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Test preparation materials were purchased for our students and they can be checked out by locating the call number on each title. Books with LB call numbers are on the 4th floor and books with QA call numbers are on the 3rd floor of the Library.
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Books for Studying for PACT/PRAXIS

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Classroom Assessment - W. James Popham
Call Number: LB 3051.P6142 2011
ISBN: 0137002335
Publication Date: 2010-01-03
The new sixth edition is a user-friendly text filled with features, practical classroom information, and self-assessment exercises. This text covers classroom assessment,No Child Left Behind, formative assessments, instructor accountability, assessment reliability, and assessment validity. Written for pre-service teachers taking courses on assessment.

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Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students - Thomas G. Gunning
Call Number: LB 1573.G93 2013
ISBN: 0132685795
Publication Date: 2012-02-17
The Eighth Edition of this authoritative, best-selling resource from distinguished author Tom Gunning gives aspiring and practicing teachers the help they need to become highly effective teachers--so that their students become proficient readers and writers well on their way to preparing for college and careers. Drawing on landmark research that focuses on highly effective practices, such as setting goals, monitoring progress, and teaching strategies, Gunning's Teaching Literacy Strategies for All Students is packed with step-by-step guidance for teaching reading and writing, including 30 sample lessons that cover virtually every major literacy skill and strategy, incorporating the key elements of effective assessment and instruction. The book emphasizes how to adapt instruction for struggling readers and writers, English language learners, and special needs students; stresses effective steps teachers can use to implement Response to Intervention; and familiarizes teachers with the reading and writing requirements stemming from the widely-adopted Common Core State Standards.

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Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning - Joan Isenberg; Mary R. Jalongo
Call Number: LB 1139.35.A37 I86 2014
ISBN: 0132853361
Publication Date: 2013-03-11
In Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, 6/e Joan Packer Isenberg and Mary Renck Jalongo show future and current early childhood educators how to integrate children's creativity, play, and the arts into their curriculum in a way that fosters learning and growth and meets accountability measures, by emphasizing the use of technology to enhance creativity and the arts, with myriad suggestions to differentiate instruction and make adaptations for diverse learners across the art forms.  Organized into four main parts, the text covers the foundations of creative thought; examines children's play, games, and inventions; addresses the subject areas that are traditionally associated with the creative arts; delves into the teacher's role--supporting creative expression and play, assessing creative processes and products, and working with diverse families and communities; and discusses effective design and use of environments, materials, and resources. Unique boxed pedagogical features make the text more practical, readable, and helpful to the early childhood educator. Written for prospective and practicing early childhood educators who are expected to teach in accordance with an increasing number of state, local, and national benchmarks, this proven and adaptable text will best prepare the early childhood educator for creative thinking in the classroom and beyond.   Note: this is the standalone book if you want the book/access code order the ISBN below:    0133400107 / 9780133400106 Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning Plus Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package consists of:    0132853361 / 9780132853361 Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade 0133397211 / 9780133397215 Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten Through Grade 8 Mathematics - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: QA 13.N365 2006
ISBN: 0873535952
Publication Date: 2006-07-01

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Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum - Marjorie J. Kostelnik; Anne Keil Soderman; Alice Phipps Whiren
Call Number: LB1139.25 .K67 1999
ISBN: 013080407X
Publication Date: 1998-10-08
This volume compiles the perspectives of a multi-author team examining the entire spectrum of burn reconstruction and long-term treatment. Individual chapters cover basic aspects of wound healing and scarring, and those of plastic surgery relating to tissue rearrangement and the use of flaps, as well as the long-term use of skin and skin substitutes. Furthermore, topics such as rehabilitation and scar management are addressed in detail. This part provides detailed reconstruction guidelines divided by anatomic region (e.g. face, hands,...), as well as aspects of future trends and prospects in burn reconstruction, among which are e.g. allotransplantation and bionics.

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Educational Psychology - Anita E. Woolfolk
Call Number: LB 1051.W74 2013
ISBN: 9780132613163
Publication Date: 2012-01-05
The 12th Edition of Educational Psychology maintains the lucid writing style for which the author is renowned.nbsp; It is as free of jargon and technical language as possible in order to be clear, relevant, and interesting to all readers.nbsp; Theory and practice are not separated in the text, but are considered together.nbsp; The book shows very clearly how information and ideas drawn from research in educational psychology can be applied to solve the everyday problems of teaching. Readers explore the connections between research and practice through a wealth of examples, lesson segments, case studies, guidelines, and nbsp;practical tips from experienced teachers. The content reveals the immense value and usefulness of educational psychology, a field that offers unique and crucial knowledge to any who dare to teach and to all who love to learn. nbsp; Note: this is the standalone book if you want the book/Access Card please order:nbsp; 0132893584 / 9780132893589 Educational Psychologynbsp;andnbsp;nbsp;MyEducationLabnbsp;Access Card Packagenbsp;nbsp; Package consists of:nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 0132613166 / 9780132613163 Educational Psychology 0132888831 / 9780132888837 NEW MyEducationLab -- Valuepack Access Card nbsp;

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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics - John A. Van de Walle; Karen S. Karp; Jennifer M. Bay-Williams
Call Number: QA 135.6.V36 2013
ISBN: 0132612267
Publication Date: 2011-12-31
Written by leaders in the field, this best-selling book will guide teachers as they help all Pre-K -- 8 learners make sense of math by supporting their own mathematical understanding and effective planning and instruction.    Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentallywas written to help teacher candidates and practicing teachers understand mathematics and become more confident in their ability to teach the subject to children in pre-K through eighth grade. Structured for easy reference, offering 23 chapters reflecting the latest research to consult throughout one's teaching career, the revised edition infuses NCTM and Common Core State Standards with the benefits of problem-based mathematics instruction.   The Eighth Edition better prepares teachers to teach mathematics to all learners by including new strategies for English language learners and students with disabilities. The amount of coverage relating to mathematics in early childhood has been increased. More activities infusing technology and samples of authentic student work are introduced. Increased emphasis on formative assessment, showcased with an icon and notes throughout, guide teachers to master this difficult practice.

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Health Education Teaching Strategies for Elementary and Middle Grades - Marcie R. Wycoff-Horn and Judy C. Drolet
Call Number: LB 1588.U6H424 20006
ISBN: 0883146347
Publication Date: 2006
92 instructional strategies and step-by-step guides to best practices for use in the grade 1-8 classrooms. Topic areas include youth risk behaviors and personal and social skills, all marked with appropriate grade level. The American Association for Health Education coordinated the materials with standards from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to offer what and how health education should be taught.

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Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards - Steve Olson (Editor); Susan Loucks-Horsley
ISBN: 0309064767
Publication Date: 2000-04-17
Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.

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Introduction to Probability and Statistics - William Mendenhall; Robert J. Beaver; Barbara M. Beaver
Call Number: QA 276.M425 2013
ISBN: 1133103758
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Used by hundreds of thousands of students, INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS, Fourteenth Edition, blends proven coverage with new innovations to ensure you gain a solid understanding of statistical concepts--and see their relevance to your everyday life. The new edition retains the text's straightforward presentation and traditional outline for descriptive and inferential statistics while incorporating modern technology--including computational software and interactive visual tools--to help you master statistical reasoning and skillfully interpret statistical results. Drawing from decades of classroom teaching experience, the authors clearly illustrate how to apply statistical procedures as they explain how to describe real sets of data, what statistical tests mean in terms of practical application, how to evaluate the validity of the assumptions behind statistical tests, and what to do when statistical assumptions have been violated. Statistics can be an intimidating course, but with this text you will be well prepared. With its thorough explanations, insightful examples, practical exercises, and innovative technology features, this text equips you with a firm foundation in statistical concepts, as well as the tools to apply them to the world around you.

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Learning to Teach - Richard Arends
Call Number: LB 1025.3.A74 2012
ISBN: 9780078024320
Publication Date: 2011-01-31
This best-selling text provides comprehensive coverage of general teaching methods and models. The most balanced text in its field, Learning to Teach strikes a harmony by integrating researched-based foundations with practical consideration and opportunity for real world application. The text provides strong coverage of both teacher-centered and student-centered models. By covering all major teaching models plus the leadership skills of teaching, including planning, classroom management, assessment, motivation, and management of time and space, Learning to Teach helps future teachers master both the theory and application of successful teaching.

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Little, Brown Handbook - H. Ramsey Fowler; Jane E. Aaron
Call Number: REF PE 1112.T64 2010
ISBN: 0205651712
Publication Date: 2008-12-28
The most trusted and authoritative name in handbooks, The Little, Brown Handbook,11/e is an easy-to-use reference that will answer any question you may have in grammar, writing, or research. It also includes exercises so you can practice skills. This edition offers the latest information on writing with computers, writing online, analyzing visuals, and researching effectively on the Internet. With clear explanations, a wealth of examples, and quick reference checklists and boxes, The Little, Brown Handbook will makes it easy to find what you need and use the information you find. Will answer any questions a writer has about grammar, the writing process, or research. The writing process, critical thinking, argumentative writing, style, grammar, mechanics, usage, the research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants a reliable writing reference book.

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Mathematics for Elementary Teachers - Gary L. Musser; William F. Burger; Blake E. Peterson
Call Number: QA 39.3.M87 2014
ISBN: 9781118457443
Publication Date: 2013-09-16
This book establishes a solid math foundation for future teachers. Thoroughly revised with a clean, engaging design, the new Tenth Edition of Musser, Peterson, and Burger's best-selling textbook focuses on one primary goal: helping students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts so they can teach with knowledge and confidence. The components in this complete learning program--from the textbook, to the e-Manipulative activities, to the Children's Videos, to the online problem-solving tools, resource-rich website and Enhanced WileyPLUS--work in harmony to help achieve this goal. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

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Nutrition, Health and Safety for Young Children - Joanne Sorte; Inge Daeschel; Carolina Amador
Call Number: RJ 101.S655 2014
ISBN: 0132869799
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
A comprehensive overview of the nutrition, health, and safety needs of young children from birth through school age, Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Young Children: Promoting Wellness, 2/e prepares future educators to implement healthful practices and teach young children ways to contribute to their own wellness. Through anecdotes, cases, and authentic examples, the authors use a storytelling approach that helps contextualize wellness concepts for readers, promote thinking about professional situations, and offer a glimpse into the everyday classroom environment-diverse populations of young children in family child care, child care centers, preschools, and elementary school settings. In this new edition, the text has been streamlined to 16 chapters and still covers the wide range of challenges that teachers of young children are facing today, such as: an increasingly diverse population of young learners, more identified food allergies, concern about the obesity epidemic, the increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases, focus on serving children with special health care needs in classrooms, new kinds of threats to children's safety, and increased awareness of the need to develop healthy environments and use sustainable practices in early childhood settings.

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Praxis II Elementary Education - Shannon Grey; Anita Price Davis; Anita Price Davis
Call Number: LB 1771.G74 2012
ISBN: 0738609579
Publication Date: 2011-06-20
REA’s PRAXIS II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (0011/5011) Test Prep Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Updated Second Edition! Nationwide, more than 5 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps! Scoring well on the PRAXIS II Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Test (0011/5011) doesn’t just help you get certified to teach, it helps you build your career! This new edition of our popular PRAXIS II test prep was designed to help teacher candidates master the information on the paper-based (0011) and computer-based (5011) Elementary Education exam. This test prep is perfect for college students, teachers, and career-changing professionals who are seeking certification as Elementary Education teachers. Written by education experts and fully aligned with the latest test specifications, our comprehensive review chapters cover all the topics tested on the exam: curriculum, instruction and assessment in reading and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and physical education. Two full-length, multiple-choice practice tests in the book simulate the actual PRAXIS Elementary Education exam. Each practice test is balanced to include every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exam. Our practice tests replicate the PRAXIS question format, allowing you to assess your skills and gauge your test-readiness. Every practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don’t just say which answers are right—we explain why the other answer choices are wrong—so you’ll be prepared on test day. Our detailed explanations of answers let you identify your strengths and weaknesses while building your skills. This complete test prep package comes with a customized study schedule and REA’s test-taking strategies and tips. This test prep is a must-have for teacher certification candidates across the country! REA books and software have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their challenging tests for licensure. Our comprehensive test preps are teacher-recommended and written by experts in the field.

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Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom - Robert P. Pangrazi; Aaron Beighle; Deb Pangrazi
Call Number: GV 443.P3444 2009
ISBN: 0321596056
Publication Date: 2009-07-01

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Reading Critically Writing Well - Rise B. Axelrod; Charles R. Cooper; Alison M. Warriner
Call Number: PE 1417.A89 2011
ISBN: 9780312607616
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
Adapting the immensely successful approach of The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, Axelrod and Cooper have bridged the gap between reader and rhetoric to create a book that provides both structure for students and flexibility for instructors. By learning and consistently practicing the strategies of Reading for Meaning and Reading Like a Writer, students realize the importance of critical thinking and reading in becoming a good writer in college and beyond. Eight chapters, each with four professional and two student essays, provide step-by-step guides to applying this knowledge in reading and writing specific genres ranging from autobiography to argument.

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Ready, Set, SCIENCE! - Andrew W. Shouse; Heidi A. Schweingruber; Sara Michaels
ISBN: 0309106141
Publication Date: 2007-11-06
What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recently released National Research Council report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, this book summarizes a rich body of findings from the learning sciences and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the implications of research clear, accessible, and stimulating for a broad range of science educators. Ready, Set, Science! is filled with classroom case studies that bring to life the research findings and help readers to replicate success. Most of these stories are based on real classroom experiences that illustrate the complexities that teachers grapple with every day. They show how teachers work to select and design rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, manage classrooms, orchestrate productive discussions with culturally and linguistically diverse groups of students, and help students make their thinking visible using a variety of representational tools. This book will be an essential resource for science education practitioners and contains information that will be extremely useful to everyone 'including parents 'directly or indirectly involved in the teaching of science.

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Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child - Carol Seefeldt; Sharon D. Castle; Renee Falconer
Call Number: LB 1530.S37 2014
ISBN: 0132867982
Publication Date: 2013-02-21
Social Studies for the Preschool/Primary Child, 9/e, written by respected authors Sharon Castle and Renee C. Falconer, and begun by the late Carol Seefeldt, remains one of the most popularly read texts on teaching social studies to young children. Filled with a multitude of ideas, suggestions, and activities that prospective early childhood teachers can use to interest young children in social studies, the practicality and applicability of this resource is proven. Not only will novice teachers learn the content and methods of teaching social studies, but also they will be given sound ways to integrate social studies in other areas of the curriculum, including science, the arts, literacy and literature, and mathematics. The importance of understanding and using child development knowledge is a focus throughout the book. It includes a full chapter on play as a crucial part of children's learning and development, and incorporates ideas for play throughout the material.Revised with the most current research, topics, and more, the book includes three extensively revised chapters to offer all of the 10 NCSS Thematic Strands; a new emphasis on the use of such technology as e-mail, digital cameras, and the World Wide Web; and thoroughly incorporates the current NAEYC standards for quality, curriculum, and professional preparation.

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Social Studies in Elementary Education - Walter C. Parker
Call Number: LB 1584.J3 2012
ISBN: 0137034253
Publication Date: 2011-03-24
The author wrote this new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market with the following three goals in mind:  to present the most powerful social studies content and pedagogy for children in elementary school, to offer the material in simple and accessible ways, and to write in a first person active voice. The purpose of this book is to introduce new teachers to the world of social studies teaching and learning in elementary and middle schools.  Geography, history, government and the other social sciences are delivered into the palm of the new teacher's hand along with a suite of tools for bringing social studies to life in the classroom.   The book is organized into three sections--the first orients the reader to the mission of social studies education to the increasingly diverse children we teach, the second concentrates on the curriculum, and the third deals with instruction, how we plan and teach this curriculum.  Three central themes continue to pervade the book--democratic citizenship, diversity, and the social sciences--to ultimately encourage teachers to excite their students about closing the gap between social realities and democratic ideals.  An exceptionally strong chapter on multicultural issues (Chapter 2) helps future teachers truly understand the changing demographics of the American classroom. Abridged NCSS standards and their classroom applications are found

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Speech to Print - Louisa Cook Moats
Call Number: LB 1576.M56 2010
ISBN: 1598570501
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
One of the most popular and influential reading textbooks of the past 10 years gets a comprehensive update in this highly anticipated second edition, straight from renowned NCTQ-recommended expert Louisa Moats. Updated meticulously with the very latest research, the new edition of this bestselling text helps elementary educators grasp the structure of written and spoken English, understand how children learn to read, and apply this foundational knowledge as they deliver explicit, high-quality literacy instruction.

With extensive updates and enhancements to every chapter, the new edition of Speech to Print fully prepares today¿s literacy educators to teach students with or without disabilities. Teachers will get expanded information on the critical elements of language like orthography, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, and syntax, and new exercises teachers can use to test and reinforce their own knowledge of language content

A core textbook for every preservice course on reading instruction, this accessible text is also perfect for use in inservice professional development sessions.

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Steps for Writers - Phillip Eggers
Call Number: PE 1408.E3595 2013
ISBN: 0205074634
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Every developing writer is different and has specific needs. Whether students lack confidence, are overconfident, or come to the course under prepared in grammar and process, writing their own event.  By organizing Steps for College Writers around three phases of college writing-finding one's own writing process, writing essays based on one's own experience and perceptions, and writing essays involving texts and research, Phil Eggers aims to transform writing into an intrinsic experience for today's developing writers.  His graduated approach to grammar and writing teaches students the basic of composing solid paragraphs and essays by allowing students to mature in the process and build confidence.  Grammar correctness and peer review are heavily emphasized, and student and professional models are incorporated throughout the text to show "real" writing.    As part of the Penguin Academic Series, Steps for College Writers offers a compact, trade-format size and streamlined narrative to make this book both easy to handle and easy to read. Its brevity and low cost allows instructors to easily supplement the basic text with other books, including those on the list of Penguin titles offered at a deep discount as part of the Longman-Penguin Program.

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Symmetry, Shape, and Space - L. Christine Kinsey; Teresa E. Moore
Call Number: QA 445.K56 2002
ISBN: 1930190093
Publication Date: 2006-05-09
This text is suitable for introductory students, perhaps in programs such as education, art and architecture. The text contains some traditional material from geometry as well as more innovative topics. Throughout the text, the authors place strong emphasis on pedagogy, hands-on model building, a guided discovery method of learning, etc. Much of the material is written in such a way that it can be used in the classroom for enrichment projects, by prospective mathematics teachers.

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Teaching Children Science - Joseph A. Abruscato; Don A. DeRosa
Call Number: LB 1585.A29 2010
ISBN: 0137156774
Publication Date: 2009-02-26
Science is a quest for explanations.nbsp; This popular text continues to encourage teachers to help their students learn through discovery, while also providing content on the latest techniques in science teaching.nbsp; This edition has been thoroughly revised and features a new co-author, Dr. Donald DeRosa of Boston University and a larger trim size and paperback binding for a fresher, more open feel.nbsp; nbsp; The book continues to use its well-regarded pedagogy to help students to learn science. They are: A Look Ahead-topics to be discussed in the chapter Make the Case-A reflective exercise that can be done individually or as a group. Summary-A review of the main ideas in the chapter. Going Further-Learning activities for further study Resources for Discovery Learning-A listing of websites, books, and articles for further reference.nbsp; This establishes a solid foundation in science pedagogy upon which they can build in later years. nbsp; The 5 E''s of Learning and Universal Design for Learning have been added to this edition and every chapter correlates to the NSE Content Standards.nbsp; A new chapter on using technology in the classroom continues to build on the authors'' belief that technology can enhance learning in the science classroom.nbsp;

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Teaching Struggling and at-Risk Readers - Douglas W. Carnine; Jerry Silbert; Edward J. Kame'enui; Sara G. Tarver; Kathleen Jongjohann
Call Number: LB 1050.5.T433 2006
ISBN: 0131707329
Publication Date: 2005-07-11
Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach is designed to provide specific information to assist educators in being effective teachers of reading with all of their students. This three-part book provides information on incorporating instructional design and delivery principles into daily instruction for students at the beginning and primary stages of reading.  It discusses: Structuring initial teaching procedures so teaching presentations are clear and foster a high degree of interaction between teachers and students. Using language and demonstration techniques that can be understood by all students. Sequencing the instruction of reading content to ensure essential skills and knowledge are taught in an aligned and coherent manner. Using techniques that provide adequate practice and review for students in developing high levels of fluency and accuracy.

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The Creative Arts - Linda Carol Edwards
Call Number: LB 1140.5.A7E396 2010
ISBN: 0137151632
Publication Date: 2009-03-12
For courses in Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education. This text emphasizes process over product in guiding preservice teachers to guide preschoolers and primary-grade chidren in creatively expressing themselves in the arts: visual arts, dance and movement, and drama.  Key changes to this edition include a new feature on extending creativity into the home with families, more multicultural content and examples of multicultural art forms, and a new section in each chapter addressing national standards.   New to this Edition!   MyEducationLab! To package this text with the course-specific version of MyEdLab use this ISBN: 0-136-10109-7    Many changes and major revisions in this fifth edition provide a comprehensive look at the creative arts and how the arts can expand our understanding of the teaching and learning process. Inclusion of Mathematics, Science, Social studies and the Language Arts Standards. Each of the content chapters presents the national standards for mathematics, science, social studies and language arts and describes how these standards can be integrated into visual and performing arts lessons.  This feature will help students and instructors answer the question: "How do I include the creative arts within a standards driven curriculum?"  This new feature will enable students and instructors to address all of the national content areas standards in ways that are appropriate for young children. Curriculum Planning, Lesson Plans and Arts Integreation. The chapters on music, dance and movement, visual arts and theatre (drama) presents strategies for developing lesson plans to encourage using the arts as an all encompassing arena for including mathematics, science, social studies and the language arts within a creative arts curriculum. Assessment. Assessment procedures are presented and described to provide students and instructors with concrete ideas that will provide children opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities in a fair and accurate manner in an authentic setting that is integrated into the instructional process. Theory Into Practice: Implications for Teaching. These sections take a critical look at theory and presents ideas for linking theory to practice. Suggestions are provided for developing activities based on the developmental level of the children.   This feature demystifies what can be abstract theoretical ideas and describes theory in terms of children's active learning modalities. Where Does a Teacher Get Ideas for Creative Arts? This feature presents ideas gleaned from practicing teachers about how they use children's interests in deciding on ideas for process oriented art lessons.  Successful lessons from teachers are included throughout the chapters on music, dance and movement, visual arts and theatre.

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Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum - Laurence Behrens; Leonard J. Rosen
Call Number: PE 1417.B396 2013
ISBN: 0205885438
Publication Date: 2012-09-17
Remaining one of the best-selling interdisciplinary composition texts for over twenty-five years, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum helps readers  learn to write effectively for college.


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