Teachers and Parents - new books of interest!

by TeachersPet@evpl on Wednesday, May 20 2009, 10:31am. Viewed 788 times.

Hi, Folks -

Lots of new books in the Educational Materials area in the READ Center at Central Library.

THE HIPSTER LIBRARIAN'S GUIDE TO TEEN CRAFT PROJECTS by Jina Coleman.  Step-by-step instructions for a dozen unique craft items, reproducibles, photo illustrations, tools and materials lists, on-line resources.  Focuses on recycled, no-cost, and low-cost materials.  Chapters include:  Creative Marbles; Melted Crayon Bookmarks; Pressed Flower Note Cards; Blank Books; Layered Fabric Collages; Coasters and Trivets; Rubber Band Bracelets and Necklaces; Mosaic Tile Jewelry; Woven Paper Baskets; Vinyl Totes; T-shirt Reconstruction; Book Pillows.

ACTIVE READING; activities for librarians and teachers by Beth McGuire.  Grades 6-8.  Includes current fiction and non-fiction titles.  Organized by level and by curricular area.

BIBLE STORIES & ACTIVITIES: Noah's Ark by Mary Tucker.  Ages 7-11.  Includes crafts, mazes, puzzles, songs, action rhymes, and more.

100 WRITING LESSONS: narrative-descriptive-expository-persuasive by Tara McCarthy.  Grades 4-8.  Ready-to-use lessons to help students become strong writers and succeed on tests.  Includes graphic organizers, reference sheets, reproducible activities.

NO SCHOOL LIBRARY LEFT BEHIND: leadership, school improvment, and the media specialist by Carl Harvey.  Chapters include:  School Improvement; The Leadership Role of the Library Media Specialist; Literacy; Mathematics; Technology Integration; Data Collection; Professional Development; Beyond the School.

TEACHING TEENS & REAPING RESULTS: in a wi-fi, hip-hop, where-has-all-the-sanity-gone world by Alan Sitomer.  Teaching teens to: bounce back; craft a vision; tend to their 'tude; be tenacious; that education pays; go where their inner fire burns; take ownershp; seek excellence.

WHAT TO READ WHEN: the books and stories to read with your child - and all the best times to read them by Pam Allyn.  We connect with different books at certain times in our lives.  So which, then, are the books that will resonate most with children at the pivotal moments in their development?  Annotated list of more than 300 titles addressing 50 essential themes such as friendship, courage, creativity, spirituality.

THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY, Vol. I: Creation to the Resurrection and Vol. II: The Early Church and the Middle Ages by Linda Hobar.  Grades 4-8.  Historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning ancient history.

A PICTURE BOOK PRIMER: understanding and using picture books by Matulka.


THEMATIC INQUIRY THROUGH FICTION AND NON-FICTION: PreK to Grade 6 by MacDonell.  Each thematic inquiry unit has four sections: Read It!  Integrate It! Do It! and Assess It!

READING THE FIFTY STATES: booktalks, response activities, and more. by Polette.  Grades 3-6.  200 booktalks (4 for each state), other recommended titles, a fact sheet, a listing of the national standards covered, and many reproducible activities.  (For Indiana:  Here Lies the Librarian; The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts; Turn Homeward, Hannalee, and Running Out of Time).



CLASSIC TUNES AND TALES: ready-to-use music listening lessons and activities for grades K-8 by Kline.  50 tunes and 50 tales.  Each lesson focuses on one classic work and composer and includes a lesson plan page and reproducibles for a story, music, and activity.

THE SHELF ELF by Hopkins.  Picture book that discusses the proper library behavior and book care.  Rhyming text.

HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG READERS (GRADES I4-8): an introduction by Gillespie.  80 of the best historical fiction novels published for this age group in the last 10 to 15 years.  For each title, there is a brief introduction discussing setting, historical background, and point of view; a list of characters; a detailed plot summary; and ways to introduce the books to students, including important passages for reading or retelling.  Includes books set in Europe, Asia and Oceania, Latin America and Canada, and the United States.

CONNECTING BOYS WITH BOOKS and CONNECTING BOYS WITH BOOKS 2: closing the reading gap by Sullivan.  Creative new programming ideas to match boys' interests, books that boys love to read; encouraging independent reading.  Different forms of writing, hands-on creative aids, and encouragement.

KIDS WRITE! Fantasy & Sci Fi, Mystery, Autobiography, Adventure & More by Olien.

STORIES ON THE MOVE: integrating literature and movement with children, from infants to age 14 by Cohen.  Dozens of interactive, ready-to-use, age-appropriate and story-based activities.  Designed to expand the child's self-awareness, range of expression, and aesthetic sensibility at particular stages of development.

WHY BAD GRADES HAPPEN TO GOOD KIDS: what parents need to know, what parents need to do. by Silbert.  Foxuses on six key areas: self-esteem, trust, responsibility, options, needs, and goals.  Addresses problems ina positive, constructive manner, provides suggestions for improving communication with your children.

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