Shining Star, Level B: B

Shining Star, Level B: B

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Comments for Backcover Copy[Viewable in GHEPM only]Post a Comment 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

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 208.3 x 256.5 x 17.8mm | 816.48g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Illustrations (chiefl.y col.)
  • 0130939331
  • 9780130939333

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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: JOURNEYS OF DISCOVERY Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Social Studies The First Americans Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Music This Land Is Your Land, Woody Guthrie Roll On, Columbia, Woody Guthrie Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Pronouns Skills for Writing: Writing Paragraphs Writing Assignment: Descriptive Paragraph Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Historical Fiction From River to Tomorrow, Ellen Levine Review and Practice Connect to Content: Social Studies Reading a Relief Map Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using the Conjunctions and and or Skills for Writing: Writing Essays Writing Assignment: Descriptive Essay Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Group Presentation Writing Workshop: Descriptive Essay Projects Further Reading Unit 2: THE NATURAL WORLD Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Science Ecosystems-The Systems of Nature Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Poetry The Bat, Theodore Roethke The Snake, Emily Dickinson Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement: Simple Present Skills for Writing: Writing an Expository Paragraph Writing Assignment: Expository Paragraph Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Fiction From My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George Review and Practice Connect to Content: Science Water and Living Things Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Adverbs to Describe Skills for Writing: Describing a Process Writing Assignment: Process Paragraph Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Individual Presentation Writing Workshop: Expository Essay Projects Further Reading Unit 3: STRIVING FOR SUCCESS Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Social Studies Success Stories Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Interview An Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye, Rachel Barenblat Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Yes/No and Wh- Questions in the Simple Past Skills for Writing: Writing Narratives: Interview Questions Writing Assignment: Narrative Paragraph Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Short Story From Seedfolks, Paul Fleischman Review and Practice Connect to Content: Science How Seeds and Plants Grow Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Compound Sentences Skills for Writing: Writing a Personal Narrative Writing Assignment: Personal Narrative Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Group Interview Writing Workshop: Biographical Narrative Projects Further Reading Unit 4: CHANGE Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Science Changing Earth Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Letters The Intersection, Dina Anastasio Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Real Conditionals with if Skills for Writing: Writing a Persuasive Letter Writing Assignment: Persuasive Letter Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Novel China's Little Ambassador, Bette Bao Lord Review and Practice Connect to Content: Social Studies Migration Patterns Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Complex Sentences Skills for Writing: Writing an Informal Persuasive E-Mail Message Writing Assignment: Informal Persuasive E-Mail Message Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Debate Writing Workshop: Travel Brochure Projects Further Reading Unit 5: THE FRONTIER Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Social Studies The Road to TexasIndependence Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Historical Fiction From A Line in the Sand, Sherry Garland Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Skills for Writing: Taking Notes for a Research Paper Writing Assignment: Notes Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Tall Tale From PecosBill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Times, James Cloyd Bowman Review and Practice Connect to Content: Social Studies The Cowboy Era Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns Skills for Writing: Writing Summaries and Responses Writing Assignment: Outline Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Speech Writing Workshop: Research Report Projects Further Reading Unit 6: OBSERVING THE UNIVERSE Part 1 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Content: Science Earth's Orbit Review and Practice Connect to Literature: Myths How Glooskap Found the Summer Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Quotations Skills for Writing: Writing Dialogue Writing Assignment: Myth Check Your Knowledge Part 2 Objectives Prepare to Read Focus on Literature: Play The Great Bear, Pamela Gerke Review and Practice Connect to Content: Science Telescopes Link the Readings Connect to Writing Grammar: Using Prepositional Phrases Skills for Writing: Writing a Skit Writing Assignment: Skit Check Your Knowledge Put It All Together Objectives Listening and Speaking Workshop: Skit Writing Workshop: Short Story Projects Further Reading Glossary Index Acknowledgments Creditsshow more