School is Starting - check out these new Educational Materials Books!

by TeachersPet@evpl on Monday, August 9 2010, 1:23pm. Viewed 816 times.


Everyday Play:  fun games to develop the fine motor skills your child needs for school by Christy Isbell.  Really neat, easy-to-do activities organized by age, which are inexpensive and use few or no materials.


GAMES AND PUZZLES FROM THE TREE HOUSE:  over 200 challenges by Mary Pope Osborne.  Mazes, crosswords, secret codes, dot-to-dot, and many more.

TEN WEEK-by-WEEK SIGHT WORD PACKETS by Lisa McKeon.  Grades K-2.  For teaching the first 100 words from the Dolch List.  Tracing, sorting, word-building, word searches.

MATH GAMES AND PUZZLES: based on Sylvan's techniques by Amy Kraft.  4th and 5th grades

SEASHORE LIFE: educational games and activities for kids of all ages by James Kaven.  A Pocket Naturalist Activity Book.  Dot-to-dot, origami, word scramble, word search, mazes, etc.  A really wonderful resource.

FAIRY TALES IN THE CLASSROOM:  treaching students to write stories with meaning through traditional tales by Veronika Charles.  Ten chapters, including The Children and the Ogre; The Animal Bride; Magic Objects, and Expression Response Through Drawing

TEACHING THINKING SKILLS WITH PICTURE BOOKS K-3 by Nancy Polette.  Over 35 skills, ranging from analogy to hypothesizing to visual perception.  Reproducibles.

SEE IT, SAY IT, DO IT:  the parent's and teacher's action guide to creating successful students and confident kids by Lynn Hellerstein.  Practical, step-by-step strategies and activities to enhance visualization skills.

BEYOND LEVEL BOOKS: supporting early and transitional readers in grades K-5 by Karen Szymusiak.  Includes examples of classroom, instruction, mini-lessons, strategies for small-group instruction, assessment techniques, and student work.

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TEACHING THE GRAPHIC NOVEL edited by Stephen Tabachnick.  Thirty-four essays, five parts.

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WHAT DOES A LION SAY? and other playful language games by the Between the Lions staff, based on the PBS Kids Literacy Series.  Ages 3 and up.  This is great!

ART WITH ANYTHING: 52 weeks of fun using everyday stuff by Mary Ann Kohl.  Ages 4-10.  Aluminum foil, bubble wrap, buttons, coffee filters, duct tape, egg cartons, lids, paper plates, rocks, sand, yarn, etc., etc., etc.  Five different activities for each week!

FAMILY LITERACY STORYTIMES:  ready-made storytimes suitable for the whole family by Kathryn Totten.  Two parts:  Family Literacy Storytime Basics (purpose, needs of the adult, needs of the child, basics, organizations) and Family Literacy Storytime Programs (planning, music, nursery rhymes, stories and action rhymes, patterns, ready to use themes).

STORYTELLING: art and technique by Ellin Greene.  Four parts:  History and Practice; An International Perspective; Stories; and Resources for the Storyteller

MORE STORYTIME ACTION! by Jennifer Bromann.  Five chapters:  Interactive Storytime; Storytelling: Selecting and Preparing Stories; Book Selection for Interactive Storytime; 20 Theme-Based Plans; and 2,000+ Ideas for Making 520 Picture Books Interactive

STORY TIMES GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!:  thematic programs with edible story crafts by Melissa Folini.  Ages 3-8.  Thematic program plans for major holidays and seasons, animals, recipes, and crafts.

TEACHING LITERACY SKILLS TO ADOLESCENTS USING CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNERS by Carianne Bernadowski.  Each chapter focuses on a book (12 total) with a selection from the text, biographical sketch of the author, bibliographic information, suggested grade level, and discussion questions.

FAMILY MATTERS: adoption and foster care in children's literature by Ruth Meese.  Over 100 reviews, grouped by grade levels, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, including suggestions and comments.

TEACHING FANTASY NOVELS from The Hobbit to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Phyllis Perry.  Grades 4-8.  Each fantasy novel (20) is accompanied by a plot summary and list of major characters, a comprehension check, a vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, reference topics, and suggested multidisciplinary extension activities.

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ACTIVITY SCHEDULES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM:  teaching independent behavior by Lynn McClannahan.  Thirteen chapters.  Step-by-step guildelines for creating implementing an activity schedule (a set of pictures and/or words that cue children to perform tasks, engage in activities, or enjoy rewards).

THE EVERYTHING PARENT'S GUIDE TO ADHD IN CHILDREN: a reassuring guide to getting the right diagnosis, understnading treatments, and helping your child focus by Carole Jacobs.  Twenty chapters.  Includes recipes.

THE IRLEN REVOLUTION: how a simple method can change the lives of children and adults with LD, AD/HD, TBI, dyslexis, autism, headaches, medical conditions, and much more by Helen Irlen.  A guide to changing your perception and your life.  Problems in processing visual information can cause physical symptoms and fragmented vision that affect attention, concentration, and performance.  Twelve chapters.

A QUEST FOR SOCIAL SKILLS FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM OR ASPERGER'S: ready-to-use lessons with games, role-play activities, and much more! by JoEllen Cumpata.  In the Reference Book section.  Includes a cd of printable worksheets, letters, forms, and more.  Includes school survival basics, understanding emotions, communication skills, making friends and interacting with peers, and personal safety.

DIFFERENT LEARNERS:  identifying, preventing, and treating your child's learning problems by Jane Healy.  How the interaction of a child's genes and experience governs how the child learns.


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