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EDU 3186: Integrating Practices in the Content Area

Books in the Main Stacks

Allington, R.L., & Johnston, P.H. (2002). Reading to learn: Lessons from exemplary fourth-grade classrooms. New York: Guilford Press. Main Stacks LB1573 .A47 2002

Bamford, R.A., & Kristo, J.V. (Eds.) (2003). Making facts come alive: Choosing and using nonfiction literature, K-8. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers. Curriculum Materials Center LB 1575.5 .U5 M25 2003

Beers, S., & Howell, L. (2005). Reading strategies for the content areas. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Curriculum Materials Center LB1050.455 .B44

Hepler, S., & Salvadore, M. (2003). Books your kids will talk about. Washington, DC: National Education Association. Main Stacks Z 1037 .H49 2003

Hill, B.C., et al. (2001). Literature circles resource guide. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers. Curriculum Materials Center LB 1575.5 .U5 H55 2001

Johnson, H. & Friedman, L. (2005). Content area literature circles. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers. New Book Area LB1050.455 .J63 2005

McKenna, M.T., & Robinson, R.D. (2002). Teaching through text: Reading and writing in the content areas. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Main Stacks LB2395.3 .M35 2002

Odean, K. (2001). Great books about things kids love: 750 titles for children 3–14. New York: Ballantine Books. Main Stacks Z 1037 .O23 2001

Locating Other Books in the Circulating Collection

Our catalog includes many books on curriculum development. Here are a few searches to get you started

Reading in the Content Area

Interdisciplinary Approach in Education

History - Study and Teaching

Mathematics - Study and Teaching

Science - Study and Teaching

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Blake, B. E., & Blake, R.W. (2002). Literacy and learning: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. This volume seeks to answer the questions “What is literacy?” and “How do we achieve it?” An excellent resource for a broader understanding of the theories and practices underlying the teaching of reading. Reference LC151 .B58 2002

Flood, J., et al. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts, 2nd ed. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates. This handbook is divided into five sections, which focus on various aspects of research related to teaching the English language arts. Chapters are written by scholars, researchers, and professionals to “provide an integrated perspective” on teaching English, including reading and writing skills. Includes an author and subject index. Reference LB1576 .H234 2003 Brookhaven Reference LB1576 .H234 2003 Main Stacks LB1576 .H234 2003

Gillespie, J.T. (2002). Best books for children: Preschool through grade 6. Westport, CT: Bowker-Greenwood. These recommended titles for young readers are grouped by subject area. Entries include a one-sentence synopsis, author/publisher information, and a citation for a complete review. This is an excellent source of ideas for books related to particular content areas. Reference Z1037 .G48 2002

Guzzetti, B.J. (Ed.). (2002). Literacy in America: An encyclopedia of history, theory, and practice. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Two-volume set “focusing on the expanded concept of what it means to be literate.” Includes substantial entries (arranged alphabetically) on topics such as Content Area Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Technology, and Multiple Literacies. Reference LC151 .L487 200

Education Web Sites

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids (GPO)
This database, produced by the Government Printing Office, describes federal government for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and teachers/parents. Includes information on the United States, historic documents, branches of government, national versus state authority, how laws are made, elections and citizenship.

Children & Nature New York
Dedicated to the prevention of "Nature Deficit Disorder", the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. C&NN provides access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children.

CYFERnet: Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
A national network of land grant university faculty and county extension educators,e.g., Cornell, CYFERnet supports community-based educational programs for children, youth, parents, and families.

Education World
Designed for K-12 educators and administrators. Main areas: Administrator's Desk, Lesson Planning, Technology Integration, School Issues, and Professional Development. Access articles, news, contests and resources.

Energy Star Kids
A resource that helps children see where energy comes from, how it is used, and what they can do to conserve it. Links at the bottom available for both teachers and parents.

NYSTE Preparation Guides and Information
This site contains downloadable .pdf test guides, as well as information on registration and score reporting. Dowling also has many of these guides available at our periodicals window. Ask your librarian, or search the Dowling Library Catalog using the search terms: Teacher Certification.

Research from the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings
This PDF document researches alcohol, illicit drug use, substance abuse, substance dependence, treatment and more. Contains graphs.

Teacher's Tap Professional Resources for Educators and Librarians
Locate educational standards for any state. Link to educational standard resources, e.g., U.S. National Content Standards, Selected Local and State and Provincial Standards, outcomes, benchmarks and more.

TeacherTube - The 'YouTube' for Sharing Educational Videos
TeacherTube is a terrific resource to share, upload and download educationally related videos and information. Essentially, it is YouTube for teachers. It has a similar look and feel, has a similar interface for uploading, and a similar method to embed videos on other pages.The big difference - this site is dedicated to educational videos. The idea is that if students click on the TeacherTube logo they are taken to a much safer site. TeacherTube's aim is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos.... in a much safer forum. Diligent efforts are also made to monitor and bring down content that is inappropriate for this forum.

White House for Kids
Especially designed for children, this site offers news and events, games, puzzles, and even includes an area where children can participate in polls.

CIA for Kids
Divided K-5th and 6th-12th, kids can read more about the CIA, play interactive games, and 'help' the CIA solve some puzzles. Throughout this site, there are also some "top secret" things kids won’t find anywhere else...

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Last updated July 05, 2012, at 11:26 AM by LPR