March 30 2009 Specials


April Activities


Our April activity book has been prepared to help teachers of lower elementary grades present good nutrition. Sound nutrition, as well as beneficial health habits such as sufficient rest and adequate exercise are encouraged. Upon completion of this unit, each child should be able to identify the five food groups, and plan simple nutritional meals. The study of different foods also presents children with the opportunity for language experiences in classifying. Also included are holiday stories about April Fool's Day and Easter.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing Product ID: EMP3356 Grade(s): K - 3 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781429109000

Easter Fun!


Help children observe the Lenten season through expressive art and craft activities, fun recipes, and an assortment of engaging puzzles. The meaningful activities will delight young believers and prepare their hearts for Resurrection Sunday.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD204005EB Grade(s): 1 - 3 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781604183269

April - I'm Done! What's Next? Activities


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.
Publisher: Practice & LearnRight Publications Product ID: PLR1004 Grade(s): K - 5 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate

Happy Easter, Gus!


Read-it! Readers: Gus the Hedgehog Doug Cushman's adorable illustrations of Gus the Hedgehog and his animal friends bring these fun adventures to life. Readers can follow Gus through different holidays, celebrations, and sticky situations!
Publisher: Picture Window Books Product ID: PWB9781404834163 Grade(s): K - 3 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781404834163

Vocabulary Toolkit


Vocabulary Toolkit provides a comprehensive vocabulary program that integrates Greek and Latin prefix, root, and suffix instruction with context-clues and spelling practice. Includes vocabulary flashcards, spelling-vocabulary worksheets, direct instruction set up for the overhead projector, LCD projector, Elmo®, or SMART Board™ games, and more. Get an entire year's worth of vocabulary instruction and practice to help improve reading comprehension and writing ability. The comprehensive Teaching Spelling and Vocabulary curriculum, includes the resources in Vocabulary Toolkit, but also integrates a complete, differentiated instruction spelling program from sound-spelling patterns to advanced conventional spelling rules. This teacher resource also provides complete diagnostic assessments, games, spelling rules, syllable transformers, and spelling tests for a full year of quality, differentiated instruction. A great resource for standardized test prep!
Publisher: Pennington Publishing Product ID: PEN0013 Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9780578017761

Weather Projects for Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas


From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the text instructions for building weather-measuring tools - barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometers - allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. More than 40 weather projects are included, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle, calculating dew point, and reading a weather map. Most of the experiments also include ideas for expanding them into full-fledged science fair projects. Weather-related environmental issues are also addressed, such as global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain, as well as profiles of scientists working in the field of meteorology.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press Product ID: CRP9781556529566 Grade(s): 3 - 6 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781556529566 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781556526299

Coordinate Graphing


Add intrigue to math lessons that cover equations, fractions, percents, geometry, probability, and more! In each of 59 activities, students solve problems to find specific points to plot on graph paper. As they come up with the correct answers, they create pictures ranging from a dragonfly to a gas pump!
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources Product ID: TCR2115 Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781420621150

A Journey into Steinbeck's California


This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will appreciate the information in this guide - literary pilgrims will learn more about the state featured so prominently in Steinbeck's work, tourists can visit the same buildings that he lived in and wrote about, and historians will appreciate the engrossing perspective on daily life in early 20th-century California. Offering an entirely new perspective on Steinbeck and the people and places that he brought to life in his writing, readers will find delight in this depiction of the symbiotic relationship between an author and his favorite places.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press Product ID: RFP9780976670629 Grade(s): Staff Level(s): Staff Room ISBN: 9780982341001 ISBN (Physical Book): 9780976670629

March 28 2009New Books


Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 1 (Enhanced eBook)


Help your Grade 1 students develop the important grammar and punctuation skills they need to be successful writers. Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 1 provides direct instruction and practice on 25 Grade-level rules. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Product ID: EMC2711I Grade(s): 1 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781608236183

Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 2 (Enhanced eBook)


Help your Grade 2 students develop the important grammar and punctuation skills they need to be successful writers. Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 2 provides direct instruction and practice on 25 Grade-level rules. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Product ID: EMC2712I Grade(s): 2 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781608236190 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781557998460

Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 3 (Enhanced eBook)


Help your Grade 3 students develop the important grammar and punctuation skills they need to be successful writers. Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 3 provides direct instruction and practice on 25 Grade-level rules. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Product ID: EMC2713I Grade(s): 3 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate ISBN: 9781608236206 ISBN (Physical Book): 978155799847

Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 4 (Enhanced eBook)


Help your Grade 4 students develop the important grammar and punctuation skills they need to be successful writers. Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 4 provides direct instruction and practice on 25 Grade-level rules. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Product ID: EMC2714I Grade(s): 4 Level(s): Intermediate ISBN: 9781608236213 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781557998484

Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 5 (Enhanced eBook)


Help your Grade 5 students develop the important grammar and punctuation skills they need to be successful writers. Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 5 provides direct instruction and practice on 25 Grade-level rules. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Product ID: EMC2715I Grade(s): 5 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781608236220 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781557998491

Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 6+ (Enhanced eBook)


Help your Grade 6 students develop the important grammar and punctuation skills they need to be successful writers. Grammar & Punctuation, Grade 6 provides direct instruction and practice on 25 Grade-level rules. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Product ID: EMC2716I Grade(s): 6 Level(s): Middle School ISBN: 9781608236237 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781557998507

March 28 2009 Specials


Using Google Tools in the Classroom


Find out what the Google search engine can do for you as an educator. Over two dozen specific Google applications are identified, described in terms of usefulness to teachers and students, and accompanied by standards-based lessons.
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Product ID: TCR2222 Grade(s): 5 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781420622225

Seasonal Math Activities - Spring


This is the third book in the Seasonal Math Activities series to help teachers make math more interesting and even fun for their students. The hands-on activities help students learn and review important math concepts such as: measurement, addition and subtraction, estimation, skip counting, ordinal numbers and much more. Activity ideas include categorizing and counting jelly beans, counting flower petals, predicting and tracking weather, and lots of holiday fun. Several activities are based on popular children's literature. Each activity has a list of materials needed and clear, concise directions. Also provided are the skills students will learn or practice as they do the activity. Every creative idea in this book will change your students' attitude toward math from ho-hum to oh-boy!
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
Product ID: ETLC10475 Grade(s): 1 - 3 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781429113038

Reading Comprehension Skills 3 (Enhanced eBook)


Every book in the Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies Series contains 125 plus reproducible pages - more than 125 activities - that combine solid reading comprehension skills reinforcement and enrichment with reading comprehension strategy instruction. Based on current educational standards, the series features ready-to-use resource pages filled with instructional tips and extended activity ideas plus a Scope and Sequence skills chart to track student progress. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Product ID: SDLSP0300I Grade(s): 3 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781599055800

Jumpstarters for Properties of Matter


Engage students in describing and comparing general properties of objects like size, shape, and temperature. Then, move on to specific types of matter that have characteristic properties, such as density and the melting point. And lastly, have students focus on the notions of elements and compounds. Each reproducible page includes five exercises that can be used as whole worksheets for homework assignments and extra practice or cut apart for daily warm-up activities. Supports NSE standards.
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
Product ID: MTM404107EB Grade(s): 4 - 9 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781580378352

Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet (Enhanced eBook)


The revised Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet is your ultimate resource for teaching letter names and sounds! Over 200 pages of engaging activities help students see, hear, say, and write the 26 letters of the alphabet. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Product ID: EMC2413I Grade(s): PK - 1 Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 9781596739949 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781596739420

Charlotte's Web


This teaching unit helps introduce fine literature to students with a wide range of reading abilities. Each teaching unit promotes oral and written language proficiency through discussion questions and writing assignments that develop comprehension, application, synthesis, and evaluation skills. Reproducible pages contain classroom-tested activities that reinforce thinking skills while introducing the concept of analysis through class discussion. Extensive background information is provided for the teacher; students are presented with the elements of fiction, including setting, characterization, plot, point of view, and theme.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing
Product ID: EMP3185 Grade(s): 3 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate ISBN: 9781429108744

A Journey into Ireland's Literary Revival


A great tide of literary invention swept through Ireland between the 1890s and the 1920s. This engrossing, illuminating, and beautifully illustrated guidebook explores the personal and professional histories of writers such as W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge, and Sean O'Casey and examines their relationships with the people, culture, and landscapes of Ireland. From Galway and the Aran Islands, to County Mayo and County Sligo, and from Dublin to Wicklow, this guide to the places that inspired Irish Literary Revival showcases the locations where many of Ireland's finest writers shaped an enduring vision of the country.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
Product ID: RFP9780976670674 Grade(s): Staff Level(s): Staff Room ISBN: 9780982341049 ISBN (Physical Book): 9780976670674

March 22 2009 New Books


The Essay Writing Kit - Interactive, One Classroom Version


Give your students the essay writing helper they need! The Essay Writing Kit is a unique interactive tool designed to help organize and make all common essay planning and writing tasks simpler and far less frustrating. The easy to read, uncluttered pages and interactive forms allow students to plan, type, and cut and paste researched information directly onto the actual document pages. Your students will be able to handle and organize essay information in a way that is painless, quick and easy. The Essay Writing Kit is a helpful student resource that guides them, shows them what to do, and teaches them the writing process. The result will be success, and good marks! This version is interactive and can installed on multiple computers in one classroom only. The pages are also printable. (To save the entered information you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.)
Publisher: TimesaversForTeachers.com Product ID: TST0015 Grade(s): 6 - 12 Level(s): Middle School, High School ISBN: 9780968970249

The Essay Writing Kit - Interactive, One Computer Version


Give your students the essay writing helper they need! The Essay Writing Kit is a unique interactive tool designed to help organize and make all common essay planning and writing tasks simpler and far less frustrating. The easy to read, uncluttered pages and interactive forms allow students to plan, type, and cut and paste researched information directly onto the actual document pages. Your students will be able to handle and organize essay information in a way that is painless, quick and easy. The Essay Writing Kit is a helpful student resource that guides them, shows them what to do, and teaches them the writing process. The result will be success, and good marks! This version is interactive and is to be installed on one computer only. The pages are also printable. (To save the entered information you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.)
Publisher: TimesaversForTeachers.com Product ID: TST0014 Grade(s): 6 - 12 Level(s): Middle School, High School ISBN: 9780968970249

The Essay Writing Kit - Printable Version


Give your students the essay writing helper they need! The Essay Writing Kit is a unique tool designed to help organize and make all common essay planning and writing tasks simpler and far less frustrating. The easy to read, uncluttered pages and forms allow students to plan, type, and cut and paste researched information directly onto the actual document pages. Your students will be able to handle and organize essay information in a way that is painless, quick and easy. The Essay Writing Kit is a helpful student resource that guides them, shows them what to do, and teaches them the writing process. The result will be success, and good marks!
Publisher: TimesaversForTeachers.com Product ID: TST0013 Grade(s): 6 - 12 Level(s): Middle School, High School ISBN: 9780968970249

March 18 2009 New Books


Teaching Essay Strategies


Teaching Essay Strategies provides 4th-12th grade teachers with 42 sequenced writing strategy worksheets to individualize essay writing strategies instruction. Students move from simple three-word paragraphs to complex multi-paragraph essays. Additional remedial worksheets, writing fluency and skill lessons, posters, and editing resources allow the teacher to differentiate instruction with no additional prep. Whole-class sentence revision activities highlight this user-friendly curriculum.
Publisher: Pennington Publishing Product ID: PEN0001 Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781424310654

Teaching Grammar and Mechanics


Teaching Grammar and Mechanics provides whole-class diagnostic grammar and mechanics assessments, enabling 4th-12th grade teachers to differentiate instruction with 72 targeted worksheets. The book has a full year of 15-minute sentence lifting lessons with standards-based mechanics, spelling, and grammar skills that teach all the conventions needed for successful writing. Quick teacher prompts for the grammatically-challenged and a no-teacher-prep design highlight this user-friendly curriculum.
Publisher: Pennington Publishing Product ID: PEN0002 Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781424310630

Teaching Spelling and Vocabulary


Teaching Spelling and Vocabulary provides a whole-class diagnostic spelling assessment, enabling 4th-12th grade teachers to differentiate instruction with 67 spelling-vocabulary worksheets. Spelling word lists/tests, spelling rules with memorable raps and songs, Greek and Latin affixes/roots, syllable practice, and spelling-vocabulary games highlight this user-friendly curriculum.
Publisher: Pennington Publishing Product ID: PEN0003 Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781424310647

Teaching Reading Strategies


Teaching Reading Strategies provides eight whole-class diagnostic reading assessments (multiple choice) and all of the teaching resources needed to help reading intervention teachers differentiate instruction for students ages 8-Adult. Blending and syllabication activities, phonemic awareness and phonics workshops, comprehension worksheets, and multi-level expository fluency passages highlight this user-friendly curriculum. Get 390 flashcards, posters, games, and more! This curriculum provides everything the busy intervention teacher needs to teach a comprehensive remedial reading program in a no-prep design.
Publisher: Pennington Publishing Product ID: PEN0004 Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781607026464

The Making of a Hitter: A Proven and Practical Step-by-Step Baseball Guide


Offering tips for every level of player, from little league to the major leagues, this guide not only shows players how to hit but also shows parents and coaches how to teach hitting. Presenting techniques drawn from the author's years of experience as a coach and a Major League baseball player, the manual provides an in-depth description of the drills, habits, and lessons critical to a successful future. In addition to providing highly detailed instruction on the fundamentals, the guide reveals how to develop a good mental approach and confidence in every hitter.
Publisher: Second Base Publishing Product ID: SBP9780979356254 Grade(s): 9 - 12,

Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz with 21 Activities


Celebrating one of the most influential figures in jazz, this comprehensive biography incorporates the legendary Duke Ellington's talents into engaging activities for children. Exploring Ellington's life and career, this activity guide includes information on additional topics such as the Harlem Renaissance, the musical evolution of jazz, and how technology has changed over the years - from piano rolls and record albums to CDs, television, and portable music devices. A time line, glossary, selected bibliography, and extensive resources - including Ellington's greatest recordings, related websites, and recommendations for further study - are also included.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press Product ID: CRP9781569762424 Grade(s): 4 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781569762424 ISBN (Physical Book): 978155652724

Harry Houdini for Kids: His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions


From his impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this fascinating biography presents a memorable portrait of magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. Guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks are also provided. Touching on his time as an actor, an aviator, and possibly even a spy for the U.S. government, this thoroughly entertaining biography also features a time line, curriculum links for educators, and books and websites for further exploration.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press Product ID: CRP9781569762202 Grade(s): 4 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781569762202 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781556527821

My Alphabet and Number Pictures


My Alphabet and Number Pictures is a set of alphabet printables that children can use to make their own printable abc book! There are pages for writing each letter, and pages with prompts for making original pictures to go with each letter. There are also pages for writing numbers one to ten, and for drawing pictures to go with them.
Publisher: Gentle Shepherd Product ID: GEN0001 Grade(s): K - 2 Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary

Type Write


Type Write is a beginning typing program. The home row (middle row of keys) is introduced first, then other letters are introduced one or two at a time, while continually practicing the letters already learned. There are three components used in Type Write: practicing letter combinations, practicing words, and practicing sentences. The sentences are generally in the form of a short story. For example, the sentences for letter "u" tell about a car: "The car's trunk clunks shut. The car's key turns. The car's engine runs. The car puffs fumes and charges ahead in the blinding dust." The use of meaningless nonsense syllables is kept to a bare minimum in this course; the emphasis is on typing actual words, and using them to make sentences that make sense. Instructions and an assignment syllabus are included in this eBook.
Publisher: Gentle Shepherd Product ID: GEN0002 Grade(s): 4 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School

March 17 2009 New Books


More Great Books from Poster Pals


l'alimentation


15 reproducible activities/15 activités reproductibles - les noms des fruits, des légumes, des viandes, des boissons, des produits laitiers et les verbes manger, fondre, battre, ajouter et frire.
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK4 Grade(s): 4 - 10 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School

les verbes


18 reproducible activities/18 activités reproductibles - 18 activities for individual and co-op use. Focus on present and past tenses./18 activités pour usage individuel et en groupe. Concentration sur les temps présent et passé.
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK5 Grade(s): 4 - 10 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School

l'évaluation


Reproducible Masters/Matrices reproductibles - 11 evaluation tools in both French and English. Includes teacher and self-evaluation. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, work habits./11 outils d'évaluation en franais et en anglais. Comprend l'évaluation par l'enseignant(e) et l'évaluation personnelle. L'écoute, le parler, la lecture, l'écrit, les habiletés de travail.
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK6 Grade(s): 1 - 10 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School

les moyens de transport


15 reproducible activities/15 activités reproductibles - les noms des moyens de transport et 15 verbes (ex. aller, atterrir, conduire, prendre, rouler, piloter, traverser, voyager).
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK7 Grade(s): 4 - 10 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School

les animaux de compagnie


15 reproducible activities/15 activités reproductibles - les noms des animaux de compagnie, d'autres noms et 15 verbes (ex. miauler, japper, siffler, ramper, nager, voler).
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK8 Grade(s): 3 - 7 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School

No‘l


15 reproducible activities/15 activités reproductibles - des noms associés au temps des fêtes, les adjectifs (rouge, blanc, vert, beau, joli et bon) et 9 verbes (ex. donner, recevoir, préparer, manger, chanter, briller).
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK9 Grade(s): 4 - 10 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School

mon école


15 reproducible activities/15 activités reproductibles - les noms des objets de la salle de classe et de l'école, les couleurs et 15 verbes (ex. lire, parler, écouter, écrire, copier).
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK10 Grade(s): 1 - 6 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School

la communauté


15 reproducible activities/15 activités reproductibles - les noms des endroits dans une communauté, 16 verbes (ex. habiter, manger, assister, participer, aller).
Publisher: Poster Pals Product ID: PPSTK11 Grade(s): 3 - 8 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School

More Great Books from Poster Pals

March 17 2009 Specials


Clues to Comprehension, Grades 5-6 (Enhanced eBook)


Help your Grade 5 and 6 students develop important critical-thinking and language arts skills with Clues to Comprehension, Grades 5Ð6. The 40 fun, mystery-solving riddles and lessons use downloadable interactive charts and reproducible practice pages to help students develop important skills. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Product ID: EMC2722I Grade(s): 5 - 6 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781608236268 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781557998644

Discover! Solids, Liquids & Gases


Put your students on the path to scientific discovery! These blackline reproducible books are filled with puzzles, open-ended activities, and experiments. Students develop problem-solving skills by using the worksheets to plan, hypothesize, predict, experiment, test, and analyze result.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing
Product ID: EMP3413 Grade(s): 4 - 6 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781429109307

Discovering Ecology


Develop environmental awareness and profile the different biomes of our planet while focusing on current topics of the day. Topics include: alternative fuels; pollution; acid rain; the greenhouse effect; the ozone layer; and the effect we have on the environment. Includes maps and diagrams, vocabulary words, unit projects, exercises, illustrations, and everything you will need to teach an Ecology unit or supplement your science curriculum. Supports National Science standards.
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
Product ID: MTM404077EB Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781580377195

My Favorite Writer - J. K. Rowling


My Favorite Writer is a biography series that profiles and celebrates significant children's authors. Each book explores the life of a well-known children's writer and provides an overview of his or her most popular books. Additional facts are provided through a timeline, awards, and fan information. Photographs and Inspired to Write features will motivate young, aspiring writers. Creative writing tips and instruction on how to write a biography report will improve the reader's writing skills.
Publisher: Weigl Publishing Inc.
Product ID: WPI9781605963884 Grade(s): 4 - 6 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781605963884

Nursery Rhymes: Puppets, Patterns & Props


Full-color characters and scenes can be used to create puppets, character necklaces/headbands, and dioramas. Opportunities for learning include comprehension, vocabulary, sequencing, critical thinking, listening, speaking, and fun! The book covers 10 popular rhymes: Hey, Diddle, Diddle; Humpty Dumpty; Little Bo Peep; Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Little Miss Muffet; Jack and Jill; Jack Be Nimble; One, Two, Buckle My Shoe; Little Boy Blue.
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Product ID: TCR2319 Grade(s): PK - 2 Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 9781420623192

Type Write


Type Write is a beginning typing program. The home row (middle row of keys) is introduced first, then other letters are introduced one or two at a time, while continually practicing the letters already learned. There are three components used in Type Write: practicing letter combinations, practicing words, and practicing sentences. The sentences are generally in the form of a short story. For example, the sentences for letter "u" tell about a car: "The car's trunk clunks shut. The car's key turns. The car's engine runs. The car puffs fumes and charges ahead in the blinding dust." The use of meaningless nonsense syllables is kept to a bare minimum in this course; the emphasis is on typing actual words, and using them to make sentences that make sense. Instructions and an assignment syllabus are included in this eBook.
Publisher: Gentle Shepherd
Product ID: GEN0002 Grade(s): 4 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School

Weather Projects for Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas


From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the text instructions for building weather-measuring tools - barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometers - allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. More than 40 weather projects are included, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle, calculating dew point, and reading a weather map. Most of the experiments also include ideas for expanding them into full-fledged science fair projects. Weather-related environmental issues are also addressed, such as global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain, as well as profiles of scientists working in the field of meteorology.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Product ID: CRP9781556529566 Grade(s): 3 - 6 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781556529566 ISBN (Physical Book): 9781556526299

March 13 2009 Specials


Amazing Animals - Penguins
Amazing Animals offers early readers a compelling look at the animal world. Every book explores the life span, habitat, and family life of an animal in the wild. Colorful and captivating, each volume reveals fascinating facts about the animal's development and behavior, delves into folklore, and touches on conservation efforts. Website links connect readers to relevant, child-friendly Internet content.
Publisher: Weigl Publishing Inc. Product ID: WPI9781605961934 Grade(s): 2 - 4 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate ISBN: 9781605961934

Creative Writing Gr 4-5
Milliken's Creative Writing books provide a variety of meaningful writing experiences. Activities are designed to allow each writer to draw upon his or her unique background of experiences to create poetry and prose. Ideas for sharing and extending writing across the curriculum are included. Writers are encouraged to use the steps of the writing process discussed the Guide to the Writing Process. A proofreading checklist and Holistic Writing Evaluation form are included.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing Product ID: EMP3440 Grade(s): 4 - 5 Level(s): Intermediate ISBN: 9781429109574

Just-Right Homework Activities for PreK-K (Enhanced eBook)
Reinforce young children's learning with 10-minute family homework activities that are age-appropriate and fun for both adults and children alike. Reproducible activity pages give families clear directions about how to engage their child, play a game or complete an activity, and extend their child's learning. Skill-building activities include going on a shapes search, echo clapping, reading the calendar, creating ABC collection boxes, taking picture walks, and more. This enhanced eBook gives 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 or rotate pages, and edit the contents of the file.
Publisher: Scholastic Product ID: SCH0545193834I Grade(s): K Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 9780545193849 ISBN (Physical Book): 9780439912259

Othello (Enhanced eBook)
This series features classic Shakespeare retold with graphic color illustrations. Educators using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 64 page book retains key phrases and quotations from the original play. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Product ID: SDLSA1532I Grade(s): 4 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781599054964

Rib-Ticklers Math (Grade 2)
No one said that math can't be a sidesplitting good time! Seventy activities with an amusing art style engage children in a way that no math supplement can through hilarious jokes, riddles, and comics. Even the most reluctant learners and those intimidated by numbers will approach everything from addition and subtraction to measurement and geometry with great enthusiasm. Perfect for individual, homework, or center assignments. Supports NCTM standards.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD104285EB Grade(s): 2 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781604187083

Seven Wonders of the World and More!
Explore the seven wonders of the ancient world, plus modern-day and natural wonders. Each is explained and examined in detail with information pertaining to the people who created it.
Publisher: Mark Twain Media Product ID: MTM1873EB Grade(s): 5 - 8 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781580378239

St. Patrick's Day
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.
Publisher: Compass Point Books Product ID: CPB9780756527617 Grade(s): 1 - 3 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9780756527617

St. Patrick's Day Activities
Children of all ages have fun preparing for holidays with creative activities and projects. For use at school, in clubs, and at home.
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources Product ID: TCR2068 Grade(s): PK - 6 Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate ISBN: 9781576900680

March 7 2009 New Books


Differentiated Spelling Practice (Grade 1)
Need a singular approach to improve readers of varying levels? This book has you covered! It's perfect for use with any spelling list and includes everything you need to help make all students proficient, grade-level spellers! Over 55 games and activities are just right for large or small groups and partnered or individual activities. Pages include reproducible patterns, contracts, and certificates, as well as customizable pre and post tests, all designed to differentiate spelling instruction and engage every student!
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD104279EB Grade(s): 1 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781604187052

Differentiated Spelling Practice (Grade 2)
Need a singular approach to improve readers of varying levels? This book has you covered! It's perfect for use with any spelling list and includes everything you need to help make all students proficient, grade-level spellers! Over 55 games and activities are just right for large or small groups and partnered or individual activities. Pages include reproducible patterns, contracts, and certificates, as well as customizable pre and post tests, all designed to differentiate spelling instruction and engage every student!
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD104280EB Grade(s): 2 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781604187069

Differentiated Spelling Practice (Grade 3)
Need a singular approach to improve readers of varying levels? This book has you covered! It's perfect for use with any spelling list and includes everything you need to help make all students proficient, grade-level spellers! Over 55 games and activities are just right for large or small groups and partnered or individual activities. Pages include reproducible patterns, contracts, and certificates, as well as customizable pre and post tests, all designed to differentiate spelling instruction and engage every student!
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD104281EB Grade(s): 3 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate ISBN: 9781604187168

Grammar (Grades 1-2)
Teach and reinforce essential grammar concepts. This book includes activities and a comprehensive review section for each major concept, reproducible and perforated skill practice pages, 96 cut-apart flash cards, and an answer key.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD104309EB Grade(s): 1 - 2 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781604187274

Grammar (Grades 3-4)
Teach and reinforce essential grammar concepts. This book includes activities and a comprehensive review section for each major concept, reproducible and perforated skill practice pages, 96 cut-apart flash cards, and an answer key.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD104310EB Grade(s): 3 - 4 Level(s): Primary, Intermediate ISBN: 9781604187281

Grammar (Grades 5-6)
Teach and reinforce essential grammar concepts. This book includes activities and a comprehensive review section for each major concept, reproducible and perforated skill practice pages, 96 cut-apart flash cards, and an answer key.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Product ID: CSD104311EB Grade(s): 5 - 6 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781604187298

March 4 2009 New Books


Encyclopaedia Britannica 2009 Book of the Year
The Britannica Book of the Year 2009 provides a valuable viewpoint on the people and events that shaped the year in 2008. In addition to keeping the Encyclopaedia Britannica updated, it serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever-changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world.
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Product ID: ECB9781593392321 Grade(s): 5 - 12 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781593398385

March 4 2009 Specials


Life in the Colonies
Provide challenging activities that enable students to explore history, geography, and social studies topics. Activities include word searches, fact or opinion, creative writing, and more. Answer keys, time lines, and suggested reading lists are included.
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
Product ID: MTM1396EB Grade(s): 4 - 7 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781580378222

Giant Book of Preschool (PK) Activities
It's everything the name implies and more! This colossal volume contains the best of the six books from the It's Time series and provides practice for all of the important skills and functions needed for development in early childhood. Hundreds of activities mean it's practically impossible to run out of practices for social, motor, memory, auditory, and other important skills. This book contains more than 500 activities for movement, rhyming, centers and circles, counting, and games. Supports NAEYC standards.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Product ID: CSD104302EB Grade(s): PK - K Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary ISBN: 9781604187205

Spelling (Enhanced eBook)
Active reading techniques for easier understanding and better retention. Analogies and special skills-focus strands reinforce lessons. Contexts include charts, graphs, maps, produce and medicine labels, how-to directions, employee handbooks, catalogs, credit cards, housing ads, and more. This dynamic worktext series was designed for students who still have trouble understanding what they read, writing a simple report, or finding the appropriate words to express themselves. For maximum efficiency, the easy to use worktext format combines the instructional core of a textbook with the built in response mode of a workbook. A systematic, incremental teaching method promotes progress by steadily building confidence. This enhanced eBook gives 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, and more.
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Product ID: SDLSP3547I Grade(s): 6 - 12 Level(s): Middle School, High School ISBN: 9781599056449

Career Math: Teacher Edition
Help students apply math knowledge with ready-to-use motivating activities that apply to the real world. Students will see how math is used in professions like meteorology, medicine, food preparation, zoology, and personal fitness.
Publisher: Good Year Books
Product ID: GYB9781596472181 Grade(s): 4 - 6 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781596472181

March Magic
Our March activity book has been prepared to help teachers of lower elementary grades in teaching a unit about the weather. Activities include an emphasis on observing the weather. A strong emphasis is placed on reading skills and comprehension. Creative writing is also encouraged with story starters and storybook characters. Holidays of the month are included as well as recipes that emphasize natural foods.
Publisher: Milliken Publishing
Product ID: EMP3355 Grade(s): K - 3 Level(s): Primary ISBN: 9781429108997

Exploring Planets - Earth
From brilliant blue to fiery red frontiers to robust rings and craggy craters, the Exploring Planets books from Weigl Publishers show how each of the nine planets in the solar system is unique and intriguing. Each volume explores a planet's orbit, life forms, name origin, physical description, and location in space.
Publisher: Weigl Publishing Inc.
Product ID: WPI9781590368305 Grade(s): 4 - 5 Level(s): Intermediate, Middle School ISBN: 9781590368305
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