Archive for July, 2009

We’ve Got Corvettes, Mustangs, Hummers, Ford Trucks, T-Birds, and Ferraris

Books, that is!  Author Michael Bradley presents six slick new middle-reader books on this popular automotive topic.  Loaded with flashy pictures, handy glossaries, and web links, this series will get those readers who don’t think they like to read, well, reading!  Our copies are located in the south hallway at Corvette JUV 629.222 BH811c,  Ferrari JUV 629.222 B811f, […]

Visual Periodic Table for Chemistry Teachers

Visual Elements is an arts and science collaborative project supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Each element has been artistically rendered and the site allows students to click around the Periodic Table of Elements and gather information.  Students learn about each element such as the discovery date, name origin, and a description.  Additional chemical data […]

Teach Fractions, Percents, and Decimals in a Snap

Our new Fractions Modular Flip Charts come with four snap-together modules which allow the teacher to present fractions, fractional parts of a circle, percents, and decimals in a handy flip chart.  Included is a teacher’s guide that suggests different activities.  You’ll find this teaching aid at CURR TA 372.7 E244f.

Hands On Kits to Teach Measurement

We’ve added three excellent hands on learning kits from the well respected Lakeshore Company.  All teach concepts related to measurement:  length, perimeter, area, and volume; weight; and capacity.  They are in the Teaching Aid room at CURR TA 372.7 L21Lc, CURR TA 372.7 L21e, CURR TA 372.7 L21w From the manufacturer: Students gain a concrete […]


Joose, Barbara.  Roawr! Illustrated by Jan Jutte.  New York: Philomel Books. 2009.  ISBN: 9780399247774. This book snaps, cracks, and roars with suspenseful ear pleasing language as Joose leads a little boy through a nighttime encounter with a patch-eyed bear.  With mama obliviously sleeping and papa away, it is up to our kufi hatted hero to […]

One Thousand Book Reviews

The Cooperative Services for Children’s Literature announces that as of July 9 there have been 1,000 book reviews posted on their CSCL Book Review Blog. Local schoolchildren, BGSU students and classroom teachers have all contributed reviews. Children’s publishers donate new books and the books are reviewed through the Bringing Books to Life program offered by […]

Die Cuts Available at the CRC

Readers’ Theater: Ideal for Fluency Practice

“Readers’ theater is a wonderful way to increase your students’ fluency-and to build confidence, comprehension, and self-esteem.  It’s also a sure way to draw parents into your room and leave with a smile!” -introduction to Readers’ Theater by Teacher Created Resources We have recently added seven new readers’ theater titles.  Browse our collection here.

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