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There are thousands of books that offer advice on how to raise babies, toddlers, and older kids. To narrow the choices, ask your friends for recommendations or read online reviews for new and classic options. After you've done a little research, you'll have a better idea of the authors and topics you prefer, as well as ones that match your parenting style.
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Christmas drawings for kids and beginners with the #1 best selling author and illustrator Amit Offir. This drawing book is the bes...t gift for kids that want to know how to draw Santa Claus and his helpers. with this drawing book little artists will gain confidence and creativity when following the simple, visual, step-by-step instructions for drawing their favorite Christmas drawings. This drawing book will teach you how to draw: How to Draw Candy Canes How to Draw Elves How to Draw Santa Claus How to Draw Gifts & Presents How to Draw Moose How to Draw Santa's Cart How to Draw Snowflakes How to Draw Chimney How to Draw Christmas Tree and much more... This drawing books is a great tool for parents, grandparents and teachers. With this drawing guide you can draw on your own christmas cards, christmas coloring pages, decorate your home with christmass drawings and much more! read more

Potty Tots

The Potty Tots Potty Training Program for boys is a unique system that is child-centered and focuses on the need for a fun, stress...-free potty training experience. The Potty Tots are an adorable group of ethnically diverse preschoolers who engage children by singing and dancing their way through the six steps of Potty Training. This unique kit consists of a storybook, animated DVD with bonus music videos, step-by-step illustrated potty chart and the Toilet Bowl game for keeping track of progress and success. This highly interactive program addresses multiple learning styles, encouraging kids to participate and ultimately fosters confidence, self-esteem and independence. read more


The importance and value of music in the care and education of very young children is increasingly recognised. This book looks clo...sely at early musical development and how this translates into ways of supporting the musical activity of babies, toddlers and young children, keeping in mind the diversity of preschool work. Key topics include: pre- and post-natal musical experience musical parenting lullabies and play songs baby music sessions toddlers' music play songs, musical games and other activities young children's singing  music play with instruments listening working with adults to develop musical opportunities. This text provides a valuable synthesis of recent thinking in this area, as well as practical suggestions for fostering creativity through musical activities. An original and inspiring book which will be welcomed by anyone responsible for the care and education of preschool children. read more

Laredo Publishing Co

I Do Not Want This On My Plate, based on the many years the author has taught early childhood education, is about a girl who has a... spoonful of green beans placed on her lunch plate for the first time. She does not want them there and gets upset. She cannot avoid the watery vegetables or eat around them. The caregiver's rule is to try something new once. The child expands her trust in the caregiver and tastes the green beans. Children often learn from stories that are told multiple times. This is one of them! The book includes an educational page for parents and caregivers that provides some tips on how encourage children to try new foods. I Do Not Want This On My Plate has received the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, Honorable Mention, under the Picture Books 6 & Older category. read more

Dunn, Todd/ Sakamoto, Miki (ILT)

“We go together like ice cream and cone.We go together like dog and bone.”What goes together perfectly? A child and this spirited all about things that belong with each other—like “fire and dragon” or “cow and moo.” With irresistible rhythm and rhyme that begs to be read aloud, and joyful art, it's a delight for parents and children to share. And this gifty new board book version is just right for Valentine's Day, birthdays, or snuggle-up time. read more

Brand: Turtleback

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Harold and George's time-traveling Purple Potty lands them in an alternate universe where e...verything seems delightful, but evil lurks just beneath the surface, and leads to a battle between Captain Underpants and his own evil twin. read more

Simon & Schuster

Children will love following along and lifting the flaps to see the child play sit on thepotty eat sit on the potty sleep and then... sit on the potty... until finally there is success. read more

Unknown Manufacturer

Every little girl's graduation from diapers to the potty is always a very important moment--and one to make both parents and toddl...ers proud! In The Potty Book Hannah needs to have her diapers changed so she can go out and play. Then mom and dad bring home read more

Kids Creative Classics

Multi-Award Winner!!! - National Parenting Publications Award, Dr. Toy Award of Excellence, Best Vacation Toy and Parents Guide To... Children’s Media Award. From the multicultural children's label Kids Creative Classics...Peace in Our Land: Children Celebrating Diversity is an music and activity book that illustrates the beauty of our differences and the wonder of all we share in common. From Grammy Award-winner Bunny Hull, Peace in Our Land: Children Celebrating Diversity is nine-tracks of music and 24-page activity book, specifically designed to teach children about peace and diversity—through music, art and storytelling. The accompanying activity book contains interactive drawings, a story, creative exercises and inspiring song lyrics. This package is used in homes and schools nationwide. "Peace In Our Land" is Hull's sixth release for children. read more

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How to draw fantasy characters step by step. If you are looking for a book that will teach you how to draw in an easy way this boo...k is the best choice for you! This book will teach you how to draw all you need to know about drawing fantsy characters. The author and illustrator Amit Offir teaches you to draw and succeed in a short time even if you dont know how to draw at all! Everybody can draw and now you can too! a unique technique that will give you great drawing tools and lead you to success. recommended for age 6 and all ages (for adults that want how to draw easily also) In this practical guide you will learn how to draw: How to draw troll How to draw dragon How to draw fairies How to draw knight How to draw unicorn How to draw frog with crown How to draw troubadour - story teller How to draw witch and lots more... read more

Meadowbrook Press

The Arts & Crafts Busy Book should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching children. It is written with warmth and ...sprinkled with humor and insight.The Arts & Crafts Busy Book contains 365 screen-free, fun, creative and educational arts and crafts projects for children ages two to six that provide a great alternative to using TV as a babysitter. It shows parents and daycare providers how to: —Stimulate creativity and self-expression with activities that encourage a child to explore his or her place in the world. —Create experiments with paint, glue, playdough, paper, and markers that focus a child's energy constructively. —Encourage the development of a child's concentration and coordination, as well as organizational and manipulative skills, with well-chosen arts and crafts projects. —Save money by making arts and crafts supplies such as paints, playdough, and craft clay with ingredients that can be found around the home. —Celebrate the holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities. iParenting Media Awards 2003 Greatest Holiday Winner: Book An iParenting Media Award Winner! read more

Storey Publishing, LLC

Pass the hammer to a new generation! This kid-friendly guide covers the essentials of carpentry, including the proper way to drive... a nail, the safe way to drill a hole, and the importance of measuring. You’ll be amazed at how fast your miniature carpenter acquires the skills to complete 15 projects that include game boards, play sets, lemonade stands, birdhouses, equine sawhorses, and more. Young crafters will be ready for the woodshop in no time. read more

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How to draw dog, rabbit, chicken, sheep, cow and other farm animals how to draw farm animals and other things in the farm step by ...step. this farm book will teach you how to draw farm animals, characters and other cool stuff. if you are looking for a great activity for the kids this book is the best book for you and your family. the well known author and illustrator Amit Offir teaches you to draw and succeed in a short time even if you dont know how to draw at all! everybody can draw and now you can too! a unique technique that will give you great drawing tools and lead you to success. recommended for age 6 and all ages (for adults that want how to draw easily also) read more


LEISURE ARTS-Cool Stuff Teach Me To Crochet. Bright colors; fun photography; and step-by-step instructions help children ages 9 to... 14 learn to crochet. Kids will learn the basic crochet stitches while making hair scrunchies; a key chain; a CD holder; a round pillow; and much more! Skill Level: Beginner. 68 pages. read more

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Justin is a huge fan of Halloween, and it’s the first one that his Mom is allowing him to wear a cool costume: a Clone Trooper. Un...fortunately, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble, and his parents have threatened to keep him home while the other kids go trick-or-treat if he can’t get his act together. His teacher took away his recess for the entire month, and he’s been grounded every weekend. If that’s not bad enough, the rest of the classes at school are busy planning fun parties and activities, and his teacher has him doing research! His troubles started when he accidentally let the class pet, Myrtle the mouse, loose in the classroom. The Myrtle situation created loads of other problems at school and may even ruin what should be the best Halloween ever. Will be able to be able to go trick-or-treating? Can he help find the Myrtle the mouse? Will it be the worst Halloween ever? Find out in the latest installment of the School Is A Nightmare Series, Shocktober! read more

Blue Snake Books

The Kids’ Karate Workbook is an engaging workbook meant to be used at home by young people who want to supplement their regular Ka...rate or Taekwondo training. Drawing on the author’s more than 20 years of experience teaching martial arts to children, the book offers a step-by-step curriculum that traces a typical journey from first-day beginner to intermediate-level student.Along the way, kids learn about uniforms and etiquette; practice the most frequently used strikes, kicks, blocks, and forms; and unlock the basics of martial arts physics. The curriculum is highly interactive, inviting readers to answer questions and solve puzzles. It also highlights common mistakes to avoid, answers frequently asked questions, and points the way to a deeper understanding of martial arts. The easy-to-follow text is accompanied by 150 illustrations depicting the author’s own students—real kids who are also serious martial artists. While written for youngsters, the book is equally useful for parents who want to assist in practicing at home, as well as instructors who teach children. read more

Garlic Press

The challenging level focuses on a variety of reading strategies to help students construct a meaningful literature experience as ...well as develop critical thinking and academic skills. read more

Scholastics Teacher

Model lessons and engaging activities help students apply research-based reading strategies to informational texts so that they ca...n read and comprehend complex texts. Students will learn these key reading strategies:* finding key details* determining main idea* locating text evidence to support an answer* using text features* understanding text structure* summarizing text* asking and answering questions* and much more!Armed with these reading skills, students can successfully tackle complex informational texts and really become independent readers. For use with Grades 3-5. read more


A secret weapon for engaging adolescents Could you use a superhero to teach reading, writing, critical thinking, and While seeking the answer, secondary language arts teacher Maureen Bakis discovered a powerful pedagogy that teaches those skills and more. The amazingly successful results prompted her to write this practical guide that shows how to use graphic novels to: Teach 21st-century skills, including interpretation of content and form Promote authentic literacy learning Grow learners’ competency in writing and visual comprehension Motivate students to create in multiple formats, including images Engage struggling as well as proficient students in reading read more


This one-of-a kind book challenges the current thinking about black girls to show how America has failed them―and what can be done... to make their lives better.• Provides the first research work on this topic• Covers health (physical, mental, and sexual), education, crime/criminal justice, and parenting as they affect black teen girls and adolescents• Features contributors from a broad range of fields, including psychology, biology, criminal justice, sociology, spirituality, law, medicine, and popular culture• Examines characteristics of at-risk girls and the lure of the "bad girl" image• Clarifies what parents/mentors and others can do to help these girls and teens live happy, healthy, more rewarding lives read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Reading, writing, and research have never been more fun than with this unique collection of flexible, easy-to-make projects. Stude...nts simply follow step-by-step directions to create engaging banners, collages, dioramas, quilts, scrolls, hangers, a variety of book formats—including shape, zipper, flip, accordion-fold, and shutter books—and much more! Projects add a fun, meaningful dimension to learning and can be used with any Social Studies topic. Perfect for students of all learning styles. For use with Grades 2-3. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

These easy, step-by-step lessons show teachers how to use the interactive whiteboard to engage students in learning excellent craft techniques with models of strong writing. Expert writing teacher Lola Schaefer covers all the essentials-organizing, setting a strong focus, writing convincing leads, and more! Includes tips for both Promethean and SMART Board users, plus CD with models to use on screen. For use with Grades 5 & Up. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Easy-to-make manipulatives help students understand the inner workings of the human body. Reproducible patterns and easy step-by-s...tep 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 and web links! For use with Grades 3-6. read more

Hillocks, George, Jr.

Narrative Writing is winner of the Richard Meade Award, given by the National Council of Teacher's of English George Hillocks, Jr.... is a master teacher who has had great success working with kids in the Chicago Public Schools for over thirty years. This book will show you why. -Michael W. Smith, author of "Reading Don't Fix No Chevys" Using instructional methods grounded in concrete, practical activity, Hillocks clearly outlines how to help students take the raw material of their experiences and transform it into engaging, well-wrought prose. A masterful work by a master teacher. -Peter Smagorinsky George Hillocks, Jr. is one of the most respected names in English education, and his graduate students have become some of the most important names in the field. In Learning to Teach Narrative Writing to Adolescents, you'll discover the power of his methods as Hillocks takes you inside real classrooms to see how his groundbreaking theories of teaching and learning help adolescents improve as writers. Narrative Writing shows you how focusing your classroom activities on producing content, rather than form, boosts students' engagement, making them active learners-not passive recipients of knowledge. Hillocks demonstrates that breaking any learning task into small, doable pieces allows students to master these tasks and prepares them for more complex learning. In Learning to Teach Narrative Writing to Adolescents he shares the results of many years of teaching narrative writing in culturally and economically diverse Chicago schools. You'll see how "at-risk" kids' competencies increase significantly as they are taught, step-by-step, how to complete important writing tasks, such as: incorporating detail and figurative language creating dialogue expressing inner thoughts portraying people and action writing about scenes and settings combining it all and revising. Hillocks focuses on presenting students with clear instruction and clear objectives, focusing strongly on the procedural knowledge that accompanies academic success-the how to of completing school-based tasks. With his help you'll learn to provide all students with the scaffolding they need to be confident, successful, and fully engaged in their learning. The techniques demonstrated in Narrative Writing have been tested in diverse urban schools. Hillocks provides the data to demonstrate that his methods can give teachers of low-performing and impoverished students new hope for helping adolescentscultivate a meaningful and lasting improvement in their writing abilities. Get Narrative Writing to understand the wisdom of a master educator. Read it to discover an important approach to teaching writing that really works. Implement it for a satisfying way to teach that can make a difference with every student. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching

In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect mentor texts with in-depth lessons to help you teach the t...raits of writing—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The eighth-grade version includes:• 6 mentor texts: The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Dinkins by Barbara Kerley; The Black Diamond by Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack; Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi; Do You Read Me? by Diane Webber; The Iceberg Hermit by Arthur Roth; Wings by Christopher Myers• 6 16-page teaching guides, each with four model lessons, student reproducibles, a scoring rubric, and extension activities• A CD with mentor-text passages, whiteboard activities, and student reproducibles• 6 teaching posters perfect for middle schoolAdd to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Mentor to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you’ve got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 8. read more

Clayton, Jacklyn Blake

Jacklyn Blake Clayton challenges the notion of "tolerance" for cultural differences-a notion that implies resignation, passivity, ...superiority-and offers instead another challenge-to understand the building blocks of all cultures. This understanding is the keystone that holds together a variety of world views and creates a more solid structure for meaningful interactions between teachers and students. Each chapter of her book looks at an aspect of culture that affects the classroom: how children are socialized how values can differ from culture to culture how learning styles may be influenced how verbal and nonverbal communication differ across cultures how immigrant children acculturate how the mainstream classroom in the United States has its own culture. Deftly combining theory and practice, Clayton incorporates into her book general suggestions for applying concepts to the classroom, plus numerous sections called "Try this!" with specific questions, prompts, or activities to promote inquiry and reflection. read more


"These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson ...plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles." -Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The Dynamics of Writing Instruction series 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. 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. The instructional activities in each book are tailored to a specific kind of writing: argument, essays that define, comparison/contrast essays, personal narratives, research reports, and fictional narratives. This six book series will show teachers how to: introduce issues, dilemmas, and scenarios that capture students' interest and invoke the critical and creative thinking necessary to write powerfully and effectively design and orchestrate activities within an interactive and collaborative environment move students through increasingly challenging activities designed to help them become independent writers. read more


For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curri...cular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit In our increasingly diverse classrooms, teachers are regularly called to teach writing and English. In Up Close Amanda Hartman, a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, models ways to confer and teach English language learners of varying writing and speaking abilities. Eleven live-from-the-classroom videos, supported by optional voice-over coaching commentary, show practical ways to: scaffold language and writing skills in ways that help young writers move from social language to more academic language introduce classroom routines that build continuity and collaboration implement strategies that help all students approximate written and spoken English to the best of their ability. By modeling instruction that supports all students in writing the stories of their lives, Up Close will build your confidence in working with children who speak languages other than English. read more


Emphasizes following a standards-based curriculum while creating a community of learners, making reflection routine, teaching cont...ent and process, and developing authentic tasks and assessments. read more

Brand: Gia Publications

Combining humor with experiential wisdom, this call to action inspires educators to strive for excellence in their classrooms. Rea...l-world questions, fears, and doubts that even the best educators experience are explored, including disciplining a classroom without becoming a dictator, turning failure into success, and creating a positive learning atmosphere. In discussing the factors that make for exceptional teaching, teacher and student leadership skills are addressed, with advice on assessing teacher leadership and choosing solution-driven student leaders. read more

Garlic Press

A study guide to understanding and enjoying beloved stories. Designed to improve reading comprehension, discern main ideas, and us...e context clues and details. read more


Insightful articles in this updated collection discuss the nature of the intelligent learner and what educators and scientists hav...e to say about teaching for intelligence. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

In this concise and thoughtful guide, expert teacher and veteran author Lola Schaefer offers classroom-tested lessons and practica...l strategies that help students identify voice in writing and learn how to include it in their own work. Students find their voices through quickwrites, author studies, guided revision practice, compare-and-contrast exercises, and more. Complete with fiction and nonfiction models, student samples, conference transcripts, and classroom vignettes, this is an essential resource for any writing teacher. For use with Grades 2-4. read more

PowerKids Press

Kung Fu is a form of martial arts that has been developed over the centuries in China. Learning the history behind this ancient ma...rtial art will help readers appreciate the practice much more. Full of facts, colorful photographs, and easy-to-follow diagrams, this book helps and engages any young reader. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Research shows that learning is more motivating and fun on an interactive whiteboard. But teachers have very little time to create... 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 addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measurement, shapes, and so much more. A great way to reach all learners and meet the standards! For use with Grades 2-3. read more


This updated 4th edition of this book is packed with new material. Lazear not only describes what 'intelligence-focused' lessons l...ook like, but he also examines the process for creating them. A brand-new section features lessons that incorporate all eight intelligences into a single learning experience. Lessons include detailed, step-by-step explainations and examples from elementary, middle, and high school levels. Suggestions and examples for integrating technology with the multiple intelligences are also highlighted. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Learning 100+ must-know vocabulary words is painless with these kid-pleasing classroom plays! Each play teaches a group of key wor...ds in context and includes fun, follow-up reproducibles to ensure the words are never forgotten. A truly innovative resource that meets the Core Standards! For use with Grades 5-6. read more

Oxford University Press

The teaching guides developed for Elementary schools were created to support 5th grade American history content standards and lear...ning frameworks. They present lesson ideas for each chapter and also groups of chapters called Parts. Part activities help to set context for reading and present overview concepts for the chapters, as well as introduce timeline and map concepts to help frame understanding. Part summaries include project and activity ideas. Chapter lessons are presented in an Ask-Discuss-Write format and focus heavily on nonfiction literacy skill and reading comprehension concepts. In addition, each Chapter lesson includes additional activities to reinforce reading skills, vocabulary retention and differentiated instruction. Reproducible assessments, worksheets graphic organizers and rubrics are found at back.About the Series:Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again. read more

Mike/ Isy

“Highly recommended . . . this is a must for anyone looking to reduce their impact on the planet and the animal kingdom. A, potentially life changing gift.”—Keith Mann, The Think ShopAnother Dinner Is Possible is more than just a vegan cookbook—it’s a guide to developing a healthier relationship with the food we eat.The emphasis is on innovative simplicity: these recipes use easy-to-find and easy-to-prepare ingredients combined in unexpected ways. All the basics of everyday cooking are included for those just starting out in the kitchen (with detailed instructions and essential tips on everything from sharpening knives to choosing the right variety of potato), but even more seasoned chefs will find a surprising number of must-try recipes for original concoctions and vegan versions of old favorites. Soups, sides, salads, main dishes, snacks, breads, and sweets are all included, as well as a few bonus sections covering everything from surprising Korean recipes to vegan versions of Scandinavian cold fish dishes.Just as valuable are the numerous original essays written by activists included in the book’s appendix, covering topics ranging from vegan parenting and Western nutrition to reducing waste, eating seasonally, growing-your-own, and cooking on a large scale.Originally published in the United Kingdom, this new edition is expanded and updated for an American audience.Mike and Isy are members of Brighton’s renowned Anarchist Teapot mobile kitchen, a volunteer collective that travels around the United Kingdom and provides vegan, organic, non-GMO meals for activist and community gatherings. read more

Brand: Trafford Publishing

Children of all ages face situations where they may feel angry, frustrated, sad, frightened, nervous, humiliated, or embarrassed. ...They can find themselves in situations where they may face peer pressure, bullying, test anxiety, parental separation, sadness from the death of a pet, fear of the dark, fear of dogs, teasing, hostility or ridicule from class mates. Tapping Away My Worries is a two part book about the Emotional Freedom Techniques for children, parents, and teachers. EFT is a remarkably easy and effective tool for children and adults to self apply for emotional and physical problems. The first part of the book is a story about a boy called Ryan who gets teased at school and how his Auntie teaches him EFT and what the result of that is. The second part of the book is an EFT manual for parents, teachers, and caregivers to learn and use this remarkable technique. Teachers can tap with students at the beginning of class, parents can tap with children as part of their bed time routine and best of all children can learn a technique that's only ever as far away as their fingertips for inevitable times of distress. read more

Shell Education

Explore the reasons as to why gifted students should be serviced in our schools and take the mystery out of teaching them by imple...menting the research-supported strategies provided in this book. This updated, second edition resource focuses on ways that teachers can identify gifted students and how curriculum can be extended, accelerated, and enriched to accommodate gifted children. Featuring topics such as preparing a differentiated classroom, curriculum compacting, and encouraging creativity in gifted children, this valuable resource is the perfect tool for any gifted classroom! read more

Brand: Heinemann

Here is a book of classroom practice influenced by the late Paulo Freire, who urged educators to teach critically from the bottom ...up against the myths and inequities imposed from the top down. In a Freirean approach, critical teaching means inviting students to examine all subject matters in depth, not to swallow facts passively. Critical teaching asks students to question the status quo, to connect academic learning to their personal context and the larger social context. To Freire, critical thinking was a social inquiry into the historical and personal meaning of any knowledge. Thus, in memory of Paulo Freire, the essays in this collection report critical practices by teachers committed to transformation in and beyond the classroom.These teachers' ingenuity produced cross-cultural stories of what can be done with some risk and experimentation. Perhaps most of all, they show culturally diverse educators constructively taking sides and refusing to fit students or themselves quietly into the status quo. Honoring the legacy of Paulo Freire, these teacher-authors carry forward Freire's dream of making the world less cruel, and transforming education into cultural action for freedom, bringing the future to life in what we do today. read more


Tools for Teaching Health presents classroom-tested, ready to use activities and lessons developed and written by highly acclaimed... health educators. This much-needed resource provides any health educator who works with various populations with the strategies that will enhance the health education experience and make learning fun. Designed to be practical, all the book’s proven activities are reproducible, hands-on, student-centered, and interactive. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

In this collection of standards-based activities, teachers find the leveled materials they need to differentiate comprehension ins...truction 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 4–6. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Learning the first 300 sight words is easy with these super-fun games that put a new twist on bingo. Kids learn in a snap and play... again and again. Perfect for learning centers! For use with Grades K–2. read more


Close reading is a key strategy for comprehending the complex texts required by the Common Core. Sandra Athans and Denise Devine u...npack 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• select appropriate text for instruction• develop high-level questions to guide student thinking• teach students to use evidence to support their responses• facilitate discussion to further deepen student comprehension• scaffold struggling readers For use with Grades 2-6. read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

All that You Need to Know about Canning and Preserving in Just 30 Minutes BONUS - Get Your Free 10,000 Word Report on the Top 12 S...uperfoods Figure Out The Art of Canning and Preserving For Beginners Canning and preserving food is more than just a hobby for some people, but it’s not something that you should jump into right away. It is important that you know what you are doing, and this book helps to give you a glimpse into what you need to do when trying to can and preserve your food properly. If canned and preserved food is done improperly, then you will find out that it spoils and can put you at risk. Though, when it is done properly it helps you financially and makes wonderful gifts for people. You’ll find a personal satisfaction in it, like many people. It is meant to put you at peace, even though it requires quite a bit of patience. It all pays off in time. It used to be bout survival, but it has become a hobby that many enjoy and helps to connect us back to our roots. 7 Reasons to Buy This Book 1. This book teaches you what canning and preserving actually is, and how to do so safely. 2. Inside this book you will learn some of the equipment you will need to start preserving and canning. 3. This book will help to teach you what to look for in jars when canning and preserving food. 4. Inside this book you will find safety tips for canning and preserving food. 5. This book shows you how to can and preserve foods including exotic fruits, vegetables, and even some meats. 6. In this book you will find answers to some of the more common questions asked about preserving and canning food. 7. This book will show you how to can and preserve food seasonally to save your harvest and save you a little money. The 30 Minute Reads Philosophy At 30 Minute Reads our philosophy is simple. To give you high quality and easy to follow informational guides that help you learn about an interesting subject or help you solve a problem. We live in a busy world with endless amounts of content that we can access. Our mission at “30 Minute Reads” is to help bridge that gap and provide you amazing books that can take you from zero knowledge on a subject to the smartest person in the room in just 30 minutes! What You’ll Know from “Canning and Preserving for Beginners” • Essential Information about Canning and Preserving for Beginners • 12 Quick Hit Facts about Canning and Preserving for Beginners • The 10 Important Things You Need to Know about Canning and Preserving • The 7 Main Reasons that People Start Canning and Preserving • Frequently Asked Questions about Canning and Preserving for Beginners • Safety Precautions and Some Best Practices for Canning and Preserving for Beginners • Final Thoughts on Canning and Preserving for Beginners Want to Know More? Hurry! For a limited time you can download “Canning and Preserving for Beginners - Teach Me Everything I Need To Know About Canning and Preserving In 30 Minutes" for a special discounted price of only $2.99 Download Your Copy Right Now! Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. ————— TAGS: canning and preserving, canning, preserving, home canning, preserving foods, canning good, canning and preserving basics read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Teaching grammar becomes fun and interactive with this book that uses the SMART Board’s features to actively engage students in me...aningful learning. Lessons cover a range of topics including run-on sentences, comma splices, helping verbs, verb tense, confusing verb pairs, singular and plural nouns, possessive nouns, prepositional phrases, and more. Reproducible practice pages support on-the-board instruction. A great way to help students improve their grammar and writing skills!• Correcting Comma Splices• and more! For use with Grades 4-8. read more

Teaching Resources

You'll love this one-of-a kind resource bursting with spectacular, kid-pleasing poems, one for every week of the school year — and... learning-filled companion activities too! Includes poetry on all your favorite themes from autumn leaves to life cycles, 100th Day to spiders. PLUS ready-to-go activities that teach phonics, writing skills, and more. A fabulous way to foster a love of poetry! For use with Grades K-2. read more

Scholastic Teaching Resources

Showcase students’ learning with these 25 fun and easy-to-make presentation formats for any social studies topic! This collection ...of motivating projects, features the Timeline Tube, Biography Hanger, Fact Fan, and many more hands-on ways for students to share what they’ve studied in class or researched on their own. Includes step-by-step directions, photographs of sample projects, and 150+ topic ideas. For use with Grades 3–6. read more

Battista, Michael T.

"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning progress ...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." -Michael Battista Designed to work with any curriculum, Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. Michael Battista 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. Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will help you will all three tiers in RTI. Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency: Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs 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. Also Available: Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Place Value Fractions read more

Brand: Sara Jordan Pub

These songs are so much fun, students won't realise they are learning! This audio CD uses synthetic phonics methods to teach the vowels, y as a vowel, consonants and blends. It includes: qu, j, v, w, hard g, soft g, x, y and z. read more


Achieve consistent, positive teaching results using these brain-compatible methods that are readily adaptable to individual styles, aligned with current research, and applicable to all grade levels. read more

Brand: African American Images

Intended for parents and teachers of African American students, this book provides strategies for correcting the racial achievemen...t gap in upper-grade mathematics. It offers advice on instilling confidence in African American students and on teaching math in a less sterile and theoretical way. read more


Make abstract qualities like tone, detail, and organization easily visible for young writers with Katie Wood Ray's In Pictures and... in Words. "If teachers show children how an illustrator's decisions about pictures are a lot like a writer's decisions about words, they form a bridge of understanding that nurtures children as writers." Katie Wood Ray Katie (beloved author of About the Authors and Already Ready) begins with a strong, classroom-based research foundation for this powerful, intuitive idea. She then suggests 50 ways you might use illustrations to help students internalize key aspects of craft through their love of picture books. In Pictures and in Words is filled with sample student work that documents how children's thinking deepens as they explore illustrations. Katie even includes full-color pages of published illustrations with examples of sticky-notes that show the kinds of links students can make between pictures and words. Give children an engaging way to make the qualities of good writing part of everything they write, for life. Find out how Katie Ray can help you do it when you read In Pictures and In Words. read more

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