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Significant recent research in literacy learning casts serious doubt on the effectiveness of traditional phonics instruction. Rese...archers have discovered that traditional phonics, with its emphasis on letters, sounds, and words, ignores the complexity of children's natural learning processes, including children's inclination to focus first on the text, then on whole words, and then on their constituent parts. Whole to Part Phonics offers a concise, accessible introduction to this research and proven strategies for translating it into effective classroom practice. The contributors to Whole to Part Phonics recognize that children need to understand letter-sound relationships in order to become independent and fluent readers. But, they argue, this knowledge is of little value unless children learn how to use it in context. Accordingly, the authors maintain that children's encounters with print lay the groundwork for effective phonics learning. By drawing on children's wider experience of reading and on their preferred modes of learning, whole-to-part phonics offers an exciting alternative - students focus on the construction of meaning rather than the decoding of text. In Part I, Henrietta Dombey explains how phonics works in English and surveys the research evidence for whole-to-part phonics. Margaret Moustafa then offers advice on using whole-to-part phonics strategies in a rich, literature-based reading program. Olivia O'Sullivan of the Centre for Language in Primary Education (CLPE) surveys research that investigates the connection between developmental spelling and reading. In Part II, the staff of the CLPE offers a set of detailed, practical suggestions for promoting the knowledge children need to learn letter-sound relationships and use them effectively in both their reading and writing. read more

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Explore the polar region, one of the most extreme environments on Earth, by following a reindeer through its day as it eats, sleep...s, and cares for its young. Reindeer, by Katie Marsico, introduces readers to the behaviors, traits, and habitat of this fascinating animal with supportive text features including a labeled body map of the reindeer and further resources. With its accessible text and fast facts, this book is sure to captivate young animal lovers! read more

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$6.95 $3.10

This amazing book utilizes real-size photographs to teach young learners about different animals.  Instead of using words alone to... explain the appearance and size of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds, this book conveys information about scale and proportion with accurately-sized photographs. Simple, leveled text helps readers access this information and build vocabulary. read more

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$8.95 $6.35

This book introduces readers to a range of endangered animals found in Australia. Readers learn basic facts about each animal, and... also why the animal’s habitat is threatened. The book also considers what people can do to help, both at an international level and at the level of the readers themselves. Habitat maps, fact boxes, labels, and captions all combine to aid understanding. read more

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$7.99 $5.68

In this book, Beaky the Budgie reveals how readers should go about choosing a pet bird, what supplies they will need, how to make ...a new pet bird feel at home, and how to properly care for a pet bird, including feeding, exercising, and keeping a bird cage clean. Text is accompanied by clear, labeled photographs to further reinforce key concepts, and the use of an animal narrator also allows the book to be used to teach perspective. read more

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From sun up to sundown, this nonfiction book takes young nature explorers and zoologists through a day in the life of the emperor ...penguin. Discover their Antarctic home, eating habits, and fascinating behaviors. Plus, kids can continue exploring after the penguins go to sleep! A step-by-step life cycle diagram, critical-thinking questions, and further resources will keep fact-hungry kids learning about the emperor penguin. read more

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All materials can exist in different states, but what are the differences, and how do materials change from one state to another? ...This book explores solids, liquids, and gases, looking at their properties and the processes involved in changing state. read more

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The Light All Around Us series introduces young readers to the concept of light, explaining key scientific concepts through a comb...ination of simple, leveled text and stunning photographs. This book looks at how we use light. read more

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Explore beyond the headlines on the topic of the protecting endangered animals, learning how this issue is treated in the news and... how to separate truth from spin. read more

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This fascinating series takes a very simple look at animal classifications, with each book focussing on a different group of anima...l. This book is about invertebrates: what they do, how they behave, and how these characteristics are different from other groups of animals. Beautifully illustrated with colorful photographs, the book shows many examples of different types of invertebrates in their natural environment. read more

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$16.88 $15.01

Part writer's notebook and part sourcebook, My Quick Writes includes more than sixty of Donald Graves' favorite and most effective... prompts for practicing and reflecting on your own writing processes. Graves and Penny Kittle walk you through how to do Quick Writes and the role they play in their own writing and teaching. Then they offer you ample personal space for doing them yourself. You'll try out new ideas, techniques, and genres, such as: thinking and writing from different points of view writing poems putting together personal narratives turning favorite or poignant letters into essays creating fiction. In addition, Graves and Kittle present seventeen prompts to try with your students. With these prompts, you'll connect the experience of doing Quick Writes on your own to your students' experiences with them, while at the same time helping children prepare for timed writing tests without giving over your writing workshop to test prep. My Quick Writes is the hands-on way to practice and reflect on your writing process as you implement the apprenticeship model for teaching writing described in Inside Writing. Even if you don't consider yourself a writer, join Donald Graves and Penny Kittle and learn more about your writing and that of your students with My Quick Writes. read more

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$30.00 $24.95

In this sequel to In the Middle, the award-winning best-seller about her experiences as a teacher of writing and reading, Nancie A...twell explores the conditions that make it possible for children-and their teachers-to become writers and readers. In two key chapters she reconsiders In the Middle itself, in light of the experiences of other teachers and their correspondence with her, and she proposes some intriguing revisions of the workshop mode. Other topics address in Side by Side include the teaching of poetry, contexts for teaching critical thinking skills, making a place for special education students in writing and reading workshop, the significance of teacher research, and implications of reader response theory for literature-based approaches, and the parallels between the literate behaviors of Nancie's adolescent students and those of her young daughter. read more

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Who needs to fly to Africa or visit a safari park, when there is so much wildlife on our doorsteps? This book examines pigeons and... discusses where city pigeons live, what they eat, what dangers they face, and why they like living so close to people. Special "spotter's clues" symbols highlighting key pigeon behaviors and features are used throughout the book to enable readers to go on their own "city safari" once they have finished reading the book. read more

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Find out all about feathers and how they help owls fly, keep warm, hunt and survive. Discover how feathers are different on differ...ent birds and how they change as birds grow up. read more

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$6.29 $5.03

The Light All Around Us series introduces young readers to the concept of light, explaining key scientific concepts through a comb...ination of simple, leveled text and stunning photographs. This book looks at shadows and reflections. read more

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Different animals live together in different ways. In this book, readers find out how penguins form rookeries and work together to... find food and raise young. The book also explores how other birds, such as puffins and social weavers, live in groups. read more

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$6.49

This book takes readers on a journey through the night to discover the world of nocturnal animals living in their own backyards. T...his title focuses on barn owls, showcasing their behavior, habitat, diet, and the things they get up to when we're asleep! read more

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$37.50 $24.83

Filling their book with specific how-to details, Judy Davis and Sharon Hill describe the organization of a successful yearlong wri...ting workshop, centered on writing cycles and the writing notebook. They help teachers prepare tools, address management issues, get the work started, and build momentum as students increase their understanding of good writing practice. Their companion website, http://www.heinemann.com/davis-hill, offers forms, reproducibles, and additional student samples. read more

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Everyone is familiar with magnets, but how much do we know about how they actually work? This book explores the basics of magnets,... looking at topics such as poles, electromagnets, and how we use the Earth’s magnetic field to find our way. read more

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$37.50 $29.70

Written by a practicing classroom teacher and full of the important details that only a teacher's eye can spot, A How-to Guide for... Teaching English Language Learners focuses on the day-to-day challenges of working with ELLs and shares the joy and professional satisfaction of watching, nudging, and celebrating as children make a new language their own. Pat Barrett Dragan takes you through the first twenty days of school, showing you exactly how to get nonnative speakers in grades K-3 started on language acquisition. Then she takes you through the rest of the school year, demonstrating how to build an inclusive classroom community that encourages and supports the efforts of language learners and sharing innovative techniques ideas for: teaching reading and writing to children who do not know the language helping children express themselves in both their home language and their new language through movement, writing, music, and art giving students opportunities to learn through literacy and role-playing in "play-the-book centers" problem solving with language learners on the fly connecting with families even when you don't speak a common language. Filled with resources, examples of student work, and commonsense suggestions, A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners is an ideal companion for new or veteran teachers in any classroom where students are acquiring English. As Dragan herself, writes, "Acquiring a second language can be a giant challenge for both children and adults.... We need to do things together so we have things to talk about, remember, and celebrate - experiences that will connect with our learning." Read A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners and find new ways to connect with and celebrate your students. read more

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Did you know that every building has a life cycle? That's what we call the stages from its design, construction, and opening to it...s use, maintenance, and demolition and disposal at the end of its useful life. This book explains what happens during these stages, such as planning, the sourcing of materials, the construction process, the decisions made by designers and engineers, and refurbishing and recycling. read more

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$36.25 $33.94

NCTM's Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in t...he Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards.   In Introduction to Reasoning and Proof, Denisse Thompson and Karren Schultz-Ferrell familiarize you with ways to help students explore their reasoning and support their mathematical thinking. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies for encouraging middle grades students to describe their reasoning about mathematical activities. Thompson and Schultz-Ferrell also provide  methods for questioning students about their conclusions and their thought processes in ways that help support classroom-wide learning.   The book and accompanying CD-ROM are filled with activities that are modifiable for immediate use with students of all levels customizable to match your specific lessons. In addition, a correlation guide helps you match the math content you teach with the mathematical processes it utilizes.   If your students could benefit from more opportunities to develop their reasoning about math concepts, or if you're simply looking for new ways to work the reasoning and proof standards into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with Introduction to Reasoning and Proof. And if you'd like to learn about any of NCTM's process standards, or if you're looking for new, classroom-tested ways to address them in your math teaching, look no further than Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. You'll find them explained in the most understandable and practical way: from one teacher to another.   read more

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This book introduces readers to a range of endangered animals found in Europe. Readers learn basic facts about each animal, and al...so why the animal’s habitat is threatened. The book also considers what people can do to help, both at an international level and at the level of the readers themselves. Habitat maps, fact boxes, labels, and captions all combine to aid understanding. read more

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$25.00

Contained in this Guide is suggestions for implementing a Professional Development Program, a selected annotated bibliography, and... a selection of resources such as sample workshop agendas and worksheets. read more

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$28.13

Wouldn't it be great if you could create learning opportunities flexible enough to attend to each child's needs equally while maki...ng the most of the diverse resources, skills, and backgrounds each child brings to school? Now you can. In What If and Why? Katie Van Sluys offers a framework for building critical reading, and writing skills in multilingual classrooms. Through rigorous group projects called invitations, elementary students, including English language learners, are invited to investigate topics of their choice, developing language skills through inquiry processes like researching, reporting, and presenting, as well as through language-based artistic and technological media. As children mine the seemingly simple question at the heart of their invitations, they engage with the increasing complexity of the subject, deepen their critical-literacy abilities, and cultivate a community where respect and risk taking are valued. Van Sluys offers fifteen field-tested, cross-curricular invitations that you can add to your lesson plans right away or, better yet, use as a template for creating your own invitations. In addition, she goes inside the process, describing real classrooms that show not only the wonderful things students are capable of doing during invitations, but also what you can do to help them make the most of the experience. Whether you're new to multilingual settings or whether you're a veteran looking for a fresh, new way to nurture students' growth, take an invitation from Katie Van Sluys. Read What If and Why? and discover for yourself a powerful approach to expanding the literacy practices of all students. read more

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What makes an invertebrate an invertebrate? How is an invertebrate different from a vertebrate? Why do insects molt? 'Classifying ...Invertebrates' looks at the amazing class of animals with no backbones. Find out how invertebrates are grouped into orders and how each one is different from the rest. From flatworms to roundworms and sponges to echnoderms, discover what makes invertebrates so special. Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain invertebrates may show some characteristics of a particular class but actually belong to another. read more

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$30.63 $25.26

This book represents a new way to think about science education for young children. Based on the growing understanding that even t...he littlest learners are powerful thinkers and theory makers, it identifies important science inquiry skills and concepts appropriate for the very young. What's more, it makes a strong case for integrating science into the curriculum right from the start - creating a context for the development of language, mathematical thinking, and social skills. Authors Karen Worth and Sharon Grollman define and illustrate what science education can and should be. They draw upon what is known about the learning, effective teaching, and science education of young children by using the daily work of teachers and children in Head Start, kindergarten, day care, and preschool programs. They fill their book with teacher stories, photographs, and examples of children's work, plus commentary highlighting particular teaching strategies and child learning. Read this book and understand what a quality science program encompasses. Then see what the youngest students can do given the opportunity to explore phenomena and materials that draw upon their natural curiosity, captivate, motivate, and prepare them for ideas important to later learning. read more

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$6.29

The Light All Around Us series introduces young readers to the concept of light, explaining key scientific concepts through a comb...ination of simple, leveled text and stunning photographs. This book looks at the concepts of light and dark. read more

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Energy comes in many forms, and we depend on it in many ways. This book explores the different forms of energy, looking at how it ...can be transferred and used. read more

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This series describes animals that were once thought to be myths or hoaxes. This book looks at the platypus: the first time it was... reported to the Western world, the public and scientific community's reaction to it, the search for evidence, how the animal was finally recognised as a real species, and its current status today. There is also some information about the platypus's life and what makes it special or different. read more

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This book introduces readers to a range of endangered animals found in North America. Readers learn basic facts about each animal,... and also why the animal’s habitat is threatened. The book also considers what people can do to help, both at an international level and at the level of the readers themselves. Habitat maps, fact boxes, labels, and captions all combine to aid understanding. read more

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This book looks at the rich diversity of games around the world. Through simple text and stunning photographs, it introduces child...ren to similarities found in games played in different cultures, and honors differences. read more

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$23.99 $20.86

Find out all about feathers and how they help owls fly, keep warm, hunt and survive. Discover how feathers are different on differ...ent birds and how they change as birds grow up. read more

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Our world is incredibly diverse, and plants and animals must adapt in order to survive. This book will teach readers how adaptatio...n works, why living things must adapt, and how a changing world makes adaptation more necessary than ever. read more

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Find out all about shells and how they help snails to stay safe and survive. Discover how shells are different on different animal...s and the different jobs they do. read more

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Follow us on a journey around all the body parts of birds, from eyes to beaks, to feet to tails. Find out all about how each body ...part works, what it looks like and what it does and how each body part differs between species. read more

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$38.13 $31.44

No matter what grade you teach, what state your school is in, and what level of diversity is present in your classroom, students h...ave the right to be shown real-world examples of the kinds of writing they're asked to produce. For Katie Wood Ray, this foundational idea is also the beginning of an important way of approaching rigorous writing instruction. In Study Driven Ray shows you that encouraging students to read closely can improve the effectiveness of your writing instruction. Detailing her own method for utilizing the popular mentor-texts approach, Ray helps you immerse children in a close study of published texts that supports their learning, leads them to a better understanding of the traits of good writing, and motivates them to become more accomplished writers. Ray shows you how to set up your writing workshop to facilitate close study. From grounded understandings to informed practice to supportive resources, she demonstrates: how to find a rich variety of texts that give students a clear vision of the writing you want them to do how to strategically select texts to support whole-class learning as well as individual choice how your teaching language gives structure to curriculum development and student learning how good planning turns curricular standards and objectives into sensible units of study why depth can be a more practical and effective curricular goal than breadth in writing instruction Study Driven also gives you the ideas and resources for thirty units of study, ranging from genres to punctuation and appropriate across grade levels. Get students into the habit of studying what they read to help them plan their writing. Give them examples of real-world texts as well as the structure, the space, the time, and the guidance to change and grow as writers. Give yourself Study Driven and find out how. read more

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This book introduces readers to a range of endangered animals found in Asia. Readers learn basic facts about each animal, and also... why the animal’s habitat is threatened. The book also considers what people can do to help, both at an international level and at the level of the readers themselves. Habitat maps, fact boxes, labels, and captions all combine to aid understanding. read more

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$7.99

Why do birds have wing feathers? What animals are cold-blooded? What does a kangaroo keep in its pouch? 'Investigate' encourages s...cience enquiry with an interactive, investigative, and visual approach to a wide range of core curriculum topics. The format allows students to use scientific processes such as prediction, hypothesis, and inference in answering a series of questions on important topics throughout the book. read more

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$30.25 $29.90

I loved A Reason to Teach. It challenged me to think about how to infuse democratic principals into the intellectually charged rea...ding and writing workshops that thrive in our best schools. Every thoughtful educator needs this book. - Stephanie Harvey, coauthor of The Comprehension Toolkit This book shows why James Beane's work is so crucial to all of us. It needs to be read by anyone who is both deeply concerned with countering the challenges coming from conservative movements in education and committed to building an education that is worthy of its name. - Michael W. Apple, coauthor of Democratic Schools Over his long career, James Beane has worked with teachers at all levels and been a voice for progressive reform in American education. In A Reason to Teach, he brings together many of the best ideas about teaching, learning, curriculum, collaboration, and community. Not only does Beane show us how to make deep learning happen in the classroom, he also challenges us to enact our nation's noblest ideals in our work with young people. A Reason to Teach is written for teachers who want to bring democratic teaching to their classrooms and schools. The book not only explains why teachers should choose this point of view, but tells how, offering a wide range of practical resources for classrooms and schools at all levels, including tools for: involving students in planning and assessing their work embedding social issues in classroom content arranging projects and collaborative activities organizing integrative curriculum units building classroom communities. All of these ideas are illustrated with vibrant examples from real classrooms around the country, including an extended case study of how one teacher and his students in a large city organized their curriculum around the goal of getting a new school for their neighborhood. Throughout A Reason to Teach, Beane offers specific guidance on instructional strategies that emphasize students' choice, participation, and critical inquiry. The book offers suggestions on how to get started in the classroom, how to think in new ways about what we already do, and how to reach out to colleagues for support. Eminently practical and thoroughly principled, A Reason to Teach shows the how, the why, and the power of the democratic way. In a time when national educational policy is drifting away from its founding principles, James Beane takes us back to the real basics, building upon the long history of progressive education with insights, encouragement, and hope for renewing our commitment to it in the classroom and the nation. read more

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$23.99 $9.99

This book takes readers on a journey through the night to discover the world of nocturnal animals living in their own backyards. T...his title focuses on barn owls, showcasing their behavior, habitat, diet, and the things they get up to when we're asleep! read more

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$27.99 $23.26

In this book, Beaky the Budgie reveals how readers should go about choosing a pet bird, what supplies they will need, how to make ...a new pet bird feel at home, and how to properly care for a pet bird, including feeding, exercising, and keeping a bird cage clean. Text is accompanied by clear, labeled photographs to further reinforce key concepts, and the use of an animal narrator also allows the book to be used to teach perspective. read more

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$8.29 $7.10

Do you like animals? Do you wonder what you should do when you grow up? Then this book is for you! Read all about different career...s that are perfect for animal lovers. read more

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$30.63 $17.69

When Primary Science was first published, it provided such valuable insight into the teacher's role in the science classroom that ...it quickly became the standard against which all other methods texts were measured. Now, sixteen years later, Wynne Harlen has revised her classic text, updating it with the most recent and pertinent research, while preserving the parts that have endured and need no change. Primary Science is written for preservice and inservice classroom teachers in primary, elementary, and middle schools. It is particularly aimed at generalist teachers, who may not see themselves as "science teachers," yet have to teach science. But is also for science specialists and curriculum directors or leaders who are attempting to ensure that students' science activities offer genuine learning experiences. To that end, the book provides direct and detailed advice on what kinds of questions teachers should ask, how teachers can respond to children's "difficult" questions, how to develop and assess children's process skills, and how to support children's understandings through inquiry. No other text is quite so accessible. The ideas Harlen presents are firmly grounded in classroom practice and illustrated by numerous classroom examples. Each chapter ends with a summary of main points that will enable readers to locate advice quickly and refer back to detailed discussions. read more

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$49.50 $32.00

After more than 30 years of teaching, Pat Barrett Dragan indeed knows everything needed to teach the first year of school. And she... can teach you, too, with this step-by-step guide to creating a smoothly functioning, literacy-rich primary classroom. Dragan has virtually opened her file drawers and rounded up every detail to get you off to a good start with the three Rs and more. Even veteran teachers or teachers changing grade levels will find loads of helpful information-forms, checklists, activities, copyright-free poems, and reproducibles-all forming a substantive resource bible to keep handy for reference. Most important, Dragan highlights the best teaching and learning strategies culled from years of teaching and studying with the experts. Read Dragan and learn how to: Bond with your new class and create a happy and cohesive classroom community. Help your children develop organizational skills and self control. Inveigle, wangle, and keep children's attention to help them learn. Teach them to have confidence they can read--on the first day of school. Ensure that they learn to read and write well, whatever your reading program. Draw on their innate curiosity to develop their math and problem-solving skills. Use children's photos and artwork to help them practice reading and writing. Integrate children's literature and the arts into all curriculum areas. Work with English language learners and children having little help at home. As Dragan demonstrates, perhaps the most effective strategy for successful teaching is to infuse the school day with joyful learning throughout that magical first year. read more

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$6.95 $5.56

This amazing book utilizes real-size photographs to teach young learners about different types of rocks and soil.  Instead of usin...g words alone to explain the appearance and composition of different types of rocks and soil, this book conveys information with accurately-sized photographs. Simple, leveled text helps readers access this information and build vocabulary. read more

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$34.38

From New Mexico to Nebraska to New Hampshire, virtually every school and every classroom contains English language learners - but ...not all teachers and administrators have the background to meet these students' needs effectively. With Supporting English Language Learners that's about to change. Supporting English Language Learners is a comprehensive guide to English language instruction that both helps you understand the broad themes behind successful ELL programs and gives you hands-on teaching ideas. The book is organized into three parts: Creating a Context describes how to work with administrators or teachers to create an ELL program, as well as how to create home-school partnerships that support it. Classroom Matters offers explicit strategies for implementing best-practice ELL instruction, including suggestions on assessment, content study, and oral and written language development. Advocacy outlines the politics of ELLs, with ideas on advocating for your students, your curriculum, and your school or district's program. Smart, passionate, practical, and filled with experience-honed thinking, Supporting English Language Learners is an ideal resource for all education professionals who are looking for the best ways to help nonnative learners. And with millions of English language learners entering America's classrooms, chances are that one of those education professionals is you. read more

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$8.95

This book introduces readers to a range of endangered animals found in South America. Readers learn basic facts about each animal,... and also why the animal’s habitat is threatened. The book also considers what people can do to help, both at an international level and at the level of the readers themselves. Habitat maps, fact boxes, labels, and captions all combine to aid understanding. read more

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This book helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. It examines the topic of animal rights in a lively and ...accessible way. Information is presented to help readers deliberate, debate, and decide for themselves. The book looks at animal rights: what the current situation is, how far animal rights should go, and how far should they go in the future. The book covers eating meat, animals in sport, animals in medical testing, and the alternatives we could consider. read more

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$8.95

This book introduces readers to a range of endangered animals found in Africa. Readers learn basic facts about each animal, and al...so why the animal’s habitat is threatened. The book also considers what people can do to help, both at an international level and at the level of the readers themselves. Habitat maps, fact boxes, labels, and captions all combine to aid understanding. read more