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Perfecting Parenting Press
$9.95 at Amazon

<b><i>Is toilet training your youngster much more challenging than you expected?</b></i> Is your child uninterested? <b><i>Does sh...e keep having accidents because she doesn't want to stop playing to go to the toilet?</b></i> Does he always say no when you ask <b><i>"Do you have to go peepee (or poop)?"</b></i> <p>Or maybe your child is peepee trained but doesn't want to poop in the toilet? Is he having <b><i>constipation</b></i> because of all this? Are you worried that <b><i>your child won't be able to go to preschool</b></i> or maybe even to Kindergarten because he's not toilet trained? Is your youngster <b><i>holding in her poop</b></i> for days, doesn't want to eat and <b><i>is frightened</b></i> when the poop gets so big, it has to come out? <p>In this book, there are two stores for preschoolers - one on peeing and one on pooping - and a guidance section for parents. The first story is <b><i>Going Peepee</b></i>. Katie's parents say it's time to start going peepee in the toilet, but Katie doesn't want to stop playing to go. She has lots of accidents. With creative guidance from her parents, Katie starts to see all the advantages and decides <b><i>she will go peepee every time in the toilet</b></i>. <p>In the second story, <b><i>Going Poop</b></i>, Ben doesn't like pooping in the toilet. He doesn't like the way his poop feels coming out. He figures that he can tighten his bottom every time and hopes to never have a poop again. But when it has to come out, he gets scared. <b><i>His parents help him become brave enough to overcome his reluctance and be successful.</b></i> <P>The parents' section provides expert guidance on when and how to toilet-train your preschooler. It explains what is the child's view on toilet training. <b><i>Learn the most age-appropriate tools to motivate youngsters who are uninterested, reluctant, and fearful.</b></i> Specific advice shows parents how to help children with frequent peeing accidents and children who are resistant and afraid of pooping in the toilet. <b><i>This manual will clear up conflicting advice</b></i>, and teach you the skills to guide reluctant youngsters toward toileting success. The parents' section captures the common issues that children have. This book is comprehensive - covering every toileting issue in step-by-step detail. Examples from other families will show how their youngsters became toilet trained including the five year old who said when she grew up her house wouldn't have any toilets. Read More

Publication International
$15.98 at Amazon

Sesame Street Potty Time for Monsters is a sound book that comes with an attached 12-button audio module that children press to ad...d voices and music to a story about Elmo s adventure using the potty at school. The book also features three lenticular images that change and move as the pages are viewed from different angles. The book is designed for children ages 18 months and older.<br><br>Children match icons on the book s pages to the audio module buttons to activate these sounds:<br> 4 musical clips<br> bell ringing, clock ticking, car horn beeping, xylophone, sponge squeaking, soap bubbles, and toilet flushing<br> 5 different phrases in Elmo s voice, including Elmo loves to play! and Elmo needs to go! <br><br>Sesame Street Potty Time for Monsters comes with three replaceable long-life AG-13 batteries and conforms to the toy safety requirements of ASTM F963-08. The book s coated board pages are designed to withstand rough handling. Read More

Innovative Kids
$8.99 at Magic Beans

It can take all of your powers of persuasion to get your little prince to take his rightful throne. Framing potty-training as a ti...me of accomplishment and independence is the best way to get it done, and the Prince of the Potty book by Innovative Kids does a great job teaching kids how to use the potty in a way that's both playful and fun. The Prince of the Potty book uses simple language that isn't too babyish to tell the story of a proud little prince and his newly-acquired bathroom habits. We especially appreciated how the little boy in the book is depicted as the prime mover of his own story - he decides to take on the challenge of the potty, with the help of his royal parents. Writer Nora Gaydos is an elementary school teacher with tremendous expertise in pre-reading skills, so this book is also tailored to lead your child towards learning to read. And illustrator Akemi Gutierrez is a seasoned illustrator and animator, whose drawings are absolutely adorable and kid-friendly. Read More

Innovative Kids
$8.99 at Magic Beans

Is your little princess about ready to trade in her royal diapers for some dignified and regal big-girl undies? (Possibly with pic...tures of Disney Princesses on them?) The Princess of the Potty book by Innovative Kids teaches your child how to use the potty in a way that's thoroughly empowering and lots of fun! The Princess of the Potty book depicts the daring little heroine as the prime mover of her own story: she decides to take on the potty challenge, and her royal parents help her get the job done. The book uses language that's simple without being babyish, and uses gentle humor that will get your child requesting this book over and over again throughout her potty-training journey. Writer Nora Gaydos has years of experience with little pre-readers in her elementary school classes, and has designed this book to guide your child towards early reading skills. And the illustrations by Akemi Gutierrez are charming, cute, and funny. Read More

Manhattan Toy
$9.99 at Amazon

<br>Potty training can be a challenge, but Baby Stella is here to help! The Baby Stella "My Big Girl Potty" book is the perfect t...raining tool to help your little one with their potty training challenges. Baby Stella tells her own story of how she learned to use the "big potty", and so can you. Book includes ten illustrated pages.<br> <br>Baby Stella by Manhattan Toy is an ideal first baby doll collection that will encourage little ones to role play, nurture, and care. Baby Stella dolls, sold separately, are completely soft and beautifully crafted with life like details such as a belly button and perfectly plump tummy. You can change her outfits and every doll comes with a magnetic pacifier. The Baby Stella Collection offers a variety of soft and safe accessories that allow little ones a caregiving experience.<br> <br>For over 30 years, Manhattan Toy has been making award winning, high quality, visually appealing toys for babies, toddlers, and kids. Manhattan Toy offers more than 650 exclusive, original product designs distributed and sold worldwide through specialty retail stores, catalogs, and websites. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our customers.<br> Read More

VTech
$21.99 at Target

Vtech Touch & Teach Word Book Touch and learn with the Touch & Teach Word Book by VTech. Touch objects on 12 illustrated pages to ...learn over 100 words, letters, music and more. Join your child's favorite pals Cody and Cora the Smart Cubs in four... Read More

VTech
$24.99 at Target

VTech Doc McStuffins Touch & Teach Big Book of Boo-Boos The Doc is in, so let's get learning with the Disney Doc McStuffins Discov...er & Learn Big Book of Boo-Boos by VTech. Touch the interactive pages to learn words, beginning letters, health tips and... Read More

Brand: Heinemann
$28.65 at Amazon

Today's students face such a barrage of competing texts in so many different forms and media that it's almost impossible to know w...hat to trust and where to turn anymore. So it's now up to teachers to help students determine not only what should be read, but how it should be read.</p> <p> <i>Illuminating Texts</i>, Jim Burke's most ambitious book yet, addresses this issue. It explores the powerful idea of "textual intelligence," offers both practical and theoretical information on teaching and reading, and explains how to incorporate the newest ideas and techniques into actual classroom practice. Jim also presents an important argument for teaching what students will need to know, and be able to do, in the future - one of our primary responsibilities as educators.</p> <p> Each chapter has a clear focus - e.g., Reading the Internet, Reading Textbooks, Reading Literature, Reading Images - and all follow a similar format, including background information and rationale, standards connections, questions to ask, classroom connections, elements of the text, and additional resources. You can turn to the book for a five-minute read and find some questions to use in your next period. Or you can read an entire chapter, to help you clarify your thinking.</p> <p> <i>Illuminating Texts'</i> accompanying website - www.englishcompanion.com/illuminating - continues and complements the book by providing additional resources, all of which are frequently updated. Read More

Brand: Novel Units, Inc.
$11.78 at Amazon

This student packet features multiple-level reproducibles that offer solutions based on the latest reading strategies. The packet ...includes content-rich activity sheets, quizzes, and a final exam for direct student use. Read More

Scholastic
$11.55 at Amazon

<div><P>Teacher Ryan Gilpin shares her classroom-tested framework for teaching students all the skills they need to research and w...rite a successful research report, from reading multiple sources on a topic and evaluating and synthesizing information to drafting and revising an informative/explanatory piece and presenting it to an audience. Complete with planning sheets, rubrics, student samples, and more, this practical resource is a must-have in the age of higher standards!</P></div> Read More

Corwin
$25.28 at Amazon

The authors include a complete glossary of terms, plus guidelines for academic instruction, behavioral interventions, classroom ac...commodations, placement options, assessments, and transition services for students with LD. Read More

Brand: Math Solutions
$35.95 at Amazon

In today's climate of financial extremities, it's more<br>crucial than ever to integrate monetary and economic<br>ideas into your ...mathematics teaching. This<br>timely resource features over 40 lessons categorized<br>by seven important financial literacy themes<br>for young learners. The lessons include literature<br>connections, corresponding formative assessments,<br>games, suggestions for differentiating instruction,<br>ideas for parents, and alignments to the Common<br>Core State Standards for Mathematics. In the appendices<br>you'll find reproducible letters for parents<br>to go with the lessons, plus a final project that ties<br>together all the lessons. Read More

Corwin
$33.20 at Amazon

<p><strong><em><span>Imagine the school of the future!</span></em></strong></p> <p><em><span>The Teaching Revolution</span></em><s...pan> provides a futuristic and provocative discussion on the combining of three major instructional innovations?RTI, technology, and differentiation. Drawing on the growing 21<sup>st</sup>-century skills movement, the text engagingly weaves these three areas with a vision for school transformation that includes:</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>Utilizing mobile technologies, web-based instruction, and social media </span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>RTI that benefits all students and whole schools in their improvement efforts</span></li> <li style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>Project-based learning  focused on answering real-world questions</span></li> </ul> <p><span> </span></p> <p><em><span>The Teaching Revolution</span></em><span> will dare you to dream and guide you through the process of transforming education to become all that you can imagine.</span></p> Read More

Corwin
$29.71 at Amazon

<p><strong><em>Secrets to supervising for instructional improvement!</em></strong></p> <p>More than ever, effective supervision is... vital to instructional improvement and this new edition of a bestseller pinpoints the process and techniques that matter most. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, this new edition includes:</p> <ul> <li>New observation tools centered on diversity </li> <li>New case studies on alternative approaches to supervision  </li> <li>A new chapter on creating transformational change </li> <li>More on technology topics such as blogs and online courses  </li> <li>New scenarios highlighting English Language Learners and exceptional students </li> <li>Emphasis on empowering teachers to reflect and improve upon instruction</li> </ul> <br /> Read More

Scholastic
$26.84 at Amazon

<DIV>From the concise, austere Mayflower Compact to enterprising Gold Rush advertisements, this whiteboard-ready collection of aut...hentic documents captures students? interest in the events and people of American history, spanning the colonial era through the late 1800s. Teaching materials provide background information, document-based discussion questions, and interactive whiteboard activities that help students analyze and evaluate each document and understand it in the context of its historical period. Includes a CD with Promethean ActivInspire files. For use with Grades 4-8.</div> Read More

Scholastic
$11.13 at Amazon

These motivating take-home practice pages save instructional time and ensure that students acquire 200+ new vocabulary words they?...ll encounter in their academic reading. Designed for independent practice, each reproducible packet presents 10 high-utility words in a fun-filled theme, such as ""Olympic Gold,"" ""Rainforest Expedition,"" and ""Going Green."" Students learn the words by using them repeatedly in the word games and activities included in the packet. Teachers can use the packets flexibly and check students? work over the course of one or more weeks. For use with Grades 3–5. Read More

Heinemann Educational Books
$31.25 at Amazon

<ul> <i>Not far behind the writer comes a master teacher like Denise Leograndis. She shows us how the magic is done and how we can... help our students replicate it in their own work, and she does it in an artful way that draws us into the process.</i> <br> - Barry Lane </ul> Are you puzzled by "pacing"? According to the NCEE standards, as well as some state standards, it's an essential writing skill. But what is pacing? And how do you teach it? Denise Leograndis has the answers to those questions, and in <i>Fluent Writing</i> she shares with you how this seemingly new area of instruction offers a breakthrough opportunity to improve your students writing. </p> <p> Leograndis begins by defining pacing and offering an overview that includes the research in support of it, its connection to reading and reading fluency, and its importance for style. Then she presents twenty focus lessons on the big ideas and the little details of pacing, showing how to explicitly guide students to grasp and apply key concepts through a choice of varied teaching formats - student writing, teacher writing, or mentor texts. She gives you all this as well as information on teaching pacing across the genres, using it for grammatical instruction, and developing it with English language learners. </p> <p> You pay careful attention to your students' reading fluency; now you can do the same with writing. With <i>Fluent Writing</i>, you'll have everything you need to answer your questions about pacing, add it to your curriculum, and find a breakthrough new way to help your writers improve by studying one of the least explored but most important aspects of good writing. </p> Read More

Scholastic
$19.73 at Amazon

<DIV>Research shows that learning is more motivating and fun on an interactive whiteboard. But teachers have very little time to c...reate lessons for the SMART Board?. These ready-to-use lessons offer the perfect solution! Sure to engage students, the timesaving activities included in the book and CD teach phonics, sentence and paragraph structures, punctuation, spelling, story planning, and so much more. A great way to reach all learners and meet the standards! For use with Grades 2-3.</div> Read More

Scholastic
$9.22 at Amazon

<DIV>Introduce students to Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, and other well-known authors with this collection ...of plays based on their classic short stories. These engaging plays will expand students? literary knowledge, while “rehearsing? the parts will encourage the repeated readings they need to build their fluency and comprehension skills. Also includes discussion prompts and easy activities designed to help students identify and understand plot, setting, character, and theme. For use with Grades 4-8.</div> Read More

Scholastic
$21.74 at Amazon

<DIV>Boost reading, writing, and comprehension skills with this dynamic chart that teaches 14 essential literary elements includin...g plot, character, setting, theme, tone, point of view, conflict, dialogue, flashback, foreshadowing, figurative language, and more. Includes interactive texts, guiding questions, and quick activities to make learning the elements easy and entertaining. Content is correlated to the new Core Standards! For use with Grades 3-6.</div> Read More

Scholastic
$12.13 at Amazon

<DIV>Forty high-interest passages are paired with graphic organizers to help all kids easily learn how to find the main idea, unde...rstand cause and effect, compare and contrast, sequence events, and more. The ready-to-use Notebook files on CD contain companion activities that make it easy to model these essential reading comprehension skills on your SMART Board. Following your lead, students can draw, move, highlight, and underline key text right on the board. A surefire way to engage even the most reluctant learners and build the reading comprehension skills all students need to succeed! For use with Grades 2?3.</div> Read More

Novel Units
$12.99 at Amazon

Robust, multiple-level reproducibles offer solutions based of the latest reading strategies. The packet includes content-rich acti...vity sheets, quizzes, and a final exam for direct student use. Read More

Brand: Gryphon House
$19.49 at Amazon

This is a fascinating, readable account of how to build a truly child-centered classroom, by a teacher who did it successfully. Th...e author uses actual classroom anecdotes to tell the story. In addition to teaching good classroom practice, the book is a real page-turner! Read More

Corwin
$22.95 at Amazon

<p><strong><em>Learn what effective teachers do to support students with mental retardation in and out of the inclusive classroom!...</em></strong> <br /> <br /> Providing special and general educators with highly effective strategies for enhancing the academic and social skills of students with mental retardation, and offering a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this exceptional resource also discusses:</p> <ul> <li>Common causes of mental retardation</li> <li>Diagnosing mental retardation</li> <li>Cognitive, academic, physical, behavioral, and communicational characteristics</li> <li>Methods for improving students? functional academic, social, self-care, and work skills</li> <li>Instructional approaches for students with severe disabilities</li> <li>Issues such as prevention of mental retardation and transitioning from school to work</li> </ul> Read More

Corwin
$23.95 at Amazon

Teach for declarative and procedural knowledge and boost student achievement with these practical, research-proven strategies for ...incorporating state standards and benchmarks into lessons and assessments. Read More

Corwin
$25.18 at Amazon

With examples, checklists, and more, this instructional model helps educators address language development in a regular classroom ...while supporting ELLs in learning academic content. Read More

Scholastic
$18.59 at Amazon

<DIV>Research shows that learning is more motivating and fun on an interactive whiteboard. But teachers have very little time to c...reate lessons for the SMART Board?. These ready-to-use lessons offer the perfect solution! Sure to engage students, the timesaving activities included in the book and CD teach number recognition, counting, patterns, time, shapes, and so much more. A great way to reach all learners and meet the standards! For use with Grades K-1.</div> Read More

Scholastic
$10.99 at Amazon

<DIV>With these engaging manipulatives in hand, your students will flip for reading practice! This interactive format?a favorite f...or generations?includes 30 different "fun flaps" that feature dozens and dozens of phonograms to help build reading skills. Kids fill in a missing word-family, lift the flap to reveal the answer, then read additional words with the same spelling pattern! Also features self-checking quizzes and a blank template for make-your-own fun flaps. For use with Grades K-2.</div> Read More

Scholastic
$16.35 at Amazon

<DIV>Help students get a firm grasp of key problem-solving strategies with this collection of reproducible packets that give them ...meaningful practice in essential number concepts and skills. Step-by-step mini-lessons encourage students to think about how to analyze a problem and figure out the correct answer. The CD includes a three-step problem-solving process and word problems, perfect for whole-class learning. A great way to meet the Common Core State Standards! For use with Grade 6.</div> Read More

Scholastic
$14.99 at Amazon

<DIV>Motivate students to write stories in different genres with 18 engaging pop-up activities! Writing prompts and graphic organi...zers get kids started on their stories and support the writing process. Then kids use easy-to-assemble templates to create pop-up projects that they customize to illustrate their stories. Helps students grasp the characteristics of each genre! For use with Grades 3-5.</div> Read More

Greenwood Press
$35.75 at Amazon

<P><I>Mathwise</I>, written especially for teachers in grades three through six, introduces teachers to a broad view of what it me...ans for students to do mathematics. Arthur and Pamela Hyde explore the powerful kinds of mathematical thinking that students are capable of doing and offer exciting approaches, methods, and strategies for teaching that will foster this capability. </P> <P>By building a bridge between students' lives and the key concepts of the curriculum, <I>Mathwise</I> helps teachers make mathematics a meaningful part of their students' world. </P> Read More

Corwin
$28.19 at Amazon

This book provides teachers with a four-phase lesson planning framework and numerous teaching strategies to build higher-level thi...nking skills and increase student learning in extended class periods. Read More

Scholastic
$18.99 at Amazon

Middle-school literacy expert Larry Lewin shares 12 questioning strategies that boost students' critical thinking and comprehensio...n during and after reading. Easy to integrate into reading assignments in any content-area, these classroom-tested techniques help students engage in a dialogue with the text they're reading, improve their recall and understanding, and build a strong sense of purpose for reading.<p>Strategies are scaffolded to provide plenty of instructional support. Students first learn to phrase questions to serve specific reading purposes, such as gathering information, making predictions, and responding to author bias. As they become more skilled at questioning their texts, students move on to more advanced techniques, such as QAR (Question-Answer Relationship) and QtA (Questioning the Author), which Lewin has specially adapted for middle-school students. Other features include teacher-student exchanges that demonstrate the strategies in action, step-by-step lessons, student work samples, and assessment ideas. For use with Grades 5 & Up. Read More

Heinemann
$23.09 at Amazon

<p>Marie Clay, in her foreword, says that this important book will help raise the profile for what is needed to get all children o...ff to a good start in education. And a good place to start is with Carol Lyons.</p> <p>Lyons does a masterful job of introducing teachers to the concepts, categories, language, and arguments pertaining to the brain's control of what readers do. She offers a new way of thinking about learning, about how the mind develops, and about what teachers can do to reach struggling readers. She draws on examples from interactions with her son and her own teaching, from research, and from the work of ten expert teachers, who have successfully taught those children often considered the hardest to teach-children with learning disabilities, language delays, or attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. In addition, she supplies numerous transcripts of teacher-student conversations and end-of-chapter tips to guide teachers to observe their students and plan instruction more effectively.</p> <p>Lyons' lifework has been the cognitive development of children. For decades, she has worked side by side with them, observing and researching what exactly goes on as they read and write. Now she has given us a book that is both accessible and fascinating, that explores topics too often overlooked or avoided. She offers a breakthrough explanation of the role emotion and the brain play in learning to read. Most important, she provides specific advice, with examples, to illustrate how to enable students to read and write, whatever their needs or abilities.</p> Read More

Brand: Jordan Music Productions Inc.
$17.95 at Amazon

Snappy songs teach: pronouns, gender exceptions, the verb 'etre', adverbs, adjectives, punctuation, question words and much more! ...Sung in both French and English by native speakers. A complement of music accompaniment tracks can be used for class performances. Lyrics book may be photocopied by the classroom teacher. Read More

Shell Education
$26.99 at Amazon

This must-read guide is based on the author's most popular staff-development presentation given nation-wide. It is filled with pra...ctical "tried-and-true" strategies and valuable insights to help teachers maximize their effectiveness in the classroom. Teachers will enjoy and appreciate the insight from Danny's real-life teaching experiences in an urban school setting. 144pp. Read More

Corwin
$39.95 at Amazon

Strengthen mathematics lessons through collaborative learning with this research-based professional development program. Included ...are grade-appropriate number and operations topics aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Read More

Terrific Science Press
$22.39 at Amazon

Your students have inquiring minds- Help them to discover physics! The first edition of Teaching Physics with TOYS brought fun and... learning to thousands of classrooms. Now, the completely revised Teaching Physics with TOYS-EASYGuide Edition provides new activities in collaboration with K'NEX® Education, along with many new features to guide and support science inquiry in your classroom. ? 22 hands-on investigations for grades 3-9 make physics principles fun and easy to teach! Students use common toys to explore inertia, kinetic energy, laws of motion, and many more physics principles. ? Simple step-by-step teaching notes and online access to reproducible and customizable student pages save you time preparing and teaching lessons. ? K'NEX pieces?-?used to build assorted levers and pulley systems, balances,crank fans, tops, cars, and more?- are a fun and economical alternative to single-use equipment. ? Connections to National Science Education Standards are detailed for each activity. Read More

Scholastic
$10.95 at Amazon

<DIV>In this collection of standards-based activities, teachers find the leveled materials they need to differentiate comprehensio...n instruction for the range of learners in their classes. Each activity set features a high-interest reading passage that students read independently. Companion activities target specific skills at three levels?below-level, on-level, and above-level. Teachers select the appropriate skill sheet for each student, and students use the reading passage to answer questions at their level. Comprehension skills include predicting, sequencing, understanding cause and effect, identifying main ideas and details, and more! For use with Grades 2?3.</div> Read More

Corwin
$34.74 at Amazon

Featuring 18 new essays, this second edition shows how school leaders can promote extraordinary changes, be accountable, and achie...ve meaningful results for schools, districts, and their personal lives. Read More

Harris Communications
$63.25 at Amazon

<P>Picking up where <I>Innovative Practices in Teaching Sign Language Interpreters</I> left off, this new collection presents the ...best new interpreter teaching techniques proven in action by the eminent contributors assembled here. In the first chapter, Dennis Cokely discusses revising curricula in the new century based upon experiences at Northeastern University. Jeffrey E. Davis delineates how to teach observation techniques to interpreters, while Elizabeth Winston and Christine Monikowski suggest how discourse mapping can be considered the Global Positioning System of translation.<BR><BR>In other chapters, Laurie Swabey proposes ways to handle the challenge of referring expressions for interpreting students, and Melanie Metzger describes how to learn and recognize what interpreters do in interaction. Jemina Napier contributes information on training interpreting students to identify omission potential. Robert G. Lee explains how to make the interpreting process come alive in the classroom. Mieke Van Herreweghe discusses turn-taking and turn-yielding in meetings with Deaf and hearing participants in her contribution. Anna-Lena Nilsson defines “false friends,? or how contextually incorrect use of facial expressions with certain signs in Swedish Sign Language can be detrimental influences on interpreters. The final chapter by Kyra Pollitt and Claire Haddon recommends retraining interpreters in the art of telephone interpreting, completing <I>Advances in Teaching Sign Language Interpreters</I> as the new authoritative volume in this vital communication profession.</P> Read More

Scholastic
$72.81 at Amazon

<DIV>Teaching writing just got easier and more effective because of these sturdy “crates.? In them, teachers will find everything ...they need to help students use the six traits-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions-improve their writing. Each crate contains an array of materials designed to engage students and enrich their writing experiences, including:<br>• 6 high-interest picture books hand selected for each trait<br>• 6 teaching guides filled with step-by-step lessons, graphic organizers, a scoring guide, and extension activities<br>• Sing-Along Trait Songs, a music CD containing lively, trait-specific songs to share with your students. Includes a “bonus track? on presentation.<br>• 6 full-color 17? x 22? posters contain lyrics to the songs on the CD<br>• Color-coded stickers for organizing classroom libraries and teaching materials<br>•U sing Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: K-2, 112-page resource containing 18 step-by-step lessons and 150 annotations<br>of new and classic books, organized by trait<br>What's more, each crate comes with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage for years to come.<br>First Grade Picture Books<br>Ideas: When I Am Old With You<br>Organization: Red-Eyed Tree Frog<br>Voice: Dog Breath<br>Word Choice: A Grand Old Tree<br>Sentence Fluency: Whales Passing<br>Conventions: Where Are You Going? For use with Grade 1.</div> Read More

Heinemann
$21.14 at Amazon

<p><em>"Students need to be reminded that revision isn't merely making a few cosmetic changes. Revision is seeing and then reseein...g our words and practicing strategies that make a difference in our writing."</em><br /> <strong>-Georgia Heard</strong></p> <p>"You mean I have to change my writing?" Georgia Heard frequently hears this question from students as well. "We must welcome young writers into the world of revision," she writes, "through invitations and tools that make it concrete and tangible."</p> <p>With Georgia's <em>Revision Toolbox,</em> Second Edition, you'll lead students to see that revision is a natural part of narrative and nonfiction writing. "Students need to be able to bring the tools of revision to writing the way a carpenter comes equipped for a job with a toolbox," she writes. So Georgia shares three revision toolboxes-structure, words, and voice-each with dozens of teaching ideas and strategies. They'll help writers: </p> <ul> <li>re-envision revision as an engaging process, not as a punishment</li> <li>craft a piece along the way instead of editing only at the end</li> <li>learn and apply revision strategies for work in any genre</li> <li>reread their writing with specific revision goals in mind.</li> </ul> <p>This second edition brings Georgia's lessons and strategies-new and familiar-into the Common Core era with a focus on narrative, informational, and opinion/argument genres. She also includes tools for targeted instruction such as strategic conferences, reproducible planning templates for narrative and essays, and reproducible revision checklists.</p> <p>"Writing and revision are really one process," writes Georgia, and her <em>Revision Toolbox,</em> Second Edition, brings them together simply, practically, and elegantly. So the next time you hear a student say, "I like it just the way it is!" they'll be referring to a final draft.<br /> <br /> Preview a sample chapter to see a helpful infographic and examples of Georgia's lessons and strategies.</p> Read More

Brand: Heinemann
$42.75 at Amazon

<p><i>"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning pro...gress and fall farther and farther behind curriculum demands. In contrast, Cognition-Based Assessment offers a framework to support teaching that enables ALL students to understand, make personal sense of, and become proficient with mathematics."<br /> </i><i>-</i>Michael Battista</p> <p>Designed to work with any curriculum, <em>Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching</em> will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. <b>Michael Battista</b> offers a powerful, learning-progressions model for maximizing each student's progress- helping students who are behind catch up, preventing future failures from occurring, and helping students who are ready move quickly ahead. <em>Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching</em> will help you will all three tiers in RTI.</p> <p> Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc; margin-top: 0in;"> <li>Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning </li> <li>Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas </li> <li>Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs </li> </ul> <p> Using a research-based framework that describes the development of students' thinking and learning in terms of levels of sophistication, a "cognitive terrain" that includes ascents and plateaus, Battista shows how teachers can build on their students' reasoning with instruction that keeps them moving ever upwards.<br /> <br /> Also Available:<br /> Addition and Subtraction<br /> Multiplication and Division<br /> Place Value<br /> Fractions</p> Read More

Heinemann
$17.22 at Amazon

<p><em>"</em><em>These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them bot...h useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles</em><em>."</em></p> <em> <p style="text-align: right;">-<strong>Peter Smagorinsky</strong>,<strong> Larry Johannessen</strong>, <strong>Elizabeth Kahn</strong>, and <strong>Thomas McCann</strong></p> </em> <p><em>The Dynamics of Writing Instruction series</em> helps middle and high school teachers teach writing using a structured process approach. Teachers may spread these books throughout a multiyear English language arts program, use all six books to constitute a yearlong writing course, or repeat modified sequences from one book at sequential grade levels so students deal with that particular genre at increasing degrees of complexity. </p> <p>Each book in the series includes classroom-tested activities, detailed lesson sequences, and supporting handouts. The instruction is detailed enough to use as a daily plan but general enough that teachers can modify it to accommodate their own curriculum and the specific needs of their students.</p> <p>The instructional activities in each book are tailored to a specific kind of writing: <strong>argument</strong>, <strong>essays that define</strong>, <strong>comparison/contrast essays</strong>, <strong>personal narratives</strong>, <strong>research reports</strong>, and <strong>fictional narratives</strong>. This six book series will show teachers how to:</p> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; list-style-type: disc;"> <li>introduce issues, dilemmas, and scenarios that capture students' interest and invoke the critical and creative thinking necessary to write powerfully and effectively</li> <li>design and orchestrate activities within an interactive and collaborative environment</li> <li>move students through increasingly challenging activities designed to help them become independent writers. </li> </ul> Read More

Scholastic
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<div>Close reading is a key strategy for comprehending the complex texts required by the Common Core. Sandra Athans and Denise Dev...ine unpack this strategy, breaking it down into manageable components and sharing their classroom-tested lessons and teaching tools that guide students step-by-step through close reading grade-level texts. Athans and Devine demonstrate how to<br>? select appropriate text for instruction<br>? develop high-level questions to guide student thinking<br>? teach students to use evidence to support their responses<br>? facilitate discussion to further deepen student comprehension<br>? scaffold struggling readers For use with Grades 2-6.</div> Read More

Brand: African American Images
$13.46 at Amazon

Intended for parents and teachers of African American students, this book provides strategies for correcting the racial achievemen...t gap in upper-grade mathematics. Advice is provided on instilling confidence in African American students and on teaching math in a less sterile and theoretical way. Also explored is how critical thinking skills are essential in understanding math. A wealth of ideas is provided on creating relevant word problems to help students better understand basic math functions. Read More

Heinemann
$61.88 at Amazon

<p>In their popular <i>About the Authors</i>, Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland show that with thoughtful instruction, even the y...oungest students can create dazzling writing. Now with <i>The Teaching Behind About the Authors</i>, Katie is your guide on a tour of Lisa's writing workshop, where you'll come face to face with emerging writers and see for yourself how smart, organized, high-powered teaching helps ignite a passion for writing.</p> <p>Katie presents insightful commentary as she tracks Lisa's instructional moves, interpreting the broad themes and the nuanced moments of Lisa's whole-class teaching and closing shares. Ray and Cleaveland show the predictable, unified ways of thinking and talking that help children develop important habits of mind over time. </p> <p>Tied to the units of study contained in <i>About the Authors</i> and shot during real, unstaged school days - complete with the interruptions and typical classroom happenings that every teacher must navigate - <i>The Teaching Behind About the Authors</i> conveys what actually happens in active writing workshops. It offers a context for true professional learning with a model of excellent instruction, including the language you need for success with our youngest writers, and a helpful guide to support your viewing experience.</p> Read More

Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching
$185.00 at Amazon

<DIV>In this comprehensive resource, reading specialist Wiley Blevins, the author of the best-selling Phonics From A to Z: A Pract...ical Guide, offers a wealth of research-based strategies and systematic, easy-to-implement activities to aid teachers in teaching the alphabet and helping young learners get ready to read. Designed to work with any reading program, the step-by-step lesson ideas and engaging reproducible and interactive whiteboard activities provide powerful and purposeful practice opportunities for students.<br><br>This 438-page binder that includes:<br>? Sample teaching schedules, lessons, and instructional routines that streamline instruction and create consistent classroom practices<br>? 27 units (one for each letter and one for the alphabet) that focus on phonemic awareness, letter recognition, letter writing practice, letter sequence, letter-sound relationships, and decoding simple words<br>? Whole-class, small group, and independent practice activities<br>? Ready-to-use learning centers, storybooks, letter writing practice, reproducible patterns (letter forms, pictures, puppets, and more)<br>? Phonemic awareness, alphabet, and phonics assessments<br>? CD with 150+ lessons and activities adapted for the interactive whiteboard For use with Grades PreK-K.</div> Read More

Mascot Books
$14.95 at Amazon

Pages: 38, Hardcover, Mascot Books

Corwin
$28.63 at Amazon

<strong><em>Say ?I do!? to greater learning success for students at all levels!</em></strong> <p>Based on the author?s extensive e...xperience, this lighthearted, highly practical, and teacher-friendly resource uses the metaphor of marriage to help general education teachers and special service providers successfully set up, conduct, and maintain co-teaching partnerships. Chapters include: </p> <ul> <li>Field-tested instructional and behavioral strategies </li> <li>Case studies and scenarios of co-teachers in action  </li> <li>Self-assessments to determine teachers? readiness for the next step </li> <li>Information on the administrator?s role and how to communicate with parents </li> <li>Numerous reproducibles, helpful Web sites, and a list of teacher resources</li> </ul> Read More

Brand: Libraries Unlimited
$35.00 at Amazon

<p>For everyone who loved the best-selling and critically acclaimed Math Through Children's Literature, now there's Math Links. Up...dated to reflect the NCTM 2000 standards, each of the 36 math lessons complements a picture book and introduces activities using calculators, manipulatives, computers, games, projects, performances, and problem-solving challenges. The direct instruction and discovery strategies are supported by assessment recommendations, extension activities, and software and literary resource lists. Activity adaptations take into consideration learning differences and disabilities.</p> Read More

Oxford University Press
$16.95 at Amazon

Shakespeare is an important part of our literary heritage, and yet for many students the Elizabethan language is an obstacle to un...derstanding and enjoying the plays. Shakespearean scholar and educator Peter Reynolds has an innovative approach to the text that breaks down those barriers by using games, exercises, music, and art. His fresh ideas for teaching Shakespeare's plays are presented in clear, detailed chapters with down-to-earth suggestions for actual classroom sessions.<br><br>For instance, Macbeth comes alive for students as they use the language of the play to cheerfully "insult" their colleagues by courtesy of Shakespeare. They'll begin to experiment with the sound of language in games like "Chinese Whispers" and "Alphabet Improvising". Best of all, they'll enjoy exploring the plays for themselves as they learn techniques for "de-mystifying" Shakespeare.<br><br>Covering everything from teacher preparation to follow-up work, <em>Practical Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare</em> is a stimulating and invaluable aid for all teachers of English. Read More

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