uses a variety of resources to plan her lessons. In looking for textbooks,
she looks for ones that are high in interest for her students, but that
are easier to read than some of the mainstream textbooks. Listed below
are some of the books and book companies that she uses often.
Fearonís Health 2nd ed. notes from chapter
Edited by Marna Owen teacher-made unit tests
Globe Fearon Educational Publisher read sections
Paramount Publishing Ó 1994 Good Because:
Paramus N.J not too in-depth,
Vistas in Reading Literature read stories,
Green Level discuss comprehension,
Edited by Chaparro, J., and Trost, M. vocabulary
McDougal, Littell & Company Ó 1989 Good Because:
Evanston, Ill lower level
American Journey: The Quest for summary, questions,
Liberty since 1865 discussions
By Davidson, J. et al Good Because:
Prentice Hall Ó 1992 shorter descriptions
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Lake Shore Basics & Beyond:
Really Readable Books: Green Level, Yellow Level
Teen Crisis Library
Lake Shore Learning Materials **Each Book has a list of
2695 E. Dominguez Street questions
PO Box 6261 **low level, high interest
Carson, Ca. 90749
To Order, Call: (800) 421-5354
High Noon Books
**low level, high interest
20 Commercial Blvd.
Novato, Ca. 94949-6191
The book companies listed above in the free reading section carry some textbooks, but they also have trade books, which are popular with the students. Some of the titles they carry include: That Was Then, This is Now, Tiger Eyes, The Secret of Gumbo Grove, Phoenix Rising, The TV Guidance Counselor, Go Ask Alice, and many more. These are books that their peers are reading, also. Most of the books are written at around a third grade level, so it is not difficult for the students to get through a book in class within a few weeks. Some of the companies provide comprehension questions to go along with each book.
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