Grades 1 - 6. The use of primary sources in today's classroom represents a key shift in literary instruction and brings history alive for students. This book series is full of opportunities for inquiry-based learning as students explore primary source documents that provide eyewitness evidence of authentic events. The pages are filled with photos of actual people and events, posters that once hung on storefronts, paintings that interpret history, and ads or articles taken from newspaper in circulation… More »
With on-the-go games that are perfect for busy lifestyles, this book is filled with fun and easy literacy games for children to play any time, anywhere. These games introduce the world of letters and reading, while building skills all children need for a lifetime of learning. Paperback.
This full-color illustrated poster addresses parents' and teachers' concerns about children's reading readiness and progress. Includes milestones and warning signs indicating that children might be at risk for reading challenges from birth through age six. By tracking children with this simple map, parents can be sure their children are keeping up with their peers, and intercede if they begin to notice warning signs. Available in English and Spanish. Set of 20 maps.
Contains over 600 activities written by teachers illustrating new ways to use everyday items to create fresh exciting projects. Also includes management techniques and helpful tips for working with 4 year olds. 624 pages
Includes a nursing pillow and a soft, lightweight nursing scarf to use as a cover if mother wishes. A bottle warmer/cooler for those who want to pump or keep milk on hand. A book for mom to read to baby and two informational books as well as a poster for mom. The nurrsing scarf and pillow may vary by color and design style.
With the 100 activities included in this resource, teachers can easily incorporate learning about animals into any curriculum. Each activity features learning objectives, vocabulary, related children's books, materials, preparation (if necessary), directions, and an assessment component.
A unique teaching resource perfect for large groups of children. Playful learning approach and unique educational content teaches children key literacy skills. The 100 plans follow a literacy scope and sequence so teachers can help children develop and practice the literacy skills they need to be successful readers. Each chapter focuses on a familiar early childhood topic, such as friends, feelings, colors, and houses and homes. Paperback. 224 pages.
PreK. This newly revised three-part observation record toolkit assesses environmental factors in early literacy and language development and helps administrators, principals, supervisors, program directors, and teachers gather important information needed for improving classroom quality, building appropriate literacy programs, and assisting in teacher development. The ELLCO is valid and reliable and is a perfect tool for Reading First and other literacy grants. With this new edition of the assessment… More »
Whether at home, in care environments, or at school, using digital tablets with interactive apps can open children's minds to their own capabilities and worlds of fun! This valuable guide offers educators and families expert advice on making smart choices about technology with young children. "Buckleitner's Guide to Using Tablets with Young Children" simplifies the shopping process, describes which apps are age appropriate, clarifies how to find educational apps on particular subjects,… More »
Introduce children to basic literacy concepts and build the foundations for a lifetime love of reading with more than 150 activities. Features theme connections, vocabulary, materials and preparation, and extension ideas. Each chapter focuses on one component of literacy so teachers can use a targeted approach to help children learn essential literacy skills. The activities are easy and fun, and they are appropriate for small groups or for children who need one-on-one attention. Paperback. 232 pages.