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National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs
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This section includes 75 resources on program development. Information is provided on behavior management, curriculum, mentoring, youth development, and parent and community involvement.

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"It's Being Done": Academic Success in Unexpected Schools
Karin Chenoweth
This resource discusses 15 public schools that demonstrate that all children can learn. A common thread running through each school is the "relentless focus on instruction"—what needs to be taught and how teachers will teach it. The book provides case studies on each school with strategies that educators will find useful. (250 pages)
© 2007
Print$26.95
Harvard Education Publishing Group
8 Story St., 1st Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 888-437-1437
Fax: 978-348-1233
Web: http://www.hepg.org

101 Life Skills Games for Children (New)
Bernie Badegruber
Games are not only fun for kids, but they teach practical life skills as well. The 101 games promote tolerance, communication, responsibility, cooperation, self-confidence, and respect. They are arranged in four sections according to the skills they address: "I Games," "You Games," "We Games," and "Adding More Imagination." Each game has goals, such as developing self-image, being considerate, or building group spirit. Step-by-step instructions and ideas are also provided, as well as ideas for reflection and discussion. This book is an excellent resource on how to teach kids ages 6–12 social and emotional skills through engaging games. (176 pages)
© 2006
Print$14.95
Hunter House, Inc.
P.O. Box 2914
Alameda, CA 94501-0914
Phone: 510-865-5282
Fax: 510-865-4295
Web: http://www.hunterhouse.com

101 More Life Skills Games for Children (New)
Bernie Badegruber
A companion book to 101 Life Skills Games for Children, this book offers 101 creative games to play with kids ages 9–15. These games will not only provide exciting experiences, but they will also teach important skills such as patience, earning respect, and developing self-confidence. Pre-teens and teens can deal with conflicts or problems they are having through games and activities that prepare them for similar situations they may encounter in the future. Each game is designed around a life skill goal and includes questions and ideas for role play to extend the activity into a time of discussion and reflection. Brief instructions and the use of simple props make these games and activities easy to implement. (162 pages)
© 2006
Print$14.95
Hunter House, Inc.
P.O. Box 2914
Alameda, CA 94501-0914
Phone: 510-865-5282
Fax: 510-865-4295
Web: http://www.hunterhouse.com

A Framework for Understanding and Working With Students and Adults From Poverty (Revised)
Ruby K. Payne
This best-selling book explains the differences between situational and generational poverty, describes poignant scenarios, and identifies resources that can be used to help the individuals in the scenarios. The author helps readers understand the language used by those living in poverty, the shared characteristics of poverty, and the actions that are a result of those characteristics. She also stresses the importance of role models and support systems. (199 pages)
© 2005
Print$22.00
Aha! Process, Inc.
P.O. Box 727
Highlands, TX 77562
Phone: 800-424-9484
Fax: 281-426-5600
Web: http://www.ahaprocess.com

A How-To Guide for Summer Food Sponsors on Purchasing High-Quality Summer Meals (New)
Srinidhi Vijaykumar and Crystal Fitzsimons
This resource is for those engaged in the Summer Food Service Program. A How-to Guide will assist in improving meal quality by providing information on strengthening contract language, improving vendor communication, and increasing competition on bids. (22 pages)
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://www.frac.org/pdf/summermeals2007.pdf
Food Research and Action Center
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 540
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-986-2200
Fax: 202-986-2525
Web: http://www.frac.org

A New Day for Learning (New)
Time, Learning, and Afterschool Task Force
This report calls for a dramatic shift in the way a school day is structured. It argues that afterschool enrichment programs that include both academic and recreational components are crucial to student success. The report's review of research and emerging strategies leads to the concept of a new learning system that includes a redefinition of student success; the use of knowledge about how students learn best throughout the day; and the integration of various approaches to acquiring and reinforcing knowledge. This resource also proposes intentional collaboration across local, state, and national sectors. (43 pages)
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/ANewDayforLearning.pdf
The George Lucas Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 3494
San Rafael, CA 94912
Phone: 415-662-1600
Fax: 415-662-1532
Web: http://www.edutopia.org

Active Hours Afterschool: Childhood Obesity & the Role of Afterschool Programs as a Solution (New)
Afterschool Alliance
Obesity has been acknowledged as a growing concern in almost every part of the country. This document discusses how afterschool programs are ideally positioned to help curb this problem among school-age children and what can be done. (15 pages)
No Date
Web Resourcehttp://www.statewideafterschoolnetworks.net/active-hours-afterschool-childhood-obesity-and-role-afterschool-programs-solution
Afterschool Alliance
1616 H St. NW, Ste. 820
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-347-2030
Fax: 202-347-2092
Web: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org

Active Hours Afterschool: Local Wellness Policy Toolkit for Afterschool Programs (New)
Afterschool Alliance
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required every school district to develop a local wellness policy by the end of the 2006–2007 school year. This document discusses the minimum standards of such a policy and advocacy possibilities that afterschool programs can help influence. (6 pages)
© 2006
Web Resourcehttp://www.afterschoolalliance.org/policyActiveHoursObesity.cfm
Afterschool Alliance
1616 H St. NW, Ste. 820
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-347-2030
Fax: 202-347-2092
Web: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org

After School Guide: Nourish Their Bodies, Feed Their Minds (New)
Food Research and Action Center
This document discusses why children need afterschool programs and why nutrition is crucial to afterschool success. It also provides insight into which federal child nutrition programs are available, what health and safety requirements apply, how to participate in such programs as the national school lunch program, and how to provide nutrition education. An appendix listing state child nutrition agencies is included. (33 pages)
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Web Resourcehttp://www.frac.org/Afterschool_Guide.pdf
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 540
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-986-2200
Fax: 202-986-2525
Web: http://www.frac.org

Afterschool Matters (New)
Sara L. Hill
A successful afterschool program—or any educational endeavor—balances academic learning with fun and enriching activities. Afterschool Matters addresses developmental stages, types of support for academically challenged children, and useful models developed by experts. Selected projects relate to various student interests and complement classroom learning while providing much-needed social interaction and artistic expression. (109 pages)
© 2008
Print$25.95
Corwin Press
2455 Teller Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Phone: 800-233-9936
Fax: 800-417-2466
Web: http://www.corwinpress.com

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2007
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics seeks to improve consistency in data collection and reporting on children and their families. This volume of America's Children presents a summary of 38 national indicators of important aspects of children's lives and the changes in these indicators from the previous year. The report has been restructured into seven sections: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Information such as the percentage of children that visit the dentist, the demographics of the child population, and the percentage of children with elevated blood-lead levels can be found in this report. (187 pages)
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2007/ac_07.pdf
Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center
P.O. Box 2910
Merrifield, VA 22116
Phone: 888-275-4772
Fax: 703-821-2098
E-mail: ask@hrsa.org
Web: http://www.childstats.gov

Best Practices Workbook: Guidelines for School-Age Programs (New)
Michael S. Ashcraft
This workbook is a companion to the book Best Practices: Guidelines for School-Age Programs. It is based on research and contains a set of checklists for best practices and practical guidelines to help facilitate the positive development of children. By allowing you to identify strengths, weaknesses, and methods for improvement, this resource can be a great tool for self-assessment and growth. Specific best practices on a variety of topics concerning school-age programs, such as relationships, diversity, environment, equipment and materials, staff qualifications, and behavior management, are included. (72 pages)
© 2007
Print$16.00
Sparrow Media Group
16588 Fieldcrest Ave.
Farmington, MN 55024
Phone: 952-953-9166
Fax: 952-431-3461
E-mail: info@sparrowmediagroup.com
Web: http://www.sparrowmediagroup.com

Best Practices: Guidelines for School-Age Programs (New)
Michael S. Ashcraft
Many children spend up to 35 hours a week in school-age care. The quality of these programs can have an enormous impact on their education and development. It is important for their experiences to be positive and beneficial. Bringing together research on the brain, child development, and the theories of school-age child development, this book provides descriptions of specific best practices for school-age programs. Case studies are used to provide real-life examples of ideas and practices. This information will help you design an afterschool program that promotes positive development of children or improve one already in existence. (140 pages)
© 2007
Print$16.00
Sparrow Media Group
16588 Fieldcrest Ave.
Farmington, MN 55024
Phone: 952-953-9166
Fax: 952-431-3461
E-mail: info@sparrowmediagroup.com
Web: http://www.sparrowmediagroup.com

Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships (New)
Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, and Don Davies
Written for parents, teachers, administrators, and policymakers, Beyond the Bake Sale describes how to form essential relationships for encouraging student success. In the introduction the authors state, "Partnerships among schools, families, and community groups are not a luxury—they are a necessity." This timely resource provides useful tools, checklists, sample surveys, and school policies for promoting community and family involvement in the educational process. Topics include involving parents to help test scores; dealing with issues of race, class, and culture; and supporting advocacy. (338 pages)
© 2007
Print$25.00
The New Press
38 Greene St.
New York, NY 10013
Web: http://www.thenewpress.com

Bully Free Card Game
Allen L. Beane
Based on the Bully Free Classroom series, this card game encourages students to develop caring and respectful attitudes toward others. Played like Crazy Eights, the cards are divided into four categories: "What Would You Do If . . .," "Self-Esteem Boosters," "Ways to Stay Bully Free," and "Why Should You Do This?" Players get rid of their cards by providing prosocial is responses and suggestions to the questions. This card game is designed for grades K–8 and is to be played with adult supervision. The pack includes 60 cards and a 12-page insert.
© 2005
Game$12.95
Free Spirit Publishing
217 Fifth Ave. N, Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1299
Phone: 800-735-7323
Fax: 866-419-5199
Web: http://www.freespirit.com

Bully Free Classroom Poster (New)
Allan L. Beane
Based on the Bully Free Classroom series, this colorful laminated poster sends the positive message that bullying will not be tolerated and everyone deserves respect. Similar in design to a traffic sign, this poster will be a powerful reminder to students to think about their actions and words before engaging in destructive behaviors toward others.
No Date
Poster$6.95
Free Spirit Publishing
217 Fifth Ave. N, Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1299
Phone: 800-735-7323
Fax: 866-419-5199
Web: http://www.freespirit.com

Celebration Games: Physical Activities for Every Month (New)
Barbara Wnek
Organized around the seasons and holidays, Celebration Games provides fun and engaging games and activities for children in grades K–6. The activities are easy to implement, and they require common materials and equipment. With games like "Spiders in the Web," "Reindeer Training," and "Shamrock Shuffle," this book will show you how to incorporate exciting and enjoyable games into your physical education class or afterschool program. The book also includes ideas for schoolwide events and family activities, as well as an appendix full of reproducible materials for award certificates and bulletin boards and narratives about some of the holidays. (169 pages)
© 2006
Print$17.95
Human Kinetics
P.O. Box 5076
Champaign, IL 61825-5076
Phone: 800-747-4457
Fax: 217-351-1549
Web: http://www.humankinetics.com

Changing Children's Behavior by Changing the People, Places, and Activities in Their Lives (New)
Richard L. Munger
Each path a child takes in life includes a mix of people, places, and activities. This book explores the pathways that will help mold children into motivated, competent, and compassionate adults. The basic concept of the book is that how children spend their time determines the kind of developmental experiences they will have. Most of the chapters are devoted to how children can spend time in environments and activities that are conducive to healthy development. Ten major settings where children spend their time, such as with friends, at school, at afterschool, and at work, are covered. At the end of each environment chapter is a quiz to help parents or professionals determine a child's strengths and weaknesses followed by action steps to improve their environment. A chapter is devoted to the importance of exercise and physical education. This book was intended for use by both parents and professionals. (296 pages)
© 2005
Print$15.95
Boys Town Press
14100 Crawford St.
Boys Town, NE $15.95
Phone: 800-282-6657
E-mail: btpress@girlsandboystown.org
Web: http://www.boystownpress.org

Colossal Clubs: Activities-Based Curriculum for School-Age Programs (New)
Kathleen Martinez and Sue Edwards
Colossal Clubs provides ideas for incorporating field trips, reading, cooking, gardening, science, and even guest speakers into various clubs. The authors seem to have exhausted every possibility and arranged the book in an imaginative yet organized way, complete with a day-to-day schedule. The text presents 20 clubs and their corresponding activities, supplies, and references. This resource provides tips for engaging children of different ages and skill levels while providing healthy variation for fun. With this resource, afterschool staff may do as little or as much as they are able but should never run out of ideas. (262 pages)
© 2006
Print$24.95
Sue Edwards
1633 Zinfandel Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707-280-9638
E-mail: sue1633@aol.com

Common-Sense Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers (New)
Jill A. Lindberg, Dianne Evans Kelley, and April M. Swick
This practical guide to classroom management offers many teacher-tested ideas appropriate for students in grades 6–12. It contains more than 65 strategies that can be implemented into the classroom with minimal planning. A range of topics, including creating a positive classroom atmosphere, working with diverse student and family populations, transitioning, using reinforcers and consequences, and dealing with challenging students and situations, are covered. Information on how to adapt some of the strategies to students in the upper grades and students with special needs is also provided. (109 pages)
© 2005
Print$27.95
Corwin Press
2455 Teller Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218
Phone: 800-818-7243
Fax: 800-417-2466
Web: http://www.corwinpress.com

Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship (New)
Atelia Melaville, Amy C. Berg, and Martin J. Blank
A survey showed that 95% of students ages 13 to 19 believe opportunities for more realworld learning would improve their school. This coalition report says that community-based learning involves students in real-world problem-solving that is relevant and meaningful and addresses the problem of boredom and disengagement in school. The report includes a collection of teaching and learning strategies, including civic education, work-based education, and service learning. (54 pages)
© 2006
Web Resourcehttp://www.communityschools.org/CCSDocuments/CBLFinal.pdf
Coalition for Community Schools
4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 310
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-822-8405 x156
Fax: 202-872-4050
Web: http://www.communityschools.org

Cool Chemistry Concoctions (New)
Joe Rhatigan and Veronika Alice Gunter
With "50 formulas that fizz, foam, splatter, and ooze," this book provides activities that stimulate the senses while teaching fundamentals of chemistry. Most of the activities require simple, inexpensive, readily available ingredients. Although they may fizz and splatter, each is safe but exciting. Chemistry experiments create passion for scientific discovery, develop predictive and critical thinking, and encourage students to work together. The text contains lively illustrations, clear directions, and, most important, thorough explanations for why an experiment may succeed or fail. (80 pages)
© 2007
Print$7.95
Lark Books
67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-253-0467
Web: http://www.larkbooks.com

Cooperative Games and Sports: Joyful Activities for Everyone, Second Edition (New)
Terry Orlick
Children love to play games, but many times they end up feeling left out, rejected, or hurt. This book focuses on positive cooperative games where everyone can win and feel accepted while still having fun. Included are more than 150 field-tested activities and games for various age groups and numbers of players. They do not require expensive equipment, and they can be easily adapted to fit the age group, number of players, and setting. A chapter is also included on how to create your own games and how to instruct children to develop imaginative and fun activities of their own. The directions for each activity are simple, straightforward, and easy to implement. With very little time and preparation, you will have children engaged in exciting activities designed to promote self-worth, cooperation, acceptance, and fun. (163 pages)
© 2006
Print$18.95
Human Kinetics
P.O. Box 5076
Champaign, IL 61825-5076
Phone: 800-747-4457
Fax: 217-351-1549
Web: http://www.humankinetics.com

Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change (New)
Karen Pittman, Shanetta Martin, and Anderson Williams
This resource describes eight principles that any organization can use to help youth see that they have the responsibility and resources to improve their communities. The eight principles are: (1) designing an aggressive outreach strategy, (2) creating a strong home base, (3) identifying core issues, (4) conveying an intentional philosophy, (5) creating youth/ adult teams, (6) building youth and adult capacity, (7) providing individual support, and (8) sustaining access and influence. These principles were formulated from field research and are designed to engage young people in impacting a community. The authors describe each principle and provide concrete examples of implementation along with reflection questions. (32 pages)
© 2007
Print$5.00
Web Resourcehttp://www.forumfyi.org/files/FINALYouth_Engagment_8.15pdf.pdf
Forum for Youth Investment and Impact Strategies, Inc.
The Cady-Lee House
7064 Eastern Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20012-2031
Phone: 202-207-3333
Fax: 202-207-3329
E-mail: youth@forumfyi.org
Web: http://www.forumfyi.org

Creating a Bully-Free Classroom: An Effective Framework With Strategies and Activities That Build a Safe Classroom Community Where All Children Thrive (New)
Carol S. McMullen
Almost all children are bullied at some point, and teachers often witness it going on but do not know how to prevent it or solve it. This book provides ideas and strategies, which are based on research, designed to promote problem-solving skills and skills for relating successfully with others. The activities can easily be implemented in any classroom. Integrating these activities into the school day helps students become more aware of the issues of bullying and how to deal with them appropriately. Using the ideas in this book, the teacher will move from the role of problem-solver to the role of facilitator. Watch as students learn to solve conflicts independently and take part in their own action plans for bullying. (112 pages)
© 2005
Print$17.99
Scholastic, Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 800-724-6527
Web: http://www.scholastic.com

Creating Rules With Students in a Responsive Classroom (New)
Northeast Foundation for Children
This DVD guides you through one third-grade teacher's process of creating rules in her classroom. You will watch the children discover what their hopes and goals are for the year, brainstorm ideas for classroom rules, categorize these rules, and create a short list of final rules that they will live by throughout the year. Having children be part of the process makes the rules more meaningful and helps the children take ownership and responsibility for them. The process this teacher uses could be easily adapted to fit various grade levels. (35 minutes)
© 2007
DVD$19.95
Northeast Foundation for Children
85 Avenue A, Ste. 204
P.O. Box 718
Turners Falls, MA 01376-0718
Phone: 800-360-6332
Fax: 877-206-3952
Web: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org

Discipline in School-Age Care: Control the Climate, Not the Children
Dale Borman Fink
In this book, the author asks school-age care staff to rethink their attitudes about behavior and discipline in children under their care. By examining six key elements of a school-age care program, the author discusses how the structure of the program may be contributing to behavior problems and suggests ideas on how to resolve those problems. These six elements are (1) the child's basic needs, (2) the physical environment, (3) activities and schedules, (4) social groupings, (5) rules, and (6) consequences. The book also has scenarios and exercises to complete to assist the reader in applying the information shared. (43 pages)
© 2004
Print$8.95
School-Age Notes
P.O. Box 476
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 800-410-8780
Fax: 888-410-8260
Web: http://www.schoolagenotes.com

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management (New)
Randall S. Sprick
One of the greatest challenges facing teachers is how to effectively manage behaviors in the classroom. This resource offers positive approaches to help high school teachers spend less time attending to disruption and more time instructing. It provides step-by-step guides to implementing research-based strategies to help increase student motivation and success. The proactive and positive techniques are designed to help teachers prevent problems before they occur. The book discusses such issues as classroom organization, management plans, teaching expectations, rules and consequences, and motivation, and the many samples and reproducible forms make this a practical resource. The appendixes provide excellent evaluation tools to help you collect data on student behavior and assess and revise your management plan as necessary. (286 pages)
© 2006
Print$29.95
Jossey-Bass
989 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Phone: 800-956-7739
Fax: 415-433-0499
Web: http://www.josseybass.com

Discovering Community: Activities for Afterschool Programs (New)
Georgia Hall
Each activity in this book is explained in two parts, which are followed by discussion starters and sharing. On each activity page is a sidebar with the time it takes for the activity, materials needed, and goals for the activity. The projects highlighted in this publication were conducted within school-based afterschool programs operated by community-based organizations with middle school students.
© 2006
Web Resourcehttp://www.niost.org/publications/Discovering%20Community%20Activity%20Guide%20PDF.pdf
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 781-283-2547
Fax: 781-283-3657
Web: http://www.niost.org

Family Math II: Achieving Success in Mathematics
Grace Davila Coates and Virginia Thomson
Family Math II presents mathematics materials to help families learn and enjoy mathematics together. This K–6 resource provides an interactive approach to understanding math content. The activities—many of which are presented as games and investigations—are easy to follow, engaging, and challenging. Organized by math topics and grade level, Family Math II is a good supplemental text for teachers and afterschool providers. Family Math for Young Children, Family Math: The Middle School Years and Math for Girls also are available from this publisher. (200 pages)
© 2003
Print$22.95
EQUALS
University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Hall of Science #5200
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 800-897-5036
Fax: 510-643-5757
Web: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/equals/EQbkFMII.html

Five Standards for Effective Teaching: How to Succeed With All Learners, Grades K–8 (New)
Stephanie Stoll Dalton
Aimed at educators of K–8 learners, this book prepares teachers to follow five standards for organizing their classrooms: (1) teacher and student producing together, (2) developing language and literacy, (3) connecting learning to students' worlds, (4) challenging students' thinking, and (5) using instructional conversation. The first part of the book presents research and rationale for the five standards, and the second part addresses each standard individually in depth and concludes with an integrative framework for a system to support and expand classroom teaching. Appropriate appendixes provide additional references, ideas, and support. (304 pages)
© 2008
Print$24.95
Jossey-Bass
989 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Phone: 800-956-7739
Fax: 415-433-0499
Web: http://www.josseybass.com

Fun Literacy Activities for After-School Programs (New)
Sue Edwards and Kathleen Martinez
Using the ideas presented in this resource, afterschool program facilitators can help students make their own books, draw a word family tree, and share stories with one another. The text also serves as a teaching guide for staff who may not be familiar with elements of language and developmental stages of reading. Each activity outlines roles, time, supplies needed, directions, purpose, and extra ideas. Seventy-two activities target all levels from emergent readers to independent readers (ages 5–14). Afterschool staff may enhance literacy in a fun and socially rewarding way using the activities in this book. (206 pages)
© 2004
Print$24.95
School-Age Notes
P.O. Box 476
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 800-410-8780
Web: http://www.schoolagenotes.com

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid (New)
U.S. Department of Education
This U.S. Department of Education guide to federal student aid explains the financial assistance available through grants, loans, and work-study from the U.S. government for anyone interested in pursuing an education beyond high school. Most important, the publication explains how to apply for that aid either online or by mail. The publication tells students what information is needed and explains the process for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (commonly known as the FAFSA). The booklet also explains what the FAFSA4caster is and how it can be used to give parents and students an estimate of education cost before they actually fill out the FAFSA. Other helpful information such as reducing the cost of education and avoiding scholarship scams is also included
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/FundingEduBeyondHighSchool_0809.pdf
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Phone: 800-394-7084
Fax: 301-470-1244
E-mail: orders@FSApubs.org
Web: http://www.studentaid.ed.gov

Giving Parents Options: Strategies for Informing Parents and Implementing Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Under No Child Left Behind
U.S. Department of Education and Office of Innovation and Improvement
School districts are required to offer families supplemental educational services (SES) and school transfers if their district does not meet the performance goals of No Child Left Behind for several years in a row. There are very low participant rates for school districts in these areas, however; many families are unable to take advantage of the options. This handbook is intended to be a guide for districts to assist in implementing public school choice and SES more effectively. The information included is based on visits to 14 school districts conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement. This handbook can give districts guidance and direction on topics such as reaching and informing parents, facilitating applications and enrollment, providing transportation to and from selected schools and SES programs, and gaining support from the state education agency. (44 pages)
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://www.ed.gov/admins/comm/choice/options/givingparentsoptions.pdf
ED Pubs, Education Publications Center
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Phone: 877-433-7827
Fax: 301-470-1244
E-mail: edpubs@inet.ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov

Global GraffitiWall (New)
Center for Afterschool and Community Education
A companion book to GraffitiWall, this new resource offers many additional "wall" activities for afterschool students. As the title implies, these activities have a multicultural theme with titles ranging from "Multilingual Letter Scramble" to "World Traveler." Designed for all ages, these activities encourage skill-building in a challenging, fun manner. (79 pages)
© 2008
Print$24.95
Center for Afterschool Education
Moorestown West Corporate Center
2 Executive Dr., Ste. 4
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856-533-2702
Fax: 856-533-2701
Web: http://www.afterschooled.org

GraffitiWall (New)
Center for Afterschool and Community Education
GraffitiWall is a resource designed to get students in afterschool programs involved in academic activities that also integrate youth development and social skills. The unique characteristic of this publication is "the wall" aspect of the activities. Students are encouraged to line the walls or whatever space is available in the learning environment as the culmination of each activity. Step-by-step directions and variations for ages and levels are provided for each activity. (79 pages)
© 2006
Print and CD-ROM$19.95
Center for Afterschool Education
Moorestown West Corporate Center
2 Executive Dr., Ste. 4
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856-533-2702
Fax: 856-533-2701
Web: http://www.afterschooled.org

Half a Childhood: Quality Programs for Out-of-School Hours, Third Edition
Judith Bender, Charles H. Flatter, and Jeanette M. Sorrentino
Half a Childhood focuses on creating a high-quality experience for children ages 5–14 during out-of-school hours. Chapters cover everything from defining school-age care and how it supports families to hiring staff and fostering strong staff-child relationships. This new edition describes school-age children and the range of issues regarding school-age care. Half a Childhood also addresses managing behavior, creating a balanced program, and establishing a quality physical environment both indoors and outdoors. (299 pages)
© 2005
Print$22.95
School-Age Notes
P.O. Box 476
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 800-410-8780
Fax: 888-410-8260
Web: http://www.schoolagenotes.com

How the Arts Can Enhance After-School Programs
U.S. Department of Education and National Endowment for the Arts
This report provides an introduction to the role of the arts in afterschool programs. It includes a brief summary of recent research findings about both arts and afterschool programs, a description of the key elements of successful programs, and examples of successful programs and partnerships. (24 pages)
© 2002
Web Resourcehttp://www.arts.gov/pub/artsafterschool/artsedpub.html
National Endowment for the Arts
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20506
Phone: 202-682-5400
Web: http://www.arts.gov

How to Be Bully Free Workbook (New)
Allan L. Beane
Kids will learn what bullying is, what it looks like, and skills for handling anger and being kind with the activities provided in this workbook. It can be used by itself, with any anti-bullying program, or as a companion to The Bully Free Classroom. The activities, designed for children in grades 3–5, are engaging and practical. Word searches, writing activities, mazes, what-ifs, and other fun activities get kids thinking about bullying and how to make their schools bully free.
© 2006
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Free Spirit Publishing
217 Fifth Ave. N, Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1299
Phone: 800-735-7323
Fax: 866-419-5199
E-mail: help4kids@freespirit.com

How to Reach and Teach Children With ADD/ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions, Second Edition (New)
Sandra F. Rief
This book is a valuable resource for anyone teaching children who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. In addition to addressing the special needs of these students, it also provides strategies that will work for other students who may be underachieving. The book provides information on a number of topics, including preventing classroom behavioral problems; cooperative learning techniques; communicating effectively with parents, physicians, and agencies; and techniques for relaxation/visualization. (464 pages)
© 2005
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Jossey-Bass
989 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Phone: 800-956-7739
Fax: 415-433-0499
Web: http://www.josseybass.com

How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, Third Edition (New)
Connie Liakos Evers
With the majority of children in part- or full-time afterschool care, these programs have a unique opportunity to use the hours after school for enrichment and continued learning. The science of nutrition, a topic becoming more popular with rising childhood obesity, may seem a complex and dry topic for children, but this recently updated guide provides positive information and fun activity ideas complete with illustrations. The author goes beyond the old food pyramid and includes many simple, healthy recipes. The book teaches adults and children how to make beneficial dietary choices, empowering them by explaining how to have a positive self-image, encouraging physical fitness, and emphasizing healthy eating habits. (247 pages)
© 2006
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24 Carrot Press
P.O. Box 23546
Portland, OR 97281-3546
Phone: 503-524-9318
Web: http://www.nutritionforkids.com

Journey Into Community: Looking Inside the Community Learning Center (Revised)
Steve R. Parson
This resource emphasizes the benefits of developing community learning centers. The author provides a roadmap for educators, parents, and community leaders who want to capitalize on these strengths. It also discusses the tools needed to achieve educational goals through the establishment of community learning centers. (160 pages)
© 2004
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Eye on Education
6 Depot Way W
Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: 888-299-5350
Fax: 914-833-0761
Web: http://www.eyeoneducation.com

Kinship Care Resource Kit for Community and Faith-Based Organizations: Helping Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children (New)
Children's Defense Fund
Kinship care families often face difficulties and challenges due to lack of support or resources. Many of them are older individuals. They may have health problems of their own or may be living on limited incomes. This resource may help local organizations make a difference. It provides information on starting a support group, setting up a respite care program, and providing parenting education programs for kinship caregivers. Other sections address such issues as cash assistance, child care and early education, child welfare and foster care, housing, juvenile justice, legal options, and more. Important phone numbers and Web sites are listed throughout the guide to help readers locate further information on any topic. (84 pages)
No Date
Web Resourcehttp://www.childrensdefense.org/site/DocServer/full.pdf?docid=526
ChildrenÕs Defense Fund
25 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 800-233-1200
E-mail: cdinfo@childrensdefense.org
Web: http://www.childrensdefense.org

Links to Learning: A Curriculum Planning Guide to After-School Programs (New)
National Institute on Out-of-School Time: Wellesley Centers for Women
Covering a broad range of topics from technology to music, this resource provides tools to train afterschool staff and volunteers. It discusses childhood development as well as teaching techniques. Afterschool facilitators may use the tips for planning, implementing, and evaluating afterschool activities. The resource introduces seven key learning areas— literacy, science, math problem solving, arts, social competence, fitness and nutrition, and technology—and discusses reasons to include each learning area, how to implement the subject, whom to target, and possible activities. (180 pages)
© 2005
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School-Age Notes
P.O. Box 476
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 800-410-8780
Web: http://www.schoolagenotes.com

Mobilizing for Evidence-Based Character Education (New)
U.S. Department of Education
Federal grants help schools organize and implement character education. With these funds, however, come several mandates. Under No Child Left Behind, schools must demonstrate that the program receiving the grant has clear objectives based on scientifically based research and undergo several periodic evaluations. Program staff involved in these rigorous evaluations may lack the knowledge necessary to assess the outcomes of character education. Many are also unfamiliar with evaluation vocabulary and the process and requirements of the Institutional Review Board. This resource helps project directors learn more about the scientific evaluation process. It provides eight steps to guide the director through planning and implementing. Appendixes present information on federal regulations, sample consent letters in English and Spanish, a checklist of evaluation activities, examples for displaying data, and a glossary of evaluation terminology. (72 pages)
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://www.ed.gov/programs/charactered/mobilizing.pdf
ED Pubs, Education Publications Center
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Phone: 877-433-7827
Fax: 301-470-1244
E-mail: edpubs@inet.ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov

More One-Hour Mysteries (New)
Mary Ann Carr
In this follow-up to Carr's popular book One-Hour Mysteries, students are introduced to five more mysteries that require them to reason deductively, draw inferences, take notes, and organize data to successfully analyze the evidence. The book provides complete instructions for the teacher as well as reproducible pages for the students listing the clues and data needed to solve the crimes. (64 pages)
© 2005
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Prufrock Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 8813
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: 800-998-2208
Fax: 800-240-0333
Web: http://www.prufrock.com

More Than Homework, a Snack, and Basketball: Afterschool Programs as an Oasis of Hope for Black Parents in Four Cities (New)
Gerald Robinson and Leslie Fenwick
This resource reports the results of a study about Black parents who have children enrolled in an afterschool program. Four general themes emerged from the parent responses: barriers to afterschool programs, parents' knowledge of afterschool programs, the quality of afterschool programs, and the power of focus groups. Findings of this study include what Black parents believe is the purpose of an afterschool program, what they expect from an afterschool program, what they think makes an afterschool program weak or strong, and what activities their children like and dislike. (12 pages)
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://www.scoter.baeo.org/news_multi_media/mottSummary.pdf
Black Alliance for Educational Options
1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Floor 12
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-2236
Fax: 202-429-2237
Web: http://www.baeo.org

More Than Just Talk: English Language Learning in Afterschool (New)
Center for Afterschool & Community Education
This resource provides techniques and activities for working with English language learners in grades K–12. It assists afterschool professionals in creating a supportive learning environment and in encouraging students to develop their English language skills. Detailed plans for staff training and tools for customizing the materials are also included. (132 pages)
© 2007
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Center for Afterschool & Community Education
Moorestown West Corporate Center
2 Executive Dr., Ste. 4
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856-533-2702
Fax: 856-533-2701
Web: http://www.afterschooled.org

Motivating Underachievers, Revised Expanded Edition (New)
Carolyn Coil
Underachievement can manifest itself in various ways in students and is often used as an umbrella term to describe many types of problems. The focus of this book, however, is on those students who have a significant discrepancy between their potential and their achievement. With 220 strategies, this revised and expanded edition aims to provide parents and educators with resources to promote growth and achievement in these students. The areas of building self-esteem, improving study skills, remediating academic weaknesses, and providing motivation are targeted. The author also offers practical strategies as well as reproducible resources for each area, and each strategy is numbered for easy reference. Sections on working with parents of underachievers and facilitating change and flexibility within the school system are also included. (112 pages)
© 2001
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Pieces of Learning
1990 Market Rd.
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 800-729-5137
Fax: 800-844-0455
Web: http://www.piecesoflearning.com

One-Hour Mysteries
Mary Ann Carr
The five mysteries in this book provide an opportunity to build thinking skills in a motivating context. The mysteries, which include robberies, blackmail, sabotage, and murder, are appropriate for children in grades 4–8, and each mystery includes complete instructions for program staff and reproducible pages that outline the mystery and supply clues until the culprit is found. Student detectives investigate suspects and their alibis and motives. In addition to using deductive reasoning skills, students take notes, organize data, and analyze evidence in a classroom forensic lab. (64 pages)
© 2005
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Prufrock Press
P.O. Box 8813
Waco, TX 76714
Phone: 800-998-2208
Fax: 800-240-0333
Web: http://www.prufrock.com

Our Roots, Our Future: Affirming Culture and Language in After School and Youth Programs
Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Ann Jaramillo, Lisette Lopez, Laurie Olsen, Amy Scharf, and Mona Shah
This resource is designed for directors and staff of afterschool and youth development programs. The book includes a framework for understanding the key cultural, linguistic, and racial issues that afterschool providers face; success stories from five afterschool sites that affirm culture and language in their program design; comments from youth on the importance of culture, language, and community in their lives; and tools that you can use in your program. Our Roots, Our Future offers strategies for working with and supporting immigrants and young people of all cultures. (112 pages)
© 2002
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California Tomorrow
1904 Franklin St., Ste. 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-496-0220
Fax: 510-496-0225
Web: http://www.californiatomorrow.org

Partners in Learning: From Conflict to Collaboration in Secondary Classrooms
Carol Miller Lieber
This resource assists secondary teachers in supporting the cognitive and social-emotional development of their students. The author presents 10 core practices that enable students and teachers to work together to achieve learning goals. This practical guide contains a chapter on classroom management and discipline and instructions for arranging classrooms to support these practices Also provided is a detailed plan for student orientation, community building, and course content for the first 30 days of school. Hundreds of activities and tips are included. (344 pages)
© 2002
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Educators for Social Responsibility
23 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 800-370-2515
Fax: 617-864-5164
Web: http://www.esrnational.org

Partnerships by Design: Cultivating Effective and Meaningful School-Family-Community Partnerships
Debbie Ellis and Kendra Hughes
This resource helps schools and programs assess their current approaches to family and community involvement and implement more effective strategies. It provides easy-to-read information and forms, activities, and worksheets to facilitate planning and building more effective and meaningful school-family-community partnerships. This guide is a practical, realistic tool for efficient planning processes. (56 pages)
© 2002
Web Resourcehttp://www.nwrel.org/partnerships/cloak/booklet-one.pdf
School-Family-Community Partnerships Team
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main St., Ste. 500
Portland, OR 97204-3213
Phone: 503-275-9487
Web: http://www.nwrel.org

Problem-Based Learning for Math & Science: Integrating Inquiry and the Internet, Second Edition (New)
Diana L. Ronis
The ability to effectively and quickly solve problems leads to academic success. This resource emphasizes critical thinking, resourcefulness, and self-reliance. The text also incorporates new technology in researching the latest scientific developments and supplementing math instruction. The author presents projects that incorporate Internet research and develop skills of observation, critique, and theorization. In today's "information society," classroom learning may use the innumerable free resources available through the Internet. This guide provides ways to integrate such learning into current teaching practices and discusses how to evaluate student success. (176 pages)
© 2008
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Corwin Press
2455 Teller Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Phone: 800-233-9936
Fax: 800-417-2466
Web: http://www.corwinpress.com

Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Nutrition in Afterschool Settings: Strategies for Program Leaders and Policy Makers (New)
Afterschool Investments Project
This resource discusses the role afterschool programs can play in the prevention of childhood obesity. Specifically, it discusses how these programs can reach those most at risk, including minorities and those in poverty; how they can reach children at a time of day when they would normally be inactive; and how they can provide nutritious meals and snacks that can serve as good dietary examples. It also provides examples of how these ideas have been applied at the federal, state, and local levels. The three major areas addressed are (1) incorporating physical activity and nutrition into afterschool programming; (2) using policy levers to build provider capacity and facilitate the afterschool community's involvement in policy discussions; and (3) accessing resources and developing financing strategies. (30 pages)
© 2006
Web Resourcehttp://www.nccic.acf.hhs.gov/afterschool/fitness_nutrition.pdf
The Finance Project (Afterschool Investments)
1401 New York Ave. NW, Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-628-4200
Fax: 202-628-1293
E-mail: info@financeproject.org
Web: http://www.nccic.org/afterschool/

Quality Time After School: What Instructors Can Do to Enhance Learning (New)
Jean Grossman, Margo Campbell, and Becca Raley
This resource examines what makes afterschool activities engaging, detailing key characteristics linked to youth engagement and learning and providing instructors with a road map for how to create successful learning environments. The authors explore what conditions lead youth to want to attend the activity, what aspects of an afterschool activity engage youth, and what conditions lead youngsters to feel they have learned in an activity. (64 pages)
© 2007
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Web Resourcehttp://www.ppv.org/ppv/youth/youth_publications.asp?section_id=8#pub217
Public/Private Ventures
2000 Market St., Ste. 600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-557-4400
Fax: 202-557-4469
Web: http://www.ppv.org

Respect Matters (New)
R. E. Myers
Respect is something we want all children to learn, but how do you teach it? Respect Matters includes 25 real-life scenarios appropriate for students in grades 6–8. Each scenario exposes students to a situation that pertains to the issue of respect, followed by a set of questions and a related activity. There are several ways in which this resource can be used. The scenarios can be powerful discussion starters to create opportunities for students to examine the situation more deeply as a class. In addition, the format of the stories and questions allows the teacher to reproduce them for student use, which makes them great for independent or group work. Because each scenario is unique, they can be presented in any order, and many of them can be easily integrated into science or social studies lessons. "For the Teacher" sections at the conclusion of each scenario help educators lead meaningful discussions and activities about an important topic that impacts us all. (140 pages)
© 2006
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Good Year Books
P.O. Box 91858
Tucson, AZ 85752-1858
Phone: 888-511-1530
Fax: 888-511-1501
Web: http://www.goodyearbooks.com

Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher (New)
William N. Bender and Cara Shores
This resource is intended as a practical guide for educators who are implementing the Response to Intervention (RTI) procedure. The most influential studies in RTI are discussed but only as a touch point for better understanding of RTI procedures. Examples of these procedures are presented as well as where and how educators can save time in implementing this new individual instructing and monitoring process. Topics include implementation of a standard treatment protocol, implementation of problem-solving, and meeting the needs of all learners. (147 pages)
© 2007
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Corwin Press
2455 Teller Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Phone: 800-233-9936
Fax: 800-417-2466
Web: http://www.corwinpress.com

Round Table Geometry: 30 Activities to Connect Math and Literature (New)
Elena Dworkin Wright and Susan Shapero
This resource, which builds on Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuchwander, makes connections between literature and mathematics, focusing on geometric concepts. Several problem-solving strategies, such as drawing a picture, considering alternatives, looking at other designs and solutions in nature, and analyzing outcomes, are incorporated into the 30 activities in this book. The activities also use many critical-thinking strategies such as classifying, sequencing, and discovering relationships.
© 2007
Web Resourcehttp://www.charlesbridge.com/school/pdf/roundtablemasters.pdf
Charlesbridge Publishing
85 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 800-225-3214
Fax: 800-926-5775
Web: http://www.charlesbridge.com

School-Age Ideas and Activities for After-School Programs, Second Edition Revised (New)
Karen Haas-Foletta, Michele Cogley, and Lori Ottolini Geno
This resource is an updated edition of a classic. All 125 activities have been test-driven in afterschool settings and involve learning in creative and innovative ways. Art exercises incorporate various media and imaginative combinations, and some, like root beer candles, have practical uses. Each activity stimulates the senses with different textures, tastes, smells, and sounds. Instructions are clear, concise, and manageable in their simplicity. Supplemental sections on professional growth and development, behavioral guidance, and effective communication enhance this resource. (224 pages)
© 2005
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School-Age Notes
P.O. Box 476
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 800-410-8780
Web: http://www.schoolagenotes.com

Summer Program Tips, Strategies & Activities for School-Agers 5–14 Years Old
Rich Scofield, Editor
Summer programming differs greatly from that of the rest of the year. This resource is a compilation of the best summer program ideas and activities published over the last 20 years in the School-Age Notes newsletter. These ideas and activities are grouped into such chapters as "Getting Ready for Summer," "Planning the Program," "Marketing the Summer Program," "Model Summer Programs," "Field Trips and Summer Safety," and "Activities." Specific articles, tips, and strategies on everything from hiring and training summer staff to retaining older kids in a summer program are also included. (144 pages)
© 2001
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School-Age Notes
P.O. Box 476
New Albany, OH 43054
Phone: 800-410-8780
Web: http://www.gryphonhouse.com/store/trans/productDetailForm.asp?BookID=11416

Tapestry of Tales: Stories of Self, Family, and Community Provide Rich Fabric for Learning (New)
Amy Stuczynski, Joyce Riha Linik, Rebecca Novick, Jean Spraker, Patti Tucci, and Debbie Ellis
This resource provides information on how teachers of students of all ages can use stories to bring students' narrative voices into the classroom, enrich teaching and learning by tapping into students' lives, engage and motivate students to write, and reinforce reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking connections and competencies. This resource contains a literature review on the importance of personal, family, and community stories and examples describing projects that classroom teachers have implemented. (314 pages)
© 2005
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Web Resourcehttp://www.nwrel.org/tapestry
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main St., Ste. 500
Portland, OR 97204-3213
Phone: 800-547-6339 or 503-275-9500
E-mail: info@nwrel.org
Web: http://www.nwrel.org

Teaching Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices (New)
U.S. Department of Education
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects many students in our schools today. These children suffer from inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which affects them academically as well as socially. This resource for teachers provides pertinent information centered around three components of a successful program for children with ADHD: academic instruction, behavioral interventions, and classroom accommodations. Ideas are given for conducting lessons, organizing study skills, effective behavioral intervention techniques, the physical learning environment, and more. The instructional strategies outlined in this booklet will help teachers improve the academic performance and behavior of students with ADHD. (26 pages)
© 2006
Web Resourcehttp://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/adhd/adhd-teaching-2006.pdf
ED Pubs, Education Publications Center
U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Phone: 877-433-7827
Fax: 301-470-1244
E-mail: edpubs@inet.ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students With Learning Difficulties (New)
Marjorie Montague and Asha K. Jitendra
This book is a useful resource for practitioners. The material is designed to ensure that youngsters with learning difficulties can assess and master the intricacies of middle school mathematics. Instructional and assessment procedures, adaptations and modifications, and guidelines for evaluating instruction so practitioners can improve their current approach to teaching mathematics are presented.
© 2006
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The Guilford Press
A Division of Guilford Publications, Inc.
72 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 800-365-7006
Fax: 212-966-6708
Web: http://www.guilford.com

Teaching the Fun of Science
Janice VanCleave
This resource provides opportunities to engage students ages 9–12 in investigations. Using a hands-on approach, students work to understand science concepts, apply the concepts, and reinforce the skills needed to conduct independent investigations. The book is divided into four sections on the scientific method and the three different branches of science (physical, life, and Earth). Teaching the Fun of Science includes 75 different investigations; appendixes on the graduated cylinder, the thermometer, and scientific supply sources; a glossary; and an index. (208 pages)
© 2001
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Jossey-Bass
10475 Crosspoint Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone: 877-762-2974
Fax: 800-597-3299
Web: http://www.josseybass.com

Teambuilding With Teens: Activities for Leadership, Decision Making, & Group Success (New)
Mariam G. MacGregor
Learning about leadership and building character will be meaningful and fun with these 36 activities designed for grades 6–12. The easy-to-use activities arranged by topics and learning concepts can be readily used as part of a character education, conflict resolution, service learning, or leadership program. Each activity takes 20–45 minutes. Background information, material lists, step-by-step instructions, and discussion questions are provided for each activity. Included with the book is a CD-ROM containing all of the reproducible forms for the activities. This resource is ideal for teaching teamwork in an afterschool program. (186 pages)
© 2008
Print and CD-ROM$34.95
Free Spirit Publishing
217 Fifth Ave. N, Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1299
Phone: 800-735-7323
Fax: 866-419-5199
Web: http://www.freespirit.com

The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic! (New)
Bill Milliken
With almost one third of all high school students failing to graduate with their class, we are facing a dropout crisis. Students who drop out of high school are more likely than students who graduate to be unemployed, live in poverty, have poor health, depend on social services, or go to jail. What can schools do to help? This resource describes nine key principles proven effective by Communities In Schools, a community-based organization that helps kids succeed in school and prepare for life. The Last Dropout discusses the creation of Communities In Schools and provides stories about how the principles have been adopted into communities. Learn how a commitment to these principles can help turn around communities and make a lasting and meaningful effect on the dropout problem we are facing today. (241 pages)
© 2007
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Hay House, Inc.
P.O. Box 5100
Carlsbad, CA 92018-5100
Phone: 800-654-5126
Fax: 800-650-5115
Web: http://www.hayhouse.com

The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language That Helps Children Learn (New)
Paula Denton
Language is a powerful teaching tool; it can shape thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The words you choose to use, the pacing, and your tone of voice can all change the message you are sending. This book addresses how to use appropriate "teacher language" to bring out the best in children. Practical guidelines and concrete examples are given, as well as examples of language to avoid. Ideas on giving brief instructions, using open-ended questions, listening, and offering meaningful encouragement are just some of the topics covered. When used effectively, language can positively influence achievement and classroom management. (176 pages)
© 2007
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Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.
85 Ave. A, Ste. 204
P.O. Box 718
Turners Falls, MA 01376-0718
Phone: 800-360-6332
Fax: 877-206-3952
Web: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org

The Yoga Adventure for Children (New)
Helen Purperhart
Yoga is not just for adults but a great activity to use with children between lessons, during a gym class, or after school. Giving children a few minutes to relax, breathe, and stretch can rejuvenate them and get them ready to learn. Yoga also encourages coordination, flexibility, strength, and relaxation. The Yoga Adventure for Children contains 82 different activities, including warm-up exercises, yoga postures, breathing exercises, concentration and meditation activities, visualization exercises, and wake-up exercises. Clear and concise written instructions and illustrations simplify the role of leading children in yoga exercises. Pick and choose which activities will work best for your students, and watch them have fun experiencing a healthy fitness activity. (130 pages)
© 2007
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Hunter House, Inc.
P.O. Box 2914
Alameda, CA 94501-0914
Phone: 510-865-5282
Fax: 510-865-4295
Web: http://www.hunterhouse.com

Thinking About Response to Intervention and Learning Disabilities: A Teacher's Guide (New)
Division for Learning Disabilities and Council for Exceptional Children
Response to Intervention (RTI) was introduced in the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004 to be part of the process of identifying specific learning disabilities. This resource serves as a guide to help teachers and schools implement RtI effectively and positively. It is very user-friendly and includes information on what RtI is, why it was incorporated into the revision of IDEA, and how it is implemented in schools. The tiered approach is fully explained, as are the roles of the general educator and teachers. By providing the valuable information in a concise yet comprehensive format, this booklet can serve as a good resource for anyone who wants to learn more about RTI.
© 2007
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Division for Learning Disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children
1110 North Glebe Rd., Ste. 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Phone: 888-232-7733
Fax: 703-264-9494
Web: http://www.teachingld.org

Tough to Reach, Tough to Teach: Students With Behavior Problems, Second Edition (New)
Sylvia Rockwell
This book is designed for teachers who work with disruptive students. Vignettes are provided to illustrate various classroom challenges such as profanity, fighting, tantrums, and resistance with a goal of helping teachers teach students better ways to communicate. An appendix with forms, games, and other instructional materials is also included. (203 pages)
© 2006
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Council for Exceptional Children
1110 N. Glebe Rd., Ste. 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Phone: 703-620-3660
Fax: 703-264-9494
Web: http://www.cec.sped.org

Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development for Educators (New)
Michael J. Nakkula and Eric Toshalis
This book looks at how social class, the media, gender norms, peers, and other influences help adolescents form a sense of self and shape their future aspirations. The authors have taken research and theory in adolescent development and tied it to case studies that have meaningful use for anyone teaching or working with adolescents. (304 pages)
© 2006
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Harvard Education Publishing Group
8 Story St., 1st Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 888-437-1437
Fax: 978-348-1233
Web: http://www.hepg.org

Well-Managed Classroom, Second Edition (New)
Michele Hensley, Walter Powell, Susan Lamke, and Scott Hartman
Having a well-managed classroom includes building a sense of community, cooperation, and care. This book provides an overview of the components of the Girls and Boys Town Education Model, a school-based intervention strategy. The model, which is rooted in applied behavior analysis and social learning theory, emphasizes behavior management techniques, relationship-building techniques, and social skills instruction. Meant to serve as a resource in improving classroom management, this book offers information on connecting with your students, increasing opportunities for student success, addressing students' behaviors, and communicating with stakeholders. By promoting the idea of "school as community," these practices and strategies aim to motivate students by helping them feel good about the classroom environment and the relationships they have within that classroom. (231 pages)
© 2007
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Boys Town Press
14100 Crawford St.
Boys Town, NE 68010
Phone: 800-282-6657
Fax: 402-498-1310
Web: http://www.boystownpress.org

What Do You Stand For? For Teens: A Guide to Building Character
Barbara A. Lewis
The purpose of this book is to help students ages 11 and older understand themselves better, figure out what they stand for, and develop positive character traits. Sample character traits include loyalty, peacefulness, citizenship, cleanliness, honesty, and integrity. Quotations on these traits offer words of wisdom. The author presents dilemmas in each chapter to challenge students' thinking about the character traits and to sharpen their problem-solving and decision-making skills. Activities offer fun and interesting ways to explore, experience, and strengthen positive character traits. True stories profile real kids who serve as examples for that particular trait. In addition, each chapter contains a section that lists Web sites, videos, books, and other resources. Posters, stickers, and buttons also are available. (277 pages)
© 2005
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Poster$9.95
Stickers$5.95
Character Buttons$14.95
Free Spirit Publishing
217 Fifth Ave. N, Ste. 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1724
Phone: 612-338-2068
Fax: 612-337-5050
E-mail: help4kids@freespirit.com
Web: http://www.freespirit.com

Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4–14, Third Edition (New)
Chip Wood
This book, written for both parents and educators, provides general indicators, or "yardsticks," of typical development for children ages 4–14. It describes the developmental traits of each age and includes charts that summarize common physical, social, language, and cognitive growth patterns. This very practical guide can help parents and teachers understand and support children's growth and learning. Knowing children's developmental needs can help parents and teachers ensure that the activities and curriculum they are using are age appropriate. (240 pages)
© 2007
Print$18.00
Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.
85 Ave. A, Ste. 204
P.O. Box 718
Turners Falls, MA 01376-0718
Phone: 800-360-6332
Fax: 877-206-3952
Web: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org


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