Activities to Expand Children's Favorite Books
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Author: Shirley Raines, Robert J. Canady
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 256, © 1989
(Pre-K and K)
It's original. It's fun. It's 450 terrific teaching ideas that are based upon the latest research on how young children become good readers. It connects 90 of the best children's books to early learning centers--science, nature, math, art, music, movement, cooking and circle time. Each book is "s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d" five ways with lively learning activities that heighten reading readiness and sharpen comprehension skills, too. And it's so easy to use!
Shirley Raines is the 11th President of the University of Memphis and the first woman to hold that position. Previously she was the Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a former classroom teacher, Head Start director, and childcare center director. Shirley Raines holds a doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she also earned her Master of Science degree. Her Bachelor of Science degree is from the University of Tennessee at Martin. As part of her continuing education, she completed the Management Development Program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Shirley Raines has served on the faculty or administration of universities in Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Alabama. In 1991 she received the Distinguished Faculty Award for the College of Education while she was a professor at George Mason University.
Shirley Raines is a past president of the Association for Childhood Education International, which awarded her the Patty Smith Hall Life Time Achievement award in April 2002. She served on the selection committee for the National Teacher of the Year award and has received honors for her leadership in teacher education, including a Phi Delta Kappa Chapter award for Distinguished Service to Education and two distinguished papers awards from the Eastern Educational Research Association.
Major themes of her higher education leadership have been interdisciplinary research, expanding internships, and building partnerships on and off campus. As a community leader, Shirley Raines served as the first female Chair of the Memphis Regional Chamber. She serves on several non-profit boards including Memphis Tomorrow, Methodist Healthcare, Lifeblood, Higher Education Division of the United Way, and WKNO Board of Trustees.
Shirley Raines lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband, retired professor, Dr. Robert J. Canady.