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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 20, Number 2, October 2007

New BCTF lesson aids

1 LA SR221—Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers Edited by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson, 184 p. ©2006. This book is a Rethinking Schools Publication and it includes a unique collection of more than 30 articles by American teachers that shows teachers how to weave social-justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social-justice math into other curricular areas as well. This is real-world math that helps students analyze problems as they gain essential academic skills. "Rethinking Mathematics" helps teachers develop students' understanding of society and prepare them to be critical, active participants in a democracy. Grades 4–12. $19.95

2 LA SR222—Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity by Nancy Schniedewind and Ellen Davidson, 400 p. ©2006. This 3rd edition of "Open Minds to Equality" is an educator's sourcebook of activities to help students understand and change inequalities based on race, gender, class, age, language, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and religion. The activities also promote respect for diversity and interpersonal equality among students, fostering a classroom that is participatory, co-operative, and democratic. An essential resource for teachers, leaders in professional development, and curriculum specialists. This is a Rethinking Schools Publication of Milwaukee, WI. Grades 4–12. $27.95

3 LA8201—An Integrated Primary Peace Curriculum: A Beginning by Tina Anderson, ©2007, 78 p. This resource package includes integrated primary peace education activities and worksheets related to language arts, literature, math, science, social studies, art, music and drama plus ideas for peace themed presentations and multicultural activities. Peace education web sites are also listed. $7.95.

4 LA 9983—The New Teacher Book: Finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom. A Rethinking Schools Publication, Milwaukee, WI ©2004, 236 p. Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically among a teacher's hardest. This book is a collection of writings and reflections--some by new teachers, others by veterans with decades of experience to share that offers practical guidance on how new teachers from Kindergarten through secondary school can effectively navigate the school system, form rewarding professional relationships with colleagues, and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds. $17.95

5 LA 8003—Sight Word Books—Level 1: K—1 Creative Teaching Press, 146 p. ©2001. This book features 30 cross-curricular mini-books with fun, predictable text, which can be reproduced and students can personalize to make their very own set of beginning readers. The stories in this resource give students repeated practice reading and writing over 50 words that most commonly appear in print. Also includes tips for making "reading sticks" that help students follow words as they read and clever ideas for turning the mini-book covers into student-made art projects. Each mini-book also has a place for students to dedicate their book to someone special. The sight word books are great tools for boosting comprehension skills, improving fluency, and expanding vocabulary and are also useful for English as a Second Language. Note that this book is produced in the USA and may contain some US-based standards. Grades K–1. $17.95

6 LA 8011—Picture Sorting—Hands-On Word Study Activities: K–2. Creative Teaching Press, ©2004, 58 p. This book requires students to group words into different categories, drawing their attention to word patterns that help in understanding how words work. This resource includes over 350 full-color punch-out picture cards as well as sorting mats and labels. Sorting ideas and suggestions are included for whole-class, small-group and individual work. Sorting activities include beginning consonant sounds, beginning consonant blends, beginning consonant digraphs, ending consonant sounds, short and long vowels, rhyming words and syllables. Note that this book is produced in the USA and may contain some US-based standards. Grades K–2. $20.95

7 LA 8012—Word Sorting—Hands-On Word Study Activities: K–2. Creative Teaching Press, ©2004, 58 p. This book requires students to group words into different categories drawing their attention to word patterns that help in understanding how words work. This resource includes over 440 full-color punch-out picture cards as well as sorting mats and labels. Sorting ideas and suggestions are included for whole-class, small-group, and individual work. Includes sorting activities to reinforce short and long vowel words, y-words, r-controlled vowel words, compound words, contractions, homophones, and prefixes and suffixes. Note that this book is produced in the USA and may contain some US-based standards. Grades K–2. $20.95

8 LA 8460—Money: Grades 1–3 by Ruth Solski, 99 p. Revised ©2005. This teacher guide integrates language arts and math with more then 55 reproducible worksheets and activities. Currency and literacy is combined in one book. Students learn the concept of money through 21 mathematic activities and 10 money illustrations. Worksheets include skill at the bottom of each page. Literacy activities include reading comprehension, phonics, word study, creative writing and matching. Answer key included. $16.95

9 LA 9442—Multiplication and Division Drills: Grades 4–6 by Nancy Wilson and Paul Laporte, 131 p. Revised ©2006. This Canadian resource book includes hands-on practice activities for the basic facts of multiplication and division. Begin with the 1–2 times tables, then progress through single to four-factor multiplication drills. Also included are factor pyramids and multiplication wheels and an introduction to decimals. Division steps start with single-digit divisors without remainders, and move to three-digit divisors with remainders. Includes 114 pages of reproducible drill and word problem worksheets that can be used as homework sheets or timed exercises. Answer keys and certificate of completion are also included. $17.95

10 LA9443—Money Talks: Teaching Math with Canadian Content by Wilne Ferré and Cora Gaillard, 80 p. Revised ©2000. This teacher guide includes 45 reproducible and hands-on activities with real world contexts. Study the history of money, the barter system, the Canadian mint, budgeting, banks and ATM machines, cheques/credit cards plus piggy banks, purses, and wallets. Research metals, alloy symbols, currency in other countries, and famous rich people. Includes an answer key. Grades 3–6. $15.95

More curriculum resources and information are available at www.bcalmer.ca.

To order the above lesson aids, enclose a cheque payable to the BCTF or authorized PO to BCTF Lesson Aids Service, 100-550 West 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2 or call 604-871-2180, toll free 1-800-663-9163, ext. 2180, with a Visa or Mastercard. GST, postage/handling are included in prices. Orders sent by return mail. Lesson Aids office and display room hours: 9—5 p.m. Mon. to Fri. from Sept. to June; 9–5. Tues. to Fri. during July and Aug.; 9–12 on Sat. during Sept., Oct., Jan., and Feb. bctf.ca/LessonAids.


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