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This We Believe: Educating Young Adolescents

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This We Believe - Nmsa; National Middle School Association Staff; Association for Middle Level Education Staff
Call Number: PROF 373.1102 NAT
ISBN: 9781560902324
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Association for Middle Level Education's (AMLE) landmark position paper which builds a strong case for basing all decisions about middle school education on the unique developmental needs of this age group. It describes the four essential attributes and 16 vital characteristics of successful schools.


The Common Core: Teaching Students in Grades 6-12 toMeet the Reading Standards

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The Common Core: Teaching Students in Grades 6-12 to Meet the Reading Standards - Maureen McLaughlin & Brenda J. Overturf
Call Number: PROF 428.0071 MCL
ISBN: 9780872077065
Publication Date: 2013.
Part One: How can teachers effectively use the standards, assessment & the common core, reshaping the curriculum to accommodate the common core and the teaching of reading; disciplinary literacy. Part Two: One chapter each on the CCR Reading Anchor Standards.

A must read for ALL Teachers, not just reading teachers.


To Be A Boy, To Be A Reader

To Be a Boy, to Be a Reader - William G. Brozo
Call Number: PROF 428.4071 BRO
ISBN: 9780872075085
Publication Date: 2010.
Subtitle: Engaging teen and preteen boys in active literacy. The second edition centers on finding entry points for boys who are otherwise disinterested in reading, then engaging them with books that contain positive male archetypes.


Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries

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Co-Teaching Reading Comprehension in Secondary School Libraries - Judi Moreillon
Call Number: PROF 375 MOR
ISBN: 9780838910887
Publication Date: 2011.
For all Teachers because we are ALL teachers of reading! Focuses on seven reading comprehension strategies: Activating or building background knowledge; Using sensory images; Questioning; Making predictions and drawing inferences; Determining main ideas; Using Fix-up options; and Synthesizing. With lesson plans, graphic organizers, and web extras.


Literacy and Learning Lessons from a Longtime Teacher

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Literacy and Learning Lessons from a Longtime Teacher - Regie Routman
Call Number: PROF 372.6 ROU
ISBN: 9780872074798
Publication Date: 2012.
A wise, practical, inspirational guidebook for K-12 educators. Contains 100 "lessons" for energizing your teaching and learning and raising achievement and enjoyment. A great read for all teachers!


Reading Better, Reading Smarter

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Reading Better, Reading Smarter - Deborah Appleman; Michael F. Graves
Call Number: PROF 428.4071 APP
ISBN: 9780325042404
Publication Date: 2011.
Addresses all areas of plannig and implementing Scaffolded Reading Experiences (SREs) and prepares teachers to create their own SREs to scaffold thier own students reading.


The Book Whisperer

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The Book Whisperer - Donalyn Miller; Jeff Anderson (Foreword by)
Call Number: PROF 372.6 MIL
ISBN: 0470372273
Publication Date: 2009-03-16
Will help teachers support students of all levels on their path to reading success.


Reading in the Wild

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Reading in the Wild - Donalyn Miller; Susan Kelley (As told to)
Call Number: PROF 372.4 Mil
ISBN: 047090030X
Publication Date: 2013-11-04
The Book Whisperer's keys to cultivating lifelong reading habits. Second book by Donalyn Miller.


National Education Technology Standards for Teachers

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ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, 2nd ed.
Call Number: PROF 371.33 NAT
ISBN: 9781564842435
Publication Date: 2008.
International Society for Technology in Education identifies skills and knowledge every teacher needs to succeed with technology infusion.


E-Book Common Core Graphic Organizers

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Common Coreraphic organizers for teaching K-12 students to meet the reading standards - Maureen McLaughlin
Call Number: E-book
ISBN: 9780872070219
Publication Date: 2013
These original graphic organizers have been designed to help students think through narrative and informational text. Created specifically to support students' achievement of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, the organizers are reproducible and designed to be a companion to McLaughlin and Overturf's K-5 and 6-12 Common Core books.


Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading

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Notice and Note - Kylene Beers; Robert E. Probst
Call Number: PROF 372.6 BEE
ISBN: 9780325046938
Publication Date: 2012.
Text dependent questions, rigor, text complexity, and a suite of model lessons to help students read literary texts with deeper understanding. Recommended by V. Waugaman.


Differentiating Instruction with Technology

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology in the Middle School Classroom - Smith, Grace E and Stephanie Throne
Call Number: PROF 373.139 SMI
ISBN: 9781564842602
Publication Date: 2009
After an overview of the 21st Century skills and differentiated instruction using web 2.0 and other tech. tools; chapters are: Using technology to differentiate english & language arts, math, science, social studies, and encore subjects.


Texts and Lessons

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Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading - Harvey Daniels; Nancy Steineke
Call Number: PROF 372.47 DAN
ISBN: 9780325030876
Publication Date: 2011.
Contains over seventy-five articles with twenty-three comprehension lessons, ten text set lessons, and collaboration strategies designed to improve content-area reading skills of students.


Content-Area Literacy

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Improving Literacy for 21st Century Adolescents - Tom Bean; John Readence; Scott Baldwin
Call Number: PROF 372.47 BEA
ISBN: 9781425807016
Publication Date: 2011.
Uncluttered format clearly addresses 3R's of literacy instruction: rationale for teaching literacy; research based strategies that support mastery of content, and reflective practices that encourage teachers to reconsider how they meet the needs of adolsecent readers. Includes chapters: Reading to Learn, Test Prep Strategies, Strategies for Vocabulary Development, Strategies for Improving Comprehension, Building Study Skills, Developing Critical Reading,and Strategies for Enhancing Online Reading Comprehension.


Digital Citizenship in the Schools

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Digital Citizenship in the Schools, 2nd ed. - Ribble, Mike
Call Number: PROF 372.24 RIB
ISBN: 9781564843012
Publication Date: 2011
Features the role of the nine elements of digital citizenship and lesson plans for teaching them.


Improving Comprehension with Think-Aloud Strategies

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Improving Comprehension with Think-Aloud Strategies - Jeffrey D. Wilhelm; Wayne Otto (Foreword by)
Call Number: PROF 372.47 WIL
ISBN: 0439218594
Publication Date: 2001.
Think aloud as you read from a novel, a textbook, or any kind of book and watch your students become confident, fluent readers! With this simple, powerful technique, you can show students how you use strategies such as inferring, visualizing, and summarizing. (From


Supporting students in a time of Core Standards: English Language Arts Gr. 6-8

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Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards - Tonya Perry; Rebecca Manery
Call Number: PROF 428 PER
ISBN: 9780814149423
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Pub. by NCTE, "begins with an overview of the CCSS, addresses some of the common concerns and questions. Then, the book spotlights individual 6-8 grade classrooms showing that real learning and achievement occur when teachers focus on the students' needs and interests rather than on simply trying to cover a list of standards." (Cover)


Fires in the Middle School Bathroom

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Fires in the Middle School Bathroom - Kathleen Cushman; Laura Rogers
ISBN: 9781595584830
Publication Date: 2009.
Insight into the frustrating and bewildering world of students in grades 5 - 8. The book gives voices to these children in transition, letting them speak honestly and openly about the issues they care about in the classroom and at home. Loaded with insights into how to make classrooms more effective and build stronger relationships between adults and adolescents. [Cover.]


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Understanding by Design Workbook

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Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook - Jay McTighe; Grant Wiggins
Call Number: PROF 375 McT
ISBN: 9780871208552
Publication Date: 2004.
Designed as a resource for participants in the UbD workshops, it contains design templates (backwards design for units or courses); design standards (criteria for review); exercises and process tools, examples, and design tools.


Web 2.0 How to for Educators

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Web 2.0 How-to for Educators - Solomon, Gwen and Lynne Schrum
Call Number: PROF 371.33 SOL
ISBN: 9781564842725
Publication Date: 2010
Explores the best online collaborative tools available today and leads you through classroom and professional applications that make a difference in education.


Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts

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Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms - Richardson, WIll
Call Number: PROF 371.33 RIC
ISBN: 9781412977470
Publication Date: 2010
Great ideas for integrating participatory media into teaching.


Digital Storytelling

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Digital Storytelling: A Guide for Educators - Midge Frazel
Call Number: PROF 372.67 FRA
ISBN: 9781564842596
Publication Date: 2010
Applicable across the curriculum, using web 2.0 tools to create multimedia presentations teaches students to work collaboratively and use new technologies. Includes assessment rubrics, e-portfolios, scrapblogs and other tools.


Teaching Digital Natives

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Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning - Prensky, Mark
Call Number: PROF 371.39 PRE
ISBN: 9781412975414
Publication Date: 2010
Prensky presents an innovative partnership model that promotes 21st Century student learning through technology with the goal of making learning relevant and real for today's "digital native" students.


Literacy 2.0

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Literacy 2. 0 - Nancy Frey; Douglas Fisher; Alex Gonzalez
ISBN: 9781935249801
Publication Date: 2010-05-27
Literacy 2.0 is where traditional reading and writing skills meet technology, communicating, and collaborating. This book describes a general instructional model that supports this 2.0 type of learning. Skills include using search engines effectively, evaluating information communicating with a wide audience, avoiding plagiarism, working collaboratively, and creating multimedia products.


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