P&M Press is Pleased to Announce
Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom made the ‘Winnipeg Bestsellers’ list, named the number one bestselling paperback non-fiction at McNally Robinson Booksellers. The book is available for purchase at all McNally Robinson Booksellers as well as on their website www.mcnallyrobinson.com. It can also be purchased online at www.pandmpress.com.
P&M Press is pleased to announce that Hands-On Mathematics (WNCP edition) for grades 1–4 is approved for teachers by School District #36 (Surrey, BC).
The resources were evaluated through a formalized school district learning resource local approval process. The process is based on specific criteria developed by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and includes content, instructional design, technical design and social considerations.
Visit www.pandmpress.com to download free sample lessons for each grade level resource.
Now Available For Grades 7–12
Readers Theatre: A Secondary Approach has been designed for busy middle-school and secondary teachers seeking another learning strategy in their classrooms. Teachers, faced with different styles of learning, will find activities and skills to give students a sense of accomplishment and improve their standards of oral expression, self-confidence, self-image, and creativity. Having worked for years in theatre, in university classrooms, in program development, in workshop situations, and in school classrooms, Neill is glad to pass on simple yet effective strategies that he has gleaned along the way.
Posted on the P&M Press website is the table of contents and several pages from this new title. Download the pdf by clicking on Readers Theatre Secondary Sample.
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From Readers Theatre: A Secondary Approach
by Neill Dixon
In Readers Theatre: A Secondary Approach, author Neill Dixon urges teachers to get their students writing scripts. While ready-made scripts can be purchased, Neill suggests that teachers encourage their students to write their own scripts – either from scratch or by adapting the writings of others.
Materials suitable for adapting into a script can be found everywhere. Most popular are works of fiction (for example, novels or chapters of a novel, short stories, plays). Fiction is often chosen to be adapted into a script, because it usually contains direct speech and clearly defined characters. Poems, works of nonfiction (for example, a newspaper article or a chapter from a history book), and biographies are also commonly adapted into scripts. While these can be more difficult to work with, they can often be better understood by students after scripting.
Adapting different forms of writing into scripts have different challenges. To help you and your students decide what types of material to use, consider the following before making a selection:
- literary merit
- subject appeal of direct speech
- suitability for classroom (and other audiences)
- level of sophistication
- character parts available to the readers
To purchase a copy of Readers Theatre: A Secondary Approach please visit www.pandmpress.com
Please join Rhian Brynjolson as P&M Press and McNally Robinson booksellers present Rhian’s new book, Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom. Rhian will begin speaking at 7:30 pm with a book signing to follow.
Please join us at:
Location: McNally Robinson, Grant Park, Prairie Ink Restaurant
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time: 7:30 pm presentation and book signing