Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
Third in a series of grade-specific curricular resources, this useful addition to the NETS library focuses on the critical middle school years. More than 20 experienced educators contributed to this volume, covering the core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and cultural arts each with several months worth of lesson plans. Introductory essays address technology integration issues for all types of middle school classrooms and environments. Additional resources include relevant Web and literature citations, assessment strategies, interdisciplinary lesson extenders, and keys to the NETS and content area standards. FEATURES Ready-to-use lesson plans supporting technology integration for Grades 6-8 Classroom strategies appropriate for multidisciplinary learning and teaching Materials useful for teacher training and professional development Also available: Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology: Second Edition - ISBN 156484188X Teaching with Digital Images: Acquire, Analyze, Create, Communicate - ISBN 1564842193
For a comprehensive guide to home-based education that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing schoolwork that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth. Parents will turn to curriculum chapters again and again. Features interviews and tips from many home school parents as well as long lists of resources. 430 pages of tips and tools!
With this sourcebook of reproducible puzzles and practice problems, you can successfully reinforce first-year algebra skills. Now revised to meet NCTM standards, this book contains more teaching tips, new calculator activities, and additional "outdoor math" activities. Secret codes, magic squares, cross-number puzzles, and other self-correcting devices provide stimulating and fun practice. Chapters cover basic equations, equations and inequalities with real numbers, polynomials, factoring, using fractions, graphing and systems of linear equations, and rational and irrational numbers. Worked-out examples, drawings, and cartoons clarify key ideas. Answers are included.
Expanded and revised, the Second Edition of the Algebra Survival Guide unleashes its power for a new generation of students. Now that Âthe Common Core StandardsÂhave changed how math is taught, thisÂ2ndÂedition aligns its content to these broad new guidelines. TheÂnewÂEdition also adds advanced content. In its XTREMEÂALGEBRAÂsection, the new edition tackles the topics of Functions, Inequalities and the Advanced Coordinate Plane,Âand it teaches storyÂproblems in all threeÂareas. These additions update the book for today's elementary and secondaryÂstudents; they also provide additional supportÂfor adults taking algebra in their return to college. Plus, with its newly expandedÂindex and glossary,ÂtheÂ2ndÂEdition makes all of its content easy to find.ÂTheÂbook retains the cartoons, analogies and conversational format that brought out praise from all corners and garnered the book both a Parents Choice Commendation and a Golden Porch Award forÂpedagogical excellence.