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B 92981B 92981 1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Phelan, Thomas / Schonour, Jane
Length: 248 Copyright: 2004

Describes how to etablish and maintain reasonable control of a classroom. Discusses a method for eliminating disruptive behavior, how to encourage courteous behavior, how to manage transition times, and how to communicate productively with parents. One Two Three
1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grad T  
B 96321B 96321 A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid's Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Keating-Velasco, Joanna
Length: 54 Copyright: 2007

Helps middle school students better understand what autism is and encourages them to try and make friends with autistic students in the class. Describes everyday experiences through the words of an 11-year old girl with autism.
A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid's Book for Making Friends with a Chi T  
B 93377B 93377 Acting Out: Reader's Theatre Across the Curriculum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gustafson, Chris
Length: 195 Copyright: 2002

Presents reader's theater scripts that help students learn specific skills in language arts, social studies, science, math, and information literacy. Highlights the national standards for the content areas. Includes teaching the Big6 Research Skills. For middle and high school.
Acting Out: Reader's Theatre Across the Curriculum T  
B 92963B 92963 Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 468 Copyright: 2004

Examines the role of literacy instruction in enhancing content-area learning and fostering student motivation and success. Chapter topics include: teaching English from a literacy perspective, writing to learn, teaching adolescents with literacy difficulties, word identification, explicit strategy instruction, second-language readers, literacy intervention programs at the middle and high school levels, differentiating instruction, culturally responsive practices, computer technology, assessing adolescent reading, teacher education, reflections on theory and current practice, etc. Edited by Tamara L. Jetton and Janice A. Dole.
Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice T  
B 96307B 96307 Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Kraus, J. D.
Length: 214 Copyright: 2010

The author, a young man with Asperger's syndrome, offers advice to teens who have been diagnosed with Asperger's on how to negotiate the academic and social challenges of middle and high school. Some topics are organization, transitioning, sensitive senses, awkwardness, stress, driving a car, bullying, socializing, dating, obsessions & creativity. IL 7-T.
Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, JST  
B 93421B 93421 Big Book of World History
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zike, Dinah
Length: 146 Copyright: 2007

Dinah Zike's Big Book of World History for Middle School and High School has instructions for making and using Foldables (3-D graphic organizers) in grades 6-12. Topics range from the Stone Age to the 21st century and covers historic events on every continent. Includes directions for books, charts, graphs, timelines, reproducible graphics and maps.
Big Book of World History T  
B 90218B 90218 Breaking Ranks in the Middle
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 290 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Strategies for Leading Middle Level Reform. Report details nine cornerstone strategies and 30 specific recommendations for improving student achievement. Provides middle level principals and other school leaders with a field guide to school improvement. It includes four full-length profiles and a number of vignettes of schools that put the report's recommendations into action. The nine strategies are concentrated in three key areas: 1. Collaborative leadership, professional learning communities and strategic use of data; 2. Personalizing the school environment; and 3. Creating rigorous student-centered curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Breaking Ranks in the Middle T  
B 93347B 93347 Bully Busters, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Newman-Carlson, Dawn
Length: 262 Copyright: 2000

Describes a teacher-based intervention program for dealing with the problem of bullying in middle school/junior high. Features a series of classroom activities for increasing awareness of bullying, recognizing the bully, recognizing the victim, intervening, assisting victims, preventing bullying, and developing coping skills. Authors: Dawn Newman-Carlson, Arthur M. Horne, and Christi L. Bartolomucci.
Bully Busters, Grades 6-8 T  
B 93332B 93332 Bully, the Bullied and Beyond: Help for Bullies, Victims and Bystanders, Grades 5-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Williams, Esther
Length: 260 Copyright: 2007

Provide a comprehensive set of lessons that will help eliminiate bullying in school. Includes school-wide and classroom strategies, separate lessons for bystanders, bullies and the bullied, skills for students with special needs, school bullying survey, strategies for teachers, approaches to share with parents, and more.
Bully, the Bullied and Beyond: Help for Bullies, Victims and Bystanders, Gr T  
B 94673B 94673 Cemeteries: Alive with Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kissling, Barbara
Length: 109 Copyright: 2010

The author describes how she used the local cemetery as the basis for a grant project that integrated multiple subject areas. The grant was math-based but integrated science, social studies, langauge arts, and service learning. During the course of the school year, the sixth graders engaged in many hands-on activities including several field trips, using tombstone rubbings, graphing (using graphing calculators) estimation activities, a presentation to the county historical commission, gathering census data, public speaking, authentic writing (reports, letters), mapping, science activities related to weathering, and securing a historical marker for the cemetery. The author shares the benefits of the project to students, teachers, and the community.
Cemeteries: Alive with Learning T  
B 94246B 94246 Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 181 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: A Year's Worth of Resources for Grades 6-8. Manual provides teachers and other school staff members with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program class meetings. Thirty-five class meetings are oganized into eight categories: Building a Positive Classroom Climate; Identifying Feelings; Communication; Hot Spots; Peer Relationships; Respecting Differences and Promoting Acceptance; Serving the Community/Reaching Outward; and Using Current Events.
Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 T  
B 95758B 95758 Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Buehl, Doug
Length: 260 Copyright: 2014

Describes more than forty literacy skill-building strategies that may be used to help students from elementary through high school learn in all curricular areas, each including a list of resources.
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, 4th edition T  
B 96281B 96281 Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them
Grade Lvl: T Author: Burke, Jim
Length: 280 Copyright: 2013

A guide for teachers of grades sixth through eight to using the Common Core standards in day-to-day practice in English language arts, history and social studies, science, and technical subjects. Lays out Grade 6-8 standards side by side with key distinctions highlighted. Includes different content-area versions of each standard; explanations of each standard, with student prompts; content to cover, lesson ideas, and instructional techniques; glossary and adaptations for ELL students.
Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, Wh T  
B 94923B 94923 Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, Grades 6-8.
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 215 Copyright: 2012

Presents a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units for teaching skills outined in the CCSS for English language arts in sixth through eighth grades. Each unit contains focus standards, student objectives, suggested works, sample activities and assessments, a sample lesson plan with guidance for differentiated instruction, and more.
Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, Grades 6-8. T  
B 90252B 90252 Comparing Cultures
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pickering, John
Length: 95 Copyright: 1994

Subtitle: A Cooperative Approach to a Multicultural World. Activities for grades 5-8 are designed to help young adolescents develop a multicultural perspective. Working in small groups, students determine what factors shape a culture, explore how cultures are unique, and discover what customs and values cultures share. Includes teaching suggestions, lesson plans and background material. Students compare their own culture with that of Bolivia, 18th century Canada, Russia, and Korea. In Unit II, they create a new culture with its own special langauge, customs, calculating system, clothing, and transportation. Reproducible exercises.
Comparing Cultures T  
B 93350B 93350 Creating Positive Support Groups for At-Risk Children: Ten Complete Curriculums for the Most Common Problems Among Elementary Students, Grades 1-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dennison, Susan
Length: 433 Copyright: 1997

Curriculum guide has over 125 interventions that are therapeutically sequenced for ten different support group problems. Includes social skills enhancement, self-esteem building, children of family life changes, children of substance abusers, anger/conflict resolution, traumatized children, stress management, learning performance, and school motivation/attitude enhancement support groups. Specific guidelines are provided for the set-up, goal development, sequencing of themes and actual intervention ideas.
Creating Positive Support Groups for At-Risk Children: Ten Complete Curricu T  
B 93242B 93242 Developing Character When it Counts, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Steele, Anne
Length: 46 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: A Program for Teaching Character in the Classroom. Ideas to help reinforce good character and build self-confidence. Includes reproducibles, plus school-to-home assignments, role-playing ideas, cooperative group activities, hands-on craft projects, and more. Activities are based on "Six Pillars of Character": trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
Developing Character When it Counts, Grades 6-8 T  
B 92575B 92575 Differentiated Instruction Using Technology
Grade Lvl: T Author: Benjamin, Amy
Length: 161 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers. Discusses using technology to save time and to manage instruction to meet the needs of students. Presents an overview of differentiated instruction. Covers: Tiered Tasks; Unit Menus; Constructing Learning Centers and Stations; Differentiated Instruction in Whole-Class Instruction; E-Communications; Using Databases to Make Instructional Decisions; and Models. Also includes a chapter on differentiating traditional tests.
Differentiated Instruction Using Technology T  
B 92819B 92819 Differentiating Instruction in Whole-Group Setting
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hollas, Betty
Length: 152 Copyright: 2005

Author Betty Hollas presents strategies for differentiating instruction without giving up the whole-group setting. Discusses differentiation as opening windows of opportunity to improve students' chances for success. Strategies are provided for each of the four "windows": student engagement; questioning; flexible grouping; and ongoing assessment. Includes nearly 50 reproducibles. For grades 3-8.
Differentiating Instruction in Whole-Group Setting T  
B 95450B 95450 Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Language Arts (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Westphal, Laurie
Length: 151 Copyright: 2009

Discusses the benefits of using menus to create a student-centered, differentiated learning environment in middle school language arts classes, and provides resources including reproducible menus, guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teaching tips. On cover: Advanced-Level Menus Grades 6-8.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Language Arts (Grades 6-8) T  
B 95447B 95447 Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Westphal, Laurie
Length: 127 Copyright: 2009

Discusses the benefits of using menus to create a student-centered, differentiated learning environment in middle school math classes, and provides resources including reproducible menus, guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teaching tips. On cover: Advanced-Level Menus Grades 6-8.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math (Grades 6-8) T  
B 95497B 95497 Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Westphal, Laurie
Length: 139 Copyright: 2009

Discusses the benefits of using menus to create a student-centered, differentiated learning environment in grades 6-8 science classes. Menus are based on the levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy. Includes process skills, physical sciences, life sciences, and Earth & space sciences. Provides resources including reproducible menus, guidelines for products, assessment rubrics, and teaching tips. On cover: Advanced-Level Menus Grades 6-8.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science (Grades 6-8) T  
B 90487B 90487 Differentiating Reading Instruction
Grade Lvl: T Author: Robb, Laura
Length: 303 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: How to Teach Reading to Meet the Needs of Each Student. Explains differentiated reading instruction and covers teaching strategies, discussing whole-class reading, targeted support, student-centered journals, tiered assignments, and other related topics. Most examples are from middle school classes. Gr 5-8.
Differentiating Reading Instruction T  
B 91986B 91986 Differentiation in Practice: Grades 5-9
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tomlinson, Carol
Length: 247 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: A Resource Guide For Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 5-9. Part I: A Brief Primer on Differentiation. Part II: Differentiated Units of Study. Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson present five differentiated units of study. Each unit includes annotated lesson plans, worksheets, assignments, rubrics, and other tools.
Differentiation in Practice: Grades 5-9 T  
B 93395B 93395 Differentiation: From Planning to Practice Gr 6-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wormeli, Rick
Length: 176 Copyright: 2007

Shows middle and secondary level teachers how to plan a differentiated lesson from start to finish. Offers strategies and reflective advice about reaching a wide range of learners within the same classroom. Presents annotated models of effective differentiated instruction, including tiering, flexible groupings, and adjustments based on formative assessments. Chapter 4 presents cognitive science structures and tips such as priming the brain and structuring information, preventing dehydration, breaking from the routine, and promoting social interaction. The fifth chapter provides twelve samples of differentiated learning experiences from multiple subjects (math, science, art, physical education, etc.).
Differentiation: From Planning to Practice Gr 6-12 T  
KM 11122KM 11122 Discover Life Skills Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Handbook contains ten life skill lessons (each with an activity) for middle school students. Lesson starts with a story or example of someone using or not using the skill. Describes what the skill is, identifies when the skill is useful, and the ways to use the skills. Lessons: Goal Setting; Asking for Help; Assertiveness; Problem Solving; Relationship Skills; Risk Management; Self Esteem; Listening. Contents: teacher's edition and student worktext edition (RL 3-4). Two-week loan period.
Discover Life Skills Handbook T  
KM 11336KM 11336 Draw the Line/Respect the Line
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Provides a three-year middle school-based STD/HIV and pregnancy prevention program. DTL helps students define their personal limits, think ahead and prepare for sticking to those limits, and to respect the limits of others. PASHA: Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, and Adolescence. Contents: user's guide; facilitator (program) manuals for grades six, seven, and eight (the manuals contain photocopy masters for all handouts, activities, and homework); Original Evaluation Instrument booklet; Prevention Minimum Evaluation Data Set (PMEDS) booklet; and Local Evaluator Consultant Network Directory. Two-week loan period.
Draw the Line/Respect the Line T  
B 93007B 93007 Essentials of Mathematics, Grades 7-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Checkley, Kathy
Length: 129 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Award winning mathematics teachers and math researchers share their perspectives on how to improve mathematics education. From the series Priorities in Practice.
Essentials of Mathematics, Grades 7-12 T  
B 93484B 93484 Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids
Grade Lvl: T Author: White, David
Length: 183 Copyright: 2005

Presents primary source readings designed to spark philosophical discussion of such topics as friendship, time, perception, knowledge, and freedom among young students; drawing, drama, music, and language acquisition activities of applied philosophy; and essays on becoming more philosophical in one's teaching.
Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids T  
B 96284B 96284 Exemplary STEM Programs: Designs for Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Yager, Robert / Brunkhorst, Herbert
Length: 461 Copyright: 2014

Shares 24 programs (K-12) used in a variety of settings by STEM educators. Provides ideas about how to learn more about and consider ways to implement STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs in many different settings (traditional schools, charter schools, informal programs, after- school & summer programs). Edited by Robert E. Yager & Herbert Brunkhorst.
Exemplary STEM Programs: Designs for Success T  
B 93467B 93467 Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Albers, Peggy
Length: 270 Copyright: 2007

Describes how to boost students' reading comprehension by integrating visual arts and technology in the English language arts classroom. Guide teaches basic art techniques, principles and concepts. Includes more than 20 art activities, text sets, and sample curricula which can be used to design a classroom that fully incorporates the visual arts, technology, and literacy. Middle/high school.
Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English T  
DVD 2510DVD 2510 Formative Assessment in Content Areas Middle
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 31 Copyright: 2009

Shows middle school teachers the ways they can use formative assessments in the subject areas (math, science, Spanish, and history) and grade levels they teach. Classroom scenes show teachers using formative assessments to discover their students' prior knowledge of subject matter, check for understanding, choose the most effective instrctional strategies, and gauge the progress of their students. Professional development tools included on DVD-ROM are PowerPoint presentation and handouts.
Formative Assessment in Content Areas Middle T  
B 92797B 92797 Four Square: The Total Writing Classroom for Gr 5-
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gould, Judith
Length: 112 Copyright: 2002

A companion to the Four Square Writing Method. Presents projects and activities designed for use with the Four Square method of writing instruction in grades five through nine, covering the areas of language connections, management tools for writing projects, warm-ups and mini-lessons, and composition writing.
Four Square: The Total Writing Classroom for Gr 5- T  
B 94047B 94047 Get Up and Move with Nonfiction, Grades 4-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Polette, Nancy
Length: 163 Copyright: 2008

Contains instructions for one hundred kinesthetic activities which use nonfiction materials and promote learning in students in fourth through eighth grade, covering science, mathematics, geometry, and U.S. history. Many activities are in game and/or dramatic presentation format. Activities include Reader's Theatre to solve story problems in math, mnemonics to remember the names and geographic location of the 50 states, nonfiction storytelling using historical events, and charades to learn and discuss how animals move.
Get Up and Move with Nonfiction, Grades 4-8 T  
KM 121KM 121 Go Math Middle School Grades 6-8 Common Core Edition (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Program Preview. Teacher's Edition and student textbook for each level- Middle School-Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8. Teacher's Edition, student textbook, Assessment Resources and Differentiated Instruction for Middle School Accelerated Grade 7.
Go Math Middle School Grades 6-8 Common Core Edition (2 Parts) T  
B 94146B 94146 Guiding Students into Information Literacy: Strategies for Teachers and Teacher-Librarians
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carlson, Chris
Length: 101 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: Strategies for Teachers and Teacher-Librarians by Chris Carlson and Ellen Brosnahan. Describes instructional strategies teachers and teacher-librarians can use to promote information literacy and guide students through the process of writing a research paper. Includes reproducible pages. Middle school curriculum planning.
Guiding Students into Information Literacy: Strategies for Teachers and Tea T  
B 92570B 92570 Handbook on Differentiated Instruction Middle/HS
Grade Lvl: T Author: Northey, Sheryn
Length: 195 Copyright: 2005

Complete title: Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools. Tips, activities, strategies and resources for teachers in grades 6-12. Demonstrates how to adjust the content taught, the process, and the products students produce. Sections: 1. Getting to Know Your Students (learning styles; readability; interests; multiple intelligences, abilities/disabilities, emotional development, etc); 2. Gathering Resources (scaffolding activities; prereading activities, reading strategies, such as teaching vocabulary words, anticipation guide, teacher modeling, graphic organizers, SQ3R,; online resources); 3. Selecting a Process (tiered lessons, using interest groups, flexible grouping, literature circles, cooperative groups, individualized instructions, independent study, learning centers, learning contracts, etc); 4. Assessment: Differentiating Product (questioning strategies, Socratic Seminar, problem-based assessment, performance-based assessment, peer assessment, portfolio, rubric); and 5. Putting it All Together.
Handbook on Differentiated Instruction Middle/HS T  
KM 13020KM 13020 Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 1 (17 books)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Set of 17 paperback classics in Graphic Novel format. Includes: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Best of Poe; Black Beauty; Call of the Wild; Dracula; Frankenstein; Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; Gulliver's Travels; Jane Eyre; Kidnapped; Last of the Mohicans; Man in the Iron Mask; Moby Dick; Mutiny on Board H.M.S.Bounty; Scarlet Letter; Swiss Family Robinson; and The Three Musketeers. IL 5-12.
Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 1 (17 books) IJST  
KM 13021KM 13021 Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 2 (16 Books)
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Set of 16 paperback classics in Graphic Novel format. Includes: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Around the World in Eighty Days; A Christmas Carol; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Hunchback of Notre Dame; Invisible Man; Journey to the Center of the Earth; Mysterious Island; Prince and the Pauper; Red Badge of Courage; Tale of Two Cities; Time Machine; Treasure Island; and War of the Worlds. IL 5-12.
Hi-Lo Graphic Novel Classics, Set 2 (16 Books) IJST  
B 92964B 92964 Improving Adolescent Literacy
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fisher, Douglas
Length: 192 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: Content Area Strategies at Work by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. Discusses a number of instructional strategies with examples across traditional content areas. Strategies include anticipatory activities, read-aloud and shared reading, questioning, note taking, graphic organizers, vocabulary instruction, writing to learn, and reciprocal teaching.
Improving Adolescent Literacy T  
B 95260B 95260 In the Middle
Grade Lvl: T Author: Atwell, Nancie
Length: 295 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning (2nd Edition). In this edition, Atwell reflects on her teaching experiences and demonstrates new, more effective approaches. Include chapters on genre, evaluation, and the teacher as writer, also offers mini-lessons, new ideas for writing and reading workshops, lists of essential books, and forms for keeping track of students reading and writing.
In the Middle T  
B 92956B 92956 Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wagner, Sheila
Length: 212 Copyright: 2002

Illustrates methods and techniques to comfortably blend middle school students with autism and their classmates.
Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger's Syn T  
KM 10698KM 10698 Learning Styles Inventory--Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Renzulli, Joseph
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Middle School Class set of Version III. Instrument for grades 6-8 consists of 62 items designed to measure students' attitudes toward eight modes of instruction (direct instruction; instruction through technology; simulations; independent study; projects: peer teaching; discussion; and teaching games). Contents: Technical and Administration manual, 30 student instruments; teacher instrument; and classroom summary sheet. Authors: Joseph S. Renzulli, Mary G. Rizza, and Linda H. Smith. Two-week loan period.
Learning Styles Inventory--Middle School T  
KM 7448KM 7448 LESSONS THAT CHANGE WRITERS
Grade Lvl: T Author: ATWELL, NANCIE
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Book has over 100 minilessons developed by Nancie Atwell to improve her students' (7th and 8th grades) writing. Lessons are divided into four categories: Lessons about Topics (ways to help students develop ideas for pieces of writing); Lessons about Principles (ways to think and craft deliberately to create meaningful, literary writing); Lessons about Genres (how to observe, name, and internalize the qualities of good free verse, formatted poetry, essays, short stories, memories, parodies, and book reviews); and Lessons about Conventions. Accompanying binder has reproducible and overheads. Two-week loan period.
LESSONS THAT CHANGE WRITERS T  
B 92908B 92908 Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tankersley, Karen
Length: 202 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: Reinforcing the Threads of Reading. Gives dozens of everyday classroom practices--from 15-minute projects to semester-long whole-grade assignments--that motivate struggling students, rescue poor readers, and teach reading skills to English language learners.
Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12 T  
B 94137B 94137 Managing Middle School Madness
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gilderman, Glen
Length: 157 Copyright: 2007

Offers practical information and advice for parents and teachers of middle-school children to help them prepare for the behavioral, social, and academic changes that will probably occur in students.
Managing Middle School Madness T  
B 94121B 94121 Mathematical Literacy: Helping Students Make Meaning in the Middle Grades
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 195 Copyright: 2008

Practical guide to math literacy for the middle grades that provides strategies and methods for reinforcing traditional mathematical skills. Resource designed to build students' (generally grades 6-8) facility in mathematical communication. Demonstrates how immersion in the language of math supports improved learning through traditional communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) as well as math-specific communication skills (symbolizing, graphing, creating diagrams, using tables).
Mathematical Literacy: Helping Students Make Meaning in the Middle Grades T  
B 96509B 96509 Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop
Grade Lvl: T Author: Anderson, Jeff
Length: 216 Copyright: 2005

Places grammar theory in context with practical instruction strategies, explains why students often don't understand or apply grammar correctly, and demonstrates how to create a workshop environment that supports grammar and mechanics concepts. The author, a middle school teacher, discovered that his students were not grasping the basics, and that it was preventing them from reaching their potential as writers, so he began researching and testing the ideas of scores of grammar experts in his classroom, gradually finding successful ways of integrating grammar instruction into writer's workshop.
Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Wor T  
B 95995B 95995 Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with High-Functioning Autism Shares Her Experiences
Grade Lvl: T Author: Haley, Moss
Length: 160 Copyright: 2010

The transition to middle school is daunting to most, but for students with autism spectrum disorders, it can be a veritable mine field of hidden curriculum rules, social misunderstanding, cliques, etc. Based on her own experiences, Haley Moss, a teenager with Asperger Syndrome, shares what worked and what didn't work for her, to help others avoid some of the pitfalls of fitting in, making friends, and doing well academically. Discussion of each topic is followed by an advice section called What I Did. Topics include good habits, lockers, slang, teachers, academics, friendships, body changes, stress, and hopes for the future. Book was written when the author was in high school.
Middle School : The Stuff Nobody Tells You About: A Teenage Girl with High- T  
KM 12569KM 12569 More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Limber, Susan P / Snyder, Marlene
Length: 200 Copyright: 2016

Provides teachers with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their OBPP class meetings in grades 6-8. This should be used as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to reduce and prevent bullying, improve school climate and support student well-being. The class meetings in this book build upon those provided in the OBPP Teacher Guide (Keystone order # 93026). This manual can be used with Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 (Keystone order # 94246). This MORE volume has a special focus on the issue of bullying and children with disabilities, helping all students to become aware of what disabilities are (visible and not visible), to gain greater acceptance of all students, and to reduce the high rates of bullying behavior experienced by these students. Kit contains the manual developed by authors of OBPP and a CD-ROM with reproducible materials for classroom use.
More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8 T  
B 94062B 94062 More Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: Adventures with Mythical Creatures
Grade Lvl: T Author: Black, Ann
Length: 153 Copyright: 2009

Presents ten readers' theater scripts selected to engage middle school boys, including adaptations of myths from around the world, including Africa, Greece, India, Ireland, Arabia, Scandinavia, and others, and providing an introduction and production notes with each. Mythical animals.
More Readers Theatre for Middle School Boys: Adventures with Mythical Creat T  
B 90870B 90870 Moving to Middle School: Life Skills & Coping
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 138 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: Life Skills and Coping Skills for Successful Student Transition/Activities for Grades 5-8. Authors: Melodie Wenz-Gross, Karen L. Anderson, Robin C. Parker, Ann O'Meara, and Ilda Carreiro King. Topics: stress cycle, positive thinking, time management, communication styles, problem solving, social support, anger management, learning styles and study strategies, communication with teachers and peers, role play.
Moving to Middle School: Life Skills & Coping T  
B 92454B 92454 Mysteries of Antiquity
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fischer, Max
Length: 118 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: Lessons To Engage Middle School Students In Ancient/Medieval History. Resource includes 13 lessons on such topics as Stonehenge, Athenian democray, the death of King Tut, the Oracle of Delphi, the Black Plague, and the monoliths of Easter Island. Lessons combine handouts, reading or map assignments, discussions, and simulations.
Mysteries of Antiquity T  
B 95001B 95001 Note Taking Made Easy!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hippie, Deana
Length: 96 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Strategies & Scaffolded Lessons for Helping All Students Take Effective Notes, Summarize, and Learn the Content They Need to Know. Contains classroom-tested lessons, suggested activities, reproducible pages, sample paragraphs, and graphic organizers aimed at improving the note-taking skills of students in fifth grade and up.
Note Taking Made Easy! T  
B 94153B 94153 NSTA Ready-Reference Guide to Safer Science
Grade Lvl: T Author: Roy, Kenneth
Length: 156 Copyright: 2007

Guide is a compendium of 39 "Scope on Safety" columns from Science Scope. Major sections cover safety practices and legal standards--on subjects as diverse as asbestos, ergonomics, and bloodborne pathogens--and instructional safety--including the challenges of occupancy loads, field trips, and safer science for special-needs students. Each section is divided into four parts: general science, chemistry, physical science, and biology.
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B 92147B 92147 One Hundred Ninety Ready-to-Use Activities That Make Math Fun!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Watson, George
Length: 282 Copyright: 2003

Reproducible activity sheets help students (middle and high school) master basic math skills including whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percentages, money, concepts, geometry and measurement, charts and graphs, and pre-algebra. All the activities are presented in a variety of formats such as puzzles, crosswords, matching, word number searches, number substitutions, and more. For use with students of varying ability levels.
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B 90912B 90912 Pathways of America/California Gold Rush Trail
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hatch, Lynda
Length: 92 Copyright: 1994

Social Studies activity book for grades 4-8. Covers the cross-country journey the emigrants and Forty-Niners faced as they traveled from the Missouri River to the Sacramento Valley and mining camps in California. The California Trail followed the Oregon Trail until past Fort Bridger, and then several trail routes were available. Book concentrates on the routes and locations past Fort Bridger. Activities are on reproducible pages. Skills: map reading, research, writing, synthesizing information.
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B 95493B 95493 Patriotic and Historical Plays for Young People
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 230 Copyright: 1987

Includes twenty-five one-act plays and programs that range from ten to twenty-five minutes in length, featuring George Washington, Molly Pitcher, Thomas Paine and other heroic figures of Revolutionary times. Full texts of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are included.
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B 94952B 94952 PBL Starter Kit: To-the-Point Advice, Tools and Tips for Your First Project in Middle and High School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Larmer, John
Length: 138 Copyright: 2009

Written for middle school and high school teachers, who are new to PBL. Contains easy to read, brief and to-the-point advice about a first, relatively simple project, with examples and tools to help you plan it well. From the Project Based Learning Toolkit series.
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B 95165B 95165 Positive Behavior Support in Secondary Schools: A Practical Guide
Grade Lvl: T Author: Young, Ellie L. / Caldarella, Paul
Length: 158 Copyright: 2012

Guide shows how to implement positive behavior support (PBS) strategies in secondary settings, using a three-tiered approach. The authors adapt the core ideas of PBS to the developmental context of adolescence and the organizational structures of middle schools and junior and senior high schools. With an emphasis on data-based decision making, the book provides ideas and examples for meeting the behavioral needs of all students, from those with emerging concerns to those with ongoing, chronic problems. It takes practitioners step by step through planning, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining schoolwide, small-group, and individual interventions. Book includes reproducible forms.
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B 94951B 94951 Project Based Learning Handbook, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Markham, Thom
Length: 179 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: A Guide to Standards-Focused Project Based Learning for Middle and High School Teachers. Provides an overview of the what, why, and how of PBL. It guides middle and high school teachers through all phases of successful PBL, from deciding on a project idea to reflecting on the outcomes of a project.
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B 95071B 95071 Rich & Engaging Mathematical Tasks, Grades 5-9
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 301 Copyright: 2012

Collection of selected articles from past issues of NCTM school journals. Each section of the book highlights articles on a key area of mathematics featured in the CCSSM: rational numbers; numbers; patterns and functions; measurement; probability and statistics; proportional reasoning; number theory; linear equations; and geometry. Includes some reproducible student activity pages. Edited by Glenda Lappan, Margaret S. Smith, and Elizabeth Jones.
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B 95518B 95518 RTI and the Adolescent Reader: Responsive Literacy Instruction in Secondary Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Brozo, William
Length: 176 Copyright: 2011

A guide to using Response to Intervention (RTI) for literacy at the secondary school level, explaining why and how RTI is a viable intervention model for adolescent readers and outlining structural, political, cultural, and teacher and student identity issues related to its use in secondary school settings. Remedial teaching United States. School failure Prevention.
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B 94759B 94759 School Counselor's Guide, Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nelson, Mark
Length: 202 Copyright: 2011

Provides a guidance curriculum for Middle School students, including approximately 100 classroom activities that are organized and designed to meet the National Standards created by the American School Counselor Association (ASCS). These activities can be used in the design of a comprehensive guidance curriculum, which addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. Provides assessment instruments that allow counselors to measure how school counseling programs make a difference for their students.
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KM 11643KM 11643 Second Step: Grade 6
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 15 lessons; Grade 6 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 3 posters. Two-week loan period.
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KM 11644KM 11644 Second Step: Grade 7
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 7 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
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KM 11645KM 11645 Second Step: Grade 8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 8 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
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B 94538B 94538 Serving Boys Through Readers' Advisory
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sullivan, Michael
Length: 152 Copyright: 2010

A guide to interesting boys in books and reading, featuring over onehundred booktalks, lists of suggested titles and authors in a variety of genres, and a readers' advisory interview. Includes chapters on why boys are different, a definition of boys' lit, the readers'-advisory interview with boys, special circumstances, booktalking for boys of all ages, and indirect readers' advisory. The second half of the book is devoted to fully annotated book listsin a variety of fiction and nonfiction subject areas, with each chapter further subdivided into elementary-school, middle-school, and high-school readers.
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KM 12222KM 12222 Social Compass Curriculum: A Story-Based Intervention Package for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Boyd, LouAnne / McReynolds, Christina
Length: 180 Copyright: 2013

Provides activities and reproducible worksheets for teaching social skills to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This intervention curriculum is designed for grades 4-8, but can be adapted for use with older students. 24 lessons help students in four areas: nonverbal communication, emotion, social problem solving, and "we" skills for effective conversation. Each lesson takes 20-40 minutes and includes a social story that models a key skill; worksheets that reinforce important points; a simple icon that helps students remember what to do; opportunities to role-play & rehearse the skill with peers; and take-home worksheets to ensure generalization in settings outside of school. Kit contents: book with reproducible pages, flash card set, and poster with the Social Compass icons.
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B 95886B 95886 Stars, States and Historic Dates
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weisburg, Hilda
Length: 90 Copyright: 1987

Presents research activities and puzzles to help teach American history and geography to intermediate through high school students including activities that require the use of atlases and road maps to locate state capitals, and activities that incorporate United States presidents and campaign slogans, Black history, inventors, and more. Reproducible pages.
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B 96352B 96352 Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sweeney, Diane
Length: 149 Copyright: 2013

Offers guidance to coaches and principals in high schools, focusing on coaching teachers to assess and deliver, measuring the impact of student-centered coaching, leading the coaching effort and other topics.
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B 93258B 93258 Suicide Prevention in the Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Capuzzi, Dave
Length: 127 Copyright: 1994

Guidelines for Middle and High School Settings.
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KM 10353KM 10353 Systematic Supervision--Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: A Positive Way to Monitor Common Areas. Professional development program provides training for all middle school staff, substitutes, or volunteers who supervise common areas such as hallways and cafeterias. Contents: viewer's guide, trainer's guide, 30-minute DVD, 30-minute video, and five quick reference cards. Grades 6-8. Two-week loan period.
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B 94122B 94122 Teaching Kids to Change the World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Griffin-Wiesner, Jennifer / Maser, Chris
Length: 89 Copyright: 2008

A collection of twenty-six lessons to help students in grades six through twelve think responsibly about social and environmental issues, with activities, handouts, and Web sources.
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KM 10477KM 10477 Teambuilding with Teens
Grade Lvl: T Author: MacGregor, Mariam
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Activities for Leadership, Decision Making & Group Success. Provides instructions for 36 activities, 20-45 minutes each, designed to teach teenagers leadership and decision making skills. Activities are divided into the following sections: Icebreakers, Self-Awareness, Working with Others, Communication, Qualities of Leadership, Social Issues, Decision Making and Problem Solving, and Closure. Contents: book and CD-ROM with reproducible forms for grades 6-12. Two-week loan period.
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B 96286B 96286 Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans, Gr. 6-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ratzer, Mary Boyd / Jaeger, Paige
Length: 128 Copyright: 2015

Describes how to transform the school library into a "think tank" by helping teachers create an active learning environment in which students question, investigate, synthesize, conclude, and present information based on Common Core standards. Brain-Based Learning Plans for New Standards, Grades 6-12. Curriculum planning- United States.
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B 99630B 99630 Tough Decisions
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bourman, Ann
Length: 50 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: 50 Activities In Values and Character Education. Considering options and weighing the pros and cons in each problem, students explore honesty, compassion, tolerance, courtesy, obedience to the law, reporting crimes, cheating, divorce, cultural differences, school standards, and respect for others. Grades 6-9.
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KM 11233KM 11233 Traits of Writing: Complete Guide/Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Culham, Ruth
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Offers guidance and materials for middle school teachers to better assess the writing skills of sixth through eighth grade students, providing scoring guides, sample papers with scores and comments. Provides warm-up exercises and lessons to encourage focus. Contents: book and CD-ROM with reproducibles. Two-week loan period.
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B 96266B 96266 Un Paso Al Dia: 180 Daily Brain Teasers/Hispanic
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Wilson, Cathy
Length: 91 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: 180 Daily Brain Teasers About Hispanic Cultures. Presents questions about the history, culture, and geography of the Spanish-speaking world, such as what day begins the week on Spanish calendars and what island was ceded by Spain to the U.S. in 1898, providing answers at the back of the book.
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B 95008B 95008 Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student
Grade Lvl: T Author: Collins, Anne
Length: 138 Copyright: 2011

Complete title: Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student Learning: Math Problems Aligned with NCTM and Common Core State Standards. Edited by Anne M. Collins. Shows how teachers can move away from using tests, letter or numerical grades, or passing or failing as evidence of student learning to creating a rich classroom environment that is conducive to effective formative assessment. Provides examples from middle school classrooms. Grades 6-8.
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B 90216B 90216 Venn Can We Be Friends? (Grades 6-7)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ruopp, Faye
Length: 113 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: And Other Skill-Building Math Activities. Offers middle-school students a fun way to solve problems involving operations with fractions and decimals, linear equations, graphing Cartesian coordinates, and determining surface area and volume. From the Math With a Laugh series.
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B 95010B 95010 What Every Middle Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fuhrken, Charles
Length: 237 Copyright: 2011

Offers practical strategies to help students perform well on test day. This ready-to-use resource provides information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials, samples of the most frequently assessed reading standards, and engaging core-reading activities. Explains how students can learn the language of tests and apply their knowledge of reading to standardized tests. Includes vocabulary development, literary techniques, interpretation, comprehension, and more. For grades 5-8.
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B 96564B 96564 What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice
Grade Lvl: T Author: Allington, Richard
Length: 230 Copyright: 2015

Looks at the areas that struggling adolescents find most difficult—meaning, vocabulary, (especially for academic words), and inferential comprehension—and focuses on ways to foster accelerated growth. Dr. Allington stresses that through expanding the volume of high-success reading that students experience each day, as well as through the wide variety of additional classroom strategies and methodologies included in the text, middle school students can achieve a working literacy proficiency.
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B 92112B 92112 When Kids Can't Read What Teachers Can do
Grade Lvl: T Author: Beers, Kylene
Length: 392 Copyright: 2003

A Guide for Teachers Gr.6-12. Handbook shows how to help middle school and high school students who are struggling with reading. Provides student transcripts, detailed strategies, reproducibles and booklists. Topics: comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word recognition, motivation. Appendixes include bookmark templates; common roots, prefixes, and suffixes; Fry and Dolch word lists; phonics generalizations; common syllables (in frequent words); easily confused words, spelling rules, etc.
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B 92024B 92024 Write! Mathematics
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bebolt, Virginia
Length: 129 Copyright: 1998

Features brief descriptions of dozens of cooperative learning techniques. Activities incorporate the multiple intelligences. Includes 36 reproducible writing activities. Grades 4-9.
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B 91975B 91975 Writing for Real: Strategies For Engaging Adolescent Writers
Grade Lvl: T Author: Burkhardt, Ross
Length: 293 Copyright: 2002

Readers go through a composite school year in Ross M. Burkhardt's 8th grade classroom. Besides presenting teaching strategies, the author shares examples of student writing which represent a range of developmental levels and a variety of forms, such as free-verse poetry, interior monologues, and personal essays.
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KM 10895KM 10895 You Can Take Charge! Study Skills Curriculum
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Complete study skills program for middle school. Students learn the study and self-regulation skills that will help them become successful, productive learners in the classroom...and in life! Encourages collaboration and develops students' ability to work in a group. Grades 6-8. Contents: teacher edition and book for Level A, Level B, and Level C. Two-week loan period.
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B 93281B 93281 You Decide! Making Responsible Choices
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bunnell, Jean
Length: 124 Copyright: 1997

Lessons for middle grade students cover a wide spectrum of decisions including health and safety concerns, relationships with family, relationships with friends, and quality of life decisions. Each lesson begins with a story. Someone in the story has a decision to make. Follow-up activities and activity sheets explore the decision.
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B 93472B 93472 You Gotta Be the Book (2nd Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wilhelm, Jeffrey
Length: 244 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents. Provides activities on how to engage reluctant readers. Includes visual techniques, drama and action, strategies, think-aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation/reading manipulatives.
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