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New book: Grammar for sentence combining

New in the library! Grammar for sentence combining: underpinning knowledge for adult literacy practitioners by Maxine Burton. (2012) Written for adult literacy practitioners, this book outlines the principles of sentence combining – the technique for expanding sentence structure by creating compound and complex sentences from simple sentences. Sentence combining is the one aspect of grammar… Read more

New book: Health information in a changing world

New in the library! Health information in a changing world: practical approaches for teachers, schools, and school librarians by W. Bernard Lukenbill and Barbara Froling Immroth. (2010) This resource provides a plan for librarians and teachers who want to provide better health information to students and their caregivers. It discusses teaching health within curriculum areas… Read more

New book: We’re born to learn

New in the library! We’re born to learn: using the brain’s natural learning process to create today’s curriculum. 2nd ed. by Rita Smilkstein (2011). In this updated edition of a book that linked brain research and the classroom, Smilkstein incorporates all-new research on brain-compatible teaching and the implications of the brain’s natural learning process for… Read more

New book: 101 Social Media Tactics

New in the library! 101 Social media tactics for nonprofits: a field guide by Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman (2012). This guide features 101 ways for nonprofits to use social media to engage supporters, share their mission, and inspire action. It explains the steps needed to set up social media tools, and then use them… Read more

New book: The Playful Brain

New in the library! The playful brain: the surprising science of how puzzles improve your mind by Richard Restak; with puzzles by Scott Kim (2010). Reveals how solving puzzles improves brain function – memory, perception and cognition, giving readers the chance to work puzzles while learning how to boost their brain. To borrow this book,… Read more

New edition: Welcome to computers for ESL students, 3rd edition.

New in the library! Welcome to computers for ESL students: 3rd edition. by Lois Wooden. (2012) Designed for ESL students with at least low-intermediate reading proficiency, this book introduces students to the beginning-level skills of using computers than run Windows 7. This edition includes coverage of World 2010 and Internet Explorer 9. Highly visual information… Read more

New book: Windows 7 for seniors – QuickSteps

New in the library! Windows 7 for seniors: quicksteps. by Marty Matthews. (2011) This book, written for seniors, provides clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions for accomplishing most common tasks with Windows 7. Comments from seniors are included. “Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks; personal insights from other seniors; need-to-know facts in concise narrative; helpful reminders or alternate… Read more

New book: Reading and Parents Program, multicultural collection

New in the library! RAPP: Reading and Parents Program: the multicultural collection developed by the Family Literacy Centre of Kingston Literacy & Skills; Anne Jackson, Jenna Willoughby, eds. (2011) The Reading and Parents Program (RAPP) pack was developed to encourage family reading and help parents support their children’s emergent literacy skills development. This resource, the… Read more

New book on teaching reading

New in the library! A short course in teaching reading: practical techniques for building reading power. 2nd ed. Beatrice S. Mikulecky. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman, 2011. This book begins with an overview of the theory and practice of teaching reading, with special emphasis on meeting the needs of students with limited English proficiency. The… Read more

New book: Assessing student learning

New in the library! Assessing student learning: a common sense guide. 2nd ed. by Linda Suskie (2009). This resource is “designed to summarize current thinking on the practice of assessment in a comprehensive, accessible, and useful fashion for those without formal experience in assessing student learning. Short on background and theory and long on practical… Read more