Rag Coat

Rag Coat

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ISBN: 9780316574075
Grades: PK-3

Product Description:

Minna would love to go to school, but she has no winter coat. When the Quilting Mothers find out, they determine that she will have a coat by wintertime. As they quilt scraps of cloth together, Minna gets to hear about all of the wonderful stories attached to the old, worn out clothes they came from. Every day she runs home, eager to see how her "coat of many colors" is coming along. Minna can't wait until she can share the coat with her classmates on her "sharing day," but her classmates have a very different perspective on her rag coat. hc.

Publisher Description:

With paintings that capture all the beauty of Appalachia in authentic detail, this tender story about a resourceful mountain girl's special coat will touchreaders with its affirming message of love and friendship.

Category Description for Five in a Row Literature Unit Studies:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides are so named because you spend five days in a row (a full week; one day for each subject area) using a particular children's book as the theme for multiple academic subject areas. Five in a Row (FIAR) Volumes 1-3 cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art through 15-21 children's books. The literature selections, primarily picture books, contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Christian content is not incorporated in Volumes 1-3, but is available separately in a Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement. Five in a Row Vol. 4 is for slightly older students (Grades 2-4) and features fewer books, some of which are stretched to two weeks of lessons. Christian content is included in the Volume 4 guide.

Before Five in a Row takes the same concept, but simplifies it for ages 2-4, with multiple activities provided for each book, but not as structured between days of the week.

Beyond Five in a Row is the next step up (for Grades 3+), and these guides are structured around chapter books. Activities at this level incorporate history, geography, science, language arts and fine arts with Christian Character and Bible content available separately.




Category Description for Five in a Row:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art. Literature selections contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Use as a stand-alone curriculum for preschool or supplement with phonics and math for older children. Curriculum is so named because you spend five days in a row (a full week; one day for each subject area) using a particular children's book as the theme. There's plenty of text here as the author provides all the reference material you'll need right in the volumes as background for your studies. Hands-on activities and projects abound and there are plenty to choose from each day, using the literature selections as a springboard. The varying difficulty of the activities makes it easy to use with a range of ages. Very little teacher preparation is required. Once you have the needed literature selection, you can open the book and begin! Each book also includes tips for teaching the curriculum, instructions for creating manipulatives, a topical index, a sample planning sheet with a blank, reproducible lesson plan sheet, literary glossary, story disks, and suggestions for finding the reading books. Volumes 1-3 do not incorporate Biblical content, as this is found in the optional Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement, available separately.




Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
ISBN
9780316574075
Binding
Trade Cloth
Pages
32
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
4 to 8
Audience
Juvenile
Awards
New York State Charlotte Award ( WON AWARD ) 1994
Contributor
Lauren A. Mills (Illustrator) ; Dennis Nolan (Illustrator)
Author
Lauren Mills
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Little, Brown and Company
Weight
0.7 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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To go with my grandchild's FIAR curriculum.
Debbra V on Aug 18, 2019
Because I could not find it in the local library and I need it for the volume 1 FIAR curriculum
Jennifer C on Aug 31, 2017
To go with my grandchild's FIAR curriculum.
Debbra V on Aug 18, 2019
Five in a Row
Melissa P on Dec 29, 2017
Because I could not find it in the local library and I need it for the volume 1 FIAR curriculum
Jennifer C on Aug 31, 2017
To use with "5 In A Row" curriculum
Kelci M on Oct 17, 2016
It's on my FIAR list.
Alicia L on Jul 30, 2016
Part of FIAR books.
Krista B on Jul 29, 2016
We love this book. I cried the first time I read it. It teaches children kindness and compassion. Just one of those I feel should be in our library always.
Nicole H on Nov 19, 2015
this book inspired my daughter to make a little quit when she was young we like this one too
Maria R on Sep 23, 2015
Five in a Row
Melissa P on Dec 29, 2017
To use with "5 In A Row" curriculum
Kelci M on Oct 17, 2016
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This beautifully-illustrated picture book is quite possibly one of the best examples of quality children's literature on the market The story set in the Appalachian Mountains follows a young girl named Minna and through her struggles emphasizes the theme that people matter more than possessions Although an average-length book the character development is phenomenal and very emotionally engaging Overall a superbly-written thought-provoking classic book that would be a blessing to any household I strongly recommend it as an addition to any home library
September 27, 2013

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