Instructional Strategies and Assessment Products

  • Evidence-Based Science Activities in Grades 3–5

    Meeting the NGSS

    By Patrick Brown, Jim Concannon

    This new book shows elementary teachers how evidence-based science activities help students achieve deeper conceptual understanding. Drawing on a wealth of research, authors Pat Brown and Jim Concannon demonstrate how direct, hands-on experience in the science classroom can enable your students to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge

  • Rigor in the 6–12 ELA and Social Studies Classroom

    A Teacher Toolkit

    By Barbara R. Blackburn, Melissa Miles

    Learn how to incorporate rigorous activities in your English language arts or social studies classroom and help students reach higher levels of learning. Expert educators and consultants Barbara R. Blackburn and Melissa Miles offer a practical framework for understanding rigor and provide…

    Paperback – 2018-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Daily Math Thinking Routines in Action

    Distributed Practices Across the Year

    By Nicki Newton

    Bring math to life with routines that are academically rigorous, standards-based, and engaging! Go beyond circling ABCD on your bell ringers and do nows and get your students reasoning, modeling, and communicating about math every day! In this new book from bestselling author and consultant Dr.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-20 
    Routledge

  • Using Formative Assessment to Support Student Learning Objectives

    By M. Christina Schneider, Robert L. Johnson

    As student learning objectives become an increasingly prominent approach to setting goals and growth measures in schools, teachers’ competence in formative assessment is essential. Using Formative Assessment to Support Student Learning Objectives introduces current and future educators to SLOs as…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Student Assessment for Educators

  • Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom

    Tools and Strategies

    By Barbara R. Blackburn

    Learn how to differentiate instruction while maintaining a rigorous learning environment. In this practical book, rigor expert Barbara R. Blackburn shows that the differentiated classroom doesn’t mean extra work for top students and easy work for others; instead, you can have high expectations for…

    Paperback – 2018-07-17
    Routledge

  • Using Peer Assessment to Inspire Reflection and Learning

    By Keith Topping

    There is increasingly strong evidence that K-12 learners who assess each other’s work and then engage in related reflections, discussions, and negotiations benefit mutually from the process. In this practical volume, Keith J. Topping provides suggestions for implementing effective peer assessment…

    Paperback – 2018-07-16
    Routledge
    Student Assessment for Educators

  • Using Self-Assessment to Improve Student Learning

    By Lois Ruth Harris, Gavin T.L. Brown

    Using Self-Assessment to Improve Student Learning synthesizes research on self-assessment and translates it into actionable guidelines and principles for pre-service and in-service teachers and for school leaders, teacher educators, and researchers. Situated beyond the simple how-to frameworks…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge
    Student Assessment for Educators

  • Determining Difference from Disability

    What Culturally Responsive Teachers Should Know

    By Gerry McCain, Megan Farnsworth

    This essential book offers clear guidelines for determining if the Culturally Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students / English Language Learners (ELL) in your general education classroom are experiencing typical language differences, learning disabilities, or both. By combining helpful…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge

  • Inquiry-Based Science Activities in Grades 6-12

    Meeting the NGSS

    By Patrick Brown, James Concannon

    This new book shows middle and high school science teachers how to use evidence-based inquiry to help students achieve deeper conceptual understanding. Drawing on a wealth of research, authors Pat Brown and Jim Concannon demonstrate how direct, hands-on experience in the science classroom can…

    Paperback – 2018-03-27
    Routledge

  • Five Teaching and Learning Myths—Debunked

    A Guide for Teachers

    By Adam M. Brown, Althea Need Kaminske

    Drawing from research in developmental and educational psychology, cognitive science, and the learning sciences, Five Teaching and Learning Myths—Debunked addresses some of the most commonly misunderstood educational and cognitive concerns in teaching and learning. Multitasking, problem-solving,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14
    Routledge

  • Rigor Is NOT a Four-Letter Word

    3rd Edition

    By Barbara R. Blackburn

    Learn how to increase rigor so that all students can reach higher levels of learning! In this new edition of a best seller, author Barbara R. Blackburn offers practical ideas for raising expectations, increasing complexity, integrating scaffolding into instruction, creating open-ended choices and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge

  • It's a Matter of Fact

    Teaching Students Research Skills in Today's Information-Packed World

    By Angie Miller

    In this new book from Routledge and MiddleWeb, author Angie Miller shows how you can turn your students into informed citizens by teaching them how to research effectively. In today’s information-saturated world research skills have moved beyond fact-finding, into fact-sifting, fact-sorting, and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-02
    Routledge

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