The Creative Teacher: An Encyclopedia of Ideas to Energize Your Curriculum (McGraw-Hill Teacher Resources Series) / Edition 1

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A comprehensive, practical resource packed with proven techniques

and seasoned advice for time-strapped educators



of grades


Facing ever-more-demanding state standards and less

disciplined students, even the most experienced

teacher carries a heavier burden today than ever

before. The Creative Teacher offers inventive tools to

enhance standards-based curricula and helpful strategies

for creating new and engaging lesson plans. Fillled

with fresh ideas for everything from bulletin boards to

math activities, this one-stop resource will quickly

become the most valuable volume in your


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071472807
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Teacher Resources Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Kimberly Persiani-Becker, Ed.D., is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at California State University. She lectures frequently at national teachers' conferences in the United States and Canada.

Steve Springer and Brandy Alexander are both mentors and master teachers with years of classroom experience in both private and public schools. They are the coauthors of The Organized Teacher.

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Table of Contents

Book Reports Submarine Sandwich
Lunch Bag
Book Critic
Book Jacket
Cookin Up Books
Read All About It
Bringing Characters to Life
Letter to the Author
Interview a Character
"Take Two!"
Book Brochure
Book Report Mobile
Desceiptive Diary
Character Puppet
Traditional Book Report Format
Additional Ideas for Responding to Literature
Solid Geometry: Three-Dimensional Objects
Money and Measurements
Tens frames
Hundreds Charts
Story Problems
Creative and Traditional Writing Activites
Story Starters for Daily Journel Writing
Graphics Writing Organizers
Autobiography Recipe
Exploring Batteries and Lightbulbs
Making Butter
Creating Flubber
Making Ice Cream
Growing Lima Beans
Experimenting with Magnets and Compasses
Raising Mealworms
Building Rockets
Creating a Volcano
Science Picture Books
Social Science
Heritage Report
Historical Figure / Event Report
Personal and Cultural Report
U.S. President Report
National Symbol Inventory
State Report
Commuinty Exploration Group Activity
Careers in Your Commuinty
All about Me Report
Country Report
Creative Collages

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Awesome Tool for Teachers

    This book is incredible. It is filled with great tools for use in a classroom as well as one-to-one teaching/tutoring. The ideas given are able to be adjusted to fit with all areas of the curriculum. Adaptable for all elementary grades(K-6).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Excellent Resource for Present & Future Teachers

    These books are absolutely wonderful. First, I bought "The Organized Teacher." I was immediately in love. After that, I decided that I needed the others. Now, I have "The Creative Teacher" and "The Festive Teacher" as well. The information in these books is provided in an interesting and creative way. All of these books have proven to be very useful and invaluable resources. I recommend them to anyone who is a teacher or is considering a career in education.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Creating a Creative Classroom

    I love this book. I love how it is put together and that there are amazing ideas that are relevant and useful in a classroom setting. I love how the ideas are sorted by subject content and how I am able to turn an 'ordinary' lesson into and 'extraordinary' lesson. The reproducibles alone are worth the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Awesome Book

    I got this book after I saw my coworkers, I loved it I ran out and got my own. My 6th grader loves it and want to use this book to work on over the summer. I think it great all year round workbook.
    It has a lot to do with all grade level children.

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