Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Professional Resources

Motivating Readers in the Middle Grades - Joan Collins
Inspire your middle school readers with these awesome reading motivation programs and proven book recommendations!

Dr. Seuss: Across the Curriculum with Favorite Authors
- Joan Carrotello
Provided in this resource are sample lesson plans, the author's picture and biography, book summaries, activities related to the author's books, culminating activities, and an extensive bibliography.

Using Picture Books in Middle School - Kim Christie
Picture books can be used with middle school students to teach a variety of concepts across the curriculum. The graphic organizers and other resources in this book will help you use picture books to introduce new concepts in a non-threatening environment, teach difficult topics, and assess students' understanding of concepts.

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