What are the best books for elementary teachers?

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    #1Teach Like a Champion

    Teach Like a Champion
    Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College is a nonfiction educational book on education and teaching written by Doug Lemov. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2010 by Jossey-Bass.

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    Terry Oliver
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "In in my second year of college and finally have decided between social work and teaching. I really enjoy working with kids and feel i could help mold many futures. Im on break from school so I figured I'd pick up a few books to dive into over the next few months. This book really opened up my mind to how to approach teaching. I'm very thankful for the author and hope to implement a lot of the ideas this book has given me."
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    #2The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10

    The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10
    The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day is an ideal resource for middle and high school science teachers. Over 180 reproducible pages of quick, fun projects that illustrate basic concepts.
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    Paul Pena
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Fun and interesting book that allows teachers to keep things fresh in their classroom. This book keeps children engaged and excited in the classroom and lasts them all year. Many of the activities can have simple twists put on them to make them feel like completely new activities as well."
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    #3The Book Whisperer

    The Book Whisperer

    The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child is a nonfiction educational book for elementary teachers. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2009 by Jossey-Bass.

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    David Moreno
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a book about the story of Miller, a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher and blogger, has enabled students of many different backgrounds to enjoy reading and to be good at it; her students regularly score high on the Texas standardized tests. I am so happy I read this book."
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    #4Teacher, Teacher, Can't You See?

    Teacher, Teacher, Can't You See?

    Teacher, Teacher, Can't You See? is a children's book by Cherrye S. Vasquez which tackles the issue of bullying in the classroom, and what happens to students and teachers in such situations. It was published in 2014 by Tate Publishing.

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    Guillermo Vázquez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A superbly written book, with a wide reaching message. Dr. Vasquez's book is simple and easy to grasp for any youngster. Great insights into this delicate topic will help parents and teachers alike, better serve children in dealing with the many issues that arise from bullying."
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    #5What Great Teachers Do Differently

    What Great Teachers Do Differently

    This book called "What Great Teachers Do Differently: 14 Things That Matter Most" is a non-fiction educational piece on education and teaching written by Todd Whitewalker. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2003 by Routledge.

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    Rachel Salazar
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Great for new teachers for sure. Nothing that is groundbreaking but it does the job. Excellent book if you're trying to teach students the basics. Could use a little more learning and different techniques, but it is what it is. A basic nonfiction book for education. If you can find something better, I'd suggest you get that one instead."
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    #66 + 1 Traits of Writing

    6 + 1 Traits of Writing

    6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide, Grades 3 and Up: Everything You Need to Teach and Assess Student Writing With This Powerful Model is written by Ruth Culham and Beverly Ann Chin.

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    Willie Rios
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I've always like Ruth Culham's books on writing. I have quite a few of her books on my shelf, so I was surprise that I hadn't heard of this one. I'm an elementary school teacher, so this subject matter is near and dear to my heart. It's a good read, fairly interesting, but there's nothing groundbreaking here. Just solid advice and a lot of theory. It isn't going to revolutionize teaching, but it makes a logical and effective, if somewhat simplistic, foundation for teaching."
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    #7Strategies That Work

    Strategies That Work

    Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement is a nonfiction educational book on education and teaching written by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis.

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    Elizabeth Jordan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I deal with a lot children and I always want to figure out ways that could help their developing minds. The book is perfect for that where it teaches their great critical thinking skills and social skills. "
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    #8Comprehension Connections

    Comprehension Connections

    Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading is a nonfiction educational book on education and teaching written by Tanny McGregor. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2007 by Heinemann.

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    Muhammad Chauhan
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I think the book is a very good option but I would also check websites like ebay or craiglist."
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    #9Mosaic of Thought

    Mosaic of Thought

    Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop is a nonfiction educational book for elementary teachers written by Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmermann. Published in 1997 by Heinemann.

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    Ling Ye
    Written on April 19, 2018
    ": Mosaic of Thought was the first book I read about teaching English. very good for teachers a good resource to review for helping to manage and revise instructional programs. the teachers who wants to learn some strategy of teaching it is the best for them."
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    #10Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

    Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator
    This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator.
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    Kenneth Rice
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "good"
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    #11They Say / I Say

    They Say / I Say

    They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing is an educational reference book written by Cathy Birkenstein and Gerald Graff. This book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing.

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    Ethan Gordon
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book is very helpful for elementary teachers. . It has been very useful to me, and with the help of this book i have a better performance. "
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