selections. Academic skills and strategies students for success in the mainstream class.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.show more

Table of contents

Unit 1: GROWING UP Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Social Studies Ancient Kids Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Fables and Myths The Hare and the Tortoise, Aesop Why Rattlesnake Has Fangs, Cheryl Giff Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Adjectives to Describe Skills for Writing: Writing Correct Sentences Writing Assignment: Descriptive Sentences Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: The Novel From Later Gator, Laurence Yep Review and Practice Connect to Content: Science Amazing Growth Facts Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using the Conjunction and Skills for Writing: Writing Compound Sentences Writing Assignment: Descriptive Sentences Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Group Presentation Writing Workshop: Descriptive Paragraph Projects Further Reading Unit 2: CHALLENGES AND CHOICES Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Social Studies Extraordinary People Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Personal Narrative He Was the Same Age as My Sister, Mieke C. Malandra Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using the Simple Past Skills for Writing: Writing a Narrative Paragraph Writing Assignment: Narrative Paragraph Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Historical Fiction From A Boat to Nowhere, Maureen Crane Wartski Review and Practice Connect to Content: Social Studies Sudan 's "Lost Boys" Start New Lives Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using the Conjunction but Skills for Writing: Using a Variety of Sentence Types Writing Assignment: Personal Narrative Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Panel Discussion Writing Workshop: Personal Narrative Projects Further Reading Unit 3: MYSTERIOUS WAYS 90 Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Science, Social Studies Fact or Fiction? Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Short Stories Truth or Lies? George Shannon Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: The Present Progressive Skills for Writing: Using Prepositional Phrases Writing Assignment: Descriptive Paragraph Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Mystery Stories Teenage Detectives, Carol Farley and Elizabeth Dearl Review and Practice Connect to Content: Science How to Make a Friend Disappear Water Trick Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Imperatives Skills for Writing: Writing Clues Writing Assignment: Clues for a Treasure Hunt Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Instructions to Solve a Problem Writing Workshop: Instructions for a Science Experiment Projects Further Reading Unit 4: CONFLICT Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Social Studies World War I Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Letter and Poems Letter Home, Lance-Corporal Frank Earley Can We Forget? Cora Inez Keyes Grass, Carl Sandburg Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using so as a Conjunction Skills for Writing: Cause-and-Effect Organization in Writing Writing Assignment: Cause-and-Effect Paragraph Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Diary From Zlata's Diary, Zlata Filipovic [accent] Review and Practice Connect to Content: Social Studies The Physical World: The Balkans Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Pronoun Referents Skills for Writing: Writing Eyewitness Reports Writing Assignment: Eyewitness Report Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: TV News Show Writing Workshop: Report of a Historical Event Projects Further Reading Unit 5: WE CAN BE HEROES Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Social Studies Heroes: Yesterday and Today Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Music, Art, and Poetry Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler Ethiopia , Sebastiao Salgado FromLeaves of Grass, Walt Whitman Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: The Passive Voice Skills for Writing: Using Time Phrases to Write a Biography Writing Assignment: Biography Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Play From The Diary of Anne Frank: The Play, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman Review and Practice Connect to Content: Art, Social Studies Heroic Art Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Skills for Writing: Writing Reviews Writing Assignment: Review Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Speech Writing Workshop: Letter to the Editor Projects Further Reading Unit 6: THE FUTURE Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Science, Social Studies Life in the Future Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Interview Interview with an Astronaut: Dan Bursch Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using will for the Future Skills for Writing: Writing Notes for a Research Report Writing Assignment: Notes Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Novel From The Time Warp Trio: 2095, Jon Scieszka Review and Practice Connect to Content: Science DNA, Genes, and Traits Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using be going to for the Future Skills for Writing: Making Sentence Outlines Writing Assignment: Sentence Outlines Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Presentation Writing Workshop: Research Report Projects Further Reading Glossary Index Acknowledgments Creditsshow more

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