Maria Molina And The Days Of The Dead

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Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1623347254
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Maria Molina And The Days Of The Dead by Kathleen Krull


Original Title: Maria Molina And The Days Of The Dead

It's October 31, the first of the Days of the Dead in Mexico, and Maria Molina and her family are in the graveyard to honor her baby brother Pablo, who died when he was just a few months old. A candle flickers in the dark night, and on Pablo's grave they have placed his favorite toys, some chocolate, a sugar skull, and even a small 'Bread of the Dead.'Throughout Mexico, other families are doing exactly the same thing, for the threeday festival of The Days of the Dead is one of Mexico's most important holidays.

Skulls To The Living Bread To The Dead

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Author: Stanley Brandes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405178701
Size: 61.78 MB
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Skulls To The Living Bread To The Dead by Stanley Brandes


Original Title: Skulls To The Living Bread To The Dead

Each October, as the Day of the Dead draws near, Mexican markets overflow with decorated breads, fanciful paper cutouts, and whimsical toy skulls and skeletons. To honor deceased relatives, Mexicans decorate graves and erect home altars. Drawing on a rich array of historical and ethnographic evidence, this volume reveals the origin and changing character of this celebrated holiday. It explores the emergence of the Day of the Dead as a symbol of Mexican and Mexican-American national identity. Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead poses a serious challenge to the widespread stereotype of the morbid Mexican, unafraid of death, and obsessed with dying. In fact, the Day of the Dead, as shown here, is a powerful affirmation of life and creativity. Beautifully illustrated, this book is essential for anyone interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore, as well as contemporary globalization and identity formation.

Teaching Early Literacy

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Author: Diane M. Barone
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593851064
Size: 24.16 MB
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Teaching Early Literacy by Diane M. Barone


Original Title: Teaching Early Literacy

Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research about literacy development, this book is filled with practical assessment and instructional ideas for teachers of pre-K through grade 3. Engaging vignettes show how everyday conversations and activities offer rich opportunities both for evaluating children's current level of knowledge and for helping them progress toward more sophisticated and rewarding interactions with reading and writing. Throughout, the book highlights ways to work effectively with English language learners and their families, a theme that is the exclusive focus of two chapters. Other timely topics covered include creative uses of technology and ways to incorporate popular culture into the classroom. Over two dozen reproducible assessment tools and handouts enhance the utility of this volume as an instructional resource, professional development tool, or graduate-level text.

Global Perspectives On Death In Children S Literature

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Author: Lesley D. Clement
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317599497
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Global Perspectives On Death In Children S Literature by Lesley D. Clement


Original Title: Global Perspectives On Death In Children S Literature

This volume visits death in children’s literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children’s Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus on the topic of death in children’s literature as a physical reality, a philosophical concept, a psychologically challenging adjustment, and/or a social construct. Essays covering literature from the US, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, India, and Iran display a diverse range of theoretical and cultural perspectives. Carefully organized sections interrogate how classic texts have been adapted for the twenty-first century, how death has been politicized, ritualized, or metaphorized, and visual strategies for representing death, and how death has been represented within the context of play. Asking how different cultures present the concept of death to children, this volume is the first to bring together a global range of perspective on death in children’s literature and will be a valuable contribution to an array of disciplines.

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