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ERIC Number: ED491263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 44
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6336-8
ISSN: N/A
Life's Little Lessons: An Inch-By-Inch Tale of Success
Scaglione, Joanne; Small, Gail
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Life's Little Lessons is a delightful and humorous story about a caterpillar named Cyrano and his misadventures. In school he struggles, at times he gives up, until one day he discovers that he and only he is in charge of his own happiness. Children, will easily identify with Cyrano, his feelings and his flight, as they learn that although life has its twists and turns, ups and downs, if we face it with our chin up we can accomplish anything. This inspirational story as told by Joanne Scaglione and Gail Small is beautifully enhanced by the whimsical and heartfelt illustrations of David Endelman. A bonus, companion guide outlines for parents and teachers how to inspire children to read, make reading fun and ensure that reading is an integral part of daily life. Developed by the author-educators, it gives strategies and ideas on how to use this wonderful piece of children's literature as a tool to teach young children not only words, but before they even read, the meaning of what they read. This step-by-step guide is filled with questions, vocabulary, discussion topics and activities that develop language, comprehension and thinking skills in young children. [Illustrated by David Endelman.]
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706. Tel: 800-462-6420 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A