"This informal and inviting book offers a much-needed resource for the many K-12 teachers who wonder what to do about grammar - how to teach it, how to apply it, how to learn what they themselves were never taught. It provides teachers a way to negotiate the often conflicting goals of high-stakes testing, confident writing, the culturally inclusive classroom, and the teaching of standard English while also honoring other varieties of English. Novice and veteran teachers alike will appreciate the hands-on approach to grammar in the classroom that includes numerous examples and practical vignettes describing real teachers' real classroom experiences with specific grammar lessons - including ESL issues - as well as the chapters that review grammar basics. A grammar glossary and annotated list of sources are also included."
Keep children on the edge of their seats with this guide to captivating read-alouds for grades K through 6. Tips on presentation and references to related titles help you plan effective programs and instill a love of books and reading.
This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field
Jon Agee presents another installment of witty wordplay with Elvis Lives!, a book of over sixty anagrams (words or phrases rearranged to form new words or phrases), each hilariously illustrated by the author. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice A Parents' Choice Recommended Book
Literature in mathematics education. by David Jackman Whitin
Features math-related literature and offers suggestions for using it effectively in the K-6 classroom. Also includes specific criteria for evaluating math-related books and explicit connections between mathematics and English language arts Standards.
Arranged from aa (a type of lava) to Zzz-zzz-zzz (snoring), this book of many happy returns will have everybody reading not only between the lines, but north, south, east, and west along them. Michael Donner, former editor of Games magazine, not only reveals and interprets classic palindromes, such as A man, a plan, a canal: Panama, he offers hundreds of strange and delightful originals. Even better, he takes us on a magical mystery tour of palindromic places, such as Adaven, Nevada; Apollo, PA; and Ekalaka Lake, Montana. The whimsical and erudite commentaries are as much fun as the "dromes" themselves.