February 2014

Power Tools for
Adolescent Literacy
    By Jan Rozzelle and
Carol Scearce 

This accessible, well-organized compendium makes it easy for teachers of any content area to find and use the right research-based literacy strategies--those that will increase student learning. Examples from science, social studies, math, and English language arts show how to integrate reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking across the curriculum.   


Call Number:  CRD264 


Strategies for Learning: Empowering Students for Success, Grades 9-12
By Karen J. Ronney
Strategies for Learning offers both general and special education secondary teachers a collection of field-tested learning strategies to help struggling students improve cross-curricular skills in areas that include vocabulary, reading, spelling, writing, math, word problems, grammar, foreign language, note taking, time management, and organization.
  Call Number: IS1

Teaching Mathematics Meaningfully: Solutions For Reaching Struggling Learners

By David H. Allsopp, Maggie M. Kyger and Louann H. Lovin  


With this highly practical resource, filled with valuable ideas and strategies adaptable for grades K-12, educators will have just what they need to teach mathematics with confidence using research-based strategies that really work with students who have learning disabilities, ADHD, or mild cognitive disabilities.


Call Number: CMT86 

  Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching, Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy  
By Irene C. Fountas  and
Gay Su Pinnell 
Fountas and Pinnell present the basic structure of the language/literacy program within a breakthrough framework that encompasses the building of community through language, word study, reading, writing, and the visual arts. The framework plays out as three "blocks," which can be interpreted as conceptual units as well as segments of time within the school day. Specific information on how to structure a reading and writing workshop is provided. A practical chapter on organizing and managing the classroom will help you implement the principles in your own classroom.

Call Number: CLA56 
  Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom


By Douglas Fisher and  

Nancy Frey 


If you ever have students who are reluctant to tell you when they don't understand something-or worse, tell you they understand when they really don't-then here's a book that gives you lots of ways to check for understanding. Learn why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective, and explore formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. When used regularly, these types of assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know, what they need to know, and what type of instructional interventions are most effective.


Call Number: TS93

Hands-on Standards: The First Source for Introducing Math Manipulatives
By ETA/Cuisenaire
How can we make sure that children grasp the real meaning behind mathematical concepts instead of just memorizing numbers and repeating them back on tests? How can we help children develop an in-depth mathematical understanding? This preK-8 series provides teachers with easy-to-access ways to help children "visualize mathematics". Each manual delivers age-appropriate lessons designed to engage teachers and children in meaningful, authentic learning. Each lesson defines the specific concepts and skills that children will be taught and includes step-by-step procedures for children to use in solving a problem that easily links math to their day-to-day lives.  Please specify which book you'd like to receive (preK-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, or Algebra 1), when submitting your request.


Call Numbers:
CMT134.1 (preK-K)
CMT134.2 (1st & 2nd)
CMT134.3 (3rd & 4th)
CMT134.4 (5th & 6th)
CMT134.5 (7th & 8th)
    CMT134.6 (Algebra 1)   

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