October 10th, 2012
We just posted the full preview for three new books from our Canadian partner, Pembroke Publishers.
Ban the Book Report: Promoting Frequent and Enthusiastic Reading by Graham Foster inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational books, newspaper headlines and articles, talk show interviews, diary entries for characters, and letters to authors. The book offers more than twenty specific assignments each with its own rubric written in student-friendly language along with student response exemplars from real classrooms.
Back to Learning: How Research-Based Classroom Instruction Can Make the Impossible Possible by Les Parsons presents straightforward analysis and practical guidance on confronting bullying, taming the digital universe, and changing the troublesome trend in students’ entitled attitudes toward learning and grades. The book is based on the most up-to-date research and gives teachers the background they need to understand how the brain learns, to individualize instruction, to learn how to solve the bullying puzzle, and to appreciate where the digital revolution might lead and the implications for students’ current and future roles.
This Book Is Not About Drama: It’s About New Ways to Inspire Students explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing, and imagination and shows teachers how to use role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. Authors Myra Barrs, Bob Barton, and David Booth filled their book with simple strategies that begin with the simple and evolve into more complex opportunities, including creating rituals, exploring the storyteller’s voice, demonstrating read-aloud, celebrating role-playing, and more.
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