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Compass Educational Books' educational materials are written by top teachers and practitioners. The information is practical, the presentation is highly professional, and the materials are proven. Teachers can use Compass materials every day in the classroom. Many Compass materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative, helping teachers with content and lessons to meet the Standards, which have been adopted widely across the US. Our authors are the heart of Compass Educational Books. Many of them have based their educational materials on decades of hands-on experience. Their programs have been tested in the classroom. When you use materials published by Compass, you can feel confident that they will work for you.

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    Rock It! (ebook)

    Compass Educational Books
    184 Pages, Grades K - 5
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
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    Rock It! (ebook)

    Rock It! Transform Classroom Learning with Movement, Songs, and Stories has over 100 activities you can implement today in your elementary classroom to energize your students and help them learn. All of the movement activities, songs, and stories for teaching math and English language arts are aligned with Common Core State Standards in grades K - 5 to help you meet those learning goals. Other activities help students learn science, social studies, and health curriculum topics. There are also ideas for movement warm-ups, breaks, and creating a strong classroom community. Research shows that getting kids active while learning helps engage the brain. The activities in Rock It!will get your students rocking to the beat of success.


     
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    Master Classroom Management in Eight Weeks (ebook)

    Compass Educational Books
    130 Pages, Grades K - 5
    Was: $14.95 (USD)
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    Master Classroom Management in Eight Weeks (ebook)

    Classroom management is not about discipline, rules, and consequences for behavior. With effective classroom management, the teacher creates an environment where engaged students are learning every day. When you follow Jerry Evanski’s extensively-researched eight-week program, you’ll learn new methods to perform these critical teaching tasks: • Getting students’ attention• Keeping students’ attention • Engaging your students • Teaching the content • Encouraging students’ participation • Giving directions • Communicating clearly • Making successful transitions. Each week, the program focuses on one general task, with five specific skills to help you master that task. At the end of eight weeks, you’ll manage your classroom with confidence.


     
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    Common Core Math Grades 3-5 (Part 2) (ebook)

    Compass Educational Books
    201 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
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    Common Core Math Grades 3-5 (Part 2) (ebook)

    Shirley Disseler's Strategies and Activities for Common Core Math, Grades 3–5, Part 2, is a comprehensive two-book series containing a complete program to help you teach your students to master Common Core Mathematics Standards in grades 3 – 5. By learning from the activities in these guides, your students will develop a solid understanding of math concepts, procedural skill and fluency, and be able to apply math in their everyday lives. PART 2 INCLUDES • Measurement & Data • Geometry • Mathematical Practices Across the Common Core Each chapter focuses on one Common Core math domain for grades 3 – 5 and includes dozens of new activities that teachers can use to align their math instruction with the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The last chapter helps synthesize students’ mathematical learning through puzzler-type activities that can also be used as enrichment. The activities include a list of materials needed along with a step-by-step procedure for teaching. Most activities are designed to work in a group setting to create more opportunities for students to discuss the “why” behind the mathematics. Game boards, activity cards, recording sheets, and assessment materials are all included. The complete program (Parts 1 and 2) gives strategies and activities for teaching every Common Core Standard for Mathematics in grades 3 – 5.


     
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    Common Core Math Grades 3-5 (Part 1) (ebook)

    Compass Educational Books
    185 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
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    Common Core Math Grades 3-5 (Part 1) (ebook)

    Shirley Disseler's Strategies and Activities for Common Core Math, Grades 3–5, Part 1, is a comprehensive two-book series containing a complete program to help you teach your students to master Common Core Mathematics Standards in grades 3 – 5. By learning from the activities in these guides, your students will develop a solid understanding of math concepts, procedural skill and fluency, and be able to apply math in their everyday lives. PART 1 INCLUDES • Operations and Algebraic Thinking • Number & Operations in Base Ten • Number & Operation—Fractions Each chapter focuses on one Common Core math domain for grades 3 – 5 and includes dozens of new activities that teachers can use to align their math instruction with the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The last chapter helps synthesize students’ mathematical learning through puzzler-type activities that can also be used as enrichment. The activities include a list of materials needed along with a step-by-step procedure for teaching. Most activities are designed to work in a group setting to create more opportunities for students to discuss the “why” behind the mathematics. Game boards, activity cards, recording sheets, and assessment materials are all included. The complete program (Parts 1 and 2) gives strategies and activities for teaching every Common Core Standard for Mathematics in grades 3 – 5.


     
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    Teaching Fractions Using LEGO Bricks (ebook)

    Compass Educational Books
    48 Pages, Grades 2 - 6
    Was: $9.95 (USD)
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    Teaching Fractions Using LEGO Bricks (ebook)

    In Teaching Fractions Using LEGO® Bricks, Dr. Shirley Disseler has developed activities that work to help students learn the basics of fractions, using a common toy available in most classrooms and homes—LEGO® bricks! Many students struggle with learning fractions. Teachers struggle,too, in finding ways to teach the concepts. LEGO® bricks help • how to recognize fractions • the vocabulary of fractions • how to define a whole and represent parts of different sized wholes• how to add and subtract with like and unlike denominators • how to represent and understand mixed numbers and find equivalent fractions. The book starts with the most basic concepts and focuses on a specific topic in each chapter. Most students learn these concepts between grades 2 – 6. Using LEGO® bricks to model math provides a universal language. Children everywhere recognize this manipulative. It’s fun to learn when you’re using LEGO® bricks!


     
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    Creating Characters Using Writing Workshop (ebook)

    Compass Educational Books
    110 Pages, Grades 2 - 6
    Was: $14.95 (USD)
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    Creating Characters Using Writing Workshop (ebook)

    Creating Characters using Writing Workshop by Christine DePetrillo is a complete program of instruction for teachers of grades 3 through 8 to help students learn how to create believable characters in their stories.The lessons in the book are designed to mesh with a Writing Workshop teaching model, although they can be used outside of that framework as well. Each teaching activity in the book is aligned with one or more specific Common Core Standards for Writing, Reading, and Language. Each of the four chapters addresses different aspects of character development, with five teaching lessons in each chapter. The book is designed to take students from their first concepts of potential characters to creating fully formed, fleshed-out characters. (“Characters that breathe,” according to DePetrillo.) The book includes everything teachers will need when teaching character creation:  printable graphic organizers that teachers can use with their students as they work through the lessons, along with checklists to assess the quality of the students’ work. DePetrillo suggests books for each grade level that include examples of strong characters, and she offers professional resources for teachers who want to find books and websites with more information.Christine DePetrillo is both an experienced teacher and a fiction writer, published under her pen name, Christy Major. The lessons in Creating Character using Writing Workshop have been tested in the classroom over many years and across a variety of grades.


     
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    Lesson 1-5: Social Studies and the Common Core ...

    Compass Educational Books
    118 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $15.99 (USD)
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    Lesson 1-5: Social Studies and the Common Core (Grades 4-8) (eBook)

    Social Studies and the Common Core helps teachers meet Common Core Standards for English Language Arts through integration with social studies curriculum. Aligned with Common Core Literature Standards for grades 4 8, the five two-day lessons provide complete lesson plans, activities, resources, and visuals to teach social studies topics through literature excerpts, period song lyrics, and folktales. Social studies topics covered: Civil War Reconstruction, Late Westward Expansion, World War II, Revolutionary War, and Native Americans.Aligns with Common Core Literature Standards for grades 4-8.Five separate two-day lessons, approx. 60 minutes each day.


     
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    Lesson 1: Social Studies and the Common Core ...

    Compass Educational Books
    26 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $3.99 (USD)
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    Lesson 1: Social Studies and the Common Core (Grades 4-8) (eBook)

    The technique of "close reading" is used to examine sharecroppers, carpetbaggers, and other issues during Civil War Reconstruction. Students create a "mental map" as their culminating activity for the unit. Lesson includes activities, student pages, literature excerpts, historic music selections, activities, links to visuals, and supplemental reading selections.Aligns with Common Core Literature Standards for grades 4-8.Two-day lesson, approx. 60 minutes each day.


     
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    Lesson 2: Social Studies and the Common Core ...

    Compass Educational Books
    25 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $3.99 (USD)
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    Lesson 2: Social Studies and the Common Core (Grades 4-8) (eBook)

    The technique of "close reading" is used to examine movement across the US, inventions, immigration, and other issues during the era of westward expansion. Students create a "mental map" as their culminating activity for the unit. Lesson includes activities, student pages, literature excerpts, historic music selections, activities, links to visuals, and supplemental reading selections.Aligns with Common Core Literature Standards for grades 4-8.Two-day lesson, approx. 60 minutes each day.


     
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    Lesson 3: Social Studies and the Common Core ...

    Compass Educational Books
    20 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    Lesson 3: Social Studies and the Common Core (Grades 4-8) (eBook)

    Song lyrics from the period are read as poetry to examine issues of soldiers and the home front in World War II. Students create an advertising "commercial" as their culminating activity for the unit. Lesson includes student pages, historical song lyrics and music, activities, and links to visuals and resources.Aligns with Common Core Literature Standards for grades 4-8.Two-day lesson, approx. 60 minutes each day.


     
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    Lesson 4: Social Studies and the Common Core ...

    Compass Educational Books
    21 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $3.99 (USD)
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    Lesson 4: Social Studies and the Common Core (Grades 4-8) (eBook)

    Song lyrics from the period are read as poetry to examine issues of Britain and the American colonies during the Revolutionary War era. Students create an advertising "commercial" as their culminating activity for the unit. Lesson includes student pages, historical song lyrics and music, activities, and links to visuals and resources.Aligns with Common Core Literature Standards for grades 4-8.Two-day lesson, approx. 60 minutes each day.


     
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    Lesson 5: Social Studies and the Common Core ...

    Compass Educational Books
    26 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $3.99 (USD)
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    Lesson 5: Social Studies and the Common Core (Grades 4-8) (eBook)

    Folktales are used to examine issues of historical Native American culture. Students create an original folktale as their culminating activity for the unit. Lesson includes student pages, recommended folktales, activities, and links to visuals and resources.Aligns with Common Core Literature Standards for grades 4-8.Two-day lesson, approx. 60 minutes each day.


     
  • Graphic Organizers for Reading by Laura Candler (Grades 2-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Organizers for Reading by Laura Candler (Grades ...

    Compass Educational Books
    154 Pages, Grades 2 - 6, Staff
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
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    Graphic Organizers for Reading by Laura Candler (Grades 2-6) (eBook)

    Laura Candler's Graphic Organizers for Reading helps students learn to improve reading skills by using teacher-tested graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are powerful teaching tools, and their effectiveness is backed by dozens of research studies. However, teachers are seldom taught HOW to use them as teaching tools.Graphic Organizers for Reading has dozens of ready-to-use folded and flat graphic organizers, but it's far more that a collection of printables. Instead, it's a massive comprehensive guide to transforming teaching and learning with graphic organizers! You'll find a chapter on how to create effective mini-lessons and three chapters of graphic designs for specific purposes. Each graphic organizer includes teaching tips and suggestions for using it effectively.


     
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    Mastering Math Facts by Laura Candler (Grades 3-5) ...

    Compass Educational Books
    208 Pages, Grades 3 - 5, Staff
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    Mastering Math Facts by Laura Candler (Grades 3-5) (eBook)

    Laura Candler's Mastering Math Facts - Multiplication & Division: Aligned with the Common Core is a proven method for helping students achieve 100 percent mastery of multiplication and division math facts.The program includes five components to help all your students become "Math Facts Masters":Alignment with the Common Core State Standards for Math Content and PracticeLessons and activities to teach foundational multiplication and division conceptsStep-by-step instructions for the motivational system to ensure that every student in your class succeedsAssessment techniques to keep students on track to achieve proficiency with the math factsMath games and other strategies to make learning math facts fun.Whether you teach third, fourth, or fifth grade, you will find "Mastering Math Facts Multiplication & Division" the best method to use for teaching the topic and reinforcing struggling students. Everything you need is included in the book - reproducibles, patterns, activity sheets, games, and assessment materials.


     
  • Power Reading Workshop by Laura Candler (Grades 2-6) (eBook) cover

    Power Reading Workshop by Laura Candler (Grades 2-6) ...

    Compass Educational Books
    144 Pages, Grades 2 - 6, Staff
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
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    Power Reading Workshop by Laura Candler (Grades 2-6) (eBook)

    Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop offers an easy classroom-tested method for using Reading Workshop in your own classroom. You'll learn how to motivate readers by providing time for independent reading and reading conferences. As a result, your students will learn to love reading, and you'll improve reading test scores at the same time! In addition, this book includes a dozen "Power Tools" that allow you to differentiate your reading instruction for all students.The strategies have been thoroughly tested in grades 2 through 6 and will work well at those levels with little modification. Middle School and High School teachers may also be able to use the strategies, but they may need to modify them slightly for their students or their teaching situation.Highlights of Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step GuideStep-by-step directions for the first 10 days of Reading WorkshopHow to upgrade your basic Reading Workshop to a Power Reading WorkshopHow to differentiate reading instruction using the Reading Power ToolsA list of suggested books for reading mini lessonsHints for organizing reading instructionTips for reading aloud to your studentsInformation about how to conduct reading conferencesReady-to-print activity pages to make each step easy-to-implementCustomizable online formsSpecial activities like Book Buzz and Magazine Power HourHow to help students set appropriate reading goals.


     
  • Imaginarium by Adrienne Raphel (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Imaginarium by Adrienne Raphel (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Compass Educational Books
    80 Pages, Grades 3 - 6, Staff
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
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    Imaginarium by Adrienne Raphel (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    The Imaginarium program gives students the opportunity to invent a magical new world. Through their writing, students populate this works with creatures, superheroes, spells, constellations and holidays. They draw on a rich array of resources to make their worlds as robust and lively as possible - from maps to myths to cookbooks to folklore to today's newspaper. Imaginarium flexes students' writing, language, and communication muscles: by creating new worlds, they become more immersed in the world around them.The imaginarium curriculum can by used by any teacher to build creativity. The program includes a wide variety of writing activities that tie to Common Core Standards for Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language, and help students develop more innovate and complex creative writing pieces.