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  • Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop

    Katie Wood Ray

    Paperback (Heinemann, June 19, 2006)
    No matter what grade you teach, what state your school is in, and what level of diversity is present in your classroom, students have the right to be shown real-world examples of the kinds of writing they're asked to produce. For Katie Wood Ray, this foundational idea is also the beginning of an important way of approaching rigorous writing instruction. In Study Driven Ray shows you that encouraging students to read closely can improve the effectiveness of your writing instruction. Detailing her own method for utilizing the popular mentor-texts approach, Ray helps you immerse children in a close study of published texts that supports their learning, leads them to a better understanding of the traits of good writing, and motivates them to become more accomplished writers. Ray shows you how to set up your writing workshop to facilitate close study. From grounded understandings to informed practice to supportive resources, she demonstrates: how to find a rich variety of texts that give students a clear vision of the writing you want them to do how to strategically select texts to support whole-class learning as well as individual choice how your teaching language gives structure to curriculum development and student learning how good planning turns curricular standards and objectives into sensible units of study why depth can be a more practical and effective curricular goal than breadth in writing instruction Study Driven also gives you the ideas and resources for thirty units of study, ranging from genres to punctuation and appropriate across grade levels. Get students into the habit of studying what they read to help them plan their writing. Give them examples of real-world texts as well as the structure, the space, the time, and the guidance to change and grow as writers. Give yourself Study Driven and find out how.
  • Numbers in German

    Daniel Nunn

    eBook (Heinemann, Dec. 21, 2015)
    This book looks at the numbers in German. Main text on each page is provided only in German, with simple, labeled photographs providing support. A "dictionary" spread at the end of the book features all the vocabulary words in both German and English, and also includes a pronunciation guide.
  • High-Tech Olympics

    Nick Hunter

    eBook (Heinemann, Dec. 21, 2015)
    High-Tech Olympics focuses on the new technologies used in sport today and how they are being used to help train world-class athletes. It also includes diagrams to illustrate how technology has been used to develop state-of-the art sports equipment and an Olympic records table to show how Olympic records have changed and some technological reasons why these may have changed.
  • Machines on the Farm

    Sian Smith

    language (Heinemann, Nov. 1, 2014)
    Providing an early introduction to STEM education, this book uses simple text and labeled photographs to examine a wide range of exciting machines used on the farm, revealing how each machine solves a particular problem. Machines covered include tractors, combine harvesters, milking machines, hay balers, crop sprayers, and more!
  • The Rise of Modern China

    Tony Allan

    Library Binding (Heinemann, Feb. 8, 2002)
    This book examines one of the most significant periods of political development in the 20th Century. Readers will learn: who Mao Zedong was; what the cultural Revolution was; and how China became a Communist state. Primary source materials are included.
  • A Sunflower's Life

    Nancy Dickmann

    Paperback (Heinemann, Sept. 1, 2010)
    Readers will be inspired to grow their own gardens after they read about the life cycle of a sunflower. This title explores the different parts of a sunflower, and follows the stages of the flower's development from seed to growth to reproduction. The farming of sunflowers is also discussed.
  • Finding the Heart of Nonfiction: Teaching 7 Essential Craft Tools with Mentor Texts

    Georgia Heard

    Paperback (Heinemann, Sept. 5, 2013)
    "Good writing is good writing no matter what genre you're writing in, and I believe that there are only a handful of fundamental craft tools that are essential for any genre-including nonfiction." Georgia Heard Humanity and warmth are the cornerstones of quality nonfiction writing. But how can students create them in genres that at first seem more informational than intimate? In Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, Georgia Heard shows how mentor texts can help students read for seven essential craft tools and then use them to create inviting nonfiction that keeps readers' interest. Lyrical and practical, Finding the Heart of Nonfiction describes how to choose mentor texts, use them, and mine them for exemplary instruction. Between these suggestions and the instructional ideas, Georgia shows how students can write nonfiction that informs and inspires. You'll find thoughtful, immediately useful support as you: introduce nonfiction with her handpicked, reproducible mentor texts get students writing with the instructional ideas in Georgia's "Try This" sections familiarize writers with nonfiction craft and text features connect nonfiction work to the Common Core State Standards collect mentor texts tailored to your students. "My hope," writes Georgia, "is that you and your students will be inspired by the mentor texts I've chosen-but also inspired to seek out your own mentor texts and continue to explore the world through nonfiction." Trust Finding the Heart of Nonfiction and help your students write with purpose, voice, and passion. Preview the book. Download and read a sample chapter.
  • Geography Matters in Ancient Greece

    Melanie Waldron

    language (Heinemann, Dec. 21, 2015)
    Geography Matters in Ancient Greece looks at how the Greek Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Greek life through its geography. Read about how the hot climate affected the crops that Greeks could grow and the housing and clothing they needed, how the Mycenaeans were able to protect themselves from attackers by using the natural features of their landscape and their natural resources of stone and how its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helped the Greek Empire in trading and in strengthening their military might.
  • Ruff's Guide to Caring for Your Dog

    Anita Ganeri, Rick Peterson

    eBook (Heinemann, Nov. 1, 2014)
    Titles in the Pets' Guides series teach young readers how to care responsibly for their chosen pet. However, in a unique spin, each book is written from the point of view of one of the animals themselves, thus also allowing the books to be used to teach perspective. In this book, Ruff the Dog reveals how readers should go about choosing a pet dog, what supplies they will need, how to make a new dog feel at home, and how to properly care for a pet dog, including feeding, exercising, and house training. Text in the book is accompanied by clear, labeled photographs to further reinforce key concepts.
  • Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt

    Melanie Waldron

    language (Heinemann, Dec. 21, 2015)
    Geography Matters in Ancient Egypt looks at how the Egyptian Empire changed through time and gives fascinating insights into many different aspects of Egyptian life through its geography. Read about how the Egyptians made use of desert oases, how they found and used resources such as limestone and granite for building pyramids in desert areas, and how early Egyptian settlers who had decided to build in areas around the River Nile prevented their houses from flooding.
  • Focus Lessons: How Photography Enhances the Teaching of Writing

    Ralph Fletcher

    Paperback (Heinemann, Sept. 30, 2019)
    "Writers, like photographers, are image makers." We teach our students to write using words and sentences that create a desired effect. You might encourage them to zoom in on a small moment, focus on a specific detail, or experiment with a new point of view. The language of writing has a natural link with photography. Linking Photography with Writing In Focus Lessons, Ralph Fletcher makes this connection clear. He offers new ideas about how this link can enhance your instruction. Using a camera as a writer's notebook Taking pictures to spark creativity Learning to "read" images as mentor texts Helping students develop writing from photos Craft Lessons Ideas Ralph also shares fifteen craft lessons that draw on the photographic world. Each lesson highlights a different technique like creating tension, using arresting details, or setting a mood. Then he shows how to achieve each one-in both photography and writing. "A series of savvy decisions are required to produce a memorable photograph," says Ralph. "That's true with writing, as well."
  • Launching the Writing Workshop

    Lucy McCormick Calkins

    Paperback (Heinemann, March 15, 2003)
    This is a paperback version Lucy Calkin's Launching the Writing Workshop. Very convenient - easy to use and easy to carry.