Summer of the Swans The Puffin Modern Classics

Sara's life has always flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake, until her little brother Charlie disappears. Then Sara is forced to see her life in a whole new way.

Author: Betsy Byars

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101006897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Sara's life has always flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake, until her little brother Charlie disappears. Then Sara is forced to see her life in a whole new way.

A Guide for Using Summer of the Swans in the Classroom

Offers a literature unit based on the popular story of a teenage girl who gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally handicapped brother gets lost.

Author: Jane Pryne

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781557345325

Category: Education

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Offers a literature unit based on the popular story of a teenage girl who gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally handicapped brother gets lost.

Summer of the Swans Literature Kit Gr 5 6

NAME: The Summer of the Swans CC2515 ................... Student Worksheet 6A
Activity Six - Survival in the Woods! Charlie certainly endured the adventure of a
lifetime, didn't he? Being lost in the woods is an ordeal that many people have ...

Author: Nat Reed

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 9781553198833

Category: Education

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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A classic coming of age story of fourteen year old, Sara, who lives in a small town in West Virginia. This Newbery Medal winner story centers on Sara and her troubled relationship with her remote father, her perfect older sister, and Joe Melby, a boy from school. All of these problems are quickly placed on the backburner when Charlie, her mentally disabled brother, wanders out of the house in the middle of the night and goes missing. While resolving this serious crisis, Sara discovers a great deal of herself, and when she and Joe find Charlie safe and sound, she comes to grips with the knowledge that she is comfortable with who she is and who she is becoming. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Summer of the Swans Lit Link Gr 4 6

Summer of the Swans Grades 4-6 Written by Joan Jamieson Illustrated by Ric
Ward ISBN 1-55035-548-1 Copyright 1998 Revised December 2005 All Rights
Reserved * Printed in Canada Permission to reproduce Permission is granted to
the ...

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Publisher: On The Mark Press

ISBN: 9781770721883

Category: Education

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Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books

D tinta 1971 New Newbery Me The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
Summary VOCABULARY Sara is having a miserable summer . She questions
her looks , her personality , and her family situation and feels totally sorry for
herself .

Author: Lori Licciardo-Musso

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590019759

Category: Education

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Offers fourth through eighth-grade teachers suggestions, writing and discussion topics, hands-on projects, vocabulary lists, and other lesson ideas focusing on twenty-five Newbery titles from 1931 through the 1990s

Children s Literature Studies

Case: Summer of the Swans In 1970, Betsy Byars published The Summer of the
Swans, and the book was awarded the John Newbery Medal in 1971. Byars was
inspired by her experience tutoring two children with learning difficulties through
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Author: Linda C. Salem

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580897

Category: Education

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This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.

Bridge to Terabithia

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT : Story Collage Students might show their response to the
Summer of the Swans by making a collage . Introduce the activity by displaying
examples of collages done by famous artists or other students . Then brainstorm
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Author: Scholastic, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590065696

Category: Education

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Study and lesson plan guide to accompany the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas

In a 5th-grade class, the teacher had read aloud Betsy Byars' (2000) book The
Summer of the Swans, about a 14-year-old girl who realizes how much she cares
about her developmentally disabled brother when he runs away. The students ...

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452237619

Category: Education

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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

35 Best Books for Teaching U S Regions

Wish on a Unicorn by Karen Hesse (Puffin, 1991) and The Summer of the Swans
by Betsy Byars (Viking, 1970). Find Out More ~~~~~~~~~~~~~k. About the author
Visit the Kimberly Willis Holt Official Website at http://www.kimberlyholt. com/ to ...

Author: Toni Buzzeo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439207630

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Take your students on a learning-packed trip across the U.S. with books they’ll love! This resource includes background information, activity ideas, reproducibles, and Internet connections to help you use 35 great novels as springboards to social studies learning. A great way to get your kids to read more deeply—and learn about the seven U.S. regions. For use with Grades 4-8.

The Computer Nut

When Kate's art-teacher asks the class to do a self-portrait for their homework, Kate decides to do hers on her dad's computer.

Author: Betsy Byars

Publisher: Red Fox middle fiction

ISBN: 0099425912

Category: Young adult fiction

Page: 138

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When Kate's art-teacher asks the class to do a self-portrait for their homework, Kate decides to do hers on her dad's computer. But then a message appears on the screen - a message from someone calling himself BB-9, who says he's an alien who has tapped into her computer from outer space.

Mieko and the Fifth Treasure

OTHER PUFFIN BOOKS YOU MAY ENJOY The Summer of the Swans Betsy
Byars Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Eleanor Coerr Letters from Rifka
Karen Hesse The Lost Flower Children Janet Taylor Lisle Last Summer with
Maizon ...

Author: Eleanor Coerr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101077054

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Mieko's nearby village was turned into ruins, and her hand was badly injured. Mieko loves to do calligraphy more than anything, but now she can barely hold a paintbrush. And she feels as if she has lost something that she can't paint without-the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. Then she is sent to live with her grandparents and must go to a new school. But Mieko is brave and eventually learns that time and patience can help with many things, and may even help her find the fifth treasure.

Comprehension During Guided Shared and Independent Reading Grades K 6

... the need to dispute the students' evaluation of their work. Now, consider how
you would teach a What's the Missing Word? lesson by altering the beginning
sentences of the next chapter of The Summer of the Swans: “Wait, wait, you wait.

Author: Patricia M. Cunningham

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781609963637

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Learn when and how to teach comprehension using Comprehension during Guided, Shared, and Independent Reading for grades K–6. This 224-page book includes step-by-step lessons and research-based strategies that can be adapted for any student or any classroom. This book gives a glimpse into classrooms using these strategies, as well as suggestions for materials needed, planning, and grouping students and a list of recommended children's books.

The Pinballs

Three children are bounced like pinballs from one foster home to another.

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ISBN: 1583427945

Category: Children's plays, American

Page: 58

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Three children are bounced like pinballs from one foster home to another. Now they come together for the first time at the home of Mrs. Mason, an understanding foster mother who encourages them to follow the 15-year-old Carlie's urging "to do something for ourselves."

Blueprints

Discuss students ' reactions to the scenario , then have them use the Contents to
locate the page reference for “ The Summer of the Swans . " Ask them to turn to
page 354 ( Softcover : page 58 ) and read the introduction silently . Ask students
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Author: Virginia A. Arnold

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000022853707

Category: Readers

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The Blossoms and the Green Phantom

Can a Blossom promise bring everyone back together again? The strength of family love triumphs in this adventurous third title of the best-selling Blossom Family series by Newbery Medal–winning author Betsy Byars.

Author: Betsy Byars

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480402690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Junior Blossom has created the most spectacular invention of all time: a homemade UFO. The Green Phantom took all of the garbage bags and Day-Glo paint Junior could find, but now it requires one more very special ingredient. Although Junior needs help, his family seems too busy to notice. Then when Pap and his dog, Mud, don't come home from town, the Blossoms are pulled apart even farther. Are Pap and Mud in serious trouble? Can a Blossom promise bring everyone back together again? The strength of family love triumphs in this adventurous third title of the best-selling Blossom Family series by Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars. An ALA Notable Book for Children

The Four Swans

The summer moved gently towards its close. It had not been much of a summer
anyhow, the land having been swept by constant south-westerly breezes – and
sometimes gales – which brought with them dark days of cloud and drifting rain.

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330524254

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

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The Four Swans is the masterful sixth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1795-1797. Although Ross Poldark – now something of a war hero – seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wife Demelza. All four women – the four swans – whose lives touch Ross’s, face a crisis in these years. For his wife Demelza, his old love Elizabeth, his friend’s new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth these are times of stress and conflict. The Four Swans is followed by the seventh book in the Poldark series, The Angry Tide.

Wild Swans

Aunt Jun-ying died in the summer of 1970. Her paralysis had gradually invaded
her whole body, and she had received no proper treatment. She died in the same
state of quiet composure as she had shown all her life. My family kept the news ...

Author: Jung Chang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Children into Swans

They had everything they needed to live through the long dark winter until
summer came again, and they felt very blessed. The young man and his wife
lived happily together, except that from time to time the girl simply vanished from
his sight ...

Author: Jan Beveridge

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773596177

Category: Literary Criticism

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Fairy tales are alive with the supernatural - elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, as well as witches with magic wands and sorcerers who cast spells and enchantments. Children into Swans examines these motifs in a range of ancient stories. Moving from the rich period of nineteenth-century fairy tales back as far as the earliest folk literature of northern Europe, Jan Beveridge shows how long these supernatural features have been a part of storytelling, with ancient tales, many from Celtic and Norse mythology, that offer glimpses into a remote era and a pre-Christian sensibility. The earliest stories often show significant differences from what we might expect. Elves mingle with Norse gods, dwarfs belong to a proud clan of magician-smiths, and fairies are shape-shifters emerging from the hills and the sea mist. In story traditions with roots in a pre-Christian imagination, an invisible other world exists alongside our own. From the lost cultures of a thousand years ago, Children into Swans opens the door on some of the most extraordinary worlds ever portrayed in literature - worlds that are both starkly beautiful and full of horrors.

The Singing of Swans

Herons, swans, flamingos, ducks, cranes, feathered creatures of all sizes, shapes
and genus found refuge here. And nearby, the lands teemed with forests, dense
with trees and full of foxes, deer and other woodland animals. The countryside ...

Author: Mary Saracino

Publisher: Pearlsong Press

ISBN: 9781597190374

Category: Fiction

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2007 Lambda Literary Awards finalist The Singing of Swans tells the story of Madalene Ross, a thirty-year-old American who "lives in her head," cut off from her body, her heart, and her sense of purpose in the world. En route to and from her job as a computer programmer in Minneapolis, Madalene is hounded on the downtown streets by a homeless woman who asks "Got a match?" At night bizarre dreams haunt her sleep. Women fly through rooftops, chant in ancient temples, paint tongues of fire on vivid white canvases. Madalene's story is interwoven with the lives of three women: Rosalina, a priestess of Persephone in 70 B.C.E. Sicily; Ziza, a strega (Italian witch) in 16th century northeastern Italy, and Ibla, an herbalist and painter in 18th century southern Italy. Sicily's Lake Pergusa and the Black Madonna also act as a portal to the rich tradition of pre-Christian spirituality that lies beneath Church dogma. The Singing of Swans takes readers on a multi-century journey to uncover long-silenced traditions, crack Madalene's spiritual code and reclaim her soul. Elements of magical realism dovetail with historical storytelling as this compelling tale of redemption unfolds. "The Singing of Swans is a remarkable narrative calling -- even compelling -- us to connect with our own ancestral roots, to seek our own inner wisdom, and to reclaim, our own inner voices," says Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar & Mary Magdalene: Bride in Exile. "The Roman poet Ovid sang of the beautiful Sicilian lake where Persephone descended to the otherworld -- a lake now dying from overdevelopment," says Patricia Monaghan, author of The Goddess Path and The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog. "No siren's song could be more commanding than this novel centered on that magical lake. Generations of women of the streghe tradition -- call them pagans, call them witches -- join their voices in this tightly wrought magical chorus."

The Summer House

I imagined how swans once glided across the lake and lov- ers lay on the banks
in the evening sun to watch their courtship. I imagined the three billy goats gruff
trotting across the ancient stone bridge, unaware of the wicked troll lurking in the
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Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451676693

Category: Fiction

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Revealing herself as the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased English lord, young Frenchwoman Phaedra gradually overcomes her outraged relatives' frosty reception, only to have her position threatened by a forbidden passion.