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Bay-Williams, Jennifer; Kling, Gina – ASCD, 2019
Mastering the basic facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is an essential goal for all students. Most educators also agree that success at higher levels of math hinges on this fundamental skill. But what's the best way to get there? Are flash cards, drills, and timed tests the answer? If so, then why do students go into the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Arithmetic, Mastery Learning, Mathematics Skills
de Oliveira, Luciana C., Ed.; Smith, Blaine E., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2019
Literacy practices have changed over the past several years to incorporate modes of representation much broader than language alone, in which the textual is also related to the visual, the audio, the spatial, etc. This book focuses on research and instructional practices necessary for integrating an expanded view of literacy in the classroom that…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Student Diversity, Bilingual Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Prime, Glenda M., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
"Centering Race in the STEM Education of African American K-12 Learners" boldly advocates for a transformative approach to the teaching of STEM to African American K-12 learners. The achievement patterns of African American learners, so often described as an "achievement gap" between them and their White peers, is in fact the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, African American Students, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe; Alanís, Iliana – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
This book takes the reader through a journey into the practical and theoretical aspects of partner-based learning in bilingual early childhood environments. The authors begin by presenting compelling arguments for the significance of this approach noting the parallels between partner-based collaborative learning and developmentally appropriate…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Cooperative Learning, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Haas, Eric M.; Brown, Julie Esparza – Teachers College Press, 2019
In this important resource, educators will find evidence-based best practices to help them address the individual needs of English learners with academic challenges and those who have been referred for special education services. The authors make the case that systems can be put in place at three levels to help English learners succeed: the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Students with Disabilities
Brouillette, Liane – Teachers College Press, 2019
This practical resource emphasizes the special contribution that visual art, drama, music, and dance can make to student literacy and understanding of content-area reading assignments. Focusing on those areas where students tend to struggle, this book helps K-5 teachers provide an age-appropriate curriculum that is accessible to an increasingly…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Art Education, Visual Arts, Drama
Johnson, Carla C., Ed.; Walton, Janet B., Ed.; Peters-Burton, Erin E., Ed. – NSTA Press, 2019
What if you could challenge your second graders to design an outdoor STEM classroom with a butterfly garden, birdbath, and sundial? With this volume in the "STEM Road Map Curriculum Series," you can! "Investigating Environmental Changes" outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education
Sampson, Victor; Murphy, Ashley – NSTA Press, 2019
Are you interested in using argument-driven inquiry (ADI) for elementary instruction but just aren't sure how to do it? You aren't alone. "Argument-Driven Inquiry in Third-Grade Science" will provide you with both the information and instructional materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Grade 3, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
Tyner, Beverly – ASCD, 2019
Literacy educator Beverly Tyner presents plans for small-group instruction that addresses elementary students' six developmental stages of reading and writing: emergent, beginning, fledgling, transitional, fluent, and independent. To help teachers support students' literacy development, this book also provides: (1) Characteristics of readers and…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students
Marshall, Julia – Teachers College Press, 2019
With lots of examples and color images, this resource is both a foundational text and a practical guidebook for bringing contemporary art into elementary and middle school classrooms as a way to make learning joyful and meaningful for all learners. Marshall shows how asking questions and posing problems spark curiosity and encourage learners to…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Visual Arts, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Wright, Brian L. – Teachers College Press, 2018
This much-needed book will help schools and, by extension, society to better understand and identify the promise, potential, and possibilities of Black boys. Drawing from their wealth of experience in early childhood education, the authors present an asset- and strengths-based view of educating Black boys. This positive approach enables…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education
Gold, Lindsay A.; Houston, Michael S.; Bay-Williams, Jennifer M.; Ashurst, John M. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2018
Financial skills, like mathematical ones, must be built on a firm foundation. Whether one is putting money in a piggy bank or a 401(k), and purchasing a toy car or a real one, everyone needs the understanding of financial issues and math skills necessary for making sound decisions. The elementary classroom is the perfect place to introduce…
Descriptors: Money Management, Skill Development, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
Monroe, Eula Ewing, Ed.; Young, Terrell A., Ed.; Fuentes, Debra S., Ed.; Dial, Olivia Haworth, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2018
"Deepening Students' Mathematical Understanding with Children's Literature" is an important addition NCTM's books that focus on high quality children's books to create engaging and meaningful tasks that deepen mathematics learning for pre-K and elementary students. Classroom teachers in early childhood and elementary grades will find the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
Richardson, Rita Combs – Research Press Publishers, 2018
The "Connecting With Others" curriculum for grades 3 through 5 will help students learn to be sensitive to differences, resolve conflicts without resorting to violence, and learn tolerance and acceptance of others. Includes 30 lessons divided into five skill areas: Concept of Self and Others, Socialization, Problem Solving and Conflict…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Self Concept
Williams, Liz – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
This highly accessible and much-needed resource sets out practical advice on positive behaviour management in primary schools, exploring how to support children effectively with their personal, social and emotional development. With an emphasis on implementable strategies, this book will give primary school teachers and staff an understanding as…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary School Students, Social Development, Emotional Development
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