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School Library and Classroom

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 24, 2011

Connecting Libraries with Classrooms: the curricular roles of the media specialist. 2nd edition, Kay Bishop.

An in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian’s role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with the teachers, and connecting to classrooms.

The introduction relates how some school librarians use this book as staff development taking from the book one chapter and presenting it to classroom teachers in professional development settings.  Definite help for practicing school librarians to integrate library services into the curriculum.  Further reading and Websites for most part lead to practical information, include lesson plans for specific subject areas or groups of students.

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Books, Media & the Internet : children’s literature for today’s classrooms. edited by Shelley Stagg Peterson, David Booth and Carol Jupiter.

Find inspiration and strategies for melding technology and children’s literature from classroom teachers, librarians, university educators and journalists, who have found effective ways to engage young people with text, both in print and on screen.  There are five sections with current information, classroom examples, and anecdotes to help teachers use digital media, and print texts to extend students learning.  The helpful “Teaching Tools” section at the end of the book explains how to use a variety of digital tools in the classroom.

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Bookmapping: lit trips and beyond. Terence W. Cavanaugh and Jerome Burg.

Bookmapping can enhance readers adventures and journeys of the mind in an interdisciplinary strategy that unites the settings of literature and the geography of social studies to help students understand both.

Working with maps / Google Earth, the reader can bring text into the real world.  A bookmap creates a cognitive connection between literature and geography- literary geography.

The book is divided into 12 chapters, organized to lead the reader from understanding and using existing mapped resources to creating their own mapped resources using the bookmap concepts for digital flat maps and for Google Earth.

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First weeks

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 24, 2011

Kindergarten Plus! has 10 theme-based units.  Each unit contains hands-on activities that integrate all the subject areas.  Highlights of each monthly theme includes; reproducible parent letter, engaging Math lesson plans; weekly poems with daily lesson plans; detailed Integrated Studies lesson plans;  classroom centre suggestions, comprehensive list of children’s books;  assessment suggestions and blackline masters.

Provincial curriculum correlation chart is a PDF on Portage & Main’s website.

The CD titled “Songs” circulates with the Resource Overview volume.

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New Guided Reading Titles

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 9, 2011

Twelve new readers are now added to the existing Tadpoles series.  Tadpoles are structured to provide support for early readers.  The stories may also be used by adults for sharing with young children.  A list of words inside the front cover allows a review of words in the book before reading.  Provides strong visual support and repeats words and phrases.  Reading levels with interest levels are indicated.  Sturdy hardcovers.

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Sixteen new titles in the MY WORLD series from Crabtree answer questions such as,  when is a dog not a dog?  in “It looks like a dog“.  Simple question-and answer format  features rhyme in “What is it?” For spring, check-out “I like riding“, “I like to play” or “Which season is it?” Cover animal topics with “Farm animals“, “Animal mothers“,  “How are they the same?”, “Night animals“, “Animals move like this“, “How do animals grow and change?”, “What is a food chain?”  For Earth theme try “Water changes” or “How do plants help us?” Discover “Where does our food come from?” or what different objects are made from in “What is it made from?”

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Six titles in new THE SCIENCE of NUTRITION series explore the purpose of particular nutrients and explains why our bodies need them, how we get them, and what happens if we get to much or too little of them.  Detailed diagrams show how the body processes nutrients.

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