Based on current brain research, this resource provides ready-to-use lessons across the content areas to engage Kindergarten students. This essential teaching tool was created specifically to correlate to the Common Core and other state standards. Strategies incorporate movement, kinesthetic learning, organization, brainstorming, critical thinking, and writing. Formative assessments are also incorporated to ensure that students understand the lesson content.
This must-have resource encourages kindergarten students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills! Focusing on specific Common Core Standards, this resource is designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, helping students prepare themselves for life beyond their educational careers. Students will gain regular practice through the quick activities found in each book. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at home! The book contains a Teacher Resource CD with PDFs of the activity pages. This resource was developed with Common Core State Standards as its foundation and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 248pp.
Learn how to boost phonemic awareness and phonics in early readers using environmental print. In addition to supporting the five components of reading, this resource provides a strong foundation for English Language Learners. Includes key background information for the teacher, easy-to-follow lesson plans, and reproducible student activities. 176pp.
This must-have resource encourages first grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills! Focusing on specific Common Core Standards, this resource is designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, helping students prepare themselves for life beyond their educational careers. Students will gain regular practice through the quick activities found in each book. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at home! The book contains a Teacher Resource CD with PDFs of the activity pages. This resource was developed with Common Core State Standards as its foundation and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 256pp.
Create and manage an effective and developmentally-appropriate early childhood classroom! Filled with management suggestions, ideas, and recommendations for young children's growth and development, this teacher-friendly guide also provides ready-to-use lessons, patterns, and templates to enhance learning. Topics include maximizing space, center ideas, scheduling recommendations, and long and short-term planning suggestions. 240pp.
Give all learners in Grades K-2 the opportunity for success in the classroom! This newly updated resource will teach you how to differentiate your lessons through content, process, and product in order to effectively accommodate all learning levels and styles of learning. Globally-focused social studies sample lessons and additional templates for use in lesson planning have been included in this latest edition. A variety of instructional strategies are featured including: Choices, Inquiry-Based Learning, Multiple Intelligences, Questioning, Self-Paced Strategies, and Tiered Assignments. All of the strategies are anchored in extensive research on the importance of differentiation and addressing a variety of learning styles. Sample lessons are included in this notebook plus a Teacher Resource CD. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 304pp.
Here's a fun and easy way to help learners understand and remember comprehension strategies! Making Comprehension Connections: Look, Listen, and Link! effectively combines the senses for greater academic success by providing everything the brain needs for comprehension and memory retention-visual, verbal, auditory, and kinesthetic input. This easy-to-follow program provides colorful and simple icons in the form of posters that help learners remember concepts without the help of words. It also provides learners with multiple ways to remember and understand the comprehension skills and strategies, using songs and other active learning experiences. The songs are featured on an Audio CD and provided in print form in the Teacher's Guide and on transparencies. A separate Teacher Resource CD contains all of the reproducibles and a professional development DVD is also included that shows how to implement the lessons. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards.
Turn your classroom into an active learning environment today and use the strategies in this book to actively engage students in creating their own knowledge. Each strategy is research based, involves higher-order thinking skills, and promotes a multi-modal approach to help students develop an understanding of content-area topics. This resource provides not only "hands-on" activities, but "heads-on" activities as well. The active learning strategies provided in this book can be implemented to teach any content and include a description of each strategy, how to implement it in the classroom, assessment ideas, and ways to extend the strategy.
Learn to deliver effective differentiated instruction to diverse learners with this exclusive demonstration DVD designed to help you succeed! Featuring Wendy Conklin, this exceptional DVD introduces important differentiation strategies and lessons as shown by real teachers in real classrooms along with key classroom management approaches. All of the strategies are anchored in extensive research and sample lessons are correlated to key national and state standards. A Facilitator's Guide is included and contains discussion questions, practical tips, and useful suggestions. Also included is the Teacher Resource CD, which includes model lesson plans, student examples, and reproducible templates.
Maintain a positive classroom environment by implementing the tips, suggestions, and strategies provided in this teacher resource. With a focus on classroom management, this resource helps teachers support rigorous instruction through topics such as providing a positive learning environment, observing the physical and social classroom environment, handling classroom disruptions and keeping students engaged, communicating with parents, and more. Use this professional development resource to begin maintaining your positive classroom environment today.
Take the mystery out of assessment and understand how to successfully implement assessments! This comprehensive guide will give you the tools to effectively implement assessment in the classroom and empower you to use assessment more effectively in order to inform and strengthen instruction. It discusses the importance of effective and efficient grading and provides strategies for teachers to learn what students truly understand and their mastery of concepts. The book includes helpful checklists, rubrics, and graphics to support student learning and help teachers make good decisions about the types of assessment to use in the classroom. This resource supports the Common Core State Standards.
Build the foundation for a 21st century learning environment! This professional resource provides strategies, suggestions, lesson ideas, and helpful planning tools to create a 21st century environment in the classroom and at school. Teachers and students will feel empowered to use technology in teaching and learning.
Help your English language learners strive in the classroom by using the classroom practices and approaches outlined in this resource. Book features include proven practices that support listening and speaking, vocabulary development, reading comprehension development, and writing development. These practices, approaches, and strategies are anchored in established in key constructs, theoretical frameworks and current research findings.
Help develop students' higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) with approaches that are practical and researched-based. Teachers will gain a better understanding of higher-order thinking skills with concrete examples of what it looks like in each of the content areas. Strategies are also presented for differentiating higher-order thinking skills and how to develop them in English language learners. This resource also includes techniques for effective classroom management, assessment, and information to aid in backwards planning.
Implement your Response to Intervention program with confidence using this easy-to-use, practical resource! Step-by-step instructions, planning guides, and suggested timelines are included to help you ensure fidelity, accuracy, and efficiency in implementing your RTI framework with this successful school- and district-tested model as your guide. Key components of RTI and specifics of systems change approach are explained in an easy-to-implement format along with real-life scenarios and sample models of other district RTI programs to help address common concerns and issues. Templates and forms are provided on the accompanying Teacher Resource CD. 336pp.
Support the implementation of strategic initiatives with effective tools and strategies that school leaders and administrators at all levels can use. Including concrete examples, strong research models, and practical applications to guide and this is the perfect resource to support leaders in coordinating and organizing the steps towards change. Effect change at your school or district by learning from and applying the proven leadership models included in the text, while utilizing the art and science of critical and creative thinking. Daily actions to make things happen within a school or district are also highlighted for ease of implementation.