• Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Prove It! Using Textual Evidence, Levels 6-8

      by Melissa Cheesman Smith, v

      Knowing how to cite textual evidence is a key component in reading and writing in education today. This resource equips teachers with the strategies they need to teach students how to cite and annotate textual evidence when reading and writing. Secondary school students will learn how to find evidence to support their opinions, incorporate that evidence in their writing, and accurately cite their sources. The ten lessons include proper MLA formatting, paraphrasing, using block quotation, creating a bibliography, the use of credible sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more. Students will apply what they've learned through twenty practice exercises. Citing textual evidence powerfully strengthens students' writing, develops analytical thinking and logic, and readies students for college and career with lessons that are aligned to McREL, TESOL, and WIDA standards.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Mathematical Discourse: Let the Kids Talk!

      by Barbara Blanke

      This invaluable resource provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency. This book will help teachers develop a new set of pedagogical skills and strategies to assess, plan, and organize their classrooms in a manner that is conducive to mathematical discourse. With helpful tips and strategies that are easy to implement, this standards-based book supports an equitable learning environment by encouraging active listening, clear communication, justification of perspective, and acknowledgement of students' experiences. Each chapter includes Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning strategies to address cultural norms for diverse populations, and support the needs of English language learners. With tips for implementing Math Talks and Number Talks, this resource will get students thinking like mathematicians in no time.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker

      by Chris Shore

      This must-have resource provides the theoretical groundwork for teaching number sense. Authored by Chris Shore, this book empowers teachers with the pedagogy, lessons, and detailed instructions to help them implement Clothesline Math in K-12 classrooms. Detailed, useful tips for facilitating the ensuing mathematical discourse are also included. At the elementary level, the hands-on lessons cover important math topics including whole numbers, place value, fractions, order of operations, algebraic reasoning, variables, and more. Implement Clothesline Math at the secondary level and provide students with hands-on learning and activities that teach advanced math topics including geometry, algebra, statistics, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Aligned to state and national standards, this helpful resource will get students excited about learning math as they engage in meaningful discourse.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      My View, My Voice, Levels 3-5

      21 Strategies for Powerful, Persuasive Writing

      by Rebekah Coleman, Carolyn Greenberg

      This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades 3-5 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      My View, My Voice, Levels K-2

      21 Strategies for Powerful, Persuasive Writing

      by Rebekah Coleman, Carolyn Greenberg

      This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades K-2 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Close Reading with Paired Texts Secondary

      Engaging Lessons to Improve Comprehension

      by Lori Oczkus, Timothy Rasinski

      Engage students in complex literary strategies as they dive into exploring rich pairs of fiction and nonfiction texts. Written by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource brings together two key strategies from the Common Core State Standards: close reading of paired texts. It provides teachers with the opportunity to use close reading strategies, reciprocal teaching, paired fiction/nonfiction texts, text sets, text-dependent questions, and hands-on activities. It includes 12 units across 4 content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Key differentiation strategies used in today's classrooms are provided including open-ended tasks and activities strong for multiple intelligences, and each unit includes text-dependent assessment for each text type. Aligned to McREL and Common Core State Standards, this resource prepares students for college and career.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels 3-5

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels K-2

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Secondary

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop

      by Kwame Alexander

      Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as an advisor and a friend, providing personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in the modern-day classroom. With The Write Thing, you can do just that! Kwame Alexander is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Crossover. With more than 10 years of experience conducting writing workshops in schools, Alexander shows how to shake up the "traditional" writing workshop and make writing fun again! His magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and love of teaching come through to inspire all students to write. The Write Thing teaches you how to move students step-by-step from ideas, to drafts, to finished works. Not only will you successfully motivate your students to write, you'll take that motivation one step further by providing guidance on how to create student-driven publications of their work. The confidence students will attain when they see their writing authentically published will be off the charts! The book has three parts: Writing, Publishing, and Presenting. The Writing section features Lessons in Action that teach students to produce writing that is worthy of being published. With a focus on poetry, Alexander's writing workshop uniquely meets the needs of reluctant writers. The Publishing section focuses on how to prepare and print digital and physical copies of students' work. The Presenting section provides suggestions to help students confidently present their poetry and other written pieces. Other exciting features include KwameTime! videos for both teachers and students that bring Alexander into the classroom. Kwame's QuickTips feature easy-to-implement ideas that have worked for Alexander. With an insightful foreword by author Kylene Beers, teacher success stories, and the most helpful appendix ever written, this essential resource will teach you how to tailor writing workshop to meet the particular needs of your students.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Integrated English Language Development

      by Eugenia Mora-Flores

      Innovative educators are always looking for effective ways to meet the demands of teaching content standards while supporting the linguistic needs of every student. This resource shows educators how to infuse language learning into every subject area, including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This powerful resource presents research-based instructional strategies to immerse students in content while promoting oral and written language development. Educators will be inspired to take their teaching to higher levels by providing engaging and challenging learning environments for English language learners.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2019

      Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments

      by -

      If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that social and emotional learning is a hot topic in education. But beyond this, questions still remain. Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like in the classroom? And, is it our job as educators to teach teach students non-academic life skills? Based on author Dr. Amy Cranston's experiences with implementing SEL from a practical standpoint, this book defines SEL and digs into the real work of how to incorporate SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application and the real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom will help educators effectively implement SEL programming. Featured case studies demonstrate real-world applications of SEL in different types of K-12 learning environments. It addresses students' different interests and varied learning styles and features Mindful Moments that encourage understanding, learning, and reflection. By supporting the emotional needs of students, educators will not only address issues such as discipline problems and absenteeism, but will help their students to be more mindful and self-aware. By encouraging spaces where intrapersonal and interpersonal skills are celebrated and cultivated, educators will set the foundation for all students to succeed.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2019

      Get the Picture: Using Visual Literacy in Content-Area Instruction

      by -

      In a world that is becoming increasingly visual, this book equips teachers with innovative strategies to engage students with visual media. Today's students need to know how to "read" visuals closely to understand their meaning, the messages they are sending, and be able to discuss them with others using appropriate vocabulary. Teachers will help students comprehend visuals such as images, charts, graphics, and multimedia texts across the content areas. With tools and techniques, sample lessons, and suggested visuals to use in the classroom, this professional development resource provides strategies for both receptive and productive purposes of visual literacy and is organized by content area to support all teachers. These approaches focus on valuing evidence in visual texts and develop all literacy skills to engage students in building 21st century skills and higher-order thinking.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      The Westing Game: An Instructional Guide for Literature

      An Instructional Guide for Literature

      by Jessica Case

      This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.

    • Will You Miss Us If We Go?

      by Paige Jaeger/Carol Hill Quirk

      This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the tale of 14 endangered species. The rhyming text is full of interesting facts and is perfect for opening conversations about caring for threatened animals or endangered species. Journey through Book Two in the If We're Gone series offering stories of the Addas, Red Panda, Cheetah, Tapir, Lemur, Lynx and other endangered animals speaking about the trouble they're in. If you love books about wild animals, zoos, lions, tigers, elephants, or endangered animals, then you'll love this book. This is a great book for readers who enjoyed Giraffes Can't Dance by Andreae; A-Z of Endangered Animals by Jennifer Cossins; How To Be An Elephant or If Sharks Disappeared.

    • Reiki Teachers Manual (Second Edition)

      by Tina M. Zion

      The Reiki Teacher's Manual (Second Edition) sets the standard for Reiki education. This book is designed for students, practitioners, and teachers. This enhanced new edition will enrich the classes for current teachers and gives the new teacher confidence and pride when providing that very first class. Practitioners will have a greater understanding of how to apply Reiki and what is actually happening during a session. This manual provides: A quick reference to answer student's questions. Consecutive steps with time approximations. How to structure hands-on practice sessions. How to increase the power of your attunement; How to teach the attunement to others. Goals to achieve. Detailed descriptions and sues for the symbols. Fifteen handouts that are concise, informative, and can be copied from the book. A list of supplies for each class. As a practitioner, you will never be afraid or even worried about teaching a Reiki class or giving attunements. Your students will be grateful and confident for the rich content your classes give.

    • Fiction
      September 2019

      Legace of Magic - The Complete Shadow Chronicles (Slipcase)

      by Andreas Suchanek

      History as you know it is a lie! For over a century the Wall has been hiding the magic society from human eyes, ensuring peace and equality between magicians and humans alike. However, a war for dominance rages in the shadows. Jennifer Danvers is a Warrior of Light. When her friend and battle companion dies, a new descendant of his magic awakens in Alexander Kent. Know Jen has to introduce him to the world of magic. Neither of them knows that the balance of power has been disturbed. Evil is gathering to smash the Wall to pieces once and for all. The Preview and supporting information are available in english language.

    • Children's & YA
      July 2016

      A Stray

      by Michael Wang, Neal Sharp

      A Stray is a story about Myra-Lou who longs to have a stray cat for a pet. Her parents are appalled and her brother is disgusted, but Myra-Lou is insistent. After much haggling and a turn of events, Myra-Lou finally gets her stray. This beautifully illustrated story deals with a young girl’s desire to improve the life of another and her parents’ journey to understand her better.

    • Fiction
      March 2019

      Last Days of the Morning Calm

      by Tina Jimin Walton

      Korea, 1895: Court intrigue and foreign powers threaten the centuries-old hermit kingdom. In a prominent manor, Ji-nah, the young, sheltered ward of the master, and Han, the servant she sees as an older brother, are left in the iron grip of Tutor Lim’s power when Master Yi is called away. When Ji-nah and Han uncover the tutor’s broader conspiracy with the Japanese to overthrow Queen Min, they resolve to save the queen, whose fate seems tied to their master. In the last days of their fallen kingdom, they struggle to rebuild their lives and nation, and find hope in a new world order. Steeped in the forms and rhythms of Korea at the turn of the century, Last Days of the Morning Calm is a dramatic coming-of-age tale whose tenor captures the spirit of the times.

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2017

      Robert Kuok

      A Memoir

      by Andrew Tanzer, Robert Kuok

      Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. But this legendary Overseas Chinese entrepreneur, commodities trader, hotelier and property mogul has maintained a low profile and seldom shed light in public on his business empire or personal life. That is, until now. In these memoirs, the 94-year-old Kuok tells the remarkable story of how, starting in British Colonial Malaya, he built a multi-industry, multinational business group. In reflecting back on 75 years of conducting business, he offers management insights, discusses strategies and lessons learned, and relates his principles, philosophy, and moral code. Kuok has lived through fascinating and often tumultuous times in Asia – from British colonialism to Japanese military occupation to post-colonial Southeast Asia and the dramatic rise of Asian economies, including, more recently, China. From his front-row seat and as an active participant, this keen, multi-cultural observer tells nearly a century of Asian history through his life and times. Readers interested in business, management, history, politics, culture and sociology will all enjoy Robert Kuok's unique and remarkable story.

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