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427 After the End : Teaching and Learning Creative Revision Barry Lane
Oh, the ideas! Mr. Lane's book is packed full of ideas for those who wish to find a way to make writing (especially revision) fun for students. The book addresses everything from voice and tone to conferencing and questioning in an effort...
$25
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426 Blurring the Edges : Integrated Curriculum Through Writing and Children's Literature Barbara Chatton, Lynne Decker Collins
Integrating curriculum through writing and children's literature. Read July 1999
$19
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31 LITERATURE CIRCLES:VOICE AND CHOICE IN THE STUDENT-CENTERED CLASSROOM Harvey Daniels
The most practical resource for setting up and managing a student-centered classroom. Compliments ideas found in Mosaic of Thought, by Ellin Oliver Keene.
$17
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25 MOSAIC OF THOUGHT - TEACHING COMPREHENSION IN A READER'S WORKSHOP Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmerman
This book is unlike any professional book I have read to date. The result is a professional development book that reads like a best selling novel. Chock full of great ideas on how to teach children not only to comprehend, but to be critical thinkers.
$27.5
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33 NONFICTION MATTERS:READING, WRITING AND RESEARCH IN GRADES 3-8 Stephanie Harvey
Stephanie Harvey shows how students can read expository text, engage in research, and write authentic nonfiction that is captivating, visual, and full of voice. The inquiry projects she describes require in-depth learning: topic selection, question development, research exploration, reading for content, organization, synthesis, writing to convey meaning, and presenting findings - all skills that develop independent thinkers who know how to make decisions, solve problems, and apply their knowledge insightfully.
$15.6
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44 RADICAL REFLECTIONS:PASSIONATE OPINIONS ON TEACHING, LEARNING, AND LIVING Mem Fox
Small, but powerful book by this opinionated author. Well worth your time to read. Great to reread each summer to motivate yourself to be the best teacher you can be.
$11.2
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14 Strategies That Work Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding
that's only one step toward becoming a fluent reader. Reading implies thinking and understanding, and teachers can help children develop strategies for comprehension. Children need to know how to make connections and ask questions, how to visualize and infer, how to extract important ideas and to synthesize information if they are to become fluent readers.
$21
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281 The Art of Teaching Reading Lucy McCormick Calkins
Lucy Calkins has written a book with the goal of creating lifelong readers. The Art of Teaching Reading offers educators a multifaceted reading program supported by word study, guided reading, book talks, and other ongoing structures to produce impassioned readers.
$28.00
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181 The Art of Teaching Writing Lucy McCormick Calkins
In this new edition, Lucy has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading-writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, non-fiction writing and home/school connections. Not just a restatement of the first edition, this is almost entirely a new book.
$28
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425 Time to Teach, Time to Learn:Changing the Pace of School Chip Wood
In this groundbreaking book on school reform, Chip Wood boldly confronts the epidemic of busyness in our nation's K-8 schools. He shows how changing the way we use time will transform our schools from the "fact factories" they have become into the democratic communities of learning which they can and should be, schools in which the pace of the day encourages investigation, contemplation, completion, and community. (Book cover photo: David Muir/Masterfile) Features: Highly practical strategies for creating time in the school day for reflection, deeper dialogue, more rigorous academics, and more meaningful social interactions Guidelines for making changes in how time is structured and used in the classroom Guidelines for making changes at the administrative and political level "This book tackles one of the most complex and often corrosive influences on education--the use of time. Chip Wood goes way beyond the simplistic "more time on task" solutions and offers teachers and administrators meaningful ways to transform the quality of teaching and learning for all children." Jennifer Richard Jacobson, teacher and author of How Is My First Grader Doing in School? Chip Wood has been a teacher of children and teachers for over 30 years. He is a co-founder of NEFC, co-Creator of The Responsive Classroom, and author of Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14.
$15
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