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Teaching Materials December 2008

Playing with Print: Fun Activities and Ideas for Fostering Emergent Literacy
Carol Ann Bloom
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Presents a number of ways to incorporate the many functions of print and literacy into every aspect of the early childhood curriculum. Aligns to International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English standards.

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever
Mem Fox
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Fox explains why reading aloud to children has incredible impact on their ability to read. This revised edition includes a chapter on phonics and one on boys reading.

Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope
Olivia Gardner with Emily and Sarah Buder
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Two girls who were horrified by a story of a girl who was bullied started a letter-writing campaign to boost her spirits. These are letters from the targeted, their families and friends, and from bullies themselves.

Teach With Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers
Erin Gruwell
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A memoir of a teacher struggling to reach the toughest kids in an urban school and her success in helping them transform their lives.

How Computer Games Help Children Learn
David Williamson Shaffer
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Examines how particular video and computer games can help teach kids to think like professionals.

Cosmic! The Ultimate 3-D Guide to the Universe
Giles Sparrow
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A spectacular pop-up book that is filled with facts and information that will get any student excited to learn about the universe.

Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects
Janice VanCleave
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Step-by-step guide on how to do science fair projects with 50 ideas for experiments to try.

Body: An Amazing Tour of Human Anatomy
Richard Walker
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Descriptions of the systems of the body filled with illustrations, diagrams and overlays. A CD-Rom is included with an interactive tour of the body.