While kids will be thrilled that the questions are imaginative and entertaining, moms and dads will appreciate the fact that the questions are clean and appropriate for a wide range of ages -- roughly 7 to 13.Kids will absolutely love using ...

Author: Bret Nicholaus

Publisher: Questmarc Pub

ISBN: 0963425161


Page: 128

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KidChat is a truly unique collection of 222 thought-provoking questions guaranteed to be a humongous hit with kids -- as well as their parents! While kids will be thrilled that the questions are imaginative and entertaining, moms and dads will appreciate the fact that the questions are clean and appropriate for a wide range of ages -- roughly 7 to 13.Kids will absolutely love using this book with their friends, as it facilitates fun discussions about things they probably don't think about every day, and in fact may never have thought about in the past. It can be used at school with their peers or in the home with their parents. It works equally well at the dinner table and on long trips in the car. It's a favorite for sleepovers, parties, and children's groups, and is an ideal tool for creative writing. Many students have even encouraged their teachers to read a Question of the Day to get the morning started in the classroom. However it is used, KidChat is sure to be a favorite book among kids for many years to come!

Learning to Listen listening to LearnLearning to Listen listening to Learn

Materials: KidTalk conversation cards, blindfolds, low vision simulators Note: KidTalk cards are commercially available cards used to elicit conversation about a variety of topics. Activity 1. Three students will be chosen to carry on.

Author: Lizbeth A. Barclay

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891284918


Page: 560

View: 258

Addresses "the systematic development of skills in listening for and interpreting auditory information. Listening skills are a crucial but often-overlooked area of instruction for children who are visually impaired and may have multiple disabilities; they relate to the expanded core curriculum for students and are essential to literacy, independent travel, and sensory and cognitive development."--AFB website.

The Teachable MinuteThe Teachable Minute

Bathroom Reader for Kids Only (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for Kids Only) by Bathroom Readers' Institute (Nov 9, 2006) Publisher: Portable Press Kid Talk: Conversation Cards for the Entire Family (Tabletalk Conversation Cards) by US.

Author: Connie Hebert

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614484707


Page: 204

View: 375

The Teachable Minute is a golden opportunity to teach kids something, anywhere, FAST. It can be caught at any time, in common places, where we all live and go. When we make time to Show, Ask, or Teach kids something, we help kids in two very important ways. We help them grow smarter. Consequently, they will know more and want to know more. We give them our time and undivided attention. Consequently, they will grow appreciative and grateful for our efforts, and connect with us more as parents.

Testing for KindergartenTesting for Kindergarten

PIcK uP SoMe KId tAlK: conVerSAtIon cArdS. This is a great tool to get children talking and thinking. Each card gives an interesting piece of information such as, “Ice cream cones were created in 1904 Cognitive Skills 151.

Author: Karen Quinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596763


Page: 272

View: 676

Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested—and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know. As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about “teaching to the test.” They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. From the “right” way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child’s inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It’s just good parenting—and better test scores are icing on the cake.

The Complete Home Learning SourcebookThe Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

For those talked out on " TableTalk , " several new packets of conversation cards are also available : " KidTalk , " " AnimalTalk ” ( which includes one card explaining where squirrels live ) , “ SportsTalk , ” “ Bible Talk ” ( Old and ...

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0609801090


Page: 865

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Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level

The Mislabeled ChildThe Mislabeled Child

Kid Talk cards (from or conversation-starter books like Come to the Table provide plenty of great ready-made ideas for discussion as well. Make home a place where your child feels free to take risks with language, ...

Author: Brock Eide

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401384784


Page: 400

View: 534

An incredibly reassuring approach by two physicians who specialize in helping children overcome their difficulties in learning and succeeding in school For parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a child's unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often mislabeled with diagnoses that are too broad (ADHD, for instance) or are simply inaccurate. They also explain why medications are often not the best ways to help children who are struggling to learn. The authors guide readers through the morass of commonly used labels and treatments, offering specific suggestions that can be used to help children at school and at home. This book offers extremely empowering information for parents and professionals alike. The Mislabeled Child examines a full spectrum of learning disorders, from dyslexia to giftedness, clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help. The Eides explain how a learning disability encompasses more than a behavioral problem; it is also a brain dysfunction that should be treated differently.

Los Angeles MagazineLos Angeles Magazine





Page: 214

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

The Sweetheart DealThe Sweetheart Deal

... business card. “If you're serious about getting a loan for your business, I really want to help you out. ... the kid was crying on the other end, but Adam didn't want to risk ending the conversation too soon, so he let the kid talk.

Author: Syndi Powell

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488008979


Page: 368

View: 881

Sweet redemption When he returns to his Michigan town, Adam Hawkins doesn't expect everyone to just forgive and forget, especially Megan Sweet. But when a killer snowstorm destroys buildings and businesses, including Megan's family-owned bakery, it's his chance to make amends. Now a bank manager, Adam has the power to make things happen. His ideas go way beyond rebuilding his community and mentoring high school kids. He wants to make it up to Megan, who's carrying her own guilt about their shared past. What will it take for Adam to show her that he's a changed man who's ready to rebuild their lives—together?

Handbook for Middle School TeachingHandbook for Middle School Teaching

Games Kid Talk cards ; Minneapolis , MN : Free Spirit Publishing - States an interesting fact and then poses a conversation - starting question— $ 5.95 . Community Interventions : Minneapolis , MN Let's Get Rational - Board game that ...

Author: Paul S. George

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:49015002810597


Page: 619

View: 850

This handbook balances research-based discussion and practical ideas. Includes a wealth of field-based and reflective activities, readings, and in-service examples. The new edition emphasizes teacher teamwork and differentiation of instruction, two of the most significant new directions in middle level education. A new chapter on different learning styles (Ch. 5) stresses developing appropriate skills to fit individual teaching styles and classrooms. Also new chapters on home, child, and middle school (Ch. 6), teacher as advisor (Ch. 9), teacher- directed instruction (Ch. 13), teaching gifted and at-risk students in regular classrooms (Ch. 14), and making seatwork work (Ch. 15) reflect some of the latest trends today.


“Thanks much, Mr. Wagner, and remember, if she comes back, call the number on the card.” requested Joe. As the group got back in the ... That was kid talk anyway, probably meant a sanitarium. Someone even said she was pregnant and went ...

Author: Joseph W. Mason

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462864775


Page: 194

View: 225

Rigor mortis had started. The partially stiffened body was pushed out the door into the night rain. Daybreak and ultimate discovery were hours away. ... Cook County was located in the northwest corner of the state. This was the Midwest, the Corn Belt, noted for fields of corn with some dairy cows thrown in, not dead girls along the highway. It was supposed to be a quiet farming community. Rosie wondered when the last homicide might have been. After all, she came here to get away from big city crime, drugs, and gangs, and so far except for one thing, separate from police work, she was pleased. ... “Looks like she was killed and her body dumped along the road. There are marks on both wrists like she’d been tied up. She really must have struggled because the rope or whatever held her really cut into her wrists. No identification on her, in fact, all her pockets were empty. She was about eighteen I’d guess and good looking, kind of boyish face with very short hair. Oh yeah, she wasn’t dressed for rainy weather, no jacket just a light shirt. And we had rain on and off all night.” ... Pete hung up the phone and looked over at Joe. “Well, that was the coroner. She was bound at the wrists and ankles and sexually molested a lot, looks like over a couple days and it was painful, almost like torture. Then she was suffocated. That’s all he has now but he will keep us posted and send a complete report right away with a follow up to fill in any missing things, like blood tests for drugs. That’s all he had. Guess we should call the Chief, huh?” Joe remarked, “Torture! What are we dealing with?” “Don’t know.” Pete replied as he started to dial the Chief’s number. ... The occasional crackle of thunder and flash of lighting were the only interruptions to the rain on the rooftop and the rhythmic beat of the wipers. The visibility at times was less than one hundred feet. Who would be out on a night like this? Almost no one, the driver certainly wouldn’t be out if there weren’t a very important delivery to make. The vehicle turned off the highway and onto a dirt road. It moved at a snail’s pace. The speedometer bounced around the ten MPH mark. After awhile the automatic shift was slipped from drive into neutral. The momentum of the vehicle carried it forward for a few seconds and then it came to a stop. As it stopped, simultaneously the headlights were turned off and the shift lever was put in the park position. All was still. Because of the cornfields on both sides of the road, no lights or houses could be seen. With the dashboard lights out there was total darkness. ‘Is this the best spot ever’, thought the driver, pausing a moment to relish in the serenity. With that, the motorist reached over and opened the passenger door. The interior light bulb had been removed so the vehicle remained in total darkness. With one big push, the body in the passenger seat tumbled out onto the shoulder of the road and rolled six feet into the ditch. A grin crossed the murderer’s face, as the door was pulled closed. Delivery completed. The killer cherished the moment, ‘another one gone. I did it!’ ... ‘Time to get back, have a nice hot shower, and watch some TV.’ Already forgotten were the events of the last four days including tonight, just like they never occurred. Sleep was restless, as it had been on many occasions. Dreams were not of the girl tonight; she had been quickly forgotten. This was of a time long ago. That same recurring nightmare ... Pat pleading ... then blood everywhere. I hate this place ... Why am I tied down...Help me... Help. ... That evening Joe spent his time driving the highways of Cook County trying to piece together the clues of Carol Burroughs’ murder. Many miles away, a girl lay helpless. “Eemmm, emmmm,” she murmured. With a gag in her mouth and her feet and arms tied it was the best she could do. She had just woken up and was trying to figure out how she ended up like this. She was gr

New York MagazineNew York Magazine





Page: 112

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

No More Mean GirlsNo More Mean Girls

... be dismissed or met with “mean jokes” (that's kid talk for sarcasm). than half the female characters in children's Halloween costumes, action figures, and even Valentine's Day cards wear provocative or revealing clothing.” Yikes.

Author: Katie Hurley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524704674


Page: 336

View: 738

In this Queen Bees and Wannabes for the elementary and middle school set, child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley shows parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud. Once upon a time, mean girls primarily existed in high school, while elementary school-aged girls spent hours at play and enjoyed friendships without much drama. But in this fast-paced world in which young girls are exposed to negative behaviors on TV and social media from the moment they enter school, they are also becoming caught up in social hierarchies much earlier. No More Mean Girls is a guide for parents to help their young daughters navigate tricky territories such as friendship building, creating an authentic self, standing up for themselves and others, and expressing themselves in a healthy way. The need to be liked by others certainly isn't new, but this generation of girls is growing up in an age when the "like" button shows the world just how well-liked they are. When girls acknowledge that they possess positive traits that make them interesting, strong, and likeable, however, the focus shifts and their self-confidence soars; "likes" lose their importance. This book offers actionable steps to help parents empower young girls to be kind, confident leaders who work together and build each other up.

The Math Teacher s ToolboxThe Math Teacher s Toolbox

Another similar strategy that we use for teaching vocabulary is to have students create flash cards. ... “kidspeak” or “mathslang” in class to show that they are equivalent to slang—acceptable for casual conversation but inappropriate ...

Author: Bobson Wong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119573241


Page: 560

View: 794

Math teachers will find the classroom-tested lessons and strategies in this book to be accessible and easily implemented in the classroom The Teacher’s Toolbox series is an innovative, research-based resource providing teachers with instructional strategies for students of all levels and abilities. Each book in the collection focuses on a specific content area. Clear, concise guidance enables teachers to quickly integrate low-prep, high-value lessons and strategies in their middle school and high school classrooms. Every strategy follows a practical, how-to format established by the series editors. The Math Teacher's Toolbox contains hundreds of student-friendly classroom lessons and teaching strategies. Clear and concise chapters, fully aligned to Common Core math standards, cover the underlying research, required technology, practical classroom use, and modification of each high-value lesson and strategy. This book employs a hands-on approach to help educators quickly learn and apply proven methods and techniques in their mathematics courses. Topics range from the planning of units, lessons, tests, and homework to conducting formative assessments, differentiating instruction, motivating students, dealing with “math anxiety,” and culturally responsive teaching. Easy-to-read content shows how and why math should be taught as a language and how to make connections across mathematical units. Designed to reduce instructor preparation time and increase student engagement and comprehension, this book: Explains the usefulness, application, and potential drawbacks of each instructional strategy Provides fresh activities for all classrooms Helps math teachers work with ELLs, advanced students, and students with learning differences Offers real-world guidance for working with parents, guardians, and co-teachers The Math Teacher's Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical ideas to Support Your Students is an invaluable source of real-world lessons, strategies, and techniques for general education teachers and math specialists, as well as resource specialists/special education teachers, elementary and secondary educators, and teacher educators.

Time and Time AgainTime and Time Again

Matty resorted to this type of kid talk when he wanted something. His mother liked the fact that she could still help her little boy sometimes. Normally, he could get his wish if he was careful when he pulled out this little trick card.

Author: Paul Brown

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480812581


Page: 434

View: 209

Life is an adventure, full of surprises day in and day out, month in and month out, year after year. Life brings joy, faith, pain, hope, despair, laughter, suffering, love, and hope. In "Time, and Time Again," author Paul Brown shares a collection of stories from his life growing up during the 1950s to the 1970s. Culled from Brown's four earlier books in the Time series, the stories recapture his memories from childhood, through the teen years, to adulthood. The colorful narratives describe everything from his own adventures and emotions coming of age, to traveling to his grandmother's house for family events, to incidents and tragedies that shaped his memories. "Time, and Time Again" provides personal insights into the life and times of his extended family, including some eccentric relatives. With humor and an eye for details about people, places, and events, Brown writes about a plethora of topics including the daily struggles of the previous generation-from church, school, and social activities to battles with weather, insects, and crops to accidental deaths, disease, debt, alcohol, and cultural identifiers from Model T Fords to Jack Benny to Ozzie and Harriett. "Time, and Time Again" reminds us that time is a treasure that must be dearly held and cannot be replaced.

KidChat Extreme KidChat Extreme

KIDCHAT EXTREME! Kids love superlatives: the biggest, fastest, strongest, most amazing… Kidchat Extreme! collects them and uses them as starting places for more than 200 thoughtful questions to get conversations going.

Author: Bret Nicholaus

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596433329


Page: 128

View: 882

KIDCHAT EXTREME! Kids love superlatives: the biggest, fastest, strongest, most amazing… Kidchat Extreme! collects them and uses them as starting places for more than 200 thoughtful questions to get conversations going.


Therefore , we decided that table talk would be exclusively kid talk on Tuesday evening . ... container with a hundred or more questions written on the backs of my outdated business cards : “ The funniest person I ever met was .

Author: Joel Kilpatrick


ISBN: 0882433423


Page: 119

View: 102

This powerful collection of instruction provides families with integral guidance from marriage to children to grandparenting.