Help with Home Schooling

Here are a few titles from our nonfiction collection to help you while schools are closed:

Kids Have all the Write stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age
by Sharon A. Edwards

Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age shows you how to support children’s development as confident writers and communicators, offering hundreds of creative ways to integrate writing into the lives of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students — whether at home or at school.

Talking Texts: A Teachers’ Guide to Book Clubs Across the Curriculum
by Lesley Roessing

Talking Texts provides a guide for teachers to the steps and strategies of implementing text clubs in many forms– fiction and nonfiction book clubs, textbook clubs, article clubs, and even poetry clubs–in the classroom. All strategies presented are applicable to any discipline so that text clubs can be employed across the curriculum in any grade level. Even if teaching is done remotely, or in the home, this book offers valuable information which can be adapted for those seeking to create virtual book clubs.

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum
by Rebecca Rupp

In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Published in 2020, this is a new edition of the original 2000 book, revised throughout with all-new updates.

The Math Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students
by Bobson Wong & Larisa Bukalov

The Math Teacher’s Toolbox contains hundreds of student-friendly classroom lessons and teaching strategies. This book employs a hands-on approach to help educators quickly learn and apply proven methods and techniques in their mathematics courses. Topics range from the planning of units, lessons, tests, and homework to conducting formative assessments, differentiating instruction, motivating students, dealing with “math anxiety,” and culturally responsive teaching. Easy-to-read content shows how and why math should be taught as a language and how to make connections across mathematical units.

A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Workshop Essentials: Time, Choice, Response
by Katherine Bomer & Corrine Arens

In this foundational guide, Katherine Bomer and Corinne Arens describe the elegant simplicity of a Writing Workshop focused on just three essentials-time, choice, and response. The authors introduce teachers to the rituals and routines of writing workshop and suggest ways to take small, incremental steps toward implementing them. 

The Science Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students
by Tara Dale.

Part of the Teacher’s Toolbox series which offers innovative, research-based resources to provide teachers with instructional strategies for students of all levels and abilities.

The Social Studies Teacher’s Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students
by Elisabeth Johnson

Part of the Teacher’s Toolbox series which offers innovative, research-based resources to provide teachers with instructional strategies for students of all levels and abilities.