Most of these books were first reviewed in Teaching K-8 Magazine by Carol Otis Hurst. The major exception are the books which are written by Carol Otis Hurst.
- CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
- WHOLE LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
- READING/WRITING TECHNIQUES AND RESPONSES
- SPELLING AND OTHER MECHANICS
- ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
Gertz, Susan et al. Teaching Physical Science Through Children's Literature.
Strachota, Bob. On Their Side: Helping Children Take Charge of Their Learning.
This book uses examples from the author's own teaching tenure to illustrate the importance of discerning the real issues in a problem and asking real questions to engage students and teachers in the process of problem solving.
Robert J. Tierney, , Mark A. Carter, and Laura E. Desai studied the use of portfolios in local school systems for three years before they compiled Portfolio Assessment in the Reading-Writing Classroom (Christopher Gordon, 1991 ISBN 0-926842-08-0.)
Books for Parents
There's an excellent book for parents called Raising Readers: Helping Your Child to Literacy by Steven Bialostok (Peguis, 1992 ISBN 1-895411-37-8.)