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Copies of each of the following are in the Reference Kit, which is available on loan to districts from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. (Call Judith Entwife at 465-8721.) For your easy reference, we have separated the kit by topic. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of learning, there is a great deal of crossover among the topics. Please do not feel constrained by these headings.
Braunger, Jane. Tensions to Resolve: Improving Literacy Programs in the Context of School. Portland: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, June, 1995.
Checklist: How Equitable is Your School Culture? Equity Coalition, pp. 14-16, Fall, 1989.
Gall, Meredith D. and Roseanne O'Brien Vojtek. Planning for Effective Staff Development: Six Research-Based Models. Oregon: ERIC, 1994.
Meier, Deborah. The Power of Their Ideas, Lessons for America from Small School to Harlem. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.
O'Neil, John. "On Lasting School Reform: A Conversation with Ted Sizer." Educational Leadership. ( Feb., 1995), 4-9.
Paglin, Catherine. "Time and Learning." Northwest Policy. ( April-May 1994).
Short, Cathy G. and Carolyn Burke. Creating Curriculum: Teachers and Students as a Community of Learners. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1991.
Sizer, Theodore R. Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School. Boston: Houghton, 1992.
------. Horaces' School. Boston: Houghton (out of print)
Standards for Staff Development: Elementary School Edition. National Staff Development Council: Oxford, OH and National Association of Elementary School Principals: Alexandria, VA, 1995.
Standards for Staff Development: High School. National Staff Development Council: Oxford, OH and National Association of Elementary School Principals: Alexandria, VA, 1995.
Standards for Staff Development: Middle Level Edition. National Staff Development Council: Oxford, OH and National Association of Elementary School Principals: Alexandria, VA, 1995. (available in 1996)
Buckley, Marilyn Hanf. "Oral Language: A Curriculum Yet to Come." English Journal. 84:1 (Jan. 1995): 41-45.
"Critical Questions for Implementing an Aligned Curriculum." Implementing Curriculum Change, May 1991.
Elementary School Practices. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English.
English/Language Arts: Curriculum Resource Handbook: Millwood, NY: Kraus International Publications (1992).
Jacobs, Heidi Hayes, ed. Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation. Alexandria: ASCD, 1989.
Language Arts Curriculum. City and Borough of Juneau School District, Juneau AK. 1994.
LKSD Secondary Language Arts Task Force. Secondary Language Arts Curriculum Guide and Expectations/Evaluation Grades 7-12. Bethel: Lower Kuskokwim School District, 1992-93.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Language Arts Curriculum, Soldotna, AK., 1995.
Meinbach, Anita Meyer, Liz Rothlein, and Anthony D. Fredericks. The Complete Guide to Thematic Units: Creating the Integrated Curriculum. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, 1995.
Mann, Lawrence G. Language Arts Summary. ASCD, 1994.
Atwell, Nancie. In the Middle: Writing, Reading and Learning with Adolescents. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1987.
Cohen, Elizabeth G. Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom. New York: Teacher's College Press, 1986.
Macon, James M., Diane Bewell, and MaryEllen Vogt. Responses to Literature: Grades K-8. Newark, DE : International Reading Association, 1991.
New Directions in Reading Instruction. International Reading Association, 1988.
Peregoy, Suzanne F. and Owen F. Boyle. Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL, a Resource Book for K-8 Teachers. White Plains, NY: Longman, 1993.
Putnam, Lillian R. Reading Instruction: What Do We Know Now That We Didn't Know Thirty Years Ago? National Council of Teachers of English: Urbana, Language Arts, Vol. 71, September 1994.
Richard-Amato, Patricia A. Making it Happen, Interaction in the Second Language Classroom, From Theory to Practice. White Plains, NY: Longman, 1988.
Routeman, Regie. Transitions : From Literature to Literacy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1988.
------ , Invitations. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, (out of print)
Anthony, Robert J., et al. Evaluating Literacy: A Perspective for Change. Portsmoth: Reed, 1991.
Birkholz, Clyde and John D. Wessels, Ph.D. Quality: Rubrics and Other Keys to Quality. North Mankato, MN: Ten Sigma, 1994.
Direct Writing Assessment, Analytic Scoring Guide for Traits, March, 1994.
Educational Leadership: Using Performance Assessment, 49, 8. Alexandria: ASCD, May, 1992.
Language Arts Portfolio Handbook for the Intermediate Grades. Juneau School District, 1994.
Language Arts Portfolio Handbook for the Primary Grades. Juneau School District, 1994.
Marzano, Robert J., Debra Pickering, and Jay McTighe. Assessing Student Outcomes: Performance Assessment Using Dimensions of Learning Model. Alexandria: ASCD, 1993.
Reading Assessment in Practice: [package]: Video, Viewer's Handbook, Reading Assessment in Practice (book of readings), Authentic Reading Assessment: Practices and Possibilities, Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, (1995).
Rhodes, Lynn K. Literacy Assessment: A Handbook of Instruments. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993.
Rhodes, Lynn K., and Nancy L. Shanklin. Windows in Literacy: Assessing Learners K-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1993.
Sitka High School. The Senior Project
Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing. USA: International Reading Association. National Council of Teachers of English Joint Task Force on Assessment, 1994.
"Types of Teacher Involvement in Portfolio Assessment." No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools. Allington, Richard L. and Sean A. Walmsley, eds., International Reading Association, 1995, pp. 86-87.
"Types of Student Involvement in Portfolio Assessment." No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools. Allington, Richard L. and Sean A. Walmsley, eds., International Reading Association, 1995, pp. 88-89.
These books, articles, and tapes have been recommended by your colleagues, fellow Alaskan educators. Like the Reference Kit listing, these are separated by topic for your convenience. Again, please recognize significant crossover and do not be constrained by the categories. If you wish to share resources please complete the form found at the beginning and end of this document.
Allington, Richard L. and Sean A. Walmsley, eds., No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools. International Reading Association, 1995, pp. 86-89.
Conley, David. T. Road Map to Restructuring, Policies, Practice and the Emerging Visions of Schooling. University of Oregon: ERIC, 1993.
"Professional Development." ERIC. Vol 3 Issue 3., Rockville, MD: Educational Resources Information Center, Winter, 1995.
Reform. Portland: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, June, 1995.
Severeide, Rebecca C. Promoting Developmentally Appropriate Practice Through Teacher Self -Study. Portland, OR: NREA, 1992.
Vacca, JoAnne. ed., Bringing About Change in Schools. [Reprint] Journal of Reading, vol. 35, No. 7, Newark, DE: International Reading Association, April, 1992.
Walling, Donovan R., ed. Teachers as Leaders: Perspectives on the Professional Development of Teachers. Bloomington, Indiana: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1994.
Strong, Richard, Bena Kallick and Grant Wiggins, The Curriculum/Assessment Connection. [cassettes] Fort Royal, VA: National Cassette Sedrvices, Inc., 1994.
Yatvin, Joanne. Beginning a School Literacy Improvement Project: Some Words of Advice. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, November, 1992.
Au, K. Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings.
San Diego, CA.: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.
Au discusses in depth many of the major issues in literacy instruction today, including a context for her assertion that literacy instruction "can be dramatically" improved if classrooms reflect the constructivist philosophy, moving away from traditional schooling and toward a learning community which includes family, friends, traditions.
Caine, R. N. and G. Caine. Making Connections: Teaching and
the Human Brain. Alexandria, VA., 1991.
The authors survey research for general principles of what they call "brain compatible" education and then describe elements of instruction which address those principles and give examples of application in classrooms.
"Creating Critical Viewers." [video and teacher's guide]. Lincoln, NB: Great Plains National ITV Library, (c. 1992).
Daro, Phil. "Using Standards in the Classroom: A Common-Sense Approach." The Alliance, 2.1 (April-May 1994): 3-6.
International Reading Association Gertrude Whipple Development Project. New Directions in Reading Instruction. International Reading Association, 1988.
Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Boston: Shambhala, 1986.
Hansen, Jane. When Writers Read. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1987.
Harste, Jerome C., Kathy G. Short and Carolyn Burke. Creating Classrooms for Authors: The Reading-Writing Connection. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann; Reed, 1988.
Marzano, Robert J. A Different Kind of Classroom: Teaching with Dimensions of Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1992.
Pace, Glennellen. Making Decisions About Grouping in Language Arts. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, January, 1993.
Parsons, Les. Expanding Response Journals in All Subject Areas. Pembroke Publishers Ltd. 1994 (1-55138-022-6)
Santa, Carol M. Improving the Literacy Program: A Journey Toward Integrated Curriculum. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, January, 1995.
Singer, Ed.D. Dorothy G. and Jerome L. Singer, Ph.D. "Creating Critical Viewers."
Stoner, Lois T., et.al., Creative Interactive Environments in the Secondary School. National Education Association, 1993. (0-8106-3351-5)
Speer, Karen. Peer Response Groups In Action. Boynton/Cook, 1993. (0-86709318-8)
Stevens, Alba D. Learning for Life through Universal Themes. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, May, 1993.
Sylwester, R. A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator's Guide to
the Human Brain. Alexandria, VA.: ASCD, 1995.
A synthesis of more than fifteen years of cognitive science theory and research. This book alerts us to an impending major change in how we think about teaching and learning and is also filled with practical applications to every type of learning situation.
Wresch, William. ed., The English Classroom in the Computer Age: 30 Lesson Plans. National Council of Teachers of English, 1991. (0-8141-376-1)
Walker, Lyn. Visions and Revisions: A Handbook for Creative Writing. Peek Pub., 1991. (0-917962-799)
Arter, Judy. Creating a Vision, Portland: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, February, 1993.
Burke, Kay, ed., Authentic Assessment: a Collection. IRI-Skylight Publishing, Inc.
DeFina, Allan A. Portfolio Assessment: Getting Started. Scholastic Professional Books, 1992. (0-590-49183-0)
Glazer, Susan Mandel and Carol Smullen Brown. Portfolios and Beyond: Collaborative Assessment in Reading and Writing. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, 1993.
Johnson, Nancy, J. Celebrating Growth Over Time: Classroom-Based Assessment in Language Arts, Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, July, 1992.
Moore, Jesse C. et. al. The Pennsylvania Assessment System: Tells 1990: Reading Instructional Handbook. Pennsylvania: Department of Education, 1989.
Neill, Monty, et al. Implementing Performance Assessments: A Guide to Classroom, School and System Reform. Cambridge: FairTest, n.d.
Shepard, Lorie A. "Using Assessment to Improve Language." Educational Leadership. pp. 38-43. February, 1995.
Smith, Mary Ann and Miriam Ylvisaker, eds. Teacher's Voices, Portfolios in the Classroom. Berkeley, CA: National Writing Project, Graduate School of Education, 1993.
Townsend, Ruth and Maria Haskell. English for the Disenchanted. Southwestern Publishing, 1993. (0-538-60995-8)
Stiggens, Rick. Classroom Assessment Training for Teachers:
Developing Sound Grading Techniques. L.A.: IOX.
Rick Stiggens provides questions and exercises for teacher's reflection on and improving in their own grading practices. Participants are engaged in activities led by an on-site workshop director using handouts provided with the video.
Stiggens, Rick. Classroom Assessment Training for Teachers:
Classroom Assessment Based on Observation and Judgment. L.A.:
Rick Stiggens presents a video workshop to help teachers develop good performance assessments for their classrooms. Participants are actively engaged in cooperative groups with a site workshop director, using handouts provided with the video.
Valencia, Sheila W., Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Peter P. Afflerbach, eds. Authentic Reading Assessment: Practices and Possibilities. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1994.
Catalog of Publications. Newark, Deleware: International Reading Association, July, 1995.
Effective Schooling Practices: A Research Systhesis 1995 Update, "Effective Schooling Research Bibilography," Portland: NREL, 1995.
Educational Resource Catalog, Sacramento: California Department of Eduation.
The List: A Sourcebook for Selecting Books that Support Beginning Readers. North Providence, RI: Association for Literacy Learning, Inc., 1993.
New Publication Finds the Right Book for the Right Child. Newark, DE: International
Reading Association, 1995.
"Selected Bibliography." English Language Arts Framework, Massachusetts, March 1995.
Products and Publications, Catalogue, 1994.
Getting Started on Holistic Approaches to Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Grades.
Increasing Social Interaction and Using Language to Learn.
Innovative Assessment: Portfolio Resources Bibliography. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Fall, 1994.
Innovative Assessment: Reading Assessment Alternatives. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Fall, 1994.
Literature Study in Middle and High School: A Selected Bibliography.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Document Reproduction Service (order form). Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Oregon School Study Council: Bulletin Series: A Series of Monographs Combining the Best of Research and Practice Planning for Equity in Elementary School Literacy Programs.
Parents' Introduction to Holistic Approaches.
A Process for Including the School Literacy Improvement Program. Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, [c. 1994].
Research on Holistic Approaches to Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Grades
School Improvement Research Series.
Taking a Team Approach to Improving Elementary School Literacy Programs: A Bibliography of Selected Titles. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, [c. 1994].
"Teacher Education and Professional Development," pp8-9, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Summer, 1994.
Cannings, Terence R. and Leroy Finkel, eds., The Technology Age Classroom. Wilsonville, OR: Franklin, Beedle and Associates, Inc., 1993.
Lumley, Dan and Gerald D. Bailey. Planning for Technology: A Guidebook for School Administrators. (?) Scholastic:, 1993.
Learning Technologies Essential for Educational Change, CCSSO, 1992.
Means, Barbara, ed. Technology and Educational Reform: The Reality Behind the Promise. : Jossey-Bass, 1994.
Research You Can Use Available on Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's Gopher.
Restructuring for Learning with Technology. Center for Technology in Education, Bank Street College and National Center on Education and Economy, December, 1990.
Sharp, Vicki. Computer Education for Teachers. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown Communications, Inc.,1993.
Using Technology to Support Educational Reform, OERI, 1993.
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