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Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
Paperback      ISBN: 0823014010
Provides detailed analyses of one hundred drawings by such outstanding artists as Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens, Goya, Degas, and da Vinci
Multiple Intelligences and Positive Life Habits: 174 Activities for Applying Them in Your Classrooms
Multiple Intelligences and Positive Life Habits
174 Activities for Applying Them in Your Classrooms
Paperback      ISBN: 0761977287
Activities are specifically tailored to each of the eight multiple intelligences and serve as a guide to developing learning strategies in the classroom.
Math Made Easy: Grade 2
Math Made Easy
Grade 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0789457288
The complete home-study program to help children practice the essential math skills they learn in school. Matches the math curriculum so your children will reach their full potential in school -- and on important standardized tests! The successful way to improve your child's math. These workbooks have been compiled and tested by a team of math experts to increase your child's confidence, enjoyment, and success at school. Second Grade: Provides practice at all the major topics for Grade 2 with emphasis on addition and subtraction of larger numbers. Includes a review of Grade 1 topics and a preview of topics in Grade 3. Includes Times Tables practice.
Guided Reading, Grades K-3: Making It Work
Guided Reading, Grades K-3
Making It Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0439116392
Ideas, resources, and a list of childrens' books that can be used to implement guided reading.
Uncle Shelby's Abz Book: A Primer for Tender Young Minds
Uncle Shelby's Abz Book
A Primer for Tender Young Minds
Paperback      ISBN: 067121148x
Writing for an adult audience, the popular children's book author presents a humorous satire of alphabet books.
Electricity And Magnetism: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It
Electricity And Magnetism
Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It
Paperback      ISBN: 0873552369
As part of a National Science Teachers Association series that aims to help teachers become more comfortable with science, a PhD- level science educator clearly explains the basics of electricity and magnetism via text and illustrations showing that these forces are two sides of the same coin. The volume includes applications, a glossary, and an index (that is oddly also called a glossary). A companion Web site with downloadable virtual labs is available. Annotation
Scribble Scrabble--Learning to Read and Write: Success With Diverse Teachers, Children, and Families
Scribble Scrabble--Learning to Read and Write
Success With Diverse Teachers, Children, and Families
Paperback      ISBN: 0807738824
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
Art & Fear
Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking
Paperback      ISBN: 0961454733
"This is a book about making art. Ordinary art. Ordinary art means something like: all art not made by Mozart. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place. For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius." —-from the Introduction Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves. This is not your typical self-help book. This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone—now enhanced by internet posting—has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity nationally. Art & Fear has attracted a remarkably diverse audience, ranging from beginning to accomplished artists in every medium, and including an exceptional concentration among students and teachers. The original Capra Press edition of Art & Fear sold 80,000 copies. An excerpt: Today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. On so many different fronts. For so little external reward. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. You have to find your work...
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Paperback      ISBN: 0874775132
Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
The Annotated Mona Lisa
A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
Paperback      ISBN: 0836280059
A layman's guide to art history free from bogged down, convoluted theories provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society, from ancient times to today. Simultaneous.