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  1. Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12

    The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research - also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. You do not need an advanced degree in science to guide your students in productive participation in a variety of citizen science projects. As the editors note, "Such involvement can scaffold teachers' entry into facilitating student investigation while connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real experiences with science."

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  2. Teaching Disciplinary Literacy: Using Video Records of Practice to Improve Secondary Teacher Preparation

    This practical guide will help pre- and inservice secondary teachers and their instructors and coaches to use videos as a resource to improve teaching. Derived from the authors' research and experience in a teacher preparation program using video records of practice as a core element for reflection and growth, the book focuses on five disciplinary literacy strategies to help teachers identify and develop high-leverage teaching practices across a range of subject areas. The text includes samples lessons, protocols for leading discussions based on videos and methods for making informed decisions about how to select video-related work.

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  3. Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning From Data

    Earth Science Puzzles presents professionally gathered Earth science data on the topics of paleoclimate, weather forecasting, earthquakes, estuaries, watersheds, and hydrothermal vents. Students step into scientists' shoes to use temporal, spatial, quantitative, and concept-based reasoning to draw inferences from the data. For the teacher, each puzzle is supported by an extensive Pedagogical Content Knowledge Guide with background information, required student skills, common student misconceptions, an answer key to the questions in the student section, and a bank of resources for further exploration of the topics.

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  4. Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Student You Love

    As a teacher, what you want most is for your students to learn - to immerse themselves in rich and challenging content and leave your classroom better prepared for school and life. In English and humanities, this includes developing the multifaceted reading, writing, thinking and communication skills that constitute next generation literacy. But as a teacher, you also know how much is riding on THOSE TESTS - achievement tests from the national assessment consortia, the NAPLAN and GAT, and independent state assessments. Is it possible to help students succeed on mandated tests without sacrificing your values, your creativity, and their education? Yes, it is possible. This book shows you how.

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  5. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom: Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

    Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lessons, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists and tips about technology-based learning tools. It will appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms.

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  6. Gourmet Lab: The Scientific Principles Behind Your Favorite Foods

    This collection of 15 hands-on experiments challenges students to take on the role of both scientists and chef, as they boil, bake and toast their way to a better understanding of science concepts from chemistry, biology and physics. By cooking items such as pancakes and butterscotch, students have the opportunity to learn about physical changes in states of matter, acids and bases, biochemistry and molecular structure. The teacher pages include standards addressed in each lab, a vocabulary list, safety protocols, materials required, procedures, data analysis, student questions answer key, and conclusions and connections to spur class discussion.

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  7. I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

    I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humour about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement - from those who have mastered the art of "fake reading" to university-bound students who struggle with the different demands of content-area textbooks and novels. In a time when students need increasingly sophisticated reading skills, this book will provide support for teachers who want to incorporate comprehension instruction into their daily lesson plans without sacrificing content knowledge.

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  8. Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12

    Building on twenty years of teaching English, Kelly Gallagher, author of Reading Reasons, shows how students can be taught to successfully read a broad range of challenging and difficult texts with deeper levels of comprehension. Kelly also provides guidance on effective lesson planning that incorporates strategies for deeper reading. Funny, poignant and packed with practical ideas that work in real classrooms, Deeper Reading is a valuable resource for any teacher whose students need new tools to uncover the riches found in complex texts.

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  9. Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core

    Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the Common Core State Standards with advanced learners at all stages of development in F-12 schools. The book describes - and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS - what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top 10 learners. It shares how educators can provide rigour within the new standards to allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking, reasoning, problem solving, passion and inventiveness in mathematics.

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  10. Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy

    The Common Core State Standards require students to do more with knowledge and language than ever before. Rather than be mere consumers of knowledge, students must now become creators, critics, and communicators of ideas across disciplines. Yet in order to take on these new and exciting roles, many students need daily teaching with an extra emphasis on accelerating their academic communication skills. Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms is a concise guide for helping us improve our practices to strengthen two vital pillars that support student learning: academic language and disciplinary literacy.

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  11. Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12

    Students may have an idea of what energy means but still lack a full understanding of how it is a part of their everyday lives. By starting with an explanation of why energy is important and what students should know, then moving on to how energy should be taught in several disciplines, Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12 can clarify how both your students and you regard instruction about energy. This valuable resource provides you with the strategies and tools you need to help students understand the crosscutting nature of the concept - an understanding that's crucial to developing a clear lens on how energy works in many contexts.

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  12. Differentiation That Really Works: English

    Differentiation That Really Works: English provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teachers who teach English in Years 6-12. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provide useful feedback and comments about the activities. The strategies included in the book are tiered lessons, cubing, graphic organisers, exit cards, learning contracts and choice boards. Every strategy includes directions and offers opportunities for differentiation.

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