February 11th, 2013
We are excited to bring you seven new titles this spring — five books and two DVDs. Browse our list and visit our website to find out more about each title and to order or pre-order your copy now!
Moving into Math Stations, K-2
Debbie Diller • 84-minute DVD + Viewing Guide
Grades K-2 • $225.00 • Available early March
Preview a 7-minute clip and download the Viewing Guide!
Complementing her best-selling book Math Work Stations, Debbie explores both the larger purpose of math stations—how they connect big ideas to meaningful independent practice—and the detailed nuts and bolts of how to create and implement stations in the math classroom.
When Writing with Technology Matters
Charles Fuhrken and Carol Bedard
Grades 1-8 • 160 pp • $20.00 • Available late March
Shows how to take advantage of the digital generation’s affinity for technology in order to change and improve the writing process. Includes detailed descriptions of elementary and middle school literacy projects that teachers can follow step-by-step or use as a guide when planning their own technology-based projects.
Starting with Science
Strategies for Introducing Young Children to Inquiry
Marcia Talhelm Edson
Grades K-3 • 160 pp • $19.00 • Available mid-April
Presents inquiry science as a joint exploration that teachers and students take together as they ask questions about the world around them. Describes how to design extended investigations where children interact with the real world, ask questions, develop and test theories, share ideas, and find connections.
Assessment in Perspective
Focusing on the Reader Behind the Numbers
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan
Foreword by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, “The Sisters”
Grades K-6 • 160 pp • $22.00 • Available late April
Given all the assessment data confronting teachers today, it’s easy to lose sight of individual students. This book shows you how to use multiple assessments—from reading conference notes and student work to running records and state tests—together to provide an in-depth picture of every reader.
Shared Nonfiction Think-Aloud
Patrick Allen • 35-minute DVD + Viewing Guide
Grades 3-5 • $95.00 • Available late March
Preview a 5-minute clip!
Patrick Allen invites you into his fourth-grade classroom where he demonstrates how comprehension strategies such as determining importance in text, inferring, and synthesizing can be taught through shared nonfiction think-alouds.
Caring Hearts & Critical Minds
Literature, Inquiry, and Social Responsibility
Steven Wolk • Grades 5-9 • 264 pp • $25.00 • Available now
Want more for your students than just academic achievement? Veteran educator Steve Wolk takes you step-by-step through creating rigorous lessons about topics kids care about—from media and the environment to personal happiness and global poverty. Includes five complete classroom-tested units of study.
Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary
Brenda Overturf, Leslie Montgomery, and Margot Holmes Smith
Grades K-6 • 184 pp • $20.00 • Available now
Shows you how to fit daily vocabulary instruction into an already-packed literacy schedule with a classroom-tested five-part plan that improves achievement while building confidence and enthusiasm. Includes reproducible planners, organizers, and rubrics.
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