Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All

Debbie Diller - 2007
    Now Debbie turns her attention to the groups themselves and the teacher's role in small-group instruction. Making the Most of Small Groups grapples with difficult questions regarding small-group instruction in elementary classrooms such as:How do I find the time?How can I be more organized?How do I form groups?How can I differentiate to meet the needs of all of my students?Structured around the five essential reading elements—comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary—the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction. In addition to ideas to use immediately in the classroom, Debbie provides an overview of relevant research and reflection questions for professional conversations.

Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12

Janet Allen - 2000
    This book provides research, practical methods, detailed strategies, and resources for read-aloud, shared, guided, and independent reading. In addition, Janet outlines solutions for many of the literacy dilemmas that teachers face every day:understanding what gets in the way of reading;rethinking and reorganizing time and resources;providing support for content literacy;developing assessment practices that inform instruction;supporting reading as a path to writing instruction;establishing professional communities to support individual and school-wide needs-based research.The appendixes include graphic organizers to support strategy lessons, suggestions of titles for building classroom libraries, as well as web sites and professional resources that support the teaching of reading.Yellow Brick Roadswill give you rich ideas, detailed strategies, and literature support for implementing those strategies. At a time when many are looking for that elusive wizard to solve students' reading problems, this book helps you create your own paths to effective literacy environments.

An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement

Marie M. Clay - 1993
    It has introduced thousands of teachers to ways of observing children's progress in the early years of learning about literacy. It has also helped them determine which children need supplementary teaching. Now the revised Second Edition updates this important sourcework with new data, ideas, and implementations from U.S. and U.K. classrooms.

Life: The Science of Biology

David E. Sadava - 2006
    H. Freeman and Company.  Visit the  Life, Eighth Edition preview site.  LIFE HAS EVOLVED. . . from its original publication to this dramatically revitalized Eighth Edition. LIFE has always shown students how biology works, offering an engaging and coherent presentation of the fundamentals of biology by describing the landmark experiments that revealed them. This edition builds on those strengths and introduces several innovations.As with previous editions, the Eighth Edition will also be available in three paperback volumes:  • Volume I: The Cell and Heredity, Chapters 1-20  • Volume II: Evolution, Diversity and Ecology, Chapters 1, 21-33, 52-57  • Volume III: Plants and Animals, Chapters 1, 34-51

Organic Chemistry

Paula Yurkanis Bruice - 1995
    The author'swriting has been praised for anticipating readers' questions, andappeals to their need to learn visually and by solving problems.Emphasizing that learners should reason their way to solutions ratherthan memorize facts, Bruice encourages them to think about whatthey have learned previously and apply that knowledge in a newsetting.

Calculus: The Classic Edition

Earl W. Swokowski - 1991
    Groundbreaking in every way when first published, this book is a simple, straightforward, direct calculus text. It's popularity is directly due to its broad use of applications, the easy-to-understand writing style, and the wealth of examples and exercises which reinforce conceptualization of the subject matter. The author wrote this text with three objectives in mind. The first was to make the book more student-oriented by expanding discussions and providing more examples and figures to help clarify concepts. To further aid students, guidelines for solving problems were added in many sections of the text. The second objective was to stress the usefulness of calculus by means of modern applications of derivatives and integrals. The third objective, to make the text as accurate and error-free as possible, was accomplished by a careful examination of the exposition, combined with a thorough checking of each example and exercise.

Organic Chemistry

Jonathan Clayden - 2000
    It treats the subject as a coherent whole, complete with numerous logical connections, consequences, and an underlying structure and "language." Employing an approach based on mechanism and reaction type, the book empasizes understanding ideas rather than merely memorizing facts. It shows students how to realistically draw molecules and mechanisms to reveal the fundamental chemistry. Using a fresh, accessible writing style as well as examples from everyday life, the authors explain the basics of organic chemistry carefully and thoroughly. A special focus on mechanism, orbitals, and stereochemistry helps students gain a solid comprehension of important factors common to all reactions. The book's innovative design enhances clarity and instruction with boxes that separate summary information and other material from the main text; a variety of colors that draw attention to items such as atoms, molecules, and orbitals; and figures that are drawn in red with significant parts emphasized in black. Early chapters feature carbonyl group reactions, and later chapters systematically develop the chemistry through discussions of spectroscopy, stereochemistry, and chemical reactions. Each chapter opens with a "Connections" box, divided into three columns: . Building on: Details material from previous chapters that relate to the current chapter . Arriving at: Provides a guide to the content of the chapter . Looking forward to: Previews later chapters, which develop and expand the current material"

Theories of Development

William Crain - 2004
    Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition, it also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.

3,000 Solved Problems in Physics

Alvin Halpern - 1988
    Contains 3000 solved problems with solutions, solved problems; an index to help you quickly locate the types of problems you want to solve; problems like those you'll find on your exams; techniques for choosing the correct approach to problems; and guidance toward efficient solutions.

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior

Michael W. Passer - 2003
    This book emphasizes relations between biological, psychological, and environmental levels of analysis and portrays the focus of modern psychology.

Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology

Rita L. Atkinson - 1971
    Controversial issues are discussed in point/counterpoint essays in "Contemporary Voices in Psychology" boxes. Research is applied to real world problems in "Frontiers of Psychological Research" boxes. A biological orientation, a trend which is changing the way psychological topics are viewed, is exemplified by integrated bio-evolutionary research and coverage.

Psychology: The Science Of Mind And Behaviour

Richard Gross - 2010
    This thoroughly updated edition is colorful, engaging, and packed with features that help students to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary Psychology. Gross is the 'bible' for students of Psychology and anyone in related fields such as Counseling, Nursing and Social Work who needs a reliable, catch-all text. All the major domains of Psychology are covered in detail across 50 manageable chapters that will help you get to grips with anything from the nervous system to memory, from attachment to personality, and everything in-between. A final section on issues and debates allows students to cast a critical eye on the research process, to explore the nature of Psychology as an evolving science, and understand some of the ethical issues faced by Psychologists.

Barron's GRE

Sharon Weiner Green - 2000
    Tests are similar to recent actual GREs in length, question types, and degree of difficulty. The manual also reviews all GRE test topics: antonym, analogy, and sentence-completion questions, reading comprehension, analytical writing, quantitative comparison questions, data interpretation, and math.

Geography, an Integrated Approach

David Waugh - 1995
    The bestselling A Level text which contains advice from leading authorities in the field of geography research.


Raymond Chang - 1988
    It strikes a balance between theory and application by incorporating real examples, and helping students visualize the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structures that are the basis of chemical activity.