Winter is a great time to read books from the Educational Materials Area

by TeachersPet@evpl on Monday, January 3 2011, 12:45pm. Viewed 786 times.

Some new books that might be of interest to you:


Totally for Twos by The Mailbox.  More than 290 simple and fun activities, covering Social and Emotional Development; Early Language and Math Skills; Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays; Art and Sensosry Explorations; and Gross-Motor and Fine-Motor Development.



The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood by Pam Schiller.  Over 1,200 easy activities to support multiple intelligences and learning styles.



Meet the Teacher:  how to help your child navigate elementary school by Betty Borowski.  Tips cover a variety of topics, such as homework, report cards, conflict, good study skills, special education, bullying, and peer pressure.



The Big Illinois Reproducible Activity Book and The Big Indiana Reproducible Activity Book by Carole Marsh.  Coloring, posters, games, history, legend, lore, word jumbles, writing, hidden pictures, dot-to-dot, mazes, matching, word searches, riddles, crossword puzzles.

Show Time!:  Music, Dance, and Drama Activities for Kids by Lisa Bany-Winters.  Ages 6-12.  More than 80 activities to develop skills as singers, dancers, and actors. Includes several easy to read scripts.

The Big Book of Native American Activities by Carole Marsh.  Historic landmarks, famous women, legends, famous chiefs, tribes, code deciphers, mazes, word scrambles, word search, and crossword puzzles.

200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills by Valerie Colston.  An incredible variety of activities for so many different art forms!

Coast to Coast:  exploring state book awards by Janet Hilbun.  State book awards have been given since 1940, and today there are 190 awards given by 49 states.  Seven chapters.  interviews with famous authors.  indiana has three awards:  Best Books of Indiana; Eliot Rosewater High School Book Award; and Young Hoosier Book Award.

Neal-Schuman Guide to Recommended Children's Books and Media for Use with Every Elementary Subject by Kathryn Matthew.  Chapters:  Mathematics; Science; English; Language Arts; Social Studies; Health; Sports, Recreation, and Dance; Art; and Music.  Listed by Author, Illustrator, Title, and Subject.  356 pages, more than 1,000 recommendations for books, videos, software, cds, dvds, and internet sites.

The Right to Be Out:  sexual orientation and gender identity in America's public schools by Stuart Biegel.  A safe and supportive educational environment for all students is a necessity, but often kids who are ***, gay, bisexual, or transgender are bullied, discriminated against, endure violence, and commit suicide.  Two parts:  The Law: the Emergence of the Right to be Out and Public Policy: Implementing the Right to be Out.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently:  a guide for teachers and parents by Michael Gurian.  10th Anniversary Edition, revised and updated.  Six chapters:  How the Brain Learns: Inherent Differences Between Boys and Girls; How Brain-Based Differences Affect Boys and Girls; The Ultimate Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom; The Ultimate Elementary School Classroom; The Ultimate Middle School Classroom; and The Ultimate High School Classroom.

Beyond Discipline:  from compliance to community by Alfie Kohn.  10th Anniversary Edition.  chapters:  The Nature of Children; Blaming the Kids; Bribes and Threats; Punishment Lite; How Not to Get Control of the Classroom; A Classroom of Their Choosing; The Classroom as Community,; and Solving Problems Together.

Children's Core Collection:  twentieth edition.  2,318 pages.  Entries for over 11,000 books.  Part 1, the Classified Collection, is arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classical system, followed by Fiction, Story Collections, and Easy Books.  part 2 is an Author, Title, and Subject Index.

Readers' Advisory for Children and 'Tweens by Penny Peck.  12 chapters, including books for ages birth to five; emergent readers; transitional readers; 'tweens; multicultural books, nonfiction books, folklore, poety, and graphic novels.  Includes booklists and dozens of websites.

A Family of Readers:  the book lover's guide to children's and young adult literature by Roger Sutton.  Nine chapters, four parts:  Reading to Them; Reading with Them; Reading on their Own; and Leaving Them Alone.



Life after High School: a guide for students with disabilities and their families. by Susan Yellin.  13 chapters, including the law, colleges, money, and work

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