Professional Books

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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.
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Language Arts Professional Books

US History

Hurst, Carol Otis and Rebecca Otis. In Times Past: An Encyclopedia for Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8. Order from Amazon.com.

Math

Hurst, Carol Otis and Rebecca Otis. Picturing Math: Using Picture Books in the Math Curriculum. Order from Amazon.com.

Science

Gertz, Susan et al. Teaching Physical Science Through Children's Literature.

Classroom Management

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.

Portfolio Assessment

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.)


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