W is for Windy City

W is for Windy City

A Chicago City Alphabet Steven L. Layne, Deborah Dover Layne. For Charles and Gail Dover— Dad and Mom—who know a lot about Chicago... and even more about leading a family. Love, Steve and Debbie For Dr. Margaret Burroughs who gave ...

Author: Steven L. Layne

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 9781585365708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier...just the mention of these iconic sights conjures up a skyline known the world over as the Windy City. Welcome to Chicago! And there's no better guidebook to the city than W is for Windy City: A Chicago Alphabet. Following the alphabet, the city's character and familiar landmarks are fully captured in poem and expository text. A is for Art Institute or Adler Planetarium. And if we want a "triple A," we'll add the Shedd Aquarium. Young readers can marvel at the treasures on display at the renowned Art Institute, go window shopping along Michigan Avenue's mile-long Magnificent Mile, or take in an afternoon game at Wrigley Field with the Chicago Cubs. W is for Windy City brings this famous city to life.A faculty member in the Department of Education at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, Dr. Steven L. Layne is a respected literacy consultant and keynote speaker, working with educators and children at schools and conferences throughout the world. With more than 20 years as an educator, Deborah Dover Layne has worked at elementary and middle school levels and has been a reading specialist. Currently, she is an elementary principal in Elgin. The Laynes live in St. Charles, Illinois. Rhode Island School of Design graduate Michael Hays teaches illustration and drawing at Columbia College and lives in Oak Park, Illinois. Judy MacDonald and Michael started Painted Pony Studio in Chicago several years ago, each of them bringing their own unique style to the drawing table while illustrating books and creating art for children.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Igniting a Passion for Reading

Igniting a Passion for Reading

W Is for Windy City:A Chicago Alphabet. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear. Layne, S. L. 2009. Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. Layne, S. L. 2008.

Author: Steven L. Layne

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571103857

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Provides teachers with guidance on creating not only skilled readers but chidlren who enjoy reading both inside and outside of the classroom.
Categories: Education

The Everything Guide to Informational Texts K 2

The Everything Guide to Informational Texts  K 2

... when using the specially provided book code, connects with video, web links, et cetera. (24 pp, TC, P, C, G, I, L, Series: AV2: Food Chain) Layne, Steven, & Dover, Deborah. W Is for Windy City: AChicago Alphabet.

Author: Kathy H. Barclay

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452283050

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 796

Your resource for best texts and best practices! Kathy Barclay and Laura Stewart have written the book that teachers like you have been pleading for—a resource that delivers the “what I need to know ” to engage kids in a significant amount of informational text reading experiences. No filler, no lofty ideals about college and career readiness, but instead, the information on how to find lesson-worthy texts and create developmentally appropriate instructional plans that truly help young readers comprehend grade-level texts. What you’ll love most: The how-to’s on selecting informational texts High-impact comprehension strategies Model text lessons and lesson plan templates An annotated list of 449 informational texts
Categories: Education

Windy City Blues

Windy City Blues

Who cares? Just tell me if he's someone I should know.” Kalijero scratched his head. He looked tentative. ... On the other side, the king's sunken image along with three ornate characters of an exotic alphabet etched into a corner.

Author: Marc Krulewitch

Publisher: Alibi

ISBN: 9780804177214

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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In the vein of Robert Crais’s fast-paced novels, Marc Krulewitch’s new Jules Landau mystery tells the action-packed tale of the private eye trying to keep his hands clean as he digs through Chicago’s dirtiest secrets. Jules Landau feels right at home in the ethnic stew of the Windy City, where he’s indebted to the hopes and schemes of his criminal ancestors. Street-smart and college-educated, Jules wants nothing more than to go straight and atone for his family’s past. But when he investigates a horrific killing, Jules uncovers a hidden world of lucrative corruption. Jack Gelashvili had his head bashed in and no one knows why. The most obvious answer is that he was a parking cop, a universally loathed job—especially in Chicago. Turns out there’s a lot of money to be made on expired meters, and when Jules starts making noise, he starts making enemies—from the head of a media empire to the mastermind of a prostitution ring. When rumors of bloodthirsty Mob connections arise, Jack’s gorgeous cousin Tamar objects, and Jules is increasingly swayed by the logic and charms of the sexy baker. Following this beautiful woman into the cloistered world of Georgian immigrants, Jules brings his hunches, his family connections, and his gun. But he’s just one man against a pack of criminals with a million reasons to shoot first. Praise for Windy City Blues “I am so glad to have found Marc Krulewitch and am looking forward to the next book in this series.”—Vic’s Media Room “I have only visited Chicago a few times, but both times that I finished Marc Krulewitch’s books I have wanted to make a return trip to see the things he describes in his books. I could feel the grittiness of the city and the neighborhoods that Jules Landau ends up in.”—Kritter’s Ramblings “Filled with colorful characters, adult dialogue and plenty of action, this story grabbed my attention from the very first page and never let go. Fans of crime thrillers and mysteries alike will enjoy sinking their teeth into this series.”—Queen of All She Reads “Thanks to the descriptions, I could experience what the characters did, like I was an observer in the story. I love that in a book—when I can be in on the action instead of merely watching it. It’s great to visit a city through the eyes of a once long-term resident.”—Back Porchervations “Keeps you thrilled and reading on until the very last page.”—Rhodes Review Previously published as Scofflaw Blues
Categories: Fiction

100 Places That Can Change Your Child s Life

100 Places That Can Change Your Child s Life

Chicag Windy City l/VaZ/cs here's a friendly feel to Chicago that helps kids connect to the city of nearly three million (third most populous in ... Local children's book writer Tad Mitchell, who co-authored Where Is the Sears Tower?

Author: Keith Bellows

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426208768

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Kids who learn to travel will travel to learn. National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows sends you and your children globetrotting for life-changing vacations that will expand their horizons and shape their perspectives. What you won’t find inside: predictable itineraries and lists of landmarks and events. Instead, you’ll get evocative, slice-of-life experiences and age-appropriate ideas that illuminate place and culture. Each chapter of 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life plumbs the heart of a special place—from the Acropolis to Machu Picchu to the Grand Canyon—all from the perspective of insiders who see destinations through a child’s eyes. You’ll meet actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy, who tours the suqs of Marrakech with his seven-year-old son; photographer Annie Griffiths, who shares the miraculous migration to Mexico of the monarch butterflies; Tom Ritchie, who has guided countless children and parents to Antarctica for more than 30 years; the waterman who knows where to see the ponies of Assateague in the true wild; and countless others who are cultural treasures, great storytellers, and keepers of a sense of place. Packed with ideas to supplement the travel experience—foods, music, films, and carefully curated lists of kid-friendly activities and places to eat and stay—this inspiring book is the perfect trip planner to excite children about culture and the unique magic the world has to offer.
Categories: Travel

Sign Talk

Sign Talk

... or Boston, “The Hub City”; or ChicagoWindy City”; but when I come to South America or Oberammergau or Poughkeepsie, ... For this reason then we begin our sign-talk by teaching the one-handed sign alphabet of the deaf.

Author: Ernest Thompson Seton

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547013075

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

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Sign Talk is a book by Ernest Thompson Seaton. It covers the sociocultural origins of sign talk, stemming from prairie Indians in the US and analyzes the global ramifications of the spreading of sign usage in languages.
Categories: Fiction

Becoming Judy Chicago

Becoming Judy Chicago

These eventually became a series of twenty-six alphabet collages, one for each letter, using the cunt form—entered as ... They each picked names of cities and made banners to wear across their chests, Chicago becoming “Miss Windy City,” ...

Author: Gail Levin

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520300064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Born to Jewish radical parents in Chicago in 1939, Judy Cohen grew up to be Judy Chicago—one of the most daring and controversial artists of her generation. Her works, once disparaged and misunderstood by the critics, have become icons of the feminist movement, earning her a place among the most influential artists of her time. In Becoming Judy Chicago, Gail Levin gives us a biography of uncommon intimacy and depth, revealing the artist as a person and a woman of extraordinary energy and purpose. Drawing upon Chicago’s personal letters and diaries, her published and unpublished writings, and more than 250 interviews with her friends, family, admirers, and critics, Levin presents a richly detailed and moving chronicle of the artist’s unique journey from obscurity to fame, including the story of how she found her audience outside of the art establishment. Chicago revolutionized the way we view art made by and for women and fundamentally changed our understanding of women’s contributions to art and to society. Influential and bold, The Dinner Party has become a cultural monument. Becoming Judy Chicago tells the story of a great artist, a leader of the women’s movement, a tireless crusader for equal rights, and a complicated, vital woman who dared to express her own sexuality in her art and demand recognition from a male-dominated culture.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Windy City Baby

Windy City Baby

99 Big City Locations American Girl Place ||| East Chicago Avenue www.americangirl.com 877 - AG - PLACE Well , there is no ... 22nd Streets Chinatown can feel a bit like a foreign land for kids who experience this part of the city .

Author: Curtain Time Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 0975899406

Category: Parenting

Page: 174

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Categories: Parenting

Literary Chicago

Literary Chicago

A Book Lover's Tour of the Windy City Greg Holden ... Frank turned out a variety of books in succession including Master Key : An Electrical Fairy Tale , A New Wonderland , The Army Alphabet , and The Navy Alphabet .

Author: Greg Holden

Publisher: Lake Claremont Press

ISBN: 1893121011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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A collection of anecdotes and excerpts collected from Chicago's rich literary legacy, with profiles of the neighborhoods featured in key works and those that inspired some of the city's authors.
Categories: Literary Criticism

L Is for Lincoln

L Is for Lincoln

An Illinois Alphabet Kathy-jo Wargin. Chicago is the largest city in Illinois, and the third largest city in the United States. It is home to the tallest building in ... John Deere was an inventor who revolutionized farming. When he.

Author: Kathy-jo Wargin

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 9781585366927

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The home of one of America's most revered Presidents is also home to American icons such as the Ferris wheel, Montgomery Ward stores, and John Deere tractors. This latest offering from the award-winning team of author Kathy-jo Wargin and illustrator Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen is sure to be a must-have for every "Illini." Teachers, students and parents will enjoy the clever poems, rich illustrations and revealing text of L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction