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Math

Division Flares Up Over Math (pdf)
  Borsuk, A. (2003, October 28). Division flares up over math. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
How to Read Mathematics (pdf)
  Simonson, S., & Gouvea, F. How to read mathematics [Electronic Version] from http://www.stonehill.edu/compsci/History_Math/math-read.htm..
Incorporating Language Arts into the Mathematics Curriculum (pdf)
  Kolstad, R., Briggs, L. D., & Whalen, K. (Spring 1996). Incorporating language arts into the mathematics curriculum: A literature survey. Education, 116 (3), 423-431.
Let Me Count the Ways (pdf)
 

Fleming, D. (2005). Let me count the ways: Teaching math in the library may seem like a stretch, but it's easier than you think. School Library Journal, 50 (8), 42-44.

Marilyn Burns on the Language of Math (pdf)
 

Marilyn Burns on the language of math. (2006). Instructor, 41 (3), 41-43.

Math and Literature-A Match Made in the Classroom (pdf)
  Bafile, C. (2001). Math and literature: A match made in the classroom! [Electronic Version]. Education World: The Educator's Best Friend from http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr249.shtml
School Mathematics Reform, Constructivism and Literacy (pdf)
 

Draper, R. J. (March 2002). School mathematics reform, constructivism, and literacy: A case for literacy instruction in the reform-oriented math classroom. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 45 (5), 520-529.

The Power of Two - Linking Mathmatics and Literature (pdf)
  Zambo, R. (2005). The power of two: Linking mathmatics and literature. Mathmatics Teaching in the Middle School, 10 (8), 394-399.
Thinking and Writing Mathematically (pdf)
 

Martinez , J. G. (2001). Thinking and writing mathematically: "Achilles and the tortoise" as an algebraic word problem. Mathematics Teacher, 94 (4), 248-252.

Using Transactional Reading Strategies to Support Sense-Making and Discussion (pdf)
 

Borasi, R., Siegel, M., Fonzi, J., & Smith, C. F. (1998). Using transactional reading strategies to support sense-making and discussion in mathematics classrooms: An exploratory study. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 29 (3), 275-305.

Working Memory and Literacy as Predictors of Performance (pdf)
 

Lee, K., Ng, S. F., Ng, E. L., & Lim, S. Y. (October 2004). Working memory and literacy as predictors of performance on algebraic word problems. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 89 (2), 140-158.

Writing About the Problem-Solving Process to Improve Problem-Solving (pdf)
 

Williams, K. M. (March 2003). Writing about the problem-solving process to improve problem-solving performance. Mathematics Teacher, 96 (3), 185-187.

Writing in Math Class (pdf)
 

Burns, M. (October 2004). Writing in math class. Educational Leadership, 62 (2), 30-33.

Writing Math - Countryman (1992) (pdf)
 

Countryman, J. (1992). Writing to learn mathematics. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Science

Access to Science and Literacy Through Inquiry and School Yard Habitats (pdf)
 

Cox-Peterson, A., & Spencer, B. (Summer 2006). Science and literacy through inquiry and school yard habitats. Science Activities, 43 (2), 21-26.

Dispelling the Myth: Is there an effect of Inquiry-Based Science?
 

Valadez, J. (2002). Dispelling the myth: Is there an effect of inquiry-based science teaching on standardized reading scores. Paper presented at the Second Annual Conference on Sustainability of Systemic Reform, Internet (http://sustainability2002.terc.edu/invoke.cfm/page/729 ).

Enabling All Students to Learn Science
 

Johnson, C. C. (February 2006). Enabling all students to learn science. The Science Teacher, 32-37.

Enhancing Conceptual Learning by Understanding Levels of Languge-Rich Teaching
 

Pinkerton, K. D. (1997). Enhancing conceptual learning by understanding levels of language-rich teaching. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL .

Helping Students Read Science Textbooks
 

Walker, B., & Huber, R. A. (September 2002). Helping students read science textbooks. Science Scope, 26 (1), 39-40.

Improving Textbook Reading in a Middle School
 

Radcliffe, R., Caverly, D., Peterson, C., & Emmons, M. (2004). Improving textbook reading in a middle school science classroom. Reading Improvement, 41, 145-156.

Link Science and Literacy - And Watch Test Scores Skyrocket (pdf)
 

Lundstrom, M. (March 2005). Link science and literacy: And watch test scores skyrocket. Instructor, 114 (6), 25-28.

The Literacies of Science (pdf)
 

Lemke, J. L. (2004). The literacies of science. In E. W. Saul (Ed.), Crossing borders in literacy and science instruction: Perspectives on theory and practice. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Literacy in Science - A Natural Fit (pdf)
 

Creech, J., & Hale, G. (February 2006). Literacy in science: A natural fit. The Science Teacher, 22-28.

New Read on Teen Literacy
 

McGrath, A. (2005, February 28). New read on teen literacy . U.S. News and World Report, p. 68.

Promoting Information Literacy for Science Education Programs (pdf)
 

Laherty, J. (Fall 2000). Promoting information literacy for science education programs: Correlating the national science education content standards with the association of college and research libraries information competency standards for higher education. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (28).

Reading, Writing, and Comprehending - Encouraging Active Reading (pdf)
 

Martin, G. T. (October 2002). Reading, writing, and comprehending: Encouraging active reading in the science classroom. The Science Teacher, 56-59.

Science and Communication (pdf)
 

Erekson, T. (November 2002). Science and communication. The Science Teacher , 38-41.

Science and Literacy (pdf)
 

Stone, E. Science and literacy [Electronic Version]. National Energy Foundation from http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/Science/ReadScience/NEF%20Sci%20and%20Lit.html.

Science Fiction & Scientific Literacy (pdf)
 

Countryman, J. (1992). Writing to learn mathematics . Portsmouth , NH : Heinemann.

Science Text Sets: Using Various Genres to Promote Literacy and Inquiry (pdf)
 

Ebbers, M. (September 2002). Science text sets: Using various genres to promote literacy and inquiry. Language Arts, 80 (1), 40-50.

Space Science News - Special Edition (pdf)
 

Jarman, R., & McClune, B. (November 2005). Space science news: Special edition, a resource for extending reading and promoting engagement with newspapers in the science classroom. Literacy, 39 (3), 121-128.

Unlocking Reading Comprehension with Key Science Inquiry Skills (pdf)
 

Miller, R. G. (September 2006). Unlocking reading comprehension with key science inquiry skills. Science Scope , 30-33.


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Social Studies

Changing the Culture - One Student Teacher At A Time (pdf)
 

Hecsh, J. (2005). Changing the culture, one student teacher at a time: Multicultural book clubs in secondary social studies curriculum [Electronic Version]. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education , 7 from http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2005spring/hecsh.html.

Creative Writing in the Social Studies Classroom (pdf)
 

Firek, H. (2006). Creative writing in the social studies classroom: Promoting literacy and content learning. Social Education, 70 (4), 183-186.

Freedom of Speech and Automatic Language (pdf)
 

Hogue, D. (2002). Freedom of speech and automatic language: Examining the Pledge of Allegiance [Electronic Version] from http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=406.

Growing Female Around the Globe with Young Adult Literature (pdf)
  Kaywell, J. F., Kelly, P. P., Edge, C., McCoy, L., & Steinberg, N. (Summer 2006). Growing up female around the globe with young adult literature. The Alan Review , 62-69.
Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers (pdf)
  Mason, C., Berson, M., Diem, R., Hicks, D., Lee, J., & Dralle, T. (2000). Guidelines for using technology to prepare social studies teachers [Electronic Version]. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education , 1 from http://www.citejournal.org/vol1/iss1/currentissues/socialstudies/article1.htm.
Helping Adolescents Understand Cause/Effect Text Structure in Social Studies (pdf)
  Ciardiello, A. V. (2002). Helping adolescents understand cause/effect text structure in social studies. The Social Studies, 93 (1), 31-36.
History Teacher's Covert Agenda (pdf)
  McTygue, N., & Tindall, P. (Spring 2005). History teacher's covert agenda: Developing student literacy [Electronic Version]. Social Studies Review from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4033/is_200504/ai_n14800111.
Improving Writing Skills Through Social Studies (pdf)
  Risinger, C. F. (1987). Improving writing skills through social studies [Electronic Version]. ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education from http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-926/writing.htm.
Learning to Teach Young People How to Think Historically (pdf)
  Mayer, R. H. (2006). Learning to teach young people how to think historically: A case study of one student teacher's experience. The Social Studies, 97 (2), 69-76.
Making More Sense of America and the World through Interdisciplinary English (pdf)
  Tarpey, M. E., & Bucholc, K. (November 1997). Making more sense of America and the world through interdisciplinary English. The English Journal, 86 (7), 69-74.
Promoting Reading Comprehension in Social Studies (pdf)
  Massey, D. D. , & Heafner, T. L. (September 2004). Promoting reading comprehension in social studies. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 48 (1), 26-40.
Questioning the Author - Making Sense of Social Studies (pdf)
  Beck, I. L., & McKeown, M. C. (November 2002). Questioning the author: Making sense of social studies. Educational Leadership, 60 (3), 44-47
Reading and Writing in Co-Taught Secondary School Social Studies Classrooms (pdf)
  Zigmond, N. (2006). Reading and writing in co-taught secondary school social studies classrooms: A reality check. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 22 , 249-268.
Teaching the 1960's with Primary Sources (pdf)
  Levy, P. B. (November 2004). Teaching the 1960's with primary sources. The History Teacher, 38 (1), 9-20.
What does this picture say? (pdf)
  Werner, W. (2004). "What does this picture say?" Reading the intertextuality of visual images. International Journal of Social Education, 19 (1), 64-77.

TEXT SETS

American Revolution
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Contemporary United Kingdom
Control
Courage
Elections and Voting
Heroes
Holocaust
Middle Ages
Multicultural
Spanish

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PICTURE BOOKS

Math

List of Children's Literature for Use in the K-8 Mathmatics Classroom (MS Word)
Picture Books for Math

Science

PIcture Books for Science

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