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RESOURCE BOOKS / Literacy & Language

Kaplan's large collection of over 200 materials dedicated to literacy and language will help students develop their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Materials include resource books, posters, bookmarks, workbooks, CDs, activity kits, and more.

  • Connecting Right from the Start - Paperback
    Connecting Right from the Start - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 72387
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    Connecting with dual language learners (DLLs) is a growing reality among early childhood educators, who need to learn practical, proven strategies to reach these students. Grounded in research and strengthened by the author's personal experience as a student learning English, Connecting Right from the Start helps teachers understand the culturally and linguistically diverse children in their classroom, as well as those with disabilities. Some of the skills teachers will learn: ways to make DLLs… More »
  • Many Languages, One Classroom - Paperback
    Many Languages, One Classroom - Paperback
    $12.95
    • Item Number: 17244
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    Many Languages, One Classroom applies the latest information about best practices to all aspects of a preschool program. Designed to fit any preschool curriculum, this book addresses state standards and benchmarks of standard quality programming. Organized by interest areas and times of the day, you'll find everything you need to help English language learners during dramatic play, outdoor play, reading, science, blocks, and circle time. Each chapter is broken down into several sections: the environment,… More »
  • The Complete Book of Rhymes, Poems, Songs, Fingerplays & Chants
    The Complete Book of Rhymes, Poems, Songs, Fingerplays & Chants
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 46309
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    Give children a variety of ways to fall in love with rhythm, rhyme, repetition and structural sequence - important building blocks for future readers. Over 700 selections. 507 pgs.
  • So Much More than the ABCs
    So Much More than the ABCs
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 29078
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    This book addresses the features of emergent literacy and the strategies that teachers can use to help infants and toddlers begin to acquire these skills. 224 pages.
  • Toddler Activity Books
    Toddler Activity Books
    $19.95 - $56.95
    • Item Number: 60962P
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    Any teacher who wants to add literacy and music into their daily schedules with ease will love these books with over 750 activities. Related activities span the curriculum to other areas including math, art, and gross motor. Available separately or in a set of three.
  • Story Stretchers (Infants, Toddlers & Twos)
    Story Stretchers (Infants, Toddlers & Twos)
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 80888
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    It's never too early to read to a child, especially when you have Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s! The youngest children love the repetition of words and experiences that stories provide. Contains a resource of activities for 80 popular age-appropriate children's books and 240 ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the stories in new ways to enhance the learning process. (Books are not included). Children reap amazing benefits from being exposed to reading at an early age, and Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s makes reading… More »
  • The Daily Five, 2nd Edition - Paperback
    The Daily Five, 2nd Edition - Paperback
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 53428
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    This book gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain the Daily 5, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. By following this simple and proven structure, teachers can move from a harried classroom toward one that hums with productive and engaged learners. Teachers and schools implementing the Daily 5 will do the following: spend less time on classroom management and more… More »
  • Playful Writing - Paperback
    Playful Writing - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 27686
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    Adults and children write to communicate ideas, to share information, and to record events. 'Playful Writing' builds on the cyclical nature of learning with open-ended play ideas that will inspire children to write. From the first marks of the youngest writers to ready writers who use their expanding vocabularies to express increasingly complex ideas, this book offers teachers, caregivers, and parents of children ages three to eight, 150 ideas for inspiring and scaffolding children's writing explorations.… More »
  • The Preschool Photo Activity Library
    The Preschool Photo Activity Library
    $49.95
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 86671
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    Develop language and pre-literacy skills with preschool children using these beautiful four-color photo cards and accompanying activities. The Preschool Photo Activity Library is organized into seven theme areas, which include Things Kids Do, Colors, Shapes, Animals, Birds, Bugs & Other Things that Crawl, and Fruits & Vegetables. Each of the 64 cards has a photograph that sparks children's natural curiosity. The back of each photo card features a vocabulary list, suggested activities to… More »
  • Literacy for All Young Learners - Paperback
    Literacy for All Young Learners - Paperback
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 72302
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    In Literacy for All Young Learners, Mary Jalongo, PhD, offers 65 strategies to support literacy learning with children from preschool through the third grade. With specific suggestions for ELL students, Jalongo includes recommendations for hundreds of great children's books, websites, and apps to make teaching easier. Each strategy is designed to be simple to use with all of the children in your classroom-from the not-yet-readers to the fluent readers-and each strategy is tied to the Common Core… More »
  • Art Across the Alphabet
    Art Across the Alphabet
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 47923
    • In Stock
    Create readers while creating art! Contains activities that reinforce letter recognition and pre-reading skills. 160 pages.
  • Step Up to Math - Grades 3-5
    Step Up to Math - Grades 3-5
    $19.99
    $15.00
    • Item Number: 91564
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    Grades 3 - 5. Reproducible activities cover core math skills at three ability levels: basic, intermediate, and challenging. Topics include numeration, computation, geometry, measurement, and graphs. Motivate students by offering multiple approaches to content, instruction, and assessment. Supports NCTM standards.
  • Literacy Play
    Literacy Play
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 61276
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    Children decide everyday to pretend to have a tea party, be a firefighter, open a pet store - all of these are opportunities to increase pre-reading skills. Literacy Play is packed with over 185 dramatic play activities that teach important pre-reading skills while bringing children's imaginations to life. Paperback 320 pages.
  • The Bilingual Book Of Rhymes, Songs, Stories And Fingerplays
    The Bilingual Book Of Rhymes, Songs, Stories And Fingerplays
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 60344
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    Over 450 rhymes, songs, stories, and fingerplays with Spanish and English on each page to help build vocabulary and language skills. Organized by theme. 384 pages.
  • Young Children and Picture Books (2nd Edition)
    Young Children and Picture Books (2nd Edition)
    $17.95
    $15.00
    • Item Number: 29081
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    This book helps teachers recognize quality in children's literature and illustration. With over 400 different picture books for young children mentioned, you'll be able to introduce children to quality picture books and how to use picture books to the best advantage. Written by Mary Renck Jalongo 192 pages.
  • English for Child Care
    English for Child Care
    $30.00
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 28248
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    "English for Child Care" encompasses language skills for parents and providers. The comprehensive text is designed to meet the language requirements of adults who care for children. This book provides practice for high-beginning to low-intermediate language learners in reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. The textbook can be used as the core resource in a language development class for child caregivers and parents. Includes a CD.
  • 10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
    10 Languages You'll Need Most in the Classroom
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 18139
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    This handy reference guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean - offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families. Includes information about the culture of the family's country of origin; guides to common words and phrases; picture dictionaries that can be reproduced for use with students; sample parent letters with English and native… More »
  • Prop Box Play
    Prop Box Play
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 10804
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    With this book, you can think inside the (prop) box! Encourage more dramatic play with "Prop Box Play". Prop boxes contain dramatic play props that offer children the freedom to express themselves and to exercise their imaginations. Props that inspire children to play different roles (examples: archeologist, veterinarian, undersea explorer) help them interact with each other, cultivating important social skills. With 50 themes that inspire hours of dramatic play and creativity, lists of… More »
  • All About Words
    All About Words
    $25.95
    • Item Number: 29106
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    A practical guide designed to help early childhood teachers take advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the Common Core State Standards. Each chapter includes ideas to support home-school connections. 196 pages.
  • The Read Aloud Handbook - Paperback
    The Read Aloud Handbook - Paperback
    $17.95
    $10.00
    • Item Number: 28651
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    Millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers. This updated edition discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including… More »
  • Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3! - Paperback
    Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3! - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 27920
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    Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research-based tips and developmental overviews, "Raising a Talker" helps parents and caregivers naturally transform play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in everyday play create nurturing environments where communication and discovery can flourish. These skills build the foundation for better communication, both now and later, and set the stage for success in school and beyond. This practical… More »
  • Homework Assistance & Out-of-School Time: Filling the Need and Finding the Balance and Literacy
    Homework Assistance & Out-of-School Time: Filling the Need and Finding the Balance and Literacy
    $14.95
    $5.00
    • Item Number: 26771
    • In Stock
    This publication is actually two books on two hot topics. The homework publication covers issues such as research on homework, the variety of program approaches and methods of training staff members for successful homework assistance. The literacy book assists after-school providers in introducing and integrating literacy into their program. Issues covered include children with learning disabilities and those whose first language is not English. Paperback. 96 pages.
  • More Story Stretchers
    More Story Stretchers
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 17919
    • In Stock
    More Story Stretchers: More Activities to Expand Children's Favorite Books
  • Story Dictation
    Story Dictation
    $24.95
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 16875
    • In Stock
    3 years & up. Builds literacy, sequential storytelling, and abstract thinking abilities, while helping fulfill early learning standards. This book will identify basics of story dictation, including when and how to do it; how to use it to assess and document language and social development; and the most common subjects of children's stories and what they may represent. 144 pages.

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