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Brief Reviews

The Virtual High School: Teaching Generation V.
Andrew A Zucker, Robert Kozma
Writing Lessons for the Overhead, Grades 5 and Up: 20 Transparencies that Show Models of Strong Writing With Companion Mini-Lessons.
Lola M Schaefer
So You Have to Have a Portfolio: A Teacher's Guide to Preparation and Presentation.
Robert L. III Wyatt, Sandra Looper
Ready-to-Use Math Proficiency Lessons & Activities.
Frances M Thompson
A Link to the Past: Engaging Students in the Study of History.
Michael M Yell, Geoffrey Scheurman, Keith Reynolds
Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math: Practical Ways to Weave Comprehension Strategies into Your Content Area Teaching.
Laura Robb
Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living With the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between.
Liane Holliday Willey
Using Research Instruments: A Guide for Researchers
David Wilkinson, Peter Birmingham
Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults.
Jane Vella
Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers.
Rick Wormeli
Significant Studies for Second Grade: Reading and Writing Investigations For Children.
Karen Ruzzo, Mary Anne Sacco
Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content, Comprehension, Grades 6-12.
Cris Tovani
Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois, 1965-1975.
Joy Ann Williamson
The Reading Teacher’s Handbook.
Jo Phenix
Still Learning to Read: Teaching Students in Grades 3-6.
Franki Sibberson, Karen Szymusiak
Workshops That Work!: 30 Days of Mini-Lessons That Help Launch and Establish All-Important Routines for an Effective Reading and Writing Workshop.
Kirsten Widmer, Sarah Buxton
Your Top Students: Meeting the Needs of the Gifted.
Shirley Taylor
Conducting School-Based Functional Behavior Assessments: A Practitioner’s Guide.
T. Steuart Watson, Mark W Steege
Getting Published: A Guide for Lecturers and Researchers.
Jerry Wellington
Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask About African American Students.
Gail L Thompson
Breaking the Rules: Liberating Writers Through Innovative Grammar Instruction
Edgar H Schuster
The Fluent Reader: Oral Reading Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension.
Timothy V Rasinski
Promoting Children’s Health: Integrating School, Family, and Community
Thomas J Power, George J DuPaul, Edward S Shapiro, Anne E Kazak
Stepping Out: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs.
Sarah Newman
Words, Words, Words! Ready-to-Use Games and Activities for Vocabulary Building, Grades 7-12
Jack Umstatter
Knowing Good Schools: A Guide to Rating Public High Schools.
Dorothy A. Warner, William Guthrie
Effective State Standards for U.S. History: A 2003 Report Card.
Sheldon M. Stern
Online Education and Learning Management Systems – Global E-learning in a Scandinavian Perspective.
Morten Flate Paulsen
190 Ready-to-Use Activities That Make Science Fun!
George Watson
Making Sense of Online Learning: A Guide for Beginners And The Truly Skeptical
Patti Shank, Amy Sitze
Multi-Faith Activity Assemblies: 90+ Ideas for Primary Schools.
Elizabeth Peirce
Legal Rights of Teachers and Students.
Martha M McCarthy, Nelda H Cambron-McCabe, Stephen B Thomas
Dream Writing Assignments: 600+ Prompts for Creative Writing.
David E. LeCount
The Writing Teacher’s Book of Lists: With Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets.
Gary Robert Muschla
10 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the English Classroom.
Hilve Firek
I Won't Read and You Can't Make Me: Reaching Reluctant Teen Readers
Marilyn Reynolds
The Classroom Troubleshooter.
Les Parsons
Tackling Under-performance in Teachers.
Derek Torrington, Jill Earnshaw, Lorrie Marchington, Eve M. D Ritchie
The Great Rip-Off in American Education: Undergrads Underserved.
Mel Scarlett
Implementing Intensive Interaction in Schools: Guidance for Practitioners, Managers, and Coordinators.
Mary Kellett, Melanie Nind
Small Group Counseling for Children, Grades K-2.
Diane S Senn
The Myth of Laziness.
Mel Levine
Revisiting the Reading Workshop: Management, Mini-Lessons, and Strategies.
Barbara Orehovec, Marybeth Alley
The ABC’s of Job-Hunting for Teachers: An A-Z Guide to Landing the Perfect Job
Mary C Clement, Delta Pi Kappa
Jivin’ Johnny’s Let’s Talk: Learning Through Discussion
Johnny Jivin'
Early Years Non-Fiction: A Guide to Helping Young Researchers Use Information Texts.
Margaret Mallett
Smart Tests: Teacher-Made Tests that Help Students Learn.
Catherine Walker, Edgar Schmidt
Responsive Therapy: A Systematic Approach to Counseling Skills.
Sterling Gerber
Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar.
David E. Freeman, Yvonne S. Freeman
Ready, Set, Teach! A Winning Design for Your First Year.
Billie J Enz, Sharon A Kortman, Connie J Honaker
Leading Learners, Leading Schools.
Robin Brooke-Smith
They Still Can’t Spell? Understanding and Supporting Challenged Spellers in Middle and High School.
Rebecca Bowers Sipe
Critical Minds and Discerning Hearts: A Spirituality of Multicultural Teaching.
Kathleen T. Talvacchia
Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution.
Derrick Jensen
Algebra Out Loud: Learning Mathematics Through Reading and Writing Activities.
Pat Mower
Words Count: Effective Vocabulary Instruction in Action
Scott C. Greenwood
The BEST Beginning Teacher Experience: Program Facilitator Guide.
Sharon A Kortman, Connie J Honaker
Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom: Content, Process, Product, and Assessment
Barbara King-Shaver, Alyce Hunter
History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students Through Inquiry and Action.
Douglas Selwyn, Jan Maher
Thinking through Genre: Units of Study in Reading and Writing Workshops 4-12.
Heather Lattimer
Rain, Steam, and Speed: Building Fluency in Adolescent Writers.
Gerald Fleming, Meredith Pike-Baky
Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons.
Carol Jago
Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons.
Carol Jago
The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing: Strategies, Structures, and Solutions.
Judy Davis, Sharon Hill
Texts and Tests: Teaching Study Skills Across Content Areas.
Rona F. Flippo
The Children’s Literature Lover’s Book of Lists.
Joanna Sullivan
Literacy in the Intermediate Grades: Best Practices for a Comprehensive Program.
Nancy Lee Cecil, Joan P Gipe
Crafting Authentic Voice
Tom Romano
Dream Writing Assignments: 600+ Prompts for Creative Writing.
David E LeCount
Guided Reading Basics: Organizing, Managing and Implementing a Balanced Literacy Program in K-3.
Lori Jamison Rog
Crafting Authentic Voice.
Tom Romano
Becoming a Critical Educator: Defining a Classroom Identity, Designing a Critical Pedagogy.
Patricia H Hinchey
Looking to Write: Students Writing through the Visual Arts.
Mary Ehrenworth
Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood.
Tamar Jacobson
Teaching the Bible in the Church
John M Bracke, Karen B Tye
Global Discovery Activities for the Elementary Grades.
Elizabeth Crosby Stull
Developing Creative Leadership.
Jeanette Plauché Parker, Lucy Gremillion Begnaud
Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide.
John Harpur, Maria Lawlor, Michael Fitzgerald
Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction, Grades 2-4: 20 Easy Lessons with Color Transparencies, High-Interest Passages, and Practice Pages – Everything You Need to Help Your Students Learn How to Read All Kinds of Nonfiction
Alice Boynton, Wiley Blevins
Reading Don't Fix No Chevys: Literacy in the Lives of Young Men.
Michael W. Smith, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
Words Count: Effective Vocabulary Instruction in Action.
Scott C Greenwood
Teaching Effective Classroom Routines: Establishing Structure in the Classroom to Foster Children’s Learning—From the First Day of School and All Through the Year. Grades K-2.
Deborah Diffily, Charlotte Sassman
Mentoring Across Boundaries: Helping Beginning Teachers Succeed in Challenging Situations.
Jean Boreen, Donna Niday, Mary K Johnson
New Directions for Research in L2 Writing.
Sarah E. Ransdell, Marie Laure Barbier
Taming the Standards: A Commonsense Approach to Higher Student Achievement, K-12.
Janet Hurt
Life Skills: 225 Ready-to-Use Health Activities for Success and Well-Being (Grades 6-12).
Sandra McTavish
English Teaching And The Moving Image
Andrew Goodwyn
Thinking Visually: Step-by-Step Exercises that Promote Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic Learning.
Oliver Cavigioli, Ian Harris
Terrorists, Despots, and Democracy: What Our Children Need to Know.
Thomas B Fordham Foundation
A Survival Guide for the Elementary/Middle School Counselor.
John J. Schmidt
Word Crafting: Teaching Spelling, Grades K - 6.
Cindy Marten
Planning and Developing Open and Distance Learning: A Quality Assurance Approach.
Reginald F. Melton
Robertson, Brian C. (2003) Day Care Deception: What the Child Care Establishment Isn’t Telling Us. San Francisco, CA: Encounter Books.
Fran C. Blumberg, Stacey J. Eger
Rentz’s Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education.
Fiona J. D MacKinnon, Associates Associates
One Classroom, Many Worlds: Teaching and Learning in the Cross- Cultural Classroom
Jacklyn B Clayton
Writing Reminders: Tools, Tips and Techniques.
Jim Burke
You and Your Action Research Project.
Jean McNiff, Pamela Lomax, Jack Whitehead
Raising Standards in Literacy
Ros Fisher, Greg Brooks, Maureen Lewis
Becoming One Community: Reading & Writing with English Language Learners.
Kathleen Fay, Suzanne Whaley
Writing for Real: Strategies for Engaging Adolescent Writers.
Ross M. Burkhardt
What Do I Do About the Kid Who…? : 50 Ways to Turn Teaching Into Learning.
Gould Kathleen Lundy
Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and Transformation of Learning.
Bob Johnstone
About the Authors: Writing Workshop With Our Youngest Writers.
Katie Wood Ray, Lisa B. Cleaveland
Uphill Both Ways: Helping Students Who Struggle in School.
Crystal M. England
Pathways: Charting a Course for Professional Learning.
Marjorie Larner
Comprehension: Strategic Instruction for K-3 Students.
Gretchen Owocki
Poems Please!: Sharing Poetry with Children.
David Booth, Bill Moore
Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School.
Kelly Gallagher
Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading.
Harvey Daniels, Steven Zemelman
Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading.
Harvey Daniels, Steven Zemelman
Just the Right Words: 201 Report Card Comments: Short Narrative Comments, Word Lists, and Sentence Starters That Cover any Situation, Let Parents Know How Their Kids Are Doing-And Save You Time!
Moni Melwani
Teaching with Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach.
Sam M. Intrator, Megan Scribner
An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students.
Ron Berger
Sound Systems: Explicit Systematic Phonics in Early Literacy Context.
Anna Lyon, Paula Moore
Motivating Students to Learn.
Jere Brophy
Struggling Readers: Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6
Ernest Balajthy, Sally Lipa-Wade
Confronting Racism, Poverty, and Power: Classroom Strategies for Changing the World.
Catherine Compton-Lilly
In Defense of Our Children: When Politics, Profit, and Education Collide.
Elaine M. Garan
Poetry Goes to School: From Mother Goose to Shel Silverstein
Bob Barton, David Booth
Legal Issues in the Community College.
Robert C Cloud
Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work.
Debbie Diller
Teaching Young Children in Violent Times: Building a Peaceable Classroom.
Diane E. Levin
Everything You Need to Know to Teach First Grade.
Pat Barrett Dragan
Ready-to-Use Writing Proficiency Lessons and Activities, 10th Grade Level.
Carol H. Behrman
Mathematics Education: Exploring the Culture of Learning
Barbara Allen, Sue Johnson-Wilder,
Nonfiction In Focus: A Comprehensive Framework for Helping Students Become Independent Readers and Writers of Nonfiction, K – 6.
Janice V. Kristo, Rosemary A. Bamford
Borrowed Identities.
Jennifer Kelly
Writing About Reading: From Book Talk to Literary Essays, Grades 3-8.
Janet Angelillo
Media Center Discovery: 180 Ready-to-Use Activities for Language Arts, Grades 5- 8.
Barbara Hamm
Teaching Day by Day: 180 Stories to Help You Along the Way.
Donald H Graves
Keep Cool! Strategies for Managing Anger at School.
Paula Galey
The Headship Game: The Challenges of Contemporary School Leadership.
Brian Fidler, Tessa Atton
Educating Children with Fragile X Syndrome: A Multi-Professional View.
Denise Dew-Hughes
40 Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom: Checklists, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics and Scoring Sheets, and More to Boost Students’ Writing Skills in All Seven Traits.
Ruth Culham, Amanda Wheeler
Alternative Approaches to Education: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.
Fiona Carnie
School Smarts: The Four C's of Academic Success.
Jim Burke
Writing Every Day: Reading, Writing, and Conferencing Using Student-Led Language Experiences.
Kellie Buis
Writing to Prompts in the Trait-Based Classroom: Content Areas.
Ruth Culham, Amanda Wheeler
Writing to Prompts in the Trait-Based Classroom: Literature Response.
Ruth Culham, Armanda Wheeler