Books on Wheels

Author: Janice McArthur
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563085352
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a guide to children's literature and activities revolving around such themes as farm animals, dinosaurs, fairy tales, and poetry, along with teaching strategies that encourage children to read.

The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education

Author: Steven B. Mertens
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607524910
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education provides a comprehensive overview of the field. This publication includes seven anchor essays (5000 words) that cover the following topics: the history of the middle school movement; academically excellent curriculum, instruction, and assessment; developmental responsiveness in relation to young adolescents; social equity in middle grades schools; leadership in middle level schools; teacher and administrator preparation and professional development; and future directions in relation to the movement, practices, and policy. Leading scholars in the field of middle grades education were invited to author these essays. In addition to the seven anchor essays, the encyclopedia contains alphabetically organized entries (short entries approximately 500 words; long entries approximately 2000 words) that address important concepts, ideas, terms, people, organizations, and seminal publications related to middle grades education. Contributors to the encyclopedia have provided sufficient information so that the reader can place the idea, concept, person, etc. into its proper context in the history of the middle school movement. Entries are meant to be introductory; after an overview of the essentials of the topic the reader is guided to more extensive sources for further investigation. Where appropriate, the reader is also directed to electronic sources such as websites where additional information can be retrieved.

The Armadillo from Amarillo

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152019556
Format: PDF, Docs
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A wandering armadillo sees some of the cities, historic sites, geographic features, and wildlife of Texas.

Farewell to Shady Glade

Author: Bill Peet
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395311288
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Forced to leave their old home, sixteen animals decide to take a train ride to search for a new one.

Now what do I do

Author: Amy G. Job
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A series of case studies that describe problems and pose questions that can be used by educational media students or professional development workshops. The case situations fall outside the subject matter of traditional library media curriculums and include topics on the nitty gritty issues (emergencies, etc.) and on bigger issues such as planning, policies, and personnel. Incorporated within the cases are the concepts on information literacy found in the Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning guide issued by the American Association of School Librarians in 1998.