- Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know
Written with style and whimsey, this text focuses on what classroom teachers really need to know about assessment rather than looking at a collection of measurement esoterica. This well-written book is grounded in the reality of teaching today to show real-world teachers who want to use assessment in their classrooms the latest tools necessary to teach more effectively. The fifth edition of Classroom Assessment addresses the range of assessments that teachers are likely to use in their classrooms. With expanded coverage of problems related to measurement of special education children, a new student website with online activities, and an improved instructor's manual, this book continues to be a cutting edge and indispensable resource not only for instructors, but also pre and in-service teachers.
- Strategies to Enhance Literacy and Learning in Middle School Content Area Classrooms
This is the only book on the market that focuses specifically on content area reading for the middle grades.
The third edition of this unique resource has been thoroughly updated to include the most current research in the field of Middle School Literacy. Unlike most texts that ignore the middle school reader, this book addresses the issues that affect middle school students and teachers and their experiences with literacy instruction. Readable and teacher friendly, Reading and the Middle School Student provides not only a strong research base, but also practical teaching strategies for teachers in all of the content areas.
This book is designed to be a companion book to Rycik and Irvin Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades which focuses on reading in English/Language arts classes. This book focuses on content area reading instruction.
Take a Glimpse Inside the Third Edition:
- A wealth of current student examples of strategies for middle grade students for instant use in the classroom.
- New issues and trends facing adolescent literacy including policy and position statements and federal action.
- New ELL emphasis in every chapter outlining specific strategies that can be used by middle school teachers with their English language learners.
- Unique focus on classroom implementation of literacy integrated with content area instruction.
About Your Authors:
Judith L. Irvin is currently a Professor at Florida State University and serves as the Executive Director of the National Literacy Project. She has written and edited numerous books, chapters, and articles on adolescent literacy.
Douglas R. Buehl is a reading specialist at Madison East High School and District Adolescent Literacy Support Teacher, Madison, Wisconsin. He is Past President of the IRA Secondary Reading Interest Group and has published numerous articles on adolescent literacy.
Barbara J. Radcliffe
is an eighth grade reading/language arts teacher at Fairview Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. Barbara also teaches Teaching English in the Middle School and Teaching Reading in Secondary English at Florida State University.
- Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject
Enliven your middle school, high school, college or adult education with 101 strategies that can be used to teach virtually any subject. Active Learning contains the most comprehensive collection of active learning techniques ever published. Each strategy is described with clear, step-by-step instructions. If you are committed to making learning active, but occasionally run out of steam, this is the book to get you back on track with fresh ideas and innovative strategies. And if you are just starting off, this book is the perfect introduction.
- A Vietnamese Royal Exile in Japan: Prince Cuong de (1882-1951)
Prince Cuong De, viewed by the French as a pretender to the Vietnamese throne, was an important and interesting figure in the history of VietnamOCOs struggle for independence. He was highly regarded by many non-communist Vietnamese nationalists, but has been virtually OCywritten outOCO of Vietnamese history. Based on extensive original research, including interviews and important documents from the French national archives, thisabook traces the life of Cuong De as a royal exile in Japan, exploring his links to key Japanese leaders and how he campaigned for his cause and was supported in Japan, Vietnam and elsewhere.aThe authorashowsahow Cuong De had great hopes that imperial Japan would advance the cause of Vietnamese independence from France, especially during the Japanese occupation of Vietnam in 1941-5. But these hopes were disappointed as Japan's Indochina policy gave primacy to Japan's own economic and strategic self-interest. This book provides many fascinating insights into the development of Vietnamese nationalism and the long, harsh struggle for independence, from the perspective of an interesting and undeservedly neglected figure."
- Anthology of Living Religions
The Anthology of Living Religions combines classic texts with contemporary issues in order to provide an anthology that is meaningful and captivating to students.
Written by Mary Pat Fisher and Lee Worth Bailey, the Anthology of Living Religions includes samples of scriptures and classical historical texts - while also include many articles on the study of world religions, including descriptions of how believers are living their faiths today.
Examples of Contemporary Coverage Include:
Articles on science and religion (ex. p. 28)
Socially active "engaged" Buddhism (ex. p. 132)
Religion in China today (ex. p. 157)
Gandhi on the caste system and non-violence (p. 87)
Rabbi Michael Lerner's "Ten Commitments" (p. 228-230)
Examples of Non-Canonical Coverage Include:
The Gospel of Mary (p. 243)
Evangelical positions on global warming (p. 269-270)
The Catholic child abuse debates
Catholic women's ordinations
The rise of the Protestant mega-churches (p. 263)
Please note that the Anthology of World Religions has been designed to follow the organization of Mary Pat Fisher's Living Religions textbook. However, this anthology may be used with any other Pearson Education World Religions textbook, or on its own.