Capstone Professional continues to release amazing educational resources for teachers under the imprint of Maupin House. We're excited about two new books that will launch this spring. It's early to unveil them while they are still in development, but these professional resources have already generated a lot of interest.
Here's a quick preview.
Examining the Evidence: Seven Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources (available in May)
Educators are being challenged as never before to invite reality into the classroom and allow students to explore it. This book will help you meet the challenge. Primary sources are the very documents that history is made of, the images that science is based on, the raw material of our lives. They are also excellent tools to teach the critical thinking skills required by the Common Core State Standards. This book reveals in detail the strategies teachers can use to make primary sources come alive for students, using fascinating photographs and powerful primary source texts.
The New Balanced Literacy School: Implementing Common Core (available in May)
Create a new approach to balanced literacy grounded in research-based best practices. This book infuses best practices of the new balanced literacy model through the lens of Common Core with support on read-alouds, guided reading, language and literacy centers, word walls to language walls, independent reading and writing, and classroom libraries. It also provides the "how" for novice and veteran K−8 teachers, administrators, and school literacy teams. With the daily routine "110 Minutes of Literacy" the Common Core State Standards will be easy to implement in instruction.
Are you are an author and have an idea for a new professional resource?
Submissions for products that speak to the needs of educators today are always accepted. We continue to look for professional development resources that support grades K−8 classroom teachers in areas, such as these: Literacy, Language Arts, Content-Area Literacy, Research-Based Practices, Assessment, Inquiry, Technology, Differentiation, Standards-Based Instruction, School Safety, Classroom Management, and School Community. If you have an idea, visit our Become an Author Web Site.