"Hutchins, PatHarper Collins24 pp1 hunter walks through the jungle. He does not see 2 elephants or 3 giraffes. But they see him! \r\n / Reading Recovery Level - 1 / Guided Reading Level - ARetail price $6.99"
"Mary Rose Scholastic 1999128ppProven Ways to Raise Your Students ScoresWith these lessons, you've got what you need to teach students to write effectively and raise their test scores. Easy, sequential lessons mirror the kind of writing students will be asked to do on the tests. Through fun writing exercises students will learn to craft a five-paragraph essay, organize a story, write an effective expository piece, add elaborations, master persuasive writing, and more. 0439050103 Retail price $16.99"
"Lola M. SchaeferScholastic200280ppTransparencies That Show Models of Strong Writing with Companion Mini-Lessons Short writing samples that highlight specific writing techniques, an overhead projector, and targeted questions to spice up discussion-that's Lola Schaefer's recipe for writing success. In her more than 20 years of teaching, she's found that students learn to identify and use the elements of good writing when they have the opportunity to discuss pieces that demonstrate a technique-such as voice. As they compare what works and doesn't work among the models, students can finally see just how to make their own writing more effective. This highly practical book contains the lessons and models you need to make this approach work in your classroom, right away. You'll find scripted lessons, discussion questions, and classroom-tested writing samples-already on transparencies-on the following key writing techniques Meaning; Focus; Vocabulary; Show, Don't Tell; Details; Voice; Fluency; Dialogue; Leads0439309409 Retail price $16.99"
"Cestnik, Lisa & JayScholastic2006112ppInstant Fill-in Mini-Books That Teach 100 Essential Sight WordsNo cutting or stapling-just fold and they're ready to use! These adorable reproducible books give emergent readers plenty of practice reading and writing each of the top 100 sight words. Each mini-book teaches one high-frequency word and features an engaging rhyming poem that kids complete, then a word search to reinforce learning. Plus, teaching tips and extension activities!0439387809 Retail price $15.99"
"Ruth CulhamScholastic200624ppProviding constructive feedback on writing is essential for helping students improve their skills. With this time-saving tool from writing expert Ruth Culham, you'll have more than 100 just-right comments at your fingertips. Correlated with student-friendly scoring guides-also included-and organized by trait, Ruth provides responses to writing at three different levels of achievement. The comments give students direction on where to focus their attention and what strategies to try as they revise or begin a new writing project. This tabbed, four-color guide is a must-have for any writing teacher!0439796024Retail price $14.99"
"Scholastic2002 Engaging Reproducible Activity Pages That Help Kids Recognize, Write, and Really LEARN the Top 100 High-Frequency Words That are Key to Reading Success Watch confidence soar as children master the words most commonly encountered in any text. Children will read more fluently, write with greater ease, and spell more accurately when they know these high-frequency words! Fun, ready-to-go practice pages let kids trace, copy, manipulate, cut and paste, and write each sight word on their own. Also includes games and extension activities. A great way to help build reading fluency!Retail price $14.95"
"Nancy Laney SkultetyBarron's2006152pp +CD-RomGiven encouragement, kids enjoy reading because they accept the challenge to read as one more fun game to play. This book assists parents in giving their child extra help in reading. It begins with a list of 101 'non-decodable' words¨that is, words that cannot be sounded out because they don't follow basic phonetic rules. Among them are words such as laugh, through, walk, would, and others containing letters that are not pronounced. The author advises parents on how to teach children to recognize these and other 'non-decodable' words. Next, parents get tips on teaching phonetic rules that enable children to sound out 'decodable' words, which are the majority of words they will encounter as beginning readers. Chapters that follow feature practice activities, games, and projects, all focused to enhance children's reading skills. Answer keys appear at the back of the book. The accompanying CD-ROM features games and activities that will help boys and girls learn to read.0764178830Retail price $14.99"
"Jodi ReissPearson2008256ppAre you looking for classroom-tested content strategies to help your ell achieve academic success? This easy-to-use resource offers 102 practical instructional and assessment strategies built on a strong foundation of second language acquisition theories and principles. Easy to incorporate into daily classroom instruction, all 102 strategies are concise and offer helpful guides that maximize studentsĂ performance potential at every level of development. Strategies address a variety of issues, including cultural considerations, instructional processes, traditional testing, alternative testing formats, grading, and accountability.
"Susan Washburn BuckleyScholastic200848pp Reproducible Mini-Books About Famous Americans That Build Content Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Early Reading Skills Introduce early readers to nonfiction texts with fact-filled mini-books about 15 fascinating figures who played a key role in our nation's history Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington, Harriet Tubman, the Wright Brothers, and more. Featuring two or three lines of text per page with supportive illustrations, the easy-to-navigate format helps children become confident, fluent readers. Includes background information, writing prompts, and extension activities.\r\nRetail price $10.99"
"Fiore, Julie; Lei, GwennScholastic200664pp Super-Engaging Activities That Integrate Writing - With Reproducible Planning Pages and Rubrics - to Boost Science LearningEncourage students to showcase their science learning with this collection of innovative activities. Students create a cartoon describing the adventures of a water molecule as it changes phases, produce an infomercial about a planet, assemble a biographical scrapbook of a scientist, design a teen health magazine, and more.0439262747 Retail price $ 11.99"
"Linda Ward Beechscholastic200980pp Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in SchoolResearch shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities.\r\nRetail price $12.99"
"Linda Ward BeechScholastic200980pp Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in SchoolResearch shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities.\r\nRetail price $12.99"
"Linda Ward BeechScholastic200980pp Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in SchoolResearch shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activitiesRetail price $12.99"
"Linda Ward BeechScholastic;200980pp Independent Learning Packets That Help Students Learn the Most Important Words They Need to Succeed in SchoolResearch shows that some of the most effective words students can learn are academic vocabulary. Knowing these words boosts students' ability to understand and complete classroom work, homework assignments, standardized tests, and more. Each of these 18 ready-to-reproduce, 4-page lessons gives students multiple encounters with the new words to help kids really remember them. Also includes writing prompts and engaging activities.\r\nRetail price $12.99"
"Ruth CulhamScholastic200824ppA Quick Guide for Giving Constructive Feedback to Young WritersWhether your students are just beginning to write or crafting whole sentences, useful, encouraging feedback is essential to their growth. In this guide, Ruth Culham provides over 180 just-right trait-specific comments, plus a K-2 scoring guide for each trait, to help you assess writing. Since primary learners benefit more from oral than written communication, the guide is ideal for use in one-on-one conferences, small groups, and even whole-class instruction. All of Culham's comments are correlated to the scoring guides and based on the five-levels of achievement. Spiral-bound, tabbed for easy access, and printed on sturdy coated paper, this guide is meant for years of use. Retail price $14.99"
Lisa Fitzgerald McKeonScholastic2008222pp An Easy System for Teaching the Top 120 Word Families to Set the Stage for Reading Success Set the stage for reading success with these word-family activity packs created by reading specialist! Perfect for in-class use or homework.\r\nRetail price $21.99
"Bernie Trilling & Charles FadelJossey-BassOct,2009240 ppLearning for Life in Our TimesThe new building blocks for learning in a complex world\r\n\r\nThis important resource introduces a framework for 21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world. 21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizes global awareness, financial/economic literacy, and health issues. The skills fall into three categories learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills. This book is filled with vignettes, international examples, and classroom samples that help illustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of what twenty-first century teaching and learning can achieve.\r\n\r\nA vital resource that outlines the skills needed for students to excel in the twenty-first century Explores the three main categories of 21st Century Skills learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; and life and career skills\r\n
"Carolyn J. OrangeCoadin2008288ppAll teachers make mistakes, but when those missteps involve students, they can have negative effects for years to come. This second edition of the bestseller by Carolyn Orange offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations. 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, Second Edition, includes newly updated scenarios containing real student voices and teacher vignettes, as well as the author's prescriptions for better solutions. Drawn from many years of teaching experience, each prescription is aligned with sound educational theory and provides a dash of humor to help the solution stick. The book is organized into six sections, covering
"Nayer, JudyScholastic200664ppEasy-to-Read Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Build Vocabulary and Fluency-and Support the Social Studies and Science Topics You TeachGive second language learners the support they need to boost comprehension skills, expand vocabulary, and learn important concepts about nonfiction topics such as neighborhood and community, families, transportation, animal homes, plants and seeds, weather, and more. The little books in this collection feature high frequency words, rhyming, repetition, predictability, and supportive illustrations that encourage young children to become successful, independent, and fluent readers.0439705444Retail price $11.99"
"Carol Pugliano-Martin Scholastic 200064ppA delightful collection of short, simple plays on themes kids adore--pets, dinosaurs, space, losing a tooth, making new friends, going to school, and many more. These lively plays include adorable illustrations as well as rhymes, repetition, and predictable language to bolster reading and oral language skills.059018945X Retail price $9.95"
"Judith DodgeScholastic200980pp + CD Easy, Low-Prep Assessments That Help You Pinpoint Students' Needs and Reach All Learners
This collection of quick, flexible, informal assessments helps teachers take a snapshot of student learning-at any time during a lesson or unit of study, in any curriculum area. Students' responses give teachers a clear picture of what students know and what they need help with, what material to reteach or extend, and how to pace instruction. Designed to engage a range of learning styles and skills, the assessments come with an easy step-by-step plan, grade-level modifications, tiering tips, and student samples. Also includes 17 customize-and-print assessment forms on a CD.\r\nRetail price $21.99"
"Sheryl Ann CrawfordScholastic200864pp Reproducible Plays With Activities That Build Fluency, Vocabulary, and Content Knowledge ă Teach key science concepts and build reading fluency with these engaging and easy-to-read plays about animals, habitats, life cycles, health and the human body, plants and seeds, weather, and more. ă Reproducible plays include rhyme, repetition, and predictable language to help young learners build reading confidence. ă Extension activities teach and reinforce key concepts and vocabulary. ă Perfect for repeated readings that build fluency!\r\nRetail price $11.99"
"Rasinski, Timothy V.; Padak, NancyScholastic200464ppWord Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension Short Passages and Step-by-Step Directions to Assess Reading Performance Throughout the Year- and Quickly Identify Students Who Need HelpLeveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension. Rubrics and grade-level norms make interpreting the data simple and easy, and record-keeping forms allow teachers to document and monitor student performance all year long. Meets Reading First guidelines.0439650909"
"Rasinski, Timothy V.; Padak, NancyScholastic200464ppWord Recognition, Fluency, and ComprhensionShort Passages and Step-by-Step Directions to Assess Reading Performance Throughout the Year-and Quickly Identify Students Who Need HelpLeveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recogniton,poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension. Rubrics and grade-level norms make interpreting the data simple and easy, and record-keeping forms allow teachers to document and monitor student performance all year long. Meets Reading First guidelines.0439650895"
"Timothy Rasinski, Nancy PadakScholastic2008112pp + 35 minute DVDReading experts, Tim Rasinski and Nancy Padak, developed powerful assessments that help you accurately identify students' potential reading problems in just three minutes. This exciting new DVD lets you observe teachers as they assess students in word recognition, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. These quick assessments make it easy to pinpoint students' strengths and target areas in which they need more support. In addition to the 35 minute disc, there is a 112 page study guide containing everything you need to begin using these assessments in your school
"Linda B. RossScholastic2003128ppPop these poems into a pocket chart and build important reading skills! Children develop decoding strategies as they solve fun guess-me poems that target key sound-letter relationships-initial consonants, long and short vowels, and more. Comes complete with step-by-step lessons, pocket chart poems, reproducible picture cards, and follow-up activities. Great for shared reading!"
"Laura RobbScholastic200196ppReproducible Checklists, Evaluation Forms, and Other Tools to Help You Plan Meaningful Instruction and Manage a Successful Reading ProgramIn this book, Laura Robb gives you the tools for observing and assessing students' reading. The checklists, note-taking sheets, self-evaluation forms, and other assessments Laura has developed and refined over the years will help you identify the needs of your individual students and create appropriate teaching plans for them-and save you from reinventing the wheel each time you want to evaluate students' reading. Laura shares the following materials *Definitions and teaching ideas for the nine key reading strategies proficient readers use * Forms to observe students before, during, and after reading * Reading and interest surveys * Reading strategy interview form * Reading strategy checklists *Teacher's evaluation of partner and group discussions *Retelling record * Self-evaluation forms * Peer-evaluation forms * And much more! These forms will help you track students' progress in reading-and know which books would interest your reluctant readers and which ones would challenge your advanced readers. They will help you find out what's difficult for a reader, so you can introduce or reinforce a particular reading strategy. They will encourage students to reflect on your observations. Ultimately, these forms will provide the foundation for a simple yet practical and comprehensive means of organizing and managing your reading program.retail$14.99"
"Barbara Moss and Virginia S.LohGuilfordSept.2010176ppK-12This practical guide presents inspiring, research-based activities for teaching students in grades K-12 how to read and think critically about informational texts. With five essential types of strategies, seasoned and preservice teachers learn ways to help students select engaging, challenging reading materials; develop their knowledge of history, science, and other content areas; master vocabulary that aids understanding; build essential comprehension skills across the curriculum; and write effectively about texts they have read. Each of the 35 strategies features a helpful reproducible worksheet in a large-size format. The teacher-friendly appendix lists recommended books, magazines, and websites for each grade level.\r\n\r\nThis title is part of the Teaching Practices That Work Series, edited by Diane Lapp and Douglas Fisher.Retail price $24.00"
"Elaine K. McEwan-adkinsSolution Tree2010319ppResearch Based Support for RTI\r\nThis well-rounded collection of research-based reading intervention strategies will support and inform your RTI efforts. The book includes teacher-friendly sample lesson plans and miniroutines that are easy to understand and adapt. Citations and descriptions of current research help educators substantiate their strategy choices.\r\n\r\nMost educators are deeply concerned with literacy levels in their schools. Everyone is feeling the relentless pressure of high-stakes tests and the need to provide the highest levels of instruction. Specifically, this book is intended for elementary teachers of all kinds and levels, literacy coaches, interventionists, speech pathologists, special education and ell teachers, Title I administrators, and college and university professors.\r\n\r\nMany of the strategies motivate average and above-average students as well as scaffold struggling readers. Maximize the power of these interventions by using them across a grade-level team or schoolwide.\r\n\r\nBenefits\r\n\r\n
"Ruth Culham, Amanda WheelerScholastic200464ppChecklists, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics and Scoring Sheets, and More to Boost Students' Writing Skills in All Seven Traits From the author of 6+1 Traits of Writing The Complete Guide comes this collection of essential forms for assessing students, planning instruction, communicating with parents, and teaching forms of writing. From handy rubrics to weekly planning sheets to letters for encouraging writing at home, all the tools teachers need to make the most of the model are here, with clear guidelines for using them.0439556848 Retail price $13.99"
Martin Lee and Marcia Miller Scholastic200064ppChock-full of problems to help your students exercise essential problem-solving skills every day of the year. These fun, multi-step problems will save you time and fuel your students' interest in whole number concepts, and operations, decimals, fractions, measurement, geometry, and more! Leveled to meet a range of abilities.0439175399 Retail price $10.95
"Janice J. BeatyPearson2009192pp50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies is the answer to the early childhood teacher's dilemma of how to teach reading to children 3, 4, and 5 years of age as mandated by the state and national governments. This text presents an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand approach involving young children's own emergence into the world of speaking and listening, reading and writing. Teachers and student interns will quickly learn what picture books and activities to use with children, how to use them, and how children can benefit from their use. They will learn what to expect as young children's writing emerges from scribbles to pictures and real words. Finally, they will come to terms with the concept of emergent literacy as it appears in preschool children and evolves into conventional literacy as it is taught in elementary school.Professors and students alike will also learn what the latest reading research has to say about the core skills necessary for children to learn to read, as well as advances in neuroscience that give us new understandings of the human brain and how it processes information. All of this new material is essential for professors to present in their courses and students to understand how to apply it as they proceed into the world of working with young children.Retail price $23.50"
"Bob KrechScholastic200764ppEngaging Stories for Students to Read, Fill In, Solve, and Sharpen Their Math SkillsThese funny and engaging Žmad libŽ worksheets give kids a fun way to practice math skills and solving word problems. Skill topics correlate to the NCTM standards and include addition, subtraction, measurement, time, patterns, algebra readiness, and lots more. They're perfect for partner and small-group learning.0439511887Retail price $11.99"
"Bob KrechScholastic200764ppEngaging Stories for Students to Read, Fill In, Solve, and Sharpen Their Math SkillsThese funny and engaging fill in the blank worksheets give kids a fun way to practice solving word problems. Skill topics correlate to the NCTM standards and include multiplication, division, measurement, probability, algebra, and lots more. They're perfect for partner and small-group learning.0439517532Retail price $11.99"
Karen Bromley, Linda Iadin-DeVitis, and Marcia Modlo Scholastic 2000 112ppThis valuable resource includes 50 ready-to-go templates, student samples, and step-by-step directions. The organizers are perfect for notetaking, planning, presentation, and review. You'll find organizers for reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Retail price $16.990590004840
Jennifer Jacobson & Dottie RaymerScholastic4/2010112ppWhiteboard ready Graphic Organizers for Reading, Writing, Math, and More to Make Learning engaging and Interactive grades 2-5 +CD
"Terry L. Norton,Betty Lou LandPearson2007192pp 50 Literacy Strategies for Beginning Teachers, 1-8, second edition, provides an instructional framework, based on research and best practice, for designing effective literacy lessons that include suggestions for before reading, during reading and after reading.Users will find ideas to create direct instruction and scaffolding for learners through building or activating background as preparation for learning, through providing assistance during learning, and through elaboration and application as extensions of learning. Throughout this instructional framework for literacy lessons, students are viewed as active participants in the construction of meaning. Fifty strategies are explained and illustrated with authentic text for major literacy competencies of word recognition (context clues, phonic analysis, and morphemic/structural analysis), vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing. The strategies are demonstrated through authentic texts for grade levels 1-8. Every strategy has been used with children by Winthrop University teacher education candidates in clinical and/or classroom settings. Since many of the strategies could fit multiple literacy competencies, a matrix on the end covers guides users of this text to navigate these possibilities.0132243024 Retail price $28.99"
"Gail E. TompkinsPearson2008168ppThe new edition of 50 Literacy Strategies Step by Step by Gail E. Tompkins is a conveniently organized resource for all elementary and middle school teachers, providing research-based and classroom-tested instructional strategies to develop literacy abilities. Everything you need to know to implement each activity effectively and quickly is included in a consistent, easy-to-understand format. Each of the instructional strategies outlines
"Anina Robb Scholastic200396ppThe 50 interactive strategy sheets in this book help students use key reading strategies, including setting purposes for reading, making predictions, inferring information, identifying main ideas, and so much more. With sheets for foction and nonfiction genres, this is just the resource teachers need to help their students become strategic, independent readers.0439387841Retail price $15.99"
"Kathryn M. Obenchain, Ronald V. MorrisPearson2007216ppHere are 50 strategies for creating meaningful social studies experiences for K-8 students -- four overarching and forty-six specific strategies --organized alphabetically, accompanied by assessment tools, and introduced by grade level and National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) standards indicators.Features
Herrell, adrienne L.; Jordan, MichaelPearson2006264ppAn Active Learning Approach50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency, second edition, offers a practical approach of step-by-step instructional procedures for developing key literacy skills. Each strategy is supported by an authentic classroom example. An additional example of each strategy is provided on the free CD that accompanies the text. These teaching examples clearly identify how to implement the strategy and adapt its use to fit the needs of learners in a primary/elementary and then a middle/secondary classroom.0131712055Retail price $37.99
Adrienne L. Herrell, Michael L. Jordan:Pearson:2007:335pp:Are you prepared to meet the learning needs of your English language learners? Closely aligned to the TESOL standards this book offers you a wealth of practical strategies for enhancing student instruction through planning, supporting student involvement, building vocabulary and fluency, and strengthening comprehension. Each strategey is presented in a clear, step-by-step, procedural format, with scenarios that show how to use them in your classroom. A new video on DVD packaged in front of this book illustrates 13 of these strategies in action.
NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION:
Strategies on Video DVD packaged in the book
Added, Strategy on Interactive Comprehension Builidng, uses technology to build students' background knowledge.
Developmental Profile of English Language Development, for you to use as an assessment tool.
Connections Between Theory and Practice, are included in each strategy to show the supporting research.
Suggestions for Technology Integration, age highlighted throughout the text.
:013199266X:Retail price $39.99
"Tompkins, Gail E.;Blanchfield, CathyPearson2005176ppWith contributions from master teachers under the guidance of Gail Tompkins, Director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, this text provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of 50 effective, proven strategies for helping learners in Grades 4 - 12 become competent strategic writers. Instructions for each strategy are carefully constructed to enable novice teachers to easily and quickly recreate the lessons and adapt them for many grade and ability levels.0131197908 Retail price $25.80"
"Culham, Ruth Foreword by Carol AveryScholastic2005304ppWhy has the 6+1 TRAIT model had such a tremendous impact on writing instruction? Because it works. It allows teachers to pinpoint students' strengths and weaknesses in ideas, orgnaization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation, and then focus on instruction. Now Culham turns her expert eye to our youngest students. Like her groundbreaking guide for grades 3 and up, her new book contains scoring guides, sample papers, and focus lessons for each trait, but framed to address the primary teachers' needs.0439574129 Retail price $26.99"
"Ruth CulhamScholastic 2002304ppEverything You Need to Teach and Assess Student Writing With This Powerful Model Ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Look at good writing in any genre, and you'll find these traits. Think of them as the fuel that stokes the engine of writing. With this book, teachers will learn how to assess student work for these traits and plan instruction. And they'll be amazed at how the writing in their classroom improves. Includes scoring guides, focus lessons, and activities for teaching each trait. Look at good writing in any genre, and you'll find clear evidence of these traits. This book - written by the leading authority on the 6+1 TRAIT model - contains all the tools you need to assess student writing for the traits and plan instruction. You'll find detailed definitions of each trait, scoring guides, sample student papers with running commentary, and focus lessons and activities. No other book explores the model in such depth or provides as many resources to bring it alive in the classroom. 9780439280389"
"Culham, RuthScholastic2004VHS tapes + 72pp teaching guide6+1 Traits of Writing ""a benchmark for industry""6+1 Traits of Writing A Professional Development Video Series has received an Award of Excellence in the Communicator Awards 2005 Video Competition. This international awards competition recognizes outstanding work in the communications field, and awards are presented to products that are considered ""a benchmark for industry."" The Scholastic Teaching Resources videos feature over 130 minutes of footage and show how specific writing traits - ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation- can dramatically improve student writing in grades 3 and up. In the videos, real teachers assess actual writing samples and create trait-specific lessons based on their findings with creator Ruth CulhamĂs guidance. An accompanying 72-page Professional Study Guide contains helpful management tips, dozens of useful reproducibles, sample agendas for staff development, and more."
"Susan Zimmermann, Chryse HutchinsThree Rivers Press2003210ppHow to Help Your Kids Read and Get It!You want your child to read well and enjoy it, but you're not sure how you can help achieve this. Sound familiar? You're not alone. Today, millions of children fall short when it comes to reading ability and comprehension. The good news is that there are simple and proven steps- the 7 Keys - that parents and teachers can use to turn the ""chore"" of readng into a rewarding adventure for any child. Based on cutting-edge research and more than 10 years of application in hundreds of classrooms, 7 Keys to Comprehension, demystifies reading and gives practical advice about how you can help any child understand and love reading. This important book reveals why basic things like reading to a child and sharing your thoughts about what you read create the foundation needed to develop an avid reader. It's so simple Talk, read, and share your thoughts with a child, and you'll have a reader for life.0761515496"
"Jennifer Wilen, Beth HandaScholastic200280pp Set kids on the road to reading success with 70 reproducible, rhyming, kid-pleasing poems-two for each of the top 35 word families! Every poem gives kids plenty of opportunities to see a group of words from the most common spelling patterns! Includes teaching tips, extension activities, and student worksheets."
"Repetitive, predictable story lines and illustrations that match the text provide maximum support to the emergent reader. Reading Recovery Level 7"
"Brand, MaxStenhouse200575 min. CD + viewing guideLiteracy floats on a sea of words in any classroom¨in conversations, textbooks, and essays written by students. By the intermediate grades, pulling out and analyzing individual words is a complex task for teachers and students. In the two-part video series, A Day of Words, fifth-grade teacher Max Brand demonstrates how he helps students search for, study, and celebrate words. Taped over the course of one day, we see distinct word instruction segments that Max has planned, along with many spontaneous teaching moments that occur for word work (with both individual students and in whole class settings). Through Max's emphasis on noting words systematically in every curricular area, his students learn that word work is about more than just gaining spelling skills or vocabulary knowledge, and become more naturally accomplished in their understanding and use of words in all contexts. Program 1 Morning shows how Max starts the day with content area studies. Students use inquiry notebooks while reading textbooks. Max reviews notes with students, charting words and definitions, which will be used later for writing to a prompt. During science and math, students analyze individual words as part of the more challenging process of understanding sophisticated new concepts. Program 2 Afternoon presents word work during the literacy block throughout the afternoon. Max uses a timed word activity to help a small group who struggle with fluency during independent reading. He confers with individual students as they write in reading notebooks and writing daybooks, reads aloud as students note words for placement on the word wall, and presents a mini-lesson highlighting language use in his own daybook. Also available in VHS."
"Jo Ann F Bass, Sheryl Dasinger, Laurie Elish-Piper, Mona W. Matthews, Victoria J RiskoPearson2008192ppThe first book to truly address the ""rights"" of preadolescents and adolescents and their literacy development in our schools!Often school literacy programs fall short of properly supporting adolescents' literacy development. In A Declaration of Readers' Rights, this dynamic author team presents a research-based ""rights"" framework that addresses ten key rights for improving literacy development among adolescents. This user-friendly book outlines a step-by-step plan and offers very specific recommendations and implemention strategies for secondary teachers that go far beyond where other books stop. The authors also explore real-life classroom examples and walk the reader through identifying the problems, suggestions for preventing, and offer advice for helping students get back on track.0205499791Retail price $36.99"
"ROBERT J. MARZANO, JENNIFER S. NORFORD, DIANE E. PAYNTER, DEBRA J. PICKERING, BARBARA B. GadDY ASCD2001378ppPerfect for self-help or school study groups, this handbook makes it much easier to apply the teaching practices from the ASCD best-seller Classroom Instruction That Works.The authors guide you through the nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning and provide everything you need to quickly use the strategies in your classroom, including
"Susan Neuman,Tanya S. WrightScholastic200764ppNew! Help your child learn to love reading at every age and stage.From leading early literacy experts Susan B. Newman and her colleague Tanya Wright comes this indispensable resource for parents of preschool children. Instilling a love of reading is one of the most important gifts you can give your child, and this guide provides all the tools and inspiration you'll need to do just that. In chapters devoted to each preschool year, from birth to age five, you'll find
"Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonoughStenhouse Sept.2009216ppReading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary GradesIn A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create ""a landscape of wonder,"" a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners.\r\n\r\nThe authors' research shows that many primary grade state standards encourage teaching for understanding, critical thinking, creativity, and question asking, and promote the development of children who have the attributes of inventiveness, curiosity, engagement, imagination, and creativity. With these goals in mind, Georgia and Jennifer provide teachers with numerous, practical ways of setting up ""wonder centers,"" gathering data though senses, teaching nonfiction craft as they can create a classroom environment where students' questions and observations are part of daily work.\r\n\r\nThey also present a step-by-step guide to planning a nonfiction reading and writing unit of study creating a nonfiction book, which includes creating a table of contents, writing focused chapters, using ""wow"" words, and developing point of view. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.\r\nRetail price $20.00"
"Carol S.Beers, James W.Beers, Jeffrey O.SmithGuilford2010180ppK-6This succinct, engaging book explains how busy elementary school principals can support effective literacy instruction in their schools. Chapters outline the fundamental components of a successful literacy program and describe specific practices that can instill a culture of literacy in a school. Strategies are provided for initiating a professional development program, understanding and using appropriate assessments with students, involving parents in literacy education, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of teachers' instructional methods. Drawing from the authors' extensive experience as principals and teachers, the book's numerous examples demonstrate what strong literacy leadership looks like in action. Helpful reproducibles are included.Retail price $25.00\r\n\r\nThis title is part of the Tools for Teaching Literacy Series, edited by Donna Ogle and Camille Blachowicz."
"MugOur mug is made from quality ceramic to keep your favorite beverage hot in style. The mug is, of course, dishwasher and microwave safe."
"Slater, TeddyScholastic13 2 sided pp + CD26 delightful songs set to your favorite tunes that build phonemic awareness and teach each letter of the alphabet.Large 15.5"" X 20"" spiral bound format great for whole class and center use."
"Steig, William; 117ppGuided Reading Level 3-6 = T Abel discovers what it's like to be in tune with the natural world as well as his true nature, and what it's like to return, fortified, to his real home and to the arms of the one he loves.Retail price $5.95"
"Burke, RichHCL200332ppWhat would it have been like to be friends with Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States? What was he like as a person? Read this book in the American Lives series to get to know Abraham Lincoln and learn more about his life. Find out what kind of house Abraham Lincoln grew up in, why Lincoln decided to grow a beard, and why Lincoln didn't like being called ""Abe"".Guided reading level O and P."
"Robin TurnerStenhouse2008 30 minute DVD + Viewing guide Preparing All Students for Success in College and Beyond In his book, Greater Expectations, Robin Turner, a high school English teacher in Anaheim, California, describes how he helps prepare the underrepresented -- predominantly Latino and African-American -- students in his class for the literacy challenges of higher education. In addition to sound literacy strategies Robin draws on principles from the Puente Project, creating personal and cultural connections that help students become more engaged and invested their work.In Academic Literacy viewers get a glimpse into Robin's classroom, where many students are the first in their families to attend high school, let alone college. Robin employs careful, systematic, and rigorous methods to help students acquire the literacy skills they need to succeed in even the most elite college programs. These methods include the use of short sophisticated texts, practice in academic writing genres, ongoing guided discussion, mastery of literary and technical terms, involvement of families, and peer mentoring from older high school students and graduates of the program who have moved on to successful college careers. Practical, thoughtful, and inspiring, Academic Literacy demonstrates that when we combine higher standards with appropriately-targeted literacy support, students who are often left behind in traditional tracked high school programs can succeed beyond our greatest expectations.Retail price $95.00"
"Nancy AkhavanScholastic2007160pp + 10 TransparenciesStrategies for Closing the Achievement Gap for All StudentsA comprehensive guide to developing a rich vocabulary that helps children access and understand the core curriculum. Within powerful units that focus on conceptual vocabulary and span the school year, the author provides strategies, graphic organizers, ready-to-use overhead transparencies, individual record sheets, and clear explanations of the current research that shows why good instruction is central to students' word acquisition and future success.0439930375Retail price $22.99"
"Laura M. Justice and Carol VukelichGuilford2007336ppHigh-quality preschool programs are essential to improving childrenĂs outcomes in reading achievement and leveling language and literacy disparities among students from diverse backgrounds.Grounded in state-of-the-art research evidence, this practice-oriented book demonstrates how preschool professionals can create, evaluate, and sustain exemplary programs. Chapters from leading authorities cover coaching, assessment, and differentiation, as well as explicit strategies for teaching ell and helping at-risk readers. Discussion questions and suggested activities for professional development are included, as are reproducible assessment forms and planning tools for use in the classroom.Retail price $35.00"
"Widerstrom, Anne H.Brookes2005256ppPlay is more than just fun; it's a powerful teaching tool that helps young children learn. With this practical, activity-filled guide, you'll have ready-to-use strategies for weaving individual learning goals into play throughout the school day. Created for use with children ages 2 to 5 who have special needs - but equally effective for typically developing children - Achieving Learning Goals Through Play gives you
"Hunt,Irene; 190 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = ZYoung Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War. Retail price $5.99"
"Theodorou, RodHCL200032ppYou are about to go on an amazing journey! Pack your backpack and your notebook, and come with us across our Solar System. Use the map to help you track your course out in space. On your way you will see and learn about each planet as you visit it. You will see moons, comets, and asteroids. Your spaceship's databank will give you the information you need about each planet's size and distance from the Sun, the different atmospheres and temperatures, and the length of the year and the day for each planet. Learn about the technology that has been developed to take us into space and what the future might hold.Guided reading level P"
"Ginsburg,Mirra; 24pp. /Tailor-made for the youngest picture-book audience. Reading Recovery Level - 10 / Guided Reading Level - FA hen and her chicks - with the help of a duck and her ducklings - find a way to put their bad dreams behind them!Retail price $6.99"
Holly, Mary Louise; Arhar, Joanne; Kasten, Wendy:Pearson:2005:This book serves as a practical guide to conducting action research in educational settings. Unique in approach, it weaves wonderful metaphors from the Wizard of Oz throughout its entirety-literally taking readers on an exciting journey with Dorothy and her friends to discover all facets of action research. Offering step-by-step guidance through the action research process, complete coverage of theories, and plenty of real-life examples, it equips teachers with the tools they will need to successfully conduct their own action research. In addition, three theoretical/foundational chapters present four action research studies representing a variety of circumstances, grade levels, age groups, and disciplines.
0131185187 Retail price $50.20
"BOB SULLOASCD2007168ppWouldn't your job be easier if students were just more interested in learning? Now, here's a book that will open your eyes to where the desire to learn actually comes from and what teachers can really do to activate it. Using stories from classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, and students, Bob Sullo explains why the desire to learn is based on five personal needs. Find out why schools that base programs and practices on meeting these personal needs have fewer disruptions and more students who are improving academically. And explore the principles and guidelines you need to know to change the dynamics of learning in your classroom or school
"Seefeldt, Carol; Galper, AlicePearson2001174ppBased on three of the best known and heralded theorists (Dewey, Vygotsky, and Piaget), this book illustrates and demonstrates how teachers can plan meaningful learning experiences that lead to reading and writing. The content and concepts included in the text are based on those found in the joint position statement of the International Reading Association and the National Association for the Education of the Young Child.0130834351 Retail price $29.00"
"Seefeldt, Carol; Galper, AlicePearson2006216ppThis useful guide contains an overview of theory, many practical activities, observation forms, curriculum planning ideas and sample webs for teachers, and letters to parents for planning social studies curriculum for preschoolers and primary-grade students. Key changes include a new chapter on Different Kinds of Families, integrated social studies standards, and an emphasis on inquiry skills.0131707485 Retail price $25.33"
Carol Seefeldt, Alice GalperPearson2007Organized around the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Active Experiences for Active Children Science consists of clear, concise, usable guides for planning meaningful learning experiences in science for children in childcare settings, preschool programs, Head Start and other federally funded programs, and kindergarten. Primary-grade children should be engaged in active experiential learning as well, and each experience is extended to the early primary grades (grades 1-3).The experiences in this book are meaningful because they
"Jane FeberMaupin House200870ppGames and Activities That Build VocabularyMove beyond boring word drills and vocabulary quizzes with Active Word Play!The 31 engaging games and activities in Active Word Play encourage students in grades four and up to make new vocabulary words their own. As students actively work with words, the connections they make help them understand and retain the words they are learning.Jane FeberĂs active-engagement approach infuses Active Word Play with the same enthusiasm your students will experience when they play these games and create make-and-takes that promote long-term retention of new vocabulary words.Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and templates¨as well as lists of common roots, prefixes, and suffixes¨make this a ready-to-go resource youĂll use over and over. You just choose the words from literature or content-area and basal texts that fit your instructional needs. Students will have as much fun learning the new words as you will teaching them!Retail price $19.95"
"Melissa HartTeacher Created Resources2008144ppDevelop fluent, confident readers! Each lesson includes a piece of nonfiction, short fiction, script, song, poem, or riddle. Follow-up activities help readers with unfamiliar words and punctuation marks. Students also learn about stressed and unstressed syllables, breathing patterns in reading aloud, suffixes, prefixes, root words, inflection, and reading with emotion.\r\nThe activities include
Joseph G.R. Martinez, Nancy C. MartinezPearson2007272pp + CD RomEngage your students with Activities for Developing Mathematical Thinking Exploring, Inventing, and Discovering Mathematics. This volume offers more than 100 activities that foster the development of mathematical thinking through guided inquiry. Aligned with the NCTM standards, each activity follows a three-step inquiry process -- explore, invent, discover -- to help develop your students' conceptual understanding of mathematics.0130987425Retail price $31.67
"Robins,Joan ; 31pp.addie really wants to go to Max's birthday party, but it is a Bad day. addie won't take her hat off. And she won't tell Max why. Can Max convince his best pal to throw off her cap and join the party? / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - J0064441830 Retail price $3.99"
"Porter,Connie ; 67pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Qaddy and Harriet feud over everything, including fund-raising plans to help the families of freed slaves, but tragedy finally forces them to stop fighting and work together.Retail price $6.95"
"Porter,Connie ; 65pp. /Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Qaddy and her mother forgo their Christmas plans to help the newly freed slaves arriving in Philadelphia during the Civil War."
"Jill Lewis, Gary MoormanInternational Reading Association2007384ppWith this comprehensive resource, you ll explore how adolescence and academic achievement are defined within today s political context, examine the in-school potential of teens out-of-school immersion in digital technologies and popular culture, and learn how you can embed comprehension strategies into classroom instruction.In 18 chapters contributed by leading experts in the field, you ll find\r\n
EditorsSheri R. Parris, Douglas Fisher, Kathy HeadleyInternational Reading Association2009272pp Effective Solutions for Every ClassroomMake the most of your instructional time with this collection of proven, research-based teaching practices from top professionals in adolescent literacy. Contributors take you inside exemplary classrooms to observe adolescent literacy practices in the context of real school environments and from the viewpoints of "frontline" educators. You'll find best practices in key areas such as writing, comprehension, vocabulary, cooperative learning, new literacies, assessment, and the content areas.\r\n\r\nChapters address the challenges today's middle- and secondary-grade teachers face, spanning the content areas, and illustrate effective teaching methods for both the general secondary student population and individual populations such as struggling readers, English-language learners, and African American learners. In addition, chapters highlight a model high school environment, a foadard-thinking professional development program for secondary educators, effective practices of award-winning teachers, and recommendations for progressive inservice PD programs.\r\n\r\nSpecial features for busy teachers include lesson ideas in a quick-read format, questions at the end of each chapter to extend and apply your thinking, and suggestions for professional development.Retail price $29.95\r\n\r\n\r\n
"Anne R. ReevesInternational Reading Association2004290ppExploring Resistance to and Engagement With TextWhy do adolescents happily read some texts but fiercely resist reading others? Why do some adolescents read widely while others almost never read? adolescents Talk About Reading, shows you how to find answers to these questions and more by closely observing adolescents and their complex relationship with reading. The book also reveals what insights occur when adolescents talk naturally, extensively, and in their own words about why they resist or engage with text. The book centers on a study author Anne R. Reeves conducted to discover what goes on in adolescents' minds as they look at text. The chapters present case studies of five high school students whose stories best represent adolescents' relationships with reading. Each case study provides a wealth of information about the student's; reading history; reading preferences and dislikes; reading attitudes and beliefs; personal reading interpretations; and writing experiences. You'll discover how going beyond the surface of student's typical reasons for resisting or engaging with reading may lead you to the key to each student's reading success. 0872075362 Retail price $26.95"
"Terry ThompsonStenhouse2008200ppUsing Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6Comic books and graphic novels, known collectively as ""graphica,"" have long been popular with teenagers and adults. Recently graphica has grown in popularity with younger readers as well, motivating and engaging some of our most reluctant readers who often shun traditional texts. While some teachers have become curious about graphica's potential, many are confused by the oveadhelming number of new titles and series, in both fiction and nonfiction, and are unsure of its suitability and function in their classrooms.Drawing on his own success using graphica with elementary students, literacy coach Terry Thompson introduces reading teachers to this popular medium and suggests sources of appropriate graphica for the classroom and for particular students. Taking cues from research that supports the use of graphica with students, Terry shows how this exciting medium fits into the literacy framework and correlates with best practices in comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency instruction. adventures in Graphica contains numerous, easy-to-replicate, instructional strategies, including examples of how graphic texts can be used to create a bridge as students transfer abstract comprehension strategies learned through comics and graphic novels to traditional texts.adventures in Graphica provides a roadmap for teachers to the medium that the New York Times recently hailed as possibly ""the next new literary form."""
Huaditz,Johanna ; 82pp. /Guided Reading Level - OEight-year-old David Bernstein discovers life is much more exciting when he calls himself Ali Baba Bernstein. Only Ali Baba would have dared to grab the class snail and escape to the boys' room for his own magic experiment. David would never have invited every David Bernstein in the phone book to his birthday party -- or find himself hailed as a great detective -- or discover adventures and misadventures everywhere he went. But Ali Baba Bernstein does!Retail price $5.99\r\n\r\n
Stadler,John ; 64pp. /Guided Reading Level - J Snail goes on three errands for his teacher and has amazing adventures.Retail price $3.99
"Foster, LeilaHCL200132ppNonfictionPack your bags. We are on our way to Africa! Learn about the world's longest freshwater lake, the hottest place on Earth, and the longest river in the world. Turn the pages of this book to find out when the Great Pyramid of Giza was built and why, the location of an ancient city called Timbuktu, what papyrus is and how it is used.Guided reading level N"
"Mazer Fox,Norma ; 249pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = ZRachel has one last chance to understand her dying grandfather and she learns about herself in the process.Reatil price $5.99"
"Lisle, Janet Taylor ; 122pp. /Guided Reading Level 3-6 = S This enchanting story about friendship reveals the beauty, wonder and mystery that lies within the imagination.Retail price $6.99"
"Osborne, Mary Pope; 67 pp. / Guided Reading Level - LJack and Annie travel back in time to a South American rain forest in search of the elusive magician Morgan le Fay. Will they find a new clue to her whereabouts before they are trampled by stampeding killer ants? Retail price $3.99"
"Lori Ries Illustrator Frank W. DormerCharlesbridgeEarly reader, fiction. Three short chapters trace a day in the life of Ben and his new puppy Aggie.Level G Retail Price $12.95"
"Jerry Pallotta, Fred Stillwell Illustrator Rob BolsterCharlesbridgeChildren and adults will enjoy taking off into the world of airplanes, from the Wright brothers' first flying machine to the modern Ultralight.Level Q Retail price $7.95"
"Barton,Byron ; 30pp. /Reading Recovery Level - 15 / Guided Reading Level - IFrom the excitement of arrival to the wonder of taking off -- a picture book that captures in joyous and powerful images all the magic of an airport.Retail price $6.99"
"Berry,James ; 83pp. /Guided Reading Level 3-6 = S Readers will comprehend the enormous grief experienced by Ajeemah and Atu, but they will come away with a new sense of respect for those who maintained their dignity and humanity under the cruelest of circumstances.Retail price $4.99"
"Cynthia Chin-Lee Illustrators Sean addy, Megan HalseyCharlesbridgeA companion to Amelia to Zora, Akira to Zolt▀n features 26 contemporary men. Diverse in occupation as well as ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds, the book showcases positive role models for kids. Each biography offers a childhood anecdote, an amazing accomplishment, and an inspiring quote. Author's note and bibliography included.Level V Retail price $15.95"
"Shelley Gill Photographer Patrick J. EndresCharlesbridgeLyrical poems paired with detailed text inform readers about Alaska's history, culture, and wildlife. Humorous ""cheechako (newcomer) tips"" round out the text.Level S Retail price $6.95"
"Hoff,Syd ; 32pp. (Hardback) / Reading Recovery Level - 16 / Guided Reading Level - IAlbert finds his way home to the ocean with the help of a lady tourist-and her hat.Retail price $19.95"
"Lionni,Leo ; 29pp. / Alexander, a real mouse, wants to be a toy mouse like his friend Willy until he discovers Willy is to be thrown away.Guided Reading Level - LRetail price $6.99"
"Alexandra Wright Illustrator Reagan WordCharlesbridgeWhen Alice pursues a white rabbit, she finds a Wonderland where the common denominator is pasta. This parody of the classic tale includes arithmetic loaded with pastabilities.Level S Retail price $7.95"
"Dadey,Debbie and Jones, Marcia Thornton ; 74pp. / Guided Reading Level - MStrange doings seem to erupt whenever Mrs. Zork, the substitute art teacher shows up, in this most far-out adventure yet about the fun-filled Bailey School kids. Retail price $3.99"
"NANCY J. MOONEY, ANN T. MAUSBACHASCD2008204ppRegardless of where you are in your school improvement process, here's a book that helps you make sure you have all the right elements working for you in the right way. The authors take you through the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing your mission to differentiating your supervision based on measures of success. To assist your improvement effort, the book equips you with a set of ""power tools"" that every school leader should have, including
"Lowry, LoisYearling150ppGuided Reading Level OSam Krupnik finally gets to tell his version of life with his big sister, Lowry's popular Anastasia Krup-nik."
"Giff, Patricia Reilly ; 79pp. /Guided Reading Level - LStacy can't wait to start her new class project, making an ""About-Me"" box. Into it will go special things that she likes. Jiwon's putting a scrap of her old baby dress in her About-Me box. Eddie's putting pictures of food in his. But Stacy can't think of one thing to put in hers."
" - Enjoy an unprecedented, in-depth look at the state of Ohio. Narrative descriptions, charts, graphs, maps, and biographical sketches provide a complete picture of Ohio - its industry, climate, history, native peoples, ethnic groups, native and endangered plants and animals, and many other unique facts. 48 pages, appropriate for ages 8 - 10."
"Mayer,Mercer ; 23pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 8 / Guided Reading Level - EIn this simple, sweet, and very human picture book, Mercer Mayer's popular Little Critter shows us all the things he can do by himself, from tying his shoes (almost) to pouring his own juice (and only spilling a little). The wry illustrations often point up the fact that Little Critter doesn't do everything perfectly, but he makes an effort to do the best he can.Retail price $3.99"
"Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 16pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 5 / Guided Reading Level - CRepetitive, predictable story lines and illustrations that match the text provide maximum support to the emergent reader. Engaging stories promote reading comprehension, and easy and fun activities on the inside back covers extend learning. Great for Reading First, Fluency, Vocabulary, Text Comprehension, and ESL/ellRetail price $3.49"
"Brownrigg,Sheri ; 29pp. / Guided Reading Level - ITwo little girls attend ballet class and eat strawberry ice cream afteadards. Retail price $3.99"
"Whitehouse,, PatriciaHCL200324ppThis book introduces you to alligators, including their size, diet and everyday behavior, which highlights differences between those in the wild and those living in a zoo habitat.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level J"
"Dorros,Arthur ; 22pp. /An alligator with an interest in footwear spends the night locked in a shoe store trying on the merchandise. Reading Recovery Level - 11 / Guided Reading Level - GRetail price $4.99"
"Sendak,Maurice ; 26pp. /An alligator jamboree, with all the letters ' A through Z. Reading Recovery Level - 15 / Guided Reading Level - IRetail price $5.99"
Bruce LarkinWIL20058ppReading Level Grade K-1
Audio CD Double CD set with all 26 stories and cheers that are highlighted in the Alpha Tales learning library boxed set.Your students will love to listen to these great stories again and again! Retail price $19.95
"Maria Fleming Scholastic200126 8""X10"" 16pp books; 128 pp teacher's guide; sturdy storage unitLearning the ABC's. Children will love listening to the rib-tickling adventures of Abby the Alligator, Bubble Bear, the Copycats, and more as they build important letter recognition. Each book includes an irresistible story PLUS a hide and seek picture page and a rhyming poem to ensure kids get lots of practice with the featured letter. Library includes the Alpha Tales Teacher's Edition.0439165210 Retail price $64.95"
"Maria FlemingScholastic2001Learning ABC's is loads of fun with this totally charming collection of alliterative stories. This book contains, lessons, ABC activities, and Reproducible Mini-Book Versions of all 26 Storybooks."
"Scholastic200264ppFun-Filled Reproducible Practice Pages That Help Young Learners Recognize and Print Every Letter of the Alphabet Ready to go practice pages ensure that kids get lots of practice with each letter of the alphabet - all with the help of friendly Alpha Tales creatures! They'll also develop phonemic awareness as they recognize and copy letters that represent initial sounds, play with alliterative sentences, and develop a sight word vocabulary. Great for alphabet or writing centers!043933151X Retail price $10.95"
"Danzinger, Paula ; 101 pp. /Amber Brown is back, her voice as funny and vulnerable as ever. She's entering fourth grade in a panic. Her parents are newly divorced; her best friend has moved away. How will she cope? She doesn't win the playground burping contest, but she does make a new friend and begins, very reluctantly, to think about accepting her mother's serious boyfriend. Guided Reading Level - NRetail price $3.99"
"Danzinger, Paula ; 133 pp. / When a new girl named Kelly Green enters her class, the spirited fourth grader must accept that she is no longer the only student with a colorful name.Guided Reading Level - NRetail price $3.99"
"Danzinger, Paula ; 80 pp. / Guided Reading Level - NThird-grade Amber confronts difficult emotions when her best friend moves awayRetail price $4.99"
"Danzinger, Paula ; 116 pp. / Amber Brown is going through a growth spurt, and her body is not the only thing that is changing.Guided Reading Level - NRetail price $3.99"
"Danzinger, Paula ; 120 pp. Guided Reading Level - NUnhappy over her parents' divorce and her mother's boyfriend Max, nine-year-old Amber finds her schoolwork suffering.Retail price $4.99"
"Parish, Peggy ; 63 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"Parish , Peggy ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"Parish, Peggy ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"Parrish, Peggy; Sweat, LynnHarper Collins200364pp Guided Reading Level K/ Guiding Readers and Writers Level L"
"Parish, Peggy ; 48 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"Parlin, John ; 69 pp. / Guided Reading Level - P / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = O"
"Cynthia Chin-Lee Illustrators Megan Halsey, Sean addyCharlesbridgeTwenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From Amelia Earhart, pilot and adventurer, to Zora Neal Hurston, writer and anthropologist, learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each woman to change her world and the world around her.Level V Retail price $15.95"
Binns, Tristan BoyerHCL200132ppWhat was the first American flag called? Who made the first American flag? Has the American flag been to space? Find the answers to these questions and more when you read 'The American Flag'.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level K
"Alaska HultsCreative Teaching Press200496ppDevelop Reading Fluency and Text Comprehension SkillsThis series of Reader's Theater books provides high-interest scripts featuring everything from amusing fables and fairy tales to inspiring inventors and historical heroes. Each script comes with expicit fluency instruction, a list of key vocabulary, and engaging comprehension activities. Each book describes in simple terms how to direct instruction and coach students as they practice their lines. Each unit can stand alone as fluency instruction or tie in to a related content-area unit. These resources meet instructional objectives as outlined in the No Child Left Behind Act.1591980391Retail price $13.99"
"Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine GriffithShell2007176pp+ CD RomResearch has shown that readers who engage in regular, repeated readings improve their word recognition, reading rate, comprehension, and overall reading proficiency. As students regularly read and perform these American history related texts, they improve decoding, interpretation, fluency, and comprehension. Students will want to read, reread, and perform these engaging and enjoyable selections.Retail price $29.99"
Stephanie SalomonCharlesbridge This book explores American Indian culture through the art of their everyday life.Level W Retail price $15.95
"Theodorou, RodHCL200032ppThis book introduces the birth, development, care, feeding, and characteristics of baby amphibians. Guided Reading Level K"
Cynthia RylantScholastic199632ppPeter Catalanotto(Illustrator)A lonely New York City resident finds companionship and good cheer at the Westway Cafe where dreams come true. Example text used in the book Mentor Texts.Retail price $6.95
"Ortizcofer, JudithPuffin166ppGuided Reading Level/ZTwelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings."
"Mary Lynn J. Woods, Alden J. MoePearson2007288ppIncluding Gifted and Remedial Analytical Reading Inventory is a thorough diagnostic reading inventory with clear step-by-step instructions for test administration. This instrument can be used to measure the reading progress of typical, remedial, and gifted readers. The Analytical Reading Inventory comes with a Readers' Passages booklet and two CDs. One CD walks listeners through a case study, while the second CD supports students' use of a study guide packet. These CDs help them to understand how to complete each portion of the ARI to evaluate a student's reading level and performance, and why each assessment of the ARI is important. New to this edition is an alignment of the ARI tests to standards.013172343XRetail price $48.33"
"Lowry, Lois ; 113 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Q"
"Sylvester, DianeCreative Teaching Press200664pp + full color posterMuseum SeriesEach book provides activities to help students create ""museums"" full of specially crafted ""artifacts"" such as masks, jewelry, pottery, mosaics, weapons, and more that highlight the economic, political, scientific, and cultural components on which civilizations are based. Includes reproducible pages for exhibit description cards and invitations to the museum's grand opening. Students share information through oral presentations, guided tours, factual and creative writing, art, map making, and more. Activities are based on current academic content standards.Retail price $13.99"
Shuter, JaneHCL199832ppHow did the people of Ancient China live? What were their social, economic, political, and cultural lives like? How did their values and attitudes help shape our world? The Ancient Chinese answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series have clear, informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show you what life was like in ancient civilizations.Guided Reading Level O and P
Conklin, WendyScholastic200696ppAll-in-One Resource with Background Information, Map Activities, Simulations and Games, and a Read-Aloud Play to Support Comprehension and Critical Thinking in Social StudiesThis resource provides lessons and activities that bring four distant cultures vibrantly into the classroom and immerse students in history. Rich background materials support engaging activities such as reading-aloud a short play based on the epic of Gilgamesh, learning the basics of Chinese calligraphy, planning an Indus Valley travel itinerary, playing a board game popular in ancient Kush, and many more.Retail price $13.99
"Tames, RichardHCL200348ppWhat kinds of games did ancient Egyptian children play? What did they learn at school? What kinds of holidays did ancient Egyptian children celebrate? How were their lives different from the lives of children today? 'Ancient Children' answers these questions and more. Find out what we know about ancient Egyptian children and, looking at historical evidence, find out how and why we know it."
Shuter, JaneHCL199832ppHow did the people of the Ancient Egypt live? What was their social, economic, political, and cultural life like? How did their values and attitudes help shape our world. The Ancient Egyptians answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series have clear, informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show you what life was like in ancient civilizations.Guided reading level O
"Sylvester, DianeCreative Teaching Press200664pp + full color posterMuseum SeriesEach book provides activities to help students create ""museums"" full of specially crafted ""artifacts"" such as masks, jewelry, pottery, mosaics, weapons, and more that highlight the economic, political, scientific, and cultural components on which civilizations are based. Includes reproducible pages for exhibit description cards and invitations to the museum's grand opening. Students share information through oral presentations, guided tours, factual and creative writing, art, map making, and more. Activities are based on current academic content standards. Retail price $13.99"
Taylor, PatHCL199832ppHow did the people of Ancient Greece live What was their social, economic, political, and cultural life like? How did their values and attitudes help shape our world? The Ancient Greeks answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series have clear, informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show what life was like in ancient civilizations.Guided reading level O
"Sylvester, DianeCreative Teaching Press200664pp + full color posterMuseum Series Each book provides activities to help students create ""museums"" full of specially crafted ""artifacts"" such as masks, jewelry, pottery, mosaics, weapons, and more that highlight the economic, political, scientific, and cultural components on which civilizations are based. Includes reproducible pages for exhibit description cards and invitations to the museum's grand opening. Students share information through oral presentations, guided tours, factual and creative writing, art, map making, and more. Activities are based on current academic content standards.Retail price $13.99"
Shuter, JaneHCL199832ppHow did the people of Ancient Rome live? What were their social, economic, political, and cultural lives like? How did their values and attitudes help shape our world? The Ancient Romans answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series have clear, informative text, colorful photographs and original source materials, and clear maps and diagrams to show you what life was like in ancient civilizations.Guided reading level O
"Dadey, Debbie and Jones, Marcia Thornton ; 67 pp. / Guided Reading Level - MMelody is convinced that the new karate teacher and school crossing guard is a guardian angel on a special mission. Look for this book in our Quick Pick pack. Internet shopping code QPMNO-1"
"Flack, Marjorie ; 31 pp. / Guided Reading Level - I"
"Phyllis Limbacher TildesCharlesbridgeFind the answers to seven black-and-white riddles in a beautiful book of nature's bold designs! What cuddly giant loves to chew bamboo? What mammal swims with its friends in a school? What bird ""flies"" gracefully through the water?With dynamic pictures and simple text, Phyllis Limbacher Tildes deftly delivers the pieces to put together these pattern puzzles. First, catch a peak at each black-and-white animal and read a short clue. Can you guess who it is? Turn the page, and the answer is revealed in vivid color.Level K Retail price $7.95"
Bruce LarkinWIL20058ppReading Level Grade K
"Gladys S. Blizzard CharlesbridgeThis selection will help bring children new insights about animals, not only as they appear in art, but also as they exist in the natural world.Level W Retail price $15.95"
Bruce LarkinWil20038ppLearn your colors with these playful animals.Guided REading level B
"Frank, Anne ; 335 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Y"
"Montgomery, L.M. ; 373 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = V"
"Hartley, Karen; Macro, ChrisHCL199832ppAnt\r\n \r\nWhen do some ants have wings? What do ants eat? How do ants make their homes? Are you brave enough to find out more about these interesting creatures? How are they born? How do they grow, feed, move, and have babies? Where do they live and what do they look like? What makes them special? Guided Reading Level K"
Bruce LarkinWil20038ppGuided Reading level GAnn the ant is very good at subtraction. Children will love the surprise ending.
"Foster, LeilaHCL200132ppNonfictionPack your bags. We are on our way to Antarctica! Learn about the coldest place on Earth, a sheet of ice the size of Texas, and the largest icebergs in the world. Turn the pages of this book to find out who Roald Amundsen was and what he discovered, why the South Pole sometimes has to be moved, how glaciers move.Guided reading level N"
"Hepworth, CathiPaperstar199632ppThe enchantingly witty alphabet book for word lovers of all ages."
"Schaefer, Lola M.HCL200324ppWhat kind of home do you live in? This series invites readers to tour an apartment. Using questions and maps, it introduces readers to direction, size, and location. Come in and make yourself at home!\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level J"
"Spilsbury, LouiseHCL200132ppWhere do we get apples from? How do apples grow? Why are apples good for you? Discover the answers to all of these questions when you read Apples. Find out where apples are grown and what happens to them on their way from the orchard to your table. Each title in the Food series takes a close-up look at an important food. You'll learn where each food comes from and how it is used around the world. You'll discover how much of each food you should eat and why it is good for you. Guided Reading level M."
"Rockwell, Anne ; 22 pp. / Guided Reading Level - I"
"Frank, Cecilia B.; Stanfield, Dorothy J.; Grossi, JanicePearson2006240ppThis easy-to-use and practical book offers teachers 50 content-area learning strategies, each with directions, models and templates to design effective lessons that scaffold learning strategies with literacy enrichment for every child in the classroom. This 'teacher friendly' manual provides the models and templates for teachers to use in planning lessons on effective learning strategies for students to understand content level materials. In a non-threatening manner, this text offers a concise yet complete review of the research supporting each of the strategies contained in this book so that it can be used by teachers and administrators working with federal programs such as No Child Left Behind, Reading First, Title I, ESL programs, as well as IEP, resource and challenged learners. In addition, every chapter contains a brief review of research that supports the use of strategies for each area of comprehension. 50 strategies are featured in what it will undoubtly become an indispensable book for any teacher. Proven favorites as well as new strategies which the authors have field tested in classrooms include Stop the Process, Heading Through a Picture Walk, T.H.I.E.V.E.S., Four Square Reciprocal Teaching, Readers' Theatre, Grasp the Headings, Partner Knowledge Rater +, and First, the Questions. In this book, teachers are empowered to view text in a new way creating lessons that match curriculum and district outcomes while motivating students to learn. Introducing the strategy, modeling several times using relevant classroom materials, leads students to begin incorporating the strategy naturally as they preview, study or review material for class--no longer ""workbook bound"".0205456030Retail price $36.20"
"Wendy ConklinShell2007130pp + CDThis resource provides a practical guide for applying differentiation theories to real classrooms. You will earn how to differentiate through content, process, and product. A variety of instruction strategies are included to help meet the learning needs of all students including
"Wendy ConklinShell2007304pp + CDThis resource provides a practical guide for applying differentiation theories to real classrooms. You will earn how to differentiate through content, process, and product. A variety of instruction strategies are included to help meet the learning needs of all students including
"Linda J. Dorn, Cathy French, Tammy JonesStenhouse1998192pp This easy to read text will guide K-3 teachers as they develop a reading and writing program for all their students. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and, ultimately, withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. Here is a wealth of information, no detail is lost. With this book you can achieve a balanced literacy program that works for all your students.1571100881Retail price $24.00"
"Cicciarelli, Joellyn Thrall ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 9"
"Ansary,Mir TamimHCL200232ppIt is a Friday in spring and your class is studying trees. But do you know why? It's Arbor Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out what North America looked like five hundred years ago, why trees are important in windy places, why some states do not celebrate Arbor Day on the same date. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you. Guided Reading level M."
"Jodi Crum Marshall, Foreword by Janet AllenStenhouse2002160pp""Putting SSR to work for you"" All too often, our poorest readers have learned that if they keep quiet during silent sustained reading(SSR) they are doing ok-no reading required. This is especially true in middle school where class sizes are large and where instructional emphasis is on content rather than reading. In Are They Really Reading?, Jodi Marshall discusses how to find out if your kids are using SSR time wisely, and what to do about it if they are not. Her book describes how to support those middle grade readers who need it most, while embracing a research-proven need to increase independent, self-selected reading time for students. Jodi shares lessons and anecdotes from her own classroom and from her experience as a reading specialist implementing her model school-wide. She expands tradtional concepts of SSR to include read alouds, writing, and accountability, in ways that scaffold struggling middle grade students. Classroom teachers will appreciate the clear guidance on how and why to implement an SSR program within his or her classroom. administrators will appreciate the direction given for establishing a school-wide literacy block that substantially improves student motivation and learning.1571103376 Retail price $16.00"
"Susan VillaniCorwin Press2008152pp A Guide for New and Aspiring LeadersEstablishing collaborative relationships with staff, building trust, and fostering a climate of mutual respect are goals that principals strive for on a daily basis. The second edition of Are You Sure YouĂre The Principal? helps school leaders build upon these authentic leadership qualities by combining practical advice and theoretical insight with no-nonsense leadership and reflective strategies to improve principals' professional practice. Ideal for new and experienced school leaders, this resource discusses how to balance listening and leading, work through conflict, be a mentor, and seek out advisors for guidance and support. This second edition is updated with
Art & Music in classrooms packages consists of 12 books etc. etc.
ROBERT MARZANOASCD2007220ppA Comprehensive Framework for Effective InstructionThough classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In The Art and Science of Teaching A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. He articulates his framework in the form of 10 questions that represent a logical planning sequence for successful instructional design1)What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success?2)What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge?3)What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?4)What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?\r\n5)What will I do to engage students?6)What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures?7)What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?8)What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students?9)What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?10)What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit?For classroom lessons to be truly effective, educators must examine every component of the teaching process with equal resolve. Filled with charts, rubrics, and organizers, this methodical, user-friendly guide will help teachers examine and develop their knowledge and skills, so they can achieve that dynamic fusion of art and science that results in exceptional teaching and outstanding student achievement.Retail price $26.95
Randy OsofskyCharlesbridgeChildren are introduced to a variety of media and styles in American art of the 1700s and 1800s.Level W Retail price $15.95
DePaola, Tomie ; 30 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 20 / Guided Reading Level - M
"Brown, Marc ; 58 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M"
"Brown, Marc ; 61 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M"
"Brown, MarcLittle, BrownGuided Reading Level MWhen Arthur finds Sue ellen's lost diary at the library, he wonders whether or not to read it before he returns it to her."
"Brown, MarcLittle, BrownGuided Reading Level MGr 1-3-Thanks to D.W.'s indecision over a new pair of shoes, Arthur lands in row ZZZ to see a concert. His only hope of seeing his favorite rock stars up close is to be chosen as the lucky kid who gets to meet Binky at the concert."
"Hoban, Lillian ; 47 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = K"
"Hoban, Lillian ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = K"
"Hoban, Lillian ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = K"
"Hoban, LillianHarper Collins199164pp Guiding Readers and Writers Level K"
"Hoban, Lillian ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K"
R. Sarah RichardsonCharlesbridge The basic choices an artist makes are explored as children investigate how artists choose their style, subject, and medium.Level W Retail price $15.95
"Foster, LeilaHCL200132ppNonfictionPack your bags. We are on our way to Asia! Learn about the highest place on Earth, the lowest place on Earth, and the biggest country in the world. Turn the pages of this book to find out why the northern part of Russia is sometimes called a cold desert, how long it took to build the beautiful Taj Mahal in India, what makes the Dead Sea special.Guided reading level N"
"Yoder, CarolynHCL200332ppNonfictionAn overview of the history and daily lives of Indian people who immigrated to the United States. Guided reading level N"
"Flack, Marjorie ; 32 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 17 / Guided Reading Level - J / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = J"
"Norah Morgan and Juliana SaxtonStenhouse2006160ppAsking Better Questions explores the compelling role of questions in creating a powerful learning environment. Research tells us that the person who asks the question is the active learner, yet too many classrooms still revolve around teacher-generated questions. This revision of a classic teacher resource recognizes that it takes time and diligence to become an effective questioner.The book recognizes that ˘thinking÷ and ˘feeling÷ are the essential components of a classroom that respects and encourages questions. It is committed to helping teachers ask the appropriate question at the right moment, providing a variety of teaching stances, roles, and situations that will elevate language and encourage divergent thinking.Retail price $24.95"
"Edie L. HolcombCorwin Press2008232pp + CD-ROMTools for Collaboration and School ChangeThis updated edition of the bestseller on school reform focuses on collaboration at three crucial levels district, school, and classroom. Recognizing the power of multilevel support, reform expert Edie L. Holcomb provides a structure that helps teams of educators assess a situation, gather information, plan and implement change initiatives, evaluate progress, and sustain change. In easy-to-understand language, Asking the Right Questions, Third Edition, effectively highlights the issues that need to be addressed when implementing school improvement initiatives. Building on her highly successful framework, the author presents a new discussion on shaping practice, creating effective decision-making structures, and reviewing improvement plans. The new edition also includes
From simple policy changes to broad reform, this invaluable guide helps teachers, principals, and administrators work together to visualize and enact changes that improve student achievement.\r\nRetail price $38.95"
"Hillenbrand, WillHoliday House200432ppWhooo better than a baby barn owl to deliver a bird's-eye-view of the Nativity? While the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the animals sleep in the stable, Baby Owl and his mother are just waking up for their usual nighttime breakfast. As the feathered youngster inquires about ""that baby sleeping in the nest below,"" Mama's soothing answers provide a lilting, lullaby-like rendition of the first Christmas. Hillenbrand's (Down on the Farm) starry mixed-media night skies and a shadow-filled barn serve as backdrop for wide-eyed owls and the peaceful Holy Child. Perfect for Christmas Eve sharing with little ones."
"ellin KeeneShell200684pp + CDDeveloped by renowned author ellin Keene, Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies is an ideal tool for assessing students' reading comprehension. This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text. The book contains four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text. Each assessment is accompanied by a rubric that allows you to document students' thinking and then score and monitor their growth. Strategies assessed include
"Lipson and Wixson Pearson2009832 pp An Interactive ApproachOne of the most respected and well-known texts in the field, now in its fourth edition, Assessment & Instruction of Reading and Writing Difficulties continues to focus on reading and writing ability/disability from an interactive perspective, while still emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing learnerĂs difficulties in relation to the instructional context.\r\nExtensive, in-depth, and up-to-date treatment of current research and best practices make this text a 'must-have' addition to any teacher's library. The first section provides readers with a strong, comprehensive knowledge of reading/writing research and an introduction to an assessment-instruction process that is thoroughly examined in the second, third, and fourth sections of the text. In addition, chapters on word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension-composition, and ˘high-utility strategies÷ address the major components of literacy development.\r\nWhatĂs new in the fourth edition?\r\n * Detailed focus on assessment for an interactive approach to evaluating reading and writing difficulties\r\n * Increased attention is given to legislative changes and recent mandates, including Response to Intervention (RTI) (Chapters 1-6)\r\n * A new case study in Chapter 3 examines the problems a struggling adolescent reader encounters and the process for that student\r\n * A new case study of an English language learner is woven throughout the text highlighting assessment-instruction challenges related to vocabulary, prior knowledge, and comprehension\r\n * Substantial emphasis on language and literacy connections including phonological and orthographic aspects of reading and writing (both decoding and spelling) (Chapter 7)\r\n * Considerable attention is given to vocabulary, comprehension and composing, as well as decoding and fluency (Chapter 8).\r\n * Major ideas related to the Response to Intervention (RTI) are linked to the classroom (Chapter 11)\r\nAssessment & Instruction of Reading and Writing Difficulties Continues to Earn Praise Retail price $128.00"
Assessment and Evaluation classroom packages consists of 12 books etc. etc.
"Deborah WhiteScholastic2008208ppUsing Just-Right Assessments to Plan and Carry Out Effective Reading InstructionTo maximize the impact of your teaching, follow the assess-plan-teach model,-- teachers are told, yet they receive little support in putting this model into action.Finally, here is an indispensable guide that explains how to make every minute of primary reading instruction count¨starting with assessment. In clear and friendly language, reading specialist Deborah White explains how to choose and use assessment tools to pinpoint students' needs in comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary. White then shows how to use these results to plan effective instruction. She provides dozens of high-interest activities for building the targeted skills.Retail price $23.99"
"Popham, W. JamesPearson2006416ppWritten specifically for school administrators and those preparing to be school administrators, this easy-to-read book contains only what's needed by leaders in today's assessment-dominated world of educational accountability.The content of the text is unabashedly practical, addressed specifically to the assessment-related needs of today's school administrators. The real-world orientation of the book, based on the author's extensive and continuing work in the nation's public schools, makes the book attractive to those instructors who teach assessment courses taken by prospective school administrators. Students (and in-service school administators) will recognize immediately that this text is not loaded with dry, abstruse content about measurement and psychometric exotica. Readers will sense immediately that this book deals with the real-world measurement issues that today's educational leaders will most certainly encounter.0205424007Retail price $63.60"
"Rachel Brown-ChidseyGuilford2007382ppA Problem-Solving Approach Problem-solving-based assessment has been recognized as a cornerstone of improved educational outcomes for all children, yet until now no single resource has focused on the full range of problem-solving-based approaches. This book fills a crucial need by bringing together leaders in the field to review the state of the science and provide a handy primer on practice. Presented are a conceptual framework and up-to-date tools for identifying and remediating the many environmental factors that may contribute to academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Coverage includes problem-solving-based applications of such methods as interviews, observations, rating scales, curriculum-based measurement, functional behavioral assessment, and published tests. Retail price $28.00"
"Michael C. McKenna and Katherine A. Dougherty StahlGuilford2008290ppRegarded as the standard resource on reading assessment, this teacher guide and widely adopted text combines essential background knowledge with indispensable hands-on tools. The book provides a clear framework for planning, administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and for using the results to improve instruction. Practical, easy-to-understand examples illustrate effective ways to evaluate K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the core competencies that good readers need to master. More than two dozen reproducibles are featured. \r\n
New to this edition
"McKenna, Michael C.; Stahl, Steven A.Guilford2004280ppCombining essential background knowledge with hands-on tools, this practical resource and text provides a detailed roadmap for conducting multidimensional reading assessment. The authors' research expertise and extensive classroom experience are reflected on every page. Presented are effective ways to evaluate K-6 students' spelling, word recognition, fluency, comprehension, strategic knowledge, and more. Aided by lively case examples, preservice and inservice teachers and reading specialists learn to tailor assessment to the needs of each child and use results strategically to inform instruction. The concluding chapter offers useful information on preparing a reading clinic report. Special features of this accessible 8+"" x 11"" volume include numerous figures, tables, and sample assessment instruments, many with permission to photocopy.1572308672 Retail price $34.00*Sale* Hurry! This is an unbelievable price!"
"Sam Goldstein, Jack A. Naglieri, and Sally OzonoffGuilford2008404ppSignificant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders, but the field has lacked a single, comprehensive resource that assembles current best practices within a unified assessment framework. This authoritative book demonstrates how to craft a complete, scientifically grounded, and clinically useful portrait of a child's strengths and difficulties in social behavior, language and communication, intellectual functioning, motor skills, and other key areas of impairment and comorbidity. Leading experts illustrate ways in which school and clinical practitioners can integrate data from a variety of sources to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and inform the development of individualized interventions.Retailprice $45.00"
Laura RobbScholastic2009142pp100 Forms and Checklists for Identifying Students' Strengths and Needs So You Can Help Every Reader Improve
"Miller, HeatherHCL200224ppAn introduction to the equipment, clothing, daily activities, and other aspects of the job of an astronaut.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level I"
"Diane Willow Illustrator Laura JacquesCharlesbridgeFrom the tops of the tropical trees to the forest floor, you observe the interrelationships of the plants and animals which thrive at each level of the Amazonian rainforest. Spectacular color illustrations enhance an informative, entertaining text.Level N Retail price $6.95"
Bruce LarkinWIL20038ppReading Level Grade K
Bruce LarkinWil20038ppGuided Reading level AWatch as the animals all have fun at the water park.
Bruce LarkinWIL20028ppReading Level Grade K
Lowry, Lois ; 116 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = P
"Tames, RichardHCL200132ppNonfictionHow old was Rodin when he first began to draw? Where did Rodin get many of his ideas for sculptures? What is The Thinker? Read 'The Life and Work of Auguste Rodin' to answer these questions and more. Guided reading level N"
"Cushman, Doug ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = K"
"Elizabeth Fitzgerald HowardHoughton Mifflin199532ppJames Ransome(Illustrator)Sunday afternoons are special for Sarah and Susan because that's when they visit Aunt Flossie -- she has a memorable collection of hats, each with a special story.Example text used with the book Mentor Texts.Retail price $7.95"
"Fox, Mary VirginiaHCL200132ppNonfictionPack your bags. We are on our way to Australia! Learn about the largest coral reef in the world, birds that cannot fly, and the only country that is also a continent. Turn the pages of this book to find out which lake is the largest in Australia and also the lowest point on the continent, why children in the outback do not go to school the way you do, who aborigines are and how long they have lived in Australia. Guided reading level N"
"Bell, RachaelHCL199932ppNonfictionWhere can you find houses built underground? What is Uluru? What is the School of the Air? Learn answers to these questions and more when you read 'A Visit to Australia.' See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join in the celebrations. Find out what Australian children learn in school and what they might do when they are older. See if they play the same sports as you or wear the same kind of clothes. Learn a few words in an Aboriginal language! Guided reading level N"
Bell, RachaelHCL199932ppNonfictionWhere can you find houses built underground? What is Uluru? What is the School of the Air? Learn answers to these questions and more when you read 'A Visit to Australia.' See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join in the celebrations. Find out what Australian children learn in school and what they might do when they are older. See if they play the same sports as you or wear the same kind of clothes. Learn a few words in an Aboriginal language! Guided reading level N
"Stephen BagnatoGuilford2007313ppMeeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes principles and strategies for collecting information about children's everyday activities in the home, preschool, and community, which provides a valid basis for intervention planning and progress monitoring. Throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of enlisting parents as partners with practitioners and teachers in observation and team-based decision making. Special features of this well-organized, accessible volume include recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment tools and ""Best Practice Guidepoints"" in each chapter that distill key professional standards and practices. Retail price $40.00 1593854749"
"Bruce K. Shapiro,& Pasquale J. AccardoBrookes2008240pp Clinical Issues and InnovationsClinicians need the very latest research on all the hot-button topics related to autism¨both to work effectively with children and answer their families' most pressing questions. Autism Frontiers is the book no clinician should practice without it brings together the biggest names in autism research to examine today's most important medical and clinical issues.This much-needed professional reference gives clinicians in-depth, up-to-date, and readily applicable research and guidance on the topics they'll encounter most early diagnosis and intervention, language and social reciprocity, overlapping syndromes, complementary and alternative medicine, autism and epilepsy, parent advocacy, and more. Readers will also get
"Neisworth, John T. Wolfe, Pamela S.Brookes Publishing2005336pp 500+ entries for parents and professionals! The best A-Z reference available on autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental disorders, this comprehensive encyclopedia includes more than 500 terms, alphabetically listed and clearly described. Today's most respected autism experts have contributed essential terminology from various disciplines - including pediatrics, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, education, psychology, and psychiatry - to bring you reliable information on
"Laura J. HallPearson2009256ppIn her newest book, Laura J. Hall writes a theoretical, contemporary, and practical approach to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Throughout the text, this established author addresses the communication and social and relationship issues faced by individuals with autism spectrum disorders, presents educators with best practices and programs for increasing academic achievement, and guides her readers in identifying, placing, and instructing students through real-life classroom and family cases. The text introduces the strategies used to determine the cause of ASD, a step-by-step guide for assessment, the use of evidence-based practices to educate these individuals as mandated by the laws, and a thorough examination of the major theoretical perspectives. Unique to textbooks for the field, Hall also addresses families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, working collaboratively with all families, and building communities of practice. This exceptional resource will prepare practicing and future educators to succeed at implementing the best, most common and current evidence-based practices for teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.Special Features Include
"Susan Van ZileScholastic2001 In this unique resource, a teacher shares her hands-on activities for teaching students literary elements. Activities like Setting Pop-ups,Paper-chain Characters, Plot Mini-Book, and Theme in a bottle help students ""learn by doing"". The activities build on students' multiple intelligences, giving all students a chance to learn informationin the way they learn best. Includes reproducible student direction sheets and rubrics.0439163552 Retail price $11.95"
"McCracken, Robert and Marlene ; 14 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 3 / Guided Reading Level - C"
"Iza TrapaniCharlesbridge In the latest addition to Iza Trapani's nursery rhyme collection, a group of barnyard animals find out the true meaning of friendship.Level GRetail Price $7.95"
"King-Smith, Dick ; 118 pp. / Guided Reading Level - R / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Q"
Bruce LarkinWil20028ppGuided Reading level BMeet babies of every variety in this level B book.
Eve Bunting Illustrator Judy LoveCharlesbridgeMs. Brindle Cow has had a baby, and Chipmunk, Rabbit, Turtle, Pig, and Duck are on their way to celebrate, each bringing a gift for the special occasion. But it's Brindle Cow who has a surprise for her friends. She's given birth to twins!Level M Retail price $15.95
Hoban, Russell196428ppGuided Reading Level K/L With the new addition to the family, no one pays much attention to Frances anymore. At least that's the way it seems to her. So Frances decides to run away. Not too far, though-just far enough so she can hear how much she'll be missed, even by baby Gloria!
"Robinson, Anne and Hall, Nigel ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - J"
"Anna Haadell Celenza Illustrator JoAnn E. KitchelCharlesbridgeJohann Sebastian Bach encourages Count Keyserlingk to take in a talented young orphan named Johann Gottlieb Goldberg. The Count is an insomniac, but hearing Goldberg play the harpsichord soothes him. Soon the Count challenges Goldberg to combine all the music he's learned and throw in a riddle. Under Bach's tutelage, Goldberg successfully plays a difficult piece that becomes known as Goldberg Variations.Level V Retail price $19.95"
Cindy Guinn, Karen SimmonsMaupin House2004178ppJoin the magical Bag Ladies as they return with another creative "bag" full of ideas that transform your K-6 classroom into a fun-tastic learning zone! Created for teachers, by teachers, this resource is fun and easy to use. Everyday items like grocery bags, cereal boxes, and buttons become raw materials for teaching tools that enhance your standards-based curriculum. As usual, The Bag Ladies include step-by-step instructions, blackline masters, and photographs for more than 60 kid-tested projects. Especially targeted to social studies and science units, these stimulating, hands-on projects work equally well as study guides or grade-appropriate assessment tools. The Bag Ladies, also known as Karen Simmons and Cindy Guinn, are teachers and national speakers who present make-and-take thematic unit workshops for K-6 teachers.
"Caroline A. ColemanCreative Teaching Press2001128pp What are the components of a balanced literacy program? How do I incorporate all of them into the school day? What types of activities should I do with my class? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in this book. Here's an overview of the literacy components Guided Reading and Writing; Independent Reading and Writing; Modeled Reading and Writing; Shared Reading and Writing; Interactive Writing. Then you'll discover manageable ways to implement these components using Literature Circles; Reader's and Writer's Workshop; Literacy Centers. This invaluable resource will help you assess students' needs, customize an appropriate language arts program, and , most importantly, help you bring balance to your literacy program.1574717014 CTP332 Retail price $15.99"
"Dr. Margaret AllenCreative Teaching Press2002128ppWhat are the componets of a balanced literacy program? How do I incorporate all of them into the school day? What types of activities should I do with my class? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in Balancing Literacy K-2. This comprehensive resource features an overview of each literacy component Guided reading and writing; Independent reading and writing; Modeled reading and writing; Shared reading and writing; Interactive writing Then you'll discover manageable ways to implement these components using Daily news; Morning message; Story circles; Literacy centers This invaluable resource will help you assess children's needs, customize an appropriate language arts program, and most importantly, help you bring balance to your literacy program.CTP3369 157471838X Retail price $15.99"
Binns, Tristan BoyerHCL200132ppWhy does the eagle on the Great Seal hold arrows and an olive branch? Which bird was first suggested for the Great Seal? What do eagle feathers stand for? Find the answers to these questions and more when you read 'The Bald Eagle'. Guided Reading Level K
"Spilsbury, LouiseHCL200332ppWhere do we get bananas from? How do bananas grow? Why are bananas good for you? Discover the answers to all of these questions when you read Bananas. Find out where bananas are grown and what happens to them on their way from the farm to your table. You'll also learn why bananas are good for you and how to make a healthy banana milkshake.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading level M."
"Hall, MargaretHCL200032ppHave you ever wondered what a bank does with all the money people keep there? Have you ever seen inside a bank vault? This book looks at the history of banks and how they help people take care of their money. Open the pages of this book to learn how people pay for things without using cash, why it is a good idea to keep money in a bank, what an ATM is and how one works.Guided Reading level O"
"Hoban, RussellHarper Collins197864ppYoung readers familiar with the little badger can read this story without the help of an adult. Frances's friend Thelma tricks Frances into buying her plastic tea set, instead of the pretty china one that Frances has been saving for - and no backsies. Frances comes up with a clever scheme to hold her end of the bargain and still get the tea set she wants.Guided Reading level K."
"Whitehouse, PatriciaHCL200224ppDescribes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of barn owls.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level H"
"Linda Oatman HighBoyds Mills199932ppTed Lewin(Illustrator)The barn is old. The boards are beaten. A hundred years of wind and rain have taken its toll. When you step inside, you can smell the hay and horses. It's a beautiful place, this barn, in its rugged way. But now it's time for the barn to come down. Fortunately, the barn will not be crushed by the blade of a bulldozer. It will be dismantled slowly, piece by piece, by the barn savers. The barn savers, a father and son, take care to save everything, the joists, the rafters, the flooring, the roofing. In this way the old barn will never be gone. Somewhere parts of it may live for another hundred years. This is the hope of the barn savers. Linda Oatman High's story quietly celebrates something beautiful and something old, as a father and son bring down a barn with hard work and respect. Ted Lewin's dramatic illustrations pay homage to the old barn in all its gray and weathered glory.Example text used with the book Mentor Texts.Retail price $15.95"
"Schaefer, Lola M.HCL200224ppCan you find these in the book? plankton, feeding legs. Learn what barnacles look and feel like, where they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level L."
"Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 8 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 4"
Callella, Fries, Jordano, Keeler ; 8 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 12
"Hoff, Syd ; 32 pp. / Guided Reading Level - I"
"Hill, Sandi ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 12"
"Barry LaneDiscover Writing PressNEW! DVD format + Reviser's Toolbox300ppStudent Lessons in Revision\r\nwith Barry Lane for the classrooms 3-8 LET BARRY LANE OUT OF THE BOX AND TEACH MINI-LESSONS IN REVISION DIRECTLY TO YOUR STUDENTSRevision is not the act of fixing your mistakes or redoing a draft. Real revision involves re-thinking and re-seeing a piece of writing using the special tools of a writerĂs craft to improve your work. Barry LaneĂs writing workshops and residences and books have helped thousands of children in all 50 states learn to improve their writing with joy and confidence.
Now you can bring Barry Lane into your class with this DVD which incorporates all 4 videos originally offered as a set, and which teaches key concepts of craft to transform both writing and your studentĂs attitude toward revision. But thatĂs not all. You also get a free copy of BarryĂs best selling ReviserĂs Toolbox ($27 value) with an index that tells of pages which support each lesson. Let Barry out of the box and into your classroom.
Lane, BarryDiscover Writing PressAudio tape8 original songsBarry started revising and performing fairy tales ten years ago and this cd/tape contains his greatest hits. Teachers of all grades use them in conjunction with fractured fairy tale literature to explore what fun can happen when you take a different point of view. Some of the favorite songs among children are the Three Little Pigs from Mr. Wolf, Cinderella after the divorce from the Fairy God motherĂs point of view, Jack and the Beanstalk told from the GiantĂs psychologistĂs point of view and the Frog Prince with a mid-life crisis.*Sale* Audio Tape is 70% off retail price Hurry! Supplies are limited
Lane, Barry:Discover Writing Press8 songsBarry started revising and performing fairy tales ten years ago and this cd/tape contains his greatest hits. Teachers of all grades use them in conjunction with fractured fairy tale literature to explore what fun can happen when you take a different point of view. Some of the favorite songs among children are the Three Little Pigs from Mr. Wolf, Cinderella after the divorce from the Fairy God motherĂs point of view, Jack and the Beanstalk told from the GiantĂs psychologistĂs point of view and the Frog Prince with a mid-life crisis.Retail price $15.00"
Barbara Barbieri McGrath Illustrator Brian ShawCharelsbridgeStep up to the plate with this counting book about America's favorite pastime. The Baseball Counting Book is spring training for little sluggers. The count is zero to zero when the ump calls, "Play ball!" Nine innings later we've counted balls, strikes, players, fans, and more, all the way to twenty. No one strikes out with these fun rhymes. Little leaguers will find themselves counting their way through practice and pointing out all the new things they've learned about this great game when they watch the pro's on TV or at the parks. Early readers will hit a home run with this charming counting book.Level K Retail price $7.95
"Huaditz, Johanna ; 128 pp. / Guided Reading Level - O"
"Soto, Gary ; 111 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = U"
"Gutelle, Andrew ; 48 pp. / Guided Reading Level - P / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = O"
"Kramer, S.A. ; 48 pp. / Guided Reading Level - P / Guided Reading Level 3-6 ** Title is out of print, call for stock availability**"
Donald GravesBoyds Mills19680ppPaul Birling(Illustrator)The author takes an unsentimental look at his childhood in this collection of poems for young people.Example text used with the book Mentor Texts.Retail price $9.95
"Johns, Jerry L.Kendall Hunt2005610pp PRE-PRIMER THROUGH GRadE TWELVE AND EARLY LITERACY ASSESSMENTSBasic Reading Inventory Pre-Primer Through Grade Twelve & Early Literacy Assessments, Ninth Edition, by Jerry L. Johns, contains individually administered informal reading tests (six forms) used by classroom teachers, students in preservice education, teachers taking introductory and advanced reading courses, reading specialists, Title I teachers, learning disability teachers, tutors, teacher aides, school psychologists, and school systems that offer inservice work in reading assessment.Features - Each book contains a multimedia CD-ROM with video clips demonstrating administration of a reading inventory. The reproducible Record Booklets are included on the CD-ROM to be printed as needed - Form E contains new graded passages ranging from the beginning stages of reading through grade 8 - Informal miscue tally for each passage 0757518427"
"Betty SchultzeStenhouse2008128ppHow to Teach All the Skills Beginning Writers Need...This practical book offers effective and creative activities that help young students master the skills they need to grow as writers. Among the topics discussed, the book thoroughly explores the important beginning steps, such as
"Whitehouse, Patricia 200224ppDescribes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of bats.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level H"
"Maya Ajmera, John D. IvankoCharlesbridgeAround the world, children live in community with others, sharing homes, resources, and experiences with their neighbors. Through vivid photographs and heart-warming text, this book celebrates what it means to be a neighbor the whole world over.Level N Retail price $6.95"
"Bruce LarkinWil20038ppGuided Reading level ATake a trip to the beach with this fun, kid friendly book."
"Sneed B. Collard III Illustrator Robin BrickmanCharlesbridgeLearn about several different birds, and how their beaks are uniquely styled to help them survive. Level T Retail price $6.95"
"Royston, AngelaHCL199832ppWhat is the first thing that happens when you plant a bean seed? Why do bean have flowers? How are new beans made? This book provides an introduction to the life cycle of a bean from the time it is first planted until, four months later, it has grown as tall as an adult person\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading level M."
"Byars, Betsy ; 63 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"Ann McCallum Illustrator James BalkovekCharlesbridgeWhen Jack climbs the beanstalk, he meets Ray, the giant's son. Jack and Ray become friends, accepting their size differences without hesitation. Through measurement and diagrams, the boys figure out how to make adjustments to their favorite games to accommodate the difference in their size.Level M Retail price $6.95"
Bruce LarkinWil20028ppGuided Reading level ALearn your shapes through this engaging book.
Bruce LarkinWil20038ppGuided Reading level ABear must be hungry! He draws all sorts of foods.
"Asch, Frank ; 28 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - J / Reading Recovery Level 3-6 = J"
Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 8 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 3
McLeod, Emilie Warren ; 31 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 16 / Guided Reading Level - I
McPhail, David ; 32 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 13
"Robinson, ClaireHCL199824ppDo bears have good memories? Why do bears stand up? What do bears eat in winter? 'Bears' describes how bears in the wild hunt, eat, and take care of their young. Each book in the series explores where animals live, what their homes are like, what dangers they face everyday, what makes the animals special. Guided Reading Level K"
"Berenstain, Jan and Stan ; 30 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 5 / Guided Reading Level - D"
Dalgliesh, Alice ; 58 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M
Berenstain, Jan and Stan ; 59 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 20
Berenstain, Jan and Stan ; 63 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 20
Connelly, Luella ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 3
Giff, Patricia Reilly ; 73 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M
Giff, Patricia Reilly ; 76 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M
"Stone, Rosetta ; 38 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 15 / Guided Reading Level - I"
Karen Jo Shapiro Illustrator Matt FaulknerCharlesbridgeTwenty-six poems with hilarious illustrations will entertain children. Each poem has its inspiration in classic English and American literature.Level L Retail price $7.95
"Nagin, Carl; National Writing ProjectJossey Bass2006112ppThis updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and ell, technology, and the writing process. 0787980676 Retail Price $19.95"
"Allen,Jennifer; Foreword by Karen Szymusiak and Franki SibbersonStenhouse2006152ppBecoming a Literacy Leader chronicles the work of Jennifer Allen, an elementary teacher who moved to a new school and a new job as a literacy specialist, and found herself tackling everything from teacher study groups to state-mandated assessment plans. The book is rooted in Jennifer's belief that teachers know what they need when it comes to professional development in literacy, and the best literacy leaders are those who listen to and respect the educators in their midst. Grounded in research but thoroughly practical, Jennifer shares advice onorganizing a literacy room with resources for classroom teachers, including book lists, bins of children's books tied to craft and strategy lessons, bulletin board ideas, and files with instructional materials; developing intervention classrooms for struggling readers and writers built on collaboration between teachers and literacy specialists; setting up assessment notebooks for teachers, and preparing new and veteran teachers for student assessments across grades; creating model programs for dealing with schoolwide problems like reading fluency, and then moving from the pilot to implementation in many classrooms; coaching new and veteran teachers in the latest literacy practices, without taking on the role of expert; analyzing and using books, videos and journals in professional development programs; infusing routine staff meetings with discussions of new literacy curricula; leading teacher study groups using a variety of formats; finding and budgeting money for professional development programs in literacy; protecting time and scheduling priorities, to ensure the literacy specialist position doesn't become a ˘catch-all÷ for the random needs of teachers or administrators. At a time when all administrators are urged to be literacy leaders, this insider's view helps to define what leadership looks like and shows how to create an environment that fosters professional development. Jennifer Allen shares the balance leaders struggle with, as they strive to support and honor the fine practices of teachers, even as they nudge colleagues to improve their literacy instruction. Ultimately, Becoming a Literacy Leader is a hopeful book, an optimistic and realistic portrait of life in schools among teachers committed to doing their jobs well.1571104194 Retail price$18.00"
"Fay, Kathleen; Whaley, SuzanneStenhouse2004224pp\r\nMore and more classrooms across the country are filled with children who speak languages other than English. In these diverse classrooms, many teachers struggle with how to create reading and writing instruction that is appropriate for their ell. In Becoming One Community, Kathleen Fay and Suzanne Whaley provide expert guidance on helping students who are just learning English develop their voice and skills within reading and writing workshops.¨JoAnn Portalupi\r\nWritten for the general classroom teacher whose class includes ell (ells), as well as for ell teachers working in general classrooms, this book portrays ell students in grades 3ű6 who learn essential reading and writing skills and are full members of the classroom community. Throughout the book, Kathleen and Suzanne emphasize the importance of talk. By talking during science workshop, after read-aloud, or when sharing an idea with a partner, ells use language authentically and, in using it, become more adept speakers, readers and writers of English. \r\nIncluded are \r\nclassroom scenes with dialogue in whole-class and small-group settings; \r\nauthentic one-on-one conferences with readers and writers at varying levels of English language proficiency; \r\nreflection by the teachers before, during, and after teaching; \r\nscenarios from inclusive classrooms and descriptions of teachersĂ decisions which enable them to be successful learning environments. \r\nThis is not a quick how-to guide. Becoming One Community provides many practical examples of diverse classrooms at work and embeds theory on English-language development throughout. It gives teachers a repertoire of ideas to meet the needs of ell students in their classroom but ultimately trusts in the teacherĂs own skills to best know their students and appreciate their innate intelligence 1571103686 Retail price $18.50"
"Charlene Klassen EndrizziNCTE2008245ppBecoming Teammates Teachers and Families as Literacy Partners offers a bold new look at how teachers and families can work together to build family-school relationships that value and respect each otherĂs perspectives on literacy. Featuring the voices of parents, teachers, graduate students, and preservice teachers, Charlene Klassen EndrizziĂs book explores how families and educators can combine their resources to become essential teammates and partners in childrenĂs literacy development. Endrizzi recognizes that family-school partnerships are a complex undertaking and offers suggestions for three phases of implementation.
Jan BargerCharlesbridge Nelly has her own special way to get ready for bed. With all those goodnights to say, will she ever get to sleep?Level GRetail price $14.95
Jerry Pallotta Illustrator David BiedrzyckiCharlesbridgeJerry Pallotta's 20th alphabet book explores beetles from A to Z and is bursting with facts and humor.Level N Retail price $7.95
"Cleary, Beverly ; 159 pp. / Guided Reading Level - O / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = O"
"Cathy Puett MillerMaupin HouseTeaching Language and Literacy Development Through Conversations, Interactive Read=Alouds, and Listening GamesJUST ANNOUNCED!\r\n\r\nBefore They Read is the winner of the 2010 Association of Educational Publishers\r\nDistinguished Achievement Award in the Guided Reading category!\r\n\r\nPreschool and kindergarten educators know that strong oral language skills must be in place before children can learn to read. In Before They Read Teaching Language and Literacy Development through Conversations, Interactive Read-alouds, and Listening Games, Cathy Puett Miller helps educators teach those early literacy skills with engaging games and activities that are based on her three big ideas for early literacy development great conversations, good listening skills, and interactive read-alouds.\r\n\r\nDeveloped from Miller's successful work with families and early childhood educators around the country, Before They Read makes it easy to help every child move through the stages of literacy development at their own pace. Early childhood educators learn how to\r\n\r\n
"Kathleen Feeney JonsonCorwin Press2008256pp How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed A skilled mentor can make a major difference in helping novice teachers succeed and thrive during that all-important first year. This updated edition of the best-selling book, Being an Effective Mentor strengthens practicing mentors' skills with updated strategies to help protTgTs develop confidence and expertise as teachers. \r\nEducator and mentoring expert Kathleen Feeney Jonson identifies the skills and experiences that nurture beginning teachers and provides specific, research-based techniques for mentors, such as demonstration teaching, positive observation and feedback, informal communication, role modeling, and providing direct assistance. Readers will find guidance for using reflections to promote discovery, an action plan for professional development, and month-by-month mentoring activities for building productive mentor/mentee relationships and promoting best teaching practices.This second edition demonstrates how to help new instructors improve instructional, interpersonal, and coping skills; examines the components of successful mentoring initiatives; and offers new information on
"Royston, AngelaHCL200332ppThis book looks at the difference between bendy and rigid objects, and how bendy and rigid objects can be useful in everyday life. Topics covered include paper and cardboard, thick and thin, bending and breaking, wood that can bend, brittle materials. Guided Reading Level L."
"Theodorou, RodHCL200132ppLearn why Bengal tigers are endangered, where they live, how many there are, and what people are doing to save them. See tigers in their habitat, and learn what they eat, how they treat their babies, and how they hide when they hunt. Guided Reading level M."
"Simon, Shirley ; 15 pp. / Reading Recovery - 8 / Guided Reading Level - E"
"Berenstain, Stan and Jan198732ppGuided Reading Level M/Reading Recovery Level 20"
"Brett, Jan ; 30 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M"
Eastman, P.D. ; 64 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - J
"Randi StoneCoadin2009176ppWhat Award-Winning Classrooms Teachers Do\r\nWith 40 classroom-tested strategies, this book offers firsthand accounts from award-winning teachers who share their outstanding strategies for teaching reading to elementary and secondary learners with diverse learning styles and abilities.These best practices help teachers build students' decoding and vocabulary skills while developing their comprehension and motivation for reading. Retail price $25.95"
"Randi StoneCorwin Press2008120ppJoin Randi Stone as she visits the classrooms of award-winning teachers to observe their tried-and-true best practices for teaching social studies to elementary, middle school, and high school learners. Explore inquiry-based strategies for building student confidence and achievement as teachers demonstrate how students do oral histories, design individualized research projects, learn about geography and cultural diversity, become pro-active citizens who engage in service to their communities, engage in debates and Socratic dialogue, and much more. Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies is packed with lessons that work and ideas that will expand the instructional repertoires of new and veteran teachers. Retail price $20.95"
"Sarah LonghiScholastic200648ppHelp students build background knowledge, synthesize information, and increase their overall understanding of social studies topics with this collection of 20 highly motivating, reproducible graphic organizers. Mini-lessons help teachers introduce each organizer and provide directions for use. Also includes student samples that model how to use the organizers.Retail price $10.99"
"Judith Bauer StamperScholastic200648ppHelp students make concrete, visual connections between words and their meanings with this collection of 20 highly motivating, reproducible graphic organizers. Mini-lessons help teachers introduce each organizer and provide directions for use. Also includes student samples that model how to use the organizers.Retail price $10.99"
"Kathleen A. Hinchman, Donna E. Alvermann, Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas, Heather K. Sheridan-ThomasGuilford2008380ppCovering everything from day-to-day learning activities to schoolwide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5ű12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media; integrating literacy instruction with science, social studies, and math; and teaching ell and struggling readers. Vivid case studies, thoughtful discussion questions and activities in each chapter, and detailed ideas for program and lesson planning make this an indispensable classroom resource and professional development tool.Retail price $35.00 "
"Steve Graham,Charles A. MacArthur, Jill FitzgeraldGuilford2007344ppHighly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.Retail price $35.00"
Chardiet, Bernice and Maccarone, Grace ; 29 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = O
Caudill, Rebecca ; 56 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L
"DOUGLAS FISHER, NANCY FREYASCD2008155pp A Framework for the Gradual Release of ResponsibilityAll teachers want their students to become independent learners, but even motivated students are reluctant to take responsibility for their own learning. So what every teacher needs is this bookĂs tried-and-true method for gradually enabling students to take on more of the ˘work÷ of classroom learning. Two experienced teachers describe a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases
"V. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Nell Duke, Annie MosesScholastic2007208ppA Parent's Guide to Promoting Reading, Writing, and Other Literacy Skills from Birth to 5While most parents understand the importance of promoting literacy in their young children, they often aren't sure how to do it. This book provides guidance. Taking a ""literacy-throughout-the-day"" approach, the authors organize the book around spaces in the home-the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and so forth-and suggest fun, stimulating activities for building children's reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in those spaces. Filled with tips, photos, milestones to watch for, and great ideas to try today, Beyond Bedtime Stories is essential reading.0439892317 Retail price $19.99"
"Karen Szymusiak, Franki Sibberson, and Lisa KochStenhouse2008240pp Supporting Early and Transitional Readers in Grades K-5In the first edition of Beyond ad, Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak, offered a much-needed perspective on moving transitional readers from the basic supports of leveling to independent book selection. Seven years later, drawing on their continued research and expanding roles as authors and literacy consultants, Franki and Karen, along with colleague Lisa Koch, present a new updated and expanded edition of this ""useful and eye-opening book."" In Beyond ad, Second Edition the authors provide even more resources to help teachers understand and meet the needs of transitional readers. The key topic of series books has been revised and enlarged, with charts outlining new series with the challenges they pose and supports readers need. New lessons have been added, and most chapters now include a related article from a literacy expert. Some of the contributors include Kathy Collins, Larry Swartz, and Mary Lee Hahn.The book also features an entirely new section covering grades K-1, that explores the uses and limitations of leveled texts in primary reading instruction. Among the highlights of this new section are ideas for how to organize your classroom library and a list of great books to use alongside leveled text in supporting new readers.Packed with examples of classroom instruction, sample mini-lessons, strategies for small-group instruction, assessment techniques, and student work, this new edition expands what was once a great little book that filled a gap for teachers in intermediate grades into an essential resource for independent reading instruction from grades K-5.Retail price $19.50"
Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin Puffin210ppGuided Reading Level/OKidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling giants.
Coerr, Eleanor ; 62 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K
"Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano Illustrator Michael CarrollCharlesbridgeBillions of years ago, everything in the universe was crunched up into a tiny speck that was smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. How did this little speck become the universe we know today? Playful verse and clear prose tell the story of the beginning of our universe.Level O Retail price $6.95"
"Shelley Gill Illustrator Ann BarrowCharlesbridgeKye's thoughts and dreams are full of whales and whale facts. But Kye wants more than just facts, she wants her dream to swim with a blue whale. With her mother's help, she just might get her wish.Level N Retail price $7.95"
Linda RossScholastic2007176ppABC's & 123's Grades PreK-1Here are dozens and dozens of literacy-building pocket chart poems and lessons to teach and reinforce the alphabet and the numbers 1 to 30, and to build phonemic awareness, phonics, and decoding skills. Simply copy the rhyming poems onto sentence strips and reproduce the picture cards for lively, interactive activities that are perfect for shared reading, circle time, or any time!0439513855 Retail price $19.99
"Ohanesian, Diane C. Scholastic2006144ppActivities, Ideas & Strategies That Meet the Standards, Build Early Skills & Prepare Children for Kindergarten In this treasury of learning center activities, teachers will find delightful ideas and projects that integrate almost every aspect of the curriculum into each center. Fresh and engaging activities develop skills in a variety of areas¨blocks, literacy, science, dramatic play, art, and more. Create learning center magic in the classroom each and every day.0439569206 Retail price$17.99"
"Michael GravoisScholastic2007160ppDozens of Engaging Activities, Graphic Organizers, and Other Reproducibles to Use Before, During, and After ReadingTurn to this resource all year long for engaging reading response activities that deepen comprehension and increase motivation! Includes graphic organizers, collaborative bulletin boards, dramatic activities, and hands-on projects for responding to fiction and nonfiction. A great supplement to any independent reading program!Retail price $17.99"
Shelley Gill, Deborah Tobola Illustrator Grace LinCharelsbridgeA raise in allowance gives a young girl a whole dollar to spend, but what should she buy? Ten gummy bears? A funny stuffed bunny? The choices are oveadhelming, and the shopkeepers are eager to relieve the narrator of her cash. After solving money math problems, the narrator learns that the power of money can lie in preserving its many possibilities.Level N Retail price $6.95
Lynn GordonScholastic2009240pp 200 Reproducible Flipbooks That Target the Phonics & Word Study Skills Every Primary Student Needs to Know Build word-decoding skills with this comprehensive collection of reproducible flipbooks that reinforces sound-blending, word families, vowel combinations, initial and final consonant blends, digraphs, prefixes, suffixes, and more. Extension activities, assessments, and dictation exercises are also included to make this the perfect supplement to your reading instruction. A great resource for teachers of beginning and struggling readers, English-language learners, and students who need an extra boost in word-building skills!\r\nRetail price $23.99 Available January 2009
Eastman P.D. ; 28 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 15 / Guided Reading Level - I
"Chambers, CatherineHCL200232ppWhat is a big freeze? How do farmers keep big freezes from damaging their crops? How can you keep warm in a big freeze? Explore the world of 'Wild Weather' to find out! This book looks at extremes of cold weather. You will find out where and how freezing conditions happen and the impact they have on people around the world. How do people cope when it gets to cold? Guided Reading Level L."
"Artell, Mike ; 8 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 4"
"Platt, KinHarper Collins199864ppBig Max, the world's greatest detective, helps a king find his missing elephant.Guided Reading level J."
Buck, Pearl S. ; 57 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Q
Wallace, Bill ; 148 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = V
"Berenstain, Stan & JanRandom House200364ppThe story is brief and funny. The words are few and easy, and have a happy rhythm. The pictures are clear and colorful clues to the text. Enjoy another book about the antics of the Berenstain Bears. 40th anniversary"
Berenstain, Stan & JanRandom House200364ppThe story is brief and funny. The words are few and easy, and have a happy rhythm. The pictures are clear and colorful clues to the text. Enjoy another book about the antics of the Berenstain Bears. 40th anniversary
Jerry Pallotta, Illustrator Edger StewartCharlesbridgeQuick! Can you think of a bird whose name begins with X? Jerry Pallotta found one, and also birds for Q and Z and all the other letters of the alphabet.Level M Retail price $6.95
"Theodorou, RodHCL200032ppWhy do birds build nests? Do all birds have beaks? What is an egg tooth? Read this book and learn the answers to these questions and more. Discover which birds cannot fly. See which bird makes a nest from cobwebs and moss. See where a cuckoo bird lays her eggs. Guided Reading level M."
"Caroline Arnold Illustrator Patricia J. WynneCharlesbridgeReaders will learn the mechanics of bird flight. Taking off, flapping, hovering, gliding, steering, and landing are introduced and clearly illustrated.Level P Retail price $6.95"
"Hoban, RussellHarper Collins197632ppFrances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her coveted gift. Guided Reading level K."
Hoban, RussellHarper Collins197632ppFrances is jealous of her sister's birthday, but birthday spirit moves her to reluctantly give her coveted gift. Guided Reading level K.
Henkes, KevinHarper152ppGuided Reading Level/VBenjamin Hunter gets two things for his twelfth birthday a freshly renovated room in the attic from his parents and a letter from his uncle, Ian, whom he hasn't seen in nearly ten years. Ben is lukewarm about the room . . . but the letter! It's an invitation to visit, and Ben has an unexplainable urge to see-and know-this man who's been estranged from the family for so long. That is, if Ben's mother can let go of an old grudge long enough to let him have his wish...Beloved author Kevin Henkes delivers a stirring novel about a family ready to give and to heal-and to give again.
"Purkis, Sallie ; 16 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K ** Title is out of print. Call for availability**"
"Cowhey, Mary; Foreword by Nieto, SoniaStenhouse2006160ppThinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary GradesWhat would a classroom look like if understanding and respecting differences in race, culture, beliefs, and opinions were at its heart? Welcome to Mary Cowhey's Peace Class in Northampton, MA, where first and second graders view the entire curriculum through the framework of understanding the world, and trying to do their part to make it a better place. Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world. If you were inspired to become a teacher because you wanted to change the world, and instead find yourself limited by teach-to-the-test pressures, this is the book that will make you think hard about how you spend your time with students. It offers no easy answers, just a wealth of insight into the challenges of helping students think critically about the world, and starting points for conversations about diversity and controversy in your classroom, as well as in the larger community.1571104186Retail price $18.00"
"Spilsbury, RichardHCL200448ppWhere do over 80 percent of black rhinos live? What is a midden and why do rhinos make them? How many horns does a black rhino have? In Black Rhino, you will find answers to these questions as you learn why this powerful animal needs a lot of help from concerned people so that it does not disappear from this Earth. From 24-hour guards to relocating these 1-ton animals, conservationists have had to work hard to save the remaining rhinos. As you learn about their long breeding cycle and why some people value their horns, you will better understand how much work still needs to be done. Guided Reading Level K."
Farley, Walter ; 187 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = T
"Jukes, Mavis ; 58 pp. / Guided Reading Level - N / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = N"
"Gary Bloom, Claire Castagna, ellen Moir, Betsy WarrenCorwin Press2005168ppSkills and Strategies to Support Principal Development Support new and veteran principals through coaching-based professional development!Research shows conclusively that principals and other school leaders are essential to school improvement, and that these individuals benefit from the intensive, contextualized support that a coach or mentor can provide. But how does a coach support a school leader in mastering the professional and emotional challenges of school leadership for a meaningful and positive impact on students? This book, grounded in research and theory, provides readers with practical skills and strategies for leadership coaching explicitly tied to the needs of principals and other school leaders. It makes sense of the often contradictory literature on coaching by promoting a new approach, that of ""Blended Coaching."" This model-based on more than 15 years of fieldwork at the renowned New Teacher Center, University of California, Santa Cruz-recognizes that effective coaches move between facilitative and instructional approaches in their practice, and has made a meaningful difference in dozens of school districts nationwide. Designed for individuals and institutions charged with improving principal retention, teacher satisfaction, and student achievement, this is an indispensable resource.0761939776 Retail price $27.95"
"Chambers, CatherineHCL200232ppWhat is a snowdrift? How do people clear snow from the road after a blizzard? How are blizzards different from other snowstorms? Explore the world of 'Wild Weather' to find out! This book looks at what happens when heavy snow and strong winds come together. You will find out where and how blizzards happen. How do people cope when roads are blocked by ice and snow, and houses are buried under snowdrifts? Guided Reading Level L."
Drew, Rosa ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 11
"Jane Bell KiesterMaupin House2006224ppFour Steps to Better Scores for Teachers of All LevelsThe Same Classic You Love ű Now Expanded and Updated for 2006 Test Requirements!In just four easy steps, Jane Bell Kiester gives you all the tools you need to teach your students how to respond to any fiction or non-fiction prompt with superior and creative writing that incorporates solid writing-craft principles. The expanded Third Edition allows you to simplify the planning process for writing with several graphic organizers; \r\nhelp students use and retain vivid vocabulary with entertaining, classroom-proven activities; \r\nencourage and explicitly teach strategies that foster well-organized and elaborated writing that reveals the writerĂs voice; \r\nteach students how to recognize genre¨a difficult skill for many students to master on assessments¨with twenty passages from familiar and beloved childrenĂs fiction and non-fiction literature; \r\nprovide students with practice in all genres with more than 200 practice prompts, plus the newest test addition¨quote analysis; \r\nassess writing quickly and confidently using the ninety reproducible, student-written responses to descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive writing prompts that include rubrics and teacher notes; and \r\nconform to your stateĂs scoring system using either holistic or domain scoring (explanations provided with the student samples).Retail price $27.950929895932"
"Blume, Judy ; Guided Reading 3-6 Level - T"
Rinaldi, Ann ; 272 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = X
"Andrew, Moira ; 24 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 14 / Guided Reading Level - G"
"Theodorou, RodHCL200132ppLearn why blue whales are endangered, where they live, how many there are, and what people are doing to save them. See blue whales in their habitat, and learn what they eat, how they treat their babies, and how whales communicate. Guided Reading Level L."
"McCloskey, Robert ; 51 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M"
"Jerry Pallotta Illustrator David BiedrzyckiCharlesbridgeJerry Pallotta's newest alphabet book features boast and ships, complete with basic nautical terms as well as more challenging topics, such as the workings of a steam engine.Level O Retail price $7.95"
"Rockwell, Anne ; 22 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 11 / Guided Reading Level - G"
"Oxlade, ChrisHCL200132ppWhat is the difference between a boat and a ship? How do you steer a boat? What kind of ship carries planes? 'Transportation Around the World' series shows you the different forms of transportation used in countries around the world. Each book tells you what the form of transportation is, how it works, and where it is used. This book looks at boats and ships that are used for travel, work, and fun. In Venice, Italy, people use boats as taxis, because the streets are water. A hydrofoil boat does not float on water. Instead, it floats on air above the water. An aircraft carrier is like a floating runway where planes can land. Guided Reading level M."
Donald M. Silver, Patricia J. WynneScholastic2008128ppEasy-to-make Hands-On Models That TeachA revised version of the original "Body Book" - with a new ISBN and completely updated resource list!\r\nEasy-to-make manipulatives help students understand the inner workings of the human body. Reproducible patterns and easy step-by-step instructions help students construct bone and stomach books, a spinal column out of cardboard and string, paper models of the major organs and systems of the human body, and more! Includes background information, facts about drugs, nicotine, and alcohol, plus an updated resource list. Retail price $18.99
Cooper, SusanAladdin198ppGuided Reading Level/UAfter visiting the castle in Scotland which her family has inherited and returning home to Canada, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.
"Cole, Joanna ; 43 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K"
Gross, Ruth BelovScholastic38ppGuided Reading Level MLearn alot about your bones while having fun! Full color illustrations.
"Send books home with students and get them back in good condition. These sturdy, clear poly bags have snap shut white plastic handles. They measure 10 1/8"" x 12.5"" and there are 6 bags per package.Retail price $8.39"
Bruce LarkinWil20048ppGuided Reading level ALook in this book and see all of the things that come in threes!
"Karen Simmons, Cindy GuinnMaupin House2000Ever wanted to put together a really fabulous thematic unit-but you didn't know where to begin? Start here with this book and add hands-on pizzazz to your thematic units! Encourage interactive learning and motivate your K-5 classes with projects that use everyday items, like cereal boxes, newspaper, and CD cases.Includes step by step instructions, black line masters, and photos of 48 classroom projects. So dive in! Become an honorary Bag Lady! 092989541X Retail price $23.95"
Norton, MaryHarcourt186ppGuided Reading Level/SMiniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock. Includes a letter and a sketch of Homily and Arrietty by the author.
Bruchac, Joseph ; 28 pp.Anxious to be given a name as strong and brave as that of his father, a proud Lakota Sioux grows into manhood, acting with careful deliberation, determination, and bravery, which eventually earned him his proud new name Sitting Bull. Being named Slow and growing up in the shadow of a great warrior hardly dwarfed the prospects of this protagonistÓBruchacĂs sensitively told history of Sitting BullĂs coming-of-age reassures young boys that success comes through effort, not birth.Guided Reading Level 3-6 = U
Ralph FletcherStenhouse2006176ppWriting test scores indicate that boys have fallen far behind girls across the grades. In general, boys don't enjoy writing as much as girls. What's wrong? How can we do a better of job of creating ˘boy-friendly÷ classrooms so their voices can be heard? In Boy Writers Reclaiming Their Voices Ralph Fletcher draws upon his years of experience as staff developer, children's book author, and father of four boys. He also taps the insights from dozens of writing teachers around the US and abroad. Boy Writers asks teachers to imagine the writing classroom from a boy's perspective, and consider specific steps we might take to create stimulating classrooms for boys.Topic choice emerges as a crucial issue. The subjects many boys like to write about (war, weapons, outlandish fiction, zany or bathroom humor) often do not get a warm reception from teachers. Ralph argues that we must ˘widen the circle÷ and give boys more choice if we want to engage them as writers. How? We must begin by recognizing boys and the world in which they live. Boy Writers explores important questions such as What subjects are boy writers passionate about, and what motivates them as writers? Why do boys like to incorporate violence into their stories, and how much should be allowed?Why do we so often misread and misunderstand the humor boys include in their stories? In addition, the book looks at how handwriting can hamstring boy writers, and how drawing may help; welcoming boy-friendly writing genres in our classrooms; ways to improve our conferring with boys; and more. Each chapter begins with a thorough discussion of a topic and ends with a highly practical section titled ""What can I do in my classroom?"" Boy Writers does not advocate promoting the interests of boys at the expense of girls. Rather, it argues that developing sensitivity to the unique facets of boy writers will help teachers better address the needs of all their students.Retail price $20.00
"Ruby K. Payne and Paul D. SlocumbSolution Tree2011141ppA Framework for Understanding Dropout\r\nExamine the risk factors for dropout among males living in poverty, especially generational poverty. Explore personal, community, and school system issues, including family dysfunction, disability, poor teaching, punitive discipline, and absence of differentiated instruction.\r\n\r\nThe book structures these issues into four categories of development¨physical, emotional, cognitive, and social¨examining how poverty intensifies each. additional chapters explore the unique problems of sensitive, gay, gifted, adHD, and postadolescent males. Within each of these areas of development, the authors offer concrete suggestions for keeping boys engaged with school and the learning process.\r\n\r\nBenefits\r\n\r\n
Smith, AlistairCrown House Publishing2002312ppNew Knowledge about the Brain and LearningIf you want to know more about the brain and learning, this is the book you need. In what promises to become the most trusted resource of the brain-based learning movement, The Brain's Behind It, guides you through the development cycle of the brain and then describes what helps and hinders learning. This fascinating, highly topical, and well-researched book answers many of your questions. This book identifies fallacies, fads, and facts about the brain and learning and gives you recommendations, whether you're a teacher, parent, or policy-maker.1904424716 Retail price $29.95
"Eric JensenCorwin Press2008288pp The New Paradigm of TeachingBorrowing research from the disciplines of neuroscience, biology, and psychology, brain expert Eric Jensen offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the relationship between learning and the brain, helping educators increase student motivation and achievement. The author shares empirical data and provides in-depth information about the impact of physiological effects, sensory stimuli, and emotions on learning. Updated and streamlined, this second edition offers\r\n
David A. SousaCorwin Press200796ppPractical, brain-compatible activities every elementary teacher can use!
Brain research has provided a tremendous opportunity to develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain's innate learning capacity. As educators, we can take this knowledge and apply it to the strategies we use in our classrooms.\r\n\r\nThis essential resource, based on David A. Sousa's best-seller How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, provides ready-to-use, brain-compatible activities that feature some of the following strategies\r\n
Brain research has provided a tremendous opportunity to develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain's innate learning capacity. As educators, we can take this knowledge and apply it to the strategies we use in our classrooms.This essential resource, based on David A. Sousa's best-seller How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, provides ready-to-use, brain-compatible activities that feature some of the following strategies
Brain research has provided a tremendous opportunity to develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain's innate learning capacity. As educators, we can take this knowledge and apply it to the strategies we use in our classrooms. This essential resource, based on David A. Sousa's best-seller How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, provides ready-to-use, brain-compatible activities that feature some of the following strategies
"Candlewick200310 individual books - 8ppWeĂve taken our most popular Brand New Reader titles and have added loads of extras to bring you outstanding Brand New Reader collections!Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. These Brand New Readers sets make it easy and fun to follow favorite characters from story to story.EACH BRAND NEW REadER SET CONTAINS
"Candlewick200510 individual books - 8ppWeĂve taken our most popular Brand New Reader titles and have added loads of extras to bring you outstanding Brand New Reader collections!\r\nUnlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. These Brand New Readers sets make it easy and fun to follow favorite characters from story to story.\r\nEACH BRAND NEW REadER SET CONTAINS
"Candlewick200510 individual books - 8ppWeĂve taken our most popular Brand New Reader titles and have added loads of extras to bring you outstanding Brand New Reader collections!\r\nUnlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. These Brand New Readers sets make it easy and fun to follow favorite characters from story to story.THE BOXED SET CONTAINS
"Candlewick2007 10 individual book 8ppWeĂve taken our most popular Brand New Reader titles and have added loads of extras to bring you outstanding Brand New Reader collections! \r\nUnlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. These Brand New Readers sets make it easy and fun to follow favorite characters from story to story. \r\nThis enticing boxed set contains
"Candlewick200310 individual books - 8ppWeĂve taken our most popular Brand New Reader titles and have added loads of extras to bring you outstanding Brand New Reader collections! Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. These Brand New Readers sets make it easy and fun to follow favorite characters from story to story. EACH BRAND NEW REadER SET CONTAINS
Standiford, Natalie ; 48 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L
Parish, Herman ; 36 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L
"Roop, Peter & ConnieHCL199832ppNonfictionWhat is the best way to travel through the thick Amazon Rainforest? Who were the first people living in Brazil? What language do Brazilians speak? Learn answers to these questions and more when you read 'A Visit to Brazil.' See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join in the celebrations. Find out what Brazilian children learn in school and what they might do when they are older. See if they play the same sports as you or wear the same kinds of clothes. Learn words in Portuguese! Guided reading level N"
"Hoban, Russell ; 31 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 - KFrances is a very fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won't touch her squighy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlet. Unless Mother Badger can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!"
"Nancy L. Hadaway and Marian J. McKennaInternational Reading Association2007220ppCelebrating Diversity in Kű12 ClassroomsIn todayĂs increasingly diverse classrooms, it is essential for educators to provide students with the tools, dialogue, and experiences that will help them to know and understand the global village in which they live and also build their compassion, empathy, and appreciation for the diverse individuals and cultures who populate it. This unique and innovative resource shows educators how to accomplish both of these goals. Drawing from the selection of quality global literature chosen for the Notable Books for a Global Society booklists, this book explores key themes in global literature, offering ideas, activities, and strategies for your Kű12 English language arts classrooms. You will learn how to use global literature to
"Michael FullanCorwin Press2006136ppRedesign classroom instruction to transform learning for both students and teachers! Breakthrough presents a revolutionary new approach to educational reform, breaking away from the conventional paradigm to help educators create focused instruction, transform the classroom experience, and dramatically raise-and sustain-performance levels for students and teachers alike. This book provides the breakthrough concepts needed for developing precise, validated, data-driven instruction personalized to each and every student. Synthesizing the best of current instructional models, this framework focuses on the Triple P Core Breakthrough Components Personalization-meaningful, student-centered classroom interactions; Precision-using formative assessments to monitor individual student progress; and Professional Learning-daily, ongoing learning for all educators. Helping educators create expert instructional systems, while breaking through the ""prescription trap,"" the authors introduce unique elements of the Breakthrough model.Breakthrough establishes the tipping point for moving toward personalized, high-quality instruction and learning in the classroom to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing academic success.1412926424Retail price $24.95"
"J. Richard GentryScholastic2007208ppA Powerful Approach to Pinpointing Students' Needs and Delivering Targeted Reading and Writing InstructionConfused by competing claims about how children learn to read and write? In this groundbreaking new book, Richard Gentry clears the fog that has long shrouded early literacy development and illuminates beginning reading instruction with major new insights from decades of research. Gentry's unifying, comprehensive theory shows you how reading and writing develop in five phases
Retold By Gross, Ruth Belov ; 32 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - K
"Pateron, KatherineHarper164ppGuided Reading Level/UAll summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win. But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl, one who didn't even know enough to stay on the girls' side of the playground. Then, unexpectedly, Jess finds himself sticking up for Leslie, for the girl who breaks rules and wins races. The friendship between the two grows as Jess guides the city girl through the pitfalls of life in their small, rural town, and Leslie draws him into the world of imaginations world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here, Leslie and Jess rule supreme among the oaks and evergreens, safe from the bullies and ridicule of the mundane world. Safe until an unforeseen tragedy forces Jess to reign in Terabithia alone, and both worlds are forever changed.\r\nIn this poignant, beautifully rendered novel, Katherine Paterson weaves a powerful story of friendship and courage."
"Stead, TonyStenhouse20062 60-minute discs + viewing guideGuided reading has long been recognized as a dynamic process that supports children's skills as readers in all genres, yet fiction accounts for over ninety percent of the texts we select for these small-group encounters. If children are to be empowered, life-long readers, who read for many different purposes, they need concentrated, small-group encounters with informational texts.In this series, Tony Stead works with third-grade teacher Lisa Elias Moynihan and first-grade teacher Lauren Benjamin to explore guided reading instruction with early emergent, developing, and fluent readers, using a variety of informational texts. After an introduction, three in-depth programs look at what happens before, during, and after the reading¨accessing students' prior knowledge; overcoming text challenges; introducing the focus of the lesson; sharing and reflecting and, most importantly, determining if the students have understood what they read.9781571104557 \r\nRetail price $395.00"
"Debby Zambo and William G. BrozoIRA2009178ppEngaging Young Boys in Active LiteracyThe authors present extensive research about how boys develop and learn in grades K-3, then suggest ways to harness their unique abilities and interests to get boys excited about reading and put them on the road to school success. retail price $24.95"
"Henry, Marguerite ; 221 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Q"
"KaiLonnie Dunsmore & Douglas Fisher,eds International Reading Association 2010365 ppTrue family literacy validates the important ways teachers, families, and community members learn from one another, and it's about bringing students' home literacy routines into the classroom.Chapters are grouped into three sections\r\n
"Szymusiak, Karen; Sibberson, FrankiStenhouse20042 60-minute discs + viewing guide and bonus materialReaders in grades 3ű6 present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers. Many intermediate readers can decode text well, but few have the skills required for the thick textbooks and complex literature they will encounter in the middle grades and beyond. Teachers need to guide students as they develop sophisticated strategies for tackling a variety of new text, while helping students cultivate the independence and self-reflection they need for reading success beyond the elementary grades.\r\n\r\nBringing Reading to Life is a series of four video programs filmed in Franki SibbersonĂĂs fifth-grade classroom. The eighteen classroom vignettes present a vibrant portrait of readers at work, delving into novels and nonfiction with ease and confidence, even as they grapple with the new demands of increasingly difficult texts. Franki and colleague Karen Szymusiak show the importance of thoughtful room design and classroom library layout, carefully structured reading groups, brief whole-class lessons, extended discussions that build on previous reading experiences, and individual reading in a wide range of texts.\r\n\r\nFranki and Karen also demonstrate a multitude of teaching and learning strategies that help students in grades 3ű6 thrive, including mini-lessons, conference and discussion techniques, reading notebook design and use, small-group structures and writing extensions, and read-aloud routines.\r\n\r\nThe four 30-minute programs comprising the series are The Reading Community, The TeacherĂĂs Role, Taking the Conversation Deeper Read-Alouds, and Reading Groups. Within the programs you will find\r\n\r\nexamples of over a dozen high-quality novels and nonfiction texts that target specific reading skill development;\r\nanchor charts designed as scaffolds for holding ideas in the midst of classroom discussions;\r\nread-aloud sessions over two days showing how conversations build and change over time;\r\nreading notebooks used as tools for conversation, charting thinking, and setting reading goals;\r\nsmall-group discussions (both teacher and peer-led);\r\nmini-lessons and class discussions on previewing strategies, goal setting, tracking themes in literature, and effective use of reading notebooks;\r\nintegration of comprehension strategy instruction with literary analysis of text;\r\nexamples of routines, use of classroom space, and shared expectations that lead to greater student independence;\r\nsample graphic organizers and written assignments; \r\nguidance for involving families and other adults as literacy role models.\r\nThe Bringing Reading to Life viewing guide includes numerous workshop suggestions, classroom extensions, reflection guides for students, and questions for group discussion.\r\n\r\nThe DVD includes over 30 minutes of additional footage, including interviews, extended play versions of a whole-class discussion and conferences during reading workshop, and a narrative overview of wall displays."
"Kajder, Sara; Foreword by Reif, LindaStenhouse2006150ppVisual Ways to Engage Reluctant ReadersThe reading that we value in school is becoming further and further distanced from the literacy students experience in their outside lives. Inside the classroom, we ask our students to immerse themselves in print texts and write purposefully. Once out the door, they are text-messaging, blogging, engaging in online multi-player games, and expertly integrating words, images, and music to create original texts. Can we import these textual spaces and literacies into English class to help re-connect students who don't see themselves as readers and writers? English educator Sara Kajder's answer is an emphatic ˘yes,÷ and in Bringing the Outside In she demonstrates myriad ways to employ students' outside talents in the classroom. Drawing on multiple examples of student work, she shows how she adapts the curriculum to incorporate an expanded definition of literacy and literacy tools. Sara offers teachers guidance on how to extend their repertoire of teaching strategies, and help kids connect their natural curiosity and skills as readers and writers of both print and electronic texts, while keeping reading and writing at the center of the curriculum. Keying in on the visual aspects of literacy, and building upon students' growing interest in using words and images from their lives to read and write for authentic reasons and authentic audiences¨integrating such strategies as digital storytelling, visual think-alouds, visual literature circles, and others into English class¨Sara and her kids redefine what it means to be literate in today's world. By adding visual components to class activities and projects integrating tools ranging from pencils and paper to ˘weblogs÷ and ˘wikis,÷ even reluctant students can become engaged and see themselves as readers and writers for the first time.1571104011 Retail price $18.50"
"Whitehouse, PatriciaHCL200324ppThis book introduces you to brown bears, including their size, diet and everyday behavior, which highlights differences between those in the wild and those living in a zoo habitat.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level J"
Martin Jr., Bill ; 24 pp. - Hardback / Reading Recovery Level - 4 / Guided Reading Level - C A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, and a soft yellow duck-all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
Curtis, Christopher Paul ; 245 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = T It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a few things going for him\r\n1. He has his own suitcase filled with his own important, secret things.\r\n2. He's the author of Bud Caldwell's Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.\r\n\r\n3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue flyers of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!\r\nBud's got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him--not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.\r\nBud, Not Buddy is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression. Once again Christopher Paul Curtis, author of the award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, takes readers on a heartwarming and unforgettable journey.
"Margery Facklam Illustrator Sylvia LongCharlesbridgeBon appetit! Kudos to Chef Nature for dishing up these tasty morsels. No reader with a discriminating palate will be able to put this delicious menu of appetizing delicacies down. Bugs for Lunch caters to a full array of creaturesűanimal, plant, and humanűthat munch on bugs. From a mantis perched and ready to prey on ladybugs and butterflies, to the honey-drenched fur of a big brown bear munching on a hive full of bees, Sylvia Long's vivid illustrations show close-up details of all sorts of creatures munching on their lunch. These colorful drawings of creatures that live to eat bugs will be your key to discovering a world of insectivores in your own backyard and beyond.Level FRetail price $6.95"
Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 6
"Kim CernekCreative Teaching Press200796ppScripted Mini-Lessons to Model the Craft of Writing This book will show you how to make your students' initial writing experience meaningful. Through scripted and developmentally appropriate mini-lessons, you can empower children to express themselves fluently and independently. Use the writer's Workshop teaching techniques described in this resource to teach your students to view themselves as writers from the very beginning.Retail price $13.99"
"C. Emily FeistritzerPearson2008144ppBuilding a Quality Teaching Force is an essential resource for those creating and/or implementing programs for the preparation of teachers primarily in field-based settings. \r\n\r\nPresenting the evidence gleaned from leaders in the field of alternate route programs, the authors describe lessons learned in building a quality teaching force through alternate routes to teaching
"Marcia S. Freeman Maupin House 19992244ppNew and experienced teachers appreciate this easy-to-use yet comprehensive approach to teaching young writers style and genre characteristics, composing skills, conventions, and the writing process itself. Included are lessons,models,activities,350 classroom-tested ""What Works"" techniques, fold out skills development chart and 33 reproducibles. 0929895134 Retail price $23.95"
"Jeff ZwiersInternational Reading Association/Wiley & Sons2008320ppEssential Practices for Content ClassroomsAfter the primary grades, studentsĂ academic success depends more and more on their ability to use academic language. Both native English speakers and English learners often need extra support in understanding and using the language of school.Building Academic Language shows how to help students develop the language they need to reach high levels of academic achievement. Drawing from current theory and research, this book provides practical guidance about
"Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. PickeringASCD2005164ppBest Enjoyed with Building Background Knowledge For Academic Achievement by Robert J. MarzanoThis book presents a practical way to help students master academic vocabulary.Research shows that when teachers, schools and districts take a systematic approach to helping students identify and master the essential vocabulary and concepts of a given subject area, student comprehension and achievement rises. The accompanying student notebooks(not included) give students a format to help them develop an understanding of essential subject area terms in a variety of modes writing, drawing, collaboration, and individual and group review activities.In the manual readers will find the following tools
"Gallagher, KellyStenhouse2005 2 45 minute discs + viewing guide and bonus materialIn Kelly Gallagher's high school classroom in Anaheim, California, students are not only learning to comprehend difficult novels and texts, they are developing the skills and behaviors of lifelong readers. Drawing from his books Reading Reasons and Deeper Reading, Kelly's new video set brings effective reading strategies to life. Presenting examples of both small- and whole-group discussions, Building adolescent Readersdemonstrates how to engage students with a variety of texts, teaching them what it means to be a good reader. Program 1 The Six Building Blocks\r\nBefore we teach students how to read better, we need to help them understand why they should be readers. Kelly outlines his six blocks for motivating students to read more¨both recreationally and academically. He models specific classroom lessons that help students to internalize the value of reading. Program 2 First Draft Reading\r\nadolescent readers often adopt one of two universal strategies when they are confronted with difficult text they either quit or dutifully continue, even though they do not understand what they are reading. In this program Kelly models a number of useful strategies to help students not only monitor their comprehension, but to also fix their comprehension when it begins to falter. Program 3 Second Draft Reading\r\nRevisiting a text helps students uncover its deeper layers of meaning. Kelly demonstrates numerous strategies that help students move past an ˘I read it once; I'm done÷ mentality and into richer second draft reading. He also discusses the importance assessment plays in planning an effective reading lesson."
"Marzano, RobertASCD2004226ppIn this book Marzano shows how a carefully structured combination of two approaches-sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary terms- can help overcome the deficiencies in background knowledge that hamper the achievement of many children. Vignettes throughout the book suggest how the recommended reading and vocabulary instruction programs might be implemented in elementary schools, middle and junior high schools, and high schools. The book also includes a list of 7,923 vocabulary terms culled from the national standards documents and other publications, organized into 11 subject areas and 4 grade-level categories. With its research-based recommendations and step-by-step approach, Building Background Knowledge equips educators with the tools they need to help close the achievement gap and enable all students to succeed.0871209721 Retail price $26.95"
"Kellaher, KarenScholastic200680ppCrosswords, Mazes, Games, and More to Build Skills in Making Inferences Using Context Clues, Comparing and Contrasting, Identifying Fact and Opinion, and Making PredictionsHelp students build key reading comprehension skills with 30 engaging nonfiction and fiction passages and companion activity sheets crosswords, mazes, riddle quizzes, and more. Activities give students practice with making inferences and predictions, identifying main idea and details, using context clues, comparing and contrasting, and identifying fact and opinion. Great for class work and homework¨and for preparing students for standardized tests! For use with Grades 3-4. 0439365333 Retail price $12.99"
"Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith, Griffith LorraineShell Education2008128pp\r\nThis NEW series increases student fluency through repeated reading of traditional poems, songs, reader's theater, and monologues. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's fluency research, these books are ideal for ell.Use the books in this series and
"Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith, Griffith LorraineShell Education2008128ppThis NEW series increases student fluency through repeated reading of traditional poems, songs, reader's theater, and monologues. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's fluency research, these books are ideal for ell.Use the books in this series and
"Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith, Griffith LorraineShell Education2008128pp This NEW series increases student fluency through repeated reading of traditional poems, songs, reader's theater, and monologues. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's fluency research, these books are ideal for ell.\r\nUse the books in this series and
"Timothy Rasinski, Lorraine Griffith, Griffith LorraineShell Education2008128pp This NEW series increases student fluency through repeated reading of traditional poems, songs, reader's theater, and monologues. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's fluency research, these books are ideal for ell. Use the books in this series and
Wiley Blevins Scholastic2001 Students who can decode words effortlessly can focus their attention on comprehending- and enjoying- what they read. In this book reading specialist Wiley Blevins provides lessons and techniques for helping students read smoothly and easily, free of the frustrations imposed by weak decoding and word recognition skills. Blevins guides you in determining exactly why a student is reading haltingly and without understanding, and provides detailed, step-by-step procedures to turn slow readers into accomplished, fluent readers.043928838X Retail price $13.99
"Ann T. Halvorsen, Thomas NearyPearson2009312ppWritten as a guide for pre-service teachers as well as teachers, administrators, service providers, parents, school site teams, and systems change and professional development coordinators, this book presents the best research-based strategies for implementing inclusion or planning for new inclusive efforts at the school or district level. The authors outline specific steps and processes to help educators unify the systems and resources around them to promote the academic achievement of all students, including students from at-risk situations, and students with mild as well as severe disabilities. Based on years of classroom research, the authors include discussions and plans to address today's most pressing topics, and the result is a resource that aids in the development and execution of a state-of-the-art model for curriculum and instruction and supports the goals of staff developers and school teams in their efforts to improve student success. Offering the best practices in inclusive schooling, the authors demonstrate that individualized instruction can be enhanced, not lost, in differentiated, standards-based general education classrooms with the newest edition of their best-selling book, Building Inclusive Schools. New to the second edition
James Bucky CarterNCTE2007164ppAs teachers, we're always looking for new ways to help our students engage with texts. James Bucky Carter and the contributors to this collection have found an effective approach use graphic novels!Carter and his contributors tap into the growing popularity of graphic novels in this one-of-a-kind guidebook. Each chapter presents practical suggestions for the classroom as it pairs a graphic novel with a more traditional text or examines connections between multiple sources. Some of the pairings include\r\n
"Donna Ogle, Bill McBride, Ron KlempASCD2007210ppStrategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical ThinkingPreparing students to be active, informed, literate citizens is one of the primary functions of public schools. But how can students become engaged citizens if they can't read, let alone understand, their social studies texts? What can educators¨and social studies teachers in particular¨do to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become engaged in civic life?Building Literacy in Social Studies addresses this question by presenting both the underlying concepts and the research-based techniques that teachers can use to engage students and build the skills they need to become successful readers, critical thinkers, and active citizens. The authors provide targeted strategies¨including teaching models, graphic organizers, and step-by-step instructions¨for activities such as
"adler, Mary; Rougle, EijaScholastic2005216pp Research-Based Strategies for Developing Critical Readers and Thoughtful Writers in Middle SchoolWant to help students achieve greater depth of reading, writing, and understanding? This book shows teachers how to facilitate discussions where students share rich, defensible interpretations of literature and solid, reasoned, understandings of any concepts under study. Based on the authors' extensive research in middle schools, it describes why discussion-based instruction is crucial to achievement, and then shows you how to introduce and sustain discussions. The authors clearly define the teacher's role and provide lots of successful strategies such as provocative statements and journal jots. Trouble-shooting sections answer common questions teachers have, such as how to correct a wrong interpretation and how to teach students to build on each other's comments. 0439616506 Retail price $21.99"
"Becki ThompsonScholastic200996pp 70 Engaging Reproducible Activities That Go Beyond the Textbook to Help Students Practice and Really Learn the Math Terms They Need to Know Many students struggle in math, not because they lack computation skills, but because they do not know the language of math. This book fills an important need, providing students with essential practice in using key vocabulary that they often encounter in math. Engaging formats, such as riddles, puzzles, and word searches, help students master the vocabulary they need to succeed in math and on tests! Includes a reproducible math glossary mini-book.Retail price $14.99"
"Jeff ZwiersInternational Reading Association2004224pp A Toolkit of Classroom ActivitiesHow can you help students develop lifelong reading comprehension habits? How can you provide activities that address the widely varying literacy needs of all your students? If you're looking for answers to these questions, then this book is for you. Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6-12 offers middle school and high school teachers in all curricular areas research-based, innovative activities to strengthen students' reading comprehension. The activities in the book are organized around six automatic habits of reading comprehension that help proficient readers actively construct meaning as they read
"Wolfe, Patricia; Nevills, PamelaSage2004200ppThe authors provide invaluable insight and assistance for parents as well as preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade teachers by explaining the development of the young brain, the acquisition of language preparation for reading, writing, spelling, and the nurturing and instruction process for birth to age eight to ensure that every child learns to read. Brain-friendly strategies that lay the groundwork for reading success includeSupport for phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency; Applications of games, music, play and instruction; Intervention suggestions for children who are challenged or discouraged early readers.0761939040 Retail price $28.95"
"Kathleen DorseyScholastic200764ppA Unique and Fun Way to Motivate Students to Play With Language and Enrich Their VocabularyIntroduce students to new words and their meanings using favorite childhood songs and rhymes. First, students sing or recite a familiar song or rhyme and discuss what it means. Then, they replace some of its words with synonyms. Students can learn 10 to 20 new vocabulary words per song or rhyme. A fun yet meaningful way to build vocabulary!0439813115Retail price $11.99"
"Les ParsonsStenhose200596ppHow to Recognize the Bullying Culture in Your School and What to Do About ItStudents aren't the only ones bullying in schools. Teachers, principals, and parents bully too. Together they create a bullying culture that strikes at the heart of effective learning and teaching. A bullying culture harms everyone it touches¨targets, student bystanders, teachers, parents, and even society at large.To eradicate bullying, the school community must first acknowledge its existence in all forms. This timely book explores the background and issues related not just to student-on-student bullying but to all forms of bullying found in schools. It then goes on to illustrate how schools can devise¨and enforce¨a policy that works. Retail price $18.00"
Fritz, Jean ; 127 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = X
"Deborah SchecterScholastic20086 32pp books + 24pp Teaching guide + 2-sided poater6 Picture Books With Lessons for Teaching Children Strategies to Handle Bullying in Effective and Appropriate WaysPrevent bullying behavior before it becomes a problem! This unique teaching kit includes 6 full-color, age-appropriate picture book stories that illustrate key concepts related to this important classroom issue. The teaching guide provides background information and lessons and activities for using the books to help children deal with bullying of all kinds effectively.Retail price $24.99"
"Sameer Hinduja, Justin W. PatchinCoadin Press2008272pp Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying Identify the warning signs of cyberbullying and prevent inappropriate behaviorsCyberbullying is the intentional and repeated act of causing harm to others through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. The authors help educators understand the potential consequences of this deliberate behavior and present strategies for effective identification, prevention, and response.Focusing on the way technology can facilitate or magnify bullying behavior, this comprehensive resource offers information, guidelines, and resources to give students the protection they need. Written by leading experts, this groundbreaking book offers the voices of youth affected by or involved in real cyberbullying incidents and includes
April Pulley Sayre Illustrator Patricia J. WynneCharlesbridgeLyrical text just right for young nature lovers describes the life of a typical North American bumblebee queen. Follow the queen as she finds a nest, gathers nectar, lays eggs, and tends her colony through spring, summer, and fall. Scientifically accurate illustrations include captivating details of hive life.Level L Retail price $6.95
"Howe, Deborah and James ; 98 pp. / Guided Reading Level - O / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Q"
Bruce LarkinWil20038ppMake Bunny happy.Guided Reading level B
Slater, Teddy ; 28 pp. / Guided Reading Level - I
Lewis, J. Patrick2001Dial Books40ppFamed children's poet J. Patrick Lewis and artist Brian Ajhar team up (for the first time) to offer this surprising, informative, and wonderfully funny tribute to those who've gone before...well, everyone! A Pulitzer Prize winner and a prize-fighter, a bubble gum blower and a blue jeans maker, intrepid explorers, daredevils, and high-flying honeymooners are all a part of a gallery of awesome endeavors and notable events. A celebration of our history and the ever-striving human spirit, this upbeat homage will have young readers bursting to create their own fantastic "firsts."
Bloom, SuzanneBoyds Mills Press200132ppTess is excited. Today is her first day in school, and her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. From fire engine to front loader, Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a variety of vehicles through a simple text and spirited illustrations.
"C.W. Bowie Illustrator Fred WillinghamCharlesbridgeWhat can busy fingers do? Lots of thingsűreach, paint, squish, wash, and more! Simple rhyming test and warm, colorful pastel illustrations combine to celebrate the many ways toddlers can use their busy little fingers.Level E Retail price $6.95"
"C.W.Bowie,Illustrator Fred WillinghamCharlesbridgeTip-toe into the pages of this exquisitely illustrated book as we dig, squish, and splash our way to discover the many secrets and delights of our toes. A wonderful read-aloud book to be shared by the whole family.Level E Retail price $7.95"
"Royston, AngelaHCL199832ppHow many legs does a butterfly have? Where does a caterpillar change into a butterfly? What do butterflies eat? This book introduces the life of a Monarch butterfly, from its beginning as a tiny egg laid on a milkweed leaf through its metamorphosis from a caterpillar to an adult butterfly.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading level M."
"Jerry Pallotta, Brian Cassie Illustrator Mark AstrellaCharlesbridgeJerry Pallotta and naturalist Brian Cassie combine their talents to give readers a glimpse at one of the world's most beautiful insects -- the butterfly.Level M Retail price $6.95"
Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 8 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 1/ Guided reading level B/ Word count 28
Bruce LarkinWil20038ppGuided Readin glevel EThis cute book teaches all about money. What it looks like and what we use it for.
"Barton, Byron ; 28 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 13 / Guided Reading Level - H"
"Lewison, Cheyette ; 28 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 7 / Guided Reading Level - G"
"Holbrook, SaraBoyds Mills Press200350ppGr 4-7-A wide range of emotions that preadolescents and young teens must cope with, such as anger, mistrust, disappointment, jealousy, honesty, and loneliness, are addressed in these 40 brief poems. About half can be found in collections previously published by Wordsong. For the most part, the selections deal lightly, often glibly, with these subjects. Sketchy, black-and-white cartoonlike illustrations match the upbeat tone and keep the material from becoming too weighty."
"Marie M. Clay, foreward by Margaret Mooney Stenhouse1998288pp""I am interested in having schools be ready for the differences that their school entrant will display across the entire range of competencies. If we notice children taking different paths we can interact with their different journeys just as we would alter our talking to adapt to our listeners and in a couple of years expect them to arrive at common outcomes."", Marie Clay.This collection of eading about children and the early years of schooling brings together for educators and classroom teachers significant new, previously unpublished articles as well as several of Dr. Clay's seminal papers. Here she reiterates for new teachersmany of her concerns that lie at the heart of her work. 1571100873 Retail price $25.00"
"Fleischman, SidLittle, Brown194ppGuided Reading Level/VThe year is 1849 and the California Gold Rush is on. Together with his intrepid butler praiseworthy, young Jack Flagg sets out to save his pretty Aunt Arabella's fortune. On a ship bound from Boston to the California gold fields, they stow away in potato barrels...and their wild, swashbuckling adventures begin."
Fritz, Jean ; 124 pp. / Guided Reading Level - R
"Brink, Carol Ryrie ; 275 pp. / Guided Reading Level - R"
Robart, Rose ; 20 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 14 / Guided Reading Level - H
"Wisler, G. Clifton ; 154 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = S"
"Strausman, PaulScholastic200626pp + CD25 Delightful Songs Set to Favorite Tunes That Help Children Learn the Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Seasons, and More Develop calendar skills with this BIG, laminated flip chart featuring 25 adorable songs set to familiar tunes! Display this sturdy, bright resource all year long to enliven and enrich your daily calendar routine with songs for each month and season. Includes companion CD for sing-along fun. Plus, teaching pages with instant activities and strategies.0439694957Retail price$24.99"
Bruce LarkinWil20058ppGuided reading level B
"Sperry, Armstrong ; 95 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = XRelates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people. 0689713916 Retail price $4.99"
London, Jack ; 172 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Y
"adler, David ; 58 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"adler, David ; 57 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"adler, David ; 56 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"adler, David ; 58 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"adler, David ; 56 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L"
"Prue MasonCharelsbridgeadam and his family live comfortably in a compound with other foreigners who work in the Middle East. When war breaks out and all foreigners try to escape, adam runs away in an effort to save his dog, which has been left behind. Alone and without resources in the desert, adam meets Walid, an abused camel boy who has run away from his cruel masters. Together they struggle to bridge wide gulfs between their cultures and languages in order to survive. Ultimately both boys learn about true friendship.Level W Retail price $15.95"
"Cushman, Doug ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = J"
Conford, ellen ; 58 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M
Lois B. Grambling Illustrator Judy LoveCharlesbridgeA boy asks his teacher if he can bring his pterodactyl to school, imagining all the ways it could help him and his class - protecting him from bullies, being a display in science class, and more. The situations are hilariously illustrated and lead to a surprise twist at \r\nthe end.Level M Retail price $6.95
"Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 8 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 8"
"Hall and Robinson, Nigel and Anne ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 6 / Guided Reading Level - D"
"Quigley, MaryHCL200332ppNonfictionWhat is Canada's official language? What is the CN Tower? Who are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Learn the answers to these questions and more when you read 'A Visit to Canada.' See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join in the celebrations. Find out what Canadian children learn in school and what they might do when they are older. See if they play the same sports as you or wear the same kind of clothes. Learn some words in French! Guided reading level N"
"Warnock, Natalie Kinsey ; 60 pp. / Guided Reading Level - R / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = P"
Warnock, Natalie Kinsey ; 60 pp. / Guided Reading Level - R / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = P
"Gillis, Jennifer BlizinHCL200224ppThis counting book features various holidays that use candles as part of their celebration.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading level M."
"Gillis,Jennifer BlizinHCL200224ppThis alphabet book features various holidays that use candles as part of their celebration. Guided Reading level M."
Giff, Patricia Reilly ; 76 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L
"Jan Wahl Illustrator Nicole WongCharlesbridgeWhen an act of bigotry scars the sidewalk in front of the candy shop and frightens the store owner, Daniel knows he must do something to fight back. A tender story of a young boy's courage in the face of prejudice.Level K Retail price $6.95"
"Slobodkina, Esphyr ; 40 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 20 / Guided Reading Level - K"
"Richards, Anne ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 8"
Virginia Kroll Illustrator Katherine RoundtreeCharlesbridgeAs Children's Day approaches, Kimiko longs to have a carp kite for her very own to fly. But this is against tradition -- only boys are allowed to have carp kites. Kimiko's mother tries to comfort her by reminding her that there is a holiday just for girls Doll Festival Day. This does not satisfy Kimiko and she continues to dream of the day she will have her very own carp. A magical ending leaves Kimiko happy and no one has to break tradition.Level J Retail price $7.95
Krauss, Ruth ; 23 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 12 / Guided Reading Level - G
"Rockwell, Anne ; 22 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 10 / Guided Reading Level - F"
Conford, ellen ; 61 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M
Preller, James ; 76 pp. / Guided Reading Level - N / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = NWith the help of his Top Secret Detective Journal and his ace partner, Mila, Jigsaw is hot on the trail of Hermie the missing hamster.
Bonsall, Crosby ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = K
Preller, James ; 74 pp. / Guided Reading Level - N / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = N
Giff, Patricia Reilly ; 68 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L
Bonsall, Crosby ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K
Berends, Polly Berrien ; 60 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M
Bonsall, Crosby ; 64 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 20 / Guided Reading Level - M
Bonsall, CrosbyHarper197164ppGuided Reading Level KThe private eyes Wizard, Skinny, Tubby, and Snitch are convinced that boys are better than girls. But they won't be so sure after Marigold and her gang take over the clubhouse. Will the real scardey cats please stand up!
Preller, James ; 76 pp. / Guided Reading Level - N / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = N
Hoban, Lillian ; 63 pp. / Guided Reading Level - K
Winthrop, Elizabeth ; 179 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = R
"Ranmu BhattacharyyaStenhouseOct.2010176ppStory as a Springboard for Early Literacy Pre-K-2The Castle in the Classroom describes a year in a kindergarten classroom as the children embark on literary exploration. Each child approaches the journey from a different perspective some are self-sufficient; others more hesitant; some are literary adventurers; others shyly reluctant. The detailed focus lessons throughout the book use the power of stories personal narratives, folktales, and fairy tales to deepen the literary experience so that reading and writing become as much a part of kindergarten as playing and pretending are.\r\n\r\nAs the book progresses through the year, teachers will find a wealth of resources, including practical models to teach strategies and skills; effective teaching schedules; ways to address, challenge, expand, and celebrate student learning; examples of student work; parent education materials; and ideas on how to manage assessment. By the end of the year, your students -- like those in Ranu's class -- will have built on their love of story-telling to establish a strong literacy foundation.Retail price $19.00\r\n"
"Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 4 / Guided Reading Level - C"
"Graves, Kimberlee ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 10"
"Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 12"
"Drew, Rose ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 7"
Graves, Kimberlee ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 12
Danzinger, Paula ; 147 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = U
"Galdone, Paul ; 39 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 9 / Guided Reading Level - F"
Seuss, Dr. ; 61 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - J
Brian WildsmithOxford University Press198516ppThe cat sat on the mat. Who else sat on the mat? I bet you don't know that.
Coatsworth, ElizabethAladdin76ppGuided Reading Level QA little cat and a compassionate Japanese artist bring about a miracle. "One of the thirty 20th-century children's books every adult should know."--The Horn Book.
Soto, Gary ; 77 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = O
"Connie R. HebertCoadin2008160ppSecond EditionThe author offers reader-friendly,research-based strategies that open up academic and social opportunities for young children by catching reading and writing inadequacies before bad habits and low self esteem develop.Teachers will learn how to stimulate students' interest in reading,identify common mistakes of struggling readers and promote healthy reading habits. Retail $22.95"
"Christopher, Matt ; 110 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M"
"Christopher, Matt ; 115 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M"
Christopher, Matt ; 57 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M
"Pat Johnson&Katie KeierStenhouseMarch,2010272ppSupporting Readers who Struggle K-4Every teacher of reading plays a vital role in helping to catch those readers for whom learning to read does not come easily. If you have ever been at a loss for what to say and do when confronted with a child who struggles¨this book is for you.\r\n\r\nThrough examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complex integrated network of strategies that goes on in the minds of proficient readers¨strategies that struggling readers have to learn in order to construct their own reading processes. The examples and scenarios of teacher/student interactions in Catching Readers Before They Fall provide a sense of how it looks and what it sounds like to teach strategic actions to struggling readers.\r\n\r\nThis book is essential reading for all who work with struggling readers in any context and contains a wealth of resources\r\n\r\n
"Taylor, PhillipHCL 199932ppWhy do caterpillars molt? What's special about hairy caterpillars? What happens to caterpillars? What happens to caterpillars when they grow up? This book introduces readers to the physical characteristics, diet, life cycle and habitat of caterpillars.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level L."
"Cushman, KarenHarper216ppGuided Reading Level/UCatherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book."
"Ganasi, AnitaHCL200432ppWhy do cats need a scratching post? How old is a kitten when it first opens its eyes? How long can a cat live? A Pet's Life explores the life cycles of animals commonly kept as pets, while also helping children to learn how to care for them. This book takes a look at the growth and development of cats, and key requirements for housing, food, and exercise. Contents What is a cat?; Cat babies; Your pet cat; Choosing a cat; Things to get ready; Welcome home; Feeding time; Training your cat; Playing with your cat; Growing up; A healthy cat; Old age. Guided Reading Level M."
"Galko, FrancineHCL200332ppNonfictionLearn where cave animals live, how they hide, and how people are learning to protect this habitat. Guided reading level N"
"Llewellyn, ClaireHCL200032ppNonfictionWhere can caves be found? What is a blow hole? What is a speleologist? 'Caves' explains what caves are and describes how they form and change. Guided reading level N"
Taylor, Theodore ; 144 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = V
"Martinez, Debbie ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 12"
"Drew and Phillips, Rosa and Heather ;16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 14"
"Roark, Kimberly ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 13"
"Hill, Sandi ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 15"
"Garth Sundem, Kristi PikiewiczShell200780ppIntroduce the Constitution to your students with activities designed to engage your students in history and civics. Learn about the Constitution as a living document that shapes all American lives.Retail price $14.990743903501"
"Kupperstein, Joel ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 15"
"Marriott, Donna ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 10"
"Francis E. KazemekInternational Reading Association2008192ppLessons to Engage and InspireIn Celebrating Language With adult Literacy Students, author Francis E. Kazemek offers a fresh perspective for those working with adult literacy students in a variety of contexts, such as adult Basic Education classes, community-based programs, and GED classes. Written for both the seasoned and the novice teacher or tutor, Celebrating Language focuses on expressive and poetic writing¨two forms of writing that most adult literacy classes donĂt address even though these forms offer students excellent opportunities to engage in positive reading and writing experiences. The book contains 23 specific lessons, all of which highlight different forms of expressive and/or poetic writing such as journal writing, prose vignettes, poetry, and fiction. Lessons also help you connect music and art with literacy. One chapter highlights specific strategies for helping adults focus on conventions such as spelling and grammar. Within each lesson you will find models to use with adult learners such as examples of literature, music, poetry, and art or student and author writing samples. In addition, the ˘Keeping ells in Mind÷ section provides suggestions for modifying lessons and alternative texts to meet the needs of your ell adult literacy students. Use these lessons to engage and inspire your students to become the writers they never thought they could be.Retail price $25.95"
"Hill, Sandi ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 10"
"Jordano and Callella-Jones, Kimberly and Trisha ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 16"
"Kupperstein, Joel ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 11"
"Roark, Kimberly ; 16 pp. ; Reading Recovery Level - 11"
"Christopher, Matt ; 140 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = M"
"Christopher, MattLittle, Brown60ppGuided Reading Level MJose Mendez wants to be a great batter just like his father was when he played in the minor leagues. But every time Jose picks up the bat, disaster strikes. Will Jose ever be able to match his dad's .375 batting average?"
Williams, Vera B. ; 26 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M
Barbara Kaiser, Judy Sklar Rasminsky, Judy Sklar RasminskyPearson2007320ppMaking full use of Barbara Kaiser's 30 years of experience as a child care director and teacher, the Second Edition of Challenging Behavior in Young Children provides an in-depth look into the latest research on understanding and preventing challenging behavior and offers practical and effective strategies for responding to it, including positive behavior support and functional assessment, as mandated by IDEA.Based on the authorsĂ 40-page booklet Meeting the Challenge (1999), this new edition maintains the personal touch and real-life examples teachers have grown to rely on. It includes new chapters on relationships and inclusion as well as the latest information on risk and protective factors, culture, the brain, self-reflection, working with families, and bullying.Challenging Behavior in Young Children emphasizes the teacherĂs role in the behavior of children, helping students and educators to reflect on their own values, feelings, and actions. The result is an invaluable resource for everyone involved in the education of young children.0205493335Retail price $40.99
"Coerr, Eleanor ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level - L / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = L"
"James V. Hoffman and Yetta M. Goodman, eds.IRA2009296ppAn Historical Perspective on the Future of Reading Research,Public Policy,and Classroom Practices
Take a critical look into the present and future of literacy as envisioned by leading reading researchers. The lead author of each chapter is a distinguished reading researcher, recognized for making significant contributions to the field by their election into the Reading Hall of Fame. Offering the wisdom that only experience and expertise can bring, these literacy leaders speak directly to issues of classroom practice and literacy policy, to help educators transform literacy teaching and learning while dealing with current education realities.\r\nAll chapters focus on the changing nature of literacy and are\r\n\r\n
\r\nCopublished with Routledge/Taylor & Francis GroupRetail price $41.95\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n"
"Dahl, Roald ; 155 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = R"
"Dahl, Roald ; 159 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = R"
"DePaola, Tomie ; 28 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - J / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = J"
"White, E.B. ; 184 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = Q"
"Theodorou, RodHCL200132ppLearn why cheetahs are endangered, where they live, how many there are, and what people are doing to save them. See cheetahs in their habitat, and learn what they eat, how they treat their babies, and how fast they can run to chase their prey. Guided Reading Level L."
"St. Pierre, StephanieHCL200124ppHow do cheetahs use their tails? What games do cheetah cubs play? How do cheetahs hide? 'Cheetahs' describes how cheetahs in the wild hunt, eat, and bring up their young. Each book in the series explores where animals live, what their homes are like, what dangers they face everyday, what makes the animals special. Guided Reading Level L."
"Williams, Vera B. ; 37 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - M"
"Bunting, EveHoughton200232pp""The Indian in us must disappear, they say. It must be tamed."" In the late 1880s, ten-year-old Young Bull is sent to boarding school to learn the white man's ways. Eve Bunting's sensitive and poetic text recreates an experience shared by many Native American children in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Irving Toddy's dramatic paintings capture the beauty and color of the world Young Bull has left behind- and the vivid memories he preserves in his ledger drawings.061894657 Retail price $5.95"
Ginsburg, Mirra ; 28 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 6 / Guided Reading Level - DHatched at the same time, the chick is successful at imitating the duck until the latter goes for a swim. 068971226XRetail price $6.99\r\n
"Royston, AngelaHCL199832ppHow does a baby chicken get out of the egg? What kind of feathers does a baby chicken have? Do chickens chew their food? This book introduces the hatching, life cycle, eating, predators, and lifespan of chickens. Also available in Spanish. Guided Reading Level M."
"Sendak, Maurice ; 30 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 20 / Guided Reading Level - M"
"Bell, RachaelHCL200032ppHow does a baby chicken get out of the egg? Why do chickens like to get dust on themselves? When do hens begin to lay eggs? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in Chickens. Each book in the Farm Animals series takes a close look at the lives of familiar farm animals. You'll learn where the animals live, what they eat, how they sleep, and how they grow. Guided Reading Level L."
"Holbrook, SaraCSU199860ppIt is not important whether you discover Sara through her electritying performance work or through these gems of humor, heart and lyricism. What's important is that you discover her, this wondrous wordsmith, one of the reasons poetry has a pulse again."
"Michael Pressley and Christine B. McCormickGuilford Press2007484pp HardcoverFilling a tremendous need, this is the first graduate-level child development text written specifically for future educators. From eminent authorities, the volume provides a solid understanding of major theories of development, focusing on how each has informed research and practice in educational contexts. Topics include the impact of biology and early experiences on the developing mind; the development of academic competence and motivation; how learning is influenced by individual differences, sociocultural factors, peers, and the family environment; what educators need to know about child mental health; and more. Every chapter features a quick-reference outline, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing special topics of interest to educators.1593853521Retail price $60.00"
"David SobelStenhouse2008144ppDesign Principles for EducatorsPublic discussions of global climate change and other threats to the planet are making children more aware of environmental issues. As increasing numbers of kids come to school wishing to take action, educators want to know how to teach in a way that fosters a love of nature and an understanding of the complexity and seriousness of these issues.In Childhood and Nature, noted educator David Sobel makes the case that meaningful connections with the natural world don't begin in the rainforest or arctic, but in our own backyards and communities. Based on his observations of recurrent play themes around the world, Sobel articulates seven design principles that can guide teachers in structuring learning experiences for children. Place-based education projects that make effective use of the principles are detailed throughout the book. And while engaged in these projects, students learn language arts, math, science, social studies, as well as essential problem-solving and social skills through involvement with nature and their communities.The pressures of test preparation, standards, and curriculum frameworks often reduce the study of nature and the environment to a set of facts and general concepts. However, as Childhood and Nature demonstrates, linking curriculum with an engagement in the real world not only provides students with the thinking skills needed for whatever test comes their way, but also helps them grow into responsible citizens and stewards of the earth. Retail price $17.50"
"Martha Hamilton, Mitch WeissRCO2005288pp + Dynamic DVDAll teachers want their students to have high quality oral language and speaking skills; integrating storytelling in the K-8 curriculum is a powerful way to help students develop these vital proficiencies. This resource includes step-by-step directions and activities for implementing storytelling in any classroom, and it explains how storytelling can also inprove reading and writing skills.Retail price $29.95"
"Kate Cain, Jane OakhillGuilford2008302ppPaperbackA Cognitive Perspective Comprehension is the ultimate aim of reading and listening. How do children develop the ability to comprehend written and spoken language, and what can be done to help those who are having difficulties? This book presents cutting-edge research on comprehension problems experienced by children without any formal diagnosis as well as those with specific language impairment, autism, adHD, learning disabilities, hearing impairment, head injuries, and spina bifida. Providing in-depth information to guide research and practice, chapters describe innovative assessment strategies and identify important implications for intervention and classroom instruction. The book also sheds light on typical development and the key cognitive skills and processes that underlie successful comprehension. Retail price $30.00
"Patricia A. EdwardsAllyn and Bacon2004314ppMaking it Happen through School, Family, and Community InvolvementAre you an in-service or pre-service teacher who would like to integrate family invlovement with literacy education? This book is your answer. Written in an eloquent and practical style, renowned author and recognized national authority on family literacy Patricia Edwards has carefully selected skills, strategies, and examples of family involvement that will empower educators to successfully implement family involvement initiatives. Edwards has deliberately and painstakingly chosen research-based, school-tested ideas as the focus of this book.0205324371 Retail price $34.99"
"Barbara A. LehmanTeachers College Press2007160ppLiterary Study Across the CurriculumLiterary study should benefit both childrenĂs pleasure and skill in reading. In this engaging book, Barbara Lehman shows how to create meaningful, intellectually stimulating programs of literary study that are developmentally appropriate for studentsĂ needs, interests, and experiences (ages 5ű12). Drawing on her extensive scholarship in the fields of childrenĂs literature and literacy instruction, she offers practical ideas for creating programs that accomplish curricular goals in literary ways. Featuring a usable overview of important literary theories as well as many practical teaching ideas, this book will help classroom teachers become more knowledgeable and self-assured about creating their own literature programs for children.Book Features
"Tunnell, Michael O.; Jacobs, James S.; Darigan, DanielPearson2005CD-Rom + 15 Page guide The Children's Literature Database contains more than 15,000 titles for young readers selected from many awards lists, ""best book"" compilations, recommended lists, lists of ""classics,"" and our own reading experiences. More than 80 awards are included in the database national awards presented by various library and educational organizations, awards decided by children, as well as many international awards. Menus and buttons allow you to proceed with just a few mouse clicks or keystrokes. This CD wil be an invaluable tool for you. Any time you need a reading list catered to one child, a group of related books for a classroom of students at different developmental levels, or a set of titles appropriate to connect to a unit you're teaching, you will find what you need on this CD.0131199315 Retail price $21.99"
"Sullivan, JoannaJossey Bass2004368ppThis unique book is written for teachers, parents, librarians and anyone who is seeking quality literature for children (preschoolers through grade 6). The book is filled with wide-ranging lists of titles organized by grade level, theme, and content areas. This comprehensive resource simplifies your search by selecting the most useful information from websites, teacher resources, award listings, and publications that are available on childrenĂs literature. For quick access and easy use, the lists are printed in full-page format and organized into five sections.0787965952 Retail price $29.95"
Michael O. Tunnell, James S. JacobsPearson2008320ppAre you looking for a brief introduction to childrenĂs literature genres that leaves time to read actual works of childrenĂs literature? This new, significantly revised and streamlined edition of ChildrenĂs Literature, Briefly introduces the reader to the essential foundations of each childrenĂs literature genre, supported by practical features and tools to suggest quality books and activities to advance literacy in the classroom. As new teachers build their classroom library, the brevity of this affordable new edition ensures readers have the resources to purchase and time to read actual childrenĂs literature.
"Robinson, ClaireHCL199824ppHow do chimps make friends? How do chimps walk? How do chimps talk to each other? 'Chimpanzees' describes how chimps in the wild hunt, eat, and take care of their young. Each book in the series explores where animals live, what their homes are like, what dangers they face everyday, what makes the animals special. Guided Reading Level K"
"Roop, Peter & ConnieHCL199832ppNonfictionWhere will you find the highest mountain in the world? How long is the Great Wall of China? How many different languages are spoken in China? Learn answers to these questions and more when you read 'A Visit to China.' See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join in the celebrations. Find out what Chinese children learn in school and what they might do when they are older. See if they play the same sports as you or wear the same kinds of clothes. Learn some words in Chinese!Guided reading level N"
"Binns, Tristan BoyerHCL200332ppNonfictionAn overview of the history and daily lives of Chinese people who immigrated to the United States.Guided reading level N"
"Gillis, Jennifer BlizinHCL200224ppThis simple introduction to the symbols, celebration, and traditions of Christmas looks at the holiday from a child's point of view.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level K"
"Williams, Rozanne Lanczak ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 5"
"Boyd, Candy DawsonScholastic136ppGuided Reading Level/RTen-year-old Mattie copes with the loss of her father and her mixed feelings towards her mother who is under pressure to support the family."
"Strausman, PaulScholastic200626pp + CD25 Delightful Songs That Build Community, Establish Classroom Routines, and Make Every Child Feel Welcome Build a caring classroom environment with this BIG, laminated flip chart featuring 25 adorable songs! Display this sturdy, bright resource all year long to enliven and enrich circle time with songs about sharing, friendship, special days, and more. Includes companion CD for sing-along fun. Plus, teaching pages with instant activities and strategies.0439635241Retail price $24.99"
"Jordan, Dennis M.CHL200224ppThis counting book features the people and animals of the circus.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level J"
"Jordan, Dennis MHCL200224ppThis book introduces circus animals, how they are trained, and the types of tricks different animals can perform.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level J"
"Jordan, Denise M.200224ppThis alphabet book presents facts about circus clowns. Guided Reading Level K"
"Jordan, Denise M.HCL200224ppThis book introduces people who perform as clowns and their role in the circus.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level K"
"Jordan, Denise M.HCL200224ppThis book introduces various types of performers and their roles in the circus.\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level K"
"Ralph FletcherHoughton Mifflin200132ppNick's parents always have a special surprise for him on his birthday, but this year he knows he'll have the best birthday ever. Mom and Dad are taking him to the circus! The crowds and attractions are exciting, but Nick is accidentally separated from his parents. Even though he knows what to do if he gets lost, he's scared¨until a green-faced clown on towering stilts comes to his rescue. The bright colors and bustling energy of the circus shine from each of Vladimir Vagin's lively illustrations in this touching story of a day filled with surprises. Retail price $15.00"
"Noguera, PedroTeachers College Press2003192ppWhat will it take for urban schools to achieve the kind of academic performance required by new state and national educational standards? How can classroom teachers in city schools help to close the achievement gap? What can restore public confidence in public schools? Pedro Noguera argues that higher standards and more tests, by themselves, will not make low-income urban students any smarter and the schools they attend more successful without substantial investment in the communities in which they live. Drawing on extensive research performed in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond, Noguera demonstrates how school and student achievement is influenced by social forces such as demographic change, poverty, drug trafficking, violence, and social inequity. Readers get a detailed glimpse into the lives of teachers and students working ""against the odds"" to succeed. Noguera sends a strong message to those who would have urban schools ""shape up or shut down"" invest in the future of these students and schools, and we can reach the kind of achievement and success that typify only more privileged communities. Public schools are the last best hope for many poor families living in cities across the nation. Noguera gives politicians, policymakers, and the public its own standard to achieve¨provide the basic economic and social support so that teachers and students can get the job done!080774381X Retail price $19.95"
"Huaditz, JohannaScholasticGuided Reading Level/OLucas Cott, the most obstreperous boy in the third grade, finds it very hard to turn over a new leaf when he decides to become the perfect student."
"Huaditz, Johanna ; 85 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = O"
"ROBERT MARZANOASCD2007189ppIf you've ever questioned the logic of reducing a student's entire academic performance to a single test score or a vague letter grade, then here's a book that will revolutionize the way you think about assessment and grading. Drawing from years of in-depth research, Robert J. Marzano provides you with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals. Discover how classroom assessments--from quizzes and projects to term papers and tests--provide your school with the most powerful tool to boost achievement. Learn why point systems and score averaging are ineffective ways to grade students' progress. And get clear advice on how to immediately create better assessments for a single classroom or an entire system
"Jeanne R. Paratore, Rachel L. McCormackGuilford2007332ppShowcasing assessment practices that can help teachers plan effective instruction, this book addresses the real-world complexities of teaching literacy in grades K-8. Leading contributors present trustworthy approaches that examine learning processes as well as learning products, that yield information on how the learning environment can be improved, and that are conducted in the context of authentic reading and writing activities. The volume provides workable, nuts-and-bolts ideas for incorporating assessment into instruction in all major literacy domains and with diverse learners, including students in high-poverty schools and those with special learning needs. It is illustrated throughout with helpful concrete examples.1593854386Retail price $35.00"
"David adamsonScholasticApril,2010144pp 24 Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know\r\nA Mentor Educator Shares Practical and Proven Strategies for Managing Behavior, Keeping Students on Task, and Creating a Positive, Productive Classroom 3-8 \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA former classroom teacher, principal, and superintendent, David adamson offers his most effective and easy-to-use strategies for organizing and managing classrooms that support students' learning and achievement. Written with both new and experienced teachers in mind, this classroom-tested approach helps teachers prevent behavior problems and effectively intervene when they do occur. adamson shows teachers how to focus and maintain their students' attention, maximize instructional time, increase student participation, set clear expectations for classroom rules and procedures, encourage a respectful learning environment, and more.Retail price$19.99"
Ennio CipaniPearson2007216ppThis book is based on the idea that a behavior management plan can be as effective in preventing problematic classroom behavior as it is in managing it and utilizes an evidence-based approach to solving problems. It offers easy-to-implement, research-based plans for addressing problematic classroom behavior in two key areas on-task time/assignment completion and disruption/rule violation. The author introduces a dozen behavior management plans in non-technical language. This eliminates the need for extensive training in behavior therapy or learning theory.Retail price $31.990131991647
Carolyn M. Evertson, Edmund T. EmmerPearson2009288ppClassroom Management for Elementary Teachers, Eighth Edition, gives teachers the information and skills they need to establish management systems in today's rich, multicultural classroom, based on the authors' 30 years of research and experience in more than 500 classrooms. This best-selling text helps teachers plan, implement, and develop the most basic classroom management tasks to build a smoothly running classroom that encourages learning. Written for the prospective or new elementary-level teacher, the text's content is ready to be applied in a classroom setting. The text addresses the planning decisions teachers must make, including arranging the physical space; creating a positive climate; establishing expectations, rules, and procedures; planning and conducting instruction; encouraging appropriate behavior; addressing problem behavior; and using good communication skills, with particular attention paid to the growth of diverse and inclusive classrooms. All examples, checklists, case studies, and group activities are designed for the elementary level.Retail price $58.67\r\n
Edmund T. Emmer, Carolyn M. EvertsonPearson2009256ppClassroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers, Eighth Edition, gives teachers the information and skills they need to establish management systems in today's rich, multicultural classroom, based on the authors' many years of research and experience in more than 500 classrooms.This best-selling text helps teachers plan, implement and develop the most basic classroom management tasks to develop a smoothly running classroom that encourages learning. Written for the prospective or new middle and high school-level teacher, the text's content is ready to be applied in a classroom setting. The authors address the planning decisions teachers must make, including arranging the physical space, creating a positive climate, establishing expectations, rules and procedures, planning and conducting instruction, encouraging appropriate behavior, addressing problem behavior, and using good communication skills, with particular attention paid to the growth of diverse and inclusive classrooms. All examples, checklists, case studies, and group activities are designed for the secondary level.Retail price $68.80\r\n
"Maria L. ChangScholastic200480ppFull-Color Photographs with Teacher Descriptions and Insights About What Really WorksTwenty teachers from a premier school district open up their classrooms and share their most valuable management tips and strategies-practical and proven ideas that can be implemented in the classroom right away. Dozens of full-color photographs provide a glimpse into how they set up their classrooms to foster learning and independence, organize their libraries and learning centers, establish routines, manage students' behavior, and so much more.0439531454 Retail price $17.99"
"Marzano, Robert A.; Marzano, Jana S.; Pickering, Debra J.ASCD2003143ppIt's a fact that effectively managed classrooms can make a huge difference on students' achievement gains--maybe as much as 20 percentile points. What hasn't been clear is what teachers actually DO to create effectively managed classrooms. Now, here's a book that draws from more than 100 studies of classroom management to explain the four most important general components of effective classroom management and their impact on student engagement and achievement. \r\n\r\nBased on the concepts from ASCD's best-seller, What Works in Schools Translating Research into Action, Marzano describes the action steps you need to take to establish rules and procedures, use effective disciplinary interventions, build positive student-teacher relationships, and develop a sound mental set to get you through the most difficult situations. Real classroom stories illustrate how to get every class off to a good start, involve students in classroom management, and develop effective schoolwide management policies. 0871207931 Retail price $25.95"
"Henley, MartinPearson2006368ppClassroom Management A Proactive Approach is based on three principles. First, classrooms should be learning communities, second, many behavior problems can be prevented, and third, corrective interventions should promote positive behavior change. The author's intention is to provide pre-service teachers with a practical and theoretically sound guide to proactive classroom management. This text provides an integrated approach based on strategies culled from theoretical principles encoded in psychodynamic, developmental, behaviorist, biophysical, and psychoeducational approaches. Within this text, theory is framed within the context of application.013093299X Retail Price $58.67"
Andrea M. GuillaumePearson2005304ppThe Classroom Mathematics Inventory (CMI) is an informal assessment for use in evaluating students understanding and ability across the range of the elementary mathematics curriculum.Similar to an informal reading inventory, the CMI is an informal classroom assessment tool meant to spark conversations between teacher and student regarding the student's understanding, skills, and attitudes. Using scripted protocols and included manipulatives, the CMI aids teachers in determining students' performance across the strands of mathematics including number; extended work with number; algebra; geometry; measurement; and data analysis, statistics, and probability. additionally, protocols address students' attitudes and mathematical dispositions, as well as their mathematical processes such as problem solving.Emphasizing conceptual understanding, computational proficiency, and problem solving, the text also assesses content specified by the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and a number of states' K-6 grade level expectations. Suggestions are interspersed throughout to provide teachers with alternative to modify their assessments for different situations such as whole-class and small-group settings.Retail price $24.99
" - Twelve corrugated board shelves or drawers simplifies storage and organizes materials. Each drawer holds items up to 9"" x 12"", while overall size is 32"" x 20"". ***Hurry...supplies are limited, order yours today!!***"
"Kathleen Hayes, Renee CreangeScholastic2001Beginning school is an emotional experience for all young children. Helping them make the transition from home to school requires special attention. How you plan for and implement effective routines during the first weeks cand determine how children cope with separation and move on to the important work of learning in the classroom. This book will help. Master teachers share their strategies for every moment of the school day, from arrival time to end-of-day meeting, focusing on how structures change over the year as children become more independent.0590029282 Retail price $18.99"
"Doug BuehlInternational Reading Association2008The updated edition of this bestseller will help you develop your students into purposeful thinkers and proficient readers by using classroom strategies that scaffold comprehension. Doug Buehl has completely revised his influential collection of literacy skill-building strategies to bring this edition in line with recent scholarship in the literacy field and todayĂs understandings about reading comprehension. The stronger focus on gradual release of responsibility, metacognition, and what happens before, during, and after reading will allow your students to really own these strategies. Buehl has added 11 new, user-friendly strategies that can be adapted to a variety of ability levels. The format of the strategies remains the same, but youĂll find a stronger emphasis on the rationale for each and a broader variety of content area classroom examples. The Strategy Indexes that accompany each strategy will assist you in your instructional planning and have been updated to include the strengths of each strategy in terms of instructional focus and comprehension processes. Retail price $27.95"
"Ronald L. PartinJossey Bass2004400pp Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced TeachersDesigned for both the new and experienced teacher, this fully updated second edition of the best-selling Classroom Teacher's Survival Guide offers a practical source of ready-to-use tips and strategies for solving the everyday problems teachers face while organizing and managing a classroom. Replete with behavior management and assistive discipline strategies, this updated second edition includes tested suggestions, techniques, and reproducibles to help you save time and handle problems in scores of specific areas such as classroom routines, motivation, supplies, parent conferences, lesson plans, grading, conflict resolution, testing, team teaching, cooperative learning, homework, open houses, and many more.0787972533Retail price $29.95"
"Les ParsonsPembroke2003120ppStrategies for dealing with marking and papeadork, discipline, evaluation, and learning through language.The frenetic, multi-tasking, and demanding life of a teacher is riddled with frustrations, questions, and difficult decisions. It's hard to avoid feeling oveadhelmed and pulled in all directions. The Classroom Troubleshooter, provides practical, no-nonsense solutions to the myriad problems that plague a teacher's day. Easy to use, this down-to-earth handbook incorporates a number of invaluable rubrics, checklists, templates, reference sheets, questionnaires, and student guidelines. Teachers will find strategies that will help them avoid being oveadhelmed by papeadork and other types of ""administrivia""; mark ""smart""; anticipate, prevent, respond to, and manage a host of discipline problems; develop and administer evaluation instruments for projects, research, essays, and objective-style tests; increase student comprehension of textbooks; implement and mark journal writing; guide talk-based learning; reflect on how they can have an impact on the overall functioning of the school. The Classroom Troubleshooter empowers teachers to control their environment and to reclaim time and energy so that their gifts and skills can be directed into teaching and learning alongside their students.1551381621Retail price $18.95"
"Cunningham, Patricia M.; Allington, Richard L.Pearson2007320ppThe Fourth Edition of Classrooms That Work emphasizes a core set of ideas across a variety of timely topics, providing a comprehensive, balanced treatment of instructional reading methods for struggling and culturally diverse students. Pat CunninghamĂs and Dick AllingtonĂs clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance ALL studentsĂ learning and reading skills. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of research and practical coverage to make the content complete without being oveadhelming. This affordable book helps teachers engage ALL children in meaning-centered reading by fostering powerful decoding and comprehension strategies and implementing a balanced reading program. Classrooms That Work identifies and explores five components real reading and writing, guided reading, guided writing, decoding/spelling, and word/word knowledge. The Fourth Edition is filled with workable, practical strategies and activities to use in the classroom. This book plays upon readers' natural curiosity and desire for relevance by offering a modern, applied approach to ŠtraditionalĂ reading topics and an in-depth look at areas of reading instruction not covered by other books (e.g. Chapters 9, 10 & 11 describe a sample day in a Building Blocks kindergarten, a sample day in a Four Blocks primary classroom and a sample week in a Big Blocks intermediate classroom, respectively. Combined, these chapters show how all of the important components of a balanced literacy programs can be integrated.) The flexibility gained by using this comprehensive approach gives instructors the opportunity to tailor course coverage and topic sequence making this a perfect book.0205493947 Retail price $39.99"
"Bridwell, Norman ; 28 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - K"
"Bridwell, Norman ; 30 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 18 / Guided Reading Level - K"
"Hutchins, Pat ; 29 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 17 / Guided Reading Level - J"
"Gunning, Thomas G.Pearson2006240ppAt a time when so many pivotal education issues are closely tied to literacy and education policy, such as the No Child Left Behind legislation, Tom Gunning provides critical insight into the key elements needed to close the literacy gap in AmericaĂs schools, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.Closing the Literacy Gap addresses the demands of the No Child Left Behind legislation and provides a wide range of recommendations and a great number of practical suggestions for closing the literacy gap. This much-awaited text builds from an early emphasis on creating a vision statement to implementing effective techniques and assessing for instruction. Unlike other texts, Gunning provides a coherent plan for program implementation that has proven to successfully close the literacy gap. The recommendations provided within the text are specific and detailed and are built on basic principles. This text also addresses the needs of the whole school and is written for all practioners, not just principals, which makes it an excellent supplement to any literacy course.020545626XRetail price $32.99"
"Hall, MargaretHCL200132ppA look at how clothing styles differ around the world due to climate and culture. Guided Reading Level M."
"Barrett, Judi ; 30 pp. / Guided Reading Level - M"
" - This exciting word-building game includes 98 plastic tiles in 10 bright colors representing the most common letter groupings. Unique two-tiered tile holders provide up to four players with workspace to create their own words in preparation for play. Tiles include double vowels, digraphs, blends, silent letters, and more. A great way for children to learn to spell and read."
"12""hX17""wX3""dLiteracy coaches, sports coaches we have the tote for you! COACH is appliqued in red and white on this blue zip to close bag with a handy outside pocket."
"Jan Miller BurkinsForeword by Michael FullanInternational Reading Association2007How to Meet the Challenges of Literacy CoachingThis engaging look at literacy coaching will help you establish a coaching philosophy on which to base decisions within your school community. The author, a practicing literacy coach, takes a fresh perspective on literacy coaching by focusing on coaching pedagogy rather than reading pedagogy. You'll learn how to
"Hartley, Karen; Macro, Chris199932ppHow fast are cockroaches? How can cockroaches harm people? What are young cockroaches called? Welcome to the slithery, slimy, creepy-crawly world of Bug Books. Are you brave enough to find out more about these interesting creatures? How are born? How do they grow, feed, move, and have babies? Where do they live and what do they look like? What makes each bug special?\r\n(Also available in Spanish) Guided Reading Level L."
"Tomacek, Steve ""The Dirtmeister""Scholastic200464pp25 Easy, Hands-on Activities That Teach Key Concepts in Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences-and Meet the Science Standards Who knew that a simple coffee can could be turned into a barometer, an acoustic amplifier, or even a lung? These are just some of the super-fun, learning-rich, hands-on activities guaranteed to get kids excited about science. Students learn about friction, magnetism, electricity, erosion, weather, their senses, and more. Meets the National Science Standards! 0439482593 Retail price $11.99"
Rozanne Lanczak WilliamsCharlesbridgeTwenty-five pennies, four dimes, two nickels, and one quarterÓ hmmÓA pocketful of coins! Who can make heads or tails of it? YOU can with The Coin Counting Book. Change just adds up with this bankable book illustrated with real money. Counting, adding, and identifying American currency from one penny to one dollar is exciting and easy. When you have counted all your money, you can decide to save it or spend it.Level H Retail price $6.95
Bruce LarkinWil20046ppGuided Reading level CLearn to distinguish different coins with the fantastic photos in this book.
"Stephanie H. McConaughy, Pam Kay, Julie A. Welkowitz, Kim Hewitt, and Martha D. FitzgeraldGuilford2007221ppThe Achieving-Behaving-Caring (ABC) Program is an evidence-based approach to addressing the needs of elementary students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties and promoting successful home-school collaboration. This practical guide demonstrates how classroom teachers and parents can work together to boost individual children's strengths, reduce problems that interfere with learning, and provide classwide social skills training. The use of trained parent liaisons is a special feature of the program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for implementing ABC are accompanied by many useful case illustrations and tips. The book includes more than two dozen reproducible handouts and forms, in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding. Retail price $30.00"
"Linda Dorn and Carla SoffosStenhouse200712 min DVDDuring collaborative conferences, teachers observe a lesson or conference and provide explicit feedback on the teaching and learning interaction. Collaborative conferences use a team approach (with two or more teachers) to support student learning. During the pre-conference, the student's teacher identifies the instructional goal and asks the observing teachers to notice specific writing behaviors. After the lesson, the teachers engage in purposeful dialogue that aligns with the observation focus. Retail price $30.00"
"Evie K. Gleckel, ellen KoretzPearson2008320ppRSVP to IDEAThis text captures the authors' shared visions about the special education process, one that incorporates the spirit and requirements of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act and its reauthorizations. It gives the complex demands of the legislation form, function, and meaning so teams move through the special education process cooperatively, understanding what they are doing and why. The text is organized according to the stages of the RSVP Model to provide a systematic and comprehensive approach to implementing special education legislation meaningfully.Retail price $52.67"
"Graves, Kimberlee ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 12"
"Royston, AngelaHCL200232ppWhat are primary colors? What creates a rainbow? How are colors used as signs? Read 'My World of Science Color' to find out! Learn what colors and pigments are, where you will find them in everyday life, and how people use them. Each book in the 'My World of Science' series explains science that you see in the world around you and use every day. Guided Reading Level M."
- These 3/4" adhesive labels can be used for recording book levels and running words. Simply record the information on these colorful circles and place on the cover of your texts. There are 1,000 labels per package. They are available in your choice of colors green, blue, and yellow labels. ***Hurry...supplies are limited. Order soon!!***
Bruce LarkinWil20068ppGuided Reading level DThe photography in this book is breathtaking. Can you find the animals?
Graves, Kimberlee ; 16 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 8
"Ansary,Mir TamimHCL199932ppNonfictionIt is the second Monday in October and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Columbus Day of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out how Columbus got lost but still became a hero, why native Americans are sometimes called Indians, how other countries celebrate Columbus Day. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you.Guided reading level M"
Parish, PeggyHarper64ppGuided Reading Level K/LShe's been fired. Again! Amelia Bedlia must look for a new job-Mrs. Rogers has finally had enough. But for poor Amelia Bedelia, each new job is a bigger mess than the last. Can she ever find a place to belong?
Kraus, Robert ; 29 pp. / Reading Recovery Level - 14 / Guided Reading Level - H
Rozanne Lanczak WilliamsCTP8ppIntroduces a new sight word within a delightful story. Word count 38Guided Reading level ARetail Price $1.99
"Yolen, Jane ; 64 pp. / Guided Reading Level 3-6 = K"
Bruce LarkinWIL20068ppReading Level Grade K-1
Pam AllynScholastic2007208ppHow to Teach Reading and Writing Through Comprehensive Month-by-Month Units of StudyThis book provides an organizational framework, detailed models, lessons and practical support for mapping and building grade-specific curriculum across the school year through four major types of units of study´strategy, process, genre, and conventions´that integrate reading and writing. Allyn equips teachers to identify the big ideas and deep understandings they want to develop in children and shows how to use them framing a year, a unit and a lesson in the teaching of reading and writing.Retail price $24.99
Pam Allyn, Laurie PastoreScholastic2008 240pp + DVD + 4 color gatefold yearly plannerDaily Lessons - Monthly Units - Yearlong CalendarAt the beginning of every school year, we bet you ask yourself, "What do I want my students to know and do as readers and writers by the end of this year?"\r\nThis book provides a detailed curricular calendar that's tied to a developmental continuum and the standards so you'll know not only what you should be teaching, but what your students are ready to embrace and what you can reasonably expect of them as successful readers and writers. additionally, you'll find monthly units of study that integrate reading and writing so both work together to provide maximum support for your students. The units are organized around four essential components
Pam Allyn, Laurie PastoreScholastic2008240pp + DVD + 4 color gatefold yearly plannerDaily Lessons - Monthly Units - Yearlong Calendar\r\nAt the beginning of every school year, we bet you ask yourself, "What do I want my students to know and do as readers and writers by the end of this year?" This book provides a detailed curricular calendar that's tied to a developmental continuum and the standards so you'll know not only what you should be teaching, but what your students are ready to embrace and what you can reasonably expect of them as successful readers and writers. additionally, you'll find monthly units of study that integrate reading and writing so both work together to provide maximum support for your students. The units are organized around four essential components
"Tovani, CrisStenhouse20044 30 minute vhs tapes + viewing guideTeachers of adolescents across the country are under enormous pressure to cover more content in their disciplines, to make instruction more relevant to students, and to help students acquire the reading skills they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond. In this videotape set, high school teacher Cris Tovani brings viewers into her school and classroom and shows how she and her colleagues are meeting the challenge of improving students' reading skills across the curriculum. The tapes include examples of Cris working with students using texts from multiple disciplines in her classroom, as well as collaborating with colleagues throughout the school. \r\n\r\nTape 1 Modeling What Good Readers Do\r\nUsing examples from technical text and novels, Cris models her own reading process to show students how to read and understand difficult material.\r\n\r\nTape 2 Interpreting Data Charts, Graphs, Standardized Tests\r\nCris works with students as they analyze charts, data and graphs, and discusses how standardized test scores led her to place more emphasis on data reading across the curriculum.\r\n\r\nTape 3 Reading Like a Mathematician\r\nCris and math teacher Jim Donohue co-teach, working with struggling readers on strategies for completing math problems, and talk about their collaboration.\r\n\r\nTape 4 Synthesizing Complex Ideas\r\nCris assists students as they integrate reading from history textbooks with current articles in newspapers and magazines. Students synthesize background knowledge and new information to understand wars from the last seventy years.\r\n\r\nAccompanying the Comprehending Content videotapes is a detailed viewing guide with sample workshop activities, reading materials used by students on the tape, focus questions for viewing, and tips for using the related book, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, with the tapes in a study group setting."
"Shell Education2007112pp + CDUse these step-by-step guides to build students' comprehension and critical thinking skills as they prepare for standardized tests that feature document-based questions.
"LeAnn NickelsenScholastic200364pp40 Engaging Before, During and After-Reading Activities and Reproducibles That Help Students Get the Most From Textbooks and Other NonfictionThis book makes it easy to integrate reading-skill instruction into the content areas. An experienced teacher shares her research-based activities, graphic organizers, and strategies for teaching reading during social studies and science. Predict - o - Fact, Sensible Sentences, Partner Paraphrasing, and lots of other great strategies and activities help students navigate their textbooks and other nonfiction with ease.0439098386 Retail price $11.95"
"Lisa GreathouseShell2008112pp + CDUse these step-by-step guides to build students' comprehension and critical thinking skills as they prepare for standardized tests that feature document-based questions. Step 1 has students reading high-interest nonfiction articles from TIME For Kids authors. Step 2 has students strengthening comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions from all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Step 3 has students studying primary source documents (such as maps, census reports, population reports, charts, and graphs) that are related to the articles. Step 4 has students demonstrating critical thinking skills by responding to questions based on these primary sources.Teacher Resource CD includes reproducible pages of articles, primary source documents, and questions.Retail price $24.99"
"Jerry l Johns; Susan Lenski; Roberta l BerglundKendall Hunt2006Book + CDComprehension and Vocabulary Strategies for the Primary Grades is a practical and useful book written for preservice and inservice teachers. This book is ideal for professional development in schools, districts, and other types of programs where the focus is on reading in the primary grades. This can also be a helpful supplement in undergraduate and graduate reading and language arts classes, as well as in clinical courses where there is a desire to provide useful strategies that have wide applicability with narrative informational text.Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies for the Primary Grades contains strategies specifically written for use in primary grades. After reading about a strategy, it should be quite easy for teachers to determine how to best use it with their students by adapting some of the strategies to fit their own teaching style and their students' particular needs.Retail price $29.95"
"JoAnne Schudt CaldwellGuilford2008230ppHow can busy teachers successfully manage the complex task of assessing their students' reading comprehension? This invaluable book--the first stand-alone guide on the topic--presents reliable, research-supported guidelines and procedures for K-6 teachers to use in the classroom. Through practical tips and realistic examples, the book demonstrates time-saving ways to implement and adapt a wide range of existing assessments, rather than creating new ones. Also covered are strategies for con