Tough Boris

Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Fox , Mem , 1946– Tough Boris / Mem Fox : illustrated by Kathryn Brown . — 1st ed . p . Summary : Boris von der Borch is a tough pirate , but he cries when his parrot dies .

Author: Mem Fox

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152018917

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When a young boy sneaks onto the ship of Boris von der Borch, a mean, greedy old pirate, he discovers that Boris and his mates are not quite the way they appear. Reprint.

Teaching Reading to Every Child

TABLE 9—2 Story Map Thinksheet for Tough Boris CHARACTERS: Who are the main characters.3 The main character in the story is Tough Boris. The entire story focuses on him, and the book is even named after him. SETTING: Where and when does ...

Author: Diane Lapp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136756159

Category: Education

Page: 472

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This popular text, now in its Fourth Edition, introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to the most current theories and methods for teaching literacy to children in elementary schools. The methods presented are based on scientific findings that have been tested in many classrooms. A wealth of examples, hands-on activities, and classroom vignettes--including lesson plans, assessments, lists of children's literature books to fiction and nonfiction texts, and more--illustrate the methods and bring them to life.The text highlights the importance of teaching EVERY child to become competent in all of the nuances and complexities of reading, writing, and speaking. The value of reflection and peer discussion in learning to expand their students' literacies is emphasized. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences with reading and teaching throughout their lifetimes--experiences that will serve well in learning to teach reading. "Your Turn" boxes invite readers to think about their views of the material presented, and to talk with colleagues and teachers about their "best ways" of learning this new information. "Did You Notice?" boxes engage readers in observation and analysis of methods and classroom situations discussed in the text. Teachers' stories serve as models of successful teaching and to draw readers into professional dialogue about the ideas and questions raised. End-of-chapter questions and activities provide additional opportunities for reflection and discussion. All of these pedagogical features help readers expand and refine their knowledge in the most positive ways. Topics covered in Teaching Reading to Every Child, Fourth Edition: *Getting to Know Your Students as Literacy Learners; *Looking Inside Classrooms: Organizing Instruction; *Assessing Reading Achievement; *The Importance of Oral Language in Developing Literacy; *Word Identification Strategies: Pathways to Comprehension; *Vocabulary Development; *Comprehension Instruction: Strategies At Work; *Content Area Learning; *What the Teacher Needs to Know to Enable Students' Text Comprehension; *Writing: Teaching Students to Encode and Compose; *Discovering the World Through Literature; *Technology and Media in Reading; *Teaching Reading to Students Who Are Learning English; *All Students are Special: Some Need Supplemental Supports and Services to Be Successful; and *Historical Perspectives on Reading and Reading Instruction. New in the Fourth Edition: *A new chapter on technology with state-of-the-art applications; *A new chapter with the most up-to-date information on how vocabulary is learned and on how it is best taught, responding to the national renewed interest in vocabulary instruction; *A new section on Readers/Writer's workshop with a focus on supporting student inquiry and exploration of multiple genres; *A more comprehensive chapter on literature instruction and the role of literature in the reading program with examples that support students' multigenre responses; *A discussion of literary theories with examples for classroom implementation; *Broader coverage of the phases of reading development from the pre-alphabetic stage to the full alphabetic stage; *A more inclusive chapter on writing instruction; and *A thoroughly revised chapter on teaching reading to students who are learning English, including extensive information on assessment and evaluation.

Balanced Literacy Essentials

A Pattern to Be Broken: Terry Campbell Whenever I use this book [Tough Boris] as a read-aloud with teacher candidates, I recall the first time I read it to a Grade 3 class. The pattern, with one line on each illustrated page, ...


Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551388375

Category: Electronic books


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The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever

How about Mem Fox's Tough Boris — problems tend to toughen people up a bit , don't they ? And what about the titles that were not underlined ? As the title of Jane Yolen's Owl Moon suggests , this is a personal experience narrative that ...

Author: Barbara Mariconda

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590873048

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Inventive activities give teachers details they need to present engaging lesson on writing an entertaining beginning, building suspense, adding detail, developing story endings and using dialogue effectively. Wake kids up to good writing skills. Illustrations throughout.

A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children s Picture Books

The semantic relation of comparison among characters in Tough Boris gives us evidence of how stereotyping can be linked to individual or personal identities to construe them as models of gender behaviour. The analysis reveals how a ...

Author: A. Jesús Moya-Guijarro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000456064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This collection offers a thorough treatment of the ways in which the verbal and visual semiotic modes interrelate toward promoting gender equality and social inclusion in children’s picture books. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work in multimodality, including multimodal cognitive linguistics, multimodal discourse analysis, and visual social semiotics, the book expands on descriptive-oriented studies to offer a more linguistically driven perspective on children’s picture books. The volume explores the choice afforded to and the lexico-semantic and discursive strategies employed by writers and illustrators in conveying representational, interpersonal, and textual meanings in the verbal and non-verbal components in these narratives in order to challenge gender stereotypes and promote the social inclusion of same-sex parent families. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, social semiotics, and children’s literature. Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at

Healing Stories

Ages: 3—7 Cultural context: European-American Tough Boris by Mem Fox. Illus. by Kathryn Brown. 32 pages Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1994. Here's a particularly helpful story for children who feel that they have to be tough and that it's ...

Author: Jacqueline Golding

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590771044

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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With over 500 hand-picked titles, Healing Stories recommends carefully selected books essential for any adult looking to help children cope with their growing pains through reading. Featuring the long-established children's classics and the most recent library sensations, these hand-picked stories address kids' struggles - from the everyday to life-changing - while offering adults the information they need to make the right choices for their kids. Also includes useful tips to make reading fun and helpful for both adults and children.

Healing Stories

Ages: 3—7 Cultural context: European-American Tough Boris by Mem Fox. Illus. by Kathryn Brown. 32 pages Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1994. Here's a particularly helpful story for children who feel that they have to be tough and that it's ...

Author: Jacqueline Golding

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 146173388X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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With over 500 hand-picked titles, Healing Stories recommends carefully selected books essential for any adult looking to help children cope with their growing pains through reading. Annotated with helpful commentary, these titles cover everything from kids' everyday trials (losing baby teeth, starting school, having a bad day) to more emotionally stressful events (death of a pet, moving, illness), giving adults all the information they need to choose the right books. Also features useful tips to make reading fun and helpful for both adults and children. For more information, visit the Healing Stories Web site.

Children s Literature

MEM FOX Tough Boris Do yorates lake Baths ? Kathy Tucker Sllustrated by Nadine Bernardo Westcott Hlustrated KATHRYN BROWN Boris von der Borch is a mean old pirate , tough as nails — or is he ? In this book , pirates take baths in the ...

Author: Barbara Stoodt

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780732940126

Category: Children

Page: 510

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More Than Guided Reading

We laughed together through the Magic Hat, smiled together as we read Koala Lou, and were surprised together by the sad ending of Tough Boris. I had noticed that students, perhaps in an effort to pay more attention to words, ...

Author: Cathy Mere

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103880

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Is there too much emphasis on guided reading in primary classrooms? It's a question that many educators, like kindergarten teacher and literacy coach Cathy Mere, are starting to ask. Guided reading provides opportunities to teach students the strategies they need to learn how to read increasingly challenging texts, but Cathy found that she needed to find other ways to help students gain independence. While maintaining guided reading as an important piece of their reading program, teachers need to offer students opportunities during the day to develop as readers, to learn to choose books, to find favorite genres and authors, and to talk about their reading. In More Than Guided Reading, Cathy shares her journey as she moved from focusing on guided reading as the center of her reading program to placing children at the heart of literacy learning—not only providing more time for students to discover their reading lives, but also shaping instruction to meet the needs of the diverse learners in her classroom. By changing the structure of the day, Cathy found she was better able to adjust the support she was providing students, allowing time for whole-class focus lessons, conferences, and opportunities to share ideas, as well as reading from self-selected texts using the strategies, skills, and understandings acquired in reader's workshop. The focus lesson is the centerpiece of the workshop. It is often tied to a read-aloud and connected to learning from the previous day, helping to build skills, extend thinking, and develop independence over time. This thoroughly practical text offers numerous sample lessons, questions for conferences, and ideas for revamping guided reading groups. It will help teachers tweak the mix of instructional components in their reading workshops, and provoke school-wide conversations about the place of guided reading in a complete literacy curriculum.

The Black Banners The Inside Story of 9 11 and the War Against al Qaeda

He contrasted previous successes with the dearth of information under Boris's regime. ... Boris had seemed to know what he was talking about. ... Some of the young analysts believed that talk was boring and that needed to be tough.

Author: Ali Soufan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393083470

Category: History

Page: 608

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A book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America. On September 11, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier—when it was requested—the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against al-Qaeda—without laying so much as a hand on them. Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge. This narrative account of America's successes and failures against al-Qaeda is essential to an understanding of the terrorist group. We are taken into hideouts and interrogation rooms. We have a ringside seat at bin Laden's personal celebration of the 9/11 bombings. Such riveting details show us not only how terrorists think and operate but also how they can be beaten and brought to justice.