Young Adult Literature

Author: Katherine Toth Bucher
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780133066791
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Pre- and in-service teachers get what they need to connect with adolescent students—and to help them connect with good literature—in this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature. Here readers get foundational knowledge combined with a look at the pathways leading to the literature itself, to begin to open the door to exploring young adult literature. Brief enough to give readers the opportunity to read the books themselves, yet comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers truly understand adolescents, their literature, and how to connect the two, Young Adult Literature by Bucher and Hinton provides what's needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.

Young Adult Literature

Author: Katherine Toth Bucher
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780137145324
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This innovative text includes the most current readings that will help teachers provide a rich educational experience for adolescents throughout the middle and secondary curriculum--while nourishing their love of reading. This is not an encyclopedic reference book of the past--but rather a cutting edge resource for teachers who want to connect with their techno-savvy 21st century students and in turn connect them to the literature of today. Using themes of exploration and connecting to literature--the authors emphasize actual reading of books, rather than reading about them. The authors also encourage using the Internet to expand our knowledge and interest of literature. Finally, the text contains the most current materials that will get adolescents reading–horror, humor, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels and comic books.

Classroom Management

Author: M. Lee Manning
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133072290
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. In Classroom Management; Models, Applications, and Cases, Third Edition, pre-service teachers and administrators are given a wealth of information and activities that will prepare them to develop and apply a personal classroom management philosophy. Using a models approach, Manning and Bucher present a thorough discussion of the theories, models, and philosophies of classroom management; tackle the growing problems of school violence and bullying(including the “safe school” movement and cyber-bullying); and give thoughtful discussion to diversity and classroom management. Accessible and practical, this book will help guide educators toward developing and applying a personal classroom management philosophy all their own that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

Assessing Readers

Author: Rona Flippo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136311742
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Co-publication of Routledge and the International Reading Association This new edition of Assessing Readers continues to bridge the gap between authentic, informal, and formative assessments, and more traditional quantitative, and summative assessment approaches. At the heart of the book is respect and confidence in the capabilities of knowledgeable teachers to make the correct literacy decisions for the students they teach based on appropriate assessments. Inclusive and practical, it supports individual classroom teachers' knowledge, beliefs, decisions, and roles and offers specific assessment, instruction, and organizational ideas and strategies, while incorporating a range of perspectives that inform the field of reading and literacy education, covering the most important ideas and information found in more traditional reading diagnosis books. Changes in the Second Edition Addresses the Common Core State Standards Includes Response to Intervention (RTI) Discusses family literacy in language-diverse homes and the needs of ELL students Covers formative assessment Offers ideas and guidelines for ELL assessment Looks at issues of accountability and teaching to prescribed state tests and objectives versus accommodating to them – the pitfalls and problems and how to cope Provides new practical examples, including new rubrics, more teacher-developed cognitive assessments, a new case study, and new teacher-developed strategy lessons

Understanding the Arizona Constitution

Author: Toni McClory
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816534934
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Arizona became the nation’s 48th state in 1912 and since that time the Arizona constitution has served as the template by which the state is governed. Toni McClory’s Understanding the Arizona Constitution has offered insight into the inner workings and interpretations of the document—and the government that it established—for almost a decade. Since the book’s first publication, significant constitutional changes have occurred, some even altering the very structure of state government itself. There have been dramatic veto battles, protracted budget wars, and other interbranch conflicts that have generated landmark constitutional rulings from the state courts. The new edition of this handy reference addresses many of the latest issues, including legislative term limits, Arizona’s new redistricting system, educational issues, like the controversial school voucher program, and the influence of special-interest money in the legislature. A total of 63 propositions have reached the ballot, spawning heated controversies over same-sex marriage, immigration, and other hot-button social issues. This book is the definitive guide to Arizona government and serves as a solid introductory text for classes on the Arizona Constitution. Extensive endnotes make it a useful reference for professionals within the government. Finally, it serves as a tool for any engaged citizen looking for information about online government resources, administrative rules, and voter rights. Comprehensive and clearly written, this book belongs on every Arizonan’s bookshelf.

Children s Literature Briefly

Author: Michael O. Tunnell
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133846553
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A concise, engaging, practical overview of children's literature that keeps the focus on the books that children read, this brief introduction leaves time to actually "read" children's books. Written on the assumption that the focus of a children's literature course should be on the actual books that children read, the authors first wrote this book in 1996 as a "textbook for people who don't like children's literature textbooks." Today it serves as an overview to shed light on the essentials of children's literature and how to use it effectively with young readers, from PreK to 8th grade. The authors use an enjoyable, conversational style to achieve their goal of providing a practical overview of children's books that offers a framework and background information, while keeping the spotlight on the books themselves. It is the authors' intention to encourage teachers to develop their own dependable book lists, and to do so they have organized the book lists at the ends of the chapters under five different headings: Fifteen Timeless Gems, Fifteen Gems of the New Millennium, Others We Like, Easier to Read, and Picture Books. The new Ninth Edition of "Children's Literature, Briefly" includes: A poem and learning objectives at the start of each chapter. Brief chapter summaries at the ends of chapters. A reorganization of the information from the first and last chapters into a new first chapter, which more clearly explains the importance of reading and how best to help children become lifelong lovers of reading. A new list of favorite titles, the Fifteen Gems of the New Millennium. The addition of pictures books as a separate category, rather than integrated within the chapter books. Updated examples and new research findings. A greater emphasis on modern publishing trends.

Essentials of Children s Literature

Author: Kathy G. Short
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134532592
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From a well-known, well-respected author team a concise resource for successfully teaching reading to children. With a goal of reawakening pre- and in-service teachers to the joy of reading, this widely popular book focuses on teaching reading to children through today s rich array of available trade books. This book includes the most important knowledge about teaching literature to children and it does so clearly, concisely, and directly using recommended book lists, examples, figures, and tables in combination with narrative and prose. The 9th Edition of Essentials of Children's Literature features: New information on connecting to the Common Core Standards; A new chapter on illustration and visual elements (Ch. 4); Addition of graphic novels to the chapter on picturebooks (Ch. 5); Reorganization of Chapter 10, Historical Fiction; and Updating throughout, including a new section on book-related apps, additional useful resources integrated into each genre chapter; updated book lists and trends; and more. "

Classroom Assessment

Author: Peter Airasian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078110214
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Assessment is a daily, ongoing, integral part of teaching and learning. Classroom Assessment: Concepts and Applications explores how assessment is a key component of all aspects of the instructional process, including organizing and creating a classroom culture, planning lessons, delivering instruction, and examining how students have grown as result of instruction. The text also introduces pre-service teachers to new tools and approaches to classroom assessment that result from the infusion of computer-based technologies in schools. This is the most teacher-friendly assessment textbook available—one that will inform a teacher’s assessment practices for years to come.

Collaborating for Inquiry Based Learning School Librarians and Teachers Partner For Student Achievement 2nd Edition

Author: Virginia L. Wallace
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440852855
Format: PDF, Docs
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This newly updated and expanded second edition of Collaborating for Inquiry-Based Learning explains effective IBL scaffolding and the school librarian's role as the lead in the collaborative process of inquiry-based teaching. • Positions the librarian as a key leader and collaborator in the inquiry process • Offers educators an alternative resource and tech-based approach for integrating inquiry into instruction • Presents a research-based methodology with step-by-step instructions that ease real-world implementation • Introduces the research model PLAN that can be used with all grade levels and is built on educational theory