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Tuesday, 08 June 2004

Rothermel Lending Library

 

(Please talk to me before or after class, call me at 602-2010 or email me at drothermel@une.edu if you would like to borrow one of these books.)

 

These categories are in the following order:

Elementary Writing

Middle School Writing

Teacher as Writer

Elementary Reading

Middle School Reading

Multiple Intelligences

Constructivism

The Teaching Life

School Reform

Classroom Management

Assessment

Responsive Classroom

 

Elementary Writing

 

Allen, C. (2001). The multigenre research paper: Voice, passion, and discovery in grades 4-6.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Beck, I, McKeown, M, & Kucan, L.  (2002).  Bring words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction.  New York: The Guilford Press.  The authors provided strategies for teaching vocabulary at all grade levels.  For the most part, they believe teachers must be very intentional about the teaching of vocabulary and not leave such teaching to the students to figure words out by context. 

 

Belk, E. J. & Thompson, R. A. (2001).  Worm painting and 44 more hands-on language arts activities for the primary grades.  Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

 

Cunningham, P & Allington, R.  (1999).  Classrooms that work: They can all read and write.  New York: Longman.

 

Fletcher, R.  (1993).  What a writer needs.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Fletcher, R & Portalupi, J.  (1998). Craft lessons: Teaching writing K-8.  York, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

 

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J.  (2001).  Writing workshop: The essential guide.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.   This is a teacher friendly book with my practical suggestions to get your writing workshop up and running.  Especially, note the chapter on troubleshooting.  It deals with concerns like ?When you?re overwhelmed by student conferences.? 

 

 

 

Foster, G.  (2003).  Language arts idea bank: Instructional strategies for supporting student learning.  Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers Limited.

 

Graves, D.  (1989).  The reading/writing teacher?s companion: Experiment with fiction.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.  Graves was the professor who began the doctoral program where I received my PhD in Reading and Writing Instruction.

 

Graves, D.  (1991).  The reading/writing teacher?s companion: Build a literate classroom.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Graves, D. (1994).  A fresh look at writing.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.  This has been the primary textbook for the teaching of writing while I was a prof at Eastern Connecticut State University and at the University of New England (1999-2006).  Graves with Donald Murray was the first to develop the writing workshop that we know it today.  If you know little about the writing workshop, this is the book to give you a solid foundation.

 

Graves, D. & Kittle, P.  (2005).  Inside writing: How to teach the details of craft.   Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.  When last speaking with Don (I am indeed a shameless name dropper.), he mentioned this was the book to build on A Fresh Look at Writing

With a mere 100 pages and a DVD, this book uses an apprenticeship approach to writing that has you learn how to teach writing by writing yourself.

 

Heard, G.  (1989).  For the good of the earth and sun: Teaching poetry.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Phenix, Jo.  (2002).  The writing teacher?s handbook.  Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers.  This is another manageable size book (78 pages) for the teacher ready and willing to implement the writing workshop in her/his classroom.  It?s a practical guide that supports Rothermel?s teaching in the Language Arts course at UNE with many suggestions and useful charts.

 

Rogovin, P.  (2001).  The research workshop: Bring the world into your classroom.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Rosencrans, G.  (1998).  The spelling book: Teaching children how to spell, not what to spell.  Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

 

Routman, R. (2005).  Writing essentials: Raising expectations and results while simplifying teaching.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann    This highly readable and useful guide will help you teach writing and enjoy your life as a teacher with your students.  This is a very student-centered approach that supports Rothermel?s landmark work in Starting Points and the teaching in the University of New England?s primo course in the teaching of writing, Language Arts (EDU 320/520).

 

Spandel, V. (2004). Creating young writers: Using the six traits to enrich writing process in primary classrooms. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

 

 

Middle School Writing

 

Atwell, N. (2000).  In the middle: New understanding about writing, reading, and learning (second edition).  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Fletcher, R.  (1993).  What a writer needs.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Fletcher, R & Portalupi, J.  (1998). Craft lessons: Teaching writing K-8.  York, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

 

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J.  (2001).  Writing workshop: The essential guide.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.  This is a teacher friendly book with my practical suggestions to get your writing workshop up and running.  Especially, note the chapter on troubleshooting.  It deals with concerns like ?When you?re overwhelmed by student conferences.? 

 

Heard, G.  (1989).  For the good of the earth and sun: Teaching poetry.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Fletcher, R. & Portalupi, J.  (2001).  Writing workshop: The essential guide.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.  This is a useful guide with practical suggestions to get your writing workshop up and running.  Especially, look at the section on troubleshooting.  It answers concerns like, ?When you?re overwhelmed by student conferences.?

 

Kent, R.  (2000).  Beyond room 109: Developing independent study projects.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.   The director of the Maine Writing Project at the University of Maine-Orono. 

 

Lane, B.  (1993).  After the end: Teaching and learning creative revision.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Nelson, G. L. (1994).  Writing and being: Taking back our lives through the power of language.  San Diego, CA: Luramedia.  Lynn (a guy) was a professor of mine at Arizona State University.  He opened the door for me to beautiful world of writing and the teaching of writing.

 

Phenix, Jo.  (2002).  The writing teacher?s handbook.  Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers.  This is another manageable size book (78 pages) for the teacher ready and willing to implement the writing workshop in her/his classroom.  It?s a practical guide that supports Rothermel?s teaching in the Language Arts course at UNE with many suggestions and useful charts.

 

Rief, L.  (1992).  Seeking diversity: Language arts with adolescents.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Rief, L.  (2003).  100 quick writes: Fast and effective freewriting exercises that build students? confidence, develop their fluency, and bring out the writer in every student.  New York: Scholastic Teaching Resources.

 

Romano, T. (1987).  Clearing the way: Working with teenage writers.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Romano, T.  (1995).  Writing with passion - Life stories, multiple genres.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Romano, T.  (2000).  Blending genre, altering style.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

  

Rogovin, P.  (2001).  The research workshop: Bring the world into your classroom.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Rosencrans, G.  (1998).  The spelling book: Teaching children how to spell, not what to spell.  Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

 

Rothermel, D.  (1996). Starting points: How to set up and run a writing workshop and much more.  Columbus, OH: National Middle School Association. 

 

Routman, R. (2005).  Writing essentials: Raising expectations and results while simplifying teaching.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann    This highly readable and useful guide will help you teach writing and enjoy your life as a teacher with your students.  This is a very student-centered approach that supports Rothermel?s landmark work in Starting Points and the teaching in the University of New England?s primo course in the teaching of writing, Language Arts (EDU 320/520).

Tsujimoto, J.  (1988).  Teaching poetry writing to adolescents.  Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

 

Weaver, C. (1996). Teaching grammar in context.  Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers.

 

Wormeli, R.  (2003).  Day one and beyond: Practical matters for new middle-level teachers.  Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 

 

 

Teacher as Writer

 

Goldberg, N.  (1986).  Writing down the bones: Freeing the writer within.  Boston: Shambala Publications, Inc.

 

Goldberg, N.  (1990).  Wild mind: Living the writer?s life.  New York : Bantam Books.

 

Lamott, A. (1994).  Bird by bird: Some instructions on writing and life.  New York : Pantheon Books.

 

Nelson, G. L. (1994).  Writing and being: Taking back our lives through the power of language.  San Diego, CA: Luramedia.

 

Nelson, G. L. (2004).  Writing and being: Embracing your life through creative journaling ? Heal your past, claim your present, transform your future.  Maui, HI: Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc.

 

 

Elementary Reading

 

Cunningham, P & Allington, R.  (1999).  Classrooms that work: They can all read and write.  New York: Longman.

 

Daniels, H.  (2002). Literature circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom.  Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

 

Fountas, I & Pinnell, G.S.  (1996).  Guided reading: Good first teaching for all children.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Publishers. 

 

Graves, D.  (1991).  The reading/writing teacher?s companion: Build a literate classroom.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Hansen, J.  (2001).  When writers read.  2nd edition.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Hart, M. (2005).  101 ways to love a book.  Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Resources, Inc.  You can reproduce each of the 101 one page ideas in this book for your classroom.  Check out way #35.

 

Harvey, S & Goudvis, A.  (2000).  Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension to enhance understanding.  York, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 

 

Johnson, P. (2000). Running records: A self-tutoring guide (cassette). Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

 

Johnson, P. (1997).  Picture and words together: Children illustrating and writing their own books.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

National Research Council (1999).  Starting out right: A guide to promoting children?s reading success.  Washington, DC: National Academy Press.  This book comes from the Maine Department of Education?s Reading First Committee.  This practical guide has information about what can be specifically done in grades K-3 to teach reading.  There are benchmarks for each grade, 55 activities to do with children, and 100 recommended titles of children?s books.

 

Noe, K & Johnson, N.  (1999).  Getting started with literature circles.  Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc. 

 

Routman, R. (1994). Invitations: Changing as Teachers and Learners K-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Savage, J. (2007). Sound it out!: Phonics in a comprehensive reading program.  Boston: McGraw Hill.

 

Strickland, D.  (1998).  Teaching phonics today: A primer for educators.  Newark, DE: International Reading Association.   

 

Strickland, D. and Morrow, L. (editors)  (2000).  Beginning reading and writing.  Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

 

Taberski, S.  (2000).  On Solid Ground: Strategies for Teaching Reading K-3.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 

 

 

Middle School Reading

 

Allen, J.  (1995).  It?s never too late: Leading adolescents to lifelong literacy.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Bomer, R. (1995).  Time for meaning: Crafting literate lives in middle and high school.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Daniels, H.  (2002). Literature circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom.  Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

 

Hubbard, R.S., Barbieri, M, & Power, B.M. (1998).  ?We want to be known:? Learning from adolescent girls.  York, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 

 

Noe, K & Johnson, N.  (1999).  Getting started with literature circles.  Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc. 

 

Routman, R. (1994). Invitations: Changing as Teachers and Learners K-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Tovani, Cris.  (2000).  I read it, but I don?t get it: Comprehension strategies for adolescent readers.  Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

 

Wormeli, R.  (2003).  Day one and beyond: Practical matters for new middle-level teachers.  Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 

 

 

Multiple Intelligences

 

Armstrong, T.  (2003).  The multiple intelligences of reading and writing: Making the words come alive.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 

 

Campbell, L. Campbell, B, & Dickinson, D.  (2004).  Teaching and learning through multiple intelligences.  Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

 

Carreiro, P.  (1998).  Tales of thinking: Multiple intelligences in the classroom.  Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 

 

Kornhaber, M, Fierros, E, & Veenema, S.  (2004).  Multiple intelligences: Best ideas from research and practice.  Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

 

 

Constructivism

 

Brooks, J. & Brooks, G.  (1993).  In search of understanding: The case for the constructivist classroom.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development:

 

 

The Teaching Life

 

Codell, E.  (1999).  Educating Esme.  Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

 

Done, Phillip.  (2005).  32 third graders and one class bunny: Life lessons from teaching.  New York: A Touchstone Book.  Interested in teaching 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade?  Here?s a book for you about the life of a teacher during the school year from start to finish.  Humorous and touching.  The author was nominated for the Disney Teacher of the Year Award. 

 

Finn, P.  (1999).   Literacy with an attitude: Educating working-class children in their own self-interest.   Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

 

Graves, D.  (2001).  The energy to teach.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Graves, D. (2004).  Teaching day by day: 180 stories to help you along the way.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.  These are one page inspirational stories to help you improve your craft as a teacher.

 

Kammeraad-Campbell, S.  (1989).  Teacher: Dennis Littky?s fight for a better school.  New York: The Penguin Group.  A high school principal in rural New Hampshire gives new meaning to the school life of teenagers and is challenged by small town politics.  His work is supported by the thinking of Theodore Sizer in the Horace series (see Sizer in this listing), which promotes connecting schooling to the real world of kids and having them demonstrate their learning by exhibition.  I read the book in a day. 

 

Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D, & Pollock, J.  (2001).  Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development:

 

Ohanian, S.  (2001).  Caught in the middle: Nonstandard kids and a killing curriculum.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Palmer, P. (1998).  The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher?s life.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

 

Paterson, K.  (2002).  How do I teach?and keep my sanity?  Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers Limited. 

 

 

School Reform

 

Meier, D.  (1995).  The power of their ideas - Lessons for America from a small school in Harlem.  Boston: Beacon Press.

 

Noddings, N.  (1992).  The challenge to care in schools: An alternative approach to education.  New York: Teacher?s College Press. 

 

Sizer, T.  (1992).  Horace's school - Redesigning the American high school.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

 

Sizer, T.  (1996).  Horace's hope - What works for the American high school.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Company.

 

 

Classroom Management

 

Glasser, W.  (1990). The quality school - Managing students without coercion.  New York: HarperPerennial.

 

Gootman, M. (1997).  Caring teacher?s guide to discipline: Helping young students learn self-control, responsibility, and respect.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

 

Johnson, D. & Johnson, R. (1995).  Teaching students to be peacemakers.  Edina, MN: Interaction Book Company.

 

Kohn, A. (1993).  Punished by rewards: The trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A?s, praise, and other bribes.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

 

Kohn, A.  (1996).  Beyond discipline: From compliance to community.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development:

 

Marzano, R. J. (2003).  Classroom management that works: Research-based strategies for every teacher.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development:

 

 

Assessment

 

Davies, A. (2000).  Making classroom assessment work.  Courtenay, BC: Connections Publishing.

 

Graves, D.  (2002).  Testing is not teaching: What should count in education.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Hansen, J.  (1998).  When learners evaluate.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Responsive Classroom

Kriete, R.  (2002).  The morning meeting book.  Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children. 

 

Strachota, B.  (1996).  On their side: Helping children take charge of their learning.  Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.  Are you looking for a book to help you with classroom management?  This might be it.  A second grade teacher describes how he becomes allies with children, poses real questions during the school day, and shares responsibility for learning.  It is an inspiring description of possibilities in the classroom for teachers of all age children. 

 

Wood, C.  (1997).  Yardsticks: Children in the classroom ages 4-14 ? a resource for parents and teachers.  Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children (The organization that brings you the Responsive Classroom and Morning Meetings.)

 

Wood, C. (1999).  Time to teach, time to learn: Changing the pace of school.  Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.  It is a book about improving education by refocusing time on relationships ? relationships among teachers and parents and students and great ideas.  Chapters on Changing School Time, Changing the Structure of Time in Classrooms, and Time to Teach can be helpful for teachers as they rethink teaching and learning in the classroom. 

 

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