Use these effective and practical approaches for teaching alphabet recognition to young children. The instructional activities follow a consistent pattern using materials that are readily available in early childhood classrooms.
Create and manage an effective and developmentally-appropriate early childhood classroom! Filled with management suggestions and recommendations for young children's development, this guide provides ready-to-use lessons and templates to enhance learning.
Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Supporting Rigorous Literacy Instruction
Item Number: 51185
Meet the challenges of educating students with this balanced, whole-child approach to rigorous reading instruction. This updated, best-selling book co-published with the International Literacy Association (ILA) offers over 125 engaging techniques!
Comprehension That Works: Beyond Ordinary Understanding to Deep Comprehension
Item Number: 50264
Energize your reading instruction through innovative, engaging reading strategies that will empower you to improve your student's comprehension. These classroom-tested strategies integrate current research with real-life observation of students in action.
Adequately address the shifts in mathematics instruction to meet the demands of the Common Core and other new state standards with this comprehensive guide. Teachers will be empowered to build lessons, templates, and exemplars for practical application.
Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text
Item Number: 51316
Effectively use informational text in the classroom! This resource provides a clear explanation of engaging strategies for instruction with informational text and includes practical tips, suggestions, lesson ideas, and digital resources.
Math Games: Getting to the Core of Conceptual Understanding
Item Number: 51013
Focus on the teaching and learning of mathematics through the use of games. This resource provides both teachers and students with rich opportunities to engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
This easy-to-follow guide is filled with practical approaches to help teachers transition towards a balanced literacy framework. It offers simple techniques to nurture reading and writing skills through Reading and Writing activities.
Use interactive notetaking to engage students and develop deep learning! These creative strategies will help students organize and store their notes, study for tests, take ownership oft heir learning, and promote positive notetaking habits.
Strategies for Powerful Comprehension Instruction: It Takes More Than Mentioning
Item Number: 50632
Understanding text is key to students' learning success! This notebook provides explicit instructions for teaching six fundamental comprehension strategies; predicting, making connections, visualizing, questioning, inferring, and summarizing.
Enhance mathematics instruction and build students' understanding of mathematical concepts with this practical, research-based resource. Choose from a wide range of easy-to-implement strategies that enhance mathematics instruction.
Increase student engagement, differentiate instruction, and integrate more informational texts into the curriculum. This product provides sample text sets and models as well as provides guidance in how to teach with text sets and put them into action.
Transform your classroom into an active learning environment with innovative strategies that motivate students to put learning into their own hands. Research-based strategies work to engage students with hands-on activities and improve critical thinking.
Learn thought-provoking questions to help students deeply analyze primary sources to develop their close reading and writing skills. In each lesson, students respond to text-dependent questions, collaborate with others, and write in response to learning.
Applying Brain Research and Technology to Engage Today's Students
Item Number: 50846
Effectively support instruction to maximize student learning and development amidst the "noise" of technology. This book provides current cognitive science research and helps teachers learn strategies to improve teaching and increase student performance.
Backwards Planning: Building Enduring Understanding Through Instructional Design
Item Number: 50633
With practical advice and models, this resource helps you increase student achievement through a systematic approach to lesson design. Learn how to identify enduring understandings, set goals, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress.
Aimed at motivating teachers to create a welcoming and challenging environment for their students, this professional book is told through a series of anecdotes and stories and remind teachers of the intrinsic rewards of teaching.
Connect to Text: Strategies for Close Reading and Writing
Item Number: 51505
Dive into the use of close reading in classroom instruction with this practical, standards-based resource featuring easy-to-use lessons that focus on informational/explanatory, argumentative, or narrative text samples to improve students' reading skills.
Build students' creativity while implementing standards-based instruction! This resource helps teachers learn to merge teaching the standards and creative-thinking strategies in order to help students solve problems, think effectively, and be innovative.
Making Change: Creating a 21st Century Teaching and Learning Environment
Item Number: 50757
Build the foundation for a 21st century learning environment! This professional resource provides strategies, suggestions, lesson ideas, and helpful planning tools to create an innovative learning environment in the classroom and at school.
Orchestrating School Change: Transforming Your Leadership
Item Number: 51315
This resource provides concrete examples and strong research models as well as practical applications that school leaders and administrators at any level can use to support implementation of any strategic initiative.
Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: Engaging Content-Area Literacy Strategies
Item Number: 50999
Lead students toward mastering content-specific knowledge and literacy skills with engaging activities such as creating raps, scripts, and discussions. This product uses innovative approaches to teach content-area material by integrating the arts.
Effectively build students' language skills while developing their scientific understanding. Using the inquiry-based 5E model of instruction, this product offers valuable strategies for developing students' scientific content knowledge.
This comprehensive guide provides teachers with techniques to engage students as they strengthen their writing skills. Whether working with small groups or the entire classroom, this workbook gives lesson plans geared to students of various ages.
This how-to guide provides teachers with all of the information they need to help their students write from sources. This book is divided into sections based on five different types of sources that students are expected to use in their writing.
Talking About Text: Increase Comprehension Through Purposeful Talk
Item Number: 50532
Discover purposeful talk, why it is important, and how it increases comprehension with this professional resource that prompts student discussion. Teachers will learn through research-based approaches and activities to implement effective learning.
As an important tool for instruction and text selection, this timely resource helps teachers learn to evaluate children's and young adult literature and informational text for quality and complexity to support rigorous literacy and content learning.
Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model! Featuring a practical guide to implementing the 5E model of instruction, this resource clearly explains each "E" in the 5E model of inquiry-based science.
Be well prepared to achieve success in your first years of teaching! Presented in an easy-to-use format, you'll find answers to questions about classroom management, homework, communicating with parents, and more.
Discover and implement effective ways for students to develop conceptual understandings, complex thinking skills, and habits of mind using an inquiry-based approach. Teachers learn how to embed the inquiry process into instruction across content areas.
Get the most out of the latest classroom technology with this engaging book. This resource covers the basics for interactive whiteboard users and explores the more advanced features to create truly dynamic lessons.
Developed by social studies specialists, this resource helps teachers turn classrooms into primary source learning environments. This book offers effective, creative strategies for integrating primary source materials and providing cross-curricular ideas.
What's Your Math Problem!?! Getting to the Heart of Teaching Problem Solving
Item Number: 50788
Dig into problem solving and reflect on current teaching practices with this exceptional resource. Meaningful instructional tools and methods are provided to help teachers understand each problem solving strategy and how to use it with their students.
Writing Is Magic, Or Is It? Using Mentor Texts to Develop the Writer's Craft
Item Number: 51482
Help students become strong writers and support their understanding of mentor texts with this practical, standards-based resource that dives deep into multiple genres such as poetry, narration, informational texts, literary nonfiction, and persuasion.
This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text and features four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text.
Make history in your classroom with an engaging, integrated approach to active social studies learning. Motivate your students with powerful strategies for brainstorming, language arts integration, discussion, primary sources, and deductive reasoning.
Multimodal Learning for the 21st Century Adolescent
Item Number: 50517
Energize your teaching by infusing new ways to reach your 21st century adolescent learners! Thomas Bean's friendly conversational style adds a level of accessibility and authenticity to the research-based strategies and instructional practices.