Some great new books in the Ed Mat area

by TeachersPet@evpl on Monday, April 25 2011, 12:27pm. Viewed 737 times.

PRESCHOOL

Let's Pretend:  50 start-to-finish preschooler programs by Rebecca Bane.  Fifty programs, with a wide vareity of themes such as camping, parades, farm, safari, dogs, and recycling.  Each program includes an introduction, materials needed, step-by-step program example, additional props, final thoughts, and color photographs.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

More Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers by Rebecca Young.  These eighteen plays are for two to seven actors, with no props or costumes needed.

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MIXED GRADES

Ready-to-Use Activities and Materials on Coastal Indians:  a complete sourcebook for teachers K-8 by Dana Newmann, part of the "Native Americans Resource Library" series (the others are Desert Indians,  Plains Indians, and Woodland Indians.  Each volume includes four major sections:  Their History and Culture; Activities for the Classroom; Ready-to-Use Reproducible Activities; and Teacher's Resource Guide.

Gotcha Again for Guys!:  more nonfiction books to get boys excited about reading by Kathleen Baxter.  The sixth in the series, this volume covers books published between 2007 and 2009.  It is organized into twelve thematic chapters, each of which offers booktalks and further recommendations.  This volume also includes new features, such as reproducible booklists, profiles of authors, and interviews.  Some specific chapters are:  Sports; Disasters and Mysteries; Gross and Disgusting; Creepy-Crrawly Creatures; Prehistoric Creatures; American Journeys; Animals; Science; Machines and the Military; Around the World; Hot Topics; and Creativity.

Once Upon a Sign:  using American Sign Language to engage, entertain, and teach all children by Kim Taylor-DiLeva.  Currently ASL is the third most used language in the United States, and this book includes program ideas for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, 'tweens, and teens, as well as reproducible templates.

Storytimes for Children by Stephanie Bauman, editor.  Includes themed storytimes, with suggestions for opening and closing sessions, crafts and activities, songs, poems, fingerplays, and movements.  The chapters are targeted for 0-2 year olds; 3-4's; 5-6's; 7-8's; 9-10's, and 11-12 year olds.

Child Psychology and Development for Dummies by Laura Smith.  This is an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life from pregnancy through the teen years, and expert tips and guidance on how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development.

1-2-3 Magic:  effective discipline for children 2-12 by Thomas Phelan.  25th anniversary revised 4th edition.  Stresses controlling obnoxious behavior, encouraging good behavior, and strengthening relationships.

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

The Summer Reading Program kick-off will be on Sunday, May 22nd at Central Library.  This year's theme is "One World, Many Stories", and we have a perfect new book in the Ed Mat area:

Booktalking Around the World:  great global reads for ages 9-14 by Sonja Cole.  Includes fiction and nonfiction selections, booktalks, and booklists for many countries from all seven continents as well as three ancient civilizations.

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