December 2008 Keybookshop Enews


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1. So, how are we doing?
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2.  "Enhanced" eBooks from Saddleback Educational Publishing
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We are pleased to announce that Saddleback Educational Publishing  have made the decision to begin selling "enhanced" versions of their eBooks at our eStore. These (over 400!) enhanced eBooks give you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract pages, rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.  Imagine what you can do!

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3.  Welcome New Publisher: Maupin House
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This month, we are pleased to welcome another great publisher to our eBookstore.  Maupin House has been a trusted name in quality educational publishing for nearly 20 years.  Their titles are child and teacher friendly, research based, and classroom proven.  We are proud to supply several new titles in many different categories from Maupin House, and are expecting to add even more new titles soon!

Visit this link to view all the new titles from our newest publisher, Maupin House!

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4.  New eBooks This Month!
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Once again our e-shelves are full!  We are pleased to add many new titles from several popular publishers listed below.  Just click on a link to see all the titles from each publisher.  The newest titles are always listed first!  Click on a title to learn more, and download a free sample.  Enjoy!

Teacher's Pet Publications

Full Blast Productions

Imaginative Teacher

Maximum Press

Santa Monica Press

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Our Rewards Program is unlike others in that there is no application to complete, no points to collect, no cards to carry, no codes to enter, and (most importantly) no fees to pay. Quite simply, we repay your loyalty with a 5% credit towards future purchases. It's as easy as that!
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November 2008 Keybookshop.com Enews Update

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The Keybookshop.com Update
November 2008
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** More new eBooks
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This month we have received some exciting new titles from the following great publishers:

Teacher's Pet Publications

Santa Monica Press

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** "Enhanced" eBooks from TimesaversForTeachers.com
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** Discounted eBooks at the Keybookshop.com eStore
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Our Rewards Program is unlike others in that there is no application to complete, no points to collect, no cards to carry, no codes to enter, and (most importantly) no fees to pay. Quite simply, we repay your loyalty with a 5% credit towards future purchases. It's as easy as that!

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October 2008 Keybookshop.com Enews

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October 2008
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** More Amazing New Titles From Teacher Created Resources!
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This month, we have added even more new eBook titles from Teacher Created Resources.  Always a best-selling publisher, Teacher Created Resources latest additions include two new series and additions to one of their most popular series.  

Media Literacy Series: Help students learn to think critically about the thousands of media messages they encounter each day. Standards-based lessons require students to deconstruct, examine, discuss, and create media messages.
http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/searchResults?Series=TCR+Media+Literacy+Series

Standards-Based Science: As they read about Science, students develop content vocabulary and scientific fluency. By doing science experiments, students see Science in action and gain a clearer understanding of scientific principles and properties. The imaginative and effective lessons cover Life, Earth, and Physical Sciences. Helpful extras include Science inquiry worksheets, an inquiry assessment rubric, and alignment to standards.
http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/searchResults?Series=TCR+Standards+Based+Science

Graphic Organizers Series
http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/searchResults?Series=TCR+Graphic+Organizers

See all the great eBooks from Teacher Created Resources:
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** Election Resources
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We are pleased to offer over 90 different eBooks that cover various aspects of local, state, and federal elections. At a variety of grade levels from a selection of our finest publishers, you’re sure to find something to meet the needs of your class. Enjoy!

http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/search/searchResults?BOOK_TOPIC=Elections

Or more specifically, by levels:

Primary Materials
http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/search/searchResults?BOOK_TOPIC=Elections&BOOK_DIFFICULTY=Primary

Intermediate Materials
http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/search/searchResults?BOOK_TOPIC=Elections&BOOK_DIFFICULTY=Intermediate

Middle School Materials
http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/search/searchResults?BOOK_TOPIC=Elections&BOOK_DIFFICULTY=Middle+School

High School Materials
http://estore.keybookshop.com/estore/search/searchResults?BOOK_TOPIC=Elections&BOOK_DIFFICULTY=High+School

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** "Enhanced" eBooks from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
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We are pleased to announce that recently Evan-Moor made the decision to begin selling "enhanced" versions of all of their eBooks at our eStore. These enhanced eBooks give you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract pages, rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file. Come and see what everyone is talking about!

View the enhanced versions of Evan-Moor's great titles at:
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** Popular Titles For Halloween!
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** Six New Literature Units/Guides From Grammardog
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We have just added six new amazing literature units/guides from one of our most popular publishers - Grammardog:

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Famous People Research and Babe Ruth

Ready to Research: Famous People
from Educational Impressions
EDI1382 (Primary)
This series is designed to encourage youngsters to work independently and to teach them the process of research. The books take them step-by-step through the research process: using sources, citing sources, taking notes, organizing data, writing a paper, producing a product that reflects the research, and presenting the product orally. These skills are vital to their future success.
Grades: 1 - 3
Babe Ruth Graphic Biography
from Saddleback Educational Publishing
SDLSA2156 (Intermediate, Middle School, High School)
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and more.
Grades: 5 - 12
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Grammardog Guides

Grammardog Guide to Evangeline
from Grammardog.com
GMD0182 (Middle School, High School)
Grammar, Style, and Proofreading Exercises designed to teach grammar in context. These reproducible exercises use sentences from the literature. Each literary work is analyzed for 12 of the following 14 elements: parts of speech; proofreading (spelling, capitalization, punctuation); simple, compound, complex sentences; complements; phrases; verbals; clauses; passive/active voice; pronouns; figurative language; poetic devices; sensory imagery; allusions and symbols; humor; literary analysis. Includes Answer Key and Glossary of Literary Analysis Terms. All exercises are in multiple choice format. Grammardog Guides help students recognize the connection between language and meaning. By learning how to analyze grammar and style, students discover they can decode the meaning of literature on their own.
Grades: 6 - 12

Grammardog Guide to The House of the Seven Gables
from Grammardog.com
GMD0186 (Middle School, High School)
Grammar, Style, and Proofreading Exercises designed to teach grammar in context. These reproducible exercises use sentences from the literature. Each literary work is analyzed for 12 of the following 14 elements: parts of speech; proofreading (spelling, capitalization, punctuation); simple, compound, complex sentences; complements; phrases; verbals; clauses; passive/active voice; pronouns; figurative language; poetic devices; sensory imagery; allusions and symbols; humor; literary analysis. Includes Answer Key and Glossary of Literary Analysis Terms. All exercises are in multiple choice format. Grammardog Guides help students recognize the connection between language and meaning. By learning how to analyze grammar and style, students discover they can decode the meaning of literature on their own.
Grades: 6 - 12

Grammardog Guide to Up From Slavery
from Grammardog.com
GMD0185 (Middle School, High School)
Grammar, Style, and Proofreading Exercises designed to teach grammar in context. These reproducible exercises use sentences from the literature. Each literary work is analyzed for 12 of the following 14 elements: parts of speech; proofreading (spelling, capitalization, punctuation); simple, compound, complex sentences; complements; phrases; verbals; clauses; passive/active voice; pronouns; figurative language; poetic devices; sensory imagery; allusions and symbols; humor; literary analysis. Includes Answer Key and Glossary of Literary Analysis Terms. All exercises are in multiple choice format. Grammardog Guides help students recognize the connection between language and meaning. By learning how to analyze grammar and style, students discover they can decode the meaning of literature on their own.
Grades: 6 - 12

Grammardog Guide to The Importance of Being Earnest
from Grammardog.com
GMD0184 (Middle School, High School)
Grammar, Style, and Proofreading Exercises designed to teach grammar in context. These reproducible exercises use sentences from the literature. Each literary work is analyzed for 12 of the following 14 elements: parts of speech; proofreading (spelling, capitalization, punctuation); simple, compound, complex sentences; complements; phrases; verbals; clauses; passive/active voice; pronouns; figurative language; poetic devices; sensory imagery; allusions and symbols; humor; literary analysis. Includes Answer Key and Glossary of Literary Analysis Terms. All exercises are in multiple choice format. Grammardog Guides help students recognize the connection between language and meaning. By learning how to analyze grammar and style, students discover they can decode the meaning of literature on their own.
Grades: 6 - 12

Grammardog Guide to Jude the Obscure
from Grammardog.com
GMD0187 (Middle School, High School)
Grammar, Style, and Proofreading Exercises designed to teach grammar in context. These reproducible exercises use sentences from the literature. Each literary work is analyzed for 12 of the following 14 elements: parts of speech; proofreading (spelling, capitalization, punctuation); simple, compound, complex sentences; complements; phrases; verbals; clauses; passive/active voice; pronouns; figurative language; poetic devices; sensory imagery; allusions and symbols; humor; literary analysis. Includes Answer Key and Glossary of Literary Analysis Terms. All exercises are in multiple choice format. Grammardog Guides help students recognize the connection between language and meaning. By learning how to analyze grammar and style, students discover they can decode the meaning of literature on their own.
Grades: 6 - 12

Grammardog Guide to Outcasts of Poker Flat
from Grammardog.com
GMD0183 (Middle School, High School)
Grammar, Style, and Proofreading Exercises designed to teach grammar in context. These reproducible exercises use sentences from the literature. Each literary work is analyzed for 12 of the following 14 elements: parts of speech; proofreading (spelling, capitalization, punctuation); simple, compound, complex sentences; complements; phrases; verbals; clauses; passive/active voice; pronouns; figurative language; poetic devices; sensory imagery; allusions and symbols; humor; literary analysis. Includes Answer Key and Glossary of Literary Analysis Terms. All exercises are in multiple choice format. Grammardog Guides help students recognize the connection between language and meaning. By learning how to analyze grammar and style, students discover they can decode the meaning of literature on their own.
Grades: 6 - 12
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New Math eBook

Math Patterns
from KevLorS Group
KLG110004 (Intermediate, Middle School)
Math Patterns provides 98 math patterns and puzzles to solve in Chapter 1. Each puzzle helps students recognize and solve patterns and sequences. Chapter 2 provides the solution to each math puzzle. This resource includes two downloads. The first is a PDF file for easy access and printing. The second file is a Microsoft Word document that can used to solve the puzzles on the computer or modified to meet your needs. By Carol Ann Goldstein.
Grades: 3 - 8
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September 2008 Keybookshop.com Enews


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In This Issue
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1. "Enhanced" eBooks from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
2. Are You Going Back To School Too?
3. Great New Titles From Teacher Created Resources!
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5. Celebrate Constitution Day With Shell Education
6.  Six New Literature Units/Guides From Grammardog
7. Discounted eBooks at the eBookDestination.com eStore
8. The KeyBookshop.com Rewards Program

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We are pleased to announce that recently Evan-Moor made the decision to begin selling "enhanced" versions of all of their eBooks at our eStore. These enhanced eBooks give you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, extract pages, rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.  Come and see what everyone is talking about!

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2. Are You Going Back To School Too?
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We are pleased to announce the arrival of a bestseller from Practical Psychology Press.  This excellent eBook helps guide adult students through how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities.  It also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create support groups.

Have a look at this great new title and download a free sample from Practical Psychology Press

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This month, we have added 20 new eBook titles from Teacher Created Resources to our eStore shelves.  Always a best-selling publisher, Teacher Created Resources has added titles to several of their most popular series. Click on the following links to see the newest titles in each series:

Discovering Genres
By discovering the uniqueness of each literary genre, students can better appreciate and comprehend what they read. A wide range of standards-based lessons help students recognize each genre, develop vocabulary, learn reading strategies, practice writing skills, make grammar connections, use graphic organizers, assess what they have learned, and complete culminating projects.

Bible Stories and Activities


Start To Finish Series
Eight new fun-filled books that challenge children with puzzles, activities, and mazes. Answer keys are provided.


Readers Theater History
The Readers' Theater format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history.


We have also received the following new titles from Teacher Created Resources:

Literature Guides for "
The Loser" and "The Breadwinner"


"Me and My World"


"Music For Everyone"


"Nursery Rhymes" and "Storytelling"


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5. Celebrate Constitution Day With Shell Education
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Struggling with what to do for your federally mandated Constitution Day activities? We've got you covered!

Constitution Day falls on September 17th this year.  As you prepare for this celebration with your students, one of our best-selling publishers, Shell Education has released an excellent eBook resource. Available in three different grade levels to suit your specific needs, Celebrating Constitution Day is full of learning opportunities designed to engage your students in history and civics.

Here are links to each of the three different titles.  Just click on the link that suits your grade level to download a free sample and learn more:

Celebrating Constitution Day (Grades K-3)


Celebrating Constitution Day (Grade 3 - 5)


Celebrating Constitution Day (Grades 5-8)


Or have a look at the entire series Celebrating Constitution Day here.

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6.  Six New Literature Units/Guides From Grammardog
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Just in time for back to school, we have just added
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7. Discounted eBooks at the KeyBookshop.com eStore
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Our Rewards Program is unlike others in that there is no application to complete, no points to collect, no cards to carry, no codes to enter, and (most importantly) no fees to pay. Quite simply, we repay your loyalty with a 5% credit towards future purchases. It's as easy as that!
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Elections

Why Are Elections Important?
from Weekly Reader Publishing
WRP9780836895131 (Primary, Intermediate)
Voting gives Americans a voice in how the government is run. This book explains why voting is such an important right and answers questions such as "Who can vote?" and "What leaders do we elect?"
Grades: 1 - 4

Presidential Election Process Lapbook (Grades 6-12)
from Knowledge Box Central
KBC600216 (Middle School, High School)
One of the most important events in American government and politics is the election of the president. This event is held every four years and is often compared to a race. We say that someone is running for office and that the presidential race is on. People who are trying to be elected to a particular official job are called candidates. Almost any citizen who wants to be president can announce that they are a candidate. Usually, serious candidates for president are people with a lot of experience in government (e.g., governors of states or members of Congress). Choosing presidential candidates can begin more than two years before the actual election.
Grades: 6 - 12

Voting and Elections
from Compass Point Books
CPB9780756527778 (Primary)
Let's See Library - Our Nation From national symbols to rights and responsibilities, readers will learn about many important elements that shape the United States.
Grades: 1 - 3

Election Day
from Compass Point Books
CPB9780756527501 (Primary)
Let's See Library - Holidays Let's celebrate! Take a look at the origins, cultural celebrations, symbolism, and significance of a variety of holidays in these delightful titles.
Grades: 1 - 3

Elections
from Shell Education
SED50355 (Intermediate)

Improve understanding of the election process and enhance history and civics programs by introducing and exploring national, state, and local elections.
  • Expose students to primary sources and promote critical-thinking skills
  • Run a simulated presidential election in the classroom or study specific parts of the process with flexible, self-standing lessons
  • Provide interactive opportunities through discussions, simulations, and extension activities
  • Challenge students at their individual thinking levels using the differentiation ideas provided within the lesson
  • Zip file includes reproducibles and primary sources

Grades: 4 - 8

Spotlight on America: Elections
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3217 (Intermediate, Middle School)
Enrich reading in the content areas as students discover the history of American elections and democracy. Students enjoy activities that include preparing and giving speeches, working with maps and timelines, and a simulation of Election Day.
Grades: 4 - 8

Elections
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR2618
Individual and group activities, art projects, games, and even a classroom election are used to instruct students about our nation's system of selecting its leaders.
Grades: 1 - 3

Find more election education resources here.
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Teaching Resources for August

Daily Discoveries for August: Thematic Learning Activities for Every Day
from Teaching and Learning Company
TLC10452 (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School)
Every day in your classroom will be a special day when you use the creative ideas in this book. Every day in the month is included with fun activity ideas to be plugged into your regular curriculum: language arts, social studies, writing, math, science and health, music and drama, physical fitness, art, etc. August includes: Friendship Day, This Is Your Life Day, International Left-Handers' Day, Desert Day and Career Day and more. Your students will look forward to every day of the school year when you make it a constant celebration. Included are fun patterns for writing assignments and art projects as well as lists of correlated books, recipes, reproducibles and bulletin board ideas.
Grades: K - 6

August - I'm Done! What's Next? Activities
from Practice & LearnRight Publications
PLR1008 (Primary, Intermediate)
This 32 page book contains 16 pages of full color activity cards (4 per page for a total of 64 activities) involving a wide variety of skills and monthly activities. Plus 16 pages of teacher ideas, activity sheets and art patterns.
Grades: K - 5

Daily Comprehension: August
from Remedia Publications
REM1114 (Intermediate, Middle School, High School)
A lesson a day for the entire school year! Each 60-page book offers a different non-fiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by hands-on activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activites again! High-interest format.
Grades: 5 - 12

Theme Pockets, August
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
EMC0591 (Primary)
With the Theme Pockets series, you can enliven every month of the year with fun, exciting learning projects that students can proudly present in a unique book format. Each of the 12 titles has three engaging themes with lots of writing and art.
Grades: 1 - 3
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Summer Olympics Activities

The Summer Olympics are coming soon and here are a few books to help use the Olympic Games as a learning tool.

Journey to Beijing, Grades 1-3
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR2164 (Primary)
Celebrate the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with fun cross-curricular activities. Students learn about China, as well as Olympic history, traditions, and the sports that will be played. The activities meet standards and benchmarks for art, geography, history, language arts, and math.

Journey to Beijing, Grades 4-6
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR2165 (Intermediate, Middle School)
Celebrate the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with fun cross-curricular activities. Students learn about China, as well as Olympic history, traditions, and the sports that will be played. The activities meet standards and benchmarks for art, geography, history, language arts, and math.

The Olympic Dream
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR2200 (Primary)
Bring the Olympic spirit to life for students with information and activities that relate to both the Summer and Winter Games. Learn about Olympic history, traditions, sites, and events. Become inspired by studying the spirit of competition and the stories of famous athletes. You will also find a complete board game, plans for a mini-Olympic competition, research center ideas, art patterns, a bibliography, and more in this complete resource book. The sale of this product helps support the U.S. Olympic Team.
Grades: 3 - 4

Share the Olympic Dream
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR0064 (Intermediate, Middle School)
Bring the Olympic spirit to life for students with information and activities that relate to both the Summer and Winter Games. Learn about Olympic history, traditions, sites, and events. Become inspired by studying the spirit of competition and the stories of famous athletes. You will also find a complete board game, plans for a mini-Olympic competition, research center ideas, art patterns, a bibliography, and more in this complete resource book. The sale of this product helps support the U.S. Olympic Team.
Grades: 5 - 6

More Summer Olympic Resources!
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Learning Activities and Games from Shell Education

Phonemic Awareness Activities and Games for Early Learners
from Shell Education
SED50144 (Early Childhood, Primary)
Help pre-school through Grade 1 students develop and reinforce beginning phonemic awareness skills. Games and activities for both whole class and small groups introduce developmentally-appropriate concepts in a fun and interactive way. The step-by-step directions are easily followed by classroom teachers, aids, or parent volunteers. Plus each book includes all patterns and game pieces to save prep time. Includes Zip file with full-color patterns. This item is a replacement for item #50450
Grades: PK - 1

Vocabulary Development Activities and Games for Early Learners
from Shell Education
SED50143 (Early Childhood, Primary)
Help pre-school through Grade 1 students develop and reinforce beginning vocabulary skills. Games and activities for both whole class and small groups introduce developmentally-appropriate concepts in a fun and interactive way. The step-by-step directions are easily followed by classroom teachers, aids, or parent volunteers. Plus each book includes all patterns and game pieces to save prep time. Includes Zip file with full-color patterns. This item is a replacement for item #50449
Grades: PK - 1

Reading is All Around Us
from Shell Education
SED50049 (Early Childhood, Primary)
Discover how to boost phonemic awareness and phonics in pre-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, an easy-to-follow lesson plan, and reproducible student activities.

Grades: PK - 2

Reading Activities and Games for Early Learners
from Shell Education
SED50051 (Early Childhood, Primary)
Help pre-school through Grade 1 students develop and reinforce beginning reading skills. Games and activities for both whole class and small groups introduce developmentally-appropriate concepts in a fun and interactive way. The step-by-step directions are easily followed by classroom teachers, aids, or parent volunteers. Plus each book includes all patterns and game pieces to save prep time. Zip file includes full-color patterns. This item is a replacement for item #50448
Grades: PK - 1

Math Activities and Games for Early Learners
from Shell Education
SED50050 (Early Childhood, Primary)
Help pre-school through Grade 1 students develop and reinforce beginning math. Games and activities for both whole class and small groups introduce developmentally-appropriate concepts in a fun and interactive way. The step-by-step directions are easily followed by classroom teachers, aids, or parent volunteers. Plus each book includes all patterns and game pieces to save prep time. Includes zip file with full-color patterns. This item is a replacement for item #50447
Grades: PK - 1
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Featured Publisher

Shell Education - Featured publisher (April 16th - 30th)
Achieve success in your classroom with up-to-date, research- and standards-based products from Shell Education, our featured publisher. From April 16-30, KeyBookshop.com proudly features high quality, must-have digital resources from Shell Education that no teacher should be without. As a publisher committed to K-12 educator satisfaction, Shell Education provides practical, easy-to-use products that are developed with teachers' input and field-tested for proven results. For a special 10% discount on all products from Shell Education (April 16th - 30th), please enter and activate coupon code KSD248  in your shopping cart.

See all of the great products from Shell Education at our eStore by visiting:
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Phonics Resources by Dr. Fry

Phonics Charts by Dr. Fry
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR2762 (Primary, Intermediate)
The 99 charts can be displayed in the classroom or reproduced for home study. For Grades 1-4, Remedial, and ELL.
Dr. Fry is Professor of Education Emeritus at Rutgers University and is well known for his Instant Words and the Fry Readability Graph. He is a frequent speaker at reading conferences.
Grades: 1 - 4

Phonics Patterns by Dr. Fry
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR2761 (Early Childhood, Primary)
Helpful lists of phonograms plus teaching tips make this a great tool for developing phonics and spelling pattern knowledge.
Dr. Fry is Professor of Education Emeritus at Rutgers University and is well known for his Instant Words and the Fry Readability Graph. He is a frequent speaker at reading conferences.
Grades: PK - 3

More Phonics and Spelling Resources by Dr. Fry
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Reading Resources

Moving On With Reading
from Curriculum Concepts
CURUS0148 (Primary)
This resource provides a sequence of lessons that a teacher can use to assist students learn and retain 100 basic sight words that many find difficult to remember. This resource follows on from Getting Started In Reading where the first 20 most basic sight words are covered. Excellent for all young learners but particularly useful for: a) students who have made limited progress in the first year at school; b) students who are non-english speaking; and c) students with a short attention span.
The 100 basic sight words are divided into 10 graded groups and exercises practice and repractice the words in each group. The exercises cover a range of modes and include active learning methods (games etc) to give students frequent exposure to the words so that they begin to recognize these very important words instantly.
Grades: K - 1

Developing Reading Confidence - Book 1
from Curriculum Concepts
CURUS0362 (Primary)
An important part of the role of developing and reinforcing early reading skills is to ensure that students clock up lots of reading mileage - do a lot of reading to practice the skills over and over again just like a sports person. Rhyme is a great way to achieve this with young readers. Developing Reading Confidence - Book 1 is the first in a series of 2 books each with 30 delightful rhymes covering a mix of poem types, topics and interest areas. The rhymes can be used to develop a broader language base and can be used with a theme study or specifically as a supplement to a reading program to give reading practice. For each poem there are clear teacher instruction notes, which give ideas on how the poem can be introduced and extending the skills and language of the children as they read and enjoy.
Grades: K - 1
More reading, comprehension, and early learning resources
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Classic Children's Tales eBooks and Audio

Children's Classic Tales Volume 1 (eBook and Audio/MP3 Bundle)
from Edcon Publishing Group
EDCED5511M (Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate)
Includes: The Princess Who Never Laughed; The Fairy Shoemaker; Miss Molly Squak; Sleeping Beauty and The Tinderbox. Enchanting Stories to Stimulate Young Imaginations. Enjoy a delightful excursion into the wonderful world of make-believe, where fairy-tales and old favorite stories come vividly to life. Sure to become a favorite pastime, treating children to a magical fantasy of entertaining enjoyment, along with life lessons to which they can relate. The accompanying MP3 files contain narration by expert storytellers, music, exciting sound effects, and dramatic dialogue that will inspire children to read.
Grades: PK - 5
More Great Classic Tales
Classic Tales on the eStore
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April Newsletter

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April 2008
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1. Something New: Featured Publishers In April And Discount Coupons!!
2. Teacher Created Resources: Featured Publisher (April 1 - 15)
3. New: eBook and MP3 Bundles - Edcon Publishing
4. Great New Titles From Teacher's Pet Publications
5. More Titles and Publishers New This Month
6. Discounted eBooks at the KeyBookshop.com eStore
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In April we will be featuring two of our best selling publishers - Teacher Created Resources (April 1st - 15th) and Shell Education (April 16th - 30th). During the time that they are "featured" in our eStore, a coupon code (once entered and activated in your shopping cart) will discount all of their products by 10%. Our weekly sale items will also contain four items from our featured publisher. See the next item in this monthly newsletter and our mid month update for further details.

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It is a pleasure for us to sell and feature digital products from Teacher Created Resources. If you are searching for high quality resource books, look for the "cute bear" logo of Teacher Created Resources. Their authors and editors are experienced classroom teachers, so Teacher Created Resources can say with pride that their books are "created by teachers for teachers." Teacher Created Resources is starting their third decade of publishing books for preschool, elementary, and middle school classrooms. So whenever you are searching for resources - for language arts, math, science, social studies, or the arts - remember the high quality products from Teacher Created Resources. For a special 10% discount on all products from Teacher Created Resources (April 1st - 15th), please enter and activate coupon code  KTR248  in your shopping cart.

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Featured Publisher Discount

It is a pleasure for us to sell and feature digital products from Teacher Created Resources. If you are searching for high quality resource books, look for the "cute bear" logo of Teacher Created Resources. Their authors and editors are experienced classroom teachers, so Teacher Created Resources can say with pride that their books are "created by teachers for teachers." Teacher Created Resources is starting their third decade of publishing books for preschool, elementary, and middle school classrooms. So whenever you are searching for resources - for language arts, math, science, social studies, or the arts - remember the high quality products from Teacher Created Resources. For a special 10% discount on all products from Teacher Created Resources (April 1st - 15th), please enter and activate coupon code  KTR248  in your shopping cart.

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10 Reasons Why PDF is the Right Format for Ebooks in Education

The introduction of the Kindle has created a heightened interest in ebooks. While there have been a number of different ebook readers available for a number of years, the Kindle seems to have captured the attention of a great number of people who hadn't considered ebooks in the past. While I believe this attention is good for ebooks in general, I believe that for educational ebooks PDF is the best format for overall use. I have put together 10 reasons why I believe this to be true.

1. Comfort - Teachers and students are already comfortable with PDF. The programs to view the files are ubiquitous. Virtually every computer in an educational setting today can open and view them. This comfort level also means that there is little or no training needed for teachers and students to utilize a PDF file to teach and learn.

2. Equipment - Schools have the equipment to view PDFs. As mentioned earlier. It would be difficult to find a computer that can't read a PDF. This means that money for new equipment is not a problem.

3. Cost - PDFs can be created easily and inexpensively. While the professional level programs to create PDFs can be relatively expensive, there are options on most platforms to create them for free.

4. Fonts - PDFs accurately display and preserve the function and beauty of fonts. There are definitely times when plain text just doesn't cut it.

5. Pictures - PDFs do a great job of displaying pictures in color or black and white. A picture can be worth a thousand words. This is particularly true in the teaching and learning process. Sometimes, a picture is worth far more that a thousand words. It is nice to have a format that can handle text and pictures seamlessly.

6. Layout - all the richness of desktop publishing documents in a format that can be shared with anyone. As with pictures and fonts, there are times when the effort and talent used to layout a document needs to be preserved. A well designed document can focus attention and guide the flow of interaction.

7. External Links - bring the resources of the internet to any document. Being able to bring outside resources to a document can add breadth and depth to that may be critical in the instruction process.

8. Internal Links - quickly and easily navigate even complex documents. As documents grow in size, the ability to navigate and locate specific locations becomes more than just handy, it is a necessity.

9. Printing - PDFs can be printed when necessary. While in many cases, the ideal method for reading document would be from the computer screen, there are times when a printed copy is still the best way to interact with it. Worksheets and activities are good examples of documents that work best when printed.

10. Cross Platform - Windows, Mac, or Linux, it doesn't matter, it just works. Educators can use the equipment they already have to bring the flexibility and convenience of ebooks to the place of learning.
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Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: LitPlan Teacher Pack
from Teacher's Pet Publications
TPP245D (Middle School, High School)
A foundation of materials for teaching a work of literature, LitPlan Teacher Packs™ from Teacher's Pet Publications have everything you need for a complete unit of study. Download, print, and teach. Developed and used by respected teaching professionals, these manuals incorporate the IRA/NCTE standards with practical, proven methods of teaching and assessing students' learning on a variety of levels. The straight-forward format of the manuals makes them useful for whole-class book study, lit circles or book groups, tutoring, and independent study projects. Includes study questions, quizzes, unit tests, daily lessons, vocabulary, writing assignments, activities and games, review materials, and more - more materials than you will be able to use in one unit - all organized, planned, and ready-to-teach.
Grades: 8 - 10

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Puzzle Pack
from Teacher's Pet Publications
TPP245PP (Middle School, High School)
Here's a whole manual full of puzzles, games, and worksheets related to the novel! It includes: 1 unit word list and clues, 4 unit fill in the blank worksheets, 4 unit multiple choice worksheets, 4 unit magic squares, 4 unit word searches, 4 unit crosswords, 32 unit bingo cards, 1 vocabulary word list and definitions, 4 vocab fill in the blank worksheets, 4 vocab matching worksheets, 4 vocab magic squares worksheets, 4 vocab word searches, 4 vocab crosswords, 4 vocab juggle letter review worksheets, 1 master set of vocab flash cards, 32 vocab bingo cards, and answer keys to all worksheets and puzzles. Unit words are character names, symbols, places, etc. Vocabulary words are chosen from the book and are the same words used in the LitPlan Teacher Pack. Great for review, reinforcement, substitute teachers, and more!
Grades: 8 - 10
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Reading and Literacy eBooks

Reading First
from Creative Teaching Press
CTP2259 (Early Childhood, Primary)
Unlock the Secrets to Reading Success with Research-Based Strategies. Reading First is a comprehensive, all-in-one resource for understanding and implementing the five key areas of reading instruction – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. As outlined in the K-3 Put Reading First Initiative of the No Child Left Behind Act, these research-based strategies are essential for effective reading instruction. With plenty of ready-to-go activities and time-saving reproducibles, the single resource puts it all together so you can, with confidence, take up the challenge of helping all children become successful readers.
Grades: K - 3

Literacy Centers
from Creative Teaching Press
CTP3344 (Intermediate)
What Your Other Kids Do During Guided-Reading Groups. This book shows you how to build students' skills through independent work, foster creativity with imaginative activities, integrate reading and writing in all content reas, and reach all students with a variety of learning modalities. Listed resources, such as educational Web sites, are included along with reproducibles to minimize preparation and planning time.
Grades: 3 - 5
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eBooks for March

Daily Discoveries for March: Thematic Learning Activities for Every Day
from Teaching and Learning Company
TLC10468 (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School)
Another creative book in the Daily Discoveries series filled with special days to celebrate in the classroom throughout the month of March. Celebrations include: Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Kite Day, U.S. Postal Day, Bubblicious Day, Give Me Liberty Day and many more. Also included are familiar special days such as St. Patrick's Day and the first day of spring. Use the activities in your regular curriculum: language arts, social studies, writing, math, science and health, music and drama, physical fitness, art, etc. to make every subject fun and meaningful. Also included are reproducible patterns for writing assignments and art projects, lists of correlated books and bulletin board ideas.
Grades: K - 6

March - I'm Done! What's Next? Activities
from Practice & LearnRight Publications
PLR1003 (Primary, Intermediate)
This 32 page book contains 16 pages of full color activity cards (4 per page for a total of 64 activities) involving a wide variety of skills and monthly activities. Plus 16 pages of teacher ideas, activity sheets and art patterns.
Grades: K - 5

March Daily Journal Writing Prompts
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR3132 (Primary)
Give young writers plenty of practice with Daily Journal Writing Prompts. These valuable resources include ready-to-use journal starters, along with special holiday topics for each month. Word banks are provided to help introduce seasonal vocabulary, and topical prompts give students plenty of writing practice throughout the month.
Grades: K - 2

Daily Comprehension: March
from Remedia Publications
REM1108 (Intermediate, Middle School, High School)
A lesson a day for the entire school year! Each 60-page book offers a different non-fiction story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest low-vocabulary stories are followed by hands-on activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills. Best of all, you will never run out of usable activites again! High-interest format.
Grades: 5 - 12
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Graphic Organizers

Content Area Lessons Using Graphic Organizers, Grade 1
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8091 (Primary)
Standards-based lessons are accompanied by graphic organizers to help students understand how concepts relate to one another. The lessons cover a variety of topics in math, science, history, geography, reading and writing. Accompanying files (in a Zip package) give teachers the options of printing the 23 different graphic organizers as transparencies or as student worksheets. 96 pp.
Grades: 1

Content Area Lessons Using Graphic Organizers, Grade 2
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8092 (Primary)
Standards-based lessons are accompanied by graphic organizers to help students understand how concepts relate to one another. The lessons cover a variety of topics in math, science, history, geography, reading and writing. Accompanying files (in a Zip package) give teachers the options of printing the 23 different graphic organizers as transparencies or as student worksheets. 96 pp.
Grades: 2

Content Area Lessons Using Graphic Organizers, Grade 3
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8093 (Primary, Intermediate)
Standards-based lessons are accompanied by graphic organizers to help students understand how concepts relate to one another. The lessons cover a variety of topics in math, science, history, geography, reading and writing. Accompanying files (in a Zip package) give teachers the options of printing the 23 different graphic organizers as transparencies or as student worksheets. 96 pp.
Grades: 3

Content Area Lessons Using Graphic Organizers, Grade 4
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8094 (Intermediate)
Standards-based lessons are accompanied by graphic organizers to help students understand how concepts relate to one another. The lessons cover a variety of topics in math, science, history, geography, reading and writing. Accompanying files (in a Zip package) give teachers the options of printing the 23 different graphic organizers as transparencies or as student worksheets. 96 pp.
Grades: 4

Content Area Lessons Using Graphic Organizers, Grade 5
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8095 (Intermediate, Middle School)
Standards-based lessons are accompanied by graphic organizers to help students understand how concepts relate to one another. The lessons cover a variety of topics in math, science, history, geography, reading and writing. Accompanying files (in a Zip package) give teachers the options of printing the 23 different graphic organizers as transparencies or as student worksheets. 96 pp.
Grades: 5

Content Area Lessons Using Graphic Organizers, Grade 6
from Teacher Created Resources
TCR8096 (Middle School)
Standards-based lessons are accompanied by graphic organizers to help students understand how concepts relate to one another. The lessons cover a variety of topics in math, science, history, geography, reading and writing. Accompanying files (in a Zip package) give teachers the options of printing the 23 different graphic organizers as transparencies or as student worksheets. 96 pp.
Grades: 6

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