Showing posts with label Teachers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teachers. Show all posts

October 04, 2012

More on the Common Core

There has been a lot of talk about the Common Core State Standards and how Appendix B applies. Many educators are using the list as a primary source for text.  The Common Core State Standards states as follows, with regards to appendix B:

Selecting Text Exemplars
"The following text samples primarily serve to exemplify the level of complexity and quality that the Standards require all students in a given grade band to engage with. Additionally, they are suggestive of the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards. The choices should serve as useful guideposts in helping educators select texts of similar complexity, quality, and range for their own classrooms. They expressly do not represent a partial or complete reading list."

There are many ways for educators to choose excellent books for their reading lists. Some of them include:
Recommendations from other teachers, librarians, and even parents!

Award Winners. You can find many award winning lists on the Internet.

Review committees and booksellers post their lists on their web sites.

How are you choosing your books for your reading list to use in conjunction with the Common Core State Standards? We would like to know!

October 01, 2012

Welcome to Blue Wave Classroom!

One of the main goals in the new CommonCore State Standards (CCSS) initiative is for students to read more informational texts. This means that student reading of nonfiction must increase dramatically. 

The mission of Enslow Publishers, Inc., is to publish high-quality educational nonfiction books for children and young adults. Blue Wave Classroom, extends this mission into school classrooms, in addition to school libraries and public libraries with our curriculum-aligned, leveled, nonfiction and historical fiction books for Pre-K to grade 12. 

Check out Blue Wave Classroom's special offer for new customers. Be sure like the Blue Wave Classroom facebook page for special offers and giveaways.  

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May 08, 2012

It's National Teacher Day

It's National Teacher Day and many communities are honoring their educators. If you're a teacher tell us how you are being honored or if you're a parent tell us how you are honoring your child's teacher.

ISBN: 978-0-7660-4045-8
24 pp.
School & Library Price: $15.95
Enslow's new title coming out this fall, Teachers Help Us, lets beginning readers explore what a teacher does while helping young readers learn to recognize simple words as they are reinforced with supporting color photos. This is just one of eight titles in our new All About Community Helpers series that will be available this fall. Reserve your copy today!

February 17, 2012

Animated Science Fair Video

Today, we'd like to share with you this creative animated video "Prepare for the Science Fair" by Kevin Temmer that teachers might like to share with students for a great overview of the scientific method.  Let us know if you enjoyed it as much as we did.

A full listing of Enslow's science fair titles can be found here.

ISBN 978-0-7660-3643-7

October 14, 2011

Teen Read Week Book Giveaway!

To celebrate Teen Read Week next week, Enslow is hosting a book giveaway. Each day next week we'll be posting a question to librarians and teachers about the most popular books in their libraries and classrooms. Each response on our blog will be eligible to receive a free Enslow book. Check back next week and celebrate Teen Read Week with Enslow!