Resources for Elementary Education
There are currently 27 resource(s) for Elementary Education in the NCPIE database.
To order a resource, please contact its publishing organization.1110 North Glebe Road
Arlington VA 22201
Contact: Deb Ziegler, Associate Executive Director
Web Address: www.cec.sped.org
Resource Title: Teaching a Young Child to Read
Author: Wood Smethhurst
Description: Good instruction is good instruction is good instruction! And good reading instruction may prevent the need for special education placement for some children. This book was written for parents, but presents such solid, time-tested basic reading instruction methodology that any practitioner faced with beginning or non-readers should also have a copy. Although designed for use with children up to age 7, it is also useful for remediation for somewhat older children. In fact, the systematic phonics instruction can be adapted for any age.
One Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20001-1431
Contact: Elizabeth Partoyan, Strategic Initiative Director, Next Generation Learners
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.ccsso.org
Resource Title: Primary Level Assessment for IASA Title I: A Call for Discussion
Description: This paper begins with a review of appropriate assessment techniques in pre-k through grade 3 settings and then presents the thesis that developmentally appropriate assessment and accountability assessment can be united. Two programs are described to illustrate examples of emerging techniques for measuring young children for accountability purposes. 2001.
1000 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14202
Contact: Vito Borrello
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.epicforchildren.org
Resource Title: Building Your Child's Success in School Book
Description: This 80-page book is filled with easy everyday activities for parents to do with their children (ages 4-10), building the parent/child relationship, while encouraging reading, critical thinking, writing, and building good character.
Resource Title: Pathways to Character PK-8 Resource Guides for Teachers
Description: The teacher guides, grades PK-8, integrate character education into classroom instruction. The activities, tied to NYS learning standards, promote nine character traits which impact responsible behavior, effective decision-making, and civility.
1500 Massachusetts Ave NW
Special Projects Office/Ste. 042
Washington DC 20005
Contact: Dorothy Rich, President
Web Address: www.MegaSkillsHSI.org
Resource Title: Improving Student Achievement Through MegaSkills
Price: check with Institute for kit pricing
Author: Dorothy Rich
Description: Age and grade differentiated MegaSkills Books new for 2003: Preschool MegaSkills, Early Elementary MegaSkills, Upper Elementary MegaSkills, Middle School MegaSKills, School-Home Connections, Administrator Guide
737 N. President Street
Jackson MS 39202
Contact: Jill Ivey Dent
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.mfcf.org
Resource Title: Big School Newsletters
Price: Varies on Quantity
Author: Jane P. Boykin & Betty Trotti
Description: The letters are written to promote school readiness from a child’s point of view. The ten Big School Newsletters are sent to students that have registered for kindergarten. The letters are sent every week throughout the summer before the children start kindergarten. The letters address children’s concerns about what is going to happen to them at Big School. The Big School Letters encourage reading and promote school readiness. They also give the child much needed self-assurance about the new adventure they are about to begin.
1509 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Contact: Davida McDonald, Policy Coordinator
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.naeyc.org
Resource Title: Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children
Author: Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, Susan B. Neuman
Description: Developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies for promoting children's literacy learning in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary classrooms and infant/toddler settings.
1615 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Contact: Raven Padgett, Director of Communications and Public Information
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.naesp.org
Resource Title: 176 Ways to Involve Parents
Author: by Betty Boult
Description: This hands-on guide is for educators who recognize both the need to and the benefit of involving parents in a school or the classroom. These practical and ready-to-use ideas were generated from the practice of exemplary educators who consistently involve parents in all aspects of school life. The book presents its ideas in five distinct sections: Making it Happen, Creating the Climate, Sustaining Involvement, Working in the Classroom, and Venturing Beyond the Bake Sale.
Resource Title: ABC’s of Effective Parent Communication
Author: by Dyan Hershman and Emma McDonald
Description: Principals understand the importance of working closely with parents to ensure student success. This book gives you concrete guidelines on every aspect of communicating with parents, including making initial contact with parents, staying in touch with phone calls, e-mails, and conferences, talking about student behavior and academic progress, and keeping parents involved as volunteers, tutors and chaperones at events. A great resource for all administrators!
Resource Title: Parents and Teachers Working Together
Author: by Carol Davis and Alice Yang
Description: It is essential to develop a strong relationship with students’ parents. Gain tips for instituting a strong relationship with every parent with Parents and Teachers Working Together. This book demonstrates multiple ways to communicate from letter writing to conferencing.
700 11th Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Web Address: www.ncee.org
Resource Title: Speaking & Listening for preschool through the third grade
Description: Book/CD-ROM from New Standards®. This resource spells out the skills children need to learn in preschool, in kindergarten and 1st grade, and know by 2nd and 3rd grade. It answers these questions for early childhood educators and childcare providers: How do children develop speaking and listening skills? Why is talking so important? What should children talk about — and why? What instruction helps children develop into competent — and confident — speakers?
Resource Title: New Standards® Primary Literacy Standards
Description: The New Standards Primary Literacy Standards give teachers and parents examples of the kind of reading and writing that children should be able to do in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Drawn from real classrooms, these work samples even include a CD-ROM of recordings of children reading specially identified books that allow adults to rate their progress against the standards. The New Standards Primary Literacy Standards are an unprecedented set of grade-by-grade expectations in reading and writing for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. They state what primary grade students should know and be able to do, and how well they should be able to perform. The Primary Literacy Standards challenge traditional classroom practice by giving equal weight to the teaching of reading and writing, linking the skills in one to the other.
Resource Title: What Parents Need to Know About Reading and Writing
Description: Parents want to help their children become better readers and writers. To be able to do this, parents have to know what the standards are and how good is good enough when it comes to reading and writing in the primary grades. To help parents, New StandardsTM has created a clearly written and vividly illustrated handbook for parents. What parents need to know about reading & writing provides examples of what books children should be reading and samples of how they should be writing for grades kindergarten through third grade. At each grade level, the handbook provides tips that can help children meet their grade level expectations. These tips are displayed as a convenient, tear-out poster at the back of the handbook. With the information in this handbook, parents can make reading and writing a fun family experience. This handbook is a companion to the award-winning Reading & Writing: grade by grade — primary literacy standards for kindergarten through third grade
325 West Main Street
Louisville KY 40202
Voice: 502-584-1133 x134
Contact: Brenda W. Logan, Director School Reform Initiatives
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.famlit.org
Resource Title: Training
Price: See Website
Description: The National Center for Family Literacy is the premiere organization for the delivery of family literacy training. Emphasizing the most recent language and literacy research, our training distills proven methods into practical solutions.
Resource Title: PACT Time in the Elementary School Video Kit
Description: PACT Time in the Elementary School Video Kit This video kit provides teachers and/or parents the opportunity to see PACT Time for school-age children (ages 5-12)in action. The kit includes one 12-minute video, one facilitator's guide, 10 participants' manuals, and 20 completion certificates. It is designed to facilitate both an overview training session and a more in-depth training session for those who are interested in implementing interactive literacy activities with parents and children in the elementary school setting. (2001)
1000 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington DC 20036
Contact: Meghan Sharp, Program Manager
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.ncpc.org
Resource Title: McGruff Strategies Center
Description: The McGruff Strategies Center is a "virtual institute" created to expose crime prevention advocates to examples of others' successes. This online forum and resource center is a platform for communities to tell their crime prevention story. It was developed on the premise that the key to effective crime prevention is cooperation and coordination among the criminal justice, social, economic, family, and other systems that make up a community. Visit www.ncpc.org/strategies to check it out.
Resource Title: Resources for Children and Their Caregivers
Description: NCPC’s publications for children address a wide range of topics, including home and neighborhood safety, bullying, alcohol and drugs, conflict management, media violence, diversity, and Internet safety. For example, “Helping Kids Handle Conflict” includes imaginative activities to help children learn nonviolent ways to settle arguments, deal with bullies, and avoid fights. “Get the Message! McGruff’s Tool Kit To Keep Children Safe” helps school administrators give children the knowledge and skills around such issues as bullying, conflict management, and appreciating diversity. For more information and to order, visit www.mcgruffstore.org.
Resource Title: Children's Website: McGruff.org
Description: McGruff.org is a resource for both parents and children. Children can have fun while learning about safety; the site provides comic books, puzzles, and quizzes on a variety of issues from bullying to smoking and drugs to internet safety. Parents will find important tips and information that will help them teach their children how to be safer at home and in the community.
National Education Association
1201 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Contact: Anita Merina
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.nea.org/readacross
Resource Title: Read Across America Resource Calendar
5 N Lobban Ave
Buffalo WY 82834
Contact: Terri Dawson
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.wpen.net
Resource Title: Building Blocks for Literacy (video)
Price: free to Wyoming families, $10.00 to others out of state
Author: Kick Starts for Kids
Description: Parent-friendly video for helping families with ideas to increase thier childrens literacy skills. 30 minutes long
100 N. Washington Street
Falls Church VA 22048
Contact: Michelle Frappier
Contact E-mail: Frappier@peatc.org
Web Address: www.peatc.org
Resource Title: Virginia Parent Information Resource Center
Description: PEATC is Virginia's Parent Information Resource Center (V-PIRC) serving culturally, linguistically, educationally, economically and geographically diverse families and the schools, programs and communities who serve them.
P.O. Box 7474
Fairfax Station VA 22039-7474
Contact: Peggy Costello
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Web Address: www.parent-institute.com
Resource Title: Newsletters for Parents
Description: The Parent Institute offers 11 newsletters educators can give to parents. Each newsletter is full of ideas to help parents help their children learn and succeed in school. Titles include: Parents make the difference! ® (in Early Childhood & Elementary School versions); Parents still make the difference! ® (in Middle & High School versions); Helping Children Learn ® (in Early Childhood & Elementary School versions); Helping Students Learn ® (in Middle & High School versions); Building Readers ® (in Reading Readiness and Elementary versions); Firm, Fair & Consistent. ® All parent newsletters are also available in Spanish.
Resource Title: Newsletters for Educators
Description: Ideas Staff Can Use is published in both Elementary and Secondary editions – each addressing the unique parent involvement needs of your school with four full pages of practical programs that work, and downloadable tools. And from our sister company, The Teacher Institute, Better Teaching ® gives both new and veteran teachers inspirational, thought-provoking ideas they can use immediately in their classrooms.
PO Box 73038
Washington DC 20056-3038
Contact: America Calderon, Jill Weiler
Contact E-mail: Acalderon@teachingforchange.org
Web Address: www.teachingforchange.org
Resource Title: Life Treasures from the Heart of a Child
Description: Student stories from the diverse community of Bruce-Monroe Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
5729 Cloverland Place
Brentwood TN 37027
Contact: Virginia Schmidt, Director, Public Relations
Web Address: www.bowdoinmethod.com
Resource Title: Bowdoin Method II
Description: A continuation of the nationally validated Bowdoin I series, with emphasis on character education, good citizenship and expanding "at risk" children's reading and math skills. The "easy to read" parent books, videos and games cover 7 important topics for parenting today in a fun and engaging manner. Appropriate for parenting children 5-12 years of age.
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