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Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library

Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme

An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.

 

Picture Book Power: Connecting Children's Literature and Mathematics

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Picture Book Power: Connecting Children's Literature and Mathematics

Use children's literature to provide a meaningful context for learning in mathematics.

 

Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms

Amy Benjamin challenges the idea of “skill and drill” grammar instruction, and Tom Oliva provides a teacher’s journal chronicling how the concepts in this book can work in a real classroom.

 

Gendered Fictions

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Gendered Fictions

Gendered Fictions helps students explore how fiction and nonfiction texts construct gender by encouraging readers to take up "gendered" reading positions that support or challenge particular versions of masculinity and femininity.

 

Grammar for Teachers: Perspectives and Definitions

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Grammar for Teachers: Perspectives and Definitions

Weaver examines the connection between a teacher's knowledge of grammar and students' growth in language skills as she provides specific examples of how teachers can put their knowledge of grammar to use without intimidating or overwhelming students.