New Ed Mat Books

by TeachersPet@evpl on Monday, January 11 2010, 2:41pm. Viewed 973 times.

OK - my New Year's Resolution is to send out the lists of new books in the Educational Materials area in a more convenient format and faster notification time!  Let's hear it for 2010!  (Please be patient - I have several months of new 2009 books to catch up on....)



Baby Rhyming Time.  Babytime programs, music, activities, handouts, programs, book suggestions.

The Big Book for Toddlers.  Activities, fairy tales, games, nursery rhymes, songs, and stories.

Literacy-Building Play in Preschool.  Learn how to assemble, store, and use literacy kits, puppets, flannel boards, prop boxes, theme trunks, and other easy-to-make tools to boost emergent reading and writing skills through dramatic play.

Big Book of Animal rhymes, Fingerplays, and Songs.   Organized alphabetically by animal.  Full text, musical score, and instructions for more than 650 fingerplays.

Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals.  Includes information for babies, toddlers, preschool, and family story times, music, songs, fingerplays, bilingual storytimes, crafts, puppets, prompts, special issues, and using volunteers.



Math Problem of the Day Practice Mats.  K-1.  Includes addition, subtraction, place value, patterns, shapes, measurement, money, and more.  180 instant activity pages.

Differentiated Literacy Centers.  K-3.  Over 85 leveled activities - with reproducibles - to support centers in fluency, reading comprehension, and word study.

Family Reading Night.  K-2, 3-5, and whole group.  Practical guidelines on how to conduct a successful family reading night at your school.  Topics for September through June.

Literacy Centers in Photographs.    K-2.  Step-by-step guide in photos that shows how to organize literacy centers, establish routines, and manage center-based learning all year long.  Also includes 15 pages of reproducible letters, forms, and center labels.

Bit, Bat, Bee, Rime with Me!.  K-3.  Word patterns and activities, reproducibles, take-home activities.

The Big Collection of Phonics Flipbooks.  K-3.  200 reproducible flipbooks that target the phonics and word study skills every primary student needs to know.  Topics include:  word families, consonant blends, vowel combinations, prefixes and suffixes, and skills assessments.

Twice Upon a Time: a guide to fractured, altered, and retold folk and fairy tales.  K-5.  Guide to more than over 300 picture book tales, organized by 27 original stories.

How to Handle the Hard-to-Handle Student.  K-5.  Includes ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, bullying, anger, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Autism, Obessive-Compulsive Disorder, and disrputive behavior.  Over 100 practical and effective interventions.

Paper Plate People:  Gr. 1-2.  Twelve reproducible cut-and-paste patterns, including Abe Lincoln, Uncle Sam, and the Statue of Liberty.

Integrating Science with Reading Instruction.  Gr. 1-2, 3-4.  Twelve complete science units.  Includes a nonfiction science story, prereading and postreading strategies, critical thinking, logic, test-taking, and science experiements.

Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom.  Gr. 1-5.  Lesson plans and favorite stories for reading comprehension, writing skills, critical thinking, and character building.

Read and Understand Stories and Activities.  Gr. 3.  Twenty-one reproducible stories, comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, folk and fairy tales, fiction and nonfiction, myths and legends, and poetry.

Math at School:  it's everyplace you are.  Gr. 5.  Eighteen complete units.

Imagination and Innovation in the Story of Weston Woods.  Weston Woods is the leading creative force in the production of films adapted from classic children's books.  Ten chapters, great illustrations.

E is for Ethics:  how to talk to kids about morals, values, and what matters most.  26 read-aloud stories with discussion questions on topics such as honesty, politeness, gratitude, and more.

Fun with Finance:  math + literacy = success.  Twelve readers theatre scripts, activities and games, nonfiction articles, and list of resources.

Gifted Biographies, Gifted Readers!:  higher order thinking with picture book biographies.  How to use picture book biographies to hlep students recognize traits of giftedness they themselves possess.  Over 90 annotated recommendations and open-ended discussion questions, pages of reproducible activities.  Eight parts:  Heroes and Heroines; Gifted Leaders; Government and Social Change; Discover, Invention, and Exploration; Literary Giants; Music and Dance; Arts; Gifted Athletes, and Reader Response and Reserach Reporting Models.

Librarian's Guide to Cultivating an Elementary School Garden.  Information on funding, guidance on designing and maintaining a garden, related books, and web sites.  Highlights the five most common habitats:  wetlands, urgan, vegetable, wildscape, butterfly.

The Web and Parents:  are you tech savvy?  Creating blogs and websites, positive benefits as an educational tool, internet safety.



Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom. Gr. 6-8. Lesson plans and favorite stories for reading comprehension, writing skills, critical thinking, and character building. 

Voices from Primary Sources - World History and Voices from Primary Sources - American History.  Includes primary sources, political cartoons, diaries, and speeches.

Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers.  Through 2008.  Covers fiction and non-fiction, over 15,000 entries.  Awarding-winning and series titles are noted.

Cowboys.  Intermediate.  Activities for language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Adventures with the Santa Fe Trail: an activity book for kids and teachers.

Colonial America.  Literature selections, planning guides, poetry, writing ideas, group projects, etc.



Animals in Young Adult Fiction.  Several hundred reviews in five chapters:  Historical Overview, Wild Animal Encounters, Working and Performing Animals, Companion Animals, and Fantastic Animals.

Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom.  Gr. 9-12.  Lesson plans and favorite stories for reading comprehension, writing skills, critical thinking, and character building.

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association.  Seven chapters, including books for reluctant readers, fiction, non-fiction, themes, and programming and display ideas.

Shelf Discovery:  the teen classics we never stopped reading.  Based on the Fine Lines column from  Ten chapters and 51 books.

Genre Talks for Teens:  booktalks and more for every teen reading interest.   More than 100 ready-to-use booktalks and creative learning extension ideas.  More than 100 titles released between 2003 and 2008.  Seven chapters:  Issues, Contemporary, Adventure/Survival, Mystery/Suspense, Fantasy/Sci Fi/Paranormal, History, and Multiple Cultures.

Best Books for High School Readers.  Through 2008.  Covers fiction and non-fiction.  Over 15,000 entries.  Award-winning and series titles are noted.

High School @ Home: you can do it!  Includes cd.  For home educators.

Classic Books.  Young adult classics most frequently challenged and with attempts to be banned from schools and libraries.

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.  Chapters:  ages 0-2; ages 3+; ages 5+, ages 8+, ages 12+  960 pages!

Funny Business.  Conversations with 13 writers of comedy.



Hip Hop History:  the new and innovative approach to learning American history.  Includes cd with 14 songs.

Popular Series Fiction for K-6 Readers.  1,200 series and annotation that describes the series' appeal and key characteristics, grade level, genre, and numbered list of the titles in the series with publication dates.

Tune Up for Literacy:  original songs and activities for kids.  20 original songs with activities.

Starting Out Right:  a guide to promoting children's reading success by The National Research Council.  PS-3.  Checklists of specific accomplishments, 55 activities, 100 recommended children's books.  Guide to computer software and ED-ROMS.  List of internet resources.

Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom.  K-6.  Chapters:  Foundations and Inspiration; Preschool and Kindergarten; Primary Grades; Elementary; Middle School and Beyond.  Much information on integrating the arts and curriculum standards.

Reading Together:  everything you need to know to raise a child who loves to read.  101 book recommendations for grades PK-6+, related questions, reading tips, conversation starters, and 600 additional book suggestions.

130 FAQs and Practical Answers from Scholastic's Teacher Helpline.  K-6.  Advice for preparing for the new school year, organizing and managing a classroom, planning curriculum, and communicating with parents.

Tapping the Potential of Parents: a strategic guide to boosting student achievement through family involvement.  K-6.  Chapters include:  gathering information, analyzing and sharing information, and communicating with parents.

Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way.  K-12.  Popular Web 2.0 tools, primary source collections sites, in-depth chapters on six different primary source categories, etc.

Popular Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers.  700 series, with annotations that describe the series' appeal and key characteristics, grade level, genre, and numbered list of titles with publication dates.

Picture This! using picture story books for character education in the clasroom.  K-8.  Includes Citizenship and Patriotism, Courage, Friendship, Honesty, Perseverance and Patience, Respect for Self and Others, Responsibility and Commitment, Self-Control, and Sharing.

Paper Action Figures of the Imagination:  clip, color, and create.  Gr. 2-6.  Each section includes paper action fictures, edited articles from CRINKLES magazine, lesson plan or activity, and updated bibliography.  Seventeen chapters, including cats, dinosaurs, giants, Santa Claus, and sheep.

Adventures in Graphica:  using comics and graphic novels to teach comprehension.   Gr. 2-6.

Green Reads:  best environmental resources for youth.  K-12.  Over 450 fiction and nonfiction books about the environment, as well as some DVDs and music CDs.  Chapters:  Global Warming, Pollution, Earth's Resources, Recycling, and Conservation.l

Easy-Does-It Grammar for Grades 4-12.  Teaches parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and paragraph formation, as well as activity sheets and handouts.  Includes help for special-needs learners and English Language Learners.

More Bullies in More Books.  PS-High School.  Over 350 annotated titles dealing with bullying.  Includes activities and quotes, as well as many different versions of bullying (name calling, gossip, being new and different; body image; cliques; gangs; "isms"; homophobia; cyberspace; violence.

Picture That!   From Mendel to Normandy:  picture books and ideas, curriculum and concepts for 'tweens and teens.  Gr. 4-12.  63 chapters.

The Master Teacher:  expand your skills and share your talents to improve your school.  Gr. K-6.  Advice on mentoring and motivating colleagues and student teachers, worksheets and checklists, and helpful hints and strategies.

Reid's Read-Alouds.  Children and teens.  Passages from 200 titles, subject and grade-level indexes, bibliography, and advice.

Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action.  Includes benchmarks and action examples to achieve by grades 2, 5, 8, 10, and 12.

Teach Anyone to Read:  the no-nonsense guide.  For parents, volunteers, education assistants, teachers K-12, adult basic education programs, guidance counselors, homeschoolers, teacher trainers, and teachers of English as a second language.  Extensive support materials.

The Joyful Reading Resource Kit.  Gr. K-8.  Teaching tools, hands-on activities, and enrichment resources.  Includes support materials for book hooks, independent reading, and student-selected activities.

100+ Literacy Lifesavers:  a survival guide for librarians and teachers K-12.  Covers independent work stations, literacy stations, collaborative units, and many other literacy rich activities.

Media Literacy.. Gr. 5, Gr. 6, and Gr. 7-8.  Teach students to think critically about the thousands of media messages they receive through art, music, videogames, radio, tv, websites, newspapers, magazine, ads, and packaging.

Figuratively Speaking:  using classic literature to teach 40 literary terms.   Gr. 5-8.  Covers figurative and poetic language and literary techniques.

Virtual Schooling:  a guide to optimizing your child's ecucation.  Learn how to ingnite your child's passion for learning, improve school work, and provide a world-class education for free.

Montessori:  the science behind the genius.

My First Year in the Classroom:  50 stories that celebrate the good, the bad, and the most unforgettable moments.

Lighting Their Fires:  raising extraordinary children in a mixed-up, muddles-up, shook-up world.

The Little Book of Inspirational Teaching Activities: bringing NLP into the classroom.  Four sections:  Know Your Strengths; Believe in Yourself; Have a Plan; Go For It.  Thirteen neat activities per section.

The School Services Sourcebook:  a guide for school-based professionals.  A HUGE book (over 1,200 pages!).  Over 100 chapters and quick-reference tables and charts.  Includes mental health issues, developmental disabilities, child abuse, parental involvement, multiculural issues, etc. etc. etc.

The Teacher's Survival Guide:  real classroom dilemmas and practical solutions.

Perfect Phrases for Classroom Teachers.    K-8. Hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for parent-teacher conferences, report cards, IEPs, and other school documents.



The East Asian Story Finder.  A guide to 468 tales from China, Japan, and Korea, listing subjects and sources.  Fourteen chapters, such as kindness, supernatural, devotion, dreams, animal fable, and problem solvers.

"Ah, So!" Japanese for Kids.  History, trivia, humor, language, and more

Read Me a Rhyme in Spanish and English.  Babies, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged.  Includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and vocabulary activities in both languages.  Eight program plans for each of the four different age groups.

African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles.

Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature: fiction and history for young readers.   101 booktalks.  Authors are African, Cambodian, Chinese, Cuban, Indian, Italian, japanese, Jewish, Korean American, Puerto Rican, American Indian, and mixed heritage.

More Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: adventure with mythical creatures.  Ten plays about myths from seven countries:  Africa, American Indian, Arabia, Greece, India, Ireland, and Scandinavia.



The Princess and the Peanut Allergy.  Picture book

Clouds and Clocks:  a story for children who soil.  Intended to help a child understand how the body works, and how feelings can affect those working.

Mind Over Basketball:  coach yourself to handle stress.  Coaching guides, skill exercises, self-quizzes.



A Guide to Special Education Advocacy:  what parents, clinicians, and advocates need to know.  Many children with disabilities still do not get the services they need and are not placed in appropriate programs or settings.

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders.  Help your child make eye contact, stay focused, strengthen motor skills, associate words with objects, improve language and numerical skills, improve social skills.

Quirky, Yes, Hopeless, No:  practical tips to help your child with Asperger's Syndrome be more socially accepted.  85 lessons for greeting others, making eye contact, cooperating, asking for help, moving on to new tasks, handling teasing and bullying, being polite, and paying compliments.

Overcoming ADHD:  helping your child become calm, engaged, and focused - without a pill.  Emphasizes the role of emotions in the devleopment of the nervois system.


WHEW!  Anybody still with me?  I apologize for the length of this, and I promise (New Year's Resolution) to do better!  THANKS!

Shake and Shout.  Ten noisy, lively story programs.  PK-Grade 2.  Themes:  African Animals, Growing up, Pirates, Nocturnal Animals, Snow, Circus, and more

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