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Diane L. Ronis' CLUSTERING STANDARDS IN INTEGRATED UNITS, 2ND EDITION (9781412955577, $27.95) utilizes a student-oriented approach to designing interdisciplinary units which combine content areas and address standards alike. From sample rubrics and reproducibles for planning to understanding how to meet individual student learning needs--and how to empower them to choose the right paths--CLUSTERING STANDARDS is an excellent choice for either experienced or new teaches who want to encourage collaborative student learning styles. Richard W. Strong, Harvey F. Silver and Matthew J. Perini's READING FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS, GRADES 2-6 (9781412941761, $37.95) is for teachers of grades 2-6 who want to develop strategies for struggling, average and advanced readers alike. The strategies presented here are based on research and shows teachers how to reach and challenge all levels of readers, helping each become top readers who can not only comprehend but analyze and summarize different kinds of texts. The applications can also cross content areas and genres and reach students with special needs. Jodi Peine's THE EDUCATOR'S PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLAN: A PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING STAFF AND IMPROVING INSTRUCTION, 2ND EDITION (9781412949323, $34.95) provides teachers with methods for building professional collaborations to benefit students. Administrators and staff developers receive step-by-step instruction of designing such a growth plan. Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood's THE PRINCIPAL'S GUIDE TO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS K-8: EXTENDING STUDENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (9781412904421, $25.95) is based on a AASA/Mott Foundation study and provides a step-by-step guide to help principals and administrators develop an excellent, viable afterschool program. Curriculum and profiles of programs proven to work in the field make for an excellent staff developer's survey which even includes tips on getting funding, hiring staff, and evaluating program results. All titles are top picks for college-level libraries with strong educational development sections.
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Date:Nov 1, 2007
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