A collection of 18 inspiring, real-life stories gleaned from the National Writing Project’s “Digital Is” website highlights the work of teachers actively shaping classroom instruction to meet the needs of diverse student populations amid the challenges of new standards and high-stakes testing.
It’s Spring publishing season and we’ve highlighted a few of the exciting new titles that are being offered this season, ranging from a lucid explanation of a math concept for young readers to a collection of oral histories of individuals who went into hiding in the Netherlands during World War II. You’ll also find mysteries—medical and mythological, and a few art books.
This group of imaginative titles will be the source of numerous classroom projects, ranging from fact-based research papers about the highlighted species and role of trees in the environment to creative writing and art activities.
The number and variety of books published about Abraham Lincoln provide teachers with an opportunity to explore the structural devices used in texts as they consider the man and his legacy from a range of perspectives.
“What the taste of the Madeleine was for Proust the color purple was for me, a dreamlike atmosphere of late afternoon light that encased so many of the scenes that still reverberated in my mind.” James McMullan on his art for ‘Leaving China.’
Join these educators as they brainstorm the curricular possibilities and connections between earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics in a standards-based lesson.
From heat waves to hurricanes, recent events have ignited curiosity about our ever-changing weather. Share these titles with students to fuel their interest in a timely topic and support curriculum standards in earth systems science.
This month’s selection of new nonfiction titles includes a little bit of everything: biography, memoir, science, and history—cultural and political.
Prepare for National Poetry Month in April with new poetry titles by some favorite authors. Whether inspecting fireflies or taking flights of fancy, the selections in these books will spark young readers’ imaginations and inspire contemplation.
What if instead of viewing the teen years as a period in life that must be survived, we learn to embrace the potentially positive power of these formative years? In ‘Brainstorm,’ David J. Siegel, a neuropsychiatrist, offers a look at adolescent development and behavior informed by recent findings on how the brain works.
Are you ready for Women’s History Month? Share these handsomely illustrated and well-written, these captivating volumes to introduce individuals who stared down stereotypes, hurdled over social boundaries, and utilized their unique talents and abilities to follow their dreams.
Topping the piles of books on our desks this month are volumes marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Fab Four on American soil, titles to feature in your Black History Month displays, and a few choice selections on animals (and their plumage).
Have you used a tape measure or a ruler lately? Figured out what coins to give a cashier? If you have, then you know how important measurement is in your daily life. This lesson plan provides a look at how children’s literature can support young children as they learn about standard measurement.
Titles highlighted this month feature individuals, events, and policies germane to our nation’s history—and a dash of poetry.
Despite dismally small budgets, time constraints, and the demands of the Common Core State Standards, many librarians consider the support of digital learning a priority. PBS LearningMedia, a content-rich, free resource makes that challenge easier to meet.