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    It's Back to School We Go!
    First Day Stories From Around the World
    Library Bound
    ©2003
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-1948-1
    AR Quiz #: 100002
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 4.60
    Guided Reading: Q
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 9 x 12
    Dewey: 371.002
    Reading Grade Level: 2
    Interest Grade Level: K-3
    Ages: 5-9
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    DESCRIPTION Ellen Jackson
    The first day of school is an event that brings mixed emotions to children everywhere. There is excitement in seeing old friends and it's nice to begin a new year with a new teacher and good intentions. But first day feelings are mixed. Will last year's friends still be friends? What if the new teacher doesn't like me? Or what if the work is too hard? Ellen Jackson and Jan Davey Ellis portray children from eleven different countries experiencing their first day back at school. Each child's first-person acount is enhanced by a fact box that tells us something about the culture from which the child speaks, so that the reader is able to compare and contrast the experiences of children from different parts of the world. In words and pictures the author and artist have captured the diversity of children's school experiences, while at the same time capturing how much the world's children have in common.

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    Lerner Interactive Books introduce students to knowledge areas in core grade-level curriculum in an engaging format. With titles that span curriculum themes from pre-K - 5th grade, Lerner Interactive Books give readers a digital option for reading that allows them to read, hear, and interact in a way that will engage and motivate them to read more and more often. It's a fast path to deepening students' love of reading and learning.
             
    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

    System Requirements

    Lerner Interactive Books are delivered via the Internet under a single-user license. Additional licensing options are available upon request.

    The following technical specifications are required to implement Lerner Interactive Books in a school or public library:

    • * T1 Connection or higher at building level (minimum); T3 Connection or higher at building level (recommended)
    • * Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher installed on each computer that will access Lerner Interactive Books (free download from Adobe)
    • * Screen resolution adjusted to 1024 x 768 or higher (1440 x 900 recommended)
    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
    • * Speakers or headsets
    For Windows
    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Safari 3
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations, Maps, Websites, Fact Boxes
    Awards for this Title
    NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
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    "Lively illustrations combine the particulars of each child's experience with the universal themes of leaving home and finding a place in the classroom." --Book Links
    School Library Journal
    "Large, eye-catching spreads introduce the school experiences of children from 11 different countries, including Kenya, Kazakhstan, China, and Canada.  Each entry includes the student's name, age (ranging from six to nine), and place of residence.  Then, in chatty style, the youngsters tell about their first day, describing the activities and the ambience of the school as well as their particular locale's customs, foods, and family life.  Bulleted lists present additional information.  Stylized borders surround the text, and several colorful, realistic illustrations help bring each setting to life.  A simplified world map shows the positions of the featured nations.  A helpful list of Web resources includes sites for games, recipes, languages, and e-pals from around the world.  Although there are many books about the first day of school, this multinational approach provides materials for comparing and contrasting cultures.  A good choice for group sharing or individual reading throughout the academic year."
    --School Library Journal